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I’m a Conservative with a business degree (major Accounting) from Indiana University, and MBA from Northwestern University (Kellogg Graduate School of Business – Area of study Managerial Finance and Economics) and I passed the exam for Certified Public Accounting.

I also studied Microsoft networking and held the credential of Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) specializing in NT and was partnered in a Chicago based firm building and expanding new networks, server systems and workstations. I also designed websites with Microsoft Frontpage , Macromedia Dreamweaver and have now migrated to Word Press platform for web design, development and management.

Previous to my work in technology I practiced as a Certified Public Accountant in Scottsdale, Arizona.

I served in the United States Regular Army (enlisted); Trained specifically at Fort Lewis, Washington and Fort Benning Georgia, Army Ranger school, then took Airborne training. Upon leaving the service I had 23 jumps.

I have a son in the Army, my brother served in the Army, and I lost an uncle during WWII who died in the Battle of the Bulge at Ardennes, Belgium. I firmly support our volunteer men and women in the Armed Forces and believe they should be treated with respect and dignity, no matter one’s politics. We specifically owe our active combat troops and retired combat troops an enormous debt.

My former accounting, technology and consulting firm as well as my wide educational range have allowed me to continue my entrepreneurial endeavors and seamlessly migrate into other areas of interest.

My ideals are conservative and well established. Liberally Conservative is my place to opine about the craziness of American politics, Beltway insanity, world events, immigration and the war on terror, as well as the American political process, which unfolds on a daily basis. I also pick up on local interests related to politics, economics and business.

As a Conservative I would say the term “neo” does not belong to me as I was a Conservative before Reagan became fashionable in political circles and noticed my politics during my first Sociology class as a freshman in College. The left-leaning topics or should I say, “propaganda” bothered me as other Liberal Arts classes did. Today academics has become more toxic in certain fields and the left has moved rapidly to place their one sided views into the young minds on campus.

Further, neo-Conservatives are a product of disillusioned liberals and so-called moderates who did not like the move to the left by the Democrat Party and sought refuge in the GOP only in an attempt to change away from true Conservatism. I continue to read and study the history of American politics to understand current events and how they are related to the past. It continues to be an eye-opening adventure and education. I would encourage you to read my post on Classical Liberalism, a term that defines real Conservatism that was defined decades ago.

I’m not part of the Evangelical Right, religion is a right however and certainly should be practiced freely as set down in our Constitution. I believe in gun laws and gun rights, not gun control, I am pro-life, anti-tax, anti-Big Government, anti-regulation except in cases where the public’s safety is at risk and I’m a Capitalist. I believe in free trade, open markets, honest competition and global economics.

Economic competition is a good thing, which results in better products, services and lower prices. Free markets do the good no politician could ever accomplish through policy, meddling and over regulation. Politicians are always telling us they intend to create jobs but they typically destroy the environment for job creation and never, ever create jobs. Entrepreneur’s in the private sector create jobs. We build businesses, we build jobs, we build economy and no politician could ever do that.

As my blog has grown I’ve been recognized at CBS.com, contributed articles for Agora Vox, a European online newspaper for citizen writers, Real Clear Politics, frequently referenced in many blogs and occasionally sited on The Wall Street Journal’s, Washington Wire and other news organizations. I’ve been invited to publish at RedState.com.

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22 comments

Don Anastas ?Right-Winger March 5, 2016 at 4:01 pm

Yes, a true “smear campaign” with qualified, reputable links to every claim and issue. Hillary is a closet Marxist so live with it or maybe move to Cuba. If you believe anything Clinton you’re either misinformed or very low information. However, the facts are are here for you to educate yourself.

FYI – this site didn’t just “pop” up, it’s been around for years.

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Mark A Mills February 11, 2017 at 9:59 pm

Mr. Anastas:
Fantastic site!
Please keep up the great work!
Keep fighting for our conservative American values, our liberties, and our freedoms – with the truth – exposing the Left-wingers for just what they are, deceitful, despicable, socialist who have more in common with Communist than Americans.
Glad to see a fellow conservative with such a great website!
Thank you.

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Don Anastas February 12, 2017 at 12:42 am

Mark:

Thank you for the thumbs up, I hope you return and share articles that interest you. Thanks again, Don!

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Earl Cabala March 5, 2016 at 2:55 pm

I love that this conservative with an agenda pops a blog up, calls everything Clinton does “lies” and people eat it up. Disgusting “journalism” from a smear campaign artist.

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Gonzalo Andreu December 19, 2011 at 3:47 am

In simpler terms Geithner played a leading role in putting forth a system that showed that we are not equal. His goals were to protect the wealthy at the cost of the working and middle classes. Sadly, both republican and democratic representa-tives who are members of this class support this system for it protect’s them and their friends while placing all of the risk on the working people. My question is why would we ever vote for any of them in office again as they do not believe in the idea of equality for all of our citizen’s but just a few of them who are financiall-y wealthy.

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Joe Schweiss September 6, 2011 at 11:29 am

Where’s Rosie O’Donnell and all our home grown bleeding hearts for that matter? Lined up behind the Robert Kennedy’s of the world, pointing fingers and not doing a GOD-damned thing to help.

