Arming Teachers: LIVE for the Students

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission studying the high school mass shooting has offered a suggestion: allow teachers to be armed. The usual opposition to such a measure was swift, namely that teachers are hired to “educate,” not “be law enforcement officers.” This discussion needs some clarity. Let me lay out some … Continue reading Arming Teachers: LIVE for the Students

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Militarized Police: Public Perception and Implications for Law Enforcement

The terrorist attacks perpetrated against the United States on 9/11 sent shock-waves through America’s communities. The threats to our way of life were no longer from abroad; they were right here among us. Those who sought to do us harm lived right next door, not in caves in faraway lands. Consequently, the criminal justice community … Continue reading Militarized Police: Public Perception and Implications for Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement: Demanding a High Ethical Standard

Introduction Police officers lie; that is an established fact. However, it is important to establish when an officer who lies has damaged his credibility and when he is doing his job. The context of the “fibbing” will guide whether a police organization will sanction the officer involved or commend his resourcefulness. Lying can be “good … Continue reading Law Enforcement: Demanding a High Ethical Standard

Taxes & Accountability

Taxes...a word that inspires much discussion and emotion. "The rich don't pay enough!" "My taxes are too high!" "We need to hike taxes to pay for the things we need!" Personally, I think two things: taxes are too high and we need to pay taxes. In the world of big government politics, though, those who … Continue reading Taxes & Accountability

Protecting Our Liberty & Inalienable Rights: Part III

There was a time when America looked to its houses of worship and preachers of righteousness for guidance. Today too many Christian leaders will not speak with a moral voice to political issues, condemn corrupt leaders, or endorse political candidates who espouse our values.  Our government has intimidated them into silence, denying our citizens a … Continue reading Protecting Our Liberty & Inalienable Rights: Part III