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Principled: We keep using that word but don’t know what it means

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Principled We keep using that word but dont know what it means

Inigo Montoya’s famous words, originally meant for the word “inconceivable” has broadened into a meme that can most aptly be applied to various political jargon, because too often the broken promises of lying politicians has rendered words devoid of meaning. In Conservative circles, the word “principled” has been abused by phonies. In leftist circles, the word is applied to actors who pretend to be Conservative to elevate their credibility when they bash Trump or Conservative policies. One seemingly consistent usage is the word’s lack with regards to Donald Trump.

Pragmatism

A more politically correct dichotomy used by the media in the Republican Civil War was pragmatic Republicans vs ideological, anti-establishment Republicans. Pragmatic was used back in 2016 to describe RINOs like Chris Christie, because pragmatic is a campaign buzzword for RINO. Principled is the candidate signal to the voters that they are real Conservatives. But over the election cycles, “principled” has become nothing more than a campaign buzzword.

To credit Glenn Beck and Steve Deace respectively, “principled” is as devoid of meaning in political campaign as “common sense solutions” or “waste, fraud, and abuse.” And let’s not forget “balanced budget amendments” and “supporting veterans.” Politics is filled with many words that sound nice but mean absolutely nothing. Political media and punditry is as well and the word “principled” has been misapplied more than accurately applied.

Who is Principled?

Better question: what are our principles?

Perhaps the ambiguity surrounding the word “principled” stems from so many on the real or pretend right not knowing or being able to articulate the Conservative tenets. Conservatism is premised around the fallen and corrupt nature of man. Mankind cannot, by means of social experimenting or removing governance, perfect itself. The central tenant of Conservatism, stemming from the core premise of fallen nature, is the belief that government exists solely to protect natural rights, the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and property, where in a state of nature the violation of these rights would be unnavigable.

Every Conservative position stems from the core statement above. The Pro-Life position is the proper Conservative position because it demands the government to protect the right to life for unborn children. Being pro-gun is likewise an extension of the natural right to life and a recognition that fallen men given power will eventually succumb to tyranny. The bolded statement is a vision statement for Conservatism. Socialism violates the right of property. Progressivism operates well outside the scope of Conservative governance, as does social democracy.

Principles are like Nationalism

If flip-flopping is viewed as pragmatic, a consistent stance is considered principled. Principle defined by Merriam-Webster

“a comprehensive and fundamental law, doctrine, or assumption”

Nationalism is an incomplete ideology. It can be paired with socialism, which is what fascism is. It can be paired with Conservatism, Progressivism, Populism, Monarchism, and endless isms except its opposite: globalism. Whether Nationalism is good or bad is wholly dependent on whether your country sucks or not. Being a Nationalist for South Africa is not equivalent to being a Nationalist for the United States. Being principled is only good if your principles don’t suck.

Bernie Sanders is probably the most principled member of Congress. He believed in socialism before it was cool and has a voting record that strongly corresponds to his beliefs. But similarly Mitch McConnell is principled because he has never wavered from his core beliefs in self-enrichment and perpetual power. The only people in Congress, or politics, who aren’t principled are those who don’t have their own thoughts. Everyone else is principled and it’s a matter of whether their principles suck or not. So instead of arguing who is and who isn’t principled, we should instead be articulating what our principles actually are.

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‘Wax my balls’ is the new ‘bake the cake’

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Wax my balls is the new bake the cake

The story of the man who attempted to force a women to wax his scrotum renewed its virility after a Canadian business owned by a Brazilian immigrant reportedly had to shut down because of a hearing in front of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, according to Post Millennial.The story displays a curious amount of similarity to the Masterpiece Cake story which resulted in a Supreme Court ruling and subsequent harassment lawsuits before the Colorado equivalent body. In this case, a man who goes by Jessica Yaniv targeted upwards of 15 women who refused to wax his balls.

Mad Wax: Hairy Road

In 2018 he launched a complaint about Mad Wax refusing service. The women in question for discrimination was a Muslim, making this a clash between Transgenders and Muslims, a rare but foreseeable clash between two of the Left’s most prioritized groups according to intersectionality.

