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  • October 10, 2012 12:42 AM | Anonymous
    A must see video made by high school students....
    The teenagers who speak in this video belong to These young people realize that if they don't stand up and speak out for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness today, they will be living in a very different America tomorrow

  • October 08, 2012 7:44 PM | Anonymous

    The bill that ultimately became the voter ID law, HB 934, was passed by the House of Representatives on June 23rd 2011. However, it sat in the Senate State Government Committee from June 28th until December 12th. (From there it sat in the Senate Appropriation Committee until March 5th 2012.) Both chambers are controlled by Republicans.

    Why is the timing relevant to our current predicament?

  • September 25, 2012 10:42 PM | Anonymous
       Last night in the Londonderry Township building, we once again saw what can be accomplished when ordinary citizens stand up to the arrogance and personal agendas of their local elected public servants.
        It was discovered a week ago that the Londonderry Township Board of Supervisors (primarily Dick Brown) had planned to vote on a proposed ordinance prohibiting all shooting in the township. The only exception would be hunting. This was to include BB guns, bows and arrows, sling shots etc. Craziness!!
        This ordinance was not known to anyone except the Board of Supervisors and was discovered purely by accident. Thankfully, the word started to spread throughout the township and then across the southern Chester County area.
    The end result was a standing room only, out the door, fully engaged group of Chesco citizens who have had enough.  "Gov't Got You Worried? "  You Bet!!
         It quickly became clear that Mr. Brown had every intention of pushing this agenda, despite the fact that every single person who spoke was in complete opposition to the ordinance.  There were repeated requests from the audience to defeat the ordinance.  With only two supervisors in attendance, the other supervisor (Gene Wier) eventually stepped in and persuaded Mr. Brown that this issue would not go away, and that it was dead in the water. The vote came, the ordinance was defeated and the crowd clapped and cheered.
         BUT, this is a warning to all citizens that we MUST be more vigilant in watching all of our local government activities, including open space moves, ordinances, and procedures for getting these passed without the public's knowledge. Let it be said that the archaic guidelines for public notification were followed, with the end result being that no one knew anything about this ordinance.
      It has been demonstrated several times by CAF members and their fellow citizens that we can and do win when our freedoms are at stake and we get engaged and push back as needed.  Remember Franklin Township and the Open Space Referendum?  How about the folks in West Brandywine Township and the ridiculous regulations they tried to adopt for the sale of a home?
       The Londonderry ordinance was seen by many as a shooting issue. I certainly agree with that, but my concern was that this was one more attempt to separate us from our right to private property without government intervention. When we lose these rights, we have nothing to fall back on except our Constitution and our fellow patriots.
      This is a VERY heart-felt thank you to everyone who attended the meeting; the shooting club members, the people from other townships across our area, the many CAF members, the Republican committee people, and of course the people from Londonderry Township who came and spoke up.
       One thing was very clear at the end of this meeting and was repeated over and over again - this issue is not dead in the mind of this board.  It's circumstances like this that reinforce the fact that we all have to be much more involved in our local politics. We need to be sure that these elected officials have a strong awareness that the people are awake, watching and willing to fight for our rights. A strong oversight of local governmental activities is imperative.  
     Thank you,
     Larry Denver, CAF Member and Londonderry Township resident

  • September 17, 2012 8:27 AM | Anonymous
       September 17, 1787, brought a world-changing event: the signing of the United States Constitution.

    The day dawned clear and chilly in Philadelphia, where delegates from the thirteen states had spent a long, hot summer writing and debating the new Constitution for their young country. They assembled in Independence Hall and listened as their work was read aloud one last time. Then they heard an address from old Benjamin Franklin, who urged them all to sign the document. Franklin was too frail to make his speech, so another delegate read it for him.

       Yes, today marks the 225th Anniversary of the signing of the Constitution, a document that is at the core of our Republic!  Now, go quiz some friends and see if they know!  

       This month, Founders Values (a Newark, De based Grassroots group) honors this document with a very special meeting that will be centered around the Constitution.  Join us on September 25th as we welcome the President of the National Center for Constitutional Studies, Mr. Earl Taylor.  Anyone who has taken one of our Constitution Classes will recognize the name.  Please try to attend the fantastic event!!

       Tuesday, September 25th 
    Do you need a shot in the arm of Constitutional knowledge?
    Founders Values regular September meeting will go full force on the Constitution as we welcome Mr. Earl Taylor, President of the National Center for Constitutional Studies! Get ready for 3 hours of intense Constitutional learning.
    Location: Bible Fellowship Church, 808 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark
    Special Time: 6:00-9:00pm (doors open at 5:30)
    Special Cost: $10 suggested donation (students are FREE!

