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Evergreen: Methadone

To say western government is mortally hooked on spending is true, but not as true as another statement: western government is hooked on power, growing government-granted fiefdoms is how power is increased, and giving the fiefdoms more money is how you grow them. See the difference? The power is the point. Spending is just how…

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Evergreen: Conservatives, moderates, transparency, “No Labels”

Originally published March 10, 2011. Conservative uprisings are transparency uprisings. They happen when the special interest groups who rent the government overplay their hand. During a conservative transparency uprising, government is inspected more closely than usual. After all, discerning the problem and the solution first requires naming all the moving parts. In response to increased…

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Evergreen: Texas liberals want Texans to unilaterally disarm

Originally published January 17, 2012. Scorecard criticism is a liberal trick designed to make the people of Texas unilaterally disarm. Why does the American experiment work? Americans are citizen-rulers. There is nothing more distinctive about our national experiment. The experiment has only worked because we’ve been able to find ways around the logistical problems inherent…

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Ruling class control of Texas is slipping

The conservative movement is humming in Texas, a fact that discomforts Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum – establishment Republicans and liberal Democrats. To spin their bad dream Tweedle Dee is cycling through interpretive lenses like Kleenex, each one tearing in two faster than the last. Tweedle Dum is staring at Texas confusedly, unable to process…

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Evergreen: Conservatives Subsidizing the Enemy

Originally published March 22, 2011. There’s something morally repulsive about giving an interview knowing it will be fashioned into an instrument of impalement against you. Conservative politicians, leaders, and activists are in a habit that may no longer be necessary. Conservatives should consider not automatically granting interview requests to partisan liberal political operatives, many of…

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Evergreen: When conservatives cash out

This article was originally published December 10, 2012. A conservative is most vulnerable to being recruited by the establishment after finding his or her political ceiling. It is then that a conservative realizes that something besides conviction is now needed in order to turn a political profit. The only thing a conservative possesses of value…

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Evergreen: Movement Folly

This article was originally published January 8, 2014. The perennial problem with conservatives in Austin is the insecure impulse to ape the ruling class. Conservatives see the ruling class putting out the power vibe, and “having success” by passing rotten legislation, and so they try to copy ruling class strategy and tactics. For conservatives, who…

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Evergreen: Texas is needed

This article was originally published May 28, 2013. “The world is going one direction, and the Texas Republican Party is going in another.” This was written by Paul Burka in a recent blog post, and should be the rallying cry of every Texas Republican in their 2014 campaigns. If true, it’s an excellent reason for…

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Conservatives alert

The Texas crony GOP is performing for conservative Texans right now in more ways than one. They are trying very hard this session to erase the line between conservatives and establishment moderates. The reason is simple. They need to lower grassroots defenses against liberal Republicans in preparation for running a Bush for President and a…