Farewell to Self-Government

Good government is no substitute for self-government. – Mahatma Gandhi As the Supreme Court reaffirmed its commitment to the new role of judicial activism, the limited information crowd celebrated with the usual hashtags and changing of profile pictures proving just how little they understand what was lost in their “victories”. Between basing the Obamacare opinion on the intent of the legislators, and … Continue reading

You can’t make a bully happy

Every lesson in history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face—that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight and surrender. – Ronald Reagan 1964 Despite the Iranian government’s involvement with terrorist groups, support for the … Continue reading

Keeping our eye on the ball

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We the People tell the government what to do, it doesn’t tell us. – President Ronald Reagan January 11, 1989 Apparently, the stunning upset of GOP heavyweight Eric Cantor was taken as a sign of encouragement by former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as she proudly announced “As far as the midterm elections are concerned, it’s a whole new ballgame.” Reading, or … Continue reading

A lesson from those that have been there before

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As the world has stood by watching the people of Ukraine rise up against a return to Russian rule, the lessons are many and obvious. 1. Being deep in debt and dependent on other countries for energy leaves you without negotiating room. Sound familiar?  With most experts agreeing that the United States has more natural gas and oil reserves than … Continue reading

Obama’s Trojan Horse

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As the news coverage continues to focus on the failure of the health care website, it is readily apparent that too many are missing the big picture. In what was a masterful display of misinformation, the administration dangled the promise of free healthcare to convince millions of Americans to support the largest tax increase on middle and lower income earners in history. … Continue reading

Keep on Walking

Showing as little concern for the families, as the State Department did for those defending the embassy, fifteen members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee walked out of the Benghazi hearing as parents of the Americans killed in the attack prepared to testify.  Only Rep. Elijah Cummings D-MD and Rep. Jackie Speier D-CA both chose to remain. The 2014 … Continue reading

Somebody’s Watching Me

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Given the daily revelations of government intrusions into our privacy, Rockwell’s 1984 hit featuring Michael Jackson seems to have crossed over from entertaining to outright prophetic. FBI Director Robert Mueller’s admission that the agency does use drones to conduct surveillance on Americans, but doesn’t have any rules in place for it, seemed to catch a few members of the Senate Judiciary … Continue reading

Ending the Left’s Control

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The recent scandals have led many to draw comparisons between the Obama and Nixon administrations. Whether it is an attempt to suggest impeachable offenses, or simply a reference to political corruption, Nixon was in the minor league compared to the professionals of today. The Benghazi cover up, the IRS targeting conservative groups, the DOJ seizing phone records of reporters, Operation Fast and … Continue reading

Paying Insult Rather Than Respect

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Standing in stark contrast to the respectful attitudes of world leaders when Ronald Reagan passed, Obama has once again publicly embarassed the United States and insulted our strongest ally. Apparently, the socialist dictator Chavez was important enough to Obama to receive an official U.S. envoy at his funeral. However, Obama has declined to send a single member of his administration … Continue reading

Rand Paul: Standing on Principle

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Rand Paul’s filibuster, while only delaying the Brennan vote, proved that there really is a difference between himself and his establishment critics. The question that he, Ted Cruz, and others posed to Eric Holder should have been an easy one to answer. Does the U.S. Constitution permit the President to authorize deadly military force against an American citizen, within the … Continue reading