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TPS Meeting October 20

Alex_photo_2.jpegTPS Guest Speaker, Alex Meluskey, Candidate for the United States Senate

 An Inside View--Running For Federal Office

AND Doug Little, Corporation Commissioner on what is going on at the Commission and why we should care.

Thursday, October 20 @ 6:30 p.m., Venue 8600, 8600 Anderson Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 

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Restoring America’s Economic Mobility

Francis-Buckley.jpgImprimis, Frank Buckley, September, 2016 

In the Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels wrote that “the history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggles.” Today the story of American politics is the story of class struggles. It wasn’t supposed to be that way. We didn’t think we were divided into different classes. Neither did Marx.

America was an exception to Marx’s theory of social progress. By that theory, societies were supposed to move from feudalism to capitalism to communism. But the America of the 1850s, the most capitalist society around, was not turning communist. Marx had an explanation for that. “True enough, the classes already exist,” he wrote of the United States, but they “are in constant flux and reflux, constantly changing their elements and yielding them up to one another.” In other words, when you have economic and social mobility, you don’t go communist.

That is the country in which some imagine we still live, Horatio Alger’s America—a country defined by the promise that whoever you are, you have the same chance as anyone else to rise, with pluck, industry, and talent. But they imagine wrong. The U.S. today lags behind many of its First World rivals in terms of mobility. A class society has inserted itself within the folds of what was once a classless country, and a dominant New Class—as social critic Christopher Lasch called it—has pulled up the ladder of social advancement behind it.

One can measure these things empirically

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Please Remember the statements attributed to Trump occurred when he was a democrat.  He was in the company of democrats and "when Rome do as the Romans do" applies to this situation. 
He was just talking like democrats of the time talked (AKA Billy Clinton)
Trump; like Reagan, had an awakening and became a Republican.  I do not think any tapes of a similar nature are available since he has become a Republican.  The tapes do not exist because Trump does not speak that way anymore - after all he is not a democrat anymore!!!
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The American Crisis (1776)

The American Crisis (1776)

In the fall of 1776, the American army lost to British forces at Long Island (NY), White Plains (NY), Ft. Washington and Ft. Lee.  Historians estimate over 500 Americans were killed and over 4000 American soldiers were taken prisoner.  The British captured over 100 cannon and 1000’s of muskets.  Present at Ft. Lee, and serving as aide to General Nathanael Green, was Thomas Paine.  In December 1776, Thomas Paine later recalled, “I sat down, and in what I may call a passion of patriotism, wrote the first number of the [American] ‘Crisis.’”

“THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value…  Not a man lives on the continent but fully believes that a separation [from Great Britain] must some time or other finally take place…  I am as confident, as I am that God governs the world, that America will never be happy ‘till she gets clear of foreign dominion… 

I call not upon a few, but upon all: not on this state or that state, but on every state: up and help us…  better [to] have too much force than too little, when so great an object is at stake…  The heart that feels not now is dead; [and] the blood of his children will curse his cowardice, who shrinks back at a time when a little might have saved the whole, and made them happy.  I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”  Thomas Paine, The [American] Crisis No. 1, December 23, 1776

James Still (Oct 2016), RetraceOurSteps.com

“Not all the treasures of the world, so far as I believe, could have induced me to support an offensive war [making the first attack], for I think it murder; but if a thief breaks into my house, burns and destroys my property, and kills or threatens to kill me… am I to suffer [allow] it?”  Thomas Paine, The [American] Crisis No. 1, December 23, 1776

 

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Party Loyalty Can’t Make Me Vote for Clinton

Donald_Trump.jpegA lifelong Democrat, I’m backing Trump because he can shake up our politics and revive the economy.

I have been steeped in the Democratic Party all my life. My father, Jerry, was a New York City Democratic chairman and power broker, and I grew up in and around the Democratic Party. When I was a young man, former senators and Democratic presidential and vice-presidential nominees Hubert Humphrey and Estes Kefauver stayed at my apartment and we would proudly discuss the great traditions of the Democratic Party.

My father was a pallbearer at St. Patrick’s for Bobby Kennedy’s funeral. When I was young, Robert F. Kennedy and John F. Kennedy were (and remain) my political heroes. Four years ago, former New York Gov. and liberal lion Mario Cuomo spoke at my father’s funeral. I think his son, current Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is a very effective leader.

