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.
The congressional seat in PA’s 18th District has been vacant since October 2017 when Tim Murphy resigned. Voters will determine who finishes out his term on March 13th. Turnout by educated voters is crucial in this race. The AFA of PA has contacted the candidates and created a voter guide asking crucial questions dealing with abortion, special rights for homosexuals and transgenders, First Amendment rights of pastors, etc. Don’t live in the 18th Congressional District? Feel free to share with someone you know who does.
State Representative Cris Dush is circulating a co-sponsorship memo in order to begin impeachment proceedings against the five PA Supreme Court justices which voted to declare the PA congressional map unconstitutional. The memo notes the order “blatantly and clearly contradicts the plain language of the Pennsylvania Constitution, engaged in misbehavior in office.” Ask your State Rep to sign on as a co-sponsor.
It’s very true that elections have consequences and voters should be informed on where candidates stand on the issues that are important to them. Incumbents have a voting record that tells us where they really stand on life, the Second Amendment, the Constitution, immigration, illegal aliens, etc. How did your US Rep and US Senators vote on the issues important to you?
A birth certificate is a legal document that requires legislative action to change its content, yet the Bureau of Vital Records, which falls under the PA Department of Health (PADOH), has taken it upon itself to change “Mother” and “Father” designations to “Parent” and “Parent.” This is an illegal action on the part of the PADOH and must be addressed by the legislature.
Governor Wolf has done it again. This time he has nominated a man who thinks he is a women to be PA’s next Secretary of Health. How is it that a man who doesn’t know what sex he is is qualified to be in that position? In this nomination Governor Wolf is playing to his liberal base once again. Confirmation of this individual by the State Senate would send the wrong message and they need to hear from those who think it is a bad idea. Sign the petition to oppose Dr. “Rachel” Levine.
Time is very short for your municipality’s elected officials to take action to prohibit mini-casinos from being established within its borders. These so-called mini-casinos can house between 300 and 750 slot machines and up to 40 table games! This would be bad news for any municipality and the state allows local elected officials to opt out, but they need to act NOW!
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!