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Analysis of Donald Trump Poll

Last week’s poll asked for your degree of support for Donald Trump’s candidacy. This poll received far less attention than the Missouri GOP Governor poll of the previous week, as only 60 people responded. On the plus side, there was no detectable cheating on the Trump poll. One Word: Polarization Respondents had choices from 0…

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Poll: What Do You Think About Service?

Last week, we posted a 5-part series on national service. This week, we’d like to see what you think. Be heard The poll closes Saturday, August 1 at Midnight. Please vote only once. Last Week’s Poll: Trump Here’s my analysis of last week’s poll on Donald Trump.

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Why Conservatives Should Get Involved—Part 4

In part 1 of this series, we clarified some misconceptions and falsehoods about the Franklin Project. In part 2, we examined the debate on the right from 1990 with William F. Buckley and Milton Friedman. Part 3 was a critique of the Franklin Project’s Plan of Action. Today, we will look at the consequences should…

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Buckley vs. Friedman on Service-Part 2

This is part 2 of a series on national service and the Franklin Project. Read part 1 here. First, answer this for yourself: would you vote for William F. Buckley Jr? Milton Friedman on National Service My friend Lloyd Sloan points out that Milton Friedman disagreed with Buckley’s call for national service. It seems appropriate,…

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Donald Trump Poll

Donald Trump is back in the news. This time for attacking John McCain’s service record. But he’s dominating the polls. Given what you know of Donald Trump, rate your own support for Donald Trump’s candidacy for president on a scale of 0 to 5 with 0 meaning “no support” and 5 meaning “full support.” This poll closes at…

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Can John Brunner’s Consultant Do His Duty?

Republican consultant David Barklage is in a weird place. Barklage grew up in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, along with Peter Kinder. Barklage has been Kinder’s campaign consultant for years—all of Kinder’s races, as far as I know. They were a team. David Barlage was Peter Kinder’s chief of staff when Kinder was president pro tem of…

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Jefferson’s Greatest Idea

Down in my former state of South Carolina, the legislature hastily voted to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol building. That is their prerogative, and I take no offense at their move. What I do worry about is the haste. South Carolina’s action on the flag reflected a spasm instigated by the horrible…

You Are In Control

This post is about the control you have. And the control you don’t have. Last week was tough on a lot of us. The Supreme Court limited your freedom. The same-sex marriage case was very similar to Roe v. Wade in judicial legislation. States lost the power to regulate marriage. (There’s a deep theological discussion…

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Limited government, fiscal responsibility, and the other tea party principles are not ends. They were never ends. Tea party principles are merely the most effective and efficient means to nobler ends Those ends include a society and a nation that respects and protects life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Without life, of what use…

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Activist Ron Calzone Sues Missouri Over Omnibus Bill

Without comment . . . Jefferson City, MO, May 29, 2015 – A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Senate Bill 672, passed by the Missouri General Assembly in 2014, was filed in Cole County circuit court on May 29th. The lawsuit claims that the General Assembly ignored the constitutional limits to their legislative authority. The Missouri…