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Why we’re adding Breitbart back to the mix… for now

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When we first launched this website, we did so to be a counterbalance against two powerful right-leaning news forces: Drudge and Breitbart. Both were very much in the back pocket of then-candidate Donald Trump, attacking conservative candidates like Ted Cruz and making excuses for every liberal or idiotic notion proposed by their chosen one.

Things have changed. Drudge has been subdued in recent weeks, spending less space promoting Trump’s agenda but also ignoring stories that damage him; currently, Sebastian Gorka’s resignation/termination is conspicuously absent from the site, for example. That’s not to say we won’t call them out when they lurch left or promote an alt-right agenda, but for the most part they’ve been under the radar for a while.

Breitbart is different. There’s always been conflict about how to handle the site because of the diversity of thought. It’s easy to take left-wing propaganda sites like HuffPo or Buzzfeed and ridicule their attempts to manipulate minds through spun narratives, but sites like Breitbart are different. Sometimes, they’re posting outrageous articles that do damage to the small-government, freedom loving movement embodied by federalism. Other times they are on the right side of the argument, often leading the discussion and boldly exploring topics from angles others wouldn’t touch.

The removal of Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka from the White House and their subsequent returns to Breitbart are interesting. While both still represent a destructive element in conservatism – namely the “alt-right” – they are also correct on some issues. Moreover, they seem to be the “MAGA purists” that compelled so many people to vote for Donald Trump in the first place.

To be perfectly clear, our mission at The New Americana has not changed. We want to promote conservative and federalist messages to the masses in an effort to educate the general population about the need to rein in DC. We do not support Republicans or Democrats. We support America, which means that we will call out members of either party when they push for expanding DC’s overreach and we will cheer them on when they shrink government to fit better inside the Constitution.

We haven’t changed, but Breitbart might. We’re willing to give them that chance. If they’re going to focus on being defenders of freedoms, calling out corruption and government expansion in DC, we will post those stories. If it turns out they’re going to continue to be a mouthpiece for the Trump agenda of growing DC, economic isolationism, and alt-right principles, we’ll take them off just as quickly.

Bannon and Gorka learned that embracing a lifetime liberal Democrat as their vehicle for change was stupid. What they couldn’t do from within Trump’s swamp of Ivanka, Kushner, Tillerson, and Mnuchin, perhaps they’ll be able to do from Breitbart. In the coming weeks, we’ll learn whether Breitbart is an ally to the small-government federalist cause or not.

Christian, husband, father. EIC, NOQ Report. Co-Founder, the Federalist Party. Just a normal guy who will no longer sit around while the country heads in the wrong direction.

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  1. Patrick Cloven

    August 27, 2017 at 6:50 am

    I will watch with a very skeptical eye. The alt right has never been a Conservative or Constitutional element of the GOP. They are weak minded populists and in many cases blatant white nationalists. Steve Bannon intentionally gave them a platform. The cause of Liberty cannot be advanced by those who would deny the Liberty of others.

    • JD Rucker

      August 27, 2017 at 11:18 am

      I’m not hopeful, but willing to give it a chance. Won’t take long. Will reevaluate next week.

  2. Jill Kent

    August 27, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    As much as I would love to have the Breitbart of old, I cannot follow links to the Breitbart of today. They’ve done too much damage to conservatism and have become a home to those to far too many anti-semites.

    • JD Rucker

      August 27, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      Chances are pretty strong that we’ll come to the same exact conclusion. Funny… we were searching for good stories today and came up with exactly zero. Not giving up, but not hopeful.

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Jim Acosta is building his own celebrity, not seeking the truth

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Jim Acosta is building his own celebrity not seeking the truth

The press shouldn’t be part of the news. It happens from time to time based upon proximity; because they have to be close to situations, they occasionally get drawn in. What a good journalist should never do is intentionally insert himself into the news, but that seems to be exactly what CNN’s Jim Acosta is doing.

