Arthur Christopher Schaper


Arthur Christopher Schaper is a teacher-turned-writer on topics both timeless and timely; political, cultural, and eternal. A life-long Southern California resident, Arthur currently lives in Torrance.Twitter -- @ArthurCSchaper Facebookaschaper1.blogspot.com asheisministries.blogspot.com

Most Recent Articles by Arthur Christopher Schaper:

llegal Alien Dreams Deferred

Dec 24, 2017 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

llegal Alien Dreams Deferred
President Trump and the Republican Congress are finally acting like the leaders in Washington DC. What did it take for them to kick their majority into gear? Losing a sure-win Senate seat in deep red Alabama. Hate to say it, but God indeed worked in mysterious ways. Judge Roy Moore’s untimely loss has turned into the conservative grassroots’ long-term gain. Not that I wanted him to lose, but now McConnell knows that his time to resign is near. If he doesn’t deliver real MAGA results, then he can forget his cushy retirement in a lobbying firm.

He and the rest of the Republican Congress actually worked to get tax reform passed, and Speaker Paul Ryan confirmed the major reforms, with the repeal of the odious individual mandate in Obamacare. Another key win for the conservative grassroots with tax reform and the following spending bills? The GOP leaders have blocked an DACA provisions in the latest continuing resolution to fund the government through January. By then, Al Franken-groper will be gone for good, and Doug Jones will be seated. Jones will vote a very centrist line in the US Senate, further outraging the Democratic Party and emboldening Republican chances in November 2018. I tell you what, Mitch. You kill any discussions of amnesty, you stop any floor vote on a DACA Fix, you get the RAISE Act to the President’s desk, and I will say “All is forgiven.”


Election 2018: Blue Wave Rising or Falling?

Nov 25, 2017 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Election 2018: Blue Wave Rising or Falling?
Ann Coulter had every right to berate the state of Virginia, then analyze what turned the Old Dominion a deeper shade of blue. Breitbart published an article about the Democratic scheme to turn Virginia blue, which had already happened in California. The biggest reason that these once ruby-red bastions have turned Democratic is illegal immigration. Still, I think Virginia has a chance to come back to the red-state fold. After all, the voters threw out House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in an unparalleled primary vote in 2014. The intense media coverage of all the illegal alien minors swarming along the southern border exposed to everybody that all the talk about amnesty and pathways to citizenship for young illegals was inducing more illegals to come to the border.


US Senator John McCain is proof positive that we need to repeal the 17th Amendment

Nov 21, 2017 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

US Senator John McCain is proof positive that we need to repeal the 17th Amendment
The new class of United States Senators like John McCain, the ones taking on the Swamp in the Republican Party, want to put an end to the Third House, the special interests, the K and J Street lobbies which put their individual, perverse interests at the direct expense of the American citizenry.

As a reminder, here is the text of the 17th Amendment:


Shame on Cut-And-Run Conservatives—Stand With Judge Roy

Nov 16, 2017 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Shame on Cut-And-Run Conservatives--Stand With Judge Roy
Rising accusations of sexual assault, abuse, and child molestation are (thankfully) bringing creepy Hollywood to its knees. We should rejoice, since these stories have been documented and released to the public at great length. But do we automatically stand by our men or our team when someone issues allegations against people whom we have trusted or look up to? Ben Shapiro has warned conservatives about partisan responses to allegations of sexual abuse. I agree.

Judge Roy Moore has been rocked, targeted with serious allegations of sexual abuse, including with minors. Are these accusations true? Will they sink his campaign? Sexual misconduct is wrong, whether the criminal is a Democrat or a Republican, and anyone who commits such terrible acts should not be in public office. When former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was exposed as a child molester who was bribing his victims with hush money, I joined with Republicans around the country denouncing him.


