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Democrat vs Republican Stance on Controversial Issues

The Democrats and Republicans have varying ideas on many issues, some of which are listed below. These are broadly generalized opinions;
it must be noted that there are many politicians in each party who have different and more nuanced positions on these issues.

Military Prefer decreases in military spending and if that can't be achieved, to use the military budget to fund sex-change operations for as many people as possible.

Believe that bending over for tyrants will result in tyrants renouncing their tyranny and making nice.
Support spending as needed to ensure a strong military.

Recognize a "peace through strength" military necessity.
Gun Control Do not support the Second Amendment (the right to bear arms).

Favor gun confiscation.

Cannot comprehend that historically 56 million defenseless people around the world were rounded up and exterminated in the 20th century right after their Rulers confiscated all their guns.

Become panic-stricken when shown gun shapes.
Strong supporters of the Second Amendment (the right to bear arms). Oppose more restrictive gun control laws. There are enough laws on the books right now, that if enforced, would curb the problem. Since criminals don't follow the laws, enforcement of existing laws is all that is needed.

Support the right of citizens to carry concealed weapons in public places.
Abortion Support keeping elective abortions legal, including late-term abortions.

Support government funding of pro-abortion entities such as Planned Parenthood.

Willing to riot at the thought of protecting life.
Believe abortions should not be legal, or should be left to each State's voters.

Do not support government funding of pro-abortion entities such as Planned Parenthood.

Recognize the life and rights of the unborn.
Death Penalty Greater opposition to the use of the death penalty.

Feel really bad for the adverse circumstances that led someone to kill others.

Not really sure who the victim(s) were? Cardboard cutouts, maybe? The killer is the real victim and deserves sympathy.
Less opposition to the use of the death penalty.
Taxes Support progressive taxes, meaning they want higher taxes on the wealthy.

Support increased Federal spending.

No upper limit to how many taxes they want; they will take it all.

Think all money is actually theirs to take.
Support tax cuts for everyone (rich and poor alike).

Support reduced Federal spending. Does every problem have a solution involving money, much of it unnecessary?

Recognize it is your money, not theirs.
Role of Government Favor big government, increased bureaucracies.

Support increased role of government in society.

They know better than you, how dare you try to make decisions on your own.
Favor a smaller government, decreased bureaucracies.

Support a more limited role of government in society.

Recognize the connection between freedom and happiness.
Free Speech Free speech should be outlawed because someone may be offended. Only the truth as seen by democrats is worthy to be voiced.

Anyone who disagrees with them should be silenced, if necessary, by force (ref. human rights commissions).

In essence, being offended is a right and should carry the weight of law and be enforceable.
Differing points of view should be discussed, examined, and compared in a completely open forum.

Facts are not established by advocating feelings and opinions. Science is never "settled."
(Here's how it's done: see "Scientific Method" in Wikipedia *click*)
Voter ID Laws Believe that voter fraud is virtually nonexistent.

Claim voter ID laws disenfranchise black and Hispanic voters.

Encourage illegal voting, since the ends justify the means.
Believe these laws are reasonable and necessary to prevent voter fraud.

Support fairness and accuracy in all elections.

Believe voter ID is consistent with other important activities that require ID, such as air travel, loan applications, etc.
Tolerance Believe that everyone must tolerate what Democrats like.

Believe that what Democrats don't like must not be tolerated.

Believe that selected minorities cannot succeed on their own.

Are quick to judge others on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation and religion.
Believe each person is an individual.

Accept anyone who believes in conservative principles.

Promote liberty, self-determination and broad civil rights.

