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Conservative Picks for the Maryland Pirmary

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Democrats have a stranglehold on Maryland, but that grasp was so disastrous under the leadership of Martin O’Malley that Larry Hogan was elected Governor. Looking to red pill the state are numerous Republican contenders. Indeed, there are no shortages of candidates in the old line state. But in this surplus is an overload of non-serious candidates. Now, its hard to expect people to commit a whole lot when the cards are stacked against them but they can do a little better. For candidates in Maryland, it’s not the Trump endorsement they seek, rather its the Governor’s. Expectations are low but a statewide glitch with the change of residencies is sure to hinder turnout. Kinda makes me wish voter ID was here. Either way, good candidates like Liz Matory can make their longshots a little less long. Upsets in Maryland can happen, see Larry Hogan 2014.

Best Candidate: Liz Matory
Worst Candidate: John Walsh
Best Race: District 2
Worst Race: District 6

US Senate

I’ve never seen so many candidates line up to take an ass whooping. However very few of this wide field are serious contenders. The most formidable candidate is Chris Chaffee because in 2016 he came in second with a whopping 13.7% of the vote. He seems alright, but unimpressive. Christina Grigorian comes off as a RINO. Albert Howard comes off as a nut. Bill Krehnbrink reportedly trends towards libertarian with an Everybody’s Gotta Go message that could have general election appeal. Nnabu Eze could be a red pill for Maryland’s above average immigrant population. He’s also a solid conservative. Blaine Taylor is a former Democrat and isn’t completely cleansed of leftism. Then there are a bunch of nonserious candidates or past losers who likely won’t get past Chaffee. There is no stand alone pick here.

Conservative Pick: Nnabu Eze or Bill Krehnbrink

District 1

Andy Harris of the Eastern Shore is a Freedom Caucus member and Maryland’s only Republican, thanks to the redistricting. His record through four terms is impressive. He has two challengers. Lamont Taylor seems just as Conservative. Martin Elborn is definitely to the left of Harris. Tough call, but Harris hasn’t been in office for two long.

Conservative Pick: Andy Harris

District 2

Liz Matory is the most serious candidate and she is a solid Conservative. Unlike Taylor (Senate candidate), she became a Republican and holds to principled Conservatism. She would make a fine competitive candidate.

Conservative Pick: Liz Matory

District 3

Neither candidate in this race is particularly serious.

Conservative Pick: None

District 4

George McDurmott is unopposed.

District 5

Johnny Rice is the MAGA candidate and also the only semi-serious candidate.

Conservative Pick: Johnny Rice

District 6

This vacated seat might just be competitive (again) as it features Conservative western Maryland. Kurt Elsasser is most likely to be the RINO. Amie Hoeber is poised to take this race seeing as she has the coveted endorsement of Governor Larry Hogan. She seems as though she would be a major spender. Nothing indicates on her campaign otherwise. Brad Rohrs is the Conservative horse in this race. His campaign is upfront about Conservatism immediately. Lisa Lloyd is also a decent candidate.

Conservative Pick: Brad Rorhs

District 7

William Newton seems like a nut, a nut that would vote the right way I suppose. Ray Bly is unelectable following a 1988 child abuse and 4th-degree sex offense (statutory). Thankfully there is Richmond Davis who is a solid libertarian-style Conservative.

Conservative Pick: Richmond Davis

District 8

John Walsh is a hardcore RINO. Either Victor Williams or Bridgette Cooper would make a good candidate.

Conservative Pick: Victor Williams or Bridgette Cooper

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The far-left hates liberty. Isn’t it time to stop praising them as being liberal? Part II

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The far-left hates liberty Isnt it time to stop praising them as being liberal Part II

If we want to defeat socialism and Conserve Liberty, we have to stop using the reality defying language of the Left.

Bernie Sanders recently gave a speech inverting reality to redefine socialism. It was replete with some modernized versions of the tired old tropes of the Communist Manifesto. But the key part included some absurd assertions on Liberty that would have made a younger version of George Orwell proud.

Apparently no one can be ‘free’ unless they have a claim on the time, labor and property of others in society. In the Orwellian mindset of Bernie Sanders and others of the national socialist Left, Liberty means that you should be ‘free’.. to enslave others. No word on whether the people forced to provide their time, labor and property to Bernie voters that are ‘free’.

It is a fact that every living being from bacteria to Brontosauri has had to exert effort in order to survive. However, the Leftist mindset sees an opportunity to control every aspect of everyone’s life in trying to alter this essential fact of life. For if they can assert that every individual has a collective obligation to society at large, they get to enforce that obligation, since they consider themselves to the moral superiors of everyone else. They know this because they are the moral superiors of everyone else.

