In his TownHall.com opinion piece Trump and the Traitorous Critic Fallacy, Ian Haworth advocates a loser's strategy for conservatives. The article is worth reading for the truth and education it contains, but Hawsworth needs to wake up to communication in 2019. He's right that "love it or leave it" is just an emotional reply to insufferable fools. However, in his assertion that we need to (solely) use "objective metrics" to rationally refute the Left's bad ideas, Haworth misses what the president understands: a purely rational discussion of logic and facts will not be covered by the media—legacy or—so Nobody will hear it. An issue must get legs (be heard) before it can go anywhere (influence opinions). The Left has mastered evoking emotional knee-jerks. We are masters at making the rational case for liberty and protecting individual rights. We always win thoughtful debates, but if we're going to win hearts and minds, we've got to be more savvy about getting attention and stirring emotion. President Trump is quite good at that.
Moore Tea Citizens heartily "anti-endorses" Renee Ellmers for any elected, appointed or volunteer position in any governmental body in any state. She is an arrogant liar who embodies the Political Class; the Establishment. Many of our members have personal experience with her in North Carlolina and/or Washington, D.C.
As with everything, we don't expect thinking people who value integrity, liberty and small government to simply take our words for it. Once you investigate her voting record and the way she treated her constituents, you'll see for yourself.
RECOMMENDATION: Do whatever is legally, ethically and morally proper to keep this ambitious demagogue out of another elected office.
To get your search jumpstarted:
She’s Running: Renee Ellmers is Now ‘for NC’
Conservatives go to war against Renee Ellmers over abortion, immigration
The right's most-hated RINO: Why Rep. Renee Ellmers' career is so telling
THIS is one of the reasons you are wrong if you are simply an "R-voter" (or a "D-voter"). This guy is an out-and-out, vile bigot. A year or so ago, Moore Tea Citizens was the object of his ignorant, stupid, white supremacist hatred.
NC House District 42 is Democrat-heavy, so this loon is unlikely to be elected, but you are one of those "I could never vote for a Democrat (or Republican)" people, this should serve as a cautionary note. Every decent person in the 24th, regardless of voter registration, should vote for the Democrat in November.
MTC operates on a conservatarian* philosophy. It is non-partisan and equally supportive/critical of representatives of political parties who actively promote/undermine the freedom and value of the individual citizen or the security of the American people.
Generally, the "Establishment" or the "Political Class" is composed of those from whatever political party that seek, above all else, to preserve the power and monetary benefits they enjoy or aspire to. They may have philosophical leanings, especially in the early days of their political careers, but those are secondary to maintaining and advancing their personal gain. Consequently, principle and ethics are buried. The ends justify the means and these people often lie and deceive, especially to the voters. The Republican Party's promise to repeal Obamacare, or the Democratic Party's claim to be for the "little guy" or the "working man" are examples.
Enter the Robin Hayes, the former US House Rep from what is now our (8th) district, and the current chairman of the NC Republican Party. In Congress, Hayes was a "moderate" conservative. For example, he voted against the auto manufacturer's bailout but for the $800 billion "stimulus." Since leaving Congress he has been "iron-fisted" in the state's Republican Party politics, obstructing grass roots conservatives at every turn. Perhaps the starkest example is the way he ran the last state party convention (as reported by several of our members), where he declared the apparent winner (a principled, "Tea Party" conservative) to have lost the "stand-up" vote, then refused to conduct a written vote, declaring his preferred candidate the winner.
Hayes is now being challenged by Jim Womack, a man with a respected reputation for principled behavior and willingness to fall on his sword for the right thing, a la conservatives such as Ted Cruz and Mark Meadows. We urge NC Republican delegates who desire to reduce the level of hypocrisy and cronyism in your party to attend your convention and vote for Jim Womack.
*reference solely to facilitate understanding of our organization's political philosophy; MTC has no connection, affiliation or contact with any "Conservatarian" organization
The President just advocated abolishing the Electoral College (as have Dr. Carson and others from both parties). Why did the Framers put it in the Constitution? For the same reason they created a republic, not a democracy. They knew democracies fail because the Majority* inevitably votes away the rights of of the Minority.* That leads to persecution, "balkanization" and ultimately to national collapse. The Framers created a republic that protects the Minority from the tyranny of "majority rule."
*these groups change over time (blacks, Christians, gun owners, gays, Jews, etc.)
Do you honestly think that Barack Hussein Obama, of all people, is interested in simply handing over the reigns of power to the man who has vowed to undo everything he's done, and redo everything he's undone? "Unity" and "bipartisanship" always means we compromise; we capitulate.
Obama campaigned hard for Clinton and his message was, "Project my legacy!" The people repudiated him and his legacy. He is not simply going to shrug, show Trump where the coffeemaker works and skip off to the golf course, smiling all the way. Don't be fooled by the Left again!
Telling us what Trump "is going to" do is like telling us how good the brownie in the vending machine will be because of the superlatives on its wrapper. We hope it's so good that that it shames what Auntie Reagan used to make; we'll be thrilled if it is half that good; and we'll be satisfied if it, at the very least, isn't terrible.
However, unless your name is Stan Nostradamus, prophetic claims are little more than wishful ("magical") thinking. It is possibile the vindictive Trump will sit in the oval office and vengefully wield the power of the office like a club. He may try to expand the extra-executive power that the corrupt and feckless Congress (both parties) allowed Obama to initiate, and act as The Boss wherever and whenever he chooses (separation of powers be damed). The Framers warned us this would happen. George Washington was towering exception to the nature of Man.
The point? We must now all be Missourians and resolutely tell President Trump, "Show me." We must stay vigilant. We must actively hold Hudson, Burr, Tillis AND our state politicians accountable for holding the President accountable and confined within the limits of his constitutional authority.
Overall: Excellent. It was engaging/entertaining, informative and of full-budget production quality
Plot: The movie is divided into two themes. The first exposes and documents the actual record of racism in the Democratic Party. The second makes a compelling case for the corruption of the Clintons on a global scale.
The Bad: There is little to criticize. Out of almost two hours of rapid-fire data and assertions, there were only two points that I thought were a bit weak, but neither were false nor out of context.
We Must Keep the Conservative Majority on the Court!
All voters in North Carolina may vote in the nonpartisan Supreme Court primary on June 7th. Justice Robert H. (Bob) Edmunds is the only conservative candidate running against two Democrats and one Unaffiliated candidate in this primary. However, the candidates will NOT be listed by party affiliation on the ballot. Only the top 2 vote-getters, regardless of party, move on to the general election in November. No matter where you live in North Carolina, Bob Edmunds will be on your ballot on June 7th.
Therefore, we each need to help Bob Edmunds secure enough votes to move on to the November election, or we lose conservative control of the Supreme Court until January 1, 2023 (assuming we
Recently, there has been much ruckus about voter ID laws causing voter turnout suppression. Scientific investigations indicate otherwise, but I thought there might be a more obvious cause.
To date, there have been eleven Republican presidential debates, all well attended, and broadcast on prime time TV. Curiously, Democrat presidential debates have been held at weird hours or at times conflicting with major sporting events. Today, every ugly detail of almost every candidate's life is available online, and Hillary's and Bernie's lives are filled with ugly details.
With their only presidential choice being between an indicted serial felon or a slightly senile Marxist, the Democrat primary voter turnout has been down as much as 40% while Republican voters are sometimes turning out at double the 2008 rate. Now who really is causing voter suppression?
Oh, and damage control has already started as panicked Democrats are attempting to spin that there is no correlation between primary and general Election Day turnout (see chart).