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  • feedwordpress 08:43:56 on 2017/07/24 Permalink
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    The only legitimate fountain of power… 


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    James Madison is notable for many important quotes, but my personal favorite is this one:

    “The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived.”

    If ever there was a quote made for the people of today, it’s this one. So many Americans are lost in the fog of false accountability. We rely too heavily on government because we assume they have the power. In some ways, they do, but it’s a power limited by the constraints of the Constitution. This is important to remember because too often it’s just assumed that what the government says or does is to be taken as the final word.

    We have the power. It’s not just with our votes. We have the ability to rise up and work together to rein in the tremendous levels of overreach we’ve seen from Washington DC our whole lives. We don’t need to rise up in arms as our founding fathers did. Today, we still have enough law and order in America to be able to rely on proper political channels. This is why the growth of the Federalist Party is so vibrant and relevant. It’s time to reassert our interest and adherence to the Constitutional governance we have at our fingertips.

     
  • feedwordpress 19:42:26 on 2017/05/27 Permalink
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    Mark Twain on patriotism 


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    Mark Twain is known primarily for his literary works, but a close second notable talent was his ability to say so much with so few words on a wide variety of topics. He’s one of the most oft-quoted historical figures and his perspectives on politics encompass some of his best.

    Here’s a great one that highlights the way many Americans feel today. It’s challenging when, on one hand, we love our country immensely but on the other hand we feel our leaders have failed us. The betrayals from the Democratic-Republicans in recent years have made the formation of the Federalist Party necessary.

    “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”

     
  • feedwordpress 18:28:18 on 2017/05/24 Permalink
    Tags: Alexander Hamilton, , Federalists, Messages, , , Rights   

    The sacred rights of mankind 


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    The founders had a clear understanding about and reverence for the source of our rights. They didn’t design the Constitution to give us these rights. They designed it to protect them from the machinations of men, particularly those in government. This is one of the biggest reasons the party is so clear in its philosophies towards these rights. We want to defend the Constitution because the Constitution is the only way to defend our freedoms.

    The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased.

     
  • feedwordpress 04:56:05 on 2017/05/22 Permalink
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    The strength of the Constitution 


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    Everyone knows Albert Einstein was arguably the sharpest mind to walk the earth in modern history. What many don’t realize is that his insights into culture, society, and politics were often just as profound as his understanding of physics. This quote is quite true and demonstrates an ideal that may never be achieved, but that we still should strive for as Americans blessed to be part of this great nation.

    The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure.

     
  • feedwordpress 10:18:19 on 2017/05/19 Permalink
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    Regarding federal and state powers 


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    James Madison was an enigma to many because he believed in both state and federal powers. He helped to promote ratification of the Constitution to establish a strong national government but he also made certain there were measures in place to empower the states. In many ways, he was the original embodiment of modern Federalism. We’re confident he would be fighting on our side if he were leading the party today.

    “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.”

     
  • feedwordpress 01:12:24 on 2016/04/06 Permalink
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    Ted Cruz on Religious Liberties for All 


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    “Heckler’s veto.” That’s not how it’s normally described, but if you think about it, that’s pretty much what it is. Many who fight against religious liberty will go through their course as hecklers to those of us who believe in the truth of the Bible or those who hold other beliefs.

    The visual nature of social media means that from time to time we will be sharing messages that should resonate for our audience. To see more of them, which are great for sharing on social media, simply click on the Messages category.

     
  • feedwordpress 22:11:43 on 2016/04/04 Permalink
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    Ted Cruz vs Donald Trump and the Establishment 


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    If voters put the rhetoric and the campaign lies aside, one common theme emerges about Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. Both have been involved with the “Establishment” for a long time. Ted Cruz’s involvement has made him a hated man among his peers and the donor class elites in the Republican party because he has demonstrated a willingness to go against them when it’s better for the people.

