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I am a criminal

I am a criminal

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by R. Lee Wrights   Yes, that’s right. I, R. Lee Wrights, being of sound mind and aging body, do solemnly acclaim and justly affirm that I am a criminal. And, if I do my job correctly, by the time you finish reading this you will realize that you are…

Keeping my oath

Keeping my oath

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by R. Lee Wrights   Despite what you may think, I am not much of a “joiner.” Unfortunately, I have learned through experience that joining clubs or organizations, and then becoming involved in the mechanics of operating the organization, leads mostly to aggravation and frustration. It is simply too hard,…

Make Newtown the last town

Make Newtown the last town

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by R. Lee Wrights “Americans have the right and advantage of being armed – unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” – James Madison Beware the person who says to you, “You don’t need a gun.” That kind of person will…

Why do ‘they’ hate ‘us’?

Why do ‘they’ hate ‘us’?

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by R. Lee Wrights   More than a decade ago now, Americans were left dumbfounded as they watched two of the tallest structures on the face of the planet crumble into a smoking mountain of rubble, the result of the most devastating terrorist attack ever concocted by man. It was…

Who are the real spoilers?

Who are the real spoilers?

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by R. Lee Wrights   “The essence of government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” -James Madison Now that campaigns for office have come to a close, the political parties start an assessment process that follows every election.…

Why I’m voting for Gary Johnson

Why I’m voting for Gary Johnson

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by R. Lee Wrights   “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” – John Quincy Adams Your vote is the most important, the most critical, the most precious gift you can give anyone running for…

Support our troops. Bring them all home now

Support our troops. Bring them all home now

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by R. Lee Wrights Samuel Johnson said, “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” H.L. Mencken expanded that definition when he said, “Patriotism, in truth, is the great nursery of scoundrels … Its chief glories are the demagogue, the military bully, and the spreaders of libels and false history.”…

No shots were fired

No shots were fired

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by R. Lee Wrights   Here’s a news story you’ll rarely read in your local newspaper: YOUR HOMETOWN (Today) – A masked man armed with a rifle entered a local school today, but left quickly when one of the teachers produced a revolver and ordered him to leave. No one…

Don’t be afraid to be who you were meant to be

Don’t be afraid to be who you were meant to be

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by R. Lee Wrights   When I was young and just starting out in political life, I believe I went through the same terrible experience Ron Paul supporters just went through in Tampa. Part of my political awakening was learning that the views I held, the belief in individual rights…

US Constitution Day Resolution – 2012

US Constitution Day Resolution – 2012

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by R. Lee Wrights   “Every word of a constitution is the difference between power and freedom.” – James Madison Taking a break from the campaign season, let me offer an idea for consideration by local Libertarian Party affiliates. I offer this as something that has been successfully used by…
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