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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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The American Family Association is calling for a boycott of Target after the retail giant said it would allow men to use the women's restrooms and dressing rooms in their stores.
On its web site this week, Target announced, "[W]e welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity. ...Everyone deserves to feel like they belong."
This means a man can simply say he "feels like a woman today" and enter the women's restroom...even if young girls or women are already in there.
Target's policy is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims. And with Target publicly boasting that men can enter women's bathrooms, where do you think predators are going to go?
Clearly, Target's dangerous new policy poses a danger to wives and daughters. We think many customers will agree. And we think the average Target customer is willing to pledge to boycott Target stores until it makes protecting women and children a priority.
One solution is a common-sense approach and a reasonable solution to the issue of transgendered customers: a unisex bathroom. Target should keep separate facilities for men and women, but for the trans community and for those who simply like using the bathroom alone, a single occupancy unisex bathroom option should be provided.
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."
North County Conservativesmeetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each monthat Mike's BBQ, 1356 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido (in the Staples shopping center).
Seriously on the funny side...
The guys were all at a deer camp. No one wanted to room with Bob, because he snored so badly. They decided it wasn't fair to make one of them stay with him the whole time, so they voted to take turns.
The first guy slept with Bob and comes to breakfast the next morning with his hair a mess and his eyes all bloodshot. They said, "Man, what happened to you?" He said, "Bob snored so loudly, I just sat up and watched him all night."
The next night it was a different guy's turn. In the morning, same thing, hair all standing up, eyes all bloodshot. They said, "Man, what happened to you? You look awful!" He said, 'Man, that Bob shakes the roof with his snoring. I watched him all night."
The third night was Fred's turn. Fred was a tanned, older cowboy, a man's man. The next morning he came to breakfast bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. "Good morning!" he said. They couldn't believe it.
They said, "Man, what happened?" He said, "Well, we got ready for bed. I went and tucked Bob into bed, patted him on the butt, and kissed him good night. Bob sat up and watched me all night."
With age comes wisdom. May you always have love to share, health to spare, and friends that care.
Please send to everyone in your circle of influence!
TRUE THE VOTE & THE ELECTION INTEGRITY PROJECT OF CA
CALL ON GOV. BROWN TO VETO MOTOR VOTER BILL
AB 1461 Will Lead to 'State Sanctioned' Voter Fraud
Bad Timing: CA automatic voter registration bill would operate in tandem with existing law allowing noncitizens to receive driver licenses
Bad Data Practices: California's DMV records are unable to differentiate between U.S. citizen and noncitizens when automatically plugging them into voter rolls
Sanctioning Fraud: Noncitizens found voting will be excused from prosecution
Universal Concern: TTV, EIP-CA, ACLU, AAAJ and others agree that millions of votes could be wrongfully cast
HOUSTON, TX. / LOS ANGELES, CA. -- September 23, 2015:True the Vote(TTV), the nation's leading voters' rights and election integrity organization and the Election Integrity Project of California, a nonpartisan citizen group dedicated to improving California's elections, today called on Governor Jerry Brown to veto AB 1461, the California New Motor Voter Program.
After months of study and communication with lawmakers and state agencies alike, the election integrity organizations demand that AB 1461 be vetoed.
"AB 1461 will effectively change the form of governance in California from a Republic whose elected officials are determined by United States citizens and will guarantee that noncitizens will participate in all California elections going forward," Election Integrity Project of California President Linda Paine said. "It is appalling that California legislators would support a bill that facilitates noncitizens to register and vote without prosecutorial immunity.We call on Governor Brown to veto this brazen attempt to completely break down the integrity of California's election process to the point that it cannot be repaired."
"This bill is terrible. It makes an already bad situation much, much worse," True the Vote Founder Catherine Engelbrecht said. "The California New Motor Voter Program promises to improve voter participation by automatically registering CA-DMV customers to vote. What's been conveniently overlooked is that California's registration databases lack the necessary safeguards to keep non-citizens off the voter rolls. Now, legislators are quite literally asking Gov. Brown to intentionally, systematically, push millions of non-citizens onto California's voter rolls."
According to the ACLU, approximately 3 MILLIONnoncitizens residing in California could be registered upon enforcement of the bill.
Contact Governor Brown and DEMAND he veto AB1461.
