Author: Rod D. Martin

Conservative Leaders Urge President Trump to Oppose the Senate Version of the First Step Act

October 12, 2018 President Donald J. Trump 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: We write to urge you to oppose the Senate version of the First Step Act that lessens the penalty for trafficking fentanyl and heroin. We were thankful for your recent messages that are slowing this legislation down too. [1] As conservatives, we know that people respond to incentives. Reducing the punishment for trafficking fentanyl and heroin will increase the incentive to commit the crime. One of President Reagan’s greatest triumphs was his tough-on-crime policies that led to the largest drop in crime...

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The Post-Kavanaugh “Legitimacy” of the Supreme Court

by Rod D. Martin October 8, 2018 I read a paragraph of a Wall Street Journal piece this morning, and found it puzzling. Here it is: The confirmation also presents Chief Justice John Roberts with a considerable challenge, report Brent and Jess Bravin. The three-month battle to fill the seat vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy cast the court in a political light to a degree unseen since Bush v. Gore, the 5-4 ruling that decided the 2000 presidential election. Now the chief justice has to steer through the political turbulence that threatens the court’s legitimacy. Why puzzling? Two reasons....

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What the Kavanaugh Allegations Tell Us About the Russia Probe

by Rod D. Martin October 4, 2018 Okay folks. Now that the FBI has completely cleared Brett Kavanaugh — for the SEVENTH time — and now that you’ve seen how far the Democrats will go to destroy someone — their life, their career, their family, everything — if he happens to get in their way, ignoring any pretense of due process or corroboration of allegations or anything at all that might stand in the way of winning… …do you begin to understand what Mueller’s Russia probe is all about? Two years. Zero evidence of any sort of collusion. Proof...

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Senate Update, Oct. 4, 2018 – The Kavanaugh Surge

by Rod D. Martin October 4, 2018 ANOTHER SENATE UPDATE: Yesterday I told you that North Dakota is now likely out of reach for Democrats, with Republican Kevin Cramer now beating incumbent Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp by an incredible 12 points: 53% to 41%. Generally speaking, if an incumbent is under 50%, they’re in serious trouble even if they’re leading. And generally speaking, if a challenger is above 50%, the incumbent is toast. Now, two new big moves. John McLaughlin has Dem incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) down by 8 points, 52-44. That race has been tied for most...

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Jeff Flake Demands a Seventh FBI Investigation of Kavanaugh

by Rod D. Martin September 28, 2018 Now Jeff The Flake wants a seventh FBI investigation of Brett Kavanaugh. Which raises a few questions: 1. Why did Flake vote to recommend Kavanaugh to the full Senate just an hour ago if he thinks we need another FBI investigation? 2. What exactly are we supposed to learn in a seventh FBI investigation that we didn’t learn in not one but six prior FBI investigations of Brett Kavanaugh over the years, all of which turned up not a single rumor of wrongdoing, including the investigation which just took place this summer?...

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Rod D. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, author and conservative activist from Destin, Florida.

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