(570) 702-1344 |weskillings@gmail.com

Are YOUR Rights More Important than OUR Rights?

How far away are we from the good of democracy to the evil of fascism?  Events over the last few years have revealed an attitude among an astonishing number of Americans that their individual, a.k.a. personal, rights take precedence over what is best for a majority. That’s what Democracy comes down to — governing via the majority of citizens who are well informed and concerned about the welfare of their neighbors. People have started to equate their [...]

READ MORE

By |2021-10-20T23:36:52+00:00October 20, 2021|Constitution Rights, Democracy, Fascism, Nationalism, Patriotism|

Reverting to a Tactic Born in the U.S.A.

Crying over unwelcome voters in Georgia. Our government is a union of all United States citizens. Everyone is a member. It is the way we organize to efficiently address problems that affect us all.  It is the way we respond to disaster when isolated groups are impacted. And it is the only way ordinary citizens can stand up to powerful entities such as major corporations and bizarrely wealthy individuals that would otherwise treat us unfairly. — Ken [...]

READ MORE

By |2021-04-14T20:18:20+00:00April 14, 2021|Democracy, Voter Suppression, Voting, Water|

Why No News Isn’t Necessarily Good News

Casualty list of America’s daily and weekly newspapers grows. What’s the news across the nation? According to one highly informed source, the country is becoming an “expanding news desert.” It’s hard to believe when you can access breaking news any time of day, whether via cable news channels or internet websites. Not only can you get your news, but you can choose your kind of news, customized to fit your personal needs, beliefs and desires. And, as [...]

READ MORE

Unrealistic Promises Bring Unrealistic Expectations

Speaking up for fellow codgers trying to track down Covid-19 vaccinations. I’ve finally figured out why everything is so screwed up getting the Covid-19 vaccinations into the arms of the most vulnerable among us to the worst effects of this crazy virus. There was apparently a Trekkie at the bottom of what has turned out to be another false promise— Operation Warp Speed. You may know that warp speed is a term from “Star Wars” and is [...]

READ MORE

By |2021-02-03T17:37:44+00:00February 3, 2021|COVID-19, Democracy, Vaccinations, Warp Speed|

Will It All Come Down to Patriots Versus Traitors?

Storming the Capitol: It has finally turned out to being more than just talk. A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.” — Marcus Tullius [...]

READ MORE

By |2021-01-06T23:26:24+00:00January 6, 2021|Democracy, Presidency, Traitors, Treason, Trump|

The Constitution, Case Law and Public Health

Anger abounds during this pandemic, but what Constitutional rights are being threatened? We should all commiserate with someone who owns and operates a restaurant, bar or combination of both in this year of the pandemic. It was tough enough before when many concessions had to be made to keep dining rooms open, as well as limitations on hours of bar sales and other restrictive recommendations. Many supporters of these small businesses in our communities stepped up and [...]

READ MORE

By |2020-12-16T16:50:59+00:00December 16, 2020|1918, Constitution, Coronavirus, Democracy, Public Health, Sacrifices|

For Some with Opinions, Ignorance Is Bliss

Everyone seems to have an opinion, but we all can’t be right. The only sin we never forgive is a difference of opinion. — Ralph Waldo Emerson I prefer not to respond to comments about my blog on Facebook, favorable or otherwise, because I’ve made my point and others can say what they want. Maybe we’ll all learn something. Getting caught up in a debate with someone who seems to be living in an alternate universe is [...]

READ MORE

Election Lesson: United We Stand; Divided We’ll Fall

Wailing in the White House won’t help bring us together. I must confess I resisted following the blow-by-blow coverage of the presidential election, which required much of last week to project a winner. My attitude was just let me know when it is all over but the shouting. Well, the election part is over, anyway. As usual the shouting, better described as wailing, comes from a president who fears becoming something he detests above all things— a [...]

READ MORE

A Voter’s Journey through Five Decades of Change

Actually, every vote counts toward another vote— from the electors, who are members of the Senate, House of Representatives, and three from the District of Columbia. It was a compromise and it complicates the majority-rules premise. This is my last blog before election day, and more people have already voted than will vote, as my wife and I will, at their local polling places next Tuesday. Changing the minds of voters at this point is very unlikely [...]

READ MORE

A Children’s Lesson for a Childish President

Advice for President Trump with apologies to Dr. Seuss. It is clear our president needs another television gig. Just keep him away from debates. He hasn’t figured out that the other person —and the moderator—get to talk, too. The first debate is what it is — I mean was what it was —and I suppose Trump backers wish it wasn’t. Sometimes debates bare the ugly truth of who you really are— as if we needed any more [...]

READ MORE

Go to Top