I am a conservative. Are you?

I am a conservative. Are you?

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer I am a conservative. Are you? Let’s define the term “conservative.” A conservative believes the following: Free markets and limited government. Government’s purpose is limited to national security, law enforcement, and enforcing contracts. Government should never plan any aspect of the economy. Government, when necessary, should only be good government. […]

What’s a “patriot”? What’s a “conservative”? A Republican? A liberal? A libertarian? (Plus a brief Davenport, Part 14)

What’s a patriot? The Associated Press wrote the following about Ronald Reagan in 2004: “Ronald Reagan, an infectiously optimistic president who forged an enduring relationship with the American people, dedicated his presidency to two goals — the destruction of Soviet communism abroad and the reduction of government at home. He lived to see the first […]

Budget numbers show Commissioner Riley makes a mess of road and bridge operations in Precinct 2 (part 2 of a 4-part series)

Budget numbers show Commissioner Riley makes a mess of road and bridge operations in Precinct 2 (part 2 of a 4-part series)

Image: Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley salutes some of his constituents. Magnolia, May 15 – Charlie Riley, Precinct 2 County Commissioner of Montgomery County, has terribly managed the road and bridge maintenance and construction in the southwest part of this community which he is supposed to represent. Riley is out of touch mainly […]

Is County Commissioner Charlie Riley Really “Conservative”? No. He’s a 1920s “Socialist.” (Part 2 of a 2-Part Series.)

Is County Commissioner Charlie Riley Really “Conservative”? No. He’s a 1920s “Socialist.” (Part 2 of a 2-Part Series.)

Image: Identified at the end of this article. ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer The Good and the Bad of Charlie Riley Magnolia, May 4 – In 1921, President Warren G. Harding pardoned a man and here’s what he said about him: “He is a man of much personal charm and impressive personality, which qualifications make him […]

Is County Commissioner Charlie Riley really “conservative”? (Part 1 of a 2-part series.)

Is County Commissioner Charlie Riley really “conservative”? (Part 1 of a 2-part series.)

Image: Former United States Senator Barry Goldwater (R-Arizona) and author of The Conscience of a Conservative. ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Magnolia, May 3 – On May 1, 2017, Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley issued a press release entitled “Personnel Records Reflect Conservative Leadership from Commissioner Riley.” Riley claimed that he is “operating the […]