A "civil discourse" requires the disarming of citizens when they enter the State House, according to the President of the New Hampshire Senate. Senate President Sylvia Larsen (D-Concord) defended a new rule, adopted on Monday by the committee charged with oversight of legislative facilities, that bans firearms and other weapons from the State House and two other state buildings.
It may be considered a strange case of “Back to the Future,” halfway around the world. Twenty years after the tearing down of the Berlin Wall and the apparent demise of Soviet communism, the United States appears to be emulating pre-Bolshevik Russia. Without knowing exactly how or why, America has become the land of the “czars,” men and women appointed by some undefined process, often of dubious legality, literally to rule over various segments and activities of our political, social, and economic life. America has a Science Czar, a School Safety Czar, a Car Czar, and even a Czars Czar.
In Matthew 13:57, Jesus informed doubter and disciple alike that, “A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country and in his own house.” Former Pentagon Islamist specialist, Stephen Coughlin can testify to the truthfulness of the Lord’s lamentation. His replacement, Egyptian-born Hesham Islam, can testify to the truthfulness of another maxim, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”
The FBI’s preliminary crime statistics for the first half of 2009 show the crime rate falling all across the nation despite high unemployment and a deep recession. Even murder and manslaughter dropped 10 percent during this time.