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A Very Important Question

When I first started organizing events as a tea party leader in 2009, I recognized early that quite a lot of people were passionate about shrinking government and curbing its excesses and fighting for the principles we believed the country was founded upon.  Runaway spending, bailouts, earmarks – all of…

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Fighting For People

I’m in the middle of reading ‘The Conservative Heart’ by Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute.  Just released this month, the book’s subtitle is ‘How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America.’  Who couldn’t get behind that?  Well, I mean, other than the Institutional Left who are…

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Schadenfreude in Seattle

  It’s hard not to feel the urge, or the NEED, to shout ‘We Told You So!’ at Seattle. The city has led the movement to raise the minimum wage, passing wage laws that phase in a $15 per hour minimum wage over several years.  But reports are coming in…

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Truth Be Told

I have a lot of opinions. No, seriously, I do. I’m not shy about sharing my opinions either.  I make statements and pose questions all the time about what I think we ought to be doing, or saying, or looking at as a movement.  I have plenty of advice for…

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Firing Lines

Based on the conversation happening in a thread on my Facebook page today, I feel it’s important to pause here and explain a few things. Regular, everyday, apolitical people do not give a crap about your Second Amendment rights. Unless they grew up hunting or around cops or military, they…

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Small Talk – Civil Asset Forfeiture

We continued our Conservative Small Talk series on The Refinery this week with a focus on Civil Asset Forfeiture.  In case you’re unfamiliar with the concept, it means a government entity – like the IRS or a Sheriff’s Department – can seize your cash, your home, your car, or any…

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Conservative Small Talk

In the run-up to a presidential election year, the talk is all about turning out the base. Candidates who don’t spend their early campaign efforts courting their base voters will have a hard time just getting past the primaries.  So for much of the election cycle, the discussion is taking…

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I Am NOT John Galt.

I had to get some things off my chest today on Twitter.  I’ve been seeing a lot of talk about how polarized we’ve become; and between that, Romney’s 47% statistic, and the ‘let it burn’ crowd, I felt I had to say a few things. Confession: I've never been a fan…