Category: Conservatism & Libertarianism

December 1, 2012

Reverend Rubio? The Media Begins Its Attack on Marco Rubio

In a recent interview, Senator Marco Rubio, effectively the Republican front-runner for 2016, was asked, “How old do you think the Earth is?”

It’s a question of utter irrelevance to the country’s status and whether Marco Rubio would be a …

November 29, 2012

Conservatives Need to Hold the Line

It has been a dispiriting three weeks. President Obama gets reelected, and the Democrats actually make modest gains in Congress. And on top of it Conservatives are engaged in a cannibalistic frenzy in trying to assign blame for the election …

November 12, 2012

It is not too early for conservatives…

The Republican Party lost the 2012 election while the conservatives watched from the sidelines. Republican moderates losing elections has become an all too common occurrence even though conservatives are the base of the Republican Party. It is not too …

November 10, 2012

Moderate Romney Fails To Deliver for GOP

So, how’s that whole, “Let’s nominate the next in line, moderate, GOP establishment candidate” working out? Answer: Not good. Not good at all. You know, sooner or later you cranky Republicans pulling the levers and switches of the party are …

October 29, 2012

The Legacies of Goldwater and McGovern

George McGovern died recently. Coincidentally, I just reread Barry Goldwater’s 1960 classic, The Conscience of a Conservative. These men are linked by the identical fate that they suffered in their sole presidential run (in 1972 and 1964, respectively). Namely, both …

August 29, 2012

God-given Rights, Man-made Anti-rights, and why “Safety Nets” are Immoral

It is the dogma of our time that proponents of government safety net programs hold the moral high ground. Accordingly, Democrats preen over their own “compassion”; and Republicans chime in that they too “believe in safety net programs”.

But safety net …

August 25, 2012

Why, As A Conservative, I Don’t Hold Out Much Hope For Romney/Ryan

I know, I know, it isn’t considered couth to point out the truth about the candidates the GOP opts to run for President. Especially when the “option” is a hard core Marxist like Barack Obama.

Man vs. Himself on Wall Street

Filed under: Conservatism & Libertarianism,Economics - 25 Aug 2012

A costly computer trading glitch involving market maker Knight Capital has intensified the debate over the effects and value of high-frequency algorithmic trading.

August 1, 2012

A Libertarian Case for Social Conservatism

Filed under: Conservatism & Libertarianism - 01 Aug 2012

So little space for such a deep, wide premise. Nonetheless, given America’s descent into European-style socialism, even a cursory consideration of the disease (as opposed to the symptoms, which garner all the attention) …

July 30, 2012

Intellectual Orgins of the Right

Filed under: Conservatism & Libertarianism,History - 30 Jul 2012

We, as American citizens, are going to make a big decision this November. Do we elect a progressive or a conservative? These are not meaningless distinctions, there are real ideas behind them. The Progressives, as we know, got their ideas …

July 8, 2012

Liberals Should Be Calling For Slavery To Be Reinstituted

Liberals are overjoyed. It doesn’t happen much, I know. Liberals are usually so dour and cranky, complaining about how evil capitalists are keeping them down. However, with Chief Justice Roberts ignoring the Constitution to find Obamacare constitutional, …

July 2, 2012

Obama team attempting to silence GOP groups, say conservatives

In an attempt to place conservative advocacy groups that are supporting the Republican presidential and congressional candidates on the defensive, President Barack Obama’s attorney made an official complaint to the Federal Election Commission federal election on Friday, demanding that the …

June 25, 2012

The Question of More or Less Government

Theoretically, the elemental political choice in a democratic system is between more government or less—more government control over our lives and livelihood, or less; more government spending and programs than the year before, or less; more government power, or less.

May 26, 2012

When Will We, America’s Debt Slaves, Demand Liberty Be Given A Chance?

Have we given the various flavors of liberalism enough chances to destroy America yet? We have entrenched big S Socialism into our society over the past century so that we know little else. I understand that. We …

May 12, 2012

Tea Party Strikes Again, Gay Marriage Goes Down

I’m not going to weep over or eulogize Senator Richard Lugar(R-IN) he needed to be given the old heave ho years ago. This is why the tea party is so needed within the GOP. It energizes the grass roots and …

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