Archive for the ‘Thomas Jefferson Club’ Category

A Message from TJC President Jeff McGeary

July 31, 2011

Dear Patriot,

Our August meeting will be held in conjunction with the Kitchen Table Patriots to present a project to help ensure the integrity of our electoral process.  This is a genuine non-partisan issue.  Win or lose candidates for office should be able to rely on the officials who oversee the polls on Election Day so that every legitimate vote is counted.

“True the Vote” is an initiative developed by citizens for citizens, to inspire and equip volunteers for involvement at every stage of our electoral process and to actively protect the rights of legitimate voters, regardless of their political party affiliation.  We are looking for people to learn about this effort and get involved today to ensure we have valid elections for all.  Please join us August 8th.

True the Vote
w/ TJC & KTP
Monday, August 8th, 7pm
The Moose Club
127 East State Street
Doylestown, PA

At the meeting we will begin planning for the 2nd Annual “We Read the Constitution” Rally at Washington Crossing State Park on Saturday, September 17th.  Those who attended last year will recall the educational and civic value of the event.  If you are interested in helping or being a reader, please contact Audrey Strein at audreys110@yahoo.com.

Also consider attending a wonderful event with the “First Lady” of the Conservative movement, Phyllis Schlafly, on Tuesday, August 9th at the Union League in Philadelphia.  Phyllis is the Founder and President of the Eagle Forum.  There is a reception and luncheon; more information can be found here:  http://www.eagleforum.org/w-mailing/2011/Philadelphia-Invite.pdf.

All the best,
Jeff McGeary
President, Thomas Jefferson Club

State Bill Falls Short of True Voucher Plan

May 10, 2011

From the Courier Times by TJC Member Carlo Grilletto:

First, I would like to define “failing schools”; the term should be “failing students.”

There are two main components contributing to scholastic failure. The first is the quality of the educational institution itself. The second, of equal importance, is the student’s parental guidance, including moral and social values. Here lies a major problem: when schools are expected to fill in for the latter.

Read the rest here.

Local Politics by TJC Member

May 9, 2011

From TJC Member Larry Breeden in the Bucks County Courier Times:

Like so many others in Upper Makefield I paid little attention over the years to the governing of the township. We busied ourselves with our careers and raising our families. When I first moved here in 1973 the taxes were low, population small and there was little development. Things changed considerably.

The thrust of my career has been in exercising fiscal responsibility in the organizations with which I worked. My career spanned almost 40 years in the financial arena. It was in private industry, banking, financial consulting and the government, when I worked with the Resolution Trust Corp. during the savings and loan crisis.

After the recent demonstration of fiscal irresponsibility by the township supervisors in trying to foist a 22 percent tax increase upon residents, I have now decided to get involved by running for the position of township supervisor.

Read the rest here.

A Message From Brian Land, TJC Club Committee Chair

April 20, 2011
Fellow patriots,
With support of the National Endowment for the Arts, federal money
– YOUR money, went to UCLA to formulate a new national standard
history book.  A few names and events were left out; small names
like Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and a very small event…
the Constitutional Convention.

Heaven forbid that we emphasize the obvious:  that American

possesses a European and Western majority culture, including
our language, laws, customs, and most importantly the mindset
that has led us to becoming the greatest nation on Earth.

Under the ostensibly benign banner of “multiculturalism” and

its evil twin “political correctness,” liberals, transnationalists
and left wing radicals have successfully undermined elements
that bind us all together under the American Nation State.

The question is, will we let them bring us down?

If you do nothing, they will succeed.

We’re all busy raising kids and earning a buck.  However,

let’s not let the big house burn down around us!

We need people to occasionally volunteer.  We make

presentations.  We network.  We call (especially during
election cycles) and we show our numbers in front of the
public and politicos.

Contact me at 215-491-9494 or info@thomasjeffersonclub.org.

We need people on our Western Culture committee in particular
and the Thomas Jefferson Club in general.  Educate yourself
and help educate others.

Help us swell the ranks and defeat those extremists on the

left.  And make few new friends of like persuasion!

