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Conservative Picks for Arkansas Primary

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Arkansas is a small state in terms of House representation. That being said, Arkansas is closer to resembling Nebraska than Idaho. Despite being in the South, the state sends few Conservatives to DC. With only two actual races, there isn’t a whole lot of action to be had. Arkansas had three missed opportunities to replace RINOs, thus earning the Nebraska comparison. This primary has little potential to advance Conservatism due to several missed opportunities to challenge people who are part of the problem.

Best Pick: Randy Cadwell
Worst Pick: Robb Ryerse
Best Race: District 4
Worst Race: District 3

District 1

Rick Crawford is an incumbent and a loose spender. He is unopposed.

District 2

French Hill is another incumbent RINO. He is unopposed.

District 3

Steve Womack has a Liberty Score of 37. This stems from his years of spending taxpayer money recklessly. I was hoping challenger Robb Ryerse could be no worse but consider this:

Ryerese is a founder of a church called Vintage Fellowship. Initially, I thought he was a rare example of someone who is leftist politically but conservative (evangelical) theologically. But I looked into his church to get a better grasp on his worldview and it is seemingly orthodox until it says:

Our theology is more than a personal academic exercise. We recognize that what we believe has global consequences. Because we find ourselves in God’s story of redeeming the world, we are seeking justice and equality. We believe the church ought to be an agent of global good by mobilizing itself to fight poverty, consumerism, oppression, and inequality. We believe that this fight is not necessarily political and certainly not nationalistic. Rather, we believe in engaging the world as Jesus did ‐ subversively, counter‐culturally, and graciously.

I found it unsurprising that his church had no mention of spreading the gospel, and had a bigger emphasis on social justice. Even his stance on abortion was incredibly weak. He’s a most plain RINO running to the left of another RINO.

Conservative Pick: None, Womack will win anyway

District 4

Bruce Westerman is a halfway decent Conservative in Congress. He voted against Omnibus. He does vote for other fiscally irresponsible measures on the other hand. So he is not immune to challenge. He is being challenged by a preacher, Randy Cadwell. Cadwell is running as a Conservative. His motto “For God and Country” are appealing. And furthermore he doesn’t seem like a snake oil salesman using the bible like Roy Moore, and he doesn’t seem like he’d say dumb things all the time like Mike Huckabee.

It would be ideal for Cadwell to be running in District 3. But he’s not. The challenge is seeing whether Cadwell would vote substantially different that Westerman, and it seems unlikely. Cadwell has a big emphasis on infrastructure spending. This isn’t a strike but he had little emphasis on balanced budgets. Still, Cadwell is likable and definitely not establishment. He’s worth the risk.

Conservative Pick: Randy Cadwell

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Dear proponents of limited government: It’s time to start speaking up now

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Dear proponents of limited government Its time to start speaking up now

For nearly a year, I’ve given the Republican Party a pass for the most part. I left the party in 2016 and after pursuing a third party for over a year, life pulled me back from the fray. When things calmed down (thank you, Lord!), I made a conscious decision to be lighter in my condemnation of the GOP as a whole for two very important reason.

First, there were signs of life in the party. They were faint, but it seemed at times to be possible for the party to do some good things like eliminating bureaucracy, cutting taxes, promoting a business-friendly atmosphere, and making proper foreign policy moves. They were far from good, let alone ideal, but I thought if we could keep pressing them towards smart moves on the border, gun owners’ rights, Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, and other areas in which they’ve failed so far, perhaps their decent work on taxes and regulations could be translated into other areas.

Second, the Democrats started to terrify me. Seriously, I’ve been contemplating moving the family to a remote area of Montana and going off the grid before the Democrats got their hands on enough power to do the damage they’ve been promising to do for the last year or so. I wasn’t one who thought Bill Clinton was a radical or Barack Obama was the antichrist. I always thought Clinton was a run-of-the-mill Democrat who could do some damage but not much, while Obama was an ambitious progressive who was nevertheless too smart to think he could make socialism a thing. Since the 2016 election, we’ve seen the Democratic Party go from progressives with bad ideas to far-left radicals who think the only way to go is to destroy America in a glorious explosion of their new Communist Manifesto, also known as the Green New Deal.

