Author: CJ Grisham

Texas and the Road to Secession

Texas has always embodied a fierce sense of independence that goes back to times before westerners settled it. Its rural and vast lands served as a home to tribal natives that valued their independence and typically resisted any… Read More

The Road to Annexation: Foreign Policy & The Quest for Recognition In the Republic of Texas

The history of Texas is well-documented in various forms and fashions. Texas independence is a frequent subject of research for historians due to the peculiar and unique nature of its path to statehood. Texas is the only state that was once its own country and it is also the only state that was annexed as such. The story of Texas statehood and subsequent secession are matters of elementary history and generally common knowledge. However, little research seems to have been written about the foreign policy of the Republic of Texas during its ten-year span as its own nation and the internal struggle for statehood that seemed to cause more controversy than the entrance of virtually any other state in to the Union.

It’s Not a War on Cops

The Supreme Court is set to hear a case that could lead to liability for officers making false arrests. Naturally, police unions and their apologists in the media and in conservative circles aren’t happy about this. The NY… Read More

Every Democrat is an “Empty Barrel”

Liberalism (progressivism) is a mental disorder. There’s simply no other way to explain it. This whole flap is over the phone call to families of the fallen, specifically the family of SSG Johnson, who were killed in Niger… Read More

Gun Control Reality And Statistics That Everybody Should Learn

By Professor Michael Wargo, October 9, 2017 There are 30,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms, and this number is not disputed. U.S. population 324,059,091 as of Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Do the math: 0.000000925% of the… Read More

Because I Can

I keep a news ticker on various subjects so that if a news story comes out related to something I’m interested in, I get an email with a link. Obviously, I have email alerts about gun control, the… Read More

Jimmy Kimmel Gets It Wrong on Gun Control…Again

Before the bodies were even cooling, the gun control echo chamber on the left kicked into high gear to blame everything and everyone but the shooter himself. The constant and repetitive drum beat of Democrats using a tragedy… Read More

The Case for “Price Gouging”

While I was listening to Neil Cavuto on Fox News earlier, I was shocked about what was being said during an interview with the Florida Attorney General. The subject of the interview was “price gouging” in the state…. Read More

Statement by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis

The United States and our allies have the demonstrated capabilities and unquestionable commitment to defend ourselves from an attack. Kim Jong Un should take heed of the United Nations Security Council’s unified voice, and statements from governments the… Read More

Is Keanu Reeves Out-Gunning You

I’ll be honest, I haven’t done much competitive shooting. Not because I can’t, but because I don’t have a lot of time to invest in it. When I have time, I prefer to work on precision, not speed…. Read More

Transgenders Incompatible with Military

Trump announced today that so-called “transgendered” people would no longer be able to serve in the military overturning an Obama policy that was put in place about a year ago. As a former Army First Sergeant, I support… Read More

Government Gets Its Messaging Backwards on Deadly Traffic Stops

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.” George Orwell, 1984 I read an article today and had to reread it twice to ensure that I was reading… Read More

It’s Time for National Reciprocity

As a Soldier, I’ve traveled this country from coast to coast as the Army moved me to new duty stations. Thankfully, all of my duty stations were in the South, except for Fort Irwin and training at the… Read More

No Special Treatment for Veterans on Gun Rights

I’m going to take a lot of heat for this, I predict. But, I say it as someone who actually benefits from these kinds of policies. I think the difference is that I don’t like it for practical… Read More

Active Shooter on Base? There’s an App for That

Only in the Army could leadership devise such a asinine response to a potential active shooter on base. The Army announced Wednesday plans to release a mobile application that would allow soldiers and civilians to rapidly alert first… Read More