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A NEW CONTRACT WITH AMERICA

Posted by Tim Bryce on April 2, 2019

BRYCE ON POLITICS

– How the Republicans can take back the House.

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The Republicans have a problem. They botched control and lost the House of Representatives to the Democrats. This was not surprising as they did not inspire public confidence and their leadership was sorely lacking. I liked Paul Ryan as a member of the House but thought he was in over his head as Speaker. Americans saw it as nothing more than, “same old, same old,” and voted them out. Had the Republicans been more aggressive and demonstrated some unity, they would still be in control. They plain and simply did not, and this is an important lesson for the Senate to observe as well.

The 2020 elections are not far away, but the GOP will not re-take the House unless they can demonstrate they have their act together. Fortunately, the Democrats are working overtime to shoot themselves in the foot. Although they typically vote in a unified manner, the House Democrats are splintered between moderates and the zany far-Left. They offer no platform other than Socialism and Trump-bashing, believing this will carry them to victory next year.

The American public however is tired of the hateful histrionics and desperately wants to see the country tackle real problems, thus presenting the Republicans with a golden opportunity, namely: a new Contract with America.

The first Contract with America was written back in 1994 by Republican Representatives Newt Gingrich and Dick Armey. It was positive and upbeat, and the public took notice thereby allowing the GOP to finally retake the House, under a Democrat President no less (Bill Clinton). To their credit, they followed the contract and made sweeping reforms.

This is just the type of thing necessary for the Republicans to take back the House and secure their position in the Senate. If they were to introduce a new contract, it would go a long way to re-instilling confidence in the party.

We do not lack for areas to address in a new contract; immigration, health care, infrastructure, lobbying reform, term limits, reducing the debt, election reform, energy and environment, all come to mind immediately. This would show true initiative, something the Democrats are incapable of producing at this time. They only want oddball things to secure their control over the government, such as eliminating the Electoral College, changing the number and tenure of Supreme Court justices, lowering the voting age to 16, give illegal immigrants the right to vote (and collect social security), and The New Green Deal (aka, the “Socialist Manifesto”).

To make a new Contract though requires leadership, a la Newt Gingrich, but I am afraid I do not see this yet in the Republican House ranks, except possibly coming from the House Freedom Caucus. A new contract is nice, but new Republican leadership is needed to make it happen. Milquetoast candidates need not apply.

Again, a new Contract for America is a golden opportunity to re-take the Congress and actually do some good for the country. Let the Democrats desperately squawk about President Trump all they want. While they turn the country off doing this, the Republicans could create a contract with substantive legislation. The Far-Left won’t be interested, but most of America certainly will, at least those who want to see our Congress return to work.

Should the Republicans fail to produce such a compact, they will be admitting they are nothing more than a part of the Washington “establishment,” and don’t deserve our votes.

Keep the Faith!

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Tim Bryce is a writer and the Managing Director of M&JB Investment Company (M&JB) of Palm Harbor, Florida and has over 40 years of experience in the management consulting field. He can be reached at timb1557@gmail.com

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2 Responses to “A NEW CONTRACT WITH AMERICA”

  1. Adelle Blackman said

    Yes we need a NEWT for sure. I have known him now over 30yrs and he is a PATRIOT. Ryan was NO patriot as are alot of never trumpers. Instead of Jim Jordan, they elected a wimp. We need people like Jim and Matt Gaetz to head things up and maybe they can get the work done. But Rep.s missed the boat when they let Songbird –Treason– McCain;  screw up everything on getting rid of Obama care. We actually need the gov to butt out, but whatever TRUMP wants  will be good. If they just used all TRUMP wants things would be great. But no, we have people having their “principals” on the Constitution, being TOO stupid to understand that TRUMP has a right to get whatever money he can find to SAVE us and he is NOT violating the Constitution. The man that spoke at our meeting last week said that. Now both Rand Paul and Mike Lee are DIRT to me, and I know Mike Lee. He is a good friend to Newt, or maybe he WAS and I imagine that Newt is SO pissed right now, although he has not said it.. But with things like almost 50% of the people in Michigan at the last rally , DEMS, that are for TRUMP that is a good sign. But the WALL must be done, Obama care must GO in its entirety, pre-existing must stay or the DEMS will KILL the REP, Trump promised this.. The DEM lie on it and if we deliver, they are toast. I pray that after re-election, heads roll, that TRUMP gets about 1500 indictments, a military tribunal, GITMO, and many executed for treason. If this does not happen then both parties will be back doing the same thing after TRUMP is out. We must have a cleansing for America. WE killed in the Revolutionary War, the Civil war, we must kill again, but lined up killings, not war, or WE WILL HAVE WAR Americans are done, I hear it every day. More and more are also saying SHOOT at the border and this insanity will stop. Why can’t the border patrol kill a few? They are INVADERS after all. They kill us. We must do what the founders ( of which my family were founders and even some were puritans) did…SHOOT.. I am direct to Chief Justice John Marshall, Henry Flagler, Pres. Grover Cleveland and more, so I can say this.  They never intended on America getting ruined…. But as  Benjamin Franklin said,” Its a republic if you can keep it”.   Its time we fought for this, we have a president that is doing all he can humanly do. As Graham Ledger says, “Even when I’m wrong, I’m right.”

    Adelle

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  2. Lawrence P. Marlin said

    Good points all, Tim.

    Liked by 1 person

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