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Now that the GOP has demonstrated a toxic mixture of incompetence and false adherence to limiting government with their latest omnibus debacle, it’s time to return to my old stance of refusing to accept the binary choice. When choosing between bad and worse, it’s only a valid choice if the less-terrible option won’t kill you as well. The binary choice between hanging and drowning isn’t really a binary choice, and neither is the choice between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party.

There are three things that must be done going forward.

  1. Conservatives, Federalists, and Classical Liberals must find a way to united against the two party system. Whether that’s the formation of a new party (which I failed to do once already), a grassroots effort similar to the Tea Party (which worked for a short time before finding irrelevance), or some other method of unification against the putrid system that has engulfed nearly all of Washington DC, we have to find an outlet.
  2. NOQ Report will become a hub for bringing these thoughts together. This is something that I’ve found success with when I ran The New Americana. Now, it’s time to collect the voices of reason once again.
  3. Prayer. Lots of prayer.

I’ve reached out to some of my conservative and federalist friends. Over the next few weeks, we’ll see what can be done to make DC listen. In the meantime, be discerning and prepare to abandon the tribal mindset that has plagued this nation for too long.

 


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Veronique de Rugy: Green New Deal would be hundreds of TRILLIONS of dollars in federal commitment

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Veronique de Rugy Green New Deal would be hundreds of TRILLIONS of dollars in federal commitment

If there’s a word that’s not necessarily negative one could use to describe the Green New Deal, it would be “ambitious.” The deal has so much wrapped into it that it’s hard to tell which components are designed to save the environment and which ones are intended to destroy the economy.

Estimates put costs for the “green side” of the resolution at somewhere between $12-$20 trillion. Then, there’s the Medicare-for-All component that is estimated at $32 trillion over a decade.

And that’s just the start.

This isn’t just a “green” deal. It’s a hodgepodge of policy proposals that include massively growing the welfare state, inserting government even more into the job markets, and a universal basic income that they refuse to actually call a universal basic income. The much-maligned FAQ that was posted and quickly removed from the website of sponsor Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) mentioned paying people who were unable or even “unwilling” to work.

“Even in the best case scenario where you substitute a UBI for all the other forms of welfare, it’s insane,” said Veronique de Rugy, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, on ReasonTV.

But here’s the problem. The Green New Deal doesn’t substitute a universal basic income for other welfare programs. In the Green New Deal, the programs recommended are supposed to be additions, not substitutions.

“It’s a really hard system to support even in its ideal form,” de Rugy continued. “Then there’s this Green New Deal version which doesn’t even seem to entertain this notion of actually substituting for all the rest, so it’s on top of what we have now.”

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The real question we need to ask is whether or not the Democratic Party is actually going to support this. In its current form, the Green New Deal is a fantasy, and perhaps that’s what the more-sane Democrats are shooting for by supporting it. By giving it their attention now, they can work their way down to more reasonable proposals for everything from environmental protection to job creation programs to different versions of socialism.

In other words, they may be using the hyper-leftism of the Green New Deal as a gateway to get to the palatable leftism of what’s quickly becoming mainstream socialism.

The Green New Deal shouldn’t scare conservatives because it can’t happen. What should concern us is the end result negotiated down from this starting point. Given the GOP’s negotiating track record lately, we don’t know what we’re going to get when the Green New Deal is trimmed down to reality.

 


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George Washington University students triggered by their mascot

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George Washington University students triggered by their mascot

George Washington University is the home of the Colonials. You know, those people who came to America from Europe and eventually fought against the oppressive government of England in order to win independence for America. These heroes of the American Revolution are now being condemned by the students of George Washington University itself.

While the movement and attached petition haven’t reached a tipping point, the idea of changing the mascot to the “Hippo” is gaining momentum. Why? Well, we’ll let the students themselves tell you what they think.

This video by Campus Reform takes us into the wacky world of triggered college students who are so much in opposition of the people who made this country possible that they’d rather be named after the “river horse” of sub-Saharan Africa.

 


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