About Us

The Conservative Tree House may be called a Last Refuge for each of us for different reasons. Whatever trail through the woods brought us here, we have shared the turmoil of storms as we have been finding our voices as individuals in this growing community

Perhaps you’ve had some truly shockingly cruel things said to you purely because you believe in limited government and fiscal conservatism. Perhaps you not only believe that we should be self-reliant and personally responsible, but also believe that when we are allowed to depend on ourselves, we are stronger, more successful, take greater pride in ourselves and our work, and are more likely to make positive contributions to society. And then we are happier people, or at least more likely to be happier.

Which lends to the following theory: Fear is at the core of liberalism, and love/trust is at the core of conservatism. Liberalism is about control. Conservatism is about self-empowerment.

Control is a reaction to fear. Think in terms or politics and society – the fear behind liberalism is the fear that someone might withhold things (opportunities, money, whatever) from me, fear that if you live your life in a way I dislike that it might affect my life, fear that if you get that job, there will be nothing left for me. Fear that if you make tons of money, it’s means there’s less money out there for me. So people who believe in liberal ideologies seek control as a means of trying to create guarantees and safeguards against those circumstances they fear. Liberals try to control the world and people to enable their comfort and happiness. Which, as we know, is an endless quest. Trying to control others does nothing in the way of making oneself happy. By extension, voting in this mindset so that government can try to control others will also – shocking – not lead to a happier, more comfortable life.

The conservative (and moderate, independent, but for the sake of expediency, the conservative), on the other hand, relies on himself to meet his own needs. And the trade off of being free to live his life as he wishes is also understanding that he has to make peace with how you live yours. By extension, aware that he wants to be able to hold onto this liberty and freedom forever, the conservative votes accordingly, so that everyone can remain free and in charge of his or her own life.

But here’s the crucial difference, perhaps, particularly where misery on the left stems: The conservative does not worry, so to speak, about you. The conservative knows that you were born with the same access to self-love, self-empowerment, self-determination and self-reliance that we all were, no matter the circumstances into which you were born. (Think about the millions of people this country has allowed to crawl up from poverty into prosperity – the conservative KNOWS this is possible.) And the conservative believes that if you want prosperity, or a good job, or a good education, you can make it happen – but you have to work hard. The conservative hopes and intends that the free markets bring you all of the affordable and positive opportunities and resources that you need. The conservative also knows that on the other side of that hard work is great reward – material and, more importantly, emotional, spiritual and mental.

The conservative understands that not only is it a waste of time to try to control you, it’s actually impossible. Humans were born to be free. And if we put a roadblock in front of you, you’ll find another way around it. So we see attempts at control as a waste of resources, energy and time at best, and at worst, creating detrimental results that serve to hinder people’s upward mobility or teach dependence. We see much more efficiency, as well as endless opportunity, in leaving you to your own devices. And we want the same in return.

This is where democrats mis-view republicans as heartless. But really, the conservative believes that there is one and one path only to sustainable success and independence – and that is self-empowerment. All other avenues – welfare, affirmative action, housing loans you can’t actually afford – ultimately risk doing a disservice to people as they teach dependence on special circumstances, the govt, or arbitrary assistance (that can disappear tomorrow). And the real danger – they will ALWAYS backfire, and leave the recipient in equally or more dire circumstances. Any false improvement will always expire.

The conservative believes in abundance. The liberal believes in scarcity.

The conservative believes man is born free and will be who he is, no matter what arbitrary limitations or rules are put on him. The liberal believes man is perfectible, and by extension, believes a society at large is perfectible, and command and control is justified in the quest to a “perfect” utopian society. (Sounds familiar!)

The conservative tends to be more faithful – and not necessarily in God, but in the ability of the individual to find great strength in himself (or from his God) to get what he needs and to be successful. Therefore the conservative has an outlet for his fear and disappointment – trust and faith in something bigger. The liberal believes the system must be perfected in order to enable success. Therefore disappointment is channeled as anger and blame at the system. Voids are left to be filled by faith in the govt, which they surely then want to come in and “fix” things.

