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Trump’s Latest Executive Order Will Eliminate Incentives For Welfare And Dependency

During his State of the Union address, President Donald J. Trump stated, “We can lift our citizens from welfare to work, from dependence to independence, and from poverty to prosperity.” But despite the economic progress made by the administration, the welfare rolls continue to balloon at an astronomical rate. A White House briefing pointed out that despite the gains made in employment and current labor shortages in the workforce, more than 16 million people remain enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and 74 million Americans remain enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). These numbers… Keep Reading

Politics

What’s Next For Gun Policy Reform?

With pressure on both the administration and congressional leaders to move forward with gun policy reforms, it was no surprise that Monday’s White House Press briefing received a myriad of questions regarding President Trump’s position on various gun policy proposal. President Trump has met with students and parents of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, state Governors, and NRA leader Wayne LaPierre to discuss the initiation of safer schools and communities. According to Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, the goal of the administration is to “protect the rights of law-abiding Americans, while keeping guns out of the hands of those who pose a… Keep Reading

Economics/Politics

Slam The Brakes On Proposed Gas-tax Hike

Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Republicans are on a roll. So, why is President Donald Trump praising a gas-tax hike to finance his infrastructure plan? Despite House Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi’s complaints that the GOP tax-rate reductions are “Armageddon, “crumbs,” and — as of Tuesday — “unpatriotic,” Americans are growing fond of tax reform. Tax-relief promises helped boost GDP growth from 2016’s 1.5 percent (under Obama) to 2017’s 2.3 percent (under Trump). Unemployment is just 4.1 percent. And some 3.8 million Americans at 377 companies are enjoying bonuses, higher wages, lower power bills, and other post-tax-cut benefits. Survey Monkey has watched the tax cut’s popularity… Keep Reading

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Black Pro-Trump Pastor Makes Run For Congress To Drain The Swamp

Pastor Mark Burns knocked crowds dead on the campaign trail for Donald Trump throughout 2016, and now he wants to take his show to Washington D.C. The South Carolina native is looking to represent the 4th District of his state in Congress. “The movement is here! It’s alive. It’s well, and the liberal left has no idea what’s about to smack them in the face,” Burns said to a room of about 30 onlookers in a suite at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center during the Conservative Political Action Conference yesterday. He announced his candidacy earlier in the week.… Keep Reading

Politics

Special Election In PA’s 18th District: Critical Test For Both Parties

The first major special election of 2018 is set to occur less than two months from now in southwest Pennsylvania, and the result could paint a clearer picture of the political climate as the midterm election approaches. On March 13, voters in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional district will cast ballots in a special election to replace former Republican Representative Tim Murphy, who resigned following reports he encouraged a woman with whom he was having an affair to have an abortion. The Republican candidate is state Representative and former Air Force counterintelligence officer Rick Saccone, while the Democratic candidate is former federal… Keep Reading

News/Politics

Senator Rand Paul Won’t Vote For Spending Bill That Adds To Deficit

Congress has a spending problem, much like the rest of the federal government. Most elected politicians are fine with pushing their pet projects and making heavy promises without concern for the overall financial condition of the nation. But there are a handful of politicians who will make difficult positions and stick to them, one of them being the son of former Texas Congressman Ron Paul. Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) announced that he will not vote an end-of-year spending bill that adds to the deficit. In a tweet, the Senator stated he could not in good conscience vote to add to… Keep Reading

News/Politics

Senator Bernie Sanders Opposes Impeachment Of President Donald Trump

Impeachment has become a hot button topic for liberal and progressive activists. In their view, the President is wrecking America with his constant criticisms of the mainstream media and unconventional political approach. In some of the most extreme views, Trump is showing an increasingly unstable temperament, which raises concern about his mental competency. In the view of the left, we’re entering dangerous territory. Yet when impeachment hit the floor, many Democrats opposed the measure. Leadership in the Democratic Party remains staunchly opposed to removal of the President. It presents an interesting point, when most on the left describe potentially impeachable… Keep Reading

Politics

Former Clinton Aide Slams Senator Gillibrand For Taking Stand Against Sexual Assault

The political world has been shaken and turned upside down by the wave of sexual misconduct allegations facing both parties. From Representatives John Conyers and Trent Franks to Senator Al Franken, both political parties have been faced with enormous scandals. The proper course of action at this point would be to address the issue directly and ensure it doesn’t continue. Investigations need to occur and where misconduct is found, resignation or removal needs to happen. This is a point some are getting in both parties, while others are failing. For Democrats, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi struggled in the beginning… Keep Reading

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Rep. Thomas Massie Vs. The NRA: Who Is Right On Federal Gun Control?

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is taking Rep. Thomas Massie to task over statements he made on his Facebook account this weekend regarding H.R. 4477, the Fix-NICS bill. “As Chairman of the Second Amendment Caucus, I’m blowing the whistle on the swamp,” Massie said. He believes that H.R. 4477, and its Senate counterpart introduced by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), will “expand the national background check database.” The NRA is coming out against Massie to stand with leftist gun control fanatics Feinstein and Schumer in favor of this federal regulatory power-grab. Keep Reading

News/Politics

Before Her Husband Resigned, Monica Conyers Suggested His Critics Were Racist

The ongoing saga surrounding sexual misconduct in Washington D.C. has put the entire city in a difficult position. While Republicans have previously had candidates and politicians face allegations, the floodgates are opening up on Democrats. One of the most prominent examples is Congressman John Conyers, a prominent career politician who was considered a major leader in the Democratic Party. Allegations dropped suggesting that Conyers inappropriately touched female staffers repeatedly and made offensive comments to them in an attempt to make sexual advances. It’s disturbing that this would happen, period. He had to resign over the comments earlier today, and that… Keep Reading

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John Conyers Resigns From Congress Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Congressman John Conyers has announced the conclusion to a long political career on bad terms. After serving more than five decades and becoming one of the most prominent elected Democrats and a civil rights icon, he was forced out of his post after multiple allegations of misconduct surfaced. Conyers’ career began back in the fifties as a congressional aide, before becoming first elected almost a decade later. Known as the “Dean of the House,” he is currently the longest tenured member of Congress and one of the longest serving in history. He is 88 years old. The revelations were difficult… Keep Reading

Politics

Yankees President Randy Levine Slams Trump’s Tax Plan As Swamp Deal

Randy Levine is a businessman and prominent supporter of President Donald Trump. He also has a large podium, being the President of the New York Yankees. In a recent Newsmax op/ed, he openly called on the President to reconsider his support for the proposed Republican tax plan. The tax plan itself has been sitting on thin ice. Republicans time and time again have struggled to advance legislation, despite having majorities in both chambers and Trump in the White House. Supporters of the President blame the Republicans in Congress for failing his agenda. Count Randy Levine as one of them. In… Keep Reading

Politics/Tech

Why The Net Neutrality Alarmists Are Wrong

The Net Neutrality debate has played out like many other instances involving government intervention. The free market is full of dark and evil people who live to prey on the souls of regular people, the big government supporters say. Business people live to exploit the wallets of individuals and swindle the poor in their creative minds. Their entire goal is not to live successfully and build a strong business operation that employs many people, but rather oppress all the helpless people of the world. Then enters valiant government, our mighty knight in shining armor. Our benevolent masters have come to… Keep Reading

Politics

NSA Surveillance Provision Expiration Is All Theater

Until a few years ago, concerns over government surveillance were generally limited to conspiracy theories, technology organizations, and limited-government libertarians (these groups sometimes overlapping). It wasn’t a major mainstream concern. The revelations by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden changed everything. It wasn’t just the paranoid delusions of conspiracy theorists anymore. It wasn’t just excessive caution by concerned libertarians, and it wasn’t just technology organizations arguing extreme hypotheticals. It was fact. After Snowden’s numerous revelations dropped, there was a widespread push for reform. Some people were shocked by the revelations, others were largely unsurprised. If there is one thing… Keep Reading

News/Politics

Nancy Pelosi Defends John Conyers Amid Sexual Assault Controversy

Sexual assault allegations have been rocking American society. From Hollywood to Washington D.C., prominent figures are being outed as sexual abusers and rightfully being called out for their actions. Individuals such as Harvey Weinstein have been ousted from their positions of power and influence for their prior actions. While Hollywood has begun to cleanse itself of the outed abusers, the story is different in Washington D.C. It has become clear that taxpayer money has repeatedly been used to settle sexual assault allegations in the nation’s capital. This is an alarming trend, and the public still understands very little about it.… Keep Reading

