The American National anthem is a strange thing, it's not at all like the anthems of other nations. No talk of a Queen reigning o'er us, not a call to arms, or unifying pledge of unity. It's not cheering a prior victory or rallying for a future one. It's a question. When we hear the … Continue reading Our National Anthem is a Question, We Answer That Question by Standing
It's a common phrase - "he had nothing left to lose, so he fought back, finally". I think that's got it backwards. Will conservatives fight back when we've got nothing left to lose? I suggest no, it will be when we realize that what we have to lose exceeds the value of our own lives. … Continue reading Nothing Left to Lose? That’s backwards
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 … Continue reading REMINDER: Quit looking for a hero or friend or partner in politics
Tired of talking about Clinton and Trump? Looking beyond the Presidential race, which has been captivating all of the attention of late, there are 34 Senate races pending. The GOP currently holds the Senate, and that might change. Since there's really nothing of interest for conservatives to root for in the Presidential race, perhaps there's … Continue reading The 2016 Senate Race
I keep telling myself I should write a blog post to explain my endorsement of Ted Cruz. I keep thinking I should link a few of the excellent articles about him, and then explain my thinking on the many different items that I've weighed in my consideration, all of them bringing me to the conclusion … Continue reading Too Tired to Support Rubio
The amount of ugliness and snarkiness between candidates and their supporters is pretty intense. Some of that is a factor of our age and social media - we're mean to people we don't actually see or know. Some of it is because there's an actual CONTEST to determine the person who will represent the GOP, … Continue reading This GOP Primary is Horrible and Wonderful
Because those who get gov't money are more motivated to KEEP getting their money than those of us who want to stop giving it to them. Everyone attending the Cruz town hall was greeted by an employee of America's Renewable Future, an ethanol lobby headed by Eric Branstad, the son of Republican governor Terry Branstad. … Continue reading WHY is it so hard to reduce government spending?
The end is near. And there's a very real possibility that we are about to knock Harry Reid off the top of that mountain. Lots of articles are predicting a Republican wave. Don't get cocky. Be aggressive, be determined, it's not over until late Tuesday night. VOTE, get your friends to VOTE. Post on social … Continue reading Make Change Happen: TWO DAYS TO GO!
SO many posts and articles about these Senate races. SO much information. It's an info-lanche! You want to get involved, you want to make change happen but you seriously don't need to spend your time chasing down the resources, you need to spend your time helping the campaigns. I'm here to help. You may have noticed, … Continue reading Make Change Happen 6: Resources
If you truly want Harry Reid to be demoted, it's going to take more than just reading and sharing the horeserace articles. It's going to take you actively getting involved, not just WATCHING change happen, but MAKING change happen. Stop being a passive observer Now it's time to think about what YOU can do to … Continue reading Make Change Happen 5: Stop being passive