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Blue Lives / All Lives Matter

Montgomery County Republican Central Committee

Press Release


For Immediate Release
Date:  November 5, 2019
Email:  press@mcgop.com

STATEMENT BY MONTGOMERY COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY
CHAIRMAN, ALEXANDER A. BUSH

BLUE LIVES/ALL LIVES MATTER

Rockville, MD -- The decision last week by Montgomery County Executive Marc Ehrlich to forbid the display of a donated, homemade, wooden replica of the 'thin blue line' flag to a Germantown police station is patently ridiculous.  This artwork was created and donated by a father and son in honor of First Responders Day.  I cannot think of a more appropriate or welcome gift to those in our community who keep us safe.  Montgomery County Republicans join Governor Hogan in his understandable outrage at the complete over-reaction on the part of County Executive Ehrlich, who does nothing but complain of the relationship between police and the community.  We believe that the donation represents the exact opposite of what he alleges to be the problem.  The vast majority of the residents in our county, regardless of party, recognize the incredible skill, dedication and sacrifice of our police, firefighters and first-responders.  We believe that Blue Lives Matter and All Lives Matter.

 

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Trump Victory Team Kickoff a Big Success

By Deborah Lambert


On Sunday afternoon, November 3rd, nearly 60 Trump supporters gathered at the Montgomery County GOP headquarters to show their support for our president and enjoy each others’ company on a very special day – which was exactly 365 days before the 2020 re-election of President Trump.

Josephine Wang, our nominee as the Montgomery County Trump Victory Team Chair, organized the event and provided a lineup of GOP notables to kick off the year-long campaign to re-elect our president to another four-year term.


It is time to End Maryland’s Costly Tax Incentive Programs

By Carol Park

Recently, James Hohman and I argued that Maryland should stop using special tax incentives to encourage specific businesses to enter or expand in Maryland, and instead adopt broad business tax reform that would help all Maryland businesses. A new audit report of the Maryland Department of Commerce reinforces our argument.


Conservatives Need Safe Spaces Too!

By Sharon Begosh 

About 15 years ago, I started noticing a change in the world around me. It started out very subtly: a movie with an obvious liberal slant – the media, schools, government and even churches pushing social justice themes whenever they could slip them in without ruffling too many feathers. But this insidious march toward an unremitting takeover of our social fabric and American culture was never obstructed or even mildly opposed.

As with most things in life, the reasons for the success of this situation were multi-faceted. Conservatives by nature are respectful of individuality and others’ opinions. We are the true advocates of “coexist.” Therefore, even after this gradual takeover had taken root, we didn’t feel it was our place to marginalize their personal expression. Also, since the newly emerging culture started interpreting anything that could even be marginally critical of minorities as racist, it slowly became the law of the land. This put an almost total halt to any resistance to the takeover of our culture. 

Now fast forward to the present.


Impeachment -- or Dog and Pony Show?

By Patricia Fenati

I am standing outside the arena where the National Dog and Pony Show is taking place behind closed doors. There are no reporters allowed in the arena, nor is the public invited. Only judges and specific animals are invited, without any handlers. We hear from different judges as they leave each event, who in turn relate different outcomes of the event.

Does this sound familiar? Unfortunately, in the sacred Halls of Congress these days, the mock impeachment hearing is this type of a dog and pony show.


Friday, September 13th was an Unlucky Day for Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and the County Council

By Brad Botwin, Director, HelpSaveMaryland.org

For MC Executive Marc Elrich and the nine current members of the Montgomery County Council, Friday, September 13th was truly an unlucky day. Why? Because more than 250+ concerned citizens and legal immigrants converged on the County Council Building in downtown Rockville to let our elected officials know that public safety and enforcing the law are priorities, and that the security of our children, families and neighbors are priorities.


Marc Elrich Can’t Read, Or Maybe He’s Just a Liar

By Alexander A. Bush, Chairman, MCGOP

Last Friday, many of our elected officials in Montgomery County held a press conference to defame our Board of Elections for doing the right thing: voting against creating an unnecessary twelfth early voting (EV) site in White Oak. 

Councilman Hucker took the podium and condemned the Board for ignoring the wishes of the County Council. Of course, he got his facts wrong, but that’s not surprising since he hadn’t cared enough to attend the public meeting where the Board made their decision. In fact, only seven members of the Council had asked for the proposed new White Oak EV site; Councilmembers Andrew Friedson and Craig Rice did not support it. This is probably because they represent the north and west 2/5ths of the county.


September 13 2019 Rally Video

Watch the Video click here

Click Here to Sign the Petition Text Below

We, the undersigned, urge County Executive Elrich to rescind the July 22, 2019 Executive Order which dangerously restricts the ability of Montgomery County agencies to cooperate with ICE and/or DHS on illegal immigration matters.  Montgomery County has become a hotbed of illegal alien criminal activity that threatens residents; especially the most vulnerable – women and children – from immigrant communities! County law enforcement needs their handcuffs removed now!   Allow Montgomery county law enforcement and all county departments to work with federal government agencies including ICE to rid Montgomery County of criminal illegal aliens.

 


Top Ten List of Sanctuary Cities and Counties with the Worst Crime Rates

By Deborah Lambert

If you think it’s unusual to see a Top Ten List of the “worst” in a category, you’re not alone. However, The Washington Examiner recently provided some important information, especially for those of us who live in the Washington, DC suburbs, by releasing a list of Sanctuary Cities and Counties with the Worst Crime Rates, which includes three counties located right outside our nation’s capital.

The TOP TEN communities on the Immigration Reform Law Institute list are as follows:


Montgomery County’s Illegal Immigrant Crime Problem

By Deborah Lambert

During the past several months, Montgomery County citizens have expressed a growing sense of frustration and anger toward Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, whose response to the fact that a growing number of illegal aliens had been charged with sex crimes was to sign an executive order that banned Montgomery County employees from asking about anyone’s immigration status.


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