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,…

Rise or Fall?

If there was ever an election where understanding the frame of reference was important, 2016 is it. Dictionary.com defines the term “frame of reference” as “a structure of concepts, values, customs, views, etc., by means of which an individual or group perceives or evaluates data, communicates ideas, and regulates behavior.” Understanding events correctly means placing…

Welcome to Kansas

Lately, I’ve been visiting some Alt-Right sites. For the most part, these folks are conservative pro-Trumpers. There are varying views about the movement, (the left claiming them neo-Nazis with no grasp of the financial global market, and the right claiming they are ignorant, and not true conservatives for voting Trump) but I believe it boils…

Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Copied this off Instagram. This kind of crap right here is why we can’t have nice things. “PLEASE, please, please, do not make the mistake of thinking that socialism is communism. It is not. Without a sense of socialism there would not be an armed forces, a police force, roads,libraries, the coast guard or even…

Théâtre de l’Absurde

“The absurd does not liberate; it binds. It does not authorize all actions. “Everything is permitted” does not mean that nothing is forbidden… The only conception of freedom I can have is that of the prisoner or the individual in the midst of the State. The only one I know is freedom of thought and…

Transgenderism: Bellum Contra Rationem et Naturam

It certainly seems that there is a significant rise in deviant behaviors in America today. Again, as I have said many times, I do not use the term “deviant” as a pejorative, it is a term with a distinct, clinical meaning – according to Webster, it means “deviating (to do something that is different or to…

A Life Worth Living

As some long time readers know, I grew up poor in a small, rural, north Mississippi farming community. Far from being ashamed of it, I am proud to have grown up in a family of two strong parents, close to an extended family of cousins, aunts and uncles and perhaps the greatest influences in my…

A Fireside Chat [With Myself]

I was just with some business colleagues at a local restaurant that had opened their patio – and since it is still cool here in the evenings in Vancouver, they had the outdoor fire pit going. Several of my associates had early flights in the morning (I’m here through next week) and as they left…

No [Red]Skin in the Game

This past week the Washington Post noted that 9 out of 10 Native Americans either thought the name of the DC football team, the Redskins, was not offensive or simply had no opinion either way…that is to say that they just didn’t care. Yet the left, including sports commentatwit, Bob Costas, continue to tell them…

Site News

Contributors and readers (all 2 of you) – I’m about to retool the blog and start spending more time over here. I moved over to FaceBook to post the majority of content I produce (a lot is cross-posted here) because FB was a more real time, reactive platform but the fact of the matter is…

See? I Told You So! (Hehehe)

Oh, I know this is going to be self-indulgent and self-righteous, but…  Ah, what the heck.  I’m gonna do it anyway 🙂 Long-time readers might remember that I have been trying to explain that we — America — is on the same path that Germany traveled in the 1930’s.  Well, while it does not address…