America is Going to Be Conservative for a Long Time: Five Reasons Why

Oct 31, 2017 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

America is Going to Be Conservative for a Long Time: Five Reasons Why
I recently discovered an article by author Daniel Lang, an incredible piece brimming with optimism for us conservatives. This quote in his article sums up his argument: “I think that the political landscape in America is going to be drifting towards conservatism for the next 20-40 years.”

Do his hopes for an American conservative ascendancy seem ideal or quixotic?


Let’s Have a Conversation about Gun Laws … to Expand the Second Amendment

Oct 5, 2017 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

For the past two months, I have encountered Brown Supremacist bigots and single-payer cult militants. They claim to have a discussion about these contentious issues, but invariably they incite arguments with name-calling, brow-beating, and shame-placing. Then they get angry when I call them out on their hateful tactics. Their retort? “You don’t want to have a conversation!” For the Left, there is no interest in discussion. They have neither the skill set nor the knowledge base for any meaningful conversation. Look no further than their social justice warrior godfather Saul Alinsky. His televised “debate” with William F. Buckley turned into shoddy attempts to focus on host’s mannerisms, habits, and motives.

 


Hugh Hefner: I’m Glad He’s Dead

Sep 29, 2017 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Is that a mean headline? Deal with it. Those were the words coursing through my mind when I learned the Crown Prince peddler of smut had passed away.  Well, more specifically, I thought of that one scene in the 1989 version of Batman. Jack Nicholson as the maniacal Joker has a board-room sit-down with the other Gotham crime bosses. The well-dressed boss at the other end of the table mocks him with “What’s with that stupid grin?” After he rejects the Joker’s schemes for a citywide takeover, the Joker grabs his hands with a nuclear buzzer and roasts the guy. After clearing the board room, the Joker mocks his charred criminal competitor with: “I’m glad you’re dead!”


Professional Sports Take a Knee and Take a Dive

Sep 24, 2017 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Last week, I was getting my car tuned for a long road trip.

The car shop owner told his buddies how fed up he was with the politicking that has taken over the NFL. “I just want to watch the game. I don’t want to hear the politics. I want to see them play.”

Exactly, and that’s about as political as most Americans want to get.


WINNING!: The “Dreamers” Become the Democratic Party’s Nightmare

Sep 21, 2017 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

During the past week, I pressed through the upset over the purported reports that Donald Trump was bending, weaving, contorting, caving (whatever) on amnesty. Was he going to strike a deal with the Democrats to get border security, then grant legal status to illegals fleeing the shadows of Obama’s DACA? Based on Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s latest headache—angry DREAMers hijacking her press conference on immigration—I am convinced that Trump played the Democrats like a mariachi band from hell—again.


The Big Business/Amnesty RINO Parade Must Be Purged from the Republican Party. How?

Aug 6, 2017 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

On at least one point Bernie-crats and conservative Republicans agree: corporations should not get hand-outs, bail-outs, or easy outs from their bad decisions. Big Business should not have the right to push laws and regulations which help them get rich, but impoverish poor and working Americans. Nor should the government assist with hollowing out suburbs and manufacturing towns through immigration abuses. It is wrong for the state to be taken over by crony interests out to line their pockets with our money at our expense. President Trump is taking on the Big Business interests with renewed vigor.


Country Club vs. Counter-Culture Republicans

Aug 6, 2017 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

 

This quote says it all.

Why the fight among Republicans has become contentious, and how the GOP Establishment, the country club set which doesn’t sweat and never worked outside of a gated community, has been calling many of the shots for the last 16 years.


Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Coming or Going?

Jul 26, 2017 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Ever since his confirmation as United States Attorney General, I have taunted wayward politicians and sanctuary cities in California: “Jeff Sessions is coming!” Some of my opponents have retorted that Sessions is about to be fired. I say “He’s on fire.”

But with the latest twitter and interview storm from President Trump, I am not sure what to think.

Is it time for Sessions to go?


