Pages

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tom McMillin (MI-8) Interview With Liberty Conservatives



State Representative Tom McMillin is running for Congress in Michigan's 8th district. He has been endorsed by his close friend Congressman Justin Amash.


 


Friday, June 6, 2014

The Chamber Of Commerce, National Right To Life, & The National Rifle Association Are Waging War On Conservatives

Most Republicans prefer to vote for the most conservative candidates in elections. Lets face it, nobody is inspired by moderation, compromise, and beltway-style politicking.

Yet somehow establishment Republicans continue to get elected.

One of the reasons is their money advantage. Another is the apathy of ignorant voters who perform the "civic duty" they learned about in school by dutifully checking "R" on the ballot box.  But most voters are at least mildly interested in where a candidate stands on the issues. They aren't motivated enough to actually peruse the voting records of incumbents (lets face it, it is a bit complicated), so instead they look towards endorsements for assurance.

The majority of Republicans aren't tuned into the fine details of politics. They aren't aware of specific bills and strategic alliances that occupy Washington. What they mostly care about are core issues, such as the economy, gun rights, and abortion. If a candidate, particularly an incumbent, stands with them on those issues, they will support them.

So it is really detrimental to grassroots-backed, constitutional conservatives when groups like the Chamber of Commerce, National Right to Life, and the National Rifle Association throw their weight behind establishment and/or moderate Republicans.
When those groups make an endorsement, the standard Republican is subconsciously filling out a checklist in their head. Here is something along the lines of what they are probably thinking:
"I support capitalism, and the candidate is endorsed by the Chamber of Commerce."
"Check!"
"I'm pro-life, and the candidate is endorsed by the National Right to Life."
"Check!"
"I support gun rights,  and the candidate is endorsed by the National Rifle Association."
"Check!"
"Ok, looks like I'll be voting for this candidate!"
The effect of this is to stonewall the efforts of genuinely conservative candidates and their supporters.

Most of us are aware of the actions of the Chamber of Commerce, or the "Chamber of Crony Capitalism" as Mark Levin calls them. Rather than supporting free markets, the Chamber promotes policies which help big business. There is a difference between the two. Pro-big business can mean supporting more regulations, tariffs, bailouts, subsidies, and a loose monetary policy.

OpenSecrets reports that the Chamber in 2014 has spent nearly 10 million (so far) for establishment Republicans, and 1 million opposing conservatives like Chris McDaniel and Bryan Smith. You can see who all they have supported and opposed at the link.
More surprising to many conservatives are the endorsements by National Right to Life. NRTL has endorsed Lindsey Graham, Thad Cochran, Mitch McConnell, Pat Roberts and Thom Tillis for Senate in 2014. All of these endorsements are primary endorsements, and these are the only candidates NRTL has endorsed for Senate. In the North Carolina Senate primary, Tillis, who supports abortion exceptions, was opposed by two staunchly pro-life candidates in OB-GYN Greg Brannon and Pastor Mark Harris. NRTL has been taking an moderate stance for a while now, opposing Rep. Justin Amash's amendment to defund all abortion providers, and kicking out Georgia Right to Life from the national network for being 100% pro-life.

The National Rifle Association has long taken a compromising stance on gun control, and this shines through in their endorsements. They frequently endorse Democrats, including liberals like Harry Reid and Ted Strickland. They love establishment Republicans too. As you can see thanks to OpenSecrets, the NRA has been in the tank for establishment candidates this cycle, spending nearly $300,000 in support of Rep. Mike Simpson, and over $100,000 for each of Mitch McConnell and Thom Tillis (Tillis repeated pro-gun control talking points in the Senate debate.)

The actions taken and the endorsements made by these organizations is unacceptable. They believe now is the time for moderation and compromise. They are happy with the status quo.
It's past time true conservatives reject these organizations. Stop sending them money, burn your memberships cards, and join organizations that actually represent your values. instead of supporting the Chamber of Commerce, support the Club for Growth. Instead of supporting National Right to Life, support the National Pro-Life Alliance. Instead of suporting the NRA, support Gun Owners of America and the National Association for Gun Rights. These are uncompromising organizations with plans for action.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Why Phil Robertson Is A Republican And Not a Democrat


While on Sean Hannity's television program, Phil Robertson made clear that he is a Republican due to the party's platform on abortion and marriage.

Robertson said:

 I read the Republican platform. I said, “Well, they don’t rip human babies from their mothers’ womb. I said, “They’re not endorsing perversion.” So I said, “You know what? I think I’m a Republican.”

It is not surprising that Robertson, a devout Christian, would choose the Republican party over the Democratic party.

After all, the Democratic party booed God at their national convention in 2012.

