Entangling Alliances are not America First

The problem for me with reading National Review is that just about every article there triggers me and inspires me to write a rebuttal, which if I did would make my family and my employer very unhappy. But some articles are more triggering than others. This one by abortive NeverTrump Presidential candidate David French in […]

Isn't the President "Automatically" Commander in Chief? Well... No!

Isn’t the President “Automatically” Commander in Chief? Well… No! (Real Title)

We live in a world of assumptions. We live by those assumptions. We believe our assumptions. Those assumptions hold more value for us than truth. When faced with a new truth that contradicts our assumptions, the assumptions are given the weight of truth, and […]

The Tin Ear of Free Trade Advocates

As an unabashed supporter of Donald Trump and a conservative who has long been of the paleo-populist persuasion, I frequently find myself engaged in online debates with “regular” conservatives, and one of our most common and contentious topics is the virtues of free trade. One of my frequent foils on the matter recently directed me […]

If It’s Really About Conservative Purity Then Endorse Darrell Castle or Shut Up

Anti-Trump “conservatives” act as if they are the only group of people who have ever faced having a nominee of their party that they don’t like and don’t believe represents their party well, but I’ve got news for them. They aren’t. A lot of conservatives weren’t satisfied with Romney, McCain, Bush II, Dole, Bush I, […]

How Technology Feminizes Real Men

There is a common joke among women that men never ask for directions when lost. And along with that description is the implied assumption that men are idiots for not asking directions. It is so much faster just to go to someone who knows the area, find the right way, and get on with business. […]

Evan McMullin? NeverTrump Still Doesn’t Get It

We have long been promised that if the convention coup plot failed, as everyone who knows anything about the process knew it would, and Donald Trump emerged as the Republican nominee, that the NeverTrump bitter-enders planned to put forth an independent challenger to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to represent self-proclaimed “real conservatism” and/or “real […]

The Reform Party’s Branding Problem and Election 2016

Recently I wrote an article regarding Darcy Richardson’s candidacy for the Reform Party nomination. Well a funny thing happened at the Reform Party Convention last weekend. Instead of picking a nominee, they postpone the decision until 8 Aug. It is probably not wise to criticize the decision makers in the party who you wish to […]

Sanders Supporters Should Consider Darcy Richardson

I recently became aware that Darcy G. Richardson is seeking the Presidential nomination of the Reform Party. The Reform Party is holding its national convention starting today, 29 July through 31 July in Bohemia, New York. While I have never met Darcy personally, I consider him a virtual friend. We are both long time contributors […]

Do Not Trust Trump to Leverage the Second Amendment Against the Fifth and Fourteenth

Donald Trump Tweet on Newtown

I continually read Republican voters attack Sen. Ted Cruz for his failure to demonstrate total fealty to my former party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump. Most cannot bring themselves to describe one policy on which Hillary Clinton is not […]

A Court Party No More

In early 2015, well before Donald Trump was a blip on the radar screen, a friend asked me to contribute an article to a Constitution Party newsletter, so I happily obliged. The article was entitled “Needed: a Real Country Party,” but because of the nature of the venue it was never made available for wide […]

One huckster hawks another

Only "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" would vote for Hillary Clinton

Only "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" would vote for Hillary Clinton

Only “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” would vote for Hillary Clinton

“I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold […]

Nail-biting binary politics

America's binary future: a return to Trump's First World (1) prominence or remain a zero (0) with another corrupt Clinton

One way or another, Neo [an anagram meaning “the one”], this war is going to end. Tonight, the future of both worlds will be in your hands… or in his. – The Oracle from “The Matrix.”

America's binary future: a return to Trump's First World (1) prominence or remain a zero [...]
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Swaggin' With Trump

I have read a few articles recently that attempt to psychologically analyze Donald Trump and explain what motivated his decision to run for President after several past flirtations. I’m not going to link to them because they’re hit pieces, but that doesn’t mean they don’t contain some insight. Just […]

NeverTrump's False Narrative

This video by Steve Deace, who I believe to be one of the sincere but misguided leaders of the NeverTrump effort, is a perfect illustration of the insular nature of much of official conservatism. Deace concedes that the Establishment does not like Trump, but sees the Establishment’s unwillingness to join the NeverTrump crusade as an […]

Why Judges are Incapable of Ruling on the Second Amendment.

In planning this article, the murder of police officers in Dallas occurred. I thought of holding off to honor the victims first, but then the Obama Administration immediately began the call for more illegal gun laws, and I realized it was more important than ever to speak out. This one court case highlights everything that […]

Anti-Trumpers, Please Watch The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

As a good traditional conservative, I like Westerns. If you watch a lot of Westerns you will eventually discern that many of them have a very similar theme. This theme is that the breed of men it took to tame the Wild West is different from the breed of men it took to civilize the […]

The Circular Logic of NeverTrump

During the Republican primary, I generally refrained from using the electability argument. Electability is important, but the arguments often seemed to me counterproductive and almost always conveniently supported the candidate of choice of the person making it. John Kasich is the “only one” who can beat Hillary because he is a moderate and will appeal […]

George Will and the Failure of WASP Conservatism

Much is being made of the fact that George Will recently announced that he has left the Republican Party because of the nomination of Donald Trump. My initial reaction, and the reaction of many others judging by the responses I have seen, is “Good riddance.” I have made my feeling about Mr. Will known in […]

The Convention Coup Delusion

Since the NeverTrump forces have so far failed to attract a credible movement conservative approved independent challenger to run against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the general election, their focus seems to have shifted toward an effort to nominate someone other than Trump at the Republican National Convention in July. This has been the […]

In Obama’s America, Lies and Damn Lies Matter More Than Statistics

President Obama Martial Law

With the tragic shootings at the gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida last week arrive perhaps the most fundamental truth behind the Left’s war on social stability, true variety and intellectual independence in its quest for the final solution to America’s […]

All Men Are Created Equal. (Well, sort of.)

Duly Noted by George Handlery

Only a few beliefs receive more approval than the concept of the title. At the same time, few notions are more abused than this one.

All men might be equal at the moment of conception. Significant differences emerge once that point is passed. Mankind’s success, compared to that of all […]

David French Proves His Critics Right

You’re David French.

Since the possibility of your Presidential candidacy was first floated, you have been getting hammered relentlessly on Twitter.

Some of that criticism has been directed at your, shall we say, not particularly masculine demeanor and your tendency to enforce PC rightthink.

You have maintained an odd and unwise Twitter silence since your […]

What’s Really Behind #NeverTrump

I predicted that Donald Trump was going to win the GOP nomination before the Iowa caucus. I even predicted that he might run the table. While he didn’t run the table as I overly enthusiastically suggested at one point, he came closer to running the table than he did to imploding as all the smarts […]

Anaxagoras; or, When Words No Longer Have Meaning, "Snow is White" Becomes Morbid Eccentricity

Anaxagoras, c. 510 – 428 BC, Pre-Socratic Greek philosopher

Anaxagoras, c. 510 – 428 BC, Pre-Socratic Greek philosopher

The lasting legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia will be his articulation as to the metastasis of semantics from the bibliographic tradition into the “interpretive jiggery-pokery” consistent with word salad. […]

The Reason Delusion: The Dark Side of the Enlightenment

Invoking reason in support of an argument is like banging on the table.[i]

Those who invoke ‘reason’ are essentially asserting that ‘if you ‘reason’ in the right way, then you’ll agree with them; if you don’t agree with them, that ‘proves’ that you haven’t ‘reasoned’ in the right way.’

The Enlightenment

The Enlightenment […]









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