"Here's the bottom line that you should never forget: Donald Trump wants to secure the border. Progressives do not."
|Subject:||Tina Freitas: More details about the 24th|
|Date:||Fri, 8 Feb 2019 18:38:24 -0500|
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Tina Freitas just made a big splash in Virginia politics.
Freitas launched an exploratory committee to consider a primary campaign against her sitting State Senator.
And with her being the wife of former Senate candidate and current Delegate Nick Freitas, all eyes are quickly shifting to this race.
Bill Davis, Editor
Senator Emmett Hanger, who never gave up a chance to betray his party or the voters, may have finally met his match. Tina Freitas, the wife of Delegate Nick Freitas (Culpeper), has announced an exploratory committee to start the process of running against Senator Hanger to represent the 24th Senate District in Virginia. The 24th Senate District consists of Augusta, Waynesboro and Staunton, and parts of Rockingham, Culpeper, Greene, and Madison
Nick Freitas is one of the leaders of the Liberty movement in Virginia. Nick became famous after giving an eloquent defense of the 2nd Amendment on the floor of the Legislature in 2018. We can assume that his lovely wife Tina will be following in his footsteps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqqJKChKRzI
Hanger is famous for leading the fight to expand Medicaid in Virginia. https://www.dailyprogress.com/newsvirginian/opinion/guest_columnists/emmet-hanger-and-medicaid-expansion/article_37792d16-b472-11e3-b9c5-0017a43b2370.html And for all Hanger's talk about how much he supports gun owners, Hanger is no supporter of the 2nd Amendment. Hanger voted with Democrats to kill SB 48 in 2016, which would have further enpowered Virginia residents to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights regarding concealed carry. Hanger then again voted along with Democrats to kill the same bill again in 2017, stating that SB 48 would have "gutted our carefully constructed process". Read for yourself: https://www.whsv.com/content/news/Constitutional-Carry-Bill-Defeated-in-Virginia-Senate–367304011.html
Tina Freitas supports the 2nd Amendment and Tina Freitas knows that Medicaid expansion will be detrimental to the Commonwealth. Medicaid is already the largest single expense in the state budget, and thanks to Emmett Hanger, will only increase over the years. Tina Freitas is a caring young lady who knows that we don't measure compassion by the size of the welfare check. Tina knows that we measure compassion by our faith and our love. Tina has been a tireless yet happy warrior on the subject of life.
Tina and Nick are more than just a family, they're a beautiful love story who really care about each other and their children. They're high school sweethearts who married shortly after graduation. If you love Virginia and you love Liberty, you'll urge Tina Freitas to run and then support her against RINO Emmett Hanger in the months to come.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, and Attorney General Mark Herring are all facing calls to resign. What happens if they do?
So here are the eight possibilities:
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
By Gary Bauer
Trump's Strong Address
As President Trump said last night, the state of our union is strong. And so too was his performance!
This was one of the best State of the Union addresses I have ever witnessed. And I have witnessed some great ones, especially when I served in the Reagan White House.
I am not alone in that assessment. Snap polls from CBS and CNN -- not Fox -- found that 76% of Americans approved of the president's address.
There were many revealing moments last night. But I will mention just a few here now because there is a raging battle to control the narrative and to convince the American people that they shouldn't like what they heard last night.
I urge you to share this report with all your friends and family members.
President Trump outlined a powerful message of accomplishments, which will undoubtedly be the core message of the 2020 campaign. But the reaction of the "loyal opposition" to these achievements exposed the progressive left as a movement that is increasingly socialist.
Did you notice the contrast when the president was accurately describing the success of his economic program, including record low minority unemployment? Few Democrats applauded.
When Trump hailed the economic gains made by women, many of the newly-elected socialist women initially sat on their hands. Later, when he hailed the election of more women to public office, they jumped to their feet and danced.
So the news of greater employment for American women got little notice, but news of their advancement was celebrated, even though their left-wing policies would likely stall progress for all women.
Last night, President Trump did not hesitate to directly confront the left's embrace of socialism. He boldly declared:
"Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country. America was founded on liberty and independence -- not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country."
The new members of Congress who are proud "Democratic socialists" and the old members who try to hide it, sat on their hands. The conservative side of the chamber erupted in applause, expressing their appreciation for the president's promise that we will not go the way of Europe under his watch.
The president made a powerful case for securing our borders and the necessity that barriers be part of any border security plan. Anything without physical barriers simply will not work. The president reiterated that point when he said, "Simply put, walls work and walls save lives."
But he also instinctively drew bright lines that will appeal to many working class Americans, including many Democrats, when he said this:
"No issue better illustrates the divide between America's working class and America's political class than illegal immigration. Wealthy politicians and donors push for open borders while living their lives behind walls and gates and guards.
"Meanwhile, working class Americans are left to pay the price for mass illegal migration: reduced jobs, lower wages, overburdened schools and hospitals, increased crime and a depleted social safety net."
