It’s all about the the Constitution
By Dr. Larry Fedewa (October 7, 2018)
A couple of things from the Kavanaugh case stand out: 1) Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a supremely well qualified candidate for the Supreme Court – Irish temper notwithstanding, and 2) the Democrats have not changed tactics in challenging Supreme Court nominations in thirty years.
“Borked” in 1987
On July 1, 1987, President Ronald Reagan nominated highly regarded Circuit Judge Robert Bork of the U.S. District of Columbia Court of Appeals for the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. forty-five minutes later, Democrat Senator Ted Kennedy took to the floor of the U.S. Senate and delivered a scathing condemnation of the nominee. The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee for the Democrat majority was Joseph Biden (D-Delaware) who presided over a grueling and lengthy questioning of the nominee against a backdrop of a highly personal and insulting news and advertising campaign. The nomination eventually lost both the committee and the full Senate votes. It was the first time in modern history that a nomination to the Supreme Court was treated in such a partisan and heated manner.
Thomas in 1991
The Bork nomination battle was dwarfed in intensity and insult, however, in 1991 when President George H. W. Bush nominated Judge Clarence Thomas to replace retiring Justice Thurgood Marshall on the Supreme Court. Thomas was in his 16th month as a federal judge and not as well-known or experienced as some other candidates had been. He was, however, known for his conservative interpretation of the law.
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The Bachelor Pad Network Announces “The Dr. Larry Show” starting September 26, 2018 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time
Durham, North Carolina (September 24, 2018) – The Bachelor Pad Radio Network, an affiliate of Blog Talk Radio Network since 2010, announced the addition of a new weekly radio program, “The Dr. Larry Show,” starting Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7 p.m. Eastern ime.
The hour-long program, to be hosted by columnist and political commentator, Dr. Larry Fedewa, will be a part of the network’s unique blend of informative programming covering sports, music, politics, religion and news of the day, currently on air from 6 pm – 9 pm Monday through Thursday.
The “Dr. Larry Show” will present a conservative view of the latest developments in Trump’s Washington, as well as interviews and insights on education, religion, and other pressing social issues, featuring Washington insiders and power players. The show will air every Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm Eastern Time, starting September 26, 2018. (Tune in to www.blogtalkradio.com/labatchelor for live and archived shows). Podcasts of previous programs are also available for any who may have missed a favorite program live. Listeners to live broadcasts can call in on 646.929.0130.
The Batchelor Pad Radio Network is the creation of longtime ESPN program manager, L.A. Batchelor, whose goal is to provide listeners with diverse viewpoints on a variety of issues, from sports to politics and leading topics of the day, from a social, economic, and racial standpoint.
“We are very excited and pleased to have Dr Larry Fedewa agree to join the The Batchelor Pad Network family. Dr Fedewa brings expertise, information and powerful insight in the areas of Politics, Education and other areas that allow ALL people to listen, ponder, research and decide based on his wealth of experience both practically and professionally. The Network certainly will be enhanced every Wednesday night at 7pm Eastern Time. We look forward to a great and long-lasting relationship,” said Batchelor.
“After several years of guest interviews on radio and television — including regular appearances on L.A. Batchelor’s program — I am delighted to accept his invitation to host my own show,” said Fedewa, who wrote over 200 columns on political and social issues of the day for the Washington Times and now writes his weekly newsletter (see http://www.DrLarryOnline.com) in addition to frequent appearances on radio and television. His recent books include his memoir, Inside: The Early Years, “a young Catholic searches for his place in the sun” (Richfield Press, 2017) and H. Richard Niebuhr’s Ethics of Ecumenism (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2016), both available on Amazon.
Fedewa began his career as a high school teacher, got his doctorate in Social Psychology from Marquette University, became a tenured professor, and later Dean of Park College in Parkville, Missouri. He then founded an experimental college for adult students, Park College/ Crown Center in Kansas City — and served as its first president.
He was recruited by Control Data Corporation to help introduce the world’s first major computer-assisted education system. Later, he co-founded an institute for computer programmers and consultants in the Philippines, serving the ASEAN countries, became an international expert in educational technology, and then headed federal contractor firms for over 20 years. Dr. Fedewa founded the Washington Institute of Technology, participated in a joint venture with National Education Association, and two joint ventures with The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.
“I’ve had a number of careers,” said Dr. Larry, “but the challenge of being a talk radio host is intriguing –and I look forward to providing the audience with an interesting hour every week”.
