Randall J. Brandt, Strategic Consultant, Attorney, and Mediator. Previously served as Policy Director for Rick Santorum for President in 2012, Senior Advisor at the U.S. State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom, and Deputy Staff Director and Counsel at the U.S. Senate Republican Conference.


    The First Line of Defense: Freedom of Conscience

      Since the takeover of our embassy in Iran by Shia Muslim Radicals in 1979 our nation has been focused, albeit with various levels of commitment, on the security threats and challenges of Radical Islam.  The 1983 bombing of our Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, the bombings of our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998 by | Read More »

    The Right to Keep Your Conscience

    A central reason for the founding of our country was religious freedom.   This is a big part of what makes America exceptional.   Freedom of conscience is central to human dignity and religious freedom. If you forget how important this is look around the world and give thanks once again for the freedom we have to practice our faith, to believe or not to believe, in | Read More »

    What Are We For?

    From the diaries by Erick . . . I am a conservative who on a good day actually gives a rip about the rest of the world.  Conservatives often know what they are against but do they know or remember what they are for?  It would help the country culturally, economically, and politically if we could articulate what we are for.  It would help conservatism | Read More »