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End the Occupation: Liberate Liberty Through the Arts

End the Occupation: Liberate Liberty Through the Arts

A few weeks ago, I wrote, “End the Occupation: Conservatism on the Offensive.” In it I wrote about how it’s time for conservatives to fight back in popular culture. Well, I now have launched a site called “Liberate Liberty,” and the

Questions Regarding Troops Posing with Dead Enemies

Questions Regarding Troops Posing with Dead Enemies

Some people are hysterical over two-year-old photos of U.S. Troops posing with dead enemies who would have killed them or Afghanis had these enemies not killed themselves. I wonder how many people have actually taken the time to think about

Disarmed Marines: Leaders Distrust Afghan, Not U.S. Soldiers

Disarmed Marines: Leaders Distrust Afghan, Not U.S. Soldiers

Media outlets have reported that military leaders ordered troops in Afghanistan to disarm prior to attending a speech by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. Some have analyzed this as meaning that the Department of Defense doesn’t trust its own troops.

How Government Regulation Creates Wealth Inequality

A small-town newspaper (scroll down to Section B after hitting the link) profiled a local land developer, explaining how he started and grew his own business. Harry Fox, Jr. spent the past few decades becoming a successful land developer in

Bill Ayers and #OccupyHarrisburg

This is the second time I have covered Occupy Harrisburg. Bill Ayers spoke at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg, PA on December 14 at the invitation of the militant Occupy Harrisburg. I estimated between 100 and 200 people attended

Federal Government Pepper Sprays (Non) Occupiers!

The news of UC Davis police pepper spraying innocent #OccupyUCDavis revolutionaries shocked and outraged the nation. One can only imagine how outraged the nation will be once it learns of a shockingly underreported story that the Digital Video and Imagery

The U.S. Armed Forces Are Apparently Okay with #OccupyWallStreet

Third Army / U.S. Army Central (ARCENT) / the Combined Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC) operates the Army’s Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS). DVIDS describes itself on its FAQ page: The Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS)

#OccupyHarrisburg Turnout Underwhelms

Occupy Wall Street recently came to south-central Pennsylvania by way of Occupy Harrisburg. Occupy Harrisburg began its occupation of the Capitol at 12:01 a.m. on October 15, 2011 and ran through the day. Various media outlets reported that the group

Arguing Against Waterboarding In The Absence Of Reality

I read “NBC’s Lauer to Cheney: You’re the ‘Most Divisive Political Figure in This Country in a Century’” at Newsbusters and was struck by Lauer’s inability to comprehend reality. The relevant portion of the Newsbusters’ transcript of the televised interview

September 11, 2001: Why I Fought

Note: My thinking and beliefs have changed a lot since September 11, 2001, but I wrote this essay from the perspective I had ten years ago and up through the time I enlisted in the Army Reserve. I look back

Confronting the Leftist National Security Threat

I explained in a column last week that the Democratic Party and other leftists are a national security threat. I noted that they have rapidly increased their demonization of the Tea Party and conservatives in general. They have called for

Tea Party Terrorists?! Who Are the Real Terrorists Here?

The Democrats and other leftists have rapidly increased their demonization of the Tea Party and conservatives in general during the past few weeks. They have called for congressional investigations into “Christian militants” and “right-wing extremism”. They have continued their campaign

Same-Sex 'Marriage': A New Gateway For Immigrants?

FoxNews.com published an article on July 1 entitled, “Halt to Deportation of Citizen’s Same-Sex Partner Draws Fire” (HT: The Core Report). The article says the executive branch has ignored the law and allowed a foreign invader to remain in our

DADT: Let's Bring Back The Draft

Big Peace noted an interesting Army Times story that mentioned the possibility of bringing back the draft due to budget cuts at the Department of Defense. I’m all for that idea. The finalizing of the repeal of morality from the

Does 'Stars And Stripes' Want More Black Casualties?

I doubt it. However, since Stars and Stripes felt free to run its, “Heroes 2011 – Why do blacks receive fewer valor medals?” article, I felt free to title this column the way I did. (In other words, more blacks

P.J. Crowley And The U.S. Army War College

P. J. Crowley resigned as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs in March 2011 after he said that alleged Department of Defense mistreatment of Bradley Manning was, “ridiculous, counterproductive and stupid.” But Crowley didn’t have to wait long until

Texas, Illegal Aliens, And The Flotilla

Why are leftists okay with terrorist-supporting Code Pink and other leftists engaging in illegalities yet they think that the legal execution of a convicted murderer will harm Americans? Actually, that’s the wrong question. The correct question is: Why is the

Why Doesn't The United Kingdom Own Argentina?

British victory….in 1982 Argentina continues giving the United Kingdom trouble over the Falkland Islands. This is troubling but I understand why Argentina does it: the U.K. seems militarily weak as demonstrated by its performance in Libya and by other reports

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death

If we wish to be free–if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending–if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and

Isolationism and Mexico

Reuters recently reported on Senator John McCain (R-AZ) appearing on an edition of ABC’s This Week during which Senator McCain issued his thoughts on what former President Ronald Reagan would think of the current Republican candidates for the 2012 presidential

DADT: Why I Question Repealing Morality, Part II

“DADT: Why I Question Repealing Morality,” Part I (“Why I’m Questioning”) is online at Big Peace. I had intended the writing of Part II to be a rather short endeavor, but the more I wrote the more I realized how

DADT: Why I Question Repealing Morality, Part I

I wrote a letter in late May 2011 to the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) requesting that Congress reconsider repealing what is popularly known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT). DADT is a misnomer. And so I shall refer to

Campaign Advice for Herman Cain and Other Politicians

Political pundits jumped on Herman Cain for not knowing what the Palestinian right of return was. Yet when I heard Cain’s answer to Chris Wallace on the matter he nonetheless gave a sufficient reply. And that’s the good thing about

The $100K Staff Sergeant: Why Aren't Our Troops Paid More?

The president made the following remarks a few months ago during the time Gov. Scott Walker battled to regain control of the Wisconsin state budget: “I don’t think it does anybody any good when public employees are denigrated or vilified

Afghanistan: Yes, We Can Kill Our Way to Victory

Diana West and John Bernard have been among the too few people noting that the American counterinsurgency (COIN) strategy in the Middle East doesn’t work. The Three Cups of Tea embarrassment and the latest Islamic murders of American Servicemen are

Know Your Role, Know Your Place

The U.S. could have decisively obliterated all of Afghanistan within the last few months of 2001 if the nation still fought wars the way they should be fought. But the country doesn’t do that any longer because political correctness has

Why Not Go to War with Mexico Instead of Libya?

I have no idea why U.S. Armed Forces are in Libya, or why anyone would think that such a thing is a good idea. I want Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi dead but the U.S. could have accomplished that long ago