- Ted Cruz Ends His Presidential Bid Making Trump the Presumptive Nominee May 3, 2016
According to CNN, Ted Cruz bowed out of the Republican presidential race Tuesday following a crushing loss to Donald Trump in Indiana, clearing the path for the real estate mogul to clinch the GOP nomination.It was a remarkable turn of events in a presidential primary race that seemed destined — just weeks ago — to end in a contested convention this summer. Even in the final hours of the race in the Hoosier State, Cruz insisted he was staying in the race until June 7 — going so far as to attack his rival during a news conference as a “pathological liar” unfit for the White House.
In the end, the growing strength of Trump’s candidacy and Cruz’s own stumbles in the past two weeks were too much for Cruz to overcome. The Cruz, Kasich and anti-Trump forces had concocted elaborate plans to try to deprive Trump of the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the nomination outright. But those plans hinged on money and momentum. After Tuesday night, it appeared that Cruz would have neither. Read more here.
Watch Ted Cruz announce his decision to drop out of the Presidential race:
- Lt. Gov. Patrick to North Texas Officials: Runaway Property Tax Increases Must Stop April 29, 2016
“Taxing entities must stop the rapid growth in property taxes. I invite localgovernment officials to come to the negotiating table in good faith to passreform that lowers property taxes and allows them to provide the services their constituents need. However, if they choose to continue listening to their lobbyists, who have instructed them not to compromise or negotiate, and ignore the burden faced by local property owners, they should be fully prepared for us to pass legislation without their input. Property owners are desperate for property tax relief and I intend to do all I can to deliver it to them.
“I thank committee chair Paul Bettencourt, and senators, for traveling around the state, listening to public testimony from home and business property owners and local government officials,” concluded Patrick.
Video from WFAA.
Hear Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s conversation with Jon-David over the property tax issue here:
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick gave public testimony at the Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief hearing in Arlington. It was a standing-room only crowd of about 500 people.
“Lowering property taxes has always been one of my top priorities,” said Patrick. “Last session the Texas Senate and voters successfully brought lasting property tax relief to homeowners across the state. However we must take the next step of reforming the process.
“Taxing entities must stop the rapid growth in property taxes. I invite local government officials to come to the negotiating table in good faith to pass reform that lowers property taxes and allows them to provide the services their constituents need. However, if they choose to continue listening to their lobbyists, who have instructed them not to compromise or negotiate, and ignore the burden faced by local property owners, they should be fully prepared for us to pass legislation without their input. Property owners are desperate for property tax relief and I intend to do all I can to deliver it to them.
“I thank committee chair Paul Betten court, and senators, for traveling around the state, listening to public testimony from home and business property owners and local government officials,” concluded Patrick.
- Why the Left Loathes Western Civilization-Read Dennis Prager’s fantastic article April 27, 2016
From The National Review by Dennis Prager:
This month Stanford University students voted on a campus resolution that would have had their college require a course on Western civilization — as it did until the 1980s. Stanford students rejected the proposal 1,992 to 347.
A columnist in the Stanford Daily explained why: Teaching Western civilization means “upholding white supremacy, capitalism, and colonialism, and all other oppressive systems that flow from Western civilizations.”
The vote and the column encapsulated the Left’s view of Western civilization: In Europe, Latin America, and America, the Left loathes Western civilization.
Wherever there is conflict between the West — identified as white, capitalist, or of European roots — and the non-West, the Left portrays the West as the villain.
I am referring to the Left, not to liberals. The latter generally venerated Western civilization. President Franklin Roosevelt, for example, frequently spoke of defending “Christian civilization.”
Today, the Left would revile any Westerner who used such language as xenophobic, racist, and Fascist.
Read Dennis Prager’s article here.
- More than 500,000 boycott Target over transgender bathroom policy April 25, 2016
Sign the pledge from the American Family Associations boycott pledge here.
According to USA Today, A conservative Christian activist group has gained more than half a million signatures and counting from people pledging to boycott Target over its transgender bathroom policy.
The petition started by the American Family Association on Wednesday raises concerns that Target’s inclusive stance on transgender rights encourages sexual predators and puts women and young girls in danger, because “a man can simply say he ‘feels like a woman today’ and enter the women’s restroom.”
The boycott has more than 517,000 signatures as of Monday afternoon, marking it as one of AFA’s most popular campaigns. Read more from USA Today
- Emergency Preparedness Summit & Fair THIS SATURDAY April 19, 2016
- Is it time for a Flat Tax? Steve Forbes says YES! April 18, 2016
NEXT TO THE UNSTABLE DOLLAR, the biggest deadweight today on the American economy is the horrific federal income tax code. It is past time we junked this incomprehensible, opportunity-killing and corrupting monstrosity and replaced it with a simple flat tax. The returns we, the people, must file by today (even if you file for an extension, you have to pay what you owe Uncle Sam by this date) should be the last time we have to suffer through this ordeal.
