Current Events, Just musing

What’s wrong with the GOP?

Whenever a controversy erupts, why do democrats seem to always circle their wagons and protect each other, whereas republicans will immediately eat their own? Is it part of the loyalty pledge? What causes one party to act out of self-preservation while the other seems bent on self-destruction? The Democrat Party has long prided itself on its… Continue reading What’s wrong with the GOP?

Current Events, Just musing

Two sides of the same coin

Building on my most recent piece, I want to explore further the current climate within the electorate. Without a doubt, the last two (and soon to be three) election cycles for president are no longer about record. We are not interested in the most qualified, either. We don't care about experience or integrity. All we… Continue reading Two sides of the same coin

Current Events, Just musing

The Ivory Tower of Pisa — Welcome to PCU

The 2015-16 school year started a few months ago. It was my turn to spend a day offering my wisdom and experience in the day-to-day activities of the students. As I walked into the first classroom, I felt like I had been transformed into the role of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie, Kindergarten Cop. Everywhere I turned, it… Continue reading The Ivory Tower of Pisa — Welcome to PCU

Capitalism, Constitution, Just musing

The difference between giving a fish and teaching to fish

A few years ago, my wife and I decided to try kayaking for the first time. We have always loved the water, but didn't know if a day on the river would compare to being at the beach. Comparing the two is like asking a parent which of their children is their favorites? Being at… Continue reading The difference between giving a fish and teaching to fish

Constitution, Federalism, Just musing

What freedom is not

Happy birthday, America! It's been 238 years since the Declaration of Independence put a series of events in motion that forever changed the face of the world and redefined how government could be structured around the concept that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights and chief… Continue reading What freedom is not

Capitalism, Federalism, Just musing

Our writers have been working on a special Independence Day publication

Our writers have had their noses to the political grindstone since the primary election season has been underway in our country. They have been on the campaign trail, speaking out daily on social media and trying to inspire others to get involved in the political process. We are not just about talking -- we are… Continue reading Our writers have been working on a special Independence Day publication

Constitution, Federalism

Will the real Messiah please stand up?

"Abolish God, and the Government becomes God...Wherever the people do not believe in something beyond the world, they will worship the world. But, above all, they will worship the strongest thing in the world." -- G.K. Chesterton "Well, you've touched on it to a degree. He made so many promises. We thought that he was… Continue reading Will the real Messiah please stand up?

Capitalism, Constitution, Current Events

We remind you: healthcare is not a right

With the problems surrounding both the launch of the Healthcare.gov website and all of the unintended consequences surrounding the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), it is important to remember that healthcare, in and of itself is not a right. Just because we "want" something or feel we are "owed" something, does not make is… Continue reading We remind you: healthcare is not a right

Constitution, Federalism, Just musing

Healthcare is not a right

To delve into this topic, we first need to understand and agree upon the definition of "rights" as used and implemented by the Founding Fathers and the framers of our Constitution.  The first stop is the philosopher, John Locke, who put forth the theory of natural rights, which states everyone is born with an equality of certain rights,… Continue reading Healthcare is not a right

Capitalism, Federalism

Equal effort does not mean equal results: a word on redistribution

It's the Friday prior to daylight savings -- an idea first proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 -- and it seemed appropriate to grab an excerpt from one of our Founding Fathers to give to our readers to start their weekend.   For those of you who truly cherish freedom and individual liberty, it may serve… Continue reading Equal effort does not mean equal results: a word on redistribution

Current Events, Just musing

“War on women” mantra emblematic of liberal mindset

Let's start with this...Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) said a really stupid thing. This doesn't mean Todd Akin is stupid; rather, he could not articulate his idea of life being sacred in an intelligent sounding way. Quoting some dubious scientific information and combining it with the term "legitimate rape" (as if there is an illegitimate rape)… Continue reading “War on women” mantra emblematic of liberal mindset

Constitution, Current Events

It’s time to remember we are a Republic

As a complement to the piece I wrote last week regarding Chick-fil-A, I wanted to delve into an area that wasn't specifically mentioned prior.  This area deals with the difference between the actions a private citizen is free, and protected by the Constitution, to undertake versus the actions of our political leaders, who, as still presumed… Continue reading It’s time to remember we are a Republic

Constitution

Interpreting the United Stated Constitution

It is argued that the United States Constitution is open to interpretation, thus implying that the words on the paper are not an end in themselves. This suggests that the Constitution is flexible and not concrete and indirectly suggests that it needs supporting documentation in order to explain itself. That supporting documentation would be made… Continue reading Interpreting the United Stated Constitution

Just musing

Federalist Resurrection

We don't need another political blog! Yep, I heard ya yell it when you clicked the button and fell upon us. But I disagree. We DO need another political blog. We need one in favor of the American Republic as envisioned by Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin and all those other old dead guys. There are… Continue reading Federalist Resurrection