Mike Lee is IN!

The Deseret News and KSL TV are calling the Utah Senatorial Race on behalf of Mike Lee.  Mike Lee has claimed victory in a photo posted on his facebook page.  In November common sense and constitutional wisdom will again inhabit Washington D.C.  This time liberty is making a full-on assault on the cancerous progressive movement.  The fix will be tough, but will preserve this country for the following generations.  As a constitutional scholar, Mike Lee will work on our behalf to restore American values to government.  With the help of other conservatives now struggling in congress, and new representatives coming to Washington, I hope Mr. Lee will help usher in a great restoration of our country!

- Independent Thinker

Differences Between Conservatives and Liberals

 If a conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one.
If a liberal doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone. Continue reading

Third Party Rising?

I came across this today while searching other conservative blogs, and must say I am very impressed!  I am not decided on the best course of action for reform our nation, whether it be through the Republican party or a new party.  The benefit of the using the Republicans is that they, as Glenn Beck has stated, already have the framework in place.  However, this existing framework has a stigma attached to it that many find distasteful.  It would be best that the reformist movement be open to left and right wing individuals that love the constitution and our country.  All this said I would like to share this new ”American Federalist Party” platform being developed online.  It is very interesting and in many ways a perfect example of the concerns of We the People. Continue reading

What is Independent Thinking?

What is Independent Thinking? -by Sharon Presley, Ph.D., Executive Director, RIT

The Oxford Unabridged Dictionary offers many definitions of independent, including “not depending on the authority of others” and “not dependent on others for forming an opinion.” Making up your own mind, in other words. But what does that really mean? Does it mean forming an opinion without input from others? No, of course not, otherwise we “reinvent the wheel” every time we make a decision. We all need relevant information and data on which to base our opinions. It’s the way that we seek information and how we apply it that makes us dependent or independent thinkers. If we uncritically accept whatever values or ideas we’ve been taught by parents, teachers or church, never questioning these ideas or asking ourselves if these ideas really make sense, then we are dependent thinkers (even if the ideas are true!). Continue reading

Why I’m Not a Republican

First, I will say that both my Mother and Father are republican.  Most of the people I grew up with declare proudly that they are Republican.  Therefore, I grew up partial to that point of view.  Mostly because that was just the “right” way to think, pardon the overused pun.  Now Republican ideals always made sense to me.  They made sense in the same way that my religious ideals did.  The concepts are not always easy, but in the end, they are the most beneficial to the individual and society.  As I grew older, I have come to find that Republicans are just politicians with all the faults that come with the title. Continue reading

My Path to Politics

I remember when I first started college I decided I was going to be a Democrat.  I looked at the greatness of University life and decided that if these “liberals” could build something so great, and dedicate so much to the enlightenment of society, I wanted to associate myself with that culture.  They must have better ideas because I never saw such extravagance from the conservative values that I had been raised with.  It felt good to be different.  To be “smarter” than those who raised me.  I started to talk down to those who subscribed to the traditional values that were so “old fashioned”.  There must be a better way, I thought. Continue reading

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“Liberalism is a mental disorder” – Micheal Savage

While I don’t consider my fellow American Liberals to be retarded.  There is something to the liberal view of the world that is fundamentally different than that of a common-sense minded individual. Continue reading