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"I hope readers get a different view of what is broadly labeled the "tea party" movement. Most pundits who claim to speak for us have never organized a tea party meeting or attended a city or county commission meeting to affect real change in government. It's time we do a better job of articulating our arguments."
Monday, October 08, 2012 — Henry Kelley

In 2008, “Hope and Change” ran against the “George Bush Record.”

And this year, President Obama’s campaign says “we don’t want to go back to the policies that got us in trouble in the first place.” 

I couldn’t agree more.


Friday, September 21, 2012 — Henry Kelley

I am a frequent critic of the government running too many things the private sector can run better. One of the first retorts I hear is, “What about the military? You conservatives say government can’t do anything right. Your government-run military killed Osama bin Laden!” 

While I point out the obvious –- we haven’t won a war since 1945 and defense is in our Constitution -- if you haven’t been...

Monday, September 03, 2012 — Henry Kelley

When I was approached to write for Florida Voices, I was highly skeptical to join the “mainstream media.” However, I’ve seen a commitment to at least showing there is more than one side to politics, and in that spirit I offer the left-loving media helpful hints to remain employed post-Obama. 

In short, mainstream media, you lie. Or politely, you fail to report.  MSNBC mocks the GOP for a lack of...

Monday, August 27, 2012 — Henry Kelley

I’ve been asked why there is no grass roots representation of the Tea Party at the Republican National Convention.  

My response is fairly simple. Despite three years of media onslaught and cluelessness by liberals and Democrats, those outside the movement still don’t grasp a simple truth: people like me are the absolute last folks -- probably even below gaffe-a-minute Vice President Joe Biden...

Thursday, July 26, 2012 — Henry Kelley

My fellow Florida Voices columnist Bill Cotterell is wrong. Gov. Rick Scott should appeal the so-called “Docs vs. Glocks” ruling. 

First, it’s misleading to claim the law prohibits doctors from asking a patient about guns in the home. Take the time to read the seven – count them, seven – page bill. The language “prohibits discrimination by licensed healthcare professionals or facilities based solely upon...

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 — Henry Kelley

I started this week giddy with the notion that the Supreme Court would strike down Obamacare, vindicating three years of attacks on my character for standing for freedom. But after seeing the other decisions this week, I realized you can’t always count on the justices to make the right call. Remember, this is the institution that gave us Ferguson v. Plessey in 1896. 

In a practical sense, Thursday’s...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 — Henry Kelley

Since Mitt Romney is the official Republican nominee and Gov. Scott Walker won big in Wisconsin, it’s time to address the near future:

Dear President-Elect Romney,

Congratulations on being elected the 45th President of the United States.


Thursday, May 24, 2012 — Henry Kelley

We are not a nation at war. We are a nation with a military at war. But the general public is so far removed from the loss of life and money that we can and do pretty much ignore foreign policy.

For those of us who live in Northwest Florida, it’s a less academic conversation. We are surrounded by one of the heaviest concentrations of military bases in the world. Almost monthly, a person stationed here is...

Thursday, May 17, 2012 — Henry Kelley

Dear Governor,

It’s Henry from Fort Walton Beach. It’s been a while since we had the chance to speak directly.  Let’s back up to when we first met.

It was the summer of 2009 when the destroyer of our individual liberties and economic freedom known as “Obamacare” was in full discussion.  We, the Fort...

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