Conservative Review with Daniel Horowitz

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Repealing Obamacare and Stopping Sharia Immigra...
There are always a lot of policy initiatives, suggestions, and complaints offered to a new administration.  Inevitably, conservatives will be disappointed with some of the Cabinet choices and some of the policies of any administration.  But conservatives have an obligation to hold the Trump administration to two iron-clad campaign promises: stopping harmful immigration from the Middle East and repealing Obamacare. In this episode of the Conservative Conscience, Daniel expresses some concerns about the potential direction of this Administration, particularly on fiscal issues.  In the long run, many of those issues will have to be solved through an Article V Convention of the States because Republicans – both in Congress and the Administration – will never deal with them properly.  But in the short run, the issues of refugee resettlement and Obamacare must be dealt with on a federal level.  Daniel explains how they can be addressed immediately, why they must be the first priorities for conservatives, and how Trump must make no excuses to shirk the mandate he has been given to act upon those issues. There are some particular problems as it relates to repealing Obamacare.  Many Republican leaders are signaling their intention to keep the coverage mandates and just repeal the funding mechanisms of the law (individual mandate, subsidies, taxes).  This is a big mistake and will ensure that Obamacare is never repealed and premiums remain sky high. There will be a number of other important issues bubbling to the surface with a new administration, but Obamacare and refugees are the issues for which conservatives must lay it all on the line.          Key Quote: On Obamacare: “The coverage mandates of Obamacare are not the stuffing or cranberry sauce.  The coverage mandates are reflective of the Turkey itself.” On Immigration: “Under § 212(f) of Immigration and Nationality Act, “whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.” This power is universal, enforceable at the will of the president, and applies any time for any circumstance.” Show links Why Transportation should be left to the states Will Trump and Republicans finally shut down suicidal Somali immigration? Republicans must commit to complete and immediate repeal of Obamacare. Here’s how
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Thanksgiving: A Time to Return our Government, ...
What is the true meaning and origin of Thanksgiving?  It’s the same true meaning and origin of our founding, Declaration and Constitution.  As Ronald Reagan wrote in his 1986 Thanksgiving Day proclamation,“no custom reveals our character as a Nation so clearly as our celebration of Thanksgiving Day,” as it is “Rooted deeply in our Judeo-Christian heritage” and “underscores our unshakeable belief in God as the foundation of our Nation.” Thanksgiving, perhaps more than any other day or custom, when one truly understands the meaning and origin of the day, reveals just how divorced this country has become from its foundation.  In this episode of the Conservative Conscience, Daniel goes through the history of Thanksgiving as a day of fasting, prayer, repentance, and beseeching God for his blessings and how it is inextricably tied to our founding as a nation. Yet, when reflecting upon the true meaning of Thanksgiving one can’t help but feel sorrow over the dramatic change in the character of our nation.  Our most sacred heritage has been ruled unconstitutional by the unelected courts.  Even conservatives misunderstand the role of the courts and are ignorant of the true imminent threat they pose to our society – from district level to Supreme Court.  Daniel explains his opposition to one of the most highly touted conservative replacements for Justice Scalia because that individual clearly doesn’t understand the role of the federal judiciary or our heritage embodied through Thanksgiving.      "Give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good." [Psalms, 107:1] Key Quotes: “Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled either by a power within them or by a power without them; either by the Word of God or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible or by the bayonet.” ~ Robert Winthrop, former Speaker of the House, 1849 “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity. Religion and morality are indispensable supports.” “Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” ~ George Washington, Farewell Address “[a] day of joyful thanksgiving to God for the bounties of His providence, for the peace in which we are permitted to enjoy them, and for the preservation of those institutions of civil and religious liberty which He gave our fathers the wisdom to devise and establish and us the courage to preserve. Among the appropriate observances of the day are rest from toil, worship in the public congregation, the renewal of family ties about our American firesides, and thoughtful helpfulness toward those who suffer lack of the body or of the spirit.” ~President Benjamin Harrison, 1891 Thanksgiving Proclamation “I advise that on this day religious exercises shall be conducted in the churches or meeting places of all denominations, in order that in the social features of the day its real significance may not be lost sight of, but prayers may be offered to the Most High for a continuance of the divine guidance without which man’s efforts are vain, and for divine consolation to those whose kindred and friends have sacrificed their lives for country.” ~President William McKinley, 1899 Thanksgiving Proclamation Show Links What the latest, absurd, religious freedom case could mean for Thanksgiving 10th Circuit Sodom and Gomorrah Court’s Ruling (see page 9 for wickedly hilarious rules of standing) List of Thanksgiving Proclamations from Continental Congress to the present
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How Does a Convention of the States Work? An In...
