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Author: W R Collier Jr

The Conservatives Lost- It’s Time To Fight Back

By Bill Collier- We are at a point where a conservative cannot win the Republican primary. The Republican Party has not favored conservatives ever and has never really been a conservative party, at least in modern history. The truth is the leaders of the conservative movement have utterly failed- that is an objective fact. The people who claimed to be leading the Tea Party, the people who led the legacy conservative organizations, and conservative politicians within the GOP have collectively failed to win the battles that they needed to win. We cannot win with “the next Reagan”, that ship...

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The Lean To The Left

People are leaning to the left these days because they feel like the system is rigged against them, and against the people. But “WE THE PEOPLE” has not really been tried in this country in the manner intended by those who penned those words. There are three key factors which cause people to lean left:   1. People no longer feel that they have a fair and free shot even if they follow the rules and work hard because they can see our economic stagnation has caused actual wages to stay steady while profits and wealth have increased and...

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Senator Cruz, Make America Prosper Again

Bill Collier- Senator Ted Cruz is a true blue conservative who has done a lot to push the conservative agenda. His platform and policy pursuits are, in my estimation, stellar. I want a Cruz win for the nomination and the White House. I have been repeatedly saying that Senator Cruz needs to sell his main asset, his prosperity plans, and stay focused on selling himself as the champion of popular prosperity. I believe that if Senator Cruz would get to a prosperity message, and truly inspire people, he can still win the nomination, though it is a tough mountain...

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The Arc Bends In Trump’s Favor

Bill Collier- The media and others are convinced: Trump is unstoppable. But is this really the case given how we’ve seen unreliable polling and how things have twisted and changed so rapidly? The key state is, or may be, California. California ballots are mailed in two weeks. 80% of CA voters choose by mail. Therefore in a very real sense the CA primary, which is an open primary, begins in two weeks. Kasich is relying on getting Democrats in LA and San Fransisco to vote for him, Trump is trying to get dems and independents to cross over and...

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Why I Am Disappointed In Ted Cruz

By Bill Collier- From the start of the campaign I was excited for Ted Cruz. He made his announcement on March 15, 2015.  Technically he had already announced via a Tweet, but his speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg VA was the starting point. I followed his career as a Senator and was often inspired by his speeches. When I saw his actual plans….I was hopeful oh so hopeful, that we could get this man, the only rock-solid and straight down the line true conservative in the race, into the White House! No more backroom deals, no more insider...

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Why The Election of 1896 STILL Matters Today

By Bill Collier- Winning an election depends upon a mix of popularity, a well-run campaign built on sound strategy, and a willingness to do whatever is necessary. This must be coupled with a firm grasp of the best techniques, and technologies, to reach the right people at the right time. Finally, it depends on a mastery of narrative. This has been the genius of “the architect”, as some call him, Karl Rove. With his ground-breaking book, The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters, we gain deep insights into Rove’s genius, an important episode in...

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US Under Threat Of Saudi Economic Attack

This problem has been illustrated in profound ways by the American President’s trip to Saudi Arabia on April 20th.  He is expected to try to mend fences with the despotic salafist kingdom despite its possible role in sponsoring terrorism which may have benefited those who attacked Americans on September 11, 2001. At issue is an effort, and an unfulfilled promise, to release 28 pages of the 911 report which spell out suspicions that Saudi officials aided the 911 hijackers. This would be a crippling blow to Saudi prestige in the US and abroad and would sour the public even...

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Salafist Jihad In Brussels

W. R. (Bill) Collier Jr- The Salafists affiliated with the Sunni Salafist group known as ISIS have struck the main airport and in the subway in Brussels, both the capital of Belgium and the EU. The attacks, as of this writing, have killed at least 28 people and injured other. Multiple explosions at the airport and 3 explosions in the downtown metro occured outside of the security zones in a coordinated attack. The open borders policy in Europe, pushed especially by Germany’s Angela Merkel, and the influx of millions of Salafist leaning Muslims from the Middle East and Africa have led to a situation that is untenable for security. The population streaming from places like Libya and Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq leans heavily toward a Salafist version of Islam aligned with groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda. There exists no credible way to screen these migrants to ensure that those who harbor Salafist views do not slip across the border where, instead of them becoming potential resources for terrorist attacks or the cause of crimes such as the mass assault on German women in Cologne during New Year’s Eve when 900 Salafist-leaning Muslim men sexually assaulted dozens of German women. Salafism, not Islam of which it is a bastardized derivative, is the bane of civilization and the failure of most Western Governments to differentiate between Salafo-Islam and modern Islam...

