Watchmen on the walls

Never silent, day or night.

The watchmen wait for morning.
The watchmen wait for morning.

Conservatism and liberty after the 2014 midterms.  New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Left-wing media in conveniently timed meltdown over Joni Ernst gun comment from 2012

Shall not be infringed.

Ernst 1New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Why Ted Cruz speaks for me

Warriors versus wimps.

Ted Cruz and his allies get it.  They get that Americans can’t afford to have Obamacare implemented against our groaning, near-collapse finances.  They get that we are disgusted (and alarmed) at the idea of being the GOP’s economic attrition strategy for the 2014 election: the strategy that says, “Let things get as bad as they’re going to with Obamacare, and then people will finally blame the Democrats.”  The problem with that strategy is that someone has to pay the price for it – has to accept the financial losses, which for many people could be disastrous, even permanently life-changing – and that someone is us.

Cruz – and Mike Lee in the Senate, along with Matt Salmon (AZ) and others in the House – show that they get what the stakes are, Continue reading “Why Ted Cruz speaks for me”

America: Leadership, at the break with the past

Things have already changed.

Politics may not be beanbag, but electoral politics is also not the game of basics that America needs today.  It is no longer realistic to speak of trying to win elections by means of dismissing basic issues like what liberty means, and whether government has grown so big that we really do have to transform it fundamentally.  There can be no such thing now as Republicans winning a national election by speaking as if we can remain on our current course without making major changes.

To speak so is to speak on the Democrats’ terms.  For all their talk of attacking the status quo, the Democrats are, today, the party of the status quo of law and government in America.  The status quo involves keeping the people trapped in a vise of regulation, taxes, and carefully calibrated “benefits.”  It involves funneling every problem of human life through government – but more than that, it involves making up fake problems in order to increase the power of government.  In today’s status quo, moreover, the federal government is as closely involved in local and personal issues as state and local governments are; there is no working principle that the federal government’s armed power should be kept separate from intricate economic regulation and moral law.

Radicalism, demonstrated

Examples of radicalism and corruption in government abound.  Continue reading “America: Leadership, at the break with the past”

Existential crisis: Apparently, the political left has gone completely insane

Day of the laughing hyenas?

First, there was the Lena Dunham ad – released by the Obama campaign – in which Dunham riffed coyly on a girl’s “first time” as an apparent metaphor for voting.  Make Obama the one for you, was the point of the ad.

Then came the creepy ad for Obama – not released by the Obama campaign itself – in which ghoulishly lit children sang Stalinist social-justice accusations against their parents.

Now comes an ad produced by Michael Moore Continue reading “Existential crisis: Apparently, the political left has gone completely insane”