The growing community leans ever more towards political conservatism.
During the run-up to the dramatic election just concluded, I was invited to attend an event to meet the Republican National Committee’s recently appointed director of faith engagement, Chad Connelly. In the course of his presentation that afternoon, Mr. Connelly remarked that he did not understand how anybody who believed in the principles of biblical morality could possibly vote for the Democrats, as presently constituted.
The American system of government is predicated upon the assumption that there is a civil society consisting primarily of self-disciplined, self-restrained people, adhering to a broadly agreed set of moral principles inculcated not through any act of government, but rather through private, religious institutions.
Though the Founding Fathers, prudently and shrewdly building on their experiences and knowledge of the English system, refused to establish any particular religion, they nonetheless recognized the vital nature of religion in ordering men’s affairs. For example, John Adams, the second president of the United States, said, “Our Constitution was made only for a Moral and Religious People. We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.” Because such a government would be, inevitably, a totalitarian police state.
Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com
Master of Ceremonies: Jay Weber, from 1130 WISN Clear Channel Milwaukee
Confirmed Special Guests:
Congressman Paul Ryan
Senator Ron Johnson
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel
Wisconsin State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk
RPW Chairman Brad Courtney
Invited Special Guests:
Candidate for President Donald J. Trump
Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
Food and beverages will be served
Tickets: $60 couple, $30 individual, $10 student
With this platform, we the Republican Party reaffirm the principles that unite us in a common purpose.
We believe in American exceptionalism.
We believe the United States of America is unlike any other nation on earth.
We believe America is exceptional because of our historic role — first as refuge, then as defender, and now as exemplar of liberty for the world to see.
The Republican Women of Greater Milwaukee will be hosting a fun evening of celebration, on Thursday, July 21, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This is the night that the Republican Presidential Nominee will give his acceptance speech.
Further details will follow in the near future.
Calling community activists: If you’re a committed, left-leaning activist who’d like to take part in “grassroots campaigns to protect the health, economy, environment, and livelihood of Ohio communities,” then Ohio Citizen Action has got a job for you.
And it’s one that pays reasonably well, with benefits on top. This could be an especially nice deal for recent college graduates looking to help create a little drama in Cleveland when the Republican National Convention convenes in July.
Read more by Kevin Mooney at DailySignal.com
“Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.” –Ronald Reagan
RNC chief’s shrewd strategy aids presidential election process
A remarkable revolution has taken place quietly but certainly in the process of electing a candidate for president.
For the first time since the rise of the television networks, the center of power in conducting the national conversation of presidential politics has shifted from the news media to the political party. That remarkable achievement has been driven by years of hard work, shrewd strategy and courageous decisions led by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
The scale of the change is truly historic.
Read more by Newt Gingrich at WashingtonTimes.com
Two candidates got some rough treatment inside the hall.
Last night was the first serious, substantive debate held with the Republican candidates, and congratulations are due both to Fox Business Channel and to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. FBM asked serious questions and refrained from “gotcha” tactics, and Priebus — who was actually greeted like a rock star by the crowd before the broadcast began — may have successfully intimidated FBN into avoiding any semblance of CNBC’s outrageous performance.
The Milwaukee Theatre has a seating capacity of about 3,000. From my point of view, just about every seat in the place was occupied. Ticket holders were informed that the doors would open at 4:30 and everyone was to be seated by 5:30 when the doors would be closed; I arrived about 15 minutes early and found myself at the end of a queue roughly a city block long. Nevertheless, attendees were enthusiastic despite the line and the promise of a four-and-a-half-hour, two-debate session. (There were commercial breaks, of course, as well as the long break between the first and second debates during which people could stretch, go to the facilities, and so on, but it was nonetheless heartening to see).
The crowd was orderly and well-mannered — typical of the Midwest, and especially Midwestern Republicans. The same could not be said for the leftist protesters outside.
Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com