Having visited Austria and Germany just months ago, and recalling the indescribable beauty of that part of the world and the cheerful, hard-working people who live there, it is hard to visualize the dark fate that awaits them in the weeks, months, and years ahead. An October 26 article by Leo Hohmann for WorldNetDaily, describes […]
About Paul R. Hollrah
Mr. Hollrah is a native of St. Charles, Missouri. He holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri and is past-President of the Civil Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni. In 2012 he received the Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering. From 1962-70 he served as a Senior Project Engineer for Cities Service Oil Company (CITGO) and the Sun Oil Company (Sunoco) in New York and Tulsa. From 1966-70 he served as a member of the six-man industry task force responsible for economic justification of the Explorer Pipeline, a major Houston-Chicago products pipeline system.
From 1970-84 he served as Director of State Relations for the Sun Oil Company, in Philadelphia, with responsibility for legislative and regulatory liaison with the fifty state governments.
He is a founder and former director of the State Governmental Affairs Council; a former member of the General Committee on State Relations, American Petroleum Institute; a former member of the Business Advisory Board, American Legislative Exchange Council, a former chairman of the Board of Trustees of the State Legislative Policy Institute, National Center for Legislative Research; a former commissioner of the Pennsylvania Child Support Commission; and a former member of the Board of Trustees, Congress of Small Cities of Russia.
He has served the Republican Party as a Legislative District Director, Congressional District Committeeman, County Chairman, State Committee Member, and as a State and National Convention Delegate. In 1986-87 he served as deputy campaign manager in the presidential exploratory committee of former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. In 2000 he served as a Bush-Cheney Elector in the U.S. Electoral College and in 2004 he was elected chairman of Oklahoma’s seven-member delegation to the U.S. Electoral College.
In 1975, Mr. Hollrah created and registered the first political action committee (SunPAC) with the Federal Election Commission, pioneering the PAC movement in the American business community. He was also the principal founder and a former steering committee member of the National Republican Legislative Campaign Committee, Republican National Committee.
Mr. Hollrah took early retirement from the Sun Company in 1984. Since retiring, he has worked as a consultant both in the U.S. and in Russia, bringing Russia’s unique technological developments to the U.S. and working on humanitarian aid projects in Moscow and Siberia. In 1997 he served as a senior consultant to the Alliance for American Innovation, Washington, DC, playing a pivotal role in defeating a multi-national political attack on the U.S. patent system.
In 1998 he founded a publishing company, Patria Publishing, and has published a frontier history (1765-1885) of St. Charles County, Missouri, the jumping-off point for the Lewis & Clark Expedition. He currently writes a weekly political column and has published more than 400 op-ed columns. He serves as a Contributing Editor for the National Writers Syndicate, the New Media Journal, and the OrderofEphors.com blog site. Along with Pastor Lydia Istomina, he is the co-author of Bush’s Legs, the story of religious renaissance in post-Cold War Russia. He is also the author of a four-part memoir, titled My Six Passages.
Entries by Paul R. Hollrah
On October 30, 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama stood on a platform in Carnahan Quadrangle at the University of Missouri. Speaking to a crowd of several thousand starry-eyed students and Democrat Party faithful, Obama said, “After decades of broken politics in Washington, and eight years of failed policies from George W. Bush, and 21 months of […]
The fight for global dominion by the greatest evil in history, the radical forces of Islam, has been going on for more than 1200 years. In 732 AD the Muslim Army, moving to occupy Paris, was defeated by Charles Martell at the Battle of Tours. Muslims retreated to their own part of the world for […]
On Thursday, Dec. 5, 2015, Attorney General Loretta Lynch threw down the gauntlet in a speech before the Muslim Advocate’s 10th Anniversary dinner in Arlington, Virginia. Speaking just one day after Muslim terrorists, Sayed Rizwan Farook and his Saudi wife, Tashfeen Malik, murdered fourteen innocent people in an unprovoked terror attack on the Inland Regional Center […]
During the months of May and June 1966, the Communist Central Committee of the Peoples Republic of China formed cadres of radical students called the Red Guards. In a document titled the “Sixteen Articles,” outlining the role that university students would be asked to play in the Cultural Revolution, the students were ordered to attack […]
In the days following the horrific slaughter of innocent men, women, and children by radical Islamists in Paris, small groups of Syrian refugees have been detained in unlikely ports of entry throughout the western hemisphere. Eleven Syrian refugees, traveling with fake passports, were detained in Paraguay; 5 Syrians, traveling with stolen Greek passports, were arrested […]
As one who had never felt as though George H.W. Bush was a man of presidential caliber and, if nominated and elected, would be a one-term president, I was more than happy to serve as deputy campaign manager in the presidential exploratory committee of former White House Chief of Staff, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, […]
An August 1, 2015 article in the Rasmussen Reports asked the question, “Is the GOP on the Brink of Civil War?” As evidence of what appears to be an impending “civil war,” the author points to a floor speech by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in which he accused Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) of lying. […]
A great many Americans, including a substantial number of my own readers, remain confused about the question of who is and who is not a “natural born” citizen, eligible to serve as president or vice president of the United States. They remain doggedly convinced that Barack Obama, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, and Marco Rubio are […]
While attending a recent GOP meeting in our rural eastern Oklahoma county, I was shocked to discover that we have a substantial number of normally common-sense Republicans who, while quite passionate in their political views, still appear not to understand the constitutional requirements to serve as president of the United States. As a final item […]
Never in our lifetime, not even during World War II, have the people of Planet Earth seen the potential for more human misery than they are now witness to. In Europe, the black peoples of Africa and the Muslims of the Middle East, Pakistan, and Afghanistan… many of them escaping war and starvation, others brutal […]
Flying from the United States to any destination in Germany is not much different from what it was in years past. My wife, Joyce, and I arrived in Munich on the morning of September 24 following an overnight flight from Houston. During the long tedious flight from Houston I could have watched at least six […]
The Hon. James M. Inhofe 205 Russell Senate Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20510 The Hon. James Lankford 316 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20510 The Hon. Markwayne Mullin 1113 Longworth House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515 Gentlemen: As a concerned constituent, I would like to express my concern over the apparent unconcern of the […]
To be elected president or vice president of the United States requires a total of at least 270 votes in the Electoral College. Through the strategic spending of other people’s money, especially among minority populations in our major urban areas, Democrats have fashioned an electoral map that gives them a relatively firm base of 22 […]
Will Joe run, or will he not? That is the question. If I had to venture a guess I’d say that, before year’s end, Hillary Clinton will be either sitting on the bench or exchanging her large selection of polyester pantsuits for a selection of orange or black-and-white striped jumpsuits. Her campaign is in steep […]