Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Trump is the general that we have

I implore my good friends not to indulge in the next two and a half months in anything that could contribute even marginally to the possibility of Hillary Clinton being elected President of the United States. Whatever Trump's faults -- and he has plenty of them -- they pale in comparison to the corruption and evil of Hillary and the destruction she will bring to our country and the world.

There are intelligent men and women who are predicting a landslide victory for Trump, while other equally intelligent people are predicting a landslide defeat. Since all predictions regarding the Trump phenomenon by traditional pundits and methods have failed repeatedly for the past year, I caution anyone against believing any smugly asserted certainties, least of all polls. It is just as likely that this election will be decided by a hanging chad in a county no one has ever heard of in one of the "battleground" states.  If Hillary wins by a hairline margin, what will you say about what you did to prevent it?

Our civilization is in dire peril. Our constitutional rights are being erased. The First and Second Amendments are under assault. American citizens are denied religious liberty, the ability to defend themselves against gangsters and terrorists, or even to talk about these things in the public square. As we speak (so to speak), conservatives are losing non-political back-office cubicle jobs in American corporations for the crime of participating in the civic process. Fired for being grassroots activist Republicans.

With Trump, we will have a fighting chance to turn these alarming trends around. He has exploded political correctness; he speaks unvarnished truths about the Democrat-induced social pathologies that BobDoleJohnMcCainMittRomneyJebBush never could, would, did or will; and pledged support for the right of law-abiding citizens to carry firearms. Hillary on the other hand will shut people up, lock people up, collapse the economy, eviscerate the Constitution, confiscate our guns and sell us out to our adversaries.

Trump is the general that we have today; all other (16+) alternatives have been exhausted for now. Let us stand together now, and resume the bickering next February.

May God bless and preserve America.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Howard Hyde Radio Show: Where do Jobs Come From?

The Howard Hyde Show is on the Conservative Commandos Radio Network.
This week's show will be broadcast at 5PM ET, 2PM PT Wednesday, August 10 on Philadelphia's WNJC AM 1360; Catch it LIVE on the web at Or download the MP3 file HERE.

Wednesday, August 10 Topics:
>Trump Update: Victor Davis Hanson
>Headlines and Summaries from American Thinker, FrontPage Magazine, Townhall
>Hillary Clinton Update: Iran executes spy mentioned in unsecure emails.
>Where do Jobs come from?
>AND: The Citizen Economics Golden Jackass Award (for the most asinine public utterance on a matter of political economy)

Past Shows and Interviews:

Saturday, August 06, 2016

August 6th  -  7 PM
The American Freedom Alliance invites you to our August Literary Cafe

Escape From Berkeley:
An EX-liberal progressive socialist embraces America (and doesn't apologize) 

Saturday August 6th
7 PM
429 Loring Ave.
Los Angeles, Ca 90024

Author, radio host, President of Southern California Republican Women and Men, and AFA Board member Howard Hyde tells how he overcame the influence and indoctrination of radical leftism in his hometown in the 1960s and 70s and became instead an evangelist for Capitalism, free markets, low taxes, the Constitution, and America. He deconstructs the radical student movement and then, by collecting his most popular published articles of the past several years into a single volume, presents a conservative and patriotic citizen-economist's analysis of subjects as diverse as health care, employment, immigration, climate change and foreign policy

"Escape from Berkeley strikes at the heart of so much of the emotional and deeply flawed utopian narrative that the left clings to and reveals, step by thoughtful step, how the truth can only lead away from the left and towards the light.  A political coming-of-age story that is entertaining, engaging and essential."

That was my review when it came out and I know his story will resonate with you as it did with me.
Join us for an engaging and inspiring conversation.

Hors D'oeuvres and beverages will be served.
We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Howard Hyde Show: Should Blacks Own More Guns?

