McDaniel: The Providential History of Thanksgiving

By Senator Chris McDaniel

In the difficult winter of 1777, General George Washington’s army was suffering from bitter cold, a lack of supplies and the obvious superiority of British forces. Many of his soldiers were in agony from severe frostbite, with feet and legs often frozen until they became black. Mandatory amputation of the injured appendages was widespread, disease was rampant and troop morale was low. [Read more…]

The Incomparable Mr. Jefferson

In honor of the #StandwithJefferson movement at the University of Missouri, where conservatives are battling moronic leftists who, in shades of ISIS, are attempting to remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson from the campus, I am reposting a column I wrote many years ago honoring one of our greatest Presidents.

By Ryan S. Walters

Historians and presidential scholars have argued for decades over which president was the greatest and most influential of all time.  It is an argument without end.

In my estimation one must stand out above all others.  Thomas Jefferson should be ranked as our greatest president, especially by all those who love liberty and honor the true values of the American Revolution. [Read more…]

McDaniel: The Demise of Constitutional Government

By Senator Chris McDaniel

Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton were both active in the Revolutionary effort and in the founding of the United States. Later they served under President George Washington, with Jefferson becoming the first Secretary of State and Hamilton the first Secretary of the Treasury.

But from the republic’s inception, the two harbored opposing visions of the how the young country should mature. [Read more…]

Deeply Divided: How Conservatives will overcome the Establishment and reform our party, our state and our nation

By Senator Chris McDaniel

Much has been made about the present divide in the Republican Party.  Mississippi is no stranger to the controversy.  My U.S. Senate race against Thad Cochran in 2014 exposed deep divisions within the party, both state and national.

Incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran had to rely upon thousands of liberal Democrats to win a Republican primary.  In so doing, his campaign resorted to dirty, underhanded, and sleazy tactics that have been well-documented.  Not only did his campaign play the “race card” while openly encouraging liberals to cross-over and participate to the GOP primary, he openly campaigned like a Democrat — pushing for more big government, massive federal subsidies, pork-barrel spending, and increased food stamp participation.  In what’s perhaps the most conservative state in the republic, he expressly repudiated the Republican platform for the state and country to see. [Read more…]

McDaniel: No Regulation Without Representation

By Senator Chris McDaniel

When our Founders crafted the Constitution, they wisely placed “all legislative powers,” that is law-making authority, in the hands of Congress, the representatives of the states and the people.  It is not a mistake that Congress and its powers were established in Article One, for it was envisioned as the most powerful of the three branches because it alone would decide the laws that would govern the central authority, albeit in accordance with the powers provided in the Constitution. [Read more…]

Walters for Governor 2019: Or, Why I’m Considering Getting In On The Deal

Ryan S. Walters | @ryanswalters73

No, I’m not really planning to win the governorship in 2019. I’m just planning on running a campaign. You see, it seems that in Mississippi, at least according to some in the Establishment, as well as their many defenders across the gulf of cyberspace, you can spend campaign funds for personal expenses. Who knew?

Wow, what a revelation! I’ve learned so much in the past few days. Why didn’t I think of this sooner? Why haven’t a lot of us?

All you have to do, it seems, is use your “campaign” assets (and simply call it a campaign asset seems to be sufficient) on occasion for an official campaign related event, large or small, and you are home free. Sounds like very good work if you can get it. [Read more…]

The Arrogance of Barack “Woodrow” Obama: A Lesson From History

Ryan S. Walters | @ryanswalters73

There have been a number of articles in the last six years making the comparison between President Obama and one of his predecessors, Woodrow Wilson, who served as President from 1913 to 1921. Many of these pieces focus on policy similarities. But I would like to center on perhaps one neglected aspect – self-righteous arrogance displayed by both men, particularly on foreign policy.

Wilson and Obama have similar backgrounds – both Ivy Leaguers, both college professors (although Wilson was a real scholar with voluminous published writings, and later president of Princeton), both Nobel Peace Prize winners, and obviously both progressive Democrats. And both could be notoriously self-righteous and arrogant, believing themselves to be the smarted guy in the room. [Read more…]