West of Dodge

“Simple is good,” noted Jim Henson.

And when problems are simple, life is good.

…and just like Jeopardy! we already have most of the answers. We just need to come up with some better questions.

Defund the Police? How about we defund public schools instead?

Not that they’ve failed. On the contrary, the Dept of Re-education has succeeded quite well in doing what it set out to do:

There is no God
America is racist
Capitalism is evil
Humans are animals
and of course… Life is cheap

Graduates are then let loose on an unsuspecting society with degrees in: Anarchy, Social Unrest, and Looting.


“With Malice toward none, with charity for all…”
Abraham Lincoln

(Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Now you know why Abe has to go!)



Where are all the grown-ups?

For desecrating anything that ain’t theirs, those perpetually offended know-nothings ought to be turned over the nation’s knee and paddled.

Back in the days of black & white, Sheriff Andy took his boy fishing and taught him about life. And somehow Opie didn’t grow up to be a whiny pajama boy vandalizing downtown Mayberry and monuments to General Lee.

A boy is a boy. Two boys are half a boy. And three boys are no boy at all.

And you can’t teach them cooped up in an educational warehouse with revisionist curriculum, America-hating administration, and man-eating teachers.

Boys need less facts and figures… and more rhyme, playtime, and time with dad.

their dad.

No, the problem is not boys growing up without fathers. There’s no shortage of fathers. Most of them are in the NFL.

What we don’t have enough of are dads.

Not mommy’s latest boyfriend
Not the DNA donor with visitation rights
Not the guy who writes the court-ordered support check


The last thing he sees at night, the first thing he sees in the morning – boots on, kiss for Mom, cup of joe… Dad.

Oh, and yes… his little girl needs him just as much. From her old man she understands what a man is supposed to be. Or not. Just as from her mom she learns respect for the man. Or not.

Dads should be shamed for running out on their claim. But who’s to blame for chasing them away?

Making babies… yeah, we figured that much out. Just not how to raise them.

That’s right… I said it.

Sure… the lad may worship with you on Sunday, but the rest of the week he is a ward of the State.

And there are many things a boy needs to learn to grow up to be man – none of which are taught in school: Changing plugs on a flathead eight, plinking cans off the barnyard gate, seeking mercy over hate.

Actually, most everything worth knowing must be learned beyond the classroom through hard knocks and skinned knees… especially life’s most essential ingredients: Character and Faith.

And it’s faith in a Higher Authority that instills a faith in Higher Law.

The Commandments
The Beatitudes
The Bill of Rights

…and that justice ultimately belongs to God. And God is good.

Robespierre believed that he was justice. And he led the French Lives Matter mob to destroy his enemies in the name of justice. But in the end, the mob destroyed Robespierre.


There’s no law west of Dodge, and no God west of the Pecos.

Yeah, sometimes its seems that way. But then, as John Wayne’s Chisum reminded us:

“No matter where people go, sooner or later there’s the law. And sooner or later they find God’s already been there.”


Lincoln of Gettysburg
The world will little note nor long remember… the other Gettysburg address.

Sons of Liberty
America has always been at war with two viruses (neither of which is Covid-19) One is fear, the other is tyranny.