Friday, July 28, 2017

Questions Arise After Senate Obamacare Vote

PPPS (Littleon)—Following last night's vote in the U.S. Senate to retain Obamacare, we awoke this morning to find a note posted on our door, held in place with a single golden arrow. It read...

The skies are darkening in the direction of DC. 
There is a feeling of dread across the land.
Is the White Wizard McCain now in league with Sauron?
 Are the armies of men in danger of falling?
Will GOP become the Oathbreakers, the Army of the Dead?
Who now will step forward to bear this ring
and destroy it in fires of Mt. Doom?

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Bill Bennett - Influential, Respected American Speaks at Western Conservative Summit

PPPS (Denver)--One of our loyal readers, Citizen Caryn, has been attending the Western Conservative Summit in Denver this weekend. She has submitted this short article about one the esteemed speakers at the Summit. We are thrilled to publish it.

Influential, Respected, American Graces #WCS17 Stage
Dr. William J. Bennett spoke to attendees at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver on Saturday morning, July 22, 2017. After dropping the number of fourteeners he’s climbed in Colorado (over thirty), he reminded folks of the good that has been done under the current administration, including the nomination and confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch and the change in approach under the Trump Administration from containing to annihilating Islamist terrorists.
Dr. Bennett went on to encourage conservatives to get up every day and ask themselves what they can do to move the ball forward on issues of principle, such as religious liberty. He finished his speech by quoting John 14:1, 27: “Let not your hearts be troubled.” Also, he reminded attendees to be salt and light.
Dr. Bennett served in two cabinet level positions in the Reagan and Bush administrations and is now advising President Trump. He earned a J.D. at Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Texas. His undergraduate work was at Williams College. 
In an interview after the session, I raised a couple of issues with Dr. Bennett. First, I asked him about the subject of tribalism and communication online. He said that he had been talking to many people—many young people—about it and that he advises them to broaden their networks for communication online. “You don’t want to make the same mistake the universities have made in being too narrow.” Secondly, I wondered what he would say to parents who send their children to universities after raising them in the faith, and with care, and find them greatly changed by the experience. He said that parents need to assess the strength of each child to withstand the campus agenda of the Left and determine which university or college they should attend.

Interview with Katie Pavlich at the Western Conservative Summit

PPPS (Denver)--Our own Pundit Pete was fortunate to interview fellow journalist Katie Pavlich at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver yesterday. She is a remarkable young professional.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Memo to GOP: Repeal Obamacare

PPPS (Washington, DC)—Given the difficulties and necessary political maneuverings involved in obtaining the votes to pass a GOP plan to partially replace tiny portions of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), we thought we would remind the Republicans why repeal of Obamacare is a much more preferable option to start with.

1) For the past seven years, YOU SAID YOU WOULD
Obamacare. In fact, based upon that promise, We the People, first gave you a majority in the House, then the Senate, and finally the Presidency. Think about that for a minute, between fund raising calls.

2) Obamacare was so complex and full of government control mechanisms that it never could have worked to lower health insurance premiums or make health care affordable for more Americans. WE told you that, and YOU confirmed it when you produced this chart to help people understand how complex Obamacare was.
Just curious, which of those circles and diamonds and connecting lines were you actually planning to eliminate or replace under the GOP House and Senate plans? Perhaps you could produce a new diagram to help voters understand.

3) Obamacare was never intended to create "affordable" health care. Its purposes were much more sinister, which is why President Obama and the other Democrats had to lie and cheat in order to get it passed. 

The increase in insurance premiums, the collapse of the health care exchanges, the withdrawal of insurance providers, the massive increase in Medicaid enrollment were all part of the plan to enslave the American people. We told you that. We thought you understood. But instead, after reading your "replacement plans", it appears the GOP has chosen to become the new slave masters. Abolitionists, you are not. 

You were appointed to do one task. No one said it would be easy. Now, you must finish the job. Cast Obamacare into the fires of Mt. Doom and free the American people. 

Then we can work on a free market replacement.

—Pundit Pete