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In Virginia, winter is only occasionally a matter of snow. Most of the time it is a matter of wet – rain and mud (lots of mud). There are different kinds of rain, of course: hard rain, drizzle, light rain, soft rain, freezing rain, sleet and rain, and cold, wind-whipped rain, but frequent and copious rain. Because of the wet conditions, we go horseback riding less frequently in the winter. The temperatures are typically moderate, in the 40’s and up. But we don’t ride in the rain for enjoyment — although horse trainers and others whose livelihood depend on their riding don’t let a little rain stop them. It takes a lot of rain.
Thus, it was with more than usual enthusiasm that I set out that winter Sunday afternoon for what turned out to be an almost idyllic experience. The weather had cleared, and a drying breeze was blowing. I had promised Anya, a young woman from Germany who was visiting us that we could go on a trail ride if the weather permitted. She was very excited and very determined, since they do not have trails in Germany like we have in Virginia.
The Aiden Project is a broadcast from the United Kingdom in which acknowledged Trump critic, Aiden Coughlan interviews American commentator, Dr. Larry Fedewa. The interview covers a wide range of topics, from the foreign policy arena to the future of the the Mueller investigation, to the press, to the personal aspect of Mr. Trump.
By Lawrence J. Fedewa, Friday, December 22, 2017
The polls sponsored or cited by the news indicate that only one-third to less than one half of the American public supports the new tax cuts being finalized by the Republicans this week. The first thing to remember about these polls is that these are the same pollsters who reported that the overwhelming majority of Americans supported Hillary Clinton for President in 2016. However, the astounding ignorance of economic history reported by these polls may have some truth. Enough truth that it needs to be addressed.
The economic concepts involved are not difficult to understand, but the Democrat interpretation is being assimilated much more widely than the Republican rationale for these policies. The Democrats, since Franklin Roosevelt won the presidency in 1932 by blaming the Depression on the perfidy of large corporations, have preached that government is the answer to all our troubles and that taxes must be high to pay for all those solutions. Thus, corporations are bad, and government is good.
As Rush Limbaugh has pointed out, they have just never assimilated that the effect of Ronald Reagan’s reduction of taxes in 1984 and 1986 spawned a twenty-year era of prosperity in America. The result is that they have re-written history: Reagan’s tax policies were bad and Obama’s tax policies were good.
Here are the simple facts:
- “Economic expansion” means that companies are building new plants, buying more capital equipment, doing more advertising, researching more inventions, shipping more goods, and using more energy. This leads to hiring more people, which leads to labor shortages instead of labor surpluses, meaning that wages have to go up in order to attract new employees and keep current employees.
- Economic expansion requires more investment capital. Building plants, buying trucks, developing new products – all cost “seed” money, money spent before they produce any new income to pay for themselves.
- Lower taxes mean that less money is taken from profits to give to the government, But the shareholders of companies demand productive uses of the extra money – they don’t want it sitting a low interest bank account. Why not? Because expanding the company increases the value of their stock, while hording or even distributing cash reduces asset value and thus the price of the stock.
- So, management has to spend that money on projects that they believe will add to the growth of the company. This means expansion of some kind, whether, expansion of product line, of facilities, equipment, or advertising. Any kind of expansion means more people, more jobs.
- New products, new ideas, new procedures – all require new skills. So, the training departments of companies, and the curricula of colleges and vocational schools, and re-training programs of all kinds also flourish because of new needs and new markets.
Conclusion: tax policy which leads to economic expansion is a GOOD THING. The real value of tax reduction to the middle class and the young is not really lowering the tax rate or raising the deductions. The middle class will see its main benefits from the expansion of the economy – higher wages, more price competition, more new businesses, more money floating in the whole atmosphere.
The Democrat idea that middle class support for tax policy depends on how many dollars I am going to save on my own taxes this month or this year is totally misplaced. What are a few dollars less in my taxes compared to the new job I just got or my raise, or the new business I just started?
The underlying problem with the socialist view of the economy is that socialism views the economy as static – the classes never change: the poor will always be poor, the rich will always be rich, and the middle class can never become rich but is always on the cusp of being poor. Thus, the rich are the enemy of the other classes, because they must keep them down to maintain their own riches. This is a pie which never gets bigger.
But Americans don’t believe in that. We all think the pie can get bigger, that any poor person can become rich with talent and hard work. Americans have what is called “upward mobility” – the opportunity to change one’s place in society, to become richer, smarter, happier, and healthier.
The government can’t do that. Only you and I and our fellow Americans can expand our lives. And expanding our economy helps – a lot!
© Richfield Press 2017