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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We the People...
ON CURRENT ISSUES
Alert for Tweeters:
For those of you following Election Integrity Project (EIP) on Twitter, we have a new "address".
Democrats and Republicans (or anyone else) who want to be interviewed about the upcoming primary, local issues, local elections and the November election are invited to contact our reporter Jason Miller.
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.
As the song says, everybody is somebody's hero. And we want to say THANKS!
To the many who weathered the trials of our troubled website and adverse training circumstances and went out to OBSERVE THE POLLS in their communities
To the individuals who heeded the call to become EIP-trained poll workers, and the organizations that stepped up to ADOPT A POLL in their communities
To the growing number of citizen voters who are sending their stories of voting irregularities to EIP
To those who have supported and continue to support us by your prayers, your gifts and your service
THE CORRUPTION AND MANIPULATION IN CALIFORNIA'S RECENT PRIMARY ELECTION WAS WIDESPREAD AND OBVIOUS. WE NEED YOUR CONTINUED HELP SO THAT WE CAN EXPOSE THE HEART OF THE PROBLEM AND BEGIN THE WORK OF RETURNING FAIRNESS AND HONESTY TO THE ELECTORAL PROCESS IN CALIFORNIA.
Email and the internet are buzzing with the CBS2 bombshell news of the outrageous number of "zombie" voters uncovered in an investigation of several southern California counties.
The untold story is that the investigative journalist responsible for the story had collaborated for several weeks with Election Integrity Project in order to make those discoveries. While we could not lawfully give our data and the results of our research to CBS2, we were able to point them in the right directions, and show them how to find what we had already found and reported in confidence to county elections officials.
How does it feel to be the unwanted stepchild, the orphan, the curable patient no one wants to connect to life support? Californians KNOW, because we have been abandoned by the rest of the country.
There are a few organizations working on a national level to address the pervasive problem of vote fraud and election corruption, and they do excellent work. They have our gratitude and deep respect.
BUT...the reality is that NO national organization has yet turned its attention to the desperate plight of California's citizens, victims one and all of a massively corrupt and broken electoral system that disenfranchises every legitimate voter in the state.
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.
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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