Wednesday, September 23, 2015


If you turn on your TV set you are going to hear bad news. If you read your newspaper, you are going to read of bad news. If you listen to the radio, there is nothing but bad news.

The Stock Market is in the toilet. ISIS is taking over the world and it is just a matter of time until they are here and killing innocent Americans in the street. The Iranians are soon going to have nuclear weapons and they are going to use them on us. Young people have lost all respect for authority, especially police authority, and they are running wild. Soon, very soon, our country will be eliminated from the earth by, your choice, global warming, bird flu, AIDS, the Russians, the Chinese, high fructose corn syrup, or anything else you can imagine. Just fill in the blank.

Most of this frightening stuff is designed to sell TV time, newspapers, and radio commercials.

But I have good news. We, all of us, are part of a great experiment which got its start over two hundred years ago. A relatively small group of fed-up individuals decided that they would throw off the oppression of a foreign government and rebel. They decided they would take up arms and defend their new homeland. They wrote a Constitution which was their law and they created a new country. That country was and is America.

They knew what they were doing was dangerous. They knew if they were caught by the oppressive government, they would be executed. But they also knew that what they were working for was worth the sacrifice.

These were strong people. These were courageous people. These were daring people. Sure there were some doubts. I am positive that many never really thought they could pull it off. Some even probably stayed out of the fight and left it for others.

Let me tell you also there was blood shed. Many were killed in the effort to establish this new country. Most, fortunately, survived. They went on to establish America and make this country the most powerful force for good in the world.

I said I had good news. Well I have even better news. The blood that flowed through the veins of those early patriots still flows today in the generations which have followed. The daring and the courage that caused this great nation’s beginning is just waiting to be called on again. There is no people, no government, and no army which would have a chance of defeating this country. And the world knows it.

The blood of the early ones has been diluted to be sure. Some think it has disappeared. Don’t you believe it. It has been strengthened by the challenges of two world wars. It has been made stronger by immigrants who fled their own oppression to live free. Diverse races and ethnicities have come together to make a stronger America.

We know that some have come here with the goal in mind of destroying us. We know that some have come here in an effort to create the same cesspool from which they escaped. But what we also know, and they have yet to learn, is that they will fail. They will fail as others have in the past.

The fire of revolution that burned in the bellies of our forefathers burns yet today in the hearts of their offspring. “Don’t Tread On Me” continues to be our motto and this should be a word to any who think they have a chance against us. Don’t even try it. You have no idea what awaits you.

That is the good news.

Ron Scarbro

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


I’ve always heard that there are two things you never want to see. Those are watching sausage being made and watching laws being made. Now I have made sausage. Simply, sausage becomes what you put into it. If the ingredients are good and properly mixed, then the sausage will probably be good. If however, the ingredients are questionable, then for a certainty the sausage will be questionable.

I have never participated in the making of laws but the principle seems to be the same. If the elements that make up that law are questionable, then the resulting law will almost certainly be questionable. I watched as the Obama Administration passed Obamacare. There was not a single Republican vote in favor of that legislation. It doesn’t take a mental giant to see what this has and will become. It will continue to be a disaster until it is repealed. To get this law passed the Administration cajoled, bribed, threatened, and bought the necessary votes. Many of the Democrats who sold their vote have since been fired by their constituents.

Today this same Administration is trying to get a treaty approved with the world’s most prolific supporter of worldwide terrorism. This treaty is to be Obama’s legacy. Obama will again cajole, threaten, bribe, buy, or promise anything to those few remaining holdouts to get approval for this extremely flawed treaty. This treaty, to my knowledge, has not one single Republican vote. In a recent poll the American people had their say. A scant 21% of the people think this is a good treaty. This should be a notice to the Congress. To those of you who would sell your vote will surely face the wrath of your constituents.

This treaty will be Obama’s legacy all right. When Iran violates the agreement, and they will, thousands will die unnecessarily. The Middle East will continue to be the most unstable spot on earth until we finally end their aggression, and we will. Israel will defend herself and there will be a sea change in the government of this country. At some point soon we will take care of this problem being foisted upon us by an arrogant politician who has a very limited view of reality. You see, a legacy doesn’t always have to be a good legacy. Sometimes Presidents are remembered for their stupidity.

I am writing this on September 11. The TV is full of remembrances of the event that changed the lives of so many. I am having difficulty watching it again. The whole sorry mess is etched in my memory. Can you just imagine what will happen when a moron like the current leader of Iran gets his grubby hands on a nuclear weapon? These radical extremists are not like normal people. They don’t care if babies are killed in their mother’s arms. They don’t care if thousands die for their sadistic pleasure. And when they do get their weapon, all the blood will be on the hands of the Obama Administration and those individuals who voted for this “Mickey Mouse” treaty. Talk about a legacy.

A point in time is going to come when we require our elected representatives to obey the law just like everyone else. And that includes the President. In the last election this country elected a Republican Congress and they have basically sat on their hands and allowed this Executive to run amok all over this country with no regard to the law. That absolutely has to come to an end. Our country was founded on the principle of law and order and one way or another we will return to that principle.

