- Jon-David at the Dallas GOP Reagan Day Dinner-2015 January 30, 2015
- David Bozell, President of For America on The Wells Report 9:35P CT January 21, 2015
foramerica.org was created by Brent Bozell in an attempt to reinvigorate the American people with the principles of American exceptionalism: personal freedom, personal responsibility, a commitment to Judeo-Christian values, and a strong national defense. They believe in limited government with Constitutionally-enumerated powers only. They believe that the size of the federal government should be dramatically reduced and that government’s regulatory stranglehold on the free enterprise system should be lifted. They believe in freedom. Executive Director David Bozell keeps this flame burning bright and he joins Jon-David at 9:35P CT!
- Senator John Cornyn on The Wells Report tonight 9:05P CT January 21, 2015
Get in on what will be a fantastic conversation between Jon-David and Senator John Cornyn as they discuss last night’s SOTU.
In the meantime, catch up on what other people thought of President Obama’s speech:
Public ‘meh’ on key parts of Obama agenda-Byron York
- Joni Ernst’s choice of shoes to deliver last night’s GOP response January 21, 2015
- Jason Russell from the Washington Examiner on The Wells Report reacts to SOTU January 21, 2015
Jason Russell of the Washington Examiner jumped into the conversation with Jon-David this evening to discuss his thoughts about the 2015 State of the Union Address given by President Obama tonight.
Mr. Russell has some great articles posted on The Washington Examiner site that lays out past SOTU speeches from President Obama and clearly articulates what the President is trying to get done.
- Scottie Nell Hughes from Tea Party News Network on The Wells Report reacts to SOTU January 20, 2015
Scottie Nell Hughes, News Director for the Tea Party News Network stopped in to talk with Jon-David about President Obama’s SOTU address this evening.
- Christopher Arps from Project 21 on The Wells Report reacts to SOTU January 20, 2015
About Project 21: Project 21 is an initiative of The National Center for Public Policy Research to promote the views of African-Americans whose entrepreneurial spirit, dedication to family and commitment to individual responsibility has not traditionally been echoed by the nation’s civil rights establishment. Read more about Project 21 here. Find out more about Christopher Arps here.
- Pete Sessions on The Wells Report reacts to the SOTU January 20, 2015
Pete Sessions Responds to the State of the Union Address-Hear Jon-David’s conversation with Congressman Pete Sessions
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-32), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and a Member of House Republican Leadership, today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:
“For the past six years President Obama has repeated worn out liberal campaign slogans instead of putting forth common sense, realistic solutions to fix our nation’s biggest problems. Tonight’s State of the Union Address was no exception. Instead of focusing on ways to reduce our deficit, reinvigorate our economy, and get hard working Americans back to work, the President rededicated himself to the same rhetoric – higher taxes, increased spending, more debt, and additional burdensome regulations. His “Washington knows best” attitude continues to hold back our economy and leave hard working middle class American families behind.
“The President’s policies have burdened our economy with onerous regulations which harm middle class families across the country. Tonight the President announced his plan to double down on his anti-family, pro-government policies by proposing $320 billion in job-destroying taxes and billions more in federal spending. President Obama fails to understand that rules and regulations do not stimulate economic growth, and higher taxes and more bureaucratic red tape do not foster job creation. Republicans understand that we need to stop growing the Washington economy and start focusing on growing America’s economy.
“While the President took credit for the increase in job growth this year, he failed to take credit for wage stagnation or the shrinking American workforce. In fact, median household income has fallen 3.9% since he took office and the labor force participation rate remains at the lowest level since 1978. This underscores the fact that the President is out of touch with our economic reality. The President’s policies are taking more money out of the pockets of middle class Americans and putting it into the hands of Washington bureaucrats, which makes it increasingly difficult for American families to keep up with the expenses of daily life.
“For two disastrous years in which a Democratic-controlled Congress worked with President Obama to increase spending drastically, our economy suffered. After Republicans won back the House in 2010, Republican spending victories in the last four years have helped lead to economic growth. In those four years, discretionary spending has been cut by nearly $400 billion annually and overall government spending has dropped from nearly 25% of our GDP to under 20%.
“Republicans understand what it takes to increase opportunity for all Americans – more jobs and higher wages, coupled with lower health care, energy, and education costs. We have proposed numerous solutions that would inject billions of dollars into the economy, create thousands of jobs, and put our nation back on track. I have always believed that the key to a robust economy is getting Washington out of the way and letting the free-enterprise system grow and thrive. It is time for the President to put away his pen and his phone, set politics aside, and work with our new Republican Congress so that we can put American families first.”
- Can you pass a US Citizenship Test? January 16, 2015
PHOENIX — Arizona will became the first state to require high school students to pass a civics test to graduate when the governor signs a bill that was fast-tracked Thursday.
The measure sailed through the Legislature’s committees Thursday morning and was approved by both chambers Thursday afternoon.
Daniel Scarpinato, Gov. Doug Ducey’s spokesman, said the governor would sign the bill Thursday, as he promised in his State of the State speech Monday.
The American Civics Act will require students to pass 60 of the 100 questions on the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization civics test, and they can retake the test until they pass, starting in eighth grade.
The requirement will start for the class of 2017, today’s high school sophomores.
It will be up to school districts and charter schools to determine how to include civics instruction in their curricula and how to test their students.
Sydney Hay of Silver Bullet, a consulting firm, said that with Ducey’s signature, Arizona will be the first state to pass such a measure. Her firm is working to pass the bill in all states by Sept. 17, 2017, the 230th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution.
Take the test here.
- Obama’s mark on the military: A DEEPLY UNPOPULAR COMMANDER IN CHIEF IS FORCING PROFOUND CHANGE INSIDE THE RANKS January 14, 2015
In his first term, President Obama oversaw repeal of the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
Then he broke with one of the military’s most deeply rooted traditions and vowed to lift the ban on women serving in combat.
And the commander in chief has aggressively sought to change military culture by cracking down on sexual assault and sexual harassment, problems that for years were underreported or overlooked.
Obama is an unpopular president in the eyes of the men and women in uniform. Yet his two-term administration is etching a deep imprint on the culture inside the armed forces. As commander in chief, he will leave behind a legacy that will shape the Pentagon’s personnel policies and the social customs of rank-and-file troops for decades to come.
For Obama’s supporters, the cultural changes he’s overseeing are on a level with President Truman’s 1948 order that desegregated the military and put it at the forefront of the national push for racial equality.
But to his critics, his moves amount to heavy-handed social engineering that erode deep-seated traditions and potentially undermine good order and discipline.
And for the troops in today’s career force, the wave of changes to deep-seated policies and attitudes can be jarring.
“It’s a very different Army than the one I came in to,” said Sgt. 1st Class Eric Rexilius, who joined the Army 21 years ago and is now a helicopter repairman at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state. Read more here.