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CHQ Staff | 9/12/17
Last week we told you about a recent poll by respected pollster John McLaughlin which showed that, in spite of Leftwing attacks on freedom of speech, Americans overwhelming support the First Amendment and freedom of thought and speech.
But as our friend Dr. Timothy Daughtry pointed out in a recent article for Townhall there’s a lot more to the poll Donald Trumpthan support for freedom of speech.
Daughtry says that, for the Republican Party, the central message of the poll is “dance with the one who brung ya,” and more specifically, dance with the Trump voters and their agenda.
The message of that McLaughlin poll could not be clearer or simpler for Republicans as they choose in the coming weeks between the agenda of President Trump and the agenda of the Beltway insiders: The base that brought you to the dance supports the Trump agenda. Dance with your base and win. Dance with the Beltway and lose.
Here are just a few highlights Dr. Daughtry culled from the poll:"
(See the link.)
The timing of this couldn't be better; forget the past 8 1/2 months, the election of Donald Trump should have been the wake-up call of all time that "business as usual" would no longer be tolerated.
Forget the liberal hand-wringing and prepubescent histrionics, the people of this country spoke very loudly and with crystal clarity that they wanted the monster of DC dismembered, burned and it's ashes scattered to the winds. They wanted a sea of change and they want it NOW.
7 years of promises must become promises kept or the door will swing to "EXIT" for a lot of Republicans not on board with the changes expected.
Wake up or they'll be a lot of "YOU'RE FIRED!!" votes in Nov 2018.
Yesterday I watched the history channel on the road to 9/11.. Washington was so wound up with the Bill and Monica issue that they passed on 9 attempts to kill Ben Laden. 9 times the CIA had 100% accurate proof where he was and did not receive any feedback on what to do. Congress is so wrapped up in conspiracy theory's that nothing is getting done. The do nothing congress. On the other hand when they aren't doing anything they aren't creating ways to screw the citizens.
The real reason they do nothing is because the eGOP are globalists just like the Demons! They have zero desire to roll back all the proregressive "gains" of the last years. Instead they are just fighting to preserve their personal spot at the table of the one world government.
I think if we put the senate back under the State's control by repealing the 17th amendment it would be the first step in the people taking back control of the gov't.
It shouldn't take too much to find a flaw in this plan.
The senate on the other hand has turned into a pool of little despots. The senate was never supposed to be a gov't branch that rivaled all other branches. The House is many times kept captive by the Senate because the Senate wants to do what it wants to do, not what the people(the House) want. When the Senators were answerable to their state legislatures they could be better controlled by the people since the senators had to defend their actions to the State they represented or get canned and replaced.
We have senators who have been in office almost as long as I have been able to vote. They have caused most of the problems we have today with regard to the budget and debt, yet they still get elected because of party politics. Not because they are doing a bang-up job...JMO
States can impose term limits if you get enough to go along on both parties.
Primary out is getting new blood within the party that has enough charisma that can overcome the entrenched incumbent.
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From the link:
"Something happened to the Republican Party between the Bush years and President Obama’s second term: the GOP electorate learned lessons from George W. Bush’s mistakes, while most elected GOP officials did not. This asymmetry between the conservative base and the establishment GOP has yet to be rectified, especially over the U.S. intelligence bureaucracies and foreign policy."
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"The deep state can spy on and blackmail elected officials, and thus immunize itself from reform; it can claim selected expertise and choose what information is disclosed to elected officials, giving it incredible freedom to shape and push a particular narrative. The intelligence bureaucracies can also, for the sake of secrecy, choose not to disclose certain activities, pieces of information, and uses of funds to elected officials. The great risk, then, is that these intelligence bureaucracies become a government unto themselves, wholly unaccountable to elected officials.
Republicans often warn us about the growth of the federal bureaucracy, whether it be abuses by the Internal Revenue Service or onerous regulations coming from the Environmental Protection Agency. Most Republicans, however, nary offer a word about the threat the intelligence leviathan potentially poses to liberty. But living with or justifying unchecked power is not conservatism. The founders of our country warned us about power that goes unchecked, and unchecked power leads to abuse—always."
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