Monday, January 18, 2016

Ted Cruz NOT as Conservative as His Supporter's Think

As of now, the press is lauding Ted Cruz as contender for the Republican Party nomination for President of the United States.  This leads us to wonder if Mr. Cruz’s views are conservative.  Let’s put him to our Conscious Conservative test.  How does Mr. Cruz score on the Conscious Conservative rating system.

---Does he respect private property?  It's hard to tell. He has made statements that he is in favor of private property, except when it gets in the way of oil pipelines.  0 POINTS

---How about the Income Tax?  Mr. Cruz falls in the “reform” camp.  He supports a "flat tax."  0 POINTS

---Where is Ted Cruz on inheritance tax?  He has doesn't specifically state on his web site.  However, it appears that in the past he has voted against increasing the inheritance tax and stated he supports eliminating it.  10 POINTS

--What are his beliefs about confiscating private property for public use?  He doesn’t appear to mind confiscating property for public use.  0 POINTS

---What about banking?  Ted Cruz appears to be firmly in the audit The Fed camp and has made statements against the US Import-Export bank.  He has not mentioned a plan to eliminate central banking..  5 POINTS

---Ted Cruz on free speech, assembly and travel-- Mr. Cruz makes a display about fighting for Christian speech, but it is doubtful where he would stand on more unpopular speech.  I’m also going to deduct some points because he wants to build a wall around the United States.  0 POINTS

---Is Mr. Cruz a Free Enterprise advocate?  He states he would like to get rid of several government agencies.  He does however seem to have supported subsidizing some industries in the past.  5 POINTS

---About Ted Cruz and the free exchange of labor and services—He appears to give at least lip service to small business deregulation.  10 POINTS

---What is Mr. Cruz’s record on freedom of living quarters?  He does appear to wish to get rid of HUD and some government housing restrictions.  10 POINTS

---Education-- Ted Cruz has pledged to eliminate the Department of Education.  He appears to want to return education to a decision that is made locally.  10 POINTS

OVERALL SCORE--- 50 POINTS

That is a Moderate score that has him leaning towards Liberal views. 
How does he rank compared to other prominent politicians?


Ron Paul            90 POINTS
Rick Santorum  55 POINTS
Ted Cruz           50 POINTS
Newt Gingrich   50 POINTS
Mitt Romney     35 POINTS
Donald Trump  35 POINTS
Barack Obama  20 POINTS


Mr. Cruz is definitely not a Conscious Conservative.   

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A Conscious Conservative Quote

"There are two types of people who will never amount to anything...

those who will not do what they are told...

and those who will do nothing else."

--Napoleon Hill


Friday, January 8, 2016

A Conscious Conservative Get Together


Manifest Your New Year's Resolutions!

People all over the world set goals, intentions and plans for the New Year.  Momentum begins to fade by week 2 or 3.  Join us a we support each other to make 2016 the most wonderful year ever! 


When--January 29th, 2016 at 4:00 pm 

Where--Old Chicago, Alma School Rd. and the US 60 (Superstition Freeway) in sunny Mesa, Arizona.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A Conscious Conservative Veterans Day

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year 1918 hostilities were officially ended in Western Europe.  This signified the end of World War I.  Rural areas of the United States still did not have phone service.  People put bells on tall poles in their yards.  These bells acted as an information system.  My grandmother told me several times that one thing she would never forget was the sound of hundreds of bells ringing across the countryside.  The bells signified that the war was over and thousands of young men would be returning home.

The following year, "Armistice" was celebrated at Buckingham Palace and countries across the world passed legislation officially recognizing November 11th as a holiday.  Although official proclamations and ceremonies supporting the holiday began in 1919, the United States didn't make Armistice Day a legal holiday until 1938.  The original language states that November 11th is "a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace."

