Spring has arrived and May primary season is right around the corner! The Whitley County Patriots will hold a “candidate forum” so that the general public can meet the candidates who are running in the May primary and may end up on the November ballot.
Among the contenders are:
- Mr. Don Bates, running for Indiana State Treasurer
- Mr. Christopher Judy, running for District 83 State Representative
- Mr. Bruce Scott, running for Whitley County Prosecutor
Whether you know about politics or not, elected officials affect your life. Only you can learn about those who want to represent you.
Please join us on Tuesday, April 1st at 7:00 p.m. at The Church of The Nazarene, 506 S. Main St., Columbia City, IN.
Please don’t forget our next meeting and let’s PRAY the weather cooperates.
Tuesday, March 4th: Whitley County Patriots proudly welcomes WOWO’s Mr. Pat Miller, Fort Wayne’s favorite radio talk show host.
Mr. Miller will wrap up our discussion on Obama-care and “where we go” from here.
The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. at The Church of The Nazarene. Please plan to attend and bring all your family and friends! We will collect non-perishable food items for the local food bank.
Come out and meet the candidate running against Kathy Heuer in the May Primary:
Friday, February 28th: Indiana House District upgrade candidate Christopher Judy will be announcing his candidacy to run against Kathy Heuer from two locations in Whitley County:
- At 8:00 a.m. Mr. Judy will officially kick off his campaign at Big G’s located at 602 S. Main St., Columbia City.
- He will also be at The Brownstone on State in South Whitley making this announcement at approximately 5:45 p.m. (Those interested in meeting Mr. Judy should arrive between 5:15 and 5:30 as Whitko has a home basketball game and The Brownstone will be busy!) The Brownstone is located at 105 S. State St.
Saturday, March 1st: Mr. Judy will also announce his campaign in Allen County at Casa’s restaurant located at 7545 W Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, at 12:00 and at 6:00 p.m. at The Tavern at Coventry, 5745 Coventry Lane, Fort Wayne.
See you there!
Folks, it been a fun winter…
For the safety of our members and guests, we have CANCELLED tonight’s meeting…we will announce our rescheduling plans soon.
We also have several local event upcoming…stay tuned!
Here’s the latest from the National Weather Service:
1112 AM EST TUE FEB 4 2014
…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST
* SNOW OVERSPREADS THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
* SNOW HEAVY AT TIMES THIS EVENING INTO TONIGHT.
* TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS BY MIDDAY WEDNESDAY OF 6 TO 10 INCHES
* AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW DEVELOPS TONIGHT AND
CONTINUES INTO WEDNESDAY.
* SNOW COVERED ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN OCCASIONAL
HEAVY SNOW WILL PRODUCE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS
* DIFFICULT MORNING COMMUTE WEDNESDAY MORNING.
* INCREASING NORTH WINDS OVERNIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY WILL CAUSE
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING…PRIMARILY ON EAST TO WEST
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING AND DRIFTING
SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR
OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL
MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST
TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
Our next three meetings will feature ObamaCare and YOU:
- January — ObamaCare and Your Healthcare
- February — ObamaCare and Your Money
- March — ObamaCare and What You Can Do About It
Feeling perplexed by all the changes being made to your health insurance through “ObamaCare” (a.k.a. Affordable Care Act)?
Are you apprehensive about how the Affordable Care Act will impact you and your loved ones?
Then plan to attend the next Whitley County Patriots meeting on Tuesday, January 14th.
Several healthcare professionals will be on hand to explain how this law will effect your healthcare options and to answer your questions.
Our meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. at The Church of The Nazarene, 506 N. Main St., Columbia City.
The public is welcome to attend.
The rise in the use of the recall procedure to un-elect state law makers was the subject of a recent op-ed piece written by the Washington Post Editorial Board and reprinted in The Journal Gazette on 19 Sep 13. The ox being gored was the recall of two Democrats in Colorado who voted for new gun control legislation.
The Washington Post, and by inference The Journal Gazette, believes that the recall procedure should only be used against those elected officials guilty of “malfeasance” and not for those politicians whose vote was corrupted by the system. This argument has no merit. If a politician is guilty of malfeasance, he or she would no doubt be criminally prosecuted and removed from office by law, not by recall.
The editorial board then threw in a red herring by comparing American recall procedure with the parliamentary “no confidence vote.” But the parliamentary procedure is more like our impeachment procedure in which elected officials bring charges against elected officials. The voters are not involved in the “no confidence vote” as they are in the recall procedure.
However, what troubled me most about the opinion of these pundits was their description of the proper role of an elected representative. They stated that the American system of government is “premised on the notion that voters entrust their representatives to act with deliberation and independence.” In other words, when they get to Washington or the state capitol, they become immune from the voter and are no longer responsible to the voter. They become smarter and more knowledgeable than their constituents. They become rulers by divine right of God.
Well, I want to remind the high and mighty editors that we fought the Revolutionary War over who had the right to make laws governing us. From the words in the Declaration of Independence, “That to secure these rights [of Life, Liberty and pursuit of Happiness] Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just power from the consent of the governed.”
Democrats in Colorado governed in the absence of the consent of those they would govern. Coloradans did not want gun control. Democrat politicians forced it upon the governed. This time the governed fought back and took them out of office.
The same happened in Washington in 2010 with respect to Obamacare and all the other crap that was going on between Reid and Obama. The same happened in Wisconsin where the majority of the people voiced their consent to being governed by Scot Walker over the opposition of labor unions.
