Category Archives: Metro/State Commentary

Metro/State Commentary with Horace Johns

Consider the Constitution

Metro State Commentary with Horace Johns Becoming effective in 1789, the U.S. Constitution enunciated two major principles.  First, it established the separation of powers, whereby the power of the federal…

Make your mark while you can

Metro State Commentary by Horace Johns For more than a century, a brief quotation has been making the rounds, repeated over and over again in print, and widely spread by…

Reflections of a philosopher

Metro/State Commentary with Horace Johns Sheldon Kopp was a psychotherapist and author, based in Washington, D.C.  He was born in New York City and received his Ph.D there from the…

Remembering Dad

Metro/State Commentary by Horace Johns In light of the recent Father’s Day holiday, I thought about my father while writing this week’s column. Dad was a dairy farmer and a…

Abraham Lincoln: A president who truly belongs to the ages

Metro / State Commentary with Horace Johns Recently, there have been several ESPN and NPT television documentaries about the Civil War. Watching a few of these caused me to reflect…

A moral: pass on both the fruits of freedom and the will to preserve it

Metro/State Commentary with Horace Johns The following is part of a Memorial Day speech that I gave several years ago at the state veterans cemetery on McCrory Lane.  I think…

Examining the specifics of the gun control issue

Metro/State Commentary with Horace Johns Several mass murders, including the one at an elementary school in Connecticut, have caused a focus on the rights of gun owners. President Obama, plus…