Peter B. Gemma

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Name: Peter Gemma
Date registered: June 10, 2012
URL: http://www.peterbgemma.com

Biography

Peter B. Gemma is an award-winning freelance writer and a long time political activist. He is a recipient of the George Washington Honors Medal from Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (founded in 1949 by Dwight Eisenhower) for his “knowledge and appreciation of our Democratic political process and ability to communicate patriotic ideas and ideals.”

Latest posts

  1. Tariffs Work for American Workers — September 9, 2018
  2. Painting Porn by the Numbers — September 4, 2018
  3. On the way to the bank, political consultants walk by 35 million voters — September 2, 2018
  4. The Enemy Is Us — September 2, 2018
  5. A Conservative Defense Budget Should be A Conservative Cause — September 1, 2018

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Tariffs Work for American Workers

A tariff is a sharp edged tool used to carve out the best trade deals for America. It is used to raise the price of imported goods as a defense against unfair competition from foreign markets. And like any other tax, a tariff doesn’t have to be universal or permanent: it can be limited, lowered, …

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Painting Porn by the Numbers

Sex commerce is the largest and most profitable industry in the world, and includes some 4.2 million pornography websites. In America, sex-as-a-business (pornography, prostitution, strip clubs, phone sex, and even comic books and Play Station games) is estimated to be worth $97 billion. U.S. sales of sex toys alone generate $15 billion. In 2016, the …

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On the way to the bank, political consultants walk by 35 million voters

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On Election Day, there is one key constituency that decides who wins and who loses – nonvoters. Sadly, the U.S. ranks 31st among 35 democracies in voter turnout. We’re behind Belgium (number one), Sweden, South Korea, Israel, Italy, Ireland, and more. According to the Bipartisan Policy Center, “despite a cliff-hanger presidential election, major issues at …

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The Enemy Is Us

Your government is on red alert: between 2006 and 2014, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), an agency of the Department of Agriculture, spent nearly $4.8 million to purchase shotguns, propane cannons, liquid explosives, pyro supplies, drones, thermal imaging cameras, and more. APHIS describes itself as “a multi-faceted Agency with a broad mission …

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A Conservative Defense Budget Should be A Conservative Cause

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Admiral Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, asserts that the “most significant threat to our national security is our debt.” The money we spend on weaponry — and the fingers that fire them — is staggering. For example, the 2012 Department of Defense budget (more than the annual defense budgets of the …

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“Paper PACs” are Ripping-off Conservatives

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What do former Congressman Alan West, commentator Laura Ingraham, and Sheriff David Clarke have in common? All are well-known conservatives and a ton of money is being raised for their respective US Senate campaigns. And here’s a coincidence: none of them are actually running for office. There is a growing business in the political marketplace: …

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Voters Lose in “Open” Primaries

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There is a growing clamor for “open” primaries which permits voters of all parties, or no affiliation, to vote for a candidate before the general election.  There is a “top two” component to open primaries: candidates for a given office, regardless of party line, appear on the same ballot, but only the two with the …

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In Defense of the Electoral College

The Electoral College should need no justification – the Founding Fathers were pretty smart when structuring our unique republic. They debated and tweaked the idea through 16 votes at the Constitutional Convention. However, every four years James Madison, principal author of the Constitution, has to come back and make the case against “democratic” presidential elections. …

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“No Eunuch Ever Wrote a Book”

“No Eunuch Ever Wrote a Book.” That was the late novelist Taylor Caldwell’s take on her phenomenally successful career, but she is no longer a well-known name among avid fiction readers. Then again, who hears much about Irving Wallace or even John Dos Passos these days? Among fiction writers who hold the all time record of …

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Sam Blumenfeld and home schooling

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At the end of the 2015 school year, a day after his 89th birthday, author and homeschool movement icon Samuel Blumenfeld passed away. In its obituary, the Boston Globe noted, “His mother was illiterate, and when Mr. Blumenfeld was a child he struggled to help her learn the rudiments of reading and writing.” His first …

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