- Promoting Free Market Economics and Free Trade, and, thus, vehemently opposing class envy - they all cannot co-exist. I believe passionately in a flat, non-progressive tax rate, anything else is nothing more than class warfare, which simply empowers self-interested politicians and eventually hampers economic activity.
- Peace-through-strength military readiness. This is the most critical function of a government in a free society. In the post-Cold War era, this is even more important given the sworn enemy the West in general and America in particular faces in Islamofascism.
- The best avenue to peace and prosperity in the world is to ensure that as many people as possible live in freedom. Poverty around the world is not the result of the West's "exploitation", it is the result of corrupt, tyrannical governments exploiting their populations, all while blaming the West to keep the focus off their corruption.
- The Media in any free society is one of its preservation's most critical elements. There is undoubtedly a positive correlation between the freedom of a nation's media and the freedom and education of its people. So when the American Mainstream Media (MSM) skews its reporting to support Leftist ideology, all while insisting that it is not, it frustrates me to no end. The MSM of America, ironically, has become a primary vehicle of enemies who seek to destroy our greatness; sometimes the MSM seems oblivious to this. That's why I refer to them as the "Useful Idiots" and why I participate fairly frequently at Newsbusters.org.
There are more, and in these pages we'll talk more about them, I'm sure. I'm glad you are here. Lets discuss these things and enjoy a beer and a cigar. As mentioned earlier, we are a Cigar friendly environment. If you don't like the smoke, go to Starbucks.
All that, and we are still the cheapest oil change in the Western Suburbs.