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A Letter to Victims Ready to Become Proud Survivors

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Even Democrats are predicting that the November mid-terms will be a bloodbath for many of their candidates. Their programs and policies aren’t working. Their decisions are destroying our economy, our freedoms, and our future. Until now, all they needed to stay in office were repeated promises, unchecked by the mainstream media, to give the illusion of caring for you.

Unfortunately for President Biden, his failures are too numerous and visible to avoid. All you need to do is buy gas at your local gas station to know the cost of their policies. If you don’t have a car, try buying the food you need for your family at your local market. Watch illegal aliens stream into the country and be bused to cities across the country. Many are fine people, but by overwhelming our border they will be taking your jobs and requiring healthcare and welfare from local governments. Criminals are having their way in far too many big cities, and woke DAs are refusing to prosecute even repeat offenders. Do you support these policies?

Now, let’s get personal. Democrats have worked decades to train far too many Americans that they are “victims” of a biased system designed to keep them down. If you are a racial minority, they claim that there is “white privilege” and “systemic racism” that blocks your way. If you are a woman, they claim that men have conspired to keep you a second-class citizen subject to job and wage discrimination. The list of victim categories could take up the rest of this column. Certainly, there are racist incidents and tough obstacles every group faces, but there are many role models—people like you who have succeeded in spite of such biases. You don’t have to remain a victim.

Yes, there are benefits to being a victim. Caring people will elect politicians and give donations to non-profits committed to making your life easier. Why? Because they harbor an underlying belief—you are a victim who can’t succeed without their help. Make you mad to hear that? I hope it does. Democrats say they support you, but they certainly do not believe you are capable of taking responsibility for yourself or your family. To be elected, they need victims and enablers who believe creating government dependency is helping you.

No matter what type of “victim” you call yourself, you also pay a price living out that label. In fact, the label itself puts your focus on the very things that can keep you a victim. Instead of trying to find a job, you must put time into securing support. If you work too much, you will find your subsidies reduced. Such thinking and efforts keep you from learning that you can take responsibility for your own life and succeed.

If you are tired of settling for government crumbs that barely allow you to get by every month, start by talking to yourself differently. No matter what you have faced, you do not have to be defined by that experience. if you are still alive, you are not a lasting victim. You are a resourceful survivor. Be proud of your resilience in taking back your life.

Sandy Ritz said it best, “I believe that we need to reframe ‘disaster victims’ into ‘disaster survivors.’ The label of ‘victim’ connotes constant suffering. Being repeatedly addressed as a victim encourages feelings of helplessness and despondency. Not to mention shame. The term ‘survivor’ better describes someone who endures, lives through it, persists, and succeeds. Being a victim is passive–feeling powerless, with little faith or hope. Being a survivor is active–regaining control of their lives.”

Do you want to remain a victim or are you ready to be a survivor who finds a way to succeed?

If Republicans win big in November, they will work to limit government entitlements because they have a different way of “caring” for you. Like most Americans, they know there always needs to be short-term help available locally to help those facing unfortunate challenges. But long-term free government subsidies can trap you. Conservatives want you to become self-reliant and self-confident in your God-given gifts and ability to live your own American Dream. That’s right, this is the country where dreams still come true for those willing to work hard to achieve it. Think about those you know who have succeeded in spite of the biases they faced. Face the challenge. The best way to fight back against any racism is to succeed anyway. Learn from those who have done just that. Become one of them.

It won’t be easy. When you begin to trade dependence for personal responsibility, it may cost you. Your initial paychecks may not match what you can now get from government support. Progress will be gradual, and each step will require resolve. You believe you are worth more than minimum wage. Prove it! Pick where you want to work. Let them know you are willing to start where you are needed but that you expect to advance. Let your performance provide the evidence.

I mentored a single mother through that very challenge. Initially, working part time, she received a small raise that cut her benefits by more than the raise she received. She was disappointed but confidently said, “I’m not going back!” She stayed the course, and now has her own business training barbers and stylists how to get certified and succeed in their own businesses.

