Report by Howard Myers
Jack Armstrong and Joe Getty gave a very informative, entertaining, and lively presentation on today’s news and recent events. The back and forth, rapid fire presentation was electrifying and captivating. The audience thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
They started out by pointing out that ninety percent of Americans want the border to be secured, so why don’t politicians stand against Illegal Immigration? It is known that women are often victimized because they don’t want to give offense. Maybe that is part of it, but we should not be afraid to voice our opinions to avoid giving offense. For example Romney’s 47% speech should have been his campaign speech, why are we afraid to say this? Used to be that 6% didn’t pay taxes, now it is 47%. How is that good? If it is, where do we stop?
Apparently most people are stupid; we call them the ‘low information voters’.
We suggest you keep preaching conservativism, even if you lose, keep preaching. Eventually you will win, and when you do conservativism has won, not a watered down version.
They both recommended Mark Steyn’s new book, “After America” the points out that government keeps growing. Jack indicated as an example that the size of the federal government has doubled in size since – are your ready for this- 2001. Not just more people but more useless regulations and unelected bureaucrats to make more regulations and enforce them. Jack gave an example of wanting to rent empty horse stall space to a friend. He would have to install a handicap restroom in the barn, have it seismic retrofitted, and by a gazillion dollars of insurance. What happened to the country where two free people could reach an agreement w/o the government getting involved?
The Pacific Legal Foundation gets involved in fighting some examples of over-regulation. Regulations such as those to protect the flaming titmouse and the establishment of the Bureau of Titmouse Protection. There are more and more examples of agencies making rules, allowing tens of millions of bureaucrats to fine you or throw you into jail without ever being held accountable.
One interesting thing is that many people have conservative views but self-identify themselves as liberal. It is as if the conservative label is abhorrent to them. Perhaps we need to rebrand conservativism.
Their presentation was followed by a lively Q & A session. Overall it was a light, enlightening and animated evening.
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