Emily Dickinson spoke to her time as well as ours when she penned this penetrating line:

Warriors on Terror must be thanking their lucky stars for "Top Secret America and its 854,000 workers": given bureaucrats' legendary incompetence and sloth, it will probably take that many to manufacture a case against their newest trophy. Zachary Chesser is a 20-year-old Islamic convert from Oakton, Virginia. He's also a "homegrown terrorist" so ferocious that when he and his wife set out to join an Islamic army in Somalia, his mother-in-law stymied their plans by swiping her daughter's passport.

Most Americans are under the impression that Communism was invented by Karl Marx and Lenin and first practiced in the Soviet Union. The truth, however, is quite different.

When our nation is waging "war on" so many things (drugs, crime, poverty, terrorism), it's hard to know where to enlist and when to defect. Or put another way, when should a patriot oppose his government? One answer, which we may hope is obvious, is when his government is waging war on liberty. The trick, of course, is to recognize it as such, since the government will always claim to be defending liberty when waging war against it.

A black or white person, now dead, who lived during the civil rights struggles of the 1930s, '40s or '50s, might very well be appalled and disgusted by black behavior accepted today. Yesteryear, it was the Klan or White Citizens Council who showed up at polling places to intimidate black voters. During the 2008 elections, it was the New Black Panthers who showed up at a Philadelphia polling place to intimidate white voters and tell them, "You are about to be ruled by the black man, cracker." What's worse is the U.S. Department of Justice has decided to not to prosecute.