More than 40 countries and jurisdictions (such as Hong Kong) have variations of a flat tax, and those systems have worked well.
For those unfamiliar with the concept, a flat tax is a single-rate income tax system that has few or no deductions. You could literally fill out your return on a single sheet of paper or with a few keystrokes on your computer.
The most basic and profound argument for a flat tax is moral. Read all of Steve Forbes article here.
- Terror Expert joins The Wells Report with Insider info into Brussels/Paris Terror Attacks April 4, 2016
Do you ever wonder what makes the terrorists do what they do? Is Islam really a religion of peace? This is the interview that has the info! A terror expert insider joins The Wells Report to explain the Brussels & Paris Terror Attacks and why Europe is in trouble if they don’t change their way of dealing with immigrants & terrorists:
- Ann Coulter on Donald Trump on The Wells Report March 29, 2016
How we love Ann Coulter! She’s brash, she smart and she’s not beholden to anyone. Sound like a particular Presidential candidate that you know? Ann Coulter joined Jon-David tonight to discuss her love of Donald Trump and why he’s the best candidate for the Oval Office. Check out her conversation with Jon-David below:
She also referenced a Larry King interview from the 1988 Republican National Convention where Trump discussed who his supporters would be if he ran for President:
OTHER GOP PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS HAPPENING TODAY
Trump campaign manager arrested for battery against reporter
According to the Washington Examiner, law enforcement officials in Florida have arrested Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, over a single count of misdemeanor battery in an incident earlier this month with ex-Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields.
According to an arrest record provided to the Washington Examiner, police were able to obtain video from security officials that shows Lewandowski grabbing the arm of Fields during a press conference at Trump’s international golf course in Jupiter, Fla.
“The video parallels what Fields had told me, in that Trump was walking toward the exit of the ballroom, taking questions and signing autographs, Trump had looked in [Fields’] direction, and then Lewandowski extended his left arm out, stepping between Trump and another male subject believed to be U.S. Secret Service,” Officer Marc Bujnowski explained in the report. “Lewandowski then grabbed Fields’ left arm with his right hand, causing her to turn and step back.”
“Fields also showed me her left forearm, which revealed bruising…read the entire story here.
Video of the alleged attack below:
Also in Trump news…Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has thrown his endorsement to Senator Ted Cruz. According to CNN,
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker formally endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday, saying he is “a strong new leader” and “constitutional conservative.”
“After all these years of the Obama-Clinton failures, it’s time we elect a strong new leader and I’ve chosen to endorse Ted Cruz,” Walker told conservative radio host Charlie Sykes on Newsradio 620 WTMJ Tuesday.
The endorsement could be a pivotal development ahead of Wisconsin’s April 5 primary, which is emerging as a key test for the remaining presidential contenders before the 2016 campaign heads east. Read more from CNN here.
Donald Trump had something to say about both the assault charge against his campaign staffer and Gov. Scott Walker’s endorsement of Senator Ted Cruz for President:
- Get your “Team Pearce” shirt & make a donation to Officer Matt Pearce March 28, 2016
Buy a t-shirt or make a donation here.
According to Fox 4, Fellow police officers and volunteers sold thousands of t-shirts to support wounded Fort Worth police Officer Matthew Pearce.
“Team Pearce” t-shirts sold out quickly at 15 Chick-fil-A restaurants. The proceeds will benefit Officer Pearce, who remains in critical condition at John Peter Smith Hospital.
Pearce was shot five times last Tuesday while chasing a fugitive and his son. Ed Mciver Sr. was killed in the return fire and his 21-year-old son, Ed Mciver Jr., is now facing several charges including attempted capital murder…Read more here.
- The Wells Report Reading list Recommends: Scalia’s Court: A Legacy of Landmark Opinions and Dissents March 25, 2016
Jon-David was so pleased at the chance to sit down with Kevin Ring and discuss his latest work Scalia’s Court: A Legacy of Landmark Opinions and Dissents.
In 1986, Ronald Reagan appointed Antonin Scalia to the Supreme Court. He was unanimously confirmed by the Senate and became the first Italian-American justice.
He served on the Court for nearly thirty years and was known for his seriously frank words that he always stood behind and never flip flopped on. More about Antonin Scalia here.
Editor and Commentator of Scalia’s Court: A Legacy of Landmark Opinions and Dissents, Kevin Ring has been involved in conservative policymaking and politics for more than 20 years. He began his career in Washington, D.C., as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill. During his tenure, he served as counsel to the Senate Judiciary’s Constitution, Federalism and Property Rights Subcommittee under the leadership of future US Attorney General John Ashcroft.
Check out Jon-David’s conversation with Kevin Ring below: