Wednesday, October 28, 2015


I am not an expert on the black race. I have had black bosses, black fellow workers, and even some black employees. I have had a few black friends. I admire many in the black community. I am a fan of many black athletes, entertainers, and just some normal everyday people. In the military I served with black men whose blood would have been spilled just like mine had it become necessary. And as it turns out, all blood is red.

I have never owned a slave and I am pretty sure that no one in my heritage ever owned any slaves either. Therefore, I owe no one reparations. To my thinking, black people are entitled to no more or no less than anyone else.

So now we have the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Of course black lives matter. But they don’t matter any more or less than any other human lives. This is a political movement designed to secure special privilege for one group of people over another. In other words, reparations.

This group would have you believe that they are picked on over their white counterparts. That, of course, is nonsense. Any study of crime statistics proves beyond a doubt that crime, especially in the big, major cities, is a black problem. 73% of black homicide victims are murdered by black killers. The vast majority of babies born into the black community are born to unwed mothers whose fathers remain absent. What used to be settled by fist fights are now dealt with by gunfire. Inner city drug dealing is primarily a black issue. I know that many of the users of these drugs are white, but that is a different story.

When you add all this together along with the latest problem, a refusal to acknowledge the authority of police, you have a recipe for disaster. One of former Attorney General Eric Holder’s pet peeves was he thought that black kids were punished more often and more severely than the white kids. More nonsense. That is just like the liberal view that black people must be getting picked on because they fill our prisons and jails. They fill the penal system because they commit the vast majority of the crimes.

I have a simple solution for the “Black Lives Movement.” If you don’t want to have a problem with the police, don’t commit crimes. If you are stopped by the police, show respect and don’t try to resist arrest. If you do resist, you are going to lose, every time. If you want your life to matter, do something worthwhile. You get nothing just because you are black.

I have heard you say that the deck is stacked against you. Tell that to Dr. Ben Carson. He came out of the same ghetto that you say has trapped you. He has become a renowned surgeon. He has separated conjoined Siamese twins. He is running for President and is leading in many polls. If he becomes the Republican candidate, I will happily vote for him.

Some years ago, back when I worked for a living, I knew a black General Sales Manager of a high-priced import auto dealership. He made serious money. He dressed like a million dollars and had a great life. One day at lunch I asked him if he ever experienced bigotry and hatred as a black man. He told me that yes, he did. He found it everyplace he looked for it. That told me volumes.

This country owes none of us any more or less than anyone else. We are all afforded the opportunity to succeed as well as the possibility of failure. How we fare depends on our own initiative and willingness to work. There will be no reparations.

Ron Scarbro

Thursday, October 22, 2015


This probably won’t come as a shock to you but I am not a fan of labor unions. I believe they had their time and they provided a service to their members that helped this country at a very difficult time in our history. But, their time has long since passed. The only thing I dislike more than labor unions would be unions for civil service workers who already have guaranteed jobs and guaranteed wages. All unions do for them is charge the members dues which are funneled into the Democrat Party destined to help elect more Democrats.

I point this out because of an event which just occurred in Washington. The Republican House passed, with some bipartisan support, a bill known as the VA Accountability Act which would hold the VA accountable for their actions. It would have allowed incompetent employees to be fired. The bill would have gone a long way to help America’s veterans get the services they deserve. The bill was defeated by the Democrats in the Senate who owe their souls to the labor unions. Here at last was an opportunity to hold the VA and some of their incompetent managers and employees accountable for their actions and it was defeated by Democrats who obviously have more concern for the Labor unions and their support than they do for Veterans. How sad. How sad that it should come to this.

At about the same time the Senate Democrats defeated another bill which would have halted Federal funding to “Sanctuary Cities.” Now can someone tell me why anyone would be opposed to withholding funding from cities that violate federal law by giving sanctuary to illegal aliens? The bill was called “Kate’s Law” after the young lady murdered by an illegal alien in San Francisco. None other than Senator Harry Reid took to the floor to describe the bill as vile. He called it the Donald Trump Act. He said the bill, designed to make municipalities obey federal law like everyone else, was abhorrent. What? Is there something that I am missing? I thought it was the duty of sitting Senators to make sure everyone obeys the law. After all, they passed the laws. Maybe Reid believes that the only laws that must be obeyed are the laws we agree with. If we oppose a law, I guess it’s okay to just ignore it.

