Vern Turner

Please Forgive Us
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Please Forgive Us

BY VERN TURNER Several of my Facebook friends are Canadians. They keep asking me what the hell happened. I try to explain. They send back verbal headshakes or remain silent. In every case, however, my Canadian friends are polite and gracious. I think they understand what caused such a dreadful mistake: 62 million dupes, an…

The Oath And Memorial Day
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The Oath And Memorial Day

BY VERN TURNER The oath of office and the oath that each and every member of the armed forces takes has to do with defending and protecting the Constitution of the United States. The president’s oath is thus: The president, when inaugurated, must take the following oath of office administered by the chief justice of…

Removing Republicanism
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Removing Republicanism

BY VERN TURNER My wife and I attended the March for our Lives rally in Denver on March 24. Tens of thousands of people joined the peaceful demonstration and march through the downtown canyons in a “purple” state. It wasn’t just the “ … purple mountain majesty … ” of the Rockies, but heartfelt blue of the…

A Flailing, Failing Presidency
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A Flailing, Failing Presidency

BY VERN TURNER Events keep outrunning the media’s – or my – attempts to keep up with the soap opera-cum-governmental-disaster that is the Trump presidency. Even the great journalists and pundits are nonplussed by the speed with which the Sargasso Sea of corruption, lies, indictments, departures and childish tantrums keeps turning each news cycle into…

Dereliction Of Duty
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Dereliction Of Duty

BY VERN TURNER This title is perhaps the most serious accusation one can make against someone who has significant responsibility and whose actions impact a great many people. The primary duty of the president of the United States is to protect our people, our Constitution and our institutions from foreign influence or attacks. Recent events…

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