Author Archive for Art Smith

Mr. Smith is the Publisher of The Conservative Reader, and is a co-founder of Valley Evangelical Free Church in West Des Moines, Iowa. He is Owner of Ambrosia Web Technology and is a Technology Relationship Manager and VP for Wells Fargo. Art holds a degree in Computer Science from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Art's views are purely his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Wells Fargo.

TCR Curated List 2016-06-24

DisneyPrincessesReviewing the top thoughtful conservative comments and news items of the day:

After the massacre in Orlando, it’s finally time for a defenseless community to arm itself.  And the help that the LGBT community is getting makes you wonder why so many idiots on the left just automatically bark that conservatives, especially conservative Christians “hate” the community.  It is an unfair generalization, as proved by the story above and an earlier one regarding an Orlando Chick-fil-a that opened uncharacteristically on Sunday to feed blood donors supporting those injured in the shooting.

Related to Orlando, Iowa’s Shane Vander Hart nails it again by calmly explaining to the US Attorney General that she is, well, at best an unconvincing tool, at worst, a lying snake.…


A Little Sanity?

Recommended ReadingAs I was perusing various conservative writers this evening, this commentary from Gracy Olmstead  at The American Conservative really connected with me.  Try to look past Gracy’s perspective on the presidential candidates comments and consider the overriding message of this piece found in the latter part of the post… I think it is worth the read.…


Happy Memorial Day?

Memorial DayI don’t know why we offer a wish of Happiness on Memorial Day, unless it is to balance out the despair we should feel over the loss of our friends and family over the years on the field of battle.  I don’t mean to sound morose, but it seems like a day like today should be entered into with quiet respect for the sacrifices of the dead and the living, both those who served and their families.

Many of us, I believe, do not spend this day contemplating the things that this day is meant to make us think about.  For most of us, this is a day off of work, an opportunity to spend time with our families, to hold a picnic or just …