Saturday, June 30, 2018

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'Drain the Swamp; Impose Term Limits NOW!'

Please contact your Congressional Representative and two U.S. Senators and tell them to

Support the Congressional Term Limits Amendment (S.J. Res 2, H.J. Res 6)

sponsored by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.)

This legislation would impose

a three-term limit on Representatives


a two-term limit on Senators,

which is what Trump advocated during the 2016 campaign

You can call them (202) 224-3121 or (202) 225-3121.

Peter J. Thomas
Chairman, The Conservative Caucus

Conservatism Wins

Friday, June 29, 2018

By Gary Bauer

What a week it's been for the conservative movement! As the Fourth of July approaches and Americans look forward to celebrating our freedom under God, we have more reason than ever to celebrate and to hope. 
Once again Americans feel free to assert a confident patriotism. The world isn't free of conflict, but the level of violence in many parts of the world is down and talks are underway between global powers and regional rivals. Our nation is once again standing up for American workers and challenging trade barriers. Reports are surfacing that U.S. growth may exceed 4 percent for the second quarter and 3 percent for the year. A level of growth they said we'd never see again.
Now, we know there are plenty of people who see nothing but doom in these developments. Ronald Reagan called these folks "doomsayers," by which he generally meant "liberals." As harsh as his critics were then, I have to say today's brand is worse. Not only do they see disaster around every corner, but they offer intimidation and threats, the whiff of violence, to get their way. Last night, Michael Moore, the paunchy video maker, went on the Stephen Colbert show to urge his fellow liberals to "put our bodies on the line to stop Trump."
Rhetoric like this does no one any good. It's radically out of tune with reality. But this is a good time for some other critics of the current Administration to pause and reflect. Two years ago at this time, after Donald Trump had won the most hotly contested GOP presidential primary ever, including many people I respect, the NeverTrump crowd, dug in to oppose him. 
The past week shows the price we would have paid had their campaign succeeded.  In one short week, the Supreme Court upheld the Constitution and handed down three rulings, touching all three segments of conservatism. The Court, by single votes, affirmed the President's power to protect our borders from terrorist incursions, the right of government employees not to be forced to join unions, and the free speech rights of pro-life pregnancy centers.
On national security, economic liberty, and social policy, the court stood with American values.  Now imagine how radically different this week would have been if Hillary Rodham Clinton had won.  No Neil Gorsuch. Each ruling going the other way.
This dramatic week would have ended with Anthony Kennedy stepping down. The Supreme Court would have been lost for the next 25 years. But it's worse than that. The vision of life, liberty, and family we love would have been lost, likely irretrievably. It's time for the President's "house critics" to offer some mea culpas and give Donald Trump his due.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Madison County Censures Senator Hanger


Resolution Censuring Senator Emmett Hanger

As leaders in the Republican Party, we are obligated to fully support our Party and its platform. Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders. Today we are faced with both crisis and betrayal. We have waited four years, hoping Senator Hanger would uphold our Party’s values on his own accord. That has not happened, so with sadness and humility we rise and declare:

Whereas on Wednesday May 30, 2018 Senator Hanger voted for a 100-billion-dollar state budget best associated with liberal Democrats, which provides up to 12 million dollars in public funding for abortion providers, includes over 600 million dollars in new taxes, and fully implements Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion within the Commonwealth of Virginia; and

Whereas this budget will be disastrous and harmful to Virginia and place the Commonwealth on the path of fiscal insolvency; and

Whereas the Madison County Republican Committee condemns in the strongest of all possible terms this budget which makes a mockery of conservative principles; and

Whereas Senator Hanger’s vote for this budget is in clear and direct violation of the first and third points of the Republican Party of Virginia Creed affirming the free enterprise system and upholding fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraint at all levels of government; and

Whereas as far back as March 2014, the 24th Senatorial Legislative District Committee met with Senator Hanger and voted unanimously (7-0) against Medicaid expansion; and

