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Positive political encounters have eternal effects

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Those dedicated to saving our great Republic and who want to see the Federalist Party succeed can learn a lot from Joel Kurtinitis–Freelance Columnist at The Des Moines Register and Co-Founder of the Federalist Party.

Numerous posts on social media and countless articles have been written about the negative behavior of politicians, party leaders and other public figures, but rarely do we see reports of behavior that changed someone’s life for the better. I believe it is high time we recognize some of our unsung heroes and shine a spotlight on positive encounters. Joel Kurtinitis influenced someone’s life for the better, and I believe my sharing of this story is long overdue.

America at its worst

The anger, hatred and corruption of the 2016 election cycle trampled over America like the country’s recent storms. It divided communities, churches and families, as battle lines were drawn like never before. I watched as some of my own friends became unrecognizable, merely because I preferred another primary candidate over Donald Trump.

Many Americans simply stopped having conversations in lieu of throwing angry fits at those who opposed their viewpoint. Voters did not merely choose their own candidates, they waged war against anyone who preferred someone else. Friends turned on friends, people disowned relatives, church congregations divided against themselves instead of reaching the world with the gospel, and angry mobs of haters demanded that conservatives bow the knee to Donald Trump or be forever marked down as traitors.

A shelter in the storm

Fortunately, the Federalist Party emerged against all odds to offer a home to people such as myself, who became party orphans in 2016. Nevertheless, a person can have the best message in the world and his or her heart can be in the right place, but little good is accomplished if that person takes an angry, defensive or generally negative approach when conversing with others. It is absolutely vital for new parties and movements to create a stark contrast to last year’s “movement” of hatred and anger, and Joel gives us an example of how this is accomplished.

Unknown to Joel, and to me until very recently, his response to a friend of mine concerning the Federalist Party brought back her hope for the future of our country. With her permission–and Joel’s–I am quoting her thoughts and his response to what she refers to as her “jumbled message.” I will call her C.C.

C.C. was disillusioned with many new “conservative” organizations that popped up after the disastrous 2016 election cycle. I told her to message Joel with her concerns because I knew he would give an intelligent and thoughtful answer to every question.

She messaged Joel on Facebook to ask whether or not the Federalist Party was a conservative party. She also did not want to get involved with a “save the GOP” organization, and wanted to make sure that was not the Federalist Party’s goal. Joel’s response was intelligent, thorough and according to my friend, “10 times better” than what she had anticipated.

Joel said:

“Thanks for reaching out, C.C.,  With regard to your first question, we are absolutely and definitely a separate party. We aren’t interested in saving the GOP – if we were we would have stayed there. This party is going to challenge the GOP and provide a home for people who no longer fit in either of the major parties.  As far as ideology, there’s a little more nuance in our identity thus far.  Federalism is its own identity – it doesn’t need terms like “conservative” or “liberal” for people to know what it means.  Those terms are floating terms – after all, Democrats have become conservative of their 1800s socialist ideas, and our generation’s conservatives, by and large, are the free market progressives of our day.  But Federalist doesn’t change with the time – it’s an ideology unto itself, and one enshrined by the Founders.”

C.C. told me she “never heard anything like that before.” Rather, she was expecting the “same old psychobabble” she was getting from other organizations and movements.  People like her are part of the exact audience we want to reach: those who never heard of a party that is not defined by a single term or phrase.

C.C. recently described her chat with Joel as “expecting a dollar burger from a fast food joint and getting filet mignon.” Joel also offered an incredibly well-written article to further explain federalism to her, as well as the mission of the Federalist Party. I had to smile when I saw which one it was, as I have always considered it Joel’s best piece.

I was pleasantly surprised when C.C. recently told me that she has since e-mailed that article to more than 50 people. This is a classic ripple effect that began with one person taking the time to give calm, intelligent, sensible answers to someone who felt tossed around on life’s political sea.

The power of positive encounters

We should never underestimate the power of positive encounters. No party can grow or survive if its members and leaders live in a constant state of anger or aggression. Members of the Federalist Party and leaders such as Joel Kurtinitis are shining examples of good people refusing sit on the sidelines as the country goes down in flames. We should model ourselves after such individuals to make the ripple effect stronger every day until our goals are achieved.

Jesse Broadt has been a full-time writer in the travel industry since 2007 and regularly contributes to news and political websites.

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  1. Danny Lamar (@4liberty7777)

    September 18, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Great job Jesse. Tjis shows there is LIGHT THAT WIL DISPELL THE DARKNESS. WE NEED TO HEAR MORE FROM YOU!

  2. Bruce

    September 18, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    I am so glad you are back on the political writing scene. And so are many other people, Jesse!

    • Susan Hauck

      September 18, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      Are YOU? Cause if ya ain’t ya nothing to comment about, like you could just have a life.

  3. Susan Hauck

    September 18, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    OMG! This was such a cool article! I’m SOOOOO glad she wrote it cause it needs to be told. I SOOOOO hope, no I KNOW you’ll get the front page again. You’ve been on it like, how many times, I lost count. Oooh, I can’t wait for next one so let it be soon!!!!!! Hey, like what happened to my FB? Well, I don’t think she’ll be writing an article about THAT soon!!!! LOLLL!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Catalina

    September 19, 2017 at 8:54 am

    I hope Randy reads this on the air this week like he’s been doing with your articles. This was way too cool for words. Real stories are so much better than just telling somebody about a new party.

  5. Raz Schultz

    September 19, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    This article is very encouraging. It’s great to know that we do not have to remain “party orphans,”
    but can work together to build something better than the Republican party turned out to be in the end. Thank you, Jesse.

  6. Raz Schultz

    September 19, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    I don’t see the Facebook icons, either, Susan, and I also don’t think Jesse will write an article about it, haha. Maybe the publishers know, or it’s just a fluke of the day!

  7. Violet

    September 20, 2017 at 10:34 am

    What a great inspirational article. THANK you, Jesse!!

  8. Cathy

    September 20, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    The Federalist Party seems like the perfect antidote to the venom that is seeping up in the GOP, in the likes of McConnell, Ryan, McCain, and others whose principles seem to be so heavily dependent upon keeping the power-brokers in D.C. – untouchable. There is not much hope, but the Federalist Party gives more hope by far than the fake-conservative Republican Party. I drank the KoolAid, but am disillusioned after all of our grass-roots efforts for conservative Christians led only toward the establishment’s goals in the end. Thanks for the article.

  9. Gail

    September 21, 2017 at 8:12 am

    These true stories are the best!!

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The Obamacare Debacle: Why we need a second political party

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Sometimes you simply hope that your predictions will be wrong and that events will miraculously turn out differently; unfortunately, this is not one of those times. Most people with a modicum of common sense anticipated that the Republicans would now take the blame for the troubles of Obamacare, and that has come to pass.  The aphorism ‘You broke it, you bought it’ comes to mind, and while somewhat unfair to the situation, perception is reality in the world of politics.

Tear it down and start over.

While not endeavoring to reign blows upon a deceased equine, this is why the Republican party needed to keep its promise on Obamacare. It’s also the reason why it’s time to sweep away the old and begin anew with a brand new second major political party. That phrase was deliberately used because it has become quite evident that the Republican and Democratic parties have started to merge in far too many ways.

The Obamacare debacle is a prime illustration of this unfortunate merging. O’Sullivan’s First Law explains this to a fair degree since the denizens of a certain party will – over time – want to keep the bureaucratic levers of power with the false idea that they can have it run more efficiently. Besides the simple expedient of term limits, a new party could start anew with a mandate to avoid this political trap.

An illustration from the world of engineering seems more than appropriate in this instance. There are times when a machine or structure has become so riddled with worn out or failed components that it is far better to simply scrap or tear it down and build something from scratch. The aphorism is to start with a clean sheet of paper such that the old assumptions and constructs are swept away in favor of something entirely new and innovative. “We’ve always done it this way” is replaced with questioning skepticism with regard to what works, and what doesn’t.

Existing components that have proven to be of service can be utilized in the new construct but only if they meet certain criteria, not simply because they are carried along with everything else of the old. By the same token, members of the old party can become a vital part of the new but only if they are up to the task.

The final word on the Republican party.

It is more than likely that the people responsible for that bureaucratic mess will use it to good political advantage against those who opposed it in the first place. We should be getting rid of governmental interference in the free market, but instead will see a complete control with national socialist healthcare [i.e., the ‘single payer’ deception].

There is no other choice than to limit the damage now with a new party that will stay true to conservative principles. The results of the alternative are too horrible to contemplate.

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Damaged Democrats win big despite party crumbling. What does that say about the GOP?

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There was a headline earlier today that caught my attention, not because it was surprising but because of the source: CNN. The story’s headline was, “Poll: Views of Democratic Party hit lowest mark in 25 years.”

In case it ever gets changed or deleted, I even took a screenshot:

Views of Democrats CNN

Later the same night, Democrats win Virginia, New Jersey, and New York City. Though the latter two were expected, the Virginia race was supposed to be a toss up. As of the writing of this article, Ralph Northam was up by nearly five points on Ed Gillespie. Fears that the Libertarians may sway the election were negated by Northam getting over 50% of the vote.

How do we reconcile these two opposing ideas? Are the Democrats crumbling? Yes. Did they win big in the only major election day of 2017? Yes.

There was a time not too long ago when I said the only thing going for the Republicans and their alleged “civil war” is that the Democrats are experiencing the same if not worse. I stand by that statement. The Democrats really are cracking up as they seem intent on pushing as far to the left as they’re allowed by their base. This is worrisome because the part of the party that was once considered the fringe is now falling in line with people like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris are jumping on board. Nearly every emerging movement friendly with the party is pushing for them to move ever closer to communism. They are leaving most of America behind… just like the Republicans.

It’s different for the GOP, though. They’re not losing people because they’re becoming too radical. They’re losing people because they’re becoming too moderate politically while embracing the bombastic style of their leader. These factors combine to give us two major parties that are completely out of touch with what America needs and what their constituents want.

