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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285 Responses to About Us

  1. momseesall says:

    What a refreshing site! I can’t say I agree with everything said but I totally support your right to say it. Free speech is so difficult for some people to accept graciously. I’ll be dropping by regularly…with almost 400 declared candidates for the 2016 presidential election, there will be no end to the material you’ll have to dissect.

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    • Crask says:

      Google, the owner of Chrome, is founded and run by a left wing Obama supporter who has already been on the news a few times for their practices of archiving and selling of their users online habits and fully cooperates with NSA spying efforts.

      So, maybe there’s malware from a hacker that hacked the site, or maybe the left just wants conservative sites seem bad.

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  3. rochellewhit says:

    What a good read! I can’t say I agree with everything, but I do believe you are on the right track. As a hard core Libertarian myself, you actually express many of my views under the realm of Conservatism. Either way, I will definitely be back to read more. Very enjoyable thus far.

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  4. Hi, Rochelle – as a longtime Treeper and also a hardcore Libertarian myself, I think you will enjoy this site tremendously.

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  5. George says:

    Lol I almost couldn’t get through it love and trust…
    I believe in the individual part, I’ve worked for Everything I have and yup proud of it. But dam you cons gave me a run around for being gay and wanting to live My way. But I guess most of that is over after the court.

    Anyway I agree with some

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    • stella says:

      Nobody cares if you are gay. Not everybody here is even against gay marriage. I am, though, and it is because it is an attempt to officially redefine what marriage always has been and what it is. Gay marriage is a sad imitation of the real thing. Regardless of what you think, I have the same right to my own opinion as you do.

      We have regular commenters who are gay, and at least one of them is against gay marriage. Not a legal partnership, but marriage.

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      • George says:

        You are right we each have a right to an opinion and we don’t have to like it or care about it. I personally am glad the court ended it, I understand you’re not, ok.
        Great other gays comment and they have a right to their opinion. As for the anti marriage gay… Does he ever plan on getting married? If so does that make him a hypocrite? His right tho

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    • Jayben says:

      What is it with gay people. —–EVERYTHING is about their gaiy-ness. —-It always gets brought up above everything else, just like this poster George did. —Maybe they should raise their heads and along with it their gaze—up from their sex parts, and out at the larger world, the large universe, larger, much larger issues REALITIES.

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      • khaki says:

        People tend to identify with the most identifiable thing that makes them unique within any particular social context – not the thing that makes them homogenous. In the present social context: if one is gay, one’s likely to identify as gay; if one is liberal, one’s likely to identify as liberal. If one is a conservative and white – the norm in this context – one generally doesn’t identify as a conservative white. In a gay club, you’d likely identify as straight.

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  6. George says:

    Good for him

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  7. freeperjim says:

    Excellent expose on why conservatism is ALWAYS superior to leftism under all of its’ brand names. Leftism is the home of evil – from communist dicktators to racists…and responsible for > 200 million deaths in the 20th century.

    Leftism always fails – economically, morally & culturally.

    Leftists simply lack the intellectual gravitas to grasp this reality.

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    • Crask says:

      They don’t lack the intellect to see it, they are simply the people who prefer to allow others to do their thinking for them.

      And in their own arrogant self-perceived moral superiority, they can’t consider themselves capable of being fooled like us who they are superior too. Thus, they become even more easily programmed and controlled.

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  8. Peter Shinn says:

    How can you have a page titled “about us” and it’s not about you? Who is Sundance? Who are the writers on this website?

    Peter

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  9. dcolburn says:

    This looks like a fake conservative front group to shill for Trump.
    It’s telling that they hide who they are and try to borrow credibility from Andrew Breitbart, Ronald Reagan, Libertarians, preppers, and others.
    Beware the manipulators … freedom may be in the balance.

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  10. Butch Rowe says:

    If Donald Trump wins the election, there will be a flood of illegal aliens across our Southern border hoping to gain entry before the inauguration.

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    • Au contraire, mon ami, Butch Rowe. I expect the flow to run the other way. They will NOT want to be caught by the popular Trump administration.

