Category: Government

8 Steps to Become a Republican

Today I’m going to tell you the eight steps to become a republican.  Before I do, I must confess.  This article has nothing to do with the Republican Party.  When I talk about being a ‘republican,’ I’m talking about committing to the philosophy of republicanism.  So, whether you vote republican, democrat, or independent, you can still hold to this philosophy.

Why should you?  Just as plants thrive in different types of soil, so governments thrive in different soils.  Just as a fern thrives in a cool, moist environment, so a republic thrives in republicanism.  Since republicanism is the soil of our government, I sincerely hope that you will follow these eight steps.

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Our Rich Heritage – Part One

Winston Churchill stated, “A nation that forgets its past has no future.”  With that in mind, I’d want to review three important documents that played a part in the march of liberty through the years and consequently, had a major impact on the founding of our nation.

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Confirmed: What Now?

Nathan Smith, New Generation Voters

October 8, 2018

Just last week, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the nation’s highest court. Unfortunately, it is impossible to quickly move on from the tumultuous hearings.  The confirmation process for a Supreme Court Justice has always been stressful, extensive, and thorough, but this has changed the process forever.  Partisan squabbling has reached new heights in Washington D.C., providing a distraction from the more pressing tasks at hand.  The Democratic Party was out to exact political revenge for the Merrick Garland nomination and to resist President Trump.  The allegations from Dr. Ford and others were just a convenient method to delay and stall Kavanaugh’s nomination.

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New Generation Voters: Another Seat, Another Contentious Hearing

By Nathan Smith, New Generation Voters

Sep. 14th

It has been over two years since former President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.  He would have taken on the massive responsibility of replacing Justice Antonin Scalia. The Republican-controlled Senate, led by Mitch McConnell, stalled, complained, and fought the president when the nomination was announced.  The Republicans believed that it would be improper to vote on a Supreme Court nominee in an election year.  Historically, this situation had come up during the Reagan administration, where a Democratic-controlled Senate confirmed Anthony Kennedy in an election year.  Despite the efforts of certain Republican Senators, McConnell won out, allowing the nomination to expire by the end of the 114th Congress in January 2017.

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