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Unify Behind a New Contract with America

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Forget having to promise to support whoever becomes the Republican presidential candidate in order to participate in the GOP debates. America should be focused on what the GOP will do if they take the presidency, the Senate, and the House. Newt Gingrich rode the first Contract with America into a major election victory. It’s time to unify behind a new promise of what a victorious party would do to save America.

In 1992, Ronald Reagan shared what he considered the secret of his success as a presidential candidate. He would say, “I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears, to your confidence, rather than your doubts.” Americans don’t want or need a candidate that majors in attacking his opponents, Republican or Democrat. They want a party that will deliver a future where they’re free to secure their own American Dream. They want a president and a party who will promise and deliver on the priorities they care about. They want renewed hope and optimism for the future.

Here’s a focused Contract with America that will unite a majority of Americans and deliver a critical victory in 2024:

Energy Independence: Deliver an all-of-the-above approach to energy. America is blessed with a rich supply of energy resources. Instead of depending upon others to meet our energy needs, we should take advantage of solar, wind energy, nuclear, fusion, natural gas, coal, and oil. Challenge people to develop all of our options and to make them as clean as possible to protect the environment. We should be leading the way for clean energy on all fronts. Stop dictating what we can use, and let suppliers compete for what works. This will keep energy less expensive and help limit the inflation that is forcing too many Americans to live paycheck to paycheck.

A Secure Border: Majority of Americans are fed up with the open border that is inundating our country with people who have not been vetted or screened in any way. We want and need immigrants, but we want legal immigrants who apply to join this amazing country. There should be no easy pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. They should not receive benefits designated for our citizens. It’s time to stop rewarding illegal immigration and get busy inviting the immigrants we need.

School Choice: If you’re rich enough to afford it, citizens have school choice. College students have school choice. Far too many minority students are trapped in poor schools. School choice lets them break that cycle. In Sweden, they have school choice, and most students end up in what previously were public schools. To let them compete, the Swedish government gave public schools the ability to get rid of bad teachers. In America, the teacher unions look out for themselves. It’s time for the funds to follow the child and for the parents to have the choice as to what school will get those funds. If Republicans are the party of school choice giving parents the power they so desire, they will win in 2024.

Law and Order: With DA’s failing to prosecute criminals and some states refusing to even call minor offenses a crime, crime is on the rise. More and more urban merchants are being forced to close their stores. Republicans should rally around the challenge of making America safe again. If you do the crime, it’s time for the guilty to again do the time. Let Democrats pay the price for calls to “defund the police.” Support for law enforcement is a winning issue when citizens are frightened for their safety. If Republicans want to win, they must promise to appoint judges at all levels who are committed to holding criminals accountable.

A Strong Military: The world is more dangerous than ever. China has made it clear that they have no intention of limiting their military ambitions. Russia has flirted with the use of tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine. Military leaders have confessed that our support of Ukraine has resulted in shortages of military weapons and ammunition. Peace in the world is secure when America remains strong. When it comes to an effective military, Americans want Republicans in control. It’s time to let them know that is still true.

There’s one more promise that even Republicans would have a hard time adding to a new Contract with America, but it’s one promise that would make a huge difference in the future of America. Unfortunately, with more than 50% Americans receiving more from government than they pay in taxes, curtailing spending and government entitlements may lose more votes than it gains. When the economy is strong and work participation is high, more Americans may be willing to end their dependence on government largesse. In a healthy and prosperous America, it will be time to add one more promise.

Zero-based Budgeting: Washington politicians have an aversion to fiscal responsibility. What they call a cut is usually just a decrease in the increase in spending. Spending just keeps expanding along with our national debt. Would that Republicans might actually make a commitment to zero-based budgeting where every year, every federal budget item would need to be defended. Automatic spending increases would not be allowed. Some departments, on the basis of their performance, would not receive a dime. All government expenditures would have to be justified on the basis of the results they produce.