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    • Crask says:

      History, as in reality, something the typical Democrat supporter is totally unfamiliar with, demonstrates that fear of not being able to come over is not what causes and influx of illegal immigration.

      It is, in fact, the hope of amnesty that causes the influx of illegals.

      Let us remember Obama and cover a couple actual facts that sit inside of reality whereas presumption sits outside of reality and inside of fantasy, i.e. the liberal’s psychological go-to for all they believe.

      Remember the executive order that promised children under a certain age would not be deported.

      Well, the caused a huge influx of illegal child immigrants. Really, they were having to send them to other states because there were just too many children without any parents of family to speak of crossing the border. These people were sending their kids in hopes that their kids would get amnesty, and more than likely so that they could use that to pull themselves into the U.S.

      Then there was that whole amnesty situation where Obama promised a amnesty executive order, but instead just banned the deportation of most illegals.

      That also caused a tremendous surge in illegal immigration. If you lived in an area with lots of illegal immigrants, you’d notice it all over the place.

      Anyhow, that’s what causes a surge of illegal immigration, not the threat of a wall.

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  11. Seeker says:

    T h a n k s !!!! 😊

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  12. Charles beach says:

    Great site, thanks Aunt Gail

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  13. Praxeology says:

    I love your stuff and have re-posted it everywhere. The Koch brother’s stance, I don’t understand. They should be huge Trump supporters, but because he won’t take their money, that maybe an issue. If Donald meets the Koch brothers that will taint him. The fact that the Koch brothers have entertained all these GOPe charlatans is distressing. In the end, I would hold out judgement on them. The Koch’s are damaged goods, but what I hear from them coincides with most of Trump’s views. Let’s keep an open mind and see where it goes. These others you mentioned, Bingo. Thank you for all you hard work.

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  14. kallibella says:

    I couldn’t agree more about the differences between conservatism and liberalism.

    This site has become my go-to source for conservative dialogue and information. I have increased in understanding about the GOPe’s objectives and way they go about it.

    Keep up the great work! 🙂

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  15. Rock_Knutne_ND says:

    Found this website when the trayvon fiasco was in the news.

    I check in daily for the articles, certain writers I love and the great commentary.

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  16. coops50 says:

    Love this site. I live in Upstate New York. We’re pretty conservative up here. Not like the left wing loons in NYC. The TERRORIST ATTACK in San Bernardino looks similar to what happened in Paris. Wonder if Obama will allow the TRUTH to come out.

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  17. Mordecai Gallows says:

    Hello to all. I’m new to the site.
    Just want to share some thoughts to see if I’m a nut that didn’t fall too far from your tree.

    Our State of the Union in these United States of America…

    A Country Founded By Geniuses, But….. !!!

    If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, BUT, not for entering and remaining in the country illegally – you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, BUT, not to get an abortion – you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, BUT, not to vote for who runs the government – you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, BUT, gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt – you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, BUT, not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat – you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, BUT, a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched – you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more – you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute,” BUT, hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable – you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones – you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was diligently sought, but couldn’t be found – you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage – you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government – you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If the media panders to your openly socialist leader while the IRS targets groups with dissenting views – you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If your government ‘cracks down’ on legal gun sales to law abiding citizens while secretly supplying illegal guns to Mexican drug cartels – you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If your local government (Chicago) outlawed gun ownership for ‘the safety of its citizens’ and now boasts the worst murder rate in the country – you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If your government endorses a hodgepodge of fractionalized miscreant squatters who “occupy” any space they have no legal right to for more than a day, protesting a vast array of imperceptible perceptions of oppression and inequality, resulting in chaotic tarp “cities” with rape guards, marxist defecators, lewd and lascivious street sex, “acceptable” broken windows, drug induced “camp” fires, not to mention body stench and “music” that would make swine flee their sties, BUT, that same government labels Christians, Constitutionalists, veterans, Tea Party patriots, law abiding gun owners and just traditional conservative folks as the greatest terrorist threats this country faces – you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you can be cited for building a structure or drilling a well without a permit OR arrested for cutting down trees on your own property, BUT, your Mayor (Baltimore) publicly expresses that we’ve got to let the rioting protesters “vent” their anger, let them destroy stuff so they don’t end up destroying stuff – you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If your government can destroy your livelihood by regulating entire industries into near oblivion, to spare the lives of the mustard fern, the unspotted canker gnat and the rainbow babies breath flower, BUT, spends hundreds of millions of your dollars annually to support an industry that holds sole “legal” proprietorship to murder hundreds of thousands of helpless innocent children in the womb, while overlooking the sales of infant body parts, ghastly displayed on trays like day old sushi in your least favorite Oriental restaurant – you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    What a country! Doesn’t sound very “progressive,” does it?

    How about we try to give God a reason to bless America again?

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    • xyzlatin says:

      This is a terrific list…. and I thought at first you were talking about Australia, Britain, New Zealand, Canada. Why are Western nations that were law abiding, family friendly, women equal, everyone equal rights, turned into these politically correct nut houses? It all seems to have happened at the same time, since the 1970’s womens liberation movement and gone on from there.

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  18. Jo McIntyre says:

    From Snopes: The original compiler of this list appears to be Fritz Edmunds, who posted it to his “Politically True” blog back on 3 February 2013 (albeit with a disclaimer noting that “some of the ideas were from an e-mail that did not contain any copyright”).
    Mordechai, we Treepers normally give sources for our non-original posts. You may have altered this old chestnut some, but gave yourself away with the Egypt line.
    You have much to learn, my son.

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    • Mordecai Gallows says:

      Thank you, Jo. I do have much to learn. I’m new at posting comments so I appreciate your gentleness. I’ll do my best to establish proper commenting etiquette in the future.

      I didn’t know the original source. My only intent was to share this list of thoughts I read from a commenter on Townhall’s site. That person didn’t name the original source either.
      I just wanted to make it available for anyone here who has not read it before.

      I’m paraphrasing here, but, the Bible says “There is nothing new under the sun.”

      However, just to set the record straight, the last three thoughts in the list are mine originally.

      Merry Christmas, Jo. God bless…

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    • dsyvanen says:

      Jo McIntyre- Thanks for the Snopes note, I wasn’t sure about the words, “The author writes really good emails!” Thanks again.

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  19. Jo McIntyre says:

    Rochellewhit – welcome! It’s nice to see yet another hard core Libertarian here!
    My reply to Don Welch’s reply to you, towit: “if you’re not a trump supporter you won’t be sticking around long.” I disagree. CTH has lots of good commentary on a wide variety of subjects. Commentary you are unlikely to see elsewhere – original and intelligent. How great is that?

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  20. Lawrence H says:

    I was going to respond in detail, however, the following three quotes sums it up nicely, especially the last one:

    Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
    Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.
    The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.

    -John Dalberg-Action 1834-1902

    I found this site as a result of looking into the story about the Hammond’s and the Malhuer NWR. (Malhuer is a French word meaning “Misfortune”) This story changes much of my perceptions about such agencies and their work. I know the area well, having photographed it over the years-from Malhuer NWR to the top of the Steens (a BLM area). This story distresses me greatly.

    Ironic your name for this site: “Last Refuge”!

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    • Jo McIntyre says:

      Welcome aboard! As a longtime Oregon resident, I, too, am highly interested in the Malheur area and the Hammonds. In 2001, I was a reporter covering the Klamath Basin Crisis, so my background goes way back. As a member of Oregon Women for Agriculture, my interest is deep as well as broad. TCTH, as you read in About Us, is about much more than electoral politics and we share real, reliable, well-vetted information via links to news outlets and personal experience.

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  21. Joe Boudreault says:

    I just came here following a link from the Canada Free Press site. I had to read this About Us column, and I found that it describes me to a T. Thanks. I would like to refer this column to others.

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  22. gbgasser says:

    Very interesting site. Got here from Scott Adams’ “Dilbert Blog”

    Certainly don’t agree with much of what you stated on your opening page here but as “momseeall”
    said I totally support your right to say it……. and you said it clearly. I know where you stand…. and if your interested we can quibble about some of your details sometime.

    To quote Ahhhnold

    Ill be back

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  23. Jane Rogers says:

    I couldn’t live without this site. Thank you, Treehouse!

