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Conservative Picks for Iowa Primary

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There is very little action to be found in the 29th state. This is a rather negative mark because it is not good for incumbents to go unchallenged. So rather than be a voter guide, this edition of Conservative Picks will mostly serve as a progress report. However, the good news is that Iowa has room only for improvement. Unlike other states, there aren’t leftist running as Republicans deliberately because they know they can’t win otherwise. But the biggest concern remains the lack of initiative to run. However, Iowa does not send the worst people to Congress.

Best Pick: Cyndi Hanson
Worst Pick: None
Best Race: District 4
Worst Race: None

District 1

Rod Blum is unchallenged. In his three years of office, Blum has remained more fiscally conservative than most Republicans. He voted against Omnibus but has some fiscal blemishes on his record.

District 2

This Iowa District is a more winnable district than most blue seats for Republican challengers. Christopher Peters is looking for a second chance in a race he lost by single digits last time around. The surgeon is seemingly conservative on a number of issues including foreign policy(meaning he believes in the power of Congress) and privacy. The biggest concern is that he straddles the line of bipartisan naivety. Should he win he will learn quickly that Democrats aren’t interested in reducing spending. He is unopposed.

District 3

David Young is one of the worst the state has to offer. The RINO voted for Omnibus and several other fiscally irresponsible measures.

District 4

Steve King is a reliable Conservative vote on domestic issues. But he is no fiscal conservative. King has done a decent job in office, but make no mistake, he is a career politician. He is being challenged by Cyndi Hanson. Hanson is running as an authentic Iowan and a fiscal conservative. What is most concerning about Hanson is her support of renewable energy which, to an Iowan, means forcing the rest of the country to put up with ethanol. However, she is opposed to subsidies. The question is whether she is Conservative enough to let the free market shape the Iowan economy. King has had his time and Hanson will likely do no worse.

Conservative Pick: Cyndi Hanson

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Conservatives are a hard ‘NO’ on gun control

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Conservatives are a hard NO on gun control

This week, the GOP and President Trump intend to put out a plan to slow gun violence in general and mass shootings in particular. Some are assuming this means adopting the Democrats’ universal background checks, progressive red flag gun laws, or both. To the President and representatives of the GOP, we of the conservative right are a hard “NO” on any such restrictions to the 2nd Amendment.

Let’s look at the three major pushes underway right now…

Universal background checks are a not just a slippery slope. They’re a Slip ‘n Slide sprayed down with WD-40 that lead us down a path. That path includes stops at purchasing restrictions and a national gun registry that leads to the bottom of the hill where full-blown gun confiscations take effect. This is why the left has been pushing so hard for them despite the fact that none of the mass shootings they claim they’re trying to prevent would actually have been affected if UBCs were in place. It’s a con job, plain and simple.

Red flag gun laws have some populist appeal because they seem to address the problem of mental illness. The problem is that it does so with a complete disregard for due process. Victims of red flag gun laws are guilty until they can prove themselves innocent. Moreover, there are already laws in place that allow concerned citizens, medical professionals, and law enforcement officers to utilize due process to legally restrict firearms for those who can be proven to be dangers to themselves or others. With those laws on the books, red flag gun laws are a lazy redundancy.

Assault weapons bans… there really should be no reason to describe why this is a horrible idea to those who will read this. But just in case, we know the 2nd Amendment was designed to keep government from disarming the people in a way that would prevent them from fighting back against an oppressive regime, foreign or domestic. The scary “weapons of war” the left wants to ban are only unreasonable to protect to those who don’t know the facts or understand what firearms like the AR-15 really do. Are they used for murder by a handful of mentally ill criminals? Yes. But they are NOT used for murder by the tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands of owners who are law-abiding citizens.

Some Republican lawmakers seem to think they’ll appease the left and center by betraying their oath to protect the Constitution, including the 2nd Amendment. This is not true. They will never thank the GOP for gun control. It will always be Democrats who get credit for pressuring Republicans to reluctantly act. Any form of gun control enacted by this Congress and signed by this administration will be a betrayal to the conservative American patriots who look to the GOP to do what’s right for the Constitution and the American people. Instead of reacting to flawed polls asking questions of the ignorant, they need to spend more time educating the people that gun control doesn’t work and is unconstituional to boot.

If the GOP turns its back on the conservative base, they may not lose all of our votes. We’re pragmatic in knowing we won’t be voting for Elizabeth Warren or Joe Biden. But our enthusiasm for the party will drop dramatically. Our financial support will dry up. Our passionate defense of Republican doctrine will be replaced by lukewarm support of the lesser of two evils. We expect the GOP to defend the 2nd Amendment. Otherwise, we get disillusioned by the feckless pandering to a left-leaning group of Americans who are going to vote Democrat in 2020 anyway.

Patriots, we need your help. Spread the word. We need the President and Republican lawmakers to know where we stand. If you agree with this assessment, retweet the following Tweet, like and share the following Facebook post, and share this post with all of your acquaintances through email. We need to get dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of patriots echoing this sentiment to the GOP before they make the mistake that seems to be looming over us all.

Millions of American conservatives voted for President Trump and the GOP because we want them to defend the 2nd Amendment without giving an inch. The enthusiasm behind our support hinges on the GOP saying “NO” to gun control, period.

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What part of NO to gun confiscation do they not understand?

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What part of NO to gun confiscation do they not understand

A meaningless photo-op in exchange for a gun registration scheme isn’t worth the tyranny.