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April 21, KCGOP Lincoln Day Dinner

Calendar at a glance -- click on blue font for details








Jan 21 22 23 24 25 26
Jan 28
29 30 31 Feb 1
National Freedom Day

Citizens' Alliance
for Property Rights

Renton/Kent/ Covington
Tea Party Patriots
Groundhog Day
Feb 4
Happy Birthday USO
5 6
Eastside Republican Club

Ronald Reagan's birthday
7 8 9 10
Feb 11 12
Lincoln's Birthday
Mardi Gras
Washington Policy Center
Supporter Breakfast
15 16 17
Feb 18 19
Coast Guard Reserve 1941

President's Day

KCGOP Grassroots Day

PCO Meeting
Cascade Republican Women
21 22
Washington's Birthday
23 24
25 26 27 28 Mar 1
Citizens' Alliance
for Property Rights

Renton/Kent/ Covington
Tea Party Patriots
2 3
Naval Reserve
Mar 4 5 6
Eastside Republican Club
7 8 9 10
Mar 11
Daylight Savings Time
12 13 14 15 16 17
St. Patrick's Day
Mar 18 19
PCO Meeting
Cascade Republican Women
21 22 23 24
Mar 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April 1

ironically and
Atheists Day
2 3
Eastside Republican Club
4 5
Citizens' Alliance
for Property Rights

Renton/Kent/ Covington
Tea Party Patriots
6 7
Apr 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Apr 15
swallow hard and
send it in!
Income Tax!
PCO Meeting
17Cascade Republican Women 18 19 20 21
KCGOP Lincoln Day Dinner
Apr 22 23 24 25 26 27 28



Detailed Calendar
of Selected Events

When two times are listed,
the second is the actual meeting time
Why not come early? Shmooze, network, meet/greet -- rub elbows with like-minded Patriots like yourself!

Jan 26-28 Fri-Sun  
Roanoke Conference


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Ocean Shores

Feb 1, Thursday,   6:00/7:00 pm
CAPR King County Chapter
(Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights)
You Liberty 21-ers come too!

Issaquah IHOP
1433 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah 98027

meets on 1st Thursdays

Click here for map

Feb 1, Thursday,   6:30/7:00 pm
Tea Party Patriots

Fairwood Country Club
17070 - 140th Ave SE, Renton 98058

Click here to E-mail Maureen or call 253-334-6762 for info

meets on 1st Thursdays

Feb 6, Tuesday,   6:00/6:45 pm
Eastside Republican Club

dinner: 6 pm; program at 6:45

For planning purposes,
please RSVP here for dinner

Embassy Suites
3225 158th Ave SE
Bellevue (Eastgate)

A great way to meet other Right-wingers!

meets on 1st Tuesdays

Click here for details

Feb 14, Wednesday    6:30/7:00 pm
Washington Policy Center
Supporter Breakfast

Speaker: Michelle Rhee

fmr. Chancellor of D.C, Public Schools

Stadium Silver Cloud Hotel,
Avenue One Ballroom
1046 1st Ave S. Seattle 98134

Click HERE for info and to register

Feb 19, Monday    6:30/7:00 pm
Fifth District PCO Meeting

Eagle Room,
Issaquah Police Station
130 E Sunset Way
Issaquah 98027

Future meetings: Feb 19, March 19, Apr 16

Feb 19, Monday -- all day
KCGOP Grassroots Day

Click here for details

Feb 20, TUESDAY,   12:00 noon
Cascade Republican Women

TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club
36005 SE Ridge Street
Snoqualmie 98065

RSVP to Lisa: 425-788-8223 [home]
or e-mail HERE

$25/person for lunch & program; $15 program only

now meeting on 3rd Tuesdays except Jul-Aug

April 21 Saturday,  
KCGOP Lincoln Day Dinner

Special Guest Speaker:
Kimberley Strassel

Columnist, Wall Street Journal
featured on many political TV shows and author of The Intimidation Game: How the Left is Silencing Free Speech

Details as they become available

"Hello. We're your new neighbors.
We're 'offended' -- Move your pig farm!"
The farmer's reaction is great! (Fox News)

(click here)

Gun Control for Dummies *click for video*

Sharyl Attkisson's New Book
"The Smear"
How Shady Political Operatives
and Fake News
Control What You See,
What You Think,
and How You Vote

Against a new
"assault weapons" ban
National Review

"US" by Paul Genova

(Paul Genova has been President and Chief Operating Officer of Wireless Telecom Group Inc. since June 30, 2016)

I haven't said too much about this election since the start...but this is how I feel....

