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Only Freedom Assures Peace

Doug Patton ~ One of the great movies of the last decade – perhaps of all time – is “Braveheart,” Mel Gibson’s tribute to Scottish hero William Wallace. What makes...

Armed Homes Are Safe Homes

Doug Patton ~ Recently, three young criminals in Omaha were looking for a home to rob. Their criteria included an interesting condition. Pointing to a particular target,...

Would You Risk Your Life to Vote?

Doug Patton ~ Memo to all you whiners who either did not bother to vote, or who are still claiming that you were “intimidated” or “disenfranchised” during last November’s...

What Part of ‘Illegal’ Don’t They Understand?

Doug Patton ~ So to sum up, a law-abiding person born east of the Missouri River would be denied rights and privileges granted to a criminal born south of the Rio Grande....

Intelligence: No Reform is Better Than Bad Reform

Doug Patton ~ Illegal immigration is the one issue that most frustrates the American people, who see their country being invaded at a time when we are supposed to be...

Liberals In Both Parties Just Don’t Get It

Doug Patton ~ A lot has been written since the election about how Democrats just don’t get it, but the truth is that it is not just Democrats but liberals, regardless...

If It's Not Close, They Can't Cheat

Doug Patton ~ It is an article of faith among many political observers that Democrats attempt to steal presidential elections whenever they can. This belief dates back...

What Makes a Leader?

Doug Patton ~ As America counts down to a crucial decision on Election Day 2004, our national polarization has reached epic proportions. In recent years, Americans...

John Kerry's Cops and Robbers

Doug Patton ~ John Kerry's candid admission to The New York Times that he wants to go back to treating terrorism as a law enforcement problem, much as Bill Clinton and...

The Barbarian and The Traitor

Doug Patton ~ Graphic video showing evil Islamist monsters beheading innocent human beings, most of them Americans, is readily available on the Internet. My best friend...

Constitution Should ‘Monitor’ U.S. Election

Doug Patton ~ It was such an outlandish and ridiculous suggestion when it came up in Congress last month that most of us immediately dismissed it as nothing more than...

Bill Cosby Should Be Leading NAACP

Doug Patton ~ Comedian Bill Cosby’s recent public statements about the condition of blacks in America have set him apart from the conventional thinking of the nation’s...

The Humility of George W. Bush

~ Doug Patton ~ As President George W. Bush wages our war against worldwide terrorism, the Left continues to perpetrate the misconception that he is some...

Why I'm Thankful

~ Doug Patton ~ Before we all become caught up in the hectic commercialism of “The Season,” beginning with that most uniquely American holiday, Thanksgiving,...

Say it isn't so, Judge!

~ Doug Patton ~ The vast majority of us believe that a display of the Ten Commandments in a public building is no more unconstitutional than the words “under...

If Ernie Pyle Had Worked for CNN

~ Doug Patton ~ The daily criticism of America’s “failures” in Iraq makes me wonder how World War II might have been analyzed by political leaders and the...

Should Military Service be a Presidential Prerequisite?

~ Doug Patton ~ ...can we really say that military service is necessary for a successful presidency? Jimmy Carter was a United States Naval officer. He was...

The Murder of Terri Schiavo

~ Doug Patton ~ Imagine that you are physically incapacitated, unable to speak, to write a message or in any other way to communicate your thoughts, feelings...

Syria, the Next Front in the War on Terror

~ Doug Patton ~ Israel has always understood the nature of her enemies. On 9/11, we understood, too. But the images of that day have faded, and we need to...

Where is GOP Response to Teddy and the Wannabes?

~ Doug Patton ~ Are you frustrated by the unchallenged accusations of the ten small-minded Democrat presidential wannabes, crisscrossing Iowa and New Hampshire,...

Renegade Court Strikes Again

~ Doug Patton ~  The Ninth Circuit has tried to overrule the will of the American people repeatedly, most recently by trying to cancel California’s...

Death of a Beautiful Mind

~ Doug Patton ~ Dr. Edward Teller was a brilliant nuclear physicist whose contemporaries included J. Robert Oppenheimer and Albert Einstein. Though he was...

Paul Hill's Twisted Logic

~ Doug Patton ~ Paul Hill was put to death in Florida last week. The former Presbyterian minister went to meet his Maker with a smile on his face, a lie...

