No founding father was more instrumental in establishing the United States as a nation grounded in individual freedom, natural law, Republican form of government, and a constitutionally limited federal government than Thomas Jefferson. No founding father has been more unfairly maligned by academia and modern historians than Thomas Jefferson. Some readers, those of a more … Continue reading Thomas Jefferson – Racist villain or abolitionist hero?
Several important facts about the early years of the Pilgrims, after they landed in Plymouth, are omitted from the current telling of their history. Few know today that the Pilgrims experimented with the kind of communal living that was advocated by Plato. This collectivist experiment nearly doomed the colony, contributing greatly to much suffering in … Continue reading Collectivism nearly doomed the Pilgrims
During the past two weeks I saw two Conservative friends post rather derogatory items about Libertarians on Facebook, and Libertarians do the same about Conservatives. That is just a small sampling of what I‘ve seen since I’ve been on social media. At times it appears there is an all out war between the two sides … Continue reading Why do Conservatives and Libertarians squabble so much?
Unfortunately I was wrong when I predicted that the Republicans would maintain a narrow majority in the House of Representatives. I found it difficult to believe that enough seats would switch to Democrat in order to flip the House given the drastic improvement in economic conditions since President Trump took office. There are many factors … Continue reading Five reasons why the Republicans lost the House
This article is most likely hypothetical because it appears that the Republican Party’s chances of maintaining control of the House of Representatives have increased since the Justice Kavanaugh debacle, and the Senate was never really in play. I could be mistaken because most of the polls are unreliable and the media coverage is deeply biased. … Continue reading Democrats retaking the House would be a Pyrrhic Victory
I consider Gary Oldman to be one of the finest character actors. Because of that I was looking forward to watching his portrayal of Winston Churchill, a role in which earned Oldman an Oscar. I am aware of Hollywood’s far left bias and well earned reputation for completely disregarding actual history when making a movie … Continue reading Movie Review – Darkest Hour
With the midterms just under three weeks away, I’m cautiously optimistic the Republican Party will maintain a very narrow majority in both the House and Senate. I wish I could be more confident in my prediction, and in the GOP’s performance in this most crucial midterm election. I would be more confident if the Republicans … Continue reading Five Keys to Ensure GOP Victory in the Midterms
Based on the mass protests, the despicable conduct during the confirmation hearings, and the shameful smear campaign waged against Judge Kavanaugh, it is safe to say progressives are outraged that President Trump has so far placed two Justices on the Supreme Court. The framers of the Constitution and those who ratified it would be completely … Continue reading If We Still Followed the Constitution Few Would Care Who is on the Supreme Court
I don’t believe there is a more apt label for our current political climate than calling it a circus. There is no better example of this circus than the entire confirmation process for Judge Kavanaugh. This circus began with the protests that erupted even before President Trump announced the name of his nominee, continued with … Continue reading Blame Saul Alinsky For Our Current Political Circus
After very much deliberation I could not decide between the two that stand out the most in my mind so it is a tie. The first is a veritable heavyweight based on name recognition and percentage of those on the political right that have read at least one of her books. The other is much … Continue reading And the Award for the Most Libertarian Fiction Author Goes to…
This past Tuesday marked 231st anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. Every year this date should be celebrated by everyone because of the most remarkable nature of that document, which was responsible for this country becoming the freest and wealthiest that ever existed. Instead the Constitution is held in such ill regard by so … Continue reading Is the Constitution a Racist Document?—Let’s Ask Frederick Douglass.
The one great failure of those who wrote United States Constitution was their failure to properly restrain the Supreme Court. They did not foresee that the highest court in the United States would abandon the Constitution as the ultimate basis for all of the rulings they issue. The framers of the Constitution did not envision … Continue reading Is Judge Kavanaugh a True Originalist?
I’ve noticed lately that fewer and fewer people know how behave in a respectful manner while in public. I know I must not be the first person to make this observation and I’m willing to bet that a great many others have made the same observation in recent times. There was an incident this past … Continue reading The Rude are Inheriting the Earth
For the past couple of days the internet has been filled with headlines like the following: Trump replaces NAFTA and triumphs -- New trade deal with Mexico is YUGE win for both countries. I was thrilled when I saw the headlines. NAFTA has been an unmitigated disaster for American manufacturing jobs. After reading the articles … Continue reading Does President Trump Have the Authority to Replace NAFTA as Proposed?
On September 16, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts signed an executive order titled Establishing an Integrated Climate Change Strategy for the Commonwealth. One of the main purposes of that executive order was: To further position Massachusetts to meet the state’s environmental requirements under the Global Warming Solutions Act, the Executive Order directs the Department … Continue reading The Great Green Energy Boondoggle