If anyone is interested in reading the words of a real statesman, some encouraging words, words filled with wisdom and humility, I highly recommend you read Thomas Jefferson’s first inaugural address. It’s probably only a few pages long. You won’t be sorry for having done so. That’s from whence the famous phrase “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists” comes. Sorry, sometimes I don’t like ending my sentences with a preposition…sometimes. In this address, Jefferson called for unified country, a republican country (lower-case “r”), and a moral country. Do we possess those three attributes today? I’m not sure our country currently collectively possesses a single one of those attributes. Perhaps we are not so far gone however that our country can in fact undergo → Read More
As of 10:45am this morning, less than one day after Officer Darren Wilson was exonerated from any charges involved with the death of Michael Brown, the following headlines could be found on The Huffington Post: “Ferguson Prosecutor Gives Bizarre Press Conference”, “Michael Brown Shooting Witness Admitted Racism In Journal Entry”, “Darren Wilson Could Still Face Consequences”, “How The St. Louis County Courts Screw Over Minorities”, and “Rage After Wilson Walks”.
The buzz from the left is also, not surprisingly, about how the system was rigged and the Grand Jury was not properly instructed. Hmm, seems to me they said that about the Trayvon Martin case as well, though of course not with a Grand Jury, but rather a jury trial. Same playbook, different case. And → Read More
I have long since lost count of the times conservatives have been described as hard, right-wing idealogues that care only for our conservative ideology. The issue doesn’t really matter. The left always accuses us of being unwilling to bend our conservative principles. President Obama has been especially adept at this, along with outgoing Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid. They are fond of describing to the world how Republicans are just the party of NO. Incidentally, they want the rest of us to forget that it was President Obama who refused to negotiate with the Republicans during last year’s government shutdown. And Harry Reid has killed how many bipartisan bills? That’s something else I’ve lost count of.
It can not be denied that the Democrats took → Read More
A wise man once said “If you ever injected truth into politics, you have no politics”. Ok, it wasn’t a wise man. It was just Will Rogers. But its still true. Have the Democrats been telling the American people the truth about the Keystone Pipeline over the last six or so years, while blocking all attempts at its passage? Course they haven’t. And their upcoming vote in the Senate proves that.
While Democrats may not have been so bold as to try and convince everyone that the Keystone Pipeline is unpopular, they, and the media, have certainly done everything they can in recent years to suppress all knowledge of its popularity and argue that its just not right for America. They’ve also done just about → Read More
I have watched the ongoing revelations about Jonathan Gruber and his role in lying to the American people about ObamaCare with no small amount of interest. The reality of the situation is simple for me. We have known all along the liberals who shoved that monstrous piece of legislation down our throats were lying. Many of us tried to warn the country what was going down, what the legislation was intended to do, but we were shouted down. It wasn’t just the liberal politicians and policy wonks who raised their voices against our protests. The media establishment has done everything they could to make sure ObamaCare was passed and its failures hidden from sight.
In the interview Jonathan Gruber granted to PBS’ Frontline, he continually → Read More
I found an interesting video online today where Obama, on a number of different occasions, referenced the possibility of bypassing congress. I didn’t think the substance of what Obama was saying was all that interesting, new, or novel. Not at all. Not for Obama anyway. We’ve all seen the videos by now of Obama saying he can’t bypass congress after all. What I did find interesting howerver was not only the constant applause Obama got when talking about bypassing congress, but more specifically, Obama’s body language when he referenced the possibility. I thought it was very very telling, particularly at the end of the video.
Most of us know that we have a constitutional republic that is based on the rule of law, namely → Read More
I’ll admit it. I’m sort of obsessed with the Constitution. Perhaps it’s because I have a Type A personality and I like the idea of the sort of structure, order, and predictability that any Constitution should…should in theory create, if actually adhered to. Perhaps it’s because I consider myself a conservative, and know from studying American history that while the Constitution created a more centralized form of government than the States had at the time of its creation, it at the very same time actively works to diffuse government power and guarantee liberty to the individual. I think the latter is more so that which has caused me to revere the Constitution, learn more about its formation, and has made me want to know → Read More
Bookmark these videos and pass them around. People need to SEE what a lawless hypocrite our current President is regarding executive action, the Constitution, and how he’s knowingly violating his oath of office.
Obama is truly breaking new ground here. This isn’t Obamacare, where conservatives say it’s unconstitutional and liberals say it is constitutional, and the two sides disagree.
OBAMA said the executive action he is about to take is unconstitutional just a few years ago. He didn’t say this TYPE of thing was unconstitutional….he said THIS was unconstitutional…and he’s about to do it anyway.
Also included for your pleasure, a video of Obama during his 2008 campaign explaining how what this country needs is less executive actions, and more laws → Read More
A very smart person once told me, when faced with a set of complex decisions, don’t focus on the alternatives. That is too limiting. Envision instead the desired outcome, and the correct course of action for achieving it will present itself.
So we are confronted with the results of the sweeping Republican victory in the recent midterm. It presents fresh opportunities to influence presidential appointments, chair key committees, and control the legislative agenda in congress. Yet still neither party has the Senate majority necessary to pass bills without the support of the other, nor to override a presidential veto. Republicans run the risk of being branded “do-nothing”, and the party of “no” if they cannot pass meaningful changes into law. With twenty-two Republican Senate seats → Read More
A lot has been said about voter fraud in the past few years. We in the Republican Party insist it exists and are working to prevent it by enacting laws that require voters to show identification when casting their ballots. The Democrat Party insist voter fraud exists only in our minds and imaginations and that our efforts to enact Voter ID laws are only an attempt to keep minority voters from casting their votes. As this history lesson from Paul R. Hollrah shows that not only does voter fraud exist, but it is the prime reason why the Republican Party has had to fight so hard to gain a foothold in Oklahoma politics. Thankfully, we have more than just a foothold, but are in → Read More
There are times when politicians finally let the public in on how they feel about the issues facing America. Most of them try to keep their cards close to their chest, simply because the aforementioned public may not be so enamored with them, once they learn how they really feel. Such is the case with President Obama. He likes to go around, declaring how the Republican Party is waging a war on women. He had a lot of help hammering that lie home in 2012 and they managed to convince more than a few women that his opponents wanted to keep them all barefoot and pregnant. Take a couple of minutes to watch the clip and we’ll pick up on the other side.
It was in May 2013 that Muldrow, Oklahoma came under national scrutiny because the school was allowing plaques of the Ten Commandments to hang on its walls. Outrage ensued, even though the plaques were donated, free of charge, and no lessons were being taught about the subject. The plaques were just hanging on the wall. Needless to say, because of threatened lawsuits, and in spite of public support for the plaques, they have been removed. Who would have thought that could happen in America? If you didn’t, think again. And now, let us fast forward to 2014 and La Plata, Maryland, a town 30 miles southeast of Washington, D.C.
You see, they have a new kind of history lesson in the La Plata High School. → Read More
There are a lot of issues Americans are concerned about. Islamic terrorism and Ebola rank at the top of the spectrum of things we worry about. Or do they? According to a new poll from Fox News, that may not be so much the case. No doubt, we are concerned about the rise of Islamic terrorism and Ebola. We want neither of them on our shores, yet here they are. Most Americans despise ObamaCare, even though it was rammed down our throats and into our pocketbooks. But among all the issues we look at, it seems the one that is first and foremost, the one issue that may very well define the election results on November 4, is the economy.
Yes, I know we have → Read More