• What will Project 2025 do to America?

     

    Project 2025- The Conservative Planfor Our Future

    Project 2025 Team: Paul Dans, Spencer Chretien,Troup Hemenway, all of The Heritage Foundation

    In their own words: “It’s not 1980. In 2023, the gamehas changed. The long march of cultural Marxism through our institutions has come to pass. The federal government is a behemoth, weaponized against American
    citizens and conservative values, with freedom and liberty under siege as never before.”

    PROMISE #1: RESTORE THE FAMILY AS THE CENTERPIECE OFAMERICAN LIFE AND PROTECT OUR CHILDREN. The next conservative Presidentmust get to work pursuing the true priority of politics—the well-being of the
    American family. In many ways, the entire point of centralizing political power is to subvert the family. Its purpose is to replace people’s natural loves and loyalties with unnatural ones. (pg. 4)

    The next conservative President must make the institutionsof American civil society hard targets for woke culture warriors. This starts with deleting the terms sexual orientation and gender identity (“SOGI”),
    diversity, equity, and inclusion Project (“DEI”), gender, gender equality, gender equity, gender awareness, gender-sensitive, abortion, reproductive health, reproductive rights, and any other term used to deprive Americans of their First Amendment rights out of every federal rule, agency regulation, contract, grant, regulation, and piece of legislation that exists. (pgs 4,5)

    https://navigatorresearch.org/the-policies-of-project-2025-a-guide-for-progressives/?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

    Who is funding Project 2025?

    Coalition of the Sane podcast: Former Republican Congressman Denver Riggleman and Journalist Jennifer Cohn discuss the money behind Project 2025.
    https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/funding-of-key-maga-christian-nationalist-networks/id1741663279?i=1000662725691
     

    This is the plan. Footnotes below indicate where to find these items the Mandate for Leadership document linked here: https://static.project2025.org/2025_MandateForLeadership_FULL.pdf 
     

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    What will Republican Project 2025 do to America?

    Here is what the 2025 Document says.

     

     

    1. Put Medicare on the path to privatization

    Make Medicare Advantage the defaultenrollment option. (pg. 465)

    For an explanation of the difference between traditional Medicare and market-based Medicare Advantage: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/05/health/medicare-seniors-health.html2
     

    2. Repeal President Biden’s Medicare drug price negotiation program

    This “negotiation” program should berepealed, and reforms in Part D that will have meaningful impact for seniors should be pursued. (pg. 465)

    3. Threaten Medicaid Coverage for hundredsof thousands of Americans

    According to 2025 increases in Medicaid expendituresis are due in part to the ACA (Obamacare), which mandates that states must expand their Medicaid eligibility standards to include all individuals at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) (pg.466)
    To address this 2025 states that Medicaid eligibility standards should be tightened by requiring that CMS should:
    a.Hold states accountable for improper eligibility determinations.
    b. Require more robust eligibility determinations.
    c. Strengthen asset test determinations within Medicaid. (pg. 467)
     

    4. Reduce the Biden Administration’s Student Debt Relief Efforts

    A Thump Administration would end what they consider abuses in the loan forgiveness programs. Borrowers should be expected to repay their loans.(pg. 322)
    They would end time-based and occupation-based student loan forgiveness. (pg. 361)

     

    5. Withdraw from the U.N. FrameworkConvention on climate change and the Paris Climate Agreement

    To that end, the next conservativeAdministration should withdraw the U.S. from the U.N. Framework Convention on
    Climate Change74 and the Paris Agreement. (pg. 709)

     

    Remove the U.S. from any association with U.N. and other efforts to push sustainable-development schemes connected to food production. (pg. 293)

     

    6. Repeal the Inflation Reduction Act,President Biden’s landmark climate law

    Support repeal of massive spending bills likethe Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)3 and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)4 which established new programs and are providing hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies to renewable energy developers, and support the rescinding of all funds not already spent by these programs. (pg. 365)
     

    7. Shred greenhouse gas regulations and gut clean energy programs

     

