THE HIGH AND LOW ROAD

See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. 1 Thessalonians 5:15When challenged or confronted, who is the person you think of who just seems to possess grace and dignity and whose actions...

PELOSI HAS LOST BEFORE HER WAR BEGINS

Last Thursday, I picked up Wayne Garner for the one hour ride to West Point Lake. We were going to an event for our state representative, Randy Nix. As you can imagine, there was no shortage of conversation and stories on the way down and back. We had a great and...

SOCIALISM RISING

April 16th 1917 – A train pulls into the rail station in St. Petersburg, Russia. One of its passengers finally returns home after 17 years of exile in Switzerland. The man climbs atop the train car to address the thousands of his followers who had gathered. Vladimir...

NEW THREAT TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH

When I first started using Facebook years ago, I would post comments on a variety of topics. Sometimes, I would post and engage in controversial discussions.That changed about two years ago when I posted something admirable that our president said. I thought that the...

THE SPIRIT OF THE HARVEST MOON

As I finish this column, I am sitting high in a white oak tree on the border of Alabama and Georgia overlooking a fallow field surrounded by a forest. I am bow hunting. I am also experiencing the peace that comes from being in God’s natural creation. This weekend, I...

MY INTERVIEW WITH JUDGE MARKETTE BAKER

Eight years ago, I did not know Troup County Solicitor General Markette Baker. One day, after agreeing to represent a client in Troup State Court, where she was the chief prosecutor, we met through email. My client was accused of an act of family violence. There were...

THE GAMEFACE MASK

When we go throughout our day, we see hundreds of people who appear happy, confident, and loving life. Many, if not every one of us, wear what I have often called a “gameface” to create this illusion. Our gameface is a mask that we wear before we leave the house in...

THE HARM OF DETENTION BEFORE TRIAL

Unfortunately, keeping a person who has been accused of a felony offense in jail until their trial is more common than you may think. Anyone can be accused of a crime. To be arrested for an alleged crime, a police officer must obtain an arrest warrant based on the...

TRUTH ABOUT GUN FREE ZONES

“We cannot expect that everyone, to use the phrase of the decade ago, will “talk sense to the American people” but we can hope that fewer will listen to nonsense.” President John Fitzgerald Kennedy Two more mass public shootings erupted recently in El Paso, TX and...

DEAL’S LEGACY BEING HONORED

When former Governor Nathan Deal left office because of term limits, many people across the state believed that his legacy, criminal justice reform, left with him. They were wrong. This year, lawmakers introduced several reform measures that have already been signed...