Over the past few years – and especially during the coronavirus craze – conservatives in blue states have been fleeing for red states because of policies enforced by blue-state politicians. Everything from gun control and taxes, to coronavirus restrictions and liberal curriculums in education, have been driving conservatives to leave blue states and move to more conservative states like Texas, Florida, and Idaho.
What many elected Republicans don’t understand, however, is that the reverse of this occurrence is not only possible as well, it’s imperative.
Under the ‘police powers’ of the tenth amendment, it is clearly stated that the regulation of health, wellbeing, morality, and education of citizens is under the sole authority of the states. Police powers are the powers of a state government to make and enforce all laws necessary to preserve public health, safety, and the general welfare of the citizens of the country.
These powers originate from the English common law system, and when the Constitution was ratified in 1788, the states did not surrender their powers as a condition of creating the federal government. The federal government has very few actual powers, the states hold most of the power.
Republicans must stop drifting with the moral current of the world created by those who seek to destroy it and start changing the direction back to its original direction. They must start doing what is right simply because it is right, even in the face of fierce backlash.
Here are policies that Republican state legislators and governors should be pushing for within the states Republicans control.
Ban Mask Mandates and Vaccine Passports
All of the covid restrictions that were put into place at the beginning of the pandemic – from the lockdowns to the masks – were introduced and enforced by the state governments. Not the federal government.
Republicans control over half of the state legislatures and governorships in the country. Banning mask mandates and vaccine passports for local governments, public schools – and most importantly for private businesses – must be supported. The vast majority of years of scientific research regarding the efficacy of masks show they do not prevent the spread of any respiratory illnesses.
The mandates must be banned, and the state has the authority to do so.
Form an Entirely New Statewide Curriculum for Public Schools
The topic of ‘critical race theory’ has become an extremely popular part of the conversation in the conservative sphere, mainly because of vocal opponents like Christopher F. Rufo. Because of the many segments, he has been a part of on shows like Tucker Carlson tonight, Rufo has exponentially gained recognition, and so has the subject of ‘critical race theory.’ But most people, including Rufo, are completely obfuscating what critical race theory is. What some call ‘critical race theory,’ or ‘racial insensitivity training,’ is purely just force-fed Anti-White hatred currently being spread by every institution in America.
It is not enough to attempt to legislate our way to banning this from schools and in employment – this is a temporary band-aid that will be ripped off by propagandists finding loopholes in the laws. Republican states must form an entirely new curriculum. One that is created under a conservative framework, and one that is pro-family, pro-nation, and pro-Christianity. Common core must go as well. High School students must learn about all of the good that America and western civilization has accomplished, which clearly outweighs any perceived bad. High school students should be required to visit a third-world country in order to graduate. Trades and everyday useable knowledge should be taught as well.
It is the consensus among constitutional scholars that the federal department of education is unconstitutional. The federal government has no say in what and how children learn in public schools. Conservatives must stop allowing those that seek to destroy the country to dictate the curriculum in schools within states Republicans control.
Ban Puberty Blockers, Cross-Sex Hormones, and Transitional Surgery for Minors
Up until just a few years ago, what scientists call gender dysphoria largely only affected a minuscule portion of the American population, almost 100% boys, starting at the age of 2, with most of those cases resolving themselves by puberty. Today, ‘gender dysphoria’ now affects a much larger portion of the US population, it has flipped to mainly girls, with many of the cases starting at the age of 12. Today, tens of thousands of children – mostly young girls – are finding LGBT influencers online and following their guidance on how to obtain things like breast binders, and then going on to take testosterone and puberty blockers, all before the age where their alleged gender dysphoria is statistically the most likely to resolve itself. Many young women are then going to get double mastectomies and other irreversible procedures, only to regret their decision later in life. In a recent 60 Minutes segment, Lesley Stahl documented the current pandemic of rapid-onset gender dysphoria, where teens and young adults are going on to get irreversible procedures after not being questioned at all by the doctors, psychiatrists, and psychologists they see beforehand, mostly due to the doctors’ fear of backlash. Top trans researchers like Dr Ray Blanchard say this new pandemic of rapid-onset gender dysphoria likely stems from other mental disorders like dissociative disorder, and that any procedure should not be considered until at least the age of 21. All of the best scientific studies, with the best methodology, and little to no loss of follow-up, show the worst outcomes for those that transition.