Confusing U.S. Citizens with Noncitizens
Unlike the few other states that have opted for or are considering automatic voter registration through driver license agencies, pre-existing California law (AB 60) allows for the issuance of driver's licenses to noncitizens regardless of ability to prove legal presence. Recent estimates provided by CA-DMV claim nearly 700,000 individuals had taken advantage of the new licensing privileges since first offered in January 2015.
During interviews with TTV research staff, the CA-DMV Legal Affairs Division explained that the agency's licensing records were not designed to differentiate noncitizen drivers from U.S. citizens, nor were there plans to create a stand-alone list of AB 60 recipients.
Simply put, other offices, such as the California Secretary of State, would not be readily able to discern voter eligibility relying on incoming CA-DMV database records. As a contrast, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration explained to TTV that noncitizen drivers were easily identified in their database thanks to unique indicators.
In previous versions of AB 1461, the bill required that the CA-DMV transmit "the document code or equivalent identifier associated with the document the person provided to prove that his or her presence in the United States is authorized under federal law and that the applicant is a citizen of the United States" to statewide voter registration officials during the automation process.
The bill currently on Governor Brown's desk now contains no such language,
as it was stripped prior to enrollment. Further, the current bill provides the sole responsibility of ensuring that only U.S. citizens are registered to vote be placed with the Secretary of State - forcing voter registrars to sift through six-figure sums of applications without clear citizenship indicators.
Finally, AB 1461 Section 2269 protects ineligible voters from criminal prosecution:
If a person who is ineligible to vote becomes registered to vote pursuant to this chapter and votes or attempts to vote in an election held after the effective date of the person's registration, that person shall be presumed to have acted with official authorization and shall not be guilty of fraudulently voting or attempting to vote pursuant to Section 18560, unless that person willfully votes or attempts to vote knowing that he or she is not entitled to vote..
Contact Governor Brown and DEMAND he veto AB1461.
Widespread Concern for AB 1461
The Election Integrity Project of California and True the Vote are not alone in demanding AB 1461 be vetoed due to heightened concerns of noncitizen votes diluting the value of legal ones. The California branch of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Asian Americans Advancing Justice have both spoken against the bill over concerns that the millions of noncitizens residing in the state could be mistaken for U.S. citizens and participate in elections.
"Governor Brown has a very simple decision to make," TTV FounderEngelbrecht added. "He can veto a bill that facilitates widespread election fraud or he can rubber-stamp a measure that decimates whatever faith is still left in California's election system. The choice should be clear."
The Governor may vote soon. We recommend that you fax your comments or letters or send a letter so that there is written evidence of your disapproval.
Please Take Action NOW!
A single paragraph will help him register how the citizens feel about this. Contact him by mail, phone, or fax.
Governor Jerry Brown c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814
EIPis a nonpartisan, group of U.S. and California citizen volunteers seeking to fulfill our duty to actively participate in the governing of our state/country by helping to ensure the integrity of the voting process which protects our freedoms and way of life. EIP volunteers seek to protect a government of, by, and for the people by maintaining an active role in that part of government which empowers us with the most fundamental right of a Constitutional Republic ~ the right to choose our representatives by vote. To learn more, visit www.electionintegrityproject.com.
True the Vote (TTV) is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) voters' rights organization, founded to inspire and equip voters for involvement at every stage of our electoral process. TTV empowers organizations and individuals across the nation to actively protect the rights of legitimate voters, regardless of their political party affiliation. For more information, please visit www.truethevote.org.
 Email conversation with MVA External Affairs Division, May 20, 2015
 Sec. 2263(b)(1)(E)
 Sec. 2262(b)
 California Senate Standing Committee on Transportation and Housing, July 14, 2015
The Election Integrity Project has worked tirelessly to document what has happened to our election process and to provide that information to those who can help stop the corruption.
We must now file several Open Records Requests to further our investigation.
We are a citizen advocacy group and rely on the kind and generous donations of those who believe the integrity of the CA election process is paramount to fair and honest elections.
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The LGBT Weekly says you have cooties. Actually, cooties are for kids. Grownups accuse each other of "hate".
LGBT Weekly was upset that Privacy For All was raising money on the popular crowd funding website "GoFundMe". The site was used to fund PFA's initiative to prohibit unwanted intrusion of physically opposite individuals into bathrooms, showers and locker rooms.
