BATTLE OF IDEAS – 2018
BATTLE OF IDEAS – 2018
Thank you Shelby County Liberty member Doug Jackson for sharing this timeless piece from Paul Harvey. An audio version can be found here.
Now then, what makes a nation strong? Taxes? (Heh) There’s nothing new about those either, the first income tax was paid by Abraham. It was written on a rock by the hand of Divinity and handed to Moses at the top of Mount Sinai (and you might want to remember this) it was at the flat rate of 10%. It promised the wrath of God on anybody who tampered with or violated that law. Christ was born in Bethlehem because Joseph was on his way to pay his taxes. Joseph was a relatively well-to-do landowner of the house and lineage of David. Yet the taxes exacted by Caesar Augustus were so exorbitant that he didn’t have enough money left over to employ a trusted messenger for the mission so, though his wife was great with child, he made the journey himself. And Christ was born in Bethlehem because Joseph was on his way to pay his taxes. And Christ was born in a manger because there was a housing shortage when he got there. Our problems are not new. Continue reading
If you haven’t had the opportunity to read or watch the entire speech President Trump gave in Poland, watch it here. Don’t rely on the talking heads to give you your news!
Akron, OH – Tom Zawistowski, President of the Ohio Citizens PAC and Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party, called the lack of a vote today in the Ohio House to override Governor Kasich’s veto of the Medicaid Expansion Freeze a “cowardly act.” Zawistowski explained “The decision by Ohio Speaker of the House Cliff Rosenberger to not hold a vote to override Governor Kasich’s veto of the Medicaid Exapnsion Freeze “because they measure did not have 60 votes” is a cowardly act by the Speaker and a betrayal of his oath of office and his responsibility to protect the financial interests of the tax payers of Ohio. It is an outright lie to say the House does not hold the vote because there are not 60 votes necessary to override the veto. The real reason that they don’t hold the vote is to let cowardly House Members, who also want to betray the tax payers in their district for selfish reasons, to be able hide and not pay the consequences of their betrayal. People like Rick Carfagna (R-Dist 68), Gary Scherer (R-Dist 92), Brian Hill (R-Dist 97), Laura Lanese (R-Dist 23), Nathan H. Manning (R-Dist 55), Mike Duffey (R-Dist 21), Niraj J. Antani (R-Dist 42), Jeffery S. Rezabek (R-43), and Jay Edwards (R- Dist 94) all want to go home and tell constituents in their primary next year that they voted for the Medicaid Expansion Freeze in the Budget, when really they were the ones who protected the Governor’s veto and in doing so knowingly subject the tax payers in their districts to billions of dollars of additional Medicaid costs in the next two years and beyond. This is a willful act of betrayal by these cowards and others. They know the numbers. They have seen the dire projections of what happens if we don’t get Medicaid Expansion under control. So, why would any decent human being not vote to stop it? If Speaker Rosenberger was acting in the best interest of Ohio’s Tax Payers and citizens, he would hold a vote and everyone’s positions would be on the record. You can bet that many of the 12 or so House Members who sabotaged this vote would vote yes if the voters could know how they voted. In giving them the opportunity to hide their real votes, Speaker Rosenberger shows that he does not respect the will of the people and insults us all with this pathetic game of hide and seek. I can assure Speaker Rosenberger and the member of the Ohio House who have betrayed their voters, and all of Ohio, that we will be reminding the voters in their districts about what they have done and we will be recruiting candidates to run against them in the primary.”
WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) released the following statement after voting for the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628):
“While it falls short of Republican campaign promises and the Better Way agenda, the passage of the AHCA marks an important step forward to fixing our broken health care economy. Reforms to Medicaid, work requirements for able-bodied adults, and defunding Planned Parenthood are no small victories. Americans are actively suffering under Obamacare and this bill brings much-needed and long-promised relief.
“House Republicans must remember that the AHCA is just the first step. The AHCA deals with the individual market; it does not directly address the way most Americans access health care coverage. We must continue pushing to help markets rein in costs and expand affordable choices across the nation, while protecting meaningful coverage. Far more needs to be done, and we must not rest until we have accomplished the mission.”
