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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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PragerU: What’s wrong with government-run healthcare?

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PragerU Whats wrong with government-run healthcare

This latest video from PragerU details how another vote-buying pipe dream from the Left can never work.

A new video from PragerU features policy expert Lanhee Chen from the Hoover Institution at Stanford, who explains how ‘Free Healthcare’ can never work in the real world. As is the case with most Leftist vote-buying schemes, the ‘The Medicare for all’ fiction is long on promises and short on how it will be funded. The tax burden for such a scheme would destroy the economy and would have to be levied on almost everyone. This kind of national socialized healthcare would also take away the incentive for innovation, which has made for the best healthcare system in the states and the rest of the world.

One often suspects that these assurances of freebies are never meant to operate as promised. Witness the much vaunted Obamacare that was supposed to eliminate the uninsured, but did nothing of the sort. Such is also the case with their push for Liberty control, since it never works as advertised.  In most cases, it should be apparent that the Left doesn’t care if their schemes will work or not. If they did actually care, they would try something else, something that actually works.

For the Left, their ‘Ends justifies the means’ mantra extends to most of their agenda. It doesn’t matter if their system of societal slavery works or not, only that it brings them the power they crave.

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Immigration

Honduran caravan is a direct result of Democrat talking points

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Honduran caravan is a direct result of Democrat talking points

In Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, the message from America is clear: “Around half of the population and politicians will protect you from ICE. Come to America and you won’t get deported, especially if you have children with you.”

The reason they believe this is because mainstream media in the United States has been pushing the Democrats’ narrative for months. News travels fast to Central America, but it doesn’t always retain its accuracy as it crosses the border. We can see this fact in the numbers.

In August of this year, 12,700 parents and children were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border. August of last year saw only 4,193 similar apprehensions. We can also see it when looking at all illegal immigrants with 37,544 apprehended in August of this year. A month later, the number grew over 10% to nearly 42,000.

Democrats have been spreading the word through their campaigns that they will protect illegal immigrants. In an election year, it’s imperative for them that they get Hispanic voters to come out, so they’ve crafted a narrative that appeals to them.

Unfortunately, it also appeals to people such as the 4,000 currently marching their caravan towards the United States border.

Honduran migrant caravan grows to 4,000 amid spike in U.S. border crossings

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/honduran-migrant-caravan-grows-4000-amid-spike-u-s-border-n921286Shelters and churches along the border have been flooded as a result of the surge as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have been releasing hundreds of migrants from detention at a time.

Many of the Hondurans traveling in the caravan are children, some traveling with their parents and some without their parents, according to the documents. Because children are afforded special protections in the U.S., their arrival is creating anxiety within the Trump administration that has pledged to decrease illegal immigration. President Donald Trump said last week that he would consider separating migrant families at the border once again, after reversing his controversial “zero tolerance” policy in June.

The Trump administration is trying to dissuade the caravan from invading the United States. President Trump has even threatened to stop aid from being sent to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

The best hope for stopping the caravan before it reaches the United States is for Mexico to stop them at their southern border. Over 500 additional federal officers have been sent to the border to stop the caravan.

My Take

I am a huge proponent of legal immigration and a hawk when it comes to stopping illegal immigration. Congress didn’t fund the border wall yet, so we have to rely on the brave men and women of ICE and border patrol to close the flood gates.

The situations in Central America and Mexico are horrendous. The people fear for their lives from crime, malnutrition, and disease. They need help. That’s why we’re sending aid. Perhaps we should get more directly involved, but either way we cannot let their situation make us turn a blind eye towards our own problems with illegal immigration.

The surge in illegal immigration should be blamed wholeheartedly on the Democrats who spread false information that entices people to come. Imagine what would happen if they got control of the House, Senate, or both.

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Economy

Wayne Dupree on cutting entitlement programs

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Wayne Dupree on cutting entitlement programs

When the truth goes against the narrative, it’s hard for many to swallow. Entitlement reform, which has been on the Republican platform for decades, has been in the perpetual state of always getting promised but never getting delivered. The reason it keeps getting kicked down the road is because it’s simply too hard to take away things that millions have gotten used to receiving.

At least President Trump was honest enough to say from the beginning that he wasn’t touching entitlements.

What Democrats don’t want you to know and what Republicans only want you to remember on election day is that entitlements are crippling the economy. We can no longer say they’re going to hurt our children and grandchildren. It’s now to the point that we can’t make fiscal decisions as a country without considering the huge chunk that encompasses entitlements.

Conservative Radio Host Wayne Dupree has been fighting this battle for a while. He rightly contends that the pain we’d feel today if entitlements were cut is small compared to the pain we’ll feel in the near future and beyond if they’re not cut.

Yes, it’s hard to make cuts to something that supports millions of Americans, but there are ways to reform the system and still protect the most vulnerable. Kudos to Wayne Dupree for fighting this unpopular battle.

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