  • August 21, 2012 11:04 AM | Anonymous
     Tax-free online purchases will be curtailed in Pennsylvania starting next month, but activists pushing for a federal law say much more needs to be done to address the issue of tax-free Internet shopping, and the millions in sales tax that states are missing out on.
    Pennsylvania alone would lose between $254 million and $410 million in uncollected revenues this year without legislative intervention, according to a 2011 study by Carnegie Mellon University professor Robert Strauss.

  • August 16, 2012 8:27 PM | Anonymous
    Chalk up another one for voter ID laws and representative politics. On Wednesday, a Pennsylvania judge refused to block a new Keystone State ID law from going into effect, handing a defeat to the ACLU and Attorney General Eric Holder's campaign to demonize such laws as racist.

  • August 16, 2012 2:06 PM | Anonymous

    The Obama administration has offered no plan to save Medicare and has even gutted the program by taking over $700 billion from it to pay for ObamaCare...  Democrats are once again employing their time-tested method of scaring seniors.  The irony (or outrage) is that President Obama and his campaign team are telling seniors that Romney/Ryan will end Medicare as we know it - when it is Obama who has gutted the program and offered no plan to address the coming insolvency of Medicare. 

    The facts are: 

  • August 05, 2012 10:43 AM | Anonymous

    Margaret Thatcher accurately pointed out that "socialism is great – until you run out of other people's money". I couldn't help think of that this week as the next phase of Obamacare went in to effect. As of August 1, new or modified health plans have to provide free birth control and other preventative services for women. There’s that ugly "f" word --free. Well, we all know there is no free lunch. So who's going to pay for all of this free healthcare? Let's look at that a moment.
    Do you think the policy providers will pay for, or absorb, it? Not likely. They will pass it back to policy holders through higher costs, e.g. higher premiums and deductibles. Or wait, perhaps the government will step in and subsidize it. Remind me again where the government gets its money from. Oh, yes, they get it from taxpayers directly (taxes) or indirectly (print money, inflation; the hidden tax)…or they borrow it (now 42 cents on the dollar). This sounds like a great deal for the average American taxpayer, huh.
    Only a group of unprincipled and unethical politicians could dream up a scheme like this. Offer free services to some while forcing others, many of whom are fundamentally opposed to it on religious grounds, to pay for it. Those receiving the free services are highly likely to vote for the individual given credit for such wisdom and generosity while those who oppose it are mandated to pay for it. That sounds like a con game straight from the streets of Chicago. Oh, wait… it is a con game from the streets of Chicago.
    There's another well-kept secret regarding these free services. When these new regulations were announced by HHS, the Catholic Church protested vehemently on the basis of religious freedom. The Catholic Church has a long and clear history regarding their position on these free services. But the Obama Administration couldn't care less about the religious beliefs of the Catholic Church. But under much pressure, publicity and public outcry, the Obama Administration backed off the imposition of these rules to faith-based establishments…or did they? Not really. They merely pushed back the implementation date a year and stated they would "work something out" with the faith-based community. Remember the con men from Chicago?
    The word "free" is supposed to have a positive connotation. It would if it was in reference to freedom, free markets, or free people, etc. But inhabitants of the White House over the past 80 years have turned free in to an ugly, four-letter "f" word. Free now means redistribution of wealth, buying votes, enslavement of people and the destruction of the republic. Pure and simple, it means manipulation and control.
    Obamacare must be repealed and many of the other free services being doled out to people need to be discontinued. If there is any hope for the nation, this dangerous, convoluted and poisonous "free" mentality has to be stopped and the basic concepts of "pay as you go" and "save for a rainy day" need to permeate our thinking and policies. Then, and only then, will we remain a free people and enjoy the blessings of Liberty.

    John Emmons 

  • August 02, 2012 10:44 AM | Anonymous
       The Justice Department sent a three-page letter to Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele, a member of Gov. Tom Corbetts Cabinet, notifying her of the probe and requesting documents, records and databases. Michael Passman, an official with the Office of Public Affairs, provided the letter.

  • July 18, 2012 9:48 AM | Anonymous
      The 2012 election has often been described as the most pivotal since 1860.  This statement is not hyperbole. The overwhelming majority of Americans do not understand that Obama's first term was dedicated to putting in place executive power to enable him and the administration to fulfill the campaign promise of "transforming America" in his second term regardless of which political party controls Congress.

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