Monthly Archives: March 2017

  • Paul Ryan’s Battle of Kasserine Pass

    Reading Time: 2 minutesGeneral George S. Patton arrived in North Africa with a single mission: lead the Allied forces to victory over the Hun. But Patton’s assignment was also in response to a miserable and deadly failure of leadership. The failed leadership of General Lloyd Fredendall. Fredendall was a Francophobe and an Anglophobe ill-suited to wage coalition warfare; […]

  • Neediness

    Reading Time: 2 minutesPresident Trump is teaching the world a huge lesson. That valuable lesson goes something like this: Don’t be needy. Jim Camp is a world-famous negotiation coach. Jim has led some enormous negotiations: labor disputes, huge multi-national buys, and mergers. This is is what Jim says about neediness in his book Start With No: It is absolutely […]

  • Obamacare Repeal Vote Results (Prediction)

    Reading Time: 1 minutesToday, President Trump changed the game. He changed the Prisoner’s Dilemma (coordination) into a game of Chicken (competition). Lifer Republicans have no experience with games of chicken. They were raised on coordination games. By changing the game to Chicken, Donald Trump greatly increased the chances that phony Paul Ryan’s healthcare will PASS. Here’s why briefly. […]

  • Healthcare Strategy: Ignore Government Diet Advice

    Reading Time: 2 minutesYesterday, I established an end: great health care that ordinary people can afford. You remember I talked about John Braddock’s explanation of strategy: choose the end and work backward. Then forword. And Braddock’s first step after choosing an end: what comes immediately before. That’s where we are today. A few weeks back, I wrote several […]

  • Nevada introduces Resolution Rescind all Art V’s including BBA

    Janine Hansen, Eagle Forum National Constitutional Issues Chairman 775-397-6859, director@nevadafamilies.org   March 21, 2017, In the Year of our Lord   From Janine Hansen, Nevada State Eagle Forum President   Great News! Late last night SJR10 was introduced in the Nevada … Continue reading

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  • Full Repeal Must Include the Regulatory Architecture of Obamacare

    Background: On March 6th, House Republican Leadership released a long anticipated bill that partially repeals and replaces Obamacare named the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on final passage this Thursday, March 23rd. While the bill contains many provisions that should concern conservatives, the main problem with the repeal portion of the bill is the failure to repeal most of the insurance regulations that contribute to the rising cost of health care.

  • Nevada’s Assembly passed SJR2 the so called Equal Rights Amendment for final passage today

    March 20, 2017 Janine Hansen, Eagle Forum National Constitutional Issues Chairman 775-397-6859, director@nevadafamilies.org   March 20, 2017, In the Year of our Lord   Sorry, we did all we could!  I was here when we defeated ERA in 1973, 1975, 1977 … Continue reading

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  • Nevada’s Assembly passed SJR2 the so called Equal Rights Amendment for final passage today

    March 20, 2017 Janine Hansen, Eagle Forum National Constitutional Issues Chairman 775-397-6859, director@nevadafamilies.org   March 20, 2017, In the Year of our Lord   Sorry, we did all we could!  I was here when we defeated ERA in 1973, 1975, 1977 … Continue reading

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  • Healthcare Strategy Beats Hyperventilating

    Reading Time: 6 minutesPaul Ryan unveiled a health care bill two weeks ago. Ryan’s favorite lobbyists wrote it. They wrote it in secret. They dumped it on the House GOP caucus. A lot of my friends on the right went hermatile. “Shoved down our throats!” “Obamacare two-point-oh!” “Obamacare Lite!” “Tyranny!” “Entitlements!” “Worse than Obamacare!” The most frequently used […]

  • A question for ‘REAL Conservatives’™

    I’ve got a question for my ‘REAL Conservatives’™ friends out there. While I’ve come to think of myself as more as more of a Liberal Conservative – Politically Liberal (Not Leftist, but Liberal in the classical sense of advocating for liberty), and culturally Conservative (not socially conservative, but seeking to conserve the ideals and treasures of Western Culture) – I like to think of myself as someone who has an understanding of the nature of Principles, to the point of preferring Principled thinking, over attempting to think with prefabricated store bought ‘principles’ (IOW I can get a bit obnoxious over it).

    Between Scylla and Charybdis

    I like to think of myself as someone who has an understanding of the nature of individual rights, the vital role that property plays in upholding them under a system of justice based upon the Rule of Law, which restrains and restricts the necessary power of government to defending the lives and rights of its people from all enemies, foreign and domestic. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking through how those abstract rights, follow from perceptual realities, in a conceptual chain that is perilous to abridge. And while I rarely find politicians who think as I do, I do seek out and support those who at least show a deep regard for our rights, for the rule of law, and the structure and purpose of our Constitution.

    Given that focus, I couldn’t find a way to support Donald Trump in the Primaries, because I didn’t see any evidence that he understood, or gave much thought or regard, for what I did. I couldn’t exactly support him in the general election either, although I strongly advocated for casting your vote, as I did, with his name on it, as the most effective means of defeating the greater evil facing us, from the Pro-Regressive Left.

    My question for ‘REAL Conservatives’™, is this: Why is it, that with all the ‘REAL Conservatives’™ we’ve supported and elected over the decades, why is it that this billionaire, Twitter headed, Reality T.V. star, Donald J. Trump, is the ONLY one to propose the type of budget measures he has, the ONLY one who’s moved to slay the Hydra of the Administrative State, the ONLY one who’s used his executive powers to attack it, the ONLY one whose told the hell hole of North Korea that the era of ‘strategic patience’ is at an end, and the ONLY one to begin to pull back from the Charybdis of suck that is the United Nations?

    That seems like a question that might be worth giving some thought to.

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