China trade

Here is another piece by guest author 'RM' on China trade and Trump's success stories dealing with Communist China.  


80 days

80 days to Election Day.

We are in a culture war - a soft war that will determine our country’s future. Our forefathers fought and died for precious freedoms that we take for granted. Those freedoms are under attack, as are values we have long cherished. It seems like every four years someone says this is the most important election of our lifetimes. I am beginning to think that is true every four years, because the country as we know it is at risk every four years from those would turn America into a socialist nation. I learned a new term the other day - the ‘ratchet effect’ - meaning government never loosens any restrictions, but just tightens them further.
 
If you want to save our country - then VOTE.  If you are not registered to vote, stop everything, right now, and register. Go here and register.

If you have not yet requested an absentee ballot, stop everything, right now, and do so. Go here now. As of now we are satisfied that (in North Carolina at least) absentee ballots can be counted fairly. If you later decide to vote in person, you do not have to vote your absentee ballot, but now you must have a backup plan. Ballots will start to be mailed on September 4. 
 
If you want to help save our country, volunteer with the local Republican Party. We are all volunteers; we need your help in making phone calls, staffing the local headquarters, putting out signs, knocking on doors, handing out literature at the polls, and talking to our friends and neighbors. Please consider being a volunteer, and sign up at https://www.chathamncgop.com/volunteer_2020.
 
And finally, a modern fairy tale.
 
The Ant and the Grasshopper (credits to Ann Corcoran and Aileen)
Old Version
The ant works hard in the North Carolina summer heat, maintaining her home and laying in supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies in the cold.
 
Modern Version
The ant works hard in the North Carolina summer heat, maintaining her home and laying in supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs the summer away.
Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and shivering.
North Carolina newspapers, television stations and Antifa show up to take pictures of the shivering grasshopper and post them on their Facebook pages next to a video of the ant in her cozy home with a table filled with food. Chatham progressives are stunned by the contrast.
Occupy the Anthill hires protestors to stage a demonstration on the Historic Courthouse Lawn.
Governor Cooper holds a press conference and publishes an executive order condemning the excesses of the ant, and promises executive action to redistribute the ant’s food. He blames President Trump, Senator Tillis, and every conservative everywhere for the grasshopper’s fate.
Finally, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners enacts an ordinance to prevent excessive storing of food, increases taxes on private property, and funds a committee to study how to help the grasshoppers in our community.
The ant moves out of Chatham County.

Crisis Election

Below is a thought-provoking article from a guest author ('RM') about the upcoming elections. Please read it and think about the consequences of this election season.

2020-A Crisis Election or Not?

 


90 Days

In 90 days we hold our elections. 
 
  • If you believe not being offended is more important than Freedom of Speech, then don’t vote.
  • If you don’t like guns and therefore believe no one else should have them, then don’t vote.
  • If you want your taxes to go up, then don’t vote.
  • If you want more activist judges who ignore the Constitution, then don’t vote.
  • If you want to see China gain increased power in the world, then don’t vote.
  • If you want to defund the police and see more violence in our cities, then don’t vote.
  • If you believe ‘fairness’ is more important than freedom, then don’t vote.
  • If you believe ‘equal outcome’ is more important than ‘equal opportunity’, then don’t vote.
  • If you want your children and grandchildren to grow up in a socialist nation, then don’t vote.

If you want to save our country - then VOTE. If you are not registered to vote, stop everything, right now, and do so. Go here and register. If you have not yet requested an absentee ballot, stop everything, right now, and do so. Go here and request an absentee ballot. If you later decide to vote in person, you do not have to vote absentee, but now you have a backup plan. Ballots will start to be mailed on September 4.

 
If you want to help save our country, please volunteer with the local Republican Party. We are all volunteers; we need your help in making phone calls, staffing the local headquarters, putting out signs, knocking on doors, handing out literature at the polls, and talking to our friends and neighbors. Please consider being a volunteer, and sign up at https://www.chathamncgop.com/volunteer_2020.

100 Days

In just 100 days we will elect a President, Congress, Governor, Council of State, Supreme Court justices, legislators, county commissioners, and school board members.

If you are not registered to vote, stop everything, right now, and do so. Go here and register.

If you have not yet requested an absentee ballot, stop everything, right now, and do so. Go here now. If you later decide to vote in person, you do not have to vote absentee, but now you have a backup plan. Ballots will start to be mailed on September 4.

Here is a video that explains the importance of re-electing President Trump, and says it much more eloquently thank I can in an email.

Do you think that the left is not planning an entirely different country should they win? Read this; it lists the demands of leftist organizations: release all criminals, defund the police, pay everyone for doing nothing, raise taxes, support radical social agendas. And then look at the list, towards the bottom of this document, of those organizations supporting this agenda. You may belong to some of those organizations. Do you want to reconsider your support for them?

If you have not yet decided that the socialists are coming for you, now is the time to educate yourself on the left's agenda, and to educate yourself on the conservative candidates. Here is a link to all the candidates, with photos, backgrounds, and their websites.

If you want to save our country - VOTE. If you have time or the means, consider contributing to a candidate, writing a letter to the editor, posting on Facebook, talking to your neighbors. Donate money to candidates or to the Republican Party if you can. Chatham County Republicans, all volunteers ourselves, can use your help in making phone calls, knocking on doors, handing out literature, staffing the polling places, working in the headquarters, and many more activities. You can sign up here.

If not you, then who? If not now, then when. We need to be brave in the face of an existential threat to the nation our founders envisioned.

And finally, for some encouraging words, watch this video from President Trump.


Independence Day 2020

Happy Independence Day 2020!

