Monthly Archives: June 2012

June – Meeting Summary

Michael Geer, President of the Pennsylvania Family Institute, an organization that lobbies our legislature on cultural trends and issues that affect the family, addressed the monthly meeting of the Susquehanna Valley Conservatives Monday June 11 at the Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, Lewisburg.

For over an hour, Geer gave example after example of how the federal government’s insidious encroachment on our religious freedom is slowly eroding away one of the fundamental rights guaranteed to all U S citizens in the Declaration of Independence – the right, granted by our Creator (not by government) to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

He cited the language of the First Amendment which makes it clear that government intervention or coercion regarding religious affairs is specifically forbidden by the Founding Fathers; yet the current administration has launched an unprecedented attack on the Constitution by the recent HHS mandate that requires religious institutions to include contraceptives, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs in their employee benefits packages.

Those who oppose this encroachment are decried as waging a ‘War on Women’. Those who support traditional marriage (one man and one woman) are declared guilty of ‘Marriage Bigotry’. Those who seek to pray at high school graduations are told by federal judges to pray to ‘god’ and not Jesus and that U S Marshalls will be present to enforce that ruling.

Geer’s most chilling message dealt with the decline of the traditional family. 45 % of children in the U S are now born into single parent homes or homes in which the ‘parents’ are not married. Once the family has been destroyed, and the church has been destroyed, people will have only the government to turn to. When that happens, there is no more freedom. Is America on that path?

For more information on issues the Pennsylvania Family Institute is working on go to pafamily.org or thecapitalwatch.com.

Our next meeting will be held Monday, August 13. The topic, to be announced later, will be directly tied to the upcoming general election in November.

Please join us.Your support is vital!

Democracy is not a spectator sport.

June Meeting – Tomorrow

WHO: Michael Geer, President of the Pennsylvania Family Council

WHAT: “Obama, Casey, and the Attacks on Religious Freedom and the Family” is the title of Michael Geer’s presentation.

The unprecedented lawsuits by dozens of prominent institutions against the Obama Administration highlight the growing threat in America to religious freedom and ultimately our way of life. From the Courts to the Capitol to the White House, it seems a full-court press against the family and our religious liberty is underway. Michael Geer will detail these threats, and offer a course of action to fight back.

WHEN: Monday, June 11 at 7:00PM

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

AUDIENCE: The public is invited and encouraged to attend

Become Active and Help Get Out the Vote for the November Election!

The recent results in Wisconsin demonstrate that active and engaged citizens can have enormous impact. Thousands of committed conservatives became involved, many for the first time, to stand up to liberal special interests and helped resoundingly retain Scott Walker and his reasonable reforms. Will the conservatives in the Susquehanna Valley learn by their example? Now it’s your turn to get more involved and to stand up for our conservative values as we face the November election.

During the last four years the face of America has changed dramatically and the country as we knew it is fading away quickly. This year our individual efforts to reclaim liberty and conservatism cannot be neglected or ignored without dire consequence.

Conservative/Republican candidates at all levels need your help and my help. No matter the extent of your expertise, age or available time there are things you can do to change the course of our country. Training and constant support will be available throughout the summer and fall for volunteers in the Susquehanna Valley.

Please consider the way(s) you can help by completing the survey form and returning it at your earliest convenience. Activities include helping to register voters, placing candidate yards sign at your home, making telephone calls to registered voters, greeting voters at the polls, and many more!

Download the SVC Get Out the Vote Survey Form

You can complete the survey electronically and email it by following the instructions outlined below or you can print it off, complete the form and mail it to:
Bob Harder
1920 Jefferson Avenue
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Email instructions:
– Download the survey form
– Fill the boxes with an (X) by using a left-click
– Fill text areas by using the keyboard
– Save the completed form
– Return as an attachment to an email to rharder@ptd.net

Thank you for your attention to this very important effort to defeat Barack Obama and Robert P. Casey, Jr.

SVC Planning Committee