Janet: Finicum Rally – 3/5; FERRO – AFP 3/5; JANET – CFL Meeting 3/2/16;
CPAC, March 2-5.
KEVIN WILLIAMSON – In praise of smoke-filled rooms.
GOP: DINAN – Record GOP turnout; DC EXAMINER – Open letter; PODHORETZ – Taking Donald down; CUPP – Don changes the GOP.
LEADS: HUSTON – More Syrians coming; NOLTE – Muslim ban supported; D.C. EXAMINER – Hillary’s war.
END NOTES: MARK LEVIN (3/1/16)
Janet: STAND BY ME FOR LIBERTY – FIGHT FOR FINICUM RALLY
Calling all American Patriots! Join all fifty states at this Stand By Me for Liberty – Fight for Finicum Rally – a national rally for Liberty honoring fallen hero LaVoy Finicum and in support of the release of ALL the patriots who are now political prisoners – Ammon, Ryan and Cliven Bundy, Dwight and Steve Hammond and other Patriots.
Mark your calendars – It’s Saturday March 5, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at 6th and Arch St. Philadelphia, Pa. in front of the Federal Building. **Also another rally at 12:00 noon at 1601 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, Pa.**
Also, set aside Sunday, March 6, 2016 for a day of fasting and prayer for these Patriots!
Now’s the time to rally for the release of these Patriot political prisoners in Oregon and to honor a real American hero – LaVoy Finicum – who loved Liberty more than life and who was assassinated in Oregon by the FBI and Oregon State Police on January 26, 2016.
Do not let LaVoy’s sacrifice have been in vain. Bring your friends and together let’s carry on LaVoy’s legacy by educating Americans about what both the late Justice Scalia and LaVoy Finicum stood for – constitutional originalism! #LibertyRising
Kathryn Ferro, AFP: 21st Century Education Summit, March 5th
Penn State Great Valley inside the Conference Center
30 E. Swedesford Rd. Malvern, PA 19355
9:00am – 1:30pm
Speakers and breakout sessions: come find out what your options are as a parent in PA, and support the important issues of school choice and education reform.
Find full agenda and register at: https://afpfpaeducationsummit.eventbrite.com
Thanks again! Best Regards,
Kathryn Ferro | Field Director – Southeastern Pennsylvania | Americans for Prosperity – PA
m: 267.315.3585 | email@example.com | @AFPPennsylvania
**New Office Location:
550 American Ave. Suite 201
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Janet: Tonight! Citizens for Liberty
Wednesday, March 2 at 7 PM – 9 PM
170 Allendale Rd, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406
We are honored to present Mr. Kim Stolfer, Chairman, Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC). With all of the talk about shredding our 2nd Amendment, is this a possibility, can this actually be taken away from us? What about law-abiding citizens and our God-given and Constitutional rights? Remember, everything Hitler did was legal! Find out EXACTLY what YOU can, and can not do as an American citizen, right in your OWN backyard. What is legal, what is illegal, what are your rights? Have YOUR questions ready! FOAC is a non-partisan, non-connected Political Action Committee (PAC) organized to empower ‘all’ gun owners, outdoor enthusiasts, and supporters of the 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution, and Article 1, Section 21 and 25 of the PA Constitution, with the tools and information necessary to protect Freedom from transgression. FOAC philosphy: In a free society, no citizen should ever have to justify the assertion of a fundamental right. Indeed, unless there is a compelling reason, government should never inhibit exercise of privilege either. A very general premise is that the best government is the least government. Kim will inform us of the controversial Reciprocity, and the so-called gun show loophole. We will also be informed of any and all pertinent information of gun control in PA and the country, as a whole. *JOE GALE *Meet Joe Gale. The new Montgomery County Commissioner. A historic victory. Find out exactly why this campaign made national news, and what Joe is doing today! The newly elected Montgomery County Commissioner will speak to us about his HISTORIC and NATIONALLY KNOWN campaign, for this seat. The PA political establishment tried to ruin his spotless reputation. Joe now claims victory, and puts people over politics. Meet Joe. Hear his story. Up close and personal! -We will introduce several more PA candidates vying for a place on the primary ballot. Names to be announced. -Once again, we will be collecting gently used men’s and women’s clothing (please no frayed, or noticeably worn), warm blankets, canned food (please no out-dated) and bottled water, as well as toiletries, for the 15 homeless veteran encampments in Bucks County, and 1 in Valley Forge National Historical Park. We literally collected a couple thousand items at our February event that were delivered to Salute2Service for distribution. And if you can lend a hand transporting to the person distributing items please contact Janet Warnsdorfer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (610) 469-3268. FREE potluck dinner buffet. Bring a snack or a dish to share, or just come and enjoy!
