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Unraveling the Democrats’ “Contract with America”

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As we race towards the November mid-terms, we search for a clear differentiation between the parties vying for our support. Having lost control of the White House, the Senate, and the House, the Republicans have promised to supply a new Contract with America.

On Sept. 27, 1994, on the Capitol steps in Washington, D.C., Newt Gingrich shepherded members of the Republican minority to announce a “Contract with America” outlining legislation to be enacted by the House of Representatives within the first 100 days of the 104th Congress. They won big. It’s time for Republicans to come forward with a similar contract.

The Democrats are known to promise whatever they think will keep them in power. Many of their talking points need no evidence; they are accepted as undeniable truths by our left-leaning news media. You can’t defeat your political opponent until you know what they stand for. In an effort to begin isolating many of their key priorities, what follows could be the Democrat Party’s Contract with America and my brief commentary on why those priorities are bad for this country we love:

Increased gun controls are vital because guns kill people. With growing incidence of mass murders and gun violence, we support doing more to limit citizens from purchasing and using guns. (Commentary: Criminals never follow gun laws. Citizens need the Second Amendment to support their right to bear arms.)

Women have the right to an abortion. With the U.S. Supreme Court reversing Roe vs. Wade, Democrats support a federal law securing a woman’s right to an abortion. (Commentary: The life of an unborn fetus has value and restrictions on when or if an abortion is allowed should be left to the states.)

Tax increases to support government programs must be paid by the rich who don’t pay their fair share. To fund the necessary programs designed to help those less fortunate still recovering from the COVID pandemic, the most successful Americans will be required to shoulder the cost. (Commentary: The rich already pay the vast majority of federal and state income taxes with the bottom fifty percent paying nothing. Adding new entitlements creates more government dependence rather than promoting the American value of self-reliance.)

Because of police abuse and racial biases, spend less on law enforcement officers and more on mental health workers to deal with the true “reasons” for crime. In a world of white privilege, systemic racism, and unequal incarceration of minority citizens, defunding abusive law enforcement practices and increasing mental health services must be considered a priority. (Commentary: At a time citizens are more fearful of becoming victims of crime, we need more law enforcement officers and DAs who will fully prosecute all criminals of any race.)

Support Election reforms which expand the access and days for voting and limit ID requirements that negatively impact minority voting. Forcing voters to show an ID and sign their ballots is just another form of voter suppression. (Commentary: Trust in election results is at an all-time low. As has always been the case, citizens should have to vote on the designated election day and proper ID should be required to prove citizenship.)

Because of the threat of Adverse climate change, end America’s dependence on fossil fuels and develop and fund green energy alternatives. No matter what the cost to citizens today, the reality of global warming requires changes now that restrict our dependence on oil, natural gas, and nuclear energy. (Commentary: Even if eventually it may be necessary, the reliable technology and resources needed for green energy alternatives are not adequate at this time and fossil fuels and nuclear energy should be used to meet our current energy needs. Instead of buying oil and coal from others, we should be 100% energy independent and capitalize on our own cheaper resources.)

Completing the Southern border wall is racially insensitive and unnecessary at a time we need more workers and must remain a refuse for those seeking freedom and opportunity. We will provide temporary status documents, transportation to a place to live, and eventual hope for a path to citizenship. (Commentary: Maintaining border security is job one for every country. Legal immigration should be encouraged and expanded as needed, but the border wall should be completed in order to limit illegal immigration, the flow of illegal drugs, and easy access to gangs and terrorists.)

Dismantle the conservative strangle-hold on the U.S. Supreme Court. Whether by expanding the number of justices, impeachment, or passing mandatory retirement for justices, we will secure a Supreme Court that is not bound by the antiquated Constitution but will meet the needs of this generation. (Commentary: The Supreme Court must remain independent of political manipulation, keeping the Constitution as the sole source of reference for whether a law can be enforced at the state or federal level.)

Convict President Donald Trump of some crime that will limit his ability to run for office in 2024. President Trump did such damage to our country and initiated insurrection on January 6th. As a result, he cannot be allowed to even run for President again. (Commentary: The unprecedented raid on Mar-a-Lago has already established their fishing expedition. Whether Donald Trump is the standard bearer for the Republican Party in 2024 should be up to the people and not a result of trumped-up charges or judicial fiat.)

Have I been fair? Have I let anything out? We could add military unpreparedness, diplomatic failures, minimum wage, student loan relief, as the list is endless. I wonder if liberals even know what the Left-leaning elites in their party have done to hijack their party? Hopefully, this column will help inform them of what they actually stand for and what their leaders plan to continue to do to America.

