Author: J. Pepper Bryars

4 things the left doesn’t understand about gun rights supporters

So let me get this straight: a couple of Muslim terrorists affiliated with a movement to enslave the world under an Islamic kingdom kill innocent Americans and our political left’s response is to attack the National Rifle Association? It appears so. Hillary Clinton lashed out at the NRA before the…

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Alabama simply can’t afford expanded Medicaid

Last month the committee appointed by Governor Robert Bentley to study the state’s health care situation issued a report that essentially recommended that a costly yet key ingredient of Obamacare be brought to Alabama – the much-debated Medicaid expansion. Members of the Alabama Health Care Improvement Task Force made a…

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Carson and Trump don’t understand American conservatism

The campaigns of Ben Carson and Donald Trump once looked unrealistic, but they kept rising in the polls.Many political pundits said they’d eventually fade and drop out, but they kept rising in the polls.And then other candidates, the establishment in both parties, and the media viciously attacked them. Yet they…

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Pope’s recent failure strengthens my Catholic faith

Alabama can be an interesting place to be Catholic.On the one hand, it’s challenging to live within an overwhelmingly evangelical community that generally believes our faith isn’t authentic Christianity. “If he’s a Christian, it’s despite being Catholic,” is how I’ve heard it said. On the other, we have great opportunities…

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Second-hand screens are the second-hand smoke of modern parenting

If you’re reading this on your tablet while at your child’s soccer game, please put it down. You’re setting an ill-mannered example, and one that’s becoming an all-too-frequent sight in our communities. I was recently at dinner with my wife and noticed a couple sitting nearby; both were staring into their…

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Auburn University should sue the anti-religious zealots harassing its students

A small Wisconsin-based organization of atheists sent a letter to Auburn University this month demanding that it abolish the football team’s chaplaincy position, and threatening a lawsuit if the school doesn’t.“Chaplains are given access to the team as a means for coaches to impose religion, usually Christianity, on their players,”…

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What can we do about abortion? Raise pro-life children.

As our nation’s abortionists brace for the next video exposing the Nazi-like horror that is Planned Parenthood, the prolife community anxiously awaits confirmation that the revelations are having a major impact on our nation’s collective conscience.“How could they not?” we ask ourselves. The videos show people sifting through mutilated limbs…

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Ted Cruz will win in places like Alabama

When the junior senator from Texas announced that he was running for president last March, I used these pages to write that, “Ted Cruz could win in places like Alabama.”That opinion was based upon Cruz's unapologetic advocacy and defense of the conservative principles of limited government, individual liberty, and free…

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