January 2021
Supporting Policies and Candidates
for Economic Growth and Prosperity

Doing What’s Right for Radnor...and America!
In This Issue

  • Chairman's Message
  • Babson Out-Politicizes the Mainstream Media
  • On the Lighter Side: Condemnation
  • Big Tech's Blunders
  • What YOU Can Do Now!
  • In Case You Missed It
  • Election Calendar
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Keeping You Informed (article and video links)
Chairman's Message

Dear Radnor Friends and Neighbors,

While many of us remain focused on our national politics, we must at some point turn to the importance of our very local politics and the real impact it can have on our community and our standard of living.

The Democrats used their hatred of Donald Trump and anger at conservatives in general to motivate a “blue wave” of voters in 2017, 2018 and 2019, has adversely affected the Radnor Community and provides a compelling example of why local politics can be so impactful to our families and quality of life.

Did you know that our Radnor Township School District is governed by nine Democrats? Did you know that there has been a steady increase in the teaching and enabling of leftist social and moral issues in our schools, leaving less time for math, science, reading, writing, history and civics, and more time for political activism. Have you heard of the 1619 project, and do you know that it will be “taught” in Radnor Schools if certain school board directors have their way?

In my urgent message published on January 6, I condemned the assault on our Capitol by angry protesters. As noted below in our newsletter, School Board Director Andrew Babson felt the need for the Radnor School District to weigh in on the subject with a proposed resolution that inexplicably draws a connection between the protesters’ actions and “systemic racism.” This is representative of the leftist politicization of our public education system, and it is here, in your Radnor School District, where conservative thoughts and values are bullied and impugned. Radnor Schools are becoming politicized by a School Board that does not represent the community nor the best interests of our students.

As I look around our community, I recognize that the majority of our residents and taxpayers do not have children in our schools, but they willingly pay their taxes because the Radnor School District has been a magnet for our community. Now, due to nanny-state policies from our School Board of Directors, Radnor High School is almost vacant, scheduled classes don’t take place, and student-athletes are prohibited from attending in-person instruction, all the result of policies imposed by the school board. Meanwhile, neighboring public districts and private schools offer a far more normal course of instruction and a safer, in-school education experience than does Radnor.

In 2021, you have the opportunity to make a difference by voting in four new School Board Directors who will focus on educating our children and restoring the leadership role of the Radnor Township School District, and, in so doing, help make Radnor a great community in which to live and raise a family.

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The Radnor GOP is seeking candidates for local office, including School Board Directors and the many Judges and Inspectors required for our Radnor Boards of Election.  Interested candidates with inquiries for any of the positions noted should email us at info@RadnorGOP.org. Many thanks to several of you who have already done so! In order to be considered for School Board, candidates must submit a resume and letter of interest to info@RadnorGOP.org not later than Friday, January 31, 2021.
Howard Gartland
Chairman
Radnor Republican Committee
Babson Out-Politicizes the Mainstream Media
In all the coverage of the January 6 assault on the Capitol building, the typical description by the media is of an “insurrection” perpetrated by a “pro-Trump mob.” Contrast this with the typical description by the same media of the Black Lives Matter and Defund the Police riots and storming of government buildings as “mostly peaceful protests” rather than “insurrections” perpetrated by “pro-Democrat mobs.”

Don’t get us wrong; we think all violence is bad. And we wouldn’t expect the Radnor School Board, or any patriotic American, to disagree. What we would expect is that our school board not adopt a resolution that condemns the violence while simultaneously conflating that event with the completely separate issue of “systemic racism.”

But that’s exactly what may happen at the RTSD board meeting this Tuesday night.

At the RTSD Government Relations and Communications Committee meeting on January 12, School Board Director Andrew Babson, during “New Business” at the very end of the meeting, sprung on the committee a draft of a proposed resolution he wrote (hastily, if the grammar is any indication), noting that “it cannot be overlooked the systemic racism [sic] that played a prominent role in the insurrection.” Huh? The doctor goes on to say RTSD staff members are “well-positioned” to make these events a “teachable moment.” We think the Capitol riot, as well as other violent protests, can certainly inform civics lessons in our schools, but what do you suppose Babson’s teaching points might be? It certainly feels to us like they might skew heavily towards the leftist narrative.

