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

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The Weekly Standard Lost its Standards

Jan 2, 2019 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

The Weekly Standard Lost its Standards
The Weekly Standard, the neocon conservative periodical that went all kind of anti-Trump crazy, has closed up shop for good.

The rumors had circulated for at least a week, and then Bill Kristol had to drop the news:

Election 2018: Mob Rule or the Rule of Law?

Oct 23, 2018 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Election 2018: Mob Rule or the Rule of Law?
From Congresswoman Maxine Waters to minority leader Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Party’s Election 2018 game plan is “Annihilate. Destroy. KILL! KILL! KILL!” The rant comes from the warmongering general in the sci-fi spoof “Mars Attacks!” But you get the idea. The Democratic Party has embraced the mob mentality.

The Democratic Party minions among the media and the marauding masses are propping up this call to action. After President Trump announced his rescission of the unconstitutional DACA program, “United We Dream” hordes of paid Nightmare Kids invaded the United States Congress. They took over the US Senate cafeteria. They invaded legislators’ offices. The press played it up as good old-fashioned lobbying. The DACA Nightmares were lying on the floor of the US Senate Majority Leader’s Office. Many times, they resorted to jumping up and down throwing a temper tantrum. Police officers grew accustomed to making en masse arrests along the Washington Mall and throughout the US Capitol.

After Obama’s Sad California Rally, Democrats Should Prepare for a Bad November

Sep 11, 2018 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Obama in California
The Democratic Party is banking on a blue wave for Election 2018. A few high-profile special elections have gone to Democrats, especially in red areas like Southern Pennsylvania and Alabama. Legislative seats throughout the country in historically red areas have gone blue as well. However, special elections differ significantly from normal primary and even general election turnouts. Republicans won a House seat in Hawaii during a special election in 2010. Republicans took back the house in the 2010 Tea Party Wave, but Democrats won their seat back.

For Election 2018, Democrats cannot expect significant gains. Trump has delivered on many promises, and the Democrats have overextended their vitriol. The media can’t cover for their craziness anymore. In fact, they seem more worried than excited about their prospects. Enough that former President Barack Obama paid a visit to Orange County, California to rally for seven House candidates. They are targeting five incumbents and competing for two open seats. Why bring out the big guns when your chances are looking so good? Roll Call even indicated House races in five states, including California, will determine who controls the House next year. But here comes Barry, anyway.

The McCain Funeral Procession, Disgraced By the Media and Political Class

Sep 3, 2018 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

The McCain Funeral Procession, Disgraced By the Media and Political Class
What is a eulogy? Strictly speaking, it’s “a speech or piece of writing that praises someone, typically someone who has just died.” The root of the word is “eulogia” from the Greek, which means “a good speech” or “to speak well of.” More specifically, it’s a funeral speech delivered in memory of the deceased. One would expect to hear a lively testimony in contrast to the dead lying in casket or bier before the living. The purpose of the speech is to restore to life, to bring greater meaning to a life which has departed.

Social Media Mob Defames Innocent Trump Supporter

Jul 3, 2018 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Rosalyn La LiberteRosalyn La Liberte of the West Valley region in Los Angeles, California is a typical Trump supporter.

Boasting a diverse heritage (she is Jewish, born in Indonesia, raised in Inglewood, where she lived and thrived among many peers of different backgrounds), Rosalyn is a thriving businesswoman and a proud Trump supporter. She loves her country and wants to ensure to that America in not only great for her and her family, but for future generations.

A mother and grandmother, Roslyn is invested in her beliefs, and she is not afraid to defend this great country and the values on which it is founded.

Keeping American Families Together: LA County for Trump Counter-Protests

Jul 1, 2018 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Keeping American Families Together: LA County for Trump Counter-Protests
“Families Belong Together” is just another iteration of the George Soros, anti-American, anti-liberty Left looking for any excuse to shut down reasonable debate and destroy the United States from within. This protest culture is alive and well in the Los Angeles, just like across the rest of the country.

It’s amazing to me the lengths that left-wing groups like will go to in order to stop President Trump’s agenda and get everyone riled up to take down everything that is good about the United States.

US Senator Mike Lee: The Best Pick to Replace Anthony Kennedy on SCOTUS

Jun 30, 2018 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

US Senator Mike Lee: The Best Pick to Replace Anthony Kennedy on SCOTUSSupreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, the swing vote who would sway the court rulings pretty much any way he wanted, has announced his retirement. His departure has sparked incredible (wonderful!) panic from the left, and great elation from the right. But his retirement was long expected. Rumors swirled online and in print last year that he would step down after Justice Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation. Some reports even suggested that Gorsuch helped cement Kennedy’s decision to retire sooner rather than later because of their strong friendship, which began when Gorsuch clerked for Kennedy in the 1990s.

