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 »
Newtown through the Prism of Social Conservatism
This post is an expansion of a post I did on my FaceBook, so some of it may be a little redundant, but I want to expound on this further. For those of you who don’t know my back ground: I am the father of three daughters, one of which turns two tomorrow. I am the uncle to 5 boys, and one girl. My wife | Read More »
Conservatives Actually Suck at This
John Boehner can do whatever the heck he wants to. The GOP could be making the argument that the White House has offered nothing on spending and the American people want spending cuts as much as they are okay with tax increases, but instead John Boehner will publicly negotiate with himself.And he can. He can throw conservatives off fiscal committees without consequence.Conservatives can complain, moan, | Read More »
I’m Not Sure What Republicans Stand For in Congress
I was once an elected Republican. There isn’t much that the Republican Party has to do with trash collection, but I was a Republican on the Macon, Georgia City Council and I supported trash collection privatization. It wasn’t the Republican thing to do. It was the conservative thing to do. It was the right thing to do. Multiple times it had been tried and multiple | Read More »
THE IDENTITY CRISIS OF THE GOP
(Originally posted at http://danielalders.com/) In case you hadn’t heard following our country’s recent affirmation of Barack Obama’s presidency, there’s been a bit of infighting among the right-leaning politicos. In fact, it’s gotten rather ugly. Allow me to offer you a few choice headlines to refresh your memory: A More Diverse GOP Republicans descend into civil war Jindal: GOP Should ‘Stop Being The Stupid Party’ Republican Reckoning Begins After | Read More »
I Was Mad. Now I Am More Determined Than Ever To Help Save America
I am still mad but the anger is burning my inspiration to take the fight even harder to the left. I haven’t written a blog since the republican primaries. After seeing Obama get re-elected and the democrat party maintain their majority in the senate, that is only urging me to do more on my part to step it up and increase the pressure on the | Read More »
Why All This Secession Talk Makes No Sense
(Originally posted on my personal blog – http://nsagraduate.wordpress.com/) I’ve been relatively “mum” on the hot topic of secession over the last week for a variety of reasons. First, I knew it would blow over before long. The hotheaded types who latch on to the idea would eventually quiet down. Second, I was interested in seeing how the media would react. Third, there’s just not a lot | Read More »
Presidential Politics Does Not Define Conservatism
The conservative movement is a complex coalition of people and ideas that seek to impact popular culture, public policy and electoral politics based on its ideals and principles. To take something this complex and diverse and equate it with an election at the highest possible level is to both over-simplify and devalue it.
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Where We Go From Here
Well, that was fun. My ride this past election cycle was much like Erick Erickson‘s. And by “ride,” I mean being strapped to the front of a locomotive that was heading into the side of a mountain. From the beginning, Mitt wasn’t the candidate I wanted representing our party. As a conservative, he didn’t have a sterling record, being pro-choice and all before he became | Read More »
If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you. — President Calvin Coolidge For five years I have consistently maintained that Mitt Romney could not be elected President of the United States. The only thing that changed was Barack Obama’s terrible debate performance and I made the unfortunate mistake of | Read More »