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  24. mysticrose80 says:

    This site is truly a sanctuary. I’m so glad that I found it via BB. I’m an independent (although my leanings tend to be Libertarian, at times) and find the contents on this site to be very detailed and informative. Thanks for all you do :).

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  25. Guest1.1 says:

    New to the site, Just signing in

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  26. Branden says:

    Nice Post! I definitely agree with a lot being said here (especially about the topic on fear).

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  27. Peaceful says:

    Maria Celeste from Telemundo will be on the debate stage with Wolf tonight. CNN will be a gang up on Mr. Trump.

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  28. Benji says:

    I love this site and have been reading it for at least 6 months now. I finally donated to the cause today, now I don’t feel guilty. 🙂
    Wanted to join in the discussion but have no idea how to find my comment after I’ve made one so here again I’m trying. Please have patience. Thank you all and especially to Sundance.

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  29. deepesq says:

    I really love this site and read it every day. I am particularly impressed with the articles by Sundance and wonder whether Butch writes for you as well! If you are ever interested in posting something from another author, please let me know. I think that I would enjoy writing for you. Keep up the really great work you do!!

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  30. Robert Thomas says:

    Is this another one of those political ,can’t trace the real money Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(4) organizations, ostensibly devoted to “social welfare” but permitted to engage in electoral politics in an essentially unregulated way. A 501(c)(4) is not required to disclose the sources of its funding, and that provision alone has brought in huge amounts of money from donors eager to contribute but reluctant to identify themselves. The 501(c)(4) loophole has been around since the early 20th century, but it was given new vigor in 2010 by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which removed virtually all limits on corporate campaign funding and fostered its anonymity.

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  31. B Church says:

    I think this is the only site on the entire world wide web that can be trusted when it comes to news and insight regarding the candidacy of Donald J. Trump. I know the site has been around for much longer than just this political campaign, but I suspect it has found its true calling in this presidential race.

    In the history of this republic, I don’t think there has ever been such widespread and open collusion among nominally “independent” members of the media, arrayed against one man and his supporters, as we now see targeting Trump.

    I am obliged to sundance and all others operating behind the curtain here for offering an oasis for us in the midst of anarchy and hellfire. “The Last Refuge” – never was a site more aptly named.

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  32. steve olson says:

    In my experience people shake out into two basic groups that cross racial, religious, socioeconomic, and culture lines. Givers and takers, some extreme and others modest, but ultimately staying inside 1 of the 2 groups.

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  33. You are more correct even than you perhaps realize, Steve. Here is a book that I highly recommend (I’ve given away dozens of copies!) that will enrich and broaden your understanding of what may be your intuitive realization of the difference between givers and takers:
    http://www.amazon.com/Systems-Survival-Dialogue-Foundations-Commerce/dp/0679748164/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

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  34. ARedTail says:

    I actually stumbled on this site courtesy of a link someone left on Breitbart (now I know where people can go to for links to live broadcasts of Trump rallies!)

    Haven’t looked through too much yet, but very on-point with what I’ve seen so far. Particularly with regard to voting for Trump versus the other candidates.

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  35. ARedTail says:

    Actually, quick question for anybody reading; are there any Donald Trump supporters in WA on here? I know there’s a Facebook group from WA that’s for Trump, but I have a no-Facebook account policy on myself.

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  36. France says:

    Hi Sundance, FYI, I received porn when I clicked the video link. Seems the jerks are coming out to cause grief.

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  37. adrian58 says:

    Remember folks, we still need #Trump to gain the +1237 delegates. So all remaining states still need to vote. Don’t take foot off pedal.

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  38. Nightcrawler says:

    Thank you, Sundance, for the clear and compelling treatise above. While you and I may quibble about a word or two or a phrase here and there, we are in simpatico as to sense and tenor.

    You have a fine mind and gift for writing clear, succinct and compelling expository. I am so very grateful for the ‘refuge’ you have established here for me and all others of like mind. What an extraordinary undertaking!

    May the road rise to meet you and may the wind be always at your back…

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  39. Here's Your Sign says:

    Thanks for the cogent discussion about charitable giving. I’ve had that thought for years now, but never articulated it as eloquently as you.

    Years ago, a charitable organization that I belonged to would provide food to needy people. Each of us would bring something. For me, it was a family experience. I would take my children to the store, buy the food together, cook the food together, deliver the food together. It was our family connecting to our community. A few years ago, the government passed a law saying that all food must be prepared in a commercial kitchen. So we went to the store, picked up a sealed package and delivered it. My children lost interest in the project, then I did. I don’t participate any more, though I do engage in other charitable activities. I’m sure the government believes it has done something good.

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  40. carol says:

    I am true conservative Australian who despairs at the way an international elite has been successfully reducing freedom and democracy under the guise of humanitarianism, and politically correct ‘diversity’ and ‘multicultural’ labels, as well as ‘racist’ and ‘Islamophobia’ charges. I note your ‘comments’ instructions to be brief but do have a relatively long piece (say one and a quarter A4 pages equivalent) which goes to why World Leaders, after first being dismissive, are now very very worried about Mr. Trump’s ‘America First’ theme, so much so that the possibility of his assassination must be considered high.
    The piece outlines the Kalergi Plan – aimed at a United Europe, backed by the Vatican, under a centralized government and intended as the prototype for the US and the rest of the world when the New World Order is finalized. Today’s European Union is well on the way to implementing this plan by indoctrinating Europeans to tolerate and accept politically correct multiculturalism and infiltration via mass migration and punishing any criticism of minorities, and protecting them with special laws so that the masses will be suppressed. Could I comment by breaking this piece up into Part 1, Part 2, etc? If so, what is the maximum words number allowed?

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    • Ad rem says:

      Hi carol…

      If you could break up your post into comments approximately the same size as the one above, that would be perfect. We always recommend the frequent use of paragraphs as well….this makes for a much easier read. The perfect place to post your comments would be on our daily Presidential Open Thread….all general things political.

      Welcome to the Tree House carol! 😀

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  41. To The Webmaster Of Conservative Treehouse
    Yesterday I would write to your well informed website my indications of joining your opinion site. I was formally of a Generic Website known as a moniker, Leland Gaunt..

    The site may have been terminated as indicated.

    So note: A Mrs. Clinton who may well be in trouble as observed. For one who was the “odds-on-favorite” to win the Democrat Party nomination and win the presidency, she still has NOT sealed the deal as observed..

    And for her to imply a writer by the namesake of KLEIN who would write the informative book as such “UNLIKEABLE” as living within a selected fantasy world, who else solicits from Hollywood elites and such? And these same people are definite examples of such, “those living within a fantasy world”…

    I would forget the first name of this particular writer whose name is of KLEIN..

    A Mrs. Clinton who has been described as ill-tempered, vicious, mean spirited and erratic when it comes to a psychological profile by a former Secret Service agent of her husband, a Bill Clinton..

    The story of this finding was of FOX NEWS, yesterday, June 6th, 2016..

    I have a belief a FOX NEWS would pick up on my writings when I expressed myself with the Generic Website as one time or another..

    Thank you letting me express my viewpoints and opinions.

    Formally the Generic Website
    Moniker… (Leland Gaunt)

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  42. grannysue says:

    Trump has a bullseye on his back. I don’t think anyone realizes this man has literally put his life on the line for this nation. He is going against the NWO globalists who have been picking our presidents for decades. Trump does not belong to a secret society. You can bet the Bushs, Clintons and others are NWO puppets and have been doing their bidding. And, we see a host of other NWO puppets. Men like Ryan, Cruz, McConnell, Haley Barbour, and others who have attacked Trump are the mouthpieces of the NWO globalists and do the bidding of their paymasters. Our government has become corrupted with leaders who have no desire to protect or defend the American people. Sessions is one of the most honest politicians we have presently. I wish we had many more. They want to disarm the American people because this nation is standing in the way of their agenda. Nevermind that these corrupt cretins will not tell their bodyguards to give up their guns but they want America families defenseless. I don’t think this is going to end well. History shows it does not. When governments becomes oppressive, steals the right of men to provide for their families in a meaningful way, spys on it’s own citizens, takes the road like Hitler of brainwashing children in schools to rat on their parents if they own guns or have religious views, and I am talking of Christianity that the elites do not like , tells them to accept the most baseless, immoral lifestyles as normal, putting men in girls restrooms and girl’s in men’s restrooms we are in deep trouble.

