Kyle Scott

Raising the minimum wage will increase wages, but it won’t increase purchasing power, which means the standard of living for those making minimum wage will not increase. Those who trumpet raising the minimum wage as a way to...
The rapid economic development in Harris County has been something to behold. While residents, politicians and business leaders are actively praising the development, there have been a few things that we have yet addressed...
This post is a continuation of a series I began on Russell Kirk’s 10 principles of conservatism and how they can be incorporated into today’s political climate in hopes of stabilizing the Republican Party and putting it on a...
A statesman ought to be prudent as prudence is the fourth conservative principle provided by Russell Kirk. This is an area in which Edmund Burke and Plato agree as well; both place prudence as the first among the equal...
Since 2012 there has been soul searching among Republicans about what went wrong and how we can win back the Senate and the White House as well as win local elections. What has been lacking is a serious discussion about what...
Since the 2012 election, there has been quite a lot of talk about Harris County moving from Republican to Democrat. But anyone who is paying attention to this legislative session will see that the Republican legislators from...
James Madison wrote, "If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." But the enemy the government is now fighting isn't just a foreign one, it appears to be fighting its...
The controversial conservative scholar Charles Murray raised the question of whether a liberal arts education should be abandoned altogether except for those with the leisure and resources to engage in learning as a manner...
Five years ago Lone Star College System (LSCS) asked voters to pass a bond. This year they are doing it again and making the same promises they broke in 2008. The new bond issue, if passed, could drive the total debt load of...
Today is the National Day of Prayer and tomorrow is the opening day of the NRA Convention in Houston. Let me try to connect God and guns via Alexis de Tocqueville. Tocqueville wrote, “Liberty cannot be established...
U.S. vs. Darby Lumber Co. (1941) is one of the most destructive Supreme Court decisions ever handed down by the high court. Through this decision the Court gave near unlimited application of the Commerce Clause—thus...
“Conservatives are persuaded that private property and freedom are closely linked.” Kirk’s seventh principle of conservatism will not find many objections among conservatives. Private property ownership—and with it...
A federal system of government is often referred to as a laboratory for democracy. This reference holds because local governing bodies are allowed to vary in their policy decisions so that different policies can be tried out...
The first three principles of conservatism given by Russell Kirk are belief in an enduring moral order, adherence to custom, convention, and continuity, and belief in what may be called the principle of prescription—that is...
Anthony Weiner is fading in the polls, and for Democrats this is a good thing. Regardless of Mr. Weiner’s capacity to lead New York City as mayor, if the Democrats elect him to office, it will hurt them in other elections....
Governor Perry’s decision to not seek another term as governor allows for an opportunity to consider term limits. At the moment I am undecided on the matter for reasons I will explain below. But first, I think it is...
When confronting questions about the handling of Benghazi by the State Department, the Justice Department-AP scandal, and the IRS-Tea Party scandal, President Obama has said repeatedly he only became aware of the problems...
The myth that to succeed in life one needs a college degree has perhaps been the biggest myth bestowed upon a people since the idea that mortgage backed securities were a good investment.The argument that a college degree...
The Market Fairness Act just passed the Senate. The Act would give local entities the power to require retailers with sales of over one million dollars a year to collect state and local sales taxes for online purchases. The...
Don't let this opportunity pass you by. There are several political entities in Texas holding elections this May, some of which started early voting this week. This is everyone's chance to have a real impact on the future of...

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