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March 10, 2012
This election year will no doubt go down in history as a crossroads election. Do people want more centralized, big government micro-management of our lives? Or do we want freedom and limited government under the U.S. Constitution? If you want to send a message to the powerful in Washington, you can do so with your vote. I'm supporting Dave Wallace for Congress in District 8. I've known him for many years. He's earned my trust as a common sense conservative. Dave Wallace is pro-life and pro-Second Amendment.
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November 19, 2013
You're probably wondering why you're seeing, on Baltimore Sun.com, content dedicated to what many of many Sun readers would label “radical, right wing extremism.” Well, over the summer, the folks at the Baltimore Sun - knowing Red Maryland is the premier source for conservative news and opinion in Maryland - approached us about providing quality conservative content for baltimoresun.com and The Sun's op-ed page in print.  Seeing the opportunity...
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NEWS
August 1, 2012
There has always been something truly unseemly about the desire of conservatives in Congress to assert their control over the residents of the District of Columbia. Not only because it represents a white and male-dominated culture forcing its values on a city of more than 617,000 (more than half of whom are black and an even higher percentage female), but it runs so blatantly counter to the GOP's alleged preference for a hands-off federal government. Tuesday's vote by the House of Representatives over a proposed ban on abortion for all District women after 20 weeks of pregnancy, even those who are the victims of rape and incest, surely represents a new low for this plantation mentality.
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By Cal Thomas | August 17, 2013
When I studied the U.S. Constitution in school, I learned that for a bill to become law it first had to be introduced in either the House or the Senate. Today, a cynic might say for a bill to become law a member of Congress must first be introduced to a lobbyist. Much of government's dysfunction, cost and overreach can be traced to the abandonment of the constitutional boundaries the Founders put in place for the purpose of controlling the lust for power. In his new book, "The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic," Mark R. Levin asserts the U.S. government isn't performing up to standards established by the Founders because, like a flooding river, politicians have breached their constitutional limits.
NEWS
February 23, 2012
As a heterosexual Marylander, I celebrate a great day for liberty, equality and limited government ("House OKs gay marriage bill," Feb. 18). Freedom means that the government doesn't legislate unless an overriding public need is concerned. Freedom means also that your personal moral values are not imposed on me. I wouldn't want a gay majority to legislate that I can't marry a woman. By what token could I claim a right to impose my personal preferences on them? The moral story here is simple: If your beliefs dictate that you don't love someone of the same sex, just don't do it. If you think it a sin, let your god be the judge.
NEWS
November 19, 2013
You're probably wondering why you're seeing, on Baltimore Sun.com, content dedicated to what many of many Sun readers would label “radical, right wing extremism.” Well, over the summer, the folks at the Baltimore Sun - knowing Red Maryland is the premier source for conservative news and opinion in Maryland - approached us about providing quality conservative content for baltimoresun.com and The Sun's op-ed page in print.  Seeing the opportunity...
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By Stephen D. Hayes | August 19, 2004
WASHINGTON -- Politics is full of irony. This year it is that George W. Bush is campaigning on a carefully and narrowly selected set of cultural values while moving steadily away from a second set of values to which the Republican Party has traditionally adhered. Consider the three old-line bedrock Republican values: fiscal discipline, limited government and individual accountability. GOP old-timers can remember the days when Republicans stood for and worked for spending restraint and balanced budgets.
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By Michael G. Franc | November 9, 2006
Tuesday's election results, though undoubtedly humiliating to partisan Republicans, did nothing to repudiate the core principles of modern conservatism. In fact, most conservatives view the shift in power on Capitol Hill as a golden opportunity to reassert the timeless conservative principles that so many Republicans seem to have forgotten: limited government, low taxes, a judicial branch that strictly interprets the Constitution, and a strong national defense. At its core, America continues to be an essentially conservative nation.
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By Cal Thomas | November 3, 2012
This election will tell us what kind of America we believe in. Is it the one our Founders bequeathed, of limited government, or is it the one re-made in the image of liberal, paternalistic government? The choice, as President Barack Obama has said, could not be clearer. Is our country a giant ATM, dispensing money and benefits to increasing numbers of people while requiring little, if anything, of the recipients? Or, is America a land of opportunity where people can rise as far as their skills and desire to work will take them, with a safety net for those who need it?
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By Mona Charen | October 28, 1997
HOSTILITY to government has been an animating (if not always perfectly applied) sentiment of conservatism for decades. Ronald Reagan famously declared that ''government is not the solution; government is the problem'' to general applause on the right.Recently, the Ethics and Public Policy Center hosted a seminar to examine whether anti-governmentism has edged into anti-patriotism on the right. William Kristol and David Brooks, both of The Weekly Standard, argued -- as they first did in the Wall Street Journal in September -- that conservatives need to rethink their reflexive anti-governmentism.
