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)
"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."
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a
dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
WEEK OF AUGUST 18-22:
Wear your North County Conservatives buttons. Let our elected representatives know you are paying attention to what they are enacting!
20 Escondido City Council meeting, Council Chambers, 4:30 p.m.
22NCC'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.
One year ago today, California's Governor signed AB 1266. So much has happened in that one year.
AB 1266 was designed to allow public school students in California to use the bathroom, shower and locker room that they believe best aligns with their sexual identity as opposed to their sexual reality.
Those who championed the bill presented a sympathetic case of school children that were so uncomfortable in their bodies that bathrooms and locker rooms were to be feared. But the supposed solution offered by AB 1266 only promised to spread the fear and humiliation to others.
The underlying situation was not new. Educators and parents have been creative and compassionate in dealing with students that feel that biology has betrayed them. They have found private places for these children to change clothes or use the bathroom. But AB 1266 demanded more. This legislation would force boys and girls to share these facilities.
Within days after the signing of this bill, Privacy For All Students was created. We needed to move fast. California law allows voters to challenge a new law by a referendum, but it is a difficult process. Ninety days after the bill was signed, we needed to submit more than 504,000 voter signatures to put AB 1266 to a vote of California citizens.
I knew that the task was huge, but I agreed to be the proponent of this referendum. It was and still is that important.
It was crucial that we show compassion to those students that are uncomfortable in traditional, sex separated facilities. But it was also necessary that we show compassion to those students who would be justifiably uncomfortable when access to bathrooms and locker rooms is increased.
Who would disagree with that position? Are there really people who are so calloused and extreme that they do not have sympathy for the 14-year-old girl exposed in the locker room to a naked 15-year-old boy who identifies as a girl? Apparently so. This bill made it through the Legislature and was signed by the Governor.
But would the people of California actually embrace boys in the girls' locker room? Polling showed that the people of California were eager to have AB 1266 on the ballot and would vote it down decisively. And that was confirmed when PFAS gathered about 620,000 signatures in the ninety days allowed.
All that stood in the way of AB 1266 being voted down on the November 2014 ballot was confirmation of the validity of these signatures. Months after we presented the signatures, the Secretary of State told PFAS that more than 131,000 of our signatures were invalid. While certainly some signers might not be registered voters, PFAS knew that one in five signatures could not be invalid.
PFAS immediately began the process of challenging these results. The law allows me and my representatives to examine the signatures that were invalidated. But we ran into resistance at every turn. We were refused entry, removed once we were allowed to enter, and asked to agree to burdensome restrictions on our review. Even with these obstacles, PFAS confirmed that valid signatures had been rejected.
Encountering so much resistance, PFAS turned to the courts for relief. Crazy as it sounds, the court's initial determination was that we could examine the rejected signatures but we could not force the counties to deliver those rejected signatures to the court. And without the signatures in court, we could not prove that these signatures were improperly invalidated.
I assume that the backers of AB 1266 and their willing helpers in government thought that we could be bullied. If they rejected our signatures, failed to cooperate with our examination, refused to turn over the rejected signatures, and used dozens of government attorneys to present arguments against our efforts, we would just give up. They were wrong. The process is slow and expensive, but we will continue our efforts in court until we obtain the proof that more than enough signatures were turned in.
I am sure that they also thought that all they had to do was delay enough that we could not get this on the November ballot. But there are other ballots.
When I agreed to be the proponent of this referendum, I did not know that I would eventually have to sue the Secretary of State or that the battle would go on for this long. I also did not know the determination of those behind this bill. In the one year since this bill was signed in California, the issue has spread across the country. And with it has come the extreme bullying of its proponents.
We are told that this is an issue of equality, that equal treatment demands that we allow individuals to decide whether they are boys or girls, and that we go along with that decision. If a boy feels more comfortable using a girl's name, then we should not notice his physical characteristics when he disrobes in the girls' locker room. He should be viewed as a victim. And the shocked and embarrassed girls sharing the locker facilities should just get over it. Some backers of this radical legislation have even suggested that the embarrassed girls should find another place to dress and undress.
"Open-minded" parents are determining that their preschool age children should live as members of the sex opposite of that of their birth. The federal government has instituted policies to allow federal workers to choose their bathroom facilities. And anybody that objects to any of this is labeled as hateful and extreme.
The public school students of California need protection, But the country needs our efforts to defend the basic right to distinguish between boys and girls. As we move into the second year of this battle, we need to be committed to standing up to the bullying, no matter what names they call us and how many arguments they throw at us in court.