America’s amazing founding fathers envisioned a country where all citizens were guaranteed “the pursuit of happiness,” not happiness dumped in their laps. Benjamin Franklin reviled the welfare system of King George’s England. He wrote, “There [was] no country in the world in which the poor [were] more idle, dissolute, drunken, and insolent.” Franklin noted that by offering “a premium for the encouragement of idleness,” (the English system created) “an increase in poverty.” He preferred the American welfare model, whose purpose was “not making [the poor] easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.” For over two centuries we have maintained a country where citizens were required to earn their American Dream.

Let me ask the question again, “Do you want to remain a victim or are you ready to be a resilient and resourceful survivor who finds a way to succeed?” Most American are ready to applaud and support your efforts to do just that no matter what your race, gender, or age!

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Dr. Terry Paulson is a PhD psychologist and author of The Optimism Advantage, They Shoot Managers Don't They, Speak Like a Pro, Meditations for the Trail, and The Dinner: The Political Conversation Your Mother Told You Never to Have. Since founding Paulson and Associates, Inc. in Agoura Hills, CA, Dr. Paulson has presented to such companies as IBM, 3M, Kaiser, Nationwide, SONY, Starbucks, Wal-Mart, and hundreds of hospitals, government agencies, and associations. Dr. Paulson is a past president of both the Global Speakers Federation and the National Speakers Association. He’s been inducted into NSA’s CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame, an honor given to less than 230 speakers worldwide. Dr. Paulson is a long-time conservative Republican who has spoken to numerous Republican groups. He currently is a regular op-ed columnist for townhall.com and politicrossing.com. Terry brings knowledge, tasteful humor, and a passion for conservative principles to every presentation. Dr. Paulson graduated with honors from UCLA and received his PhD in psychology and an MA in theology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA.



 
 
 

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Will Democrats Do What They Must?

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On a warm August evening in 1974, President Richard M. Nixon said from the Oval Office that he was resigning, becoming the first president to do so. He confessed that he no longer had “a strong enough political base in the Congress” to finish his term.

Sen. Barry Goldwater, Ariz., the 1964 GOP presidential nominee, was a respected conservative leader in a Senate whose Republican ranks were less conservative than now. In a May 1973 interview with Time magazine, Goldwater had given an early warning, “If it can be proved that he (Nixon) lied, resignation would have to be considered. It would be quick. Everything would be over, ended. It wouldn’t drag out like impeachment.”

At a regular Senate Republican Conference lunch on august 6 of 1974, Goldwater had fumed: “There are only so many lies you can take, and now there has been one too many. Nixon should get his ass out of the White House today!” When he went to see President Nixon, Goldwater confided, “There’s not more than 15 senators for you.” After that showdown, the curtain on President Nixon’s presidency came down three days later.

In this challenging time in our history when President Biden’s competency is under serious question, will Democrat leaders have the courage to do the same? With this report, more Democrats and Independents will be less inclined to vote for Biden. That may very well impact the future of many Democrat politicians whose own election could be impacted if their voting base stays home. After his Wednesday night address, the evidence that Biden is in trouble is plainly obvious.

President Biden’s poll numbers are now at an all time low. The shocking Department of Justice Special Counsel Robert Hur report suggests that Biden should not be indicted because Biden is “a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory” that a jury would be unlikely to convict. The Special Counsel also noted that Biden “willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen;” he noted that such actions “present serious risks to national security.” It is clearly a risk for Biden to remain in office.

When President Biden addressed the country after the report was disclosed, he asserted that his memory was fine, and the report confirms that he was not indicted and did nothing wrong. His comments to the press questions were combative and defensive. He took no personal responsibility, blaming his staff for the faulty storage of classified documents. His message was strident and clear-Trump is guilty, and I did nothing wrong.

If he is not competent to stand trial for his actions, how can he be confident enough to remain president? It’s time for a private confrontation by Democrat leadership. If Biden does not listen, it is time to exercise the 25th amendment option to remove him from office.

It is not easy to use that 25th Amendment option. It is even more difficult with only 9 months before a critical national election. Waiting until the Democrat Convention in August leaves little time to right the ship and promote a replacement candidate.

