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Republicans, What Are You For?

It’s time to run on what we are for and let Biden’s ineptitude being the cherry on top of the treasured dessert GOP victories will bring.

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President Biden at his first 2022 press conference made a point of saying that Republicans are just blocking his “Build Back Better” agenda. He kept asking, “What are Republicans for? What are they for? Name me one thing they’re for?”

Later in his press conference he asked, “Is there any president who has done more in his first year?” Try Donald Trump. He made promises, and he delivered.

President Trump made a costly mistake of focusing on the inadequacy of Joe Biden instead of emphasizing what he accomplished and what he would do in his second term. Republicans again are sure that Biden’s inadequacy is enough to deliver congressional majorities in November and the White House in 2024. Our current candidates should not make Trump’s mistake. It’s time to run on what we are for and let Biden’s ineptitude being the cherry on top of the treasured dessert GOP victories will bring.

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Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin proved that an optimistic policy focused campaign can work even in heavily democratic states. He promised, and he’s already starting to deliver. It’s time for the GOP to focus on the concerns of American voters. It’s time for their leaders and candidates to respond to Biden’s desperate question and actually deliver a clear “Contract with America.” President Biden, here is a small list of what conservative republicans are for:

Secure Borders: Our Southern border is an embarrassment. Millions of illegal aliens are entering our country and being taken by bus and planes throughout our country. All this while immigrants who have been waiting in line for years to come here continue to wait. We want the Southern border wall completed. We want illegal aliens stopped and sent back at our border. If they seek asylum, let them stay in Mexico until they can prove they deserve it.

Energy Independence: We had finally achieved energy independence under President Trump. It’s time we secure it again. We shouldn’t have to beg for oil and natural gas from the Middle East or Russia when we have all the supplies we need right here. Instead of building more unreliable wind and solar energy farms, expand our use of clean energy nuclear power.

Free-Enterprise Capitalism: Socialism has never worked. The people who work hard and start their own companies need to reap the rewards of their own work. Hard work must always produce more reward than not working and being dependent on handouts from government. Disappointment is part of life; let it motivate citizens to word harder, innovate, and create new business opportunities.

Lower Taxes: Taxes should be kept as low as possible to fund necessary government functions. Electing politicians to take from their rich neighbors to pay for their entitlements is just another form of stealing. Everyone who works should pay some federal and state taxes; they should have skin in the game.

Welfare: Welfare should be temporary and left to local governments, charities, and non-profits who are harder to con and closer to the people who need help. Let families and neighbors take the primary responsibility for helping people get back on their feet. Creating government dependence is not caring.

School Choice: We are tired of teachers indoctrinating our children and expecting parents to leave them alone. It’s time to give parents school choice. Let parents decide where their government education fund goes. Competition works in college; let it work for public education from kindergarten to high school graduation. Authorize public schools to fire non-performing teachers and then let them compete for students by providing a quality education that prepares our youth for life.

Smaller Government: The Deep State is oppressive and needs to be confronted and shrunk. We need every department to justify their budgets every year and to end automatic budget increases. Creating more free entitlement just feeds the beast. We need politicians who will cut the fat. From the lockdown and pandemic mandates to the never-ending stream of new laws and regulations designed to control every aspect of our lives, government bureaucracy needs to be exploded. A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have. Real republicans want smaller government and more powerful and free citizens.

Law and Order: In plain English, if you do the crime, you do the time. In many states, we have allowed criminals to do “small” crimes robbing stores of up to $950, and they are not prosecuted. Republicans stand for supporting law enforcement officers and enforcing crimes. We want DA’s that will work with our police to hold citizens responsible instead of letting them out the day after they are arrested.

Finally…Fair Elections: This isn’t complicated. We’ve had fair elections in America for years. We don’t need multiple days to vote. We don’t need people to go out and pick up your vote. If you need a mail-in vote, plan early. We don’t need ballots sent by mail to everyone; that’s an invitation to cheating. If you are not smart enough to get a valid ID and sign your signature, you shouldn’t vote anyway. Clean up the voter rolls! The dead shouldn’t vote, and those who have moved shouldn’t get to vote twice.