As excitement is building among conservatives over some of Trumps solid cabinet picks, especially as it relates to immigration and national security, the concerns over the size of the federal government and the abuse of our Constitution and inalienable rights is more potent than ever. We must focus on making state governments relevant again and one of the most systemic ways of achieving that goal is to promote the Convention of the States Project. In this episode of the Conservative Conscience, Daniel is joined by Mark Meckler, co-founder of the Convention of the States Project, to discuss Article V conventions, an idea long championed by CR’s Editor-in-Chief, Mark Levin.  Have you been wondering how the process works, why it is so important, and the long term benefits we can secure from pursuing Article V?  Mark Meckler breaks down the facts and swats down some of the misinformation concerning the process.  He also updates us on the state of play in the states and how they can come pretty close to meeting the threshold for a Convention in the coming year. Remember, if you think this problem can be solved in Washington, you haven’t been reading enough of Conservative Review.  Meckler lets conservative activists know how they can get involved in a long term project that will actually secure enduring victories for the Constitution. Show Links There has never been a better time or need for a Convention of the States  
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What should be our focus in the coming months? ...
Did you think congressional Republicans would be emboldened by the election results to change their tepid ways of doing business?  Think again.   They actually elected the same failed leadership and focused on a ridiculously banal agenda for their first week back after the election.  In this episode of the Conservative Conscience, Daniel focuses on the opportunities that lie ahead for conservatives.  What should conservatives focus on in the coming months and what should they leave for future administrations or to the states? Daniel explains why tax reform is not something we should expend all of our capital on now because it is not a triage item and we usually wind up making things worse whenever we touch it with this crop of Republicans.  It’s better to deal with that issue wholesale through a Convention of the States and repeal of the 17th Amendment. Rather we should focus on 3 categories of issues: 1) immediate triage items that we have a mandate to change, such as Obamacare, religious liberty, refugees, and open borders (get your copy of Stolen Sovereignty for a blueprint) 2) systemic governmental reforms, such as judicial reform and term limits –issues that are easy to message and 3) devolving core functions, such as transportation, education, and welfare back to the states.  By empowering the states and focusing on systemic reforms, conservative can form a permanent firewall in state governments.  We call them rainy day reforms, political victories that will last for us even when Democrats inevitably win back the federal government.  Meanwhile, there will be opportunities to work with the Trump administration on foreign policy, national security, and immigration while hopefully steering their focus away from some of their liberal domestic policy agenda.      Key Quotes: “We must use this narrowing window of electoral viability to focus on rainy day reforms so that we are never one election away from losing our liberty.” “Everyone talks about entitlements except for the one true entitlement – that we are all entitled to a republican form of government, irrespective of who wins an election.  This is our Constitution and our inalienable rights.  We shouldn’t have to be one Supreme Court justice or one court decision away from losing our Constitution.  Time for wholesale judicial reform.”  Important Show Links The election is over! House GOP celebrates by passing a new tax ... on concrete The battle for the courts part 1: We still have a major problem that requires wholesale reform
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The Outcome, Opportunities, and Challenges of t...
At every turn, we must asses how we can best make lemonade with the lemons that God presents us with.  In this episode of the Conservative Conscience, Daniel dissects the exit polls, returns, and down the ballot races to demonstrate why Republicans have a huge mandate on policy.  At the same time, there is an imperative that they use it because there is also counter data to show that Democrats are still very much on their way to building their permanent demographic majority in presidential years, despite last night’s results. Daniel delves into the false GOP narrative about the need to be liberal on immigration and how last night’s results vindicate our view both from a policy standpoint and from an electoral viability standpoint. As always, Daniel continues to make the case for judicial reform and how we must use this win as an opportunity to create an enduring firewall in state government against future national wins for Democrats.
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Tying up Loose Ends Before the Election: Courts...
While everyone is focusing on the horse race and polling ahead of Tuesday’s election, Daniel takes the opportunity to discuss some foundational causes and righteous battles that must go on irrespective of who wins the election. In this episode of the Conservative Conscience, Daniel demonstrates why some conservatives are absolutely wrong to assert that the Supreme Court is deadlocked 4-4, suggesting that all we have to do is block Hillary from appointing a bad justice (or have Trump, if he wins, fill Scalia’s seat with a good justice).  The court is in fact at least 5-3 liberal on most important issues.  Between the lower courts being lost forever, Kennedy being with the Left on the most consequential societal issues, and Roberts being unreliable and also reluctant to overturn lower courts, we have long lost the judiciary.  We need to make fight for wholesale judicial reform otherwise the Left will get what they want anyway.  Daniel also delves into Obamacare and how it could permanently destroy Democrats as long as we continue our movement outside the Republican Party to destroy the leviathan even if Hillary wins. Remember, the Republic will not rise or fall on this election alone but on whether we acquiesce to the unpopular tyranny or commit to new strategies in fighting for the same principles.          Key Quotes “The Constitution is the ultimate stare decisis.” Clarence Thomas Show Links This is how dishonest liberal Republicans become when they run against conservatives Daniel’s personal Obamacare story A demonstration why the courts are already gone Early voting is unfair, unwise, and unconstitutional
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Republican Voters Need a Reality Check and Focu...
