The Lost Art of Patriotism

    The Lost Art of Patriotism

    The long political slog which comprises the race to the White House recently commenced as presidential candidates began announcing their intentions. As I watched the various political announcements, I noticed that each candidate seemed to be blind to the reality of the dire problems facing America. I question whether any of the candidates have the patriotic heart to lead this exceptional nation for generations to | Read More »

    We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Civil Society

    So, some guy in Michigan cashes in his fifteen minutes and announces to the world via Facebook that his auto repair shop won’t serve openly gay people. In an earlier, less enlightened era, the world – or at least those members of it in immediate need of a new head gasket – would simply have read this, maybe thought nothing of it, maybe rolled their | Read More »

    “Veterans And Military Are The Real Terrorist” Says NIU Muslim Student Leading Protest Of American Sniper Showing

    Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle from American Sniper On Wednesday April 22nd the Northern Illinois University Veterans Student Association will be showing a screening of the biggest box office film of 2014, the bio picture of Chris Kyle, American Sniper.         From NIU Muslim Student Association FB page Learning of the films showing on | Read More »

    My Worries

    When in the course of human events it becomes necessary to point out the flaws of a failed political ideology, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind dictates that proof be presented. I am not sure what all of you define a “flaw” as, but I liken it to an imperfection. An imperfection amongst claimed perfection is not perfection at all, now is it? | Read More »

    Hillary’s Love Letter to Liz Warren: Thanks For Taking The Money and (Not) Running

    Hillary's Love Letter to Liz Warren:  Thanks For Taking The Money and (Not) Running

      It’s worth a chuckle seeing Hillary Clinton’s hagiography of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) 17% in Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.” The piece is short, so I’ll just quote it all here. It was always going to take a special kind of leader to pick up Ted Kennedy’s mantle as senior Senator from Massachusetts—champion of working families and scourge of special | Read More »

    4 reasons for Cruz Control

    4 reasons for Cruz Control

    So, my first diary and my  first foray into writing about a candidate. So why do I like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% Here is my reasoning: Principled. In arguing cases as Texas solicitor general he has argued within the scope of law even when it did not fit his politics. This can now actually be used to his advantage. Take for | Read More »

    Perjury in Wisconsin: Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson Forsees the Future

    Supreme court justices tend to be quite intelligent professionals, possessing sharp, analytical minds and an uncanny foresight into the ramifications of their decisions. But seeing into the future? Well, that’s usually the domain of soothsayers, Marty McFly or Nate Silver – unless you’re Wisconsin chief justice Shirley Abrahamson. It’s no surprise that Abrahamson was not a fan of the recent voter-approved change to the state | Read More »

    Rep. Jared Polis wants to outlaw “so-called” religious freedom

    Rep. Jared Polis wants to outlaw "so-called" religious freedom

    After radical homosexuals succeeded in using mafia-styled intimidation tactics against the Republican cowards in Indiana following passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, forcing them to reverse the law while providing special rights for homosexuals, the gay mob kicked the machine into overdrive. And, just like a true organized crime family, the gay mafia have a few politicians in their back pockets doing their bidding. | Read More »

    A Defense of Virtue (Edited)

    A Defense of Virtue (Edited)

    See edit at bottom We have wrought this upon ourselves, America.  We have stripped our republic of its essential virtue and we’re left with nothing but a utopia fit not for men, but only for angels. Not my words:  I’m paraphrasing a man much wiser than I. As the rule of law degrades like wet parchment left to the elements, we find ourselves guided by | Read More »

    Preemption Laws Provide Backstop for Localized Progressive Politics

    In recent years, as state-level elections empower lawmakers and governors to remove government regulations and promote free markets and entrepreneurism, activists have begun targeting local governments to create big government policy that could not survive at the state capitol. As a result, state lawmakers have found themselves in the precarious position of passing preemption laws to get a handle on intrusive government at the local | Read More »

    Reid Declares: I Run the Senate

    Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 14% took to the airwaves on MSNBC to declare the would force a vote on the flailing nomination of anti-gun, pro-amnesty Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. That begs the question:  Does Reid, in fact, still run the Senate? It is the prerogative of the Senate Majority Leader to bring nominations to the floor and | Read More »

    How to Defeat Clinton

    As Cute As Always Now that she is officially in and the presumptive front runner for the Democratic nomination and the actual Presidency, the Republican Party should begin a coordinated effort towards her defeat.  The stakes in 2016 are enormous for this country.  Leaving aside the obvious “first woman President” meme, there is work to be done that can tear | Read More »

    It’s Still the Economy, Stupid!

