November 2015

Montgomery County Republican Party


In This Issue

County Exec Committee Meeting November 17
Munch & Mingle at Headquarters Prior to Meeting
Sponsored by District 16 State Representative Will Metcalf
The final quarterly meeting of the 2015 Montgomery County Republican Party Executive Committee will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm in Room 402 of the Alan B. Sadler Commissioners Court Building in Conroe 77301 at 501 North Thompson Street. The CEC consists of all current Voting Precinct Chairmen. A Vacancy Committee meeting will convene at 6:45 pm on the same day and in the same location to fill a vacancy in East County Voting Precinct #53 and any other vacancies in the office of Precinct Chairman that may exist at the time of the meeting. The Munch & Mingle Social, sponsored by District 16 State Representative Will Metcalf, will begin at 5:30 pm in the County Headquarters at 310 Metcalf (formerly Collins) Street in Conroe 77301-2856. Light refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend all of these events.
The CEC will hear reports from the Vacancy Committee and the Party Treasurer. The Finance Co-Chairs and the County Chair will report on the campaign appearance/Party fundraiser of presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson and its impact on other possible presidential campaign appearances in the County. Organization Chairman Jim Schulze and Party Executive Assistant Melinda Fredricks will discuss the Precinct Voter Data System and its availability and the status report of the candidate filing process will be presented.

  Filing for Political and Party Office

The Filing Period for a place on the March 1, 2016 Primary election ballot for the Party Office of Precinct Chairman began on September 14, 2015 and ends at 6 :00 pm on December 14, 2015. Filing applications and Precinct Chairman Job Descriptions are available from the County Headquarters by calling 936-441-5621, by email at  or by download from the Party website at The completed application must be notarized and delivered to the Headquarters in person, by mail at POB 45, Conroe, TX 77305, by fax at 936-539-5858 or by email at prior to 6 pm on December 14th. The application original should be delivered to the County Headquarters. A copy of the completed application will be provided to the applicant.
The Filing Period for a place on the March 1, 2016 Primary election ballot for a Public Office and Party County Chairman begins on November 14, 2015 and ends at 6:00 pm on December 14, 2015. Applications are available from the same sources as the Party Office of Precinct Chairman applications. Completed applications must be notarized and delivered to the County Headquarters accompanied by the appropriate filing fee, except in the case of a County Chairman filing in which no fee is required. Checks should be made payable to "MCRP". A copy of the Petition in Lieu of a Filing Fee is available at County Headquarters. A completed copy of the application will be provided to the applicant. Headquarters office hours are 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Individual appointment with the County Chairman for filing may be arranged.

Presidential Candidate Comes to the County

Not since 1976 has an officially declared candidate for President of the U. S. visited Montgomery County. President Gerald Ford made a campaign appearance on April 29, 1976 in Conroe. He spoke to a crowd of 20,000 gathered on the west side of the courthouse square. A number of prominent political figures, including George H. W. Bush in 1979, Senator Ted Cruz in 2013 and Donald Trump in 2015, have appeared in the County and later declared their candidacy, but Dr. Ben Carson's campaign appearance became the second candidate with his September 0th visit. Dr. Carson spoke to a sold out crowd of over 1,200 in the Conroe High School Auditorium and an overflow crowd of 200 in the School Cafeteria. The MCRP was able to raise funds from ticket sales to the speaking event and the candidate was able to raise campaign funds from a Host Reception held in a private home. Both were successful and can be duplicated with other presidential candidates. The Party will continue to actively recruit other presidential candidates to make an appearance in the County.

So read a headline in the December issue of American History magazine. What followed was an interesting narrative about the history of the U. S. Constitution. "It's not easy to amend the Constitution. Since 1789, 33 amendments have been passed by Congress and submitted to the States; 27 of those amendments have been ratified. The six failed amendments include proposals to revoke the citizenship of anyone accepting a title of nobility from a foreign country (1810), prohibit Congress from abolishing slavery (1861), enable Congress to regulate child labor (1924), and guarantee equal rights under the law regardless of sex (1985).
But thousands of amendments have been proposed- more than 11,600 of them according to a 2014 report by the U.S. Senate- which has led to robust debate over whether the amendment process is too cumbersome for our rapidly changing society. Consider how America might have been different had any of these measures made it out of Congress and into the Constitution:
(1)Replace the president with a three-member executive council (1878); (2) Make divorce illegal (1914); (3) Limit personal wealth to $1 million (1933); (4) Forbid drunkenness in the U.S. and its territories; (5) Limit the federal government's role in treaty-making (1951); (6) Make flag burning illegal (1968); (7) Abolish the death penalty (1990); Abolish the Electoral College (2004); and Ban corporate donations to political candidates (2011)."

"An Unteachable President"         
By Bret Stephens
On September 28, 2015, Obama told the UN "he was concerned that dangerous currents risk pulling us back into a darker, more disordered world." Stephens wrote: "Recall that it wasn't long ago that Mr. Obama took a sunnier view...The tide of the war was receding. Al Queda was on a path to defeat. ISIS was 'a jayvee team' in Lakers uniforms. Iraq was an Obama administration success story. Bashar Assad's (Syria) days were numbered. The Arab spring was a rejoinder to, rather than an opportunity for, Islamist violence. The intervention in Libya was vindication for the 'lead from behind' approach to intervention. The reset with Russia was a success, a position he maintained as late as September 2013. In Latin America, the 'trend lines are good.'  It is a remarkable record of prediction. One hundred percent wrong. ...The president had to declare our foreign policy dilemmas solved so he could focus on his favorite task of 'nation-building at home.' A strategy of retreat and accommodation, a bias against intervention, a preference for minimal responses- all this was about getting America off the hook, doing away with the distraction of other people's tragedies.  The professor president who loves to talk about teachable moments is himself unteachable...."
Dred Scott v. Sandford, 1857- Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney, a Democrat, along with six other Democrat Justices, ruled that the Declaration of Independence self evident truths- "that all men are created equal"- did not apply to the enslaved African race. The remaining two Republican Justices dissented in this landmark decision.

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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 Teenage Republicans are making plans. Elected officials and candidates for the 2016 elections are having fundraisers. And more!