Defending the Judeo-Christian Heritage, limited government, and the American Constitution
Tuesday February 9th 2016

‘T.F. Stern’

Unclaimed Prizes

Unclaimed Prizes

BY T.F. STERN There was quite a bit of chatter going on this past week about the possibility a $63 Million Dollar lottery prize would go unclaimed.  My daughter in law wondered out loud, “Can you imagine finding out you had the winning ticket only to be told you waited too long to claim your winnings.  That would be awful; just think about [...]

Our Sacred Honor…

Our Sacred Honor…

BY T.F. STERN The words we speak are important, what we hold sacred and what we will defend, even until death if required.  If we raise our arm to the square we are taking a solemn oath, considerably more than just lip service (someone please pass this information along to our elected and appointed representatives).  Our sacred honor is at [...]

Left behind at the Temple

Left behind at the Temple

BY T.F. STERN A couple of years ago while I was working at the Houston Texas Temple in the Baptistery a large youth group came by to do vicarious ordinance work for their kindred dead. One young man, age 12, was attending the temple for his first time and was a bit embarrassed when, during his turn to do baptisms, he got water up his nose [...]

Getting Around Protected Rights

Getting Around Protected Rights

BY T.F. STERN This past week many sites, to include The Federalist Papers Project, linked to a video of Congressman Trey Gowdy’s public hearings.  Acting on behalf of the American public he carefully and methodically destroyed Deputy Assistant Secretary Ms. Burriesci, representing the Department of Homeland Security, as government officials [...]

NSA App?

NSA App?

BY T.F. STERN Browsing through Apps available for my Android device was mind boggling to say the least.  It was amazing; literally thousands upon thousands of downloadable Apps, many of them free.  The carpenter’s level caught my attention, not that I have a lot of need for one; but visually the inner kid in me had to have it; best of all [...]

God’s Country not Allah’s

God’s Country not Allah’s

BY T.F. STERN I haven’t heard the expression, “This is God’s Country”, in quite some time as folks show gratitude for all that is around them here in the good old U.S.A., land of the free and home of the brave.  “Everywhere around the world, They’re coming to America...”, hard not to picture the Jazz Singer with the crowd getting [...]

Cop Body Camera Policy Can’t Wait

Cop Body Camera Policy Can’t Wait

BY T.F. STERN Police departments across the country are being pressured into having officers wear body cameras as a means of making their actions more ‘transparent’.  With the advent of Smart Phone technology the general public has a means of recording events, millions of ‘independent journalists’ available at a moments notice to [...]

The Pot Calling the Kettle Black?

The Pot Calling the Kettle Black?

BY T.F. STERN Reading the headline articles can be interesting and often times difficult to tell if it’s a legitimate item or if someone is pulling your leg.  Take this next item which came via the Associated Press for example; at first I thought it was a spoof piece like you’d find over at The Onion, it’s not… The opening line of [...]

To Check or Not to Check

To Check or Not to Check

BY T.F. STERN To Check or Not to Check, that is the question... when criminals fill out applications seeking employment with the Federal Government.  Before I go any further, my apologies to William Shakespeare (I have a copy of his voice mail granting permission and can prove it as soon as the State Department retrieves it from Hillary’s [...]

Yet another open letter to locksmiths

Yet another open letter to locksmiths

BY T.F. STERN I’m directing this to the newly appointed member of the Texas Department of Public Safety/Private Security Bureau (DPS/PSB), the Honorable C. D. Sims, an accomplished locksmith in his own right; however anyone associated with the Locksmith Industry is invited to consider what is presented.   There’s been a burr under my [...]

Open Carry Laws present challenges

Open Carry Laws present challenges

BY T.F. STERN We went to the local Verizon store this past weekend, a chance to upgrade my cell phone and take advantage of Father’s Day specials.  Lucy already had a Verizon account so by dropping my T-Mobile service and switching I’d get a new phone and save money to boot.  The store was fairly busy and we had to wait for a [...]

Jade Helm – Reason for Concern?

Jade Helm – Reason for Concern?

BY T.F. STERN Conspiracy rumors abound as Jade Helm  military exercises begin to roll forward in various places of the United States.  Is there reason to be concerned or is this simply a chance for our military personnel to practice? One factor to consider would have to be the public’s loss of trust towards those in government. “A key [...]

War Games and Life’s Lessons

War Games and Life’s Lessons

BY T.F. STERN Going through Facebook this morning I glanced at a photo taken of a friend, Ryan Scott Welch, as he posed during a war games exercise.  My thoughts turned back to that time when I was in the Army. My MOS was as a Military Policeman; but a lot of the training was geared toward general Infantry situations. After months of training [...]

American Thoughts

American Thoughts

BY T.F. STERN It all starts with: When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the [...]

Please don’t fall

Please don’t fall

BY T.F. STERN Early yesterday morning the phone rang as a customer needed a locksmith to come get the keys out of his car.  He was at a gas station about a mile away and the keys were in the ignition. My back has been giving me grief on and off for the past several weeks; but a simple lockout job shouldn’t be a problem, or so I thought. I [...]

Injury In the Line of Duty…or not?

Injury In the Line of Duty…or not?

BY T.F. STERN When an individual puts on a uniform in the service of his community or country, either as a fireman, police officer or military serviceman we recognize the uniform perhaps more than the individual.  If they get injured while in our service it’s our moral duty to take care of them. An article at the Fox News website by [...]

Obama’s “Potemkin Village”

Obama’s “Potemkin Village”

BY T.F. STERN Historians would recognize the term “Potemkin village” as it’s used to describe “any attempt to make others believe we are better than we really are”.   I first heard the unusual sounding combination of words this past Saturday evening as used by Dieter F. Uchtdorf in his General Conference talk, On Being Genuine, when [...]

FEMA and the Science of Extortion

FEMA and the Science of Extortion

BY T.F. STERN There are several articles on the Internet which put forth the idea that FEMA intends to withhold money from states which don’t sign on to the premise of man made global warming.   They use the updated term, Climate Change; but their religion of man made harm to Mother Earth continues as the foundation of their faith. Frank [...]

The 2nd Amendment Assault Continues

The 2nd Amendment Assault Continues

BY T.F. STERN After reading the title of a recent news article entitled, Government backs off from banning assault rifle bullet, quite a bit of information is offered; some of which is intentionally misleading.  The article, which I’m sure has multiple variations scattered throughout the nation on virtually every media outlet,…where was [...]

Texas Locksmith’s Eyes Beginning to Open

Texas Locksmith’s Eyes Beginning to Open

BY T.F. STERN Years ago I did my best to convince my fellow locksmiths that jumping on the licensing bandwagon was a mistake.  During a heated discussion while attending a meeting organized by the Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA) one fellow wanted me to step out back and settle our differences the old fashioned way; maybe that would [...]

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