Open homosexual State Rep Brian Sims decided to display his hatred for Vice President Mike Pence earlier this week while the VP was campaigning in the City of Philadelphia. No surprising, Sims especially disagrees with Pence’s positions on marriage and family!
Illegal immigration is a major problem in the US. The United States is a nation of immigrants, but we have laws in place to regulate and set limits on immigration. Those laws have been ignored for decades and the problems have only gotten worse. The US House is set to vote on the recently introduced Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 (HR 6136) later this week. This is a compromise bill supported by House Speaker Paul Ryan and does not address many issues that would end the illegal immigration problems!
On December 14, 2017 the FCC voted to repeal the Obama era net neutrality rules which stifled the internet. As now FCC chairman Ajit Pai noted back in 2015 in voicing his opposition to the rules changes, ““This is not only a radical departure from the bipartisan, market-oriented policies that have served us so well for the last two decades.” He further noted the FCC was flip-flopping on rules they had just put in places months earlier simply because President Obama wanted net neutrality enacted.
As the primary election looms, we have another voter guide for you to check out. This one goes into more detail about races which pit Republican against Republican in the US Senate, some US House, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Senate and State House races.
May 15th is primary election day in Pennsylvania. Do you know where the candidates stand on issues that are important to you? Our voter guide covers the US Senate, US House, Governor and Lieutenant Governor races.
Don’t forget Tuesday, May 8th is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot for the May 15th election. If you are ill or will be out of your voting precinct on May 15th, you may apply for an absentee ballot.
President Trump needs a strong Secretary of State who will support his agenda internationally. The President has nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. As CIA Director, Pompeo has recently met with leadership in North Korea and made progress in ending their nuclear program. However, he has not yet been confirmed as Secretary of State and there has been stiff opposition from Democrats because of his conservative views. Ask Senators Casey and Toomey to vote to confirm Mike Pompeo.
It’s that time of year again – time to vote! The May 15th primary is fast approaching, but you only have until Monday, April 16th to register to vote or to change political parties. Remember Pennsylvania has a closed primary – meaning only Republicans and Democrats can vote to choose who’s on the November ballot representing their party.
Yesterday the House and Senate passed the second largest spending bill in US history and today President Trump signed it, after indicating he may veto it. He said he was forced to sign it in order to rebuild the military, but warned Congress that he would never sign such a bill again. Only five US House members from PA voted against it and Senator Casey voted ‘yea,’ while Senator Toomey did not vote.
In the past courts sided with parents unless there was evidence of child abuse or neglect, but that can no longer be guaranteed. Increasingly courts are not viewing parents as those who know best for their children and are siding more on the “rights of the child.” A Parental Rights Amendment to the US Constitution must be added in order to protect parental rights. Right now a bill has been introduced in Harrisburg that would go a long way to protecting parental rights. A rally in support of those rights will be held at the State Capitol on April 10th.