DOMA, the Supreme Court and Individual Freedom
Jun26

DOMA, the Supreme Court and Individual Freedom

As a Republican, who is socially conservative, I have been waiting in interest for today’s Supreme Court decision on DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act). The Court has ruled that it is unconstitutional because of states’ rights and 5th amendment violations. Social conservatives see this as a defeat of traditional marriage and I agree with their assessment of the court’s decision. However, as a political scientist and...

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Right Fight, Wrong Ammunition
Feb08

Right Fight, Wrong Ammunition

In the “Free State” of Maryland, the minions of Martin O’Malley in the General Assembly have taken upon themselves the opportunistic window of post-Sandy Hook America to further limit the right of the citizenry to purchase the weapon of their choice. Earlier this week, several thousand conservatives traveled to Annapolis for a rally to support their 2nd Amendment rights. It was a huge success and hopefully opened the...

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MOM – Martin’s Only Mission
Sep04

MOM – Martin’s Only Mission

As the Democratic National Convention begins in Charlotte, all of the eyes of the political world will turn to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. O’Malley has been given a prime time spot on the dais on the 1st night of the DNC Convention because of his frequent appearances as the chief surrogate for the Obama campaign O’Malley, the two term Governor of Maryland, got in hot water on Sunday by stating said that Americans were not...

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The End of Democracy in a Democratic State
Jul09

The End of Democracy in a Democratic State

When did the Democratic Party stop believing in Democracy? The political party that is supposed to be for the common man, the political party who litigated the hand count in Florida during the 2000 presidential election cycle, has morphed into a Chesapeake Bay version of a Latin American dictatorship where having political self-determination lasts only as long as they allow it. On June 30th, the Congressional Districting Petition...

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Obama’s Meddling Supreme Court Problem
Jun27

Obama’s Meddling Supreme Court Problem

It seems the only roadblock to Obama’s Imperial Presidency is that annoyance of the Supreme Court. A few days ago, the Court announced its split decision regarding the Arizona Immigration Law and set the administration on a course of abdicating its responsibilities to uphold federal law in the detainment and seizure of people who are here in the United States illegally. In my estimation, the Court had a tough decision. It is not...

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Romney’s Democratic Playbook on How to Steal Elections
Mar06

Romney’s Democratic Playbook on How to Steal Elections

In every contested primary so far, there are two patterns that have emerged. 1) If the race is close, the media will not call the winner for the conservative candidate against Romney. So far, it has happened to Santorum twice in Iowa and Michigan and Paul once in Maine. 2) If the race is extremely close, the establishment has tried to swing the decision for Mitt Romney. The most egregious case, of course, was the overt cheating in...

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Santorum Won More Michigan Delegates
Feb29

Santorum Won More Michigan Delegates

According to the MSM, and most people who blindly follow their reports, Mitt Romney won the Michigan primary last night by about 3 points, 41 to 38. However, like the Electoral College, the point of the contest is not to win the popular vote (Gore – 2000) but to win more delegates per state based on the apportionment of those delegates. Michigan’s primary delegate system allows for a set number of delegates to be won by...

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Matter Over Mind
Feb27

Matter Over Mind

Mitt Romney should have wrapped up the Republican nomination a long time ago. He has an enormous organizational advantage, the endorsement of a great majority of the Republican party establishment, and a huge money advantage in money raised by his campaign and his superPAC; yet, Romney is fighting for his political life in his birth state against Rick Santorum who was barely a second tier candidate back in the fall of last year. A...

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Ron Paul Is A Fake… because He is
Feb23

Ron Paul Is A Fake… because He is

Last night’s debate in Arizona crystallized the nomination race for the remainder of the cycle. To be blunt: There is a Civil War for the heart of the Republican Party between the establishment and the Tea Party insurgency. The establishment’s candidate is Mitt Romney; the insurgency’s candidate is anti-Romney in nature flipping from Gingrich to Santorum but the total percentage of the vote is over 50% in every...

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Male “Other Types of Emotions” May Endanger Military’s Mission
Feb10

Male “Other Types of Emotions” May Endanger Military’s Mission

Do people really not pay attention to what is said anymore? Yesterday, while being interview by John King about possible questions Santorum may face as Commander-In-Chief, Santorum was asked about having women in combat roles. Santorum responded with this answer: “Look, I want to create every opportunity for women to be able to serve this country, and they do so in an amazing and wonderful way. They’re a great addition to...