I am sure that you, like me, have heard for years how the Republicans are obstructionists. They are the party of no. Well here was an opportunity for the Democrats to contribute something positive to the American people, and what do they do? They just said no. They defeated a law which would have stopped Federal funding to those cities. The mother of a murdered son killed by an illegal alien  guesses Harry Reid has never lost a loved one to an illegal. She further added that Reid should retire immediately. He has long since worn out his welcome by the American people.

Here’s my question. Are you a Democrat? If so, are you proud of these two glaring examples of Congressional manipulation of laws to help curry favor from a special interest group? Do you think it is better to support civil service labor unions over our veterans? And do you think the American people are going to forget the stupidity of the Democrat Senators when it comes time to vote again? Do you support continued funding for cities that violate our laws and thumb their noses at the American people?

If you can answer yes to any of these questions, I’m truly sorry for you. A day of judgement is coming and it won’t be pretty.

Ron Scarbro

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


I tried to watch the Democrat “debate” if that’s what you want to call it. A news report released just before the debate warned those on the stage that anyone who spoke badly of or to Hillary would be dealt with by the national Democrat party. That along with CNN’s own decision not to challenge any of the candidates created what could only be described as a crashingly boring TV show. I watched as long as I could out of duty to you my readers. I now intend to share with you my thoughts that I derived from my viewing of the debate.

First of all, I believe Hillary showed better than any of the others on the stage. Why wouldn’t she? There was no one else there who was even remotely qualified to be President. Hillary supporters might be thrilled that she came out best, but there is, alas, bad news for them. A nationwide poll that was released on debate day showed that when running against the top four Republican candidates, Hillary loses and loses badly in every case. It is what we call a good news bad news scenario. Hillary wins the debate but gets trounced in the national election. Bad news for the Democrats, but great news for America. After eight years of Obama, America could not bear another Democrat in the White House.

The debate showed me, and should have shown the rest of the country, that the Democrats seem to be living in the past. I heard the same tired old rhetoric that they have been spewing for years. Bigger government, more freebies, and higher taxes for the wealthy. Added to those worn out issues is now more handouts and freebies to illegal aliens and of course the biggie, man caused global climate change. They would have you believe that of all the challenges facing this country today with a Middle East in constant war, Iran on the verge of nuclear capability, and Russia attempting to exert her influence in that area, climate change is our real problem. I heard no mention of China’s attempts to manipulate currency and flood the world’s markets with cheap goods. I guess the Dems just think all of that will blow over as soon as we get a handle on the climate.

Bernie Sanders looks like he should be living in a tree, riding his bicycle to and from the free clinic. His proposals of free stuff for everybody would cost in the trillions. He has yet to define how he would pay for any of this. Chaffee and O’Malley looked completely out of place on that stage. My favorite, Jim Webb, was essentially ignored by the debaters and CNN. He continues to remind me of how Democrats used to be. Good, honest patriots looking for solutions and the ability to compromise. Sadly, he has no chance of even being seen or heard.

The elephant in the room wasn’t even in the room. Joe Biden was sitting it out. I guess he wanted to see if Hillary could handle the debate. Well she did. Now what? Smart money says Biden will get in the race because the Democrats know Hillary cannot win and Sanders is a joke. Any way you look at it, it is going to be fun. Biden has at best one or two weeks to get in or stay out.

It’s anybody’s guess as to what is coming next but my final verdict, the Democrat party lost and America won.

Ron Scarbro

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


So let’s see. A wing nut with an armload of guns walks onto a gun-free zone, a school campus, and opens fire. He was described as strange, a loner. He said he couldn’t get a girl friend. He seemed to have a particular hatred for Christians, asking each of his victims to identify their religious preference just before shooting them. He was quite obviously a failure as a human being and as a man. It’s no wonder he couldn’t get a girl friend. It also isn’t hard to imagine why he decided to commit this atrocity at a gun-free zone.

It appears he wanted to be famous. Hitler was famous. Stalin was famous. Many crazy killers from the past have been “famous.” Is this the kind of fame he wanted?

Like so many others of his ilk, he was nothing more that a genetic experiment that went terribly wrong. His name will forever be reviled and despised. He was the classic loser.

And so, he had guns. Apparently a lot of guns. Guns, like hammers and screwdrivers are tools. When used for their intended purpose, they are good and they defend good. When they are in the hands of nut cases who have no concept of life, they become the tools of evil.

As expected, the left trots out their liberal politicians. “We’ve got to do something. We have to have the courage to fight back. We have to take on the NRA and defeat them. We don’t want or need the Second Amendment to the Constitution. Guns are just bad and we need to get rid of them.” Etc., etc.,etc.

