Pennsylvania Constitution Must Reading For Pennsylvania Patriots — Delaware County’s Bill Denison has been holding on-line classes regarding the Pennsylvania Constitution and generally promoting the reading of it.
To our embarrassment, reading it was not something we’ve ever done and so a few weeks ago we did.
d) Any aggrieved person may file an appeal from the final plan directly to the Supreme Court within 30 days after the filing thereof. If the appellant establishes that the final plan is contrary to law, the Supreme Court shall issue an order remanding the plan to the commission and directing the commission to reapportion the Commonwealth in a manner not inconsistent with such order.
(e) When the Supreme Court has finally decided an appeal or when the last day for filing an appeal has passed with no appeal taken, the reapportionment plan shall have the force of law and the districts therein provided shall be used thereafter in elections to the General Assembly until the next reapportionment as required under this section 17.
When the state Supreme Court ordered that Pennsylvania’s congressional districts be withdrawn in 2018, was that more or less than 30 days after they were approved on Dec. 22, 2011?
Based on the Pennsylvania Constitution, the state legislature should have immediately begun impeachment proceedings for every judge who vote aye for the new districts.
If the citizenry was aware of the what the law was they would have supported the action.
§ 14. Absentee voting.
(a) The Legislature shall, by general law, provide a manner
in which, and the time and place at which, qualified electors
who may, on the occurrence of any election, be absent from the
municipality of their residence, because their duties,
occupation or business require them to be elsewhere or who, on
the occurrence of any election, are unable to attend at their
proper polling places because of illness or physical disability
or who will not attend a polling place because of the observance
of a religious holiday or who cannot vote because of election
day duties, in the case of a county employee, may vote, and for
the return and canvass of their votes in the election district
in which they respectively reside.
(b) For purposes of this section, "municipality" means a
city, borough, incorporated town, township or any similar
general purpose unit of government which may be created by the
(Nov. 5, 1957, P.L.1019, J.R.1; May 16, 1967, P.L.1048, J.R.5;
Nov. 5, 1985, P.L.555, J.R.1; Nov. 4, 1997, P.L.636, J.R.3)
1967 Amendment. Joint Resolution No.5 renumbered former
section 14 to present section 11 and amended and renumbered
former section 19 to present section 14.
1957 Amendment. Joint Resolution No.1 added present section
14 (formerly section 19).
One with knowledge of the words in Constitution would have demanded that the addition of the category of “mail -in elector” would have required amending the Constitution rather than merely changing the Election Code as per Act 77 of 2019.
Where you aware that witnesses in contested elections may not withhold testimony upon the ground that it may criminate himself or subject him to public infamy.
The Constitution is not fun reading but even skimming it and being aware of the table of contents is a significant upgrade in understanding.
Civic Saturdays comes to Pennsylvania starting 7 p.m., On Saturday, April 23, at Wake Forest Junior Senior High School, in Tionesta. They are the brainchild of Citizen University, started by Eric Liu of The Aspen Institute and we learned about it from Ken Krawchuk of The Pennsylvania Project.
Civic Saturdays are secular events but intentionally echo the structure of faith-based gatherings and include a sermon, songs, and readings, followed by a social hour, according to those involved.
There is a leftward tinge to these activities as befits The Aspen Institute, but all political belief systems are invited, according to organizers.
When right, to be kept right; when wrong to be set right
Wherever my ancestors and I were born, I claim America,
And I pledge to live like a citizen”
There are echoes of other voices, including Carl Schurz, maybe the first to say;
“My country right or wrong: if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right”. Why a Sworn Again American Oath when we have the Pledge of Allegiance, etc. is a mystery, though this does include “when wrong to be set right”, which should also be the duty of a Patriot, one would think. This is a non-deistic alternative. Though the founding fathers were all deists, that no longer applies to the population as a whole.
Phyllis Schlafly Eagles Event Featured Michael Flynn — Kudos to Stan Casacio for a top-flight show, Friday evening (April 8), with the Phyllis Schlafly Eagles 2022 Awards Ceremony at the Green Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill., Pa.
Keynote speaker was Gen. Michael Flynn, who future generations will remember as a persecuted hero during a dark time in America.
