About

My name is Everette Hatcher III.  I am a businessman in Little Rock and have been living in Bryant since 1993. My wife Jill and I have four kids. I have been a Razorback season ticket holder since 1984. Follow me on Twitter @everettehatcher

Email me anytime at everettehatcher@gmail.com

I have been a political junkie since 1972 when I watched my first Democratic and Republican National Conventions. I especially was captivated by the 1976 run by Ronald Reagan.

I found that Milton Friedman’s book and film series “Free to Choose,” (1980) and the book and film series by Francis Schaeffer and C. Everett Koop “Whatever Happened to the Human Race?” (1978) certainly helped mold my social and political views.  Milton Friedman’s views have influenced Republicans’ tax policies today and he had a great impact on Ronald Reagan. A lot of the policies by Reagan were hatched in planning meetings with Milton Friedman.

We are blessed in Arkansas with some very informative blogs and some of my favorites are The Tolbert Report, Arkansas Times Blog, Talk Business, Arkansas PatriotLance Turner, and here are some of my favorite posts from the past on http://www.thedailyhatch.org . Feel free to comment. I love to get feedback through email or comments on the blog.

 

 

 

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The issue of UNCONFIRMED QUOTES has generated a lot of comments on my blog and here are some of those posts:

https://thedailyhatch.org/2010/12/27/supreme-court-never-said-it/

https://thedailyhatch.org/2011/01/07/unconfirmed-quote-attibuted-to-patrick-henry/

David Barton pictured below:

https://thedailyhatch.org/2014/04/03/here-is-an-update-on-david-bartons-unconfirmed-quote-list/

I was especially proud of this article MISQUOTES, FAKE QUOTES, AND DISPUTED QUOTES OF THE FOUNDERS that I submitted to CHURCH AND STATE and FREE INQUIRY but it was never published.

https://thedailyhatch.org/2012/07/12/misquotes-fake-quotes-and-disputed-quotes-of-the-founders/

The article linked in the previous sentence will take you to the paper I wrote called MISQUOTES, FAKE QUOTES, AND DISPUTED QUOTES OF THE FOUNDERS. You will notice above in the section labeled “Fake Quotes” that I linked a comment by the late Dr. Robert Alley to an article by Rob Boston of Americans United published in 1996. I posted earlier how I was the source for the two articles that Rob Boston wrote on David Barton but unfortunately he implied that Barton made up these quotes. Fortunately I was given the opportunity to set the record straight in The Freedom Writer.

Later I got several board members of Americans United to contact Boston on my behalf and voice their opinion of how unfair Boston had been to Barton in his article  “Consumer Alert”. On March 7, 1997, I spoke with Barry Lynn the executive director of Americans United. Lynn was very gracious on the phone and  promised to consider an article from me in response to the slanted  “Consumer Alert” article Boston had written earlier. Americans United board member Dr. Paul Simmons of Louisville helped me write the aritcle, but ultimately it was never published until my blog did so.)

Rob Boston pictured below:

This post below exposes the extent that Rob Boston went to in order to make it appear that David Barton fabricated quotes and then attributed them to the founders.

https://thedailyhatch.org/2012/06/18/did-david-barton-fabricate-quotes-and-attribute-them-to-the-founding-fathers/

Believe it or not some of the quotes on the UNCONFIRMED QUOTE LIST were eventually confirmed. Here is an example below:

https://thedailyhatch.org/2011/01/07/samuel-adams-unconfirmed-quote-was-confirmed-eventually/

Comments

  • Lance Hines  On January 31, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Please add me to your distribution list.

  • Arkansas Patriot  On February 15, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Thank you for the link!

  • m morin  On September 8, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Everette,
    I accidentally came across your website and find your authoritarian views of the world very alarming. This country was founded as an open society with democracy and its democractic institutions at its core. You call yourself a patriot and act like you’re a defender of the Constitution. However, you and the Tea Party really just want to tear down those democractic institutions and impose your narrow view on all that don’t subscribe to your world ideology. In your world there is no compromise. In your world the ends justify the means. In your world “smaller government” really just means a government that carrys out your ideology. In your world there is a never-ending war against people you don’t understand and fear. In your world the many are ruled by the self-righteous few.

    After surfing around your site, I find that you have a world view that is more intune with theocratic regimes like Iran and Saudi Arabia (especially, when it come to religious involvement in government) and, alarmingly similar, to right-wing authoratarian regimes of early 20th century Europe. They hated liberals, gays, intellectuals, the news media, trade unions, environmentalists, feminists, pro-choice supporters, immigrants, and minorities. And we all know what happened back then (oh, that’s right you problably believe there is a cross-generational Liberal conspiracy to alter historical record to make right-wingers look bad with George Soros as its CEO– oops, I meant Czar!) So, my friend, you may think you’re the defender against all that ailes this country but you’re infact the poision pill our Founding Fathers warned us and Democracy tries to marginalize. That is: an authoratarian follower doing the bidding of greedy, amoral elites, spreading misinformation and distrust in order to keep them in power. And that’s ANYTHING BUT a patriot!

