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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In May 29 Issue
Russell County News

Can You Hear Me Now!  

Verizon has now moved beyond this now famous slogan, but I felt compelled to borrow it once again for this article.  

The praise and positive comments I receive from my readers are certainly appreciated, but there are still some critics out there that think I’m over the top.  My goal for each column that I write is to raise questions and quite frankly to get people to THINK!  

I do not expect anyone to agree with me largely because most of what I write is “My Opinion” or someone else’s “Opinion”, but I feel that a vast majority of the population realizes now that as a nation we have been “Hoodwinked” by a smooth talking charismatic man who probably believes most of what he is saying.

I have discovered over the last couple years that our history making commander and chief is not the only one who has been less than truthful.

For more than 100 years the progressive movement has been busy reshaping our past. One story that most of us heard in our youth is the story of George Washington and how he chopped down the cherry tree and that he could not tell a lie.

In fact, George did not cut down the cherry tree, but did cut the trunk and bark causing the young English Cherry to die.  

While I was growing up, I had a Great Uncle that had no use for Franklin D. Roosevelt.  My uncle was a police officer in Detroit during most of Roosevelt’s presidency and I did not understand why he disliked him so much. We were taught in school that Roosevelt was a great president and was responsible for leading our nation out of the Great Depression!

Now that I have had the opportunity to read about and hear historians speak of the Roosevelt years, I realize now that he was as close to a dictator that our country has seen and World War II is what got us out of the Depression!

It was no coincidence that the 22nd Amendment was passed by Congress in less than two years after his death.

The Amendment to the Constitution was created to insure that no president could ever serve more than two elected terms, unlike the four terms in which Roosevelt was elected.  

Many economist and historians feel that the Great Depression would have been over much sooner had it not been for the socialistic principals and practices of the Roosevelt Era.  

Prior to Roosevelt, few Presidents attempted to serve for more than two terms and none have been permitted to do so since. Franklin D. Roosevelt is the only president that served more than two terms in office.  

The good news is that Americans are starting to wake up to the lies and falsehoods that have been passed along for years as truths.  

We are finding out that George Washington was a godly man and knew the scriptures well.  

Our Constitution is chalked full of scripture and it has been said that many historians did not realize this because they didn’t know the Bible.

 If you would like to know more about our first President, then you should pick up the book “George Washington's Sacred Fire”.

We still have a lot a work to do and I pray that it’s not too late.  The current administration is spending money as fast as they can print it and the entire world is feeling the effects of our illness.  

The disease is Socialism and the cause is progressive ideas and policies.  Our next big chance to change things is to vote in new blood like Dr. Rand Paul.  On Memorial Day, let us remember this important message…


It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the VETERAN, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.

It is the VETERAN who salutes the Flag and upon death their coffin is covered with it.


May God bless America!

Ron Phillips  

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