    · Removethe Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) for any source category that is not currently being regulated. (pg. 425)
    · End the focus on climate change and greensubsidies. (pg. 378)

    · Eliminate energy efficiency standards forappliances. (pg. 378)

    · Eliminate the Clean Energy Corps by revokingfunding and eliminating all positions and personnel hired under the program. (386)

    · Repeal climate change initiatives and spendingin the department’s budget request. (pg. 508)

    · End federal mandates and subsidies of electricvehicles. (pg. 537)

    · Treasury has created a new departmental office,“Climate Hub,” and has made “combating climate change” one of the Biden Treasury Department’s top five principal goals. 2025 urges a Republical Administration to eliminate the Climate Hub Office and withdraw from climate change agreements. (pg. 708-709)

     

    8. Replace the White House climate advisor with someone focused on boosting the fossil fuel industry.

    · Stop the war on oil and natural gas. (pg. 365)

    · Eliminate political and climate-changeinterference in DOE approvals of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. (pg. 369)

    · USAID will be instructed to cease its war on fossil fuels in the developing world and to support the responsible management of oil and gas reserves as the quickest way to end wrenching poverty and the need for open-ended foreign aid. The next conservative Administration will rescind all climate policies from its foreign aid programs (specifically USAID’s Climate Strategy 2022–20307 ); shut down the agency’s offices, programs, and directives designed to advance the Paris Climate Agreement; and narrowly limit funding to
    traditional climate mitigation efforts. (pg. 257)

    · Eliminate carbon capture utilization and storage(CCUS) programs.(pg. 376)

    · Rename FECM (if it cannot be eliminated) under its original designation as the Office of Fossil Energy and with its original mission: increasing energy security and supply through fossil fuels.(pg. 377)

     

    9. Give Trump the power to reject all climate science research directed by the Biden administration.

    · …theBiden Administration’s climate fanaticism will need a whole-of-governmentunwinding. (pg. 60)

    · ThePresident should issue an executive order establishing a Senior Advisor to coordinate the policy development and implementation of relevant energy and environment policy by officials across the EOP (for example, the policy staffof the NSC, NEC, DPC, CEQ, and OSTP) and abolishing the existing Office of Domestic Climate Policy. (pg. 61)

     

    10. Guts the federal workforce and install loyalists by making tens of thousands of civil servants fireable at Trump’s will.

    Background information: the Trump Administrationissued Executive Order 1395724 to make career professionals in positions that are not normally subject to change as a result of a presidential transition but
    who discharge significant duties and exercise significant discretion in formulating and implementing executive branch policy and programs an exception to the competitive hiring rules and examinations for career positions under a new Schedule F. It ordered the Director of OPM and agency heads to set
    procedures to prepare lists of such confidential, policy-determining, policymaking, or policy-advocating positions and prepare procedures to create exceptions from civil service rules when careerists hold such positions, from which they can relocate back to the regular civil service after such service.

    · In order to carry out the President’s desires,political appointees must be given the tools, knowledge, and support to overcome the federal government’s obstructionist Human Resources departments. More fundamentally, the new Administration must fill its ranks with political appointees. (pg. 20)

    · From Personnel Database questionnaire (view fullquestionnaire below):
    The president should be able to advance his/her agenda through the bureaucracy without hinderance from unelected federal officials. Please select agree, disagree, neither agree notdisagree.

    11. Allow ICE to conduct raids at schools, churches, hospitals, playgrounds and other
    sensitive areas.

    · The role of ICE Deportation Officers should be clarified. ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) should be identified as bing primarily responsible for enforcing civil immigrationregulations, including the civil arrest, detention, and removal of immigration violators anywhere in the United States, without warrant where appropriate,
    subject only to the civil warrant requirements of the INA where appropriate. (pg. 142)

    · All ICE memoranda identifying “sensitive zones” where ICE personnel are prohibited from operating should be rescinded. Rely on the good judgment of officers in the field to avoid inappropriate situations.