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The Electability Question
Feb10

The Electability Question

Who can beat President Obama in the fall on the Republican side? The question of electability is the main point of concern among Republicans so far in this cycle. To date, a handful of former first-tier candidates have succumbed to the specter of electability including Rick Perry, Tim Pawlenty and yes, even the “perfect candidate” Michelle Bachmann. With only four candidates left in the field, the electability question is...

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Romney’s ceiling is John McCain
Jan04

Romney’s ceiling is John McCain

In every presidential cycle, there has been a middle of the pack candidate that has emerged as the antithesis of the favorite of the party establishment. In December of 1991, Bill Clinton was not even mentioned as a leading candidate. In 2008, Barack Obama leapfrogged over John Edwards to begin the longest (and most interesting) nomination battle in the last forty years. Yesterday’s tie between Romney and Santorum is the...

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Santorum in top 3 in Iowa
Jan03

Santorum in top 3 in Iowa

I haven’t written on this page in a while. In the last year, I was elected as a county GOP chair in blue Maryland, then was forced out by my fellow members of the county Republican Central Committee, who felt I was not fit for the office of county chairman because either they thought I was not conservative enough or because I was the only African-American on an all-white central committee (depending on who you ask). It appears...

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Elizabeth… It’s not the BIG One
Aug23

Elizabeth… It’s not the BIG One

Unless you have been under a rock (maybe not anymore), you have heard that the East Coast experienced an earthquake of about 5.9 a few hours ago. As I put on my FB page, I pray that everyone of my friends, family and yes, even people who get on my nerves are safe and A-OK. Now that I have expressed that heartfelt sentiment, I have one more to add… WE are really spoiled on the East Coast especially in the mid-Atlantic region. In...

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Pawlenty “Iowa’s Straw Man”
Aug12

Pawlenty “Iowa’s Straw Man”

I had high hopes for Tim Pawlenty. Besides the fact that he was a conservative governor of a mid-western state that traditionally is about as liberal as my own deep blue state of Maryland, he actually put out policy ideas that made sense and articulated them well enough to get and keep my attention. Unfortunately, as we have seen time and time again, presidential politics is not about making sense or telling people the truth, most...

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Kicking The Can Under The Debt Ceiling
Aug01

Kicking The Can Under The Debt Ceiling

After weeks and weeks of mind-numbing talk from both sides, a compromise solution was finally reached on the debt ceiling crisis yesterday. Pundits are now trying to figure out who won and who lost in the skirmish. From my perspective, the status quo is maintained. President Obama, while disappointing some of the far left, compromised enough to move towards the political center for his re-election campaign next year. The Tea Party...

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Truth With Consequences
Jul29

Truth With Consequences

As I read over the post former Governor Sarah Palin placed on Facebook, I have conflicting thoughts on how I feel about the message and the messenger. The message is sound. The freshmen members of the GOP were elected, in part, by Tea Party activists and other Republicans, Independents and yes even some Democrats to deal with the mess of the national debt and the deficit caused by massive overspending on items such as entitlements,...

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The Next Triangulation
Jul27

The Next Triangulation

In the battle of the debt crisis, one particular bit of triangulation is mostly being overlooked by the media and political pundits. Sure, we know that President Obama is trying his best to pull a Clinton (Bill, not Hillary) out of his hat to survive the 2012 reboot of the presidency. However, the more interesting balancing act to me has been of Speaker of the House John Boehner. Speaker Boehner’s balancing act between the...

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A Christian Argument for Civil Unions
Mar03

A Christian Argument for Civil Unions

Scripture reads: “Then Jesus said to them, ‘Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.’ And they were amazed at him.” (Mark 2:17) In the Book of Mark, our Lord Jesus Christ states that there are some decisions that should be properly left to human government and other issues that clearly belong to God. In our system of government in the United States, the principle of the separation of church and state was...

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MLK, Jr., Civil Disobedience and the Tea Party Movement
Jan17

MLK, Jr., Civil Disobedience and the Tea Party Movement

As an African-American and a Republican (as was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), I think it is important to clarify the meaning of the phrases “civil discourse” and “civil disobedience.” In the height of the civil rights movement, Dr. King and his followers adapted the strategy of civil disobedience used effectively by Gandhi in India. People from across the country (white and black) came together to speak out...

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