Gary is an author, trial lawyer, Mequon-area resident and town of Cedarburg supervisor. He is a columnist for the News Graphic and writes for several Wisconsin area magazines and is a national columnist with The American Thinker and PJ Media. He lives with his wife, Lisa, and has three sons ages 18 to 28. Gary won Ozaukee County in his bid for the Wisconsin Assembly's 60th District in 2011, but came up just 58 votes short.
President Barack Obama has a new “go-it-alone” strategy which he highlighted in his recent State of the Union Speech. His tool will be something called “executive orders.” Also known as “proclamations”, these executive orders have been used by every president since George Washington to act decisively in times of war, respond quickly to natural disasters or economic crises, to encourage or discourage regulation by federal agencies, or to promote civil rights. In his speech, Obama said:
It was bound to happen. Like most parents, I had successfully fooled my children as long as I possibly could, feigning confidence, using rhetorical questions, and mastering the internet in order to convince them that I was smarter than I actually was. Whether the problem was homework, the opposite sex, or competitive sports, they felt comfortable coming to me, confident that I would have the right answers.
Phil Robertson is a reality television star on A & E’s Duck Dynasty. He is an inventor, a patent-holder, a former all-state, three-sport athlete, the patriarch of global $40 million business and at age 29 was baptized and became a devout Christian. Phil lives outside Monroe, Louisiana and has never minced words about his faith. In a recent interview with GQ magazine he was asked a very specific question, “What, in your mind, is sinful?” Robertson responded:
Imagine the crime we would eliminate, the tax dollars we would save, the prison cells we would empty, and the human misery we would prevent, if only we could rid the country of addictive substances such as crack cocaine, oxycodone, crystal meth, and heroin. Otherwise law-abiding and productive members of society often resort to crime and self-destructive behavior in order to feed hellish addictions to such drugs. But there is a drug which is much more addictive and leaves an even wider swath of societal and economic devastation in its path. Its street name is liberalism.