President’s Message for September, 2018
Since September 11th is Patriot’s Day in honor of those who lost their lives 9/11/01, it seems appropriate to review the basics regarding the proper display of our American Flag.
The American Flag and Its Flying Rules
The Flag of the United States of America is a symbol of freedom and liberty to which Americans pledge their allegiance by standing at attention, facing the flag with their right hand over the heart, and reciting:
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
The flag consists of 13 alternating red and white stripes that represent the 13 original colonies, and 50 white stars on a blue field, with each star representing a state. The colors on the flag represent:
- Red: valor and bravery
- White: purity and innocence
- Blue: vigilance, perseverance, and justice
There is much more to learn about the proper care and display of the American Flag – much more then I can justifiably take up in the brevity of a President’s message. So instead I will give you the website to go to that will inform you of those details.
Some have asked me why my banner is not on permanent display outside my home. This protocol document will answer that. It is the “sunrise to sunset” clause. I display my flag on all National Holidays.
At a time when so much disrespect is being demonstrated on the news to our beloved flag which symbolizes the values that many have sacrificed and died for, let us take special pride as MVRC members to set the example as to the proper care, display and respect we employ and encourage.
God bless all of our members, God bless our flag and all who respect and honor it not only here but abroad.
Presidents Message for August, 2018
“THE TIDES – THEY ARE A TURNING”
“One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all – both born and pre-born.
Many of you who attend our monthly meetings have heard former President Judi Neal and myself repeat this tag line to our Pledge of Alegience as a reminder to all, that liberty and justice belong to all conceived Americans, not just the ones that are able to make it safely out of the womb of its mother. With the recent nomination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, that idea may become nationally sanctioned.
The extreme left are horrified that we would ever be so bold as to recognize the humanity of a pre-born infant in its mother’s womb. An entity of which all of us both right and left were at the early stages of our lives.
Critics of the overturning of “Roe Vs Wade” claim that this issue is “settled law” and hence should not and cannot be tampered with. Au Contraire, my friends, Au Contraire.
Think about it. Roe vs Wade became law in 1973. Much of that was based on a “right to privacy” which does not exist in the Constitution and on the science of a “cluster of cells” theory, that biologist touted at the time. But science as you know is NOT a settled science. It has and is evolving as our technology advances through the years.
So although I have always personally believed that life begins at conception, there can now be no doubt of it from a scientific viewpoint. Remember that science at one time believed that the earth was flat and THAT was settled science.
So do not lose heart my patriotic and Judeo-christian friends. “The Tides – They are A Turning”!
Presidents Message for July, 2018
As we recently celebrated 2 major National Holidays, Memorial Day and Independence Day and 1 minor one (Flag Day on June 14th) we can all be grateful that we live in this wonderful country, in spite of all the challenges we face. Make no mistake about it. We are a force to be reckoned with. And we will never tire of letting the Liberal Leftist in our midst know that we are here and we will NOT go silently into the night. If there is any doubt about that all we need do is to be reminded of November 6th, 2016 when Donald J Trump became our new President. Against all odds, the silent majority spoke up.
We can say the same for our beautiful state of California. The Democrats may have a stronghold on it now but as long as people like us are there to fight their liberal agenda, they will never be able to rest.
The Primary elections brought us some successes and some disappointments. Voting irregularities were abound and we are voicing our complaints to the responsible administrators.
More importantly we have a strong chance to reverse all the harm being done with each election by electing our own Secretary of State Mark Meuser. Of all the November ballot candidates, Mark is the most important one to get behind. Sure we will support John Cox for Governor and others as well.
However due to the pervasive evidence of voter fraud, illegal immigrants voting, felons voting, dead people voting and people voting multiple times, our best chance is to have a Secretary of State who will help clean up this mess. No matter how hard we try to get great conservative candidates elected, the odds are stacked against us due to the voter irregularities.
Thank you everyone who participated in the “get the vote out” efforts in the Primary Elections, especially Mr. Jon Hart who worked tirelessly to manage our efforts.
