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The United States House of Representatives is putting our Second Amendment at risk in a vote that could happen as early as today.
The vote is on HR5611. This resolution will restrict the rights of US citizens to own firearms if they are on the Department of Homeland Security’s no fly list. The resolution will impact an American citizen that has committed no crime, has not been charged with a crime and has received no due process under the law – their rights are simply taken away.
You need to call your member of Congress and tell them to vote no.
The Second Amendment reads, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
The Amendment doesn’t say ‘Shall not be infringed’ unless a government worker puts your name on some list.
This Resolution violates the Constitution and must be stopped. There is a good chance that it will pass, with Republican votes.
Call your Representative today. Comment on their Facebook and Twitter too, if you are active on social media.
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Two members of the House are leading the charge to ask members of Congress to vote no – Justin Amash from Michigan and Thomas Massie from Northern Kentucky.
STATEMENT FROM CONGRESSMAN JUSTIN AMASH, MICHIGAN 3RD DISTRICT
House Republicans are pushing a horrendous bill this week. The gun section alone infringes the First, Second, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments. We’re expecting a vote on #HR5611 in the House on Wednesday. More information here over the next couple days. You also can follow me on Twitter (@justinamash) for additional updates. #StopHR5611
STATEMENT FROM CONGRESSMAN THOMAS MASSIE, KENTUCKY 4TH DISTRICT
“We interrupt your Independence Day for this important message from my friend Justin Amash.” Republican leaders in the House are bringing a gun control bill to the floor this week, and unlike the votes in the Senate that frankly were designed to fail, Republican leaders WANT this bill to pass. I agree with Justin that this House bill violates several elements of the Bill of Rights, so I will be voting No. A law to prevent you from purchasing a gun if you are guilty of any aspect of terrorism would make sense. In fact that hypothetical law should require you also to go to jail. Instead, we’re voting on a law that gives the executive and judicial branches broad authority to try and predict if you might one day become guilty, and if you fall into this category, your right to keep and bear arms will be denied. #StopHR5611 #minorityreport
Thomas Massie and Justin Amash are working to defeat this massive DHS over reach which will give them, even more, power to take our freedoms under the guise of fighting terrorism. This resolution comes up for a vote on Wednesday. Please call your Congressman RIGHT AWAY and urge them to vote NO on this resolution.
Tell them “Vote No on HR5611, No more encroachment on our freedom!”
Common Core is a problem that has plagued Ohio’s education system since 2010. Parents and teachers all over the Buckeye State have been fighting to remove the Common Core State Standards from our children’s schools. The Republicans in the Ohio House and Senate and Governor Kasich have refused to address Common Core. In the case of Governor Kasich, he has defended it.
This is a frustrating issue that must be addressed. Republicans are supposed to be for a Constitutional government with the control of education in the hands of local school districts, not supporting a top-down education model.
The Ohio Republican Party has not addressed Common Core – they could address it, but they have refused. The Republican National Committee addressed Common Core in a well-written resolution in 2013. See the text below.
It’s time for the Ohio Republican Party to stand on Principle. We need to replace the current members of the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee with people that will stand up against Common Core – people that will pass the RNC resolution and expect politicians to act to remove Common Core.
To achieve this goal, we need a change at the ballot box. We need new members of the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee. Everyone in Ohio has the chance to vote on their State Central Committee man and woman during the March 15 primary.
It will take some research – these are the challengers. You are starting to get mail from the incumbents. They have the money to do a lot of mailings, but this will only work if you don’t do your research.
Common Core is too big of an issue to stand for the status quo. Find the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee members for your district on the map below. It’s time to find the leadership needed to stand against Common Core. Find your candidates now.
Click here to go to the candidate map http://ohrepscc.com/scc_map/
“Resolved, the Republican National Committee, as stated in the 2012 Republican Party Platform, “does not believe in a one size fits all approach to education and supports providing broad education choices to parents and children at the State and local level,” (Renewing American Values to Build Healthy Families, Great Schools and Safe Neighborhoods, p.35), which is best based on a free market approach to education for students to achieve individual excellence; and be it further
Resolved, the Republican National Committee recognizes the CCSS for what it is– an inappropriate overreach to standardize and control the education of our children so they will conform to a preconceived “normal;” and be it further
Resolved, that the Republican National Committee rejects the collection of personal student data for any non-educational purpose without the prior written consent of an adult student or a child student’s parent, and that it rejects the sharing of such personal data, without the prior written consent of an adult student or a child student’s parent, with any person or entity other than schools or education agencies within the state; and be it finally
Resolved, that the 2012 Republican Party Platform specifically states the need to repeal the numerous federal regulations which interfere with State and local control of public schools, (Renewing American Values to Build Healthy Families, Great Schools and Safe Neighborhoods, p. 36); and therefore, the Republican National Committee rejects this CCSS plan which creates and fits the country with a nationwide straitjacket on academic freedom and achievement.”
The most important vote you will make in the primary is not for President, it is for State Central Committee. State Central Committee is the Governing body of the political parties. If you are a Republican, this group of people are the standard-bearers of Republican principles – or lack of principles. In recent years, Republicans in Ohio have stood for Common Core, Obamacare Medicaid Expansion, tax increases and increased spending.