And therein lies the roots of love and fear respectively. For the conservative, when life presents great struggles, he knows he has the power to surmount them. Happiness stems from internal strength and perseverance. For the liberal, when life presents great struggles, the system failed, therefore they were at the mercy of a faulty system, and they believe that only when the system is fixed can their life improve. Happiness is built on systemic contingencies, which they will then seek to control or expect someone else to.

One blames himself. The other blames anyone and everyone but himself.

And there it is. There’s where the meanness comes from. The liberal ideology causes that person to cast anger at the world when things go wrong or appear “unfair.” He constantly chooses only to see the “injustices” – and that makes for a very miserable, mean, blame-casting existence.

One last point that we have seen over and over and over with many (not all) of our liberal friends: Extreme stinginess and cheapness.

In our conservative community growing up, we were always taught that you give when people are in need – make donations to the Red Cross when there’s an earthquake, donate to charity when you can afford it, etc. Even if it’s just $50 here and there – it’s the right thing to do. Conservatives see this as the responsibility that comes with gaining from the capitalistic system; if you happen to benefit greatly from the system, it’s your duty to give back.

The liberal, on the other hand, does not seem to share this same viewpoint, at least not in my experience. And perhaps think this is linked to believing in scarcity, and that your dollar comes at the cost of mine. So it seems that liberals, on some level of consciousness, feel guilty about not being voluntarily charitable. Therefore, to write off their guilt, they outsource their “generosity” to the government by voting for wealth re-distributive policies. Thus, the liberal cheats himself of the joy and addictiveness of direct generosity. (Not to mention – re distributive policies ALWAYS end up dis-empowering those who they’re meant to help.)

However each of us got here, it’s probably a fact that we have the turmoil of those storms in common, perhaps some unease that we could share and always, we also find fresh ground to cover from day to day. We’re developing valuable relationships as we trust one another in our community in the woods. The chatting in the branches encourages, strengthens and equips for some serious walking.

We think the Treehouse is a good armory for those who doing long distance walking for the sake of our nation. We hope you’ll think so, too. Find yourself a good branch….or just pull up a rock to the campfire.

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292 Responses to About Us

  1. Wee, I was going to say the same thing. I’ll add, however, that after being a Treeper for AGES, I found myself blocked not only from making comments but even from “liking” a comment! Very frustrating. Then, one day, BOOM, I was back! I have no idea what got me back. Changing my identity? changing my software? WordPress finally getting it right? No idea. It’s just great to be back.

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  2. Joseph Andrews says:

    Thank you for doing the Lord’s work.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. traderjoe says:

    Hi. I visit your site on my Samsung android phone and noticed yesterday and today that your home page shows up in a dark red background and blue font for the stories. It is very hard to read. If you drill into a story everything is good, white background, black font.. Did something change on your site? Other sites i visit appear normal. Thanks for the great work that you do.

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  4. Ben says:

    Why hasn’t anyone just made a site calling it “Philando truth” and posted all of these important facts???!!!

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  5. Kms says:

    Just wondering why no one has created a website showing these facts??!! So that every search comes up with the work you guys have done? You have done a tremendous nod in a small period of time showing who these people are. Just think that you deserve more recognition for your efforts.

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  6. Only capitalism can CREATE wealth.
    Socialism is fully intended to create a dependency on govt
    TO
    control mankind for The Illuminati’s purposes.

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  7. Q: How can you see the comment that you posted?

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    • Ad rem says:

      If you are a first time commenter, you must wait to have your commented “moderated”. NOW you’re in. 😉

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      • Pierce Koslosky Jr says:

        We have to wake up.
        We are sad. We are angry. We are disgusted.
        We have to realize,- we have to acknowledge – that we are not fighting guns or any weapon.
        This is not about weapons.
        We are fighting an idea.
        That idea is sick. It is vile. It is evil.
        And it wants to kill us.
        We have to wake up.

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  8. Pierce Koslosky Jr says:

    We have to wake up.
    We are sad. We are angry. We are disgusted.
    We have to realize,- we have to acknowledge – that we are not fighting guns or any weapon.
    This is not about weapons.
    We are fighting an idea.
    That idea is sick. It is vile. It is evil.
    And it wants to kill us.
    We have to wake up.

