NOW... WITH OVER FIVE 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)
"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."
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a
dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 1:
Wear your North County Conservatives buttons. Let our elected representatives know you are paying attention to what they are enacting!
29 NCC monthly meeting, Mike's BBQ, 6:00 p.m.
30 No Escondido City Council meeting (next meeting August 6, Council Chambers, 4:30 p.m.).
01NCC's Cruisin' Grand booth, northwest corner of Maple Street and Grand Avenue, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Click HERE for further information on local political meetings or click on Calendar for more information on scheduled activities.
The July meeting (just this one time!)
will be held on the fifth Tuesday, July 29th. Please mark your calendar.
Special guest speaker Joseph Spencer,
army veteran, author/publisher, and creator ofOneManCan.org, an
inspirational conservative activist website, will be our first speaker. We will
also meet Burt Keefer for an
enthusiastic, in-depth report about the up-coming elections. Burt's website isamericaworking.org. Don't miss
this meeting! It should be very lively!
For those who missed our June meeting, we heard from Jeff Pitt, a certified handgun instructor and home defense expert, then adjourned to attend the City Council meeting at City Hall.
Conservatives are aware of the "war on women" rhetoric wielded by progressives and the media. The question is: who is framing the story? Right now, it's the Left and they are winning.
But it doesn't have to be this way.
The American Majority team feels passionate about this issue. At an American Majority Women's Activist Training this summer, we took steps toward changing the conversation and revealing the Left's false narrative. Faith Jones, an attendee, explains what she's doing about the "war on women.”
“Since your presentation, I have become more active on Twitter and on the war on women. Thank you for inspiring us to reach out in new ways and pull this fight in the right direction!"
We believe it is important to develop a strategy to push back and reframe the debate.Whether you attend one of our trainings, or simply educate yourself, know the following as you wage your own war against the false "war on women.”
Understand the Left’s fake war on women narrative
Develop your own conservative message
Effectively push your message online and offline
Tell your own story in such a way as to change hearts and minds
Attached is a flyer for a proposed plan to
not only get reform on the ballot in November but to also raise significant sums
We are looking for feedback on the feasibility of this plan. We have the
petitions; we will supply collateral material, walk lists, door hangers, etc.
All we need are the grassroots to get this done. Whether or not you agree
with the Six States, the fact is we should have this debate and it is far better
for those funds to be spent on building a grassroots effort instead of having
these funds go to paid signature gatherers.
Both of these initiatives will generate worthwhile debate about the
direction of this state. If we are serious about real reform, not tinkering
around the edges (or rearranging the deck chairs), we need to do this NOW.
I continue to hear from so many of you asking where we are in the fight to overturn AB 1266 by referendum. Some of you believe the battle is over because nothing seems to be happening. Of course that is not the case.
But things move slowly through the courts.
Let me recap where we have been:
AB 1266 was signed by Governor Brown last August and was scheduled to take effect on January 1 of this year. That new law would allow students in California K-12 public schools to use the bathroom, locker room and showers that align with their gender identity rather than gender reality. Boys in the girls bathroom permitted by law.
But Privacy For All Students gathered more than 620,000 signatures in the 90 days following the Governor's signing of the bill. About 505,000 signatures are required to qualify a referendum that would appear on the November 2014 ballot.
When the 58 counties concluded their tally of valid signatures months later in February, they claimed that approximately 131,000 of these signatures were invalid.
That number left PFAS short of the number needed to qualify the referendum by 17,276.
We have come to find out that traditionally that would be the end of the road. Apparently those who seek to qualify a referendum or an initiative rarely challenge the results that come from the secretive and highly discretionary process of declaring valid or invalid the signatures to qualify a voter initiated item on the ballot.
We knew right away that one in five signatures should not have been tossed out. Our examination (permitted by law) of the rejected signatures immediately showed that many had been rejected for questionable reasons and some of those thrown out were clearly valid.
So all we needed to do was point out the mistakes to the County officials or the Secretary of State and we could move this referendum onto the ballot.
Not so fast.
County officials have not been very cooperative in our efforts to challenge their count. And the Secretary of State has been downright hostile. We were told that even the evidence we found in the counties could not be taken away. No copies. No evidence that could be put in front of a court.
For a second time we brought suit against the California Secretary of State.
