Bob Corker Devolves on Same-Sex Marriage

“Devolve:  to degenerate or deteriorate gradually; to change gradually for the worse; decline; deteriorate." Ten years ago Bob Corker, former Chattanooga Mayor, was meeting with his staff and advisors to formulate a strategy that would enable him to move from local politics to one of the highest profile stages in the nation.  As Bob met with his team they discussed policy issues, formulated strategies, and staked out the positions he sensed would enable him to prevail in his goal to win the position Read more [...]

A Nation Lost

"Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature.... If the next centennial does not find us a great nation ... it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of Read more [...]

Liberty GT-R at Barber Motorsports Park

One of my "hobbies" is road course racing at some of the top race tracks in the country including Road Atlanta (my favorite), Barber Motorsports Park, Carolina Motorsports Park, Virginia International Raceway, Daytona International Speedway, Sebring and more. There's nothing quite like the adrenaline rush of driving a car to its capabilities in the way they were meant to be driven.  Whether it's the thrill of a standing start, catapulting from 0-60 in 3 seconds, or the g-forces generated when braking Read more [...]

Are we still the “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave?”

In a recent interview (below) Brit Hume from Foxnews provided an accurate analysis of why Senator Ted Cruz and Tea Party groups fought the battle to defund or delay Obamacare and why what was attempted was the right thing to do, regardless of the short term outcome. http://youtu.be/Eg_SsaP-9V4 As I think about the last several weeks though, I'm reminded of Dr Ben Carson's parting comments last night in Chattanooga at an event I had the opportunity to attend (paraphrased):  "The final phrase Read more [...]

IRS scandal hearings: Impressions from the Aggrieved Party

Over the last two weeks I have had the privilege of attending two congressional hearings in our nation's Capitol on the IRS scandal - the House Ways & Means Committee (chaired by Rep. Dave Camp) and the House Oversight Committee (chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa). I am deeply troubled by what I heard during these hearings as well as what I have personally experienced as one of the victims of the IRS’ methodical and deliberate targeting of our organization and that of hundreds of other conservative Read more [...]

The Chronology of an IRS Scandal

As a follow up to my previous article: "How the IRS targets and defrauds innocent Americans", below is the timeline of events that reveals the delays and tactics the IRS used with one conservative organization, The Chattanooga Tea Party: April 2009:  Chattanooga Tea Party (CTP) holds its first Tax Day Rally with 2500+ in attendance. November 2009:  With the help of a local not-for profit attorney, CTP files its 501(c)4 not-for profit application. July 2010:  IRS letter #1 (from Cincinnati Read more [...]

How the IRS targets and defrauds innocent Americans – Part 1

The media, politicians, and most Americans found out this last Friday that the Internal Revenue Service had purposely and in a sinister manner singled out tea party groups and other conservative organizations for higher scrutiny and additional reviews, simply because the words “tea party” or “patriot” were found in their names. Ms. Lois Lerner, a Director with the IRS, acknowledged these facts and she apologized for their behavior.  But rather than stop there, Ms. Lerner went on to stress Read more [...]

Will the “Lamar” tax become the “Chuck” tax?

The call for smaller government and lower taxes was dealt a serious setback this week, thanks to Senator Lamar Alexander (and Senator Bob Corker) who voted for the so called "Marketplace Fairness Act".  This “Lamar” tax is expected to impose more than $11 billion in new taxes annually on the millions of Americans who choose to purchase products via the Internet. Ironically, the same day Senator Alexander voted for this new tax, he called for a repeal of Obamacare related taxes. (1) What Read more [...]

Plan B: How the Courts & Obama Molest Young Girls

Last month both morality and parental rights faced another head-on assault by two of our three branches of government. First, Federal Judge Edward Korman ruled that young girls of any age should be given the sole and unsupervised ability to choose whether or not to purchase over the counter Plan B “morning after” pills. Following Judge Korman’s decision, President Obama announced this week that he was personally “very comfortable with” the decision of his Administration to establish Read more [...]

A People’s Shame, A Nation’s Scourge: 3801 Lancaster

As the trial for Dr. Kermit Gosnell progresses and Americans find out more and more about what occurred at 3801 Lancaster, the address of Gosnell’s murderous operation, our nation is gripped by the reality that hundreds of innocent lives were snuffed out by this evil man. Just what was the motivation for these deaths:  Profit and greed. And what was the reason for these deaths:  A people who have lost their compassion for the “least of these” and a nation which has banished morality Read more [...]