Dont be dumber than the rocks

This ran at the Visalia Times-Delta on Friday, March 25th, 2016.


It is Easter.

Blaise Pascal described the zeitgeist in America today very well, “Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.”

Can we please consider the truth even if only for a brief moment? Jesus is described as the mystery of the ages. When He walked this earth the waves and storms obeyed His command. What kind of person has that power? When people realized who He actually was they would worship Him and He accepted it in stride. Who does that?

One passage tells us that if Jesus’ disciples had failed to praise Him that the rocks would cry out. Amazingly, at the actual moment of Christ’s death, there was an earthquake. Do you know how loud it is at the epicenter of an earthquake? The rocks get incredibly loud!

God has given you an intellect and reasoning abilities. God has afforded you the ability of intellectual honesty. You are entirely capable of researching an enigma.

The Bible is 66 separate books written by 40 different authors over a span of about 1500 years, with an amazingly consistent story line. The focal point of all history is the death and resurrection of Jesus. He was seen by over 500 people after His resurrection.

This is germane: even a minimum amount of due diligence on your part regarding this mystery should yield some startling results.

The answers to many of your larger questions come later. But first things first. The objective truth is that Jesus knows everything there is to know about you. It is high time for you to discover a few things about Him. So, don’t be dumber than a rock!

HE IS RISEN! (no trifling matter) Happy Easter!

Ron Hunnicutt

Visalia, CA



Dereliction of Duty

This ran at the Visalia Times Delta on March 3rd, 2016 with the headline, “Reasons why Trumpsters abound”


It is not hard to figure out why Trumpsters abound. Republicans have utterly failed to serve their constituents and made an unruly mess of things;

Very little pushback on Obamacare which took over 1/8 of the economy.

No pushback on ruining the definition of marriage.

No pushback on Obama’s diabolical agreement with terrorist Iran.

No pushback on illegal immigration, drug runners, sex-traffickers and terrorists coming across the border.

No defunding of Obamacare.

No pushback on giving terrorist Iran 1.7 billion dollars.

Continual capitulation to the liberal media.

Sleeping with Chamber of Commerce to the detriment of constituent interests.

No push back against Obama on 1st amendment freedom of religion.

Very little push back on Obama’s trashing of 2nd amendment.

Boehner’s backroom deals with Obama.

Pushing the agenda of big donors.

Despising the Tea Party just like Obama.

No pushback on voter fraud or voter ID.

Allowing Obama to take over student loans.

No pushback on Obama’s deficit spending and the failures of socialism.

Pushing stooge-type weak nominees like McCain, Romney and Jeb Bush.

No pushback on Obama leaving Iraq which opened the door for ISIS.

Very little pushback on Obama’s white glove approach to ISIS.

Ineffective pushback on the Benghazi fiasco.

No pushback on the Fast and Furious gun running debacle.

No pushback on media lies and liberal lies.

Continual romance with democratic party operatives like Stephanopoulos and Couric.

No pushback on gutting the military.

Ineffective pushback on women in combat and open homosexuals in military.

Little pushback on democratic moderators at debates.

Inadequate pushback on Obama using the IRS to attack political opponents.

No pushback on the socialist agenda surrounding climate change.

No pushback on Muslim Syrian refugee immigration most of which are young males.

Inadequate pushback against Planned Parenthood.

Considering abortion as settled law.

Very little pushback on Obama’s serial lying about the unemployment rate.

No pushback on forcing business owners to violate their faith.

Sacrificing conservative principles in an effort to appease opposition.


So evil wins the day everyday.

Nonetheless Cruz gets my vote.


Ron Hunnicutt

Visalia, CA