Lifesite News Reported back in March 2018:

A local transgender woman claims she was denied services based on her gender identity and gender expression and is seeking $50,000 for “immense harm to my dignity.”

The complainant, who has asked to remain anonymous, said she called the spa March 17, 2018, to inquire about services for a transgender woman.

Following a conversation with an employee, she asked to speak with the owner. Carruthers said he called her back and explained that the female employee working that day was a practising Muslim who refrains from physical contact with males outside of her family.

He further explained the only staff member he had who did male waxing was off on a sick leave and there was no one else.

This man wanted a Muslim woman to handle his genitals which is the ultimate Trans vs Muslim showdown that Conservatives have pointed out ever since the Left formed a confederacy that openly included gays and Muslims. Just think about the ramifications of what would have happened if she complied against her own religious beliefs in Islamic marriage.

#MeToo

Maria De Silva, of the in-home service that was forced to close down, claimed that she was not trained in waxing male genitals. It’s reasonable to accept her expertise as the difference between waxing male and female genitals seems readily obvious to the anatomically aware. The lack of training in waxing male equipment seems to have been a common defense, as the overwhelming majority of Brazilian wax clientele are women. But there’s a more sinister angle to this story. Not only is Yaniv clearly harassing businesses who refuse to wax his balls, he is also sexually harassing women, particularly minority women as Post Millennial pointed out.

While the women he targeted were untrained in waxing testicles, there is apparently enough of a demand that these services exist enough for someone who filed a complaint against 16 businesses to have easily been able to find. Alas, he targeted these women, who cater to women, to wax his balls. There’s something undeniably perverted about what Yaniv is doing, and while transgenderism is a mental illness, the level of malice in his actions voids the excuse of lacking full capacity.

Affirmation

If you are wondering why Yaniv has made it his life goal to commit rainbow jihad, it’s the same reason why any other acronym-identifying person would. They seek affirmation. Government recognition of homosexual marriage didn’t suffice. An entire month where over ninety percent of major brands pandering to a small minority of the population still isn’t enough. Subverting female athletics isn’t enough.

Removing parents from their children’s lives for not affirming their lifestyle isn’t enough. At what point is the threshold met for rainbow jihad to end? Never. Because this man isn’t satisfied without the affirmation of everyone in society, nor will he be content with it. He is chasing the rainbow. And his trivial goals are why he is but a small fry in a much larger Culture War.

PC Pretzel

The struggle between the different identities seems highly contrary. This is a case of Feminism vs Islam vs Transgenderism with the former two fighting as cobelligerents. After all, neither can really exist with the other two. Leftism has made a strange alliance between these contrary identities. Now we could speculate whether the Socialists are using Muslims to achieve their political goals or are Muslims, like Ilhan Omar, using the Socialist to achieve their centuries older goals. In either case, the strange alliance has a common goal for the rest of us: control. Conformity, collectivism, control. That is how these contradictory elements of Leftism are intermarried into a hive like confederacy.

This is about control and that is why Conservatives must not give an inch when they come telling us to bake the cake or wax their balls.

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#TX21 is a congressional race the entire nation will be watching

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When two powerhouse representatives of their respective political ideologies clash, there’s always national attention. But as Wendy Davis announces her intention to take on Representative Chip Roy in the 21st Congressional District of Texas, there’s more at stake than just a seat on Capitol Hill. This race represents a battle for the soul of our nation.

If you’re wondering how a single Congressional seat could have so much importance, we have to look at the two candidates. Roy is a freshman who has already been making an impact with is push for fiscal conservatism. His demands on his fellow representatives are simple, all centering around the notion that Republicans must do as they promised. That means securing the border, cutting spending, and other important promises that, thus far, have not been fulfilled.

Davis was a rising star in the Democratic Party before losing a high-profile gubernatorial race. Now, she’s starting her comeback campaign by going after Roy’s congressional seat. Her pro-abortion and big government stances are stark contrasts to Roy’s conservatism, but they have one thing in common. Both are willing to go to the ideological edges even if it means bucking their own party. Roy made news in May when he single-handedly blocked a disaster relief bill, not over he merits of the big spending bill itself but because he does not believe Congress should sit back and let $19 billion get dished out without talking about it on the floor and having a proper vote.

