The Rightward Journal is about conservative ideas. With terms liberty, freedom and values being both the catchphrases of the right and the bane of the left, The Rightward Journal is intended to bring focus to those ideas not as an abstraction but in tangible, day to day affects on the life of Americans.
Last month the 30th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s missile defense idea, the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), often then called “Star Wars,” passed by fairly quietly. He unveiled it in a relatively brief speech to the nation on March 23, 1983. It was loudly denounced then and for years by the Left as a supposed acceleration of the arms race and a “militarization of the heavens.” Continue reading →
America’s massive and well-funded environmental industry is always in need of new worlds to conquer, or at least to attack with broom and dustpan. But the irony behind the modern-day environmental movement in America is that the more successful the movement is, the more petty subsequent goals necessarily become. There is no other choice. The big environmental organizations have mouths to feed and rents to pay just like any other business. They’re not going to offer up an attaboy to the nation and close up shop just because America has reached a level of environmental purity that would have been impossible to imagine just 50 years ago. Continue reading →
Tennessee’s Sen. Bob Corker — one of a dozen Republicans invited to break bread with President Obama this week — emerged from the dinner Wednesday evening describing the atmosphere and discussion as “sincere and open.”
If, upon entering the war, you expect to win the first battle, failure is assured in your shortsightedness. War is won on the shoulders of both the battles that succeeded but more over, on the battles that were lost. Without the lost battles, you may have missed your opponents key weakness and the opportunity to understand your own.
This is a key understanding missed in today’s politics and clearly, within the Republican party and Conservative movement. Continue reading →
The ‘red pill’ and its opposite, ‘blue pill,‘ are pop culture terms that have become symbolic of the choice between blissful ignorance (blue) and embracing the sometimes-painful truth of reality (red). It’s time for America to take the red pill and wake up from the fog of apathy.