Tuesday, 24 April 2018 14:14

Public Pension Crisis

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The collapse of public pension funds is no longer a distant prospect. Most people are still unaware.
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 14:06

HC Coverage for Illegals

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Health care bills advancing in the CA Legislature would grant health care to more than a million illegal immigrants.

Novato Republican Women

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                          John Cox,Cox

                                        Republican Candidate for Governor

                                     “The Neighborhood Legislature Initiative
                                      and the California Governor’s Race”

                             Tuesday, May 15, 2018

      11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  |  500 Country Club Drive, Novato
Members $28  |  Non-members $32

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      “In a Fox News op-ed titled, “California may elect a Republican governor -- Incredible as that sounds,” Newt Gingrich writes that GOP candidate John Cox is “within striking distance” of front runner Gavin Newsom. Gingrich cites a recent Public Policy Institute of California poll that found that Cox has surged into second place behind Newsom, and notes that a quarter of the poll’s participants were undecided.”
John Cox is a successful businessman, not a politician. Seeing the dangerous direction our Sacramento leaders are taking our state, Cox is fighting back. In an attempt to take power from the Sacramento stranglehold and return it to local communities, Cox championed the Neighborhood Legislature Initiative. This state initiative proposed to increase the number of state legislative representatives and cut the legislature’s funding. The initiative failed to qualify but did show to Californians that Cox will fight for creative change in our state. He calls himself a “Jack Kemp style Republican,” and has put $4 million of his own funds into his campaign for governor.
      The Cox campaign website ( https://johncoxforgovernor.com) summarizes, if we need any reminders, why Californians should vote Republican for change:
We have the highest income tax rate in the nation and rank dead last in friendliness to business. We have the highest poverty rate in the country. Our unfunded public pension liability is double that of any other state and we haven’t even begun to fund our huge public retiree health care liability. Our regressive taxes are hurting the middle class, with the highest state sales tax, and outrageously high traffic fines and utility rates, AND if you felt under-taxed before, the California Legislature recently passed an incredible $52 Billion gas tax increase.
      John Cox has four daughters and lives in San Diego County with his wife, Sarah. He is involved there with charitable organizations and the Nativity Catholic Church.
      Come hear Mr. Cox share how he will lead our state.

Some experts were skeptical that Brown will be able to force his vision of the mission on California’s Guard members participating in Trump’s operation.

Noncitizen votes likely gave Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress.

The Fourth and Sixth Amendments prohibit government officials from in any way intruding on the privacy of lawyer-client confidential rights of citizens.The government simply has no right to this material.

Has backlash against liberal craziness finally begun
Friday, 19 January 2018 18:16

Trump's Triumphs #1

Trump’s Triumphs - Installment #1:
Bringing Religious Freedom back to the Land of the Free
 
Merry (post) Christmas and Happy (post) Hannukah. 
 
Welcome to a series of articles on the accomplishments of Donald J. Trump. This topic proves daunting both because he has accomplished so much in so little time and because the president plays chess in the time space continuum - a fancy way of saying that his every move, no matter how small, has larger implications. He is doing much more than fulfilling campaign promises;  his accomplishments in one year have already done much to affect the country for decades to come. With respect to religious liberty, he has taken significant steps to protect it by taking charge of the national dialogue, by installing judges to defend it in court, and by announcing the move of the US embassy to Jerusalem. 
 
A hearty “Merry Christmas” uttered with the force of the president’s exuberant personality is enough to deflate his Leftist opposition, which for the past eight years of Obama  - and through more than 40 years by the mainstream media - has conducted an open war against Christianity and religious faith in general. 
 
In fact, the Left’s tactics had succeeded dramatically. Between 2008 and 2015, the percent of Americans identifying as Christian dropped from 80% to 75%, while the percent of religious non-Christians remained stable at 5% and the percent of atheists or “decline to state” rose from 15% to 20%. (Gallup News, December, 2017). 
 
So, by decorating the White House for Christmas and sending out Christmas cards, the president has inspired millions, particularly in cities, to embrace again Christmas and our First Amendment rights.  
 
