In real life I'm a Linux and Windows system administrator, write for Heartland Institute, and talk a lot about voting. I'm also a Precinct Committeeman in Central Illinois and a 2012 Republican National Convention delegate.


    As Your Friend, I Say You Will Regret This

    Media members will regret attacking Bob Woodward for revealing, and insisting, that the sequester originated in the White House. They will regret more not realizing that a viable First Amendment requires a press in loyal opposition to the government. But even more, they will regret being the champions of reckless government spending.

    How Many Demons Can Dance On the Head of a Sequester?

    Our government is too big. The crisis of the moment, the so-called sequester, won’t do anything to change that. Our nation needs a plan to reduce government spending dramatically, rapidly, and in accordance with our needs. Until then, however, the sequester is better than nothing, and far better than any proposal to change it.

    The Job Killers Insist You Hire Criminals

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released Enforcement Guidance in April, 2012 saying that employers who rely too heavily on criminal background checks to screen potential employees may violate the Civil Rights Act. Meanwhile, the President and his economic team want to saddle employers with a minimum wage increase, which will make those with a criminal record even less attractive to hire. Making it harder to | Read More »

    The Cruelty of the Minimum Wage

    In his State of the Union speech Tuesday, President Obama called for an increase in the federal minimum wage, gloating that it had been endorsed even by his vanquished moderate Republican opponent in the 2012 campaign. A minimum wage increase is not needed, and would harm those it’s supposed to help.

    Are You A True Conservative?

    The issue is not who is “true conservative” or even a plain old conservative, but who is willing to gamble his own power to achieve a result beneficial to everyone. In the power struggle between the DC Establishment and grassroots, labeling of the two sides often conceals the battle lines.  Language frames the debate, and I am still not completely comfortable with the labels “establishment” and “grassroots”. | Read More »

    It’s Time To Abandon The Tea Party

    We in the liberty movement have a choice. We can either spend our time, treasure, and energies in an attempt to rescue the “Tea Party” brand, or we can spend those limited resources combating big government, reaching out to new people, and organizing our towns and neighborhoods for social and political involvement. It’s time to abandon the “Tea Party” label, and redouble our effort to | Read More »

    It’s Time for Freedom of Immigration

    The immigration reform proposal from a bipartisan group of Senators takes reform in the wrong direction. It fails to defend our borders, expands the federal bureaucracy, and further entangles the government in economic decisions it has no business making.

    Merry Christmas

    Is Christmas about Christ, or is it about reindeer?Why, yes.Christmas is when Christians celebrate of the virgin birth of Jesus the Christ, Y’shua the Messiah, in a manger in Bethlehem. It’s a tale of wise men (who weren’t there) and shepherds (who were).

    Mr. Boehner: Lead, Or Get Out Of The Way

    The Speaker of the House has incredible power. If the Republic is to last, he — or she — must wield that power effectively and now more than ever, rein in Congress.  The Speaker of the House has the power to force repeal of Obamacare, to defund it, and generally to set the agenda for the government in ways not even the President can. Who | Read More »

    No Sacrificial Lamb

    Nancy Pelosi has a habit of saying really outlandish things. From “We must pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it,” to her outrage that “500 million Americans” were losing their jobs every month to asking “Are you serious?” about what part of the Constitution authorized the individual mandate, San Fran Nan has really let loose with some amazing gaffes. Pelosi is | Read More »