Sincerely,
Brian James Land
Thomas Jefferson Club
Chair, Western Culture Committee

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Upcoming event:
Wednesday, April 27th, 7-9pm – Sen. Toomey on the Debt,
Cutting Through the Liberal Debt Hysteria
Senator Pat Toomey will help us cut through the left’s hysterical
rhetoric on the debt ceiling. The facts are clear, and the Obama
administration is wrong. America will not default because the
federal government would have more than enough revenue coming
in to pay the interest on our nation’s debt. Join us to get the facts
before Members of Congress rush through any more “emergency”
measures that come at the expense of our children and grandchildren.
Event partners include the Kitchen Table Patriots, Loyal Opposition,
Lehigh Valley Project 9-12 Tea Party, Thomas Jefferson Club, 9/12
Patriots of Lower Bucks County, Independence Hall Tea Party
Association
Fort Washington Holiday Inn
432 West Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Washington, PA

Peter Brimelow Speaks to TJC

April 14, 2011

Coverage from VDare.com:

http://www.vdare.com/pb/110409_thomas_jefferson_club.htm

A Message from TJC President, Jeff McGeary

April 8, 2011

Dear Patriot,

Thank you to all who came out for our April meeting!  I am very happy to report our speakers for the evening, Peter Brimelow and Louis March, were extremely well-received.

Here at the Thomas Jefferson Club, we do not apologize for Western Civilization; further, we stand steadfast in defense of our Western identity and traditions – the backbone of our American Republic.

Peter Brimelow (http://www.vdare.com/), referencing his 1995 national best-seller, Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster, presented startling immigration statistics that have come to fruition even more rapidly than predicted in his book.  Mr. Brimelow discussed two courses for America:  A multicultural squabble of nationalities or a strong Republic, committed to self-government and its Western core heritage.  He discussed the Political Correctness that permeates all aspects of private, public and political life – from the classroom to the boardroom, often silencing anyone who dares to speak out in defense of European-Americans and Middle America.

Mr. Brimelow also discussed voting trends along demographic lines, citing national elections as far back at the 1970s thru today.& nbsp;   Louis March (http://www.repgov.org/) presented, “What Should Conservatives Work to Conserve,” which was met with a standing ovation.  Mr. March described in vivid detail what Americans have lost and yet stand to lose in the coming years and decades.  He discussed the powers today that are fanatically intent on converting America from a nation of Western descent, to something entirely different.

Mr. March reminded us that Western Civilization includes countless explorers, generals, pioneers and others who conquered four continents in three centuries.  Our civilization includes legions of men and women who blazed the trails, sailed the seas and conquered space.  And it was Westerners who first soared above the earth and delved deep beneath the ocean’s surface, and even walked upon the moon.

I have never witnessed a more energized and enlightened crowd!  At the conclusion of a standing ovation that lasted several minutes, the only comment from the audience was: “How do we get started!?”   

A thousand mile journey begins with the first step.  And the task before us now is to inspire and build.  If you would like to join us in this effort, please reply to this email with your name and full contact information to include address and phone number.

I very much look forward to the future with hope and optimism, our Western forefathers (and mothers!) faced much adversity as well.  It is in their spirit that we march forward.

For full coverage of both Peter Brimelow and Louis March’s speech, please visit our friends at Diggers Realm: http://www.diggersrealm.com/mt/archives/003518.html.  I would also like to thank RePatriot Radio and the Patriots of Lower Bucks for their support of our meeting.  Photos will be up soon on the website, http://www.thomasjeffersonclub.org/.         All the best, Jeff McGeary President, Thomas Jefferson Club

A Message from TJC President Jeff McGeary

April 4, 2011
Dear Patriot,
Western Civilization is dying.  The people of the West are sick not only
in the outward conditions of our social and political life, not only in
the loss of the control of our destiny, but in many respects the very values
and ideals on which we prided ourselves, and upon which guided our
course and propelled the Western peoples on all fronts.
Western Civilization – including the United States – is at a crossroads.
And the question before us is:  Which Way Western Man?
To discuss this subject we have two excellent presenters who will
address this question with facts, figures and solutions.
First up we will host Peter Brimelow, author of the national best-seller,
“Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster”
and Editor of VDare.com.
Our second speaker will be Louis March, author of, “Immigration and the
End of Self Government” and Chairman of the Representative Government
Education Foundation.  Mr. March is a former senior staffer of Senator Jesse Helms.
Please join us this Wednesday, April 6th, 7pm at The Temperance House in Newtown.
**PLEASE NOTE OUR CHANGE OF VENUE DUE TO WASHINGTON XING
INN’S RENOVATIONS**  The Temperance House
is located at 5 South State Street in Newtown, Bucks County.
I look forward to seeing you this Wednesday!
All the best,
Jeff McGeary
President, Thomas Jefferson Club

A Message from Jeff McGeary, TJC President

March 18, 2011

 

