Category «Principles»

REMINDER: Quit looking for a hero or friend or partner in politics

We conservatives tend to be idol worshippers, focusing all of our efforts on the candidate. If it’s a good candidate, we support and help. If it’s a bad candidate we lambaste and oppose. Remember what Friedman said “It’s nice to elect the right people, but that isn’t the way you solve things. The way you …

Don’t Go Out On The Front Lines Without Training

We’ve talked before about the utility of comparing the Progressive-Conservative struggle to a War. I use that comparison all the time, not because I’m a violent bloodthirsty killer, but because most folks have a basic understanding of the most basic of components and concepts, also, I don’t “do” sports, so…war it is. There are a …

It Was Never ABOUT Bundy, He Wasn’t A Hero

His fall doesn’t surprise me, and it doesn’t change what was important to ME about this case We have a STAR culture, and every issue ends up being about a face and a person who is defined as either a hero or a zero. For many people who didn’t take the time to figure out …

Great Products HAVE to Have Great Packaging

An excellent product with terrible packaging will lose in the marketplace to a mediocre (or bad) product with great packaging. It is of no use to complain about this fact, or even to protest that the excellent product is better. If you’ve got terrible packaging, you won’t get new customers, you’ll lose current customers, and …

Conservatives should be more like Liberals and Progressives

Did THAT headline get your attention? I hope so, There are actually quite a few ways we conservatives should be more like the liberals and progressives. Why? They are successful. How? Lots of ways, actually, today’s post will be about evangelism. Liberals are successful. As you know, all too well, they control the culture, they …

Old Media is Losing its Influence, What Can You Do To Help

Old Media – ABC, CBS, NBC, Reuters, UPI, NY Times – is  losing its influence, and that makes me happy. Let us turn that observation into a CALL TO ACTION – become a Broadcaster. [Hint: you already are one] Ed Pluck shared a post in the Consevative Union referencing this article in the Federalist about …

Mike Lee: What’s Next For Conservatives

Utah Senator Mike Lee spoke to the Heritage Foundation recently, and his remarks are well worth watching and reading. Real Clear Politics has the video and transcript. What do we do next, not only to stop Obamacare… but to advance a larger, positive vision of America, and craft a practical plan to get us there? …

Call for Religious Liberty

From Kathy Schiffer at Patheos I learn that today, the 2nd of July, the anniversary of the day that the Continental Congress adopted the resolution breaking ties with England, a group of religious leaders have gathered to sign their names on a call for Religious Liberty, here in these United States. It’s a direct response …

One man, just one insignificant man

On Memorial Day we remember those who gave their lives in service of this nation. While I am blessed to have many relatives who have served, I am extremely blessed in that I have to go back all the way to the Civil War for a direct ancestor who was required to give all. The …

The Basics: Profit – Don’t Be So Emotional About It

It’s not JUST money! Some words arouse very strong emotional reactions in adults. When I stumble across such words, I tend to get curious. Is the emotion justified or are people’s emotions getting in the way of understanding? “Profit” is most definitely one such word. I’ve come to believe that the emotions attached to that …