On the playground, a sure way to isolate the one you did not like, was to say that he or she had cooties. Playground bullies age, but their tactics don't change that much.
Don't like what somebody is saying? Accuse them of "hate".
Want to stop somebody from donating to a charity that you do not favor? Call the charity "hateful".
Too lazy to form an argument? Call your opponent a "hater".
There is not such a thing as cooties. But hate really does exist. And that is why it is all the more repulsive that some throw around the accusation so casually.
In fairness, LGBT Weekly did have a source for the accusation that a hater is among us. The Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled one member of the PFA coalition as a "hate group". And SPLC should know about hate. They have amassed a small fortune by labeling their ideological opponents as "hate groups". Never mind that the SPLC has come under increasing fire from conservative and liberal groups alike for their name-calling.
Hate is a motivation, not an act. Neither LGBT Weeklynor the Southern Poverty Law Center have a mirror to see into people's souls. The claim that those who do not agree with them are motivated by hate might itself be motivated by hate.
But the accusation of hate shows something more in terms of the battle over who will be allowed to use which bathroom. Those advocating that gender identity be used as a pass into formerly off limits facilities rely on feelings over reality.
If a boy FEELS like a girl, then he should be able to use the girls' locker room. (Or the boys' locker room if that FEELS better.)
If you disagree with those actions, then it FEELS like you are full of hate.
But reality and nakedness trump feelings. In the locker room, unwanted exposure will make some very uncomfortable. Modesty and a desire for privacy is not hate.
PFA will not let the accusation of cooties or hate stop them from protecting the privacy of boys and girls in bathrooms, showers and locker rooms. LetLGBT Weekly and the Southern Poverty Law Center know that you will not be intimidated. Add your signatureto the Personal Privacy Protection Act initiative. After you sign a petition, donate to Privacy for All and help to protect privacy in California.
Privacy for All
This Initiative, if passed, will protect an individual's right to privacy while using locker rooms, restrooms, and showers in government buildings, including public schools.
Under the "Personal Privacy Protection Act" a person must use facilities in accordance with their biological sex in government buildings, including schools.
Currently in California, schools are implementing co-ed locker rooms, bathrooms, and showers! This Initiative is necessary to stop this assault on privacy.
Boys and girls should not be forced to shower, change, or use the restroom in front of members of the opposite sex.
We must gather 500,000 signatures to qualify this Initiative for the 2016 ballot.
Petitions are due in our office by November 20th, 2015.
Paid for by Privacy for All Students FPPC# 1359959
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, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 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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March 2016 – John* was 13 years old in 1984 when he approached his school counselor about a problem in his home. His parents took him to church too often. The counselor listened patiently and sympathetically. She felt so much sympathy that she called social services, which immediately placed John in foster care. He was not allowed to return home that Friday afternoon.
Instead, he was placed with a foster family for the weekend. The following week, John’s parents hired a young Michael Farris to represent them in court to bring their son home. Following a recently passed law in Washington state, the judge decided John’s case was strong. He ruled that taking a teenager to church once a week is sufficient for any religion. If the parents violated his ruling, the state would take custody of John.
This was the first time Farris saw a clear and distinct violation of parental rights. Since 1984, the year of the ruling, he has seen many more. It drove him to create Home School Legal Defense Association and ParentalRights.org, two organizations fighting for the preservation and protection of parental rights across the United States.
Historical attacks “There have been attacks against parental rights for almost 100 years,” said Will Estrada, director of federal relations for HSLDA and ParentalRights.org. “But three landmark Supreme Court cases defined and still protect parental rights.”
Meyer v State of Nebraska in 1923 stated parents had the freedom to choose to enroll their children in public or private school. The majority opinion stated, “It is the natural duty of the parent to give his children education suitable to their station of life.”
Two years later, the Supreme Court reaffirmed this opinion in Pierce v Society of Sisters with the majority saying, “The child is not the mere creature of the State; those who nurture him and direct his destiny have the right, coupled with the high duty, to recognize and prepare him for the additional obligations.”
The final case of the trilogy is Wisconsin v Yoder (1972) in which the majority said, “The history and culture of Western civilization reflect a strong tradition of parental concern for the nurture and upbringing of their children. This primary role of the parents in the upbringing of children is now established beyond debate as an enduring American tradition.”
Modern attacks Unfortunately, parental rights’ seat at the table of enduring American tradition(s) “is quickly eroding away,” Estrada told AFA Journal. “Modern threats to parental rights started in the 1990s. One of the flagship threats was, and is, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.” This UN treaty has the same core language as the Washington law used in the ruling against John’s parents.
Of the many provisions in the UNCRC that should trouble American parents, one is especially dangerous. It states that all judiciary decisions should be based on “the best interest of the child.” While this sounds positive, David Miranda, national grassroots director for ParentalRights.org, offered a strong caution.
“In relation to parental rights,” Miranda said, “the ‘best interest of the child’ precedent allows the government (rather than the parent) to decide what is in the best interest of the child. When you have that as the basis, parents lose most of the time.”
Previous Supreme Court decisions established the idea that a safe home with loving parents is always in the best interest of the child, but the UNCRC disagrees. ParentalRights.org says in an article, “Instead of placing the burden of proof on the government to prove that a parent is unfit, the convention places the burden of proof on those who claim that other interests are more important than the state’s characterization of the ‘best interest’ of the child.”
Future protections To ensure parental rights are recognized as fundamental, ParentalRights.org has drafted a constitutional amendment putting the protection of parents in the black and white of the Constitution. (See amendment below.)
But to see the amendment ratified, two-thirds of the Senate must approve it, and three-fourths of the states must ratify it.
“We do not want to make the mistake we saw in the marriage debate,” Estrada said, “where a decade ago people said, ‘We need to do something, but it will never get to the point that we need a constitutional amendment at the federal level.’ Then, when they tried to get one, there were no votes. We see that as deeply instructive and believe now is the time to put parental rights in the Constitution.”
While these actions must take place in Washington, D.C., there is much parents can do to help the amendment. Miranda said everyone who is concerned about protecting parental rights can visit ParentalRights.org to sign up for email alerts. When the amendment is presented in Congress, followers will be alerted to contact their representatives to gain support for the amendment. Also, Miranda urges all citizens to be more informed and learn how to be active in the movement. The group’s website offers many more resources, and he recommendsOverruled, a 30-minute documentary (overruledmovie.com).
“The high levels of academia are right now questioning whether parents should have the right to teach their children their religion,” Miranda warned. “They believe it will benefit children to be informed on all the religious options available to them. That is why it is so important for us to amend the Constitution to protect the rights of parents as a fundamental right.” *Name changed to protect privacy
Proposed Parental Rights Amendment
Section 1: The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children is a fundamental right. Section 2: The parental right to direct education includes the right to choose public, private, religious, or home schools, and the right to make reasonable choices within public schools for one’s child. Section 3: The United States or any State shall not infringe these rights without demonstrating that its governmental interest as applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served. Section 4: The parental rights guaranteed by this article shall not be denied or abridged on account of disability. Section 5: No treaty may be adopted nor shall any source of international law be employed to supersede, modify, interpret, or apply to the rights guaranteed by this article.
Thanks to your help, we’ve had a busy spring. Our volunteer directors are leading 2016 or 2017 statute efforts in ten states including four with current bill numbers. We’ve had several follow-up meetings with key leaders in Congress. And our executive director, Jim Bentley, met with the legal counsel for the House Judiciary Committee to discuss our language in the Parental Rights Amendment.
All these meetings went well and we’re excited about our prospects for the rest of this Congress. I hope to have more to tell you in the coming weeks, but right now I want to remind you about an important deadline for ParentalRights.org that impacts our 2016 plans.
Thursday of this week (March 31st) is your last chance to make a donation before our new fiscal year begins on April 1.
Our board of directors will meet at the end of this week to make plans for the coming year, and one decision they will make is what projects to keep in the new budget. We make effective--some would say amazing--use of our modest receipts. Yet, as you can imagine, many decisions ultimately come down to whether or not we have the funds.
Our efforts depend on your support. If you’re able to give this spring, right now is the very best time. If you haven’t yet renewed your support for 2016, or if you’re able to make a special Fiscal Year End gift, please send a generous donation today!
If you can’t make your donation until Friday or later, that will still be helpful in getting the new fiscal year off to a healthy start. But your gift by Thursday will help our board to know just how much we can plan to accomplish in the months ahead.
I’m grateful for your continued help in this vital effort, and I hope to hear from you this week.
Michael Ramey Director of Communications & Research
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