Flynn, the recipient of the Phyllis Schlafly Freedom Award, described what we face as unprecedented that can’t compare with the Revolution or the Civil War. He said the battle wasn’t between Democrats and Republicans, or conservatives and progressives but between “those who love this country and traitors.”
The implication was well understood by the crowd of more than 200 that Republicans don’t automatically mean patriots.
Flynn said it was a spiritual fight with the opponents being those who hold that we are endowed by our Creator with inalienable rights, and those that want to bring forth a socialist/Marxist/fascist hell were people are mere pawns to be played with by those who hold power.
He said this scheme well-preceded Donald Trump’s presidency. He noted that the removal of God from the Democrat platform in 2012 was planned.
He warned that sitting on the sidelines was no longer an option and that all who cared must get involved. He said he was doing it for his grandchildren.
When Flynn learned that an Oregonian was in the audience, he noted the Republican have not won there since the state went all mail-in voting two decades ago. He said it was a test case for those seeking to make elections forever meaningless.
The general talked about our low performing public schools. He described how parts of this great nation looked like third, even fourth, world places. He described wasteful wasteful spending and indifference among those who govern us. He said he was shocked when he was told that Pennsylvania’s budget was $42 billion for a state with 13 million residents.
Flynn and the event left one inspired rather than in despair, however. The panel and the crowd may have been diverse with regard to race and religion and sex but was upbeat, motivated and completely united in outlook.
Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity, who won election in 2020, to our delight cited Russell Kirk , a brilliant thinker whose name we haven’t heard in a long time.
Bunny Welsh, who served as sheriff of Chester County for 20 years, described the great people in law enforcement and noted how the sacrifices they make are not exaggerated. She described how two of her deputies were gunned down by a man with mental problems during an eviction, and the sickness she felt as she heard it happening while she was in the communications room. She described the long anguish a deputy suffered when forced to shoot a person in the lobby of the Chester County Government Center.
Kathy Barnette, who is running to replace Pat Toomey as U.S. senator, described her youth growing up dirt-poor in Alabama in a home without running water. She said her her birth came about after her mother was raped at the age of 11. She said she always felt loved and grateful despite circumstances, and that it was this love that motivated her to go to college and become a success. Casacio met her a pro-life rally several years ago and encouraged her to enter politics. Flynn met her a year ago and also highly endorsed her.
Ms. Barnette said she is in the top three in polling despite the other two out-spending her more than 10 to 1.
Ms. Barnette is pro-life, pro school choice, pro border security and pro health care. We can safely say we have found a senate candidate we can back in the primary on May 17.
Teddy Daniels, a Purple Heart recipient for action in Afghanistan, made a strong pitch to be the GOP nominee for lieutenant governor. Video was shown of the combat where he received his wound. He is certainly someone for whom we can vote but, unlike the Senate race, there are other good candidates and we remain undecided. We confess, though, that he may be our front-runner.
State Sen. Doug Mastriano, (R-33), was the recipient of the event’s Pennsylvania Voter Integrity Award. Mastriano, who is running for governor, was praised for his military service, for his strong opposition to Gov. Wolf’s covid lockdowns, and for his support for an investigation into the 2020 election. He was endorsed by Casacio and Flynn, and by radio host Donald Beishl, Jr.
There are some people we respect who are very much opposed to Mastriano. We looked for him after the event to ask questions but were unable to find him. He mingled before hand and we likely could have talked to him then but things slipped away so shame on us.
Vote fraud was a big subject with no one in the room questioning that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump.
Toni Shuppe and Karen Taylor from Audit the Vote Pa described themselves as moms and homemakers, and explained how they became involved when it dawned on them how the election was stolen. They both had high praise for Mastriano.
Calvin Tucker, who is deputy chairman of the state GOP, described the in-roads Pennsylvania Republicans are making with communities that traditionally vote Democrat. He said Trump increased his share of the Black vote from 8 percent in 2016 to 12 percent in 2020. Consider it just one more proof that Trump won the election.
The depravity of abortion came up several times during the night especially with regard to the indifference shown by Washington D.C. authorities to discovery of the bodies of infants who may have been killed outside the womb.
Flynn said that earlier that day he urged Tucker Carlson to keep the story going.
Also mentioned was the unfair treatment of the January 6 protesters who are rotting in a D.C. jail for what is basically trespass.