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Embattled Swamp Rat John Conyers Tries To Hang On After Sexual Harassment Claims

Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) has become the center of the congressional sexual assault controversy amidst multiple allegations and revelations that he used taxpayer dollars to settle his own cases. Now another former staffer has come forward, this time former deputy chief of staff Deanna Maher. Maher ran Conyers’ Detroit field office from 1997 to 2005. The Detroit News reports that Conyers made three inappropriate advances towards her in that time. One instance occurred in September 1997 during a Congressional Black Caucus event. She didn’t have a room, so he had her put in his hotel suite. At that point, she… Keep Reading

Press Releases

The Liberty Conservative Endorses Steve Lonegan For New Jersey’s 5th Congressional Seat

The editing staff of The Liberty Conservative is proud to announce our endorsement of Steve Lonegan for Congress in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District. Formerly serving as the Mayor of Bogota from 1996-2007, Lonegan is an experienced fiscal conservative with the record to back up his rhetoric. He worked as New Jersey State Director and Senior Policy Analyst of Americans for Prosperity for several years before working for the American Principles Project as Director of Monetary Policy. One of his primary issues is opposition to an unaccountable Federal Reserve. “Today Fed policy is eating away at the value of our… Keep Reading

Politics

America Lies To Its Veterans

As a retired military veteran, it has hurt me and countless others to see what this government has done to veterans in the area of healthcare. Those that are disabled and need to go to the VA are brushed off, forced to wait up to six months for care, or totally ignored all together. Under President Trump it has gotten better, but is still not of the class it should be. There are now earning limits on who can use VA, with the limit at around 23,000 dollars, hardly enough to live on in todays world. Those who are not… Keep Reading

News

Sen. Rand Paul Is Firmly On The Trump Train, ‘All In’ For YUUUGE Tax Reform!

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) loathed Donald Trump when he battled him in the GOP presidential primary last year, but Paul has come around on the man watching Trump maneuver as President. So much so, in fact, that Paul has emerged as one of Trump’s most enthusiastic supporters, a frequent golf buddy who is “all in” on Trump’s tax reform proposal. On Friday, Paul echoed President Trump’s sentiments by stating he wants the “biggest, boldest cuts possible – and soon!” on his Twitter account. Although he did not go into specifics about the plan, it is clear that Trump and Paul… Keep Reading

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Injured Vegas Survivor Stood Up To Greet The President

President Donald Trump visited Las Vegas on Wednesday to provide support for law enforcement first responders, the medical trauma team, and survivors of the deadly attack. The visit comes after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, which killed at least 58 people attending a country music festival near the Mandalay Bay Hotel, where the shooter was said to have shot from the 32nd floor. Thomas Gunderson, a 28-year-old survivor of the shooting, received a personal visit in the hospital with his family from Trump and the First Lady. Gunderson assisted people in escaping the gunfire and bringing them to safety. “After being shot… Keep Reading

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Sen. Rand Paul: We Must Object Phony, Cronyist, GOP-Backed Tax Cuts

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is known for being as free market as they come in the legislature, so it has come as a shock to many as Paul has opposed GOP-backed reforms in recent weeks. Republican leaders such as Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) – and even President Donald Trump – have pushed healthcare and tax reform plans that Paul has stood firmly against. Paul is standing against these plans not because he doesn’t want a fundamental change in healthcare and tax policy. He is standing against these measures because they are more of the same… Keep Reading

News/Politics

‘Flake The Snake’ Throws Roy Moore Under The Bus To Virtue-Signal For Radical Islam

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) has turned into one of the least popular politicians in America for standing against President Donald Trump’s populist revolution that has swept the nation. He spent the better part of last year trying to get Hillary Clinton into the oval office, and now he has set his sights on Judge Roy Moore. Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore is a Donald Trump Republican. Despite not being endorsed by Trump (a move that the President publicly admitted may have been a mistake), Moore campaigned as the ultimate iconoclast and soundly defeated his establishment-backed opponent in the… Keep Reading

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Mulvaney Answers Congress’ Questions About Trump’s 2018 Budget