CPAC: March 2-5
SPEAKERS: CRUZ, FIORINA, LOVE, TRUMP, BECK, BOLTON, SCHLAPP, LEVIN, McFARLAND, MALKIN, LOESCH, CHANG, HANNITY , WALKER, CARSON . . . AND BUCKETS MORE!!!!
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“Cruz did more than enough to argue that he should become the main challenger to Trump, carrying his home state of Texas, as he had long predicted, as well as Alaska and Oklahoma. Along with his victory in the Iowa caucuses at the beginning of last month, he remained through much of Tuesday night the only Republican who could say he had defeated the party’s front-runner anywhere.”
Dan Balz, WaPo: “The GOP has two weeks to take down Donald Trump”
Kevin Williamson, NRO: “In Praise of the Smoke-Filled Room”
“If you want to annoy a conservative pedant, describe the United States as a ‘democracy.’ Tut-tut: Not a democracy, a republic.
“The distinction is important, not least because the best features of the American system of government — the Bill of Rights, the Supreme Court, the pre–17th Amendment Senate, the filibuster, the congressional committee system — are not only undemocratic but, to varying degrees, antidemocratic. It does not matter a whit whether 1 percent of the voting public or 99.9 percent of the voting public supports freedom of the press or due-process requirements: These protections are built into the Constitution because they are unpopular, not in spite of it (emph added, jb).
“The antidemocratic features of the American order are linked to the Founding Fathers’ belief that the fundamental rights of men come not from states — even representative states — but from God, and hence are unalienable. And unalienable means unalienable: by one man, by a dozen men, by a million, by a majority, by a supermajority, by a unanimous vote. This arrangement constituted, at the time, a rather extreme expression of ideological liberalism, which was foisted upon the people by — oh, pardon me for noticing! — the elites. Mr. Jefferson’s hifalutin francophilia and Mr. Madison’s Princeton-cultivated dread of popular passions shaped our founding documents, not the earthy wisdom of the Pennsylvania farmer, however hard-won. “Madison’s favored adjective for destructive democratic enthusiasms was “spiteful,” and it was with political spite in mind that he sought to limit the opportunities for mob-ocracy. This was why he sought to give the federal government “compleat authority” in inherently national questions, such as trade and immigration, lest the states “harrass each other with rival and spiteful measures dictated by mistaken views of interest.” But the states are not the only entities that seek to harass and disadvantage one another through fights over trade policy and immigration, which of course brings us to our current political moment.
“Political parties are mentioned nowhere in the Constitution, but for most of our history they played an essential role in moderating those spiteful popular passions that so worried Madison and other founders, including John Adams, who described “democracy” as a system that soon “murders itself.” In our modern political discourse, we hear a great deal of lamentation about deals made in “smoke-filled rooms,” but in fact that horse-trading led to some pretty good outcomes. . .”
GOP . . .
Stephen Dinan, Washington Times: “Donald Trump drives GOP’s record turnout; Democrats lack enthusiasm”
“Republicans continued to shatter turnout records in their presidential primaries and caucuses Tuesday, while Democrats lagged behind in what analysts said was a clear indication of an enthusiasm gap heading into the general election.
