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Reminder: Old Settlers Days Parade and July Meeting

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Patriots,

Just a reminder that we will have a float in the Old Settlers Days parade tomorrow, and we need as many patriots as possible to join us on the float.  We will meet at Columbia City High School at 4:00pm, and the parade starts at 5:00pm.  Come out and show your patriotic spirit!

 

Also, don’t forget that our July meeting is this Tuesday, July 1st.  We will have several speakers, and many military vets and active service people with us.  Come out and show your support and appreciation for our military.  Shake their hands and tell them, “Welcome home!”  It’s never too late to say that to someone in the military.

God Bless America,
Carrie Beth Youse

Webmistress

and

David Ditton
Senior Webmaster, WCP

Christopher Judy Announces Campaign For House District 83

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!

October 2013 Meeting — Our Indiana Legislators

The Whitley County Patriots will host their next meeting on Tuesday, October 1st at 7:00 at The Church of the Nazarene, 506 N. Main St., Columbia City.

This meeting will be an opportunity to hear from all three of our Indiana legislators:

  • House District 82 — David Ober
  • House District 83 — Kathy Heuer
  • Senate District 17 — Jim Banks

They will each give legislative updates, and there will be time for your questions.

As always, we welcome the public!  Please remember to bring canned food for local food banks.

Soros Funds Union Effort in Indiana

From Big Government:

For the second time in a session that is only weeks old, Indiana House Democrats refused to show up for work on Tuesday, effectively delaying the passage of right-to-work legislation. The first delay was a three-day boycott that finished with Democrats coming back to the table to continue other legislative business. House Republicans expected to have a vote on the contentious right to-work bill after Democrat leader B. Patrick Bauer (known for vainly sporting a toupee) made public and private promises that his caucus would show up and participate in the legislative process.

But while Bauer and his fellow Democrats have been throwing temper tantrums and obstructing legislative business, other opponents of right-to-work legislation have been busy producing and distributing studies that purport to show how the reform would hurt Indiana’s economy. The several studies and reports reach a variety of conclusions. Some say that right-to-work would undermine private sector pension plans and others say that the reform will not have any meaningful impact on drawing job creators – especially those in the manufacturing sector – to the state. South Carolina’s success in attracting a new Boeing plant seems to go unmentioned.

Leading the way among those providing intellectual firepower and talking points for pro-union right to-work opponents is the Economic Policy Institute. EPI, a D.C. based think-tank that specializes in state-based research, has released a steady stream of information and research allegedly debunking the benefits of the reform and calling on Indiana policymakers to bend to union demands by killing the legislation.

Read the rest at Big Government.

Protest Rally Report — Justice Steven David at the Columbia City Rotary Club

We gathered at the intersection of U. S. Highway 30 and Indiana 205 at about 11:30 AM today.  We had about 10 people show up and hold signs and wave at traffic.  The weather was horrible…rain and 30 MPH wind gusts.  Freedom is not a fair-weather enterprise.

We watched as the Rotarians attending the meeting drove past us to get to the Eagle’s Nest Event Center.  Some people honked and gave ‘thumbs up’ in support of our effort to prevent Justice Steven David from winning a retention vote in November 2012.

We were invited by a private property owner across the street from the Eagle’s Nest to set up a banner and flag in his yard.  He also put a large sign on his garage door — “When people fear government, there is tyranny”.

We were also visited by local media… The Columbia City Post & Mail, Talk of the Town Whitley County, and Indiana’s News Center came to see what we were doing.

PATRIOTS PROTEST: Group takes exception to Chief Justice visit — The Post and Mail

Supreme Court justice’s visit expected to draw property owner’s rights protesters Tuesday — Talk of the Town Whitley County

Whitley County Patriots gather in protest — Talk of the Town Whitley County

Here’s a report from Indiana’s News Center:

We can only hope that our message about Justice David was able to reach a wider audience due to the protest rally.

Whitley County Patriots to Protest Justice Steven David in Columbia City — LATEST UPDATE

LATEST UPDATE — Parkview Health has forced the Columbia City Rotary to relocate this meeting!  Meeting is now at the Eagle’s Nest Event Center…see below for details.

Justice Steven David of the Indiana Supreme Court ruled in the case Barnes v. State of Indiana that a homeowner does NOT have the right to resist UNLAWFUL police entry.  Please see the following information on our website:
http://www.whitleycountypatriots.org/tag/4th-amendment/

He also ruled on a case in Ogden Dunes that a homeowner does not have a right to RENT his/her property if it’s in a single-family residence zoning area.
http://www.hoosieraccess.com/2011/10/10/property-rights-in-the-dock-siwinskis-vs-ogden-dunes/

We do not appreciate Justice David’s opinions on 4th Amendment issues and private property rights.  We intend to let him (and the rest of the Rotary attendees) know our opinion.  We will also be inviting the media.

We have learned that Justice David may be considered for Chief Justice once Randall Shepard retires. We believe this would further restrict the freedoms enjoyed by Indiana’s citizens.  We will be campaigning for the NON-retention of Justice David in the upcoming November election.

For an excellent write-up on the issues surrounding Justice Steven H. David, read Jennifer Zartman Romano’s article on Talk of the Town Whitley County.

