Friday, January 4, 2019

CONGRESSMAN NORMAN INTRODUCES TERM LIMITS PACKAGE

Washington, D.C. –  Today, Congressman Ralph Norman (SC-05) introduced a package containing three pieces of legislation on Congressional term limits. This package contains:

Constitutional Amendment: Gives Congress the authority to set term limits

The VOICE Act: Creates a nonbinding referendum on Federal election ballots in 2020 which asks “Should Congress approve a Constitutional Amendment to limit the number of terms a member of the House of Representatives and United State Senate can serve in office?” so that Congress can be made aware of where Americans stand on the issue The Stop Congressional Retirees’ Accessing Perks (SCRAP) Act: Ends many lifetime benefits that retired members of Congress are given. Such as: continued exclusive access to the halls of Congress; various healthcare and retirement benefits, if eligible; and free parking a local DC-area airports Congressman Norman has released the following statement:

“The time is now that we end the rein of career politicians and make them come home to live under the laws they pass. Term limits would cut the influence of special interest lobbyists and encourage a true citizen-legislature. “Members of Congress are elected to serve their constituents, not reap numerous perks for the rest of their lives once they leave office. Most Americans do not have similar lifetime benefits when they leave their job. Lifetime access to this exclusive circle keeps them in that circle, and distances former members from the experiences of everyday Americans. “We must return to a government that works for the people, not the other way around.”

RALPH NORMAN (R-SC) is a lifelong resident of South Carolina’s 5th district. In his 10 years in the South Carolina House of Representatives, Ralph consistently voted in favor of limited government, financially sound policies, and a strong national defense.

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JOHN ZMIRAK is a Senior Editor of The Stream, and author of the new Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism. He was elected alternate delegate to the 1996 Republican Convention, representing Pat Buchanan. Zmirak has also been Press Secretary to Louisiana Governor Mike Foster, and a reporter and editor at Success magazine and Investor’s Business Daily, among other publications. He is author, co-author, or editor of eleven books, including Wilhelm Ropke: Swiss Localist, Global Economist, The Grand Inquisitor (graphic novel) and The Race to Save Our Century. He was editor of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s guide to higher education, Choosing the Right College and Collegeguide.org, for ten years, and is also editor of Disorientation: How to Go to College Without Losing Your Mind.

THE PSYCHOANALYST’S AVERSION TO THE TASK OF PROOF by Austin Ratner 

Publisher: International Psychoanalytic Books (2019) 

What would Freud think of today’s world?

Austin Ratner’s The Psychoanalyst’s Aversion to Proof (IPBooks, February 1, 2019) provides a long overdue wakeup call to Freudians worldwide to leverage existing scientific proof to make the case for psychoanalysis.  “After spending too many years in the shadows, psychoanalysis needs to reclaim its eminent position as a powerful modality for understanding and negotiating the human psyche,” says Ratner, who wrote the book in part as a tribute to his own personal success as a participant in psychoanalysis. An MD and award-winning novelist based in Brooklyn, New York for ten years, Ratner says he gained life-transforming benefits from therapy. “Freudians have undercut their appeal by becoming an insular community that’s failed to articulate the proven value of psychoanalysis—even though there’s abundant evidence that it really does work.”  According to Ratner, a Freudian resurgence couldn’t be timelier. “It’s time to ask ourselves, ‘What would Freud think of today’s world?’ Our world is spinning out of control with impetuous decisions being made by unstable leaders who could foment untold destruction with the push of a button.”Without resolving the defense mechanisms and hidden fears that underlie aggressive behavior, there’s little hope for world peace, he explains.Please consider a review or an interview with Austin Ratner, who is one of the most informed experts on Freud’s personal and professional life, and a leading advocate for psychoanalysis in the 21st Century. He can address a wide range of topics including: a Freud’s-eye-view of the daily news headlines, political aggression, the mid-term elections and 2020, the #MeToo movement, sexual abuse, and Freud’s personal reaction to populism and fascism.

AUSTIN RATNER is author of the novels In the Land of the Living and The Jump Artist, winner of the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, and the non-fiction book The Psychoanalyst’s Aversion to Proof. His non-fiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The Wall Street Journal and his short fiction has been honored with the Missouri Review Editors’ Prize. He attended the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Before turning his focus to writing he received his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and he is co-author of the textbook Concepts in Medical Physiology.