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If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of
its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.
- Samuel Adams
Transportation Tax Vote April 22 -- Metro Gets the Lion's Share
What you need to know
Sales Tax Hike, $60 New Car Tax, Metro Fee Hike, oh my! Click HERE
for Seattle Times Article
And click HERE for the scoop on this from KCGOP
IRS-Targeting Conservative Groups: They will not be Silenced!
Click here to watch the video of a small business owner testify before the House Oversight & Government Reform Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs
Obama Slammed Bush 43 for Power Grab:
What he said then and now (VIDEO)
Gun Control-- is all about CONTROL!
Here's a link to I-591 -- the good initiative
Randal O'Toole, CATO Institute
Workshops all day; banquet at 5:00pm
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Mar 17, Monday, 7:00 pm
Fifth District PCO Meeting
Issaquah Police Station
130 E Sunset Way
usually meets on 3rd Mondays--
next meeting Apr 21
Mar 19, Wednesday, 11:00 am
Cascade Republican Women
Speaker: Jay Rodne, &
5th District Representative
Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club
36005 SE Ridge Street
RSVP to Emma: 425-922-0049
meets on 3rd Wednesdays except Jul-Aug
Mar 20, Thursday, 7pm
Master Builders Facility
335 116th Ave SE, Bellevue
meets on 3rd Thursdays
Click for agenda and directions
April 1, Tuesday, 6:00/6:45
Eastside Republican Club
dinner: 6 pm; program at 6:45
3225 158th Ave SE
A great way to meet other Right-wingers!
meets on 1st Tuesdays
Click here for details
April 5, Saturday, 6pm
King County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner
Speaker: Brent Bozell
founder and president of the Media Research Center, the largest media watchdog organization in America
Hyatt Regency Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
For info or to sign up click HERE
May 17, Saturday
(Armed Forces Day)
Washington State Republican Party
Annual Dinner & Auction
Click here for info
In early January 2014, Bob Lonsberry, a Rochester talk radio personality on
WHAM 1180 AM, said this in response to Obama's "income inequality speech":
The Democrats are right, there are two Americas.
The America that works, and the America that doesn't.
The America that contributes, and the America that doesn't.
It's not the haves and the have nots, it's the dos and the don'ts.
Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support themselves,
contribute to society, and others don't. That's the divide in America.
It's not about income inequality, it's about civic irresponsibility.
It's about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization
in order to win elective office.
It's about a political party that loves power more than it loves its
country. That's not invective, that's truth, and it's about time someone
The politics of envy was on proud display a couple weeks ago when President
Obama pledged the rest of his term to fighting "income inequality." He
noted that some people make more than other people, that some people have
higher incomes than others, and he says that's not just.
That is the rationale of thievery. The other guy has it, you want it, Obama
will take it for you. Vote Democrat.
That is the philosophy that produced Detroit. It is the electoral
philosophy that is destroying America.
It conceals a fundamental deviation from American values and common sense
because it ends up not benefiting the people who support it, but a betrayal.
The Democrats have not empowered their followers, they have enslaved them in
a culture of dependence and entitlement, of victim-hood and anger instead of
ability and hope.
The president's premise - that you reduce income inequality by debasing the
successful - seeks to deny the successful the consequences of their choices
and spare the unsuccessful the consequences of their choices.
Because, by and large, income variations in society is a result of different
choices leading to different consequences. Those who choose wisely and
responsibly have a far greater likelihood of success, while those who choose
foolishly and irresponsibly have a far greater likelihood of failure.
Success and failure usually manifest themselves in personal and family
You choose to drop out of high school or to skip college - and you are apt
to have a different outcome than someone who gets a diploma and pushes on
with purposeful education.
You have your children out of wedlock and life is apt to take one course;
you have them within a marriage and life is apt to take another course.
Most often in life our destination is determined by the course we take.
My doctor, for example, makes far more than I do. There is significant
income inequality between us. Our lives have had an inequality of outcome,
but, our lives also have had an in equality of effort. While my doctor
went to college and then devoted his young adulthood to medical school and
residency, I got a job in a restaurant. He made a choice, I made a choice,
and our choices led us to different outcomes. His outcome pays a lot better
Does that mean he cheated and Barack Obama needs to take away his wealth?
No, it means we are both free men in a free society where free choices lead
to different outcomes.
It is not inequality Barack Obama intends to take away, it is freedom. The
freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail. There is no true option for
success if there is no true option for failure.
The pursuit of happiness means a whole lot less when you face the punitive
hand of government if your pursuit brings you more happiness than the other
guy. Even if the other guy sat on his arse and did nothing. Even if the
other guy made a lifetime's worth of asinine and shortsighted decisions.
Barack Obama and the Democrats preach equality of outcome as a right, while
completely ignoring inequality of effort. The simple Law of the Harvest -
as ye sow, so shall ye reap - is sometimes applied as, "The harder you work,
the more you get."
Obama would turn that upside down. Those who achieve are to be punished as
enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of
Entitlement will replace effort as the key to upward mobility in American
society if Barack Obama gets his way. He seeks a lowest common denominator
society in which the government besieges the successful and productive to
foster equality through mediocrity.
He and his party speak of two Americas, and their grip on power is based on
using the votes of one to sap the productivity of the other. America is
not divided by the differences in our outcomes, it is divided by the
differences in our efforts.
It is a false philosophy to say one man's success comes about unavoidably as
the result of another man's victimization.
What Obama offered was not a solution, but a separatism. He fomented
division and strife, pitted one set of Americans against another for his own
political benefit. That's what socialists offer. Marxist class warfare
wrapped up with a bow.
Two Americas, coming closer each day to proving the truth to Lincoln's maxim
that a house divided against itself cannot stand.
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"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
Buy American -- click here for YouTube video
and this one too: " 'merican Monday"
What IS Happening to our country? -- False
link to Video
Neil Cavuto (Fox News) Responds
to Pres. Obama blaming Fox for 2/3 of the country disliking Obamacare. Click HERE for text.
or click HERE for video!
This man is working during the storm, while the rest of
our Federal employees are taking a snow day off in D.C.
They'll be back in Congress soon,
to discuss his pay and benefit cuts.
"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
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)
OLYMPIA: Get the scoop from the House Republicans - (Click here)
Does gun control reduce crime? John Stossel reports. (click)
"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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