I'm noticing that a lot of people aren't graciously accepting the fact that their candidate lost.

In fact you seem to be posting even more hateful things about those who voted for Trump.

Some are apparently "triggered" because they are posting how "sick" you feel about the results.

How did this happen you ask? Well here is how it happened!

You created "us" when you attacked our freedom of speech.

You created "us" when you attacked our right to bear arms.

You created "us" when you attacked our Christian beliefs.

You created "us" when you constantly referred to us as racists.

You created "us" when you constantly called us xenophobic.

You created "us" when you told us to get on board or get out of the way.

You created "us" when you attacked our flag.

You created "us" when you took God out of our schools.

You created "us" when you confused women's rights with feminism.

You created "us" when you began to emasculate men.

You created "us" when you decided to make our children soft.

You created "us" when you decided to vote for progressive ideals.

You created "us" when you attacked our way of life.

You created "us" when you decided to let our government get out of control.

You created "us" the silent majority.

You created "us" when you began murdering innocent law enforcement officers.

You created "us" when you lied and said we could keep our insurance plans and our doctors.

You created "us" when you allowed our jobs to continue to leave our country.

You created "us" when you took a knee, or stayed seated or didn't remove your hat during our National Anthem.

You created "us" when you forced us to buy health care and then financially penalized us for not participating.

And we became fed up and we pushed back and spoke up.

And we did it with ballots, not bullets.

    With ballots, not riots.

    With ballots, not looting.

    With ballots, not blocking traffic.

    With ballots, not fires, except the one you started inside of "us"

    "YOU" created "US".

It really is just that simple.

There are 16 Legislative Districts in King County
The 31st LD is split between King and Pierce County
and there are 49 LDs in Washington State

Currently there are 10 U.S. Congressional Districts in Washington
In the 5th LD, there are pieces of the 1st, 8th, and 9th U.S. CDs.
Mostly the 8th -- Dave Reichert territory

There are 171 precincts in the 5th LD

Nobel Laurate in Physics:
"Global Warming is Pseudoscience" (* click *)

Here's a downer: Click here for US Debt Clock

Migration to U.S.: Click for animated map
each dot is 10,000 people

Some on the Left Now Criticize the Students They Created
by Dennis Prager (* Click *)

Victor Davis Hanson editorial
California's mentality is contageous:
* Click here for PDF *

Islam - a political movement masquerading as a religion
Leaked video - 3 minutes definitely worth your time

  • The United States is 3rd in Murders throughout the World.
  • But if you take out Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC and New Orleans, the US is 4th from the bottom for Murders.
  • These 4 Cities also have the toughest Gun Control Laws in the United States
  • ALL 4 are controlled by Democrats.
  • It would be absurd to draw any conclusions from this data - right?


The six contradictions of socialism in the United States of America:

  • America is capitalist and greedy - yet half of the population is subsidized.
  • Half of the population is subsidized - yet they think they are victims.
  • They think they are victims - yet their representatives run the government.
  • Their representatives run the government - yet the poor keep getting poorer.
  • The poor keep getting poorer - yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.
  • They have things that people in other countries only dream about - yet they want America to be more like those other countries.

Put your thinking caps on: How Can We Reach Low-Information Voters???

The ones that don't know that they "don't know" but think they know everything? -- including that they think they know everything about us?

E-mail your comments/suggestions here (click)

Free people are not equal.
Equal people are not free.

Crusades vs. Jihad illustrated:
The Real Truth (click for Youtube video)

A gun is like a parachute. If you need one,
and don't have one, you'll never need one again.

Do Illegal Votes By Non-Citizens Sometimes
Determine Elections Here In The United States?

Excellent article from Sound Politics

"Compromise is fine, as long as it's in my direction"

Margaret Thatcher

Gun "rights?" Yes! Click HERE
Bill Whittle explains why as the "Virtual President"

An example for all:

When Harry Truman left the White House *click*

Shooters Grill - Rifle, CO

Click for YouTube Video


Mitt Romney and Hillary Clinton were walking down the street when they came to a homeless person. Romney gave the homeless person his business card and told him to come to his office for a job. He then took $20 out of his pocket and gave it to the homeless person.

