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During the first round of the 2016 GOP presidential debates, Jeb Bush was pressured by the moderators to explain his history of pushing for Common Core implementation across the country. In his statement, Bush said:
“I don’t believe the federal government should be involved in the creation of standards directly or indirectly, the creation of curriculum or content. It is clearly a state responsibility. I’m for higher standards…”
In his statement though, Bush avoided the specific answer the moderators wanted, which was whether or not he did or did not endorse the current Common Core curricula be adopted by various states. This isn't the first time Bush has dodged the question, back in December of 2014 Bush had this to say about the implementation of off a common curricula adopted by states. Read more here...
FreedomWorks' Congressman of the Month - John Fleming- by Logan Albright
Each month, FreedomWorks will spotlight a Member of Congress who embodies our key principles of less government, lower taxes, and more freedom. For the inaugural edition of FreedomWorks’ Congressman of the Month program, we’re highlighting Rep. John Fleming of Louisiana. Fleming was one of the first to join the House Freedom Caucus, and has been a consistent voice for liberty in Congress, since he was first elected in 2008.
A physician by trade, Fleming has demonstrated a willingness to lead on the health care debate that many of his colleagues lack. In 2013, he worked with the Republican Study Committee to introduce the American Health Care Reform Act, one of the most conservative alternatives to ObamaCare to be seriously proposed. Fleming was also a key player in the 2013 fight to defund ObamaCare. Read more here...
Why the Meadows Fight Matters- by Adam Brandon via The Hill
When Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) introduced a resolution calling for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to step down, a lot of people were eager to dismiss his actions as those of a lone loon with nothing to lose. When a member of Congress so publicly challenges the leadership of their own party, it’s always a long shot, but it’s important to understand why what Meadows is asking is neither crazy, nor unreasonable.
Meadows’ list of grievances, if one takes the time to read it, does not read like some fringe manifesto. What Meadows is asking for is what all of Congress should be demanding, a fair and open process with the sort of oversight and accountability that is appropriate for the country’s principal lawmaking body.Read more here...
Over 75 local grassroots activists in North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District rallied See more here.in support of their congressman, Rep. Mark Meadows, and his resolution to vacate John Boehner from the speakership.
Why Socialist Bernie Sanders is Wrong about Health Care Being a Human Right - by Remso Martinez
Last week, National Nurses United (NNU) hosted a rally to celebrate the anniversary of Medicare. During the rally, NNU took the opportunity to host Independent-Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president. Sander's speech to the crowd shed further light on his socialist views on the future of healthcare in the United States.
In his speech, Sander's stated that “healthcare is a right, not a privilege of all Americans", which is far from the truth. The debate over whether or not the right to life correlates with the right to health care has been an issue since the late 1800's. The truth of the matter is that while you do have the right to your life (meaning no one has the right to murder you, force you into slavery, dictate the terms of your existence through coercion or forced aggression), this right is what is known to philosophers as a negative right; while the right to purchase and receive health care is a positive right. First, we must define what is a right, before we go any further. Read more here...
Congress is Closer Than Ever to Enacting Justice Reform
- by Jason Pye
- by Jason Pye
The House of Representatives has already adjourned for the August recess. The Senate is expected to finish up its business this week before members leave Washington. The recess will not be a quiet one for members. They are gearing up for several tricky legislative initiatives and battles when they return in September, among which will be justice reform.
The momentum for justice reform has been building over the last several months, and it appears as though the will exists to get something big done before the end of the year. Most of the discussions revolve around some kind of front-end sentencing reform, including the "safety valve" exception to mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders, and back-end reentry reform for offenders who, through rehabilitative programs, have demonstrated that they are at low-risk of committing another crime. Read more here...
McConnell Preemptively Surrenders in Spending Fight- by Logan Albright
In order to effectively negotiate, it’s important to come to the table from a position of strength. You have to make the other side believe that you will fight for your priorities and not take no for an answer. Most importantly, you should never let your opponent know that you’re prepared to cave at the drop of a hat, even if you are.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already made this cardinal mistake in the government funding battle scheduled for later this year. Read more here...
EPA: A Rogue Agency- by Michael Greibrok
The Fourth Circuit has joined a growing number of courts, including the Supreme Court, in slapping down actions by the EPA. The court recently denied the EPA’s challenge to a discovery order from a federal judge in West Virginia.
