Entries by Tim Bryce

Democrats Are Spinning A Real National Emergency

Is it unlawful? Is it unprecedented? No, and No. Because the Congress will not fund the southern wall, President Trump has no alternative but to declare a national emergency to obtain funding and continue construction efforts. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) claims such action is unprecedented. Senate Minority Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tweeted it would be […]

Time For A National Debate on Socialism

At the February 5th State of the Union address, President Trump threw down the gauntlet to Democrats by declaring,  “America was founded on liberty and independence, and not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.”  […]

Why We Have To Take Alexandria O’Casio-Cortez Seriously

Since she began running for Congress, most Republicans have considered Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as nothing more than a joke. Her gaffs when talking to the press have become legendary (see “Youth Will Have It’s…Oops!”). The fact she was elected and installed as the youngest member of the House of Representatives as a “Democrat-Socialist” should be […]

Pavlovian Politics

We have all seen people on both sides of the political aisle use catch phrases routinely in response to political topics, but it seems the Democrats have honed this skill to razor sharpness. For example, in her recent “60 Minutes” interview, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was asked by Anderson Cooper if she thought President Trump was a […]

NO SURPRISE HERE: Democrats Are Liberal

The Gallup organization has just published an on-going study on trends in political ideology, titled, “U.S. Still Leans Conservative, but Liberals Keep Recent Gains” (Jan 8th). Not surprising, conservatives continue to outnumber liberals by 35% to 26%. Nor is it a surprise that 76% of Republicans consider themselves conservative. The startling news here is, for the first […]

Push Button Grievances

I find it interesting how people tend to have knee-jerk reactions to certain things. It’s kind of like a Pavlovian response we turn to in certain situations, particularly as we get older. For example, years ago when I visited my grandparents in Buffalo, New York, my grandfather would automatically go into a tirade if he […]

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: Do We Really Have a Problem?

Earlier this week (Jan 2nd), Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was asked to give a border security briefing in the Situation Room of the White House to ranking Congressional leaders, both the House and the Senate. Just six seconds into her presentation, Sec. Nielsen was interrupted by Democrats who wanted […]

2018 Government Report Card

As 2018 comes to a close, I thought I would grade how our federal government did this past year, and ask if we truly got our money’s worth: 115th Congress – Grade=D – Blew it due to weak leadership; should have done much more. The Brett Kavanaugh hearing was an embarrassing political nightmare we didn’t […]

My Talk On Citizenship Redux

This is an updated version of a column I wrote some time ago. There’s a book recommendation at the end which would make a great holiday gift for a young person in High School or College. I was recently asked to give a lecture on “Citizenship” at a local Masonic Lodge. Drawing from a couple […]

Understanding Nationalism

I find the vilification of nationalism to be appalling. It is being depicted as some sort of Fascist, racist, unpatriotic institution. The reality is, nothing could be further from the truth. It is being characterized as such, because it doesn’t fit in with the progressive/socialist agenda, nor other global developments, such as climate change, immigration, […]