Tag: #civics

The St. Louis Police Officers Association and the First Amendment

Ah, freedom of speech. Wars have been fought when voices have been silenced or when grievances have not been heard. The neat thing about the First Amendment is that it restricts the government from acting against people for saying, writing, or otherwise expressing an opinion that runs afoul of those in power. In essence, there is very little that the government…

Get out to vote

“For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.” – Proverbs 11:14 As I was growing up, I saw how my paternal grandfather fought the “perfect dictatorship” that existed in Mexico. He didn’t do it with acts of violence, however. He did it through the political process. Even in his old age, he would go to…