    (pg. 142)

     

    12. Make federal government establish marriage between a man and a woman as the “ideal, natural family structure.”

    · Thenext conservative President must get to work pursuing the true priority of politics—the well-being of the American family. In many ways, the entire point of centralizing political power is to subvert the family. Its purpose is to replace people’s natural loves and loyalties with unnatural ones. (pg. 4)

    · Familiesc omprised of a married mother, father, and their children are the foundation of a well-ordered nation and healthy society. Unfortunately, family policies and programs under President Biden’s HHS are fraught with agenda items focusing on “LGBTQ+ equity,” subsidizing single-motherhood, disincentivizing work, and penalizing marriage. These policies should be repealed and replaced by policies that support the formation of stable, married, nuclear families. (pg. 451)

    · Protectfaith-based grant recipients from religious liberty violations and maintain a biblically based, social science–reinforced definition of marriage and family. (pg.481)

    · Additionally,the positive role of faith-based programs should be protected by the Department of Health and Human Services and prioritized so that these programs do not receive undue scrutiny or pressure to conform to nonreligious definitions of marriage and family as put forward by the recently enacted Respect for Marriage Act. (pgs. 480-481)

    · HMRE program grants should be available to faith-based recipients who affirm that marriage is between not just any two adults, but one man and one unrelated woman. (pg. 481)

     

    13. Withdrawfederal anti-discrimination protection for transgender students.

    · Rescindregulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, and sex characteristics. (pg. 584)

    · No public education employee or contractor shall use a name to address a student other than the name listed on a student’s birth certificate, without the written permission of a student’s parents or guardians. (pg. 346)

    · No public education employee or contractor shalluse a pronoun in addressing a student that is different from that student’s biological sex without the written permission of a student’s parents or
    guardians. (pg.346)

    · No public institution may require an education employee or contractor to use a pronoun that does not match a person’s biological sex if contrary to the employee’s or contractor’s religious or moral convictions. (pg. 346)

     

    14. Reimplement Trump’s transgender military ban and expel transgender service members.

    · Exceptions for individuals who are already predisposed to require medical treatment (for example, HIV positive or suffering from gender dysphoria) should be removed, and those with gender dysphoria should be expelled from military service.(pg. 135)

    · Reverse policies that allow transgenderindividuals to serve in the military. Gender dysphoria is incompatible with the demands of military service, and the use of public monies for transgender
    surgeries or to facilitate abortion for servicemembers should be ended. (pg. 136)

     

    15. Reversethe FDA’s approval of abortion medication.

    · Abortion pills pose the single greatest threatto unborn children in a post-Roe world. (pg 457)

    · [TheFDA must] Reverse its approval of chemical abortion drugs because the politicized approval process was illegal from the start. (pg. 458)

    · Implementa policy of transparency about inspections of the abortion pill’s sponsors, Danco and GenBioPro, as well as facilities that manufacture the pills. The FDA should respond to congressional requests and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)requests about inspections, compliance, and post-marketing safety in a timely manner. (pg. 456)

    · Reinstateearlier safety protocols for Mifeprex that were mostly eliminated in 2016 and apply these protocols to any generic version of mifepristone. (pg. 459)

    16. Invoke a 150 year-old defunct law called the Comstock Act to ban the shipment of abortion pills, enacting a defacto national abortion ban

    · Stoppromoting or approving mail-order abortions in violation of long-standing
    federal laws that prohibit the mailing and interstate carriage of abortion
    drugs. (pg.458)

    · Announcinga Campaign to Enforce the Criminal Prohibitions in 18 U.S. Code §§ 1461 and
    1462 Against Providers and Distributors of Abortion Pills That Use the Mail.
    Federal law prohibits mailing “[e]very article, instrument, substance, drug,
    medicine, or thing which is advertised or described in a manner calculated to lead
    another to use or apply it for producing abortion.” (pg. 562)

     

