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Classic and contemporary works, essays, commentary and analysis in defense of free enterprise and private property domestically, as well as fair markets and America's sovereignty (to include avoiding permanent and entangling alliances) internationally under the United States Constitution.

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Too many oil, gas, coal, rare earth and other vital resources are still off limits~ President Trump has directed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review recent land withdrawals under the 1906 Antiquities Act, to determine whether some should be reversed or reduced in size. The review...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Proposed EPA budget cuts have activists in dither over wrong issues and imaginary problems~ (EPA POLICY & JOBS | Jun/7/14 Political Cartoons by Lisa Benson) President Trump’s proposal to reduce the Environmental Protection Agency’s $8.1-billion budget by $1.6 billion was cut to an $80-million trim in the omnibus spending...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Using junk science marches, ignorant professors, resistance and violence to drive public policy~ Recent science and climate marches demonstrated how misinformed, indoctrinated, politicized and anti-Trump these activists are – and how indifferent about condemning millions in industrialized nations and billions in developing countries to green energy poverty. Amid...
American Minute with Bill Federer James Monroe was born APRIL 28, 1758. Scottish Rev. William Douglas, an early tutor of Thomas Jefferson, taught in the home of James' father, Col. Spence Monroe. James then attended Campbellton Academy, run by Scottish Rev. Archibald Campbell of Washington Parish, with a fellow-classmate being John Marshall,...
~The changing face of the United States should be viewed as an opportunity~ By James E. Smith and Alex Hatch In 2015, the Bureau of Labor (BLS) Statistics released the results of a study dubbed the “National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979.”  This survey observed the employment habits of nearly ten...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~A week dedicated to topics that underscore impacts environmentalists don’t want to discuss~ April 22 was Earth Day, the March for Science and Lenin’s birthday (which many say is appropriate, since environmentalism is now green on the outside and red, anti-free enterprise on the inside). April 29 will...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Climate alarmists use faulty science and bald assertions to demand end to fossil fuels~ All too many alarmist climate scientists have received millions in taxpayer grants over the years, relied on computer models that do not reflect real-world observations, attacked and refused to debate scientists who disagree with...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~If this is the kind of housecleaning and swamp draining we’re going to get, we’re in real trouble~ Was it because there were too few senior Trump Administration officials in place to catch and stop it? Or because Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was new on...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Far-left ‘charitable’ foundations give millions to ‘conservative’ groups to drive climate agenda~ More and more conservatives are proclaiming the virtues of clean energy. At least that’s what some groups want you to believe. In reality, far-left “charitable” foundations have given pretend conservatives millions of dollars to advance a...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Coal ash scare stories are the latest tactic in their long war on coal-fueled electricity generation~   Coal-fired power plant scrubbers now remove 80-90 % of airborne particulate, mercury, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and other pollutants. But that means “fly ash” and noncombustible residues (what we used to call...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~FSB, Climate Cabal expand power and wealth, by targeting financial and insurance industries~ The $1.5-trillion Climate Crisis industry is not about to go quiet into that dark night, or to strut but an hour upon the stage, to then be heard no more. In these desperate times, it...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Renewable energy is defective solution in search of a problem, money and power~ The Greek philosopher Diogenes reportedly carried an oil lamp during the daytime, the better to help him find an honest man. People everywhere should join Congress and the Trump Administration in search of honest energy...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~It’s like formulating public safety policies using models based on dinosaur DNA from amber~ Things are never quiet on the climate front. After calling dangerous manmade climate change a hoax and vowing to withdraw the USA from the Paris agreement, President Trump has apparently removed language criticizing the Paris...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Absurd, impractical sustainability precepts are actually a prescription for government control~ As President Trump downgrades the relevance of Obama era climate change and anti-fossil fuel policies, many environmentalists are directing attention to “sustainable development.” Like “dangerous manmade climate change,” sustainability reflects poor understanding of basic energy, economic, resource extraction...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Collusive lawsuits helped control more US lands. Congress must repeal and replace the ESA.~ President Obama’s parting edicts betrayed Israel and commuted prison sentences for terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera and traitor Bradley/Chelsea Manning. Another abused the Antiquities Act yet again, by banning economic use on an additional 1.7...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Federal air quality rules must be based on science – not used to stifle energy and industry~ It’s called the Clean Air Act, but it was never intended to ensure pure, pristine air. Congress wanted America to have safe, healthy air, and regulations based on solid scientific and...
~This obsolete vestige of the New Deal should be dissolved~ By Eric Steinmann President-Elect Donald Trump is looking for bold actions to “drain the swamp” in Washington, DC and free America’s economy, so that it can once again become the global leader and innovator. A great place to start would be...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Continuing to focus on carbon dioxide as the driving force will just bring more bogus predictions~ These days, even shipwreck museums showcase evidence of climate change. After diving recently among Key West’s fabled ship-destroying barrier reefs, I immersed myself in exhibits from the Nuestra Senora de Atocha, the fabled...
THE AMERICANIST: U.S. CONSTITUTION, BRADFORD SMITH Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, March 01, 1963 The American society is founded on the idea of individual liberty. It is an abnormal society, for most of the social organizations of his­tory are of the authoritarian form in which a ruling class exploits the...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Europe gives Trump Administration excellent tutorials on how not to regulate pesticides~ With reform-minded folks in charge of the Executive and Legislative Branches, unelected, unaccountable, un-removable bureaucrats may soon be exerting far less power over our policies, regulations, lives and livelihoods. Energy and climate are high on the...