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Join fellow Republicans as we celebrate the birthday of our 40th President, Ronald Reagan.
Confirmed guests: Cong. Paul Ryan
Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch
Wis. Supreme Court candidate Rebecca Bradley
Invited guests: Governor Scott Walker
Sen. Ron Johnson
Reince Priebus, Chairman of the RNC.
Our emcee for the evening will be Charles Sykes of WTMJ radio.
Other special guests include local Republican office holders.
5:30 pm cocktails; 7:15 pm dinner.
American Serb Hall 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53219
We just received word that US Senator Ron Johnson will be visiting Republican Party of Milwaukee County Headquarters, 1488 So. 84th St. (Just south of Greenfield Avenue), West Allis, this Saturday, February 6. He will be there from 3:00pm untill 4:15pm. Please come join us.
Senator Johnson will be available to speak and answer questions about what is happening in DC and what he is doing to help turn our country around.
Senator Johnson is making a difference, and for that reason Democrats will be working hard to unseat him this next election. We need to show him that we are behind him and will work hard to make sure that does not happen.
Please contact friends to come along. If you know of someone who might be interested but does not get our e-mails, please pass along this information to them.
During an interview on Fox News’ “Special Report,” columnist Charles Krauthammer called President Obama’s executive actions “unbelievably unconstitutional” and lawless.
Krauthammer pointed to a double standard in Washington and asserted that if the President were a Republican, “the people would be up in arms and would be impeaching.”
Read more by Karen Jeffers at blog.Heritage.org
Too often, we settle for the idea that Lincoln fought to save a mythical union. He really fought for opportunity
The United States has just concluded a five-year observance of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. As in the past, most new books about the period have focused principally on matters military, reexamining the familiar major battles or offering new biographies of generals of the war. A few have explored new aspects of Lincoln’s life and presidency and the political conflicts immediately preceding and during the war.
For all the merits of these recent volumes, too few have provided satisfying answers to an essential question: why was the Civil War really fought? This subject still cries out for serious and informed exploration and analysis. The prevailing arguments—that the war occurred to preserve the American Union for its own sake, to defend or destroy slavery, or to expand or restrict federal authority—fall short because they do not embrace the full vision for the future held by those engaged in the conflict. The most illuminating way to begin this essential conversation is to focus on the commander in chief who chose war rather than cede the democracy to those who would divide it rather than recognize its legitimacy. That ever-compelling figure, of course, is Abraham Lincoln.
–SNIP– More than is often realized, the Civil War was fought not over the morality of slavery or the abstract sanctity of the American Union, but over what kind of economy the nation should have. It is difficult to grasp the degree to which the United States, on the eve of the Civil War, had truly evolved into what Lincoln called, quoting scripture, a “house divided”: virtually two separate nations based on very different economic structures. More than anything else, the secession crisis and the Civil War became a clash over expanding the economic and social system of either section. The question became: which economy and society would define the future of America as it migrated westward, that of the North or that of the South?
Excerpted from “A Just and Generous Nation: Abraham Lincoln and the Fight for American Opportunity” by Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle.
When “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos asked Hillary Clinton a tough question about her email scandal, it reverberated around the Web.
Stephanoloulos noted that Clinton has “said many times that the emails were not marked classified” and then pointed out that the nondisclosure agreement she signed when taking the secretary of state job “said that that really is not that relevant” and that given “all your training” Clinton “should know the difference.”
It says something right there that it’s news when a reporter asks the leading Democratic presidential candidate a hard-ball question.
Read more by John Merline at Investors.com
August 3, 2015 – Goffstown, New Hampshire
August 6, 2015 – Cleveland, Ohio
September 16, 2015 – Simi Valley, California
October 28, 2015 – Boulder, Colorado
November 10, 2015 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
December 3, 2015 – Washington, D.C.
December 15, 2015 – Las Vegas, Nevada
January 14, 2016 – North Charleston, South Carolina
January 28, 2016 – Des Moines, Iowa
February 6, 2016 – Goffstown, New Hampshire
February 13, 2016 – Greenville, South Carolina
February 25, 2016 – Houston, Texas
March 2016 – TBA
March 10, 2016 – Florida
On this day in 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passes the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in America. The amendment read, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude…shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
Read more at History.com
The 13th amendment passed 119 to 56, seven votes above the necessary two-thirds majority. The amendment was supported by 100% of the Republican members–88 votes, and included 16 Democrats, and 15 third-party representatives.
All 56 votes against the Amendment were from Democrats.
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
Roe v. Wade, decided by the US Supreme Court on January 22, 1973
Late in October 1973, grassroots prolife leaders became concerned that January 22, 1974, might come and go without properly memorializing the Supreme Court’s infamous abortion decisions and without petitioning Congress for redress.
No established right-to-life organization was prepared to undertake the planning, financial and operational responsibilities for a high impact prolife March on the U.S. Capitol. But, grassroots prolifers wanted to march! About thirty prolife veterans resolved themselves into a committee and began making plans for the first March for Life.
On January 22, 1974, the first March for Life was held on the West Steps of the Capitol. An estimated 20,000 committed prolife Americans rallied that day on behalf of our preborn brothers and sisters.
In 1974, the March for Life was incorporated as a non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian organization.
Read more at http://www.marchforlife.org
Monica Lewinsky’s Ex-Boyfriend’s Wife for President