Conservative Philosophy

We have nothing to fear but fear itself?

May 18, 2017
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We have nothing to fear but fear itself?

This was a phrase used by Franklin D. Roosevelt in his first inaugural address of March 4, 1933. As with many famous lines, this one was borrowed from an essay by Sir Francis Bacon, who said, “Nothing is terrible except fear itself.” The use of fear in the political agenda is historic and generational. Every…

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The Great Evil Empire, Russia

May 4, 2017
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The Great Evil Empire, Russia

The great evil empire, Russia, has tampered with our election! Horrors! How dare they? It is time the FBI investigate and put a stop to this evil of all evils. No nation should influence the outcome of another nations election. (Sarcasm intended!) And note this on this morning’s news: Former U.S. President Barack Obama endorsed…

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Constitution-phobia – The Disease of the Left

April 2, 2017
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Constitution-phobia – The Disease of the Left

Mark Levin keeps reminding us that socialism is a mental disorder. It is now more evident than ever before. The fear of the constitution and of our founding principles is everywhere. While the left is constantly verbalizing a long string of political phobias, they may not recognize their own fears as a form of insanity.…

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The Zombie Apocalypse is Here

March 21, 2017
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The Zombie Apocalypse is Here

I recently took a part time job in security at a parking structure in the center of our town. You know, walking around making sure no one steals the cars or breaks into them. The shock was when I found out that I was in the middle of the Zombie Apocalypse. Hundreds of young people…

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Observations of Our Current Economic Climate

March 13, 2017
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Observations of Our Current Economic Climate

By Dr. Mark Pingle, Professor of Economics, University of Nevada Reno Editorial Note: This article is in response to a social media post criticizing President Trump for taking credit for the Obama economy, I will make a couple of comments. First, in each recession prior to the 2008-2009 recession including the Great Depression, where economic…

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Don’t Widen the Plate

March 3, 2017
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Don’t Widen the Plate

Note: Author Unknown Twenty years ago, in Nashville, Tennessee, during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA’s convention.  While I waited in line to register with the hotel staff, I heard other more veteran coaches rumbling about the lineup of speakers…

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Finding Excuses!

March 2, 2017
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Finding Excuses!

As a young man, I delighted in sports and was at least a bit above average in the pursuit. But good old Jake was, well, he was not. He had a string of excuses every time he blew it or we lost: The Sun got in his eyes, or a bug, or some dust. The…

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Crisis in Democratville

March 2, 2017
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Crisis in Democratville

Neither anger nor insults is an effective strategy. We had dinner last night in a place filled with Trump supporters. The vilification, or more correctly the attempt at vilification by the talking heads on TV is having a counter effect. If the democrat party has any hope of salvaging itself and its movement (personally I…

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The Loss of the Family

February 26, 2017
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The Loss of the Family

From the beginning of time, the nuclear family has been the basic social unit. It was true in the Garden of Eden and it is true today. While the family has transcended time and space, its context has changed over time. In the Hunter-Gatherer culture, the family was dependent on the interaction of the tribe.…

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The Loss of Identity

February 26, 2017
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The Loss of Identity

I grew up before television, computers and a host of modern time occupying technological conveniences. Washing machines had wringers on the side. They did not go through cycles, they just sat there and swished. The real work was done by the housewife who attended them. The ice man came every other day and you put…

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