Whereas Senator Hanger voted against the overwhelming majority of the conservative voters and Republican Party activists who elected him to office; therefore

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Madison County Republican Committee censures Senator Hanger for his continued disservice to our Commonwealth, the cause of the Republican Party of Virginia, and the principles which our Party claims to adhere to; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Committee hereby requests similar motions to censure Senator Hanger be brought forward to the Republican 24th Senatorial Legislative District Committee, the State Central Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia, the Senate Republican Caucus, and other Republican Unit Committees across Virginia; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Committee respectfully requests Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment immediately strip Senator Hanger from his position as Co-Chair of the Senate Finance Committee for his inexcusable vote; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Committee holds no confidence in Senator Hanger’s abilities to continue to represent the voters of Madison County, Virginia.

Unanimously approved at our 6/18/2018 meeting of the Committee.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the Committee,

Dated June 28, 2018

Robert W. “Bill” Campbell, Chairman, Madison County Republican Committee

P. O. Box 171, Madison, VA 22727

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Mandatory Union Dues ... And Kennedy Retires

By Delegate Rob Bell

In a landmark 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court overturned a 41-year-old rule that had allowed public-employee unions to force nonmember employees to pay union dues. The plaintiff, Mark Janus, worked at the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, and objected to the state law that required him to pay union dues against his wishes. The Court upheld Janus's First Amendment rights and struck down the law and similar laws in 21 other states.

In his opinion, Justice Alito quoted no less an authority than Thomas Jefferson, who wrote, "to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhor[s] is sinful and tyrannical."

Janus was an enormous victory for the common-sense principle that no one should have to finance union activity just to work in government. Not surprisingly, Attorney General Mark Herring had joined a brief in favor of the unions.

Immediately after the Janus decision was handed down, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement after 30 years on the Court. The White House had previously circulated a list of potential successors, and this afternoon President Trump stated that he has boiled it down to about 25 candidates. Senator Mitch McConnell announced that the vote on a replacement will take place this fall.

The Janus decision was itself decided by one vote (with Kennedy in the majority), which only underscores the importance of each justice. I have been very impressed with Justice Gorsuch and look forward to seeing another Constitutional conservative on the Court.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Stretching the Limits of Civility

A Message from National Federation of Republican Women President Jody Rushton

Today's national political climate seems to have been stretched to the very limit of civility. It infuriates me that a sitting member of Congress would encourage the banning of members of the Trump administration from public places, that a restaurant would refuse to serve our Press Secretary and her family because of her political affiliation. Have we forgotten all forms of civility? Have we lost all common courtesy toward others, respecting even those from differing political cultures?

Republican women from every corner of this land must stand up and speak with one voice. We are united together, working to achieve our goals because of our love for our country and all its people. We are not the enemy; the enemies are those who want us silenced. Together we must work to pull all Republicans in the same direction, united in our desire to stand firm and return this country to a more productive path.

For the love of God and this great country, we must remember the common goal of NFRW – to elect Republicans. And for the love of this organization, I ask you to bond together even more closely as clubs, as states and with NFRW. We must tighten the ship, but at the same time let our common voices be heard loud and clear. Working together as a team, with thanks and gratitude for all that has been given to us, we will never be silenced.

Pics of the Day

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Quote of the Day

"The California Legislature included in its official history the congratulatory statement that the Act was part of California's legacy of 'forward thinking.' But it is not forward thinking to force individuals to 'be an instrument for fostering public adherence to an ideological point of view [they] fin[d] unacceptable.' It is forward thinking to begin by reading the First Amendment as ratified in 1791; to understand the history of authoritarian government as the Founders then knew it; to confirm that history since then shows how relentless authoritarian regimes are in their attempts to stifle free speech; and to carry those lessons onward as we seek to preserve and teach the necessity of freedom of speech for the generations to come. Governments must not be allowed to force persons to express a message contrary to their deepest convictions. Freedom of speech secures freedom of thought and belief. This law imperils those liberties."