 
This weekend we remember the 244th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. May everyone have a safe and enjoyable holiday.
 
If you have not yet watched President Trump's speech at Mt. Rushmore, you must do so. It may be the best speech he has given, both in content and presentation. To see it in full go to this link
 
From his speech:
"It is time for our politicians to summon the bravery and determination of our American ancestors...we must protect and preserve our history, our heritage, and our great heroes. Here tonight before the eyes of our forefathers, Americans declare again, as we did 244 years ago, that we will not be tyrannized, we will not be demeaned, and we will not be intimidated by bad, evil people."
 
In just 120 days we will elect the next President of the United States. Here in Chatham County we will also elect a Governor, Cabinet of State, Supreme Court and other justices, county commissioners and school board members. This election will, like all elections, determine the fate of our country, our lives, and those of our descendants. There is a clear difference between conservative and constitutional government and that of the socialists, leftists, and anarchists who would destroy the system of government for which so many have fought and died, and for which we owe our gratitude. 
 
Americans could once be defined as a nation of people who held Liberty to be more important than their own lives.  Those Americans pledged their Lives, Fortunes and Sacred Honor to achieve Liberty, or to die in the attempt.  Not for their own sake, but for the sake of their posterity. We who now dare to call ourselves Americans have big shoes to fill.
 
I'm asking of you a few things.
First, if you are not registered to vote, do so now. Right now! Go to https://www.chathamncgop.com/register
 
Second, everyone should request an absentee ballot. We cannot predict how conditions in October and November will impact your ability to vote. One can always choose vote in person, but one cannot vote by absentee if that request has not been made. You do not have to vote absentee even if you have an absentee ballot, but that gives you an opportunity to do so. Then learn about the candidates and make your selections. Here is a link for more information about the candidates. Do not let yourself be unable to vote this fall.
 
Third, please consider how you can help. We need volunteers to work in our campaign headquarters, to make phone calls, to knock on doors, to assist outside voting locations, to observe ballot counting, to write letters, to provide advice, to donate funds, to speak with their neighbors. We need to be brave in the face of adversity, especially here in our home county. If you are able to volunteer time or funds, please let us know at https://www.chathamncgop.com/volunteer_2020 or email me at [email protected].
 
Lastly, pray for our Country, for our Leaders, for our military, and for our law enforcement officers. 
 
Terry Schmidt
  Chair, Chatham County Republican Party

Cross-country travel

I recently drove from North Carolina to Kansas on family business. Along the drive there were a lot of signs about the upcoming presidential election - and, except for one Biden bumper sticker beneath a Hillary bumper sticker on an old Volvo, the enthusiasm was all for re-electing President Trump. I guess that shows the national news networks may have it wrong on who is leading in the hearts of the electorate. It was also great to see all the American flags along Highway 64 (unfortunately only once you get out of Chatham County).

We observed some people wearing masks, but a lot more not wearing masks. In the Kansas county we visited almost no one was scared of the coronavirus, AND there have been zero cases of COVID-19.

Businesses are hurting because of shutdowns. My favorite Steak-n-Shake along the highway in St. Louis is closed permanently, and grass is growing in the sidewalk. Stores may never reopen. Hotels along the way seemed to be staying open but with much less business. Take-out fast food seems to be the rule, although the only restaurant in the town we visited was doing a booming sit-down business.

I think if you are concerned about the coronavirus for whatever reason, then stay home and try to stay safe. There is no absolute safety in life, though. Otherwise, take prudent precautions and lets get the country back in business.

Opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect the Chatham County Republican Party official position.


Statement on Racism

Racism is evil. Period.
We do not support any group or cause that is based on racial stereotyping, racial characterizations, or racial origins. The race of an individual should not be a consideration. To call a person a "racist" is a very serious charge of heinous behavior and conduct.
As the Party of Lincoln, Eisenhower, and Reagan, we resoundingly believe that all citizens of the United States of America have the inalienable rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, and that these rights should be protected. And we fully understand that the rule of law and equal justice for all is the foundation of our civil rights.
Chatham County Republican Party
June 2020

Statement on Statue

We strongly believe that the decision to keep or remove the statue placed on the Pittsboro Courthouse grounds by the Daughters of the Confederacy in memory of fallen Confederate veterans of the War Between the States should reflect the will of the people of Chatham County, and be in accordance with current law and the Constitutions of both North Carolina and the United States of America.
In our representative Republic, elected government officials at all levels should consider both the will of the People and the laws of the Country in all decision-making processes.
In some cases, the will of the People may be over-ridden by the rights and protections afforded all citizens under the law. In other cases, the will of the People will prevail as expressed by their Representatives, provided that all laws are followed and rights of all people are preserved.
We do not approve of the process used by the current Board of Commissioners to reach a decision, as that decision does not appear to follow the law as currently written with regard to public statues on government property as described in a 2015 North Carolina State Law (G.S. 100–2.1) Neither are the Commissioners complying with state laws regarding public meetings as they are refusing to release summaries of minutes for closed meetings during which the statue’s fate was discussed. Elected officials work for us, We the People.
The Chatham County Republican Party believes, based on what official documentation that the County has permitted to be released and on the issues presented in the Poyner Spruill memo to the County Attorney as updated on August 19, 2019 that the statue belongs to Chatham County, and that it is protected by the laws of North Carolina as a historical monument.
We believe that the statue should remain in place to remind all citizens of the terrible war that was fought to maintain the United States of America. This statue, along with thousands of others in courthouse squares, battlefields, and roadside markers across the United States, presents a silent testament to the price of civil war and the value of our Country.
In the words of President Lincoln at Gettysburg: “…that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

 

Chatham County Republican Party
September 24, 2019