Ron Scarbro

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Kim Davis is the duly elected clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky. When she was elected and still in effect today, the Kentucky Constitution forbids issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples. Since her election the Supreme Court has decided, in a five to four decision, that same sex couples can in fact be married. This decision flies in the face of Kentucky law. Incidentally, the Supreme Court cannot make laws. If Kentucky decides to change their law and their Constitution to allow for the implementation of this new decision, then Kim Davis could and should be held to account for violating the law. Until then, she has a problem. If she adheres to Kentucky law, she violates the Supreme Court decision. If she issues marriage licenses to same sex couples, she violates Kentucky law.

Meanwhile a Federal Judge has decided that she must violate Kentucky law or go to jail. This is what happens when various branches of government go outside their normal spheres and try to do another branch's job. If there is to be a new law regarding homosexual marriage, then those new laws must be passed by legislatures and Congress. Not by any court, period.

In this country we have what is known as “settled law.” For example, our immigration laws are “settled law.” When someone enters this country without our permission, or overstays their visa, they are in fact breaking settled law. When cities or counties or any officials of those entities look the other way, they are also breaking settled law. When employers employ illegal individuals or when welfare organizations offer benefits or assistance to illegals, they are breaking settled law.

The ruling by the Supreme Court is not law. It is a determination by five lawyers wearing black robes. If their ruling is to become law, it must be dealt with by legislatures or the Congress. Laws must be enacted and signed by the executive. Unless or until that happens, it is nothing more than a Supreme Court ruling.

Now, in the face of that, who should be arrested and jailed? Should it be Kim Davis who was following settled law in Kentucky, or should it be the Sheriff and Board of Supervisors in San Francisco who clearly were violating settled law by giving sanctuary to illegal aliens? How about all the other municipalities who also give sanctuary to persons who are here illegally? How about the President who regularly ignores settled law and operates as if he is above the law? Or Hillary Clinton who has for decades skirted settled law and lived by her own rules?

I guess it is a lot easier to pick on a little county clerk in rural Kentucky. I rather imagine that the judge who ordered her to jail didn’t figure on the outpouring of support for Mrs. Davis. I rather imagine if he had it to do over, he would have perhaps chosen a different remedy.

It gets down to this. When is a law a law? At what point is a law valid? And, in our form of government, who makes those laws? Our Constitution clearly lays this out. We have three equal branches of government. Each has their own duties and responsibilities. The Executive branch is the President. The President cannot make law. Next we have the Judicial branch. The Judicial branch cannot make law. Judges are referees. They look into laws to see if they are valid and constitutional. If they determine a law is unconstitutional, it is referred back to the Legislature to be redone. At that point legislation is enacted, a law is written, and referred to the executive for signature in order to become law. Then and only then is a law a law.

The matter in Kentucky is less about religious freedom and much more about the law. Oh, and some serious political grandstanding.

Ron Scarbro

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Did you hear about the little girl who was sent home from school because she had a “Wonder Woman” lunchbox? The school officials decided that Wonder Woman was too violent, too harmful, and just not a good symbol for this young girl. Are you kidding me? Wonder Woman is the epitome of  good, a moral, strong, crime fighting woman. She is also beautiful and carries with her the famous “lasso of truth.” One cannot tell a lie when captured by this rope. I wonder which of Wonder Woman’s virtues was so offensive to the school officials. How embarrassing.

The “Black Lives Matter” mobs are marching in the streets calling for the killing of police officers. You may remember this whole campaign started with the killing of a young black thug, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo. One of the close associates of the slain young man stated that Brown had his hands up asking for the officer not to shoot when he was shot in the back. That, of course, was a lie. It turns out that Brown was actually attacking the officer when he was shot frontally.

Since that killing, others have died, both police officers and criminals, and still the lie continues. Police officers just doing their jobs. Police officers just refueling their squad cars. Police officers guilty only of wearing their uniforms. Black Lives Matter, Pigs in a Blanket, Kill the Cops, all of this because of a lie. All lives matter, but do lies matter? How embarrassing.

Hillary Clinton’s e-mails are dribbling out and they are going to prove to be devastating to her campaign for the presidency. We already know that she has lied on many occasions and the real damage is yet to be revealed. How many of our top secrets have been compromised by her use of  private email accounts? She may well be facing criminal charges and could land in prison. If you are a Democrat and Hillary has been your choice for President, how do you now feel? How would you feel if she has to run her campaign from behind prison walls? How embarrassing.

If Hillary continues to falter, the Dems are going to have to come up with an alternative candidate. Not to worry. Uncle Joe Biden just may fill the bill. Talk about an embarrassment. Biden has never met a microphone that he couldn’t slip up on. As a Republican I can hardly wait to see what Biden and the Democrats will offer. Any way you look at it, it will be an embarrassment.

How about this. “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” Talk about embarrassing.

Here’s another nifty little item. We are about to sign an illegal treaty with a notorious terrorism supporter, Iran, with no way to verify if they are keeping up their part of the agreement. You see, a part of the treaty allows for Iran, a known liar, to check themselves. How embarrassing.

Some of this would be funny if it weren’t so serious. Little children are damaged by politically correct speaking morons masquerading as school officials. Their nonsense isn’t funny. Police officers and regular citizens are dying because of the lie perpetrated by the race baiters starting in Ferguson. It isn’t going to end until responsible people end it. Where is the President? He should have stood up long ago.

Hillary’s law breaking is serious. Secrets, life altering secrets, have been compromised. Lives have been lost because of her incompetence. And some people still want her to be President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief of our military? Are you serious? How embarrassing.

Ron Scarbro