Sadly, in Park County, Wyoming, another teen has taken his life. Teen suicide is the second leading cause of death in Wyoming’s youth, a suicide rate twice the national average, according to the Wyoming Department of Health Report on Suicide, 2012. What are the causes? Do young people today have a positive and hopeful outlook on their future? We must examine not just the cause, but the major influence on their hearts and minds. Not merely the scabrous entertainment they are drawn to, but that which they read and absorb in school.
When I was a kid, we were so poor that sometimes for Sunday dinner we would have Sage Grouse Shadow soup. Some neighbor had killed a sage grouse, but before cooking would loan it to us. We hung the grouse above boiling water so its shadow was in the pot. We would boil it, then return the grouse to its owner. The soup was delicious.
There is a big controversy going on right now about Greater Sage Grouse management. Some want to list them as a threatened species, ostensibly because rural development and oil and gas drilling is destroying their habitat. Recently Governor Mead wrote an article for publication which says Wyoming sage grouse are in good condition, are fairly numerous, and certainly not in need of ESA listing as ‘threatened’. If listed, many multiple-use restrictions will be imposed on our public lands. This will impact off-roading, hunting, camping, trail riding, agriculture uses, and your right to clear that sagebrush off your vacant lot.
The attached chart (PDF format) is the Communist Goals that was entered into the Congressional record by Albert Herlong, Jr. (D) (a Floridian who served in Congress from 1949-69) in 1963.
The chart is laid out so you can check off those items that have already been accomplished. Print out several copies and share with friends and family, then compare. Then ask yourselves, “what direction is America pointing?”, “is America still a free country?” and “what are you going to do about it?”
The past few weeks have left the Wyoming Legislature and Governor Mead distracted, finding cover for the over-run costs, for renovation of the Cowboy State’s architectural version of the Taj Mahal. We’re reminded of the severe decline in energy revenue, and that they’re now serious about the budget. The distraction is that they’ve played “fast n loose” with our money. But for a few belligerents, most weren’t serious until forced, or backed into a budgetary corner they can’t escape. Most of us have been distracted by the same talk used in D.C. Not enough money to “feed their habit” of spending, and “pay the rent too.” Shameful behavior on two fronts-theirs for profligate spending and poor budgeting, and ours for being distracted. It seems to be symptomatic of Americans in the political, cultural and moral arena. It appears we’ve greater distractions and pursuits. Often “good things,” at the expense of the “better.”
Every day there are issues that top our headlines followed by articles that attempt to flesh out the issue and explore all angles but which inevitably leave out discussion about the real solution – the Constitution. The Iran Nuclear Deal is no different.
The Iran Nuclear Deal is a treaty – a formal agreement between nations – and accordingly must abide by the Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 provision of the Constitution which states:
“[The President] shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur.”