Written by Frank Newport
One of the fundamental questions that have divided the U.S. this election year — and, in fact, since its founding 240 years ago — concerns the appropriate role of the federal government. A new update of a longstanding Gallup trend shows that Americans continue to favor a smaller role for government, with 54% saying the government is attempting to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses, and 41% saying it should do more to solve the country’s problems.
With a few exceptions, the current results are typical of Americans’ responses since 1992. One exception was in late 1992 and early 1993 as Bill Clinton campaigned for and took over the presidency. At that time, Americans were highly concerned about the economy. The second exception occurred in October 2001, just after the Sept.… Continue Reading
Written by Dr. Scott Lively, www.defendthefamily.com
For conservatives, it’s time to let some hard truths push aside conventional wisdom in the political realm.
First, we need to admit and accept that Republicans in Name Only (RINO) are worse enemies to our cause than Democrats. Every time we accept a RINO instead of a true conservative for any position we guarantee a continuing progressive loss for conservative values. Why? Once RINOs are in office it is nearly impossible to replace them with a true conservative (absent a major scandal or such like) because the moderates (whose votes we need to defeat liberals) will never join with the conservatives to oust them in favor of a conservative. This virtually assures a continuous cyclical succession of power from moderate to liberal office holders (until conservatives refuse to play ball).… Continue Reading