Independence Hall Foundation Praises Gorsuch

Independence Hall Foundation Praises Gorsuch — The Independence Hall Foundation is praising President Donald Trump’s selection of Judge Neil Gorsuch, of Colorado, a federal judge who currently serves on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

“We believe Judge Gorsuch is cut out of the same cloth as Justice Scalia and will arrive at his court decisions after giving careful consideration to the orginal intent of the framers of the U.S. Constitution,” said Foundation spokeswoman, Teri Adams. 

“We are impressed with Judge Gorsuch’s written opinions and his recent decision affirming religious liberty.               

“Although we anticipate a confirmation battle from Democrats on the far left of the political spectrum, we think reasonable Democrats will defer to President Trump on this choice given Judge Gorsuch’s stellar record as a judge and his tremendous intellectual prowess.

“Our organization will do everything in its power to make sure Judge Gorsuch is confirmed,” said Ms. Adams.

“We also note that Judge Gorsuch clerked for former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White, a Democrat appointed to the court by President John F. Kennedy.

“We are grateful to Republican senators, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, for postponing, indefinitely, a vote on President Barach Obama’s choice to fill the Scalia vacancy, Judge Merrick Garland,” said Ms. Adams.

Independence Hall Foundation Praises Gorsuch

Betsy Nelsen Guest Of Delco Pats

Betsy Nelsen Guest Of Delco Pats — Betsy Nelsen, who is the Northeast Regional Coordinator of Heritage Action, is the speaker at the Feb. 13 meeting of the Delaware County Patriots.

It’s 7 p.m., at the Marple Library, 2599 Sproul Road, Broomall Pa. 19008.

Betsy Nelsen Guest Of Delco PatsHeritage experts have played a prominent role on President Trump’s transition team.

Pizza, soft drinks, coffee and dessert will be provided. A $5 donation is requested to cover the cost of the room. Register here.

Betsy Nelsen Guest Of Delco Pats

Independence Hall Foundation Honors Scott Garrett

Independence Hall Foundation Honors Scott Garrett — The conservative Independence Hall Foundation has chosen Congressman Scott Garrett (NJ-5) as its 2016 Frederick Muhlenberg Legislator of the year.

The Award is named in honor of Pennsylvania Congressman Frederick Muhlenberg, the first Speaker of the US House of Representatives and is awarded annually to a legislator from the tri-state region. 

Congressman Muhlenberg, born January 1, 1750 in Trappe, Montgomery County, PA, served in the Continental Congress and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives before representing the Keystone State’s At-Large and 2nd Congressional Districts from 1789-1797.  As House Speaker, Congressman Muhlenberg had the distinct honor of being the first signer of the Bill of Rights.

Previous Foundation Legislator of the Year award recipients are Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8), 2015; Congressman Jim Gerlach (PA-6), 2014; and Pennsylvania State Representative Steve Barrar, 2013.

“This year’s recipient, Congressman Scott Garrett, a staunch defender of religious liberty and the Bill of Rights, was a natural choice for this award,” said Foundation spokeswoman, Teri Adams.

“A consistent conservative over the years, outgoing Congressman Garrett, who represents a portion of Northern New Jersey, has a lifetime rating of 99.3 from the American Conservative Union. 

“A founder of the House Constitution Caucus and the House Freedom Caucus, Congressman Garrett is also a member of the Republican Liberty Caucus,” said Ms. Adams.

“While serving on the House Budget Committee, the Congressman fought for accuracy in government accounting by introducing the Budgetary and Accounting Transparency Act of 2014.

“Among a myriad of other concerns, the Congressman also fought against government earmarks and for the First Amendment Defense Act.  In 2007, he sponsored legislation supporting United Nations Membership for the island of Taiwan.”

Born in Englewood, NJ, Congressman Garrett spent most of his life in the Garden State–serving in the New Jersey State Assembly from 1992-2003. The Congressman received a BA in Political Science from Montclair State College and a JD from Rutgers School of Law, Camden.

He and his wife, Mary Ellen, have two adult daughters.

Independence Hall Foundation Honors Scott Garrett

Monumental Thanksgiving Fete

Monumental Thanksgiving Fete — The Delaware County Patriots will be having a Thanksgiving social, 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14 at the Marple Library, 2599 Sproul Road, Broomall, Pa. 19008.

Monumental Thanksgiving Fete
Preparing for a happy, thankful event.

We suspect it will be a happy one.

Dinner is pot luck and attendees are asked to contribute. It will be followed by a screening of the movie “Monumental”.

Door fee is $5 to cover the cost of the room.

Please RSVP at reginamsch@verizon.net.

Monumental Thanksgiving Fete

Jill Stein Gets It

Jill Stein Gets It — Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein blasted the Democratic Party in a tweet.

Jill Stein Gets It
She gets it.

“The Dems’ leaked emails reveal their mastery of corporate politics. Manipulate the process, the voters, the media, all to serve the elite,” she said.

She gets it. It’s a shame the race wasn’t between her and Trump. We may vehemently disagree with her solutions but we fully respect that she understands the problem. Our Founders rebelled against feudalism. The corporate cronyism that is being imposed on our lives is different in name only.

It’s no coincidence that Hillary Clinton is out-raising Trump 20 to 1 among one-percenters. These are types who want to supplant individual conscience and be lords of the world.

For my very religious friends who remain NeverTrump, remember the punchline: “Why didn’t you save me, God, when I prayed for deliverance?” “I sent you two boats and a helicopter.”

Jill Stein Gets It

 

 

 

DelcoDebates Swarthmore Speakers Corner A Success

DelcoDebates Swarthmore Speakers Corner A Success
Tom McBride of Swarthmore takes his turn in the fireplace.
DelcoDebates Swarthmore Speakers Corner A Success
Bob Small of Swarthmore organized the event.
DelcoDebates Swarthmore Speakers Corner A Success
Some are preparing to speak. Some are preparing to listen.

DelcoDebates Swarthmore Speakers Corner A Success — DelcoDebates presented its initial Hyde Park Speakers Corner event, Saturday afternoon Sept. 17 in Swarthmore, in Little Crum Creek Park on Cresson Lane, just off Swarthmore Avenue. The free event was held in a shady grove in the park by the large stone fireplace.

Volunteer speakers included Roger Balson, Bill Denison, Rich Gardner, Ed Mcadams, Tom McBride, Wil Scull and Bob Small.

Bob Small gave a short introduction followed by Roger Balson explaining the parameters of the discussion.

About a dozen short talks were given on a range of topics, including 911 as discussed in Europhysicsnews.org; the need for activism; Smedley Butler; constitutional amendments; environmental degradation; free and equal elections; gerrymandering, and quick and easy questions to ask local and national candidates.

Afterward, future activities were discussed including referendum on the November ballot concerning an  amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution which would increase the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 75.

Those who would like to be notified of future Candidate Forums, Issue Forums, Speaker Corners can contact Delco Debates at delcodebates@gmail.com.

The Speakers Corner in London’s Hyde Park began in 1872 and continues to this day. Many other countries have since created a Speakers Corner, where anyone can speak.

DelcoDebates is a group dedicated to providing a space for all viewpoints,
including alternative and Independent Candidates.

DelcoDebates Swarthmore Speakers Corner A Success

Swarthmore Hyde Park Speakers Corner

Swarthmore Hyde Park Speakers Corner Delco Debates presents the initial Hyde Park Speakers Corner event in Swarthmore, in Little Crum Creek Park on Cresson Lane, just off Swarthmore Avenue, 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17.

Swarthmore Hyde Park Speakers CornerThe event will be held in the park where there are gazebo, benches, tables, and a large stone fireplace. The audience and speakers are encouraged to provide their own picnics and may also opt to provide their own chairs.

The event is open to the public and all are invited to speak,within a five minute time limit, on the topic of their choosing.

There will be a short introduction, followed by the Swarthmore Hyde Park Speakers Corner event. There is no rain date planned.

The Speakers Corner in London’s Hyde Park began in 1872 and continues to this day. Many other countries have since created a Speakers Corner, where anyone can speak. Possibly, this can be the first of many in Swarthmore.

Swarthmore Hyde Park Speakers Corner

Delaware County Patriots Picnic Sept. 25

Delaware County Patriots Picnic Sept. 25 — The Delaware County Patriots, a non-partisan organization that promotes government transparency and accountability, is holding a free picnic, 1 p.m., Sept. 25 at Pavilion 17, Ridley Creek State Park.

Delaware County Patriots Picnic Sept. 25The group will supply the hot and cold sandwiches, beverages and tableware.

Those attending are asked to bring a side dish or dessert.

And to RSVP. Call Regina at 610-328-2463 or click here.

Non-members are welcome.

Delaware County Patriots Picnic Sept. 25