Since his election, Trump has supported religious liberty in speech upon speech.  At the Value Voters Summit last October, he said: “In America, we don't worship government – we worship God” and “We defend our Constitution. We protect religious liberty. We treasure our freedom.” (FoxNews.com)
 
President Trump put his words into practice in May, 2017, by issuing the executive order called "Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty," which gives "regulatory relief" to companies objecting to the Obamacare mandate for contraception in health care. At the Rose Garden signing, he said: ”Faith is deeply embedded into the history of our country, the spirit of our founding and the soul of our nation… We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced anymore.” (nbcnews.com).   
 
In keeping with the order, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued guidance to administrative agencies and executive departments regarding religious liberty protections in federal law. The guidance, too long to cover here, interprets existing protections for religious liberty and identifies 20 principles that agencies can use to ensure the religious freedoms of Americans.  
 
Sessions issued a second memo to the Department of Justice, saying “the freedom of religion extends to persons and organizations,”  “Americans do not give up their freedom of religion by participating in the marketplace, partaking of the public square, or interacting with government” and government “may not restrict acts or abstentions because of the beliefs they display.” (wnd.com)
 
The president’s long game to protect religious freedom is reflected in his court appointments, most importantly Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, which is, as of this writing, hearing the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case.  Justice Gorsuch, young by Supreme Court standards, will influence the court for decades and has a history of supporting religious freedom, including in two landmark Religious Freedom Restoration Act cases: Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius and Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell
 
The president has also been actively appointing conservative judges to the United States federal court. 17 Article III judges have been confirmed, while 42 still await Senate action. Article III judges are appointed for life - so it’s easy to see that enemies of conservatism, including some in the Republican Party, would stall confirmations as long as possible.
 
Lastly, with his intention to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, the president has required parts of the world concerned with the Middle East to weigh in on religious freedom. As a skilled negotiator, the president is expert at discerning the true motives of those with whom he engages. With the proposed move, he is really asking all players at the table what they really want. 
 
The move supports Israel which wants a secure homeland for Judaism, while forcing Palestine, which also claims Jerusalem as capital, but where ISIS is now gaining ground, to negotiate - that is, if their true goal is to worship in peace.   So this move actually presses “repressive regimes” to “restore political and religious freedom for their people.” (foxnews.com
 
In ways big and small, personal and political, intimate and international, President Trump has reinforced the religious freedom guaranteed in the Constitution, a right close to American hearts, and  is strategically maneuvering against those who oppose this freedom here and abroad. What else is there to say but "Thanks be to God."   

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John "Woody" Woodrum,Woody Woodrum 1

President, California Scream Eagles

Make California Golden Again

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  |  500 Country Club Drive, Novato
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Program: 

Woody Woodrum, (President, California Screaming Eagles; State Chapter of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles & California State Volunteer Chairman, Donald J. Trump for President 2016) embodies grassroots activism. A key Trump presidential campaign organizer in California, Woody was offered a position in the Trump Administration but declined, preferring to stay here in California. His political activism started long before the Trump campaign. While he has a profession other than politics, he dedicates much of himself to promote positive, conservative policies. With his wife of 41 years, Donna, Woody travels, tweets and travails to Make California Golden Again. Both will fly up from southern California to join us for this meeting.

Woody will provide us with a tactical briefing on how to target a large block of voters so Republicans can take back our state assembly and state senate this year. With real time information from the web, Woody will share his specially developed tools and insights for our members and their guests. Press will not be invited to this strategic session. The website, https://californiascreamingeagles.org offers a basic overview of his efforts but more detailed information is password protected for its members.

Over the years, Woody has served in a variety of capacities with the GOP and has even run for office including US Congress and as a write-in candidate for mayor of San Diego. Functioning as a voting block within the GOP, in 2013 Woody helped to create the Tea Party California Caucus.

Our June primary election is fast approaching with absentee ballots mailed out within the month of our April meeting. Each vote will be critical, and this talk will help us find and turn out critical support for positive change in our state.

Other officials make plans to follow lead of Los Alamitos.

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