“Obama’s imagination, America’s nightmare” by Stacy M. Swimp for the Michigan Chronicle

Written by Stacy Swimp

President Obama stood before America and gave his third State of the Union address. Whereas Dr. Martin L. King once proclaimed, “I have a Dream,” President Obama expressed that he has an “imagination.” While the President is “imagining,” America is having a nightmare, reeling from his anti-free-enterprise and anti-family policies.

Obama began his speech boasting, “For the first time in nine years, there are no more Americans fighting in Iraq.” He highlighted that, in the military, personnel don’t obsess over differences. Instead, he added, they “focus on the mission at hand. They work together. Imagine what we could do if we followed their example. Think about the America within our reach.”

The President said creating new American jobs “should begin with the tax code.” He stated that “companies get tax breaks for moving jobs and profits overseas. Meanwhile, companies that choose to stay in America get hit with one of the highest tax rates in the world. It makes no sense and everyone knows it.”

He is correct in this assessment. The U.S. corporate tax rate on new investment ranks among the highest in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) at 34.6 percent. The U.S. corporate tax rate exceeds that of France (34.0 percent), India (33.6 percent), Russia (31.9 percent) and Japan (29.5 percent). Argentina, Chad, Brazil, and Uzbekistan are the only countries with higher corporate tax rates than America.

President Obama’s solution appears to be more of the same — big government.  He does not want to reform the U.S. Tax Code. Instead, he wants to dictate the free market and have government decide who wins and who loses, by offering tax breaks and incentives to “some” businesses, rather than making America “safe for business” for all corporations.

Our current U.S. corporate tax system is detrimental to economic growth. One study suggests: “The aim of corporate tax reforms should be to create a system that has a competitive rate and is neutral between different business activities. A sharp reduction to the federal corporate rate of 10 percentage points or more combined with tax base reforms would help generate higher growth and ultimately more jobs”.

In effect, government should not be involved with business creationism, except to provide a business friendly economic climate, devoid of governmental intrusion or favoritism.


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Congressman Allen West Audio on Contagious Transformation with Stacy Swimp


It was my distinct honor and I was most humbled to be able to speak to Congressman Allen West on Contagious Transformation with Stacy Swimp and Tera Ertz this evening.

There are no words to describe how I feel right now and I am truly blessed to have had this opportunity.

Stacy asked many pertinent questions of the Congressman as well as followed up with Dr. Alveda King and Kristan Hawkins. Please take the time to listen when you get the chance. God bless

Contagious Transformation Welcomes Rep Allen West 1/23/12 5:05 PM EST Don’t Miss It!

Congressman Allen West (Rep) (FL) is hosting a Forum about Black Conservatism, to be moderated by Star Parker.

The Conservative Black Forum will discuss issues regarding unemployment in the black community, conservative values, and the social disparity in urban communities.  The forum will be an intimate and in-depth dialogue on the black conservative voice in the United States.

What:  Conservative Black Forum
When:  Monday, January 23, 2012
Time:  10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: United States Capitol, House Small Business Committee, Rayburn 2360

The Following topics to be discussed included:

  • Perception vs. reality when it comes to Black Conservatism
  • Urban issues in the 21st Century
  • The black church and state
  • The true history of civil rights Conservative principles in the black community GOP outreach
Then immediately following this dynamic event Congressman Allen West will join us and  he will discuss the forum and these issues on Contagious Transformation!  Monday, at 5:00 PM EST
Congressman Allen West proudly and humbly serves the constituents of Florida’s 22nd district, encompassing parts of beautiful Broward and Palm Beach Counties along South Florida’s coastline.  Born and raised in the inner city of Atlanta, in the same neighborhood where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once preached, patriotism is in Congressman West’s blood. His father was a Corporal in the U.S. Army and served in the European theater of operations in WW II, and his mother, the outspoken and lovable “Snooks” West, worked as a civilian on a local Military Installation. “My father was proud of his own service, and believed that serving your country was the greatest of all honors,” West said.  “Both of my parents taught me that it was not necessary to rely on a government handout to achieve my goals. They wanted me to believe in myself and told me that in America, with hard work, all things are possible.”