Despite his liberal rulings on abortion and marriage (his most charitable supporters consider him libertarian), Kennedy was a longtime ally with the conservative wing of the United States Supreme Court, especially during his last term on the court. He has accomplished so much good under the Trump Administration. He sided with public sector workers to stop the legal theft of their wages when they choose not to join a union. He supported the president’s constitutional travel ban against rogue nations. He also stood with freedom of speech, striking down an abortive law which would have required pregnancy centers to inform their clients of abortion options.

The Plight of Our Border Patrol, Beyond Media Posturing and Politicking

Jun 29, 2018 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

The Plight of Our Border Patrol, Beyond Media Posturing and Politicking
Protecting the homeland is the highest priority for our government, and the protectors of our homeland, the border patrol agents, deserve the highest respect. However, while the media plays up the pain and suffering of illegal alien parents placing their children in harm’s way to break into the United States, the public hears very little about what our border law enforcement must face. This week, I received a video from ABC News. Elizabeth Russo shared the following report with David Muir as news anchor. The segment, billed an “ABC Exclusive”, included one of their on-location reporters at McAllen, Texas as he followed along with a border patrol agent. Afterwards, he interviewed a Border Commissioner.

Ammon Bundy, the Abusive Federal Government, and the Fight for Our Rights

Jun 23, 2018 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Ammon Bundy, the Abusive Federal Government, and the Fight for Our Rights
Last month, the Siskiyou County (one of the northernmost in the state of California) Republican Women Federated and Yreka Tea Party invited me a second time to their wonderful State of Jefferson. The people there really care about our country and the state of California, but most importantly they will stop at nothing to protect their rights.

They wanted me to hear Ammon Bundy, their featured guest speaker for May, 2018. I was privileged to meet him, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Clive Bundy. The Bundy family went national—even international—because they stood up to the overbearing federal government, particularly under the oppressive Obama Administration. For my report on the Bundy Family’ victory against the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada, click here. Ammon Bundy has not relented in taking on the federal government’s overreach, especially against farmers and ranchers. Here’s the entire video of Ammon’s speech to the GOP Women Federated Group.

The Rodman Factor: Trump’s Historic Meeting with North Korea

Jun 15, 2018 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

The Rodman Factor: Trump’s Historic Meeting with North Korea
After the Singapore summit between President Trump and North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un, CNN news (?) anchor Chris Cuomo interviewed Dennis Rodman. Rodman had served as a de facto private citizen-ambassador to North Korea five times. He developed a friendship with the brutal Stalinist dictator, and that day he saw his efforts finally bearing out a slow but steady détente. The celebrity sensation, both on and off the basketball court, was sporting a MAGA hat, and was the ideal draw for a network which can’t even make into the Top 25 ratings.

Fighting Voter Fraud: California, Ohio, Virginia

Jun 12, 2018 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Fighting Voter Fraud: California, Ohio, Virginia
In the state of California, we have a voter fraud problem. Of course, the Democratic Party, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Congressman Elijah Cummings play the race card every time someone talks about ending voter fraud and voter registration incompetence.

But the voter fraud problem in California is massive and unmistakable.

Another Strange Endorsement, or Trump vs. Trumpism in California

May 20, 2018 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Another Strange Endorsement, or Trump vs. Trumpism in California
A brief direct message on Twitter gave me the grave news I feared the most: President Trump endorsed John Cox, a Chicago-born businessman who carpet-bagged to California five years ago, for Governor of California.

I am stunned, and it made me sick to my stomach. Full disclosure: I support Assemblyman Travis Allen for governor, the candidate who has been outspoken about his support for Trump and his agenda from the beginning.

But the bigger issue comes to the following questions:

“Dragon Energy” Kanye Goes MAGA: Democrats Don’t Care About Black People

May 1, 2018 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Dragon Energy Kanye Goes MAGA: Democrats Don't Care About Black People
I haven’t been a fan of Kanye West. I don’t really care for rap. I didn’t like the Rolling Stone cover which had featured him as some new aberration of Christ Jesus, either. Pretty arrogant stuff. He unfairly criticized President George W. Bush in off-hand, uninformed remarks following Hurricane Katrina’s massive devastation in New Orleans: “President Bush doesn’t care about black people.” Those statements were unfair, to say the least.

A decade later, Kanye West went public wearing a MAGA hat last week, signed by President Trump. On his Twitter feed, he commented: “You don’t have to agree with [T]rump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.”

Our Constitution Matters: The Case for Federal Troops in California

Apr 14, 2018 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

California has turned into a rogue state
San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob declared that California has turned into a rogue state. The main issue of contention rests on California’s “Sanctuary State” law. Also known as SB 54, the law prohibits local and state law enforcement from communicating with ICE. Cities are prevented from acting on ICE detainers. California’s Attorney General has threatened private firms with prosecution if they cooperate with ICE and comply with federal law. Legislation has granted state executives broad power to investigate federal ICE detention centers.