I would like to invite all area TEA Party/9-12 groups to come march with us. Bring your signs, but please keep it civil.

Protest Rally Details:

Parking will be along County Road 150E, just north of US 30 on SR 205, turn left onto CR 150E.

The protest rally will be at the northeast corner of U.S. Highway 30 and State Road 205, beginning at 11:30 AM.  We expect to conclude by 12:30 PM.

Please observe and stay within the public right-of-way for the highways…see the image below.

 

 

Whitley County Patriots to Protest Justice Steven David in Columbia City — UPDATE

UPDATE — Parkview Health has forced the Columbia City Rotary to relocate this meeting!  More updates to follow as information becomes available.

Justice Steven David of the Indiana Supreme Court ruled in the case Barnes v. State of Indiana that a homeowner does NOT have the right to resist UNLAWFUL police entry.  Please see the following information on our website:
http://www.whitleycountypatriots.org/tag/4th-amendment/

He also ruled on a case in Ogden Dunes that a homeowner does not have a right to RENT his/her property if it’s in a single-family residence zoning area.
http://www.hoosieraccess.com/2011/10/10/property-rights-in-the-dock-siwinskis-vs-ogden-dunes/

We do not appreciate Justice David’s opinions on 4th Amendment issues and private property rights.  We intend to let him (and the rest of the Rotary attendees) know our opinion.  We will also be inviting the media.

We have learned that Justice David may be considered for Chief Justice once Randall Shepard retires. We believe this would further restrict the freedoms enjoyed by Indiana’s citizens.  We will be campaigning for the NON-retention of Justice David in the upcoming November election.

Protest Details:

We will be assembling at the Peabody Public Library on SR205 south of US30 at 11:30AM, and marching down to the entrance of the Parkview Whitley Hospital.

I would like to invite all area TEA Party/9-12 groups to come march with us.

 

Supreme Court justice says ‘rule of law’ ruled decision in police-entry case

Folks, Justice Steven David ruled in Barnes v. State that you do not have the right to resist UNLAWFUL entry by law enforcement officers  This essentially nullifies the 4th Amendment of the US Constitution, and Article 1, Section 11 of the Indiana Constitution, both regarding the right to be secure in our homes against unlawful search and seizure.  Because we value this right, we are quite upset about this ruling.  Justice David is up for confirmation in 2012…just say NO to any further loss of our freedoms.

The following article is presented to show you how Justice David is being portrayed as a ‘victim’ of an ‘unreasonable reaction’ to his ruling.  We’ve got work to do in order to insure Justice David’s retirement in 2012.

From the New Albany News and Tribune:

BY MAUREEN HAYDEN CNHI

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David may have given legal observers a clue to his judicial philosophy when he was sworn in a year ago.

He’d been described by Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels, who appointed him, as a conservative unlikely to overturn legal applecarts.

But in his post-swearing-in speech, David said his loyalty to “the rule of law” would trump partisanship, politics and public pressure.

Turns out he had to prove it sooner than he thought. At seven months on the bench, David wrote a court opinion on a police-entry case that irked conservative legislators, triggered Statehouse protests and prompted death threats.

Read the rest at the New Albany News and Tribune.

How Much Control Does Big Labor Have over Indiana?

From Big Government:

Big Labor has another opportunity to show employers and employees their level of control over the state of Indiana. And, apparently the show starts this week as union officials promise to bring union activists by forced-dues-financed busloads into Indianapolis to intimidate, disrupt, and generally throw a collective tantrum against the simple notion that Hoosiers should no longer be forced to pay tributes to union bosses in order to get or keep a job.

The nation will watch as Big Labor Democrats will likely flee to Illinois again in 2012 rather than allow their constituents the right to pay or not pay union fees without the threat of losing their jobs.

And employers from Illinois to Ohio will be watching to decide if they can stay in the Midwest or even remain in the U.S.

Indiana is located at one of the crossroads of America, and it has the opportunity to become a free state where workers can no longer be forced into union servitude. Indiana has the opportunity to become the anchor that saves Midwest economic viability.

The Right To Work decision in Indiana may become the first and most important political decision made in 2012. And, it’s a simple choice: live free or under union boss compulsion.

Indiana’s absent-minded system

From the New Albany News & Tribune:

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — Rules and laws are used and manipulated every day and everywhere to gain an advantage — in boardrooms, on athletic fields, in law in front of judges and beyond.

It becomes a big problem when bad rules lead to behavior that might be legal, but still isn’t exactly seen as fair.

At the top of that list are Indiana’s absentee ballot and voter laws, which are structured in a way that makes unethical behavior — or even corruption — much easier than conventional voting. The possibilities are nearly endless — suggesting ways to vote; campaigning while soliciting people to vote absentee; vote-buying; or election mail fraud.

Problem No. 1 with the state’s absentee voting system is that people casting such a ballot by mail are not required to show a photo ID. That’s right — Hoosiers who physically make it to the polls must show a photo ID to vote, but not those already cloaked in some anonymity by voting from a home or office, where election workers aren’t present.

It’s inexcusable that voters by mail aren’t required to send at least a copy of their photo ID.

Read the rest at the New Albany News & Tribune.

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