So much of the “conservative” media is bankrupt and they have successfully dumbed down our voters by focusing on nonsense and ignoring what is important.  In this episode of the Conservative Conscience, Daniel focuses on what is truly important, irrespective of who wins this election.  There is an imperative to change directions within this movement, but fortunately, there is also an amazing opportunity.   If Hillary wins, she will, by far, be the most unpopular president to enter office from day one.  Now is the time for state governments to fight back and permanently grab back power from the usurpations of the federal bureaucracies and courts.  Daniel goes through the cases of Joe Arpaio in Arizona and Judge Roy Moore in Alabama to demonstrate how individuals are standing up to federal usurpation, but they can’t succeed because the pathetic Republicans in the state won’t stand with them.  They are left out to dry.  On the other hand, if we actually had a true Freedom Party in control of state governments with all its elected officials singing on the same tune, there is not much the federal government can do to enforce its usurpations.  States are enforcing federal usurpations against their own people.  That must end if we are to restore our republic, and a Hillary presidency will actually provide us with such an opportunity.   It’s time for our movement to think out of the box and think systemically or we will continue repeating the mistakes of the past. Key Quotes: "When you point at the moon, the idiot looks at the finger." - Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, Founder & President, American Islamic Forum for Democracy     “For as the sound of the thorns under the pot, so is the laughter of the fool, and this too is vanity.” [Ecclesiastes, 7:6] Show links: Why ‘Republican’ control of the Senate is worthless and actually hurts conservativesImmigration lunacy: DOJ seeks to prosecute Sheriff Arpaio for enforcing federal immigration law This episode’s sponsors: – Build your emergency food supply for only $ – Don’t let your hard-earned money fund liberal causes; choose a conservative mobile provider [promo code “Daniel”]
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Voter Fraud + Judicial Supremacy = End of Democ...
The political world is agog with buzz over Donald Trump’s refusal to affirmatively accept the outcome of the election results up front.  Some have suggested this is a threat to the foundation of democracy and the peaceful transfer of power.  Although Trump has a penchant for expressing valid points in the worst way imaginable, there is actually a very big problem of voter fraud, exacerbated by the courts, which is covered up by the media and the political class.  In this episode, Daniel demonstrates why it is, in fact, the courts that are a threat to the peaceful democratic transfer of power.  They nullify everything the political branches enact, even when those laws are in accordance with the Constitution.  It is the judiciary that does not respect the outcome of elections.  Now, in the growing trend of courts mandating voting anomalies promoted by George Soros, they are undermining the integrity of the elections. To be clear, voter fraud is not enough to account for landslide losses caused by terrible GOP candidates, but they absolutely do taint close elections and down-the-ballot races that are often decided by small vote margins.  The courts are crushing the states and preventing them from protecting against voter fraud and are bastardizing the Constitution to create super rights for Democrat voters simply because they are deemed ethnic or racial minorities. Daniel concludes by once again reiterating the only path forward to blocking judicial tyranny and voter fraud is to start a new party that is consistent and principled on federalism in a way that would gain the respect needed to push back against the current system.   Key Quotes: “Whenpeoplegetusedto preferential treatment, equal treatment seems likediscrimination.”  ~ Thomas Sowell Important Links: GOP judge paves road for thousands of potential non-citizens voting in Kansas Courts reward those who thwart federal immigration law and punish those who uphold itFederal judge forces Florida to extend registration for as long as Democrats desireThe article that God tweeted out from Ted Cruz’s Account!
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Can a Conservative Stalwart Win a House Seat Ru...
Talk about just desserts! A conservative, one who could actually make frustrated voters in both parties proud, is running as a Democrat against a RINO who loves rubber stamping Democrat policies.  Live by the Democrats, die by a Democrat! Art Halvorson, a career Coast Guard Captain and businessman, was able to get on the ballot as a Democrat to challenge Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) in Pennsylvania’s 9th District.  After coming within 1,000 votes of knocking off the corrupt Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the Republican primary, a number of Democrat voters wrote in Art’s name for the Democrat nomination (no candidate filed to run as a Democrat in this heavily conservative district).  Thanks to Pennsylvania law, Halvorson was able to get on the ballot as a Democrat, even though he is challenging Shuster from the right. In this episode of the Conservative Conscience, Art and Daniel discuss the fresh opportunity, unencumbered by party ID, to reach all voters with common sense ideas packaged in a candidate who lives the life of a conservative.  Could this set the tone for the next few years and demonstrate how conservatives can forge a new path ahead without the baggage of the comatose Republican Party.  You won’t want to miss this episode with a candidate who is not only a true conservative but a refreshing servant of the people.  You won’t believe what Art does at the end of the episode – not something you typically hear from a congressional candidate in a general election!   Show links Immigration lunacy: DOJ seeks to prosecute Sheriff Arpaio for enforcing federal immigration lawWhy conservatives will need a new party if/when Hillary winsDaniel’s interview with Joe Miller, the other candidate running not on the GOP party line
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Judges are not Above the Constitution Interview...
This week on the Conservative Conscience, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore joins Daniel Horowitz to discuss the judiciary, his suspension for defying the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage, and our Stolen Sovereignty. The Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision created the right to gay marriage from nothing and now the free conscience objections to gay marriage of religious institutions are being trampled upon by the federal government. “All across our country, we’re seeing a deprivation of a right given by God because the Supreme Court created a right and is mandating that everyone conform to it,” Justice Moore explained. The Founding Fathers of the American Republic could never have envisioned a time where forces would try to deprive the people of a God-given right to grant a special class of people a right that hasn’t existed in the history of all humankind. Horowitz and Justice Moore discussed the history, meaning, and role of the judiciary and what can be done to reclaim power from a rouge Supreme Court.
