The political class is breathing a sigh of relief that they avoided a government shutdown for now. Except, they are ignoring the real government shutdown – the systemic shutdown of our entire system of governance, from the proper roles of each branch to the contortion of state and federal powers and real vs. fake individual rights.
In this episode, we discuss the important issues of immigration, national security, judicial tyranny, individual and religious liberty, and how our government is not working for us and the entire GOP just doesn’t care.
In the end, we discuss why everyone is getting Alabama wrong. Republicans are doomed no matter what and unless they embrace a new vision and new party, conservatives will go down with the ship.
In this special episode of the Conservative Conscience, we are joined by a special patriot, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), to discuss the latest GOP betrayal. This time it’s guns. We can’t have nice things because even the few issues where there is official consensus to do the right thing, Republicans will contaminate the good parts, add in bad provisions, and sabotage our messaging so that Democrats get what they want. Then they will use outside allies to lie about what they did and deceive members on the details of the policy and process.
We delve into the subterfuge used by GOP leadership to manipulate a popular right-to-carry bill as a means of passing more gun control. The establishment gun lobbies have ensured that good legislation never passes and continue to support bad legislation, despite their reputation as defenders of the Second Amendment. This episode is a must listen for those who are looking to understand the games behind the scenes in Congress. Whereas the Democrat Party harnesses it’s base to promote its agenda, the GOP does everything it can to make an end-run around its base.
We begin the show discussing the significance of Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s rightful capitol. This isn’t just a good decision on foreign policy, it demonstrates that Trump is willing to smash failed paradigms and fight the swamp to do so. Now he just he needs to get rid of his bad cabinet picks who are undermining him on this and other issues.
Next, we announce the candidacy of conservative hero, Chip Roy, Ted Cruz’s first chief of staff, who is now running for House in Texas’s 21st district.
Finally, we juxtapose the insanity of the left on taxes and health care to their view on coercing someone to service a gay wedding with their private property. Both problems stem from a lack of understanding of basic property rights. Cultural Marxism is built off economic Marxism. The lack of regard for property rights stems from stolen sovereignty. We have the legal profession mixing up federal, state, and individual sovereignty. And the courts are the biggest threat to our individual and national sovereignty.
“We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed strategies of the past. All challenges demand new approaches.” ~ President Donald Trump
So, what is in the final tax bill? Will you see a significant tax cut?
In this episode, we go through the common myths about the tax bill and update the listeners on the latest changes to the bill. On net, it looks like they fixed the initial problems so that almost everyone will get a real tax cut. Is this the ideal bill that truly restructures our system and ends the progressive code? Of course not. We game out a couple of better proposals that would fundamentally change the system for the better or how to make this tax cut more meaningful.
The amount to be contributed by each citizen will in a degree be at his own option, and can be regulated by an attention to his resources. ... It is a signal advantage of taxes on articles of consumption that they contain in their own nature a security against excess. ... If duties are too high, they lessen the consumption; the collection is eluded; and the product to the treasury is not so great as when they are confined within proper and moderate bounds. This forms a complete barrier against any material oppression of the citizens by taxes of this class, and is itself a natural limitation of the power of imposing them. Impositions of this kind usually fall under the denomination of indirect taxes, and must for a long time constitute the chief part of the revenue raised in this country. Those of the direct kind, which principally relate to land and buildings, may admit of a rule of apportionment. ~ Alexander Hamilton, Federalist #21, making the case against direct federal taxation