The State Central Committee, instead of censuring these Republicans for not standing for Republican principles, they endorsed them. This group of people also endorsed Governor Kasich for President of the United States.
This March you have the opportunity to replace the members of the State Central Committee with conservatives that will stand for the principles of the Constitution. Candidates all over the state have stepped forward and put their name on the ballot – the rest is up to you, you need to vote.
Click on the map below to find your candidates. You get to vote for a man and a woman in your district. Make sure you know your candidates and please share this map with everyone you know.
This election will not just determine the next Presidential candidate, it will also determine Ohio’s future.
The Ohio Republican Party wants you to support John Kasich as President of the United States. Friday, the Ohio Republican Party’s leadership, the State Central Committee endorsed John Kasich for President of the United States. If you are Republican, the State Central Committee who represents you as your connection to the state party – said that you support Kasich.
Is it any wonder why people are so angry? The State Central Committee is made up of 66 people, one man and one woman from each State Senate District. The purpose of the State Central Committee is to run the day to day affairs of the political party, elect the Chairman, fundraising and endorse candidates to support with money and coordination. They are up for reelection every two years. This March 15th is when they are next up for election.
In addition to the nuts and bolts of politics, a political party is supposed to be the standard bearer of principles the party represents.
Four years ago there was a big inter-party fight within the State Central Committee. In 2012, the Chairman at the time – Kevin DeWine – was forced out as Chairman by a group of people that were elected to the State Central Committee on Governor Kasich’s encouragement. Governor Kasich actively recruited people for State Central Committee that would support him and his political position in every way – and he achieved that goal. In 2012, enough of the State Central Committeemen that Governor Kasich supported won that they took over the party to elect our current Chairman Matt Borges.
Every office in Ohio is held by a Republican – they have super majorities in the Senate, a large majority in the House, all executive branch offices and a majority on the Supreme Court. Ohio should be in Republican nirvana, but it’s not.
Chairman Borges and the Republicans on the State Central Committee had stood by when Governor Kasich and the General Assembly supported Common Core, implemented and funded Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion, failed to defund Planned Parenthood, have not voted on making Ohio a Right to Work state, have not simplified the tax code, have raised taxes and have increased the spending in Ohio by 30% since Governor Strickland left office.
At the State Central Committee meeting Friday, 41 of the over 50 members in attendance voted to endorse Kasich – 80% of those on State Central Committee support Governor Kasich. In the last poll done in Ohio by Quinnipiac, only 13% of Ohioans supported Governor Kasich for President.
The State Central Committee want you to support John Kasich, and they are going to spend Republican Party money, that could go to other in-state candidates, to support John Kasich.
Principles are what make a party, not a person. It is understandable to have loyalty to Governor Kasich; he got many of the members of the State Central Committee elected – but is he the best representative of Republican values, should he be the Republican nominee for President of the United States? Some may think so, but it should be left to the voters.
The ‘I got you elected, you get me elected’ nonsense has to stop. We must have a State Central Committee that votes to support candidates that are the best representatives of Republican principles – the days of crony politics needs to come to an end.
At the end of the meeting, just to put a final stamp of approval on the endorsement, the State Central Committee voted to show the vote as unanimous.
Most disagree with you Ohio Republican State Central Committee – it is not unanimous to the rest of Ohio. Let the best Republican candidate win.
Now that the filing deadline has passed for March 15, 2016, primary, we need to organize our collective efforts to help the candidates who share our values to win their primary races. To help the candidates YOU support, we need to know who they are and what offices they are trying to win. Even if they don’t have a primary, we still need to know who they are so that we can help prepare them for the general or what to do once they are on the county central committee.
Therefore, we NEED YOU to go to this link TODAY:
Tell us about EVERY Candidate you think deserves our support in March and the General. We particularly need to know about county races where we have good chances to win, but often we do not know who to support. Once we have a handle on how many and which candidates are out there, we will organize regional and state meetings to train and organize their campaign staffs and help them win their race.
ALL Candidates and Campaign Volunteers need to go to this link IMMEDIATELY to get vital information that will help them win: Training Videos for Candidates and Campaign Staff
I cannot tell you how important it is that each of you who receive this email in Ohio tells us the names of the candidates you think we should support . Then go to the Training videos and watch the ones that interest you so that you can decide how you can help those candidates locally. Please do it Today and get all your friends and family who believe as we do, to do the same!
We all know that 2016 is going to be just brutal. I am not wishing anyone a Happy New Year this year, because I see little chance that 2016 will be happy for working Americans and lovers of Liberty. Our Liberty will be attacked more this year than at any time in our lives and in the six year history of our movement. We MUST prepare to fight back by defeating them everywhere we can in 2016 – be they Democrats or Establishment Republicans. That is what this email is about. The time to prepare is BEFORE the battle begins, not after the battle begins. Enjoy the holidays, but take this two weeks to educate yourself, do your research, develop a personal strategy, decide where you can make the most impact, and to build your physical and emotional strength. For I assure you that, come January, our nation is going to need all you’ve got to give in order to save it.