President Biden, we have had a year to see what you are truly for, and it’s a progressive nightmare that promises to destroy this country. If Republicans campaign on a clear, conservative contract with America, they will win back the House and the Senate and set the stage for return to sanity in 2024. May it be so.

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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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Antisemitic college demonstrators should be expelled

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Jewish students are being assaulted on American and European campuses with a viciousness that is reminiscent of 1938 Nazi Germany. The demonstrators, many of whom are professional agitators in their 40s who have been trained to cause mayhem, scream “kill the Jews” as they physically prevent Jewish students from attending classes. Jewish students were told to “go back to Poland.” In New York City, Jewish students at Cooper Union sheltered in a library while pro-Palestinian demonstrators banged on its glass windows and doors. Protesters at Tulane University assaulted a Jewish student, breaking his nose.

“This truly has been the worst antisemitism crisis on campus that we have seen for a generation,” said Edward Isaacs, president of the Union of Jewish Students in the UK, “and its impacts run deep throughout the Jewish student population.”

With few notable exceptions, college administrators have coddled the demonstrators instead of expelling them for committing assault, destroying university property and creating an unsafe environment. Local police have been told to stand down instead of enforcing the law.

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When it comes to choosing sides between violent antisemitic demonstrators and Jewish students who simply want an education, I am clearly coming to the defense of the innocent students. Instead of hearing angry responses from people who object to the flagrant contempt by the demonstrators for law and order, we have witnessed members of Congress, led by Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Cori Bush (D-Minn.), express their demands that police should protect the violent demonstrators.

Omar and Bush have compared police responses after pro-Hamas protests on campus to the so-called Kent State massacre of May 4, 1970, where four students were killed by the Ohio National Guard. The students in that case were protesting against American military involvement in Vietnam. “On the 54th anniversary of the Kent State Massacre, students across our country are being brutalized for standing up to endless war,” Bush tweeted on X. “Our country must learn to actually uphold the rights of free speech & assembly upon which it was founded. Solidarity with our students.”

Are we denying the free speech and assembly rights of the demonstrators? The real question is, should we protect speech when it becomes violent? The answer is straightforward. When violence occurs, it is no longer about protecting free speech—the rule of law must be upheld. “Violence, vandalism, and antisemitic harassment and intimidation are not free speech and those engaging in this behavior should be held accountable,” read a statement from Congressman Adam Schiff’s office.

When it comes to free speech, the pro-Hamas protestors are intolerant of opposing points-of-view. One student at Columbia University made that clear when she expressed sympathy with pro-Palestinian protesters and not with students of opposing views. “At the end of the day,” she said, “I don’t want a relationship with students who don’t support the cause.” Free speech for me but not for thee.

Many of the current crop of demonstrators who are physically assaulting Jewish students, shouting “death to the Jews,” believe they have the right to exercise violence in support of their views and think they should bear no consequences for their violent actions. They are upset at the prospect of being suspended or expelled. Most of them wear keffiyeh and Covid masks, presumably to protect their future Goldman Sachs job prospects.

“I think that the university needs to start with dismissing all their charges against the students if they want to rebuild trust,” said a deluded student at Columbia. Alex Morey, director of campus rights advocacy at the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, disagreed. “That doesn’t mean that students are immune from the consequences of their actions,” Morey said. “You don’t want to see cops in riot gear descend on peaceful student protests. But if they’re breaking the rules and engaging in civil disobedience … sometimes that’s what has to happen,” she says.

Beating up Jewish students and destroying campus property do not come under the heading of civil disobedience. They constitute a flagrant contempt for law and order. Such activities must be stopped right at the outset. Jewish students across America are terrified, as they should be. They will not feel safe on their college campuses as long as hateful, antisemitic rhetoric, violence or intimidation go unaddressed.

Violent, antisemitic demonstrators deserve to be arrested, put in jail, and then expelled from the university. Campus administrators like Minouche Shafik at Columbia who attempt to negotiate with the neo-Nazis are doing a disservice to our republic. University leaders should take “personal responsibility” for protecting Jewish students on campus, said UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. This is not 1938 and we must not give an inch to the haters.