We now move forward with our final 2018 efforts with the November election. Let’s work smart and do all we can to get California our conservative Secretary of State Mark Meuser.
Jack Mercica, President of MRVC
Presidents Message for May, 2018
What does it take to motivate the voting or non-voting public to get out there and vote on November.
Perhaps they need to be reminded of the consequences of NOT voting for conservative candidates who have a PHD in Common Sense. So let’s do that. Check these out and remind your family and friends not to complain if they can’t take a few minutes to examine the facts (not media rhetoric) and vote.
Our geniuses in Sacramento passed the Cap-n Trade Tax which will increase gas $0.63 to $0.93 cents a gallon. This is added on to the already existing tax. Aren’t you Taxed Enough Already (TEA Party)? Smile each time you fill up your tank and thank your state legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown
Increase on a new tax every residence will pay for tap-water. (And you thought bottled water was expensive)
A $3.46 billion Parks Bond to pay for parks in “disadvantaged communities”. The debt service alone will be over $200 million a year.
New law to release any lifer (murder, rape, child molestation) who is 60 years old or older and has already spent 25 years in prison. (If Charles Manson had lived a few months longer, he would have qualified).
A new $50 charge to all residents living in a mobile home park to address “living condition enforcement” in these parks? (Don’t our tax dollars already provide enough for this without bilking these residents for more money?)
Requires Tesla to either unionize with the United Auto Workers Union or forfeit State incentives to buy their electric cars. Sounds like political blackmail to support our left wing unions.
Reduces from a felony to a misdemeanor to purposefully transmit the AIDS virus to an unknowing partner. (So now murder is only a misdemeanor?)
Gives preferential treatment to prisoners convicted of serious crimes that are less than 25 years old because their brains are not mature enough to understand right from wrong. (Shouldn’t that decision be left up to the courts and jury who have listened to all the evidence?
A bill to require true sex be omitted from drivers’ licenses.
Free legal services for illegal immigrants. (Do you get free legal services my tax paying friend?)
Establish a safe “injection Zone” run by the government to oversee people injecting heroin. (What could be safe about that????)
If this is not enough to motivate people to vote these insane geniuses out of office, I don’t know what it will take. God save the people of California from their political suicide.
Lastly please consider getting involved in the November elections to help get our good candidates elected. Call Jon Hart at 909 621 2079 and sign up today.
President’s Message for April, 2018
April is most often significant for Christians who celebrate the Resurrection event of Easter. Never has the theme of resurrection been so-clear to me as it has been this particular April. For this month I witnessed first-hand the wicked and ugly side of leftist ideology in their attempt to discredit and disrespect lawful city government officials who try their best at protecting their citizens. That is the job they were elected to do by the voting citizens of our city.
I am referring to the Discussion City Council meeting that took place in San Dimas on April 10th regarding the possibility of San Dimas opting out of SB54, the Sanctuary State mandate. Undocumented immigrants appeared in mass from other local cities, primarily Pomona to voice their opposition to how San Dimas should operate by NOT opting out of SB54. Their behavior in many cases (not all) was belligerent, disrespectful and unruly. Some of us including myself, and other MVRC members were there to voice our support to opt out of SB54. But we were outnumbered 10 to 1.
Obviously our patriotic voices were being drowned out by these undocumented immigrants who want to tell us how we citizens should govern our city. So what does this have to do with the Resurrection? I am reminded of an organization known as “We the People Rising” and I thought how appropriate that must be for us. For unless we rise to the occasion we will be allowing these undocumented immigrants to take over our cities and decide for us how our government should operate. Many of us have jobs and multiple responsibilities. It is unfortunate that we would have to spend time to voice our opposition to these well-funded leftist groups who have no reservation in telling us how our cities should be operated.
Pay attention to your city council. A lot is going on now that requires your attention. Unless we do, other voices will prevail, many of whom do not even live or work in the city you make as your home. Unless we do, it will be them who will decide for us how our cities should deal with the criminal illegal immigrant problems which puts everyone at risk, including these misguided undocumented immigrants.