World War I was supposed to be the war to end all wars. Unfortunately, the seeds of World War II were planted in the peace of World War I.  Politicians and profiteers have continually found reasons to wage war in the almost hundred years since the "last war" ended.  The United States changed the original name of  Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954  

As you enjoy your day away from work, take in a parade or thank those who have served our country, please remember the original spirit of Veterans Day.  Let's stay dedicated to the cause of world peace so that those who so proudly and bravely serve our country will never be put in harm's way again.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Is Donald Trump a Conscious Conservative?

     As of now, the press is lauding Donald Trump as the front-runner for the Republican Party nomination for President of the United States.  This leads us to wonder if The Donald’s views are conservative.  Let’s put him to our Conscious Conservative test.  How does Mr. Trump score on the Conscious Conservative rating system.

---Does he respect private property?  I would say no.  If you read his books, he appears proud of using government to take away other people’s property in order to give it to him.  He feels the property is better in his hands than that of the current owners.  0 POINTS

---How about the Income Tax?  Mr. Trump falls in the “reform” camp.  He talks about lowering taxes and simplifying tax code, but not about significant change or repeal.  0 POINTS

---Where is Donald Trump on inheritance tax?  He has stated that he would like to greatly limit inheritance taxes.  This coul have something to do with his own situation.  5 POINTS

---What are his beliefs about confiscating private property for public use?  For public use?  He doesn’t mind confiscating property for private use.  0 POINTS

---What about banking?  Donald Trump seems more knowledgeable about the Federal Reserve and its role in the economy.  However, he appears more in the camp of controlling central banking rather than real reform or abolition.  He gets partial credit for that.  5 POINTS

---Donald Trump on free speech, assembly and travel-- It’s difficult to find where Mr. Trump or any of the candidates have said anything about these issues.  I’m going to deduct some points because he wants to build a wall around the United States.  Other than that, it’s hard to tell.   5 POINTS

---Is Donald Trump a Free Enterprise advocate?  He has no problem with taking advantage of crony-capitalism.  While researching this article, I’ve also ran across many instances where he has said it was wrong and he doesn’t support it.  I’ve not sure how much he’ll change it.  5 POINTS

---About Donald Trump and the free exchange of labor and services—He appears to give at least lip service to small business deregulation.  He has also stated that it is good for labor and management to freely negotiate pay structures.  This appears to be where he is strongest.  10 POINTS

---What is Donald Trump’s record on freedom of living quarters?  His long history as a real estate developer shows that he favors government intervention that favors him.  He has a particularly Machiavellian view towards zoning and building restrictions.  0 POINTS

---Donald Trump on education-- Mr. Trump favors vouchers and cutting federal involvement in the school system.  He still fears to favor publicly funded schools.  5 POINTS

OVERALL SCORE--- 35 POINTS

That is a Moderate score that has him leaning towards Liberal views. 
How does he rank compared to other prominent politicians?


Ron Paul            90 POINTS
Rick Santorum  55 POINTS
Newt Gingrich   50 POINTS
Mitt Romney     35 POINTS
Donald Trump  35 POINTS
Barack Obama  20 POINTS


Mr. Trump is definitely not a Conscious Conservative.   

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Manifesting Pathways to Freedom--A Conscious Conservative Meetup


The mastermind meeting on 08/28/15 went wonderful.  Several people got together and talked about changing the world by analyzing and changing attitudes.  Our friends at The Employee Friend Network sponsored this event.  Find out about more events here:

The Employee Friend Network

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Manifesting Pathways to Freedom Meetup

Friday, August 7, 2015


MANIFESTING PATHWAYS TO FINANCIAL AND PERSONAL FREEDOM GROUP

Meet a dynamic group of individuals who are working together to manifest financial and personal freedom.



Our next meeting is on August 28th at 4:00 pm in sunny Mesa, Arizona.

Meet with us at Old Chicago, Alma School Rd. and the US 60 (Superstition Freeway) to create a mastermind for education, networking and fun.


Find out more and register here--   The Employee Friend Network