Susquehanna Valley Conservatives Mission

SVC MISSION STATEMENT

SVC supports conservative principles and policies and provides area conservatives and the general public with education and information regarding issues at the local, state, and national levels. SVC encourages active participation in the public arena.

Tomorrow’s Meeting

WHO: Jim Cawley, Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania

WHEN: Monday, April 14 at 7:00PM

WHERE: Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, Lewisburg
Baylor Conference Room, Lower level, west side

AUDIENCE: Public is invited to attend free of charge

April’s Upcoming Meeting

Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania, Jim Cawley, will be the guest speaker for the next meeting of Susquehanna Valley Conservatives. The meeting will be held on Monday, April 14 at 7:00PM in the Baylor Conference Room at the Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, Lewisburg.

Jim Cawley, 44 years old, graduated from Bishop Egan High School in Bristol Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He then graduated cum laude from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He received a law degree from Temple University School of Law.

Prior to being elected to the Bucks County Board of Commissioners, he was Chief of Staff to State Senator Tommy Tomlinson. In 2000, he ran for a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the 141st District. Incumbent Democrat State Representative Anthony Melio won re-election by defeating Cawley 56%-42%. He was also a former Pennsylvania state chairman and national co-chairman of the College Republicans and served as an elected member of the Bristol Township School Board.

He serves on the County Commissioner’s Association of Pennsylvania’s Energy, Environment, & Land Use Committee as Vice Chairman. Jim is a former member of the board of directors for Lower Bucks Hospital, a former trustee of Bucks County Community College and a Commonwealth trustee of Temple University.

March’s Meeting Summary – Paycheck Protection

The summary of the SVC meeting held this past Monday, March 10 follows:

John Bouder - Paycheck Protection

John Bouder of The Commonwealth Foundation presented a discussion on the topic of paycheck protection and a background on the current practice of unions having dues withheld via the state (and via taxpayer money) and then given directly to unions. John is a policy analyst for The Commonwealth Foundation, and discussed how this practice unfairly gives unions advantages that other organizations lack. Currently, there is pending legislation (HB 1507) in Harrisburg, backed by our local Representatives, to end what was called the “Government-Union Power Cycle”.

65 people were in attendance.

SVC National Debt Tracker

Debt at Beginning of Meeting: $ 17,505,921,013,432
Debt at End of Meeting: $ 17,506,147,485,983
Increase in Debt during the Meeting $ 226,472,551
Increase per minute $ 2,516,361

Monday’s Upcoming Meeting

WHO: John Bouder – Policy Analyst & Communications Officer for the Commonwealth Foundation

WHAT: Why are government unions allowed to use taxpayer resources to collect their political money? This unfair political privilege has a devastating impact on taxpayers. Learn how fairness can be restored for teachers, government workers, and taxpayers in Pennsylvania.

WHEN:  Monday, March 10 at 7:00PM

WHERE: Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, Lewisburg
Baylor Conference Room (Lower level, West Side)

AUDIENCE: The public is invited free of charge. Those with opposing points of view are welcome.

March’s Upcoming Meeting

John Bouder will be the featured speaker for the next SVC meeting on Monday, March 10 at 7:00PM at the Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, Lewisburg. His presentation will focus on paycheck protection—ending government union bosses’ unfair political privilege that allows them to use taxpayer resources for politics.

John Bouder is a Policy Analyst & Communications Officer for the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives. He is a lifelong resident of Central Pennsylvania. He attended high school at Northumberland Christian School and college at Susquehanna University. He holds a B.A. in Writing and is a short story aficionado and an antiques collector.

John and his wife are the parents of two daughters and he is committed to bequeathing to his family a free and prosperous Pennsylvania.

SVC welcomes everyone to attend this meeting free of charge.

February’s Meeting Summary

‘It’s a marathon, not a 100 yard dash.’

For the second time in the last 9 months, those in attendance at last night’s Susquehanna Valley Conservatives meeting heard these words. The speaker, Mr Robert Heffley of Act! For America – was referring to the kind of diligence and constant vigilance America must exhibit to combat what he referred to as ‘Cultural (or Stealth) Jihad’.

Heffley ACT! for America

Mr Heffley drew a distinction between Orthodox Islam and Heterodox Islam. Those who practice Orthodox Islam are more apt to take a literal/strict interpretation of The Koran, and the justifications therein for world domination; including the use of lies/deceit so far as they advance the spread of Islam, the killing/enslavement of non-believers, and the insidious nature of attempts to infiltrate America from within.

He cited examples of small events that seem innocuous on the surface, but represent a larger overall pattern when taken together – for example, Nancy Pelosi administering the oath of office to the first Muslim elected to the U S House of Representatives using the Koran instead of the Bible or the case of Muslims forcing Tyson Foods to cancel the U S Labor Day holiday and replace it with a Muslim holiday (later reversed as a result of pressure from Act! For America).

He also cited 2 cases in which major U S universities received large donations from Muslim donors (The College of William and Mary and Yale). Since infiltration of the U S education system is a tactic/objective of Cultural Jihad, this is especially troublesome. It would be unrealistic to not foresee a quid pro quo.

Act! For America was founded by Bridgette Gabrielle – a Lebanese Christian who saw her home bombed when she was 10 years old – the bombing prompted solely because her family were Christians. Ms Gabrielle has written several books warning of the threat to America posed by Islamic extremists. She has also been a vocal advocate of meeting the challenge by creating Act! For America – the largest grassroots organization devoted to national security.

Heffley ACT! for America

SVC National Debt Tracker

Debt at Beginning of Meeting:  $ 17,260,841,166,021
Debt at End of Meeting:              $ 17,260,868,745,697
Increase in Debt during the Meeting $ 27,579,676
Increase per minute $ 306,440

Next Meeting: To Be Announced

Tomorrow’s Meeting

WHO: Robert E. Heffley, Chapter Leader for ACT! FOR AMERICA
WHAT: Jihad in America
WHEN: Monday, February 10 at 7:00PM
WHERE: Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, Lewisburg
Baylor East Conference Room (Lower level, west side)
AUDIENCE: The public is invited free of charge. Those with opposing points of view are welcome.