The Howard Hyde Show is on the Conservative Commandos Radio Network.
This week's show will be broadcast at 5PM ET, 2PM PT Wednesday, August 3 on Philadelphia's WNJC AM 1360; Catch it LIVE on the web at

Wednesday, August 3 Show Segments (6-12 minutes each):
  1. 2nd Amendment Update
  2. Should blacks own more guns?
  3. Dinesh D'Souza's "Hillary's America"
  4. Blacks reject the Democrats' plantation, embrace Trump
  5. Jason Riley begs to differ...
  6. Christians in Turkey (our NATO "ally") persecuted
  7. Obamacare meltdown: Aetna bolts

Past Shows and Interviews:

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

George Gilder Interview on the Howard Hyde Radio Show

The Howard Hyde Show is on the Conservative Commandos Radio Network.
This week's show will be broadcast at 5PM ET, 2PM PT Wednesday, July 13 on Philadelphia's WNJC AM 1360; Catch it LIVE on the web at

Featuring Interview: George Gilder, author of "The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street recovers but the economy never does".
(Also by George Gilder: Wealth and Poverty, Microcosm, Telecosm, and Knowledge and Power)

Wednesday, July 13 Show Segments (4-12 minutes each):
  1. 00:00 Opening
  2. 03:51 The Godmother Donna Corleone Clinton Update: The Trey Gowdy-Jim Comey interrogation
  3. 11:15 George Gilder Interview Part 1
  4. 17:32 George Gilder Interview Part 2
  5. 28:02 George Gilder Interview Part 3
  6. 37:09 George Gilder Interview Part 4
  7. 50:01 Donald Trump Update: The Dream-Team Cabinet
  8. 57:15 - 58:00 Close

Past Shows and Interviews:

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Larry Greenfield Interview on the Howard Hyde Radio Show

The Howard Hyde Show is on the Conservative Commandos Radio Network.
This week's show will be broadcast at 5PM ET, 2PM PT Wednesday, June 29 on Philadelphia's WNJC AM 1360; Catch it LIVE on the web at

Wednesday, July 6 Show Segments (6-10 minutes each):
1. Second Amendment Update: California Governor Brown Signs Ant-Gun Laws (NRA-ILA)
2. The Godmother Donna Corleone Clinton Update: The Benghazi Report (WSJ)
3. Larry Greenfield Interview Part 1
4. Larry Greenfield Interview Part 2
5. Larry Greenfield Interview Part 3
6. Larry Greenfield Interview Part 4
7. Firearm Safety Rules

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Evan Sayet Interview on the Howard Hyde Radio Show

The Howard Hyde Show is on the Conservative Commandos Radio Network.
This week's show will be broadcast at 5PM ET, 2PM PT Wednesday, June 29 on Philadelphia's WNJC AM 1360; Catch it LIVE on the web at

Wednesday, June 29 Show Segments (~7-9 minutes each):
1. Democrats relive their imaginary glory days of 1960s sit-ins
2. The fallacies of Berkeley in the 1960s live on today
3. Interview: Evan Sayet, author of "The Kindergarden of Eden: How the Modern Liberal Thinks"
4. Evan Sayet Interview Part 2
5. Evan Sayet Interview Part 3
6. Evan Sayet Interview Part 4
8. Ayn Rand deconstructs Berkeley...and today's universities

Saturday, June 25, 2016

A Sad Day in our House

The Demoncrats' temper tantrum in the House of Representatives is just the latest sad reminder of how far the party of Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy and Daniel Patrick Moynihan has fallen. From leading a bipartisan foreign policy projecting American strength, to advocating tax rate reductions and social policy rooted in traditional Judeo-Christian morality, they are now reduced to reliving their imaginary glory days of occupying university administration buildings during their youth in the 1960s, while relentlessly pursuing a policy mix catastrophically destructive not only to the country at large, but specifically and especially to the very people they claim to champion.

The (not-so) "Great Society" welfare state has reduced multiple generations of Americans, disproportionately blacks, not just to infantile dependency, but to social and familial disintegration that even slavery hadn't accomplished. Democrats' minimum wage laws and antibusiness regulation take a baseball bat to the kneecaps of any black youth uppity enough to try to step on the first rung of the economic ladder. Seven and a half years of the Obama administration has given us an economy and a job market like a manual transmission with a burned clutch.
Everywhere that Democrats are ascendant, misery, unemployment, crime and social conflict rise. And everywhere that Democrats hold unchallenged power -- like Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, D.C. -- the misery index together with murder rates, especially via "gun violence," are off the charts.

And yet they have the gall to engage in a sanctimonious and self-righteous media stunt in demand of policy that not only runs counter to the fundamental constitutional law of our society, but which in our country has the most noxious racist origins. Gun control hardly existed in the United States until a group of Klansmen got together and decided that allowing n*****s to own guns after the Civil War had put them on an equal legal footing with all other Americans, was an intolerable idea (minimum wage laws likewise were invented by racist white unions who didn't want to have to compete with young blacks).

I'm grateful to have been able to extricate myself from the spell of this cult into which I was largely born, by virtue of concerted study and soul-searching over many years. But it shouldn't take a genius, or any amount of scholarship for that matter, to figure out that the Democrat Party of today is at war with anyone and everyone who is not already a member of their elite upper echelon of power brokers. Black, white, Hispanic, gay, transgendered, even if you're liberal, you can go to hell if you don't toe the ever-shifting party line with absolute loyalty.
And what a price for that loyalty! Daniel Patrick Moynihan, respected Democratic senator, warns that a 25% illegitimacy rate is potentially devastating to the black community; he is denounced as a racist, the welfare state metastasizes under Democrat design, and the black illegitimacy rate, together with the black murder and incarceration rates, triples. A black man is nominated to the Supreme Court, but because he's not a cheerleader for affirmative action, he is subjected to a high-tech lynching at the hands of white Democrat senators, including former members of the KKK. Joe Lieberman speaks out publicly just a liiiiitle bit too forcefully in defense of Israel and is purged from the very party that nominated him to be their Vice President, even before his term would have run out had he been elected.
White men, whether liberal or conservative, Ivy League or redneck, are intimidated into silence when non-whites or women are forcibly advanced ahead of them in disregard of merit or the free choice of those with whom they are contracting, while simultaneously being browbeaten into confessing their "racism", apologizing for their "privilege", and disowning their manhood.
Successful business people of any race, ethnicity or gender configuration (an endangered species under the Obama regime), or even people who merely aspire to be successful (which is to say, people who earn or try to earn a dollar more than the average government employee via the design and delivery of products and services for which people willingly exchange their dollars in a free market) become the targets of the most vicious attacks (the "undeserving rich"). Small wonder the rate of young entrepreneurship is only a third what it was during the eighties.

Gays and LGBTs decide not to be sitting ducks, buy guns, join the Pink Pistols and get vilified by the Democratic lieutenant governor (and soon-to-be governor) of California.

Meanwhile, Democrat-party designated "gun-free zones" morph as they must by the inexorable laws of human action into open kill zones, and we are admonished never to let it enter our minds, against evidence as literally self-evident as blood, bombs, bullets, bodies and the terrorists' own consistent, scripturally validated and repeated words, that Islam has anything whatsoever to do with it; or that we ought to have the right to defend ourselves in a worst-case scenario.

Marxists have long dreamed of the day that the oppressed proletariat masses of America acquire the consciousness of their own collective power and rise up against their capitalist oppressors. But while they have made quantum leaps toward this goal in the last two or three generations, accelerated in last seven fundamentally transformative years, the reality may be the opposite; they may live in terror that the millions of people whose lives they have destroyed may finally turn their wrath against the ones who have treated them the most contemptibly as pawns.

Ronald Reagan, campaigning for Governor of California in 1966, in reference to the sit-ins, occupations of university property and other unlawful disruptions at UC Berkeley said, "It began a year ago when the so-called free-speech advocates, who in truth have no appreciation for freedom, were allowed to assault and humiliate the symbol of law and order of policemen on the campus, and that was the moment when the ringleaders should have been taken by the scruff of the neck and thrown out of the University once and for all."

It's never too late.

Howard Hyde is author of the book "Escape from Berkeley: An EX liberal progressive socialist embraces America (and doesn't apologize)".

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Howard Hyde Radio Show June 22, 2016: Trade, Globalization, China and Kai Chen Interview

Howard Hyde Radio Show

The Howard Hyde Show is on the Conservative Commandos Radio Network.
This week's show will be broadcast at 5PM ET, 2PM PT Wednesday, June 22 on Philadelphia's WNJC AM 1360; Catch it LIVE on the web at

Wednesday, June 22 Show Segments (~6-8 minutes each):
1. 00:00 Opening: Our Great Country
2. 06:02 The Mail Bag: Listener and reader letters
3. 12:02 China, Trade and Globalization
4. 19:21 Interview: Kai Chen, former player on the (communist) Chinese national basketball team and author of One in a Billion.
5. 27:21 Kai Chen Interview Part 2
6. 35:10 Kai Chen Interview Part 3
7. 43:20 Kai Chen Interview Part 4
8. 52:20 Closing: "At the crest of thousands of years of barbarism..."

Sunday, June 19, 2016

An Open Letter from the Gun-and-Bible-Clinging Religious Right to the LGBT Community

[Sent from an anonymous reader]
Brothers and sisters, you and we have had our differences. We don't celebrate Gay Pride, and we feel that at the very least, questions like same-sex marriage should be submitted to a vote of the whole people and/or legislative majorities, not a handful of judges.

But we are ready to set all that aside in the face of the Islamic Jihad attack in Orlando. Because although Islamic countries routinely execute people accused of homosexuality, and the Orlando jihadi took his inspiration from Islam in targeting a gay nightclub, this was an attack on America and all of us, right and left, homo and hetero. Besides, Jesus commands us to love our neighbor as ourselves, and we take that seriously, however much we may fail.

You might not believe it, but there are thousands of us who would jump at the opportunity to run toward the sound of gunfire to engage a savage like Omar Mateen and save your life, even if it meant drawing fire to ourselves, even if it meant risking taking a bullet for you, if only we could be at hand, with ready access to our firearms.

But that can't happen if you keep advocating for false "gun-free zones" and laws that only effectively prohibit law-abiding citizens like us, with zero effect on criminals and terrorists. There will always be bad guys, and they will always be able to get all the guns they want. Raids on mosques in France have yielded thousands of weapons, in a country with severe legal restrictions on gun ownership and no Second Amendment. Perhaps the most perfect and complete gun control ever was achieved in Germany -- Nazi Germany of the 1930's. What more needs to be said?

Gun control isn't going to stop these murders and massacres. When (not if) the $#!+ hits the fan, you need good guys with guns on the premises, not minutes away or on the phone. Here and now.

Night clubs could hire more security guards armed with semiautomatic pistols and carbines like the AR15, as could schools, universities and shopping malls. But that of course would make the cover charges and drink prices go up, to the point of hurting both the patrons and the profitability of the establishment. If you don't want to pay more or lose business but still want to be protected, you have to allow good people who are willing and able to carry, to do so.

We can start by relaxing futile restrictions. In particular, private businesses should be at liberty to establish and publish their own policies without interference from government, such as permitting holders of CCW (Concealed-Carry Weapon) permits from trusted agencies such as the State of Utah. Which club will you patronize, the one advertising "gun-free zone" or the one declaring "Virginia CCW permit holders Welcome"? Your choice; that's called Freedom.

You might argue that the criminal background checks for issuing CCW permits are flawed, as Omar Mateen was able to acquire multiple licenses and even get employed by a leading security firm. It's a fair point, but also moot; we're not talking about a perfect solution, we're talking about evening the odds in a worst-case scenario. Even so, some of us would be perfectly happy to say to hell with the NSA, the FBI, the DHS and the TSA and instead outsource the whole thing to the IDF -- the Israeli Defense Force. They haven't been infected with political correctness and infiltrated by closet jihadis at all levels, as our agencies have.

Will you partner with us in good faith to defend America, our freedoms, and yourselves? You have a tremendous amount of political clout; put it to positive use. On a personal level, if you haven't already done so, find a reputable school and get some real training in firearm safety, storage, handling and shooting. A good place to start if you need to stay somewhat within your comfort zone would be the Pink Pistols ( -- apparently their membership has doubled or tripled in just this past week. Some of your colleagues have figured out that armed gays don't get bashed.

We wish that we could rewind the clock just enough to put a gun in the hand of every club goer who got shot that night. We can't. But we can increase the odds that the next jihadi will be met by swift return fire from at least a few patrons; enough to make all the difference to persons now living who will be present when that terrible moment arrives. Don't kid yourselves; there are plenty more attacks coming, and not one of them will be stopped by a gun control law, even if liberals could achieve their wet dream of repealing the Second Amendment.

Brothers and sisters, we've got your back. Work with us.

We still reserve the right not to bake you a wedding cake. Get over it.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Why should anyone need or want an AR-15?

While Democrat legislators splatter us with saliva that they fraudulently pass off as tears in their quest for gun- and bible-clinger control during moments of silence for the victims, liberals are lighting up the Internet and Facebook with indignant rhetorical questions intended to shame us into retreat, like "Why should anyone need or want an AR15" (variously described to liberals and other impressionable children as a "military-style assault rifle")?

No actual, thoughtful answer is desired, of course, therefore I'll give a few.

A semiautomatic carbine is a legitimate and appropriate weapon for a law-abiding citizen to own for personal or home defense... Unlike the Hunger Games, we really do intend to tilt the odds in our favor.

Read the complete article by Howard Hyde at

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Nonie Darwish Islamic Jihad Interview on the Howard Hyde Show

The Howard Hyde Show is on the Conservative Commandos Radio Network.
This week's show will be broadcast at 6PM ET, 3PM PT Thursday, June 16 on Philadelphia's WNJC AM 1360; Catch it LIVE on the web at

Thursday, June 16 Show Segments (6 minutes each):
1. Opening: The Orlando Jihad attack and Gun Control
2. Fundamentally Transforming America
3. Climate Change Update: "Back to the Future and the Solution to Climate Change"
4. Interview: Nonie Darwish, author of "Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Sharia Law and The Devil We Don't Know: The Dark Side of Revolutions in the Middle East.
5. Nonie Darwish Interview Part 2
6. Nonie Darwish Interview Part 3
7. Nonie Darwish Interview Part 4
8. Nonie Darwish Interview Part 5
9. The Godmother Donna Corleone Clinton Updeate
10. Closing: Citizen Economics

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

The Howard Hyde Show is on the Conservative Commandos Radio Network

UPDATE: Technical difficulties prevented the broadcast today on AM 1360 WNJC Philadelphia, but the show is available for you to listen to here:

The Howard Hyde Show debuts on the Conservative Commandos Radio Network Wednesday, June 8 at 6:00 PM ET, 3:00 PM PT. The Howard Hyde Show is an engaging and entertaining one hour weekly magazine on American politics, history and Citizen Economics.

Broadcasting on Philadelphia's WNJC AM 1360; Catch it LIVE on the web at

Wednesday, June 8 Show Segments:
1. A High-tech lynching: Reflections on the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation hearings of 1991.
2. Donald Trump Update: Is the Republican nominee off-limits to criticism from the right?
3. Vladimir Putin Update: "Winter is Coming" by Gary Kasparov
4. Interview: Dr. Karen Siegemund, founder, Rage Against the Media and Chairman, American Freedom Alliance.
5. Karen Siegemund Interview Part 2
6. Karen Siegemund Interview Part 3
7. Karen Siegemund Interview Part 4
8. Why Should Black Americans vote Conservative?

Saturday, May 07, 2016

A Critical Job for the #NEVERTRUMPers

Now that the Not-Trump Republican campaigns are deader than Monty Python's parrot, it's time to focus on the races that really count.

Read the complete article by Howard Hyde at 315 comments at last count.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Why Should Blacks Vote Conservative?

