General Election November 7, 2017
General Election Day is fast approaching. Most races on the ballot will be local i.e. district attorney, coroner, some row officers, city mayor, borough council, township supervisor, school board, etc. The only statewide races are for judges — Supreme Court, Superior Court and Commonwealth Court. Even though this is considered an “off-year” election, there really is never an off-year election! Here are two reasons why judicial races are so important:
1.) The PA Supreme Court just voted to take a case that challenges the law regarding school funding distribution.
2.) When the Democrats lost the White House in 2016, they were incensed. Now there is a George Soros-funded effort in all 50 states to challenge the redistricting that takes place every ten years after the census is taken.
3.) The PA Supreme Court’s and Superior Court’s recent decisions may free 10,000 known violent sex offenders!
The questions to consider when determining who to vote for 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?
The AFA of PA has a voter guide for Statewide Judicial races. These non-partisan voter guides are suitable for use in churches.
You can check it out here
Language to proposed Constitutional Amendment that you will be voting on:
Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to permit the General Assembly to enact legislation authorizing local taxing authorities to exclude from taxation up to 100 percent of the assessed value of each homestead property within a local taxing jurisdiction, rather than limit the exclusion to one-half of the median assessed value of all homestead property, which is the existing law?
Here’s the link to a story in the York Daily Record which outlines five reasons the constitutional amendment will work and five reasons it won’t.