About Cheryl Pass

I am a professional artist living in North Carolina, where I have a studio under the oak trees at my home. I write for several blogs and also sell paintings at CherylPass.com
Website: http:myteapartychronicle.blogspot.com
cherylpass has written 178 articles so far, you can find them below.

"Leeding" America Down the Garden Path

6a0120a73c0f0d970b017c332154e0970b Below is an op-ed submitted to our local newspaper regarding our local Conference Center.  I wrote this in response to an article they published in today's paper, where city staff members and leaders are lamenting that the building they mortgaged our fire houses to build didn't receive a higher "LEED" rating.  The Conference Center project […]

Follow the Money to the Article V Convention

us-money-with-black-backdrop BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR.....seems like the apt phrase for this. The Convention of States / Aritcle V Consitutional Convention / Con Con is appealing to people through deception. That is a fact.  And that is the tragedy of it. Digging deeper into the Convention of States, I find that there is a Texas […]

Using Children for Warfare on Our Border & Elsewhere

children_on_border Civilization has devolved.  I'm trying to think of any other time in history, other than recent history, where grown men used children as tools and shields in war.   I am aware of sexual exploitation of children in failed civilizations of the past, and sacrificing children in ancient pagan rituals.  But somehow this seems a bit […]

Convention of States’ Michael Farris is Grasping at Poison Straws

michael farris I've been asked, "Why do (I) think that certain people who seem to be respected in conservative circles (such as Michael Farris) would be involved in the Convention of States if it is as bad as I say it is.  I've answered that I don't know the exact motives of each of those involved, but […]

The Joining of Questionable Characters in The Convention of States

United-States-Constitution There is a move afoot, brought to the mass of grassroots Tea Party participants by Mark Levin, whose book, "The Liberty Amendments," is all the latest rage.  Glenn Beck, who was not on board, has been convinced to take on the job of pushing the idea of a Constitutional Convention, but renamed "Convention of States." […]

Sticks and Stones – Advancing Constitutional Principles in the New Media

sticks-and-stones1 "Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me?"  I think that has been debunked.  Words do hurt people, and there are such things as slander and libel.  Words mean things.   Recently I was called an "imbecile" in a public forum for an editorial I wrote explaining that the truthful descriptions […]

Obamacare - The Healthcare Pickle

SideEffectsLogo4 Why do we find ourselves in this healthcare pickle? How did the federal government get the idea they could insert themselves into our health insurance industry? People forget that government is force; and that it is force at the point of a gun. A model for the Obamacare law can be found in the federal […]

Compare the Leviathan Obamacare to the Fair Tax and What Do You Get?

uncle-sam-hat I've begun looking at candidates for a U.S. Senate seat in North Carolina to replace the Obamabot Kay Hagan.  We have a crowd stepping up for that seat, 5 running so far.  They all seem like nice folks. There is one woman and four men. Two of them are doctors. One is a broadcaster personality […]

Campaign Donations – The Price of Everything

remote_image_1329813159 I'm not equipped enough to go into the Federal Reserve details with the continual printing of some $85 billion per month that is being pumped into the nation.  I just know the problem continues and escalates.  But I came across an article this morning that explains something about where the money is going.  Consider the […]

Common Core and Obamacare - Birds of a Feather

common core obamacare Birds of a feather flock together.  What do Common Core and Obamacare have in common?  Lots.  Both are huge programs that started out as ideological theories foisted onto the states by way of deception.  Governors were placed in the cross hairs to implement both of these monoliths of control over citizens' lives.   Common Core […]

Unintended Consequences of Obamacare? I Don’t Think So

obamacare-doctor-dmv Our local newspaper today printed and editorial lamenting the so-called "unintended consequences" of ethanol mandates in our gasoline supply. Surely, I thought, they have to be joking. Unintended? You would not have to be a rocket scientist to realize the impact to corn prices and, therefore, food supply chain reactions because of ethanol mandates and […]

Ethics in Journalism – The Public Deserves the Truth

Ethicswordbubble "If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed." ― Mark Twain To paraphrase a rather crude phrase, "Opinions are like (blankety blank blank), everyone has one," but when the public is denied access to the facts, opinions are a worthless use of air and print.  People have nothing […]

Yuppies + Hippies = Yippies – Starbucks & Gun Control

starbucks_gun1 I was paying attention to a few news stories on Starbucks over the last few days and all that crossed my mind is .....Yuppies must have "the Yips."  I come from a golfing family and "the Yips" is the condition of confidence crisis that grabs you over your next shot and you duff it or you mishit […]