Here comes 2012

I can’t believe it, but we have almost survived the first (and only) term of Barack Obama’s presidency.  Under his direction we have seen corruption and failure it would have been hard to imagine 10 years ago.  He is still blaming Bush for everything, and while he is right that Bush started this recession, he has done nothing but make it worse.  So today we look forward to what the Republicans can offer in 2012.  Sadly, there isn’t much to be enthusiastic about here either.

First lets consider the two media-dubbed “front runners”, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.  Both of these men are your business-as-usual politician.  Perry is pandering heavily for tea party votes, but for the most part we see right through him.  Romney is a nice guy, and would have made an excellent president back in the late ’90s political environment.  Unfortunately, we face a far more hostile and critical situation today, which I do not think he understands.  He would make an acceptable president if he wins.  Perry doesn’t seem to be trustworthy to me, he seems to be all talk and no substance.  He does not seem to fully understand the tea party positions he promotes.  He cannot explain why small government is better and consistently falls into the media’s trappings where they make him seem like a fool. Continue reading

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

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