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Our vision at The New Americana is to be the news aggregator of choice for conservatives. That means not just being an alternative to Drudge, but to become our own center of conservative news and a voice for people who are tired of tribal politics and the single-party hegemony of the Republican-Democrats or Democrat-Republicans.

That’s why the Federalist Party is so invested in this site. There exists no better expression of American political will than creating a new political party.

For our vision to succeed, we must make this website stand out like a lighthouse in foggy sea. That’s not easy when the Internet is full of clickbait, invented stories, and uninformed commentary–never mind the sewer of some parts of social media.

The latest revision of The New Americana’s layout is intended to be reader-friendly and modern. We kept flashy graphics to a minimum, yet we wanted to highlight important stories and make it easy to take in the important issues of the day at a glance.

But a new and beautiful layout is not enough.

In order to make money, we have to get at least 20,000 visitors a day, and that’s just the bare minimum. We really need to get 50-, 100- or 200,000 visitors a day. By comparison, Drudge got 31 million visitors yesterday. If we got just 0.5% of that number, we have succeeded.

We can’t get there just doing what Drudge does, even if we do a better job (and I believe we do). The New Americana needs unique and original content.

Since I’ve been on board we’ve brought in a few writers, some new and some who have contributed in the past. We’re glad to have Eric Dixon, Jeremy Frankel, Konstantinos Roditis, David Boarman, Dan Alexander, Deborah Wiseman, Paul Caputo and my old friend Kelly Burke. But to succeed, we need daily content and a lot more writers.

If we get to a point where we are generating cash instead of consuming it, we will be able to pay writers, but right now, it’s a labor of love and determination.

If you have written a blog, or worked as a reporter or writer, and share our absolute disgust at the state of tribal politics, please email me and join us as a contributor.

Beyond writers, we need engaged readers. We want to provide content you like, and not waste time with content you don’t like. Now I could go out and get some expensive “like” buttons for stories like Facebook has, but you probably won’t click them. (In fact, JD Rucker told me he once spent considerable effort to add a “tweet” button to links and nobody used it.)

I’m asking you to simply to email me and let me know what you want to see.

To gain more readers, I ask you to share our site on social media. We’ll figure out some ways to make that easy for you, but just sharing The New Americana on Facebook and Twitter, or telling your friends to use us as a news home page would be enough for now.

Last is purely about money. I hate to talk about money but we’re not communists here running on the government dime. To succeed it will take money, and I humbly covet your contribution to our GoFundMe crowdfunding effort. We don’t need much, but every dime will help us.

Please consider giving whatever you can.

Last, I’m trying out a new logo. If you like this one, email me and let me know. I’ve got a few other logo candidates I’ll rotate through the site and whichever one is most popular with readers will stay.

You can help write our future. 

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William Barr nails the secular upheaval of Judeo-Christian morals

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William Barr nails the secular upheaval of Judeo-Christian morals

Humans have a moral compass. We’ve had it for over 2000 years. Before we had it, there were other parts that were already being formed so mankind would have a basis for morality and absolute truth that differs from postmodernism or its emerging despicable cousin, the post-truth society of false absolutes based on personal feelings.

This moral compass is the Bible, and our adherence to Judeo-Christian beliefs as a nation and in many places around the world has helped mankind keep evil at bay. Our flawed efforts through the millennia have fallen short, not because the Word wasn’t perfect but because we are not perfect. This has eroded to the point that modern society is experiencing a secular upheaval forcing cataclysmic decay of our morality.

We are flawed. Progressives are trying to use these flaws to pull us further away from the truth of our existence and the only truly moral compass we possess. They’re doing it through media, education, and entertainment. They’re attacking churches, synagogues, and adherents to the Bible with an anti-Biblical worldview that is growing increasingly militant.

Attorney General William Barr recognizes this and expressed as much during a speech at Notre Dame last week.

William Barr’s speech on religious freedom should resonate with everyone who recognizes the degradation of our values as a people and a nation. The further we diverge from the Biblical worldview, the worse the world becomes.