Ed Brodow is a conservative political commentator and author of two No. 1 Amazon Best Sellers, AMERICA ON ITS KNEES: The Cost of Replacing Trump with Biden, and THE WAR ON WHITES: How Hating White People Became the New National Sport.

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Biden: Admit Hamas Terrorists

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Joe Biden’s policies reflect the contempt he and his handlers have for our country. The latest example is Joe’s announcement that he wants to bring thousands of Palestinian “refugees” into the US with a pathway to citizenship. This will certainly include members of the terrorist organization known as Hamas. In what conceivable way does this benefit America? “Whatever hurts America the most,” said author Sean Parnell, “is often where the Biden Administration lands on any given issue.”

According to CBS News, “The Biden administration is considering bringing certain Palestinians to the US as refugees, a move that would offer a permanent safe haven to some of those fleeing war-torn Gaza, according to internal federal government documents.” Which Palestinians? Those “who have immediate family members who are American citizens or permanent residents. Those who pass a series of eligibility, medical and security screenings would qualify to fly to the US with refugee status, which offers beneficiaries permanent residency, resettlement benefits like housing assistance and a path to American citizenship.”

Requiring a connection to “American citizens or permanent residents” is a subterfuge when you consider that activists in Dearborn, Michigan were heard chanting “death to America.” These people, who support Hamas and its terrorist activities, make it likely that we would be admitting Hamas terrorists. It is important to recognize, as pointed out by journalist Katie Pavlich, that the Palestinian Center for Policy Survey and Research found that 72 percent of Palestinian respondents believe that Hamas’ attack on October 7 was “correct.”

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As reported in Townhall, “A ‘path to American citizenship’ would also mean that these people would get to vote, likely one more tactic of how Biden is looking to gain support from the far-left, anti-Israel part of the Democratic Party. The Biden administration would thus not just be bringing over future potential Democratic voters, but be bringing over ones who are among a population that we know supports Hamas and their attack against our ally in the Middle East.”

A wave of commentators condemned Biden’s plans. “We are ruled by malicious traitors,” said Blaze commentator Auron MacIntyre. “Horrifying,” said NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck. “We are a nation committing suicide.”

“Anyone seeing the protests on college campuses right now should not need to be told why ideology matters when conferring the privilege of access to the United States to outsiders,” said Daily Wire reporter Megan Basham. “We do not need more people here whose worldview so clearly clashes with that of the American founding. We should not accept immigrants from among people known to harbor terrorists.”

More than two dozen Republican senators are calling Biden’s policy a national security risk. As reported in The Hill, “The GOP senators doubt that the Biden administration could prevent Hamas-members or other members of a terrorist group from entering the US. ‘We are not confident that your administration can adequately vet this high-risk population for terrorist ties and sympathies before admitting them into the United States,’ they wrote.”

“The open border isn’t enough,” Senate Republicans added. “Now Biden wants to import people who supported the murder and rape of Israelis. Unfortunately, the risk of terrorists entering our homeland is no hypothetical matter,” the senators wrote, citing that in 2023 border officials arrested 169 people on the FBI terror watchlist.

“President Biden consistently undermines our national security with reckless decisions like this,” said Sen. Tim Scott. “We have no clue who is coming into our country, whether on our southern border or from war-torn regions run by terrorists. Not a single Hamas sympathizer should be let into this country.”

The administration kept its intentions secret until this week. No one knew about it. Commentator Mark Levin is angry that Congress did not seem to know about it, or if they did, nothing was done to stop it.

Biden’s anti-American actions prove that he is an infiltrator. Does he do the bidding of Iran or China? The Squad also are infiltrators—they have infiltrated our Congress. They hate America. What sort of country allows this? If he gets another four years, Joe and his Obama/Soros puppet masters will complete the destruction of our country.

“Other insanities aside,” someone tweeted, “this is politically insane. Biden is forcing people to consider voting for Trump. I have every intention of leaving President blank in Nov, but not if Biden insists on opening the doors to a terrorist state.”

Ed Brodow is a conservative political commentator and author of two No. 1 Amazon Best Sellers, AMERICA ON ITS KNEES: The Cost of Replacing Trump with Biden, and THE WAR ON WHITES: How Hating White People Became the New National Sport.

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