Piercing The Republican Propaganda

by Wes Walker via libertyisftw.org The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy… look around, what do you see? Business men, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save… You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it. – Morpheus, the Matrix So the Republican Party is making the argument that the economy is doing much…

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Are You a Rebel Without a Cause? – Constant Negativity Interferes With Conservatism

By Janice Barlow FOR THE PAST COUPLE YEARS, the nation has been dividing itself between those who were for, and those who remain against the man who ultimately became the president of the United States, Donald J. Trump. The lines dividing the voters kept shifting and continue to do so. For the conservatives among us, the narrative should be shifting from NeverTrump to NeverLiberal. Because Trump espouses no real ideology, he often aligns with liberalism anyway. But he won’t be in office forever. One stark truth remains obvious: Those who staunchly…

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The Case for #NeverTrump in 2018

During the Republican presidential primaries in 2015 and 2016, the case for opposition to Donald Trump was clear to all but Trump’s core supporters comprised of largely uneducated working class nationalists and Baby Boomers, who now vastly outnumber the declining Greatest Generation and Silent Generation voters that elected Ronald Reagan, George H. W Bush, and George W. Bush. To Trump’s voting block, it didn’t matter that Trump’s entire life had been a horror show of marital infidelity, financial incompetence, small-minded bigotry, pathological dishonesty, and unchecked narcissism. This would have more than…

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Donald Trump and Barack Obama’s Dreamer’s Act: Is DACA Splitting Voters Once Again?

  By Janice Barlow LONG BEFORE DONALD TRUMP ANNOUNCED HIS CANDIDACY, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), also called the “Dreamer’s Act“, was a hotly contested issue. Most conservatives did not want a free ticket to amnesty for anyone. People who have struggled to become U.S. citizens the legal way would be cheated by those who would be given a pass, simply by nature of their arrival here illegally under the age of 31 in June 2012. Also, if parents were illegals, their birth here would not automatically make them…

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The Purple GOP and Why it Must Bleed Red Again

By Janice Barlow WELL, IT’S FINALLY HERE. The year of the midterm elections. Instead of being revved up and ready to hit the ground running, Republicans seem skittish. The candidates and Congress members are not red-blooded anymore. They are oxygen depleted and absorbing the blue of the liberals. They are turning purple. Some are announcing their retirement, like Senator Orin Hatch (Utah) who served for 40 years. He certainly should retire though. His most likely replacement at this point is Mitt Romney, another moderate with a slightly better liberty score,…

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Roy Moore: Sex, Lies, and Videotapes – A Rational Analysis

photo of Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore

By Janice Barlow After spending most of the last three days on the dilemma of Roy Moore, the Alabama candidate for Republican Senator accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl in 1979, I have decided to draw things to a close with this article. However, like most things in real life, closure is often complicated and riddled with loose ends. I’ll do the best I can. First off, a few observations from the bleachers. People have really revealed much about how they react to situations simply because of the existence of…

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A Violent Circle: Where Socialism Meets Nationalism and the Two Become One

By Janice Barlow  It’s well established that Hitler’s Germany was a socialist Germany. For those who did not study that era, the term socialism means to: surrender ownership and control of private capitalism (such as factories and industry, enterprise and commercial ventures), and land, as well as some personal privacy and wealth, in order to benefit the common good. This is mostly done through taxation and redistribution of wealth. The difference between socialism and communism is that communism reverts control of ALL ownership of all properties to the State. The citizens have no rights, including no right to religious…

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To Russia With Love: Deciphering Trump’s Tweetheart Messages

By Janice Barlow I began storing up some of President Trump’s tweets before he became president. Unlike President Obama, the only other president who tweeted as president, (since Twitter was born in 2006), Trump was able to maintain his private Twitter account, @realdonaldtrump, in addition to the standard and secure, @POTUS account assigned when a president takes office.  The reasons that Trump was allowed to keep it and not close it down while serving as POTUS are unknown. Obama tweeted his final tweets in a humble manner from the @POTUS account. George…

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