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

Most Recent Articles by Arthur Christopher Schaper:

Revisiting the Reagan Revolution: Immigration

Aug 12, 2013 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Everyone on the right, or at least in the Republican Party, loves the Gipper. He has become the standard bearer for the GOP, a populist who touched the hearts of many, the Great Communicator who appealed to this nation’s desire to restore its former glory.

Bedtime for Reagan: Revision of the Gipper’s Legacy

Aug 10, 2013 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Ronald Reagan, the B-list actor turned A-list President, was a consistent conservative who transformed Goldwater’s wisdom into a winning electoral landslide sixteen years later. His legacy is coming under attack lately.

Canada, the Pogie, and Fiscal Reform

Aug 9, 2013 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Contrary to the picture portrayed by Epoch Times columnist Joan Delaney in her article “Living on Welfare Test Canadian Politician’s Endurance”.

Welfare is not insufficient and impoverishing because of the miserly welfare state. In fact, welfare creates a culture of poverty in which individuals grow dependent on a handout and lose initiative to fend for themselves.

Big Government isn’t Working—Limited Government is Needed

Aug 9, 2013 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

This is not the end of the world, everyone. Nations in Europe are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. The United States cannot resolve its debt debate, failing to raise the debt ceiling

Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) AND Financial Screeds

Aug 8, 2013 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Congressman Henry Waxman is prepping for his next election, apparently.

I Forgive You, Governor Romney

Aug 6, 2013 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Governor Mitt Romney:

You seemed like the perfect president. This assumption alone should have discouraged you from running. You had a great resume in the private sector. You even had public service experience, yet who you are, how you felt about running for President, your efforts without the spirit, all of that helped lose your race for the Presidency in 2012.

Lesson of Rosa Parks: Stay Seated!

Jul 30, 2013 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

In March of this year, I wrote a rebuttal to a heavily-biased editorial by James Preston Allen, an alternative newspaper columnist and Progressive apologist based in San Pedro. He reported that the recently-installed commemorative statue of Rosa Parks in the Capitol Building was an embargoed story, meaning that the Washington press corps wanted the commemoration delayed.

Coolidge’s Take on the Obama Administration

Jul 26, 2013 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

From the outset, Obama’s vanity has clouded his judgment and has frustrated the very political and economic systems he has attempted to help. World leaders love him, yet ignore him. His policies alienated constituents, even in Democratic strongholds like California and New Jersey. Yet through it all, Obama has clamored to the public forum, convinced that if he articulated his vision more clearly, if he could only make his mission manifest to the small minds of the American People.

Coolidge and Lao Tze—Two Sides of the Same Libertarian Coin

Jul 24, 2013 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Republican President Calvin Coolidge does not get a lot of press in history books, but he deserves more praise than most modern Presidents, even the celebrated Abraham Lincoln.

Lessons for GOP from 2012

Jul 23, 2013 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

What happened November 6th, 2012? With record levels of unemployment, with more people on food stamps since the Great Depression, with our nations’ declining influence in the Middle East and throughout the world, with financial crises unchecked, with gridlock still locked in, President Barack Obama was reelected, and the Democrats held on, even made gains in the Senate. This outcome has shaken up hopeful conservatives and constitutionalists, both who witnessed an opportune playing field in which the Democrats had to defend more seats than the Republicans. The Republicans kept the House of Representatives, a stalwart group of Establishment pragmatists and Tea Party partisans who will resist anything less than spending cuts, deficit reductions, and comprehensive entitlement reform.

Gridlock: Our Government at Work

Jul 21, 2013 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

The common opinion of pundits and pollsters in this country is that government has grown so partisan that nothing is getting done—nothing at all.

James Madison on the True Rapport of Church and State

Jul 19, 2013 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

“Religion and Government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”

Pithy excellence once again! The purity of religious institutions depends greatly on their independent influence and their independence from undue influence on each other.

Illinois, Concealed-Carry, and the Gun Control Debate

Jul 11, 2013 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Illinois is the latest (and last) state to enact concealed-carry gun laws, in compliance with a stern Federal appellate court order, which mandated that the constricting gun laws be relaxed in the Log Cabin State.

Egyptian Fighting Egyptian Once Again

Jul 6, 2013 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

“And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbor; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.” (Isaiah 19: 2)

The same Hebrew prophet who beheld the “thrice Holy God” once envisioned desperate times with disparate measures throughout the Middle East, not just for his homeland, but for neighboring states as well.

About “Christie for President in 2016” – “Fuggehdaboutit!”

Jul 3, 2013 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Canada Free Press has posted advertisements soliciting opinions about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s run for President in 2016. This early straw-polling deserves serious consideration.

SCOTUS Strikes Down Voting Rights Act: “It’s About Time!”

Jul 2, 2013 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Along with the unprecedented ruling on gay marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act, the United States Supreme Court has upended the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Striking down Article Four of the law, the Supreme Court ruled that nine states, including the libertarian paradise and native home of failed Presidential candidate Goldwater’s Arizona, would no longer need to seek federal approval before enacting major or minor changes to their election laws.

“Pro-Life” Remains a Core, Conservative Principle

Jun 30, 2013 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

The statement “Life begins at conception” is more than a religious sentiment or a spiritual insinuation, but an accomplished, biological fact. When the ovum and the sperm join, a new life is formed, not just the potential, which will emerge in nine month’s times The fact that life begins at conception received its due respect from none other than Washington Post columnist George Will, a self-avowed agnostic. No religious sentiment informed his view on abortion and the right to life. Life is a right and value which is worth fighting for. Unfortunately, the abortion issue received undue, yet significant press during the 2012 election, following inarticulate “pro-life” statements.

Jefferson and Hamilton—Core of American Crisis

Jun 25, 2013 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

The United States has grown more schizophrenic about the role of government for a long time. United States citizens have grown accustomed to denouncing the growth of government, yet at the same tolerating, even welcoming it under our noses. In President Washington’s Cabinet, these two views of government crystallized between two competing Fathers of the nation.

Big American Dreams (and Billions) Abandoned in Afghanistan

Jun 21, 2013 — Arthur Christopher Schaper

Afghanistan, the Grave of Empires, the Final Resting place for foreign forays and fighters, may become the tombstone of the American Empire as American Dream, as well.