It was an honor to host award-winning historian Victor Davis Hanson for this month's Freedom Forum! Dr. Hanson recently wrote The Case for Trump to explain the true story of how Donald Trump has become one of the most successful presidents in history. Dr. Hanson's presentation at the Fashion Island Hotel focused on how President Trump was able to overcome insurmountable difficulties and why his presidency was necessary to unseat the old established order.
In spite of overwhelmingly negative media coverage, sixteen well-qualified Republican rivals, and Clinton's quarter-billion-dollar war chest, Donald Trump not only won, but can now take credit for a booming economy. Dr. Hanson believes that President Trump’s victory in 2016 can in large part be attributed to his ability to connect with middle America. In the last election, six million people voted for Donald Trump for President who hadn’t voted in the 2012 presidential election (or at least didn’t vote for Mitt Romney).
Dr. Hanson also discussed the 2020 presidential race, saying that "this is President Trump's election to win or lose." The candidates against whom President Trump is running are talking about reparations, infanticide, a 70% income tax on the rich, abolishing student debt and ICE, and letting convicted criminals vote. He predicted that President Trump has a 55%-60% chance of being reelected.
Afterwards, Dr. Hanson stuck around to answer questions, sign copies of his book, and chat with our members.
Here's an interview Victor Davis Hanson did for American Thought Leaders from Epoch Times on the same topic as his freedom forum speech.
Lincoln Club members have had a great month of April really getting out into the community. No one does it better than Lincoln Club member Marc Ang. Marc throws monthly community events through his non-profit Asian Industry B2B. The Epoch Times and reporter Ian Henderson recently covered one of these events.
Check out the whole article over at Epoch Times
Opposition to Assembly Bill 329 (AB-329), a K-12 sexual education law that was enacted in 2016, recently has been brought to the limelight by Orange County, California, activists who demand that it be repealed. Those against the law claim the curriculum takes precious time away from children's standard curriculum and teaches children about sexuality at too young of an age, encouraging promiscuity.
Lincoln Club member Meghan McNulty recently published a piece at The Schpiel titled Ivanka Trump: The Left's Biggest Female Target.
"If Ivanka Trump were a Democrat, liberals would champion her as a leader for women. After all, here is a woman who led the fight for paid family leave, championed STEM education for women, headed a women’s empowerment initiative, and as a working mom of three, owned multiple businesses, including an affordable and stylish clothing line for professional women.
So why does the media hate on Ivanka and refuse to show her successes, painting her as a corrupt pawn of the President’s instead of a trusted advisor with documented success?"
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If Ivanka Trump were a Democrat, liberals would champion her as a leader for women. After all, here is a woman who led the fight for paid family leave, championed STEM education for women, headed a women's empowerment initiative, and as a working mom of three, owned multiple businesses, including an affordable and stylish clothing line for professional women.
Lincoln Club member Jeff Barke, a physician and activist from Newport Beach, joined the National Review podcast 'Radio Free California' last week. Barke and host Will Swaim discussed Governor Gavin Newsom's trip to El Salvador and the American flag police cars controversy in Laguna Beach.
Gavin Newsom tells Salvadorans they'll always have California while the president proposes sheltering illegal immigrants in California's sanctuary cities. The American flag divides Laguna Beach; charter-school killers loose in the state capitol; single-payer health care dies an early - cause of death: temporary sanity.
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