Nov. 19, 2021

385: Conservative Purism (Cody's Concerns feat. Kenny Cody)

385: Conservative Purism (Cody's Concerns feat. Kenny Cody)

"What 'concern purism' will do is create and value conservative fiscal policy"

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Kenny Cody: "What 'concern purism' will do is create and value conservative fiscal policy. Because I every single Republican has to be relying on that issue."


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Kenny Cody  
Kerry, GOP chairman columnist for Newsmax daily wire and others, and today I'm here with Cody's concerns is the inaugural episode so I'm glad to be here and glad to be on Brian show. And today we'll talk about conservative purism. So now a lot of libertarians especially on Bronto are pretty purist. He has the law the reason that libertarians are Republicans or at least part of the GOP a lot of time but to an extent I want to talk today about conservative Republican purism. Okay. So me the parties to be a big tent in a lot of ways, okay. And being anti war, anti interventionist and things like that I can perfectly see why somebody might want a big tent party, about the drug war or about needless spending, things like that, when they're probably going to hear a lot on his simple fiscal policy. Okay. A lot of Republicans right now, for some reason, whether it is to the benefits of their elections to the benefit of just loving big governments and went to spend a lot or even backaches, from corporations or from areas of finance that they may get for voting for a particular bill or the other that's from lobbying if that's from voting for a bill because of a corporation in there have a or a business they might have a relationship with or what have you. This is where I think purism is a good thing. What concern purism to do is create and value conservative fiscal policy. Because I every single Republican has to be relying on that issue. Whether that is just future pure or taking the government advocate, Alex, that's just for needless spinning mean taken out of bills or legislation. If that's just simply opposing a federal mandate, or a federal control of a certain part of the economy has been done with the Keystone pipeline, something needs to be done in that regard. Something has to be advocated on behalf of in with fiscal policy. That's one thing Republicans have to be unanimous, especially for a Democratic bill, as we saw the infrastructure bill in bonds be if the value of structure found its funding bill, it is a $3 trillion or more and more spending bill, that we're really not sure where it's going to come from. No people think that our taxpayer money should be used endlessly that we should we should just fund specific ventures or give back to the economy or give back to the roads or whatever. And that's one person Rotarians here all the time round like we're gonna do with the roads. Unfortunately, one thing that I think Republicans also a lot on is that they think that one sense of governance is we have to build our roads. We have to take care of our people. And for one I agree I agree with that virtue and I agree with government having some sort of duty, okay, I'm not I'm not I'm not always I'm an owner of anarcho capitalist, if nothing else, I do think there are duties and responsibilities of getting good. But when bills and legislation are now talking about where those those taxpayer money is being dedicated to, and it's not really describing what how the money is being perpetrated, that's the problem. We have a severe problem in, this is just going to come from the federal government funds. And that's how this is going to be funded. Okay, so where are those funds come from? Does that come from taxpayer money? Does that come from surplus, we're going to cut this department or we're going to cut this funding program in favor to do something else. If that's the case, then I'm all ears. If we are going to cut a department, if we're going to take money away from a needless department that something has no duty, and it's just there for the sake of virtue signaling, then let's have that discussion. Let's have a discussion of how we can cut that program, or cut those funds, allocate those funds somewhere else and do something with those funds. That's actually meaningful infrastructure wouldn't be meaningful, that somebody do that. All they do is take federal funding and fanned throwed needless amounts of taxpayer money at problems that the United States faces.