My fear is that, just as in the last election, most Democrats who voted against anything Trump, will do the same in the mid-terms against any from the party of the “deplorables.” After all, the one-sided mainstream media makes all conservatives look as bad as possible. Maybe it’s time liberals look in the mirror at their own party. Look at what they have done in two years and what lies ahead if they are given more time to have their way. Here’s hoping that many do before November.

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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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Interview with My Son Hunter Producer Phelim McAleer

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My Son Hunter

Phelim McAleer is one of the most courageous men alive today. He has produced many movies that depict true stories that the mainstream media tries to cover up, like Gosnell, the story of America’s most prolific serial killer, Abortionist Kermit Gosnell. His latest movie, My Son Hunter, is a viral sensation that tells the story of Hunter Biden’s laptop and the corruption of him leveraging his father’s office to do big deals with Ukrainian and Chinese oligarchs.  This is a powerful interview with a brave men, telling a story ripped from the conservative media headlines and bringing it to a man audience.

The late Andrew Breitbart said that politics is downstream from culture, and he was right. This movie is part of the Right’s effort to recapture the culture from the Left.

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From Our Founding to Biden, Misinformation Contorts Society

Even when truth is exposed, great masses of people never seem to find out

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The Biden Administration, aided and abetted by serial-lying senators and congressional representatives, a warp-minded press secretary, the Internet’s big tech, NPR, The Washington Post and The New York Times, and the FBI, DOJ, NSA, CIA, IRS and a variety of other federal agencies which have been weaponized against the right, often by Barack Obama, clearly are major conveyors of misinformation. Nevertheless, misinformation has long been with us.

In his book, The Dictionary of Misinformation, published 47 years ago, author Tom Burnham gives us a wide angle view of just how contorted historical ‘facts’ can be. Perhaps more alarming is that even when the truth is exposed, great masses of people never seem to find out and live their entire lives believing something else. Consider the following.

For the People, by the People

There is no provision in the United States Constitution for a cabinet; it has developed over the years as an unwritten adjunct to our system of government. Nothing in the Constitution either forbids, or specifically sanctions, the giving of advice to the president either publicly or privately, by individuals or groups. Today, the cabinet is accepted as an integral part of the American system of government.

Nothing in the Bill of Rights or the U.S. Constitution requires a verdict to be unanimous in capital, or any other cases. Nor does a jury have to be made up of 12 people, as is commonly believed. Witnesses in a court of law are not required to answer yes or no to a question that an examiner or cross-examiner poses. Obviously, via the 5th amendment, a witness has the right not to incriminate himself or herself.

Inventors or Something Else?

Abner Doubleday is considered the inventor of baseball in 1839. However, there were references to baseball in a novel published in America in 1798, and again in an 1820 novel published in London which explains the game at length as it is known today. By the way, the guillotine is not French, nor is it named for its inventor.

James Watt did not invent the steam engine and never claimed to have. His improvements of an existing steam engine were notable, such that people believed he was the inventor. Robert Fulton did not invent the steam boat, nor does he deserve the credit. His steam boat was developed 20 years after James Rumsey and John Fitch had each run steam boats successfully in America and abroad. Indeed, Fitch had long gained exclusive rights from several states for boats propelled by steam.

Fifteen years before Alexander Graham Bell’s construction of a usable telephone, Phillip Reis had invented a crude telephone in Germany. Moreover in 2002, the U.S. Congress recognized an impoverished Florentine immigrant, Antonio Meucci, as the inventor of the telephone, rather than Alexander Graham Bell who had gained vast fame and fortune by stealing another man’s lifelong work.

Thomas Edison was not the original inventor of the light bulb. He improved upon the principle others had discovered. In 1802, Sir Humphrey Davy produced an arch light. In 1844, Jean Foucault made an arch light strong enough to illuminate the Place de la Concorde in Paris. In 1860, Sir Joseph William Swan devised a crude light bulb, and in 1878, he demonstrated a successful carbon filament lamp at Newcastle, England, 10 months before Edison “invented” the light bulb.

History not in the Making

The battle of Bunker Hill was not fought at Bunker Hill. Paul Revere didn’t reach Concord on his midnight ride. What most people know of him and his ride comes from Longfellow’s poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride.” This poem begins with the famous line, “Listen, my children and you shall hear…”

Many people believe that after the crash of 1929, financiers jumped out of windows at record rates. Actually, the suicide rate was the same as in other years.

The damage reaped upon the U.S. forces in Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 would have been greater if the U.S. Pacific Fleet had been at sea. Americans would have had little, if any cover, and instead of ships being lost in shallow water, which were raised and repaired, all losses would have been irrevocable. Author Leo Rosten noted that far fewer men were lost precisely because “they were in the harbor.”

So… the question arises, will the vast majority of Americans ever be able to cast off the shackles of the misinformation currently slung about in buckets, daily, by the self-appointed “American security state?” Unfortunately, the short answer is “doubtful.”

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