Our RCAC Vice Chairman’s Excellent Critique of The Big Lie

Dinesh D’Souza hit another one out of the park with his latest book “The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left” and is rapidly becoming my favorite conservative writer.  He has an inspiring and readable style unlike the pedantic (though brilliant) style of another great conservative Mark Levin.  It’s just fun to read with lots of passages that made me say “Why didn’t I think of that.” In this book D’Souza takes on the progressives headlong when they accuse conservatives of being fascists, Nazis, and racists.  He not only points out that this is not true but goes into the history and writings of early fascist and progressive writers showing their similarities to today’s progressives to illustrate that fascists and Nazis are leftists and not far right conservatives as the popular media and today’s leftists want us to believe.  According to D’Souza, fascists and Nazi’s are just a socialist sect who claimed to refine socialism.  Karl Marx contended that the workers would automatically arise and take control from the capitalists as a matter of historic inevitability.  But when the inevitable didn’t happen as predicted because worker’s didn’t rise up on their own, the fascists decided that the ...
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Bipartisanship: We’ll take what we can get

The Editorial Board of the Wall Street Journal released the following account of bipartisan work the likes of which hasn’t been seen in quite a long while.

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently provoked bipartisan opposition when he revived a civil asset-forfeiture program that had been restricted by his predecessor, Eric Holder. Last week a bipartisan coalition brushed Mr. Sessions back with amendments to the annual appropriations package working its way through the House.

The program allows local and federal law enforcement to take property from people who haven’t been convicted of any crime—and then share in the spoils. In theory, civil asset forfeiture ensures that crime doesn’t pay by allowing law enforcement to seize homes, cars and cash thought to be paid for or generated by illegal activity. That’s why Mr. Sessions calls it a “key tool” against organized crime.

In practice, it means property can be taken from people ...
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Upcoming Activities

  1. Reception supporting Congressman Keith Rothfus, click here for invitation

    September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Fundraiser for Jeff Bartos, Candidate for US Senate

    September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. September Meeting

    September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Last Day to Register Before General Election

    October 10
  5. Thursday October 19 Meeting

    October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Legislative Corner

Pressing issues deserving our attention. Visit the Legislative Corner page to see more...

National Scene

What Should Trump Do About NAFTA?

What should Trump do about NAFTA?

(North American Free Trade Agreement)

The debate over trade agreements is a much bigger issue than one might imagine.  Since WWII and the institution of the United Nations world leaders have agreed to “progress” in the direction of globalization  (an effort to create an integrated, global marketplace).  What started off long long ago as trade among travelers, explorers and merchants engaging in trade of their specialized goods and services ...
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State Side

Pennsylvania calls for a convention of states

There are currently 3, 2017-issued calls for a constitutional convention of the states in the Pennsylvania legislature.

HR 187 petitions Congress to call a convention of states to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limit terms of office for members of Congress.  This resolution currently has 40 sponsors.

SR 133 is the senate companion bill to HR 187 and has 8 sponsors of which ...
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Republican History Bite

Desperately seeking to preserve the Union of the newly established United States, the Continental Congress assembled in 1787 “for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation.”*  The Articles of Confederation were conceived of principles defended by the American Revolution,  yet were viewed as inadequate for  designating a new government and in need of revision sufficient “to render them adequate to the preservation and support of the Union.”*  It was, therefore, the goal of several delegates,  including James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, to create a different form of government and this is, in fact, what resulted. Lucky for us,  the Articles of Confederation were dismissed and replaced by the US Constitution i.e. a constitutional representative republic which led to the greatest opportunity for individual liberty in the history of mankind.

However, this story from our national history illustrates how the original intent of a convention can be altered once the delegates are within the confines of the convention and negotiations commence.  Some Americans believe the US Constitution asserts a set of inalienable, eternal, fundamental rights and that interpretation of the document should always adhere to original intent.  Others believe the rights enumerated in the US Constitution are anachronistic, valid only during the era of their conception and no longer suffice to meet the needs of a country in progress, therefore, call for  bold revision. 

Engaged Americans should consider the benefits and risks of such a convention. 

What might be the outcome of a second Constitutional Convention? 

•Who would serve as delegates and how would they be chosen?

•Would these delegates be constitutionalists?

•Who would finance the event? Taxpayers? Interest groups? Corporations?

•If Congress is failing to abide by the current US Constitution, why would adding

amendments via convention necessarily correct the behavior?

Many questions loom around this call for a Constitutional Convention. 

Pennsylvania has three open calls introduced in 2017 (HR187, HR 357,SR133).

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We're on it..

Over the past two weeks,

the RMU CRs have been busy honoring our country.

In the company of Councilman Tom Baker,

the CRs honored victims of the 9/11 attacks

by filling their Nicholson Front Lawn with American flags.

The following week they showed reverence to

our US Constitution by passing out to students

300 pocket constitutions.

The RMU CRs are actively displaying,

through real life activities, our American principles.

Thank you for your patriotism!

GOP Think Tank

We know our country is changing

We know our form of government is in question

We know we have detached from the US Constitution

We  know reform is needed

Once we are able to talk with each other again

We must discuss how we, as Americans, define the role of government 

Begin to consider issues with that question in mind.

So begin here…..What do you think of...