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Skip

Co-founder of GraniteGrok, my concern is around Individual Liberty and Freedom (and how Government is taking that away from us). My fight, from a Conservative (with small "L" libertarian leanings) and evangelical Christian perspective, is with the Progressives that are forcing a collectivized and secular humanistic future upon us. As TEA Party activist, citizen journalist (and pundit!), my goal is to use the New Media to advance the radical notions of America's Founders back into our culture again.

What is the proper role of government – “the smarter people than I” edition

As today is the day after Thanksgiving, I have the day off (like many).  So, I surf, looking for "good stuff".  Today, I found yet another one that is topical, given that it is budget time here in New Hampshire for towns, counties, and the state. Anyone putting together a government budget or evaluating such …

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So, where are we?

On this day of Thanksgiving, I’m doing a bit little light surfing while I wait for family to arrive.  In doing so, I ran across this: Throughout recorded history, most human beings have been poor. Poverty has been the norm and affluence the exception. Given a choice, most of us would rather be affluent than …

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What’s good for us is not good for them – cheap gas

This is about as well put as I have ever seen: “[T]hese prices are good for the American people, they’re good for the American economy, but they’re bad for environmentalists who want to use the government to make these cheaper, more efficient forms of energy more expensive so that the more expensive, less efficient forms …

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What did we ever do before the welfare state?

It is budget time here in NH for the municipalities, school districts, and the counties.  Here in Belknap County, there has been quite the brouhaha as the Commissioners tried to eliminate funding for "outside agencies".  These are social services organizations that have inserted themselves into the welfare state as we devolve from a "can do" …

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Another state decides that health insurance is too cheap

Once again we see a small class of people have persuaded politicians that their situation is so grave that their misery should be paid for by other people.  Illinois is once again proving that economic literacy is rather rare with politicians, ignoring the fact that by distorting the healthcare marketplace (and adding to the 1,600 …

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A principled stand against political correctness indoctrination

It is now common that political correctness has become a scourge upon the land.  We are not to say certain things because of it; we are only to think "correct" thoughts because of inanity of it.  I see it in the local papers when somebody (usually saying something "conservative") writes something that "insults" the intelligence …

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What is a Conservative?

Conservatives are portrayed as a lot of things nowadays – right now, as losers, dispirited, and irrelevant.  Their opponents decry that they only have the same old rhetoric that dates from the Reagan era and is no longer applicable. And sometimes, we fall for it.  But that is not what Conservatism is.  Rather, it is …

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