Human conflict of any kind involves the most dogged effort. Out of pride, stubbornness, fear, or duty, both sides in a conflict will often persevere — striving to find a trace of weakness or inattention in the other. Ultimate victory requires destruction of one’s enemy. Yet the nature of republican government does not permit annihilation of the enemy — unless one proposes to undermine and replace constitutional government with something barbarous.
What does the political conflict of our era entail? Some say the conflict is between constitutional government and busybody socialism. Without any doubt we know the Democratic Party supports the nationalization of large sectors of our economy. With its collapse, we discovered to our horror much of our banking industry already under Federal Government command. By gradual degrees even our public schools have come under the sway of the Federal Government. With the Health Care Bill and Cap-and-Trade legislation, the Democratic Party seeks control of the remainder of our society. The Democratic Party’s grand effort begs for answer. If the Democrats are unopposed, what kind of country will we pass on to our children?
Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty—power is ever stealing from the many to the few…. The hand entrusted with power becomes … the necessary enemy of the people. Only by continual oversight can the democrat in office be prevented from hardening into a despot: only by unintermitted Agitation can a people be kept sufficiently awake to principle not to let liberty be smothered in material prosperity. — Wendell Phillips (from here)
With victories in Virginia, New Jersey, and even Massachusetts, aroused citizens have shown we can joined together to defend our heritage of liberty. Will you too oppose the “soft” tyranny of the socialist state? Will you defend both your rights and the rights of your family and friends?
Are you ready to do your part to elect honorable and competent leadership? Then please join the Prince William County Republican Committee.
CALL TO MEETING
By the authority of the Plans of Organization of the Republican Party of Virginia and the Prince William County Republican Committee, I hereby call a meeting of the Prince William County Republican Committee, to conduct its regular business on Monday, January 25, 2010. The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM at Gainesville Middle School,8001 Limestone Dr., Gainesville, VA 20155. Click here for map of the location or see the website www.pwcgop.org
1. Call to Order 7:30pm
2. Invocation 7:35pm
3. Pledge of Allegiance 7:40pm
4. Approval of previous meeting’s minutes 7:45pm
5. New Business
a. Financial Report 7:50pm
b. Presentation of 2010 Budget for Discussion 8:00pm
c. Lincoln/Reagan Dinner Status Report 8:15pm
d. Details of 2010 Convention Call 8:15pm
6. Chairman’s Report (2010 Primary, Appointment of Audit Committee) 8:25pm
7. “Why I am a Republican” – PWCRC Member, Don Call 8:30pm
8. Reports of Magisterial Districts/Clubs 8:35pm
9. Admission of New Members 8:55pm
10. Adjourn 9:00pm
The Chair reserves the right to recognize elected officials or candidates at any time for the purposes of remarks or a report.
Lyle G. Beefelt, Chairman