Lt. Col. (P) Bill Connor
Bill Connor (billconnoronline.com) received his Bachelor’s of Arts from The Citadel in 1990. After serving over ten years as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army he received his Juris Doctorate from University of South Carolina in 2005.
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Honoring our Forefathers- Jul 6, 2015
Like nearly all South Carolinians, I was deeply saddened upon learning of the senseless murders at the Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. At the time, I was serving (military duties) outside the state when I also learned one of the slain was related to a fellow soldier.
I continue to pray for the families. Their Christian witness after the tragedy impacted us all.
On Social Security, we could follow the examples of Chile and Canada . . .- Jul 6, 2015
Greece should be sparking more talk about how we address the runaway spending in this country, which is due in large part to the dysfunctionality of our Social Security system. Now I am not going to propose anything about cutting your Social Security benefits, which is what the Democrats scream about every time someone brings up this problem. They don’t want anyone to consider real solutions to this problem.
Whoa: Repeal of medical device tax may have veto-proof support- Jul 6, 2015
Say this for ObamaCare: It certainly is a resilient piece of horrible legislation. No matter how many people want it either changed in part or repealed in full, it just keeps on keeping on without any real changes at all - unless, of course, the White House decides to unilaterally change what the law says. (And why not, since neither Congress nor the Supreme Court will do anything about it?) It goes to show just how much you can accomplish as president when you don’t care about the constitutional limits of your authority, and the voters don’t care about that either.
How ‘Robert Bork’s America’ Gave Us Justice Kennedy’s America- Jul 6, 2015
It would go down in history as Sen. Edward Kennedy’s “Robert Bork’s America” speech.
Texas Clerk Refuses to Issue Licenses for Same-Sex Marriage- Jul 6, 2015
Irion County, TX - Citing the Constitution and natural law, elected clerk for Irion County, Texas, Molly Crimer has vowed to stand for natural marriage. Referring to the opinion of five lawyers regarding marriage, Crimer said: “To keep my oath to uphold the Constitution, I must reject this ruling that I believe is lawless….I have to stand for the Constitution and the rule of law.” Liberty Counsel is offering Ms. Crimer pro bono counsel.
Hating America Transcending Honoring America- Jul 6, 2015
Over the past seven years, the United States of America has become the country people love to hate.
Hating America started as a blamefest and flowered out to a full blown hatefest.
While it is true that some people hated America long before Barack Obama ever got himself elected president, it was definitely Barack Obama who gave voice to the hatred of America.
Saudi prince giving away his money buying immortality for the Democrats?- Jul 6, 2015
There should be no big mystery as to why Alwaleed bin Talal, the Saudi prince Bill Gates talked into giving away all his money to charity, is dumping his riches.
No one’s given away all of his money since the last saint more than 2000 years ago.
Charity is no longer as conventional as it once was. In the case of the notorious Clinton Foundation, charity eloped with power and has never been the same.
Jane, David and Moses- Jul 6, 2015
Jane, as in Fonda and David, as in Suzuki are having a great day. As CTVnews reports, they are rejoicing in a rally “aimed at bringing attention to climate change, employment and justice issues in Canada”, also known as the “climate rally.”
In case you were unaware, the people on this continent need some reminding, especially by “do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do” artists, like Jane or David. The news report also says “The rally will consist of a rare coalition of non-profit organizations and activist groups, including a variety [of] labour unions, Greenpeace, Idle No More and religious organizations.”
Uh-oh… The New York Times notices that ObamaCare is causing insurance rates to soar- Jul 6, 2015
There have been plenty of stories about the ways in which ObamaCare is driving up healthcare costs. All across the country, we’ve seen double digit insurance rate hikes and soaring premiums. It’s nothing new, and conservatives have been warning that this would be the case since long before the unpopular law was rammed down America’s throat.
State Dept. withholding content of Obama/Hillary call from night of Benghazi attack- Jul 6, 2015
Some of us remember that Barack Obama jetted off to a fundraiser in Las Vegas on the night our consulate in Benghazi was attacked by terrorists associated with Al Qaeda. Now you might be able to offer this defense of the president: He can do his job from anywhere. He has communication capabilities wherever he goes, and he has the freedom to use them any time he wants.
The best renewable energy investment- Jul 6, 2015
When you read a headline such as one from CNBC touting “Solar power’s stunning growth,” realize that it’s thanks to you—even if you’ve never even thought of putting solar panels on your roof or live in an apartment where you couldn’t install them if you wanted to. If you live in the United States, vote, pay taxes, and get your electricity from a utility company, you’ve helped the solar power industry. You support the solar industry through a variety of tax and regulatory policies—voted in by politicians you elected—that favor it over other lower-cost forms of electricity generation.
Answer the WHY? of it all- Jul 6, 2015
Beware of stage 1 thinking policy makers- Jul 6, 2015
National security and foreign policy makers should study a critical lesson of the medical profession: The failure to think beyond the stage 1 effect of painkillers may solve short-term problems, but will trigger long-term health risks: addiction, organ damage, nausea, headaches, dizziness, memory impairment and decreased cognitive performance.
Marching with the enemy- Jul 6, 2015
Imagine pro-tobacco groups wanted to participate in fund raising marches for cancer research. ‘We want to help defeat cancer too,’ the tobacco advocates announce.
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Disregarding Reality, Yet Again: The Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry Report- Jul 6, 2015
The report by the Commission of Inquiry appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to examine the events surrounding Operation Protective Edge was published on June 22, 2015. As expected, the report criticizes Israel, concluding that its military operations violated the laws of armed conflict and expressing concern regarding the possible commission of war crimes.