RELATED: Ronald Reagan on libertarianism

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Senator Thad Cochran Is Neither A Conservative Nor A Leader



Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran, who has been in Congress since 1978, makes his pitch for re-election clear on his campaign website: "Let's Keep Mississippi's Conservative Leadership."

But by what measure does Cochran consider himself conservative? It is true that he would be considered a conservative in states like Massachusetts or Maine. But Cochran is from deep-red Mississippi. His ratings on conservative scorecards do not hold up.

The scorecards below have given Cochran the following lifetime ratings:

FreedomWorks: 57%

The New American Freedom Index: 54%

Club for Growth: 67%

Heritage Action: 59%

All of these are failing grades. And Senator Cochran has been failing to lead as well.

Where was Cochran when Rand Paul and Ted Cruz launched their filibusters? What notable bills has Cochran introduced?

Senator Cochran has not fought boldly against the growth of government, nor has he significantly attempted to roll back government.

Chris McDaniel, Cochran's primary opponent, is a much better choice for Mississippi. You can learn more about him at his website: http://mcdaniel2014.com/

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New Grassroots Forum For Constitutional Conservatives, Libertarians, & Rand Paul Supporters Emerges



A new political discussion forum has emerged as potential force among online activism for the liberty movement. Targeting Constitutional Conservatives, Libertarians, and Rand Paul supporters of all stripes, Liberty Conservatives boasts excellent graphics, a strong core of members and topics, and a wide array of social media outreach (see their Twitter and Facebook).

Liberty Conservatives has two web addresses: www.libertyconservatives.com and www.randforums.com.

This website endorses their efforts and encourages you to join their discussion and activism.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Which Extreme Organizations Does Brian Ellis "Like" On Facebook?

Businessman Brian Ellis is challenging Constitutional Conservative Justin Amash in Michigan's 3rd District Republican primary during the 2014 midterm election.

Those who follow Ellis's Facebook page already know his campaign is being run in a bizarre manner. His page serves as more of an aggregator of local news and family greetings than a grassroots outlet for his campaign.

As far as the issues go, Ellis has already made clear that he has little interest in addressing them. Speaking of Amash, Ellis stated: "He's got his explanations for why he's voted, but I don't really care."

While perusing through the nonsense on Ellis's page, this blogger found some enlightening information about Ellis by scrolling through the sites he "likes", which appears as a sidebar at the top of the page. Presumably, Ellis has liked these other pages because they tell his potential supporters more about himself.

Some of these likes are benign but strange nonetheless. Among these include "Eurasia Review", "Texas Association of Counties", "The Atlanta Voice", "Commonwealth Club of California", "CityTV16 of Santa Monica", "Arkansas Municipal League", and "Arkansas News Bureau."

These likes make you wonder which state Ellis is really running in.

Other likes, such as "American Jail Association", the anti-1st Amendment group "Americans United for Separation of Church and State" and the liberal hotbed "Talking Points Memo", make you wonder whose interests he wants to serve.

There is no doubt that once Ellis sees this article, he will swiftly remove the likes mentioned above as part of a damage control strategy. This doesn't matter, as the two likes which really matter have already been "screenshotted" for posterity.

The first is "Al Jazeera America", the state-run television network run by the royal family of Qatar. The royal family of Qatar funds the terrorist organizations Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. The second is the "American Free Press", a pro-Jewish conspiracy publication founded by anti-Semitic figures such as Willis Carto.

Here are the screenshots:

Al Jazeera America:


American Free Press:


Will Brian Ellis drop out after these starting insights into his interests? Only time will tell, but these revelations will certainly hurt his chances with voters in November of 2014

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Congressman Thomas Massie Endorses Greg Brannon for U.S. Senate

Dear xxxx,

My name is Thomas Massie, and I represent Kentucky's 4th Congressional District.

When I first ran for Congress in 2012, Senator Rand Paul supported my campaign and helped propel me to victory over my better-funded establishment opponents.

And today, I'm proud to stand with my good friend Rand Paul and endorse Greg Brannon for U.S. Senate in North Carolina.

If elected to the U.S. Senate, I have no doubt that Greg Brannon will fight tooth-and-nail to repeal ObamaCare and fight for our conservative values.

But Greg can't get to Washington and join Senator Paul on the front lines without the help and support of conservatives like you.

That's why I hope you'll join me and Rand Paul in supporting Greg Brannon by making a generous contribution to his campaign.

I can tell you from first-hand experience the Washington establishment is gunning for Greg in this election.

They know he's not "their guy," so they're going to do everything they can to defeat him.

So please take a moment to read Greg's letter below.

And after you read his letter, I hope you'l help Greg shake up Washington by making a generous contribution to his December 6-16th "Retreat is NOT an Option" Money Bomb right away.

In Liberty,

Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY)