Macon Telegraph Articles

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 10:06am

The upholding of Obamacare by the Supreme Court in an unexpected 5-4 political decision is a travesty of American constitutionality. It is a sad day in the country when a knowledgeable chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court betrays the country and places himself and his legacy -- not to mention the chants for “change” and “progress,” and his obvious desire for a favorable, epochal association with the first African-American president -- ahead of the...

Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 8:23am

Recent Macon Telegraph articles and Letters to the Editor continue to discuss "separation of church and state," but frankly, many of them miss the mark. Our Founding Fathers, even Thomas Jefferson, meant something completely different in the "establishment of religion" clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution than what liberal pundits are leading us to believe.

First, the phrase "separation of church and state" does not appear in the U.S. Constitution or any...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 10:25am

Charles Richardson's informative column on Macon and Bibb County crime statistics points out that while aggravated assaults have declined in the city and county, residential burglaries are up 6% over last year. These burglaries are associated with drugs and violence. The reality is that police cannot be everywhere all the time to protect our homes. Roadblocks and visible police presence may deter crime briefly, but unless we turn society into a police state even those measures will not...

Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 12:03pm

It is estimated that between 20 million to 40 million Russians were killed during Josef Stalin’s dictatorship (1924-1953). Stalin not only exterminated purported “enemies of the peoples,” but also liquidated almost the entire slate of communist Bolshevik leaders, who had been his and Vladimir Lenin’s friends.

The “Great Leader,” Stalin, 1879-1953, killed more communists of all nationalities, than all his fascist, Nazi, and Western democratic enemies combined. But for Stalin, “One...

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 2:01pm

It has come to my attention some letter writers in The Telegraph and posters at, have taken umbrage with the use of the word “socialism” in describing the worsening state of affairs in our nation today — from exorbitant, crippling regulations and taxation to abuse of the “general welfare” clause of the Constitution.

In the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, our Founders cited the transcendental functions of government in...

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 10:18am

In a recent column, Jack Bernard, a self-described “Republican” retired health care executive, was “disconcerted by the ideological free market rigidity” of Republican presidential candidates as it regards health care.

The retired “Republican” executive, among other things, decried Rep. Michele Bachmann’s alleged tarring of ObamaCare as a “socialized medicine plot.” His solution is simply “to copy the health care of other developed (socialized) nations” and use more “regulatory...

Friday, August 19, 2011 - 11:17am

Douglas Harden wrote an informative column (Macon Telegraph, Aug. 14) about how the Electoral College process works and explained why our Founding Fathers created that system for presidential elections.

However, I beg to differ with his assertion, “The framers... felt the common, everyday, average, eligible voter was not intelligent, well-versed, well-read and knowledgeable enough to vote for the most qualified and best candidate.”

Although that statement is certainly another...

Friday, May 13, 2011 - 9:29am

The U.S. owes a great debt of gratitude to the men and women of the Central Intelligence Agency who, after 10 years of painstaking intelligence work finally led to the location and death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan on May 1. Along with the men and women of our military, the CIA has been the protective, security shield of the USA, the guardian of our national security and preserver of our liberty -- all the while remaining in the shadows.

For years, the CIA has been the punching bag...

Keywords: CIA, politics

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 11:38am

April 17, 2011 commemorates the 50th anniversary of America’s disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.

During 1960, U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower watched with trepidation the establishment of an authoritarian regime in Cuba unfriendly to the United States, only 90 miles from American shores.

On assuming power in 1961, John Kennedy had to face the brewing crisis in Fidel Castro’s Cuba. He learned a small expeditionary force of Cuban-American exiles (2506 Brigade) had been...

Friday, April 8, 2011 - 10:52am

Charles Richardson and the Editorial board, “conflicted” as they were, used the Declaration of Independence to justify war against the sovereign nation of Libya.

What can I say? It is like using the Constitution’s welfare clause to justify socialism or the interstate commerce clause to justify and empower an omnipotent, omniscient, all-powerful government, instead of a limited, constitutional one.

But why not pick on Syria or North Korea? (And God forbid that we have the...

Keywords: politics