Republicans must redeclare their sovereignty over the states they control, and their authority to do what’s in the best interest of the American citizens, standing strong in the face of backlash.
Ban Trans Athletes in Women’s Sports
We have yet to see female-to-male trans athletes competing in male sports, but male-to-female trans athletes competing in female sports has become quite the phenomenon. One example would be the male-to-female transgender high school sophomores, Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood, who came in first and second place, respectively, in the 100-meter race at the State Open Finals. This angered the parents who complained they had a competitive advantage over the girls competing against them. Miller and Yearwood were not even a blip on the radar when they competed in boy’s track, but when they decided to transfer over to girl’s track they dominated, putting scholarship hopes at risk for many of the girls. This is just one example of hundreds where the story ended the same way.
Republicans must move to unequivocally ban trans athletes from competing in women’s and girls’ sports.
Institute Stand Your Ground and Castle Doctrine, Further Fund the Police, and Pass Constitutional Carry
The new crime reporting system released by the FBI shows that the murder rate in almost every city in the United States is at the highest levels in over twenty years. Using the FBI data, experts conclude that the murder rate for 2020 was approximately 6.22 per 100,000 people. Not since 1998 has the country seen a murder rate that high. The city of St Louis during any normal year has a 60 per 100,000 homicide rate, but currently their homicide rate site at 87 per 100,000 residents. To put this into perspective, the city of Rio De Janeiro in Brazil – which has a much higher rate of poverty – currently has a homicide rate of 29 per 100,000 residents. According to most economists and criminologists, the reason for the surge in homicides is indeed due to police ‘backing down’ from enforcement in the face of public backlash. Police across the nation are either retiring at record rates or transferring out of Black majority cities due to the stigma caused by the protests and riots. The cost of policing for them outweighs the benefits, especially with the push for the removal of qualified immunity. With the current surge in crime, DA’s across the country dropping the charges against violent criminals, and political leaders releasing hundreds of thousands of violent criminals back onto the street, this has made neighborhoods across the US more dangerous. The lack of police due to police demoralization is putting people more at risk than ever before. According to Pew Research, half of the homicides go unsolved, and according to FBI data, only 45% of violent crimes lead to arrest. Prisoners who have been arrested sometimes over 100 times are being released back onto the street to go on to commit crimes again. Additionally, all of the scientific studies done by economists using a combination of cross-sectional and time-series data conclude that the expansion of right-to-carry reduces violent crime by around 8%. There are zero studies done by economists that show the institution of constitutional carry increases violent crime.
Republicans must be dedicated to restoring the rights of the residents to defend themselves, their homes, and their families. Republicans must also make it easier for law-abiding residents to purchase and carry a firearm.
Pass Voter Integrity Bills
Leading up to the 2020 election, a coalition including the AFL-CIO, the US Chamber of Commerce, and several NGOs were successful in getting state governments to change their election laws right before the 2020 election. Mayors in the largest cities set up illegal unmanned drop boxes in democrat strongholds, which is a violation of state law as well as the equal protection clause of the constitution. Politicians told voters in certain states to register as ‘indefinitely confined’ before the election, this allowed hundreds of thousands of ballots to be processed without going through the proper verification process. Tens of millions of ballots were sent out to people who did not request them, and millions of those ballots were harvested and turned in. Additionally, election workers processed many ballots after deadlines, leading to a historic election where we witness the absolute lowest mail-in-ballot rejection rate in the history of the country. The Republican loss in the subsequent senate run-off in Georgia was induced by a massive decline in faith in the electoral process because of what occurred during the general election in November.
Michigan Republican lawmakers recently passed three bills that would establish a strict ID rule for in-person voters and a brand new law for voters who choose to cast absentee ballots. Bill like these as well as those passed in Georgia are a start but do not go far enough.