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  9. Paula Bonoey says:

    I think since Don Lemon knows everything that he should put on a badge and uniform and go ride with this fine Sheriff! Then……..come back and talk to us once you have experienced itl Until then you have no idea what it’s like to put your life on he line every day!

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    • janicems says:

      He is a fine gentleman, isn’t he! And we do appreciate the fine work they do and what they face. We lost two officers last year up in Hattiesburg, MS. which is about 35 miles from us..it was a terrible time for us here in the Pine Belt, as it has been many years since this has happened.. We tend to think something like this can’t happen to our little college town (University of South Mississippi)…until it does.
      .

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  10. Todd P says:

    My name is Todd P.

    I subscribed and wanted to follow comments on a thread. I realized that my gmail account was quickly becoming inundated with follow-up comments.

    I I subscribed to comments.

    I have CONTINUED to receive comments.

    Please discontinue. My email is imtoddp@gmail.com.

    Please shut off notifications.

    Love your site…but cannot handle the bulk meals messaging.

    Todd P

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  11. Kathy says:

    Please write an article on how to see and expose voter fraud or how it can be stopped or at the very least limited . No one I know really knows .thank you.

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  12. ken nicolay says:

    I have felt very alone. Partially my fault since I am just not a joiner. Also because I have pretty much given up during the last 8 years. So, thanks for the essay. As a hunter, historian, and inventor, I live your observations to the best of my ability. I read your piece on the hurricane preparedness. Some people are doing some nice work. Anyway, thanks for the uplift today. Ken

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  13. Carol Rice says:

    Please help me, I am a senior, not a techie, so I do not blog, Facebook,Twitter, etc; so please pray, and if the answer is ‘yes’, post the following so all the Treehouse can see.
    “Please join in daily prayer agreement, Psalms 18:46-50, for Donald J. Trump.” (If possible please include these scriptures in the post.)
    Thank you I love reading the Treehouse and would like to support it. Could you send me the address to send a check.

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    • WeeWeed says:

      Welcome Carol!

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    • Brenda Paulson says:

      Carol, I am in the same boat, not very techie, don’t blog or do social media. So hello fellow senior kindred spirit. I was led to Psalm 18 last week to pray for us treehouse dwellers and Mr. Trump. I look forward to sharing branches in the tree or rocks by the fire. Thank you to the warriors long in the battle, hopefully us newbies will shore up the lines as we stand shoulder to shoulder rebuilding this beautiful republic.

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    • Ploni says:

      18:46
      בְּנֵי־נֵכָר יִבֹּלוּ וְיַחְרְגוּ מִֽמִּסְגְּרֽוֹתֵיהֶֽם׃
      The strangers shall fade away, and come trembling out of their close places.

      18:47
      חַי־יְהֹוָה וּבָרוּךְ צוּרִי וְיָרוּם אֱלוֹהֵי יִשְׁעִֽי׃
      The Lord lives; and blessed is my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.

      18:48
      הָאֵל הַנּוֹתֵן נְקָמוֹת לִי וַיַּדְבֵּר עַמִּים תַּחְתָּֽי׃
      It is God who avenges me, and subdues the peoples under me.

      18:49
      מְפַלְּטִי מֵאֹיְבָי אַף מִן־קָמַי תְּרוֹמְמֵנִי מֵאִישׁ חָמָס תַּצִּילֵֽנִי׃
      He saves me from my enemies; you lift me up above those who rise up against me; you save me from the violent man.

      18:50
      עַל־כֵּן אוֹדְךָ בַגּוֹיִם יְהֹוָה וּלְשִׁמְךָ אֲזַמֵּֽרָה׃
      Therefore I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the nations, and sing praises to your name.