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Ed Whitlock March 23, 2011 at 11:30 am

I just wanted to comment and say that I really enjoy your site and I ended up reading way more than I expected. Good design, very usable and professionaly written. Keep up the good work 🙂

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Peter North March 16, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I don’t agree with everything said here- what about the alternate view? @ author- present the other side as well, that is necessary…and @ last poster- LOL.

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Liberally Conservative March 8, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Imelda, you need to stay off the drugs if you think unions even have a backbone.

“Privilege?” You’re kidding, correct? So you place yourself in a privileged class, you’re better than someone else? You’re better than non-union, private sector workers?

You’re better than the self-employed who create jobs?

A good start would be for you to pay for your own health care, not a privilege or right, and pay for your own retirement, not a privilege or right.

It’s called G.O.Y.A. Figure it out!

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Imelda Hawf March 8, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Unions make up the backbone of the nation. There may not be many workers left, however they fight for workers’ privileges. These rights, then, are converted over to other non-union jobs. Without unions, we all have been simply individual employees attempting to fight for our privileges.

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Katharyn Camlin October 1, 2010 at 7:27 pm

I love your quote at the top of the page attributed to Thomas Jefferson in 1807. However, you may know that Jefferson was one of the worst offenders. He wrote many scathing personal attacks against both George Washington and John Adams during their presidencies and had them published anonymously in the Aurora newspaper which was vehemently anti-Federalist. When confronted, Jefferson blatantly denied his authorship even when the evidence was irrefutable. Washington looked on Jefferson as a son, but finally discontinued all correspondence with him because of his duplicity. Jefferson was a hypocrite.

Thanks for the history lesson, we are aware of the published letters. The press and political adversaries of the time were no less vicious and incendiary politically and personally. Some started newspapers with the only motive to attack an adversary. How well Mr. Hamilton found out compliments of Aaron Burr.

Jefferson a hypocrite with such greatness.

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Liberally Conservative September 27, 2009 at 12:02 am

Mr. Wilens:

Go to the Heritage Foundation and read the facts. It’s not fear mongoring but the truth.

Furthermore, I’m not Republican but Conservative. There is a big difference if you haven’t noticed.

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Jeffrey Wilens September 26, 2009 at 11:15 pm

Your use of the Reagan video may be inadvertently counterproductive. Reagan warned how adoption of Medicare would be the “end of the world.” It wasn’t. Pretty much nothing he says in that video proved to be the case. For example, doctors are not told where they can practice or where they must live. Some republicans are using the same exaggerated fear-mongering today. Why should anyone believe them now?

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vkraven August 18, 2009 at 2:36 am

Accidentally ran across this site while researching a blog post of my own and I must say that you’re doing a great job. I’ll be spending quite some time reading through your posts. Thank you for that.

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Scott Welch July 17, 2009 at 5:57 am

A few great quotes:

“A politician looks forward only to the next election. A statesman looks forward to the next generation.” Thomas Jefferson

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” Patrick Henry

“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” Plato

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” Albert Einstein

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Uri March 21, 2008 at 4:04 pm

NeoCons are an insult to the true conservative movement. They spend worse than the Democrats and they start wars which was not an original conservative principle. http://www.goodoleboybumperstickers.com

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Tom Bliss March 6, 2008 at 10:59 am

Don, enjoyed finally rading your bio.
I am a hiker, too, and about 99.9% of my veiws mesh with yours. I differ on restoration of trunks vs. old houses. We remodeled a 1938, 1947 and 1915 home in the past four years. It is a pain in the butt to work on old houses. I think we may make some money at it if I can sell a couple of current projects. One is a new home in the Historic Willo district of phoenix.

Tom

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Anthony O'Donnell January 25, 2008 at 10:11 am

Great website. I’m going to bookmark it.

Gotta love a conservative, fishing, hiking cubs fan!

Excellent content here. I’ll be back regularly.

May I suggest including Five Feet of Fury (www.fivefeetoffury.com) on your blogroll? The author Kathy Shaidle is an excellent writer and a staunch conservative. (Feel free to excise this part of my post if you’re reluctant to see endorsements — I’m just trying to spread the word about other conservative bloggers I visit daily.)

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Christina Rice July 18, 2007 at 11:35 am

I love your quote at the top of the page attributed to Thomas Jefferson in 1807. However, you may know that Jefferson was one of the worst offenders. He wrote many scathing personal attacks against both George Washington and John Adams during their presidencies and had them published anonymously in the Aurora newspaper which was vehemently anti-Federalist. When confronted, Jefferson blatantly denied his authorship even when the evidence was irrefutable. Washington looked on Jefferson as a son, but finally discontinued all correspondence with him because of his duplicity. Jefferson was a hypocrite.

Editors note from LC:

Thanks for the history lesson, we are aware of the published letters. The press and political adversaries of the time were no less vicious and incendiary politically and personally. Some started newpapers with the only motive to attack an adversary. How well Mr. Hamilton found out compliments of Aaron Burr.

Jefferson a hypocrite with such greatness.

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