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Conservatives voting blindly for the GOP is the...
For How Much Longer Will Conservatives Exemplified the Definition of Insanity? In honor of Columbus Day, Daniel makes the case for charting a new course and creating a new party and a new movement.  At this point, the outcome of this election is pretty clear, like it or not.  We can spend the next thirty days just sullying our souls defending the indefensible and lose anyway or we can start planning for what we can do and be proud of.  The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again in anticipation of a different result.  Nothing will change if we treat this GOP loss the same way and just keep banging our heads against the wall with this failed party.  As miserable as a Hillary victory is, it is the reality that will soon confront us and we must harness the opportunities that it will provide us in charting a new course.  The entire debate about Trump has been a big distraction and doesn’t even speak to the foundational problems we are experiencing.  We must all unite instead of blaming each other after November 8.  The way to unite to break free of this false choice between Trump (who will be gone by then) and the establishment.  Hence, it’s time for a Freedom Party.  Are you pessimistic?  Daniel explains both the imperative for starting the new party and the unique opportunity we have for success.       This episode’s sponsor: - Build your emergency food supply for only $99.
31 min
The Appalling Silence of Conservatives as Judge...
In this episode of the Conservative Conscience, Daniel discusses how the corrosive modus operandi of so many in the conservative movement has allowed them to focus exclusively on nonsense and ignore the most important story of the week.  Judge Roy Moore stands alone in his battle for marriage, the Constitution, federalism, and state sovereignty, yet the conservative media couldn’t care less that he was wrongly suspended.  Daniel goes on to explain just how severely the judicial crisis is plaguing our nation and how only a society of beta males would allow it to happen.  He further offers insight, using the Alabama case study, as to why state courts are better suited to handle cases dealing with social questions and why the federal judiciary must be denuded of any power over such political questions.  “When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, "just men who will rule in the fear of God." The preservation of government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty; if the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be sqandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded. If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.” [Noah Webster, History of the United States (New Haven: Durrie & Peck, 1832), pp. 336-337] “Neither the Founding generation nor their children nor their children's children, right on down to our grandparents' generation, were so passive about their role as republican citizens. They would not have accepted-did not accept-being told that a lawyerly elite had charge of the Constitution, and they would have been incredulous if told (as we are often told today) that the main reason to worry about who becomes president is that the winner will control judicial appointments. Something would have gone terribly wrong, they believed, if an unelected judiciary were being given that kind of importance and deference. Perhaps such a country could still be called democratic, but it would no longer be the kind of democracy Americans had fought and died and struggled to create.”  ~ Larry D. Kramer, The People Themselves: Popular Constitutionalism and Judicial Review (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004), 228. Don’t Miss Judge Moore falls victim to culture of beta males our founders failed to envision This episode’s sponsor: - Build your emergency food supply for only $99.
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Republicans vs Democrats is as real as Professi...
The difference between today’s professional conservative movement and the Democrats is a difference between 100 degrees of post-constitutional Sodom and Gomorrah vs. 95 degrees. In this episode, Daniel discusses how the Republican party at a presidential level, a congressional level, and conservative media level engages in a fake fight with the Left when it really matters and how it debases who we are and moves the contours of political debate inexorably to the Left and into the gutter.  Amidst all of the salacious political fights and personal attacks the “conservative” media likes to focus on, they don’t even realize how they have already agreed to the Left on so many policy issues of substance.  Which is why they have nothing left but to discuss whatever the liberal media thinks is important, albeit complain about it.   Much of the conservative media, which is permanently stuck on the culture of the lesser of two evils, downright defends evil so long as they can point to media bias and the Democrats being even worse.  Hence, fornication is tolerated, so long as you don’t get an abortion from it; transgenderism is lovely so long as you are part of a “conservative LGBTQFU group”; Marxism is fine as long as it doesn’t go to illegals; cradle to grave socialism is needed but we just disagree with Democrats over the “amounts and numbers.” Isn’t it time we created a new vehicle we that can actually stand on its own veracity and merit? Important Links Judge forces Ohio School to Treat Boy like a Girl Angelo Codevilla’s blockbuster Claremont article which explains my world view and why this election is not even that important relative to the real problems Fake food fight: A debate that reflects our political system The stupid party: This is the GOP's hill to die on?! This episode’s sponsor: - Build your emergency food supply for only $99. Patriot Mobile – your conservative mobile service provider.
31 min
Hate Cruz or Love Him for his endorsement You’r...
