Oct
31

The Personalization of the Political Arena

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Daniel GreenfieldDaniel Greenfield explains part of the reason that there is so much division today, in a nation where everyone used to pledge,  “I pledge allegiance to the flag and to the United States of America. One nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all” says Joe Dugan Founder of the SCTPC Convention. Daniel Greenfield states either way the erosion of the distinction between ideas and emotions, between feelings and politics is the dominant trend of the day. And when there is no wall between politics and emotions, it’s impossible to discuss ideas. The only thing left to do is express anger., Politics favors negative emotions, not positive ones. And when there is also no wall between the personal and the political, political disagreement becomes a threat to personal identity. And violence swiftly follows.

Classical liberalism is based on ideas. The American system requires that we discuss and debate. When a society can no longer discuss ideas, it becomes illiberal and totalitarian. When discussion becomes impossible, then politics becomes based around stratagems of compulsion. And compulsion eventually meets its match. Meanwhile the system is discredited. And there is no exit strategy.

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Dec
9

Congressman Jeff Duncan Says The “Establishment” Republicans need to quiet down

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Jeff Duncan Believe The GOP should listen to TrumpThe “Establishment” Republicans need to quiet down and listen to what Trump and others are saying – because it is resonating with the average American – hence the continued lead in almost every poll.

If the GOP as a whole would actually listen to some of the things Trump is saying, incorporating those things into their platforms and policies – We would be better off.

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Feb
6

OMB’s Donovan: Obama Open to Gas Tax Increase
By Alexis Simendinger

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Please join us for the rally in Columbia on February 10Are you ready for a federal gas tax increase followed by a state gas tax increase? The federal Highway Trust Fund is running out of money, and some senators have proposed to fix the problem by raising gas taxes. This, however, is the wrong solution because it treats the symptom, and not the underlying reason for the shortfall.

Increasing the gas tax would simply allow Congress to increase spending on often-frivolous projects that do nothing for highway travelers, with no guarantee that it would keep spending below revenues. Thus, in two or three years we would be likely to see the fund once again run out of money.

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Jan
13

Your Brain on FED LED ED: Where Did It Go?
by Lauren Martel – Chief Legal Correspondent

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Dont JustTeach-Give Kids A ChanceAre we creating an environment of curriculum and methodology of training that nurtures the idea—You are unique—just like everyone else?

What is the Original purpose of education? I grew up in a home where the Socratic method was encouraged, meaning we learned by asking questions.

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Jan
11

Adam Andrzejewski, Spending Data Pioneer, Featured at South Carolina Tea Party Conference
by Mike Flynn

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Andrzejewski’s work exposed the bonuses paid to incompetent and corrupt VA hospital administrators. His organization exposed federal small business loans flowing to mega-corporations. Recently, the organization has exposed lavish spending and crony contracts at the College of DuPage, in the Chicago suburbs.On Friday, the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition announced that government reformer Adam Andrzejewski will speak at the Coalition’s annual conference next weekend in South Carolina.

Andrzejewski (pictured), founder of OpenTheBooks.com, has built the largest private database of government spending at all levels, giving activists a critical tool to hold officials accountable. The conference takes place January 17-19 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Jan
10

** Important Convention Announcement **

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SCTPC 2015 Convention Info

Due to the overwhelming demand for admission to our convention, please read the notes below: All attendees must individually pre-register on our website with no exceptions. The information must be complete and accurate with all fields completed .

Your pre-registration allows your name to be on an admission list that is required for your entry into the 2015 SCTPC Convention. You will be asked by our staff for a photo id that must match your name on our authorized registration list.

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