An Open Letter to My Kids

    Tomorrow night I’m going to bed knowing I have done everything I can to save this country. I’ve made phone calls, walked in parades, contributed more than I could afford to conservative candidates, walked streets I never knew to try to convince people what was happening and how they needed to vote. Did I wake up late to the reality of liberalism? Yes. But I’m not going down quietly–without a fight. Grandpa was a proud Democrat when the Democrats had morals–before they made a far-left turn. He died a staunch Conservative and I will do the same.

    After Tuesday, I don’t know what the forecast will be for our liberty. I sincerely doubt America can withstand another four years of untethered liberalism. It is my fervent prayer that you wake to the reality before all your liberties are gone and that you begin to act every day to keep or regain them. That will mean beginning to read more, getting involved locally, and knowing for what and why you are voting (and reading my emails once in awhile)!

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    Walsh vs Duckworth=Reagan vs Communism

    Joe Walsh is a true conservative, one with backbone and integrity, who will never compromise the Constitution or his principles. He reminds us of Ronald Reagan who was the same kind of man. The one thing Joe doesn’t do well is spin a tale–as in Tammy’s case–a fairy tale of “what you’ll get if you vote for me.” He’s not about handouts–but rather about saving the country and that includes the 8th district in Illinois
    Ms. Duckworth can best be described as a controversial ultra-liberal, tax and spend Progressive heavily funded by out-of-state special interests and the Chicago machine. Congressman Walsh has been described as a ‘controversial Tea Party-backed freshman’  who has been particularly vocal in urging Congress to reduce spending and cut taxes. One might say that for the 8th district, Tammy is John Kerry and Joe Walsh is Reagan. I’ll vote for Reagan–and Joe Walsh every time.

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    Romney’s Problem and the Conservative Solution

    Mitt Romney has a big problem. And it isn’t his comment about the 47%. Romney’s problem is his inability to communicate a vision for America. Frankly, this is why I wasn’t in Romney’s corner during the primaries, and why I haven’t been an overly enthusiastic supporter since.  He simply can’t capture the true nature of conservatism and show that it means as much to him | Read More »

    Standard Bearing In a Generation of Failed Promise

    My handle is Standard Candle, as in a fixed star, one that may be utilized to measure light and distance. I often feel separated from the secular norms of the day, primarily because I don’t ‘dabble’ in what is considered normal social behaviors… I’m a conservative, and you are too. I believe in standards, I believe that it is important for any culture or society | Read More »

    In Which I Welcome Myself to the Front Page

    For those of you not at the RedState Gathering this past weekend, I’d like to announce that I have been promoted to the front page here as a Contributing Editor. It is a blessing that I can join the great men and women (including fellow new front pager Breeanne Howe of the notorious Howe family) who post here. It’s been almost six years since I | Read More »

    In Which I Welcome Myself to the Front Page

    For those of you not at the RedState Gathering this past weekend, I’d like to announce that I have been promoted to the front page here as a Contributing Editor. It is a blessing that I can join the great men and women (including fellow new front pager Breeanne Howe of the notorious Howe family) who post here. It’s been almost six years since I | Read More »

    Be As Abraham

    My fellow Christians are confusing me.  One of the common reactions to having Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee for President has been to complain about the uselessness of political pragmatism on the part of conservative Christians.  Many are complaining that those who would vote for Romney over Obama are merely looking for “a chance to right the ship,” and suggest that the time for | Read More »

    A Call for Political Repentance

    I’m probably not coming at this the way most conservatives would prefer.  Most conservatives I know are big on patriotism, flag-waving, freedom, guns, and individual rights, but they do tend to forget where their first allegiances should lie.  After all, our country was founded by conservatives, men who understood the importance of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, as well as freedom of speech, | Read More »

    On Jonathan Krohn’s Defection

    Promoted from the diaries Among the other stories that surfaced in the news yesterday, I found out that former 14 year-old conservative wunderkind Jonathan Krohn, he of the book Define Conservatism and the CPAC 2009 speech, has now defected. Though he asserts, according to Politico, “I want to be Jonathan Krohn…and I’m tired of being an ideology, and it’s not fun and it gets boring and it’s not | Read More »

    On Jonathan Krohn’s Defection

    Promoted from the diaries Among the other stories that surfaced in the news yesterday, I found out that former 14 year-old conservative wunderkind Jonathan Krohn, he of the book Define Conservatism and the CPAC 2009 speech, has now defected. Though he asserts, according to Politico, “I want to be Jonathan Krohn…and I’m tired of being an ideology, and it’s not fun and it gets boring and it’s not | Read More »

    A Message of Liberty

    We are a nation of immigrants.  Adventurers.  For most of us, our forefathers crossed oceans and weathered many storms to reach this land.  This “New World.” We are a nation of immigrants.  We came from all over – England, Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Mexico, Israel, Iran, India, Egypt, Russia, China, Japan… the list goes on. We are a nation of immigrants.  But when | Read More »

    How the NRA Helped ObamaCare

    It’s tough to accuse the National Rifle Association of being left-wing, but events on Thursday highlight just how useless the organization can be to the conservative movement at large. On the day that the Supreme Court found the most odious provisions of the Affordable Care Act – ObamaCare – constitutional, the House of Representatives took the historic step of holding a sitting attorney general in | Read More »

    How the NRA Helped ObamaCare

    It’s tough to accuse the National Rifle Association of being left-wing, but events on Thursday highlight just how useless the organization can be to the conservative movement at large. On the day that the Supreme Court found the most odious provisions of the Affordable Care Act – ObamaCare – constitutional, the House of Representatives took the historic step of holding a sitting attorney general in | Read More »

    British Studies Confirm: Small Government Works

    (H/T: The Foundry) There might still be hope yet for Europe, or at least Great Britain. Two recent studies have reinforced what we’ve known all along: small government works. The first one is from the Centre for Policy Studies (founded by Margaret Thatcher!). It’s called “Small is Best: Lessons from Advanced Economies”, and the full study can be found here (PDF file). But for those of | Read More »

    Jonah Goldberg’s Attack on the Tyranny of Cliches

    I will admit up-front that I am far from an unbiased observer when it comes to Jonah Goldberg.  I am a fan.  And I have been lucky enough to get to know him some over the years and consider him a friend.  So feel free to factor that in to what follows. But even with that caveat, there is a small part of me that | Read More »