Month: November 2013

We should be thankful for religious freedom on Thanksgiving Day (Opinion from Pepper Bryars)

As Alabamians gather today to watch football and feast on fried turkey, we should also remember the words written by President George Washington in his proclamation establishing "a day of public thanksgiving and prayer" in 1789 that eventually became known as Thanksgiving Day. "It is the duty of all nations…

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Rush is right: Kids should know the real story of Thanksgiving (Opinion from Pepper Bryars)

Rush Limbaugh has an annual tradition on his radio program when he retells what has become known as "the real story of Thanksgiving," and this year the tale is being carried to a younger audience through his new bestselling children's book, "Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims." "Thanksgiving is actually…

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Libertarians should take a seat at the Republican Party’s table (Opinion from Pepper Bryars)

Libertarians did it again. Earlier this month their party's nominee received nearly seven-percent of the vote in Virginia's governor race. Not enough to win, as usual, but plenty to fracture the limited government vote and hand victory to Democrat Terry McAuliffe even though 52-percent of the state's voters wanted someone…

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Veterans’ Voices: Veterans Day is a perfect time to record family history

It's been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. I hear many whenever I look at the fading photographs of my great-great grandfather, a farmer in Baldwin County who was a soldier in the Civil War, and my grandfather, who sailed out of Mobile Bay aboard Liberty Ships…

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Tuesday’s election isn’t a referendum on the right-wing (Opinion from J. Pepper Bryars)

The results of Tuesday's special Republican primary runoff in Alabama's 1st Congressional District is being viewed nationally as a referendum on the party's right wing – historically labeled "movement conservatives" and recently called "tea party" voters. "There is a war raging between establishment and movement conservatives for the soul of…

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