Former Congressman and House Budget Committee member Mick Mulvaney returns to the House Budget Committee today to testify on the details of Trump’s 2018 Budget. Mulvaney returned as the director of Office of Management and Budget. Before the hearing started, one could see Mulvaney casually talking to various members who he had served with just a few months ago. During the over three-hour hearing, Republican committee members praised the Trump budget for its vision to balance the budget within 10 years. Meanwhile, every Democratic member gave long grandstanding demonizing speeches as to why their pet government project (several of which… Keep Reading

El Chapo Act
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House Freedom Caucus Members Introduce El Chapo Act

On Thursday, several House Freedom Caucus members introduced the El Chapo Act, the House companion bill to Sen. Ted Cruz’s proposal to fund Trump’s border wall without the use of taxpayer dollars. The El Chapo Act was introduced by Rep. Mo Brooks and cosponsored by Congressmen Tom Garrett, Steve King, and Louie Gohmert – all members of the House Freedom Caucus. Rep. Kevin Brady, who is not a member of the House Freedom Caucus, also cosponsored the bill. The introduction of the El Chapo Act in the House comes in the midst of debate in Congress about whether to fund the construction of… Keep Reading

first one hundred days
Politics

The First One Hundred Days Is a Meaningless Metric

The first one hundred days of a new president’s presidency is a media gimmick created by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933. I’ll skip right to the important part: It was a crock of shit then and it’s an even bigger crock of shit now. It’s an artifice meant to distract from more important things, such as the fact that the effects of policy-making often do not become evident until long after they are implemented. It took years for the deregulation of craft brewing to reap dividends and when it did Reagan’s economy took credit while Carter pounded sand. Like many… Keep Reading

Law/News

War Powers Debate: John Yoo Vs. Jonathan Turley

On March 29, 2017, the George Washington University Law School’s branch of the Federalist Society hosted a debate between Professor John Yoo of Berkeley Law and Professor Jonathan Turley of GW Law. The topic of the debate was the delegation of war powers under the United States Constitution. Yoo is best known for the now infamous memo he wrote as a member of the Justice Department in the early 2000s that argued in favor of the authority of the executive to use “advanced interrogation techniques” on enemy combatants. Turley is best known as a civil libertarian who has represented members… Keep Reading

Politics

Congress Wants To SCRUB Bad Regulations Off The Books

As most politically astute individuals know, President Trump has Doubled Down on Regulation Reform. First, Donald Trump signed an Executive Order requiring federal agencies to remove two regulations for every regulation enacted. Trump then signed an Executive Order setting up a watchdog in each agency whose duty it is to make sure the federal agencies enact his regulatory reform. Not to be outdone by the President, this week Congress passed H.R. 998. This bill is called the SCRUB Act (Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome). This Act establishes a nine-member commission whose duty it is to hold… Keep Reading

News/Politics

Trump Nails Speech To Congress

President Donald Trump had a strong performance Tuesday night during his speech to a joint session of congress. He began by going over many of his campaign talking points about taking care of veterans, rebuilding infrastructure, and bringing back jobs to U.S. shores. He laid out a strategy for immigration, saying: “We will soon begin the construction of a great wall along our southern border. It will be started ahead of schedule and, when finished, it will be a very effective weapon against drugs and crime.” This is great. Building a border wall could be one of Trump’s most important… Keep Reading

News/Politics

New Leader For The House Freedom Caucus?

Welcome to American politics, where election season never really ends. By the time one election is close, the next year’s campaign is well underway. The battle for the soul of the House GOP is no exception. Republicans in the House of Representatives have been having it out internally since the day they took the speakership in 2011 after the 2010 Republican midterm gains. What makes this fight particularly interesting is that, unlike presidential nominations or the RNC, it gives us an insight into the Republican Party’s ability to govern. The speakership of the House of Representatives is the third highest… Keep Reading

Politics

Term Limits: a Policy Proposal When The Barrel Is Empty, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a series on term limits. See Part 1 here. 2. The people will naturally tend to vote for smarter choices for their representatives if given open elections free of incumbents. This is, again, just not true. The same people who send back an incumbent you don’t like will probably send in a freshman you don’t like. The reason for this: they like people you don’t like. Sorry, it’s a fact of politics. If you don’t like that, perhaps I suggest you try getting involved in campaigns to try to influence the choices you have rather… Keep Reading

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