Thursday, September 8, 2011

Gotta Love Newt!

Newt is an example of why I want lots of candidates for the Republican nomination. Competition is a good thing. I want candidates to spell out their ideas and convince us, the voters, about why their ideas will be best for America. Each candidate brings good and bad to the table. Newt is a brilliant historian and legislator. I don't agree with him on everything, but what he brings to the conversation is important.

Last night during the Republican debate, Newt was awesome. He took it right to the left stream media and called them out on their mission to protect BO/BS by getting Republicans to fight among themselves.

He also stated that if BO/BS really cared about Americans and jobs, he'd walk into his campaign ~I mean jobs/Joint Session~ speech tonight and ask for the repeal of Hellcare.

He did the same to Chris Wallace during the Iowa Fox Debate; excoriated him for his gotcha questions.

Newt also shined in the Palmetto Freedom Forum. H/T Gingrichforpres.

Here's Newt on American Exceptionalism.

"Power comes from directly from God to each one of you. You are personally sovereign. So you are always a citizen, never a subject."

Here's Newt on Immigration.

We want to be a melting pot, We want you to come to America to be American. "English should be the official language of government."

Here's Newt on Judicial Tyranny.

"There's a formal way to amend the Constitution. It's a very complicated process." The idea that "by a 5-4 vote, appointed lawyers can be the equivalent of a a Constitutional Convention is an absurdity."

"The Supreme Court is Supreme in the judicial branch and the judicial branch is one of the three branches. It's the third branch mentioned in the Constitution." and in the Federalist Papers, "Alexander Hamiliton says explicitly, 'it will be the weakest of the three branches.'"

Newt on jobs and his Prosperity Plan.

Detroit is an example of what bad government policies can do to America.

His plan;
  • Repeal Dodd-Frank
  • Replace EPA with Environmental Solutions Agency
  • Repeal Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • 21st Century FDA

    On his campaign site, he discusses the importance of other changes including Repeal of Hellcare, the Community Redevelopment Act and breaking up Fannie and Freddie.

    His Tax Policy:
  • Not tax increases in 2013
  • 0 capital gains tax
  • 12.5% corporate tax rate
  • 100% expensing for businesses
  • Abolish death tax

    On his campaign site, he also outlines his plan for entitlement, tax, balancing the budget and energy policy.

    I think Newt is a brilliant ideas man. He is not my top choice for POTUS because of personal baggage and other issues, but if he is can influence the debate and teach America Constitutional principles, then I look forward to seeing him in the future debates.
  • 1 comment:

    1. Great post, Wahm! Nicely done. I agree about his value to the dialogue.