Author: Zigmund Reichenbach

The End of Conservatism and the Future of Politics

The end of conservatism met with a final crescendo in recent months, culminating in the election of Republican president Donald Trump.  However, the movement has been crawling toward its inevitable demise for decades–the ongoing decline in institutionalized religion and the fall of communism have irreparably crippled the movement’s capacity for broader appeal and future expansion.  Notable conservative historian George Nash, perhaps second only to Russell Kirk in terms of historical knowledge and influence, supports this thesis.  Nash notes that, in 1989, the American conservative right consisted of primarily three different, and somewhat overlapping, factions: Ex-communists like David Horowitz, who were...

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Trump’s Plan to Drain the Swamp

Small government conservatives now have a reason to celebrate.  President Trump has drafted a plan to “drain the swamp” by making major reductions to the size of our federal government. According to The Hill, President Trump’s plan includes cutting, reducing, or privatizing the following government departments and programs: Departments of Commerce and Energy — reduced funding and other programs eliminated Departments of Transportation, Justice, and State — cuts and eliminations The Corporations for Public Broadcasting — including PBS and NPR —  would be privatized National Endowment for Arts and National Endowment for Humanities — eliminated entirely Overall, this plan is estimated...

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Term Limits: Cruising Toward Disaster or Ingenious Political Move?

Congressmen Ted Cruz (R-Texas)  and Ron Desantis (R-Fla.) recently filed an amendment to the Constitution that would shorten the number of years one could serve in House and Senate. But here’s the catch — shorter term limits actually put top lawmakers on the fast track to earning big money.   After Congressmen retire their services are sought by lobbying firms who seek to reward them for their detailed legislative knowledge.  Accordingly approximately 50% of former Congressmen work for such firms.  Although few firms disclose how much money they pay out, there are a few high-profile cases where former Congressmen...

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Why are Businesses Working to Deny Service Based on Political Affiliation?

Liberal extremists have hatched another plot to further polarize Americans — this time they’re using social media site Twitter under the account ‘Sleeping Giants’ and The New York Times to encourage liberal businesses to discontinue  “ad buys” with center right media powerhouse Breitbart News. By converting businesses into political messengers liberal extremists are creating further division in American society.  The primary function of business, aside from generating profit, is to bring people together regardless of ideology.  Business is — or should be — society’s great equalizer.  Since business owners have a financial incentive to accept business from all people,...

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Yes, Even Conservatives Fall For And Create Fake News

Republican assemblyman Travis Allen of California’s 72nd District  recently slammed Governor Jerry Brown in The Washington Examiner for legalizing child prostitution in California, showing that even conservatives aren’t immune to creating fake news. The claim that California state Senate Bill 1322 legalizes prostitution is factually incorrect.  SB 1322 doesn’t authorize prostitution.  SB 1322 protects minors.  Minors stopped for prostitution now receive treatment instead of criminal detention.  The bill also protects minors going into adulthood.  Minors will not accrue lifetime criminal record under SB 1322. This should be reason to celebrate. Calling for an end to penalizing minors who were forced into prostitution is a...

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