Joe Friday and Bill Gannon give a speech to some teenagers about their wishes to start a new country.
As true now as it was then and as it will be in 20 years time.
For Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday, here’s the best of Mike Wallace’s historic interviews with Reagan, starting with his 1975 “60 Minutes” debut and ending with his 1989 exit interview in the Oval Office. Sit back and enjoy the “The Interrogator” vs. “The Great Communicator.”
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10) Conservatives believe that individual Americans have a right to defend themselves and their families with guns and that right cannot be taken away by any method short of a Constitutional Amendment, which conservatives would oppose. Liberals believe by taking arms away from law abiding citizens, they can prevent criminals, who aren’t going to abide by gun control laws, from using guns in the commission of crimes.
9) Conservatives believe that we should live in a color blind society where every individual is judged on the content of his character and the merits of his actions. On the other hand, liberals believe that it’s ok to discriminate based on race as long as it primarily benefits minority groups.
8) Conservatives are capitalists and believe that entrepreneurs who amass great wealth through their own efforts are good for the country and shouldn’t be punished for being successful. Liberals are socialists who view successful business owners as people who cheated the system somehow or got lucky. That’s why they don’t respect high achievers and see them as little more than piggy banks for their programs. Continue reading
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October 5, 2015
Lynch joins Colorado GOP as new executive and political director
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – This afternoon, Colorado Republican Committee Chairman Steve House announced that Ryan Lynch will join the Colorado GOP as the Party’s executive and political director.
“Ryan has a demonstrated track record of performance in working for candidates and within the Party structure. This makes him a big asset to our Party and our candidates. He has deep roots in our state and a broad range of relationships across it,” House said.
Lynch was born in Colorado Springs and is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Before joining the state Party, Lynch spent the last ten years working on various campaigns in Virginia, Nebraska and Colorado. Recently, he served as the deputy campaign manager and political director for Bob Beauprez’s 2014 gubernatorial campaign and was a consultant for Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign in 2015.
“We are heading into a critical election year, one that will decide the direction of our state and nation,” Lynch said. “It’s imperative that the Party continues reaching out to county leaders, elected officials, candidates and volunteers to ensure we elect Republicans up and down the ticket in 2016. I’m thankful that Chairman House has entrusted me with this opportunity.”
Lynch is no stranger to the state Party. Soon after House’s election as chairman, Lynch worked with House and his staff to begin an ambitious series of programs to raise funds, improve data and infrastructure, and ensure county parties have the support they need to win in 2016.
“Ryan knows exactly what our Party needs to accomplish in the next few months,” House added. “We are fortunate to have someone of his caliber willing to help lead our Party forward.”
Which is the moral system, socialism or capitalism?
Throughout history there have been two basic forms of social organization: collectivism and individualism. In the twentieth-century collectivism has taken many forms: socialism, fascism, nazism, welfare-statism and communism are its more notable variations. The only social system commensurate with individualism is laissez-faire capitalism.
When people remember Jack Kemp, the Republican congressman, 1988 presidential candidate and 1996 vice-presidential nominee, they tend to think of Ronald Reagan’s sidekick. They picture the former NFL quarterback, who died in 2009, and the former Hollywood star enjoying a warm, cozy political partnership.
Just the opposite was true. Kemp was a thorn in Reagan’s side, a chronic annoyance with his passionate advancement of supply-side economics. But, as journalists Morton Kondracke and Fred Barnes show in “Jack Kemp: The Bleeding-Heart Conservative Who Changed America,” the fractious relationship transformed U.S. economic policy. Kemp’s relentless attacks on established economic orthodoxy and his blue-collar, racially sensitive advocacy in an all too white-collar GOP made him, the authors contend, “the most important politician of the twentieth century who was not president, certainly the most influential Republican.”
There is a renewed interest in Kemp today. Having alienated minority voters, the GOP is flirting with a presidential lockout if it can’t appeal to the working class. Yet during the two recent GOP primary debates, there was almost no mention that economic mobility has collapsed, that a majority of the country is living little more than paycheck to paycheck, or that the stock-market gains from the Federal Reserve’s zero-interest rate policy have gone largely to the top 1%. Kemp would have pounced on these issues, and he would have tried to develop a capital ownership plan to let everyone ride the financial wave.
Kemp believed in a working man’s capitalism of robust entrepreneurship that cut across ethnic lines. He thought Republicans had a responsibility to address inner-city despair, and in the early 1980s he championed urban-enterprise-zone legislation (tax incentives to encourage inner-city business startups). “Like the Good Shepherd, America must reach out to the weak and to those who have been left behind,” Kemp said when announcing his 1988 presidential run.