Children in School

My grandson is in kindergarten this school year. His parents tried to get him enrolled in first grade, but were denied. The boy can read and write and do math so kindergarten is, as he puts it, “too easy.” He says he wants a challenge. Isn’t it nice to hear that a child wants to […]

Thoughts on Abortion

According to https://www.snopes.com/news/2019/01/03/abortion-leading-cause-of-death/, the World Health Organization estimated that between 2010 and 2014, an average of 56 million induced abortions occurred worldwide each year. The women who march in support of abortion say they want control over their bodies. Legislators who support abortion argue over the point of when life begins, or in other words, […]

Thoughts on Good Sense

Hubby sent me a definition of common sense: a basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge things, which is shared by (common to) nearly all people, and can be reasonably expected of nearly all people without any need for debate. Merriam-Webster defines it as sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the […]

Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

Last week’s blog (https://cskjar.com/2019/03/thoughts-on-representation/) mentioned President Lincoln’s second inaugural address given on March 4, 1865. At that time, the Civil War was nearing its end. General Sherman had taken Atlanta and retaken most of South Carolina. General Grant was closing in on Richmond, the Confederate capital. Lincoln could have used his inaugural speech to crow […]

Thoughts on Representation

In Congress this past week, Representative Nancy Pelosi (D, CA) fumed over the moderate Democrats who wouldn’t back her agenda. She raged and threatened because they wouldn’t take a stand with her and her army to overturn her latest Trump-based target. She seems to be demanding her perceived troops to gather around her. She’s not […]