Analysis of Bill Connor for US Senate

Senate Candidate Analysis: Bill Connor

Today I’m continuing the series of Senate candidate analyses with a look at Bill Connor (previous posts in the series are here and here). This is based on the criteria in my post from September, “What we need in a Graham challenger.” As always, I welcome your thoughts and perspective in the comments. 1. Previous […]

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Nancy Mace Senate Candidate

Senate Candidate Analysis: Nancy Mace

Next up in my series of Senate candidate analyses: Nancy Mace! As a reminder, this series is based on my post from September outlining the criteria needed in an effective Graham challenger. You can read the first post in the series here. 1. Prior political victories – “F” Nancy Mace is a first-time candidate and […]

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Arizona gay inquisition

Arizona Refuses to Outlaw the Inquisition

“Do you recant?” The wizened friar hovered like a sepulchral fiend over the prostrate man. His naked form was stretched to its limit and tied across a wooden rack. His eyes were wide with terror and beads of sweat stood on his forehead, but he shook his head. “I can’t! Have mercy! I believe what […]

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Richard Cash for Senate

Senate Candidate Analysis: Richard Cash

Several months ago I posted on what we need in an effective Graham challenger. Now that the field of candidates has shaped up pretty well, I’m going to start analyzing them according to the criteria in that post. Richard Cash was the first candidate to declare, so I’m going to start with him. 1. Prior […]

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tractor farmer reluctant politician

The Most Important Trait in a Political Candidate

Daniel Hannan recently tweeted that the most important trait in a political candidate is reluctance. Of all the traits to look for in a political candidate, the most important is reluctance. — Daniel Hannan (@DanHannanMEP) December 10, 2013 That statement may come as a surprise. Today, just about anyone who shows promise as a political […]

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Duggars campaign for Ken Cuccinelli

Why the Duggars’ Campaign Tactic Was Dishonorable

I was recently surprised to learn that the Duggar family, while campaigning in Virginia for the conservative gubernatorial candidate, were engaging in dishonorable campaign tactics. Their mistake is one that conservatives easily fall prey to. The Word Opponents Almost Never Use One important aspect of honorable campaigning is being able to take attacks. There are […]

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Why The Republican Party Can't Unite

Why the Republican Party Should Not Unite – Yet

The lack of unity in the Republican Party isn’t our biggest problem. The problem is that we are trying to unify when unity is not only damaging, but impossible. Why Isn’t the Formula Working? There are two things that turn a mob into an army: strategy and discipline. Political movements are the same way. If you […]

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What to look for in Lindsey Graham's challenger

What we need in a Graham Challenger

Now that candidates are lining up to challenge Graham in the next primary, it’s time to look for the candidate that we all need to coalesce behind. Here are seven characteristics that an effective challenger for Graham will need. I’ll be posting an analysis of each of the declared candidates based on these characteristics in […]

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Why the South’s Secession was not the Second American Revolution

Every 4th of July, you’re likely to be wished “Happy Secession Day” by at least one proud Southerner. However, the Confederacy was in direct violation of the Declaration of Independence. You can’t claim your right to self-government under the Declaration for the specific purpose of depriving a whole class of people of their Declaration rights to life, […]

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Roman soldier's helmet

Are you a political barbarian?

Every election cycle, we hear Christian leaders encouraging everyone to throw strategy to the wind and just vote conscience. While that sounds great, this line of reasoning is actually counter-productive to their goals. Let me explain by telling a story. An Illustration From History In 61 AD, a small Roman army was drawn up in […]

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