Mike Mustang

I believe what I say and believe I am right. Thus, the title of my column, Undeniably Right. Take it as you will, that I'm a conservative or I have a huge ego and believe I am always correct. Sometimes those things overlap, sometimes not.

Mike Rowse

Make Them Pay The Piper

This is why we cannot have nice things. It's common knowledge that if you want to build something in the United States you must go through a permitting process that can take years if not decades. I'm talking about infrastructure projects from energy generation to transmission to roads. If a project is approved, so much time has passed, and costs have risen to point the project is no longer feasible. Too often the problem is special interest groups that have learned how to game the system.

In 2009, Pattern Energy applied for a permit to build an electrical transmission line to carry electricity from its SunZia electrical generating facility in central New Mexico to customers in Arizona and California. Throughout the permitting process, those that could be affected by the transmission line were notified of the project and given the opportunity to comment. It should be their "speak now or forever hold your peace" moment. But not in America.

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Thoughts on Immigration

No matter what label Eric Adams wants to put on them, illegal immigrants are causing a crisis in this nation. A crisis that was orchestrated by our federal government. The purpose is to divide us, to create a new voting bloc, and to put more money into the hands of every level of government to control our lives. Promises dating back to the 1970s to reform the legal immigration process have not been fulfilled. As you can imagine I have some opinions and observations.

I was watching demonstrations by illegal immigrants in Chicago. They were holding signs that said, "we need paid job training," "we need free housing," "we need free health care," "you promised us safety." All of these signs were in English but none of the people holding them could speak English. Do you think that these demonstrations were organized by somebody else? We know the government promised those things to them because we've seen the advertisements in Mexico and Central America.

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Biden Statement is Revealing

Military Academies Make Wild Claims About DIE

Students for Fair Admission continue their efforts to require truly equal standards in college and university admissions. This is the group that successfully sued Harvard University and the University of North Carolina for giving preferential treatment to certain ethnic groups in the admissions process. Both universities had artificially limited admissions of Asian Americans claiming that group was dominating admissions because of their superior academic achievements which was unfair to other groups. Fresh off those victories, the group turned their attention to West Point and Annapolis.

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No Wonder Americans Are Fat

Maybe because we eat too much?

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The Tyranny Is Already Here

Our founding fathers made the decision to declare independence from England because of the tyrannical actions of the King of England. Had King George given the colonies an active voice in their governance, the United States would not exist today. But the King's love of power and money along with his demands that the people live in a manner that he chose pushed his subjects over the edge. Many Americans opine that we are headed towards tyranny in America. I'm telling you we are already there.

Maine's unelected Secretary of State, Shenna Bellows, made the decision to remove Donald Trump from the state's ballot. In what is a very rare nod to the oath that she took to uphold the United States Constitution, Bellows said she must remove Donald Trump from the ballot based upon his acts of insurrection and the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Bellows held an administrative hearing after receiving a complaint from a bipartisan group of state legislators. Make no doubt, this was a kangaroo court.

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It's Freedom of Religion, Not Freedom From Religion

Recently the state of Iowa allowed the Church of Satan to place a statue in the state capitol building. Officials allowed this to be done during the Christmas season believing that their constitution and the United States Constitution required the separation of church and state, thus not allowing some other religion to put their symbol in the state capital was tantamount to endorsing Christianity and thus becoming a state sponsored religion. This is incorrect.

The phrase, separation of church and state, does not appear anywhere in the founding documents of this nation. Thomas Jefferson used the phrase in a letter but did not give it the meaning that it is now given. The First Amendment of the Constitution says Congress shall make no law regarding the establishment of religion. The intent was to make sure that people could practice the religion they desired since the King of England had banned certain religions and persecuted those practitioners.

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