There were at least two lawyers in the crowd representing some of them. They said the prisoners were not allowed to shave and the man all had thick beards.
Fourteen months in jail is a pretty long sentence for someone who has actually been convicted of a crime. No matter where one stands on the political spectrum, one should be outraged at people being held this long without bail or trial.
Also among the speakers was John Schlafly, who is Phyllis’s son, and Ed Martin.
Josephine Hughes sang The National Anthem, God Bless America and I’m Proud to Be an American. Pastor Todd Johnson gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Trey Gowdy Speaker At Pennsylvania Leadership Conference — The 2022 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference to be held April 1-2, at the Penn Harris Hotel by Wyndham (formerly the Radisson Penn Harris) in Camp Hill will feature policy “conversations” including an Agenda for Pennsylvania, State of the Conservative Movement, Empowering Pennsylvania Parents, and The Future of Health Care.
Former Congressman Trey Gowdy, currently a Fox News contributor and host of Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy, will be the featured dinner speaker Friday evening at the conference, former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin will be the kick-off speaker, John Gizzi of Newsmax will be the conference breakfast speaker, State Treasurer Stacy Garrity, Auditor General Tim DeFoor, nationally-syndicated radio host Rev. C.L. Bryant of FreedomWorks, Cliff Maloney from the Citizens Alliance of America, Scott Parkinson from the Club for Growth, Cleta Mitchell from the Conservative Partnership Institute, and James Broughel from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University will also address the conference. The event will include special forums spotlighting candidates for Governor of Pennsylvania and United State Senator from Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premiere gathering of public policy conservatives each year in the Keystone State. It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists, and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops, and networking.
Here are details of the policy conversations:
Agenda for Pennsylvania
Matthew Brouillette, Commonwealth Partners Chamber of Entrepreneurs
A pre-conference Pennsylvania Election Integrity Summit sponsored by the Conservative Partnership Institute and the Election Integrity Network will be held on Thursday, March 31t at the Penn Harris Hotel. A separate registration for the summit is required and available at www.paleadershipconference.org.
Trey Gowdy Speaker At Pennsylvania Leadership Conference
Blacks And Jews Lead American Revelation In New York
By Olivia Braccio
Is there anything comparable to the warm, glowy feeling in your soul when you see the Statue of Liberty come into view as you’re traveling on the I-78 through Jersey City after the long ride up from Pennsylvania? I’ve been shooting the anti-mandate protests in New York City regularly for six months now, and I think it’s safe to say that there is not.
Our Statue was a beacon of hope to both my relatives when they sailed over on the ship from Italy in search of a better life a generation ago, as well as the immigrant friends I’ve just recently made during my visits to New York. Everything Lady Liberty represents is under assault from a tyrannical government, the likes of which we thought were impossible in a capitalist nation. Whenever we’re gathered in the city, I picture the Statue gazing down upon us from her island in the Hudson Bay, weeping both tears of pride at her citizens who are willing to fight for thepersonal rights and freedoms that constitute the very essence of America, and sadness at the fact that we’re in the position of having to do it at all.
Vaccine and mask mandates in New York are drawing to a close. However, now that the government has found a way to effectively manipulate the masses, we don’t know what else may be in store. But it is possible to look to the future with an impending sense of doom while feeling immense gratitude for the here and now. It was great to be in Crown Heights on Sunday, Feb. 27, photographing a rally in support of medical freedom for all New Yorkers. I meet more interesting people each time I visit the metropolis. I did not expect to be so warmly welcomed into the city, having come from out-of-state and randomly inserted myself into the situation largely for photographic purposes at first. I love everything about New York City. Everything. But the cultural aspect? Oh, that’s the very best part of all.
Although it is a geographically small microcosm of the United States, it’s the city that most closely represents the melting pot that is the backbone of American society. You can almost meet people from all 195 countries in 302.6 square-miles. And as I participate in these beautiful displays of unity nearly every week, I feel like the epitome of what it means to be an American has finally been revealed to me. Which sounds strange coming from a person who was born here and has lived here her whole life. But up until these past several months, if someone had asked me what it meant to be an American, I would’ve answered, either someone who was born on American soil, or someone who immigrated and obtained their citizenship. And both those definitions are true. But now I understand it in a deeper and more palpable way. It’s people, from each nationality, each continent, Christians, Jews, Hindus, atheists, gays, straights, young, old, various socioeconomic classes behaving as though those differences don’t exist and coming together in an effort to preserve the liberties on which their beloved nation—either native or adopted—was founded.
