Fred Henneke, Attorney & Counselor-At-Law

D DAY; 06/06/2019

It has been an exceptionally beautiful Spring here in the Texas Hill Country. We have been blessed with abundant rain at the right times along with plentiful sunshine. The hills are festooned with every possible shade of green; the flowers were, and are, spectacular with reds and yellows and purples and blues and whites filling the fields and highway right-of-ways; and the rivers are running full and clear. It is a grand time to be alive. To what do we owe this bounty of Nature and the freedom to enjoy it?

75 years ago the beaches on Normandy were not beautiful or hospitable locations for tens of thousands of young Americans, Brits, Canadians, French, Poles, etc. They did not stop to admire the beauty of nature or smell the flowers. Rather, they fought and died to defeat the scourge of fascism and free Europe and the world from the grip of Hitler and Nazi Germany. They fought and bled and died so that we could reap the benefits of freedom bought with their blood and sacrifice. They plunged into the hail and hell of bullets and artillery shells not for glory or personal gain but for Freedom – freedom to live where we want, do what we want, worship as we  want, and raise our families as we want.

Lincoln said it best at Gettysburg:

“The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

The freedoms we take for granted are delicate creatures that must be nourished and renewed by each succeeding generation. It is up to us, the living, to guarantee those freedoms to our children and grandchildren.

STAY TUNED.

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THE SPHINX SPEAKS; 05/29/2019

Today the now former Special Counsel gave a brief statement to the assembled press throng, and retreated into his Cave of Solitude. He expressed his fervent desire that the statement today be his one and only public appearance regarding his work as Special Counsel and the report. Good luck with that. As is my practice,… Continue Reading

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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS; 05/18,2019

In the aftermath of World War II, the United States stood as the bastion of freedom, human rights and democracy. The other super power, the Soviet Union, represented the polar opposites – repression, dictatorship and servitude. The enlightened leadership of our Nation at that time realized that America, both for its own best interests and… Continue Reading

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CURRENT RUMBLINGS; 05/13/2)19

Ruminations on current rumblings in the news, real or fake: MUELLER REPORT:  True to form, the warring factions – let’s call them the Hatfields and the McCoys – are each touting those portions of the Mueller Report that best support their particular mountain hollow and ignoring the rest. Is there any fire under the smoke… Continue Reading

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SOCIALISM; 04/30/2019

There has been a lot of chatter lately about “socialism”, sometimes referred to as “democratic socialism”. Let’s take a minute and learn a little about what socialism is, and is not. “Socialism” is a government and economic theory. In a socialist system, the means of production – i.e., industry, manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, etc. – as… Continue Reading

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MUELLER REPORT, ETC.; 04/22/2019

My Muse has not been with me for some time. I believe she (or he) is so tired of the same old story lines re-packaged and re-hashed that a sabbatical was required.  However, some note of the end of the nearly two year Mueller investigation and subsequent report  is worthwhile. Have I read the entire… Continue Reading

9 responses to “MUELLER REPORT, ETC.; 04/22/2019”

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    I’ve read several articles written recently about the Mueller report. Yours is the most concise, thoughtful, and politically insightful analysis yet. Too bad the politicians aren’t listening.

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    Thanks, it’s quite informative

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THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER; 04/01/2019

In an alternate universe, what I am writing might be taken as an April Fools Joke. But, it isn’t.   CRISIS ON THE SOUTHERN BORDER. Yes, there truly is a crisis on our Southern border. And the face of the crisis are asylum seekers, men, women and children fleeing their violence-ridden home countries for refuge… Continue Reading

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THE MUELLER REPORT; 03/24/2019

Well, my friends, Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered his report to Attorney General William Barr and it is flopping around like a mackerel on a hot sidewalk.The full report has not been released to the public but Attorney General Barr has provided a summary of the Special Counsel’s most important conclusions. Before we turn to… Continue Reading

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THE SOUTHERN BORDER; 03/11/2019

There is a crisis on our southern border. But, it is not what we think it is. Yes, there are people crossing our border in search of work and a better life. Some may not be nice people; some are smuggling drugs (although statistically most of the drugs come across at legitimate border crossings); many… Continue Reading

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RECENT ITEMS OF SOME INTEREST: 03/01/2019

COHEN TESTIMONY: Michael Cohen, the President’s former personal attorney and all-around fixer, testified before the House Government Oversight Committee his past week for some 8 1/2 hours. I was not able to watch it all but did see about 1 1/2 hours plus all the re-runs. The Republicans played the traditional defense counsel role, trying… Continue Reading

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