Can Conservatives Find a Home in the Libertarian Party?

With Donald Trump potentially torpedoing any chances of the GOP retaking the White House, and with a second Clinton Regime looming, many Republican grassroots activists and supporters – including some Conservatives – are giving the Libertarian Party a serious look. In an act of desperation to stop Trump and Clinton, is it possible that the Libertarian Party finally…

Have Presidential Elections Become Too Important?

As a basis for interventionist, collectivist and socialist actions by the central planners in our federal government, this 1854 quote of Abraham Lincoln is often used: “The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but can not do, at all, or can not, so…

A Prayer On Going Into Battle

Re-post from 2013: We all have crises of faith. We all suffer the tiring grind of the battle…Hell, I’ve been so fed up that I have semi-retired from the blog three times – the last time I came close to shutting the doors and deleting all the content. Last November, I had downloaded the material of each…

32 Random Things Every Graduating High School and College Senior Should Know

Here are my random words of advice to those about to enter the real world from the “safe space” of the educational complex. What follows (in no particular order) is a mix of things my grandparents and parents taught me, what I learned from great philosophers and the lessons I have learned over the years…

Memorial Day: Normandy

Originally posted on Memorial Day in 2013, these pictures still bring a feeling of pride, an incredible feeling of gratitude and a tear to my eye. Remember and be thankful. These are all from our visit to the beaches of Normandy, to Ste. Lo, Ste. Mere Eglise and Bayeux last October. I have never felt…

The Billionaire Crusader

At least part of Donald Trump’s appeal is that his supporters see him as a sort of cultural crusader, a white knight willing to use government power to defend the America of Coke, apple pie and mom. I have spent a lot of time since Ted Cruz dropped out looking for some inkling of a…

The Sin Eater

There is a lot of hand-wringing, whinging and moral equivalency going around regarding Obama’s Hiroshima visit. Progressives (and some isolationist libertarians) seem to have perfected 20/20 hindsight to the point they now can point at events of 60, 70, 100 years in the past and state with absolute certainty what America should have done. Some,…