Since we were in Crown Heights, we were joined by many members of the Hasidic Jewish community, wearing their traditional wigs/hats, skirts, and of course yarmulkes. Our rallies are wonderfully diverse; we also had members of the African-American community along with the Jews, per usual. This is why it irks me to no end when people call us white supremacists, when in reality, the two ethnic groups leading the resistance in NYC are the black and Jewish communities. I actually wish more people from the surrounding suburbs would join us so they could see the camaraderie for themselves. I do sometimes tell people down here in Pennsylvania about what I see in NYC and they look at me skeptically, as if in disbelief.
One of the fantastic speakers at this event was Kevin Jenkins, a pastor and probably one of the most gifted orators on the planet. I like when he tells us to “inhale God, and exhale fear.” He also told everyone to hold hands, so I let the camera dangle from my neck and grasped the hand of the black woman to my right and the Jewish woman to my left. It’s not something I normally feel comfortable doing, but no one is a stranger when you’re at a freedom rally. Then he asked us all to give each other a hug. “Come here, girl!” said the woman to my right, enveloping me and the camera in a delightfully bone-crushing embrace. And then I wasn’t mad anymore at the people who insult us and make us out to be something we’re not. I was sad. On their behalf. For what they’re missing.
Blacks And Jews Lead American Revelation In New York
Initiative Would End Primaries And Make Fairer Elections — The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PBAC) announced, today, Oct. 30, a new initiative that it says would finally fix and greatly simplify Pennsylvania’s complex laws controlling how candidates get onto the November general election ballot, as well as dramatically reducing the cost of administering elections, says PBAC. The new approach would reform Pennsylvania’s ballot access laws by following the constitutional mandate that “All elections shall be free and equal.”
Dubbed the “Political Party Equality Act,” its passage would establish uniform and reasonable ballot access requirements for all political parties as well as for candidates not affiliated with any party, says PBAC.
These measures include:
Eliminate taxpayer-funding of primary elections in Pennsylvania. All political parties would choose their own candidates according to their own party rules and at their own expense. The candidates so chosen would automatically appear on the November ballot.
Equalize the definition of a political party. Consolidate all types of political bodies currently defined in the Pennsylvania Election Code into a single category, “Political Party.” In order to be considered a qualified political party, two criteria would need to be met:
One twentieth of one percent (0.05%) of all voters must be registered to vote as a member of that party. Given current registrations, under the Act the list of official parties in Pennsylvania would only include the Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Green, and Constitution Parties.
Their party rules must be on file with the Department of State.
Simplify ballot access for independents. Candidates who are not affiliated with a qualified political party would need to collect the number of signatures as currently outlined by law in 25 CS 2872.1 rather than using the current complex formula. The window for collecting those signatures would not change, and all signatures would be validated by the county or state agency that receives them, not by private organizations or individuals.
“The Political Party Equality Act would benefit Pennsylvanians in many ways,” according to Ken Krawchuk, a Libertarian member of the Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition. “Ending taxpayer-funded primaries would save the taxpayers the enormous expense of administering elections at almost ten thousand local polling places year after year after year. We so-called ‘third parties’ have always paid for our own candidate selection process. It’s time to level the playing field by having the two old parties pay their own way too.”
Regarding independents, Krawchuk added, “Current law handicaps ballot access for independents enormously by requiring them to collect an unreasonable number of signatures. That handicap can be removed by replacing the existing requirement with the same requirements that have historically been in place for the two old parties. This would encourage new participants in the political process and provide voters with additional choices at the ballot box. And requiring the Department of State to validate signatures would eliminate the threat of a financially-ruinous court challenge, such as what happened to Libertarian Gary Johnson, Green Carl Romanelli, and independent Ralph Nader.”
Bob Small, a Green Party member agreed, “Every election, there’s a common complaint of a lack of candidate choice. Current ballot access law has the effect of keeping alternative party and independent candidates off the ballot. This can be fixed by using the same requirements that have always been in place for the Democrats and Republicans. This would help get fresh faces on the November ballot.”
