How Can Conservatives Possibly Capture the Youth Vote?

If someone’s illiterate, would you throw a book at them and expect them to learn? Absolutely not. That’s not only illogical, but cruel. So, if someone lacks the ability–not the will, but the ability–to see something from an alternate perspective, because they’ve never been taught to do so, how do you reach them? Find an issue on which their perspective is similar to yours, and work from there. Build from the ground up. I was recently asked an interesting political question by a colleague. He’s Read more […]

Kate Harding Is Voting with Her Vagina; She’s An Idiot

“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.” – Harlan Ellison An informed electorate is essential to a functioning republic. Once the scale is tipped by the uninformed or the deliberately destructive, we cease to be a republic, and we become an idiocracy. There have always been imbeciles who vote with their feelings rather than their intellects, but I’d like to zero in on one particular type of imbecile: One who votes based Read more […]

Politics 101: Alliances Are not a Compromise of Moral Integrity

It is not a compromise of moral integrity to work with someone with whom you disagree. “Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Sometimes, I have difficulty anticipating how people will react to what I write. I do everything I can to be as unambiguous as humanly possible while illustrating complex issues. However, it can be challenging to foresee gaps in the way in which I articulate Read more […]

Guy Benson Is Gay; Should That Change Anything?

What are we? Certainly, we are bones and blood, veins and ligaments. What we are is merely a picture-frame designed to showcase who we are. So who are we? That question is weighted with such density that to unpack it would take volumes. We are infinitely complex, as we have been written—and that’s the point. Politics is the taking of the Gordian knot of human existence, and shoving it into clean, square boxes. It’s only natural to want to narrow the scope of life so as to better understand Read more […]

Texas Shooting: Protect Free Speech, but Anticipate Repercussions

“Free speech is meant to protect unpopular speech. Popular speech, by definition, needs no protection.” – Neal Boortz Every examination of the shooting in Garland, Texas begins with “I support free speech, but…” There always a “but.” I saw across social media and the internet a series of cyclical arguments in which one person would defend the “Draw Mohammed” contest, then another would decry it, saying it’s too provocative. Over and over again, this cycle continued. These cyclical arguments Read more […]

Colonel Rob Maness, GatorPac, And The Need for Character In Washington

Principles are drawn in the chambers of the heart; we are designed by God from the outset with the ability to produce unwavering character. But man often chooses to eschew his principles in favor of selfish opportunity. Many politicians are driven wholly by opportunity, and are absent core principles; they bend in the breeze. Few in Washington have character, and those who do are targeted for it. Last November, Col. Rob Maness lost his bid for the United States Senate. The two leading Read more […]

Why We Need To Repeal The 26th Amendment And Raise The Voting Age

“Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing.” – Aristotle War was the catalyst that brought about the 26th amendment. If a man can be drafted to fight and die for his country at age eighteen, why can’t he vote until age twenty-one? It was a simple argument, and it won popular support. As much as I agree with that sentiment, I advocate for the repeal of the 26th amendment. The military draft has been retired. The voting age should be raised Read more […]

Same-Sex Marriage Attorney Dodges Easy Question From Justice Alito

The Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments for and against same-sex marriage. The issue is a cultural pivot point, after which we will move in one of two very distinct directions. The beating heart of the argument against legalizing same-sex marriage is the following question: If same-sex marriage is acceptable, what else is acceptable? On Tuesday, Justice Samuel Alito questioned the attorney on the side of same-sex marriage, Mary L. Bonauto, in a way that forced her to defend her position: Alito: Read more […]

Salon’s Joan Walsh Calls ‘White’ Praise of Toya Graham ‘Sickening’

Winston Churchill said that “the best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” I would like to modify that a bit, and say that the best argument against democracy is a brief perusal of any Salon article. Salon’s editor at large Joan Walsh published a piece Wednesday titled: “The hideous white hypocrisy behind the Baltimore ‘Hero Mom’ hype: How clueless media applause excuses police brutality.” There’s a tremendous amount of idiocy to digest in this Read more […]

Win-Win: Castro Continues Terrorizing His Own People & Obama Gets His Legacy

“Under a dictatorship, a nation ceases to exist. All that remains is a fiefdom, a planet of slaves regimented by aliens from outer space.” – Wole Soyinka When the world is full of terror, it becomes as a fog, secreting away in its density the smaller, but just as dangerous, monsters. We are a world battling Islamic extremism on multiple fronts: ISIS, Boko Haram, Al Qaeda, Al-Shabaab–just to name a few. We are entering a new Cold War with Russia, as Vladimir Putin treats Ukrainian lives like one Read more […]

A Note to Those Trying To Justify the Baltimore Riots

“Violence is like a weed – it does not die even in the greatest drought.” – Simon Wiesenthal Unmitigated rage has been loosed from its cage once again—but this time in Baltimore. Stores have been looted and set on fire, police officers have been brutally injured, and the Governor has declared a state of emergency. It’s obvious to me that this savage behavior is deplorable, and one would think that this view would be the consensus among all who’ve seen what’s occurring in Baltimore. However, Read more […]

Ted Cruz Practices Tolerance While The Left Plays Bigot

“Goodness is about character—integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.” – Dennis Prager The man who is able to listen to those with whom he disagrees–not merely to hear, but to understand–is not a man whose principle is soft, but one whose principle is fused with generosity of heart, and tempered with kindness. One cannot proclaim to be tolerant without actually being tolerant. It sounds crazy, right? Read more […]