2017 Republican Platform: Eleven Principles

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The Republican Party Platform has focused on eleven key principles to unite and inspire policymaking in order to unite Republicans in a common purpose. US Constitution- our Constitution should be preserved, valued and honored Economy- growing America’s economy instead of Washington’s economy so that hard working Americans see better wages and more opportunity Budget-to pass […]

Update on the Special Election for the 18th Congressional Seat

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Chris Potter of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports of “stampede of candidates seeking to replace” Congressman Murphy’s 18th district seat and this is arguably an accurate statement. From the Republican Party, Senator Guy Reschenthaler, Representative Rick Saccone and Senator Kim Ward have announced and, as of this week, Bridgeville’s Representative Jason Oritaty also joins the race. […]

All Eyes on the 18th District

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Those who stay on top of 21st century politics know what an exhaustive task it is. So alongside efforts to elect judges, school board members, councilmen, a governor and a US Senator, our brothers and sisters in the boroughs of Leet, Leetsdale and Edgeworth have the sudden and surprising job of filling their US Congressional […]

Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act

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” The Telecommunications Act of 1996 was never intended to provide legal protection to websites that facilitate traffickers in advertising the sale of unlawful sex acts with sex trafficking victims,” therefore, the Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act (S 1693 and companion HR 1865) amend the 1996 law so as to allow the federal government to […]

RMU CRs Honor Our Country

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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 […]

Bipartisanship: We’ll take what we can get

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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 […]

Freedom of the Press? Not so fast!

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Freedom House, an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world, released gloomy 2017 findings on the state of free press around the globe.  Freedom House results suggest that global press freedom has declined to its lowest point in 13 years due to unprecedented threats to journalists and media […]

What happened at the last constitutional convention?

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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 […]

Pennsylvania calls for a convention of states

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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 […]