California is Still Very Much America

Apr 1, 2018 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

California is Still Very Much America
When I spoke at the Patriot Movement Arizona rally in early March, I heard a lot of people say “Make California America Again.” A former Navy seal who later ran for Congress made the same joke to me when he was out of state. “I’m not in California right now. I’m in America.”

Those comments really incensed me, though. Four and a half million Californians voted for Trump in 2016. Even though the state legislature has gone full-tilt communist, Californians up and down the state are rising up against the state legislature, which has become destructive to the ends for which governments are instituted among men. The media won’t cover these restorative trends emerging throughout the state, so here goes. Entire counties in North State (Siskiyou, Tehama, Shasta, and El Dorado) have resolutely refused to comply with California’s sanctuary state insanity. Kern County has also joined that list.

Political Reforms to Reject, and Political Reforms to Consider

Feb 28, 2018 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Political Reforms to Reject, and Political Reforms to Consider
There is a populist uprising against the political class in Washington DC. That’s a good thing, in that our power should belong to the federal government, which can decide what they want to do with us.

Our power needs to be restored, and the clear delineation of enumerated powers must be reasserted.

However, one reform suggested by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle will not help our problems in Washington DC.

MAGA vs. DACA: How Trump Supporters Trumped Jimmy Kimmel on Late Night TV

Feb 12, 2018 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

MAGA vs. DACA: How Trump Supporters Trumped Jimmy Kimmel on Late Night TV
Earlier this month, Jimmy Kimmel, the late-night talk show host with a terminal case of Trump Derangement Syndrome, wanted to host a segment with voters who oppose DACA. To find willing guests, ABC Casting had reached out to me and fellow Trump supporters to appear on the show. At first, I was reluctant. Kimmel uses every shame-inducing prop imaginable to attack President Trump in particular and conservatives in general. I reached out to friend and fellow activist, Robin Hvidston, director of We the People Rising, for advice. She encouraged me to go with her and four others: Chanell Temple, Wes Parker, Lorie Masonas, and Celeste Grieg. All of us know each in other conservative circles throughout Southern California.

On the recording date, we signed in and passed through security screenings. Immediately I noticed along the entry corridor all kinds of photos with Kimmel’s favorite guests and craziest moments. The most prominent photo portrait featured Kimmel shaking President Barack Obama’s hand at a state dinner. I decided to fix the picture (See Below).


Read: Anti-DACA ‘Deplorables’ Make Laughing Stock of Jimmy Kimmel

The Illegal Alien Dreamers’ Nightmare Comes True: The Democrats Don’t Care About Them

Feb 11, 2018 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

The Illegal Alien Dreamers' Nightmare Comes True: The Democrats Don't Care About Them
Election 2018 is turning into another contentious year, perhaps with consequences that could bring to mind Donald Trump’s unprecedented and historic 2016 election

President Trump will face serious roadblocks to his MAGA agenda if Democrats take back the House, and worse yet if they eke out a slim victory in the United States Senate. One of President Trump’s greatest unsung legacies is that he is rolling back the executive overreach of President Barack Obama. He is also urging Congress to take the lead on divisive issues which Democrats had refused to deal with over the previous eight years.

Ronald Reagan’s 107th Birthday—Why Are We Still Celebrating?

Feb 7, 2018 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Ronald Reagan’s 107th Birthday--Why Are We Still Celebrating?
After receiving three different emails to sign a card celebrating Ronald Reagan’s 107th Birthday, I asked myself: “Why are we still celebrating the Gipper?” He was a great President, but is the icon turning into a crutch for hiding from the fights of today? The issue is a two-sided question. Indeed, Reagan’s legacy offers a lot for us to rejoice about, but also to ponder and reconsider. He represented the seemingly contradictory conservative change agent in a time when Americans were ready for anything after four years of economic malaise, cultural chaos, and political depression.  His victories for conservatism are considerable, but if he’s an example to follow, there’s so much more to consider besides what he did.

The California Governor’s Race: Right-wing Dreams and Left-wing Nightmares

Jan 30, 2018 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

The California Governor's Race: Right-wing Dreams and Left-wing Nightmares
Jerry Brown is retiring—for good this time. Governor Moonbeam has been an unmitigated disaster for California, and God forbid that his children run for statewide office. Californians have an open governor’s seat again. Well, sort of. Gavin Newsom, former Mayor of San Francisco, won the Lieutenant Governor’s seat in 2010, defeating a moderate Republican incumbent.

Much like a pampered Vice President running for President, Newsom is campaigning like the heir apparent: a reckless, lawless social justice warrior politician —always with a flawless smile and slicked-back hairline. As mayor, he signed off on gay marriage licenses, even when it was illegal to do so. He champions sanctuary cities and state policies, and pledges to go all the way for the progressive vision of California’s hardened left-wing base.