Entries by Thomas C. Patterson

Our Elitist Environmental Experts Are Driving Us Over The Cliff

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Leftist thought leaders insist that we are facing an environmental holocaust unless we immediately drastically reduce carbon emissions. Yet it’s curious. The governing and influence elites demand massive societal sacrifice, while they are apparently not concerned enough to alter their own extravagant lifestyles. They own multiple sumptuous homes, cars, and yachts. They fly individual private jets […]

Bulk-mail Voting Is The Main Obstacle to Election Integrity

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The debate over election fraud versus voter suppression is high-stakes and high-intensity. Trump loyalists insist the election was stolen, mechanically rigged, and rife with fraudulent actors. Democrats continue to insist that fraud never happens, an argument easily swatted away by the existence of thousands of documented incidents. But Democrats have a point in that the […]

Our Cowardly Handling of Ukraine Could Come Back To Bite US

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If America has learned anything from foreign entanglements over the past century, surely it is this: enemy conflicts must be engaged only if our vital interests are at stake. A war worth fighting must have clear objectives and a path to victory. Clearly, in WWII, all options save winning were unthinkable. We did win and […]

Strong Families Are Worth Defending

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In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote a landmark report in which he contended that the rising number of black families headed by unmarried mothers would reduce the prospects for Blacks to rise out of poverty, in spite of that era’s landmark civil rights legislation. Moynihan was furiously denounced for his efforts. But he was proven […]

A Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment May Be Our Only Hope.

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Over the last few decades, no force on earth has been able to halt the explosive growth of US federal debt. At the conclusion of WWII, fiscal conservatives were aghast that our national debt had ballooned to $259 billion. By the end of the Vietnam war it stood at $533 billion and, despite urgent warnings, […]

The Sham of White Supremacy

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According to President Biden, “terrorism from White supremacy is the most lethal threat to the homeland today”, as he put it in an address to Congress. Attorney General Merrick Garland agreed, noting that “racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists“ are the most dangerous element of domestic violence. Garland declared that we must “bring federal resources […]

Our Schools Aren’t Competitive But Money Is Not The Problem.

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America’s schools, including Arizona’s, are stuck in mediocrity. Our academic achievement indicators trail 20 of our OECD [Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development] peers in every subject. It’s not getting better, either. It matters more than national pride. The US has fallen to tenth in overall economic competitiveness, our lowest rank ever. Stanford’s Eric Hanushek […]

The Border Invasion is an Existential Crisis for America

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The invasion crisis on our southern border is baffling. How could this outrage be happening? The White House wants you to believe that they’re powerless to stop it. They’re willing to appear negligent and/or stupid to keep the wheels turning. But there’s only one possible explanation that holds water: it’s a plan. And it’s working, […]

The Urge To Spend

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Loma Verde, California is building a $24 million recreation center with a pool . Forest Lakes , Minnesota is getting a $1.5 million golf clubhouse, while San Antonio is purchasing a $15 million theme park. These may seem frivolous when rampant inflation is threatening, but never mind, they’re all “free“, a synonym for “paid for […]

The BLM Scam

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I don’t know about you, but the first time I heard the slogan “Black Lives Matter“ I thought it was, well…curious. Who said otherwise these days? Wasn’t that obvious? I soon discovered the depths of my naïveté. The tip-off was realizing that “All Lives Matter“ was not a more inclusive iteration of the same concept, […]