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!
Senator Toomey is one of the majority of GOP Senators who are joining Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell in calling for no hearings and no floor vote on a Supreme Court Justice nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia. With the presidential election cycle in full swing, they are saying the next President should be the one to choose Scalia’s replacement.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died. Conservative Americans have lost a strong voice for the original intent of the writers of the Constitution. President Obama is poised to nominate another liberal Justice in the same vein as Elena Kagen and Sonia Sotomajor. If he is successful, the Court would be tipped and the nation would suffer under a liberal Supreme Court for decades. A situation from which the nation may never recover!
Rowan County, Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis spent last night in jail. She was arrested yesterday for contempt of court and taken away by federal marshals because she would not issue marriage licenses bearing her name to same-sex couples. She has been ordered to remain in jail until she agrees to do such or until the Kentucky legislature votes to impeach her .
Now that homosexuals have so called “marriage equality,” they are demanding more, even as the AFA of PA and others predicted. Friday’s US Supreme Court decision finding a “fundamental right” in the US Constitution to so-called same-sex marriage will have an immediate adverse effect upon those with a differing view.
Marriage has been under attack for decades, but today’s Supreme Court decision extending the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples will complete the attack. Real natural marriage can never include same-sex couples; it is an oxymoronic phrase. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide organization advocating for natural marriage, is appalled, but not surprised by the decision to redefine marriage.
Just a few days before our April 27th news conference in Washington, DC Representative Steve King (R-IA) introduced HR 1968 — the Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act.
AFA of PA President Diane Gramley will join other pro-family leaders from across the nation at the steps of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 27th. This is the day before the Court hears oral arguments on the marriage case pending before them.
It is increasingly apparent that the Obama Administration wants unrestricted access to the voting booth for all who want to vote – legally or not! In this most recent case the Department of Justice joined challenges to voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio. Wisconsin passed a law that required showing photo ID in order to vote and in Ohio a new law reduced early voting and eliminated Golden Week, a five- or six-day period when Ohioans could both register to vote and cast a ballot. Obama’s Justice Department does not like any of these laws.
Today oral arguments were delivered before the United States Supreme Court. The Hill reports the Court is sharply divided over the birth-control mandate. Justice Elena Kagan said companies could claim religious beliefs in arguing for exemptions from laws governing everything from child labor to sexual discrimination.