This Country Needs More Mike Leach’s

As a partisan alum I have always enjoyed Texas Tech football.  However, given the inherent challenges of location, funding and stature consistent gridiron success has been elusive.  That all began to change when an eccentric young coach named Mike Leach was tapped to succeed the iconic Spike Dykes in 2000. Over the next 10 years the Red Raiders would achieve thee 8-win seasons, four 9-win seasons and one 11-win season.  Leach ran a clean program and his players had the third highest graduation rate in the Big 12. Then, in an inexplicable debacle too painful to retell Texas Tech Read the essay…

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Why I Will Vote for Senator Ted Cruz

The US Senate is the most important legislative body in the world. The “upper chamber” confirms judges and major presidential appointments, ratifies treaties, adjudicates impeachment and can kill any bill that it doesn’t want the President to sign.  Republicans control the current Senate by one vote. If they suffer a net loss of two seats then Chuck Schumer of New York will control the agenda of the Senate at least until 2020.  On November 6thTexans will chose between two candidates who are very close in age (46 and 47 years old) but couldn’t be more different in policy.  If re-elected, Read the essay…

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On November 8, 2016, Americans will elect the 45th president of the United States. If the new commander in chief is a Democrat, he will accelerate the “fundamental transformation of America” begun by Barack Obama. Giving an Obama “third term” to Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders will enmesh our Republic so deep in European socialism that our liberties may forever be lost and the American experiment with self-governance will end. Republicans must nominate a candidate who clearly recognizes the nature of this challenge and one who has demonstrated a record of standing for constitutional principles. If Republicans set forth a Read the essay…

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The Ruling Class Versus The People

“We must pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.”
– Nancy Pelosi, Former Speaker of the House
“Amazingly, the vast majority of legislators who voted for the Act three years ago still haven’t read it and still have no idea what is in it. Polling indicates that the American people dislike it more that ever but the politicians who don’t care about the desires of the people are forcing it down our throats.”
– Mark Meckler, President of Americans for Self-Governance and Co-Founder of Tea Party Patriots
American progressives have dreamed of government healthcare for Read the essay…

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Which Course Will We Choose

“Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the  

gospel of envy whose inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.“

– Winston Churchill
Four years after President Obama’s historic election, the nation’s good will and hope has been squandered. The promise of a unified country under a post-partisan administration seems like a line from an actor’s script. “I don’t see red states, I don’t see blue states, I see the United States,” the president famously proclaimed. A good campaign theme but apparently never intended for implementation. Former President Bush is Read the essay…

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Send Mr. Cruz to Washington

“Texas has yet to learn submission from any oppression, come from what source it may.”
Sam Houston
It is not unusual for Texans to be faced with two good choices for public office.  Our great state produces many exemplary candidates who are accomplished in their fields and principled in their positions.  The current contest for U.S. Senator is no exception as voters must choose between two attractive candidates.  However, it is rare that we have the opportunity to send a 41-year-old man to Washington who possesses the credentials, charisma, intelligence and passion as Ted Cruz.
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Bringing Down the Wage Payer

By Kyle Stallings
“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.”
William J. H. Boetcker

“We need to spread the wealth around.”
Presidential Candidate Barack Obama

For the past 29 years, I have been a self-employed businessman.  During that time I have known sacrifice, anxiety, recessions, price collapses, commodity cycles, stressful competition, uncertainty and Read the essay…

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Three new Cap and Trade Perspectives

The following articles are in PDF format:

A Federal Leviathan: The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009  – Carbon Caps and Sweeping Federal Mandates for Energy, by Kathleen Hartnett White, Distinguished Senior Fellow-in-Residence and Director, Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment

The Impact of Waxman-Markey on American Jobs, by Tom Pauken, Chairman, Texas Workforce Commission – September, 2009

Energy Myths and Realities, Keith O. Rattie, Chairman, President and CEO
Questar Corporation – April, 2009

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The Coming Cap and Trade Debacle

(A Real Man-Made Disaster)
“Coal makes us sick, oil makes us sick, its global warming, it’s ruining our country, its ruining our world.”  Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid
“‘Emergencies’ have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.”  F. A. Hayek
Over the past few years, energy and climate, two previously unrelated subjects have become conjoined in a way that demands that one cannot be discussed apart from the other.   This confluence is largely due to the efforts of former Vice-President Al Gore, Jr. and a well-choreographed procession of activists to link energy and Read the essay…

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What We Believe

“We have given you a Republic, if you can keep it.” –Benjamin Franklin

We believe that when this country was formed it was uniquely blessed to have had at least six world class leaders among it’s founders. A world-class leader is one who impacts civilization in such a powerful way that a paradigm shift is created and typically comes along only once in a generation. The six leaders who converged in 1776 would include George Washington, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. Such notable men as Patrick Henry, Read the essay…

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