“Virginia’s GOP primary tallied more than 1 million votes, shattering the record set in 2000 by more than 50 percent. Democrats, meanwhile, were 200,000 votes shy of their own record, set in the contested 2008 primary.
“In Tennessee, GOP turnout crossed the 800,000-vote mark, leapfrogging the previous record by nearly 50 percent.
“Records were also likely to be set in Georgia, Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Massachusetts.
“Democrats, though, were struggling, seeing turnout drop by massive levels in all of their races Tuesday night. . .”
Washington Examiner: “An open letter to GOP politicians who might back Trump”
Our Establishment panics . . . Oh well.
“If you are an elected Republican officeholder, think long and hard before jumping on the Donald Trump bandwagon.
“It’s a presidential election year. Naturally you’re thinking of your political career. That’s a given. You have principles, but you also measure the political winds. You care about your position within the Republican Party. You watch who is rising and who is falling.
You might not admit it in public, but at times you imagine yourself as a future cabinet secretary or vice president, or even as a president someday.
“Thinking about those long term goals, you realize that reaching them is not simply about judging who is winning right now. It’s about your character and judgment in knowing when a front runner is radioactive and could poison your career.
“Donald Trump is not just another Republican candidate. His clear pandering to racist voters, his over-the-top sexism, his unapologetic vulgarity, and, perhaps more than anything else, his cynical lack of principle and substance now threaten to become defining features of the Republican Party.
It is therefore partly up to you to decide how bad the damage will be, and how much it will afflict you personally.
“Trump’s nomination is likely to cost the party more than just the Senate, some governorships and some state legislatures. It could set the Republican Party back years, perhaps decades. Trump is almost precisely what Democrats have long and slanderously depicted Republicans to be — an insouciant and rapacious billionaire bully, who cuts ethical corners to enrich himself without regard to the little people. . . “
John Podhoretz, NY Post: “Here’s how Rubio and Cruz can still take down Trump”
“In theory, Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz could yet defeat Donald Trump and secure the GOP nomination — even after Trump’s seven-state win in the 12-state Super Tuesday primary. But as the conniving hero of the great Broadway comedy “The Man Who Came to Dinner” put it, they each have about 14 minutes to pull out of their hats the goddamndest rabbit you’ve ever seen.
“Cruz, who beat Trump in two (Three! TX, OK, Alaska) states, might hone his message, find his footing, and make his move.
“Rubio won Minnesota and surged in Virginia, losing by three points when he was projected to lose by 14. He might succeed in staging a similar surge in two weeks in his home state of Florida — where he has guaranteed a win — and gain momentum as the GOP hits winner-take-all states with more of the kinds of voters who like Rubio.
“Yes, in theory, Trump can lose.
“But we don’t live in Theory World. In the real world, Trump is going to win without an extraordinary change in the race’s trajectory that seems unlikely, to put it mildly. . .”
S. E. Cupp, NY Daily News: “Donald Trump’s Super Tuesday success shows he’s changing the GOP”
It could also be said that Obama changed the GOP and Trump found out . . .
“. . .the Republican party has vastly overestimated the loyalty of the conservative electorate. While still voting for a “Republican” candidate, Trump’s supporters completely repudiated the entire Republican apparatus. It’s bigger than just the establishment — in no world is Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Rand Paul or Rick Santorum “establishment.” Trump voters rebuked the moderate candidates, the strict constitutional conservative candidates, the most evangelical candidates, the most experienced candidates, the least experienced candidates, the libertarian candidates, party elders, party darlings — all rejected by a large block of Republican voters in favor of a candidate whose loyalty to the Republican party has been as authentic as his skin tone.
“Likewise, the speed with which the conservative electorate has abandoned the characteristic that has defined it over the past eight years — purity — is remarkable. . . .”
LEADS . . .
Warner Todd Huston, Big Govt: “Obama Plans to Bring Thousands More Syrian Refugees into the U.S.”