The case, Murray Energy Corp. et al. v. Gina McCarthy, involves §321 of the Clean Air Act. This section creates a nondiscretionary duty for the EPA to conduct continuing evaluations of potential loss or shifts in employment due to EPA regulations under authority of the Clean Air Act. Read more here...
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Friday, August 7, 2015
Did you see Donald Trump last night in that debate? He didn't pull punches, he didn't mess around, he was not scared.
Donald Trump stood there and absolutely TOOK ON the Liberal media and the Washington GOP Establishment. He demonstrated why he is a True Conservative who will take on the liberal media, the radical Left that wants to sell this country down the river, and yes, the worthless, good for nothing Washington DC, Republican Establishment that tells conservatives that they will do one thing when it's an election year, and then turns around and does another when it's time to govern.
Yeah, that's right. They’re worthless.
Actually, it’s worse than that--they are enemies of conservatives. Make no mistake—the Washington Establishment does not like conservatives like you. They do not even PRETEND to like us.
They see us as useful idiots whom they can use to get their hands on power, but then they turn around and knife us in the back.
Every. Single. Time.
Ask yourself, who would you rather see negotiating with the Ayatollah of Iran? Another squishy moderate Republican? Hillary Clinton? Or Donald Trump? If there's one thing we know about Donald Trump, it's that he knows how to negotiate a deal. He would NEVER allow America to get sold down the river the way Obama has done, and he's got the guts to take on anyone who will stand in the way of making America great again.
That's why we have to help him. I know what you're thinking--"Donald Trump is rich, what does he need our help for?"
To stand with him and take the fight to the Washington Establishment and the liberal media when they attack Trump. We need to send a message to all of them that we're sick of Washington, we're sick of politics as usual, and we want someone who is completely different from this steady diet of moderate wimps that we've been fed for years.
Think about our GOP Leadership in Washington. Republican Leadership campaigned last year promising to "repeal ObamaCare root and branch" if they got back control of the Senate. They said we'd stop Obama's lawless Amnesty. Have they done ANY of that? NO. Of course they haven't.
Here’s the GOP record in the Senate:
**They haven't stopped Obama's Iran deal.
**They haven't done a thing about ObamaCare.
**They haven't stopped Obama's lawless Executive Orders on Amnesty.
With friends like this, who needs enemies? What do we need these kind of Republicans for?
Answer: We don't need them. We need to get rid of them. They told us what they knew we wanted to hear in order to win an election, and they have not kept their promises since.
I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up with Republicans who say one thing and then go to Washington and do another. It’s time for a different kind of Republican.
Here at True Conservatives PAC, we have a really simple game plan:
Step 1: We call every primary voter in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.
Step 2: We ask them if they agree or disagree that we need a true conservative to lead on illegal immigration.
Step 3: If they say "yes," we tell them about Trump's stand on the issue. Then, we sign them up to support him in the primary. If they say "no", we hang up and check them off the list.
Step 4: Repeat every month until the election. That way we have a massive list of true conservatives and we have a massive list of persuadable voters.
Step 5: Before the primary we run targeted ads online and through the mail. If you're a true conservative, we make sure you're amped up to go vote. If you're undecided, we hammer home the dangers of our current system. We remind them how rudderless Washington is on the issue, and we explain how Trump will fight for them.
Step 6: Win.
That's the plan. Now we need to fund it.
Here is the math: Each call costs approximately 4 cents. That means if you:
- Donate $10 = 250 Calls
- Donate $50 = 1,250 Calls
- Donate $200 = 5,000 Calls
- Donate $500 = 12,500 Calls
Based on the current size of the electorate in our 3 target states, we need to make 800,000 calls per month.
- 150,000 calls to Iowa
- 250,000 calls to New Hampshire
- 400,000 calls to South Carolina
So, for 6 months, our targeting and identification program will need $192,000.
Digging deeper: We've analyzed the early polling. We think the two universes we need to target will be a combined 100,000 voters.
That means we need to raise the following to fund our persuasion messaging and get out the vote efforts:
- Iowa: $300,000 before
- New Hampshire: $500,000 before
- South Carolina: $800,000 before
Grand total for targeting and turn out programs: $1,792,000.
So, that's the math. It's not hard. But it won't work unless you and I get in the game.
Donald Trump showed in that debate that he is the kind of person who will bust up Washington.
The DC Establishment is terrified of Trump and they should be. They cannot buy him, they cannot scare him, and unlike them, he'll do exactly what he says he will do.