Author Archives: Blake Ashby

Why unions are important for our country

Governor-elect Greitens, I know Right to Work was one of your issues. But Unions are a key part of the compromise our nation made to insure that all Americans enjoy the benefits of our capitalists system. Unions have been critical … Continue reading

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Tips for talking to your daughter’s social justice boyfriend

Yes, I know you are all looking forward to talking with your daughter’s social justice boyfriend over the holidays.  Video HERE

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Notes for talking with your Uncle about Obama Care this Thanksgiving

I know many of my liberal friends are looking forward to talking to that one Uncle that you know is going to bring up the election. At some point he might get around to Obama Care. As a public service, … Continue reading

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Did Republicans only allow Obama to be 3/5th of a President?

African Americans have a right to be bitter about the Obama Presidency. Mitch McConnell and the Republican Leadership did everything possible to make the President fail, to only allow him to be 3/5ths of a President. It’s hard to view … Continue reading

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Republican healthcare proposal includes socializing the costs of the irresponsible

Few things will be funnier over the next several years than watching the Republican Party deal with healthcare. Why? Because Obama Care borrowed from the best of right wing ideas. The only thing left for Republicans is to force the … Continue reading

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Protesting Trump isn’t Democracy in Action

Here in Ferguson protesters used to chant “This is what Democracy looks like”. No it’s not. Shouting down residents at a city council meeting isn’t democracy, and neither is disrupting a Trump rally. It’s become some strange form of narcism … Continue reading

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The Republic will stand, it’s going to be okay

It’s going to be okay. The most important thing to remember is that Donald Trump HATES to lose, and he knows that if he does a bad job he will lose in four years. He knows he won’t be running … Continue reading

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This Ferguson Republican is voting for Clinton

I’ve avoided talking about politics over the last six months or so, because well, I’m a Republican that is going to vote for Clinton and a lot of the people I know are voting for Trump. I just can’t do … Continue reading

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We need to stop accusing the police of murder

Published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch 08/02/16 Last week, the Baltimore prosecutor’s office ended its efforts to convict six police officers for the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore resident who died last year as a result of spinal injuries … Continue reading

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Are economic gains for African Americans being undermined by the social justice movement’s fascination with socialism?

I had the strangest conversation recently. I was at the rally/protest for the new Ferguson Police Chief, talking with one of the social justice protesters. She insisted that socialism was the answer for the United States. Afterwards I couldn’t help … Continue reading

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