jules rensch commented on Bernie Sanders and taxing our way to social medicine... 2016-04-07 00:40:35 -0400One of my favs among the founding fathers is Thomas Paine….
Today, the catch phrase in many political discussions is
“entitlements” yay or nay ?
Gleaning Paines works does surely reveal that this man combined his great wisdom with good measures of compassion for his fellowman.
He suggested a plan to care for the infimed, the elderly, the helpless, orphans and the disadvantaged.
Little by little, some of what he advocated has come to fruition…even with the enormous amount of resistance that still continues to this day.
MWP = America First, Americans Foremost
respectfully, Observer Jules
jules rensch tagged Brandon Zicha's Should allowing discussion on this forum be a Whig concern? with good 2016-04-01 20:49:24 -0400
As a policy researcher for the New York State MWP I would like to know whether this forum is broken or being so aggressively censored as to render discussion impossible. When I first joined the Whigs one of my first conversations with he NYS party chair was about why this forum is so underutilized and why there aren't more fora for discussion of the whig movement. If my experience in the last weeks is any indication, I am not surprised. Nearly every post to a thread not started by Douglas has subsequent posts deleted. I don't know if this is automatic, or if it is the result of overactive censoring. However, I do know that whatever the cause it can't be good for the party. I have seen no rules violations in the posts deleted (though it might be good to discuss these rules as well). The current picture of our party discourse is "people comment on Douglas Harvey reading the paper".... That is great (love you Doug) but it isn't the total picture this forum should communicate.
jules rensch commented on Paid Membership 2018-02-02 14:04:56 -0500yes…paid membership, indeed…
nothing in America is free, nor should it be….
jules rensch commented on Presidential Candidates Without Military Service: 2016-05-13 14:07:39 -0400Modern Whigs have the right idea…in seeing that Moderates are far more likely to get things done….experience has proven that fringes of the Left or the Right seem to contribute to a more divided, polarized society…
America is now finding ourselves at a junction….Here is a bit of logic that most thinking folks will find very hard to ignore:
Yesterday Steven Yaccino wrote an article for Bloomberg politics that reported on the independent movement that is growing exponentially across the country. At the top of the story: our official endorsement of Independent candidate Margaret Stock in her race to win a U.S Senate seat in Alaska.
We are excited to endorse Margaret for two reasons. First, she is an incredibly impressive individual that served her country for 28 years in the U.S Army Military Police Corps, earned three degrees from Harvard, and won the 2013 MacArthur “genius grant” for her legal work on immigration and national security. And second, since over 50% of Alaskan voters are not registered with either of the major parties Stock’s candidacy presents an opportunity for independent voters to support a qualified candidate without a ‘D’ or ‘R’ next to their name (Click here to read more about Stock and our endorsement)
To us, Stock’s campaign is about more than just a Senate seat or a state. It is about the growing number of Americans who are looking at our current political landscape and realize that we need something different. Our colleagues in the Oregon, Minnesota, and Massachusetts independence parties are witnessing the results of this anti-partisan sentiment firsthand as they watch their membership skyrocket and successfully field independent candidates to run for positions up and down the ballot.
Here at Centrist we like to say that the cracks have been forming in the dam that the parties built to keep themselves in power. I think we are starting to see the water come through.
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jules rensch commented on Veterans Initiative 2016-03-31 11:47:55 -0400great…truly an effort that will be rewarded….
jules rensch commented on Trump's solution to the VA problem.... what do you think? 2016-04-03 19:55:06 -0400Interestingly, while I’m now retired, I did spend 25 years in the field of Audiology (private practice)
Through the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s….my services were declared “off limits” to Veterans in need of help with their hearing and hearing aids. This mandate put in place by the Vetereans Administration.
As a result, Veterans were treated poorly…often experiencing long wait times for Audiological Work-ups, consultation and the actual fitting of Hearing Instruments. True too, was, in most cases, the distance traveled to obtain services, often required an overnight journey.
Perhaps the most disturbing element of all, was the actual cost involved for the American taxpayers…whereas a typical VA fitting ran 50% more than what could have been accomplished through a local practitioner.
Please understand, that the experieces related are dated and perhaps circumstances have changed… yet we do know that Government does not always choose to be economical or diligent in the way it spends our tax dollars.
Respectfully, Observer Jules
jules rensch commented on Whig Party Goals 2016-10-25 18:08:17 -0400Certainly I agree with you Shawn…relative to recruiting members from the two major parties…
Of note, is the fact that the early forefathers of our Republic…thought that the election of President and Vice President be established as follows:
The Candidate with the most votes becomes President, the Candidate coming in second, becomes Vice President..
…in reality this could be a Democrat and a Republican..
perhaps contributing to less division, more progress etc
Thank you for your ideas, as ever, Observer Jules
jules rensch commented on Understanding the Electoral College 2016-04-07 12:17:13 -0400Interesting too, is how completely connected our forefathers were to the establishment of a good and just Monarchy….after the revolution…there was a concerted effort to name Gen. George Washington, King for life.
General Washington declined, the rest is history.
jules rensch commented on Dues or no dues, that is the question... 2016-05-12 18:32:16 -0400…in America, nothing happens without the “greenbacks”
jules rensch commented on L'Horreur 2016-03-31 12:32:58 -0400Interestingly, the idea that we may not trust government in steadily gaining strength..such the pity,
yet, it behooves us all to remember that WE are the government…our duty is to take our voting priviledge most seriously.
Getting excited with a Presidential race is one thing, but being vigilant at every level of selecting leadership, from Town, City, County, State and National elections assures our position as “we the people”….like no other.
Truth is, our country is being shaped more by the people who do not vote than those that do.
Hopefully, more will do the right thing…becoming informed and vote!
respectfully, Observer Jules.
jules rensch commented on For Those Who Have Served 2016-02-21 23:55:15 -0500our number one debt and responsibility, is to treat our Vets with respect and honor… Jules
jules rensch commented on Welcome! 2016-02-21 23:51:54 -0500great to be a part of Modern Whigs Jules
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