The left is terrified that if Trump continues to nail them like this, he will once again carry Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
By the way, the CBS poll also found that 72% of last night's State of the Union viewers approved of President Trump's position on illegal immigration and border security.
Incredibly, when Trump called for an end to sex trafficking and praised the work of Special Agent Elvin Hernandez, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could not bring herself to applaud even that.
A Passionate Defense Of Life
I was particularly pleased that President Trump did not shy away from the ongoing controversy over late-term abortions. He spoke passionately and pointedly called out radical pro-abortion legislators in New York and Virginia.
It reminded me of when he exposed Hillary Clinton's pro-abortion extremism during the 2016 debates. And he used similar language last night, saying:
"There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our nation saw in recent days. Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother's womb moments before birth.
"These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world. And then, we had the case of the governor of Virginia where he basically stated he would execute a baby after birth.
"To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother's womb. Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: All children -- born and unborn -- are made in the holy image of God."
This is an issue that unites us. The American people overwhelmingly oppose late-term abortions. Yet the vast majority of so-called "progressives" in the House chamber sat on their hands, seething at the president's call to protect innocent babies.
By the way, Nancy Pelosi's guest at the State of the Union address was Leana Wen, the new president of Planned Parenthood.
American women may be happy to see so many new women in the Congress today. But they need to think about this irony: There are more women in Congress than ever before, and yet more members of Congress than ever before are willing to essentially support infanticide.
A Tribute To America
There were many rousing patriotic moments during President Trump's remarks last night. He honored the 75th anniversary of America's liberation of Nazi-occupied Europe. He honored the 50th anniversary of Buzz Aldrin's landing on the moon.
And his tribute to Sergeant Herman Zeitchik, an American soldier who liberated the Dachau concentration camp and helped to rescue Holocaust survivor Joshua Kaufman, who saluted Zeitchik, was especially moving.
Referring to the D-Day heroes like Sergeant Zeitchik, President Trump said:
"They did not know if they would survive the hour. . . But they knew that America had to prevail. Their cause was this nation, and generations yet unborn.
"Why did they do it? They did it for America. They did it for us. Everything that has come since . . . is possible thanks to the blood and tears and courage and vision of the Americans who came before."
I know many conservatives believe that the reason the left is so committed to "resistance" is because it just can't stand Donald Trump. They think that any other Republican could get even more done. That is just not true.
As I have pointed out many times before, the left's radicalism is nothing new. If Marco Rubio or Mitt Romney were standing before Congress promising to build a border wall, they would get the same irrational reaction and be called the same disgusting names.
My friends, America is not divided because of Donald Trump. Donald Trump was elected because America is so divided, because the left is seeking to "fundamentally transform" our country.
I know many people wish there could be compromise. But on many of these issues, there is no compromise to be had.
Either we respect the sanctity of life or we do not.
Either we secure the border or we do not.
Either we remain a nation committed to free markets and individual liberty or we do not.
Either we cherish our history and traditions or we do not.
February 5, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC -- Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address:
"President Trump reached past the political divide in Congress to unify Americans around an inspiring vision of what America can be. He took the policy issues that often polarize Washington and appealed to Americans with moving stories that showed the human side of policy decisions.
"President Trump captured many of the accomplishments of the last two years as our nation is leading again, and he challenged the nation to choose greatness over the status quo of the past.
"The president was right to call out the atrocious actions of lawmakers in New York and Virginia in pushing America toward infanticide. President Trump has not only been the most passionate president in talking about the humanity of the unborn, he has been the most persistent in protecting them.
"Sadly, it is very unlikely that members of the Democratic party will take up the president's call to 'work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life...and affirm a fundamental truth: all children -- born and unborn--are made in the holy image of God.'
"The president spoke from the heart about what unites us as Americans. One of the values that binds us together is reflected in our motto; that we are one nation under God. The president provided powerful examples of the First Step Act -- showing the power of faith and redemption to open prison doors. President Trump understands that our freedom to unite under God has been under steady assault-- and he's spent the last two years reversing the devastating trend.
"President Trump seeks unity, but the president is not seeking unity at any cost. The unity that the president is seeking is with the American people, not with many of those here in Washington who despise what America stands for and spend their days trying to keep this administration from succeeding.
"President Trump tonight pointed the way forward in restoring our country's goodness and greatness," concluded Perkins.
"By the way, the word democracy appears in none of our founding documents.
"The Founders of our nation recognized that we need government, but because the essence of government is force, and force is evil, government should be as small as possible. The Founders intended for us to have a limited republican form of government where human rights precede government and there is rule of law. Citizens, as well as government officials, are accountable to the same laws. Government intervenes in civil society only to protect its citizens against force and fraud, but does not intervene in the cases of peaceable, voluntary exchange."
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That the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice
That all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society
That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government
That the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing constitutional limitations
That peace is best preserved through a strong national defense
That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers, is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation