It was August 21st of 1979 and I was
laying on Waikiki Beach alongside my trophy wife who
two days earlier had climbed from the rung of trophy
With the warm tropical sun slowly melting the
ice in my umbrella-clad, coconut cocktail, I figured
married life was better than I had expected.
I was living the dream.
voice interrupted my bliss. “Excuse me sir, but you
are headed for a bad sun burn.
You white mainlanders underestimate the
tropical sun’s power, so please consider some of our
sunscreen products at our beach booth.”
I had spent the summer in the hay fields, so
above the waist I was as tan as an Irishman can be.
I stared at my rancher’s legs and figured he
had a point. Thinking
he could be a Coppertone-shaded, timeshare shark, I
ignored him and nestled back into the sand.
Later that afternoon, this country kid took a real
liking to surfing and the cool water disguised the
sun blistering my thighs as I laid on my surf board.
Before long, I was sporting the Mount
Rushmore of sun burns which I could have avoided had
I considered the sage advice of the sunscreen
didn’t and this bring me to my point.
It is a presidential election year and
philosophically, Democrats are cookie-cutter
A progressive voter’s only choice is which
candidate looks best in a pant suit.
Republicans, on the other hand, resemble a
political smorgasbord in red neckties.
Like every-day Americans, I too am absolutely
disgusted with spineless, establishment Republicans
capitulating to the Washington, D.C. cartel, so what
is a conservative voter to do?
Rubio and Kasich support empowering the
ruling class over the unwashed, so they offer more
of the same.
Trump and Cruz are the outliers, who just
might swat the establishment on its backside, but
there is an enormous difference between the two.
Mr. Trump’s “Make America Great” slogan is nothing
more than Obama’s “Hope and Change” mantra modified
with a comb-over and a spray-on tan.
Delivering on his promises requires the power
of a king rather than the power allowed in a
constitutionally limited presidency.
Granted, Trump’s plan to secure the border is
an enumerated power found in Article IV, Section 4,
but his off-hand remark to rewrite libel laws is
expressly prohibited by the First Amendment.
Ted Cruz, on the other hand, is the only candidate
promoting individual liberty within a
constitutionally limited central government.
You can blow off my advice, just as I did to
the sunscreen vendor, but supporting anyone but Cruz
continues us down a path where America suffers a
blistering far worse than my Hawaiian sunburn.