Yes April is a month for resurrection; a month to resurrect our rights to live in the city we call home and pay our tax dollars to support. Pay attention, write your councilmen and Mayor to voice your wishes for your city. Show up at the meetings. And never let others, especially non-residents and undocumented immigrants make your choices for you in how to run your city.
Lastly we have June Primaries around the corner. We need all hands on deck in helping to get patriots like us elected to office. We have been highlighting these individuals at our meetings. But we need your help in spreading the word to get them elected.
Blessings to all my patriotic friends of the MVRC.
President’s Message April 2018
Things are heating up for the June Primaries. Any help you can give our Campaign coordinator Jon Hart would be greatly appreciated as we work to “Make California Red Again”. Three basic ways to help are:
Host a Meet and Greet
Spread the word.
Jon can be reached at (909) 621 2079. Also I want to thank all who help make our first ever Gala event a huge success. We have had so many compliments on it and I know there is a lot of gratitude to go around for all who supported it in any way.I am sharing an analysis by Dr. Charles Krauthammer on our President Donald Trump. As a psychiatrist he has a lot of value to offer. Let me preface this first by saying emphatically that we are the Mountain View Republican Club. We will always be a vibrant arm of the Republican Party. But what does it really mean to be a Republican. I believe Dr. Krauthammer sums it up best.
Trump Is Not A Liberal or Conservative, He’s a “Pragmatist.”
(Definition: A pragmatist is someone who is practical and focused on reaching a goal. A pragmatist usually has a straightforward, matter-of-fact approach and doesn’t let emotion distract him or her.)
“We recently enjoyed a belated holiday dinner with friends at the home of other friends. The dinner conversation varied from discussions about antique glass and china to theology and politics.
At one point, reference was made to Donald Trump being a conservative, to which I responded that Trump is not a conservative.
I said that I neither view nor do I believe Trump views himself as a conservative. I stated it was my opinion that Trump is a pragmatist. He sees a problem and understands it must be fixed. He doesn’t see the problem as liberal or conservative, he sees it only as a problem. That is a quality that should be admired and applauded, not condemned. But I get ahead of myself.
Viewing problems from a Liberal perspective has resulted in the creation of more problems, more entitlement programs, more victims, more government, more political correctness, and more attacks on the working class in all economic strata.
Viewing things according to the so-called Republican conservative perspective has brought continued spending and globalism to the detriment of American interests and well being, denial of what the real problems are, weak, ineffective, milquetoast, leadership that amounts to Barney Fife Deputy Sheriff, appeasement oriented and afraid of its own shadow. In brief, it has brought liberal ideology with a pachyderm as a mascot juxtaposed to the ass of the Democrat Party.
Immigration isn’t a Republican problem, it isn’t a Liberal problem, it is a problem that threatens the very fabric and infrastructure of America. It demands a pragmatic approach not an approach that is intended to appease one group or another.
The impending collapse of the economy wasn’t a Liberal or Conservative problem, it is an American problem. That said, until it is viewed as a problem that demands a common sense approach to resolution, it will never be fixed because the Democrats and Republicans know only one way to fix things and the longevity of their impracticality has proven to have no lasting effect.
Successful businessmen like Donald Trump find ways to make things work, they do not promise to accommodate.
Trump uniquely understands that China’s manipulation of currency is not a Republican problem or a Democrat problem. It is a problem that threatens our financial stability and he understands the proper balance needed to fix it.
Here again, successful businessmen like Trump who have weathered the changing tides of economic reality understand what is necessary to make business work, and they, unlike both sides of the political aisle, know that if something doesn’t work, you don’t continue trying to make it work hoping that at some point it will.
As a pragmatist, Donald Trump hasn’t made wild pie-in-the-sky promises of a cell phone in every pocket, free college tuition, and a $15 hour minimum wage for working the drive-through at Carl’s Hamburgers.
