Author: Taylor Samuelson

Imperialism – It’s New ‘Progressive’ Form

Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World outlines a world where individual thought and creativity are dead. In the opening chapters, ‘deltas’  or lower castes were shocked every time they saw a book or a flower. In Huxley’s novel, individuals were subject to a drug induced ‘happiness’ and indoctrinated to hate morality instead of experiencing freedom. What progressives are doing in their philanthropic initiatives abroad is no far cry from this dystopia. Modern imperialism is a systematic attack on culture, history, and identity. Progressives in Academia commonly educate on the vile acts of imperial colonists, and we are frequently told that the world...

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Grit – What Conservatives Need

Grit, as defined by Webster’s Dictionary, is “firmness of mind or spirit :unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger.” Essentially, grit is a will to continue on against all odds. And grit is something that conservatism desperately needs right now. A Proud History Under Siege Conservatives are America’s backbone. Through the decades, our ideology has stood the test of time. We’ve brought hundreds of thousands out of poverty, and preserved the moral truth enshrined in our nation’s identity. However, if we’re being honest, today’s conservatives are in dire straights. We face a gauntlet of opposition, hatred, and open violence which is...

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America Needs Politicon – Here’s Why

America needs Politicon, mainly because we’ve forgotten how to have fun in politics! This years Politicon convention in Pasadena, California brought thousands of political junkies together to celebrate and enjoy a fun weekend, and guess what? It actually worked! In the aftermath of the Donald’s election, many of us have been drawn to fringe elements of political groups, and contempt runs deeper today than any point in recent history. Politicon gave people a respite from the yelling we hear everyday. With speakers like Tomi Lahren, Chelsea Handler, Ben Shapiro, and even Cenk Uyguyr, everyone’s favorite star was there. Unfortunately, the...

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United We Stand – The Congressional Baseball Game

At the 108th Annual Congressional Baseball Game, something happened that we normally don’t see in Washington. We saw smiles, prayers, and tears from Democrats and Republicans, united in solidarity with the values of our nation. A tear-jerking scene opened the game as David Bailey, one of the Capitol Police officers injured in the assault threw the first pitch. Bailey approached the mound with crutches and all, a living example that America doesn’t quit, and we don’t back down. This game gave people a spark of hope, but that spark is already dwindling. The Contempt Challenge Contempt has been plaguing Washington for years....

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Comey vs. Trump: Unpacking The Senate Hearing

On Thursday, Former FBI director James Comey testified before a Senate Intelligence committee. While his testimony was not as shocking as some had expected, Comey did presumptively say that President Donald Trump lied. He didn’t go so far as to suggest obstruction of justice charges. However, he did deal a strong blow to the image of the White House with his statements. A G-Man Betrayed The hearing went on for approximately 3 hours, and overall, the most damaging points came from the opening remarks. Comey’s tone could be observed as communicating a feeling of betrayal. He clearly had no issue...

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