Twice a year, in October and April, my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, meets for a world wide General Conference presided over by the man we sustain as the one and only anointed and set apart Prophet of God on the earth today, accompanied by the twelve currently living Apostles … Continue reading Saturday General Conference Musings
Tangled thread this! One of my friends shared my recent blog post on self-defense and guns (Constitutional Right or Natural Right) with several of her friends. One of them wrote back to her and shared a link to their blog post from 2013. She then shared it with me, and I found it thought provoking … Continue reading Sharing Another’s Thoughts on Guns
John Locke wrote that the preservation of mankind is the most basic law of human nature. Although he probably had the most significant influence on the framers of the Constitution of the United States of all those who wrote previously about natural rights, the concept of natural law did not originate with him. Natural law … Continue reading Constitutional Right or Natural Right?
In a federal criminal case out of Alabama, I was recently able to establish at a bond hearing substantial doubt as to the accuracy of a fingerprint on a bag of cocaine, which was the only credible evidence connecting my client to the offense. On cross-examination of the fingerprint expert, I was able to get … Continue reading Fingerprints are Not Unique
Having learned first hand just how fast & easy it is for someone with a tiny bit of skill and a soda can to break into a home, I found this article contains some excellent advice to make such would-be thieves have to work harder/longer - which makes your house less attractive to them. The … Continue reading PREPAREDNESS TIP: DEADBOLT LOCKS
Written by Leslie Fish Two by two, to and fro, in the streets the king’s men go Hunting anyone who’ll show signs of lacking fear. Does he carry means of strife, fountain pen or pocket knife, any tool to save his life? That’s unlawful here! From the shadows robbers spy ‘til the king’s men pass … Continue reading The Sheep Look Back
Admittedly, I have never had to defend my home using violence - and I most sincerely hope that I never need to! Still, it IS something that I do think about from time-to-time, and which I study on. I think the first thing that comes to mind for most people in the United States (including … Continue reading Defending your home
We all like to think that we are safe, that we live/work/study/worship in a safe place. Hopefully, nothing will change and we will all continue to be safe. However, recent events around the country and the world should be warning us that we might not be as safe as we would like to think we … Continue reading Active Shooter Preparation