July 18, 2018
Culture

DEFINING CONSERVATISM BACK TO REALITY

June 18, 2018 Puma ByDesign 0

Vassar Bushmills GK Chesterton, writing about English Progressives and Conservatives, wrote in 1924: The business of progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of conservatives is to prevent those mistakes being corrected. Even if the revolutionist might repent of his revolution, the conservative will still cling to it as [Read More]

Culture

TWITTER APOLGETICS

June 8, 2018 Puma ByDesign 0

Vassar Bushmills The Well Tempered Claviar I was married in March, 1968 and was able to leave my small one-room affair for a real apartment. With a TV even. We would live there until I finished law school in 1971. And it was there I discovered “Firing Line” on the local [Read More]

Culture

DEFEATING THE LEFT IS NOT THE SAME AS SAVING AMERICA

May 11, 2018 Puma ByDesign 0

Vassar Bushmills (Just a friendly reminder. This is an enduring theme at VeteransTales.org, one of the pillars of why we opened that site. Veterans play a key role in saving America because they all have wagered so much more skin in the game than other Americans. Veterans as a group, for as far back [Read More]

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Does Anyone Actually Teach Conservatism Anymore?

February 23, 2018 Puma ByDesign 0

Vassar Bushmills The miracle of the Founding Fathers was not the Constitution so much that they created a document of self governance for people not of their class, and gave it away freely, no strings attached. It was a gift!—but only, as Mr Franklin warned, “If we can keep it.” [Read More]

Christianity

In Defense of Jerry Falwell, Jr’s “Theological” Apostasy

February 2, 2018 Puma ByDesign 1

Vassar Bushmills Salon.com said Jerry Falwell, Jr, president of Liberty University and son of Jerry Falwell, Sr, had a very bad week.” Other left-wing rags echoed in. You see, Falwell and other evangelical leaders have refused to condemn Donald Trump based on an allegation about some porn star named Stormy Daniels having had [Read More]

Government

American Exceptionalism or American Freak show?

January 16, 2018 Puma ByDesign 1

I recently watched an interview of Barack Obama in which he discussed the parallel views of reality in American politics. (It was undated, so I don’t know if it was made during his term in office or part of his post-presidency schtik, about the upheaval we’re seeing unfold in America [Read More]

Nominations

The Jefferson-Hamilton Handshake, Can the GOP be Saved

December 21, 2017 Puma ByDesign 0

Vassar Bushmills (Updated from 2010, when Obama-the-idea was still new.) The Hook The GOP establishment has always kept one foot in the water bucket during a thunderstorm; never fixing that hole in the roof, because, when it’s raining, it too wet to go outside, and when it’s sunny, hell, there [Read More]

Donald Trump

Donald Trump and the People, a Reprise

November 17, 2017 Puma ByDesign 0

Vassarbushmills (A chapter from my Kindle book at Amazon..com, Donald Trump, the Common Man and the American Theology of Liberty, covering only his campaign through the election, but a unique analysis of Trump’s relationship with the people, especially those no one else wants to get close to. An undated revision [Read More]

(Source: Redstate)
Elections

Will Virginia MAGA Conservatives Rescue Easy Ed Gillespie?

October 28, 2017 Puma ByDesign 0

Vassar Bushmills “If you will stop telling lies about us, we will stop telling the truth about you” (This remark wasn’t appropriated from a Republican, but a Democrat, Adlai Stevenson, their 1952 presidential candidate. And it fell flat for the same reason Rep (Cowboy Hat) Frederica Wilson’s accusations against a four-star [Read More]

Donald Trump

My Seventeen-Year Romance with George W Bush

October 24, 2017 Puma ByDesign 0

Vassar Bushmills In 2000 I genuinely liked George W Bush. He was more than just “not Al Gore” or even “not the continuation of the Clinton Machine.” He was Christian, a conservative (no really) and a quiet, congenial man. He ran on a string of conservative legislative themes, but which never [Read More]