Hillary was very impressed. So, when they came to another homeless person, she decided to help as well. She walked over to the homeless person and gave him directions to the welfare office. She then reached into Romney's pocket and got out $20. She kept $15 for her administrative fees and gave the homeless person $5.

Now, do you understand the difference?

If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed.
If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.

-- Mark Twain

ALL Patriots should belong to the NRA!
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You should be a PCO in your
neighborhood precinct!
Click here for information

Liberal Paradise

A Liberal's paradise would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment, free comprehensive healthcare, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing, free utilities, and only law enforcement has guns.

And believe it or not, such a place does indeed already exist: It's called "Prison."

Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Maricopa County, Arizona

Get Fired Up with this video from the National Tea Party
Six minutes of motivation from Thomas Payne

Gotta Love Millenials

the Millenial Song
(Joel Frank, YouTube)

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Another great book!
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates:
The Forgotten War that Changed American History * click *

by Brian Kilmeade (of Fox News)


Just one more thing on ObamaCare Repeal...
Since only 8 million people have ObamaCare, how will 24 million people die if it is repealed? Will 16 million people be randomly shot?

Just one more thing on Donald Trump...
If Donald Trump deleted all of his emails, wiped his server with Bleachbit and destroyed all of his phones with a hammer, would the Mainstream Media suddenly lose all interest in the story and declare him innocent?

Just one more thing on equal pay...
If women do the same job for less money, why do companies hire men to do the same job for more money?

Just one more thing on Sanctuary Cities...
If you rob a bank in a Sanctuary City, is it illegal or is it just an Undocumented Withdrawal?

Just one more thing on ISIS...
Each ISIS attack now is a reaction to Trump policies, but all ISIS attacks during Obama's term were due to Climate Change and a plea for jobs.

Just one more thing on the London 'Lone Wolf' terror attack...
After the London 'Lone Wolf' terrorist attack government officials have arrested at least eight other 'Lone Wolves' who had conspired with the original 'Lone Wolf' in planning the 'Lone Wolf' attack. Even though all involved are Muslims, you can be assured, the 'Lone Wolf; attack has nothing at all to do with Islam, just like the other 1000 plus 'Lone Wolf' attacks by Muslims, are completely unassociated with Islam.

Just one more thing on Entitlements...
We should stop calling them all 'Entitlements.' Welfare, Food Stamps, WIC, ad nauseum are not entitlements. They are taxpayer-funded handouts, and shouldn't be called entitlements at all. Social Security and Veterans Benefits are Entitlements because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.

Just one more thing on the Muslim Refugees...
If Muslims want to run away from a Muslim country, does that mean they're Islamophobic?

Just one more thing on The Women's March...
If Liberals don't believe in biological gender then why did they march for women's rights?

Just one more thing on the Russians hacking the election...
How did the Russians get Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC to steal the Primary from Bernie Sanders? How did Russia get Donna Brazile to leak debate questions to Hillary Clinton in advance of the debates?

Just one more thing on Democrats and the Electoral College...
Why is it that Democrats think Super delegates are fine, but they have a problem with the Electoral College?

Just one more thing on the FBI and elections...
If you don't want the FBI involved in elections, don't nominate someone who's being investigated by the FBI.

Just one more thing on Hillary's speeches...
If Hillary's speeches cost $250,000 an hour, how come no one shows up to her free ones?

Just one more thing on Russia manipulating our election...
The DNC is mad at Russia because they 'think' they are trying to manipulate our election by exposing that the DNC is manipulating our election?

Just one more thing on Trump's 'Locker Room Banter'...
Why is it that Liberals and the Media are upset about the words Trump used 11 years ago but they are all right with Adult men using the Ladies Room with your Wives and Daughters?

