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Contract With Republicans

In 1994, after 40 years in the wilderness, Republicans swept both houses of Congress, running on Newt Gingrich’s “Contract With America,” in which the GOP promised to hold votes on 10 popular policies in the first 100 days. They won, fulfilled the contract, and went on to control the House for more than a decade.

More recently, the country gave the GOP the House in 2010, the Senate in 2014 and the presidency in 2016. But we’re not seeing any difference. The GOP has become a ratchet, never reversing Democratic victories, but only confirming them with teeny-tiny alterations.

It’s time for the voters to issue a “Contract With Republicans.” Unless our elected representatives can complete these basic, simple tasks, we’re out. There will be no reason to care about the GOP, anymore.

Whether these objectives are accomplished by President Trump or a rhesus monkey, the Democrats, the Bull Moose Party or the U.S. Pirate Party — it will make no difference to us. We just need somebody to fulfill this contract in order to get our vote.

Here are our first three contract terms.

1) BUILD THE WALL

People said the chant, “Build the wall!” was mere shorthand for a whole slew of immigration policies, unified by the single idea of putting Americans’ interests if not “first,” then at least “above the interests of complete strangers to whom we owe absolutely nothing.” It was called a term of art, meaning we want to stop sacrificing the welfare of our nation on the altar of liberal idiocy.

“Build the wall” was said to entail: a Muslim ban, deporting illegals, ending unconstitutional sanctuary cities, ending Obama’s unconstitutional “executive amnesty,” a dead-stop to the refugee scam and a massive reduction in legal immigration.

Yes, it means all that. But it also means: Build the wall.

If this is done only for reasons of conservative ideology, in recognition of the fact that the United States is a sovereign nation, entitled to protect its homeland, that’s fine with me.

But I note in passing that, if I were a progressive constantly virtue-signaling on transgenders and refugees, and occasionally pretending to care about African-Americans, the very last thing I’d want to see is the continuing dump of low-wage workers on the country, undermining black fathers’ ability to earn a living, to stay married and to pass down savings and a work ethic to their children.

The great civil rights hero Barbara Jordan understood that. The fact that our current low-rent liberals are unable to rise to her level is all the proof we need of their uselessness.

Moreover, in the future, we will once again have presidents with a taste for fascist executive orders, purporting to grant “amnesty” to illegal aliens. We will continue to have bought-and-paid-for legislators, pushing cheap labor in return for campaign donations. In the blink of an eye, they can undo every part of Trump’s America First agenda on immigration, just as Obama undid our victory in Iraq.

A wall is the only part of Trump’s immigration reforms that will not be instantly reversed by the next Barack Obama or George Bush. Allowing border patrol agents to do their jobs is a policy that lasts only as long as Trump is president. A wall is forever.

2) SUPREME COURT

Republicans need to stop having their victories written in wet sand. During the campaign, Trump vowed to impose a Muslim ban if elected; both political parties hysterically denounced him; he won the election; issued a highly modified, temporary travel restriction from a handful of majority Muslim countries; and … a handful of carefully selected federal court judges announced that, during the Trump administration, they would be implementing immigration policy.

That’s why President Trump must appoint, and the Senate confirm, brilliant conservative judges, preferably in their 30s and with good EKGs, so that they can keep issuing opinions well into their 90s.

As long as they are sufficiently vetted to ensure we’re getting no David Souters or Harriet Mierses — vettings even MORE exhaustive than the alleged rectal probes given to the San Bernardino terrorists before admitting them to commit mass murder — Supreme Court justices can have nearly the same permanence as the wall.

3) STOP WASTING MONEY AND PRECIOUS LIVES ON POINTLESS WARS

The left is way ahead of us on this one, already hard at work turning the greatest military in the world into taxpayer-funded adventures in lesbianism and transgenderism. (Sorry, taxpayers! We gave your Social Security to mental-case penis-choppers.)

Every recent war has been counterproductive at best. At worst, they have been meat-grinders for our bravest young men. Imagine that some small portion of the trillions of dollars poured into the endless — and ongoing! — war in Afghanistan had been used to build a 100,000-seat soccer stadium in Baghdad. And then imagine that we built 100 more just like it, right next to one another.

If we had taken a satellite photo of all those stadiums filled to capacity, the caption would be: “Not one American life is worth all the lives pictured here.”

That’s not anti-Arab. I’m sure they would feel exactly the same. I would respond, “Yes, of course, you’re right to feel that way.”

If we’re ever attacked, we should be prepared to unload our full arsenal. But it’s not our job to create functioning democracies in primitive rape-based societies around the globe.

Apart from an attack on U.S. soil by a foreign country, we are going to live our lives, go to work, celebrate the Fourth of July, and never bother learning the difference in Sunni and Shia Arabs. Once a decade, when we fleetingly remember Yemen or Saudi Arabia, we will hope they’re doing well, then get back to our lives — surrounded by a wall and living in a constitutional democracy, where our greatest young men aren’t continually sacrificed in pointless wars.

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Ann Coulter
Ann Coulter is an American conservative social and political commentator, writer, syndicated columnist, and lawyer. She frequently appears on television, radio, and as a speaker at public and private events.
  • Gale

    I totally agree. Good for you Ann.