There’s even a movie about Davis that’s potentially in the works, according to Fox News.

Davis became an overnight Democratic sensation in 2013 after her filibuster over an anti-abortion bill. She told Texas Monthly in March that she recently met with actress Sandra Bullock to discuss the Oscar winner portraying her in a movie about the filibuster, which Davis said could be released next year.

Texas was once considered to be a deep-red state, but in recent years has shifted to the point that many strategists on both sides of the aisle consider it a 2020 battleground. Beto O’Rourke confirmed this by coming within 3-points of taking down Senator Ted Cruz. For a hyper-leftist like O’Rourke to even be a consideration in the state is telling of the shift that’s happening there. This is why Davis’s entry into the race is so significant. If Republicans sit back and assume the seat is safe, they could lose it.

If a strong conservative like Chip Roy can hold onto the seat, it bodes well for the nation that Texas is staying true to its values. If Wendy Davis flips it, we can take it as a sign that progressives are making a bigger impact than expected.

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Justin Amash exposed as only grandstanding on Trump impeachment

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Justin Amash exposed as only grandstanding on Trump impeachment

Earlier this week, the House of Representatives voted to kill a resolution to pursue impeachment against President Trump. The vote followed a resolution to condemn Trump following his tweets that enraged the left. The House got to vote on impeachment and this time 95 members all voted against killing the resolution, all 95 members in this 322-95 vote were Democrats. Not among them was Justin Amash who actually called for impeachment back in May in a 13 tweet thread.

“In fact, there were many crimes revealed by the investigation, some of which were charged, and some of which were not but are nonetheless described in Mueller’s report.” Justin Amash May 20th

If you recall these tweet came weeks before he decided to name a single of the several instances of impeachable activity, instead reverting to vague tweets about the nature of impeachment. Yet since May 18th, it has become increasingly obvious Justin Amash has no intentions on following through on his calls to impeachment. As a Representative in the US Congress, he has the power only 435 people in the country have. If he feels that it is his duty to pursue impeachment, which is a view he pontificated on Twitter, then anything short of bringing forward impeachment on the specific charges he eventually laid out is grandstanding. With so few Congressmen having read the Mueller Report, his words, Democrats would defer to him on this issue if he would only do what he said he would do. But Justin Amash was only grandstanding on impeachment. Otherwise why would he have voted to kill a resolution on pursuing impeachment, the very thing he called for?

What has Justin Amash done since May 18th?

He voted for a resolution condemning Trump, but the real answer is, he’s taken some time to brand himself. After support in his own district plummeted, on July 4th, he declared his independence from the Republican Party in an op ed in the Washington Post. Seeing as Independence Day is about America’s history not a day for politicians to politicize for their own endgame, this is perhaps the most egotistical way do just that. Maybe doing it on 9/11 is worse. As he all but comes out of the closet on a 2020 Libertarian or Independent Presidential Run, Justin Amash looks to rebrand Libertarianism, removing the populism Rand Paul embraced. Daniel McCarthy at Spectator wrote a really good piece on Amash illustrating this point.

What Ron Paul did was to counteract neoconservatism in the Republican party with libertarianism and populism. Populism proved to be more potent, but libertarianism itself contributed important elements to populism, including an articulate anti-interventionist foreign policy and a sense of class warfare as about power, not just wealth. Amash was never comfortable with populism, but libertarianism without it has no market at all. The Washington Post and the NeverTrump neocons share Amash’s animosity toward Trump and the populist right, but they share even fewer of his professed principles than Trump does. Ron Paul won despite losing; Amash teaches libertarians simply how to lose by losing.

In not even fighting for the very thing he parted from the Republicans over, Trump, he has already lost. His district has likely turned on him and his best political prospect is being a below average 3rd party candidate. All he’s left with politically are his principles which his grandstanding calls into question.

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