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“Conservative” Does Not Mean Smaller Government

Ronald Reagan hijacked the term “Conservative” and twisted it to his own political purpose.   Remember his famous quote, something like this: “Government does not solve the problem, government is the problem.”  The dingbats get goosebumps every time they hear that quote.  More military they say, but less government.  The government should leave my social security […]

24Aug2016 | | 1 comment | Continued
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NFL Dispute – Three Parties: Owners, Players, Public

The NFL Labor dispute is really aggravating.  Such a labor dispute might be none of our business – except we the public are heavily invested in the NFL.  There are times in our history when labor disputes have so directly impacted the public at large that our government has been forced to intervene.  Think of […]

24May2011 | | Comments Off on NFL Dispute – Three Parties: Owners, Players, Public | Continued
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Joaquin Phoenix, Exotic Animals, And Conservation

Joaquin Pheonix, that masterful actor, has taken up the cause of PETA and their crusade to end the brutal killing of exotic animals for their skins.  The skins are used to make shoes, purses, ties, belts, and other ornaments for the pleasure of humanity. Caution readers – this video is graphic. In this advertisement for […]

26Mar2010 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Glen Beck is the Disease in America

Glen Beck has topped himself. He somehow has managed to equate evolution with progressive politics. His comparison of revolution to evolution is totally insane – but the real fear is the platform given to him by the ‘conservative movement’ in America. These folks think they are carrying out Ronald Reagan’s vision – but Ronald Reagan […]

23Feb2010 | | Comments Off on Glen Beck is the Disease in America | Continued
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Partisanship – Conflicting Opinions or Theological Hatred?

Churchill negotiated a settlement in a Catholic/Protestant Ireland in the 1920’s. He later said that he knew he had been fair because neither party was happy with the results. It seems to us that we can know President Obama has been fair and non-partisan because both the left and the right are protesting his policies.

28Jan2010 | | Comments Off on Partisanship – Conflicting Opinions or Theological Hatred? | Continued
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“the shifting sands of charity… the firm bedrock of law”

Winston Churchill was a young man of twenty two when he gave his first political speech.   He referenced the Government’s Workmen’s Compensation Bill before the Parliament in England.  “He said the bill, ‘removed the question from the shifting sands of charity and placed it on the firm bedrock of law‘.”  (Churchill: A Life, by Gilbert, […]

10Dec2009 | | Comments Off on “the shifting sands of charity… the firm bedrock of law” | Continued
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Obama and Nixon – Greeting Nasty People

President Barack Obama recently attended the Summit of the Americas. While there he met that Venezuela wacko President Chavez. President Obama has been criticized by the conservative media for his graciousness in the face of evil. We do not dispute the atrocious behavior of Chavez – but we would remind all that diplomacy is not always easy – and being gracious in the face of nasty people is difficult. Here are a few examples in recent history.

20Apr2009 | | 5 comments | Continued
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Barack Obama, Romanticism Restored

H. W. Brands has written a compelling biography of Teddy Roosevelt, “T. R. The Last Romantic.” Published by BasicBooks in 1997, Brands biographical depiction of Roosevelt is as intriguing as any novel. But I cannot help making a comparison to Barack Obama of 2008.

6Nov2008 | | Comments Off on Barack Obama, Romanticism Restored | Continued
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Lincoln’s Rhetorical Flourishes, Shame on McCain/Palin

The idea of responding to Sarh Palin is contemptible.   Responding to McCain is bad enough.  But McCain has put the country in this position – and respond we must.  The latest attack by Palin is to suggest in a demeaning manner that Barack Obama “… knows something about rhetorical flourishes.” Be whatever you want, Sarah […]

24Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Lincoln’s Rhetorical Flourishes, Shame on McCain/Palin | Continued
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Taxes Are Inherently Socialistic

Taxes.  No one likes them, no one agrees on equal distribution, no one wants them raised – but we all agree that they are necessary and useful.  How insane is that?  Taxes are inherently socialistic – they inherently redistribute the wealth. From the U. S. Department of the Treasury: “The federal, state, and local tax […]

24Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Taxes Are Inherently Socialistic | Continued
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Teddy Roosevelt, Racism and the Presidency

Teddy Roosevelt was the Vice President under McKinley. He went about the ceremonial duties of the Vice President of that time – accepting an invitation by Booker T. Washington to visit Tuskegee Institute. But fate interceded, McKinley was assassinated and Roosevelt became President. Roosevelt offered a dinner invitation to Booker T. Washington which was readily […]

9Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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McCain and T. R. Roosevelt

John McCain likes to say that one of his heroes or idols or whatever is Teddy Roosevelt – the Republican President at the beginning of the 20th Century.  This writer is also a fan of Roosevelt.  While there are similarities in these men, there are also distinct differences. These differences are rooted in their upbringing. […]

9Oct2008 | | Comments Off on McCain and T. R. Roosevelt | Continued
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McCain’s World View, Power and Control

John McCain likes to say that one of his model Presidents is Teddy Roosevelt – the Republican President at the beginning of the 20th Century.  This writer is also a fan of Roosevelt.  There are stark differences in the world view of McCain and Roosevelt.  Roosevelt was deliberately forceful, McCain reacts out of anger. The […]

8Oct2008 | | 4 comments | Continued
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Conservatives of 2008 – Raping and Pillaging

Something is way out of whack in the logic of the Conservatives of 2008. The logic is guilt or honor by association. The logic goes something like this: “I believe in Jesus and I believe we should drill for more oil in our backyard.” Thus given that Jesus is a solid belief it follows that […]

2Oct2008 | | 8 comments | Continued
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Imperialist History of the Presidency

Rarely has any President seen himself as being imperialistic. But Imperialism best defines the actions of past administrations. Rarely have we seen ourselves as “The Evil Empire.” But we should examine the facts. Alexander Hamilton, while not a President, was a founding father of this country. Hamilton advocated a strong military, and particularly a Navy, […]

30May2008 | | Comments Off on Imperialist History of the Presidency | Continued
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Self Image of Presidential Candidates

Theodore Roosevelt knew he was the best man for the job.  He knew it in his heart and soul.  H. W. Brands wrote “T. R. The Last Romantic.”  While reviewing the 1904 election Brands writes candidly about Roosevelt,: “Like most great men, and like many who fancy themselves great, Roosevelt convinced himself that his own […]

30May2008 | | Comments Off on Self Image of Presidential Candidates | Continued
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Leader or Expert – Choosing a President

Son, Mitt Romney claims that leadership is more important than expertise on topic. “They are looking for judgment, wisdom, willingness to reach out to others, gaining the right information to make choices… Instead of asking who has the most expertise we should be asking who has the most executive leadership experience…. ” Very interesting points. […]

7Jan2008 | | 3 comments | Continued