It’s time to select a Republican candidate ready to promise and deliver what the majority of their voters want. If you can’t support these five promises, you’ll have a hard time earning the votes you need in 2024. It’s time for Republicans to promise and deliver on things that matter most to the future of this great country!

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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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America No More…

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After watching with over a hundred others the newly released movie, Civil War, I left the theater stunned, and I was not alone. Was it a good movie? Just a deeply unsettling one! Could it really happen? You don’t even want to imagine it! But with Biden’s assault on America continuing and Trump reemerging as the favored GOP candidate, the American division is growing. More and more citizens are getting angrier as their standard of living is in jeopardy and illegals are getting benefits citizens can only dream of.

Spoiling the movie’s plot is never appropriate, but when Western forces from Texas, Florida, and even California take on the elected President, the country is left in a civil war. We watch as desensitized media professionals cover the death of hundreds of American citizens. To the film’s media, the war is just a once-in-a-lifetime story that deserves to be captured one picture at a time. After all, it’s the media’s job. They are just feeding citizens what they want—blood, gore, winners, and victims. What would happen if America descends into such chaos? This movie provides one disturbing view, one that, God help us, must never happen.

One thing is clear, when a country loses trust in its leader’s ability to preserve their cherished freedoms and ensure equal treatment under the law, even insurrection seems somehow possible. That is a nightmare no American should have to entertain, but more and more Americans seem to be losing hope in the future of our country. They don’t trust elections. Many don’t even like the Presidential choices presented to them.

The Founding Fathers valued freedom enough to unleash a revolution against the greatest power at the time. Enough citizens joined them in securing what most at the time believed impossible, independence. Yes, insurrection hatched our beloved America. Belief in equal rights and freedom are powerful forces that have always driven patriotic Americans to action.


Even with our differences, most Americans believe in property rights, voting rights, law enforcement to keep us safe, freedom of speech, and personal responsibility. Unfortunately, more and more Americans feel these values are in question, and they are not sure America can be saved!

Many Americans no longer even believe that elections will produce a lawful winner. They don’t trust the voting machines. They want paper ballots that can be counted. They don’t believe multiple days are needed. Hasn’t one day of voting always been enough? They want required IDs and signed mail-in ballots. They fear ballot harvesting is just another name for ‘manufacturing” all the votes you need to ensure a fraudulent victory. Are American fair elections no more!

Many no longer believe that the enforcement of law is fair and sure. While former President Donald Trump has been charged with multiple “crimes,” President Joe Biden’s similar actions aren’t even charged. Hunter Biden’s influence peddling with money set aside for the “Big Guy” are not even covered in the mainstream media. The Dept. of Justice is quick to charge Trump, but with the Bidens, we hear nothing but crickets. People who commit crimes are being let go instead of being held accountable. Is American law and order no more!

Under President Trump, our border was finally more under control. Under Biden, his open border has been continually flooding our country with illegals from around the world. They come expecting benefits at the expense of taxpaying citizens. Illegals overwhelm services in our urban areas. Legal immigrants had to wait years to enter and are fuming at this invasion of illegals rushing to the front of the line and expecting to be accepted, supported, and allowed to become citizens. Is America’s secure border no more!

We thought in America, your home was your castle. If you work to buy the home of your dreams, you were sure that your property rights were secure in a community that you loved. But today, squatters are taking over vacant homes and fending off owners who want them to leave their property. Illegals are being told to come to America, find an empty home, and move in. In the name of equity, governments are rezoning the suburbs and requiring the building of low-income housing where it is not wanted. Are America’s property rights no more!

Do you believe America is lost? Do you believe nothing can reverse this march to chaos? Do you believe that it is time to buy your own guns to protect your family when the government won’t? Is a civil war coming? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are in danger of losing the optimistic attitude that has characterized Americans for two centuries. This is our country. This is not the time for surrender. It’s time to fight to preserve America the best way you can—vote for candidates who promise to preserve the rights you value most.