In this inversion of Liberty from the Left, freedom means that you should be provided with free healthcare, free housing, free college, free food, free childcare and just about any free benefit they can conjure up. Never mind that there isn’t enough money to provide all of these ‘freedoms’ or that the people forced to provide them could hardly be considered to be ‘free’. We’re also to forget about the fact that these ancient ideas run contrary to human nature and that they have never worked in the 400 years that this ‘social’ experiment has been run.

Part I of this series proved that the Far-Left has become the enemy of Liberty while they use labels that falsely imply the polar opposite. Even though Leftists have become increasingly hostile to freedom and basic reality, they still falsely claim to be ‘Liberal’. Part II will present the case for a two-step approach in rhetorically cutting them off at the kneecaps in depriving them of this deception.

The Orwellian language of the enemies of Liberty on the Left.

Ideas are conveyed and considered through the shorthand of language. A positive word connotes a positive thought or feeling on a particular issue, while a negative word has the opposite effect. If Leftists are good at anything, it’s in word selection and exploitation. It’s the reason they put so much effort in trying to control free speech and dictating the terms of debate.

This is why it is imperative that we of the Pro-Liberty Right avoid being trapped into using the language of the Socialist-Left, debating the issues on their terms. This unnecessarily places us in an immediate disadvantage when it’s just a question of choosing the proper words and having the discipline to use them properly.

Eleutheros to Libertas.

There is a reason the Left loves to exploit the derivatives certain ancient words. The first has its origins in Greek: free (liberated), unbound (unshackled); (figuratively) free to realize one’s destiny in Christ.

The second is a derivative of the first, howbeit the etymology is somewhat murky. The second is the Roman personification of Liberty and freedom. The ancient term Libertas has a number of positive and similar sounding derivatives with the two-syllable ‘liber’ common to the words Liberation, Liberty and Liberal.

Each of these three derivatives convey the positive idea of being unbound and free from restraint. When used by the Far-Left this runs contrary to their true meaning because their socialist ideology has the opposite effect, the assertions of Bernie ‘we must be free to enslave others’ Sanders notwithstanding.

Leftists love thinking of themselves a ‘Liberators’ or the vaunted protectors of Liberty, but it is their incessant use of the term Liberal that needs to be corrected. Far too many people wrongly associate socialistic slavery with this contrary term. While many falsely apply some sort of post-modernism ideas to the term, it cannot be denied that Liberal connotes the same positive ideas of freedom as the words Liberty and Liberator. Many associate the real enslavement of society with being Liberal and by extension Liberty and Liberation to the point that the media contradictorily uses the term to refer to socialism.

Defeating the Socialist-Left by depriving them of their false labeling.

Defeating the Leftists on this subject is just a two-step process of taking back the word and having the discipline to use Leftist instead of Liberal. Then it’s just a question of rhetorically pounding Leftists as being hypocrites in trying to sell socialistic slavery as ‘Liberation’ or ‘Liberty’.

We have already made the point that true Liberals belong on the right side of the political spectrum here, here, and here. The fact is, the Conservative-Right side is represented in the Liberal party in Australia. Consider the through the looking-glass mindset of the Left characterizing a win of the Australian Liberal party entitled as ‘How Liberalism Loses’ taking note that they scrupulously avoid using the actual name of the Liberal party in Australia.

Why it is extremely important to use the term Leftist instead of Liberal.

It should be an easy fix to the situation, given that both words start with the same letter and have the same length. It’s just a matter of understanding the vast difference in the meaning of the two words and why we all need to have the discipline to just use Leftist in referring to those people.

Those using the term Liberal when referring to the Left are complicit in perpetrating their deception on who they are. Leftists don’t consider Liberal to be a pejorative. They smile when we use the odd phrases such as ‘Owning the Libs’ because that reinforces their supposed ‘Liberal’ street cred. The same holds true for any variation of terms that have a ‘Lib’ portion.

The Word Salad approach to labeling the Left.

While many understood the logic in this effort, there are still some on the Conservative-Right that still use a ‘Word Salad’ approach when referring to the Left. They will begin using Leftist and switch to Liberal at some point, followed by the term Progressive in another instance, then perhaps switching back to Leftist in another.

No one is really impressed by the undisciplined use of these terms, there really is no point in continuing the practice. One word is sufficient, the Far-Left has no qualms about using the term ‘Far-right’ in referring to the Pro-Liberty side of the aisle. This refers back to one of the Left’s biggest lies: that the Nazis weren’t socialists. But that doesn’t stop them from trying to reinforce that lie at every opportunity where up is down and Left is Right – meaning a socialist workers’ party of the Left is somehow of the ‘Far-Right’.

