SATURDAY UPDATE CHATTANOOGA IS WITHOUT DOUBT MY FAVORITE CITY IN TENNESSEE, IF NOT THE WHOLE COUNTRY. Smart, conservative, affluent, outdoorsy, beautiful and brimming with opportunity, Chattanooga has managed to hold on to its exquisite quality-of-life and unique character in ways that Nashville is losing at warp speed.
Nashville has become just another too-big, generic city taken over by developers. But that's another blog post for another day.
The sadness I, and we all, feel for this terrible lone-terrorist shooting of four---now five---unarmed Marines in Chattanooga Thursday cannot be exaggerated. It is especially painful knowing it will happen again and again because this country seems to be hellbent on liberal and insane policies of niceness, political correctness and turning a blind eye to the obvious: Marines and soldiers should be armed, anyone named Muhammad who travels to the Middle East needs to be on a terrorist watch list and the US needs to declare war---REAL WAR--- on ISIS and radical Islam as well as illegal immigration---just to name a few.
The deterioration of the moral and political fabric of our country---and the accelerated speed at which the race-to-the-bottom is occurring---sometimes leaves me speechless. Learning of a video of a little Muslim boy beheading an adult infidel---which I could not watch---is almost the last straw.
Anyone who wonders why Donald Trump, brash and uncouth as he sometimes comes across, is rising in the polls needs look no further than Chattanooga, or El Paso or even New York for answers. People are getting fed up fast and grasping for bold independent leadership. God help us if we don't find it soon. Irregardless of politics, I like Trump because he's not afraid to say what he thinks, mean what he says and let the chips fall where they may.
God bless all those families and citizens in Chattanooga who are suffering and may our country make some quick adjustments to policies long-overdue for revamping.