Categories Archives: Op-Ed

Discipline Comes From Within.

The foundation of a morally healthy life style is internal-self-discipline. The foundation of all “Law” is God’s Law; especially the “Two great Commandments of Jesus” (Matthew 22: 34-40). In fact, the U. S. Constitution is based upon God’s Law ...

Turnabout is Fair Play.

Why can’t more of us see that economics is the key to our freedom and the answer to the problems we talk about all the time? This political year has and continues to bring this fact to light, but the Colin Kaepernick protest illuminates the issue of eco ...

Is My House Really Ugly?.

By: Johnny Hollowell Over the past decade, the words “ugly” and “house” have become a common phrase used in inner city neighborhoods. This phenomenon is very visible in the Third and Fifth Wards in Houston. As a long-time resident ...

Damn…I’m ‘A Bad Dude’ Too!.

“I’m in fear for my life!” This is usually the phrase you hear from members of law enforcement in response to any officer-involved shooting which typically leads to someone being severely wounded or killed. However, over the last several yea ...

Why Vote?.

By: Johnny Hollowell Since retiring from the Coast Guard, I have served as a Deputy Registrar and Election Precinct Judge on numerous occasions. One question that seems to always surface at one time or another is, “why vote, my vote won’t count an ...

America 2016: It’s Time to Fight, Not Run.

The 2016 presidential election is nearly upon us and the results of this upcoming election will determine the overall future of this country. America, in 2016, is at a major crossroads and there is so much at stake in this election that it can’t possibl ...