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So I went to the SVARW meeting today (Silicon Valley Association of Republican Women). It was most interesting. After I found the meeting location, my GPS missed a critical turn to get to the location, I went in and got my necessary name tag and took a seat. After getting my favorite carbs for breakfast I sat down and chatted with the women at the table. This meeting, the first of the year was free for first time guests such as myself, so it appeared that there were a number of us that were interested in checking out the group. From the women I spoke with all were looking for a safe environment to be an openly conservative. ME TOO!
So a quick rundown on the makeup. There were somewhere between 80-100 women in attendance. There were a few men (most likely husbands of said members). I quite possibly was the youngest person there, there may have been a few other people in their 30’s but the majority were older than me. But really that is usually the case in most settings I am in. I was young when my first child was born, so I am usually the youngest parent in his class. (young by today’s standards, since everyone is waiting to have children – I was 24 when he was born). Everyone was very friendly and very eager to get involved and make a difference in our society. Seeing ways to impact decisions and government. I really enjoyed the meeting and hope that I will be able to continue to attend.
Now for the topic of the day – “The Republican Resurgence Begins NOW” Dr Charlie Self, aka Dr. History delivered the message for the day and it was most interesting. He was challenging us to imagine what our republic could look like, what it once was, compared to what it currently has become. We have become “people who abandon principles” with “politicians who choose corruption“. Pretty harsh sounding, but true. We as a nation have set aside many basic fundamental things like absolute truth, freedoms, the right to bear arms, etc in favor of allowing more liberties and freedoms to be taken away from the individuals and given to the government. He said, “we need to restore sanity and truth and have a republic left for the next generation.” And that only “attempting self preservation leads to destruction.”
The challenge was to imagine that our country could look like the following:
- Pro-life could mean making adoption costs affordable and cutting out red tape
- Parental Responsibility increases, parents are responsible for having their children ready to learn at school. The parent is responsible, not the school.
- IRS – fixes the tax system
- Military would be an effective force – not simply a police
Dr. History discussed how Teddy Roosevelt’s presidency shows that it is possible to have business reform without embracing socialist principles. It is possible to take care of the environment while still respecting private property. Foreign affairs can be handled and managed while still maintaining respect of other nations. He then offered a list of things that he feels should be involved in getting the party back in line.
- respect for all faiths, refuse preference for groups (you know I am big fan of this one. I feel strongly that there is a bias against Christianity)
- end faith based initiatives, let the public fund, no more strings attached
- economic stimulus: lower taxes, no fed $$ for bonuses or retreats, hold those in office to higher standards, jail the elite for fraud
- immigration transformation – become Ellis island again
- cut federal spending by 10%
- make military more efficient
- stress parental responsibility and local government responsibility
- multiple energy sources – By 2020 we could have a 50% reduction in our dependence if we pursue mulitple energy sources NOW
- new initiatives to prevent abortions & euthanasia
- term limits across the board, no one has more than 20 combined years in office. get new people involved. not just the elite.
- liberty and national sovereignty – we do not need tyranny from dictators at the UN
- resurgence of freedom in academics – school is to educate NOT indoctrinate
- irrevocable commitment to Israels right to exist securely
Some other interesting things to note. In 1976 the Republican Party looked lifeless but then by 1980 we had a Republican president. The party is not dead, it is only alive again when not out for party interests but reaffirming the values of the republic. The key for America is going to be to live with our differences, yet find ways to work together.
It is time to get to work. Will be interested to hear some views on what you think the party needs to do! Anyone?
(you can hear Dr. Charlie Self on the Brain Sussman Show on KSFO Hot Talk 560 AM)
So I am hoping and trying to make it to this meeting this week. It sounds most interesting. I will be curious to see what the demographics of the group is (meaning age range)
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
14595 Clearview Drive -Los Gatos, CA 95032
Cost: $13 includes
Anyone coming . . . .
I am also most intrigued by this group and hope I get the chance to attend something there as well
The Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley Presents:
Brian T. Kennedy, President of the Claremont Institute.
Mr. Kennedy has been with the Institute since 1989 and has written on national security affairs and California public policy issues. His articles have appeared in the Claremont Review of Books, National Review, Investor’s Business Daily and numerous national newspapers.
In addition to his duties as President, Mr. Kennedy serves as Publisher of the Claremont Review of Books and also directs the Institute’s Ballistic Missile Defense project, which examines the missile threat to the western United States and the need for a national missile defense.
Mr. Kennedy is a native Californian and a graduate of Claremont McKenna College.
When: Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
Time: Doors open at 6:00 PM, Meeting begins at 7:00 PM
Where: The American Legion Hall
958 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Cost: CFSV Members – No Charge
Non-Members – $10 at the door
First time visitors may attend at no charge.
Messiah that is. How on earth did Obama get this title?
I have been trying to find out who coined this name for him. Some suggest it is a Republican invention. Which I beg to argue. No way would we be calling him that.
Check out the cover of this weeks Metro, Silicon Valley Weekly Newspaper. (and then read the article I am attaching to the end) They are NOT by any means affiliated with anything Republican.
wow. I saw it and had to pick up a copy. Could not believe it.
Then I read the article that went along with it. Again, wow. Makes me want to write a letter to the editor. Is there even a shred of bi-partisanship at this paper?
Here’s a small highlight – then click here to read the rest.
The Republican administration in Washington turned surpluses into deficits, peace into war, prosperity into chaos. It failed to address the rising costs of food, health care and college tuition and ignored the decline of public education and the earth’s atmosphere. It let Detroit collapse, and New Orleans drown.
In short, the Republicans that America elected screwed up the country, and it’s time to take it back.
With an abysmal record to run on, the GOP has taken to questioning the patriotism of its opponents, conducting a campaign of innuendo and guilt by association. The irresponsible fearmongering and demagoguery had predictable results.
Now back to the name for “the one” –
Well, the extremely controversial Lous Farrakhan said this,
“And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn’t care anything about. That’s a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking,” he concluded.
Scary. Louis Farrakhan that is. He is one scary man.
I really wonder how Obama feels being called this? He says he is a Christian and as such, he should have a real problem with this term now being assigned to him.
Anyone have any verifiable proof of where this term first came from for Obama? And the DailyKos does not count.