Every constitutional conservative is caught up in the emotion over Cruz’s late decision to endorse Donald Trump.  In this episode of the Conservative Conscience, as always, Daniel moves beyond the convention wisdom, false choices, and binary narratives placed on our plate by the general media.  In Daniel’s opinion, this was a very bad political decision on the part of Cruz, but at the same time he breaks down why he understands the decision and the pressure that was brought the bear on the Texas champion.  It was bad strategy, but does it erase everything he’s done until now?  We go deep into politics to show how this is much bigger than Cruz, Trump, or any one individual.  The ancillary lessons of what led up to this decision are more powerful than the decision itself.  And it all leads to the same conclusion: rather than praising Cruz (if you are pro-Trump) or disowning him (if you are anti-Trump), this must serve as a lesson for why the entire two party oligarchy is irremediably broken. Daniel explains why it’s not worth it for like-minded individuals to tear each other down over disagreements in strategy, especially when we are all confronted with such an existential crisis.  This goes beyond Trump and Hillary, it is a reflection of the entire system.  We must pray and work together to address the sources of these ills rather than argue about the strategy of how to deal with insufferable symptoms with no good options and from a position of weakness.  Important links Last month’s podcast on why it’s not worth breaking relationships over disagreements on strategy Watch Daniel’s video summing up the key lesson from Cruz being pressured into endorsement This episode’s sponsor: - Build your emergency food supply for only $99
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Have we all become unknowing Leftists? - Ep. 60
In this episode, Daniel and Joe explore how moral relativism and the lack of a true party with moral conviction shifts the political landscape dramatically to the left over a short period of time. With no sense of measure, balance, proportion, and context liberals use moral relativism to focus national attention on emotional narratives that are completely divorced from the important macro-narrative that drives a given policy. Nonetheless, once liberals successfully use their false narratives to legitimize the most radical policies, Republicans accept much of their premise and stake out the right goal post of an issue only a few levels away.  This in turn permanently shifts the contours of the debate to the far left and delegitimizes anything beyond those contours, even if it was a view held even by Democrats just one generation ago. Harry Reid’s blockbuster immigration speech in 1993 This episode’s sponsor: - Build your emergency food supply for only $99.
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How a Real Conservative Party Would Respond to ...
The voters are demanding that the political class protect our sovereignty and security.  Yet, both parties are out to lunch.  While Democrats are refusing to even acknowledge the problem of Islamic jihad, their opponents are unwilling to expose their willful blindness.  All Republicans care about is jailbreak and other harmful or vacuous policy ideas.  They continue to refuse to use the budget bill to defund Obama’s refugee program. In this episode of the Conservative Conscience, Daniel explores the recent terror attacks through the prism of a real principled Republican Party.  What would a party that is truly committed to our nation’s security do in response to this week’s jihad? Daniel outlines a number of ideas that will protect our homeland, address the threat doctrine of the enemy, and respect the constitutional constraints.  These are all common sense ideas that are not only good policy but reflect good politics as well.  Many people think it will take a massive terror attack, God forbid, for the people to wake up and vote against the cultural Marxists and apologists for Islamism.  The problem is even if such an event occurs and the majority of the country undergoes a catharsis, there is no political party that can capitalize on that sentiment. “Republicans could win a landslide election if they made it a referendum on this issue alone!” Daniel declared on this week’s episode of the Conservative Conscience podcast. “Democrats are on the hook for this issue,” he continued. The people want security but neither party will give it to them. So what would a sane Republican Party do? Well, here are some common sense ideas: 1) Ban the Muslim Brotherhood 2) Pause Refugee Resettlement 3) Allow states to block refugees 4) Strip jihadist fighters of citizenship 5) Exit-entry visa tracking 6) Build the fence (or wall, if that strikes your fancy) 7) National reciprocity for concealed carry 8) Force DHS to deport the million or so with outstanding deportation orders 9) Place restrictions and extra monitoring of travel to dangerous countries Don’t Miss 15 years of willful blindness after 9/11 Stolen Sovereignty: almost 1,000 criminal aliens issued citizenship Just 14 years ago, Democrats supported cutting off visas from dangerous countries
29 min
Checking your intellectual honesty at the party...
The Intellectual Dishonesty of the 2 Party System Happy Constitution Day! Sadly, our Constitution has been shredded to pieces, and in this episode of the Conservative Conscience, Daniel uses current events to demonstrate why the inherent intellectual dishonesty of our party system is the culprit for the constitutional crisis.  George Washington’s final warning to America was that political parties would sow the dissolution of the republic, encouraging people to take refuge in a faction, irrespective of whether it worked harmoniously with the founding values.  Unfortunately, this is what we are seeing with all too many pseudo-conservatives who are willing to change who they are to comport with the Republican leaders of the time – be it Trump or someone else. Daniel dissects how Trump’s new socialized child care and maternity program, and the disturbing support from some prominent conservative figures, is a teachable moment of Washington’s premonition.  There are numerous other problems with this plan, the politics surrounding it, and what it represents.  Daniel discusses just how far left the party and the “movement” have moved since Reagan and even the Clinton-era, all because of the hopeless binary political game. Daniel directly addresses those on the right who want to ditch the Constitution and conservatism and how it is rooted in a false political premise. The danger is that Republicans and conservatives will not only enshrine the existing Obama-era levels of government growth, but feel compelled to permanently adopt a slightly less offensive version of all the new Democrat policies.   Either way, until we break out of this mess, people will check their intellectual honesty at the door of party politics.  The only difference is that whereas Democrats check their intellectual honesty at the door to comport with their ideology, Republicans check their intellectual honesty at the door to comport with their falsely perceived electoral viability, which ironically means agreeing to the very same Democrat values, albeit with less enthusiasm. Key Quote from George Washington’s Farewell Address: “This spirit, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind. It exists under different shapes in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed; but, in those of the popular form, it is seen in its greatest rankness, and is truly their worst enemy. The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.” Show links Reagan’s economic bill of rights he proposed towards the end of his presidency The triumph of old-school socialism: Trump’s massive new welfare plan Obama’s refugee announcement that these phony nationalists aren’t even talking about Trump making Obamacare great again
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GOP’s September Agenda Turning Touchdowns into ...
