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    Republican Sheriff on Texas Border says, "TO HELL WITH TRUMP WALL"

    Politics in Texas, especially in rural Texas, are conservative -- very conservative. So when people like the Republican Sheriff who has to patrol the border, speaks out it reflects a broader opinion. He is in charge of a part of the southern border of Texas where Trump's wall is routed to go. He says, "To hell with the wall right now." I for one do not ignore local area sheriffs. They have a unique roll in the culture and the peaceful stability of rural America. We have worked in development and appraisals of hospitals, prisons, and hotels in 30 states and often work with local judges and sheriffs. They are often the beating heart of leadership in rural America. 

    BootheGlobalPerspectives has noted a change not only in rural Texas. The change in attitudes about the WALL is national.

    John Cornyn, senator from Texas and  second-ranked Republican in terms of power in Washington, D.C., has indicated that the wall concept simply does not make sense in Texas. I know John Cornyn personally. He is a smart man who may take McConnell's place as Republican leader of the Senate one day. He knows that the wall creates too many other problems for land rights, roads, and untold new legal actions from local farmers, ranchers and businessmen who have business and property near the border. Plus, it is far more expensive than electronic and high-tech surveillance. 

    Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico, another acquaintance who I admire, released a position paper just this week with similar opinions for his state. Udall is a man who I have seen attract a standing-only crowd of Democrats and Republicans and get a standing ovation from both. He believes that closing down the government for this wall is ludicrous. Leaders in Arizona and California, Republicans and Democrats who we know, have voiced similar opinions and consider the wall illogical overkill. Some have not spoken out for fear of Trump's wrath, but they have strong opinions and will vote accordingly one day. …

     

  • Nov 6, 2018 | Politics  

    Today, Tuesday Nov 6, 2018. VOTE

    VOTE TODAY This day, we have the privilege to vote...not as a Democrat or Republican, but as Americans. Be American, and voice your vote. I was number 1 in the line to vote in my neighborhood. Fun time, fun group of patriots. Be patriotic, VOTE! Ben Boothe, Sr. PS...

     

  • Aug 16, 2018 | Politics  

    A Free Press is the Best Friend the American People Have

    We join 350 newspapers in America in stating, "The free press of America is not the enemy." A look at the world indicates that only 13 percent of the world's population, ONLY 13 percent of people, enjoy a free press. Basic to America are "Freedom of the Press" and "Freedom of Speech...

     

  • Apr 16, 2018 | Politics  

    Montesquieu defined separation of powers in democratic government (throwing out tyranny)

    MONTESQUIEU (1689-1755) also known as Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brede et de Montesquieu, was a man of letters, a judge, and a political philosopher in France. Montesquieu was an important voice in defining a philosophy of SEPARATION OF POWERS. His philosophy is important to the United States of America today...

     

  • Mar 16, 2018 | Politics  

    Early NRA LEADERSHIP BELIEVED IN GUN CONTROL

    The early NRA believed in gun control as a matter of public safety. “I do not believe in the general promiscuous toting of guns," then-NRA President Karl T. Frederick told members of the House Ways and Means Committee, when they were considering passing the National Firearms Act in 1934. "I think it should be sharply restricted and only under licenses...

     

  • Mar 6, 2018 | Politics  

    Whatever Happened to the Socratic Process in America?

    It seems that political discourse has devolved to people yelling at one another. The louder and more emotional the voice, the more it seems that "that voice" has won. People speak, but they do not listen. They do not interact. They react. Imagine if you can two men, both Adolf Hitler, in a room yelling at one another. That seems to be what we have today in our political discourse...

     

  • Feb 20, 2018 | Politics  

    Real Gun Violence Reduction by Ben Boothe Jr., Attorney

    REAL GUN VIOLENCE REDUCTION By: Ben B. Boothe Jr, Attorney At Law, Ft. Worth, Texas Trump said today he was going to get bump stocks banned. Well that is good. But it is a little like telling the widow of a drunk-driving victim that we are going to lower the speed limit. Of course we should have reasonable speed limits, just as obviously as we should ban bump stocks...

     

  • Feb 15, 2018 | Politics  

    KIDS: YOUR COUNTRY LOVES GUNS MORE THAN YOUR SAFETY

    The CNN article by Doug Criss said it well! "Not again ." The fourth school shooting this year, in the "safest city in Florida." Another article in the New York Times said, "These kids lived in a nation that didn't love them enough to protect them...

     

  • Nov 7, 2017 | Politics  

    New Tax Law Would Kill Tax Exempt Municipal Bonds, Killing Thousands of Jobs and Economic Development Projects

    H.J. Sims knows, because he has financed economic development projects throughout the nation. Municipal Bonds were created as tax-free interest investments to encourage local towns and counties -- public entities -- to be able to finance and find investors to make their convention centers, libraries, hospitals, airports, prisons and schools, possible, because there are investors for tax exempt securities...

     

  • Oct 8, 2017 | Politics  

    Trends Among Republican Leaders Leaning Against Trump

    A basic rule of politics in the USA is that a president should not do or say things that offend his own political party leaders. Trump has yet to learn this in his speeches, tweets and political announcements. We report interesting statements from Republicans, who one by one are managing courage or anger enough to speak out...

     

  • Aug 27, 2017 | Politics  

    WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM HISTORY: CALIGULA, Emperor of the Roman Empire

    We at have found some interesting historical facts. We hope you enjoy and find these enlightening. Caligula - Roman Emperor 37-41 AD 1. Only slept three hours a night. 2. Made spontaneous pronouncements constantly. 3. Proclaimed his enormous wealth. 4. Told his mother that he could do anything and was above the law. 5...

     

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