NOW... WITH OVER SIX YEARS KEEPING THE CONSERVATIVES OF NORTH
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." —Ronald Reagan (this quote is too good to change)
"Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have rejoiced in their loss of freedom who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious." —Marcus Cicero
"To preserve [the] independence [of the people,] we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude."—Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816
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In fact, it was our second president, John Adams, who said of our thoroughly researched and developed governing document, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." Quote from Ben Carson's book, "One Nation."
YourNorth County Conservatives nextmeetingis scheduled for Tuesday, August 25that Mike's BBQ. Come early and enjoy the Tuesday dinner special! Pulled Pork Sandwich for only $6. Mike's Barbeque is located at 1356 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido.
Paul Chabot will be our first speaker. He is a highly qualified Navy veteran candidate for Congress, District 31. The National Republican Congressional Committee has targeted this race as winnable and a high priorityÂ to win. Paul will be speaking on the tactics of the Left and how Conservatives can effectively fight back and win. Paul is the author of a counter-terrorism book, Eternal Battle Against Evil. We definitely need men like Paul Chabot in Congress.
Lou Oberman will be our second speaker. Lou is the area leader for the Convention of States, a national effort that is near and dear to many North County Conservatives. Increasing numbers of Americans including this writer believe that ultimately, the Convention of States is the only thing that can restore our Republic. Lou will update us on the progress (and there is lots of progress!). More and more states are getting on board, so be encouraged, and please stay in touch with this.
On the lighter side...
One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week.' The florist was pleased and left the shop. When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.
Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week.' The cop was happy and left the shop. The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.
Then a Congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, 'I can not accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.' The Congressman was very happy and left the shop. The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut.
And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it. As Ronald Reagan once said: BOTH POLITICIANS AND DIAPERS NEED TO BE CHANGED OFTEN AND FOR THE SAME REASON!
Californians that are getting behind the Privacy for All campaign are defending their rights and are fighting on the right side of the law.
Lawsuits have been filed and will continue to roll in with the ACLU bringing claims against school districts for implementing policies maintaining separate use of bathroom facilities according to a person's biological gender but the good news is we're winning!
The liberal activists desire to swing the bathroom doors open to all who wish to enter. But so far, we are 2 for 2. Earlier this year a federal judge threw out a University of Pittsburg student's lawsuit claiming that she was discriminated against for not being able to use the men's facilities.
Now on Monday, a U.S. District judge in Virginia dismissed a portion of a high school student's lawsuit that claims the school district discriminated against her because the district requires her to use the bathroom according to her biological sex even though she identifies as a male.
The lawsuit claims the district is in violation of Title IX, the federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded educational programs or activities. "I have no problem understanding Title IX," Doumar saidaccording to the Daily Press,"It's specific and exact."
Thank God for judges like Judge Doumar who are concerned with the law and not political correctness. Judge Doumar went on to express his concern for the safety, privacy, and rights of all persons. The judge said he will issue a written opinion but the case will likely go to trial.
No other federal cases have ruled that a transgender student has the right to use the bathroom of their choice.
Privacy for All needs your help today. We must gather about 365,000 valid signatures to place this initiative before California voters in November of 2016.
It is not news to any of us that boys and girls are different. That difference has traditionally been respected by signs on or near the doors of bathrooms, public showers and locker rooms that indicate that the facility is to be used exclusively by "boys" or "girls."
But that simple notion - sex separate facilities - is now being challenged throughout the country.
And in California, Privacy For All intends to do something about it.
This summer marks the kickoff of signature gathering for a common sense initiative that respects the naked facts that boys and girls are different. It will protect privacy for all - those that are uncomfortable in traditionally sex separate facilities, and those that do not want the intrusion of the opposite gender where individuals may be fully or partially undressed.
Simply put, once this initiative qualifies and is approved by voters, California's government owned public restrooms, showers and locker rooms will remain separated by physical and legal gender.
Boys in the boys' bathrooms and showers. Girls in the girls' bathrooms and showers.
California private businesses will be able to choose their own path. If they wish to operate their bathrooms or other facilities based on "gender identity" versus "gender reality," they can do so. But if they want to provide traditional privacy and separation, they cannot be sued for making this choice.
Of course there are exceptions in the proposed initiative for single stall or family facilities, as well as for those who require assistance by someone of the opposite gender.
This initiative is motivated by compassion for those that feel that biology has betrayed them and sincerely identify with a gender that is different than their physical body. But it is also motivated by compassion for those that are justifiably embarrassed or humiliated by unwanted exposure when physical boys or girls are undressed or partially dressed in the same facility.
Some of you might be thinking that this sounds familiar - signature gathering to keep bathrooms and other facilities separate.
Two years ago California's Governor signed controversial, first in the country legislation that would allow K-12 students in all California public schools to choose their bathroom, shower or locker room based on gender identity as opposed to gender reality. If a boy identified as a girl, this new law would have allowed him to use the girls' locker room, shower and bathroom.
Many of you helped challenge that new dictate as Privacy For All Students gathered almost 620,000 signatures for a referendum to overturn the law and protect student privacy in public school bathrooms. That battle is ongoing. When elections officials took the unprecedented step of throwing out one in five signatures, the referendum was just short of qualifying. But PFAS was certain that it had presented more than enough valid signatures, and they are challenging the decision in court. PFAS won a first important battle and even forced the State to pay their legal fees. They expect to win this second battle, but courts run in slow motion.
This new initiative is different and Privacy For All Students has broadened to Privacy For All.
The earlier referendum would have turned back the 2013 public school bathroom law. But since then, many proponents of open bathrooms, showers and locker rooms have begun to argue that they do not need any specific law or even a court decision to take down the "boys" and "girls" signs on all bathrooms in California. They argue that fairness, and a desire to stop bullying are justification enough for new bathroom rules.