He doesn’t care about reporting. It’s as if he now enjoys being the news. That’s the only logical conclusion one can come up with when viewing his actions over the past several months. Once an obscure media figure during the Obama era, Acosta has found true celebrity status by going after the President and his staff.

He tasted blood and he liked it. Now, it seems he’s addicted to it.

The latest “outburst” against him came from the President himself. It happened during an event with the President of Kazakhstan in which Acosta asked an unrelated question:

‘OUT!’ Trump orders CNN star Jim Acosta to leave Oval Office after reporter’s newest outburst

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/01/16/out-trump-orders-cnn-star-jim-acosta-to-leave-oval-office-after-reporter-s-newest-outburst.html“Did you say that you want more people to come in from Norway? Did you say that you wanted more people from Norway? Is that true Mr. President?” Acosta frantically shouted.

“I want them to come in from everywhere… everywhere. Thank you very much everybody,” Trump responded as Acosta continued to bark questions.

That’s all acceptable, albeit slightly inappropriate considering the reason for the event. Acosta took it up several notches with his followup question:

“Just Caucasian or white countries, sir? Or do you want people to come in from other parts of the world… people of color.”

This was intended to insert himself into the news once again. It’s a ridiculous question to ask and embarrassed the President and the nation on an international stage. “Journalists” like Acosta are willing to harm the country and its people as long as they can harm the President at the same time.

I’ve treated the President fairly since he was elected. When he pushes a big-government agenda, I voice my concerns. When he does well, I give praise. I would never attempt to shame him (and the nation as a result) with petulant outbursts of absurd questions. Jim Acosta apparently doesn’t hold such standards.

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The strange tale of the Turpin family

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The strange tale of the Turpin family

Abuse of children is one of the most horrible things anyone can do. Rarely do I even read stories about abuse. I know it exists. I’m against it. I don’t want reminders of how evil some people really are. The story of the Turpin family drew me in and made me weep for a world that allows such things to happen.

Here’s the story, followed by my brief thoughts:

California family: Parents charged after children found shackled

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/16/us/california-turpin-13-siblings-held-captive/index.htmlDavid, 57, and Louise, 49, are accused of holding their children captive in their Perris, California, home in filthy conditions, some of them shackled to beds with chains and padlocks. The 13 siblings range in age from 2 to 29.

The parents are charged with torture and child endangerment, and scheduled for a court hearing Thursday. Bail was set at $9 million each. It was not immediately clear if the suspects had attorneys or whether they had entered a plea.

On Sunday, one of their daughters, a 17-year-old, managed to escape from their home by climbing out a window and called 911 from a deactivated cell phone she found in the house, police said. She told officers her parents were holding her 12 siblings captive inside the home, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said.

My Take

There’s a danger here. We have to be mindful of children who are being abused. Unfortunately, that also means there will be times when the state must intervene. Any time that happens, I get worried. I want as little intervention as possible and only when absolutely necessary. The story of the Turpin family is an example of it being necessary.

The problem is that this evil was allowed to continue for decades. How can that happen? How do we respect the rights of parents and embrace a non-interfering government when there are people like the Turpins in the world? It’s a slippery slope and I have no answers.

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Is the Republican Party racist?

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Is the Republican Party racist

Racism isn’t broken down by party lines. There are racists in every political party in America. Some are more public than others, but generally speaking it’s clear there are racists everywhere. Thankfully, there are fewer of them today than in the past. A good part of the reason for this is cultural, but politically it’s been the Republican Party, not the Democratic Party, that has championed the cause of equal rights.

Unfortunately, there are two things that are changing the way history is perceived by many Americans. The first is a false narrative created by both mainstream media and liberal activists who paint the GOP as racists. The second is the reality of conservative values. While the fight for smaller government and more freedom is a righteous one, it’s also a fight that is more appealing to racists than the liberal ideologies of more government and less freedom.

Historically, the evidence is clearly on the side of the GOP, as this PragerU video demonstrates.

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