Our once proud constitutional republic has turned into a pure democracy. In this episode of the Conservative Conscience, Daniel and Joe demonstrate from the outcome of the presidential and congressional primaries how pure democracy leads to tyranny. It would be much better to conduct primaries through the Colorado convention model where anyone can still participate, but the process tends to attract only those voters truly engaged with the political reality and familiar with the authentic records of each candidate.
The Trump campaign has successfully framed the conventions as “voterless elections” orchestrated by the establishment against the will of “the people.” In reality, as Daniel explains, the conventions are dominated by the most committed conservative activists in each state who truly reflect the will of the people and the Constitution, as envisioned by our Founders in a republican form of government. Pure democratic primaries, on the other hand, reflect nothing more than the will of Rupert Murdock who uses Fox News (Faux News) as a means to manipulate public sentiment. In this case, Fox’s agenda is #NeverCruz; in other cases it will be against a candidate even Trump voters like.
By going through his experience with congressional primary challenges, Daniel makes a compelling case to Trump voters that, in the long run, RINOS like John McCain will always win reelection in democratic primaries. The only way to defeat them is through a convention that harnesses a republican model of precinct or district representation.
Is there not a cause that conservatives will rise to fight for? Can Republicans unify behind a cause that is transcendent? Donald Trump is winning because he represent change from the usual status quo of Republicans folding instead of fighting. But what would Trump the president look like as compared to Trump the candidates?
Beyond Trump, who is the master of the sound-bite, why aren’t conservatives fighting for seminal issues to reclaim our government and fight for SOVEREIGNTY, SECURITY, and SOCIETY?
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One of the reasons that Trump-mania is sweeping the nation is that the voting electorate is mad at anyone associated with the federal government. Republicans are not immune to this dissatisfaction, because even with the majority, they are scoring points for the Left, and allowing the Obama administration to get whatever they want.
Since coming back, Congress has done nothing but focus on backwards priorities, all the while ignoring winning 80/20 issues simply because they might have the slightest hint of “SOCIAL” attached to their policy description. Along with the fact that Senate GOP leadership is up to its old tricks again, trying to prevent a way for Sen. Mike Lee from gaining a position on Senate leadership.
Daniel and Joe discuss the top issues that the GOP is focusing on, and the ones that they should actually be concerned with – the ones that most impact the country and should be the focus of the presidential race and Congress’ attention.
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Republicans have a majority in the House and Senate, and therefore they should be "greasing the skids" for a GOP President to come in and undo the the societal transformation that has occurred under President Obama.
Democrats cannot safeguard, nor will the attempt to, our SOVEREIGNTY, SECURITY, or SOCIETY and the principles that are the basis for these pillars. The big question is why Republicans are asleep at the wheel. The GOP has the chance to win on so many "80/20" issues but shy away at the first scent that it might expose them politically.
Daniel and Joe discuss these three issues, and how if Republicans wanted to win on them they could. The key to upholding Sovereignty, Security, and Society is simple -- but it requires adhering to actual conservative principles. Listen as Daniel lays out the plain facts on what it takes to win on conservative issues that are vital to the success and prosperity of America.
Who will prevail as the GOP Nominee? Well, the answer to that became a lot more complicated after the resounding win in #WIPrimary by Ted Cruz. Because of his win, and the path forward, it is looking more and more like the summer nominating convention will be open and that no candidate will get to 1,237 – the magical number to secure the nomination.
While Cruz and Trump both have states they will likely win easily --- the recent surge by Cruz and the shrunken field have made for an interesting race. Daniel breaks down things state by state, and discusses how the June contest in California may be a deciding factor.
Daniel and Joe also discuss the messaging behind declaring a mandate in a race like this. Each Campaign will have to make the case at an open convention (or beforehand) that their candidate should be the nominee. The offer their predictions on what those arguments should be, and explain which has the most merit.
Nowhere in the Constitution does it describe an unelected super legislature who is tasked with determining what is and isn't Constitutional but that is exactly what we have with the federal courts and especially the Supreme Court.
The concept of judicial review started as a controversial function that would sometimes be used by the Supreme Court, but today it seems all societal and legislative questions find their answer through the courts.
Daniel and Joe discuss the courts and the impact they have on America, our laws, and the future of the Republic.