Otis A. Glazebrook, IV

Otis Allan Glazebrook IV of East Hampton died at his home on March 28. He was 65.

Most Recent Articles by Otis A. Glazebrook, IV:

Remembering a Simpler Time

Dec 24, 2011 — Otis A. Glazebrook, IV

Until my father’s death in 1966, it was his tradition to read Clement Clarke Moore’s “T’was the Night Before Christmas” to us just before putting us to bed on Christmas eve.

To Cain and Disable

Nov 9, 2011 — Otis A. Glazebrook, IV

Conservative Black man Herman Cain should be flattered by his accuser’s smear tactics. It means that the Leftist media are actually threatened and taking his candidacy far more seriously than they would like to have us believe. They are using the allegation of him as a “Serial Sexual Predator” because they can not use their other favorite weapon—the “Racism” charge or “Borking” (original intent) as it is affectionately known in Progressive circles.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Debate

Nov 5, 2011 — Otis A. Glazebrook, IV

Newt Gingrich has challenged Herman Cain to a 90 minute “Lincoln/Douglas” Style debate tonight which will be televised on C-Span—5PM—6:30 PM E.D.T. This debate will be divided into three parts, with each part focusing on one entitlement program—Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security—with no moderator.

What was the Glue?

Oct 29, 2011 — Otis A. Glazebrook, IV

Former Republican Speech writer Peggy Noonan has a column in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal entitled The Divider vs. the Thinker—“While Obama readies an ugly campaign, Paul Ryan gives a serious account of what ails America.” Really? What choice does Obama have? That is what you do when you don’t have any legitimate successes.

A Republican Debacle in the Desert

Oct 21, 2011 — Otis A. Glazebrook, IV

Dr. Charles Krauthammer has an interesting take on the Las Vegas Republican Debate entitled “Punch-out in the Desert”. I failed to see any “punch-outs” delivered by other people. I did see some suicides though.

Herman Cain’s Missing Crucial Fourth “9”

Oct 14, 2011 — Otis A. Glazebrook, IV

Herman Cain has proposed a brilliantly simple 9-9-9 Plan for funding the Federal Government. This tax plan is a combination nine percent “flat” income tax, a nine percent sales tax (VAT) and a nine percent corporate tax rate. There is, however, one glaring oversight. What is to prevent future “Obamaesque” or “New Deal” Administrations from changing it to a 12-12-12 Plan? Or, 20-20-20 Plan?

A Conservative republican’s Conundrum

Jul 4, 2011 — Otis A. Glazebrook, IV

One hundred and fifty years ago today President Lincoln sent a message to Congress (which he had purposely kept out of session since his inauguration) justifying the massive un-constitutional actions he had taken after the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter on April 12th, 1861. It is not an occasion for Constitutional conservative celebration because this message marks the beginning of the destruction of “federalism” as the Framers had intended in the construction the general government.

Susie’s Lemonade Stand

May 1, 2011 — Otis A. Glazebrook, IV

Verizon has a great Ad running on TV which sums up the quintessential American Dream, B.O. (Before Obama), in thirty-two seconds:

The story told and retold through out American History from the beginning.  Some one – Any one with an idea – for building and selling a “better mouse trap” - by using or creating American technology and his/her own God given talents could and did create new successful and profitable businesses, repeatedly. It is the story of America.

One-Hundred & Fifty Years and a Day

Apr 16, 2011 — Otis A. Glazebrook, IV

One hundred and fifty years ago, April 12th, 1861, the Confederates fired on Fort Sumter, this event marked the “official” beginning” of the U.S. Civil War.

The War that began as an argument as to whether or not States had the right to withdraw from the Union and evolved into a fight over Abraham Lincoln’s emphasis on this Nation’s founding proposition that:

“All men are entitled to the fruits of their labor.”

Christine O’Donnell was Right!

Oct 30, 2010 — Otis A. Glazebrook, IV

A serious Constitutional debate between Senate candidates, TEA party conservative Christine O’Donnell and self-proclaimed Marxist Chris Coons occurred on October 19th, 2010 at Widener Law School.

Remember the Clarity of the Sharon Statement on November 2nd

Oct 29, 2010 — Otis A. Glazebrook, IV

On 9/11/1960, M. Stanton Evans and a group of conservative students adopted a one page resolution known as The Sharon Statement in honor of the place where it was written, the Buckley Family’s estate in Sharon, Connecticut. The Sharon Statement was “answered” nearly two years later by Tom Hayden and the Radical Left’s S.D.S. The Port Huron Statement is 40 pages of radical propaganda which reads like a Castro speech. Think that I am exaggerating or mischaracterizing it? Try reading it. The Federalist or Anti-Federalist Papers it is not.

Another Trust Fund to Rob?

Jun 17, 2010 — Otis A. Glazebrook, IV

In 1986 Congress created the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for events exactly like the Deepwater Horizon and the Exxon Valdez oil spills. Since that law’s enactment, we have been paying into that fund with each gallon of gasoline, kerosene, Diesel oil and home heating oil we purchase.

Heck of Job, Birnbaum!

May 28, 2010 — Otis A. Glazebrook, IV

Obama is trying to scapegoat Elizabeth Birnbaum. But, just as Jimmy Carter became the 53rd hostage for the 444 days of the “Iranian Hostage Crisis” because of his own dithering incompetence, a similar fate awaits Barack Obama.

Republicans: Stop the Gimmicks

Apr 17, 2010 — Otis A. Glazebrook, IV

“America is built on a voluntaristic basis. To be an American is frequently not an accident but a matter of choice and free decision. It means conscious assimilation and amalgamation. The word Americanism is not without real significance.”  [a] - Erik Maria Ritter von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

Revenge of the Fetuses

Mar 21, 2010 — Otis A. Glazebrook, IV

I think that passage of Obamacare (HR-3590) today depends entirely on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s ability to produce his letter, with signatures, confirming that he in fact has 51 votes to pass their reconciliation bill verbatim.

Obama/Pelosi Perfect the Friday Night Document Dump

Mar 15, 2010 — Otis A. Glazebrook, IV

The Obama Administration has perfected the Clinton Administration’s practice of releasing important documents that it doesn’t want the voters or anyone else to actually read. The House released the text of the Reconciliation Bill for Obamacare (HR-3590) on Friday afternoon (3-12-2010).

What do we do with the Fools?

Mar 13, 2010 — Otis A. Glazebrook, IV

The other day I received a chain email:

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

Pelosi—“Pass It [Obamacare] to find out what is in it.”

Mar 10, 2010 — Otis A. Glazebrook, IV

Is there anything more contrary to the essence of America than Nancy Pelosi’s statement:

Carpe Diem

Jan 23, 2010 — Otis A. Glazebrook, IV

“A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy, or perhaps both.” - James Madison

Two major events last week strike me as one of the great weeks in American History; the election of Scott Brown (R-MA) to what the Democrats considered their “ultra-safe Kennedy seat” in the Senate and the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the proposition that free speech applies to the speech not speaker and therefore can not be stifled.

Beacon Hill - Obama’s Waterloo?

Jan 20, 2010 — Otis A. Glazebrook, IV

Who would have thunk it? The Democrat’s safest Senate seat—GONE! According to the Democrat’s description, it was stolen by a guy in an evil green pick-up.