On Memorial Day, it should not matter if you are Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, independent or a political agnostic. It should not matter if you are conservative, liberal or uncommitted. It should not matter if you are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist or atheist. It should not matter if you care or just don’t give a damn. […]
He snapped awake at 0500, a full 30 minutes before the alarm was set to go off.
For more than 30 years, he had been waking up at 5 a.m. It didn’t matter which time zone he was in or even if it was daylight savings time. When the big hand was on the 12 and the little one on the five, he was awake.
In the 2008 Presidential campaign, candidate Barack Obama condemned the rights-robbing USA Patriot Act and promised to curtail the law’s most onerous privisions, including the unlimited detentions of Americans — something that openly violated the Constitution. The Patriot Act, crafted by President George W. Bush‘s bible-thumping attorney general John Ashcroft and rushed into law by […]
You hear a lot of talk about patriotism and freedom in an election year. Each side of a political contest claims a monopoly on both buzzwords. But do those who bandy about claims of freedom and patriotism really understand either concept? One would hope they do but based on the way too many use both […]
Presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney continued his march towards capturing the necessary delegate totals Tuesday with solid victories in the Nebraska and Oregon primaries. In Nebraska, Romney took home 70.9 percent of the vote, followed by withdrawn candidate Rick Santorum at 14 percent, remaining contender Ron Paul at 9.9 percent and Newt Gingrich at […]
Maverick Republican-cum-Libertarian Texas Congressman Ron Paul Monday suspended his “campaigning” for President while insisting his “campaign” will go on. Paul said he doesn’t have the “many tens of millions of dollars” needed to actively campaign in the 11 remaining primary contests. In a message to his supporters, Paul said: Moving forward, however, we will no […]
When politicians come to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia they had better know how to shake a leg on the dance floor as well as pick and grin. A mandatory stop for all candidates seeking office is the Friday Night Jamboree, a weekly bluegrass music gathering in the small, one-stoplight town of Floyd. […]
Meet Elmer Underwood. He’s a farmer in Indian Valley, a rural mountain community in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia. Speaking at a public hearing on proposed wind turbines in Floyd County, Virginia, Underwood let the board of supervisors know just how he felt about the government coming onto his land to impose its […]
Wanna save America? Forget about abolishing the Fed. Forget about dismantling the Department of Education and all those other pesky government agencies that want to control our hearts and minds. That’s not the solution. Capitol Hill Blue found the solution on a recent Saturday night in the tiny Blue Ridge Mountain hamlet of Floyd, Virginia. […]
During his campaign for President in 2008, President Barack Obama promised to put an end to government spying on Americans and other abuses of freedom that grew into a national epidemic after the terrorist attacks on September 2011. Instead, government surveillance of Americans has increased dramatically under Obama’s watch while freedom and individual rights have been stripped […]