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Thursday, August 31, 2017

You're Fired, James Comey!



Friends, do you have even the slightest doubt that President Trump did the right thing in firing FBI Director James Comey?  If you do, then this article should set your mind at ease.  Comey was a menace to the rule of law, and the whole nation should rejoice at his enforced retirement.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/james-comey-started-drafting-statement-exonerating-hillary-clinton-before-fbi-interviewed-her-aides/article/2633095?utm_campaign=Washington%20Examiner:%20Breaking%20News&utm_source=Washington%20Examiner:%20Breaking%2

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Excellence in Broadcasting, Waddy-style!



Hello again!  Recently your conservative hero, Dr. Waddy, continued his domination of the airwaves by appearing on the Newsmaker program on WLEA AM 1480 in Hornell, NY.  I addressed a number of hot topics in the course of a stimulating conversation with the program's host, Brian O'Neil, and you can listen to the whole broadcast here.  Enjoy!

http://wlea.net/newsmaker-august-29-2017-professor-nicholas-waddy/

Monday, August 28, 2017

Make Columbus Great Again?



Friends, as you know, the assault on America's history is intensifying every day.  Protests and attempts at vandalism of statues and monuments are now daily occurrences.  Nonetheless, historians and patriots are pushing back against the wrecking ball of leftist ideology.  I recommend to you this article, which is a balanced, sensible defense of the importance of Christopher Columbus to U.S. and world history.  Was Columbus perfect?  Surely not, but more than anyone else he helped to bring about what we know as America -- a fusion of cultures, albeit not always harmonious, based in the western hemisphere.  In a sense, therefore, to reject Columbus is to reject America itself.  Unacceptable!  I, for one, say we should keep Columbus Day, keep honoring Columbus, and keep celebrating America, warts and all.

http://nypost.com/2017/08/26/christopher-columbus-deserves-to-stay-in-his-rightful-place/ 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Waddy Once Again in the Big Leagues



Thanks to Kristina Wong at Breitbart for soliciting my input on her excellent article about NATO's (minimal) contribution to the war in Afghanistan.  As you know, President Trump has been pressuring NATO countries to do their part.  It's an uphill battle, but it's articles like this one that will help to keep their feet to the fire...

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/25/us-4000-troops-afghanistan-nato-half/

Friday, August 25, 2017

Republicans in Congress: It's Time to Develop a Backbone



Needless to say, so far the performance of the Republican Congress has been underwhelming.  The repeal and replace of Obamacare was blocked by a few recalcitrant Senators.  Tax reform is still meandering through the legislative process.  Now Democrats assure us that President Trump's border wall will never see the light of day.  Enough is enough!  My latest article is a call to arms for Republican Senators and Representatives.  I believe that the budget votes upcoming, and especially the question of whether Congress will fund the wall, can be a turning point.  Read on, and see why:

http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/25/republicans-stand-with-trump-on-the-wall/

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Wise Words from Stanford? Amazing, But True



Friends, here is a great analysis of the perils of rewriting history.  I encourage everyone to read it.  It echoes many of the points that I made in my piece about Robert E. Lee.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/08/24/the_progressive_war_against_the_dead_134819.html

Keep an eye out for my next article, which will focus on Trump's border wall and the question of whether or not we conservatives should be willing to shut down the government in order to get it.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

V.P. Pence Strikes the Right Tone on Confederate Monuments



It was great to see Vice-President Pence make a strong statement in favor of keeping historical monuments today.  He's a great patriot and an eloquent defender of all that is best about America.  You can find his remarks here:

https://twitter.com/foxandfriends/status/899977466814488576?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fs.yimg.com%2Fos%2Fyc%2Fhtml%2Fembed-iframe-min.7f33a83d.html

Waddy Strikes a Blow Against Leftist Race-Baiters



Friends, the vitriol which my appearance on CNN elicited from the left put me in mind of one of their favorite pastimes: hurling charges of racism in every direction.  The liberal obsession with racism is well known, and I dare say every Republican public official and commentator in the nation has been called a racist, and most of them have received that treatment hundreds or thousands of times.  Enough is enough!  My most recent article attempts to turn the tide.  You can find it in The Daily Caller:

http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/22/unfounded-charges-of-racism-are-hate-speech-too/

