Coolidge: A Lesson for Conservatives

On December 20, 2015, in America, Freedom, Government, History, Liberty, Politics, President, Taxes, Theodore Roosevelt, by Derrick G. Jeter

Alice Roosevelt Longworth, the eldest daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, once remarked that our thirtieth president, Calvin Coolidge, looked like he had been weaned on a pickle—and a sour one at that. Coolidge is one of those presidents we think we know, but we don’t. We know anecdotes about the man, like Alice’s comment on his […]

Political Shenanigans: The IRS and the Tea Party

On June 26, 2013, in America, Government, Liberty, Politics, Taxes, by Derrick G. Jeter

It’s a dirty little secret of modern political history that John F. Kennedy’s 1960 victory over Richard Nixon very well may have been the result of ballot box shenanigans. Many in the Nixon campaign thought so and urged the candidate to demand an investigation and a recount. Nixon refused. The margin of victory of Barack […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: A Look at the Biden-Ryan Vice Presidential Debate

On October 12, 2012, in America, Future, Government, Language, Leadership, Lying, Politics, President, Rhetoric, Ronald Reagan, Taxes, Terrorism, Truth, by Derrick G. Jeter

I lived tweeted the Vice Presidential debate last night. My first tweet as Joe Biden and Paul Ryan took the stage: “Grinning Joe. He’s a nut but you can’t help but like Joe.” Well, that is until Joe takes on the appearance of Alice’s Cheshire Cat—“we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” Commenting on […]

Tortured Logic: How Chief Justice Roberts Cut His Constitutional Foot

On July 2, 2012, in America, Barack Obama, Congress, Freedom, Government, Politics, Taxes, U.S. Constitution, by Derrick G. Jeter

My grandfather had a farm. One of his hobbies was raising cattle. And when you raise cattle you have lots of cattle byproduct—cowpies. Whenever I spent weekends at the farm and went out with my BB gun to administer justice to outlaw spiders and grasshoppers, and later my .22 to set things right with rogue […]

A Biblical View of Taxation

On February 9, 2012, in Barack Obama, Bible, Christian, Christianity, Government, Politics, Prayer, President, Taxes, by Derrick G. Jeter

President Obama is a liberal. He believes in and advocates for progressive political policies—policies designed to increase the size and scope of the federal government. This should come as no surprise to anyone, regardless on which side of the political stick you happen to fall. It should be no surprise then—especially in an election year—that […]