I was elected five times to the New York state Assembly as a Democrat. In 1977, I beat David Dinkins and Robert Wagner Jr. in the election for borough president of Manhattan, and then was elected twice as City Council president.

With this background it is very hard for me not to support the Democratic nominee for president this year. But I believe my party has become the party of the elites and moneyed class and has deserted its historic mission as the party of the working class and disadvantaged.

Given my level of discomfort with the current leftist orientation of the Democratic Party, I am now supporting Republican nominee Donald Trump for president. I urge 

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Scottsdale City Council Candidate Forum September 15

Election_vote_counts.jpegExcellent City Council Candidate Forum with

Incumbents up for reelection are Virginia Korte, Suzanne Klapp and Guy Phillips. Challenger is Dan Schweiker.

Interesting to hear the depth and breadth of experience represented in our City Council.

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The Conservative Movement Has Problems That Go Way beyond ‘the Establishment’

An Interesting Article with some salient points about how we Constitutional Conservatives & the GOP may be hurting ourselves with the Independents

Some interesting insights to encourage self examination.

NRO by JOHN HAWKINS September 5, 2016

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Comey’s Unintended Favor to Trump

James_Comey.jpegBy letting Clinton off the hook, the FBI proved that she plays by a different set of rules.

by JIM GERAGHTY, NRO, September 9, 2016 

Perhaps FBI Director James Comey did Donald Trump an unintended favor. Hillary Clinton’s email server was always going to be a problem for her.  But it was unlikely to be enough, by itself, to torpedo her campaign.

Fairly or not, the byzantine scandal — as if the Clintons have ever trafficked in any other kind of scandal — was destined to seem like inside baseball to many Americans, particularly those who don’t pay a lot of attention to the news. Clinton’s defense has carefully shifted from “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my e-mail” to a more technical discourse on the labeling of said material. What it adds up to is a trip down the rabbit hole: BleachBit, NOFORN, SCIFs, PRN servers — to an outsider, it sounds like a lot of gobbledygook and the usual Washington squabbling and finger-pointing.

Now, however, with the FBI’s investigative report released, Trump has a much simpler argument to put forth: The bureau uncovered plenty of evidence Hillary Clinton and her staff committed crimes but chose to not prosecute, because she’s Hillary Clinton.

John Lester, a retired Naval lieutenant, put it to Clinton directly 

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Proclaim Our Independence! (1776)

Journals_of_Congress.jpegDuring the night of July 4, 1776, John Dunlap, the official printer to the Continental Congress, printed approximately 200 single-sided copies, called broadsides, of the Declaration of Independence.  Congress had ordered, “… copies of the declaration [of Independence] be sent to the several assemblies… that it be proclaimed in each of the United States, and at the head of the army.”  Journals of Congress, July 4, 1776

In compliance with the orders of Congress, George Washington issued the following instructions to the army:  “The blessing and protection of Heaven are at all times necessary but especially so in times of public distress and danger—  The General hopes and trusts, that every officer, and man, will endeavor so to live, and act, as becomes a Christian Soldier defending the dearest Rights and Liberties of his country.

The Honorable Continental Congress, impelled by the dictates of duty, policy and necessity, having been pleased to dissolve the Connection which subsisted between this Country, and Great Britain, and to declare the United Colonies of North America, free and independent STATES: The several brigades are to be drawn up this evening on their respective Parades, at six O’clock, when the declaration of Congress, showing the grounds & reasons of this measure, is to be read with an audible voice.

The General hopes this important Event will serve as a fresh incentive to every officer, and soldier, to act with Fidelity [loyalty] and Courage, as knowing that now the peace and safety of his Country depends (under God) solely on the success of our arms: And that he is now in the service of a State, possessed of sufficient power to reward his merit, and advance him to the highest Honors of a free Country.”   George Washington, General Orders, July 9, 1776

James Still (Sep 2016), RetraceOurSteps.com

“Agreeable to this day’s orders, the Declaration of Independence was read at the Head of each Brigade; and was received by three Huzzas from the Troops- everyone seeming highly pleased…   God Grant us success in this our new character.”  Samuel Blachley Webb, Entry in Diary, July 9, 1776

 

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Why Voting for Donald Trump is a Morally Good Choice

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