    Back during the George HW Bush recession in 1992, Clinton campaign strategist James Carville coined the phrase “It’s the economy, stupid” which has forever since been a major underlying consideration in any national campaign. With ISIS videos, Iranian nuclear ambitions, Benghazi, and a former Secretary of State running, the 2016 campaign promises to have a greater than usual foreign policy component, but Carville’s admonition that people vote on the | Read More »

    Fighting for $15 or Something

    Fighting for $15 or Something

    From the diaries… The continuous cry for “equality!” has slithered its way into most every aspect of American life. Although too often the facts surrounding said “inequality” are disregarded, emotions are strong and demands for fairness are repeated. Although the phantom War On Women steals a majority of the limelight, the Fight for $15, another emotionally-driven, young crusade, continues to gain traction, and the movement’s | Read More »

    Illinois School District Cost Taxpayers Tens Of Thousands Fighting Service Dog

    The Sherrard school district in Western Illinois has already cost taxpayers $100,000 in legal cost fighting the family of a 9-year-old girl and her service dog Jasper. Kelsey McGuire suffers from epilepsy and her dog Jasper helps her deal with the condition. Under disability laws Illinois school districts are supposed to be open, welcoming, and accommodate service animals for students with needs. The McGuire family | Read More »

    Illegals and ISIS: Two for the price of one

    Illegals and ISIS: Two for the price of one

    Do you remember when the State Department’s Marie Harf educated those of us too stupid to understand her “nuanced” comments on the subject, that the reason ISIS had become a group of murdering terrorist thugs was due to the lack of job opportunities? Do you recall how Obama often uses similar language whenever he tries to justify his unconstitutional executive amnesty for millions of illegal | Read More »

    A (Very) Early Take on the 2016 House Races

    Although it is very early in the 2016 election cycle and we have not even made it through Election Day 2015, I thought it prudent to take a look at the House races.  On the Democratic side, there have been seven casualties thus far- Hahn and Capps in California, Duckworth in Illinois, Edwards and Van Hollen in Maryland, Murphy in Florida and Rangel in New | Read More »

    An analysis of the odds of the strongest republican candidates to win the GOP nomination in 2016

    My fellow conservatives, especially in the media, are forgetting the history of our party as well as who makes up the population who vote in our primaries.  Who have we elected as our nominees?  For a long time now, it’s been older white guys, all above 60 in fact- Romney, McCain, Dole, George HW Bush, Reagan, Nixon, all the way back to Eisenhower.  The one | Read More »

    Obama Plan To Kill Federal Small Business Programs Goes Unreported

    In a few weeks Congress and President Obama will agree on the federal government’s FY 2016 budget. I’m predicting buried deep inside that budget will be President Obama’s plan to permanently close the Small Business Administration and end all federal programs to assist small businesses by combining it with the Department of Commerce. Once the two agencies are combined, the staff and programs of the | Read More »

    The Travel Tax Trap

    The Travel Tax Trap

    This post originally appeared on Red Maryland, Maryland’s most respected conservative voice. Follow us on Twitter @RedMaryland or me @BrianGriffiths The Maryland General Assembly managed to mostly restrain itself from passing a tax increase. They did, however, pass one tax hike along generaly partisan lines that is designed to set a trap for Governor Larry Hogan moreso than it is to raise actual revenue. Senate | Read More »

    RINO Bob Corker delivers for Obama on Iran nuke deal

    RINO Bob Corker delivers for Obama on Iran nuke deal

    It was just last week that I wrote about the stupidity on display by the Obama administration in their nuclear discussions with Iran that essentially guarantees that the rogue nation will have a nuclear weapon in the very near future. In that piece, I also mentioned how RINO WIMP Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) 46% of Tennessee, after a meeting with Obama, would | Read More »

    The Tax Code, Not Religious Liberty, is Enemy of Equal Treatment

    The Tax Code, Not Religious Liberty, is Enemy of Equal Treatment

    Thomas Jefferson drew the line of injury at breaking his leg or picking his pocket, but today this is offensive: “I ask you to consider both sides, read the bill, talk to your friends, talk to your family, do some research and come up with your own decision concerning your vote…Let’s start having conversations now about important issues rather than turning to insulting tactics.” Those | Read More »

    Follow the Money: HRC/Amicus Brief

    Follow the Money: HRC/Amicus Brief

    In less than two weeks, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear arguments for Obergefell v. Hodges in what is shaping up to be a landmark case in the national marriage debate. At issue are the questions of whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to license marriages between two people of the same sex and whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to recognize | Read More »

    The Fairest Tax of All

    If ever there was a word that has been misused beyond recognition it is the word “fair”.  What really is “fair”?  More specifically what does it mean to pay one’s “fair share”? Politicians have all kinds of ideas for replacing the current system.  Some speak of a “flat” tax.  Some speak of a “fair” tax.  What would a “fair” tax be? Some would say a | Read More »

    My First

    This will by my first diary entry, so I’m going to introduce myself a bit and weigh in on some recent news. I haven’t been conservative long, but once I was released from the clutches of Liberal Prep, I began seeing things differently.  I stopped watching CNN (the only channel my high school ever allowed on the TVs), started reading the Constitution and began determining | Read More »

    Babies Born Alive After Botched Abortions are being Murdered or Left to Die Globally

    Two years ago I told you about the grizzly practice of babies being born alive after botched abortions and then grotesquely murdered.

    They are physically strangled, mutilated, or left to die on the abortionist’s table.

    This vile desecration of human rights takes place not only in the us, but all across the world at a stunning rate. The worst part is that the medical community has begun attempting to cover it up.

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    Constitutional Private Property Rights Trump Legislation Written to Appease Donors

    Private property rights are a fundamental component of any successful economy. If you want a nation to prosper – property must be safe in its owners’ hands. Intellectual Property (IP) shouldn’t be treated any differently than physical property. In fact, in most instances – in many ways – IP is far more important. The spark of creation that is, for instance, the Microsoft Windows operations | Read More »

    Liberals and Choice

    In the continuing saga of liberal hypocrisy, this diary entry deals with their weird conception of choice.  It seems odd that a group of people who hold themselves out to be the champions of choice are the very same people who wish to deny others choice in so many areas of American life.  Their’s is a strange concept predicated upon the underlying belief that their | Read More »

    Hillary Is Like a Persistent Cough

    Although it hardly comes as a shock that Hillary Clinton has announced her candidacy for president, I still find myself stunned and a little bemused at the idea. The left would have me believe that my feelings are the result of unconscious, deeply rooted bias. They’ll make sure I know that I have to put my latent, genetically encoded racism aside for a season and | Read More »

    Do You Want to be a National Convention Delegate?

    The Big Convention comes only once every four years. It’s too good an opportunity to miss.

    If you plan carefully, work hard, and keep alert for good breaks, you may make a difference at a national convention. And you’ll learn a lot.

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    Marita Noon: The American people aren’t stupid enough to buy the manmade climate change crisis narrative

    Because of the failure of the manmade climate-crisis campaign to capture the hearts and minds of the average American—who, after all, isn’t that stupid—we can expect the Gore-ordered attacks to continue. Expect the fear mongering to become more far-fetched, the accusations to become more hysterical, and the deadlines for action to keep being pushed right over the horizon. When this happens, “fewer people seem to really care.”

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    About those Iran sanctions, Mr. President

    One of the major selling points about the Iranian nuclear framework agreement being touted by the President is that should, repeat should, the Iranians cheat on the agreement, sanctions could be reinstated against them.  The reinstatement, of course, is dependent upon verification that they’re cheating, and then brought before the UN Security Council for multiple layers and years of adjudication. Given the news today, that | Read More »

    Hillary Needs a Man

    Hillary Needs a Man

    From the diaries.. One of my first thoughts upon hearing the (not surprising) news that Hillary Clinton is officially in the running for the presidency was: “She wouldn’t have gotten here without Bill.” It’s not as if they adore each other or anything. They clearly understand that they’re both one-half of a politically motivated duo whose role as a power couple won’t be ending any | Read More »

    Review of Ted Cruz and Rand Paul Announcement Speeches

    Two Republicans, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 87% have formally announced that they are running for President. I watched both speeches and last week gave a review the Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% speech. Last Tuesday, April 7, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 87% announced his candidacy in a | Read More »

    Lighting the Flame of this Movement

    Social movements create change.  Politicians absorb social movements into their power base and, once they gain critical mass, exert legal power over society to appease the movement.  Once a movement’s central objectives have been absorbed into legal change, the movement dissipates.  All movements have a catalyst which galvanizes members into action, wrapped in the concept of “should”.  The question I want to answer is what it | Read More »

    The 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination

    The short duration of the 2016 presidential primary period, the large number of conservatives likely to run for president, and the much smaller number of establishment Republicans likely to be in the race combine to increase greatly the possibility that an establishment Republican will win the 2016 nomination.

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    Accusing Anti-Hillary Voters of Sexism is a Desperate Charge!

    Accusations of sexism were leveled toward anti-Hillary Clinton voters within an hour of Clinton announcing she will seek the presidency in 2016. But those are desperate charges. Think – Sarah Palin! The charge that those who oppose Clinton do so thinking, “I Won’t Vote For Hillary Just Because She’s Running and Female,” are simply ridiculous. Of course, it is never too early to begin painting a false, desperate | Read More »

    The Problem with Carly

    This morning, the left side of the internet is all agog with speculative frenzy that Hillary will become our first female president. Hillary Clinton has just announced to the surprise of no one but Biden that, yes, she really truly will claim her birthright and seek to be president in 2016. On the right side of the internet, there is speculation in some quarters that | Read More »

    Hillary’s Scorched Earth “Accomplishments”

    Hillary's Scorched Earth "Accomplishments"

    Meteor of death Hillary Clinton’s trail of fire, devastation and scorched earth leaves nothing living in its wake. Would any serious person hire someone with this résumé to be chief executive of a pizza parlor, never mind the government of the United States? Here’s a list of Hillary’s “accomplishments” during her career.  Behold her curriculum vitae: Watergate Judiciary (1973):  Jerry Zeifman, chief counsel to the | Read More »

    “Join Us in Stopping Hillary”, Really?? (EDITED)


    Higher Costs, New Taxes – The Perpetual Lie: More Government = Less Expensive

    We’ve heard it for generations. Let government get more involved – and private sector prices will fall. We’ve heard it in defense of new programs – and (ever) more regulations. We have centuries of evidence to the contrary. Government promises already made are unfathomably short of coin. Federal Unfunded Liabilities Total $84 Trillion In part because the government is either woefully unskilled at guesstimating its | Read More »

    “Mr. Smith, do you still beat your wife?” and other lies the GOP must contend with in order to win in 2016

    The lies of the left drive American politics. For years we heard the “Bush Lied” mantra chanted endlessly. It didn’t matter that the claim was wrong. A lie is a very specific thing… Saying a falsehood when you know it to be wrong. Bush never did that. While in retrospect the question of Saddam’s WMDs is unclear, at the time George Bush, Bill Clinton and | Read More »

    Pro-ISIS Group Posts List of Names & Addresses of Americans – Apparently Targeted for Attacks

    Last year, in September, ISIS called for random attacks against individuals in the U.S. The terrorist group’s spokesman specifically called for lone-wolf attacks and provided instructions on how to attack the Westerners: “Rig the roads with explosives for them. Attack their bases. Raid their homes. Cut off their heads. Do not let them feel secure. Hunt them wherever they may be. Turn their worldly life | Read More »

    Hillary’s announcement video…. LGBT couples: TWO; Churches: ZERO

    One odd thing about Hillary’s official announcement video (well, lots of  things, actually, but this one was jarring in a way): it gave a shout out to every Democrat special interest group. Blacks, Latinos, single moms. It featured a gay couple and a lesbian couple..I suspect there were  bisexual and transgendered persons in there, but how could we possibly tell? Somehow they resisted they impulse | Read More »

    Are You a Christianophobe?

    Due to the widespread usage of the words homophobe and bigot lately, I had to haul out my dictionary and look up these words. I was not sure what was being said, and I think that when I hear any word used repeatedly, I need to check it out. First homophobe. I use the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary 11th edition as my guide for all things | Read More »

    What the Hell is 99Rise?

    A Leftist group recently gained some high-profile notoriety on two occasions when they interrupted proceedings inside the United States Supreme Court.  The first incident occurred in January and the second on April 1st.  In both cases, the protesters stood up and shouted slogans to effect of overturning the recent McCutcheon vs. FEC and Citizens United decisions.  After their arrest in the January, those protesters were slapped with fines | Read More »

    Of Geese and Ganders

    Okay, okay. We all know that the Democrat Party media oracles are all shameless shills for the Tyranny Movement. There is nothing new in any of this: We know they pour their ideology into whatever ill-fitting pantsuit (or Dumbo Ears) who comes along. We know they will guard and protect that ideology as if it were the Ark of the Covenant. Thus, we know they | Read More »

    Some Possible Anti-Hillary Commercials

    First commercial: Opens with person in the street (Jesse Watters?)  asking people who they are voting for and why.  Every person that says “Hillary because she’s a woman” or something to that effect is used in the final cut.  As screen goes black, voice over asks, “Is that all she has?”  Purpose: Defuse the first woman president meme and exposes the Pantsuit Posse and that | Read More »

    Join Us In Stopping Hillary

    Join Us In Stopping Hillary

    Today, Hillary Clinton announced what we already knew: she’s running for president. She has been running for president for at least a decade, but she’s been running from scandal for even longer. In fact, Clinton is synonymous with scandal. Can you remember a time when the Clintons haven’t been associated with controversy? The fact is, Hillary Clinton doesn’t think the rules apply to her. She | Read More »

    Rand Paul, the Tuition Crisis, and Winning Young Voters

    I attended Rand Paul’s official launch to his Iowa campaign last Friday at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, my alma mater. Much of it went as you’d expect for a Paul event. There was a youthful, high-energy crowd. The speech was filled with applause lines about liberty, privacy & civil rights that prompted spontaneous chants of “President Paul!” But what struck me was | Read More »