Why the obsession with tearing down monuments is dumb & dangerous

Posted August 15, 2017, by Daniel Horowitz

Destruction of Confederate statue in Durham North Carolina

Protesters celebrate after toppling a statue of a Confederate soldier in Durham, N.C., Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Casey Toth/The Herald-Sun | AP Images

My hometown, Baltimore, is one of the most violent and dysfunctional cities in the country. The failed policies of socialism, anti-family values, and “soft on crime” have taken one of the most famous cities down from a population of 900,000 in the 1960s to roughly 600,000 today. But never fear: The liberal leaders in Baltimore and other blue cesspools have discovered the perfect solution to avoiding the difficult policy challenges of our time — they have declared war on Robert E. Lee. Continue reading “Why the obsession with tearing down monuments is dumb & dangerous”

America’s Deadly Sins

August 13, 2017

By Deana Chadwell

Most Americans are sick of self-righteous, breast-beating leftists moaning about the shame they bear for being American. They claim we have become wealthy “on the backs” of the “oppressed” –- as if no American ever worked for anything himself. They whine that America has treated its women badly, its natives even worse and that the poor are still poor, and the rich, heaven forbid, are still rich. Shame on us. Really? Let’s take score. Continue reading “America’s Deadly Sins”

5 Ways to Convince College Students That Free Speech Matters

Campus speech has come under heightened scrutiny and even suppression in recent years. (Photo: iStock Photos)

In recent days, college students have shouted down, pepper-sprayed, punched, and otherwise shut down the campus guests whose ideas they considered offensive. Continue reading “5 Ways to Convince College Students That Free Speech Matters”

Recruiting the Millennials

Are Republicans the party of a bunch of older people?  It is even commonly referred to as the GOP, Grand Old Party.  According to a Bloomberg article, among the Millennial generation, 18- to 29-year-olds, Trump earned 37 percent, and a 2016 poll said only 1 in 5 leans Republican.  So what is being done to energize this young generation to come on board?

One organization that has decided not to sit on the sidelines, but to get the Millennials involved is the Maverick PAC.  Senator Ted Cruz, wanting to recruit top young professionals in the state of Texas, founded it in 2004.  In 2009, it went national after George P. Bush became its chairman, currently has 35 chapters throughout the U.S.

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Think Global, Act Local!

Remember that phrase?  Nothing could be more appropriate to our political process.  How often do we get caught up in a presidential campaign and ignore the consequences of inaction in the local fights?  All too often, I would submit.

Case in point…the Bexar County, Texas, Sheriff’s election last November and the already evident results started even before the outgoing Sheriff, Susan Pamerleau (Maj. Gen. USAF, Retired) had gracefully left office.  She is being replaced by a typical, barn-burning, scorched-earth Democrat Javier Salazer.  He was “temporarily issued” a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against her just days before the official transition.  “Temporarily issued” because it was rescinded as soon as she filed a response.  But, again in typical liberal fashion, he doubled-down as soon as he took office at one minute after Midnight on New Year’s Eve and issued a No-Access Order for her and nine of her staff members…as if they intended to re-enter the building with malicious intent.  What a joke!

Now you might ask…if she was so great, why did she lose the re-election?  Good question, and I happen to have the answer in three parts…

Part One:  Democrats are known to promote and vote a straight ticket in elections.  No matter the candidate, they follow the party line like sheep to the slaughter.  Republicans, not so much.  Republicans even lament that Democrats do that, all the while not appreciating the power it gives them.  In Bexar County, Texas, in November 2016, the Democrats led straight ticket voting 195,215 to a Republican total of 137,368 from respective total votes of 278,102 to 273,914.  That is 70.2% of Democrats versus 50.15% of Republicans voting a “committed to the party” vote irrespective of the candidate.  Sheriff Pamerleau lost by only 4,188 votes.  Keep reading, I’m not done, yet…

Part Two:  Third party candidates that split the vote.  With respect to the previous paragraph, the Libertarian candidate in the race received 5,428 straight ticket votes.  Those votes alone could have provided the winning margin for Pamerleau who ran as a Republican.  Then, to add insult to injury, the Libertarian candidate took a total of 18,889 votes out of the conservative sector.  Although I certainly respect and often appreciate the movement outside the two party system, there are times when collective activism carries a much stronger message.  Think “Tea Party” results in such a brief period of time (less than 10 years) as compared to Libertarian Party results in forty-five years.  I think I just heard a collective “well, duh!”…

Part Three:  The Republican Party does not support local candidates.  You heard me right.  In some archaic view of local elections, there were no party affiliations.  I know, because I held that view.  It is a righteous view, but not a realistic view.  So, Republicans, you lost that effort a long time ago.  And, by holding on to your pristine view of these local elections the Democrats have taken control of every major metropolitan area in the country, not to mention thousands of others.  Time to get your head out of the sand and wade into this fight.  You are currently a majority in everything else – the Presidency, both houses of Congress, thirty-one state Governors are Republican, and the list goes on…until you get to local elections.  Unfortunate, unbelievable, and if it continues unforgivable.

So, to summarize, the Bexar County Sheriff’s race was handed to a liberal, sanctuary city supporter, two-faced, scorched-earth Democrat for three simple reasons…

  1.  Straight ticket voting habits of Democrats.
  2.  Third party candidates in a race they could not win.
  3.  An inability of Republicans to support party politics locally.

Now that you have some time to think about your next local election, please, give this some thought.  If you agree, spread the word.  If not, good luck in attaining your desired results.

Fighting for Our Agenda.

SSB ImageThe Progressives of the Democratic party are already plotting and scheming on how to block our American agenda.  They are sore losers who simply do not give up even when the American People make it clear in which direction they want to go especially if it’s different from their Socialistic schemes.  They cry compromise when their definition of compromise is do things their way or face obstruction and character assassination.  They use intimidation instead of reasoned arguments.  They lie, cheat, mislead, divide and do everything they can to deter responsible Americans from restoring sanity to our Government.  I don’t mean to exclude the Republican Progressives, however, their role is to go along with what the left wants.  They are in effect enablers, too afraid to take the side of those of us who care about our American founding and culture. Continue reading “Fighting for Our Agenda.”

Confession: I’m A Backwards, Closed-Minded Millenial

 

Because not everything can be true and good.

I cannot tell you the number of times that I have been in a conversation with a friend or a stranger on an airplane and the phrase, open-minded, comes up.

“Oh, I grew up Catholic, but I don’t go to church anymore. I believe in God and all, but I am open minded.”

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If you could help to improve the lives of many people, would you consider this advice?

This author says: “conservative policies offer the commonsense solutions my community needs.”

Do you agree with her?

Kay-Coles-James1 I’m an African-American Woman. Here’s My Advice to Conservatives Wooing My Community.
Kay Coles James / August 29, 2016 / comments

Our children grow up sicker, poorer, less well-educated, and at greater risk than other American children… Continue reading “If you could help to improve the lives of many people, would you consider this advice?”