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By Cal Thomas | November 3, 2012
This election will tell us what kind of America we believe in. Is it the one our Founders bequeathed, of limited government, or is it the one re-made in the image of liberal, paternalistic government? The choice, as President Barack Obama has said, could not be clearer. Is our country a giant ATM, dispensing money and benefits to increasing numbers of people while requiring little, if anything, of the recipients? Or, is America a land of opportunity where people can rise as far as their skills and desire to work will take them, with a safety net for those who need it?
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By Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | August 12, 2012
Unidentified woman: "Well, doctor, what have we got - a Republic or a Monarchy?" Ben Franklin: "A Republic, if you can keep it. " My periodic public speeches around the country usually end with an extended question and answer period. I enjoy these sessions because the tone and tenor of the questions provides me insight into the public mood. One question that pops up with increasing frequency is a modern day adaptation of Franklin's historic dare: whether our Constitutional Republic and free-market capitalism are salvageable.
NEWS
August 1, 2012
There has always been something truly unseemly about the desire of conservatives in Congress to assert their control over the residents of the District of Columbia. Not only because it represents a white and male-dominated culture forcing its values on a city of more than 617,000 (more than half of whom are black and an even higher percentage female), but it runs so blatantly counter to the GOP's alleged preference for a hands-off federal government. Tuesday's vote by the House of Representatives over a proposed ban on abortion for all District women after 20 weeks of pregnancy, even those who are the victims of rape and incest, surely represents a new low for this plantation mentality.
EXPLORE
March 10, 2012
This election year will no doubt go down in history as a crossroads election. Do people want more centralized, big government micro-management of our lives? Or do we want freedom and limited government under the U.S. Constitution? If you want to send a message to the powerful in Washington, you can do so with your vote. I'm supporting Dave Wallace for Congress in District 8. I've known him for many years. He's earned my trust as a common sense conservative. Dave Wallace is pro-life and pro-Second Amendment.
NEWS
February 23, 2012
As a heterosexual Marylander, I celebrate a great day for liberty, equality and limited government ("House OKs gay marriage bill," Feb. 18). Freedom means that the government doesn't legislate unless an overriding public need is concerned. Freedom means also that your personal moral values are not imposed on me. I wouldn't want a gay majority to legislate that I can't marry a woman. By what token could I claim a right to impose my personal preferences on them? The moral story here is simple: If your beliefs dictate that you don't love someone of the same sex, just don't do it. If you think it a sin, let your god be the judge.
NEWS
By Michael G. Franc | November 9, 2006
Tuesday's election results, though undoubtedly humiliating to partisan Republicans, did nothing to repudiate the core principles of modern conservatism. In fact, most conservatives view the shift in power on Capitol Hill as a golden opportunity to reassert the timeless conservative principles that so many Republicans seem to have forgotten: limited government, low taxes, a judicial branch that strictly interprets the Constitution, and a strong national defense. At its core, America continues to be an essentially conservative nation.
NEWS
By Tony Snow | June 9, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Republicans went to worship Barry Goldwater one final time last week. Two jetloads of politicians flew to Arizona from Washington to bid the crusty conservative adieu.The GOP flock praised Goldwater's salty language and starchy libertarianism. He made the future possible, they said, by letting himself get pressed into the pavement in 1964. They lauded his sacrifice as an unmistakable token of his courage, idealism, fidelity and principle.Afterward, suitably inspired by his example, the Republicans flew back to Washington and wimped out.Their strategy for 1998, articulated early on by House Speaker Newt Gingrich, was to stonewall and compromise: Prevent President Clinton from expanding the scope of government, while working with the president to trim some of the modern welfare state's more annoying vines and brambles.
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By Cal Thomas | October 25, 2006
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Of all the pre-election polls, punditry, analysis and forecasts, one stands out. It is a new CNN poll conducted by Opinion Research Corp. that found an overwhelming number of Americans (78 percent) believes "our system of government is broken." Democrats predictably blame Republicans for this as part of their strategy for returning to majority status in Congress. Just as predictably, Republicans blame Democrats for being "obstructionists" and not letting all that good legislation hatched by the GOP get through.
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | October 25, 2006
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Of all the pre-election polls, punditry, analysis and forecasts, one stands out. It is a new CNN poll conducted by Opinion Research Corp. that found an overwhelming number of Americans (78 percent) believes "our system of government is broken." Democrats predictably blame Republicans for this as part of their strategy for returning to majority status in Congress. Just as predictably, Republicans blame Democrats for being "obstructionists" and not letting all that good legislation hatched by the GOP get through.
NEWS
By Stephen D. Hayes | August 19, 2004
WASHINGTON -- Politics is full of irony. This year it is that George W. Bush is campaigning on a carefully and narrowly selected set of cultural values while moving steadily away from a second set of values to which the Republican Party has traditionally adhered. Consider the three old-line bedrock Republican values: fiscal discipline, limited government and individual accountability. GOP old-timers can remember the days when Republicans stood for and worked for spending restraint and balanced budgets.
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