Mike Foil

Mike Foil, The Housetop Proclamations, describes himself this way:I am a native of Arizona and prefers the small town life and the company of family and friends to the hustle and bustle of the city. I love God, my wife, my family (four kids, all married with kids - ten grandkids). I love the USA - don't want it changed. I have the utmost respect for members of the military, current and past. My Dad is the best example I know of "The Greatest Generation". I was born conservative and have conservative blood running through my veins.

Most Recent Articles by Mike Foil:

The 26’ Tall Wall of Debt

Feb 2, 2016 — Mike Foil

This article is for the “numbers people” out there.  Our national debt would make a 26 foot tall wall, around the world at the equator, of dollar bills (laid end-to-end and stacked flat).  As unbelievable as it sounds, I have decided to prove the numbers.

Hate and Anger are not mental Illnesses

Aug 30, 2015 — Mike Foil

This week we have suffered additional senseless and tragic shootings of innocent people here in America.

This past Wednesday, Vester Flanagan II (aka:  Bryce Williams) executed two former co-workers from WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, VA.  Flanagan had a history of anger issues mostly stemming from his being both a black man and gay.  It appears his anger continued to grow over several years and between multiple jobs.  He had reached a point where common sayings or items and street names were viewed as racial attacks and taunts against him.  His hate grew right along with his anger and this week it reached a boiling point.

The Independent Voter Myth

Nov 2, 2014 — Mike Foil

The Independent Voter Myth

I’m afraid we have done it again.  The Left has been allowed to define the “independent voter” group and the Republicans have bought it; hook, line and sinker.  For some reason, it is commonly accepted that the “independent voter” is to be found somewhere between the Republican and Democrat platforms.


Sep 23, 2014 — Mike Foil

President Obama and his administration have been adamant that he is not taking America back to another war in the Middle East. Earlier this month, Secretary of State John Kerry stated, in a CNN interview, that our planned attack on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is not a war but is a “...very significant counter-terrorism operation…”

National Wall of Debt

Sep 7, 2014 — Mike Foil

National Wall of Debt, spending, taxes, borrowing, deficits

At the end of this month (September 2014), the “wall of debt” will be 24.5 feet tall.

I have written about the ever increasing height of the wall of debt. (You can get the basis for the calculations on my blog entry in June 2011 “The 20’ Wall of Debt”.)

Final Flickering Flame for Freedom

Oct 12, 2013 — Mike Foil

Is the freedom Americans enjoy in its last stages or is it already just an illusion?  Does Liberty still exist in the U.S.A.?

Why the Federal Government?

Apr 18, 2013 — Mike Foil

The War for Independence had just been won. Thirteen sovereign States were operating under the Articles of Confederation, which had already been shown to be inadequate. The leaders called for a second constitutional convention to “fix” the Articles of Confederation.

The Frog in the Frying Pan

Apr 11, 2013 — Mike Foil

Frog + Frying Pan + Water + Heat = Dinner

The story goes:  take a frog and drop it in a pan of boiling water and he will jump right back out.  Drop the frog in a pan of cool water and slowly turn up the heat.  It will sit right there and eventually boil to death.


Mar 10, 2013 — Mike Foil

Have we created a monster? We in America are guilty of falling into the same trap where the European countries find themselves. “Social Justice” is wearing away at our very foundation and the palace is beginning to crumble around us.

The answer to the mass murders in America

Dec 18, 2012 — Mike Foil

The country mourns the unthinkable tragedy that happened to the children and staff of a quiet little school in the Northeast. The funerals are presently taking place with undersized caskets. The pain in the hearts of Americans is indescribable, but nowhere near what is felt by those close to the victims and survivors.

The 18th Ledge

Nov 7, 2012 — Mike Foil

Many of us just witnessed the results of a very long and hard fought campaign to select, not only who the next president will be, but also the fundamental direction of the United States.  “Over dramatic!” you might be thinking.  I do not believe so.  We just witnessed four years of a very radical agenda being pushed upon America.  If that was not enough to cause extreme concern in the hearts and minds of her citizens, then those same hearts and minds are so far removed from the principles of our founding that it may not be possible to turn the country around after “four more years”.

QE4 just around the corner

Sep 23, 2012 — Mike Foil

The Federal Reserve just announced what their latest attempt will be to help rescue the American economy.  It is being called QE3, for Quantitative Easing 3.  Quantitative Easing refers to the policy of creating more money and injecting it into the economy in hopes that the additional dollars will stimulate the economy and cause a growth in employment.

“Hitting the wall” of debt

Sep 4, 2012 — Mike Foil

Over the past two years I have written about our national debt.  Earlier articles were about the “wall of debt”. In an attempt to translate the utter size of our national debt, I tried to relate the amount in means other than dollars. The dollar amount is staggering and incomprehensible. The “wall of debt” consists of dollar bills, laid flat and end-to-end, stacked on top of each other and stretching around the world at the equator.

Restricted Liberties

Jul 30, 2012 — Mike Foil

Some things involve “shades of grey”.  “Should we do this or do that?”  But, there is not a “right vs. wrong” argument in every decision we make.  Our days are filled with such choices.

Lost in the fog

Apr 7, 2012 — Mike Foil

Do you have a good sense of direction?  Many of us believe that we do.  How well does your “sense” work when you find yourself in an unfamiliar setting in the dark?  How about in a dense forest when there is a thick cloud cover?  Have you ever been lost in the fog?

Political Suicide

Dec 30, 2011 — Mike Foil

“Political Suicide - the concept that a politician or political party would lose widespread support and confidence from the voting public by proposing actions that are seen as unfavorable or that might threaten the status quo… Cynics may blame this concept as a reason for a lack of real change or progress in society and that actions described as political suicide are usually sound intentions shot down by reactionism and fear of change.” Wikipedia

What just happened? A Financial Meltdown

Aug 8, 2011 — Mike Foil

Barely one week ago; Washington was in a frenzy over the debate about the national budget and the national debt, Wall Street ratings firms were threatening to downgrade the credit rating for the United States, stock prices were on the way up, gold was at record levels, Republican House members were showing some spine, and the imposed doomsday deadline of August 2 was only days away.

Free and Independent States

Aug 7, 2011 — Mike Foil


On July 4, 1776; Abraham Clark, a delegate from New Jersey to the Continental Congress, wrote “Our Congress Resolved to Declare the United Colonies Free and independent States.”

The “Fix” is Out of Focus

Jul 31, 2011 — Mike Foil

What prompted the Republican win in the last national election?  What was it that drove tens of thousands of individuals to become the “Tea Party”?  What message were we looking for in a self-professed, conservative candidate?

America, it is time for an intervention!

Jul 28, 2011 — Mike Foil

Karl Marx, in 1843, wrote a phrase concerning religion being the “opium of the masses” (translated from German). Today, we have a new opium for the masses in America. The government’s drug of choice for the people is OPM – other people’s money.