Free Trade vs. Government Trade

LetsMake3Back in my misspent youth one of the most popular afternoon television shows was “Let’s Make a Deal” in which audience members would try to pick the right box or curtain that might just have a prize behind it. And if they made it to the big […]

Is It Be Hip to Be Square Again for Social Conservatives?

Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher Wallpaper

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Ronald Reagan is considered by most scholars the last great president, leading one to recognize the sheer dearth of well-qualified leadership from his successors since leaving office in 1989. During the Reagan years, America experienced a phenomena of social simplification from the previous generation of […]

Duly Noted - Respond to a Lie: The Uses of the Income Gap

Duly Noted

Collectively experienced mental delusions haunt mankind. Such widespread notions resist evidence. For good reason. Due to their inebriating effect, lies are enjoyable and because of that, they will be translated into “politics”. Their attraction as ointments explains why those that diagnose their time’s ailment, land in […]

Crony Socialism: Governments All Over the World Are Messing Up a Free Trade Market

gvtprblmTo quote the late, inordinately great Ronald Reagan, “Government is not the solution to our problem – government is the problem.”

To quote the White Stripes, “I said it once before but it bears repeating”:

“Trade Wars” actually aren’t about trade — they are about government trade […]

Confessing My Secret Love Affair With John Maynard Keynes

Universal ManLet me now publicly reveal my long love affair with John Maynard Keynes. On June 5th, stationed on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, I raised my annual toast to the memory of this great man on the anniversary of his birth.

This year […]

Ted Cruz in Hot Water Over Support for Fast Track and Trans-Pacific Partnership

I have made no secret of my belief that Ted Cruz is a faux populist and a Trojan Horse of the Establishment, and his recent votes in favor of fast track and bulk data collection simply reinforce my opinion. But it looks like I am not the only one upset with Cruz for his Establishment […]

The Left’s Plan: Undoing The ‘Reagan-Gingrich-Bush Legacy’

rgnbdThe upcoming 2016 presidential election is a very big deal. As the Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky sums it up — in all its passionate intensity — in Hillary and Liberals: Here’s the Deal.

We haven’t had a liberal Supreme Court majority in this country in 35 years. […]

Free Trade? Yes. Anti-Constitution, Anti-Transparency TPA/TPP? Definitely No

TPPFlying under the free trade flag, many in DC are pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and fast-track Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).

U.S. President Barack Obama Defends Trans-Pacific Partnership

Speaker John Boehner: More Trade = More American Jobs

(Senate Majority Leader Mitch) McConnell Urges Cooperation on […]

What The ‘Bourbon Shortage’ And The Kentucky Derby Can Teach Us About The Fed

amrcnphrhThere is an urban legend that there is a looming Bourbon Supply Crisis. (Heaven Forfend!) Meanwhile, American Pharoah, as expected, won the Kentucky Derby. Both circumstances contain a homey lesson about the Federal Reserve System’s conduct of monetary policy.

Let’s start with bourbon. According to a recent article […]

REPORT: WikiLeaks Exposes President Obama's Backdoor Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Through a Common Market and International Court Tribunals, to Merge Eventually with the European Union

Obama Big Brother

Julian Assange is a riddle wrapped in an enigma — a man truly the personification of a conundrum. A libertarian if one has ever existed, he is global public enemy number one as a hacker most noted for owning WikiLeaks, which […]

So Long as We the People Control the Gun, We the People Will Control Our Government

"The Battle of Bunker Hill" by John Trumbull

“The Battle of Bunker Hill” by John Trumbull

Ah, gun control ― one of the great debates of our time — the debate of course regarding the age-old questions with answers long-since provided. The spirit of the Second […]

Who’s Afraid of the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

trnspcfcprtnrshpThe U.S. Senate just approved a “fast track” to negotiate and vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, and some on the far left and far right aren’t happy about it. Their reasoning goes like this: As we open up our markets to other countries with […]

Marxism, Fabian Socialism and American Liberalism: The Left's First Reign of Terror During the French Revolution (1789-99)

Maximilien de Robespierre

Maximilien de Robespierre

“The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.” — Maximilien de Robespierre (1759-94)

Toryism in Great Britain and throughout Europe remained status quo for centuries, though across the […]

Marxism, Fabian Socialism and American Liberalism: The Politics of Racial Supremacy through Class Warfare and Genocide

Socialism, defined: The politics of racial supremacy through the progression of class warfare and genocide

Benjamin Franklin wrote “A penny saved is a penny earned”. Yet today, one can acquire income through robbing the labor force’s piggy banks and redistributing its pennies to those refusing to work. Ambition is today taboo. […]

Gas Prices and Economic Principle

The left has shamelessly taken creedit for American Oil and Gas exploration and production reaching historic heights - yet, American Oil has boomed only in spite of the best efforts democrats have made to hinder its growth.