Justice Kennedy, condemning the California law
that would have forced pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise for abortion services and to express a message that conflicts with their fundamental beliefs. For medically licensed pregnancy centers, the law required them to post or distribute a statement pointing the way to abortion. For unlicensed pregnancy resource centers, the law required them to post signs and state in all their digital or print advertising they are not medically licensed clinics – squelching their ability to get their own message out. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of the Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers and Free Speech in the case NIFLA v. Becerra.
The Family Foundation

Never underestimate America’s farmers

The White House • June 26, 2018

"In 2011, a group of Chinese nationals dug up genetically engineered seeds from an Iowa corn field and planned to steal and send them back to China, so they could be reverse engineered," Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue begins a USA Today op-ed this week. "Those seeds, the result of years of research and millions of dollars of American investment, now stand as one of countless pieces of evidence in the case against China."

China accounts for 87 percent of counterfeit goods seized coming into the United States, and its intellectual property theft costs American innovators billions of dollars per year. A U.S. Trade Representative investigation identified several aggressive technology policies from China that put an incredible 44 million American jobs at risk.

President Trump has taken long overdue action to address China's unfair trade practices. Regrettably, China chose to retaliate, raising tariffs on $50 billion of U.S. exports. "China apparently has no intention of changing its unfair practices," President Trump said in a June 18 statement. "China might underestimate the strength and resolve of American farmers, but the president does not," Secretary Perdue writes.

President Trump will protect American farmers from China's trade retaliation.
Go deeper: How the President is standing up to China's unfair trade practices

1600 Daily

Supreme Court Victory for Pro-Life Help Centers Applauded by Operation Rescue

June 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed the pro-life movement a victory in the case of NIFLA v. Becerra, stating that the California law, called the Reproductive Fact Act, forcing pro-life help centers to promote abortion was unduly burdensome to free speech rights and was therefore unconstitutional.

The following quote is attributable to Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue:
We are grateful that the First Amendment Right to Free Speech has prevailed and that pro-life pregnancy centers will be protected from forced promotion of abortion. Those of us with deeply held beliefs that abortion is a moral injustice now cannot be forced to capitulate to an unjust government demand that we promote this human rights abuse.

We are grateful to Tom Glessner and the National Institute of Family and Life Associates (NIFLA) for bearing the burden of challenging this unconstitutional law.

MUST WATCH: Maxine Waters confronted on Capitol Hill by Laura Loomer


One day after Mad Maxine called for harassment of Trump officials.

Gun-controllers in Charlottesville

June 25, 2018

VA-ALERT: Gun-controllers in Charlottesville 
pushing stores to put up "no weapons" signs. 

"The League of Women Voters, The Charlottesville 
Coalition of Gun Violence Prevention, and Moms 
Demand Action have gotten seven businesses on the 
mall to put up 'No Weapons' decals on their shop 

The groups say the idea is to make Charlottesville safer."
This is another example of the gun controllers wanting 
to control you and me, while ignoring criminals.

In creating more gun-free zones, anti-liberty buffoons 
are making Charlottesville more dangerous, not less. 
Here is an article and video on the latest foolishness:         
VA-ALERT is a project of the Virginia Citizens Defense 
League, Inc.  (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, 
non-partisan grassroots organization  dedicated to 
defending the human rights of all Virginians. 
The Right to  Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental 
human right. 
VCDL web page: [

FRC's Tony Perkins' Applauds Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Free Speech Rights for Pregnancy Care Ce

June 26, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued its 5-4 decision in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, ruling in favor of pro-life pregnancy care centers and their First Amendment right to free speech.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins offered the following reaction to the decision:
"The First Amendment is clear in its wording and guarantees all Americans are legally protected from compelled speech by their government. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the state of California was clearly in the wrong in this case and all Americans, whether pro-life or not, should be relieved with the Supreme Court's decision.

"What if the government made a vegan grocer to post ads for the local butcher shop? Everyone would agree that that's not fair. This case is no different and thankfully, the Court recognized that fact.

