I have never had a high opinion of South Carolina. Now, voters of that state have confirmed my suspicions.
Politicians, who want to distort the truth (ie. lie) have it easy. No one listens and no one remembers. History, like geography (and most other subjects on the curriculum), are not known American strengths. Most people know what they want to believe and from whom they want to hear what they believe. The popularity of Fox News proves this point.
The problem for those interested in history and desiring facts is living with the anger and frustration…
I could not help but comment on a piece in the news...
Some may recall my rant about decorations. With that in mind and knowing the occasional (frequent) absurdity tossted out by the US justice apparatus, I still could not have imagined what I read.
It seems that boasting about an unearned military decoration is a federal crime (but only for the past four years!). Now, a federal appeals court has overturned the ruling. It stated that the law violates the First Amendment right of free speech. Huh?
Idiots everywhere must be happy that lying and cheating are protected by the Constitution.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.