    17. Compel states to report the “reason” for every abortion performed within their
    borders.

    · Because liberal states have now becomesanctuaries for abortion tourism, HHS should use every available tool, including the cutting of funds, to ensure that every state reports exactly how many abortions take place within its borders, at what gestational age of the child, for what reason, the mother’s state of residence, and by what method. (pg.455)

    · The Ensuring Accurate and Complete Abortion DataReporting Act of 20239 would amend title XIX of the Social Security Act and Public Health Service Act to improve the CDC’s abortion reporting mechanisms by
    requiring states, as a condition of federal Medicaid payments for family planning services, to report streamlined variables in a timely manner. (pg. 456)

     

    18. Allowstates to ban employers from providing health benefits that cover abortion
    care.

    Keep anti-life “benefits” out of benefitplans. Some benefits attorneys and pro-choice advocates have argued since the
    Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision6 that the longstanding doctrine of Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)7 preemption should block individual states’ efforts to prohibit
    employers from helping employees procure abortions via offering various kinds of coverage under employee-sponsored benefit plans. ERISA should not be allowed to trump states’ ability to protect innocent human life in the womb. Congress
    and DOL should clarify that ERISA does not preempt states’ power to restrict abortion, surrogacy, or other anti-life “benefits.” (pg. 585)

    · WithdrawMedicaid funds for states that require abortion insurance or that discriminate in violation of the Weldon Amendment. The Weldon Amendment declares that no HHS funding may go to a state or local government that discriminates against pro-life health entities or insurers. In blatant violation of this law, seven states require abortion coverage in private health insurance plans, and HHS continues to fund those states. (pg.472)

    Other important policy changes

    Abortion

    · …conservatives should gratefully celebrate the greatest pro-family win in a generation: overturning Roe v. Wade… (pg 6)

    · Abortionand euthanasia are not health care. (pg. 450)

    · Ensure that training for medical professionals (doctors, nurses, etc.) and doulas is not being used for abortion training. (pg. 485)

    · Congress should pass the Protecting Life andTaxpayers Act,50 which would accomplish the goal of defunding abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood. (pg. 472)
     

     

    Contraception

    · Restore Trump religious and moral exemptions tothe contraceptive mandate (also a CMS rule). (pg. 483)

    · Eliminate the week-after-pill from thecontraceptive mandate as a potential abortifacient. (pg 485)

    · CDCshould update its public messaging about the unsurpassed effectiveness of modern fertility awareness–based methods (FABMs) of family planning and stop publishing communications that conflate such methods with the long-eclipsed “rhythm” or “calendar” methods. (pg. 455)

    · TheTitle X family planning program should be reframed with a focus on better education around fertility awareness and holistic family planning… (pg. 491)

    Department of Justice

    · While the supervision of litigation is a DOJ responsibility, the department falls under the direct supervision and control of the President of the United States as a component of the executive branch. Thus, and putting aside criminal prosecutions that can warrant different treatment, litigation decisions mustbe made consistent with the President’s agenda. This can force lineattorneys to take uncomfortable positions in civil cases because those positions are more closely aligned with the President’s policy agenda. Ultimately, the department will have to make tough calls as it manages its litigation, but those calls must always be consistent with the President’s policy agenda and the rule of law. A line attorney should never either directly or indirectly pursue a policy agenda through litigation that is inconsistent with the agenda of his or her client agency or the President. The department should also be cognizant of any attempts to slow litigation and outlast the
    Administration to avoid finality. The next conservative Administration should therefore: Issue guidance to ensurethat litigation decisions are consistent with the President’s agenda and the rule of law. (pg. 559)

     

    Education

    · Federal education policy should be limited and,ultimately, the Federal Department of Education should be eliminated. (pg. 319)

    · Thoroughly review the many education-relatedregulations promulgated by the Biden Administration, as well as the school meals program and the Income-Driven student loan program. (pg. 331)

    · Safeguarding civil rights. Enforcement of civil rights should be based on a proper understanding of those laws, rejecting gender ideology and critical race theory. (pg. 322)

     