    On the other hand, Donald Trump has done everything he can for decades to take advantage of the system, to get liberals elected to office to hurt the country just because it brings him gains, and to take advantage of the laws of the land including bankruptcies (four) and eminent domain. Trump isn’t the anti-Establishment candidate. For decades, he has BEEN the Establishment.

    The visual nature of social media means that from time to time we will be sharing messages that should resonate for our audience. To see more of them, which are great for sharing on social media, simply click on the Messages category.

     
  • feedwordpress 01:43:33 on 2016/04/01 Permalink
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    Donald Trump’s Plan to Make Japan and South Korea Pay or ‘Nuke Up’ is Ludicrous 


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    To truly do this story justice, one would need a long and well-researched investigative report on the history of the treaties that have maintained America’s interests around the world. We’d need to dive into the geopolitical atmosphere that surrounds the pros and cons of maintaining a strong presence in east Asia as it pertains to defense, trade, and influence.

    Or, we could read a single quote from a former Ambassador to both Iraq and Korea, Christopher Hill.

    Ambassador Christopher Hill on Donald Trump's Plan for Japan and South Korea

    In one sentence, Ambassador Hill, who served three Presidents and is currently the dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, breaks down the problem that Donald Trump has with foreign affairs. In a nutshell, he doesn’t get it. This isn’t a learning gap that he can magically study for like a 70-year-old college freshman. The world is facing turmoil on literally hundreds of fronts and the idea that on-the-job-training combined with his successes in real estate and entertainment (while ignoring his gloriously long string of failures every time he ventures outside of real estate and entertainment) will somehow make him qualified to make these decisions is insane.

    I would prefer it if he just said, “I don’t know but I will listen to my advisers.” I could almost buy that. What I cannot buy is the idea that he believes he has all the answers already.

    Of course, Japan and South Korea aren’t happy with the potential next President of the United States.

    His supporters will say that the relationships are “unfair” (as a constant victim, it’s Trump’s favorite word) and that it makes sense for the President of the United States to promote the idea of nuclear proliferation. For the rest of us who recognize his plan as the disaster that it is, all we can do is hope that he’s never given the opportunity to fulfill his campaign promises.

     
  • feedwordpress 05:54:26 on 2016/03/31 Permalink
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    Never Eat Pizza with a Fork. It’s Embarrassing. 


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    Recent revelations that John Kasich eats his pizza with a fork align him ideologically (from a culinary perspective) with Donald Trump. This cannot be allowed to stand. We’re talking about pizza. We’re talking about tradition. We’re talking about decorum.

    We’re talking about America.

    Is this a petty and frivolous post? Absolutely. Still, I stand by my assertion. You cannot be the President of the United States if you eat pizza in this obtuse manner.

    The visual nature of social media means that from time to time we will be sharing messages that should resonate for our audience. To see more of them, which are great for sharing on social media, simply click on the Messages category.

     
  • feedwordpress 19:51:46 on 2016/03/22 Permalink
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    Mark Twain (or somebody) Nailed the Trump/Obama Phenomenons 


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    It’s ironic that one of the most oft-quoted brilliant sayings of Mark Twain was probably not said by him. It’s even more ironic when you read the quote itself: “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled.”

    Regardless of who actually said it, this is exactly what we’re seeing today. Donald Trump has fooled millions of people into believing his every word. His own lies are too numerous to list in any-sized blog post, yet he’s made the “lyin’ Ted” moniker for Ted Cruz stick. He’s changed his opinions faster than most people change their oil, yet with every new iteration of a policy proposal his followers embrace them as gospel. He has truly fooled the masses… just like Barack Obama did for six years. Even today, in the wake of his failed Presidency, he still has millions of fans who adore him. Hopefully, we won’t see the same trend drive American politics with Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton at the helm.

    The visual nature of social media means that from time to time we will be sharing messages that should resonate for our audience. To see more of them, which are great for sharing on social media, simply click on the Messages category.

     
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