That's not the way Republicans are supposed to vote. That's why I always say 13 of traders do that. I don't advocate for primaries for all 13 of these people. Okay, and not all 13 ones we can afford. Just for a promotion. And now what I love to see all 13 of the primary Yes, I'd love to see if you can find a Republicans that can win those areas. Absolutely. But in a recent article for Newsmax calm that I advocated for is finding which spots that we can afford primaries. Okay, John Katko. Don young, those people can afford primaries, okay. In states that I are Republican plus 10 or lower, we can afford primaries put somebody who is a fiscally conservative purist in those roles, okay. Your Hamadan, vagin and others who are in very close races that are Republicans by the hairs of the chinny chin Chin's it's hard to stay, it's hard to not kind of vote as a Democrat on some of those bills that may say their elections that keep those seats red when we need them to be red. Okay. But the point where the Progressive Caucus is very against these bills, when AOC was she had to leave? I NMR, Mr. Alanya, Presley and others are voting yes, these bills, but our own 13 Republicans can vote against in this kind of where I raise my eyebrows a little bit. Okay, I understand the function of government, again, infrastructure is absolutely a function of government and signs, private equities and things like that. I would like to see the government gives us decent somewhere, because so for me anyway, please give me some reason as to why you're stealing it. For the problem that we're facing right now, unfortunately, is we don't have any justification for our taxpayer money is going Okay, where is this specific? Road or this specific interstate, this specific measure of the infrastructure bill? Where were you getting that money is coming from taxpayer money? Is it just coming from? Again, cutting it from department? Are we cutting something else? What are we cutting? Is my money being used in an appropriate way? I don't really know. I think a lot of libertarians, or at least libertarian Republicans, like myself and other you all probably Koreans when you hear me say that I'm a libertarian Republican. That I do clarify myself is that ideological was an either an anarcho capitalist or a libertarian, Republican, whichever sounds worse to you. But I think a lot of the small government publicans and anti spinning Republicans such as myself, we already have this idea of conservative peers and people like Rand Paul, people like Ted Cruz and others who have had this idea Thomas Massie had this idea of conservative peer ism when it comes to fiscal policy. Very rarely going to see those types of Republicans vote against these types of things that but you have people like Don young, you have people like Adam Kinzinger, who was thank God getting gerrymandered out of his district if they weren't gonna get primary in the first place. You have these types of figures who just do this so consistently. You have these passive figures who do this so consistently and without really any conscience will tell you Parisi is similar, right? They're losing their virtue. The losses caucus. I'm sorry, the Macy's caucus sometimes mispronounced that Mrs. caucus is advocating on behalf of what traditional libertarian values they're they're pro law. They advocate against abortion. The FDA gets mandates a lot stronger than a lot of libertarians for some reason wouldn't. For some reason, a lot of Cato Republican libertarians think that's the mandates are okay because your heart aren't in the NAEP. We're having a similar problem the GOP saying Macy's, Republicans and Macy's caucus that the Libertarians are dealing with, in a good way. I think the Mises caucus is needed in the Libertarian Party for it to go back to the traditional libertarian values. Even though I'll pick out later join Libertarian Party, I'm glad to see it kind of going back to its roots with the Mises caucus rather than the we are just anti Trump will give the Democrats some patting on the back.

