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In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

The Conservative Review Liberty Score Website

Thanks to Graham Ledger for introducing his One America News audience to the Conservative Review Liberty Score website.
 
The website provides a Scorecard showing the voting record of every Member of the House & Senate on up to 50 votes of significance over a rolling six-year period – votes on renaming Post Offices, & the like, are not considered.  The title & date the vote took place are listed next to each Member's position compared to CR's position on the vote – which concentrates on fidelity to the Constitution that all Members take an oath to support & defend.  From this the letter grade is assigned along with the percentage Liberty Score.
 
Since all votes are individually listed each reader can decide for themselves what a proper vote should be - not just CR's grading & scoring re the Constitution.  Accordingly you have enough information to calculate your own Liberty Score for any Member of Congress or if preferred by the statist socialists in this blog readership - your own socialist score. 
 
For instance someone with a 0% Liberty Score may have a 100% socialist favorability score in a statist's opinion – & there are plenty of Members with zero scores.  The point is you have enough information to decide how effective a Member of Congress is in agreeing with your own views. 
 
After bringing up the Scorecard on the CR Liberty Score website just click on any state & then scroll down to see each Members grade & score.  Click on the individual Member's photo & their complete voting record will be displayed.  From there it is up to you to decide how effective the Member has been in following their oaths of office & agreeing with your views for the country.
 
You can also view the Top 25 highest Liberty Score holders – twelve are graded "A" @ 90% or higher.  Or, you can view the Top 25 RINOs.
 
Midterm 2018 election results are shown for congressmen, senators, & governors.
 
But the biggest value the CR Liberty Score website provides is showing why Republican politicians always lose in the realm of conservative opinion – & that is because there are just not enough conservatives in Congress & certainly not enough libertarians.  It is not like we have every Democrat graded "F" @ 24% or below & the great majority of Republicans graded "A" @ 90% or higher.  Oh no, far from it.  Please be assured that we do have every Democrat graded "F" @ 24% or below but also in actuality the vast majority of Republicans are graded "F" with scores of way below 60%.  The Top 25 Members of Congress – all Republicans - even includes three "Cs" & one "D".
 
Just look @ the grades & Liberty Scores for the current congressional leadership – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (F @ 36%), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (F @ 4%), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (F @ 14%), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (F @ 14%), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (F @ 32%), House Majority Whip James Clyburn (F @ 15%), & House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (F @ 33%).  Former House Speaker & Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan left Congress graded "F" with a Liberty Score of 36%.
 
Now none of the above congressional leaders may be in your district or state so you cannot vote them out of office directly; but you can check on the Liberty Scores of any incumbent who is seeking your vote & then do your homework accordingly.
 
In the meantime we can get a leg up on the 2020 presidential election by realizing that the following Democrats running for president are all graded "F" with the indicated pitiful Liberty Scores – Sanders (21%), Booker (18%), Warren (20%), Harris (24%), Klobuchar (2%), Gillibrand (14%), Gabbard (18%), Moulton (18%), Tim Ryan of OH (18%), & Swalwell (23%).
 
The biggest shame of the 2018 mid-term election was the defeat of Congressman Dave Brat in Virginia's seventh district.  Dave Brat was graded "A" with a Liberty Score of 97% in his four years in Congress – he lost to Abigail Spanberger who so far in her young congressional career is graded "F" with a Liberty Score of zero.
 
The subject website provides comprehensive in-depth detailed information that should preclude the reelection of the statists listed above – let alone electing them to higher office.  Shame on us if we don't vote every one of them & the others whose voting records now appear in plain sight out of office the first chance we get.
 

1 comment:

  1. Going to PA and even the GOP isn’t that great! This is a keeper!

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