Category Archives: National Issues

3 of the Most Telling Failures of Socialism

The Daily Signal, Lee Edwards /

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Some conservatives may be discouraged by the latest surveys confirming that nearly one-half of millennials are receptive to living under socialism and regard capitalism as a captive of greed. In fact, they present us with a golden opportunity to educate all Americans about the manifold failures of socialism and the miraculous advances the world has made under free enterprise.

For example, the Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson revealed at a Heritage Foundation event that between 2000 and 2012, “the rate of absolute poverty in the world fell by 50%.” That is, “the poor in the world are getting rich at a rate that is absolutely unparalleled in all of human history.”

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brubaker55’s response to “Common Interpretation of The Sixteenth Amendment” dated April 17th

I believe that it was the preference of a majority consensus of our Founding Fathers to have a very limited central government rather than the massive, intrusive, D.C. Beast that we currently suffer…which is why the Founding Fathers gave us the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution long before there was ever a 16th Amendment.

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
– 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Said 10th Amendment expressly limited the federal government to only those powers specifically delegated while reserving the rest of the powers to the the States or the people.

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Common Interpretation of The Sixteenth Amendment


16th Amendment.jpgThe Sixteenth Amendment, ratified in 1913, played a central role in building up the powerful American federal government of the twentieth century by making it possible to enact a modern, nationwide income tax. Before long, the income tax would become by far the federal government’s largest source of revenue. This Amendment was part of a wave of federal and state constitutional amendments championed by Progressives in the early twentieth century. The Amendment reversed an 1895 Supreme Court decision that had made a nationwide income tax effectively impossible by invoking what today seems an arcane distinction between “direct” and “indirect” taxes.

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Goldman Sachs says Trump has a ‘narrow advantage’ in 2020 election

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Key Points
  • Incumbent presidents tend to have a “built-in advantage” of 5 to 6 percentage points in the popular vote, according to the Goldman chief economist Jan Hatzius and his team.
  • A stronger economy under Trump administration is also adding to his edge headed into the 2020 election, Goldman says.
  • Trump could still win the re-election fight even with a negative net approval rating.
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A second term for President Donald Trump is more likely than not, according to Goldman Sachs economists who analyzed the setup for the 2020 election.

Incumbent presidents tend to have a “built-in advantage” of 5 to 6 percentage points in the popular vote, according to the bank’s chief economist, Jan Hatzius. A stronger economy under the Trump administration is also adding to his edge headed into the 2020 election, which Goldman predicts to be a “close call” leaning in favor of the incumbent.

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National School Lunch Program Has Morphed Into Massive, Wasteful Entitlement Program

THE DAILY SIGNAL, Jonathan Butcher ,Vijay Menon,

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The Obama administration’s Community Eligibility Provision is providing meals—breakfast as well as lunch—to kids from middle- and upper-income families. (Photo: Tetra Images/Getty Images)


The National School Lunch Program has changed dramatically since it began in 1946. What started as a grant program to help poor students and those with special needs has morphed into a massive entitlement offering meals to 30 million students every year—equivalent to nearly 55% of all children enrolled in public and private schools.

And the bigger the program got, the more wasteful it became. The Office of Management and Budget now classifies the school lunch program as a “high-error” program due to large losses from incorrect payments each year—nearly $800 million in fiscal year 2018 alone.

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Mass Exodus of Public Union Fee Payers After High Court Ruling

Bloomberglaw.com, by Robert Iafolla, Posted April 5, 2019, 3:10 PM
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Two major public sector unions lost nearly 210,000 agency fee payers combined in 2018, according to recently filed reports showing the impact of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that prohibits forcing nonmembers to pay for collective bargaining and other nonpolitical expenses.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees saw a 98 percent drop from the prior year, leaving 2,200 agency fee payers. The Service Employees International Union lost 94 percent of their agency fee payers, reducing the number of agency fee payers to 5,800.

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How Many Muslims Won Political Office in 2018?

The Washington Standard,

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Many of you are familiar with a couple of congressional seats that were picked up by Muslim women and the first Muslim state attorney general put into office in Minnesota.  What you may not realize is just how many political offices were filled by electing Muslims in 2018.  Even more concerning is the high percentage of Muslims voting and their openness to promote the fact that they want to “change” our culture and society.

First, the information comes from JETPAC, which stands for Justice Education Technology Political Advocacy Center.  According to their Mission Statement:

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Little Known Facts About Tomb of The Unknown Soldier

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QUESTION: 1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns and why?

ANSWER:  21 – It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary.

QUESTION:  2. How long does he hesitate after his about face to begin his return walk and why?

ANSWER: 21 – The number of seconds for the same reason as answer number one.

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America’s Past Shows Why Socialism Won’t Work

THE DAILY SIGNAL, Kay Coles James / /

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Something-for-nothing socialist rhetoric has a strong appeal. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., won a seat in Congress by promising free health care for all, free college tuition, and something called climate justice. (Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images)


Socialism is trending in America. Politicians once ran from the term; now more embrace it. And polls show younger people are favoring it.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., won a seat in Congress by promising free health care for all, free college tuition, and something called climate justice. According to her Green New Deal, climate justice includes a government-guaranteed “basic income” for everyone, including all those “unwilling to work.”

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EXCLUSIVE: HHS Makes $5.1 Million Grant to Pro-Life Community Clinics

The Daily Signal, Rachel del Guidice / /

“With this grant, the [Trump] administration has opened up a new avenue of health care choices for low-income and underserved women and their families in California,” says Kathleen Eaton Bravo, CEO and founder of The Obria Group Inc. and Obria Medical Clinics. (Photo courtesy of Obria)


The founder of an organization of community care clinics that cater to women praises the Trump administration for deciding to give her group $5.1 million over three years for use in California, a grant that once might have gone to Planned Parenthood.

“With this grant, the administration has opened up a new avenue of health care choices for low-income and underserved women and their families in California,” Kathleen Eaton Bravo, CEO and founder of The Obria Group Inc. and Obria Medical Clinics, said in a prepared statement provided to The Daily Signal.

Obria, which operates 21 health clinics and 11 mobile clinics in five states, does not perform abortions.

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