Join Americans for Prosperity – Ohio at the Path To Prosperity event on April 22nd in West Chester and say THANK YOU to Rep. Davidson for putting our veterans first. Rep. Warren Davidson has been a champion of VA Accountability efforts and as a member of the Freedom Caucus ensures the voice of liberty and freedom is heard in Washington D.C.
Path To Prosperity will feature Rep. Warren Davidson, Rep. Jim Jordan, AFP Policy Director Akash Chougule and AFP Ohio State Director Micah Derry.
RSVP and more info here:
As you saw in the MCL Warren Davidson Town Hall video, billionaire globalist George Soros is pouring money into leftwing groups so that they can disrupt GOP town hall meetings. That group was IndivisableOH8.
· There is also Obama’s former campaign committee. Obama’s “Organizing for Action” which has 32,000 volunteer anarchists who are ready to flood the streets (or airports) and protest every accomplishment of the Trump administration.
RootsCamp Ohio is your chance to learn and teach with your peers from across Ohio who are fighting for progressive values while resisting Trump’s hate-filled agenda.
Whether you are a long-term advocate or a newly engaged #RESISTer – Rootscamp has something new for everyone committed to the advancement of fair and just policies.
We’ve heard from activists around the state who are attending and planning to present on topics such as Recess Resistance Activities, Progressive Candidate Training, Congressional Redistricting, Social Media Training, Photography and Protest in the Trump Era and more!
And you don’t want to miss our luncheon speaker, Graham West, from the Truman National Security Project whose presentation is entitled Retreating from American Values and Leadership: National Security and Foreign Policy Under the Trump Administration.
This past week a few Miami and Shelby County school’s social studies classes had the opportunity to hear a dynamic speaker named Jake MacAulay. The students enjoyed hearing Jake’s Christian testimony and his passion for teaching the biblical foundations that our country’s law is based upon. He kept the students engaged with many opportunities for interaction and application of his teachings. According to his website theamericanview.com, the mission of the Institute on the Constitution (IOTC) is to restore our American Founding Fathers’ Biblical, Constitutional, American View of law and government. This American View can be summed up in these words: “There is a God, our rights come from him and the purpose of civil government is to protect our God-given rights.” Jake travels around the country engaging audiences of students, churches, and other organizations that see the importance of teaching our nation’s constitutional heritage.
One of the teachers continued with the following comments:
“I really enjoyed having Jake speak to my classes. He is a dynamic speaker and the students were actively engaged in listening to everything that he had to say. He clearly has a passion for Christ and teaching from a biblical worldview about the true foundations of our nation. He had very practical, clear illustrations/examples of the dangers when government oversteps its proper role in society. I would love to use his materials in my classroom in the future. I wish he could speak every year! Jake taught such an important history lesson for our young people that is lacking in many curriculums that remove our Christian heritage and foundation for law.”
A second teacher stated this:
“I had him speak in my classes at our high school – about citizenship responsibilities, the job of government, and of course, he brought in God given rights. My students absolutely loved him and in 45 short minutes I think they learned a lot.”
Inspired by an outraged Miami County Liberty group member:
According to the Federal Register, President Obama issued four executive orders over the past seven years granting paid time off – two 1/2 days and two full days- for Christmas Eve. Executive Department civilian employees already receive 33 days, at a minimum, of paid time off annually. In addition, they did receive payment for their time off during the “government shutdown” and for snow days
The 2014 number of civilian Executive Department employees varied from 2,100,000 – 2,663,000 depending which statistics are used and the Bureau of Labor Statistics states the average earnings for full-time federal employees was $74,403 in 2009. The earnings figure does not include any benefits which is an important part of anyone’s compensation.
If the average wage is $74,403 and the average number of days worked is 227 (260-33), an employee will make $286.17/day. If the number of civilian employees in the Executive Department is 2,100,000 and each one had an additional three days off over four years of Christmas Eve executive orders, President Obama spent an additional $1,802,871,000 of our money with his pen and a phone.
1.8 billion dollars spent on employees with 33 days of paid time off available to them already. Certainly one of those 33 days could be used instead! Just one more outrage!
Letter explains that no law requires letting members of the opposite sex into public school restrooms
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Attorney sound bite: Matt Sharp