“Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.” – John Adams, 1777 My Dear Descendants, We need to talk about this election. You see, for far too long, your forbearers have been dismayed at all the ruinous ways in which you are sullying the fruits of our labor and sacrifice, our legacy, our gift to you and the rest of the world: a free, constitutional republic. To paraphrase my dear friend Dr. Franklin, we gave you a republic, if you could keep it.
Former Florida Congressman and Colonel Allen West summed up the Western Conservative Summit’s 2014 theme–America at its Best–perfectly late Sunday morning. For West, the devil lies in the details. Conservatives must separate their version of “America at its Best” from the false message spread by the left. They must show the American people the difference between “economic empowerment and economic enslavement.”
“The left is winning the fight on the right.” Fox News correspondent and conservative talk radio personality Guy Benson held nothing back in his blunt response on the first panel of the WCS 2014.
(Washington, D.C) For a devotee of history there are few more relaxing experiences than a mid-afternoon reverie in the Round Robin Bar at the Willard hotel. While awaiting a colleague who has promised much good gossip about bad politics in the Imperial City, my imagination goes to an upstairs room where Pinkerton detectives fearful of cascading assassination threats secretly conveyed president Elect Abraham Lincoln to wait out the final week before his inauguration in 1861. Or to the nearby hotel lobby where in more placid times President Ulysses Grant liked to stop and smoke a cigar and sip a glass of whiskey while patiently fending off job-seekers and other supplicants (The hotel dubiously claims this to be the origin of the term “Lobbyist”).