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  43. Murray says:

    If conservatives believe in freedom and self empowerment and independence of the individual, why do they feel the need to control, through civil and theological laws, the behavior of others? I.e., a woman’s right to control her own body; same sex marriage.

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  44. Jim says:

    It seems strange that when i select “xxx replies” on any of your statements I am blown completely out of the internet connection. I am using an iPhone 4 and am wondering if I don’t have enough whatever to do this. I don’t seem to have this problem except with political subject matter areas. Just FYI

    THANKS

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  45. James Norton says:

    As a libertarian, I’ve always taken issue with the notion of “giving back”, as if what was gained by one party in free enterprise, was somehow taken from another unjustly. That’s not to stay that I am not charitable, just that when my transactions are complete in business, they are just that… Complete. I’ve gained revenue and my customers have gained products and services. We’re 100% in equilibrium. There’s nothing to give back to anyone.

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  46. Mom Sees All says:

    Don, I’ve finally found my way back to this little bit of blogging heaven, and I apologize for not addressing your question sooner. I think when we use us vs them, liberal/conservative rhetoric, we’re oversimplifying the issues. There’s plenty of blame to go around. Finger pointing and blame are like smoke and mirrors in an election year. As long as we the people can be side tracked, bamboozled, confused or entertained, our candidates don’t have to come up with honest, intelligent responses to issues that plague us. Seriously, we’re going to send illegals packing and make them buy their own plane ticket and pay for a fence line? And is there a single person on this planet that believes Ms Clinton is devoid of guilt, that she had no intent to deceive or cover up? That she’s too stupid or uneducated to know the law?

    I think fear is something our government enjoys injecting into our lives whenever possible. I think politicians are all about control or they’d be in another line of work…something honest and philanthropic, perhaps. I think we the people are abdicating our rights in exchange for a caretaker sort of society because we’ve gotten soft and lazy and scared. I don’t think we can use blanket statements about liberals or conservatives and expect to have healthy dialogue with people different from ourselves. I think if we don’t start looking for common ground we’ll have no ground to stand on. I don’t think Donald Trump is a great candidate but sadly he seems less dangerous than Ms Clinton. I long for the day when I’ll have a candidate to vote for, not against. I want to vote for someone who is as concerned about my liberal neighbor he/she is about me. Someone who understands that poverty, hunger, disease, loneliness and ignorance are dangerous problems and they exist across the country, across racial, ethnic, economic, and social boundaries. Don, that’s just a hint of what I think because I’m trying to be constructive and not sound like a ranting maniac. But it’s a dangerous world my friends. We have children and grandchildren who deserve better. My beloved daughter, a political science/government teacher says we get the government we deserve…I know she means we collectively, but that really angers me. She works hard to teach high school seniors about our constitution and how important it is to be aware and involved. And all the while we the people are lashing out at each other instead of holding our government accountable. We’re hypnotized by the antics of people who don’t deserve your attention or your vote. I could go on and on and on…but I’m going to go clean my doorstep, because that’s within my reach. If we could all just keep our own doorsteps clean – wouldn’t that be something to blog about?

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  47. sjh says:

    Wonderful Site!

    Thank you Sundance and all!!

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  48. Jo Buettner says:

    After a review of the above, I decided to scroll comments. The first comment I saw spoke of freedom of speech, something I uphold as an American, and as a conservative.
    Having said this, I must say that I came to your site due to an exchange on Facebook. When I suggested some ideas, in a calm manner unlike some others, I was blocked from being able to comment.
    There is one implied truth, and that is that all are welcome as a part of this tree you speak of. However, clearly this is not true.

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    • WeeWeed says:

      You are not the Lone Ranger. With over 350,000 hits an hour hitting us from FB a lot of comments were mass deleted because 99% were vile and/or racist. If you follow the guidelines for comments civil conversation is welcome.

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