By Bill Richbourg
Have we reached a turning point in America, the point where we must decide whether we are going to be a Judeo-Christian, free country or a secular and statist country?
By Chairman Alexander A. Bush
Our County Council is an unmitigated disaster. Almost without exception, the nine members of the Council vote unanimously for every foolish proposal inspired by their far-left agenda. Our four At-Large Councilmembers never vote against each other, last I checked. And in those brief moments when one or two Councilmembers expresses any doubts about the path our County is on (a path of less growth than Prince George’s County), it is always one of the few who represent parts of the county outside the beltway.
By Chairman Bush
A few days ago, I had the opportunity to speak with two Montgomery County Judges – both recently appointed by Governor Hogan – who are up for election in 2020. During a Presidential Election year, it can be easy to forget how critical these local, nonpartisan elections are. And as a practicing attorney, I’ve seen enough to know what makes a good judge and what doesn’t. A good judge is experienced, and shows respect to the people who appear before them. Also, a good judge doesn’t need to be a judge to feel respected or successful, but already brings success and respect to the bench with them.
Suddenly it’s 2020, which means… census time! Exciting if you’re a numbers nerd like me, probably boring to most. For Baltimoreans, though, there’s a crucial question: what if this census reveals that people continue to flee the city? The last inter-census estimate in 2018 had us at 602,495, the lowest count in over a century. What if things get worse?
By Dennis Melby
Remember the old proverb, “Making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear”? Well, we Republicans do well at husbanding our money, donations are so important and we stretch and use them well, on important things like communication and elections. Headquarters? Not so much.
By Chairman Alexander Bush
"Two fellows in the Soviet Union are walking down the street. One asks the other, 'Have we reached full communism? Is this it? Is this true communism?' And the other replies, 'Hell no, things are gonna get a lot worse.'"
— Ronald Reagan, telling a joke he got from a Soviet official.
The Great Communicator could have been talking about Montgomery County. What a year 2019 has been. Our county leaders – detached as they are from reality – think they can check off box after box on their progressive checklist without consequences.
By Ray Serrano, PhD, MPH
Ronald Reagan knew a thing or two about Hispanics. As president, Reagan often noted, “Hispanics are conservatives. They just don’t know it.” He was right. For my family, conservatism summed up our deep commitment to faith, family, and hard work.
Save the Date
2020 MCGOP convention
Saturday, March 28
At the Washingtonian Marriott in Gaithersburg
Great breakfast and luncheon speakers,
full MCGOP convention session, awards,
photos, fun and plenty of other activities.
Details coming soon.
By Patricia Fenati
Several years ago, we went to a large granite warehouse to choose a piece of granite for our kitchen counter. When we found a piece that we loved, we asked to have it shipped to the company that was installing our cabinets and cutting the counter tops. However, the salesman told us that we had to make a second choice. “Why?” we asked… “Because that is our company rule,” he replied.
By Ann Guthrie Hingston
The film Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in his Own Words opens in theaters around the country on January 31, 2020.
Although Justice Thomas has served on the U.S. Supreme Court for 27 years, a great deal about him is still unknown to the public. He seldom speaks from the bench, having chosen instead to express himself through 600 Supreme Court opinions, 30 percent more than any other sitting justice.