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President Trump Should Give NATO to the Europeans

NATO should be turned over to the Europeans, allowing them to handle their defense as they desire. This would not mean cutting relations. But it does mean Washington should stop subsidizing its wealthier cousins when the latter don’t feel like paying for their own defense.

Have A Phil Crane Christmas

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
During Rep. Phil Crane’s post-Army career in advertising, where he learned and honed the skills that would help him sell conservatism as a Member of Congress and chairman of the American Conservative Union, Phil Crane wrote a then-popular Christmas song, “Little Sandy Sleighfoot.”

Christmas with the Presidents, from Washington to Reagan

Lee Edwards, CNS News

Christmas is a time to remember the ancient proverb, “It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” And this year, it is a prime opportunity to give thanks for a “tree of candles”—the White House Christmas tree—and what it has meant to Americans through the years.

When Democrats Wanted Moscow’s Political Assistance

Democrats were not always so sensitive about Moscow’s involvement in American elections. In 1983 Democrats were down on their luck. So what to do? According to a memo from KGB head Viktor Chebrikov what Democratic Senators Ted Kennedy and John Tunney did was call upon on the Soviet Union for assistance in defeating President Reagan.

Trump’s Administration Is More Conservative Than Reagan’s

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
In my 55-years of involvement in the conservative movement at the national level, there’s never been a time when conservatives occupied more positions of influence and power than they do today – and that includes the election of Ronald Reagan and during the Reagan transition.

The Moral Case For Trump's "America First" Agenda

Memo to the rest of the planet: Stop panicking over the victory of Donald Trump.  His “America First” agenda is not about abandoning the free world.  If anything, it is about saving the free world—from itself.

A Trump Strategy to Neuter HUD's Attacks on Local Rule

During his campaign, Donald Trump talked about “draining the swamp.” Much of the swamp is in the federal agencies, such as the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and their penchant for sub rosa regulation.

Will Reince Priebus Undermine Trump’s Revolution As James Baker Did Reagan’s?

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

Forewarned is forearmed. When President-elect Ronald Reagan chose establishment Republican James Baker III as his White House Chief of Staff, he nearly killed the Reagan Revolution by bringing a Fifth Column of establishment opponents of his policies into his White House.

A Reagan Game Changing Idea For Trump

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
A Trump victory is in sight, but not assured. Trump needs a bold, game changing closing strategy to take charge of the conversation, bypass the establishment media filter and close the deal with America’s long suffering country class voters.

Viguerie: Pence evokes memories of Reagan

Greg Corombos, WND.com

“Among other losers [on Tuesday] night were people named Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan,” Viguerie said. “If the ticket were to lose in 2016, and I don’t think they will, I think Mike Pence is going to be the favorite going forward. Win or lose, we’ll see Mike Pence accept the mantle as being the leader of the conservative movement.”

Is It Too Late To Replace Donald Trump With Mike Pence?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Last night Mike Pence laid claim to be the clear and obvious heir to Ronald Reagan with nobody in second place.

My Eulogy of Phyllis Schlafly

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
I was honored to be asked to be one of those who eulogized Phyllis Schlafly this past Saturday, along with Congressman Steve King of Iowa, Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas, Congressman Todd Akin of Missouri, founder and chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition Ralph Reed, and several of Phyllis’ family members. General and Mrs. John Singlaub were also in attendance.

Tax Cuts, King Dollar & Growth: From JFK, To Reagan, To Trump

Larry Kudlow, Daily Caller

JFK and Reagan’s growth model included tax cuts and a steady dollar. Trump has taken a gigantic step toward restoring prosperity with his tax-cut-centered fiscal policy. Hopefully he will soon turn to a sound-dollar policy to bolster the growth impact of lower tax rates and regulations.

What’s More Depressing: Hillary’s Campaign Or The Thought Of Her As President?

The vision of the future offered by Mrs. Clinton is more like one of the more depressing chapters in Ayn Rand’s classic novel Atlas Shrugged than “Morning in America.” But what's even more depressing is that when Donald Trump and his supporters are correct about the threats facing our country, the establishment media is so obsessed with defeating Trump that they attack him or claim he is jumping to conclusions when he is right.

How Phyllis Schlafly Saved The Conservative Movement

By Richard Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
No matter how bad things looked on Capitol Hill during the 1970s, hope and encouragement came from Phyllis Schlafly and her legions of women who defeated the ERA state-by-state and in so doing showed conservatives what effective political organizing and bare-knuckle politics could accomplish when it was separated from the drag of the Republican establishment.

The New Puritans vs. Trump's Revolutionary Conservatives

The 2016 presidential election has pitted the Revolutionary Conservatives inspired by Phyllis Schlafly's "A Choice Not An Echo" against individuals inspired by 19th century preacher Charles H. Spurgeon, until the rift is healed conservatism is in danger of becoming politically irrelevant.

Viguerie: Trump Campaign as Exciting Now as Reagan's in 1980

"If you look at Donald Trump's campaign now . . . These are charter members of the conservative movement. It's very exciting. I haven't seen anything like this since the 1980 Reagan campaign against [Jimmy] Carter."

Trump Beginning To Meet Viguerie’s Foolproof Test

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
“Who you walk with tells me a lot about who you are” is an aphorism that I have long applied as a foolproof test of whether a candidate or elected official is going to govern as a conservative. This might be seen as a companion or corollary to another one of my favorite rules of politics – personnel is policy.

Trump in Detroit: I want to keep jobs and wealth in America.

Donald Trump’s message is the same kind of reassurance Reagan delivered to entrepreneurs and business builders who look at today’s Clinton-led war on success and job creation and see one of the more depressing chapters of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged playing out in real time.

The Man Who Could Have Changed History, Senator Bill Armstrong, Passes Away

For many movement conservatives the leading conservative candidate for Vice President in 1980 was Senator Bill Armstrong. However, feeling the need to unite the GOP, Ronald Reagan ultimately chose George H.W. Bush as his running mate, and the rest – including the failed presidencies of George H.W Bush and George W. Bush – is history.