    • Everette Hatcher III  On September 9, 2011 at 8:48 am

      I have got several comments during the last 35 weeks that my blog has been in existence and the reaction as been positive and negative. My evangelical and conservative political views have generated the most vocal response. In order to help people to understand my philosophy I have chosen some posts that are close to my heart.

      Here are some of my favorite blog posts:

      27 Club

      How should we then live? Series by Francis Schaeffer

      Articles on Milton Friedman

      Senator Pryor asks for Spending Cut Suggestions! Here are a few. (Over 110 blog posts with specific suggestions and all were emailed to Senator Pryor before being posted on my blog.)

      Abortionist Bernard Nathanson turned pro-life activist (This long series told about the founder of NARAL and his struggle to continue to do abortions with technology convinced him that these unborn babies were feeling pain.)

      The life of Ronald Wilson Reagan (I did over 100 posts on this and actually I named my son Wilson after Reagan.)

      Social Security is a Ponzi scheme and should be privatized. (The young people in the USA know this very well.)

      The founding fathers of the USA

      Biblical Archaeology concerning the accuracy of the Bible

      Exposing Unconfirmed quotes attributed to the Founding Fathers (Sadly conservatives are the bigger offenders on this.)

  • Worried  On May 6, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Arkansas Rep. Kathy Webb (who cosponsored several bills with Greg Leding) is making a fool of herself (and Arkansas!) by declaring an emergency over frying pan grease! http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2012/05/02/arkansas-rep-seeks-emergency-power-over-frying-pan-grease/
    Thought you’d like that, love the blog.

  • Mitt W. Cheney  On July 11, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Everette,

    Have you ever read the book “The Republican Brain; The Science of Why They Deny Science-and Reality” by Chris Mooney? I think you would find it very interesting and an easy read.

    After I finished it, it became clear to me that you can’t halt a conservative with the truth. Conservatives simply dismiss facts and conventional truths when the facts and truth doesn’t support the conservative agenda. In fact, research shows that when conservatives are confronted with inconvenient truths such as data on global warming, the abscense of WMDs in Iraq, the failure of supply side economics and even documented U.S. historical facts, the typical conservative will double down on embracing falsehoods.

    Liberals on the other hand can be halted by the truth. Liberals tend to have open minds and are highly adaptive to changing truths.

    People such as yourself are at a very big disadvantage in halting liberals with the truth. You have to know and accept truth yourself to halt a liberal with truth.

    I believe that liberals tend to seek the truth, moderates tend to accept the truth and conservatives tend to deny the truth.

    • Everette Hatcher III  On July 12, 2012 at 8:53 am

      Mitt, I do take criticism better than you think. I want to say that your criticisms of my views are not lightly taken by me. I always try to examine the criticisms before I respond and see if any agreement can be found.

      First, you were right about George W. Bush and Iraq. I wish he had not jumped to unfounded conclusions and shoved us in that war. My son actually served in Iraq and came back a different person because of the intense fighting he had to do while over there. I also think that our government does not have the money to involved in unneccessary wars. If you look at my blog you will see how much I harp on the fact that we should not deficit spend like we are currently doing.

      Second, I do not say that Global Warming is not happening but I do not fear the words “I do not know for sure.” There seems to be evidence on both sides and I am strongly against deficit spending like President Obama is doing on EPA regulations that again cause us to deficit spend more and I have actually written and emailed President Obama about this ( https://thedailyhatch.org/2012/06/22/open-letter-to-president-obama-part-93/). Also I posted an article this morning on my blog about this very subject https://thedailyhatch.org/2012/07/12/nancy-carlton-on-climate-change/ .

      Third, guilty as charged as far as your criticisms go concerning my belief in Supply side economics. One of the first articles I ever wrote on my blog was on this subject (https://thedailyhatch.org/2010/12/14/brantley-and-dumas-blame-bush-tax-cuts-for-deficit/). I got to see Arthur Laffer speak in 1981 in Memphis and he predicted what would happen the next few years with tax revenue as a result of the Reagan Tax Cuts and he was right on every prediction. Take time and look at the three short videos that Dan Mitchell did on the Laffer Curve https://thedailyhatch.org/2012/05/08/some-liberal-economics-want-top-tax-rate-above-70-but-economy-would-be-crushed/

      Fourth, I do have an open mind and as a result on my open mind I have confronted over 30 religious right leaders concerning their use of bogus or unconfirmed quotes that had been attributed to our founding fathers. Take a look at article that I just published this morning concerning this https://thedailyhatch.org/2012/07/12/misquotes-fake-quotes-and-disputed-quotes-of-the-founders/

      Thanks again for commenting.

  • Norma Bruce  On July 18, 2013 at 8:04 am

    I don’t believe in man-made global climate change, but I do believe in global warming. Where we live used to be covered by a glacier. It disappeared years ago and now we live well here–with some rocks and boulders brought down from Canada. I’m also a 6 day Creationist, a retired faculty member of a major university, and I love science. It confirms everything in the Bible.

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