2020 certainly revealed the extent at which the Republican Party is against conservatism. It became readily apparent that out of the fifty governors, majority Republican, there are still a mere handful of decent or good ones. In Congress, it is no secret that majority of Republicans are RINOs who quickly sold out their base.
With the 2020 Election and Coronavirus, it was a year where ambitious figures did not have to do a whole lot to stand out, but they would have to be willing to stand alone. I believe in 2020, despite the talk of a silent majority, many of else felt far more isolated and alone. So it is worth celebrating the heroes of this cause however few there may be this year.
Kristi Noem – Governor of the Year
At the beginning of the year, Kristi Noem had questionable conservative credentials. In fact, most governors in the United States were flaky which is why Mike Parsons was the winner last year. 2020 made obvious a number of Republican governors were overrated. Greg Abbott was nowhere when a judge was in favor of child abuse. And then he caved on coronavirus.
Coronavirus revealed who the cowards and tyrants are. Kristi Noem rose above the field to establish South Dakota as a safe harbor for freedom. In the current political climate governing with freedom as a prime directive will bring about an onslaught of negative press. Kristi Noem’s ability to withstand the artificial pressure of social media is highly commendable and unfortunately rare. We celebrate Kristi Noem’s recognition that the government has no right to declare businesses nonessential. We recognize that Kristi Noem may have presidential aspirations and believe she has earned a place in the conversation due to her commitment to liberty when times were tough.
An honorable mention must be given to Ron DeSantis who has also emerged as a champion of reopening. Ron DeSantis also looks poised to best combat the upcoming mutations which will also be used to curb liberty, as he has asserted more control over his executive branch than other governors who let their health departments run wild.
Rand Paul – Legislature of the Year
Congress did not do much in 2020. They conducted a phony impeachment. They gave Americans $1200 for their troubles while they funded the swamp. Congress held inconsequential hearings for big tech and took several vacation days while Americans suffered. This is not to say everyone in Congress did a bad job. There were some stand out performances. Ted Cruz was solid, as usual. Josh Hawley is at least trying to address major issues, such as Big Tech censorship, and has become the first Senator to commit to contesting the election certification. Mitch McConnell, though good for little else, ensured a safe confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett.
But Rand Paul did the most to push back against the Left on coronavirus, and this was the issue of the year. In the House of Representatives, Chip Roy, Jim Jordan, and Thomas Massie have standout performances for standing up for liberty. Mo Brooks deserves commendation for standing up against election fraud. With this tough of competition, the edge goes to Rand Paul who dared to challenge Dr. Anthony Fauci as a doctor.
On the Conservative media side of things, I believe Steve Deace, Daniel Horowitz, Jessie Kelly, and Clay Travis (even though he’s more of a Dave Rubin type) did the best job at representing conservative voice during lockdowns. Tucker Carlson, and countless others unwittingly were deceived by the scam that was being forced down the American public’s throat, or worse cravenly changed sides when the tide began to shift.
In the private sector it is difficult to single out a single business owner. But those who defied lockdowns and opened their businesses and churches are far more heroic collectively than doctors and nurses. It’s not even comparable the bravery it takes to risk jail to feed your family in a dignified manner as opposed to waiting on the government for a bailout.
Lastly, Kyle Rittenhouse deserves commendation. As I talk about here, when the government failed to perform its basic function, and adult citizenry were also unwilling to step up to protect their communities, he volunteered to fill the gap which ultimately amounted to risking his life. We need more Kyle Rittenhouses and fewer Bill Barrs.
2021 will not be an easier year. If someone wasn’t willing to stand up in 2020, do not count on them in 2021.
COVID-19 lockdowns are taking down an independent news outlet
Nobody said running a media site would be easy. We could use some help keeping this site afloat.
Colleagues have called me the worst fundraiser ever. My skills are squarely rooted on the journalistic side of running a news outlet. Paying the bills has never been my forte, but we’ve survived. We have ads on the site that help, but since the site’s inception this has been a labor of love that otherwise doesn’t bring in the level of revenue necessary to justify it.
When I left a nice, corporate career in 2017, I did so knowing I wouldn’t make nearly as much money. But what we do at NOQ Report to deliver the truth and fight the progressive mainstream media narrative that has plagued this nation is too important for me to sacrifice it for the sake of wealth. We know we’ll never make a ton of money this way, and we’re okay with that.
Things have become harder with the coronavirus lockdowns. Both ad money and donations that have kept us afloat for a while have dropped dramatically. We thought we could weather the storm, but the resurgence of lockdowns that mainstream media and Democrats are pushing has put our prospects in jeopardy. In short, we are now in desperate need of financial assistance.
The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We need approximately $17,300 to stay afloat through March when we hope the economy will be more open, but more would be wonderful and any amount that brings us closer to our goal is greatly appreciated.
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We’re heading in the right direction and we believe we’re ready talk to patriotic investors who want to not only “get in on the action” but more importantly who want to help America hear the truth. Interested investors should contact me directly with the contact button above.
As the world spirals towards radical progressivism, the need for truthful journalism has never been greater. But in these times, we need as many conservative media voices as possible. Please help keep NOQ Report going.