Newsletter

Single Family Home Zoning Under Siege in Montgomery County

By Gail Weiss

Predictably, but disappointingly, the Montgomery County Council unanimously passed ZTA 19-01, regarding Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) on July 23rd, 2019. This will be remembered as the day single family home (SFH) zoning died in Montgomery County.


IF YOU ARE GOING TO LIE, GET THE STORY STRAIGHT !!

By Hessie L. Harris

In the end, corporate America always follows the almighty dollar, which is the reason it casts its lot with progressives and political correctness.

That viewpoint has cost the NFL and its affiliates huge sums of money and prestige that they will never recover. After the “knee campaign” fizzled, Colin Kaepernick decided that he would show disrespect for the Betsy Ross flag by claiming that as a shoe emblem, it was objectionable because it was created during the period that slavery existed in America.

The whole situation is an example of cultural, racial and historical ignorance.


GOP-AAA (Asian American Association) Hosts Trump Victory Training Event

By Eva Guo and Yin Zheng

The GOP-AAA (Asian American Association) was proud to host a Trump Victory Voter Registration and Social Media Use training session on July 24, 2019 at the MCGOP headquarters in Gaithersburg, MD. The information at this event was presented by Ms. Ester Lu, the National Director of Asian Pacific American Engagement for the Republican National Committee (RNC).


We’re Just Getting Warmed Up

Sixteen survivors of a plane crash huddle together in the freezing Andes. One, who has just listened to their radio, says to the others, “I got something to tell you - good news - they called off the search.” Incredulous, the other survivors ask how this could possibly be good news. He replies, “because it means we're going to get out of here on our own.”

They did. And so shall we.

If you, like so many of us, hoped the Supreme Court would save us from the most blatantly gerrymandered congressional districts in the nation, then it is time to stop waiting to be rescued, and time to start taking action.


A Salute to Strong Republican Women

By Dennis Melby

Sarah Huckabee Sanders left her post at the White House last Friday. She’s a great example of the fair, intelligent and strong women we have in the Republican Party.  Some press secretaries shine more than others.  Dana Perino and Tony Snow come to mind, prescient and thoughtful. Sarah Sanders is in that league.


Marijuana Today – It’s Not the Drug of Your Youth!

By S. Alexandra Tuttle

To paraphrase the late Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, the states are the laboratories of democracy, meaning of course that states offer the opportunity to experiment with new or innovative ideas.  With ten states and the District of Columbia now allowing for the recreational use of cannabis by an adult, the Maryland State Legislature has formed a workgroup this year, which includes Delegates Nic Kipke and Kathy Szeliga, to review issues related to the legalization of marijuana.


Uncertainty in MC Quality of Life Introduced by MC ZTA 19-01

By Patricia Fenati

According to Wikipedia, the primary purpose of zoning is to segregate land uses into divisions that are thought to be compatible. In practice, zoning is also is used to prevent new development from interfering with existing uses and/or to preserve the "character" of a community. By allowing individual homes to be separated from commercial properties and dense housing such as apartment buildings, residents can be assured that their neighborhoods will have compatible homes.


2019 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair August 9-17

By Martha Schaerr 

Summer’s here, and it’s time to get ready for the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair—one of the largest events in Maryland! This is a prime opportunity to make new and strengthen old Republican friendships, recruit volunteers, support local candidates, and promote Republican principles. Sign Up click here to volunteer, we need your help !


2019 LDD a Huge Success

The 2019 MCGOP Lincoln Day Dinner Was a Huge Success

Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford was the distinguished speaker at the June 2019 MCGOP Lincoln Day Dinner.  We had a great time in Bethesda!  Thank you to Larry O'Connor from WMAL was our emcee! And, thank you those who attended, the dinner event volunteers, the silent auction contributors, those who made silent auction purchases and to the great staff at the Bethesda Doubletree. To watch the video click here

 


First Deaf Truck Driver in Maryland Advocates for Deaf Community

By S. Alexandra Tuttle

I first met Charles “Chas” Wirick over two years ago when he came to a Legislative District 18 meeting.  During this event, I noticed that Chas had a device with him that recorded everything.  At first, I was taken aback as to why he was using it, but I quickly learned that he had been profoundly deaf since birth and could not read lips.   Most importantly, I soon discovered his reason for attending that meeting.


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