By J.T. Murphy
“The evil that men do lives after them. The good is oft interred with their bones.” - “Julius Caesar”, Act III, Scene II, William Shakespeare. Yes, unfortunately evil lives. Evil is expanding. Our nation has taken “separation of church and state” to the extreme. It is not separation of church from state; it is an imprisonment of church. Remarkably, the Constitution and the Amendments do not contain the words “separation of church and state”. Those words came much later in legal fighting, in the 19th century.

By Ed Sterling
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on July 22 issued a statement regarding the arrest and death of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old Illinois resident who had driven to Hempstead in response to a job offer from Prairie View A&M University. On July 10, Bland was pulled over by a state trooper, arrested and placed in the Waller County jail in Hempstead. Three days later Bland was found dead in her jail cell. Local authorities conducted an autopsy and reported suicide as the cause of death. Bland’s family ordered an independent autopsy.

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By Ed Sterling
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on July 18 authorized Adjutant General John Nichols of the Texas National Guard to arm personnel at military facilities across Texas. Abbott’s action comes following the July 16 shooting on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn., that resulted in the deaths of four U.S. Marines and one U.S. Navy sailor. A suspect was killed at the scene. An investigation is in progress.

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