If Republicans want to restore faith in the electoral process, they must pass the strictest voter integrity bills within the states they control, institute strict voter id laws, and ban the sort of mail-in-ballot madness we saw during the 2020 election.
On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court issued a 7–2 decision in favor of Norma McCorvey (“Jane Roe“) that held that women in the United States have a fundamental right to choose whether or not to have abortions without excessive government restriction, and struck down Texas’s abortion ban as unconstitutional. But anyone who knows anything about Roe v Wade knows that it was one of the most poorly adjudicated decisions in American History. Because of the clear language under the police powers of the tenth amendment, Justice Clarence Thomas recently opined that the Roe decision “doesn’t have a shred of constitutional support.” According to the Guttmacher Institute, less than 1% of abortions are due to rape, over 40% of women who have abortions have had at least one in the past, and over 25% of women who have abortions have had at least two in the past. Based on these statistics, abortion has become a form of contraceptive for women in the nation, especially in our more decadent society that exists today.
Republicans must not be afraid to do what is right, because it is right, and not because the left-wing has permitted them.
Social Media Censorship
Many argue that social media censorship should be the number one issue for Republicans. This is likely because online censorship acts as the biggest obstacle standing in the way of what many have dubbed, the ‘culture war.’ If most of the conversations in today’s society happen online, then online censorship gives an edge to those who control the flow of modern information. Similarly, if there is an ‘information war’ during a time when the majority of the country gets their information and news from digital platforms, then social media censorship gives an edge to those who control the platforms.
Back in June of 2019, Germany fined U.S. tech giant Facebook for violating the country’s law to combat ‘hate speech’ online. The Federal Office for Justice (BfJ), a subdivision of the German justice ministry, announced that it had issued Facebook a fine of €2 million for failing to meet the requirements of Berlin’s Network Enforcement Act, a law against illegal content.
If foreign countries can ban access to, or fine American social media companies for not taking down posts of accounts that violate their sovereign laws, then so can the separate states for the opposite reason.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that—in a first for state law—that is designed to regulate how social media companies can moderate online speech. Not only have experts determined that the bill is likely unenforceable, but the language of the bill shows that it aims only to protect statewide political candidates. The proposed fines are also extremely low amounts, irrelevant to tech giants like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, whose quarterly revenues are in the tens of billions of dollars.
Republicans must get serious about fighting back against social media censorship, what they propose must protect everyone, not just a select few elites, and the fines they propose must be substantial.
Prevent Biden’s Zoning Proposals from Affecting Republican States
During the Barack Obama Administration, HUD, under the 2015 ‘Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Initiative,’ created regulations to integrate any neighborhood in America that was over 50% White. President Bill Clinton started a similar program in 1994 called “Moving to Opportunity Initiative,” which moved thousands of mostly Black-American families from government projects to higher-quality section-8 homes in White suburbs. The experiment bombed. A 2011 study sponsored by HUD found that adults involved in the program did not get better jobs or get off welfare, and their children did not do any better in school. In fact, more adults went on food stamps, and crime followed them to their White neighborhoods, ruining the quality of life for existing residents, and driving down the values of the homes in the areas. Dubuque, Iowa, for example, received an influx of voucher holders from projects in Chicago — and it’s had a problem with crime ever since. A recent study linked Dubuque’s crime wave directly to Section 8 housing, and in other cities like Dallas, a similar scenario played out.
Now President Joe Biden is ramping up the experiment again, this time on steroids. Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure bill covers a vast amount of spending, including money for “diversifying” neighborhoods. A portion of Biden’s ‘American Jobs Plan’ would change zoning laws to end single-family home neighborhoods and allow for multiple unit “affordable” or low-income rental housing.
State law is the foundation for local planning. The California Government Code for instance (Sections 65000 et seq.) contains many of the laws pertaining to the regulation of land uses by local governments including: the general plan requirement, specific plans, subdivisions, and zoning. States have the authority and the right to zone in a way that is beneficial to the homeowners who have worked their entire lives to afford a home in a safe area and to count on the value of their home to remain relatively stable.