I argue that America needs pragmatists because pragmatists see a problem and find ways to fix them. They do not see a problem and compound it by creating more problems.
You may not like Donald Trump, but I suspect that the reason some people do not like him is because:
(1) he is antithetical to the “good old boy” method of brokering backroom deals that fatten the coffers of politicians;
(2) they are unaccustomed to hearing a president speak who is unencumbered by the financial shackles of those who he owes vis-a-vis donations;
(3) he is someone who is free of idiomatic political ideology;
(4) he says what he is thinking, is unapologetic for his outspoken thoughts, speaks very straightforward using everyday language that can be understood by all (and is offensive to some who dislike him anyway) making him a great communicator, for the most part, does what he says he will do and;
(5) he is someone who understands that it takes more than hollow promises and political correctness to make America great again.
Listening to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders talk about fixing America is like listening to two lunatics trying to “out crazy” one another. Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Marco Rubio are owned lock, stock, and barrel by the bankers, corporations, and big dollar donors funding their campaigns. Bush can deny it, but common sense tells anyone willing to face facts is that people don’t give tens of millions without expecting something in return
We have had Democrats and Republican ideologues and what has it brought us? Are we better off today or worse off? Has it happened overnight or has it been a steady decline brought on by both parties?
I submit that a pragmatist is just what America needs right now. People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance, but that is common among those who have never accomplished anything in their lives (or politicians who never really solved a problem, because it’s better to still have an “issue(s) to be solved,” so re-elect me to solve it, (which never happens) and those who have always played it safe (again, all politicians) not willing to risk failure, to try and achieve success).
Donald Trump put his total financial empire at risk in running for president and certainly did not need or possibly even want the job; that says it all. He wants success for the U.S. and her citizens because he loves his country!
President’s Message March 2018
This month we celebrated President’s Day, Valentine’s Day and for Christians the start of Lent.
Reflecting on this we have so much to be grateful for.
1st A President of our USA who really cares about our safety, our prosperity and our civil rights
2nd . The love of our families, and friends.
3rd. Our deep abiding faith.
As a political force namely the Mountain View Republican Club, I would like to reflect on government as we celebrate President’s Day. In particular I would like to reflect on the status of trust in our government or the lack of trust. Over the past decade we have seen so much to give us pause about how much we should trust our own government, both national, state and local. We have seen:
- The IRS targeting conservative groups.
- The State department allowing for brave soldiers and state officials to die in Benghazie without needed and requested assistance.
- The Hillary Clinton email scandal
- The FBI colluding with the Clinton campaign and Russian operatives to spy on our President’s campaign.
- Our own State of California declaring a Sanctuary State, putting the protection of illegal immigrants who have committed serious crimes over the safety and security of the people who elected them to office and whose tax dollars pay their salary.
I am sure you can add to this short list.
My point is that there has been so much real evidence to convince us that we cannot put our total trust in our own governments.
Recently we have heard a lot about FISA courts. That means Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act courts.
Well I believe we are in desperate need of our own DISA court. That would be Domestic Intelligence Surveillance Act courts. Those courts are “We the People”. We the people need to explore, investigate and question the questionable intelligence and motivations behind the prejudiced actions of our government and national media colluding with the liberal left government. We are called upon to do so in order to keep and maintain the Republic for which we were given charge.
In 2017, for the 1st time in my 70 years, I purchased a firearm. Why? Because I can’t trust my own State government who could care less about our constitutional rights and may ban the purchase of firearms at any time. If they flaunt our ICE agents with sanctuary state and city laws, what makes me think they one day they won’t do the same with our 2nd amendment rights?
We at the MVRC will make every effort to bring conservative Republicans to office. We will donate to their campaigns and spread the word to support them. But one thing we will never do is put our total blind trust that they will do what we elected them to do. We will “hold their feet to the fire” and make sure they know at all times that they are accountable to us, “we the people”, who helped them get elected.
Like our honored President Reagan once said “Trust but Verify” And verify we will.
Fellow MVRC members,