    Combatting Disinformation/Misinformation

     

    · Prohibitthe FBI from engaging, in general, in activities related to combating the
    spread of so-called misinformation and disinformation by Americans who are not
    tied to any plausible criminal activity. (pg. 550)

    Climate change

    · Proactively Defend Agriculture. From the outset,the next Administration should: Denounce efforts to place ancillary issues like climate change ahead of food productivity and affordability when it comes to agriculture. (pg. 293)

    · Thenew energy crisis is caused not by a lack of resources, but by extreme “green” policies. Under the rubrics of “combating climate change” and “ESG” (environmental, social, and governance), the Biden Administration, Congress, and various states, as well as Wall Street investors, international corporations, and progressive special-interest groups, are changing America’s energy landscape. (pg. 363)

    · Break Up NOAA (National Oceanic AtmosphericAdministration) NOAA today boasts that it is a provider of environmental information services, a provider of environmental stewardship services, and a leader in applied scientific research. Each of these functions could be provided commercially, likely at lower cost and higher quality. (pg. 675)

    · Treasury has created a new departmental office,“Climate Hub,” and has made “combating climate change” one of the Biden Treasury Department’s top five principal goals. The next Administration should eliminate the Climate Hub Office and withdraw from climate change agreementsthat are inimical to the prosperity of the United States. (pg. 708-709)

     

    Environmental Protection Agency

    · TheEPA has been a breeding ground for expansion of the federal government’s influence and control across the economy. Embedded activists have sought to evade legal restraints in pursuit of a global, climate-themed agenda, aiming to achieve that agenda by implementing costly policies that otherwise have failed
    to gain the requisite political traction in Congress. (pg. 418)

    · Returningthe environmental justice function to the AO, eliminating the stand-alone Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights (pg. 421)

     

    Immigration

    · TheOffice of the Secretary should recommence proposed regulation put forward under the Trump Administration that would prohibit noncitizens, including all mixed-status families, from living in all federally assisted housing.

    · Congressshould mandate and fund additional bed space for alien detainees. ICE should be funded for a significant increase in detention space, raising the daily available number of beds to 100,000. (pg. 176)

    · Congressshould fund ICE for at least 20,000 ERO officers and 5,000 Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA) attorneys. (pg. 176)

    · The incoming Administration should spearhead an immigration legislative agenda focused on creating a merit-based immigration system that rewards high skilled aliens instead of the current system that favors extended family–based and luck-of-the-draw immigration. To that end, the diversity visa lottery should be
    repealed, chain migration should be ended while focusing on the nuclear family, and the existing employment visa program should be replaced with a system to award visas only to the “best and brightest.”

    · RepealTemporary Protected Status (TPS) designations (pg. 182)

     

    Other Sources of Information

    2024-05_Peoples-Guide-Pro-2025.pdf(democracyforward.org)

    https://www.stopthecoup2025.org/
    purpose is to replace people’s natural loves and loyalties with unnatural ones. (pg. 4)

    The next conservative President must make the institutionsof American civil society hard targets for woke culture warriors. This starts with deleting the terms sexual orientation and gender identity (“SOGI”),
    diversity, equity, and inclusion Project (“DEI”), gender, gender equality, gender equity, gender awareness, gender-sensitive, abortion, reproductive health, reproductive rights, and any other term used to deprive Americans of their First Amendment rights out of every federal rule, agency regulation, contract, grant, regulation, and piece of legislation that exists. (pgs 4,5)

    https://navigatorresearch.org/the-policies-of-project-2025-a-guide-for-progressives/?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

    Who is funding Project 2025?

    Coalition of the Sane podcast: Former Republican Congressman Denver Riggleman and Journalist Jennifer Cohn discuss the money behind Project 2025.
    https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/funding-of-key-maga-christian-nationalist-networks/id1741663279?i=1000662725691
     

    This is the plan. Footnotes below indicate where to find these items the Mandate for Leadership document linked here: https://static.project2025.org/2025_MandateForLeadership_FULL.pdf