The Lincoln Myth as Fact?

The political left is the single most destructive force in the history of the West. It’s not even close. But they would be powerless without certain myths that give their positions the supposed moral high ground. Most of this involves “emotivism.” Equity, equality, fairness, justice, rights, etc. are all based on an emotional concept of moral righteousness. In some cases, this is justified, like when …more

The Left’s War on Culture

Let me welcome all of the recent subscribers from my appearance on the Chad Prather Show. That episode corresponded nicely with my own episode of The Brion McClanahan Show today, “The Left’s War on Culture.” I’ve talked about the Arlington National Cemetery Confederate Monument on both my show and through this email list, but Catesby Leigh ran a nice piece at The City Journal detailing …more

Were the Anti-Federalists Right About the Supreme Court?

Jamelle Bouie penned one of the most surprising columns in recent memory. He actually quoted the famous Anti-Federalist Brutus to defend his position. If you don’t know, Bouie is a progressive’s progressive. He is woke, believes in every leftist cause, and is a firm proponent of federal power to ram the progressive agenda down our throats. But the supposed right wing lurch of the Supreme …more

DeSantis for President?

Would Ron DeSantis make a good president? Anything is better than Brandon, or maybe not. If you believe in chaos, Brandon is a good choice. So was Trump. DeSantis would be something entirely different, and when National Review starts making the case, you need to be worried. You see, people like Jack Geraghty think a President Ron is a good idea, that can only mean …more

Is Texas Secession Illegal?

One of the common arguments against secession, Texas or otherwise, is that the act is illegal. “Why, the Supreme Court said in Texas v. White in 1869 that a State cannot unilaterally secede!” I’ll give you the answer I provided at a Ron Paul event in 2010: So what? There are so many things wrong with that decision, but most important is that it is …more

Did Reconstruction Create American “Gun Culture”?

What created American “gun culture”? If you listen to dimwits like Nick Buttrick, the South. More specifically, wait for it, SLAVERY. You see, gun culture was born out of white Southern fear of black people. They started packing heat because they hated blacks and feared for their lives after the War. Buttrick argues that before the “Civil War,” Americans did not really own firearms. They …more

Guelzo’s Gettysburg Address

Allen Guelzo is perhaps my least favorite establishment historian. That’s saying something. Conservatives love him. He has a great radio or documentary voice and speaks with authority. He is intelligent and holds the right views on a number of issues. But “conservatives” like Guelzo have a fatal flaw that will always result in enhancing the left. They can’t help but praise Lincoln and a “nationalist” …more

The Red Ripple

For weeks, I was relatively skeptical about Republican chances for success in the 2022 election. I blasted Oz and Hershel Walker as bad candidates and argued that the Grand Old Stupid Party would mess up a golden opportunity to gain control of the Congress. Then I bought the polling numbers leading into November 8 and predicted that the Republicans would have a 54-46 seat majority …more

Rum, Ginger Cakes, and Elections

Did you end democracy today? Yesterday I wrote that the founding generation may have reconsidered their support for “democracy” if they could see the current state of American politics. But then again, maybe not. In colonial Virginia, it was commonplace to provide potential voters with rum, beer, whiskey, ginger cakes, and other assorted goodies, perhaps even free lodging on the night before the election. A …more

Brandon’s Speech Against “Political Violence”

We are in the home stretch of the most important election of our lifetimes. This one just surpasses the 2020 election, which was the next most important election of our lifetime. That election was slightly more important than the 2018 election, which was only a bit more important than the 2016 election. And if we don’t vote tomorrow, democracy dies. So do your children and …more