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Western civilization in decline — Part 3: We need to have more children as a cultural imperative

For several decades Europe has had a declining population because Europeans are not having enough children to sustain its culture and socialistic way of life. The United States of America — the pinnacle of that magnificent Western civilization, a civilization based on the twin pillars of a Judeo-Christian inheritance and the Greco-Roman legacy — is following suit in that same declivity.

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Barbarians still at the gates

A naive young U.S. citizen is released still in a brutally-induced coma from a year’s barbaric imprisonment in North Korea. If one fails to see that barbarians are still at the gates of Western Civilization itself, go back into your own benign coma.

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Close the ‘Tailgate Party’ loophole in the new ‘campus carry’ gun law

On May 24 the University System of Georgia issued guidelines for implementing House Bill 280, the so-called “campus carry” bill that was signed into law on May 4 by Gov. Nathan Deal. Under the new gun law — for the first time ever — Georgia weapons license holders will be allowed to carry concealed handguns into classrooms and other places on Georgia’s public college and university campuses.

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The British elections— a setback not a devastating defeat

The news and sound bites are reverberating and progressive internationalists are gloating at the supposed catastrophe that had befallen the British Prime Minister Theresa May and the Conservative (CON; Tories) Party in the U.K. elections. There is no question that the result was an unexpected disappointment — but it was not a catastrophic or “devastating” defeat as reported by most media sources and referred to by gloating E.U. officials and Labour Party politicians? That it was a catastrophe is pure nonsense.

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Western civilization in decline — Part 2: Danger ahead but where are the statesmen?

Presently, America and the West are fighting a war against a barbaric enemy, Islamic terrorists of the Islamic Caliphate (ISIS), in various countries particularly Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. But random acts of terrorism perpetrated against innocent people by ISIS and other Muslim factions, Hamas, Hezbollah, etc., are also occurring throughout the civilized world in Europe, Israel, Russia and the United States.

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Western civilization in decline — Part 1: Danger ahead with cultural and national suicide

Western civilization and the American culture of freedom with responsibility face a serious challenge, and very few politicians have the courage and conviction to discuss and explain the nature of this emergent and unspoken crisis. True, we face Islamic jihad and repeated acts of terrorism on the one hand, and a resurgent China, politically, economically and militarily growing stronger, on the other.

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A debt to those who gave some and those who gave all

A tear welled up in Hal’s eye, a deep sadness etched across his face as he recalled the moment. Omaha Beach, the day after the D-Day invasion. Hal had been tasked by his company commander to go back down onto the beach and retrieve some equipment. A farm boy from Iowa now deep into his 60s, he shared this memory with me, his words below.

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Honoring our heroes and their loved ones this Memorial Day

The last Monday in May is a solemn one, particularly for those whose loved ones have sacrificed their lives for our nation’s freedom. Memorial Day was originally celebrated as Decoration Day, and it was proclaimed in 1868 by Gen. John Logan, who had been a Northern commander in the Civil War. The day was intended to honor those who laid down their lives to defend their country in the Civil War. It was declared a national holiday to honor the dead of all America’s wars in 1971.

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Good education requires parental responsibility

Race baiting by several Telegraph writers seems to be on the rise. Faulty arguments and misleading information are being propounded about alleged discrimination and segregation in the Bibb County School System to sow dissension in the Middle Georgia community. This fabricated but politically motivated animosity instead of bringing the community together, is causing dissension, and is hurting most the very “minority and disadvantaged” children they claim to speak for.

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Society led around by the treacherous 2 percent

Nothing highlights how much ground the church in America has lost to the LGBTQ activists than the story of a certain Atlanta black firefighter named Kelvin Cochran. Never heard of him? Figures. Christians black and white should be universally heralding him as the bravest defender of the faith since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., yet few have heard of him. In learning his story, keep in mind that the entire LGBTQ community currently comprises between 2 percent and 3 percent of the entire population of America, according to both Gallup and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s relevant.

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Bibb’s schools: Separate but not equal

Recently, much attention has been given to the 40 percent precipitous drop in the proportion of white students attending Bibb County public schools while the population of black students has held relatively steady.

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Citizens need to check in during 2018 budget deliberations

Macon-Bibb County consolidated government is exhibiting serious signs of fiscal distress from this aggrieved taxpayer’s perspective. Prior to adoption of 2018 county budget, a thorough evaluation of 2017’s county budget, performed by an independent municipal credit analyst and counselor, is recommended to disclose inconsistent accounting practices, improve reporting regulations and guide sound financial planning strategies for the common benefit of taxpayers, not special interest groups.

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Wishful thinking and divining Donald Trump

A recent column by Bill Ferguson, a Telegraph columnist, discusses the art of the possible, certainly not in terms of mathematical probability, but in terms of historical political guesswork. Ferguson asks, “Could Trump be the worst U.S. president ever?” One suspects wishful thinking in this act of political divination.

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Gadbois got it wrong in his letter about Rep. Scott

Frank Gadbois seems to have a problem with the Georgia Republican congressional delegation supporting President Donald Trump. He especially likes to take verbal shots at 8th District Congressman Austin Scott. Gadbois has again taken some cheap shots at Scott with his April 19, letter to the editor.

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The mother of all bombs resets a new world order

This 21,000-lb. Massive Ordnance Air Blast, explosive, just brought out of the closet in a spectacular second only to a nuclear display of force, has heralded a new and very effective weapon of large destruction by concussive force and oxygen deprivation.

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Vladimir Putin — Part 1: The enigmatic Russian leader will need to show statesmanship in the Syrian crisis

I write these words and I shudder because as I read the BBC headlines and reports in the early morning hours I learned that President Trump ordered, and the U.S. has launched, a devastating missile strike on a Syrian airbase. The American attack is in retaliation for the Syrian chemical attack on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria a few days ago in which at least 80 of their own people, including dozens of women and children, were killed. Here is how the BBC reported the U.S. missile launch:

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An open letter to citizen Tim McCoy

The other day the Macon-Bibb County Commission’s Operation and Finance Committee added a resolution to the commission’s April 18 agenda that would make it unlawful to discriminate against local members of the LGBTQ community in appointments, employment, and promotions. Before the vote was taken, however, one of our local pastors, the Rev. Dr. Tim McCoy of Ingleside Baptist Church, spoke against the resolution.