My representatives and senators in Washington and in Indianapolis are no smarter than the average person in their districts. We have some politicians around Northeastern Indiana who do represent us as reflected in their votes. We have some who don’t. If Indiana had recall, I would consider using it against those who don’t.
How will they vote on defunding Obamacare? How will they vote on Common Core? How will they vote on same sex marriage? Do we need another revolutionary war to remind our politicians that they are elected to represent us and not the editors of the Washington Post? Neither the editors of the Washington Post nor the editors of The Journal Gazette speak for the majority of people on most issues.
Terry L. Smith
From Absolute Rights:
It is becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between President Obama’s policies — largely inflicted through the unelected bureaucracy with little if any input from Congress — and sheer malice. For example, the War on Coal, which he is waging through the ideologically deranged EPA, is killing jobs and raising the cost of not only energy but everything else you buy with no discernable benefit to anyone.
Read the rest at Absolute Rights.
NOTE: I am republishing the following article from June…the billboard is still in place.
We have placed a message on our billboard on US Highway 30 just west of Larwill:
“…the Right to Keep and Bear Arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.” Why is this so hard to understand?
The Founders wrote this Amendment to allow the People to protect their own life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
There are countless examples in history of governments and authorities registering weapons, confiscating weapons, and killing thousands and millions of their SUBJECTS in attempts to gain or retain their power. The plight of the Jews in Nazi Germany is just one glaring example.
For a list of these genocides during the 20th Century, click on this link –> Genocide Chart related to Gun Control
If you think “this can’t happen here…etc”, you need to read your history. The most extreme example of bad things happening to good people while disarmed is pre-Civil War American slavery. Before you cry “RAAACIST!” all over this statement, please ponder the following fact:
AN ARMED PERSON IS NOT A SLAVE. EVER.
If you think that American gun control laws are “safety measures”, “for the children”, or because “normal people don’t need guns”, think about this:
The US Senator who penned the 1968 Gun Control Act OWNED A COPY of the Nazi Germany Weapons Law, and used it as a blueprint for the 1968 US Law.
Source — JPFO.org – Gun Control’s Nazi Connection
The recent push for new gun control laws is unprecedented and disgusting. For months, Americans were subjected to daily parades of the Sandy Hook victims’ families by the national media in a blatant attempt to sway public opinion on the subject. Fearful Americans did the opposite of the Government’s wishes by buying guns by the truckload. Government agencies let purchase orders for BILLIONS of rounds of ammunition, attempting (and succeeding, for the most part) in restricting the availability of ammo for the guns that Americans already own.
The IRS has been targeting groups and individuals for their political beliefs. This is just an indication of an out-of-control Government.
The Obama Administration allowed 4 Americans, including Ambassador Stevens, to be MURDERED in Benghazi, while our Armed Forces were given orders to STAND DOWN. No military officer that made it through basic training could ever give that order. We don’t leave Americans behind, EVER. The very concept is highly offensive to American military officers. That order must have been issued by a civilian without military training. This is an indication of a Government who is willing to LET AMERICANS DIE to cover up the truth.
Now, we learn what some have suspected for many years…the Government is collecting MASSIVE amounts of data on Americans. This data can be used to reconstruct the daily activities of any American that this Government wishes to target.
The Founders gave us the answer we need for times like these. This Government is owned by WE THE PEOPLE, not by the bureaucrats and elected officials. This Government needs to FEAR THE PEOPLE, not the people fearing the IRS, NSA, EPA, and the rest of the alphabet soup that is our out-of-control, overspending, overtaxing, and over-regulating Federal Government. Gun control is about CONTROL. Whoever controls the guns controls EVERYTHING.
The Second Amendment provides us personal freedom, liberty, and security at the ground level, which is a task that at which no government can succeed. It is the glue that holds our American way of life together. Without the Second Amendment, the rest of our Founding Documents are nothing but pieces of paper to be burned at the stake (or in the ovens) in our hands as we succumb to tyranny.
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Richard Mourdock, Indiana State Treasurer and former candidate for Indiana Senate, will be speaking at Sugar Grove Church of God this Sunday morning, November 10th, for both services, 8:15 A.M. and 10:30 A.M.
Sunday School classes which normally meet at 9:30 have been cancelled for this week to give a greet and meet time with a continental breakfast. You would have the opportunity to speak with Richard if you so choose.
Mr. Mourdock will be speaking on THE FAITH OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Sugar Grove chose the month of November to invite Richard to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Those of you who have ever heard Mr. Mourdock speak, knows he speaks from the heart and is an awesome speaker. Mr. Mourdock is a history buff, reading history nearly every day and he is an expert on Abraham Lincoln.
All are invited to hear Mr. Mourdock speak this Sunday.
Sugar Grove Church of God is located at 5019 E. 500 S., Churubusco, IN 46723. (Note: Sometimes GPS has a difficult time locating the church which is actually barely across the county line so is in Noble County.
These are the driving directions from Churubusco:
- The intersection of 33 & 205 has a fifth street: Line Street.
- Turn onto Line Street and continue until you have to turn at the T.
- Turn LEFT at this T and at the very next road, turn RIGHT. (That road actually is a T road and you can only turn RIGHT!).
- The church will be found at the 1st intersection.
For questions, contact Linda Zimmerman at 260-691-3963.
Church Nursery and Children’s Church (for those who want to take advantage) will be staffed during both services. Children are always welcome in the Sanctuary.