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  14. Sonny's Mom says:

    I had heard of CTH but always assumed it was “just one more news site”. What a relief to find you and read this “mission statement” as the critical Nov 2016 draws near. Thank you!
    (signed)
    “A Recovering New Leftist”

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  15. Andrew says:

    I’d like to spend some time in the treehouse. I don’t like what my country has turned into.

    https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/in-the-news/fbi-emails-show-clinton-deleted-classified-intelligence/

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  16. Donald Hofer says:

    Please check out this information I think it is correct and explains what many of us have not seen. ABC -PRESIDENT: Ben Sherwood (former) has a sibling -Elizabeth Sherwood – Obama’s Special Adviser – ABC NEWS EXECUTIVE: Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice- Obama’s National Security Adviser -ABC NEWS CORRESPONDANT: Clare Shipman is married to former Obama’s Whitehouse Press Secretary Jay Carney ABC NEW & UNIVISON REPORTER: Mattew Jaffee is married to Katie Hogan – Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary. CBS- PRESIDENT: David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, Obama’s Deputy National Advisor for Strategic Communications. CNN- PRESIDENT: Virginia Moseley is married to former Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Secretary – Tom Nides. I may be wrong but there might be a little BIAS in the News??? What do you think.

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  17. Jan+ says:

    Have entered my email address several times get the message for email to be sent back to me for confirmation and I never receive one. Am I being blocked????

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  18. anonymous says:

    TREASON !!!!

    Obama encourages illegal aliens to vote and not to be afraid to get caught and sent back… ALL ON LIVE TV !!!!!

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  19. Dolly says:

    Consider me a conservative misfit. In the former Soviet Union, I was branded an Enemy of the People and expelled from the country (for which I am grateful!). We’ve had more than enough “developing socialism” here under Obama administration to open the door for more of the same!

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  20. Carole says:

    I just want to like a comment but I keep getting a pop up from WordPress to create a website??? Do I have to do that or did I do something wrong?

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    • I believe you do have to create an account at WordPress. I went through the same thing not too long ago when I just HAD to comment on something. It’s similar to Disqus. I haven’t regretted it and it helps to keep out the spammers and trolls, which is nice.

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  21. Irons says:

    Low republican turnout was the glenn beck moonbat army of never Trump. They can all go to hades as far as I’m concerned.

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  22. Anonymous Patriot says:

    When you thought it couldn’t get any more vile …

    CEO with Ties to the CIA Reveals he Plans to Kill President-Elect Trump with a Sniper Rifle

    http://truthfeed.com/breaking-ceo-with-ties-to-the-cia-reveals-he-plans-to-kill-president-elect-trump-with-a-sniper-rifle/35538/

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  23. Ploni says:

    Good morning.

    I’m having a continual problem with the margins of some posts. They gradually become larger and larger until some posts’ line measures are one letter long.

    I’m accessing CTH on a HTC android phone.

    Hey! CTH – HTC (that’s pallindromic!)

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  24. ensitue says:

    Happy Acres has been taken down by Tumbler

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  25. Sherlockzz says:

    I just wanted to stop by on this New Year’s day to thank you for the incredible insights you rendered on the election, especially the primaries. You pulled back the curtain and were shown to be on target time after time. Like Shakespeare, I’m not sure I would have recognized most of what was going on without you’re annotations. Thank you. Thank you so very much.

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  26. phil jones says:

    Brilliant assessment. .. worth reading a couple times..

    The Heart of Liberalism is Fear…

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  27. Ra Conteur says:

    Thanks CThouse. You provide great news and opportunities
    for idiots like me to weigh in, or way in, or whey in. Anyway, I enjoy the comments here and write a blog to promote similar ideas that hopefully inspire and educate. We as a nation must get past the racism that defined America the past 50 years. Affirmative Action and similar policies are unconstitutional. They specifically targeted one group – Blue Collar White Males (and their families) they have suffered long enough. It is past time those atrocious laws end. Equal OPPORTUNITY is all this government may regulate. That include BCWMs!!

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  28. I’ve tried several times to be on your e-mail and have not been so successful. I like the work you out inn to save this precious nation from evil doers

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  29. mustang4176 says:

    Your a blessing Sundance. MAGA

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  30. Dom says:

    I need a safe space from the tsunami of leftist intolerance! The left wing Hydra seeks to devour me! I request sanctuary! Finally , an oasis amidst the chaos! Thank God!

    Liked by 2 people

  31. Adelia says:

    Very good article. I definitely did not think that I would agree with the conservative mentality, but I’m really starting to reconsider. Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  32. dreadnok89 says:

    Who runs this site? The insight and able to break it down to understand so easy is masterful. This site really has some of the best info on whats happening.

