Author: Peggy Montgomery

HUD Changes Mission Statement

HUD Secretary Ben Carson is changing the agency’s mission statement, removing promises of inclusive and discrimination-free communities. The new mission statement reads: HUD’s mission is to ensure Americans have access to fair, affordable housing and opportunities to achieve self-sufficiency, thereby strengthening our communities and nation.   I like it.

Trump Administration Sues California

  The Trump administration is suing to block California laws that extend protections to people living in the US illegally. California SB 54 stops local law enforcement from telling Immigration and Customs when they will release certain individuals and from facilitating their transfer unless the individuals have committed certain crimes. […]

Frozen Sea Food

Last week’s cold snap caused the death of thousands of sea creatures on Britain’s coastline. A three degree drop in sea temperature caused the creatures to hunker down and reduce their levels of activity. “This makes them vulnerable to rough seas – they become dislodged by large waves and wash […]

A Problem With Social Security

One of the major problems with Social Security is quite simple. When Social Security was originally conceived, it was expected that less than three percent of the population would live to collect, and those few would live only two to three years once they started collecting. It was also expected […]

232 Illegal Immigrants Arrested

From Fox News A sweep in Northern California by Federal Immigration officials last week caught a number of illegal immigrants convicted of serious crimes, said immigration and customs enforcements of the four-day raid. The raid lead to the arrest of 232 illegal immigrants in the San Francisco Bay area, many […]

Trump Highway

Utah legislators voted recently to name of stretch of state highway after President Trump. The move is apparently intended as a “thank you” to the president for converting two national monuments – millions of acres – from federal- to state-held land. In defense of the decision, President Trump stated to […]

Fire Arm Legislation Updates

Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D) signed a new gun safety legislation into law on Monday. The bill expands an existing law to prevent intimate partners who have a domestic violence or stalking conviction from buying and keeping guns. Previously, the state’s law only applied to married partners. The new measure […]