The Myth of White Privilege

from The American Thinker * click *

Alan Dershowitz:
The Undeniable Truth that
Israel Haters Will Never Admit
* click *

The Inconvenient Truth about
the Democratic Party
* click *


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5th LD Rep

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Low-information voters:

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization,
it expects what never was and never will be"

Thomas Jefferson


All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.

--James Madison

Special Report: the Two Sides of Islam (click)

"Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."

--Thomas Paine in The American Crisis, 1776

Breitbart: 48 Reasons To Distrust and Despise the Media -- Click here for link

"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties,

nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."

--Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775

"The source of the government's authority is 'the consent of the governed.' This means that the government is not the ruler, but the servant or agent of the citizens" -- Ayn Rand,

"The change we seek has always required great struggle and great sacrifice." - - Barack Hussein Obama

"The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master."- - - Ayn Rand

Here's the whole quote: "It stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there's someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master."

The Fountainhead, 1943.

"The origin and outset of the American Republic
contain lessons of which posterity ought not to be deprived."

--James Madison, to William Eustis, 1819

What Were They Thinking? The Founders' Thoughts Behind the Constitution

Read The Federalist Papers

Hillsdale College FREE on-line course * click *

"If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself."

James Madison, Federalist #51

Written between October 1787 and August 1788, The Federalist Papers is a collection of newspaper essays written in defense of the Constitution. Writing under the penname Publius, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay explain the merits of the proposed Constitution, while confronting objections raised by its opponents. Thomas Jefferson described the work as "the best commentary on the principles of government, which ever was written."

Paul A. Rahe, Professor of History, Hillsdale College

--- see Project Gutenberg -- many books free on-line * click *

Get grounded! Click HERE for links to our founding documents

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgement to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."

"The philosophy of gun control: Teenagers are roaring through town at 90MPH,
where the speed limit is 25.
Your solution is to lower the speed limit to 20."

- Sam Cohen (inventor of the neutron bomb)

"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government."

-- George Washington


You can choose to spend it any way you wish,
But you can only spend it once.

"Democracy tends to ignore, even deny, threats to its existence because it loathes doing what is needed to counter them. It awakens only when the danger becomes deadly, imminent, evident. By then, either there is too little time left for it to save itself, or the price of survival has become crushingly high."

Jean-Francois Revel - (1924-2006) French politician, journalist, author, philosopher

One of our new favorites: Media Equalizer * click *

Tired of slanted news? Get your sanity back with

KVI 570 (kvi.com)

KTTH 770AM - - 94.5 FM(ktth.com)

KLFE 1590 (freedom1590.com)

and of course
Fox (TV) News (foxnews.com
- Comcast channel 48)

AND the newest: NEWSMAX TV
Direct TV 349 and Dish Network 223

Radio waves do funny things at night --
When it's dark out, try each of them at different times.
You'll be surprised! They can change nightly.

To the "Progressives":

You can't handle the truth!

Jack Nicholson, A Few Good Men

Talk Radio Lineup (weekdays)
Time Slot KVI 570 KTTH 770 / 94.5 FM KLFE 1590
midnight-3am Red Eye Radio

Lars Larson 5-6am
Tom Shillue The Dana Show
Dana Loesch
3am-6am America's First News
with Matt Ray
Hugh Hewitt
6am-9am John Carlson Jason Rantz
9am-Noon Kirby Wilbur
(with John Carlson 8-10)
Rush Limbaugh Dennis Prager
Noon-3pm Lars Larson NW Michael Medved Dave Ramsey
3pm-6pm Sean Hannity Todd Herman Larry Elder

Eyes on Washington
Doug Basler/Marty McClendon
6pm-9pm Lars Larson Mark Levin Jay Sekelow

Joe Walsh
9pm-midnight Michael Savage John Batchelor Mike Gallagher

Radio reception note: occasionally when the reception drops in the middle of the day, the AM station is conducting a mandatory FCC test. Without warning, the station switches to low power operation to simulate nighttime operation. The test seems to last about half an hour, and there's nothing we can do about it. You might like to switch to live streaming the station from your computer. That's what happened July 11th during the end of Rush on KTTH.


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