Merchants of Addiction – Reliance as a Tool of Tyranny

Merchants of Addiction – Reliance as a Tool of Tyranny

Beginning with Jamestown (circa 1607), American life has been organized around and dependent upon the notion of rigorous self-reliance. In early America, self-reliance was a given. There wasn’t much choice for the early patriots. After all, staying alive was...
Growth Beyond the Consent of the Governed

Growth Beyond the Consent of the Governed

Forty years ago, Ronald Reagan spoke passionately and eloquently at his first Inaugural address about the size of government. A large part of his speech that day was a genuine concern about an out-of-control federal government and how his new administration would work...
Five Media Rules for Conservatives

Five Media Rules for Conservatives

Deciphering the myriad and complex media messages is both a science and an art. To say the media misleads the public is a misnomer. The media does mislead us, by lying to us constantly. If you’re one who naively accepts copy and image as dispensed by the major...
Border Takeaways: Broken Promises

Border Takeaways: Broken Promises

A Bit of Background In my 2018 Congressional Campaign in Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District, I always said: “A nation that fails to protect its borders, is a nation that’s failing to protect its people and a nation who fails to protect its people, isn’t a nation.”...
A Nightmarish Army of Unblinking Spies

A Nightmarish Army of Unblinking Spies

The surveillance state constantly expands. That thing that seems like no big deal today can suddenly become a big deal as technology evolves. Take the proliferation of surveillance cameras. We’ve come to accept electronic eyes recording our every move like a normal...
Trial By Jury: A Jewel of Freedom

Trial By Jury: A Jewel of Freedom

The Anglo-American protection of a person’s right to have the legitimacy of accusations made against him determined by a jury of his peers is of ancient origin, so ancient in fact, that the date of its first appearance in English law may be hidden in the fog of...