Archive / February, 2012

ON THE ALTAR OF CHANGE

By NORMAN M. COVERT

My “Right Wing Extremist” friends and neighbors admit (tongue in cheek) to some naiveté, being mere knaves or babes in the wood for doubting the efficacy of social engineering in Maryland State House deliberations.

Is this the time to recall “an effete corps of impudent snobs,” words of wisdom from the disgraced former Vice President Spiro Agnew?

Mr. Agnew was castigating the anti-war crowd in October 1969, but his stinging words may adequately describe leaders of today’s political perversion. The world is being turned upside down by those empowered to be the watchdogs of right and wrong.… Read More

FACETS OF THE DIAMOND JUBILEE

By NORMAN M. COVERT
 
We threw out King George III and his Red Coats from the 13 colonies with the Declaration of Independence in July 1776. However, we never lost our fascination with royalty, its trappings and splendor. An excuse may be that many of us have the blood of our English antecedents.

Therefore, we are alert to the latest news from Windsor Castle. Queen Elizabeth II has captured the headlines with the launch of the year-long Diamond Jubilee, feting her as the longest ruling British monarch.  Elizabeth assumed the throne Feb. 6, 1952 when her father King George VI died of lung cancer at Sandringham Castle.… Read More