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With the apparent defection of Mitch McConnell from the Trump camp, the Republican Party finds itself in a major identity crisis. Is it the older, reliably worthless Democrat Party of twenty years ago, or is it the party of Donald Trump? Does it go along to get along, or does it actually stand for something?
No organized body can continue to exist without a clear purpose that its members value. If I look at a knife-making forum on Facebook, it’s populated by people who either make knives or might want to make knives. Trump fan forums exist because they admire the man, his accomplishments, or what he stands for in America. Those groups all have a purpose.
Democrats have a clear purpose. They want power. This has been their long march. Whatever power they accumulate has only been a stepping stone to more power. And with the trifecta perfected by obvious by actively ignored electoral fraud, there appear to be no obstacles in their way. They can see clearly now how they can consolidate their hold over our lives in perpetuity. Only the uncertain resolve of Joe Manchin to preserve the filibuster prevents them from running roughshod over us.
But what purpose does the Republican Party serve? If there is one, it’s very difficult to see. Being “not-Democrats” doesn’t mean anything. Republicans were “not-Democrats” when John Kennedy was President. His economics would be repudiated now by every elected Democrat and many so-called Republicans. When my wife used to ask if the Republicans would get a particular thing done, I used to answer her that they can’t because they didn’t have both houses of Congress. Now I know they couldn’t do anything because they were subsea invertebrates.
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Lindsay Graham did excellent work in getting Trump’s judges approved. But when he promised investigations into key Democrat malfeasance, it turned into hot air. Mitch McConnell also did yeoman work on the judges, but got the vapors when anything might compromise his wife’s business interests in China or his bosom buddy Chuck Schumer’s ambitions. Neither one had any principles they thought were worth upholding. Power in DC is all that matters. Do we even need to discuss Pierre Delicto Romney? Did I say that Republicans are just Democrats twenty years behind the times?
The contrast between the parties could not be more clear. Democrats are devoted to the acquisition of power. This explains their party cohesiveness and lockstep voting. They all recognize that their leaders are adept at increasing power, and so will defer to them on tactics, recognizing the value of the overall strategy. Republicans are completely rudderless, with no concept of what they stand for. As a result, they never lead for more than a moment, rapidly surrendering the field to the Mongol horde sweeping down on them. “Fight” is a word that they simply do not understand.
Donald Trump changed all that. He came on the scene as a street fighter from Queens with a fierce devotion to America. His verbal style, counter-punching and disregard for incoming artillery inspired 73 million plus Americans who voted for him the second time. While we may rightly suggest that Trump is rough, not ideologically pure, or for that matter halfway clear, there are a number of key features of his tenure that tell us what America wants and needs. If the Republican Party can adopt these as non-negotiable principles which any candidate must agree, it may yet survive and thrive.
First and foremost is the Rule of Law. That means that every law must be understood in the way that those who wrote it understood it. For the Constitution, this means “textualism.” The “living Constitution” approach that changes its meaning at the whim of the day must be rejected. If a law must be changed, there are proper ways to make that change. Anything else is anarchy.
A second part of the Rule of Law is that it must be applied with an even hand. There cannot be two sets of law, where the privileged skate but the rest of us are bankrupted to defend against spiteful prosecutions. There cannot be an immigration law that is not enforced. We cannot allow criminals to destroy our cities while feckless prosecutors let miscreants go unprosecuted. And we cannot abide policies that seek to destroy our law enforcement professionals.
A third part of the Rule of Law is the Constitutional doctrine of Enumerated Powers. Congress gets away with handing out subsidies for “Green Energy” on the specious premise that it is “for the general welfare.” It regulates almost everything as “interstate commerce.” And it creates whole departments to “solve” problems that don’t exist. Our “Education” department buries local school boards with paper while shackling college students with debt that only serves to subsidize the university, not prepare the individual for employment. Medicaid was created to subsidize the medical industry at the expense of the taxpayer, and only serves to raise the cost of medical care without improving health. The list is endless.
America is dying under the burden of Big Government. Trump’s regulatory axe was designed to reduce this load. Americans celebrated. Yet many Republicans propose more regulations, not fewer. They worship at the same altar as Democrats, just with fewer “Hallelujahs” and “Amens!” Fiscal sanity is completely missing.
This is just the start of the process. If the Republican Party will not recognize and codify the things that made America celebrate Donald Trump, it will go the way of the Whigs. Does anybody miss them? Given that the Lincoln Project and many never-Trumpers identify as Republicans, it’s doubtful that it can change course and become relevant again.
Such a failure will require the formation of a new party, to which the Congressional Freedom Caucus and a few senators like Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz would belong. It would caucus with the remaining Republicans for the purpose of forming majorities to stop the radical Left. But it should adopt a firm statement of principles. Those would become the forever platform of the Party, and must be followed by candidates and elected officials. Whether we call it the MAGA Party, the Constitution Party, or some other name is irrelevant. The failure of the Republican Party makes it essential.
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.
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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.
The second way to help is to become a partner. We’ve strongly considered seeking angel investors in the past but because we were paying the bills, it didn’t seem necessary. Now, we’re struggling to pay the bills. This shouldn’t be the case as our traffic the last year has been going up dramatically. June, 2018, we had 11,678 visitors. A year later in June, 2019, we were up to 116,194. In June, 2020, we had 614,192. In November, 2020, we hit 1.2 million visitors.
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.
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
To those who have the means, we ask that you please donate. We have options available now, but there is no telling when those options will cancel us. We just launched a new GiveSendGo page. We also have our GivingFuel page. There have been many who have been canceled by PayPal, but for now it’s still an option. Your generosity is what keeps these sites running and allows us to get the truth to the masses. We’ve had great success in growing but we know we can do more with your assistance.
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