Category: Politics

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.

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

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

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

The Immigration Conundrum

I’ve been watching the immigration debate surrounding Trump’s executive order with interest. I spent the last 15 years of my military career as a counterintelligence agent with a focus on counter-terrorism. In fact, it was the USS Cole… Read More

Don’t Blame Me If Trump Loses

This is probably the nastiest and most negative campaign season since John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were at each other’s throats in the 1800 election. The difference this year is that instead of two generally respectable people running… Read More

Media Response to Trump’s Remarks on PTSD Triggered My PTSD

It’s no secret that I’m not a Trump fan. In fact, this will be the first election in my memory where I refuse to check a box for president. I’m a #NeverHillary guy, but Trump may change my… Read More

VA Extends Its Neglect of Veterans from Living to Deceased

The Veterans Administration is again proving to be a woefully incompetent agency that just can’t seem to realize that their entire purpose for existence is to take care of the people who put their lives on the line… Read More

Post Constitutional America

Increasingly, our federal government has grown bloated and out of control. It has used it’s supposed “interstate commerce” authority to enslave the states by taxing them into oblivion and then bribing with that money to do its will…. Read More

West Point Fist Controversy

Well, it looks like controversy has come to West Point yet again. The college that hasn’t beaten Navy in a football game in 14 years is investigating a group of cadets about to graduate because of this photo… Read More

IS AN NRA ENDORSEMENT WORTH THE BYTES USED TO SHARE IT?

It’s campaign season, as if you needed to know that. Politicians on the left and right are clamoring for endorsements from their respective philosophical leanings. Liberals desperately seek out acceptance from MoveOn.org, Black Lives Matter, gun control groups… Read More

HONORING YOUR OATH

(Note: Because this is a blog read across the country and world, I won’t typically talk about such local issues as this one here, except from time to time.) When I joined the Army over 20 years ago,… Read More