November 2017

Montgomery County Republican Party

E-Newsletter 

In This Issue

Executive Committee Meeting November 14
Munch & Mingle at Headquarters Prior to Meeting
Refreshments Provided by Judge Claudia Laird
  
Dr. Wally Wilkerson,
Montgomery County Republican Party Chairman
4th QUARTERLY COUNTY EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE MEETING SET FOR NOV 14

The 2017 fourth quarterly meeting of the Montgomery County Texas Republican Party Executive Committee (CEC) will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM in Room 402 of the Alan B. Sadler Commissioners Building at 501 N. Thompson Street in Conroe 77301. A Munch & Mingle Social will begin at 5:30 PM in the County Headquarters at 310 Metcalf (formerly Collins) Street, Conroe 77301-2856 prior to the CEC meeting. Light refreshments provided by County Court at Law Judge Claudia Laird will be served. The Vacancy Committee will meet at 6:45 PM at the same location as the CEC meeting to consider filling the vacancy in Precinct #29 and consider vacancies in Precincts#2, #33, #49, #51 and #60. The CEC will hear reports from SREC members, the Vacancy Committee, the Party Treasurer, the Community Engagement Committee and the County Chairman.
 

Headquarters Volunteers to be Honored
 
All Headquarters Volunteers will be recognized and honored at the CEC meeting for their invaluable service to the Party.
 
Republican Headquarters was first opened in 1965 at its present location with one fulltime volunteer, Sally B. Naugle. The Annual Headquarters Volunteer of the Year Award is named after her. At the time, some people questioned if there was really a need for a Headquarters since the Democrats had none. But County Chairman Dr. Wilkerson pointed out that the Democrats did have a Headquarters: "It is called the County Courthouse!" he said. During that time, not a single elected official was Republican, and it was not uncommon for the Democrat elected officials to hang political signs in the courthouse.
 
Once a location for the GOP Headquarters was secured, the search for a sign
The original Republican Headquarters sign now hangs inside the office.
painter to paint a "Republican" sign to hang over the entrance proved to be quite a chore. One sign painter finally agreed to paint the sign, but he would not deliver it for fear that he might be caught with it in his truck. That sign presently hangs from a beam in the Headquarters as a reminder of how dreadful the word "Republican" was at that time.
 
Today, the Headquarters is now the window through which the public views the Republican Party. Thank you to all our wonderful Volunteers! You are the greatest!
 
County to Add Six Voting Precincts
 
The County Elections Administrator Suzie Harvey recently announced six (6) new Voting Precincts would be approved in January 2018 that will be effective for the 2018 Primary election. This will bring the total to ninety-six (96) Voting Precincts in Montgomery County. Individual (96) Voting Precinct maps will be available at the CEC meeting for Precinct Chairmen and printed maps are available upon to request from the Elections office at 936-539-7843.
 
"This expected increase is a result of the rapid population growth in the County", County Chairman Dr. Wally Wilkerson noted. "In 1964 when I assumed the Chairmanship, we had only eighteen (18) Voting Precincts".
 
A description of Precinct boundary changes and maps of all ninety-six Voting Precinct maps can be found by clicking here.
 
Candidate Filings
     
 
Candidate filing for Precinct Chairmen began on September 12, 2017 and will end on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM. Filing for public offices will begin on   November 11, 2017. Filing applications with appropriate filing fee for candidates for public offices must be filed with the County Chairman or his representative at the County Republican Headquarters in Conroe at 310 Metcalf Street in Conroe 77301-2856. Candidates for Precinct Chairman must file with the County Chairman but are not required to pay any filing fee.
 
Blank copies of filing applications and a list of filing fees are available from the Headquarters and also available for download (precinct chair, elective office).
 
As required by state law, the deadline for receiving all applications is 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017. No filing applications received after this time and date can be accepted. Applications received by mail after 6:00 p.m., December 11, even if postmarked on or before December 11 cannot be accepted. Remember, all applications must be notarized. The Party will have several Notaries available at the November 14th CEC meeting for the convenience of candidates.
 
Any questions should be directed to the Headquarters at 936-441-5621 or at info@mcrp.org. During the filing period, the Headquarters office hours will be: Regular Hours 9 AM to 5 PM Monday-Friday; Saturday November 11, 2017 9 AM to Noon; and Monday, December 11, 2017 9 AM to 6 PM.


Trump Remaking Federal Courts
     
The Wall Street Journal on October 1 reported President Trump "is rapidly remaking the federal appellate and district courts, with highly qualified nominees who fulfill his campaign promise to pick 'constitutional conservatives'." He announced his "eighth batch of judicial nominees", including four choices for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, including a pair of Texans: Texas Supreme Justice Don Willett and James Ho, a former clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and former Texas Solicitor General. The other two Fifth Circuit Court nominees, Stuart Duncan, general counsel for the Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty and Kurt Engelhardt, Chief Judge for the Federal District Court for Eastern Louisiana, have notable legal achievements. "The speed of the nominations and the quality of the nominees is a result of the close ties between White House judicial vetters and the Federalist Society that is a national clearinghouse for conservative legal talent.
 
Trump has made 18 nominations to Appellate Courts, 39 to District Courts and three to the U. S. Court of Claims. This may be more effective than increasing the number of U. S. Senators or House of Representative members because Democrats consistently use the Courts to advance their agenda. "Judicial nominations are arguably the most successful part of the Trump Presidency"- The Wall Street Journal.  

A Cultural Revolution
     
Helen Raleigh, an Immigration Policy Fellow at Colorado's Centennial Institute,
Helen Raleigh
recently penned an essay entitled "How American Anarchy Parallels China's Cultural Revolution," published by The Federalist. The opening read: "America is    clearly undergoing a Cultural Revolution that is eerily similar to Mao's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution which took place in China in the 1960s......triggered by a group of students at Beijing University.....They called themselves Red Guards because they worshipped China's Communist dictator Mao and his socialist/communist ideology feverishly."  Raleigh described how China's "Red Guards" condemned professors and school administrators for "stalling" progress towards a communist utopia they demanded. As a result, the educational system "collapsed" and the country "fell into lawlessness and chaos". Like China's Red Guards, some American college students and their supporters have been shouting down anyone who dares disagree with them.
 
"Modern-day Red Guards demand that college campuses be an exclusive and safe place, but are bent on making sure the campus is an unwelcome and unsafe place for anyone who doesn't show unconditional support for student's sanctioned orthodoxy." China's Red Guards believed "they had to wipe out the past." They traveled China "eradicating" anything that represented the past- old customs, museums, temples, shrines, tombs and yes, statues.
 
Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan has written: "When a nation tears down its statues, you tear down avenues of communication between generations." Americans are witnessing events that may parallel China's Cultural Revolution of the 1960s that was a dark chapter in their history. The so-called "legitimate violence" from the radical left like Antifa has fueled violent response from far right groups and disappointing support from the left-leaning media and some Democrats. The essay concluded with this admonition: "Let's never forget that evil can come from the pursuit of progress."


Donations Help Keep Montgomery County Red
Your financial donation to the local Republican Party does the following:

  • Helps maintain marketing and all services of the County Headquarters
  • Helps finance purchase of materials, supplies, equipment and major services
  • Helps maintain computerized voter list of Get-Out-the-Vote program
  • Helps strengthen and expand our Precinct and neighborhood organization
  • Helps expand outreach program to minorities and independents

We have three membership programs to choose from.

  • Sustaining Membership Program
  • Republican Roundtable
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Calendar of Events

Many fun and important activities are on the horizon! Republican Womens' clubs are having great speakers at their monthly meetings. Young Republicans and High School Republican groups are making plans. And more!