Author: Treston Wheat

Rice for Vice President

Now that Mr. Romney will be the Republican nominee for president in 2012, the pundits are abuzz concerning his possible vice president. Although they have posited several good possibilities, most of what they say is malarkey at best. The pundits have mentioned everyone from Marco Rubio, the Tea Party favorite from Florida, to Scott Walker, the now conservative hero who took on the public unions, to Chris Christie, the large than life man with bravado from New Jersey. However, there is only possibility for the Republicans that holds any merit, and that is the dark horse candidate of Dr....

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Obama Administration Courts the Muslim Brotherhood

Tweet The Arab Spring now poses a significant problem for American geopolitics and interests. Since President Woodrow Wilson, America has promoted democracy and human rights as part of its foreign policy. This especially came to the forefront under the presidency of George W. Bush and the “neoconservative” agenda.  After the revolutions in the Arab world, the people are now electing political parties that act and believe antithetically to our interests. One of the more deleterious cases has to do with Egypt, where the people have elected the Muslim Brotherhood to represent them. It is important to remember that just...

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Conservatives Are Stupid…Well, Not Really

Tweet Contrary to popular opinion, conservatives aren’t stupid. In fact, some of the greatest political theorists in history were conservative. However, modern conservatives are not usually well read on these topics. There are already plenty of “conservative canons,” as they are called. These usually include the big names like William F. Buckley’s God and Man at Yale or F.A. Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom to Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind. Although everyone must read the Canon, there are several other books that conservatives should read that would give them a fantastic base from which to attack...

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Scopes Monkey Trial 2.0

Tweet The year is 1925, and the epic battle between liberalism and conservatism has commenced in a little town called Dayton, Tennessee. The two intellectual giants square off against each other. Clarence Darrow is on the one side representing liberalism, secularism, and modernity. William Jennings Bryan is on the other representing conservatism, Christianity, and tradition. Darrow publicly shamed Bryan during the latter’s testimony and left the three time presidential candidate looking like a fool. The left soundly won that battle because of the brilliant wit and acumen of Darrow, not because they were right. Although in the grand scheme...

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It’s Time to Kill Kony: The Real #KONY2012 Slogan

A recent video by the non-profit group Invisible Children has gone viral on the web with over 7 million views so far. This is a thirty minute video by film maker Jason Russell. In the video, he tells the story of a promise he made to his own son and another boy, consisting of doing everything possible to stop the Lord’s Resistance Army. The video seeks to show Joseph Kony’s face to the world in the hope this will lead to his capture. The LRA is a quasi-religious terrorist organization operating in central Africa that has killed at least...

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