Just Say No to the Lesser of Two Evils

I would argue that this election is about choosing between the same evil ideology and agenda of control with a different face, personality, and sex, but nevertheless, this is an excellent article by Daniel Horowitz at Conservative Review:

The real message of Cruz’s speech was that it is precisely this binary choice – the exclusive focus every four years on the choice between personalities instead of principles or party politics over a worthy, long-term agenda – that has gotten us to this point in the first place. It is a message that even affirmative Trump supporters who will enthusiastically vote for him in November, the ones that are truly committed to restoring our republic and actually shaking up the political oligarchy, should embrace.

Read the entire piece here.

I’ve mostly remained quiet throughout the entire spectacle of the 2016 Primary Election Season, but it has been exceedingly frustrating to watch fellow conservatives fall for an authoritarian with a tendency to narcissism and no clear commitment to the principles of limited government. On the contrary, his history of eminent  domain abuse,  significant financial donations to progressive politicians (including Hillary Clinton and Harry Reid when Sharron Angle challenged him for the U.S. Senate in 2010); notorious practice of forcing his small business contractors to sue him over money owed to them for projects; mockery of disabled people; and sexist remarks about women — along with a laundry list of other disturbing words and actions — should have disqualified him early on in the process in the minds of constitutional conservatives.

But inexplicably, none of his outrageous remarks, former actions in support of big government, or off-putting, self-directed personality bothered the grassroots, i.e. conservative primary voters. It certainly didn’t help that in a crowded field, the votes were diluted, helping to pave the way for this squandered opportunity.

Worse, some conservatives who formerly cheered on Ted Cruz’s bold stands for liberty, for example, his 21-hour filibuster of socialized medicine, jumped on Trump’s smear campaign of the best candidate we’ve had in decades. A good, decent, intelligent, principled leader who has taken on the establishment types conservatives supposedly despise. Isn’t it ironic that these same people are now applauding RINOs like Peter King and Chris Christie?

Remember when Sean Hannity and Sarah Palin supported such acts of courage? Good times.

Talk about a clarifying election season.

I, for one, only watched one event that took place at the RNC: Ted Cruz’s passionate defense of liberty speech. Trump’s egregious policy positions (such as they are) aside, did anyone expect Cruz to endorse a man who attacked his wife and slandered his father as someone who played a role in JFK’s assassination?

What happened to clear-thinking conservatives this election season?

It appears righteous anger at political elites turned into blind allegiance to an authoritarian who pretended to be an outsider, though many of us who did our homework tried and failed to inform them of the contrary. As a result, Donald Trump may have just pulled off the biggest con in political history. Call me a tin-foil hat conspiracy theorist, but I’ve felt all along his whole campaign was nothing but a scheme to help his longtime friend Hillary Clinton become President.

Steve Deace lays out a good case here:

Watching Ted Cruz speak last night was only painful because it was a stark reminder of what could have been in 2016. Right here, right now…not in another four years (if the Republic manages to survive a Trump or Clinton presidency). I saw a patriot and a statesman who would have presented a clear-cut choice in November (not an echo, as Trump supporter Phyllis Schlafly once lamented), and fought to reverse the damage inflicted upon us by both parties, should voters have given him the chance.

It took tremendous courage for him to stand on principle last night in an environment  that can only be described as hostile — so much so that his wife Heidi had to be escorted away by security guards for her own safety. If this is considered “Making America Great Again,” count me out. I don’t even recognize some of the people with whom I used to fight side-by-side for liberty.  The effects of orange Kool-Aid are apparently long-lasting and irreversible. If “voting your conscience” is akin to treachery in the minds of the ill-informed, we’re doomed. God help us.

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‘Ego in a Teabag’ from Author Ken Crow and Writestream Publishing

Now available for pre-order on Amazon.com:

3d-final (1)In 2009, the infamous Santelli Rant ignited a nationwide grassroots movement against wasteful government spending. Known as The Tea (Taxed Enough Already) Party, the phenomenon spread like wildfire across the fruited plain, with the specific purpose of restoring Constitutional principles and fiscal sanity to Washington, D.C. By 2010, the everyday Americans who comprised the bulk of the Tea Party had made tremendous inroads by swinging the House of Representatives back to Republican control. It seemed that this political tour de force was well on its way to recapturing the Oval Office in 2012. But a funny thing happened on the road to the White House. What began as an earnest movement comprised of America-loving patriots was soon sabotaged by opportunists with a self-serving agenda. Combined with the naïveté of inexperienced candidates for office, nefarious schemes from Republican Party operatives, and a glaring lack of organization, it s no wonder the Tea Party s efforts to influence elections has fizzled out spectacularly. All is not lost, however. In his new book, Ego in a Tea Bag: How Greed, Corruption and Deceit Threaten a Great American Movement, author, blogger, and political activist Ken Crow delves into the roots of the Tea Party, exposes the profiteers of patriotism, and lays out a practical, workable plan for achieving the goal of limited government and securing the promise of the United States of America for generations to come.

 

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Writestream Tuesday welcomes Shlomo Attia on July 1

Steps To Salvation author Shlomo Attia.
Steps To Salvation author Shlomo Attia.

I’m finally jumping back into the Writestream Tuesday broadcast seat on July 1 to interview a very special guest at a special time of 7 p.m. Eastern:

Join author, blogger, writer and internet radio host Dariaanne for a very special Writestream Tuesday at 7 p.m. Eastern when she welcomes entrepreneur and author Shlomo Attia to the show to discuss his new book, Steps To Salvation. Daria and Shlomo will not only discuss the many spiritual, political and historical themes of his concept-driven book, which while entertaining and informative, is also a vehicle for his many practical ideas for improving vital industries and curtailing centralized power in order to bring Salvation to earth.

During the live broadcast, Dariaanne and Shlomo will also share their experiences and insights on the colloborative process, and their plans for a book launch party at Tropical Acres Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale on July 5. They welcome your calls, questions and comments at (347) 945-7246.

Check out Shlomo’s blog here.

Kudos to my good friend and author Renee Gatz for politely but firmly coaxing me into taking a bow regarding my role in ghostwriting the book by using my Writestream platform to not only promote Shlomo and his ideas but also my methods of collaboration and writing.

Please join us in the live chat and call us during the broadcast. Look forward to seeing you there! And if you’d like to purchase Steps To Salvation in either paperback or e-book, click here to visit Shlomo’s Author Profile on Lulu.com.

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