Mark Twain is known primarily for his literary works, but a close second notable talent was his ability to say so much with so few words on a wide variety of topics. He’s one of the most oft-quoted historical figures and his perspectives on politics encompass some of his best.
The founders had a clear understanding about and reverence for the source of our rights. They didn’t design the Constitution to give us these rights. They designed it to protect them from the machinations of men, particularly those in government. This is one of the biggest reasons the party is so clear in its philosophies towards these rights. We want to defend the Constitution because the Constitution is the only way to defend our freedoms.
Everyone knows Albert Einstein was arguably the sharpest mind to walk the earth in modern history. What many don’t realize is that his insights into culture, society, and politics were often just as profound as his understanding of physics. This quote is quite true and demonstrates an ideal that may never be achieved, but that we still should strive for as Americans blessed to be part of this great nation.
James Madison was an enigma to many because he believed in both state and federal powers. He helped to promote ratification of the Constitution to establish a strong national government but he also made certain there were measures in place to empower the states. In many ways, he was the original embodiment of modern Federalism. We’re confident he would be fighting on our side if he were leading the party today.
“Heckler’s veto.” That’s not how it’s normally described, but if you think about it, that’s pretty much what it is. Many who fight against religious liberty will go through their course as hecklers to those of us who believe in the truth of the Bible or those who hold other beliefs.
If voters put the rhetoric and the campaign lies aside, one common theme emerges about Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. Both have been involved with the “Establishment” for a long time. Ted Cruz’s involvement has made him a hated man among his peers and the donor class elites in the Republican party because he has demonstrated a willingness to go against them when it’s better for the people.
To truly do this story justice, one would need a long and well-researched investigative report on the history of the treaties that have maintained America’s interests around the world. We’d need to dive into the geopolitical atmosphere that surrounds the pros and cons of maintaining a strong presence in east Asia as it pertains to defense, trade, and influence.
Recent revelations that John Kasich eats his pizza with a fork align him ideologically (from a culinary perspective) with Donald Trump. This cannot be allowed to stand. We’re talking about pizza. We’re talking about tradition. We’re talking about decorum.
It’s ironic that one of the most oft-quoted brilliant sayings of Mark Twain was probably not said by him. It’s even more ironic when you read the quote itself: “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled.”