In response to our subpoenas, County elections officials have refused to provide the AB 1266 petitions so that we can provide a recount and submit evidence to the court. Ironically, these officials claim that they want to protect the privacy of the signers.
Additionally, the Secretary of State claimed that she should not be alone in front of the court. The judge seemed to agree and the suit has been amended to name 57 of the 58 counties.
But even our opponents realize how difficult it will be to solve this matter with around 60 attorneys in the courtroom. This week, one county responded on behalf of the others.
The response is as expected. They are sticking by the 131,000 signatures thrown out and want to walk the matter slowly through the courts.
It seems obvious that our opponents believe we will either give up or that they will at least achieve a victory if they can delay the matter until it needs to appear on a future ballot.
As we have said from the beginning, we are prepared to litigate this matter as long as is necessary so that every legitimate signature is counted.
That is the long answer. The quick update is that we are in court and we are not backing down.
The idea of forcing boys and girls to share bathrooms is spreading across the country. With your help, we will continue to fight for privacy for all.
Feds Open Their Bathrooms
It has been less than nine months since we started Privacy For All Students to protect the privacy and safety of boys and girls that were going to be forced to share bathrooms, showers and locker rooms.
Now the federal government has quietly enacted a similar policy for federal employees. It states in part:
For a transitioning employee, this means that, once he or she has begun living and working full-time in the gender that reflects his or her gender identity, agencies should allow access to restrooms and (if provided to other employees) locker room facilities consistent with his or her gender identity. While a reasonable temporary compromise may be appropriate in some circumstances, transitioning employees should not be required to have undergone or to provide proof of any particular medical procedure (including gender reassignment surgery) in order to have access to facilities designated for use by a particular gender.
At PFAS we knew that this radical policy would not be confined to California public schools. But it is shocking to see how little regard there is for those who have an expectation of privacy in traditionally gender segregated facilities.
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, MARCH 25, 2014. 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, May 27, 2014. In addition to our guest speaker, 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.
Low election turnout points to flaws in CA voting records
By Bre Payton | Watchdog.org
Embarrassingly low voter turnout in Tuesdayâ€™s primary highlights problems with the Golden Stateâ€™s voting rolls.
Only 13.19 percent of registered voters in Los Angeles County participated in the primary, according to the L.A. County registrar.
While the Los Angeles Times attributed the low participation rate to contented voters, voter integrity groups say voters believe their ballots donâ€™t matter becauseâ€¦Read the full story Â»
Underage voters, duplicate ballots among LA County's voting woes
By Joel Grover | NBC4
Some voters will be able to vote more than once Tuesday when the polls open for the important California primary election, an NBC4 I-Team investigation has found.
The I-Team has uncovered what appear to be perhaps thousands of mistakes on the voter rolls in Los Angeles Countyâ€¦Read the full story Â»
Thousands of mail-in ballots too late to count in California elections
By Michael R. Blood | Associated Press
Thousands of mail-in ballots are being invalidated in California elections because they arrive too late to be counted, government officials and political experts said Monday.
In the stateâ€™s June 3 primary, Los Angeles County received about 2,400 mail-in ballots after the election-day deadline, the close of polls, making them ineligible to be talliedâ€¦Read the full story Â»
Voter fraud trial to begin for former L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon
By Soumya Karlamangla | Los Angeles Times
Nearly four years after they were initially charged, former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife Flora Montes de Oca Alarcon are to stand trial Thursday, accused of lying about where they lived so Alarcon could run for office.
Opening arguments are set to begin in the felony perjury and voter fraud case against Alarcon, who until last year represented the 7th Council District, which includes Sylmar, Pacoima and other parts of the northeast San Fernando Valley...Read the full story Â»
6.9 million multiple voters in 28 states, report finds
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Urgent: Call Right Now to Reject UN Disabilities Treaty
Dear Champion of Parental Rights,
We have received intelligence that this week, supporters of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will be lobbying in force for Senate ratification of this dangerous United Nations treaty. They are busing in activists, making phone calls, and pulling out all of the stops.
We must match their efforts. Please call your two U.S. Senators right now and politely but firmly urge them to defeat the CRPD. Then, make a point to call again on Tuesday afternoon; we understand treaty supporters have scheduled a rally for that time, and we need to meet strength with strength. You can reach your senators by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and asking for them. You can also find their contact information by clicking on your state atParentalrights.org/states.