You can read the full text of the proposed resolution by clicking on the image below, and you can watch the New Business portion of the GRCC meeting here.

Despite not having had an opportunity to review the language before Babson’s surprise introduction, the committee agreed to put the resolution on the agenda for the January 26 school board meeting, which starts at 7 PM and is streamed live on the RTSD YouTube channel

If you want to share your opinion with the school board, you can submit a public comment by email to boardcomments@rtsd.org in advance of the meeting. You can also reach out to directors individually using their email accounts posted here.

A Group of Concerned Parents
On the Lighter Side: Condemnation
Big Tech's Blunders
[This content is shared from the PA GOP]

It seems Big Tech changes its stance on censorship depending on whichever way the wind blows. Conservative voices online have had posts taken down and censored at an alarming rate. This censorship is disguised with terms like “fact-checking” and “flagging.” But while conservatives are being censored at the whim of Big Tech, the world is not turning a blind eye.
 
Countries across the globe are criticizing Big Tech for its hypocritical practices. For years, Facebook and Twitter ignored international activists' pleas to monitor violence-inciting language online within their countries. 
Due to Big Tech’s inaction, acts of aggression against minorities in other countries continue to be cultivated on platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Big Tech’s back and forth on censorship has set a terrible precedent for the rest of the world, and puts the future of our First Amendment at risk.
After Barring Trump, Facebook and Twitter Face Scrutiny...

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Varney rips Twitter over Trump ban: It's 'censorship'

FOX Business' Stuart Varney, in his latest " My Take," argues Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's permanent ban of President Trump is "censorship, plain and simple." "Dorsey justifies this by saying the president incited violence," Varney said. "I'd like...

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What YOU Can Do Now!
 
Share your feedback. Email us at feedback@RadnorGOP.org.

Volunteer to help. Email us at volunteer@RadnorGOP.org.

Interested in running for office, in Radnor or elsewhere? Email us at info@RadnorGOP.org.

Make a donation to support Republican candidates representing our interests. No gift is too small. You can make a contribution by sending a check to Radnor Republican Campaign Committee, 242 Ravenscliff Road, St. Davids, PA 19087 or simply clicking here or on the yellow "Donate Now" button above or on any page of our website.
 
Thank you for your support!
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Election Calendar
May 18
Tuesday
7 AM-8 PM
PRIMARY ELECTION
Radnor polls are open 7 AM-8 PM.
Find your polling place here.
May 19
Wednesday
First Day to Register After the Primary Election
Register to vote here. It's easy!
Nov 2
Tuesday
7 AM-8 PM
GENERAL ELECTION
Radnor polls are open 7 AM-8 PM.
Find your polling place here.
Nov 3
Wednesday
First Day to Register After the General Election
Register to vote here. It's easy!
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Jan 25
Monday
6:30 PM
Radnor Board of Commissioners Meeting
Click here to view the Board of Commissioners agendas and minutes. Meeting videos may be viewed on the Township's YouTube Channel.
Where: Radnorshire Room in the Township Building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.
Jan 26
Tuesday
7 PM
Radnor Township School District Board Meeting
Click here to view the School Board meeting agendas and minutes. Meeting videos may be viewed on the District's YouTube Channel.
Where: Possibly a virtual meeting
Jan 27
Wednesday
7 PM
Radnor GOP Committee Meeting
Where: Virtual Meeting - Please look under "Events" on our Facebook page.
Feb 8
Monday
6:30 PM
Radnor Board of Commissioners Meeting
Click here to view the Board of Commissioners agendas and minutes. Meeting videos may be viewed on the Township's YouTube Channel.
Where: Radnorshire Room in the Township Building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.
Keeping You Informed

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Varney rips Twitter over Trump ban: It's 'censorship,...

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Auditor General Tim DeFoor vows to deliver

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Biden's 1M shots-a-day 'goal' was already achieved by Trump

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