Your vote does matter. There are no perfect candidates, but the party positions make a difference in this critical election. If you want law and order, secure borders, fair elections, property rights, and a return to personal responsibility, there is only one party to support. Vote for every GOP candidate you are given the opportunity to support, or it may very well be America no more!

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The Rise of Mark Robinson and the Benefit to North Carolina

He will win the governorship of North Carolina, be an excellent governor, and have a greater political future ahead of him

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Mark Robinson, if you are not aware, is currently North Carolina’s lieutenant governor. He is someone who made himself a success, despite coming from a background of extreme hardship. He was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, the 9th of 10 children. His upbringing, amidst alcoholism and domestic violence, was nowhere near what you would want for a growing child.

Onward and Upward

Robinson’s mother imbued in her children a sense of responsibility, and let them know in actions and words that perseverance, hard work, and devotion to God would be their best ticket to a rewarding life. Robinson absorbed the message at an early age.

Among the many stops in his personal journey, he served as a medical specialist in the Army reserves. He also worked in manufacturing, and then ran a small business with his wife. When the North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA) was passed his small business and career endeavors dissolved.

At one point, nearly 20 years ago, he had to declare bankruptcy. Despite his financial hardships he soldiered on. Eventually, he became North Carolina’s first Black lieutenant governor. As such, he has traveled extensively throughout the state, talking to people of every race, profession, trade, income level, education level, and inclination.

Now is the Time

Robinson knows the people of North Carolina perhaps as well as anyone could. Once he decided to run for governor a wellspring of voters emerged eager to see him succeed, because they know the man. Married for now 30+ years, with two children and two grandchildren, Robinson has vowed to be the education governor and the business enterprise governor that North Carolina wants and needs.

In the coming weeks and months, however, much of what you read about Robinson in the mainstream press will ignore his accomplishments, his vision, and the fundamental reasons that so many North Carolinians of all races want him to be the next governor.

The Left is so pathetically predictable that I can tell you with complete accuracy how they respond to Black conservatives. On cue, without missing a beat, the day after Mark Robinson won the Republican primary for governor in North Carolina, the vicious press, putting in overtime, went to work. Nine of 10 articles that you would encounter on Mark Robinson were complete hit jobs, taking his words and phrases out of context.

The same was true on the internet. Google, among the most evil companies that has ever appeared on Earth, with their oh-so-mysterious algorithms, made sure that nothing good was said about Mark Robinson until about the 12th listing. Even then, Google followed with more hit pieces.

We All Know Exactly Why

Why does the Left so thoroughly despise Black conservatives? Why does the Left disparage them at every turn, such as Jason Whitlock, Star Parker, Condoleezza Rice, Alan Keyes, Larry Elder, Candace Owens, Allen West, and Senator Tim Scott? Because the mere existence of a Black conservative upsets everything that the Left stands for, such as “keeping Blacks in their place,” ensuring they never dare to leave the liberal plantation, and hoping that they don’t have an original political thought.

Traditionally, Democrats retained many Black voters at the national, state, and local level through campaign promises, while never consistently delivering on them. And now, as we approach November 2024, they are losing their grip. Survey after survey reveals that Donald Trump is gaining major ground among Black voters, other minorities, young people, and suburban women.

The press will nitpick about statements Robinson made years and decades ago. They’ll claim he’s an anti-Semite. They’ll say he is ‘against his own people.’ They will attempt to demonize him. Don’t fall for any of it.

Making His Mark

Robinson spoke at CPAC 2024 and, while he only had 12 minutes, he brought down the house. At another gathering, he spoke for less than 90 seconds about why reparations are a bad idea. He laid out in the most logical manner why people today who claim they deserve reparations are the ones who owe others, mainly the Black pioneers who came before them. It is a brilliant piece of rhetoric that everyone, everywhere should hear.

Mark Robinson is the candidate whose time is now. He will win the governorship of North Carolina, be an excellent governor, and have a greater political future ahead of him. Donald Trump strongly endorsed him and one can foresee a time in which Robinson will have important business to do in Washington, DC.

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