It is time to fight back on this front instead of conceding the language of the Left, it is how they lie about who they are and what we are. It is how they deceive people who are unaware of their true nature.

The Takeaway.

The Socialist-Left revels in being ‘Liberators’, the defenders of Liberty and of course as being Liberal.
Those positive sounding attributes belong to the Conservative-Right, that why it is important to use the correct word.

Using Leftist instead of Liberal takes away one of the Left’s biggest deceptions, why wouldn’t anyone follow that advice?

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There are still 10 Commandments even if most Christians only believe in 9

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There are still 10 Commandments even if most Christians only believe in 9

If you ask an average evangelical Christian if they believe in the 10 Commandments, most say yes. In fact, a majority of Americans believe nine of the ten Commandments are still important today. Only one commandment in a poll last year was accepted by less than half of Americans. Only 49% believe keeping the sabbath day holy still applies.

But the Bible is very explicit about the Commandments. From Genesis to Exodus, the sabbath is mentioned as being kept, including by post-resurrection Christian leaders like Peter and Paul. Nothing in the Bible indicates it has changed. In fact, it was the actions of men attempting to claim the Christian faith as their own and merging it with the pagan religions of their day that prompted a change to Sunday as the day of worship. It wasn’t by decree from a prophet of God. It was men trying to make things easier to rule their people who decided to change times and laws.

The Bible is unambiguous. In Exodus 20:

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Now is not the time to debate misinterpretations of Paul’s teachings, the ones most often pointed to when pastors and Christian scholars try to justify their acceptance of the anti-Biblical change in both scope and details surrounding the permanent law of God laid forth for all men and for all time in the 10 Commandments. I’ll leave a video below from 119 Ministries that goes into the details and offers a scriptural basis for keeping the sabbath. I do not believe in all of their conclusions, but it’s a great reference nonetheless.

For now, I’d prefer to appeal to logic. Before Jesus Christ died, after His resurrection, and any time He has appeared in the Bible, neither He nor anyone else talks about moving the sabbath. I’ve heard Bible scholars infer that it was changed to somehow represent His rising and the changes that happened in the world as a result, but that does not explain why the sabbath was kept by Christians throughout the early days of the church even after His death. Historians and the Bible all agree that those who were closest to Jesus continued to keep the sabbath.

It takes a tremendous amount of eisegesis to work that change into the Bible somehow. Moreover, it completely ignores historical records that show why the leaders in the 3rd century changed the day of worship to match with the pagan day of worship, Sunday, and to separate themselves from any attachment to the non-believing Hebrews.

The Bible tells us to keep the sabbath. At no point does it tell us to stop keeping the sabbath. Instead of listening to the traditions of men who were appeasing pagans, why don’t more Christians trust the Word of God?

Here’s the video:

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Trey Gowdy, Jason Chaffetz highlight idiocy of Democrats, media

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Trey Gowdy rips House Dems hearings Pathetic sad dont benefit anyone

This week, Democrats in the House Judiciary Committee brought in John Dean of Watergate fame to testify about the Russian collusion story. It had many, even in progressive mainstream media, scratching their heads wondering what Dean could possibly contribute to the conversation or investigation.

But that’s not how Democrats think, at least in the House of Representatives. They aren’t looking for facts. They’re looking for anything they can do to perpetuate their narrative and keep the Russia collusion hoax in the news cycle so they don’t have to answer tough questions about real issues facing Americans like illegal immigration.

Two former Congressmen, Trey Gowdy and Jason Chaffetz, spoke at length about the debacle of this hearing.

Chaffetz was amused. “When you bring up two convicted felons, Michael Cohen and John Dean, as the way you’re going to propel this, I don’t know how Democrats with a straight face look in the camera say, ‘Oh ya, we’re trying to get to the bottom to do the work of the American people.'”

Gowdy, on the other hand, was infuriated by the display of clear partisan brinkmanship. After praising Chaffetz for his ability when on Capitol Hill to talk to the press, Gowdy pointed at an inconvenient fact about the way the media in America works.

“I hope even you have realized, now, the duplicity and the relativism with which Republicans are covered versus Democrats,” Gowdy said. “If you, as the Chairman of Oversight, had called someone like John Dean who’s not a fact witness, we’s not a legal expert… about the best he can give you is a day in the life in federal prison, that’s the best he’s going to be able to give you, you would have been excoriated.”

Putting John Dean in front of a camera had one goal for the Democrats: associate the Russia hoax with Watergate. They’re grasping at straws now, but it should be expected since Mueller is all they have left.

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