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I Am The Prosperitist!

Bill Collier Jr- I am the Prosperitist. Are you a Prosperitist too? A Prosperitist is someone who believes prosperity for everyone is possible and that creating an environment where people are free to prosper is a moral and ethical obligation incumbent upon all who hold a public trust. Prosperity is not “being rich”, it is being free to pursue your God or your conscience’s BEST for your life without dependence upon or subservience to others. Prosperity is huan dignity respected and advanced by ennobling people instead of holding them back or making them by artibtrary and unfair rules of rendering them dependent on other people. Prosperity has four pillars- economic growth in excess of population growth, peace and security at home and abroad, a sound money supply that is stable and isn’t easily manipulated, and good government that is both fair and efficient in every way. So we have economic growth, peace and security, sound money, and good government as the four pillars of prosperity. Prosperity levels inquealities naturally, giving all a chance to rise without artificial hindrances. Prosperity removes social and economic injustices: self-reliant people are not a prey to bigots and exploiters. Prosperity leads to freedom: self-reliant people won’t crave more government control or benefits when they do fine without both. It is for all of these reasons that the reds on the left and right oppose...

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The Red Conservative Rebellion

W. R. Collier Jr- The Red Conservatives are following Erick Erickson and his supporters into open rebellion against the Republican Party and possibly into the political wilderness. They are doing so because of disgust with Donald Trump and the Party shot callers who can be blamed for his rise. Back in 2004 I was arguing to friends that the Republican Party had 10-20 years or so before it would potentially go the way of the Wigs. I said this because of what I saw as a widening gap between the views and aspirations of the shot callers and movement conservatives. The shot callers not only have a more limited aspiration but they tend to read today’s polling data and trends as set in stone and irreversible. The movement conservatives tend to read polls and trends as fluid and reversible. The shot callers want to contain and reduce the size of government within “reason.” Movement conservatives want nothing less than a strict constructionist reading of the Constitution that reduces Federal power to a mere fraction of what it is now. Not only do movement conservatives want less government, they want and demand more growth: seeking 4% and 5% growth may be dismissed even by GOP shot callers who control the Party, but this goal is far more aspirational than settling for an anemic growth for the US economy of 2%...

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10 US Sailors In Iranian Custody

W. R. Collier Jr- BREAKING- 10 US Sailors In Iranian Custody- POSSIBLE SECRET NEW US NAVY BOAT MAY HAVE BEEN TAKEN Two US boats reportedly run aground on Iranian island due to mechanical failure, 5 sailors on board taken in custody by Iranians who promise to return boats and crews promptly. Among the sailors taken into custody are nine men and one women. Within 18 hours, at around 6 AM US Eatern on the 13th, it was reported the sailors were freed, but not the boats. SCROLL TO BOTTOM FOR UPDATES The incident was first reported to US Secretary of State John Kerry, at 12:30 PM on January 12, 2016, who called Iran’s Foreign Minister, a man who he is said to have warm relations with, and he was assured that the crews and vessels would be promptly reutrned. However, it was nearly 18 hours later that the sailors were freed while the boats remained in Iranian custody. The incident occured as the two small boats were patrolling the Persian/Arab Gulf near the Iranian held Farsi Island, which sits in the middle of the Gulf at the more northern end. The island holds a naval base from whence the Iranian Revolutionary Guards debauch often to harrass shipping and naval vessels. It is a 4.5 square mile island. According to reports, the two boats were on patrol when one or both experienced a...

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White House Rules On Guns Leaves Much To Interpretation

By W. R. (Bill) Collier Jr- With his January 5th announcement of “executive actions” regarding guns, President Obama offered a sometimes tearful defense of greater limits, common sense gun safety measures, on gun ownership, especially for criminals and people with mental illness. His proposal was presented as ensuring mentaly ill people do not obtain firearms and closing a loophole that allows people, he said, to buy arms online without a background check. The heart of his proposal comes down to allowing medical professionals to report patients whom they deem mentally unfit to the national criminal background check system and...

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