Will an amended AHCA be any better?

I don't make it a practice to comment on potential legislation before reading it. Speculation takes too much bias and rumors into account which tends to sway the reader (and author) in directions before the truth is even known. I'm making this exception because if reports that Vice President Mike Pence has negotiated a deal … Continue reading Will an amended AHCA be any better?

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

A baby’s right to a hard life

In 2 months, Lord willing, our fourth child will be born. He won't be like the previous three. He has a rare heart configuration that essentially has his aorta and pulmonary artery switched up. There's also a hole in the wall that separates the ventricles of his heart. His is a situation for which many parents … Continue reading A baby’s right to a hard life

Defund Planned Parenthood immediately. No need to attach it to any other bills.

One of the strategies Speaker Paul Ryan used in attempting to sell the American Health Care Act was to include defunding Planned Parenthood as part of the deal. It was a good attempt to sugarcoat "Obamacarelite" with some conservative honey for positive press and leverage against right-wing opposition to the bill, but it obviously didn't … Continue reading Defund Planned Parenthood immediately. No need to attach it to any other bills.

Just repeal

As I write this, the House is pushing for a floor vote on the American Health Care Act. It "hangs in the balance" as some mainstream media news outlets are saying, but that doesn't really paint the picture properly. In reality, it hangs over the GOP's head in two major ways. If it passes, things … Continue reading Just repeal

Why my kids are better prepared for fiscal responsibility than DC

Yesterday, I "helped" my second-oldest open her first credit union checking account. I say that I "helped," but my only real contribution was telling her it's okay if she doesn't buy checks but keeps the 5 temporary checks she got from them as backups. "You won't need them," I said. "It's 2017. Money is easier … Continue reading Why my kids are better prepared for fiscal responsibility than DC

The useless idiots of mainstream media and why they’ll lose to Trump

There has never been a U.S. President like Donald Trump. It's not his history, his ideologies, or even his style that make him completely unique. All of these traits have precedents in some form or fashion. The one thing that truly makes President Trump different from every other President before him is his ability to … Continue reading The useless idiots of mainstream media and why they’ll lose to Trump

Senator McCaskill attacks Sessions over Russian meeting by lying about her own Russian meetings

Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri has a flare for the dramatic. She's risen on the Democratic power charts by calling out Republicans every chance she gets. It's no surprise that she would call out Attorney General Jeff Sessions after it was revealed he met with the Russian Ambassador during campaign season last year. That's a … Continue reading Senator McCaskill attacks Sessions over Russian meeting by lying about her own Russian meetings

Hollywood honors Hollywood while disgracing America. It’s time to act.

As I'm writing this, many millions of people around the world are watching the Academy Awards. I know I'm not alone in "boycotting" the Oscars, though calling it a boycott is silly. It's simply a choice. To say it's a boycott is to belittle the efforts made by those who actually oppose the actions of … Continue reading Hollywood honors Hollywood while disgracing America. It’s time to act.

Why Trump’s reversal of Obama’s transgender decree makes Federalists cheer

Democrats hate Republicans and will find nothing good in anything they do. Republicans hate Democrats who they believe can do no right. Federalists hate neither major party. They call out concepts they oppose and embrace actions they like. With President Trump's reversal of President Obama's bathroom decree, Federalists have several reasons to cheer the GOP … Continue reading Why Trump’s reversal of Obama’s transgender decree makes Federalists cheer

The people, not the government, must fix mainstream media

There are two major things that should concern the American people about mainstream media. We've seen one of them very blatantly rear its hypocritical head since the start of election season in 2015: major left-wing bias. The other is even more dangerous and if we don't take hold of the first, we'll be faced with … Continue reading The people, not the government, must fix mainstream media

Repeal Obamacare. Period. Full stop.

There are plenty of plans to repeal, replace, tweak, fix, improve, dismantle, and otherwise make changes to the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. I'm going to keep this short for the sake of simplicity because the answer isn't hard. Repeal it. What you do after that will work out just fine. Some will … Continue reading Repeal Obamacare. Period. Full stop.

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

Colleges: The battleground that will shape the philosophy of our nation’s future (and present)

There's an old saying that makes its rounds at law schools across the country. The most talented law students become lawyers and eventually judges. Those who can't make it as lawyers become professors. While this is meant as a derogatory statement students make about their law professors, there's a bit of truth in it. No, … Continue reading Colleges: The battleground that will shape the philosophy of our nation’s future (and present)

Trump’s religious liberty path requires our support

The majority of things that come out of Washington DC do not require our assistance. President Trump lays down an order, Congress passes a law, or some agency puts out a regulation and the citizenry does what it can to comply. It sounds Draconian but it's a system that works. Our participation in the republic … Continue reading Trump’s religious liberty path requires our support