Off the Cuff column

Column by John Deeds
When the politics of the world tend to overwhelm you into a tailspin of anger and bewilderment, and you feel a tie-raid coming on, you can always count on some inkling of a truth coming, just 'off the cuff.'
State of the Union: 2007
"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their Constitutional Right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow on

The Koran vs. Terrorist Sects
While in college, I studied 'Religions of the world' and was asked during my second semester, to 'student-teach' the class when the professor became hospitalized.   Being raised a Christian, I was fairly well read in the King James version of on

What Some Forget About the War in Iraq
One glaring truth that many people seem to forget, mostly the misinformed writers who write with such a formidable sense of knowledge to the reader, is that the 'troops' and or 'the military' as a whole, all took an Oath to 'serve and to protect.' & on

The Politics of War
The Politics of War   We can all suppose (and hopefully agree) that wars started out as one cave-clan against another for either food, or water rights, or for land rights. Okay, so they might have also included women in there somewhere, but on

Are we all actually being thieves and cheats?
We are all Liars and Cheats   Did that title get your attention? Good. I had hoped that it would have. The truth always hurts - although it will always bring us closer to reality whenever we are reminded of it and willing to accept it. The on

I dare you to do this!
I dare you to do this. At least, try to do it just once this month: go to some 'event' either in your own city, town or village, or in a city, town or village nearby, unless you like to drive, then, who knows but you, right?   Okay. So you go on

Leaving Iraq won’t be easy
     I will be the first American to state to the readers that I never did agree with President Bush’s ideas about the war in Iraq as far back as before, “Shock and Awe,” which I watched on TV: a war that began on ‘live’ TV. & on

Voting and Town Hall Meetings
Making your voice heard Most Americans, who do not have political interests or, are not supporting their candidates monetary, seem to fail to realize that they can and should vote on the ‘laws’ and ‘Bills’ that are up for voter approval in on

Who should be the next U.S. President?
With the eyes of the world upon us here in America, just over one year before the Presidential elections, I ask myself as I always do when election time comes around; who would make the best President? And then I look into each canadate’s background on

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