Author Archives: kenngo1969

About kenngo1969

Just as others must breathe to live, I must write. I have been writing creatively almost ever since I learned to write, period! I have written fiction, book- and article-length nonfiction, award-winning poetry, news, sports, features, and op-eds. I hope, one day, to write some motivational nonfiction, a decent-selling novel, a stage play, and a screen play.

More Thoughts on Protesting Police Brutality

More Thoughts on Protesting Police Brutality By Ken K. Gourdin Recently at Mormon Dialogue and Discussion [sic], regarding recent instances of police brutality and resulting protests (riots?), I wrote the following: Are there people who are protesting in good faith, … Continue reading

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Gunfire at “Lawful, Peaceful” Protest

A Word on the Lawful, Peaceful Protest in Provo UT By Ken K. Gourdin What’s the world coming to, when one cannot bring a gun to a lawful, peaceful protest and cannot lawfully, peacefully exercise his First- and Second-Amendment rights … Continue reading

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Of Sacrament

Of Sacrament, Repentance, Confession, and the Sweet Peace of Being Cleansed by the Atonement of Jesus Christ By Ken K. Gourdin As circumstances allow, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meet together each Sunday to partake … Continue reading

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A Desperately-Needed Post from the Lighter Side

A Desperately-Needed Post from the Lighter Side By Ken K. Gourdin Amid reports of the continuing rampage of a deadly virus, of reports of police brutality, and resulting arson, vandalism, looting, assault, murder, rioting, and other assorted mayhem, if you’re … Continue reading

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How NOT to “Reform” Policing

Black Lives Matter and Others of Like Mind ARE “Reforming” Policing—Only Not in the Way They’d Hoped By Ken K. Gourdin If you’re in law enforcement, I’ve got some bad news for you. It doesn’t matter if you’re a good … Continue reading

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Yet More on Palacios-Carbajal Shooting

Demonstrators Continue to Protest the Police Shooting of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal By Ken K. Gourdin Family, friends, and others continue to demonstrate outside Salt Lake City Police Headquarters and the Salt Lake District Attorney’s Office regarding the shooting of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal. … Continue reading

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Novel Experiments in Politics and Governing

Thoughts on Autocracy, Disruption, Innovation, and Novel Experiments in Politics and Governing By Ken K. Gourdin Is President Trump an autocrat?  Is he an innovator?  Is it possible for him to run the government the way he has run his … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and Double-Standards

COVID-19 and Double-Standards: Since Rioting is a form of “Patriotism,” Rioters are Immune; Trump Rally Attendees? All Virtually Certain, Not Simply to Contract COVID-19, but to Die from It! By Ken K. Gourdin Setting aside such hot-button issues as abortion—um, … Continue reading

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More on Palacios-Carbajal Shooting

Whatever Police Reform is Needed Isn’t Going to Happen as Long as Protesters Insist on Treating Any Police Use of Force Whatsoever Exactly the Same By Ken K. Gourdin Earlier this month, I commented on the shooting by Salt Lake … Continue reading

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TASER Deadly or Not?

Fulton County DA: Apparently, a TASER Is a Deadly Weapon When it is in the Hands of an Officer—but it is Not if it is in the Hands of a Civilian By Ken K. Gourdin If an officer reasonably fears … Continue reading

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