Category Archives: Commentary

Peter Hannaford passed away at 82

Peter Hannaford was a lifetime Reaganite and was one of Ronald Reagan’s favorite speechwriters, along with Ken Khachigian. He was a writer, an author, a Navy vet, a loving husband to Irene for many years and a devoted father and Christian. He was a good and great friend, with a marvelous sense of humor and unshakable principles.

Peter will be missed. Godspeed Peter Hannaford.

Supreme Court as an Afterthought

On this day of remarkable human history, it is important the remember that the Framers only added the Supreme Court as an afterthought.

Even then, Benjamin Franklin was deeply concerned about granting too much power to nine specious individuals beyond the reach of the citizenry.

Jeb Bush is wrong

Jeb and 41

Bush 41 broke his pledge and raised taxes rather than letting Gramm-Rudman automatically cut federal spending. Faced with a choice between smaller govt and larger govt, Bush 41 chose the latter.

Jeb Bush is wrong. There will no downward path in the deficit when his father was president. All he succeeded in doing was driving America into a recession with his huge tax increase.

If Bush 41 won 1992 reelection, we never would have had the Gingrich revolution of 1994 and conservatism is better off for Bush losing in 92 and Gingrich winning in 94.

Sarah Brady, RIP.

Sarah Brady, widow of wounded Reagan press secretary, dies

Published: Friday, April 3, 2015, 6:28 PM

Sarah Brady, the widow of Reagan White House Press Secretary James Brady, died Friday of pneumonia, according to her family. She was 73.

Brady was a prominent gun control advocate after her husband was shot during an assassination attempt on then-President Reagan in 1981.

“Sarah courageously stepped up after Jim was shot to prevent others from enduring what our family has gone through, and her work has saved countless lives,” the family’s statement read.

James Brady died last August at age 73 of complication from his wounds. His death was ruled a homicide by the Virginia medical examiner’s office.

Both Sarah and James Brady were known as tireless advocates for gun control laws and the pair fought for years for passage of legislation that in 1993 ushered in background checks for handguns bought from licensed dealers.

The bill was known as the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention act.

Sarah Brady joined the lobbying group, the National Council to Control Handguns in the 1980s. The group was renamed the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence in 2001.

“Our nation has lost a great hero, and I have lost a dear friend,” Brady Campaign President Dan Gross said in a statement. “I am certain that she would want nothing more than to know we are carrying on her and Jim’s legacy with the same fiery compassion and dedication that made her so remarkable.”