Monthly Archives: March 2017

Every Vote Counts


By Don Westen Contrary to popular belief, the United States of America is not ruled by one centralized government. In fact, the name “United States” is quite literal.  The United States of America is comprised of 50 state governments united under 1, equal, federal government. When we elect a chief executive (the President), each state casts a vote that is worth a number of points dependent upon that state’s population. States with larger populations, such as California and New York, […]

The Good, the Bad, and the Grizzly – Reflections of a Federalist Mama Bear


Editorial: Drain the Swamp? Rather, Rise of the #BossSwampMonster… By @BearingTruth President Trump presented himself in the General Election as the candidate that would govern as an outsider, even claiming that he would “Drain the DC Swamp.” Unfortunately, his renewed support of progressive[i] policies demonstrates his appetite for big federal government swamp. His claims that he will #DrainTheSwamp have become only too obviously opposite, as he #FillsTheSwamp[ii]  with Goldman-Sachs[iii] alumni; millionaires who “didn’t want the job[iv]” appointed to his cabinet; […]

THE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT


By: Federalist Gwen Last week, the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, introduced the long awaited reform of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Republicans, including Donald Trump, campaigned on completing repealing this federal government takeover of health care. The replacement plan was promised to introduce free market reforms, lower costs, and to roll back regulations and taxes. The following article is a first glance at the proposed bill.  As noted in the first section, it is difficult […]

Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States. A Federalist View


Article by: Federalist Gwen The Executive Order (EO) issued by President Trump on January 27th which banned travel and immigration from seven majority Muslim nations as well as halting refugee immigration has been highly controversial.  On February 3, United States district judge James Robart issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) halting the ban at the request of the states of Washington and Minnesota1.   The TRO and now subsequent suit by the states was heard by the 9th Circuit Court who […]