Entries by Jimmy Smith

Unbiased vs. The Truth

Being a Mormon, as I am, there has been a lot of discussion lately among my family and friends about the PBS special entitled The Mormons. Personally, I did not like the overall tone of the piece, but you can click here to see the Mormon Church’s official response. Some say it did good at […]

It’s That Time of Year Again: Tax Time

Well, tomorrow at midnight is the deadline to submit your federal income tax, so I thought this would be a great occasion to talk about the subject. For those procrastinators out there, you better get busy. As for me, I filed my taxes just as soon as I could; I’m not too fond of giving […]

Why I Oppose Gay Marriage: Politically

During my MBA program, I had two good female friends with whom I liked to partner for the many group projects we had to do. After I had known them for about a year, they felt comfortable telling me that they were gay. I had never suspected this, but it changed nothing in our friendship. […]

Honoring Abraham Lincoln on His Birthday

In honor of our sixteenth president’s birthday, February 12, 1809, I thought I would share some inspirational quotes from this great man. All quotes are taken from David Herbert Donald’s book “Lincoln”, which I recently read. Lincoln on the BibleLincoln was not a member of any specific Christian church, though he often found comfort and […]

Why I Oppose Gambling/Lotteries?

Standing in shawdows of the thrid largest gambling destination in the US, Tunica, MS, I tackle today’s topic: why I oppose gambling? I could spend hours giving you anecdotal evidence of the negative consequences of gambling (stories of poverty sticken adults buying lottery tickets instead of family necessities or college students flunking out of school […]

Whose Money is it Anyway?

Exxon Mobil Corporation recently reported record profits of $39 billion (that’s $39,000 million). The following day, Hillary Clinton was quoted saying, “I want to take those profits and put them into an alternative energy fund.” (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,250060,00.html) This leads us to today’s topic: Whose money is it? From my perspective (in which I value hard work, […]

Taking Back the Minimum Wage Debate

Rush Limbaugh stated on his radio show recently that we Conservatives have lost the debate with the American people on the issue of raising the federal minimum wage. That may be so, but here is my attempt to take the argument back. Here are the top three reasons why I am opposed to raising the federally […]

Who is to Blame for Global Warming?

So as California and Florida are facing unseasonably low temperatures that have threatened our country’s citrus crop, we tackle the issue of global warming. It’s a frequent topic in the news, in politics and even our school children are inundated with alarming information (and often mis-information) on global warming. So once again, let’s look at […]