“The PPE Act would combine the three contrived political party categories presently defined by the election code into one ‘qualified political party’ category,” emphasized Troy Bowman, a Constitution Party member.
“Under current legislation,” explained Chris Robinson, a Green Party member from Philadelphia, “small political parties must successfully compete in state-wide elections every two years. Otherwise, they are drummed out of the political process. The Political Party Equality Act will allow smaller parties to focus their energy on local and county elections, as long as their total membership falls within the required margin. Let’s make all politics into local politics again.” T
he Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition is an association of representatives from Pennsylvania’s largest political “third parties” and independent campaigns, including the Libertarian Party, the Green Party, the Constitution Party, the America First Party, the Reform Party, the Prohibition Party, the Socialist Party, the Unified Independent Party, the New American Independent Party, and the Ralph Nader campaign, among several others. Information about the Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition can be found at PoliticalPartyEquality.org.
Initiative Would End Primaries And Make Fairer Elections
Initiative Would End Primaries And Make Fairer Elections
Deep State Drag Net — Here is how to handle the mind-blowing, corrupt attempt to marginalize those who fully understand why the D.C. suburbs are among the richest places in the world and oppose lies, greed and general corruption in government and other institutions.
The rally was to call attention to the plight of those arrested for participation in the Jan. 6 protests at the Capitol and the disparity in their treatment with those who participated in far more violent actions last spring and summer.
President Trump and many others warned sympathizers to stay away yesterday as it was suspected to be a set up by the corrupt corporatists to continue the narrative that those who opposed them were violent extremists, “right wing” white supremacists, pick-your-hate-label.
Rally participants, who were beyond peaceful, appeared to be far outnumbered by the media, police and, well, under-cover feds.
Jeffrey Peterson Linux Crusade — Little things can make a big difference. We’ve been advocating making DuckDuckGo one’s default search engine in lieu of Google; and Brave one’s default browser replacing Chrome or Safari. These things aren’t hard to do and if you won’t do them shame on you.
Tech pioneer Jeffrey Peterson, though, is taking it to a new level. On his Telegram channels, he’s evangelizing for the wholesale migration to the Linux operating system.
It’s about time.
Linux is the open source alternative to Mac OS and Windows. Open source is source code free to modify or distribute. Note the word free. Yes, it means free, and this includes most of the software which is just usually as effective as what is offered by the Big Tech companies but without the costly licenses.
More significantly Linux is far more secure and private than what the plutocrats offer.
Another big plus is that old computer sitting in a closet and thought to be obsolete can be likely returned to life to such an effect one finds one using it more than the new machine.
The obsolescence is often planned, after all.
Anyway, Jeffrey’s Linux group is JP’s Technology Chat and can be found here. Obviously you need a Telegram account which we certainly recommend.
Another good Linux resource is Linux Users of Gab which can be found here. Obviously, you have to have signed up for Gab, which we also recommend.
Patriot Online Is Ready — Patriot.Online is ready we are told. It is a great message board for Pennsylvania and the Philly suburbs specifically. It’s members only but if you are interested in the news of the day from newsmakers without trolls and other distractions — and want to keep Big Tech out of your business — make an application.
Leah Hoopes Speaker At Bannon Rally In Bradford County — Leah Hoopes, the principled Delco poll watcher upon whom we have written much, will be among the speakers at the Rally To Save The Republic, Grassroots PA Unite, Saturday, July 10, at the event grounds of Bradford County Commissioner Doug McLinko, 1167 Red Rock Road, Wysox, Pa. 18854.
Gates Open at 9 a.m. with rally starting at 11 a.m., rain or shine, with the National Anthem. Keynote speaker is Steve Bannon. Speaking along with Steve and Leah, will be Sam Faddis, a retired CIA officer, now commentator on intelligence matters; March Finchem, a retired law enforcement officer now serving in the Arizona House and running for Secretary of State of Arizona; Debbie Dooley of Georgia who is national coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, and involved in the scrutiny of the questionable elections in The Peach State; Rick Crump of Kinetic Faith; and Tabitha Valleau of Free Pa.
The event is free. Food will be available and security will be provided. Donnie Malliband will provide music.
Leah Hoopes Speaker At Bannon Rally In Bradford County