Your message can be as simple as the following:
“I urge you to oppose the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This treaty surrenders U.S. sovereignty to unelected UN bureaucrats and will threaten parental care of children with disabilities. Our nation already has laws to protect Americans with disabilities. This treaty is unnecessary and will hurt families by giving bureaucrats, instead of parents, the power to decide what is in the best interests of a child with disabilities.”
I know you are busy parenting your children. I know many of you have already called and you may feel your senator is not listening to you. But I also know that your dedication to US sovereignty, educational freedom, and parental rights made the difference in 2012 when the Senate rejected the CRPD. Please take the time to make these calls again. I know that if we are united in making our voices overwhelmingly heard, we can win again.
Senate staffers may argue that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee added Reservations, Understandings, and Declarations (“RUDs”) to the CRPD to answer our concerns with the treaty. RUDs are considered to be weaker than treaty language under international law, as my recent analysis shows. Do we dare to trust our God-given right to direct the education and upbringing of our children to these RUDs?
Other staffers may argue that the treaty is only a statement of support for people with disabilities, and will not change US law. Remind these staffers that Article VI of the US Constitution says treaties that are ratified with the consent of the Senate “shall be the supreme Law of the land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.” The US already is the world leader in advancing the rights of persons with disabilities – we don’t need to ratify a UN treaty to remain the leader.
Thank you for calling. Please forward this email to your friends and urge them to call as well. At this point, the CRPD has not yet been scheduled for a floor vote, which means that supporters of the treaty still do not have the two-thirds majority they need to pass it. Your phone calls and letters are making the difference.
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According to news reports, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce plans to support SenatorMary Landrieu (D-LA) in the Louisiana Senate race.
This is the same group that said it was going to spend $50 million against conservatives in primaries to elect more Republicans.
That was a huge lie.
The U.S. Chamber doesn't care about electing Republicans. It just wants more big government politicians who will force taxpayers to pay for their corporate bailouts and corporate welfare programs.
THE GOP RESPONSE? ... NOTHING
The Chamber's support for Mary Landrieu isn't what's so surprising. It's the lack of any meaningful response from the GOP establishment in Washington that is downright shocking!
You would expect the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) to be absolutely furious over this betrayal, but they're not.
The NRSC told the Wall Street Journal, "The Chamber is probably going to be with [Landrieu]. We've already baked all of this into the equation."
That's it? No rebuke? No blacklisting of vendors? No threats to "punch them in the nose?" No threats to "crush" them "everywhere?" Nothing?
When conservatives support principled Republicans in safe red states, the GOP establishment goes berserk attacking us. But when the U.S. Chamber supports a Democrat in a competitive race, they shrug it off as no big deal.
TWO LIBERAL CANDIDATES
If you look closer at the candidates, you will see why the GOP party bosses in DC aren't upset at the U.S. Chamber for backing Landrieu.
Truth is, there isn't much difference between Senator Landrieu and the NRSC's candidate, Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-LA).
Landrieu and Cassidy both support wasteful spending, corporate bailouts, more debt, and government-run health care.
In fact, they are so similar that Bill Cassidy even donated money to Mary Landrieu's campaign in 2002.
And now he wants voters to believe he's different than her?
Bill Cassidy also donated money to Kathleen Blanco (D-LA) who ran for Governor against Bobby Jindal (R-LA) in 2003. Cassidy served on Blanco's transition team and donated even more money to Blanco after she ran race-baiting attacks against Governor Jindal!
This is the same garbage Senator Thad Cochran and the NRSC pushed in Mississippi this year against Chris McDaniel.
ONLY ONE CONSERVATIVE
The only veteran, anti-tax, smaller government, pro-family conservative in the race -- THE ONLY ONE -- is Col. Rob Maness (R-LA).
Rob Maness is a retired Air Force colonel, a decorated combat veteran, and a Bronze Star recipient who lives in Madisonville.
He understands the value of our freedoms and will fight to repeal Obamacare and stop the spending, bailouts, and debt that are bankrupting our country.
Col. Maness offers voters a compelling choice over Landrieu and Cassidy because he's not a Washington insider. He's a constitutional conservative who will make Louisiana proud.
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