First Lady Melania Trump has done a great job designing the Christmas theme for the White House – from Merry Christmas in the official White House Christmas card to actually saying those words in the news release her office issued. The White House decorations even include a nativity scene. So . . . if the White House can display such an “unconstitutional” nativity scene, every government building in the US that does the same thing should not be badgered by the ACLU or the Freedom from Religion Foundation!
The Senate has advanced the tax relief bill — HR 1 — to the floor for debate and the vote is expected soon — possibly today. This bill would bring much needed tax reform to both individual and corporate taxes and would repeal the Obamacare individual mandate. Ask Senators Casey and Toomey to support this bill.
The end of October saw the biggest gambling expansion in Pennsylvania signed into law. The expansion makes Pennsylvania the Nevada of the east and will only create more problems down the road! We now have online gambling, gambling at airports, video gaming terminals at truck stops, mini casinos , etc. etc. However, the law does allow local municipalities to opt out of allowing mini-casinos and certain counties can opt out VGTs in truck stops. But they only have until the end of the year to pass resolutions and get them to Harrisburg!
Under the guise of fighting poverty, bills have been introduced that would lead to tracking students throughout their life. Specifically HR 4174 would implement recommendations from a commission created last year which would remove the prohibition on lifelong tracking of students through college and the workforce.
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Election Day is November 7th and there are no off-year elections . Pennsylvania is one of the few states which allow voters to choose their judges. You will be able to vote for one Supreme Court Judge, four Superior Court judges and two Commonwealth Court judges. We’ll also be able to vote to retain or not two Supreme Court judges and one Superior Court judge. Each of these terms is for ten years. There will also be local races such as mayor, district attorney, sheriff, corner, borough council, township supervisor and school board. It is definitely NOT an election to sit out!
By many this is considered an off-year election because the only statewide races are judicial races. However, one thing we can’t forget is NO election is unimportant. Decisions that these judges make will help or harm everyone. The questions are: Will they follow the US and PA Constitutions or will they legislate from the bench? Will they be part of the judicial tyranny problem or will they uphold their oath of office?
Parental rights are slowly being stripped away by an overreaching government. Recent court cases have, too many times, sided with the state and not parents. Parental rights should be fundamental rights protected in the Constitution and not tossed aside by an ever intrusive government. Come to hear about recent parental rights cases, actions that are being taken to protect parental rights and steps you can take to join in the effort.
The November 7th election is quickly approaching. Are you registered to vote? Will you need to vote via absentee ballot? The deadline for registering is in just a few days and you should start the absentee ballot process now!
On Friday President Trump made some comments that did not set well with NFL players. He called out those players who refuse to stand for the National Motto before games. His choice of words were not appropriate, but he got the NFL’s attention. During Sunday’s Steelers vs. Bears game, only one Steelers’ player came to the field to stand for the National Anthem. Is he now being pressured to explain his actions away?