Millennial Candidates Embrace Socialism, while Venezuela Chokes on it

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05/15/2018

 

Franklin Bynum was unchallenged and won the Democratic nomination to become a criminal court judge in Houston. Mr. Bynum is an avowed socialist and he’s not alone in that conservative state. At least 16 other socialists appeared on the ballot in primary races across Texas.

Socialism has oozed out of college classrooms and into the ballot box. “Yes, I’m running as a socialist,” Mr. Bynum told the New York Times. “I’m a far-left candidate. What I’m trying to do is be a Democrat who actually stands for something, and tells people, ‘Here’s how we are going to materially improve conditions in your life.’”

Wanna be Judge Bynum is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), which is growing by leaps and bounds after Trump’s election, even in conservative states.

The NYT reports, “D.S.A.’s membership has increased from about 5,000 to 35,000 nationwide. The number of local groups has grown from 40 to 181, including 10 in Texas. Houston’s once-dormant chapter now has nearly 300 members.”

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“Real Socialism” Has Indeed Been Tried — And It’s Been a Disaster

To my Millennial friends who favor Socialism:  beware of what you are asking for. UB

 

05/05/2018

Ryan McMaken

May 5th marks the 200th Anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, and in spite of inspiring a wide variety of political movements that have caused countless human rights disasters, Marx continues to be an object of admiration among many intellectuals and artists. One such example can be seen in Raoul Peck’s new film The Young Karl Marx which portrays Marx is a principled radical with a laudable thirst for justice.

Fortunately for Marx the man and his reputation, he never personally gained control of the machinery of any state. Thus, the dirty work of actually implementing the necessary “dictatorship of the proletariat” was left up to others. And those who attempted to bring Marxism into the light of practical reality, quickly found that applied Marxism brings impoverishment and the destruction of human freedom. Continue reading ““Real Socialism” Has Indeed Been Tried — And It’s Been a Disaster”

As students protest, they are missing out on the history lessons they need

It is certainly fine that children are protesting guns and mourning the loss of students.  But it is time for parents, teachers, the media, politicians, and other adults to teach some facts about history and why we have a Second Amendment so that these students know what they are protesting about.

Does taking away guns really make people safer?  The North Korean people are not safe because the tyrants don’t allow ordinary citizens to have guns.  Disarmed, they are in danger every day.

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Parkland Student Takes Call From White House, Jaw Drops at What Comes Next

David Hogg has become the media darling of the Parkland shooting. And, while we don’t take any pleasure in bashing survivors of mass shootings, Hogg has since transformed himself into a political figure in his own right — one more than willing to bash anyone who disagrees with his view of the world and of gun control.

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Soros is Busy Buying District Attorneys

Leftist kingmaker George Soros appears to understand how America really works.

While we are all wrapped up in the next midterm political election, Soros is doing something a bit different. And he’s been doing it for a few years now, and having some success.

Soros figured out who really runs the nation – who really wields the power – and it’s not the political class. In fact, it’s what we conservatives have warned of for as long as I can remember.

It’s the judicial class who runs America – from the black-robed oligarchs at the Supreme Court all the way down to local judges and prosecutors.

And that is where Soros is concentrating his fire, as it were. He’s pouring money into otherwise inconsequential State and local District Attorney races.

Soros understands that the real power is in the judiciary. Judges are more often than not appointed, so the next best thing is the elected District Attorney. They can sue most everyone, on behalf of illegal aliens, or the green lobby, or whomever, as well as gum up the legislature.

Long ago the judicial class appointed itself as the sole arbiter of what is proper in America. If for whatever reason, they disagree with a clear legislative matter, they deem it unconstitutional, and we lemmings are to just accept it.

In 2016, the Daily Signal wrote, “As part of his quest to overhaul the American justice system, liberal billionaire George Soros is targeting local prosecutor races like the one in Harris County, a large jurisdiction that includes the city of Houston.”

It looked like Soros had backed the wrong horse, as his guy, Morris Overstreet was defeated in the Democrat primary, despite $100,000 in Soros money. After Overstreet’s opponent, Kim Ogg, had won the primary, she “condemned the Soros donation to Overstreet intended to defeat her, calling it ‘a last-minute money dump to try to buy the nomination.’” She was right to do so.