Liberals and Democrats believe that blacks are incapable of succeeding in America unless they are treated like children, with the federal government caring for them and feeding them all along the way, while restricting their actual freedom to act or even think for themselves. Conservatives believe that blacks can advance along with all other Americans if they are given the opportunity and embrace the responsibility of liberty, free markets, private property, and capitalism that has been the source of all of America's prosperity.

We believe that African-Americans can compete and succeed because they have proven time and time again that they can, in highly competitive and merit-based fields like sports, entertainment, the arts, business, and the military. Certain independent all-black high schools in Washington D.C. have produced world-class doctors, lawyers, scientists, artists, judges and generals.

Read the complete article by Howard Hyde on

Friday, April 15, 2016

Let's Give Bill Clinton Credit Where it's Due

The great failing of modern liberalism is its inability to keep in check its radical left wing, including communists, race-baiters and most recently, apologists and/or deniers for radical Islamic fascism. Liberalism was supposed to be about lifting people up, promoting the most promising members of all sectors of society, ensuring that genius and talent should never be stifled by racial, ethnic or other prejudice. Courageous and virtuous individuals were to be held up for the admiration of all, and to serve especially as inspiration and role models for the minority groups from which they sprung.

Instead of that, under the sway of radicals, the Left dumped Martin Luther King, Jr. and his message of reconciliation, integration and the promise of America living up to its creed of equality, and instead elevated Stokely Carmichael of Black Power, Malcolm X of the Nation of Islam, and Huey Newton of the Black Panthers.

In this context it is noteworthy that Bill Clinton, of all people, has distinguished himself in drawing the line between liberalism and radical leftism, openly challenging and rebuking the #Blacklivesmatter (a.k.a. BLM) hecklers at his recent =>Hillary rally. On this, he has shown not only principle and courage (whatever Hillary may think, benefit or suffer from it), but consistency. It was Bill Clinton who shut up the rabble-rousing racist rapper Sistah Souljah and ended the ascendancy of the Reverend Jesse Jackson, in 1992-93. As I wrote in "Escape from Berkeley: An EX-liberal progressive socialist embraces America (and doesn't apologize)", "Jesse Jackson never appeared so shaken and defeated as in one press conference early in 1993 where, having just conferred with the First Lady at the White House, he stammered her name as "Hillary Rodman Clinton".

Will liberal Democrats follow Bill's lead and stand up to the radical left that despises them more than they have been willing to admit to themselves? Will they re-embrace the liberalism of John F. Kennedy, Scoop Jackson, Joe Lieberman and Harry Truman? I'm not holding my breath.

I think I liked the BLM better when it was the Bureau of Land Management.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Is the US Economy Strong?

Jay Lehr is Science Director for the Heartland Institute, a world-class athlete and a self-described "Economics Junkie". In this talk, he lays out his vision of how he perceives our current circumstances. Free-market pro-capitalists will find plenty to agree with...and plenty to have doubts about (especially in the first 10 minutes IMHO).

Worth every minute. Get the word out.

Watch the complete video on YouTube.

A (refugee) Debate Worthy of the Name

Two conservatives convince hundreds of liberals to change their position in 90 minutes.

The complete video is a must-watch for anyone despairing of 1) the lost art of honest debate and 2) the possibility of changing people's minds using facts, logic and rational arguments.

See: See: A Great Statue, a Third-Rate Poem, by Mark Steyn.

Especially for those born after 1990

The endorsements keep coming.

"This book is fun to read and is especially suggested for those born in the 1990's and later.
Howard Hyde's escape from Berkeley was an ideological escape. He threw off the chains of dogmatic leftism that infects most of the inhabitants of Berkeley. He follows many others before him such as George Orwell, Whittaker Chambers and David Horowitz who underwent a right traveling ideological conversions. This book is fun to read and is especially suggested for those born in the 1990's and later. Hyde explains events that otherwise would be mysterious to young people educated in our left leaning schools. This book is fun to read, especially for those of us who spent time in Berkeley."
Norman Rogers, Physicist, contributing author, UC Berkeley Class of '65.

Available on