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About rixlibris

Retired from child care photography after thirty years of coaxing smiles and wiping noses. Currently venting years of repressed fictional story lines via self-published novels. Married and still alive in a remote corner of Waller County, Texas.

A PARLIAMENT OF COWARDS

To paraphrase an old saw, “The beatings will continue until unity occurs.” Republicans have never been known for any collective sense of bravery under fire. We’ve always been the party that will apply the rule of action based on thick … Continue reading

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JUST SHUT UP & BELIEVE WHAT WE SAY

We have a new president. It is no secret that I supported the outgoing administration but it is also true that during the past four years, and through all past administrations I have been vocal about the need for an … Continue reading

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WE MUST RECLAIM THE ABSOLUTES

We are facing a crisis in these United States of America. It is not a Democrat crisis, it is not a Republican crisis nor is it a crisis of recent origin. We are faced with a crisis in ethics, morality … Continue reading

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WHIGS MOVE OVER, COMPANY’S COMING

The American Whig party was formed in 1834 in opposition to President Andrew Jackson. They took their name from the British anti-monarchist party because they styled Jackson as “King Andrew the First.” The Whigs were a very powerful party during … Continue reading

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AND HAST THOU SLAIN THE JABBERWOCK?

We have a contested election in which fully half the country believes the President is a sore loser, needlessly prolonging the inevitable victory of Joe Biden, while the other half is convinced that the election was stolen by an unimaginably … Continue reading

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A CAUTIONARY TALE

Following is a brief foray into history and a moral for our times. In about the third decade of the current era, in the Middle East, the Jewish Nation was being ruled by the Roman Empire. The Jewish people waited … Continue reading

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AMERICA, HAVE YOU NO SHAME?

In the Bible, that book so revered by our founders that they based much of their philosophy upon it, it is written: (Matthew 23:27, RSV) (F)or you are like whitewashed tombs which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of … Continue reading

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A REPUBLIC, IF YOU CAN KEEP IT

As Ben Franklin departed the constitutional convention he was asked, “what have you given us?” “A republic,” he replied, “if you can keep it.” We have managed to keep the Republic for over 240 years, although many would say that … Continue reading

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EQUAL JUSTICE FOR… WHOM?

Politicians from both sides of the aisle are fond of shouting, “no one is above the law.” It goes without saying that equal justice is a concept that should be treasured by all citizens in any nation but it is … Continue reading

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UNCIVIL WAR GAMES

There are war games being played out in our country, very uncivil war games, and there are three sides involved in these games, the Blue Team, the Red Team and the Purple Team, also known as “Permanent Washington.” Since the … Continue reading

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