It Takes a Family—There is No Fiscal Conservatism Without Social Conservatism

Jul 25, 2017 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

The movement among Blue State Republicans is to abandon social issues, or cultural concerns. They are too divisive, and make it more difficult for conservatives to appeal to the “young generation”, since most people are more progressive.

Right? Then again, since when has expanding abortion or welcoming the destruction of marriage and family ever counted as progressive?

So, should we give up on “social conservatism”?


The Grassroots: Making We the People Great Again

Jul 16, 2017 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Voters, pundits, political wonks are in many cases convinced that the ordinary guy on the street cannot fight city hall.

Just as an FYI, yes you can!

Check out what happened when pro-enforcement activists raise their voices against the corrupt Huntington Park City Council—the same city council which had appointed two illegal aliens to city commissions two years ago:


Mr. President, Keep Tweeting—Happy Fourth of July, Everyone!

Jul 4, 2017 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

A neighbor came up to me yesterday morning

What do you think of President Trump’s Tweets?” He asked me.

I told him I think they are great.

He is going around the media, relating his story, his narrative without the spin of the corrupt liberal press.

And we know that they are corrupt.


Intellectuals are a fairly modern invention for our society

May 27, 2017 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

One study I read labeled the prophets in the Old Testament one type of intellectual. I disagree, since they operated as revelators to a nation which had rejected the laws of God and rejected His precepts. The philosophers of Ancient Greece and Rome fall into this “intellectual” category more accurately, since they praised their reasoning, research, and logo ahead of revelation and physical effort

The common denominator among them? They were spectacularly wrong on a number of issues, whether in science or sociology


Election 2016: Trump Trumped Romney in Deep Blue California Cities: Why?

May 18, 2017 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

The Sacramento Bee did their exhaustive study on how well Donald Trump did in all California cities compared to Mitt Romney in 2012.

Trump did worse than Romney in a larger number of otherwise strongly Republican areas.

But in the most unlikely cities, Trump actually exceeded Romney.

Let’s start with the first city of note, in part because I had attended a town hall in that city last weekend: Inglewood.

Inglewood California is a decent microcosm of the political cancer that is eating out California. The city was a wellspring of growth and development. Barry Goldwater actually won Inglewood, even though he lost the rest of the state and 46 others.


Trump’s Delay on DACA Repeal: Three Possible Reasons Why

May 11, 2017 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

President Trump declared that he would repeal the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals Executive Order within days if not on the first day of his presidency.

He has not done it ... yet.

At first, I was extremely upset, and very concerned. Was Trump reneging on a key campaign promise? Was he losing his nerve? Has he stopped listening to the populist conservatism of his inner circle and started listening to the liberal New England family members?

Today, I am not worried about this DACA delay. I do not believe that Trump has lost his nerve. I also agree that he does have a heart, but that does not mean he won’t enforce our immigration laws. Nor does it mean that he won’t do anything to end this DREAMer con artist shell game.


Insufferable: John Kasich Running for President in 2020?

May 1, 2017 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

John Kasich.

As Presidential contender, all he wanted to do was make nice and preach hollow niceties all while abandoning conservative principles and pushing a smarmy liberalism that taxes us into oblivion and forcing higher spending. As governor of Ohio, he signed off on conservative reforms, but only because of a hard-core, supermajority Republican legislature.

And it looks as if he wants to run for President .... again. Give me a break.


Syria: The Middle East’s Blazing Tire Yard

Apr 10, 2017 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Ever seen a tire fire?

They are a lingering yet cancerous domestic disaster. The rubber lasts for ages, keeping the fire alive far longer than any other substance. Tire fires threaten the quality of life—and life itself. The smoke from a pile of blazing tires can last for months. The haze pollutes the air, damages commerce, and endangers surrounding communities.
And lots of water won’t put them out right away.

In Southern California, we get heat and smoke advisories because of periodic inland fires.  At least this year, Governor Brown declared that emergency drought conditions are ending. There’s so much water in California now, even Los Angeles County does not register with drought conditions.