The Historical Roots of Big Government

John Hendrickson: The true origins of today’s big government originate with the progressive and modern liberal movement of the early 20th century.

America’s (Im)moral Revolution

John Hendrickson: Since the 1960s Christianity in the United States has been undermined by the advancement of secularism and liberalism.

Message for Republicans: Do Not Forget About the Principle of Limited Government

John Hendrickson: It will take a renewed effort by the Republican Party to fight to achieve the policy goal of limiting the size and scope of government.

President Trump and Republicans Should Follow the Mellon Economic Plan

John Hendrickson: President Trump and Republicans in Congress should follow the example of Andrew Mellon who promoted tax cuts and fiscal discipline.

We Must Not Forget the Dark and Evil History of Communism

John Hendrickson: Ideas have consequences and the dark history of socialism and communism should not be forgotten or treated lightly. 

Iowa Needs a Pro-Growth Formula

John Hendrickson: Lower tax rates, along with lower levels of spending, will encourage the economic growth Iowa needs, and ultimately provide more revenue.

A Conservative View of Public Policy

John Hendrickson: Conservatives believe that not only is the Constitution based in truth, but also the biblical heritage of the nation. 

Stop Filling Holes That Are Already Full

John Hendrickson: It would be prudent for Iowa’s policymakers to review the property tax backfill, and make revisions to this policy if needed.

An Old-Fashioned American: The Political Values of Calvin Coolidge

John Hendrickson: James M. Beck’s description of Calvin Coolidge as an “old-fashioned” American was fitting because it reflected Coolidge’s political philosophy.

Some Historic Principles for Iowa Policymakers to Follow

John Hendrickson: Governor Theodore Christianson, a champion of limited government in Minnesota, is an example for state policy leaders across the nation.

Crush The Soda Tax

John Hendrickson: Any potential debate over a soda tax should serve as a reminder to all Iowans that freedom and liberty still matter.

Some Ideas For How The Iowa Legislature Can Protect Taxpayers

John Hendrickson: The Iowa Legislature should also consider not only implementing tax relief that lowers rates but that also provides protections for taxpayers.

Rebuilding Infrastructure & Putting America First Will Help National Economy

John Hendrickson: By placing America first Trump is attempting to restore both our national manufacturing base and in the process, build a stronger middle class. 

Tax Reform & Priority-Based Budgeting Can Solve Iowa’s Economic Problems

John Hendrickson: Priority-based budgeting along with prudent tax reform will create an opportunity for Iowa’s economy to grow and keep vital government functions funded.

Iowa Policymakers: Do Not Let Kansas or Liberals Scare You Away From Tax Reform

John Hendrickson: To Iowa policymakers, the Kansas story is not a failed tax-cut experiment, but rather a warning about excessive government spending.

The American Model of Economics: Follow Harding and Coolidge’s Example

John Hendrickson: President Donald Trump can look to Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge’s example of following an American model of economics.