The Liberal Media Shutdown
Liberal Media Shutdown Rather than engaging the in the crisis mode editorializing on the government shutdown I would like to speculate on a more productive course of action. Presently the media is in a full frontal attack on the remaining vestige of American statesmanship. At Redstate we know that there is a viable alternative to getting your news from the mouthpiece of the Democrat party. | Read More »
A Republican Response to Newt and others on HealthCare
There are many, including Newt Gingrich who say Republicans have no plan to replace or stop ObamaCare. Well I may be only a very low level Republican but I have a plan I can recite whenever asked, one that works on Free Market principles as well. This plan is broken into four parts. Yes there is Government intrusion and ‘mandates’ but this is an alternative | Read More »
America’s need for immigrants
Al Cardenas, chair of the American Conservative Union, teamed up with John McLaughlin to produce an essay entitled “Do We Need More Immigrants?“ By “we” they mean America in general, and the answer they provide is “a resounding yes.” The essay has two major sections. In the first, Cardenas and McLaughlin cite an Opiniones Latinas survey that shows “the majority of Hispanics, particularly registered voters, | Read More »
In college, I was lucky to have as a guest teacher (twice) Ray Strother. For those of you who don’t know the name, he is a political consultant regarded as the man behind modern political consulting. To this day, I consider him a friend, despite the fact that he’s a Democratic operative. He’s a very swell guy. Among the many things I learned from him | Read More »
Open Letter to our Republican Senators: Immigration Strategy Notes
Like the Miami Heat full court press the Gang of Eight immigration bill is red hot and being served up right now. The debate around immigration is framed by the media as economic and political. As far as the economic implications, we know that we have immigrants working in the US now. From a political standpoint the conservative Republicans will lose if we cannot position | Read More »
Go Big or Go Home
In 1960, Barry Goldwater published The Conscience of a Conservative. In it, he noted Conservatism is not an economic theory, though it has economic implications. The shoe is precisely on the other foot: it is Socialism that subordinates all other considerations to man’s material well-being. It is Conservatism that puts material things in their proper place — that has a structured view of the human | Read More »
Yes, We Are Doomed… But Why?
This article was originally posted on my personal site: http://rpcforum.com The stories making the headlines around the country ought to make Americans pretty ashamed of ourselves. We ought to be humbled by our mistakes and failures. We ought to admit where we have gone wrong and be seeking to right the ship and set sail on a true-er course. But no, how do we respond? “America is the greatest | Read More »
Egalitarianism: The Great Evil Of Our Time
It’s been said that “whoever marries the spirit of this age will be a widower in the next,” and I couldn’t agree more. Of course, the implication is twofold: That one must first identify what, precisely, the spirit of one’s age is, and having done that, to fight it. Doing that is certainly not likely to win a person any popularity contests, but I suppose that’s | Read More »
Capitalism and community
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) recently gave an address to the Heritage Foundation entitled “What Conservatives are For.” I think he intended a double meaning with the title, as he addressed both the purpose of conservatism, and the positions conservatives should support. I heard a bit of this speech on the Rush Limbaugh show Wednesday afternoon, and my interest was piqued, so I found the full transcript and | Read More »
Conservatism and Campaign Finance Reform
The proposition that money has had a corrosive effect on the American political system is one that hardly needs to be defended. However, the notion that campaign finance reform could–and should, I think–be a “conservative” issue is probably a little more debatable. The thing is, as the Constitution stands today, there’s really not much that can be done about the influence of money in politics. | Read More »
Republicans: The Answer is Easy if You Take it Logically
I remember as a 22 year old, working full time and going to college full time, newly married with a baby on the way; the election contest between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. I had not been politically astute up until this time in my life. Then I heard Ronald Reagan give a speech on television and things changed for me. I don’t remember what | Read More »
Sen. Ted Cruz’ CPAC 2013 keynote speech: Conservatives are winning
The main theme of Cruz’ speech was how Conservatives can continue to win. Cruz said Conservatives must (1) defend the Constitution and (2) champion growth and opportunity.
Cruz talked about the campaign finance, the administration’s disregard for religious freedom, the campaign to restrict gun rights, called for repeal of the National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”), in highlighting the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth and Tenth Amendments, as well as Article VI of the Constitution.
With regard to championing growth and liberty, Cruz focused on the difference in how Presidents Obama and Reagan dealt with severe recessions and the contrasting results.
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How This Conservative Sees America
The picture above tells the real american story of life after Obama being elected president. It is a true story and the source is accurate. They say a picture says a thousand words. That picture above says more than a thousand words. It tells a accurate and complete story of how the direction of a country under the wrong leadership and poor vision can ruin a nation. | Read More »
Destruction of The Liberal Arts
[This article appeared in and was the cover article for the September 2012 issue of the Binghamton Review, I did write it.] To put it bluntly, I blame liberals for destroying the liberal arts. The liberal arts are meant to help facilitate the marketplace of ideas. They’re meant to be a place where we can have honest discussions about, among other things, philosophy and real world applications | Read More »
Should Conservatives Be Open Minded?
I hear high profile commentators who claim to be conservative brag about being “open minded” far too often lately. They claim this like they are proud and honored about it. Like it makes them better or smarter than other conservatives who are not open minded. My question to them and other people who I sometimes run into who say the same is “What | Read More »