Letters to the Saddlebag Notes

After reviewing a long-standing policy prohibiting Letters to the Editor, the Saddlebag Notes staff has decided to create a space for resident commentary both in print and on the website. Due … Read more

Most of us don’t like speed bumps, but many of us like to go too fast. There is a way to eliminate the need for more speed humps which disrupt a smooth drive, potentially damage vehicles, and … Read more

SaddleBrooke has a brand-new public forum for opinions, discussions, and observations. For the first time SaddleBrooke residents can submit Letters to the Editor potentially for publication mo… Read more

Letters to the Arizona Daily Star

Like her mentor Justice Scalia, Judge Barrett is an “originalist” believing “law is timeless” – to be assessed in the context in which it was written. Our Constitution was written in 1787 when… Read more

It is good to see that Donald Trump is doing well from his bout with the coronavirus. I wish him a complete and speedy recovery. Read more

I hope Trump lives, with no lingering health problems.  But, I do hope he suffers for a few weeks, so he might (although I doubt he’s smart enough) appreciate what pain his cavalier attitude o… Read more

The Star is consistently beleaguered with complaints from the right for being supportive of the liberals. In the Sunday paper a poll was published showing the numbers for the upcoming election. Read more

The Tuesday night's presidential debate made abundantly clear what this election will be about. When the president of the United States, who is supposed to be a leader for all members of our s… Read more

The Star recently released it’s set of recommendations for the upcoming elections and in summary, they recommended Democrats for 5 of 5 national positions; 7 of 9 State positions, and 8 of 10 … Read more

I am a refugee. First from the Democrat party and second, from the Republican party. I have been a registered Independent as a party of one for over twenty years. This journey was inspired by … Read more

The credo "To Serve and to Protect" may best describe the function of policing. In today's troubled times, what better way is there to demonstrate this than by visible police presence at ALL v… Read more

Last night, Trump used Trump theater for 90 minutes to kill time and be able to say he debated Biden. He used tactics like talking over, bullying, and attacking Biden's son in order to avoid a… Read more

I am sometimes told that my political yard signs won’t change anyone’s mind about voting for my candidate if they already support the other candidate. They are right. But political yard signs … Read more

About 40% of eligible voters did not vote in 2016. That means that four out of ten voters left it up to the other six to determine who would run our country. You have to vote! You can’t just a… Read more