Now that Chuck and Nancy have proposed a photo-op that will sink President Donald Trump’s electoral chances in a ‘read my lips’ moment, we the patriots of the pro-liberty right need to consider our response to their demands for a de facto gun registration scheme. Anyone paying attention should realize that the authoritarian socialist left has dropped the mask, openly calling for gun confiscation with ‘universal’ background checks being the next step to the edge of the cliff.

The socialist left loves to play games with words and phrases, trying to bend reality to its lies and prevarication’s every step of the way. In this case, dropping the word ‘universal’ or ‘enhanced’ from the phrase background check in a bid to deceive the public once again into thinking they desperately want something that already exists.

Why are they putting all of their gun confiscation eggs in one ‘universal’ basket?

Gone are the demands for the immediate confiscation of ‘weapons of war’, most people realized that could apply to any object used to assault someone. At one point in time, stone knives and spears were ‘weapons of war’ or anything else Robert Francis O’Rourke would like to demonize.

They still want the ability to send in a SWAT team to confiscate guns from the innocent for ‘wrongthink’ or undefined ‘hate speech’. But now they are laying all of their gun grabbing cards on the table in a last desperate overreach.

Those who cannot grasp the importance of this issue need to consider why the left is putting so much effort into this step. Why have they obsessed over ‘universal’ background checks for so many years?

Trump’s surrender on this issue will only momentarily placate the left.

If this takes place, expect that Chuck and Nancy to walk away from that ‘historic’ moment and immediately demand gun registration and confiscation. It will be quickly forgotten – except by those who supported Donald Trump because of his 2nd Amendment stance. That will spell disaster in the presidential election.

Everyone needs to realize that in essence, gun registration is gun confiscation and now that they dropped kicked that mask into the next county, it is obvious why they want this. It was always about gun confiscation for the liberty grabber left, their abject lies over the years thinly veiled attempts at hiding the truth.

They’ve already stated that ‘universal’ background checks are just a starting ‘base’ while they have been openly demanding gun confiscation for years, so why would anyone knuckle under to these charlatans?

We already have background checks, why do they lie and pretend that we don’t?

It used to be that the leftists were at least honest, couching the issue in the straightforward terms of ‘universal’, ‘enhanced’ or our favorite ‘intergalactic’ background checks. These days they have dropped those qualifiers with the false pretense that background checks are something new.

This alone should illustrate why we cannot trust the left in any realm. The implication that background checks are new is a false ‘selling point’ for those who are not knowledgeable about the subject. It falsely implies that this will ‘solve’ the problem when it will do nothing of the kind.

Talking about this in these terms is also abjectly dishonest, lumping a quasi constitutional process with that which is not. Asserting government control over private property would not only set up a registration regime, it would also set a dangerous precedent for other types of controls or taxes on everyone’s property on a national level.

Leftists pushing polling data that has unheard of agreement on certain issues. When has 90% of the country agreed on anything?

No to compromises that will lead the destruction of our rights.

Those who are truly patriotic and love our country know that the 2nd Amendment is the cornerstone of our representative republic. It was only the first objective in the authoritarian socialist left’s assault on liberty. They have already expanded their attacks to the first, fourth and fifth amendments. There should be no doubt that it won’t stop at one inalienable human right.

Now is the time to stand up for liberty and shout in one clear voice that we will not accept the subjugation of liberty. Now is the time to make it clear that we will not accept any type collective punishment for the crimes of a few miscreants. Now is the time to make it clear that the left caused this problem in the first place and we will not abide their use of this crisis as a power grab.

Everyone needs to consider why the left is lying about this issue in a myriad number of ways. Why is it so important that they will seemingly elevate president Trump while they are in the full throes of TDS?

The authoritarian socialist left wants this step because they need it to initiate gun confiscation. They have made it clear that is their final solution to the liberty problem, that is why we cannot move a micron on this issue, whether it is a ‘defeat’ or not. The long-term implications for freedom are far too important to fritter it away to meaningless photo-op.

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Netanyahu’s last-minute endorsement: Ilhan Omar wants him out as PM

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Netanyahus last-minute endorsement Ilhan Omar wants him out as PM

It will be incumbent on the people of Israel to decide Tuesday who will lead their government. Outsiders are discouraged from trying to influence foreign elections, but there’s nothing wrong with people expressing their preference, especially as it pertains to such as strong ally like Israel.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is against the ropes, but he should get at least a symbolic boost from his latest outspoken detractor: Representative Ilhan Omar. The anti-Semitic Congresswoman has made her perspectives on Israel very clear, siding very heavily with “Palestine” and even declaring in her attempted visit there last month that she was traveling to Palestine, not Israel, in her itinerary.

She has insinuated at times she believes Israel should not exist as a Jewish state. She also often sides with Islamic terrorists, running cover for them while saying 9/11 was a matter of “some people did something.”

Now, she’s clear about her opposition to Netanyahu:

Omar: Netanyahu’s ‘existence’ contradictory to peace

“I certainly hope that the people of Israel make a different decision and my hope is that they recognize that [Netanyahu’s] existence, his policies, his rhetoric really is contradictory to the peace that we are all hoping that region receives and receives soon,” the Minnesota Democrat told Face the Nation on Sunday.

The problem with her statement is that Netanyahu’s policies have been the only thing keeping Israel at relative peace the last decade. Her remarks were meant as a rebuke against the Prime Minister, but it’s not going to be received well by those who understand her politics. Of course she wants Netanyahu out. She wants Israel to be as weak and defenseless as possible.

Considering Iran is rearing its ugly head, demonstrating a willingness to attack its enemies, it’s difficult to see Israel remaining strong and safe without Benjamin Netanyahu at the helm. Now is not the time for cultural experimentation. Stick with Bibi.

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