Tag: sanford d. horn

Sanford D. Horn: Should the obese fatten the government budget?

Plucking obese children from their parents is the ultimate in “nanny-statism.” Dr. David Ludwig, an obesity specialist at Children’s Hospital Boston and Lindsey Murtagh, an attorney and researcher with Harvard’s School of Public Health, want to extract obese children from their homes and away from their parents for a government intervention. Ludwig and Murtagh want […]


Sanford D. Horn: Happy Birthday to U.S.

“The Declaration of Independence [is the] declaratory charter of our rights, and the rights of man.” – Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826); Founding Father; credited author of said document and third American president. A housekeeping note – I dislike the expression “happy fourth of July.” Happy Independence Day is the correct expression or happy birthday America is […]


Sanford D. Horn: Of cowards and crybabies

With adult supervision being restored in the governor’s mansions in Madison, Wisc.I, Columbus, Ohio, Richmond, Va. and Trenton, N.J., the GOP is keeping its promises of cutting budgets – and not with a scalpel, but with the necessary hacksaw. In abject cowardice, Wisconsin’s 14 Democratic state senators fled the Dairy State to shun their jobs, […]


Sanford D. Horn: Remembering Ronald Reagan

As Americans prepare to celebrate and commemorate the life of one of our greatest and most popular presidents, Ronald Wilson Reagan, I am reminded of something said by the current White House occupant. In Tucson he called for a return to civility. That said, I harkened back to when President Reagan could criticize specific policy […]


Sanford D. Horn: Stone’s sense of history is rocky

Film director Oliver Stone is right. Now before all who know me wonder if I am not suffering from heat stroke, let me clarify the statement. “We can’t judge people as only bad or good,” said Stone in his defense of both Stalin and Hitler in recent comments castigating the United States for its disproportionate […]


Sanford D. Horn: Voting no-confidence in government

Column by Sanford D. Horn Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   Here’s a shocking revelation: government, regardless of the party in power, does not create jobs. Confidence in government, however, is a driving force in job creation by the private sector. Giving government unfettered freedom to run roughshod over our Creator-endowed rights – that hinders job […]


Sanford D. Horn: Many villains, no heroes

Column by Sanford D. Horn Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   Rahm Emanuel is the opportunist’s opportunist. The Obama administration chief of staff first said “never let a serious crisis go to waste.” Then, this past weekend, Emanuel referred to Congressman Joe Barton’s apology to BP as a “gift,” demonstrative of how the GOP would behave. […]


Sanford D. Horn: Voting wrongs, gun rights

Column by Sanford D. Horn Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   The Washington Post, the alleged newspaper of record for the nation’s capitol and its metropolitan area, over the past seven days ending with Saturday, April 24, 2010, ran six articles, editorials or columns each decrying the lack of voting rights yet to bestowed upon the […]


Sanford D. Horn | Omnibus bill proving ominous

With Congress prepared to throw another 410 billion of our taxpayer dollars out the window on superfluous projects many of which had previously been rejected at the state level, a few Democrats are finally waking up to smell the Arabica beans.


Sanford D. Horn | Master of his domain, but little else

In his first primetime press conference Barack Obama was certainly master of his domain – holding court in a campaign-like speech interrupted by the occasional question. Obama’s goal, clearly, was to remind the American people who won in November and who’s in charge today with his continued fearmongering imploring Congress to hurry up and pass […]


Sanford D. Horn | RINO virus striking the Senate

With the potential, even likely, defections of senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe along with Arlen Specter, Barack Obama’s scare tactics may succeed in garnering enough so-called Republican votes in order to secure passage of the heinous alleged stimulus proposal.


‘Wake up, damn it!’

For the uninitiated, Ralph Waldo “Petey” Greene told it like it was in his world on the Washington, D.C., airwaves on WOL during the late 1960s and early 1970s before succumbing to cancer. The ex-con, who described himself in his boss’s word – a miscreant, because it sounded more sophisticated – would no doubt be […]


Sanford D. Horn: Nation burns while Congress fiddles

Op-Ed by Sanford D. Horn A la Nero, fiddling while Rome burned, so, too, the nation burns as Congress fiddles while not in session. The Democratic-lead Congress said they will work on solving the current economic crisis after Election Day. This is clearly a partisan tactic in hopes the stock market continues spiraling toward hell, […]


Life as an English-speaking American

Op-Ed by Sanford D. Horn Sometime in the not-so-distant future: A man enters a nondescript building, opens a door to what appears to be a classroom or a conference room and takes a seat. Man: “Hi, I’m Sanford, I’m an English-speaking American.” Chorus from the room: “Hi, Sanford.” Sanford: “This is my first meeting of […]


A View from the Right: Domestic oil everywhere, but not a drop to drill

Op-Ed by Sanford D. Horn Raise your hands if you know Yemen sold 13,000 barrels of crude oil and products each and every day during 2007 to the United States. OK, just raise your hands if you heard of Yemen in the first place. Yemen? Yes, Yemen. “Oh, good one! And ‘Yemen,’ that actually sounds […]


That giant sucking sound

Op-Ed by Sanford D. Horn A quarter of a million dollars. Let’s look at that figure in numerals – $250,000. That is the salary, before benefits, the Alexandria School Board has awarded Dr. Morton Sherman to become the new schools superintendent – effective Aug. 15. Effective Aug. 15? Dr. Sherman will be on the job […]