The Re-Distribution of Wealth Debate in 1894: An Excerpt from The Last Jeffersonian


On December 19, 1893, William L. Wilson, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, rolled out a new tariff reform bill, which passed the House on February 1, 1894 by a significant margin, 204 to 140.  Tariff duties were modestly cut by 15 percent.  However, to make up for any projected loss of revenue,Continue reading “The Re-Distribution of Wealth Debate in 1894: An Excerpt from The Last Jeffersonian”

The Case Against President Obama


Regardless of what anyone thinks of Barack Obama’s term in office, it simply cannot be argued that he has fulfilled any of his campaign promises.  The soaring rhetoric of his historic 2008 run for the presidency was nothing more than a well-orchestrated marketing campaign.  He said what he had to say in order to beContinue reading “The Case Against President Obama”

Exposing Liberal Attacks


In every election cycle liberals pull out their ancient political playbook and bag of tricks, running the same old plays against conservatives.  And every election cycle many of our citizens fall for it. In 2008, Obama the candidate ran as a new contender for president, pledging to change the fractured and divided nation and toContinue reading “Exposing Liberal Attacks”

Died of Politics


Confederate President Jefferson Davis remarked during the War for Southern Independence that “If the Confederacy fails, there should be written on its tombstone:  Died of a Theory.”  President Davis was referring to the political theory of states’ rights and how it was undermining the war effort, as state governments were constantly resisting repeated calls forContinue reading “Died of Politics”

Why Do Liberals Compare Conservatives to the Nazis?


For decades it seems liberal Democrats have tried to pin the label “Nazi” on conservative Republicans.  And I don’t mean the beatniks in the street waving ugly signs with George W. Bush’s image depicted as Hitler.  I’m talking about high-ranking Democratic elected officials and office holders. During the national conventions the last two weeks, newContinue reading “Why Do Liberals Compare Conservatives to the Nazis?”

A New Slogan for the People: We Refuse!


American history is filled with slogans.  Our independence was forged, you might say, because of a powerful mantra that rang out across the colonies:  “No taxation without representation!”  It was on the lips of nearly every American who believed in liberty.  In light of our betrayal by the Supreme Court on the Obamacare bill, IContinue reading “A New Slogan for the People: We Refuse!”

Assessing the Romney-Ryan Ticket


Thomas R. Marshall, Vice President for Woodrow Wilson, once told a story indicative of his job’s anonymity.  “There once were two brothers.  One ran away to sea, the other was elected vice president.  Neither one of them was heard of again.” Today, however, the office is much more prestigious and powerful, causing many politicians toContinue reading “Assessing the Romney-Ryan Ticket”

A Historical Take on the New Gun Debate


It seems that every time some nut goes on a shooting spree, politicians crank up the tried-and-true gun control argument.  The recent Colorado killings gave liberals yet more ammunition (pardon the pun) to threaten our sacred gun rights. What many politicians seem to have forgotten, if they ever knew to start with, is that ourContinue reading “A Historical Take on the New Gun Debate”

Drought 1887 versus Drought 2012: A Lesson from Grover Cleveland


Droughts periodically strike the United States and this year is no different, as a severe calamity has affected at least half the country, the worst, at least so far, since 1956.  The House of Representatives recently passed a one-year relief bill, yet the Senate adjourned for August recess without acting on it.  Senate Democrats haveContinue reading “Drought 1887 versus Drought 2012: A Lesson from Grover Cleveland”

When Tyranny Comes to Main Street


“Which is better,” Boston clergyman Mather Byles is reputed to have asked, “to be ruled by one tyrant three thousand miles away, or by three thousand tyrants not a mile away?” Many loyalists and fence sitters during the very early days of the American Revolution pondered that very point.  It did not mean they wereContinue reading “When Tyranny Comes to Main Street”