My Time with Lauren

My Time with Lauren

My only personal encounter with Lauren Boebert took place on the morning of May 12, 2020, at 9 am. Until that moment my knowledge of her came from her now famously chronicled confrontation with presidential candidate and El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke over...
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...
My Rooftop View of a Post Virus America

My Rooftop View of a Post Virus America

In a few weeks or months, we will be living in a post virus America. My rooftop view of a post virus America is coming into view. Will America be different from the one we have known? What are the shifts taking place that will realign the American experience to a new...
Today in History: Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

Today in History: Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

On Sept. 18, 1850 President Millard Fillmore signed the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 into law, setting the stage for wildly successful nullification efforts by northern states. The Fugitive Slave Act set up a legal structure to facilitate the capture of runaway slaves...
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.”...