Republican state legislatures should move to zone in a way that keeps low-rent housing with low-rent housing, apartment complexes near apartment complexes, and houses near houses. And all of those nowhere near each other.
Limit the Amount of Property Investment Companies Can Own
Investment firms like Blackrock are buying hundreds of thousands of homes — and sometimes entire neighborhoods — raising prices, and competing with middle-class Americans looking to take advantage of low-interest rates and buy their first home. The vast majority of the corporations buying up all available properties are going to rent the properties out, making America a nation of renters.
Most Americans are being priced out of owning their first home easily by billion-dollar companies. Builders are wholesaling tens of thousands of homes to bulk buyer investors who are then turning around and renting out the properties to the American people they priced out of owning.
Republican states should limit the number of properties investment firms are able to buy in their states.
Block Refugee and Illegal Immigrant Resettlement in Republican States
Because of the recent record influx of illegal immigrants into the US, the Biden administration recently asked some states to temporarily house some unaccompanied minors until the administration can find a permanent place of residence for them within the United States. Unaccompanied minors are never deported and are usually sent to live with some relative who has agreed to take them in, or a permanent government child care facility. Republican governors in Iowa, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming said no, and more Republican states should follow suit. According to a recent investigation by King 5 News in Seattle, Foster kids are being kicked out of their foster homes to make room for unaccompanied migrants. Republican legislators need to reject and prevent this from happening in the states they control. The Biden administration is also planning on raising the cap on refugee resettlement to over 100,000 people per year. According to a recent report by the Center for Immigration Studies, states have been leaving it up to private resettlement agencies to decide where refugees are placed in the US. This is unacceptable.
Former President Trump is right on this, states have the right and the authority to decide if they will allow the resettlement of illegal migrants and refugees.
Pornography and Obscenity Laws
Recent studies indicate 90 percent of teens have viewed porn online, and 10 percent admit to daily use. This is due to increased smartphone usage among children and adolescents, with elementary-age smartphone ownership rising to over 50 percent in recent years. Ten years ago, just a small percentage of teens viewed porn intentionally or accidentally each year, according to the American Psychological Association (APA). According to studies, kids as young as 5 are starting to watch porn. It’s not always intentional; it may be the youngest sees an older sibling watching it and simply follows the path. Research demonstrates that parents are, for the most part, unaware of their children’s porn usage, with half of the parents unaware their teens had seen pornography and teens having seen up to 10 times more pornography than their parents believe. Parents especially underestimated their teen’s exposure to extreme content, such as violent porn, which is just as easy to access as traditional pornography content. According to scientists and researcher like Gary Wilson who wrote the book “Your Brain on Porn”, viewing pornographic material changes the structure of you brain in the same way that using heroin does.
According to some studies, the complete rewiring that occurs in the brain from consuming pornography is lasting and in a lot of cases permanent. Porn-induced erectile dysfunction has also become a rampant problem among men who view porn regularly, and lower testosterone is also linked to porn viewing.
Additionally, porn viewing is associated with more liberal beliefs according to research published in Psychology Today. According to other research, those that consume porn become more egalitarian, less religious, more likely to be open to breaking through traditional sex and gender roles, and more likely to adopt liberal beliefs about abortion, immigration, and men and women sharing traditional roles.
Researchers behind a 2017 study found that many porn users are compulsive, distressed, depressed, or all three. Another study showed that the volume of gray matter in a person’s right caudate was negatively correlated with how much porn they view.
Just a short time ago, the only pornography that was available to people was in the form of a magazine, or at an adult bar. Consumers were and still are expected to show a form of identification to be able to purchase adult magazines or enter an adult bar.
Today, young children can access porn at lightning speed with just a click of a button on their smartphone, and never have to prove that they are old enough to access the material.
Republican state legislators must be willing to address this public health crisis by mandating pornography websites require consumers to show some form of age verification to be able to access the website within their states. If you have to verify your age to buy a magazine, cigarettes, or enter an adult bar, you should have to for digital pornography as well.