Monday, August 21, 2017

The American People Know Best



Despite the relentless media assault on the heritage of the Confederacy, the American people continue to oppose the removal of Confederate memorials -- not that this will stop the left from plowing ahead.  Here are the results of a recent poll:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/majority-americans-want-preserve-confederate-monuments-reuters-ipsos-215130275.html

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Standing Tall



Friends, you may have seen on Twitter or Facebook some of the vicious hatred which my appearance on CNN drew out of the left.  The consensus of CNN-watching internet trolls seems to be that I am a doo-doo head who deserves to be fired for daring to disagree with leftist orthodoxy.  Well, fortunately life and academia don't work that way.  I'm not going anywhere, and I will continue to stand for what I believe is right.  You can rest easy on that score.

For those who wish to view the whole interview, here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTgtUbUaQhk&feature=youtu.be

Also, keep an eye out for more insightful analysis of the issues of the day.  My next article will focus on the left's penchant for leveling false charges of racism.  A timely topic, I'm sure you would agree!

Facing Down North Korea



Hi again.  I promised you another analysis of President Trump's principled stand against North Korea, and here it is.  It's already been published in the Olean Times Herald, but I don't have a link for it as yet.  Enjoy!

Trump: The Last, Best Hope for Peace

Dr. Nicholas L. Waddy blogs at: www.waddyisright.com

To those who consider President Trump a belligerent buffoon, the title to my article will naturally come as a surprise. What these Trump critics fail to realize, however, is that adopting a threatening and forceful posture, as Trump has done in recent days with North Korea, is a time-honored tactic of diplomacy and negotiation, and President Trump is nothing if not a skilled deal-maker. He understands, as the press seems not to, that sometimes the only way to avoid war is to convince others that you are prepared to fight. This maximizes the pressure on your enemy to make concessions. And, I would argue, at this juncture concessions on North Korea's part are the only way that peace can be maintained in East Asia.

A history lesson is in order. President Richard Nixon is now regarded as one of the most brilliant and accomplished Presidents in terms of his management of foreign policy. During his Presidency, however, he was routinely derided (by sanctimonious liberals) as a madman and a warmonger. An excellent case in point would be the “Christmas Bombings” of December 1972. With tremendous difficulty, earlier in 1972 Nixon's National Security Advisor, Henry Kissinger, had negotiated a peace agreement with communist North Vietnam to end the Vietnam War. By the end of the year, however, the North Vietnamese were wavering. In mid-December, President Nixon ordered a massive bombing campaign against the North, involving waves of B-52 bombers. His aim was to pressure the North Vietnamese to resume talks and accept a compromise settlement. His actions were roundly criticized as bloodthirsty and callous. Weak-kneed leftists around the world rallied to defend the communist North Vietnamese. President Nixon's bold gambit succeeded, however: the North Vietnamese returned to the negotiating table, and the peace agreement was signed in January 1973. The Vietnam War ended, and on terms largely favorable to the United States. (It was only after President Nixon's resignation that the North Vietnamese resumed their campaign to conquer the South.)

What can we learn from this Nixonian parable? The enemies of the United States are tough customers. They do not respond to mealy-mouthed platitudes. They respond to force, and to the threat of force. They act out of self-interest, and therefore an America that is unwilling to threaten the vital interests of its enemies is an America that those enemies will surely not take seriously. President Trump may now stand condemned in the mainstream media as a loose cannon, and as a swaggering fool, but he should know that great Presidents that have come before him, like Nixon and Reagan, have borne the same type of abuse, and for the same reasons, and with the same scant justification. President Reagan's Cold War strategy of “Peace Through Strength,” which sought to build up U.S. military forces to counter Soviet aggression, was a legendary success. Many historians believe that it paved the way for the West's victory in the Cold War a few years later. But where would the world be today if President Reagan had listened to his over-refined leftist critics – if he had curtailed the U.S. defense buildup and gone hat-in-hand to the Soviets, begging for mercy? The mere thought is chilling.