The left has shamelessly taken credit for American Oil and […]

Update: Rand Paul Comes Out Against Fast Track

Occasionally reality intrudes on a good essay. In a previous article, I stated that Rand Paul and Ted Cruz supported “fast track” authorization, officially known as trade promotion authority or TPA, for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). I pointed out Paul and Cruz in particular because I thought it was noteworthy and disappointing that the two […]

The Dangers of International Free Trade Agreements

U.S. non-financialaAssets per the IRS (Reuters)

Conservatives and libertarians are renowned for desiring the greatest possible autonomy with respect to the free market. This phenomena, in fact, aided in igniting “the shot heard ‘round the world” April 19, 1775 at Lexington and Concord. History teaches high school students the economic principle behind the French term laissez-faire, or “to […]

John McCain's Stolen Valor and Political Dereliction of American Liberty and Global Stability

Having debated leftist veterans of the United States Armed Forces, one detail of their ethos is nauseatingly clear: if they served during wartime, they were entitled by proxy to be considered exceptional American citizens. Most overwhelmingly are, and thank God for that. But just because one served his country during Vietnam where scores […]

The Russian Conflict and the Obama Shift Towards Global War

By now, it is no secret the global market for oil prices are seeing record low totals when compared to the past decade. But contrary to conventional wisdom, this is not at all good news, as global economies are destabilizing, the threats of state bankruptcy due to their heavy reliance upon the energy bubble to […]

The Prosopagnosia of the Grand Old Party and the Last Chance for a Conservative Revival: A Case to Restructure the Tea Party into a Third Major Political Party

Quote on forbearance by Edmund Burke.

Quote on forbearance by Edmund Burke.

The GOP has an identity crisis and, in the infamous words of Jimmy Carter as he blamed the American people for his failed presidency, “a crisis of confidence”. Its establishment in minority […]

Margaret Sanger and Hillary Clinton: The Genocidal Whores of Babylon, Sterilization and the Swastika

Photoshopped image of Margaret Sanger (left) with Adolf Hitler (right).

Photoshopped image of Margaret Sanger (left) with Adolf Hitler (right).

Sanger preparing to deliver her speech before the KKK.

Sanger preparing to deliver her speech before the KKK.

Big Government Advocates Say They Want More Competition – Their ‘Solutions’ Result in Less

gvtjbsThe road to Hell is paved with good government intentions.

We need not ascribe malicious motives to Big Government advocates – we need only look at their results.

Total US Debt Rises Over $18 Trillion; Up 70% Under Barack Obama

Why Are We Not Talking About […]

The Death of the Middle Class Under the Democrats' War on Poverty

Illustration on page 5 of the book Oliver Twist: Social Novel from 1898.

Illustration on page 5 of the book Oliver Twist: Social Novel from 1898.

Illustration on page 5 of the book Oliver Twist: Social Novel from 1898.

The Left hates freedom. They despise the rights to opportunity, to choice, even to live. To choose to be free […]

A Proposition for a New Conservative Party to Liberate America From the Shackles of Political-Correctness

Thomas Paine (1737-1808)

In 1776, Thomas Paine wrote in his iconic Revolutionary War pamphlet The American Crisis the following:

THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of […]

“It is incumbent [America] pay its... debts as it goes... which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.

Graphic of Thomas Jefferson to Georgia Delegates in Congress, Paris, 22 December 1786.

Thomas Jefferson, oft described affectionately nearby his home atop the mountain top in Charlottesville, Virginia as “The Sage of Monticello”, penned in his letter to Antoine Louis Claude Destutt de Tracy […]










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