Acknowledge the GOP promotes big government policies and we can still be friends

The House just sent the American Health Care Act to the Senate. From there, it'll face a tougher fight through Senate revisions before reaching the President's desk. For the the first time in seven years, the prospects of repealing Obamacare are actually pretty high. Republicans around the nation are cheering. Democrats are spinning it as a call to retake … Continue reading Acknowledge the GOP promotes big government policies and we can still be friends

States’ rights aren’t really about the states. They’re about the individual.

One of the biggest misconceptions about states' rights is that their purpose is to protect the states from overreach by the federal government. On the surface, this is correct, but we have to dig just a little deeper to understand why they're so important to every American. The states do not need direct protection. It's … Continue reading States’ rights aren’t really about the states. They’re about the individual.

3 issues conservatives can (and should) commandeer from liberals

I know someone who is environmentally conscious, minority-empowering, and socially aware who also happens to be extremely conservative. Her "bleeding heart" has been tempered by reality. She knows there are problems that need to be addressed but she's not so naive to believe the gut response for action is the right way to address most situations. … Continue reading 3 issues conservatives can (and should) commandeer from liberals

Embracing Reagan’s notion of small-government Federalism

President Ronald Reagan was an enigma. His goals and the results he produced were often achieved by contradicting the accepted paradigms. He was known for strength and military prowess, yet America participated in fewer battles under him than any President in modern history. He helped individuals and small businesses at the bottom rung by letting … Continue reading Embracing Reagan’s notion of small-government Federalism

7 political lessons from 2016 conservatives need to apply in 2017

As many Republicans finish basking in their victory over their Democratic relatives they only see at Christmastime, we're looking at the final week of 2016. More importantly, we're looking at the final four weeks of the Obama administration with new information that needs to be applied going further, particularly for conservatives. For some of us, the … Continue reading 7 political lessons from 2016 conservatives need to apply in 2017

Europe is right and Obama is wrong: Top-down government belongs in the past

By John Ruberry "This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves." Ronald Reagan, A Time for Choosing, 1964. … Continue reading Europe is right and Obama is wrong: Top-down government belongs in the past