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.
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.
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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.
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:
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.
By Gail Weiss
At the community picnic in Wheaton that I attended on Sunday, September 22nd, I stopped by a booth that had a brochure on “Hate Violence” from the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights and Human Rights Commission. In this brochure it describes what a “hate crime” is, as well as “hate-motivated acts” that do not rise to the level of a hate crime but is an act that still leaves one feeling victimized, so says the brochure. “Name-calling” is one example they give.
If we are to believe that this county policy is sincerely held by our county officials, then how do they reconcile referring to their own county citizens as “neo-Nazi sympathizers” in their September 5th press release just because citizens spoke out against a very controversial (and possibly unconstitutional?) county policy of giving “sanctuary” to illegal aliens?
By Josephine Wang
The setting was a courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, where new immigrants were sworn in as American citizens. This ceremony is probably repeated every day, somewhere in America.
In 1953, the United States of America was still savoring the sweetness of the World War II victory over tyranny. General Dwight Eisenhower was regarded as the conquering hero who deserved to be our 34th president. The Times Square photo of the sailor kissing a white uniformed nurse became an iconic example of the joyful and patriotic sentiments of that era.
By Gail Weiss
In case you hadn’t heard, Montgomery County conservatives have been holding regular happy hours every month, all around the county!
The longest running one is held in Rockville, which was followed by one in downtown Silver Spring, and the newest location is in Clarksburg. Check the “Events” tab on the MCGOP website every month for details of times and exact locations, as they sometimes change.
By Dennis Melby
Josephine Wang, our nominee as the Montgomery County Trump Victory Team Chair, has an exciting lineup for November 3 at the MCGOP headquarters in Rockville. The 2020 Trump Victory Team Kick-Off will take place exactly 365 days before President Trump’s re-election! The program is still being set up, but if you’d like to make a donation for the celebration, we’re accepting them now, either at MCGOP.com or by check to MCGOP, 15833 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville, MD 20855. For checks to MCGOP, note on the envelope Trump Victory Party. Let’s make it a blast -- More info coming soon! Save the date.
For Immediate Release
Date: September 6, 2019
Statement by Montgomery County Republican Party
Chairman, Alexander A. Bush
Rockville, MD -- Earlier today, the Montgomery County Council released a blatantly dishonest statement defending its decision to join County Executive Elrich in announcing the most restrictive policy of non-cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the D.C. metro area.
Montgomery County citizens, across all races and political parties, are entitled to condemn this policy for what it is: a dangerous political stunt by politicians seeking kudos for defying President Trump, while callously disregarding the human cost of their policy.
The County Council deflects this well-merited criticism by accusing their critics of joining with “neo-Nazi sympathizers” to spread disinformation. This is a blatant attempt to frighten into silence anyone who would speak out.
The members of the County Council are entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts.
Within thirty days of the announcement of this policy, there have been seven illegal immigrants charged with sexual assault in Montgomery County, with child victims in at least three cases. If these crimes continue at this rate, illegal immigrants would be responsible for more than eighty sexual assaults against Montgomery County residents each year.
The County Council assures us that their policy of non-cooperation is irrelevant to the incidence of sexual assault in our county, but at least some of these crimes are occurring in Montgomery County because our county leadership as made it very clear that, for people here illegally and who intend to commit serious crimes, Montgomery County is the place to be.