"California lawmakers, through this law that has now been struck down, attempted to override the First Amendment, forcing private entities to speak messages against their beliefs, and punishing them if don't comply. That this could happen in America, should be of grave concern to all Americans, regardless of their views on abortion.

"Pro-life pregnancy centers provide, at no charge, the practical resources, information and emotional help women need to choose life for their baby, and to care for their child long after they are born. Pregnancy resource centers should not be compelled to speak a message that goes against the very nature of their existence. We are thankful they can continue their good work without fear of punishment.
"If the government has the right to compel speech from these centers, what will stop the government from forcing your church or non-profit to promote a message that runs counter to your mission? Americans can now breathe a sigh of relief that this question will not have to be answered in practice," Perkins concluded.

Press Release

Monday, June 25, 2018

When separation is permanent

The White House • June 25, 2018

Joshua Wilkerson was 18 years old. "His last hours were—was brutal," his mother Laura said, describing in painful detail the horrific circumstances of her son's murder. "As everyone standing up here, none of our kids had a minute to say goodbye."

For these angel families, all of whom lost loved ones because of crime spilling across our border, President Trump vowed on Friday to keep fighting to restore rule of law. "According to a 2011 government report, the arrests attached to the criminal alien population included an estimated 25,000 people for homicide, 42,000 for robbery, nearly 70,000 for sex offenses, and nearly 15,000 for kidnapping," the President said.

"You hear the other side. You never hear this side," President Trump said. "No major networks sent cameras to their homes or displayed the images of their incredible loved ones across the nightly news. They don't do that." Instead, their suffering was met with silence.

Sabine Durden's story is worth remembering. "I'm one of your legal immigrants," she said at the White House on Friday. "It took me five years to become a citizen, a proud citizen." But when a criminal from Guatemala who didn't go through that same vetting process—and then was protected by a sanctuary city—took her son's life, her words were heartbreaking. "I couldn't protect him."

Learn more about the angel families President Trump met with on Friday.

Watch: The President's weekly address on how our immigration system is broken.

Back To The Border

June 25, 2018

By Gary Bauer

Supporters of the left-wing group LULAC held a demonstration at the McAllen Border Patrol Station Saturday.  For a brief time, they blocked a bus with illegal immigrants who were being relocated to another facility.  A Border Patrol agent had his ankle broken in the scuffle. 
Was that the kind of uprising Nancy Pelosi called for recently?
Bill Bennett and I fought LULAC during the Reagan years when the group resisted teaching Mexican students how to read and speak English faster.  LULAC insisted that the children be taught in Spanish in our public schools.  And the group still prioritizes foreign languages over English, at tremendous costs to local taxpayers.
A similar scene is playing out in Portland, where left-wing demonstrators have blockaded and shutdown the local ICE office for several days now.  They took down the American flag and raised a flag that reads "Refugees Welcome." 
Maybe this is the uprising Nancy Pelosi wanted.
Here are some facts you may not know: 
  • 83% of the children who crossed the border illegally and who are currently in HHS custody "arrived to the United States without a parent or guardian."  In other words, the parents separated themselves from their children before the children arrived here. 
  • Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said yesterday, "We stop 10 terrorists every day from getting into this country." 

If 10 are stopped every day, how many are getting into the country every day because of the left's insane open borders policies?  Border security is national security.
Meanwhile the Department of Homeland Security issued an alert Saturday warning all employees to secure their homes and take additional safety precautions due to a spike in "specific and credible threats."  That would be threats from left-wing radicals, not conservatives.
This warning comes as Democrat candidates all over the country are calling ICE "a terrorist organization" and calling for it to be abolished.  That means they are literally calling for an end to the enforcement of our immigration laws.
Perhaps the radical left's nonsense is beginning to backfire.  A new poll finds that a majority of Americans are now inclined to support Trump's border wall.

End Of Day - 6/25/2018 - A Spreading Sickness, Left-wing Hate, Back To The Border