Once again I am going to try to present information that should be obvious to anyone with a functioning brain. It ain’t the guns. It’s the people behind the guns. If guns are ever outlawed, only outlaws and government officials will have guns. The Second Amendment came about to guarantee that citizens of this great nation would always be able to defend themselves, not just from criminals, but also from our government and government officials.

Hillary wants to remove all guns from the citizenry. Sorry, Hillary, it’s not going to happen. If Hillary had a clue, she would be looking for ways to deal with the crazies who arm themselves and try to “become famous.” We, as a nation, have a poor record of dealing with mental illness. We put people in prison who are looney bin crazy instead of in a hospital where they might be helped. Sometimes we just put them back on the street and tell them to take their medicine. Well, they don’t.

Living in a free society has inherent dangers. Living itself has inherent dangers. Lightning could strike you at any time. If you are smart, you try not to put yourself in a place where lightning could strike you. In a free society people are free to live and make choices. Sometimes they make the wrong choices. Sometimes they are chemically imbalanced and cannot make the right choices. Our laws do not allow us to arrest someone because of what they think. We can’t even arrest them if they show themselves to be unbalanced. It is only when they act that the law can intervene. That is the definition of freedom.

Perhaps it is time we passed laws that required mental health professionals to report unbalanced people. We need to get them help. Normally, crazy people don’t see themselves as crazy. They see everybody else as crazy. Many, many people are running around without the ability to care for themselves. Maybe it is time society intervened before they act out.

Here is another simple fact. The gun owners in this country are never going to give up their guns, period. No law, no edict, and no liberal politician is going to change that. It is past time for the government to find a better way to deal with mental illness.

Ron Scarbro

Thursday, October 1, 2015


Speaker of the House John Boehner, R, Ohio, is resigning his position as Speaker and also resigning as a Member of Congress effective the end of October. What took you so long? I have been listening to Boehner’s recent comments and he, along with many other Washington insiders, seems confused. The Washington political establishment of both parties hasn’t gotten the message that was clearly sent during the last election cycle. Polling has indicated without any doubt that the citizens of this country are unhappy with the direction we, as a country, are headed. The election should have alerted these brilliant politicians that change was necessary. Change in ideas. Change in direction. Change in political leadership.

Take a look at the Republican Presidential Primary being contested today. The three front runners are completely non-politicians. Two are businesspeople and one is a surgeon. None have political backgrounds and yet they are overwhelming the politics of the day.

Is there a message here? Are the people of the country trying to send another message? Will the political class get the idea that we want real change?

It is one thing to elect individuals from a different party. But, is it too much to expect the new party to get busy with the work the people elected them to do? We have Republican majorities in both the House and the Senate but nothing is changing. It is just the same game but with different players. We have all heard the tired old rhetoric that we can’t get anything done because Obama will just veto our efforts. Okay, let him. Put it on him. Let his legacy continue to be the breakdown of this country’s values and traditions.

Let’s face it. The Democrats are in trouble and they know it. I have even heard they are trying to trot out Al Gore. Are you kidding me? If you think Hillary is a mess, wait ‘til you see an Al Gore campaign or a Bernie Sander’s campaign for that matter. You and I know there are excellent Democrats with the intelligence and the ability to be President. The only one currently in the discussion however has been Jim Webb.

The facts are clear. What has been happening in Washington hasn’t been working. We are at war all over the world. Our economy is struggling. We are overrun with illegal aliens. Our drug problems continue to haunt our cities and when police officers try to intercede, they are sued and arrested. We are going in the wrong direction and we need a complete change.

I won’t miss John Boehner and I’m not too sure about his handpicked successor Kevin McCarthy of California either. I would like to see Trey Gowdy in that position. He is a former prosecutor who has experience getting things done and he is fearless.

There is no doubt that we will be seeing a lot of things changing over the next few months. It will not be enough for the country just to elect a Republican to the White House. It will be up to all of us to hold that individual’s feet to the fire to get the change our country so vitally needs.

We absolutely must let the world know that we will no longer put up with the Middle East problem. They either fix it themselves or we will. Secondly, we absolutely have to get the government’s boot off the neck of small business and allow them to prosper and grow. That along with meaningful tax reform will cause our economy to grow like it hasn’t for years. And finally, we must get a handle on our illegal immigration problem. It is costly, dangerous, and completely out of control. We have enough law, we just need to enforce the law.

We need a change, and change is good.

Ron Scarbro