Why the Left Hates The Ten Commandments

~ Doug Patton ~ Most Americans have no idea of the gravity of the drama unfolding at the Supreme Court building in Montgomery. Jaded and numbed by fifty...

Arnold Underestimates Conservative Distrust of Buffett

~ Doug Patton ~ Warren Buffett is more than just a committed Democrat – although he is definitely that. He is a flaming liberal who is deeply involved in...

California Freak Show Continues Unabated

~ Doug Patton ~ The freak show currently under way in California is a perfect example of why we have regular elections, in an orderly manner.

Bob Hope – A Life Well Lived

~ Doug Patton ~ Bob Hope’s service to America’s military personnel was legendary, and I believe it was service to them that drove him to all those foreign...

The Fruitcake Congress - A Parody

~ Doug Patton ~ “This Congress will come to order and the members – especially the Democrats – will sit down and shut up!”

Sixteen Words

~ Doug Patton ~ In the tradition of President Bill Clinton, who asked us all to contemplate the meaning of the word “is,” let us analyze the sixteen words...

Bring it on, Mr. President!

~ Doug Patton Was this really an appropriate remark for the leader of the free world? Didn’t this amount to a taunt of America’s enemies to attack our troops?...

The Right Not to Be Annoyed

~ Doug Patton ~ So, what you are saying, Mr. President, is that your administration has now created another new right – the right not to be annoyed.

If You Like Canada, You’ll Love Howard Dean

~ Doug Patton ~ a man named Howard Dean is running for president, and what he is selling is a snake oil worse than anything ever pedaled door-to-door or...

Libertarians Want Their Own State

~ Doug Patton ~ In a scheme that would make Ayn Rand proud, the Libertarians are plotting to take over a state, revamp the government with policies of minimal...

The Clintons: Weapons of Mass Distraction

~ Doug Patton ~ The Clintons have so totally dominated the news this past week that even their old friend Susan Estrich called it “sucking all the oxygen”...

Receiving the Blessings of a Grateful Nation

~ Doug Patton - In late 1941 and early 1942, men all across the country were enlisting to fight tyranny. Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor had galvanized the...

The Hate-America Crowd Speaks Its Mind

~ Doug Patton - The hate-America gang took great umbrage when I reported that the largest suppliers of arms to Iraq from 1973 to 2002 were none other than...

Democrats Fight for the Right to be Their Party's Sacrificial Lamb

~ Doug Patton - Last Saturday, all nine Democrat candidates – four senators, a former senator, two congressmen, a former governor and a charlatan from New...

Setting the Record Straight on Who Armed Saddam

~ Doug Patton - Are you as weary as I am of hearing those who opposed the war with Iraq repeat the phrase “America armed Saddam”?

Tim Robbins Knows Nothing of Persecution

~ Doug Patton - Tim Robbins has no concept of real persecution. He should try living in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, Fidel Castro’s Cuba or Kim Jung-il’s North...

Offer Syria the Same Deal We Gave Iraq

~ Doug Patton - Exporting freedom is what the United States has always been about. In this case, it is merely a side benefit. Our first goal must be to defeat...

The Mad Hatters of UN Land

~ Doug Patton - Once, there was a place of whimsy, where people who had no use for reality could go and have their wildest fantasies indulged. This place...

America Has Always Exported Liberty

~ Doug Patton - The brutal regime of Saddam Hussein, a sadist dictator who for a quarter century has systematically raped, tortured and murdered his own...

God Bless Tony Blair

~ Doug Patton - Let us assume for a moment that on September 11, 2001, nineteen Islamic fanatics flew jet airliners not into the World Trade Center in New...

HOLLYWOOD INTELLECT

~ Doug Patton The arrogance of the show-biz elite in their imperious attitude toward President Bush is astounding. They belittle him as and “idiot” and...

Loony Clooney and the Hollywood Left

~ Doug Patton - Holding forth on matters about which he knows virtually nothing, Clooney has been shooting his mouth off overseas lately. Speaking in Berlin...

Doing The Right Thing--Again!

~ Doug Patton - For each generation, there is a moment of awareness, when the man in the White House becomes “The President.” For my parents, it was Franklin...

Of Love And War

by Doug Patton ~ So why does this war feel so different? A number of reasons come to mind. After America endured a stalemate in Korea and a loss in Vietnam, we became a...

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