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President Trump working with Congress to sanction Turkey

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President Trump working with Congress to sanction Turkey

In less than a week, Turkey has managed to draw the ire of most of the world, including most on Capitol Hill, as they move to eradicate Kurds and Christians in eastern Syria. Their invasion, coordinated with attacks by their Syrian al Qaeda proxies, have already caused turmoil, killed hundreds, and displaced hundreds of thousands.

Now, President Trump appears ready to follow through on his threat to “cripple Turkey’s economy” through sanctions.

The President has been criticized by many in both political parties following the White House announcement that we are withdrawing troops from the border region. What followed was such a quick response in the form of an all out Turkish invasion that it’s clear they’ve been planning this for some time.

Our EIC took to Twitter to push the President towards following through with his threat against Turkey should they cross the line. As he noted, they have clearly crossed the line.

Reports of civilian deaths are mounting. It isn’t just the Kurds that Turkey and al Qaeda are targeting. Syriac Christians are in the crosshairs as well. The intense fighting seems to be focused on clearing out entire cities to make room for the millions of refugees the Turks currently hold. Instead of just taking out military targets from the Kurds, who Turkey believes to be terrorists, the invaders are wiping out the entire populations in cities and villages near the border.

Senator Lindsey Graham chimed in. Graham has been a Trump supporter, but broke from the White House over the Syrian withdrawal. Now, he’s voicing hope and alignment with the President’s sanction plans.

Turkish President Erdogan clearly lied to President Trump. It’s time to send them a clear message in response. Our troops may be coming home, but we can stop this bloodbath through sanctions. Cripple their economy, Mr. President.

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Should Church be the mission field?

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Should Church be the mission field

There is a growing prevalence of churches that want to draw people in to present the gospel. These churches, commonly referred to as “seeker friendly” churches have been one of the biggest trends in Christianity in the postmodern world. A comparison would be the analytics of Major League Baseball. Some people champion it; others loath it. For these seeker friendly churches are engaged in the advance usage of analytics and marketing. In the effort of not being dismissive in a traditionalist “get off my lawn” way, I want to examine, giving a fair shake, this prevalent trend in Christianity.

In the early church, it was inconceivable that churches would attract large audiences to present the gospel. During the time of persecution, Christians building coliseums for worship would have been lit as candles to light those coliseums while lions were fed to their brethren in an evening pagan spectacle. During the reign of the Papacy, this second phase of Christian history built cathedrals, however these architectural feats were never intended to be mission fields, rather home bases. The post-reformation segment of Christendom saw large gatherings and generational revivals but a large church does not equal a “seeker friendly” church. In American history, we have seen some readily obvious cycles of rebellion and repentance with the Great Awakenings. We aren’t in one of those periods of repentance as a society; we need to be, but I digress. If you build it and they will come is an entirely new phenomenon for physical churches.

I am unsure whether this phenomenon of seeker friendly is the result of the rebellion in our societies or a response to. However, many prominent proponents of seeker friendly churches have questionable theology such as Andy Stanley. Andy Stanley’s Deep and Wide is the bible for seeker friendly churches. There’s obvious problems with the seeker friendly church model that stem from belief systems that counter scripture, the Popularity Gospel as I have coined it.

But the original question was not contemplating the theological legitimacy of seeker friendly churches. Rather we are examining the use of church as the mission field which these famous megachurches’ methods have permeated into many bible believing churches. The origin comes from theologically void sources, however legitimate churches use much of these methods to increase the audience of the church, but I am wondering how these methods can increase the size of the church.

1Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, 2by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.

3For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 NASB

So if the church is to be the mission field why then is the church not interested in preaching the gospel every Sunday? Sermons on money don’t save. Sermons on not being “judgmental” don’t save. Not even sermons on loving your neighbor save. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 concisely articulates a saving message that Paul seems to have preached regularly during his time in Corinth.

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The Good News of Jesus Christ is a call to a painful death to self, daily. No work-around backdoor preaching in a way non-believers can agree with is a sufficient substitute. Using the physical building and programs as a mission field is an unprecedented means modern Christianity finds itself in. By no means, should we turn down innovative ways to baptize believers and make disciples. However, these means must do exactly that. If the church is to draw non-Christians, specifically church adverse people, in with music, atmosphere, and accommodations then the duty of the Church to Christ is to present the gospel daily.

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