Democrats, do your job to clean out your own house. President Biden is not competent to meet the challenges of our time. Do it now or pay the price in November. As Republicans, we hope you let Biden remain your candidate, but that is selfish. President Biden is our current leader and his decisions impact all of us and a world in turmoil. This isn’t about politics. We can’t afford even eleven more months of a mentally incompetent President.

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Claudine Gay, Ex-Harvard President, Will Strike it Rich in 2024

Gay will be a hot ticket at conferences leading up to the 2024 election.

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If she were a straight white male, Claudine Gay’s career in academia would have been completely finished weeks ago. Along with the presidents of MIT and (then) University of Pennsylvania, as a result of Gay’s anti-Semitism and her disastrous testimony before Congress in December, much of the country was in an uproar.

Pretzel Logic

Days later, when it was discovered that Gay had plagiarized or inappropriately paraphrased and lifted passages from other authors, from a variety of academic works, that would have sealed her fate. In this utterly illogical age of unreason, just the opposite of what ought to happen actually did happen. The Harvard bigwigs backed her!

Gay punched all of the intersectionality buttons: Black, gay, female, and what else you want to throw into the mix. So was she not terminated from her widely visible, high-profile position. Luckily for Harvard, she quit as president! She retains her cushy post as professor, however, at $900,000 per year. And more amazing good fortune likely is in store for her. She may well reap an income bonanza unlike most other college presidents in the U.S. or around the world.

You have to understand that Gay is actually a hero to many factions on the Left. Let’s see … she stood up to the man! She let Congress have it with both barrels. She defended her academic turf. She stuck with what she believes in. She didn’t kowtow to the U.S. pro-Israeli faction. She spoke her truth! My goodness, what a leader, what a noble soul, what a speaker we might have at our convention!

Media Darlings

A variety of questionable figures on the Left have become darlings to groups who lap up their every word. If you think this won’t happen with Ms. Gay, think again.

Unbelievably, the parents of Trayvon Martin became media darlings. Martin was a violent teenager who punched a bus driver in the face, stole money and other items at school, and was suspended from school at the time of his death. He met his fate while pounding George Zimmerman’s head into a sidewalk.

Democratic groups have celebrated the Martins ever since then. Their public appearances were considered to be special. In another minute, with a cracked skull, Zimmerman might have bled out and died, making Martin a murderer.

Honored at the DNC Convention

The parents of Michael Brown also made the rounds and were accorded celebrity status. The super-sized 18-year-old from Ferguson, MO had stolen cigars and choked a small Asian convenience store clerk just 10 minutes before he had tried to wrestle a gun away from an officer sitting in his police car.

Had Brown, whose fingerprints were all over the officer’s car, successfully taken the officer’s gun, Brown, too, might have been a murderer. At the Democrat National Convention attendees couldn’t get enough of Brown’s noble mother. Sadly, the city of Ferguson, MO, paid Brown’s family an extorted $1.5 million, largely due to fears of more mob violence.

If parents who’ve raised career criminals are celebrated, what are Claudine Gay’s prospects?

Prospects Aplenty

Presumably, she has no violent incidents in her past. Prior to her resignation as Harvard president she may have already, privately signed on with one of the top speaker’s bureaus from either in Boston, New York, or Washington, D.C. Bureaus value having partisan speakers in their lineup when they can book such individuals at large conferences and conventions. Gay will be a hot ticket leading up to the 2024 election.

She will be featured as the head liner at many conferences.

How much can she glean from such appearances? The floor is 20 to 40 thousand per outing, but 50 to 75 thousand is within reach, of which the bureau takes 25%. At that level of earnings for a speech, she could easily exceed another $900,000 by the end of the year. Will you earn $1,800,000 in the next ten years?

Knowing No Bounds

As one audience after another offers her special treatment, her already outsized, over-privileged ego will know no bounds, and all of her past sins will be long forgotten. The groups to whom she speaks will consider themselves to have done their part in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Gay’s intersectionality seals the deal, so by any measure, it’s a win-win-win (bureau, speaker, and audience) for Leftists.

To those on the Right, such developments are sickening, but we’ve come to accept that this is the world as it is currently. With all the devastation and destruction promulgated by the Biden administration, we have much bigger fish to fry.

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