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Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Amendment II
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
Amendment III
No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Amendment V
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Amendment VI
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
Amendment VII
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Amendment VIII
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Amendment IX
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Amendment X
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

Jan Morgan filed as a Republican candidate for Governor of Arkansas

Exclusive to Arkansas Herald by Nancy Carlton


Jan Morgan, a Hot Springs business owner, officially filed as a Republican candidate for Governor of Arkansas today. With an entourage of avid supporters, she entered the state capitol at approximately 11:30 a.m., today, Feb. 26, 2018. She signed up at the Republican filing station with Doyle Webb accepting her paperwork. The $15,000.00 filing fee check was turned in.
A crowd of reporters and photographers gathered around and interviewed Ms. Morgan asking a variety of questions. This evening’s local tv news at 5, 6, and 10 pm should be running the story on Channels 4, 7, and 11, along with Channel 16, hopefully, although I did not see a Channel 16 logo on a camera. 
Some interesting questions were brought up by reporters and as usual, Jan Morgan was articulate and right on the mark.
One person did, of course, have to bring up the beleaguered, hackneyed same old subject of the “Muslim-free zone” that Ms. Morgan declared her indoor shooting range in the interest of the safety of her customers, and so that she would never be responsible for training the next Jihadist to attack Americans. I know the real story. The two Muslims that caused her to make the gun range a private club and a Muslim-free zone were clearly acting in a suspicious manner, in a time shortly after several attacks had occurred. Jan would have been remiss not to take the steps she took to ensure safety in a place where deadly weapons are fired. She made the ethical, logical choice and I support her.
As for other important topics discussed today, Asa’s (the current Governor) big-spending ways were reviewed, as well as waste in government.
Jan Morgan for Governor’s campaign website is
Her campaign headquarters phone number is 501-701-4399
The next stop after today’s filing was to a local pharmacy in Russellville, AR, to speak with Pharmacist Mike Smith about the crisis facing independently-owned pharmacies, caused by big Pharma and the gargantuan pharmacy benefits management companies who are swindling the pharmacies by using unfair and non-transparent pricing practices.
There will be a public event this coming Saturday, March 3rd, from noon to 3:00 pm at the Garland County Fairgrounds to Meet and Greet Jan Morgan. The event will include live music.
Jan Morgan is married to Bob Paskvich. They are both Hot Springs residents and business owners.

Story by Nancy Carlton

Sonny Payne has passed away

“Sunshine” Sonny Payne, host of the long-running King Biscuit Time radio show, has passed away. He was 92 years old.

The program, which aired on KFFA 1360 AM in Helena-West Helena, was the longest-running blues show in the country. Payne began hosting the show in 1951. Artists from BB King to Levon Helm have credited him as an influence in their music. Guests included Muddy Waters and Robert Plant. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2010.

Courtesy of KATV 7

A New Era

Donald Trump officially Sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

US slaps sanctions on Russia

President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts.

The State Department also has kicked out 35 Russian diplomats from its embassy in Washington and consulate in San Francisco, giving them and their families 72 hours to leave the U.S. The diplomats were declared persona non grata for acting in a “manner inconsistent with their diplomatic status.”

“All Americans should be alarmed by Russia’s actions,” Obama said in a statement.

Obama said Russians will no longer have access to two Russian government-owned compounds in the United States, in Maryland and in New York.

A spokesman for Russia President Vladimir Putin told the Associated Press Moscow will consider retaliatory measures in response to the sanctions.

Russian officials have denied the Obama administration’s accusation that the Russian government was trying to influence the U.S. presidential election.

U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Russia’s goal was to help Donald Trump win — an assessment Trump has dismissed as ridiculous.

“These actions follow repeated private and public warnings that we have issued to the Russian government, and are a necessary and appropriate response to efforts to harm U.S. interests in violation of established international norms of behavior,” the president continued.

The president further authorized the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI to release declassified technical information pertaining to Russian civilian and military intelligence cyber activity in the effort to “identify, detect, and disrupt Russia’s global campaign of malicious cyber activities.”

“These actions are not the sum total of our response to Russia’s aggressive activities. We will continue to take a variety of actions at a time and place of our choosing, some of which will not be publicized,” the statement reads. “In addition to holding Russia accountable for what it has done, the United States and friends and allies around the world must work together to oppose Russia’s efforts to undermine established international norms of behavior, and interfere with democratic governance. To that end, my Administration will be providing a report to Congress in the coming days about Russia’s efforts to interfere in our election, as well as malicious cyber activity related to our election cycle in previous elections.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Obama’s were “overdue,” before criticizing the administration’s “failed policy with Russia.”

“Russia does not share America’s interests,” Ryan began. “In fact, it has consistently sought to undermine them, sowing dangerous instability around the world. While today’s action by the administration is overdue, it is an appropriate way to end eight years of failed policy with Russia. And it serves as a prime example of this administration’s ineffective foreign policy that has left America weaker in the eyes of the world.”

U.S. Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who have been pushing for action against Russia in recent days, called the sanctions “a small price for Russia to pay,” in a joint statement.

“The retaliatory measures announced by the Obama Administration today are long overdue,” the statement read. “But ultimately, they are a small price for Russia to pay for its brazen attack on American democracy. We intend to lead the effort in the new Congress to impose stronger sanctions on Russia.”

Courtesy of KATV Channel 7

This story will be updated.