Two years after a 9/11 remembrance, my heart breaks for our lack of unity

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Guest Commentary by Amanda Young Rigby, Vista City Councilmember At the San Diego Memorial Stair Climb, first responders from not only around our county but from across the globe gather to remember the first responders who were murdered in New York on September 11th, 2001, when our nation was attacked by Islamic terrorists.  I have attended this event multiple times …

AMERICA, the most beautiful sound this 4th of July

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AMERICA, the most beautiful sound this 4th of July (What unites us is far greater than what divides us) Guest Commentary by Hon. Fred Schnaubelt AMERICA. The most beautiful sound I ever heard. America, America, all the beautiful sounds of the world in a single word. On this July 4th AMERICA of mass immigration is fulfilling the dreams of those …

LAFCO’s Wilfull Disregard

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Guest Commentary: by Lou Russo The right of petition is expressly set out in the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law … abridging … the right of the people … to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”— from the First Amendment The petition clause concludes the First Amendment’s ringing enumeration of expressive rights and, in many ways, …

Juvenile Rapists Cheer Governor Brown

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Warning: Story contains graphic content that may disturb readers By Michele Hanisee   We are compelled to write a follow-up to our blog “Legislature and Governor to Victims: Drop Dead” to specifically address how SB 1391 is a brutal slap in the face to victims of rape committed by 14- and 15-year-old juveniles. The number of juveniles who are tried as adults …