Commentary

Wed
24
Mar

OPINION: Drug courts save lives, it is time we fund them

For the last five years, I have been honored to serve as Louisiana’s chief legal officer. My service has focused on protecting Louisiana’s families, freedoms, and the rule of law. Part of protecting Louisiana is fighting the opioid epidemic, and this is an issue that I have not taken lightly.

From lobbying Congress for more stringent oversight of opioid manufacturers and distributors to creating the “End the Epidemic LA” informational campaign to making Naloxone available to Louisiana’s first responders to placing drug take back boxes throughout the State – I have worked with private and public partners to combat the crisis plaguing our State.

Wed
24
Mar

On the Bright Side

I recently read that “if common sense was lard, most people couldn’t grease a pan.”

Let’s admit, that rings true especially currently.

When you think about things such as the recent cancelation of the cartoon character Pepe Le Pew by people who complain about the objectification of women, you wonder how these exact same people can support Cardi B’s performance of “WAP” at the Grammys on March 14.

It’s disillusioning to witness the inconsistent philosophy of so many who claim that they stand for one thing, but in the same breath support a variation of that exact same disdain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
17
Mar

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

IMMIGRATION PROBLEMS

We know that since the administration changed President Biden’s policy was open the border to avoid conflicts and let the immigrants come in. To give an example, the governor of Texas was explaining the other day that last year we had something like 90,000 immigrants come over. This year, in just two months, we have already had 108,000. Of these, 800 were criminals - 786 sex related crimes, and 13 MX-18’s. The United States Congress will take a delegation down to look at what is happening, but basically these are illegal immigrants and there is no restraint to coming in. The policy of detaining these immigrants in Mexico has been relaxed.

Wed
17
Mar

On the Bright Side

One of my sons forgot his lunch the other day, and since he rarely forgets anything, I decided to bring it to the school.

I donned my mask and walked to the appropriate door of the high school.

They wouldn’t let me in nor accept the lunch “because of the pandemic.”

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Wed
10
Mar

On the Bright Side

It’s difficult to cover a profound and serious topic like this in the space of a column, but I feel it’s necessary to try.

The reason it’s important for me to address this issue is that, in past columns, I have spoken about the late Christian apologist, Ravi Zacharias, who passed away in May 2020. Over the years, Ravi’s talks and books have helped me and many others better understand the robust philosophical arguments for Christianity.

However, shockingly and sadly, Ravi was recently accused of horrendous sexual assault allegations that have proven to be true. I won’t go into the details here, but you can read the full, unedited report on www.rzim.com.

In short, the report states that these allegations include “sexting, unwanted and

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
03
Mar

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

America has inflicted on itself a terrible situation in the election with half of the Senate being Democrat and the Democrat Vice President presiding. They now have a majority in the Senate and America is in grave, grave danger economically. The House Democrats are rallying behind a budget resolution that call for a $6.1 trillion single year budget. They want $1.9 trillion now. This compares to Ronald Reagan in 1985 when he passed a first $1 trillion budget bill and we thought that was too much. Now we are six times that amount and everybody just cruises along as if nothing has happened. The Senate can pass spending and tax bills with only fifty-one votes. They do not need a single Republican vote. They have positioned the right to bankrupt the country. Rhino Republicans have put us in this mess, too.

Wed
03
Mar

On the Bright Side

In 2013, a friend of mine had a cat with a brand new litter of kittens.

“Is there a yellow one?” I asked. “I had a beloved yellow cat as a child, and would love to adopt one for our family now.”

“There’s one little yellow boy,” she said.

And that’s how we got Foxworth Craven Carpenter — “Fox” for short.

Fox grew to be a big boy, a tall golden “regal tiger” as we jokingly call him. When he runs, his “treat gut” swings. He’s a no-nonsense boy whose voice box never matured. He looks like a cheetah but sounds like a newborn mouse. He’s a good boy.

 

 

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Wed
24
Feb

OPINION: Data doesn’t support ‘Cancer Alley’ designation in Louisiana

A number of publications in Louisiana ran a piece recently using a quote from President Joe Biden that made an off-handed reference to “Cancer Alley” in Louisiana.

Where the president got the information or how he decided it was worth mentioning in his speech is something I do not know. But what I can say, unequivocally, is that the notion of industrial production creating a “Cancer Alley” in Louisiana is false.

For many years, headlines have tried to link Louisiana’s poor health rankings to the state’s Industrial Corridor, an area of the lower Mississippi River that is home to the state’s strong chemical, refining and manufacturing economy. This insinuation has gone on for so long and become so ingrained in the fabric of Louisiana’s news media that the area has become routinely, and incorrectly, called “Cancer Alley.”

 

 

Wed
24
Feb

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

GOODBYE RUSH

We will always miss Rush Limbaugh. The announcement of his death not only saddens us but it also will take out one of the greatest voices against the left that America has, a true conservative. His view points would cut through propaganda and bring reality and morality back into your minds and hearts when he spoke.

Wed
24
Feb

On the Bright Side

“What do you do?”

“I’m a stay-at-home mom,” I replied with eye contact and a smile.

The “what do you do” question doesn’t bother me, though, because I dearly love my calling, or in my case — my answered prayer.

You see, for many years while my colleagues were praying for a promotion, I was pleading with God to let me be at home with my babies.

 

 

 

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