Alan Lange: Political Entrepreneur

By Ryan S. Walters

The great historian Burton Folsom, professor history at Hillsdale College, wrote a groundbreaking book defending many of the so-called “robber barons” of the Gilded Age, infamous men such as John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and J. P. Morgan. In Myths of the Robber Barons, Folsom delineates two classes of tycoons – market entrepreneurs and political entrepreneurs – one good, one bad. [Read more…]

McDaniel: Gorsuch and the Hope for Restoration

By Senator Chris McDaniel

Now that President Trump has made his choice for the Court, choosing Judge Neil Gorsuch, which I think is an excellent selection, the brutal fight for his confirmation is about to begin. But just because we could soon control the Court’s direction, does not mean we should place all of our faith in it. [Read more…]

The Left’s Selective Outrage Over Trump’s Immigration Orders

By Ryan S. Walters

Over the weekend we witnessed more outrage from the Left, this time over President Trump’s executive orders that imposed a temporary ban on refugees from seven Muslim nations that have been designated sources of terrorism – Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia. Leftwing activists were most upset that even those who possessed visas and green cards were denied entry, even as they reached US airports, a gaffe that was later fixed. But only a total of 109 people were actually detained. [Read more…]

Pseudo-Republican Blogger Joins Leftists in Attacking Senator Chris McDaniel

By Ryan S. Walters

Alan Lange, the founder of Y’all Politics, a Mississippi blog created to support Republicans, has stooped to a new low.  Despite the fact that his blog has been used as a promotional tool for Republican officials and candidates, Lange has made it clear that he’d rather spend his time attacking his fellow Republicans, especially those that are true conservatives, than he has pushing back against Democrats. [Read more…]

The Power of a Free Marketplace

By Senator Chris McDaniel

Some are without humility, insisting that if only they utilize the power of government, then they could miraculously establish a perfect society by setting price controls, deciding which energy should power our homes, compelling the purchase of healthcare insurance and dictating which industries should survive or be left to failure.

But their plans always fail with predictability.

As to why, perhaps Leonard Read’s delightful story, “I, Pencil,” will shed some light. With apologies to his genius, I offer an abridged version: [Read more…]

McDaniel: Time for an Apology?

By Senator Chris McDaniel

At the core of my political beliefs is an unyielding desire for individual freedom.

As a Constitutionalist, I believe all liberties must be protected, and equality should prevail.  All people are worthy of dignity.  All deserve respect.  Indeed, I’ve spent my entire career defending the rights of others, even when I sometimes disagreed with how they were being exercised.  And that includes the unborn.

But the so-called rights of angry marchers do not extend to our pocketbooks, so we must make our stand. [Read more…]

The Truth Behind the “Women’s March”

By Ryan S. Walters

Sparks flew Sunday night, and into Monday, after Senator Chris McDaniel posted his thoughts on the national “Women’s March” on his Facebook page.

Senator McDaniel wrote:

“So a group of unhappy liberal women marched in Washington DC. We shouldn’t be surprised; almost all liberal women are unhappy. Perhaps there’s a correlation.

Nevertheless, I’m fascinated to see them exercise their First Amendment rights (however objectionable the message).

But I do have a question: if they can afford all those piercings, tattoos, body paintings, signs, and plane tickets, then why do they want us to pay for their birth control?”

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