"Our Legislators are not
sufficiently apprized of the rightful limits of their power; that their true office is to declare and enforce ONLY
our natural rights and duties, and to take none of them from us."
--Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Francis W. Gilmer, 1816, courtesy of The Patriot Post
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Conservative Post video:
What gun grabbing has done
A Soldier's Pledge:
for inspiration (Ronaldus Magnus)
July 30, Thursday
South Sound Republicans
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dinner: 6 pm; meeting 7:00
1433 NW Sammamish Rd., Issaquah
meets on 1st Thursdays
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August 6, Thursday
Tea Party Patriots
Fairwood Country Club
17070 -140th Ave SE, Renton
meets on 1st Thursdays
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August 17th, Mon, 6:30/7:00 pm
Fifth District PCO Meeting
Come early!-- Mingle at 6:30
Not just for PCOs --
anyone [right-leaning] can attend!
Issaquah Police Station
130 E Sunset Way
usually meets on 3rd Mondays
No meeting in July--
Future meetings: Sept 21, Oct 19
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September 1, Tuesday, 6:00/6:45
Eastside Republican Club
dinner: 6 pm; program at 6:45
For planning purposes,
please RSVP here for dinner
3225 158th Ave SE
A great way to meet other Right-wingers!
meets on 1st Tuesdays
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September 16, Wed Noon - 2:00 pm
Cascade Republican Women
Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club
36005 SE Ridge Street
RSVP to Emma: 425-922-0049 [cell} 425-396-5249 [home]
Last day to RSVP is Sept 9th
Meeting: $5.00 includes one raffle ticket
Order lunch off the menu
Meets on 3rd Wednesdays except Jul-Aug
- 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.
Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.
"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on
an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated
upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the
English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
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
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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.
UN "Global warming"" head says it's all within the normal range
click here for the abstract by Dr. Philip J. Lloyd,
Energy Institute, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Capetown
* * * * *
as reported in
The Daily Caller (click)
Weather Channel Founder discusses "Global Warming"
Click HERE for video from American Prosperity.com
GREENPEACE CO-FOUNDER IS A "GLOBAL
Click HERE for news article
Study: Global Warming: NOT
Newsmax article - Click HERE
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"
Gun "rights?" Yes! Click HERE
Bill Whittle explains why as the "Virtual President"
Yes, there are two Americas
Lou Holtz comments (click)
An example for all:
When Harry Truman left the White House *click*
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS
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?
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Legislative update from Chad Magendanz
as reported by Lisa Brouwer in the Cascade Republican Women's Newsletter
5th District Representative Chad Magendanz was our second speaker in May. He updated us on what is happening in the legislature. All together
with previous tax increases and all sources of revenue, there is over $3 billion of new revenue coming into the state. This is plenty for the Republican
senate budget but the Democrats are insisting on $1.5 billion of new taxes.
A big portion of the budget is for education funding. Both Republican and Democrat budgets propose an 18% increase in education spending over last year
which is the biggest increase in education spending in 30 years. The Senate Republicans have a plan to shift responsibility for property tax levies from
local school districts to the state since the McCleary ruling that it is the stateís constitutional duty to provide all funding for basic education.
This would take pressure off the local school districts that canít continue to rely on levies for their funding. This is a revenue neutral shift without
tax increases. The Senate Democrats propose a new capital gains tax and the House Democrats propose that plus various B&O tax hikes. The Republican plan
even reduces class sizes in accordance with I-1351. Yet teachersí unions are still planning strikes.
There is also a push to eliminate redundant assessments for school students. They are working with Common Coreís Smarter Balanced Consortium to reduce the
amount of time kids spend testing and concentrate more on the results and the goal of education rather than how to get there. How to reach the goal is the
teachersí job. Dictating how to get there stifles education innovation. There are a lot of problems with the education system and removing the state from
Common Core will not necessarily make them all go away. Local school districts need to be enabled to have as much control as possible.
The Republican budget is also looking at the cost of higher education. The cost doubled in the last 10 years putting college out of range of most of the
middle class. They are looking at cutting 4 year tuition by 25% at state universities.
The other big thing this session is Governor Insleeís carbon tax. There isnít much left in the environment now that isnít clean so he is actively going
after any remaining offenders and having state agencies be the ones to decide who pays the tax and who doesnít. Republicans recognize that we already
have a sort of carbon tax called the gas tax, most pollution coming from cars and transportation anyway. We have the best air in the nation and the
gas tax is already working the way it is supposed to. So there is no need to create a new carbon tax. The transportation package still needs to get
done not to mention the rest of the budget. Things are still at an impasse and Chad said it looked like a second special session was coming. Indeed,
at this printing they are now in the second special session. If a budget is not passed by the end of June, the government shuts down.
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization,
it expects what never was and never will be"
Where did our rights come from?
"God who gave us life gave us Liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have
removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His
justice cannot sleep forever."
Thomas Jefferson, 1774
Read the whole piece here (Patriot Post)
The Philosophy of ISIS:
In-depth report from Graeme Wood / The Atlantic
Scott Walker doesn't care what the media thinks:
In an op-ed for USA Today, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker responded indirectly to the grilling he received over Rudy Giuliani's recent comments
about Barack Obama's patriotism. "Americans believe our nation is facing some substantial challenges," Walker wrote. "Government spending is
out of control. Terrorists seek to destroy our way of life. Our economic recovery has been slow. Our borders aren't secure. The federal
government has usurped powers that rightly belong to our states." In other words, these issues are the serious ones. He concluded, "There
has been much discussion about a media double standard where Republicans are covered differently than Democrats, asked to weigh in on issues
the Democrats don't face. As a result, when we refuse to take the media's bait, we suffer. I felt it this week when I was asked to weigh in
on what other people said and did and what others' beliefs are. If you are looking for answers to those questions, ask those people. I will
always choose to focus on what matters to the American people, not what matters to the media."
That approach is just one reason why
Ronald Reagan was so successful.
as reported in The Patriot Post--
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What the Left thinks: Just what is a "Progressive?"
Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College nails it
in this excerpt from the Dec 2014 issue of Imprimus:
The left and some on the right, in both political parties in America, have styled themselves "progressive" for more than 100 years. Progress to them is a
process of history. In that process, people and peoples are transformed and can be elevated. Time and circumstance define the being of man and of everything else.
This process of social evolution makes our grandest universal statements in any time not really universal, but merely products of their own time. When the Declaration
of Independence says, "all men are created equal," it understands itself to be asserting an abiding and universal fact. When it appeals to the "Laws of Nature and
of Nature's God," it refers to laws above the authority of man and continuing without fail through all time and everywhere. Progressives understand such laws as only
time-bound assertions, the product of prevailing circumstances. Early Progressives were fond of saying that those universal assertions were good things for their time,
and history was made better for them, even though they were wrong at the time in their claims of being universal. They can have permanence, by this way of thinking,
only if they can assume new meanings as new circumstances arise.
For Progressives, we discover the real truth about these matters by a certain kind of scientific inquiry, an inquiry into history. And once we begin that inquiry,
it becomes sovereign. If everything is to change, and we are simply creatures of that change, we can win our freedom by taking control of the process of change.
Guided by highly-trained people, scientists and social scientists, we can direct the society to become a new society, its people a new people. The work of these
scientific people is very important, perhaps even sovereign. They have a standing independent of the will of the governed, previously thought self-governing by
nature. These scientists are the makers of the future, and in making the future the people are the subject of their experiments.
Since the wave election last month, we have been treated to videos of Professor John Gruber, an MIT social scientist. He has been dining out since 2010 on his
experience as one of the "architects of Obamacare." He was paid, at last count, $400,000 by the federal government, and something over $1.5 million by several
state governments in aggregate to practice his architecture. Now he is on video telling the story. The architects of Obamacare figured out that if they described
the health care law as it was, the American people would not go for it. They are "stupid," in Professor Gruber's estimation. They are stupid at least in this respect:
If the complex bill could be called something other than it was, then the bill could pass and people could be introduced to its wonders. They would be able to enjoy
those wonders only through experience, as they lacked the intelligence to figure it out in advance.
Dr. Gruber apologized when the initial video appeared, but since then several other videos have surfaced that show him saying the same thing on other occasions.
This means that conversations like the ones he describes were going on among many people, apparently one of them in the White House with President Obama, at the
time of the bill's passage. And the videos of his speeches mean that there are many people, generally highly educated people, who enjoy stories like this, pay Mr.
Gruber when he tells them, and respect him for his achievement. To these people, the passage of Obamacare is apparently a delightful episode in American history.
Reprinted by permission from Imprimis, a publication of Hillsdale College
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All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.
Special Report: the Two Sides of Islam (click)
Global Takeover starts in Brussels * CNS reports *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 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
"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
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"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)
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"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
LIFE IS LIKE A COIN.
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
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