Let’s Talk Gay Marriage, Part 1
Let’s talk gay marriage. This is the first in a yet-to-be-determined-part series on an issue that matters dearly to me. I believe in marriage. I believe that marriage is the sacred union of one man and one woman, and it devastates me to no end both that liberals believe government is capable of simply changing that definition on a whim, and that many state governments | Read More »
Full Faith and Credit Act Under Fire
House Republicans have put forth legislation that would prioritize payments of the U.S. government to ensure that our debtors get paid—to ensure that the full faith and credit of the United States remains solid. Hence the name, the Full Faith and Credit Act. Yet this act has come under fire from liberals as being a “phony fix” to our problem that leaves soldiers, veterans, and | Read More »
Liberals Think Solyndra Loan Program a Success
Here’s one example of liberals touting the loan program that funded the failure Solyndra as a success. In the article, ThinkProgress author Jeff Spross conveys that with the $26 billion the program has dealt out, a whopping 20,000 jobs have been created. What’s the big deal, right?That’s just $1.3 million per job created! By touting this as a success of the loan program that funded Solyndra, | Read More »
Obama, a Murderer?
Something dawned on me today as I was watching Fox News coverage of the recent Benghazi hearings on Capitol Hill. On The O’Reilly Factor, Rudy Giuliani made an interesting point. Key military personnel keep saying that there were no assets in the region that could have reached the compound in time to provide aid to Ambassador Stevens and the three other Americans who lost their | Read More »
The Influx of Immigrants
The liberals are at it again, riding their own cloud of intellectual arrogance in supposing that conservatives are totally whacked about an influx of 30 million immigrants that would overwhelm the U.S. economy and place an even greater burden on the increasingly large welfare state the Democrats have worked so hard to establish. It irritates me to no end… Liberals refute this claim by saying | Read More »
EPA Being Judged by EPA’s Standards
In case any of our soldiers on the front lines (by which I mean our legislators elected to the Congress) should come across this liberal argument, I thought I’d point out one huge folly to aid them in their rebuttal. The title of the article summarizes the argument: “It’s Official: $1 Invested in EPA yields $10 in Benefits.” Whoa! A 1,000% return!? I damn well better put all | Read More »
Why I’m Not a Libertarian
I’ve had quite a few interactions with libertarians over the years—two or three times as many as I’ve had with progressivist liberals, in fact. (Bear in mind, I live in Utah, so it’s really not all that surprising.) According to them, the basic premise of libertarian thought is, “Do whatever you’d like, so long as it’s not infringing upon my rights.” Libertarianism, then, is seemingly | Read More »
The Tea Party Is [Saving] the Republican Party
Last week, I stumbled upon this beauty (note my sarcasm) over on ThinkProgress—the liberal, Democratic counterpart to RedState. Its author, John Halpin, cites what to him is a troubling study from The College of William & Mary, in which almost 12,000 FreedomWorks members offered their position on a variety of issues. Halpin offers a few facts I found rather encouraging. First, the Tea Party now | Read More »
The Second Amendment, an ‘Absolute’ Right?
Over the weekend, Newsweek’s Michael Tomasky posted this on The Daily Beast, in which he claims that many conservatives view the right to keep and bear arms, as secured by the Second Amendment, to be an absolute right, by which he means that conservatives believe it can have no limitations. Tomasky then proceeds to demonstrate how nearly every right safeguarded in our Constitution has limitations, citing | Read More »
[Regulation] without Representation
Allowing businesses that don’t have a physical presence in a state to be regulated by that state (i.e., required to collect sales tax), amounts to something very close to the principle we fought tooth and nail against almost three hundred years ago. Let’s not revisit it.