One final thing: We need eyes and ears to tell us what is going on in our schools and public places. As our children go back to school this fall, please let us know if your school has given into the pressure to sexually integrate bathrooms and locker rooms.
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.
California doesn't know how many multiple voters it has
By Bre Payton | Watchdog.org
California doesn't know how many of the state.s voters are registered to vote in other states.
Watchdog.org reported last week that more than 6.9 million Americans are registered to vote in two or more states, but that included data from just 28 states and failed to include any information from some of the largest ones, such as California.Read the full story
If they're dead, then who voted?
By Joel Hoffmann | U-T San Diego
Francis J. DeGregory was a World War II Army veteran who served in the Battle of the Bulge. He died in 2008 and is interred at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
Dara Welty was an aspiring opera singer and La Jolla native who died of a blood clot during a visit to Bolivia in 1998, at 22. Read the full story
Former Councilman Richard Alarcon, wife guilty of voter fraud, perjury
By Soumya Karlamangla | Los Angeles Times
Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife were convicted Wednesday of some but not all voter-fraud and perjury charges brought in a case that accused them of lying about where they lived so he would be qualified to run for his council seat. Read the full story
Election fraud charges filed against former District 7 campaign worker
By Kate Conger | S.F. Examiner
The San Francisco District Attorney's Office has filed election fraud charges against a man who worked on the 2012 District 7 campaign of former Board of Supervisors candidate Robert Squeri.
Christopher Brodeur, a 28-year-old San Francisco resident, faces two felony counts of filing false documents and two felony counts of signing another person's name on a nomination petition, a district attorney spokesperson said. Read the full story
Sentencing for California Sen. Rod Wright delayed a third time
By Laurel Rosenhall | The Sacramento Bee
The criminal sentencing hearing for suspended state Sen. Rod Wright has been delayed for a third time as his lawyers argue that the judge should throw out the jury's verdicts that found Wright guilty of eight felonies for lying about where he lived when he ran for office in 2008. Read the full story
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Former Republican Senator Bob Dole has been pushing his former colleagues in the Senate to support the U.N.’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). He knows the treaty is about 2 votes short, and he is applying all the pressure he can to get those 2 votes.
It is imperative now more than ever that we continue to hold the line so that those last 2 votes do not cave. Your calls, emails, and visits may be the only thing giving them the backbone to stand up to the pressure and vote “No” to this treaty that would move domestic law to an international context and put your parental rights at risk.
Please take a moment today to call or email your Senators and urge them to oppose this treaty. If you already called, call them again. Or even better – there may still be time to schedule a visit while they are in your state until the end of the month.
Your message can be as simple as the following:
I am calling to urge my senator to vote “No” on ratification of the CRPD. We do not need to ratify any treaty that purports to direct our domestic policy. Only Americans should make law for Americans. Even if the content of this treaty were perfect – and I have concerns that it is deeply flawed – an international treaty is no way to pass American domestic law. Treaties should deal with how nations treat other nations, not how my government governs me or my family. Thank you.
You can find your senators’ contact information by clicking on their website links on your state page. You can get there by clicking on your state atparentalrights.org/states.
Thank you for taking time out of your day to take a vital stand for parental rights and American freedom.
Michael Ramey Director of Communications & Research
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The Democrats are attacking her for two simple reasons.
First, they know this race could determine who controls the Senate.
Republicans need to flip 6 seats to win the Senate and the polling right now says they will pick up exactly 6 seats. But if they lose any of these races or if Senator Mitch McConnell loses in Kentucky, then the Senate would be 50-50 with Vice President Joe Biden casting tie-breaking votes.
This is why Joni Ernst poses such a threat to the Democrats. If she wins, she could be the candidate who fires Harry Reid.
As a state senator, she supported the largest tax cut in Iowa history, fought to limit government, and cut job-killing red tape. She has an "A" rating from the NRA, Iowa Right to Life has endorsed her, as has Sarah Palin.
As a Lt. Colonel in the Iowa National Guard, she commanded the largest battalion in Iowa. In 2003, she served as a company commander during Operation Iraqi Freedom. She knows the face of evil and, unlike Obama, she won't waver to protect America.
As a mother, she knows that our pro-life and pro-marriage values are under attack by runaway courts where judges legislate from the bench. She could keep Obama's radical nominees from being confirmed.
Now do you see why Joni Ernst scares the Democrats so much and why they are bent on destroying her?
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