Pass and Enforce Vagrancy Laws, Reopen Mental Institutions
In a fairly recent documentary about the homelessness crisis in Seattle, KOMO Anchor Eric Johnson gave us an in-depth look at the impact the drug and homelessness problem is having on the city of Seattle.
The documentary, “Seattle is Dying,” aired on KOMO-TV in March 2019. Since then, the problem has only gotten worse. In cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and even cities in republican controlled states like Utah, homelessness is exponentially increasing.
Anonymous police officers who made statements in the documentary, give us some insight as to why this is occurring.
One police officer nicknamed the city of Seattle ‘Free-attle.’ He says this nickname is fitting because when homeless people go there, they get free food, free syringes, free clothes, free tents, and more saliently they’re mostly free of prosecution.
The same is happening in cities like San Francisco, where Walgreens had to close down because their security was not allowed to stop shoplifters, and the DA refuses to prosecute them.
Many of the property crimes, and some of the violent crimes are committed by homeless men who are picked up and then almost immediately released. Recidivism is especially high in places that have lenient policies regarding homelessness.
The crisis is so out of control that many taxpayers are fleeing these places for more conservative-leaning suburbs or other states entirely. In Los Angeles and other liberal cities, the homeless are allowed to set up camp almost wherever they choose and are given all of their basic necessities weekly.
In the 1960s, laws were changed to limit the ability of state and local officials to admit people into mental health hospitals. This lead to budget cuts in both state and federal funding for mental health programs.
As a result, states across the country began closing and downsizing their psychiatric hospitals. More continued to do so over the following decades, into the 1980s.
Republicans must pass and enforce laws against this, prosecute those who commit crimes, and institutionalize those on the street. Homeless camps – especially those in places that incentivize them to stay – should not be allowed in a sane society.
Maximum Penalties for Child Offenders
The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect defines child sexual assault as “contacts or interactions between a child and an adult when the child is used for the perpetrator’s sexual stimulation or another person when the perpetrator or another person is in a position of control over the victim.” Sexual abuse not only includes inappropriate contact, but also exposing one’s genitals to a child or making a child view pornographic materials.
Depending on the state, convictions of child sexual abuse can be severe. For example, in Georgia a child molestation conviction imposes a sentence of 5 to 25 years for a first offense and 10 years to life for subsequent convictions. California’s penal code imposes up to eight years for each felony count of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor under the age of 14.
Many states require the convicted, upon release, to register with the national sex offender’s database. They have to provide their name and residence as well as their fingerprints, DNA, criminal history and photo and vehicle registration.
This is unacceptable. Parents should not have to spend hours digging through sex offender registries in their neighborhood, or the place they’re looking to buy a home to make sure their children are safe.
If there is undisputable evidence that someone molested or performed a sexual act with a minor, they should face the maximum penalty in prison of 25 years without the possibility of parole.
Ban Drag Story Hour in Public Libraries and Public Schools
In a string of incidents in Texas and other states, Drag queens who have been invited to perform sexually provocative dances in front of children, have been found out only later to have a criminal history of sexually abusing children. This practice is putting kids at risk, and it is being paid for by the taxpaying citizens of the state. David Robinson, whose drag queen name is Miss Kitty Litter ATX, read stories to children at the Blackshear Fine Arts Academy back in 2019, despite his criminal record. The Austin Intermediate School District (AISD) assured parents that Robinson was properly screened despite his history as a sex offender. Around the same time, an Austin school on the other side of the district featured a drag queen who put make-up on children all day despite not being licensed to do so. In October of 2019, the AISD approved new sexual education standards that give children pointers on how to perform anal sex and encouraging them to get abortions without their parental consent. Since then, ‘drag story hour’ has become even more ubiquitous. Despite the name, the ‘drag queens’ invited to these events do everything but read to the children.
