What’s the Real Nature of Conservative Politics?
Political terms mean different things in different countries, and they mean different things in the same countries at different times. In the United States and across the world in the 19th Century, the word “liberal” described someone primarily concerned about liberty. Over the years, the word “liberal,” deliberately adopted by the left in the United States, has come to mean here someone committed to, among | Read More »
Saving the National Republican Rules from the Ginsberg Blunders in Tampa
Circulated by me January 20, 2013 to members of the Republican National Committee. *** Dear RNC Colleague, On January 13, I submitted to our Chairman and our Secretary the below motion to amend The Rules of the Republican Party. In the years before our 2012 Republican National Convention, the RNC’s Standing Committee on Rules (one member per state and territory) met to consider possible changes | Read More »
An open letter to conservatives
I had a very exciting time at the Republican National Convention. My conservative allies and I all worked very hard in the presidential election. When I woke up the day after the election, everything I had worked for appeared to be in ruins. An extreme leftist had been reelected president of the United States. Some liberal Republicans immediately began to blame newly activated conservatives for | Read More »
Advice On Picking a Vice President
Discussion of the vice presidential nomination, while a topic useful to journalists and commentators who have deadlines to meet, is quite often a waste of time, if discussion is meant to influence the actual decision. It’s in every presumptive nominee’s interest to keep as many influential people as possible believing they are on the future presidential nominee’s short list. That leads them to do all | Read More »