  • RamingtonStall

    Well stated, Ann. As an aside, we are a Republic, We were and still are a Republic, in spite what the Schools continue to teach.
    IF the GOP either led the way or Followed President Trump in getting these very basic items accomplished, perhaps we could once again be willing to support the GOP. For now, the GOPe is dead to me and I would not give them a dime.

  • RobfromVA

    Republicans don’t have the courage to touch your list, just as the US has no courage to win a war! One thing for sure, had we destroyed our enemies in the last few wars, we wouldn’t be thought of as pansies and these small rogue nations would never think of waking the sleeping giant ever again!

  • Tim Kern

    Most importantly, DRAIN THE SWAMP.
    We have too many people in prison for stupid reasons, while the really damaging crooks walk… to run again.

  • The Sheepdog

    Spot on, Ann. As a former Republican party PCO and twice delegate to the state party convention, I am, as far as donating my time and money to national offices, QUITS !

  • SouthernMike

    I agree with you on all points, as usual, Ann.

  • Dick Ellis

    Amen on these 3 constructive orders! TO HELL WITH THESE 7TH CENTURY FOREIGN COUNTRIES! AMERICA FIRST, NOT THE SHARIA LOVING BASTARDS, NOR ANY ONE ELSE TRYING TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY!

  • K.A.

    I agree on everything, but… we are a Constitutional REPUBLIC!

  • ErnieLane

    You know, if the Republicans would govern as conservatives, the Democratic Party would be basically irrelevant, and they would never win a national election again. We are told that the Senate Republicans can’t elminate the fliibuster because they will be in the minority one day. If they goverrned as conservatives, that will _never_ happen. Except for single issues, the country is conservative. They lose because disappointed Republicans don’t vote, not because of what the Democrats have to offer. Obama was a special circumstance, but his abject failure should doom the Democrats. If it doesn’t, it’s only because Republicans don’t exploit their opportunity.

    • Daniel F. Melton

      But the democrats keep advising republicans that they must compromise and be more like democrats to continue to hold power…

      • Herb1949

        Taking advice from the enemy is ensuring defeat…. They did it with Bush as president, that got us obummer….

        • Daniel F. Melton

          So following democrat advice benefits the democrats? Whodathunkit?

      • Firewagon

        The major issue! These Greatly Overrated Putzes have wasted every occasion they were gifted Total Power! They have been nothing more than “Democrat Lite” over the past fifty-odd years. They are worse than the Keystone Cops, the right hand has no idea wut the left hand is doing! The new definition of insanity, doing the same thing over & over, each time expecting a different result, APPLIES to “we the serfs” – ALLOWING the same leeches to enrich themselves, die in office having only contributed to America’s continuing decline!

        • Daniel F. Melton

          I don’t mind so much that they die in office, I just want a shot at ’em every couple of years.

          “There ought to be one day, just one, when it’s open season on senators”.
          ~Will Rogers

          What would you pay for a hunting license?

          • Firewagon

            No license required. Humans have been killing each other without a license over the millennia! 😉 Besides, taking time out to round up sum license takes time away from the shooting….

          • Daniel F. Melton

            Good point. I was just thinking of possibly retiring the national debt with the fees, just to encourage hunters.

          • Jarhead

            Lets bring back TAR & FEATHER PARTIES?
            Term Limits……drain the swamp. …stop the massive corruption in IRS, VA, BLM, DHS, EPA, etc…..longer prison terms for the guilty in FED/GOV….no more cash bonuses for criminal acts like “cookin-da-books”, perjury, fraud…..

          • Daniel F. Melton

            If ya let ’em live they can be turned loose to wreak further damage.

          • Jarhead

            OKAY…..but donate the bodies to poor Cuban pig farmers so they don’t contaminate the USA??

          • Daniel F. Melton

            That, or dump ’em out to poison the coyotes.

  • Daniel F. Melton

    It’s a start. Now to get some positive response, or failing that the fortitude to remove those who stand in the way,

  • Wilbor Gavin

    Agree totally with Anne.

  • JoeAmerica

    Amen!

  • Firewagon

    Sounds a bit like “fortress America.” Problem being, we’re no longer able to hunker down behind those two oceans, thinking our enemies can’t reach us! I’m sure some wag, much smarter than I, has already noted: To not prepare for war is preparing for defeat. If history is any teacher, wars are inevitable. We currently are ‘watching’ the building of a device that will educate everyone in America, too young to remember, of the horror that fell on Hiroshima & Nagasaki. The ‘difference,’ no Enola Gay or ship required!

  • JoeAmerica

    The American majority has finally become too stupid, too indifferent, and far too dependent on hand-outs to continue. We’re sinking fast. Our only real chance of survival is a nuclear war. A giant wake up call to those that survive. It’s the Titanic all over again, except that those in the lifeboats won’t have anyone coming to help.

  • bill sexton

    i agree with everything Ann has said. She is 100% correct.

  • Jarhead

    FIRST drain the swamp……get rid of the Quislings, RINO’s, nincompoops like McConnell, Lying Ryan, Sick-0 McCain….and any other anti-American traitors.