Taxpayers in republican controlled states should not have to pay for this, and Republicans must move to ban this practice in public libraries and schools in states they control
Obergefell v Hodges and Gay Marriage
Kimberly Davis was a former county clerk for Rowan County, Kentucky, who gained international attention in August 2015 when she defied a U.S. federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Davis was elected Rowan County Clerk in 2014. The following year, the Supreme Court decided Obergefell v. Hodges, and all county clerks in Kentucky were ordered to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Citing personal religious objections to same-sex marriage, Davis began denying marriage licenses to all couples to avoid issuing them to same-sex couples. A lawsuit, Miller v. Davis, was filed, and Davis was ordered by the U.S. District Court to start issuing marriage licenses. She appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, but the application to appeal was denied.
Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito recently blasted the high court’s 2015 same-sex marriage decision, when the court declined to hear a case brought by the former Kentucky county clerk. Alito and Thomas agreed with the decision not to hear the case but used the occasion to take a legal baseball bat to the court’s 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision.
Thomas said that the court’s decision “enables courts and governments to brand religious adherents who believe that marriage is between one man and one woman as bigots, making their religious liberty concerns that much easier to dismiss.”
“Davis may have been one of the first victims of this court’s cavalier treatment of religion in its Obergefell decision,” Thomas and Alito wrote. But they agreed that the court properly decided not to take up Davis’ case because, they said, it does not “cleanly” present the issues in the court’s 5-4 decision five years ago. Nevertheless, they said, the case “provides a stark reminder” of the consequences of the same-sex marriage decision. By choosing to endorse “a novel constitutional right over the religious liberty interests explicitly protected in the First Amendment, and by doing so undemocratically, the court has created a problem that only it can fix,” they said. “Until then, Obergefell will continue to have ruinous consequences for religious liberty.”
What we are witnessing today with trans kids, drag story hour, indoctrination on public access tv, and the in-your-face celebration of perversion every June is a result of there being zero opposition to their starting point. Today, it doesn’t matter what those who seek to destroy this country do – or how it affects the religious beliefs of other people – because they now have obtained complete control of the moral current of the country.
Just as Republicans aim to do with gun rights and Roe v Wade, Republican state legislators should be pushing to pass laws within their states that they control, to force a new decision on the disaster that was Obergefell v Hodges.
You cannot be a conservative and be in favor of the decision in Obergefell v Hodges. The fact that conservatives do not even understand why this is, is why we are here in the first place. Why what some call the ‘slippery slope’ of deviant has become more and more slippery. Republicans should not label themselves “conservative” if they’re just living within the left’s moral framing of the world, and unwilling to understand conservatism or conserve anything of value at all.
Incentivize Assimilation Within the States, Prevent State-Funded Welfare to Illegal Immigrants, Adopt Statewide Biometric E-Verification
A record 67 million people living in the United States do not speak English at home, a new study has revealed, accounting for just over a fifth of the population. The study was carried out by the Center of Immigration Studies and was released on Wednesday. It was based on the Census Bureau Data for 2017. Texas, where the number of 36 percent, has the second-highest percentage, followed by New Mexico, New Jersey, and Nevada. In Houston, the figure is 49 percent.
Republicans should be doing everything in their power to incentivize and increase assimilation within the states that they control. Many immigrants coming to the US are condensing into enclaves where their language is spoken, finding jobs, and many never need to learn to speak English at all. Assimilation is declining across the board as the country is flooded with immigration, but the most fundamental part of assimilation – language – is not even being met. Things like banning public signs and voice recordings in Spanish could go a long way in increasing assimilation.
E-Verify is an electronic employment verification program through which employers may confirm the work eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. Although E-Verify started as a voluntary program, except for federal contractors, it has become mandatory for many employers in several states.
In 2021, the list of states requiring some or all employers to use the web-based system has expanded to more states and added to the ever-growing list of state mandates. Republican state legislators should move to adopt the strictest form of E-verify possible, with biometric checks.
The federal government, under TANF, provides an annual welfare grant of $16.5 billion to all states as of 2019. The states use their allocated funds to operate their own welfare programs. However, to receive the federal grant, states must also use some of their own money to fund their individual programs.
According to a report out of USA Today, more than half of all immigrants are on some form of welfare from the state or federal government. Many of them stay on welfare for decades.
State legislators must prevent immigrants – especially illegal immigrants – from receiving state welfare benefits that they do not pay into.