Political Peacock
May 2019 Newsletter
President's Message

THE IN EQUALITY ACT

Women are a sex, not an identity one can claim.  Make no mistake, the Equality Act o r H.R. 5 diminishes women and puts them at risk. This legislation protects sexual orientation and gender identity without any objective means of defining those terms, and elevates gender dysphoria, classified by the American Psychological Association as a mental disorder, to a protected status. Thanks to Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump, it has no chance of becoming law. But what about 2020 and beyond? The danger is real. Allow me to explain.

Some of you may not know about Title IX enacted in 1972 to end discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded program or activity. Title IX is best known for creating parity in sports for young women in high school and college. But that all goes away if you can claim the identity of a woman and use your physical advantage to cheat women athletes out of their accomplishments and then enjoy protection under the Equality Act. We already see it happening, but federal legislation is a whole different ball game. The Equality Act, disguised by an intentionally misleading moniker, would all but destroy Title IX. Women will not only get the shaft in sports, but they will be at risk in locker rooms, bathrooms, domestic violence shelters, prisons, and in other programs. This type of legislation harms not only women, but it harms employers, parents, health professionals, non-profits, and teachers. It is dangerous.

There has been an explosion of gender clinics and a diagnosis of gender dysphoria just in the past few years. These clinics report a 400% increase in children identifying as transgender. I recently spoke to a junior high student in California who told me that one-half of the kids in his school identify as transgender.   Need more convincing?  Did you know that parents in Ohio lost custody of their daughter, because they wanted to treat her depression and anxiety with Christian counseling instead of hormones to transition her to a boy? Did you know that an elementary school principal in Massachusetts announced that he was going to dress as a female and wished to be called Shannon? Did you know that a teacher in Texas was fired for refusing to refer to a six-year-old girl as a boy? The politicization of a mental disorder means that people are not getting the help that they need. Moreover, it means that the government is inching closer toward compelling speech not protecting the free exercise of speech. 

This garbage actually received approval from 8 House Republicans , including Mario Diaz-Balart from Florida’s 25 th congressional district. Rep. Diaz-Balart is up for re-election in 2020. Please join me in making a call to (202) 225-4211, (305) 470-8555, or (239) 348-1620 and let him know what you think of his vote.

The devil never rests and nor should we.

 Bonnie Jackson
Featured Speaker
Representative Col. David Smith (ret.)
This month our speaker is Florida House Representative David Smith. He is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Colonel and Associate Member of WPRWF. Rep. Smith was elected in 2018 and he represents the citizens of Florida House District 28, which covers most of Seminole County, including Geneva, Chuluota, Winter Springs, Oviedo and parts of Casselberry, Longwood and Sanford. Florida House of Representatives website.
Rep. Smith attended Texas A&M University on a military scholarship and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Upon graduation, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps and served at the Pensacola naval air station as a UH-1N (Huey) helicopter pilot. During his career he made six extended deployments, including a combat tour flying in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is the recipient of multiple combat decorations and numerous personal awards for sustained superior performance. During his career he held a TOP SECRET security clearance.

Since leaving active duty in 2012, Rep. Smith has been very active in community affairs. He is a Paul Harris Fellow in the Rotary Club of Winter Springs. He is a member of the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce, multiple Veterans organizations and other local non-profit groups. He is a graduate of Leadership Orlando class #78 and Leadership Seminole class #26. Rep. Smith is a member of Cross Life Church in Oviedo.
We are pleased to have Grant Maloy, Clerk of the Court and Comptroller for Seminole County. He will share with us the important functions performed by the Clerk of Court and he will also discuss the funding issues that impact his office and those of other Clerks of Court across the state of Florida.
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Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder Proclaiming Justice to the Nations
Armani Salado, candidate for U.S. Congress FL District 7
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OUR MAY MEMBERSHIP MEETING WILL BE ON TUESDAY MAY 28, 2019 AT 12 NOON. PLEASE ARRIVE BY 11:45.
REMEMBER TO RSVP BY FRIDAY MAY 24, 2019.

Lunch is $25 by reservation only . Please bring cash or check.

Remember that we are a non-profit organization existing to promote Republicans and conservative causes. The RSVP deadline exists to provide final numbers to our caterer. If you find that you are unable to attend after the deadline, we are sorry to miss you but we expect that an RSVP will be honored. Please be courteous and send payment to reimburse us for your lunch. Not doing so hurts our bottom line. Remember, WE ARE REPUBLICANS AND THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A 'FREE LUNCH.'

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Lunch will be Pasta Primavera: Sautéed Mushroom s, Red Peppers, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Fresh Garlic and White Wine with Marinara. Served with a Caesar Salad: Fresh Romaine Lettuce, Garlic Croutons, and Shaved Parmesan Tossed in Caesar Dressing.

Lunch is catered by Dominick's Restaurant in Winter Springs.

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If you would like to see your name here, consider renewing your membership at the Patron, Angel or Saint level. We are incredibly grateful for all our members' generosity and support!


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Ann Chilton, Nancy Davis, Colleen Finwell, Catherine Harvie, Bonnie Jackson,
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