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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?
Time is running out as the September 30th deadline approaches to repeal Obamacare through reconciliation. Senator Lindsey Graham and Senator Bill Cassidy have introduced a bill that would end many of Obamacare’s components and PA’s Senators Casey and Toomey need to support it!
Since the violence in Charlottesville, VA, there has been an uptick in the vandalism of statues of those deemed racist — Robert E. Lee, an unnamed Confederate soldier, Christopher Columbus. Whether these efforts are truly to combat racism or simply being used as a means to destablize the nation are being questioned. However, right in the midst of Washington, DC there remains the image of probably one of the most racist women ever to live in America — Margaret Sanger!
State legislators are, for the most part, in their district offices this month. Why not take the time to set up a face-to-face meeting with them? Now would be an excellent time to bring your concerns to them — a vote they cast, a bill they co-sponsored, a bill that should be introduced?? Let them know. They are your elected representatives in Harrisburg!
Congressmen Mike Kelly and Keith Rothfus were the only two PA Congressmen who signed onto a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressing concerns over the apparent religious test that Senator Bernie Sanders was using to determine whether to support a Trump nominee or not! Also, Senator Mitch McConnell has finally decided to move towards a repeal of Obamacare, a step in the right direction!