Here is Why Obama’s Approval Rating is Climbing GOP’s September Agenda: Turning Touchdowns into Interceptions In this episode of the Conservative Conscience, Daniel explains how Republicans take winning issues and turn them into losing issues.  Ever wonder why Obama’s approval rating is soaring to levels not seen since 2009, despite his treasonous acts on a daily basis, despite Obamacare, refugees, open borders, the Iran debacle?  Daniel gives a full presentation by taking listeners through the panoply of issues in Congress right now to demonstrate how Republicans are serving as an advancing force for Democrat policies. If a tree falls in the forest, who is to know?  If Republicans refuse to litigate the case against Democrats and harness critical leverage points to spawn a national discussion on refugees, criminal aliens, the internet giveaway, Obama’s funding of Iran and supporting Al Qaeda overseas, etc., then the media narrative will only focus on mundane issues, thereby allowing Obama to escape public criticism.  Daniel explains that whereas Democrats embrace confrontation as a means of promoting their agenda, even when it’s unpopular; Republicans abjure confrontation even when it is politically advantageous for them.  Whereas Democrats harness all their talent, time, and treasure to plot how to paint Republicans as extreme and out-of-touch; Republicans expend all their political capital giving cover to Democrats, avoiding such counter opportunities, and make Democrats look good.  This dichotomy is completely unsustainable for our Republic.    Buckle your seat-belt, because in this half-hour-episode Daniel goes rapid fire through numerous policy issues and political intel that will make it abundantly clear this party is irreparably broken.  To follow along, here are some useful articles. My 9/11 article: turning the page on 15 years of failure Thanks to Republicans, Obama’s approval at 2009 levels Mitch McConnell’s double budget betrayal Grassley confirming Obama judges The deplorable Democrat hijacking of Zika response Rubio: Drop Planned Parenthood fight to approve Zika funding Ted Cruz’s lonely fight to embarrass the Chinese Commies Trump’s cradle to grave socialism
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Interview With Joe Miller Can Conservatives Pul...
Joining the Conservative Conscience podcast this episode is Joe Miller. Joe is a conservative constitutionalist from Alaska, who is running against Lisa Murkowski, one of the worst Republican senators in terms of her #LibertyScore. Joe beat Lisa in 2010 in the GOP primary, only to have her mount a write-in bid, joining with liberals, to beat him in the general election.  Joe is a strong believer in local control and state sovereignty over its internal affairs, and although he is running on the Libertarian ticket, he does so while adhering to all of his conservative principles. The Libertarian Party in Alaska is different than that at the national level, and actually more resembles the principles espoused by members of Congress such as Mike Lee, Ted Cruz.  “We have no choice but to engage,” reasoned Miller on why he is running. “We that have opportunity to influence have no choice … it is an imperative. If we don’t get things switched around, we’re not gonna have a country in a decade.” When asked how he plans to take his conservative message to the broad electorate, Miller said he will stress the commonalities Alaskans have from all over the political spectrum. “The message of local control resonates with everyone,” said Miller, especially in Alaska. Miller also touched on the idea that a real fix for America may necessitate a new party, and that his candidacy could spark such a movement. “It could be a catalyst to future action,” said Miller. “It certainly would destabilize the establishment, or the duopoly, as I call it.” Joe Miller is the only true conservative running for the U.S. Senate this year who is not already in Congress.  Don’t Miss: Could Joe Miller give constitutional conservatives a choice instead of an echo in Alaska? McConnell’s double budget betrayal begins Listen: Conservatives It’s time to find a new home – Ep. 54 **Production Note: The statement from Murkowski's senior judiciary staff was "child pornographer" not "child molester." 
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How Pro and Anti Trump Conservatives Can Unite ...
The entire political landscape among longstanding conservative figures and grassroots activists is being consumed and defined by whether individuals plan to vote for Trump or not.  Since CR’s Mark Levin came out with his statement reluctantly announcing his intention to personally vote for Trump, many activists have expressed either support or disappointment.  In this episode of the Conservative Conscience, Daniel disagrees with the entire premise that this is the most important question facing conservatives now and explores ways anti-establishment constitutionalists can unite behind actionable items they both agree on. As Daniel notes, it’s heartbreaking watching so many individuals who agree on 90% of the issues, or even 100% of the issues, tear each over apart over the philosophical question of the lesser of two evils.  Daniel dissents from the entire debate by explaining that conservatives shouldn’t be defined by their reluctant acceptance or rejection of Trump.  It’s not worth it, and frankly it won’t make a difference at this point.  What is important, however, is that conservatives of all stripes – who basically agree on the issues and the insufferable nature of the existing GOP –must fight on the issues together and defeat efforts to increase refugees, give away the internet, and pass jailbreak legislation.  We must fight the transgender lobby and stand up for religious liberty.  We must defend North Carolina and fight judicial tyranny.  We must help support all the good conservative candidates running for state office and people like Joe Miller who are challenging the liberal oligarchy for federal office.  As conservatives fight with each other and trade insults about whether an insignificant number of their friends will actually make a difference by staying home or voting for Trump, why not pause the infighting for a few days and donate $30 to a real conservative down the ballot?  Why not flood state and federal offices on individual issues that we can still influence?  And let’s plot a path towards a revitalized political vehicle for our views up and down the ballot, irrespective of the outcome of this election.  Then you can go back to fighting each other.  But at least do something productive while we’re destroying relationships over nothing.    Key quotes “Our republic will not rise or fall on your vote for president alone, but whether you acquiesce to this corrupt system or take your own destiny into your hands.” “A group of 50,000 or so activists will not determine the outcome of an election but they can determine the outcome of a nation.” Show links Watch Levin TV Episode 123 where Mark discusses his personal decision Conservatives must unite behind North Carolina
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Conservatives; It’s time to find a new home Ep 54
If the primary elections in Florida and Arizona serve as any indication at all, there is no longer a place for conservatives in the Republican Party. The establishment sounded the death knell Tuesday completing their near sweep of the congressional primary elections, beating conservatives in almost every race. How did it happen? Well, “there’s a fatal flaw in our primary process,” argues Daniel Horowitz on this episode of The Conservative Conscience. “If the [establishment] has the money, the media support, and the name recognition … and they run on our issues … I don’t know how you break through that.” Now, Paul Ryan-Kevin McCarthy acolytes have infiltrated the so-called “conservative” Republican party even more. The Republican Party – where liberals run as conservatives just to win elections – nothing more. No wonder NOTHING changes. The party has become so liberal that even the “conservative candidate for VP believes the courts – yes, the courts! – should decide questions of religious liberty when it is attacked by the sexual identity lobby.  Even Bill Clinton and Chuck Schumer held the line on that issue in the ‘90s.  Meanwhile, the do-nothing Republican Congress is gearing up to offer their closing argument before the election, and their major issue is … criminal justice reform. Are you kidding me?! The GOP Congress could’ve chosen to use their power of the purse to blunt any number of treasonous actions by the Obama administration. Let’s go over some: The alliance with terrorist Iran, Obama’s jailbreak, open borders, the internet giveaway, just to name a few. The saving grace of the Republican Party – if all else failed – was always the fact that they supposedly appointed better judges.  Daniel explains why that has become irrelevant because even most Republican appointees accept 60% of the premise of the living and breathing Constitution theory. “We need to recognize the severity of the problem,” Daniel argues. “This party is broken; it will never work for us … it’s that simple.” Don’t Miss: Last night’s elections demonstrate conservatives have no place in this party The case for reforming primaries What are Republicans planning to make their end-of-the-year focus? Fulfilling Obama’s jailbreak agenda Warning! Congress is preparing to totally SCREW America Mike Pence wants the Courts to determine how much liberty we get with our conscience GOP appointed judge mandates transgenderism There’s only one full blown originalist on the Supreme Court
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The fate of 11 million illegals Ep 053
“The fate of 11 million illegals” We often hear, “our immigration system is broken.” But in truth, it’s our political system that is broken. Last week, Daniel explained the consequences of Donald Trump’s recent immigration flip-flop in Listen: The Real Problem with Trump’s Equivocation on Immigration – Ep. 52. Since then, Trump and his campaign have tried to reframe his message, yet have not backed away from his new “soft” approach. So here we are. In almost laughable irony, the GOP nominee who essentially won the primary by promising to “build a wall and make Mexico pay for it” has acquiesced to liberal talking points on the matter. But, political hot air aside, the question still remains … what do we do with the 11 million (or more) illegal immigrants currently in our country?  Or is that really a valid or relevant question at this point? In this episode of the Conservative Conscience, Daniel seeks to answer that very question.  In fact, the entire premise of focusing on this question at this point in time represents the myopic thinking of our political leaders.  Arguing from a philosophical standpoint, and borrowing a great deal from his new book Stolen Sovereignty, Daniel reminds America that Congress has a constitutional obligation to protect the legal citizens of this country. No such obligation exists for the illegal aliens residing here, no matter how heart-breaking the sob-stories. Further, Daniel explains why the latest idea of “legalization without citizenship,” expressed by some in the Trump campaign and by RNC Chairman Reince Preibus, is a complete red herring and will never work.  This entire focus on what to do with illegals instead of what to do for Americans is exactly what has lead to endless new waves of illegal immigration.   Although the election may be awash, conservatives have a responsibility to hold the line on the issues of sovereignty and security past November. We must secure the border, restrain the courts, and re-establish respect for the rule of law irrespective of what the Left, or Trump, has to say. Don’t Miss: Malkin: Trump MUST choose: Open-borders amnesty or American workers [VIDEO] The Forgotten Man in the Immigration Debate CR set to downgrade Trump to 'Bad' on immigration. Here’s why Just how radical has Hillary become on illegal immigration?RNC Chair: Deporting 12 Million People Not Practical, Legalization “The Proper Route”
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The Real Problem with Trump’s off message remar...
The Real Problem With Trump’s Equivocation on Immigration The news cycle this week is saturated with headlines about Donald Trump equivocating, “softening,” or questioning his own position on illegal immigration.  In this podcast, Daniel, using his decade-long experience fighting open borders, explains what is so damaging about Trump being off message on this issue.  It’s not just the concern of a man who, to begin with, never had a firm grounding in the issue and is now all over the map.  It’s that he is messaging the issue in the worst possible way, validating the premise of Hillary and Obama. One of the old tactics of the Left is to use ‘straw men examples’ of extreme manifestations of a given issue to distract from the main policy problem confronting the nation.  This is why they make the entire abortion debate about rape rather than about 50 million abortions on demand, including partial birth abortions and taxpayer funding for harvesting baby organs.  This is why they want to distract from a destructive regulatory state by asking people if they want toxic waste in their water.  And it is for this reason why they focus the immigration discussion on what to do with those already here for 1,000 years and are model citizens or Medal of Honor recipients.  The key is not to get caught in their straw men and focus instead on their extreme positions.  What Donald Trump has been doing over the past few days is validating every straw man premise of the left with his gratuitous chatter and conflicting comments from campaign aids.  Further disturbing is the fact that Trump keeps praising Obama for deporting people.  He is validating a widely-held belief on the Left that the “borders are more secure than ever before.”  This is demonstrably false, but it serves as Hillary’s number one defense of her policies.  It is irresponsible for Trump to self-destruct in this way. In reality, as Daniel demonstrates, there are endless lines of attack Trump can open up with regards to open borders, especially with the polling on refugees, the endless executive and judicial amnesties for criminal aliens, and the security concerns with Middle Eastern illegal immigrants rushing our southern border.  Linked below are some articles with great talking points to go offense on immigration instead of turning this winning issue into a loser.  Daniel also plugs chapters 6 and 7 from his book, Stolen Sovereignty, where he breaks down all the messaging and data that conservatives need to throw at open borders advocates.  Trump and his team should order a copy!           Conservative Review show links: Jihadists being smuggled through our border, yet we can’t deport them The Forgotten Man in the Immigration Debate Trump on deportations: Do what Obama has done but with 'more energy' Clinton deported 4 Times as many illegal aliens as Obama How about learning immigration messaging from..Bill Clinton!? Further Reading: The Hill Article on Trump’s Shaky Immigration Changes Byron York: Team Trump Makes a Mess of Immigration Issue
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The Messenger Matters in Politics Ep 51
The Messenger Matters in Politics With just under three months until the election, Donald Trump is losing big in almost every major category and in almost every major swing-state (and even some red states). The campaign is in turmoil and has made a habit of consistently stepping on its own foot. Having still run less ads than the Green Party’s Jill Stein, it’s like the Trump campaign is trying to lose. On this week’s episode of the Conservative Conscience, Daniel Horowitz breaks down the Trump campaign’s failures and what it means for the conservative movement. “We can’t separate the message from the messenger … The messenger matters,” Horowitz argues. While Trump has certainly given strong voice to issues such as immigration and national security, his rise also comes at a cost and could hurt the message in the long run. Moreover, Daniel explains why the general election is different from a primary election dynamic and why Trump can no longer rely on running a media-driven campaign as opposed to a traditional organized ground game and ad war.  Conservatives should not lose heart, however, as we have never been a movement of personality, but of principle. We don’t need to jump train with every new fad – be it the tepid establishment or the so-called Alt-Right – we just need to follow the Constitution. As Justice Joseph Story once said, “Let us never forget, that our constitutions of government are solemn instruments, addressed to the common sense of the people and designed to fix, and perpetuate their rights and their liberties. They are not to be frittered away to please the demagogues of the day. They are not to be violated to gratify the ambition of political leaders. They are to speak in the same voice now, and for ever. They are of no man's private interpretation. They are ordained by the will of the people; and can only be changed by the sovereign command of the people.”  Also Read: ·14 winning issues Trump could use against Hillary ·Team Trump offers a solid security plan ... if the candidate himself can keep it ·New Trump Campaign Manager Shilled for Open Borders Zealots ·Trump on Clinton Foundation: “Give them the benefit of the doubt” ·Poll: Few Support Syria Refugees Entering U.S.
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Interview with NC LT Gov. Dan Forest on Fightin...
Today, we were honored to have North Carolina’s Lt. Gov Dan Forest join us to discuss the judicial war on his state.  North Carolina is one of the few states where Republicans are actually standing up to the transgender jihad, fighting for religious liberty, and defending against fraudulent voting.  Yet, the federal courts have crowned themselves the final arbiter of every state and local issue.  They have granted standing to radical groups in order to “throw out” laws duly passed by the legislature. In this episode, Dan Forest discusses with Daniel the importance of states doing the right thing and the need for Congress to protect them from an overbearing federal executive and judiciary.  What is going on in North Carolina is a perfect example of why conservatives must also focus down ballot and ensure that champions like Dan Forest are reelected so that states can remain the last line of defense for liberty.  At some point, if Congress declines to stand up for the states, they will have no choice but to say no and take back their rightful power over state and local affairs.  Dan Forest explains why, through a convergence of factors, North Carolina has become ground zero in the fight for federalism.    Show links The Judicial War on North Carolina
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