Build a fence, block a tunnel, or take BO’s phone?
“We want to make sure that we can increase our numbers of refugees that are able to settle here,” Escobar said. “The need globally is so, so, so massive right now, given all the displacement and conflict around the world, but we also know that we have to do it in a way that’s smart.”
“Federal law already allows the administration to bring in 10,000 Syrian refugees a year, but many states and local county administrations have complained that once the Obama administration places refugees among them, few resources are available to deal with them.
“The influx is very unpopular, according to polls. Also, nearly all immigrants from the Middle East are dependent on welfare. Some migrant and some second-generation Muslim Americans also embrace jihad.
“A lack of communication on the placement of migrants also exists. In Greeley, Colorado, Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway recently noted, ‘Many times we don’t even know that relocation is taking place until it’s going on.’ . . .”
John Nolte, Big Govt: “Exit Poll: 6 In 10 Super Tuesday GOP Voters Support Trump’s Muslim Ban”
“As the Super Tuesday exit polls roll in, as we have learned on previous election nights, Donald Trump’s proposal to temporarily ban foreign Muslims from entering the United States is wildly popular with Republican voters. Throughout the Super Tuesday states, a full 60% of Republican voters back the Trump plan. Forty-percent want illegals deported, which is the law.
“It is important to keep in mind that after Trump proposed this ban, all the elite pundits and analysts said he had just doomed his campaign. These people can never stop being wrong.”
Washington Examiner: “Hillary needs to answer for her war”
“My memory is that Barry traveled while Hillary, Susan, & Samantha decided to take out Ghaddafi. . .
“Hillary Clinton, running for president, has not held a press conference in the past 88 days. You’d think she was running from something rather than for something. And maybe she is.
During that period, the State Department has released 16,700 of the emails she illegally concealed for years from the public and from lawful Freedom of Information requests.
“In that same 88-day period since Clinton last faced unscreened press questions, 842 of those emails, which she stored on an insecure server in her own home, were deemed to contain national secrets that merit classified status. About two dozen were deemed Top Secret. One reportedly contained extremely sensitive information about an Afghan national who could have faced lethal retribution for collaborating with American intelligence services.
“Perhaps Clinton is right to think she can get away with avoiding public scrutiny while Republicans march toward a cliff behind the banner of a terrible presidential candidate. She is almost certainly right in thinking that her Democratic opponent, Bernie Sanders, is a spent force. She crushed him by embarrassingly large margin in South Carolina. And he threw in the towel anyway months ago when he declined to make an issue of her “damn emails.”
“Perhaps nothing short of an indictment will make Clinton take an hour away from the scripted speeches to explain herself.
“But one way or another, she needs to answer for the series running in this week’s New York Times, about the previously unknown extent of her involvement in this decade’s biggest foreign policy disaster. . .”
END NOTES . . .
Mark Levin (3/1/16)
“On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, Tonight is Super Tuesday with results coming in from 12 states. In addition, the Establishment hates Ted Cruz and will not get behind him to beat Donald Trump. Their candidate is Marco Rubio, but will not support Cruz if Rubio fails in the primary race. The idea is for everyone to stay in and block Trump from getting the number of delegates he needs to win.
“In addition, it’s going to be very difficult for Trump to be able to unite the Republican Party. Many constitutional conservatives will not vote for Trump and he needs them to beat the democrat nominee. Trump can’t just rely on Reagan Democrats to win the presidency if he becomes the Republican nominee.
“Speaking of beating Hillary, Donald Trump’s negatives are absolutely through the roof among Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. His negatives are even higher than Hillary Clinton’s.
“Later, the case challenging Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run for president was thrown out by an Illinois judge. The birther issue was just another phony issue among others. Americans should remember that Cruz is the most conservative candidate in this race since Ronald Reagan and a very decent man despite the attacks launched against him.
“Finally, why are Ben Carson and John Kasich still in the race and going to be at the next debate?”