With the 2016 presidential “debates” now behind us, it becomes more and more apparent that it’s time for Republicans to reevaluate their process for selecting presidential candidates. While the recent Trump snafu… in which he is caught on tape suggesting that if you’re rich and famous you can get away with grabbing unsuspecting women by […]
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
In Part I of this series we discussed the way in which the Framers indicated that the terms “citizen” and “natural born Citizen” were mutually exclusive, not synonymous. And we discussed the all-important significance of the phrase, “or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution…” in Article […]
As the nation enters the final days of the 2016 presidential election, Democrats have once again resurrected the “birther” issue, charging that Republican candidate Donald Trump is somehow unfit to serve because he once raised questions about Barack Obama’s presidential eligibility. That being the case, it behooves us to unveil the truth in terms that […]
On Saturday evening, September 20, 2016, a pressure cooker bomb exploded in a dumpster in New York’s Chelsea district. The bomb was powerful enough to blow the heavy steel container more than 120 feet through the air and metal fragments from the explosion were found more than 600 feet away. Thirty-one people were injured. Within […]
As one of the top two candidates vying to become the 45th president of the United States, Hillary Clinton’s short term and long term health prognosis is not just a personal concern for her, it is a major concern for all of us. Hillary Clinton is sixty-eight years old and it becomes more and more […]
At an August 25 rally in Reno, Nevada, Hillary Clinton made what was a feeble attempt at blunting Donald Trump’s outreach to African American voters. In her remarks she referred to recent news reports in which former Klansman David Duke is said to have endorsed Trump’s candidacy. Attempting to cast doubt on Trump’s sincerity, she […]
The opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games are always a breathtaking spectacle. With each Olympic experience, one wonders what great technical and artistic miracles special effects technicians will produce for future Olympic ceremonies. This year we were told that we could also look forward to seeing the greatest Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps… the […]
Since the early years of the Great Depression in the late 20s, the United States has witnessed four great political movements in which the principal outcome of the movement was a lasting imprint on our political and cultural history. The first of these was the Roosevelt administration and its signature program, the New Deal… a […]
In a January 29, 2016 article for Frontpage Magazine, titled “The Hypnotic Dance of Death,” Russian expatriate Alexander Maistrovoy compares the hypnotic dance of a small Siberian carnivore to the “dance of death” that Islamists use to mesmerize western political leaders. Maistrovoy describes a small Siberian animal, the stoat, which, although tiny by comparison to […]
In early September 1999, on a combined business/pleasure trip to Europe, I had my one and only opportunity to cross the English Channel on a hovercraft from Dover to Calais. However, since the hovercraft Princess Margaret and Princess Anne were temporarily out of service, it became necessary to cross the channel aboard the Seacat Great […]
Senator Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz (R-TX), a leading candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, was born on December 22, 1970, at the Foothills General Hospital in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His parents were Eleanor Elizabeth (Wilson) Cruz, a U.S. citizen, born in Wilmington, Delaware, and Rafael Bienvenido Cruz, a native of Matanzas, Cuba. Cruz’s Canadian […]
A recent email from a California reader, under the subject line, “The Continuing Demonization of Cash,” caused me to recollect several of my favorite paragraphs from Ayn Rand’s epic novel, Atlas Shrugged. Published in 1960, Atlas Shrugged was a greater predictor of post-Obama America than anything ever written, and any freedom-loving American who has not […]
If we were to compile a list of history’s most prolific mass murderers, who would we put on our list? Attila the Hun ravaged the Roman Empire during the 5th Century, killing and maiming all who stood in his way. In the 13th Century, Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes roamed far and wide, creating a bloody […]
Every American should already be familiar with Rule No. 1 in the Democrat Party playbook, a rule that tells Democrats that whenever they are caught doing something that is either illegal or unethical… or whenever party policies or favored programs result in unpleasant consequences for the American people… they should always begin by blaming Republicans. […]
In more than twelve years of writing a weekly essay on some of the most critical problems of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, I’ve never been short of subject matter and I’ve never been at a loss for words… until now. For more than two months I have tried to find a way to address […]