Joke. Let me just go, I guess I could do well for the Libertarian Party in the same way that I wish the Freedom Caucus, and those like it would do for the Republican Party. I hate Mitch Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy, you say, Hey, I just taste and disapprove of Mitch McConnell and McCarthy and other Liz Cheney, Luciana Republicans just as much as anybody else. As much as you all do not oppose them. So I want to make my party better. I want to make my party, libertarian or eat a lot of ways, at least in terms of fiscal policy. It's a more ambitious policy, ending the needless war on drugs, also a priority of mine. To change your poker view at least. There are a lot of different ways that I want to work with this. There's a lot of different ways in the liberal publicans mean like people like Jack Hunter has been on this podcast, people like Thomas Massie figures like Rand Paul figures like Ted Cruz, whether you all don't like them or for whatever reason. Whatever Libertarian Party members don't like them for whatever reason, that's why you're Republicans that you don't like figures like that. But there is a movement in the GOP. I talk about this a lot on my last solo episode, Ron Brown show, there's sort of a movement going on. Even the in the Marjorie Taylor greens, pago stars of the world, Matt Gates's of the world, whether you all disliked them or whether the general public dislikes that or not, there is anti big government, basically, on policy and on voting record, as any Republican of the last 10 years, we are seeing more anti authoritarian voters in the Republican Party in Congress than we ever have before. You know that because of the administration, maybe you're seeing more of a fight against what is considered large government and I have seen in my lifetime at least. So please be thinking about how you can support these figures. Don't just call them blanketly, fascists, socialists and things like that. The Libertarian party's biggest allies are those in Congress, that Republicans like Rand Paul and Alex Massie, those are your biggest allies. When you think so we're not these people are fighting against large government and large federal government. People are still third party people are still independents don't have exactly representations of their belief systems in a party for your belief system. They vote in the pyramid that will have anybody agreeing representation. So be thinking about these camps, people, we think about who you can support, prioritize things. Don't say states don't have rights, the Twitter argument that I got into a few weeks ago, there'll be needlessly complaining on Twitter. You know, I'll find myself sometimes doing that too. Although I do work with installation and write pieces. Don't Don't just sit back and complain about the GOP, two party system, all that kind of stuff. I get it. It's unfair. It is I watched a lot of third third parties had more of a voice, because I think the Libertarian Party pushes the Republican Party more rot and more fiscally rods, and the Green Party approved pushes, unfortunately versus the Democrat Party more left oftentimes. But there are ways that we can act purist and improve the Republican Party. The reason I'm conservative periods is because of libertarian principles. This approach has been anti war prioritized against prioritized movements against anti spending. I don't want to waste my time on the drug war, I want to fight the war on the federal government authoritarianism mandates. Our five people I call Rittenhouse who, solely defending himself, there's a second amendment rods for routers who are more than likely going to kill her. I support those types of raw support those types of activism. Now think people in the Mises caucus and between the Freedom Caucus and the GOP support the same thing. We have similar goals. We have similar ideas for our parties. I want to make the GOP a lot more small government. Then you probably see the Obama name or see that on the GOP official. And you see the NAMA conservative columns from Newsmax you probably roll your eyes. You probably don't think that I'm serious. You don't think that the thing that I have to say is serious, but I think that I'm with support the old Republican Neo con at large government's ideology that the Republican Party carried for so many years, but the reason that I am a part of the Republican Party are because of figures that you will admit a lot of libertarian party. A lot of independents seem to hate They didn't really call us since. People like Thomas Massie, Matt gates, Margaret Taylor green, Paul gozar. But you all may hate them. They're some of the most small government voting Republicans. And not only Republicans, but of any party that has ever served in the federal government has ever served in the Legislative Branch. Branch.

They all tell you that they voted for to abolish apartments, they have voted for no tax cuts. I'm sorry. They voted for tax cuts and no tax breaks. They voted they voted for tax cuts, tax breaks on behalf of the American people, not just the middle class, not just the lower class, that of the wealthy class to tax cuts from everybody here down. That's what Republicans believe in. Taxation is not a thing, then impact somebody else's. Unfortunately, taxation is bad all over the place. Everybody should be taxed equally, or there should be no tax at all. Taxes are for allocation. I want to be at Afghanistan. I wanted that be done properly, or the war on drugs to end because it's over and has been over our publicans to be Republicans in all conservatives and fiscal conservatives to be fiscal conservatives all the time, not just during a Democratic administration. We want the same things. We need to look at how to approach them. I call two primary Republicans that we can afford to primary and run actual fiscal conservatives and create a sense of conservative or more specifically, fiscal conservative purism to the Republican Party. The anti mandate libertarians, please do it more. Be in touch spending more. Don't just bash Republicans because they hold somewhat of a similar ideology to you. And let's defeat that or governor portainer ism. For all this has been Cody's concerns. Thank you very much.

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Representative-at- Large for The Tea Party Project.

Economics & English Teacher @ Cosby High School