Because North Korea's possession of nuclear weapons, and the capacity to deliver them to the United States, is utterly unacceptable, this means there is only one way to avoid confrontation between our two countries: North Korea must relent, and it must give up its ICBMs and its nuclear arsenal. The only way this can happen, though, is if the North Koreans become convinced that the alternative to capitulation is obliteration. In other words, U.S. threats of military action must be credible, and they must be credited by China and North Korea, in particular. That China recently voted in the U.N. Security Council in favor of the toughest ever sanctions against North Korea proves that they take U.S. threats seriously. That, at least, is a start. It is also, incidentally, a victory for the U.S. at the United Nations that the pusillanimous Obama administration never could have achieved.

The next time President Trump brandishes the sword against North Korea, therefore, and the next time he promises “fire and fury” to anyone who attacks or threatens to attack us, our allies, or our interests, Americans of all political persuasions should not criticize him; they should praise him. We should all pledge our full support to President Trump and to the soldiers, sailors, and airmen who may be called upon to implement a military response to North Korean aggression. We should do so not only because it is the right thing for patriotic Americans to do, but also because a united front against North Korea, and a demonstration of our granite resolve, is the only way to convince Kim Jong-un and his henchmen to come to their senses. We must be ready for war, in short, because it may well come, but also because our very readiness for battle may be the only hope we have to avoid it.

President Trump understands these foreign policy truisms better, it seems, than many of the “experts”. Let us hope and pray that he will stay the course and apply whatever pressure is needed to safeguard the American people from North Korea's nuclear weapons.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Waddy Does a Command Performance on CNN!!!



Friends, tonight we took Waddy is Right to a whole new level.  Tonight I appeared on CNN's OutFront with Erin Burnett.  I defended Robert E. Lee and the heritage of the Confederacy.  I was nervous, but it seemed to go very well.  The lefties are stewing about it, so that has to be a good sign.  Here is a clip:

https://twitter.com/OutFrontCNN/status/898330842526760960

That's only part of the interview.  If anyone has a clip of the whole thing, please let me know!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Waddy Shall Rise Again



Greetings!  I promised you another article on North Korea, and indeed I've written one, but I'm not positive that it's been published online as yet.  It should be appearing in American Greatness very soon.  Sit tight!  Good things come to those who wait.

In the meantime, I've written an article about Robert E. Lee, historical memory, and why Confederate monuments should be preserved.  I'm very proud of it.  You'll find it here, courtesy of The Daily Caller:

http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/16/in-defense-of-robert-e-lee/

Enjoy!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Peace Through Strength



Friends, I'll be writing another article soon about the North Korean situation, but in the meantime I recommend this piece by Oliver North:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/08/10/to-end-north-korean-crisis-trump-must-convince-china-are-deadly-serious-about-military-action.html

North is absolutely right: only China can put the kind of pressure on North Korea that can get them to back down, and only if they back down can war be avoided.  Thus, if Trump is now talking tough, and if America is now acting tough, it's because that's our only hope to preserve the peace in East Asia.  Liberals shouldn't be condemning Trump's swagger; they should be praising it!  Only time will tell if our strategy of bluster will succeed.  My guess is that the North Koreans (and possibly the Chinese) are too stubborn to budge.  We'll see.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Red States Keep Getting Redder

Here's a story to warm any Republican/conservative's heart:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-rally-west-virginia-governor-switches-parties-010834774.html

It must really burn the Democrats up that they SWEAR the country is with them and hates Trump, and yet they keep losing elections, and in this case they are losing a governorship without an election even taking place.  Ouch!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Oops!



Apparently I mistakenly attached the wrong link to my post yesterday, so some of you may have been led unexpectedly to my most recent batch of vacation photos instead of to my honeyed prose...  You're welcome?  Ha ha.

In recompense, here's a must-read article for all conservatives/Trekkies.  Enjoy!

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/08/02/william-shatner-social-justice-warriors-stand-for-inequality.html

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Helping Trump to "Right the Ship"



Greetings!  I imagine you've been distressed, as I have, by the deterioration in President Trump's poll numbers lately.  By and large, we can blame the world's most elaborate propaganda offensive ever, which has been blackening Trump's name since 2015, but of course we conservatives and Trumpers have made some mistakes along the way too.  Here is my analysis of the situation, recently published in The Daily Caller.  Enjoy!

http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/01/how-to-right-the-ship-the-s-s-trump/