To My Friends that Hate Protesting

The past decade has been entrenched in protest. Occupy Wallstreet. Black Lives Matter. The Women’s March. Dakota Pipeline. NFL National Anthem. A demographic of America has chosen to exercise its First Amendment rights frequently within the last 10 years. Some protests make national news. Others are small and community based. Whatever the case, protesting is…

To Stand or to Kneel? That is the Question

Facebook was fairly interesting today. Instead of the usual football jargon, I read a lot of opinions on patriotism, law enforcement, racism, and bigotry. Needless to say, there were some heated conversations today. People went back and forth over their views of patriotism and how to display it. These conversations have been going on for…

When Integrity Meets Money

North Dakota is usually a pretty quiet place. We don’t have much crime, and whatever does happen goes unreported by our local media. Kids can ride their bikes until sundown during the summer. People walk their dogs at night with no thought of being mugged or kidnapped. No worries about gunshots being fired at night….

Game On!

Football season is finally here!! It’s time to root for your favorite team while watching America’s pastime. Sorry baseball. American’s love football! So much so, until people have large gatherings filled with food, laughter, and angst (hey, someone’s team has to lose). Every game is a reason to celebrate. Until the end of the season,…

Why Are You Really Mad?

As most know by now, Colin Kaepernick choose to protest the oppression of people of color in America. How? He sat down during the national anthem at a pre-season NFL football game. In the nature of 2016 America, people are in an absolute uproar over disrespect for the flag. I’ve heard/read several arguments on how profane…

The Love Affair with Free Speech

If there’s one amendment that is known nationwide, it is the First Amendment. It is as follows: Okay, so let me rephrase. A portion of the First Amendment is known nationwide, and that is…. Freedom of speech. Americans love that right. The right to speak our minds when we get good and ready. The right…