For many, the 4th of July celebration is an opportunity to have an
extra day off, a barbeque with family and friends, or to stay at home
watching a game or lie around in bed doing nothing.
Not many of us realize the importance of the 4th of July and what it
means to this country after the successful struggle to break free from
Britain and the thoughtful and exacting creation of the Declaration of
Independence, through the action of the Second Continental Congress in
1776. Many people think we are celebrating our Constitution on this
day, but that day would be September 17, Constitution Day, the day on
which we recognize the signing of that document back in 1787, in
Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
A Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has said that “the Declaration is the promise, the Constitution, its fulfillment.” We need both documents to truly understand the “self-evident truths” that aren’t always so “self-evident.” Perhaps that is why over the years the Amendments had to be added to define just how free we are to be.
We remind our readers that our Founding Fathers wrote, “We hold these
truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they
are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights…” Yes,
they brought God into the document.
It’s time for people to ake a break from that extra day off, from that
barbeque with family and friends and get off that couch and start
thinking of the future of our families and our country.
On the anniversary of this significant day, we need to realize that
our country needs all the help we can give to make it a country of
which we can once again be proud.
The Las Vegas Tribune has been emphasizing that WE the American people
need to take our country back. A good way to start is for all of us to
read our founding documents — both The Declaration of Independence and
the Constitution (as well as the Amendments), created for us by the
best minds of the time, knowing how much we would need them in years
On this 4th of July we should promise ourselves to be Americans again,
to take the steps necessary to protect our country from enemies,
whether inside or outside this great nation. We should honor our
Have a Happy Independence Day and God Bless our Country!
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If judge is not ready she should get off the case
We have all heard of prosecutors not being ready for trial; we have
also heard of defense attorneys not being ready for trial for one
reason or another; but the judge not being ready for trial? That is a
The front page article penned by Fran Deane for the Las Vegas Tribune
last week has us wondering what kind of trick that judge has up her
We have heard about both sides playing such tricks as dismissing
charges and then later re-filing, until they get to the judge that
will give the ruling they want in the case.
However, we have never heard of a judge claiming to not be ready for
trial, mainly because the duty of a judge is to sit on the bench
listening to both sides, making sure that none of the “children” get
out of line and that no law is broken.
The more we hear the more we have to wonder; we know that the judge in
this case, District Court Judge Jessie Walsh, has nothing to worry
about because she is one of the “privileged” connected to campaign
manager-bully Dave Thomas, with a direct line to millionaire attorney
Robert Eaglet, and she did not even have a contender in this election.
Judge Jessie Walsh is among those judges with a very low rating; she
is not too well liked or accepted by the legal community, and yet she
still did not have any opposition? That was a shock to lots of
attorneys and prosecutors in Clark County.
Maybe the Attorney General’s Office that is prosecuting the case of
the whistleblower of the Taxicab Authority or the defense attorney
should start looking for a loophole to transfer the case to another
courtroom that is not controlled by anyone.
There must be something that someone does not want to come out; the
judge cannot be trusted anymore, the head of the Taxicab Authority is
not too much of a saint, and we have never heard of a whistleblower
being prosecuted for coming forward with information that others
should have known if they would have been doing their job.
The District Attorney’s Office is not involved; the Attorney General’s
Office job in this case could be questioned, and the judge is
incapable of doing the job. Who, then, should the people look to?