I also doubt that Liz Cheney is a conservative. Sure she would be a firebrand for many conservative causes, but at the end of the day, I bet she would promote big government. Her family has been part of the Washington Establishment for decades (no disrespect to Vice President Cheney whom I think is a very good man).
The Last Refuge is right on the money on why the Chamber of Commerce is fighting the Tea Party. American Big Business wants amnesty and Obamacare.
Big Business loves the idea of amnesty for illegal immigrants. Many big businesses use illegal immigrant labor (mostly through contracting with smaller contractors). By increasing passing amnesty legislation, labor costs will plummet. This is not good for workers.
Big business also likes Obamacare. The insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies love it: after all, they wrote the legislation. The rest of Big Business loves being able to stop providing health insurance to their employees. Health insurance keep going up and Big Business can’t control these costs.
Americans must stop both of these initiatives.
John Trumbull, one of America’s greatest painters, painted the masterpiece above. Trumbull understood the significance of the moment captured forever on this canvas, and today this masterpiece hangs in the Rotunda of Congress as a symbol of America’s devotion to civilian control over the military.
The Great Works of American Conservatism series highlights the writings, speeches, and art that have had the most influence on American Conservatism from its inception through the present. John Trumbull’s General George Washington Resigning His Commission is certainly one of these Great Works of American Conservatism.
In a future post, I will discuss the significance of General Washington’s resignation and the speech he gave that day, but for now let’s admire the painting for its own worth. Trumbull captures the solemnity of General Washington’s resignation of his military commission to the Continental Congress sitting in Annapolis, Maryland on December 23, 1783. The revolutionary war was won, America gained its independence from Great Britain after nine devastating years of war, and General Washington was the most powerful man in America.
George Washington could have chosen a much different path. He could have been the King of the United States of America; the people probably would have been happy to coronate him immediately. But instead, Washington had a vision of a republican America. A vision where free men and women had the power to elect their own representatives. Trumbull’s painting memorializes the day that America proved to the world that a military hero could relinquish power in the name of liberty.
What’s Next for Conservatives by Senator Mike Lee writing at Redstate
Ted Cruz – The Thinking Man’s Tea Partier by Kyle Peterson at The American Spectator
Monsanto’s Crony Capitalism by Hunter Lewis at the Lugwig von Mises Institute
It looks like Acorn and the DNC’s army of community organizers are doing it again. James O’Keefe has uncovered corruption and fraud with Obamacare’s Navigator Program designed to help people sign up for Obamacare.
1. Ken Cuccinelli could have won – It is a shame that Ken Cuccinelli lost the Virginia governor’s race. If he had the support of the Establishment Republican Party, he would have won.
2. The Tea Party is the life of the Republican Party – All of the energy within the Republican Party is from the Tea Party.
3. Establishment Republican Party lost the race – The Establishment Republican Party is scared to be conservative. The ran away from Cuccinelli because he was viewed as too pro-life and too conservative. If the Establishment Republican Party loses its conservatism, the GOP will die.
4. Reince Priebus must go – Reince Priebus did nothing to help Ken Cuccinelli win this race. After the 2012 election debacle, we should have fired Reince.
5. Virginia is still a purple state – Many in the GOP braintrust thought Virginia moved to a solid blue state after the 2012 election. WRONG! WE CAN STILL WIN VIRGINIA!