And they often try to shut down debate by arguing that opposition to these new bathroom rules is motivated by hate.
Let's address that last point first. Modesty is not hate.
As our name implies, we desire privacy for all. PFA wants to show compassion for that small group that is not comfortable in sex separated facilities as well as the majority that expect that they will not be forced to view or be viewed in a mixed gender facility.
The naked fact is that boys and girls are physically different. Sincerity does not trump nakedness. Forcing boys and girls to share these facilities is bullying. Keeping facilities sex separate and making accommodations for those that are not comfortable is compassionate and respectful of all.
If you share the view of Privacy For All that this is just common sense, then we ask for your help and support.
In the coming months we need to gather about 365,000 signatures to place this initiative before California voters in November of 2016. That is about 140,000 signatures less than was required for the earlier referendum effort.
A recent Harvard study revealed what many of us have been feeling – millennials are starting to feel the effects of bad policies on our generation. We produced a video with some of the important findings from these recent studies that we believe others need to know. Will you help us by passing it along?
This is a video created entirely by college students to help wake up our generation.
NORTH COUNTY CONSERVATIVES TO HOLD NEXT MEETING TUESDAY, JULY 28TH, 2015. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ALL MEETINGS ARE HELD ON THE FOURTH TUESDAY OF THE MONTH.
Your North County Conservatives hold their fourth Tuesday of the month meetings at Mike's BBQ at 1356 West Valley Parkway. Mike's BBQ is located in the Staples Center west of the I-15 freeway (go to http://mikesbbq.net/for directions, menu, etc.). We at NCC feel that each meeting is important, so please come prepared to learn how YOU can get involved in "Making America Great Again."
YourNorth County Conservatives next general meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. In addition to our guest speaker(s), representatives from the offices of Assemblywoman Marie Waldron, Congressman Duncan Hunter, Jr. and State Senator Mark Wyland may be with us and available to answer questions.
Procedure for ballot initiatives, voting, and registering to vote in California elections, has changed with the onslaught of new bills signed into law in 2015.
Previously, for ballots to be counted, they must have arrived to either a polling place or the designated County elections office by close on Election Day. Essentially, ballots mailed on election day were not counted, per the law, had they not arrived to the elections office. Read the full story
Padilla has long to-do list as California's election boss
By Jim Miller | The Sacramento Bee
When he is sworn in Monday as California secretary of state, Alex Padilla, a former two-term state senator and possible candidate for higher office, will assume one of the most-maligned posts in state government.
The secretary of state's campaign-finance disclosure system is old and confusing, businesses complain about filing delays and a federally required computerized voter registration list is years behind schedule, contributing to a national survey recently ranking California second-to-last in election administration. Read the full story
Secretary of State Launches #BoostTheVote Brainstorm
By Matt Williams | techwire.net
Secretary of State Alex Padilla is calling on the public to share their ideas for increasing voter participation, using the hashtag #BoostTheVote.
"The turnout in last November's election was a historic low for California. We can do better. That's why I'm asking for your help," Padilla said in a video released Wednesday. Turnout for registered voters was just 18 percent. Typically, turnout reaches into the 30s or 40s. Read the full story
Smith: Tehama County tops state in voting accuracy
By Michael Smith | Daily News Letters
Tehama County is one of the top two counties in our state to cast a lawful ballot and for that ballot to be accurately counted.
Election Integrity Project is a corporation that has as its mission that, â€œEvery lawfully cast vote is accurately counted. Read the full story
731 Pennsylvania voters may have cast 2 ballots or voted elsewhere, secretary of state says
By Brad Bumsted and Aaron Aupperlee | triblive.com
More than 700 Pennsylvania voters might have cast two ballots in recent elections, the secretary of State said Thursday.
The figures show "there's potential voter fraud in Pennsylvania," said Carol Aichele, who added she is powerless to investigate or prosecute double voters. Read the full story
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National Parental Rights Week begins this Monday, July 20, and runs through National Parents’ Day, Sunday, July 26. We’ve been talking about it for weeks. Now it’s time to carry out your family’s plan to enlist at least 16 new signers to the ParentalRights.org petition.
To help you with your mission, we’d like to introduce you to our newest one-page parental rights presentation, an all new revision of Why We Need an Amendment. One side of this document provides a simple explanation of the ground-shiftingTroxel v. Granville Supreme Court decision that put parental rights in danger. The other side contains three clear and simple examples of how this erosion of parental rights is carried out in day-to-day America.
You can print out a copy of the new Why We Need an Amendmenthere.
Then, grab your all-new ParentalRights.org petition here. Print out two or three or even more – as many as you can fill.
Let me urge you to try to fill at least one. That’s only 16 names. If everyone on our list tried to fill one sheet and failed by half, our voice would still be over a million strong!
Once you’ve collected the support of your family and friends, just mail the petition sheet(s) to the address on the bottom of the form: P.O. Box 1090 Purcellville, VA 20134.
Following close on the heels of National Parental Rights Week is Congress’s August Recess. That’s the time each year when your congressmen and senators leave D.C. and come to work in their district offices to be available to hear from you directly.
We will be providing more details in the next two weeks, including materials to take with you and questions you may need to ask. But now is the time to start setting up an appointment to meet your lawmakers while they are home and ask them to support the Parental Rights Amendment.
So pick a date and time, contact your lawmaker’s local office (click on your state atparentalrights.org/states to find links to your lawmakers’ websites), and ask for 10 minutes of your representative’s time.
If you can get a small group to go with you, that is even better. You might even enlist a group of volunteers to join you as you are gathering your signatures for National Parental Rights Week!
Working together, we can make these next few weeks an historically exciting period in the growth of the parental rights movement!
Michael Ramey Director of Communications & Research
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