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Written by Ralph Weber   
Thursday, 31 December 2099 00:00

If you would like to sign up for our email newsletter, please click the link, and fill out the information.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 September 2013 20:10
 
Please join the TVRC for our monthly Breakfast PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ralph Weber   
Wednesday, 30 December 2099 00:00

SATURDAY,  October 11,  2014
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN LOCATION

Please join the TVRC for our monthly Breakfast
at the Radisson Hotel in Madison
8721 Madison Blvd, Madison, AL  (map)
Coffee, Talk, and Breakfast Buffet at 8 - 9 AM, Speakers and More Talk at 9 AM

Come early - we sometimes start before 9 AM to accommodate our speakers. We finish by 10 AM.
The optional breakfast buffet is $10.
Join the TVRC - just attend a meeting.


 

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TVRC September Program



Representative John Merrill

GOP nominee for Secretary of State

Representative Mike Ball

House District 10

President Len Vaught

Republican Women of Huntsville



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Last Updated on Sunday, 05 October 2014 14:17
 
We Have T-shirts For Sale PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ralph Weber   
Tuesday, 29 December 2099 00:00

We now have TVRC T-shirts for sale. They are available at any of our regular monthly meetings. Pictures of a shirt are attached to this post, or come see it modeled at our next meeting.

 

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The Valley Young Republicans PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ralph Weber   
Tuesday, 15 December 2099 14:55
The Valley Young Republicans
The Valley Young Republicans usually meet the 4th Thursday monthly, 6 - 8 PM at Pie i n the Sky Fresh Pizzeria & Pub, 8141 Hwy 72, Madison, AL. Contact is Eric Harris at 256-258-9171 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and on Facebook. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Their allied club, Madison County Young Republicans, will continue to meet the 3rd Tuesday as noted in the club section near the bottom of the newsletter.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 09:30
 
Election News PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Sunday, 05 October 2014 14:28
Election News
Huntsville municipal runoff election Tuesday, October 7
Huntsville City Council, District 3
Huntsville Board of Education, District 3
Last Updated on Sunday, 05 October 2014 14:29
 
Our September TVRC Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Sunday, 05 October 2014 14:26
Our September TVRC Meeting

The TVRC met for breakfast on Saturday, September 13. Our speakers were state school board representative Mary Scott Hunter (pictured to the right of TVRC president Cate Summer) and Sam Givhan, chairman of the Madison County Republican Executive Committee (MCREC). Rep. Hunter delivered a presentation on Alabama College & Career Readiness Standards. Chairman Givhan discussed the upcoming general elections and the challenges facing Republican candidates this election cycle.

 
News and Opinion PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Sunday, 05 October 2014 14:25
News and Opinion by Thomas Scovill
The Alabama Accountability Act is working. I think it is the best law that our GOP legislature passed in this quadrennium. One reason is the nearly 3,000 scholarships it is funding. More please !
Rep. Barry Moore's (R, HD91, Enterprise) perjury trial has been delayed to after the election.
Jonah Goldberg asks, "Instead of Americans trying to persuade Muslims of the world that terrorism is un-Islamic, why shouldn’t Muslims be working harder to convince us? "
Alabama Budget Basics. This is a three part tutorial. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Read more from the API at this link Alabama Policy Institute.
Tax increase? Not likely, otherwise candidates would be talking about it now, before the election. Right?
Republicans were created to cut taxes. Some are. Why not Alabama?
Listen to Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory talking a whole lot of sense.
Better off today? Look at the numbers before you agree with BHO.

The Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University provides a dynamic and rigorous education program focused on the moral imperatives of free markets and individual liberty, as well as relevant policy research on current and local issues."  Visit the web page.

 
General Election Ballot Amendments PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Sunday, 05 October 2014 14:24
General Election Ballot Amendments
by Thomas Scovill
Alabama 2014 General Election Ballot Measures. There are five proposed amendments on the general election ballot. One would raid the Alabama Trust Fund to pay for more borrowing (hiss) and one would help protect the right to bear arms by requiring strict legal scrutiny of proposed restrictions (smile). Here are the proposed amendments and how I plan to vote:
Vote YES on Amendment 1. Forbids state's recognition of laws violating state policies, including all foreign law.
Vote NO on Amendment 2. Increases the amount of the General Obligation Bonds authorized by $50 million to be repaid from the Alabama Trust Fund (ATF). Vote NO because, even though it would permit the state to borrow $50 million to pay for National Guard armories, raiding the ATF yet again is a terrible idea. In recent years the legislature has raided the ATF for nearly $1 billion, most of which has yet to be repaid. These were bad precedents and should not so soon be repeated. The ATF is not a candy jar for lawmakers (see bill and votes at OpenBama).
Vote YES on Amendment 3. Protects right to bear arms; requires strict scrutiny of any restriction on the right. Vote YES because it would make it modestly more difficult for state or federal law or treaty to interfere with an existing right.
Vote YES on Amendment 4. Requires a two-thirds vote of the legislature to enact a law which would require local boards to increase expenditures by $50,000 or more unless the legislature also provides the funding for the increase. Vote YES because it helps limit unfunded mandates.

Vote YES on Amendment 5. Sportsperson’s Bill of Rights. Clarifies that the people have the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife subject to reasonable regulations. Vote YES because it's a modest clarification that might make it harder for government to abuse an existing right.

 
Principles for American Renewal PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Sunday, 05 October 2014 14:23
Principles for American Renewal
Chairman Reince Priebus of the Republican National Committee lists these goals and policies of the Republican Party (read more here):
1. Our constitution should be preserved, valued and honored.
2. We need to start growing America’s economy instead of Washington’s economy so that working Americans see better wages and more opportunity.
3. We need to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, make government more efficient, and leave the next generation with opportunity, not debt.
4. We need to start over with real healthcare reform that puts patients and their doctors in charge, not unelected bureaucrats in Washington.
5. Our veterans have earned our respect and gratitude, and no veteran should have to wait in line for months or years just to see a doctor.
6. Keeping America safe and strong requires a strong military, growing the economy, energy independence, and secure borders.
7. Every child should have an equal opportunity to get a great education; no parent should be forced to send their child to a failing school.
8. The best anti-poverty program is a strong family and a good job, so our focus should be on getting people out of poverty by lifting up all people and helping them find work.
9. Our country should value the traditions of family, life, religious liberty, and hard work.
10. We should make America energy independent by encouraging investment in domestic energy, lowering prices, and creating jobs at home.

11. We need an immigration system that secures our borders, upholds the law, and boosts our economy.

 
The Spider Web of Dependency PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Sunday, 05 October 2014 14:22
The Spider Web of Dependency
One of the two candidates for governor gets it. The other is a Democrat. Governor Bentley got it right in his 2014 state of the state address when he said,
Good people live here. And we must all serve them and offer them greater opportunity to prosper if we are to ever see our state rise from the depths of deficiency.
We will never see an end to the plague of poverty by offering a deeper dependence on a flawed government system. We will never help our poorest citizens, or our future generations by casting over them the net of federal government giveaway programs.
We can break the cycle of poverty, but not with programs that drag our communities and our people into the downward spiral of dependence.
That is why we will not expand on a flawed and broken system that encourages greater reliance, not on self, but on government, pulling even more of our vulnerable citizens into what President Ronald Reagan called the "spider's web of dependency."
We will help no one if we continually make decisions that ultimately offer little hope for our citizens while driving this great nation deeper into debt.
There is never freedom for the Breadwinner who is dependent on the government. Freedom is only found in the Land that offers Opportunity. That comes from hard work and sacrifice.

Meanwhile, here is an insight into PG's thinking.

 
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