THE RISING COST OF POLITICAL THEATRE
By Chairman Alexander Bush
“The safety of the people should be the highest law – it is a just and fundamental rule. Those who sincerely follows it cannot dangerously err.” – John Locke, Two Treatises of Government
The last year has been a bad one for Montgomery County. Whenever we are in the national news, it’s never for something good.
Great Lineup for the March 28 MCGOP Convention
Washingtonian Marriott Center
9751 Washingtonian Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD
Moderator for all sessions
Larry O’Connor, our favorite radio personality, commentator and political moderator is coming to the Washingtonian Marriott March 28 for the MCGOP 2020 Convention. O’Connor brings a great perspective, humor and insight to the table, and his wit and wisdom is appreciated by our speakers and guests alike. As host of the popular “The Larry O’Connor Show” on WMAL-FM he also makes frequent appearances on FOX News and is a contributor to The Washington Times newspaper.
Breakfast Speaker (ticket required)
Luke Rosiak our breakfast speaker is the author of the political thriller Obstruction
of Justice: How the Deep State Risked National Security to Protect the Democrats. An
investigative reporter with the Daily Caller News Foundation, he has documented how
national far-left groups are taking over suburban local governments, where they
implement social engineering through schools, prosecutors' offices and zoning.
Are You Represented on the County Council? The Charter Review Commission Wants to Know
By Ann Guthrie Hingston
The Montgomery County Charter Review Commission (CRC) is soliciting public comment on whether the size of the county’s legislative body, the County Council, is adequate for fair representation of county residents and whether at-large Council members are beneficial. Since 1990 the County Council has consisted of nine members – five elected from districts and four elected at-large.
Who will it be? With the 2020 election season in full swing it’s a tough call on who the other party will nominate as their standard-bearer. They may not even have it settled until their convention! But I’ll bet you know who you’d like to support. Right now, if you make a contribution to MCGOP you’ll get a free bumper sticker - while supplies last. Proceeds support the Montgomery County Republican Party's efforts to elect Republicans at the County, State, and Federal levels of government. In this critical year we’re pulling out all the stops. Donate Here and we’ll mail your bumper sticker today.
My Thoughts on Four Years as PWRC President
By Julie Krieger
It is an honor to share my thoughts on the past four years as president of a fantastic conservative women’s group in Montgomery County, the Potomac Women’s Republican Club (PWRC). I have been on the board of the PWRC for ten years during which there have been many changes.
Do you have expertise or connections? We are looking for YOU! Please consider donating your time, connections, and/or materials
to help with the Spring Cleaning activities at our GOP headquarters.
- PAINT - labor and materials
- CARPET CLEANING - labor and materials
- ELECTRICAL - labor to re-install powder room light fixture; labor and materials to upgrade 2 x 4 fluorescents to LED
- WINDOWS - labor and materials for new window shades or blinds
Come Meet our School Board Candidates
By Laurie Halverson
When you vote in the April Primary, come prepared to vote for the Montgomery County Board of Education.
The Montgomery County Federation of Republican Women is giving voters an opportunity to meet the candidates so they can make well-informed decisions at the ballot box. They are proud to announce they are hosting a non-partisan Board of Education Forum on Monday, March 16 at the Potomac Community Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Maryland Democrats Try Again To Create Sanctuary State
By Brad Botwin
House Bill 338 “Criminal Procedure-Civil Immigration Enforcement-Restrictions”House Bill 403 “Immigration Enforcement –Public Schools, Hospitals & Courthouses-Policies”
House Bill 677 “Correctional Services-Immigration Detention-Prohibition- (so-called)Dignity Not Detention Act”
“Virginia’s (and Maryland’s) Gun Control Bills Won’t Stop Criminals” (according to the Law Enforcement Community)
By Bill Richbourg
As packages of strict gun control proposals are working their way through the respective state legislatures, members of the law enforcement community are beginning to voice their opinions on the impact of these proposals, if enacted.
Nearly a dozen current and former members of law enforcement told The Epoch Times that passing more legislation will do “nothing to stop criminals from committing crimes…” Almost universally, they said that the nation’s focus should be on the root of these problems, including addressing the mental health crisis that has precipitated most of the mass shootings in this country.
Making Maryland non-competitive, one tax at a time
By Stephen J.K. Walters, Ph.D. Feb 21, 2020
It’s a political cliché: when you want to find money to throw at a favored interest group, “don’t tax you, don’t tax me, tax that fellow behind the tree.” In Annapolis, legislators have finally come clean and ID’d that fellow. He or she is your hair stylist, accountant, lawyer, plumber, mortician, shoe shiner, electrician… and on, and on.
That’s the plan to use tax dollars to buy the votes of teachers unions and education bureaucrats pursuant to the “Blueprint for Maryland’s Future” (a.k.a. “Kirwan Plan” for school reform), the 10-year cost of which totals at least $31.9 billion – but which is certainly much, much more once advertised “savings and offsets” fail to materialize and massive new pension obligations kick in.