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Author Archive for Richard Larsen

AP award winning columnist Richard Larsen is President of Larsen Financial, a brokerage and financial planning firm in Pocatello, Idaho, and is a graduate of Idaho State University with a BA in Political Science and History and former member of the Idaho State Journal Editorial Board. He can be reached at

Logical Fallacies and AGW Alarmism

Columns from a conservative, or classical-liberal perspective are veritable magnets to the ill informed, the uninformed, and often to the well informed, who just happen to be either wrong or illogical in their arguments. And sometimes, they are both wrong and illogical. Such was the case with a letter to the editor this past week […]

American Exceptionalism

With a firm grasp of history, Ronald Reagan declared, “Let the Fourth of July always be a reminder that here in this land, for the first time, it was decided that man is born with certain God-given rights; that government is only a convenience created and managed by the people, with no powers of its […]

Our Culture of Deranged Values

A friend shared a message with me recently that illustrated some of the absurdities we find in American society today. The caption was, “You know you live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots,” and then lists several provocative issues that illustrate how far we’ve departed from the principles of freedom and […]

What Global Warming?

What Global Warming?

For anyone to not be skeptical of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) at this point can only be ascribed to gullibility, or a desire to believe in spite of all the evidence to the contrary. To not be a skeptic is to deny the very science they profess such profound faith in. The appellation used for […]

An Administration of Liars or Incompetents, Perhaps Both

It’s pretty pathetic how many in government service these days provide living proof of the validity of the Peter Principle, which asserts, “Everyone rises to the level of their incompetence.” Either that, or they’re liars. Starting right at the top, with the President, who doesn’t know about anything until he reads about it in the […]

Moral Depravity Behind Abortions

Events of the past couple months have exposed the grisly, hideous underbelly of the abortion mill in America. When faced with the harsh, gut-wrenching realities of the procedures, the “woman’s right to choose” transforms into nothing more than infanticide, at whatever stage it’s perpetrated. Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell is now serving three consecutive life terms […]

It’s Not Just the IRS That’s Targeting, and It’s Clearly Coordinated!

To anyone with any sense of political propriety, the growing story of IRS abuses targeting conservative groups is unsettling. Even they who are supportive of the administration at the Main Street level of American politics must realize that with a change of administration, groups and individuals of their political orientation could be the next targets. […]

Thank you veterans

In Honor of Those Who Serve – A Memorial Day Tribute

It has always been with a sense of awe that I have regarded those who have either voluntarily or involuntarily, assumed the role of guardians of life and liberty, by taking an oath to preserve and defend the Constitution against enemies, foreign and domestic. I’m deeply moved by our military men and women who don […]

Obama's Culture Of Corruption

Obama’s Culture Of Corruption

During the 2008 campaign, President Obama declared, “It’s time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in Washington.” And change it, he has done! It’s been transformed into even more of a brash, thuggish, and coercive environment than it ever was before. The current IRS scandal of politically motivated discrimination against conservative non-profit […]

The Mainstream Media Protect their Comrades

The Mainstream Media Protect their Comrades

For those of us who study the media and what they deem newsworthy, it comes as no surprise that incidents are scrubbed from reporting, for no other apparent reason than that certain incidents reflect badly on the prevalent ideology of those within the media. It therefore is no surprise that hardly anyone in the nation […]

Obama hurting the nation

Obama Intentionally Hurting the Nation

The President is intentionally hurting the nation and the people he’s entrusted to serve. In the name of the sequester, the White House’s own plan to clinch a budget deal last year, Obama is willfully and intentionally doing as much damage as possible. The President rejected a proposal by the Senate Republicans to give the […]

Is the Constitution An Anachronism?

One of the most specious and inane arguments in politics today is that the Constitution is an arcane, anachronistic document created by imperfect men, and that it is therefore illogical to interpret it literally. They assert that the founding fathers didn’t have a “crystal ball” and couldn’t have foreseen issues like privacy in the 21st […]

Should Our Children Belong to the Collective?

Should Our Children Belong to the Collective?

Just when we think the secular assaults against the nuclear family unit can’t get any worse, we disturbingly learn that they can. Now a host on a minor cable news network claims that we have to get over the idea that our children are ours, and accept the fact that they belong “collectively” to all […]

Same-Sex Marriage: An Illogical Counterfeit

Two cases were argued before the U.S. Supreme Court last week addressing the issue of same-sex marriage. This is not an issue of rights, as proponents maintain, nor is it an issue of Biblical marriage, as opponents contend. It is, rather, based in natural law, and is an issue of seismic significance to our culture, […]

The Agenda Behind LGBT “Anti-Discrimination” Ordinances

Usually when a new statute or ordinance is created at the state or local level, it’s in response to a problem that needs correction. Such is not the case with the “anti-discrimination” ordinances being considered by several states and municipalities across the nation. As such, they are agenda-driven ordinances which solve nothing, but by the […]