The GOP will play this off as races that were always tilted towards the Democrats and they’d be correct, but this was also supposed to be a continuation of the strides they made a year ago when they broke through to win some tough races. This year, not so much.

America hasn’t been as ready to explore third party alternatives since the 19th century. Between the failed policies of both parties and the rise of Americans realizing they don’t like either major party, it gives me hope that the Federalist Party, which I co-founded, has an opportunity to make an impact in the near future.

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Federalists vs Whigs: a possible outcome of both parties failing

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Steve Bannon Donald Trump

This article is a thought exercise on the outcome of both the Democrats and Republican Parties failing. It’s completely hypothetical, but if it comes true, you heard it first here on NOQReport.

Under Obama, the Democrats had a strong sense of unity from which they could look down, scoffing at Republicans. He moved the party left, made a strategic deal with Party Boss Hillary Clinton, and won big in 2008. These were high times for Democrats. Their unity, however, came at a price. A moderate setback occurred in 2010, but the toll was hardly enacted until 2014 and became steeper in 2016 after losing several projected-to-win elections. The Democrats are shaking. Barack Obama handed over the party reins back to Party Boss Hillary and she blew it. The previous high times for Democrats have now become a deep trough. The blame for these hard times is a debate which further divides them.

GOP still fractured

The Republican Civil War has long been written about and still continues. Before, it was Big Government Republicans known as the Establishment vs Conservatives. But now Trump is the Establishment and Bannon is the Party Boss, Big Government GOP opposes him, and Conservatives are weighing in on the infighting. The GOP Civil War is a threeway. Both the Establishment and Conservatives are seeking to root out the BG GOP. However true victories are few right now for Conservative. Much of the races are Pro-Trump vs Anti-Trump, but the Conservatives won bigly in Alabama with Roy Moore defeating the Establishment.

Trump holds Establishment together

Trump bears many similarities to Obama. Without him, the Establishment is in bad hands. Trump’s core principle, yes he has one, is loyalty. Trump is loyal to those whom are loyal to him. For instance, Luther Strange’s loyalty to Trump earned him an endorsement. Trump has hardly been outspoken against Mitch McConnell because McConnell has distanced himself from the Big Government Republicans like John McCain in order to keep his footing as Senate Majority Leader. So what happens when Trump is gone?

Say he doesn’t run for reelection… or worse, loses? With Trump stepping out of the spotlight, the Wall is now Bannon’s. Mitch McConnell is not afraid of Steve Bannon. In fact, McConnell likely enjoys the opportunity to defeat him. The Big Government GOP knows how to fend off the scrub candidates they find to challenge them. Many of the previous Establishment Republicans who bent the knee will likely revert back to the BG GOP. Bannon will soon learn that he needs Trump more than Trump needs him. Things would go back to the way they were.

Enter Democrat Civil War

The Democrat Civil War is a game changer for Conservatives and BG GOP in their own Civil War. Some Democrats are rebelling against Hillary for the 2016 while others are remaining loyal to their Party Boss. Meanwhile the Democrats face a massive identity crisis. Democrats are inching leftward everyday. Hillary Clinton was left of center but in all likelihood only appears as liberal as we think of her. She’s a Party Boss not an Ideological Champion like Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul ect. The Democrats move towards socialism and in their trek they are shedding Pro-Life Democrats, Pro-Gun Democrats and basically making it harder for Dems to win in Red States or rural areas. In moving towards socialism, the Democrats have largely tainted their brand among the grassroots. It’s odd Democrats would embrace Antifa but not a pro-lifer. This only serves to lessen its members and go on life support in many states.

New alliances

Big Government Republicans will find fewer victories as dissatisfaction continues. Conservatives will have a tough time navigating the Republican brand long tainted by the BG GOP. They rise under a new brand with an emphasis on small government by the name of Federalists. The Federalist Party seeks to rise from the grassroots. The pro-life Democrats will join the Federalist Party under the banner of a smaller government. The Establishment, without Trump, won’t be able to stand on its own. While Bannon will resist the inevitable, much of his faction will join the Federalist Party in order to win.

Three Parties, Two Party System

The fall of the two parties will leave four groups: the Socialists, the Federalists, the BG GOP, and the left of center Democrats. The latter two will combine on the principles of a larger government. I’m going to call them the Whigs after a third party faction called the Modern Whigs. This exact party will likely never have its day. But its movement will be captured by John McCain and Lindsey Graham having a nice long hug with Tim Kaine and friends. So we will be left with the Federalists, the Whigs, and the Socialists.

Unfortunately for the Socialists, the Colin Kaepernick types refuse to vote, and the Antifa types commit felonies rendering themselves ineligible. On top of that, their views have a history of failure due to their faithful implementation and drove the split of the Democrats. This will weaken the Socialists to a third party perhaps but out of the mainstream of the two party system for certain. Say hello to the Libertarian Party -2.0. The political battle will emerge between the Federalist Party and the Whigs.

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