What it takes to be a real Reagan conservative: Respect for life, marriage, faith, and family (Book review)

11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative. Dr. Paul G. Kengor. Beaufort Books. 154 pages. A recent poll named Ronald Reagan the best president since World War II. Even today, 15 years after his death on what would be his 104th birthday, the Gipper casts a long shadow over his successors in both parties, and those who wish to succeed him in his own. As politicians position themselves as … [Read more...]

Throwback Thursday Video: Ronald Reagan on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Johnny Carson in 1975

BURBANK, CA, September 25, 2014 (TheRightsWriter.com) -- This is a treat: Ronald Reagan, fresh out of the California governor's office after eight years in Sacramento, sitting down on national TV with the undisputed king of late night, Johnny Carson. The two Midwesterners, who both went into radio before climbing to the top of their respective fields, share a surprisingly good natured interview, … [Read more...]

This Ronald Reagan story is eerily close to Paul LePage’s real life ‘abortion’ experience (Video)

AUGUSTA, ME, September 15, 2014 (TheRightsWriter.com) – Can you bear one more Reagan pro-life story? Maine Governor Paul LePage told a haunting personal story last week about how his father physically abused his pregnant mother until she lost their child. That story sounds eerily close to a story Ronald Reagan told 30 years ago. Discussing his inveterate opposition to domestic violence, … [Read more...]

Ronald Reagan Spoke About Fetal Pain…and ‘Personhood’

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 12, 2014 (TheRightsWriter.com) – Posting yesterday's throwback video of Ronald Reagan addressing the 1988 March for Life brought up an important aspect of the current pro-life debate: In his 1988 speech and elsewhere, President Reagan spoke about both fetal pain and the concept of “personhood.” In the address, his last before a March for Life, Reagan remembered: A … [Read more...]

Throwback Thursday video: President Reagan addresses the 1988 March for Life

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 11, 2014 (TheRightsWriter.com) – This throwback Thursday video features President Ronald Reagan's last speech before the March for Life, on January 22, 1988. Reagan spoke to the annual pro-life event every year of his second term, from 1985-88. The video is a reminder of a time that was better in some ways. We had a president motivated by traditional values … [Read more...]

Can pictures of aborted children help end abortion?

Not really, but we'll talk about them. Abortionists perpetrate unspeakable crimes against unborn children, but some believe it is those who display pictures of their handiwork who are the real extremists. At times, even those in the pro-life movement have accused those who use “graphic images” of “extremism.” Do such images help or hurt the cause? I confess, I have struggled with the role … [Read more...]

Reagan’s estranged daughter, who hated him, says parents would have approved redefining marriage

April 19, 2013 – Even though Ronald Reagan has been dead for eight years, Patti Davis is not done defiling her father's memory. And now she has dragged her ailing mother into it, too. Earlier this month, she claimed her father would have supported gay “marriage.” Now, she says since her mother, Nancy, did not contradict her, she must support redefining marriage, as well. Davis said she never … [Read more...]

Frum Tells GOP to Raise Debt Ceiling — To Spare Obama Impeachment

by Ben Johnson For most of his term, Barack Obama has been flirting with impeachment like Bill Clinton at a sorority on open bar night, but he may be set to go too far even by Washington’s standards. Administration officials suggested if Congress does not raise the debt ceiling, the president may (wrongly) invoke the 14th Amendment to force the nation to borrow money. Last Tuesday Rep. Tim … [Read more...]

Will Obama Betray Armenian Christians on Easter Sunday?

by Ben Johnson I never thought I would write these words but -- God bless Kim Kardashian. On her website, nestled beneath announcements of Belle Noel's spring collection and "Jenny McCarthy's fearless ShoeDazzle Shoe!" is a blog entry entitled, "Time to Recognize the Armenian Genocide." In it, the reality show star reminds the world of one of the twentieth century's earliest, and most … [Read more...]

Reagan Would Not Support Obama on Libya

For some conservatives, the most sacred initials in policymaking are WWRRD: What Would Ronald Reagan Do? Whenever America encounters a situation similar to one faced by the Gipper, they say the proper course is to follow his lead. Barack Obama’s undeclared war in Libya is such a situation, but I’m afraid Republicans are drawing the wrong analogy. When Libyan rebels rose up against Muammar … [Read more...]