Category Archives: Policy

Obamacare does not justify a government shutdown

“First, do no harm.” That’s a phrase doctors learn as step one in ethical behavior, and members of Congress ought to have to repeat it when sworn into office. They don’t, and while they should grasp the concept nevertheless, many don’t do that, either. As a result, we the people are inflicted with overly ambitious laws like Obamacare, which is assured to do harm left, right and in between. Continue reading

The perks of being on welfare

National Public Radio (NPR) recently published a story on why millions of Americans are leaving the workforce. The four reasons they came up with: More people are retiring, going to college, staying home with the kids, and simply cannot find work.

Well, maybe NPR should have included a fifth reason 36 percent of Americans 16 or over – the highest rate since the 1980s – are currently out of the labor market: it would actually cost them money to get a job. Continue reading

Ten key moments from the 2013 Western Conservative Summit

The Fourth Annual Western Conservative Summit proved to be a non-stop tour of memorable moments. From Mia Love’s address on opening night, to Allen West’s comments during Sunday’s lunch, attendees were treated to top conservative thinkers and national politicians. In addition to the networking opportunities, great vendors, and spark to action, the Summit harbored some powerful messages. After Senator Ted Cruz mentioned a petition to defund Obamacare (dontfundit.com) over ten thousand signatures were added within 24 hours. Here are just a few other memorable moments of WCS 2013: Continue reading

Allen West sees a new generation of optimistic conservatism

After a moving speech by Mia Love, encouraging insights from Governor Mike Huckabee, and a profound expose of the left’s moral bankruptcy by Bill Whittle, Colonel Allen West took the stage to bring the fourth annual Western Conservative Summit to a close. The former Florida U.S. Representative touched on the topics that had been echoed throughout the weekend by such speakers as KT McFarland, Jonah Goldberg, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and others.

“So here we are, on the Lord’s Day, committed to the timeless principles of conservatism that have made us, America, the envy of the world,” West began. His remarks were Continue reading

Former U.S. Rep. Allen West’s prepared remarks for Western Conservative Summit

Thank you! It is an honor, a pleasure, a privilege to be able to speak to you today! What a rush it is to be with this wonderful group of freedom-loving, God-fearing American patriots. Though only in its fourth year, the Western Conservative Summit has already become Continue reading