Below are five core principles taken from the Republican Party Platform. These central values were passed unanimously as a single resolution by the Republican National Committee:
- Our rights come from God, and it’s the government’s job to protect those rights.
- We believe in traditional marriage, not homosexual marriage.
- We believe in your right to bear arms, and it should not be infringed.
- We believe in legal immigration, NOT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.
- We believe in the sanctity of life.
Additionally, two other significant resolutions have been passed:
- We oppose ObamaCare.
- We oppose Common Core.
As we approach the primary, please evaluate which candidates or incumbents presently running have honored these principles. Google: Project Vote Smart and type in the various candidates’ names (or do the same at iVoterGuide.com). Their voting records will appear and you can easily determine if they have supported these seven central principles. Since past behavior is one of the best predictors of future behavior, their voting history will help you determine their commitment to these core values if they are elected.
When I ran for Republican National Committeeman, I committed to work against the Party’s philosophical drift to the left. Further, I committed to getting fiscal, moral, and constitutional conservatives elected. I still pursue these goals. I have yet seen no instance in history where a country or state that goes socialist has helped itself, but rather has destroyed itself. Please review the candidates running in your district, make your decisions, and join me in getting platform conservatives elected.
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Conversation With A Former Terrorist
With all the conflicts in the Middle East I asked a former Muslim Brotherhood member, now Christian and U.S. citizen, how he got involved in the Muslim Brotherhood, what we can expect, and what we should do about it. This is a three part series over the next three newsletters. You can find previous topics at http://daveagema.com/ under SIDEWINDERS (or check out the Dave Agema YouTube channel). Kamal Saleem started his activities at the age of 7, has written the book “Blood of the Lambs,” and has spoken all over the United States, including service academies, schools, churches, and even before Congress in Washington DC.
Values vs. Political Correctness (by Linda A. H. Dykstra, Ph.D.)
Remember the days when values were foundational to understanding who we are as individuals, families, and as a nation? Remember when honesty, integrity, truthfulness, and financial responsibility were taught in our home, church, school, and country?
The ploy of “political correctness” is undermining these value-based expectations and behaviors. We have been overtly and covertly convinced that “discrimination” is the unforgivable sin. We have been manipulated and duped. We have become disconnected from our non-negotiable values.
Now is the time to ask several questions. Do we want to passively accept government requirements that fly in the face of our beliefs and values? Are we willing to accept mandated, one-size-fits-all ObamaCare? Do we accept myths like: spending more money decreases the national debt? Do we allow the removal of freedom of conscience / religion established by the Constitution?
Or, do we want to return to our heritage? Do we want family, religious freedom, and Constitutional values upheld? Do we desire freedom of choice in healthcare and religion? Do we require that spending be decreased rather than increased?
The undermining of our personal and societal values can be stopped. If we want to reclaim our non-negotiable values, this is the election cycle in which it can and must be done. Please honor your values and exercise your right to vote before we lose the opportunity to reclaim our personal, religious, and Constitutional heritage.
The definition of the word “conundrum” is: “something that is puzzling or confusing.” Here are six “Conundrums of Socialism” in the United States of America:
- America is capitalist and greedy – yet half of the population is subsidized.
- Half of the population is subsidized, yet they think they are victims.
- They think they are victims – yet their representatives run the government.
- Their representatives run the government – yet the poor keep getting poorer.
- The poor keep getting poorer – yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.
- They have things that people in other countries only dream about – yet they want America to be more like those other countries.
Think about it! And that, my friends, pretty much sums up the USA in the 21st Century. Makes you wonder who is doing the math.
These three, short sentences tell you a lot about the direction of our current government and cultural environment, and they’re worth considering:
- We are advised to NOT JUDGE ALL MUSLIMS by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL GUN OWNERS by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works.
- Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money. How come we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money? What’s interesting is the first group “worked for” their money, but the second didn’t.
- Why are we cutting benefits for our Veterans, no pay raises for our military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping the payments or benefits to illegal aliens?
. . . Am I the only one missing something here?
Odds Of Republican Wave Election Increasing
National Journal reports that “The odds of a GOP wave are increasing,” and “that’s ominous news for Senate Democrats.” Across the map, from Colorado to Iowa, to Arkansas, to Louisiana, and beyond, Republicans are either ahead or rapidly closing the gap. On the issues, Americans side with Republicans — on jobs, on energy, on ObamaCare, and more. With the border crisis and international crises in the news, President Obama looks out-of-touch, disengaged, and focused on fundraising, something that is likely to hurt his image and the chances of his fellow Democrats.
The momentum continues to be on the Republican side. Obama is especially unpopular in the targeted Senate states, increasing the Republicans’ chances. A strong slate of candidates has put states into play that Democrats did not expect to be competitive, putting them on defense and forcing them to use precious resources. In the end, Americans’ frustration with the president, his policies, and the Democratic Party mean that 2014 could be a wave Republican year.
Read more at: “link to full article”
Read more at: “2014 Troubles: Democrat Drag” and “2014 Troubles: Mismanagement Mess” and “2014 Troubles: Obama’s Economy” and “2014 Troubles: Job-Killing Energy Policies” and “2014 Troubles: ObamaCare Costs”
Harry Reid Is The Cause of Washington Gridlock
Since 2013, the Republican-led House of Representatives has passed 330 bills, including over 40 jobs bills, that have not received a vote in the U.S. Senate. Republicans are working hard to create jobs and help working families, but as long as Harry Reid controls what gets a vote in the Senate, those jobs bills will just gather dust. Even his fellow Democrats are upset about his refusal to allow votes on amendments.
In the U.S. Senate, it’s Harry Reid’s way or the highway. Voters in November will have the power to fire Harry Reid and get the Senate working on behalf of the American people again. It doesn’t matter who the Democrat is on the ballot; a vote for a Democrat Senate candidate is a vote for Harry Reid. If voters are tired of gridlock and dysfunction, they’ll have to fire Reid to change the status quo.
Read more at: “Harry Reid’s Senate Standstill” and “An Ethically-Challenged Leader” and “Want To End Gridlock In Washington? Fire Reid” and “Want Jobs? Fire Reid” and “Want Keystone? Fire Reid” and “Want Heath Care Fixed? Fire Harry Reid”