But she wasn’t so upset as to refuse Soros’s dirty money in order for her to buy the general election. Ogg was elected Harris County district attorney “after going on to beat the Republican incumbent, Devon Anderson. She won the general election with the aid of about $878,000 from the Soros-funded Texas Safety and Justice PAC.”

Now it’s 2018 and Soros has his sights set on another Texas District Attorney race. Soros invested almost $1 million in the Bexar County Texas DA race. His puppet, Joe Gonzales, “upset incumbent Bexar County DA Nico LaHood in the Democratic primary Tuesday. If he wins, Gonzales will join at least 11 progressive lawyers since 2015 who have won district attorney’s seats thanks to massive financial donations from Soros.”

Soros spent $958,000 through the super PAC, Texas Justice & Public Safety supporting Gonzales. And that was just the Democrat primary. Wow – what a surprise – the same PAC as supported Ogg in 2016. Well – almost. Last time it was Texas Safety and Justice. Think maybe it’s just a typo? Think again.

“Soros has the routine down. He uses powerhouse Democratic law firm Perkins Coie to set up a super PAC named some variant of “Justice & Public Safety.” The super PAC will surface late in a DA race, using the kind of capital typically reserved for a national political race to fund a series of attack ads benefitting Soros’s preferred candidate, who wins almost every time.”

And the law firm, Perkins Coie, should also ring a bell. It’s the same clique of attorneys contracted to hire the firm that created the phony Trump dirty dossier. Small world isn’t it. Not really. Dig deep enough and you will always find Soros, the Godfather of political corruption’s name attached to these transactions.

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by iPatriot.com.

The Common Constitutionalist

The Common Constitutionalist

Brent Smith, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a constitutional conservative who advocates for first principles – the founders’ original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy and a martial arts expert. Smith considers himself just an average Joe with no formal journalism background – but rather than simply complain about the state of our nation, he took to the Internet to battle the left.

It’s Official! Look Who President Trump Just Named A Terrorist Group – Cities Are About To BURN

By FreedomDaily

There’s significant evidence, however, that there’s a much more cowardly breed of terrorist growing up in our midst. First, let’s discuss the true meaning of the term “terrorist” directly from the dictionary.

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The Pied Pipers of the Millennials

June 12, 2017

By Christopher Chantrill

 

A couple of weeks ago, John O’Sullivan was confidently writing about the British Conservative Party finally getting it all together, and uniting the three strands of Toryism — the economic freedom and enterprise of Thatcher, the nationalism of Churchill and Disraeli, and the skepticism of Peel and Lord Salisbury — into a real political force at last. And I wrote approvingly of this prospect on my blog.

Well, so much for that. After the British General Election on June 8, we are being taught that Corbyn’s leftism is in the driver’s seat, powered by the enthusiasm of Millennials. Continue reading “The Pied Pipers of the Millennials”

Defending the Indefensible

June 15, 2017

By John Steinreich
The false narrative of Operation Trump-Russia is the latest in a long train of episodes wherein Democrats have actively defended the indefensible. Emerging in the 1820s to counter the Whigs in favor of Andrew Jackson in 1828, the Democratic Party has had an age-old tradition of fighting to advance every bad idea in American history. Continue reading “Defending the Indefensible”

The Cost of Historical Amnesia in America

By Richard Winchester  October 28, 2016

(The comments in blue are mine)

When sizable portions of a people forget their history, they risk losing contact with their nation’s essence, what its best qualities are, and where it ought to be headed.  They may soon cease to inhabit an independent political entity. Continue reading “The Cost of Historical Amnesia in America”

101 Things All Young Adults Should Know: A Book Every Millennial Needs

Jeremy Frankel

April 28, 2017

How many times have we heard the statement from our parents, “If I only know this when I was younger, my decisions would have been very different?” Chances are, we have heard that mantra at some point in our lives. Luckily, there is a new book out by the founder of Right Wing News and columnist at Townhall, John Hawkins, outlining what we can do to prevent these potential regrets and to make better decisions in our lives. Continue reading “101 Things All Young Adults Should Know: A Book Every Millennial Needs”