    Liked by 3 people

  33. Mrgadget says:

    I want to change from my name to Mrgadget………….I hope this works.

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  34. Sandra White says:

    I want to be Andrew Breitbart. I am searching the treehouse for a branch that has many offshoots. My family will need a branch as well. In this world there will be trouble, remember The Lion from the Tribe of Judah has overcome the world.

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  35. Brant says:

    Newish here. I have posted a few times. I do enjoy the thoughtful commentary. I have posted a few times and trying to find if mine have comments that would provide me feedback if mine are themselves thoughtful and appropriate. Is there a way I can find my comments without searching thru hundreds of other comments?

    Thank you, brant

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      Brant, across the top of the page is a narrow black bar; at the right end there is a white bell next to your icon/gravitar. When the white bell has a red circle on top of it, you have received a “like” or a comment back to one of your comments. Click on the bell to open a window showing you those responses. I’d been a Treeper for years before I learned this! Welcome to you.

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  36. GRobins says:

    Sundance,
    Would you please consider allowing guest article in your blog may be once a week? Here anyone of your fellow treeper could write an article on an important topic projecting into future and not just reactive to what happened? They would send the article to you and you get to choose one article for the week? I think this will be a valuable addition to your blog and may be good for the future of the conservative movement. Topics can be anything and a good open debate opportunity for the better. If you choose, you can enable, disable comment or moderate those to be positive.

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  37. Not a bad idea. The article could be included with the Open Daily Thread and the Open Presidential Daily Thread.

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  38. QuestGirl says:

    “…’perfect’ Utopian society.” They believe man can produce that which only God can create. God knew man, guided by Lucifer, would usurp His Word. Thus His Word was written. Truth denied produces ignorance. Truth spoken is absolute producing wisdom.

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  39. Parak says:

    Belief in limited government and fiscal conservatism pretty much sums up who I am. Also, I willingly subscribe to the tenet that we (“the people”) should be self-reliant and willing to accept personal liability for our actions, even more so, when elected to public office, be it at the local, state or federal levels (for those of fortunate enough to live in federal or “decentralized” democracies). Such individuals should be held to even more rigorous standards of responsibility and propriety, meaning those we elect to office should be willing to assume even greater liability for what they do or fail to do while in our service. Amen!

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  40. Bud Klatsch says:

    I stumbled onto your site a month ago and want to add my appreciation for the in-depth reporting you all do here, Thank you very much. Bud Klatsch

    Liked by 2 people

  41. WeeWeed says:

    Just a reminder, infidels! We are NOT on Facebook – and that a$$clown parading himself as ” Conservative Treehouse” and stealing Sundance’s content to repost on Facebook is in no way affiliated with us.

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  42. Tani Valentine says:

    I’m, obviously, new here and still trying to figure it out.
    I was forced to use my name, not my username. I prefer to use my username….buy, I’m soooo not savvy.

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  43. Tani Valentine says:

    Ran out of room, too. Shucks! I’m not savvy enough to comment here, me thinks.

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  44. GratefulAmerican says:

    I have been on the road for seven hours now. I’m heading to Pittsburgh from NC. I am
    continually seeing power trucks heading South.

    Sundance, they are on their way.

    Thank you for all your hard work, and your
    extreme effort to keep us updated.

    May God cover you and your famil with his
    magnificent protection. And may he bless all those you and your team touch.

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  45. texasfence says:

    HELP!

    Don’t know where to turn. My multiple daily emails stopped and I am now an orphan, separated from my Treeper Family.

    I can still get in by searching for The Last Refuge, and I seem to have retained my posting privileges, but I am not receiving my daily emails.

    I am lost. Can someone rescue me?

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  46. L. E. Joiner says:

    Appreciate your ‘About’ testament to conservatism, but—

    Ages ago (it seems) the Left stole the term ‘Liberal’ from those who follow the Founders and the principles that flow from the Natural Rights of Man. I think we should take it back, and the first step is to stop using it for the Left, for the Progressives (who are really Regressives, Luddites, but that’s another story). The Conservative Treehouse looks like a good place to begin the take-back.

    /LEJ

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  47. Perry kemp says:

    Love it

    MAGA,
    Perry

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