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Yesterday I watched the Trump press conference. He was a lion surrounded by a pack of jackals.

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Donald Trump did what no major office holder—indeed, no candidate for major office—has ever done. This is the intervention of God in American politics. (more…)

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Like a thousand newcomers before him, Donald Trump has succumbed to ancient stratagems of the GOP’s Left/Pragmatic Establishment.

He has signed the RINO Pledge.

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vote2016The following article, by guest author Kelleigh Nelson, was written in November, 2012 immediately after the re-election of Barack Obama and has existed, somehow invisibly, as a draft, backstage as it were, while the Reagan Wing cast and director scurried about producing other dramas. But now it has become clear that this article, recently re-discovered, casts a stark light on the path ahead in 2016 elections. (more…)

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Efficiency in Government

Every government program needs to implement “lean thinking” and create greater value for the citizens of this country, while consistently reducing waste. Government employees are no different than the people in the private sector and can learn and implement the principles of continuous improvement, respect for people and the daily elimination of waste. This new culture can take hold if we elect leaders who understand these time tested principles and have the vision to make them happen.

~ Paul Akers, Candidate for U.S. Senator, Washington State  2010

 

I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution or that have failed their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is “needed” before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible. And if I should later be attacked for neglecting my constituents “interests,” I shall reply that I was informed that their main interest is liberty and that in that cause I am doing the very best I can.

~ Barry Goldwater, The Conscience of a Conservative, 1960

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