Dear Patriot,
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day is a long-standing international and American holiday;
a celebration of the most recognized patron saint of Ireland.  In the
United States, the holiday actually began on March 17, 1762, with
Irish soldiers serving in the English military marching in downtown
New York City.  Since that time, the date has evolved as recognition
of the roughly 36 million Americans claiming Irish lineage and their
contribution to our Republic and its collective European core ancestry.
Our nation has also evolved a great deal over our short time of 235 years.
Here at the Thomas Jefferson Club, a portion of our mission statement reads…
“WE BELIEVE the United States is a highly successful Republic because
of the Western Culture and Values upon which our nation was founded.”
A culture drives a nation.  And every nation has a right to national
self-determination.  The United States is no different.  So the subject for
our next meeting, Wednesday, April 6th, is…
“Which Way Western Man?”
To discuss this subject we have two excellent presenters who will address
this question with facts, figures and solutions.
First up we will host Peter Brimelow, author of the national best-seller,
“Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster”
and Editor of VDare.com.
Our second speaker will be Louis March, author of,
“Immigration and the End of Self Government”
and Chairman of the Representative Government Education Foundation.
Mr. March is a former senior staffer of Senator Jesse Helms.
Please join us Wednesday, April 6th, 7pm at The Temperance House
in Newtown.
**PLEASE NOTE OUR CHANGE OF VENUE DUE TO WASHINGTON XING INN’S
RENOVATIONS**
The Temperance House is located at 5 South State Street in Newtown, Bucks County.
I look forward to seeing you on April 6th in Newtown!
All the best,
Jeff McGeary
President, Thomas Jefferson Club

A Message from Jeff McGeary, Thomas Jefferson Club president

February 21, 2011

Dear Patriot,

Today is President’s Day.  But tomorrow we celebrate the original meaning of this holiday, the birth of our Republic’s first President, George Washington.

George Washington was a freedom fighter, a leader, a visionary and a man of faith.  General Washington was arguably our greatest military leader; he held together a Continental Army in the face of great adversity, relying on his faith in God and the brave men that stood with him during the Revolution.

Yet today, Washington’s birthday is no longer Washington’s birthday, we celebrate “President’s Day,” so we can all pay homage to the likes of Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, among others.  Institutions across America once named in honor of our Republic’s first President have been changed, replaced with more “inclusive” names to reflect our changing cultural attitudes and values.

Let us reflect today upon the Father of our County; “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”  He stood for freedom and stepped aside after eight years as President, allowing our young Republic to grow into the greatest nation in history.  Happy Birthday President Washington!

A number of you wrote in about our next meeting and I want to give you an update…  We have been working with RePatriot Radio to produce an Immigration Forum.  Our challenge has been securing a number of the higher profile speakers, to include Members of Congress.  We are confident the next meeting will soon be scheduled for mid to late March and I will keep you posted.

The upcoming meeting schedule is as follows:

March – Immigration Forum
May – Primary Candidates Forum
Summer – Western Culture Forum including several elected officials from Europe
September – 2nd Annual We Read the Constitution

We are an “all-volunteer” army here at the Thomas Jefferson Club.  If you would like to assist in the planning and execution of meetings and other events please reply to this email.  We do appreciate the support.

If you would like to stay tuned-in to frequent news updates and commentary from the club please subscribe to our daily blog at https://thomasjeffersonclubblog.wordpress.com/.

Finally, we proudly stand with the Governor and Citizens of the Great State of Wisconsin.  To support Governor Walker and his fight for the taxpayers of Wisconsin, please visit http://www.standwithwalker.com/
All the best,
Jeff McGeary
President, Thomas Jefferson Club

UPDATE!

January 26, 2011
DUE TO THE SNOW, THE PHILADELPHIA SCHOOL CHOICE EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE NEXT DAY (TIME AND LOCATION ARE THE SAME)***

The AFP-PA/LOYAL OPPOSITION VIEWING OF “THE CARTEL” HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO:

FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 28, 2011

7AM – 9AM (please note this is a morning event)

Where: German Society of Pennsylvania, 611 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA  19123

“The Cartel”

http://www.thecartelmovie.com/cgi-local/content.cgi?g=27 

 

Teachers punished for speaking out. Principals fired for trying to do the right thing. Union leaders defending the indefensible. Bureaucrats blocking new charter schools. These are just some of the people we meet in The Cartel. The film also introduces us to teens who can’t read, parents desperate for change, and teachers struggling to launch stable alternative schools for inner city kids who want to learn. We witness the tears of a little girl denied a coveted charter school spot, and we share the triumph of a Camden homeschool’s first graduating class.

Together, these people and their stories offer an unforgettable look at how a widespread national crisis manifests itself in the educational failures and frustrations of individual communities. They also underscore what happens when our schools don’t do their job. “These are real children whose lives are being destroyed,” director Bob Bowdon explains.

Join the Loyal Opposition and Americans for Prosperity at a screening of “The Cartel”

WHERE: German Society of Pennsylvania, 611 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA  19123