Author: CJ Grisham

Snowflake Obsidian & PTSD

A few years ago, I went through an intensive PTSD treatment program on Fort Hood called the Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program. I wrote about that in a little more detail here. It was an intensive, 3-week long,… Read More

When The Troops Cry

In mid-2008, then-Senator Barack Obama gave an interview on military and troops issues. “Precisely because I have not served in uniform, I am somebody who strongly believes I have to earn the trust of men and women in… Read More

Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefit

When I joined the Army back in 1994, I never expected it to be a long-term commitment. When I was first called by the recruiter I had long purple hair and was enjoying my now-extinct, minimum wage job… Read More

Remove This Cup

“Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me; nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” – Luke 22:42 These were the words of our Savior Jesus Christ that he prayed to Heavenly Father as he… Read More

Don’t Blame Me If Trump Loses

This is probably the nastiest and most negative campaign season since John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were at each other’s throats in the 1800 election. The difference this year is that instead of two generally respectable people running… Read More

Will Fools Fulminate the Fourth Amendment?

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard about all the incidents involving people dressed as clowns. It started as people just showing up on various security systems dressed up as clowns. It was creepy at… Read More

Unequal Protection Under the Law

If you wanted a summary of how the Texas “criminal” justice system works, here’s a snapshot. If you’re a uniformed police officer and badged bully, your assault charges get dropped, you get months of paid “administrative leave” sitting… Read More

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Staff Sgt. Adam S. Thomas, 31, of Tacoma Park, Maryland, died Oct. 4 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, from injuries caused by… Read More

Why You Should Support Allowing Felons to Keep and Bear Arms

When people hear that I support allowing felons to keep and bear arms in self defense, people are up in arms. “How can you support violent felons having the right to guns?” Then, when they find out I… Read More

Media Response to Trump’s Remarks on PTSD Triggered My PTSD

It’s no secret that I’m not a Trump fan. In fact, this will be the first election in my memory where I refuse to check a box for president. I’m a #NeverHillary guy, but Trump may change my… Read More

Gods Among Human Beings

Aristotle wrote in The Politics that those with the most virtue make the best rulers. He noted that since the purpose of government was to instill and encourage virtue in the citizenry, the rulers must obviously be quite… Read More

VA Extends Its Neglect of Veterans from Living to Deceased

The Veterans Administration is again proving to be a woefully incompetent agency that just can’t seem to realize that their entire purpose for existence is to take care of the people who put their lives on the line… Read More

The Case From Hell

A few days ago, frustration over my case again began to creep in. After all, I’m stuck in legal limbo until the 3rd Court of Appeals issues a ruling on my appeal. Self Defense Fund filed the appeal… Read More

A New Beginning

I’ve decided to leave social media on October 1. It’s nothing but a “wretched hive of scum and villainy.” It brings out the worst in people, myself included. Besides, it’s much easier to discuss things more in depth… Read More

Who’s To Blame?

When I was arrested for the first time in my life three years ago, my eyes were opened. I had never been in trouble with the law in my life and possessed the highest security clearance available. I… Read More