Brion McClanahan

Posted July 04, 2010

Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1825 that he intended the Declaration of Independence to be “an expression of the American mind, and to give to that expression the proper tone and spirit called for by the occasion.”

Posted February 03, 2010

While serving on the House Appropriations Committee, Nancy Pelosi used the mantra that, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need.” She was being honest, particularly in regard to what she “needed” from the United States taxpayer.

Posted January 27, 2010

With the ongoing debate over Obamacare and socialized medicine occupying much of the collective attention of the American public the past few months, Americans have become more familiar and focused on Senate rules and procedures, particularly the possibility of a Senate filibuster to stifle a vote on national healthcare.

Posted November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving is here once again, and with only four weeks until Christmas, the mad rush to stuff stockings and fill the void under the Christmas tree will officially begin not on “Black Friday,” but on Thanksgiving Day this year.

Posted July 16, 2009

During his 4th of July message to the United States, Barack Obama engaged in another round of historical revisionism. Many have probably not heard the speech—as of Tuesday, July 7 only 48,000 people had watched on YouTube—but the message Obama attempted to sell was a clear distortion of the founding principles of the United States.

Posted July 02, 2009

While Americans are busy enjoying ice cream, hot dogs, cold drinks, and fireworks on July 4, I’m sure very few consider the following questions: What would the Founding Fathers say about the modern United States, and what is the meaning of independence?