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Time For Resurgence of the Tea Party Movement


Seven years ago a wave of discontent washed across the fruited plains of America, disgusted with the direction the country was headed. Now, approaching the 2016 election, there is little sign that the Tea (Taxed Enough Already) Party movement ever existed. But if ever there was a time that it needed to be resuscitated, it is now, on the eve ...

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Want to “Save the Republic?” Approach Politics Pragmatically Rather Than Ideally


Conservatives have to start thinking pragmatically and tactically rather than ideally, when it comes to politics. As long as we continue to throw the most viable conservative candidate under the bus because they don’t measure up to our personal standards of conduct, we will continue to lose crucial elections that may otherwise curb the rate of descent into the statist ...

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Hillary Clinton Flunks Economics 101


There is plenty of nuttiness being uttered during this campaign season that gives any sentient voter cause to pause, but sometimes the inanity advances to the level of being outright ludicrous and fallacious. Hillary Clinton, and her sidekick Tim Kaine, engaged in the latter in their recent debates, and in the process, proved they have not the slightest notion of ...

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Paul Harvey’s Warning to America – “If I Were the Devil”


Many years ago, a courageous and devoted American broadcasted a message to his listeners that served as a harbinger for where the nation was headed socially and culturally. In his broadcast he revealed what he would do if he were “the devil,” to destroy our culture and undermine our collective societal standards and social mores. That man was Paul Harvey ...

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Understanding Constitutionality On Constitution Day


There clearly is some misunderstanding about what is deemed constitutional and what is not. Even if one has the most stringent, literal interpretation of the governmental powers and rights enumerated in our founding legal document, the Constitution, there are a lot of changes that have been made to the literal meaning of the document over the past 227 years. Those ...

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Has the Republican Party Shifted to the Left? The Answer May Surprise You


There is widespread perception by many conservatives that the Republican Party has morphed into a version of Democrat-light, abandoning its values and migrating to the left of the political spectrum. There are many explanations for this perception, but historical insight and hard facts principally refute the assertion. Senior political writer Clare Malone of FiveThirtyEight.com made the astute observation recently that; ...

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“The Lesser of Two Evils,” or Third Party?


The presidential election of 2016 presents a consequential conundrum for voters, especially conservatives. With antipathy running at historic highs for a Republican nominee, the temptation to vote third party or not at all is significant. While each must make his or her own decision about what matters most in the process, we have to bear in mind the consequences of ...

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If You Are Displeased With the Candidates and Didn’t Vote, You Are To Blame!


Politics may not be of interest to you, but politics sure has an interest in you. Whether you feel it doesn’t make a difference by having your voice heard, or you just don’t care what government does to you or demands of you, the political process is heavily dependent upon you. And frankly, it often succeeds due to failure on ...

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Pay To Play With the Clinton Foundation

Clinton Crime Family Foundation

Anyone who has distaste for the influence that money buys in politics, should be repulsed by the monetary albatross that follows Hillary Clinton wherever she goes. The albatross is none other than the “charity” of her own making, The Clinton Foundation. Even Hillary supporters now are acknowledging the inherent corruption her family slush fund is facilitating, and calling for its ...

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Capitalism Works, If Government Would Just Get Out Of the Way!

Why Capitalism Works

A seemingly accelerating trend with many Americans is to look with skepticism and a jaundiced perspective at business, capitalism, and the profit motive. In spite of efforts by some to rewrite history, those of us who are students of history recognize that capitalism made America the economic superpower that it is. And the more we allow government to interfere in ...

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The Democrat Convention – A Spectacle Of Duplicity

Hillary and Obama

Ronald Reagan once memorably stated, “The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” Seldom do we get such a grand stage to prove the veracity of his statement, as we did at the Democrat Convention last week. Here are just a few of the numerous examples that were liberally uttered during ...

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Democrat Party Culture of Corruption – The New Evidence


What a revelatory week this has been for the Democrat Party. From media collusion, to the resignation of the head of the Democrat National Committee on the eve of the convention, the curtain has been pulled back on the inner workings and modus operandi of the DNC. Just a few days before the convention Julian Assange’s Wikileaks released over 20,000 ...

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Obama Administration Limits Freedom Again – The DOL Fiduciary Rule


The Obama Administration continues its eight-year assault on the middle-class and lower income citizens. The Department of Labor finalized its recommendations to redefine a “fiduciary” in the retirement income space, and the implications will be significant for restricting investment options and advice for most Americans who need it most. In 1974, Congress passed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, which ...

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Hillary And the End of the Rule of Law In America


It seems ironic that the day after we celebrated our 240 years of Independence, that we would witness the complete collapse of the rule of law in our fair republic. Tuesday it was announced by the FBI that they would not file criminal charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the crimes she committed against state security – ...

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