Timeless Voter Guide

Voter guides abound, but how many actually focus on the principles of the issues?  And how many are reusable year-after-year despite policy changes?  To expand on last week’s post, “To Vote or not to Vote?”, here is a timeless voter guide that will help you critically evaluate the upcoming local and statewide ballot initiatives.  While this timeless voter guide is … Read More

To Vote or not to Vote?

With state and local midterm elections next month, it seemed appropriate to address the issue of voting and its biggest misconception. Vote? We frequently see public service messages telling people to “get out and vote”.  It is not at all uncommon to hear radio talk show hosts tell us that the problems in our country are the result of voter … Read More

The Presidential Campaign: Side Show or Main Event?

By Mike Winther, President of Institute for Principle Studies The Presidential Campaign: Side Show or Main Event? In each four-year presidential cycle, much of America becomes completely enamored with the drama of the presidential election. We follow the media as they follow the presidential candidates—we become the paparazzi following the paparazzi. For many Americans, the presidential race is a hybridization … Read More

Could We be Campaigning our Way to Defeat?

An IPS Essay By Michael R. Winther, President of the Institute for Principle Studies Note to readers: While the following article is addressed specifically to the Tea Party movement, the principles discussed here are relevant to every organization and movement in support of a cause. Freedom Movement Manifesto: Could We be Campaigning our Way to Defeat? One of the most … Read More

The Freedom Movement Manifesto

The Freedom Movement Manifesto Note to Readers: While the following article is addressed specifically to the Tea Party movement, the principles discussed here are relevant to every organization and movement in support of a cause. One of the most frequently-asked political questions of our day is, “What will come of the Tea Party movement?” Both the left and the right seem … Read More

Why Conservatives and Christians Lose Elections

An IPS Commentary By Michael R. Winther, President of the Institute for Principle Studies Why Conservatives and Christians Lose Elections The 2006 elections are over. Conservatives, Christians, and those with traditional values won a few, but lost many, many more. There were many hotly contested races—races in which Christians and conservatives invested fortunes of time and money… but still lost. … Read More