Stacy Swimp and “Contagious Transformation” Presents US Senator Jim DeMint and Senate Candidate Ted Cruz

Stacy Swimp and Contagious Transformation Present – US Senator Jim DeMint & US Candidate Ted Cruz this Friday January 20, 2012 on his radio show CLICK HERE : Contagious Transformation

Elected as South Carolina’s 55th senator in 2004, Sen. Jim DeMint quickly established himself as one of the most effective conservative leaders in Washington, seeking to enact innovative solutions to improve America for future generations. He has been a tireless advocate for smaller government, individual liberty, a strong national defense and traditional values, and his work to end earmarks, he is often referred to as a “taxpayer’s greatest ally”.  In early 2007, DeMint also fought for immigration reform, based on common sense solutions like securing the border, enforcing the laws already passed, and streamlining the legal system.  In 2006, he was elected Chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, which works to advance conservative legislation.  Recently, DeMint was ranked as the No. 1 senator voting for responsible tax and spending policies by the National Taxpayer’s Union.  DeMint understands the greatness of a country found in the people and values, not in government.


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Fri, January 20, 2012 10:00AM

Ted Cruz is a Partner at Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius in Houston LLP, where he leads the firm’s Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation practice.  Also, from 2004-2009, he taught US Supreme Court Litigation as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law.  Before serving as Solicitor General, Ted served as Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, an Associate Deputy General at the US Department of Justice, was Domestic Policy Advisor on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign.  Ted was also the first hispanic ever to have clerked for Chief Justice; clerking for William Rehnquist on the US Supreme Court.


Announcing Stacy Swimp and “A Prayer Call For God, Country and Family” Every Thursday

Thursday, October 13 · 8:00pm – 8:30pm

Your Phone. Each Thursday Evening from 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST. Prayer will be led by American Conservative, Stacy Swimp and other Christian Conservatives.

Hosted by Contagious Transformation (www.stacyswimp.net) Conference Dial-in Number: (218) 632-0550
Host Access Code: 966741* “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds”- II Cor. 10:4;

It is vitally important for true Christian Conservatives to start praying together, that we may put our nation back on the right path, removing the demonic stronghold which has, for decades, lead us down the path of moral relativism, socialism, broken families, record levels of unemployment, and leadership that has forgotten that righteousness exalts a nation! For personal prayer requests,send email to stacy@stacyswimp.com. or you can post a prayer request to this Event wall.


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Two Dimensional Attitude by Gabrielle Drew a 16 yr old DYNAMO

Two Dimensional Attitude

by Gabrielle Drew : Contributor to Contagious Transformation by Stacy Swimp

“There are really only two dimensions to the concept of attitude — you either behave as though you are a victim of circumstance, or you take full responsibility for your situation.”
– Richard Rudd

Adults should be responsible for themselves and, if they have them, they need to responsibly care for their children. In addition, they need to teach their children individual responsibility, so they in turn will grow up to be responsible adults. (Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22.6) When I say parents need to responsibly care for and teach their children one thing that comes to mind is discipline. Old-fashioned discipline included spankings. They seemed to work. However, we then had those parents who went overboard and used physical discipline to the point of abuse. That is no more responsible than allowing a child total freedom. Moderation and common sense. It seems when we don’t use either (common sense being rather rare these days), it only leads to more government intervention.






Poverty and Welfare – The Creation of the Entitlement Class by Providence Crowder 1 of 4

by Providence Crowder : Contributor to Contagious Transformation

Understanding the Democrat and Republican Parties Through Their Own Words


Political parties are comprised of individuals.  Within a particular party, the individuals may vary to some degree on how they view particular issues.  Corporately, however, political parties set platforms that generally represent the ideologies of the people that make up that party.  In closely comparing the party platforms of the two major political parties in this nation, one can better determine which party best represents his or her moral, social, and economic convictions and make an informed choice based on that persuasion.

How the Democrat and Republican parties address the social ill of poverty is worth examining. Poverty is a reality in this nation and abroad, and neither political party diminishes that reality nor seeks to intentionally do injustice to the economically disadvantaged.  However, the parties have differing ways in which they approach the poverty issue.  I have compared two years from each party’s platform; years in which they specifically addressed Poverty, Welfare, and Welfare Reform.  There were other years in which these issues had been addressed, but for simplicity, I used just two; 1968 and 1980.   After each year’s bulleted platform summary, I recapped the conclusions of each party in my own words.

These are the parties, in their own words:


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In Political Poker – The Race Card’s Wild!

By Stacy M. Swimp

I am “dizzy”! Seems that from my left, all so called Black liberals talk about is “race”. Accusations and blame. Yet, from the right, far too many conservatives are “Black conservatives”, “Black Republicans”,  “Hispanic Tea Party”, “Asian Republicans and are equally obsessed with topics centered around “race’, as either a reaction to what liberals are doing or as a preoccupation of some other nature. It is, quite frankly, aggravating. Can we talk about political and social issues without always focusing on alleged race issues?! Btw, is there actually any other “race” than the the human race or am I just out of touch?

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