In the summer of 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, gave his famous, “I Have a Dream” speech. In the speech, Dr. King stated that in the future, he wants his four children, and in turn, the rest of America, “Not to be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” A very poignant and powerful moment in this great nation’s history. However, in 2019, in New Jersey, those words ring hollow.
On Tuesday House Democrats passed legislation to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration to divert funds to build the wall at our southern border. The House vote marks the first time the House or Senate has tried to terminate a Presidential declaration of national emergency using the National Emergencies Act of 1976. The vote was 245 to 182 with all Democrats voting to support the resolution and 13 Republicans joining them. The measure should reach the Senate for a vote by mid-March. The President has promised a veto. Continue reading “Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats put their opposition to our President before the safety and security of Americans again.”
New Jersey residents views of the quality of life in the state have tumbled to an all-time low. On Monday Monmouth University released a poll that shows residents rate their quality of life in New Jersey at a record low. “This is a downward trend that should be very troubling to the folks in Trenton” according to Monmouth University Polling Director Patrick Murray. “The fact that this number just goes down year after year after year to a 40-year low really tells you something” Murray said.
Last week on the Informed Conservative Blog we talked about New Jersey’s efforts to “legalize” marijuana, New Jersey’s hypocritical Democratic leadership, illegal immigrant students in New Jersey’s public schools, failed Camden County Freeholder and Pennsauken Township Committee candidate Vincent Squire continuing his con job, and we asked if New Jersey Republicans are mad yet. On the Informed Conservative Podcast our guest was Terry Beck who is leading the effort to recall Governor Murphy.
On this week’s Informed Conservative Podcast we talked about the NJGOP Statewide Leadership Summit in Atlantic City next weekend, the march on Trenton on March 26, 2019 and our guest was Terry Beck one of the organizers of the effort to recall Governor Murphy.
On February 2, 2019 i wrote a blog post entitled “New Jersey Democrats want to give Cory Booker’s Presidential campaign an advantage” about a bill before the New Jersey Legislature that “Requires candidates for President and Vice-President of United States to disclose federal income tax returns to appear on ballot” and “prohibits Electoral College electors from voting for candidates who fail to file income tax returns”. Yesterday the bill passed the New Jersey Senate by a 23 to 11 vote. The bill states that candidates for President and Vice President must now disclose 5 years of federal tax returns to appear on the ballot in New Jersey. Candidates would be required to submit their federal tax returns to the NJ State Division of Elections which would post them online. Electoral College Electors would be prohibited from voting for candidates who don’t comply. This is clearly an attempt to keep the incumbent President off the ballot and give Cory Booker a clear path to the White House. Continue reading “Are you mad yet New Jersey Republicans? Do something about it!”
The con by failed Camden County Freeholder and Pennsauken Township Committee candidate Vincent Squire continues. Anyone who has read this blog for a long period of times knows that Squire filed frivolous criminal charges against this blogger. While those charges make their way through the court system Squire appears to be trying to position himself as a victim. After a hearing in Municipal Court on Tuesday Squire had a Pennsauken Township Police Officer escort him from the building. He later claimed on social media that he has a full time body guard and GPS tracking with cameras.
The following is a guest blog by a Teacher in a New Jersey school district. We are keeping the writer’s identity confidential.
I have found myself angry many times over the past 13-months since since Governor Murphy took office. There may not have been a time when I was more angry then this morning when I learned that New Jersey is 1 of 16 states that joined a lawsuit filed Monday against President Trump to block his emergency declaration to build the wall. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal who was appointed by Murphy said in a Tweet “The only emergency today is a President who refuses to adhere to the rule of law”. This of course coming from the AG who released his Immigrant Trust Directive last year making New Jersey a sanctuary state, refusing to cooperate with ICE and defying federal immigration law. Murphy even budged $2.1 million for the legal defense of illegal immigrants facing detention or deportation (monies to fight the federal government in its efforts to enforce federal law).
We knew for over a year it was coming. As if Governor Murphy thumbing his nose at federal law by making New Jersey a sanctuary state was not enough “legalized” marijuana is becoming closer to a reality in the state. According to Politico Governor Murphy, State Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Coughlin have reached a deal on marijuana “legalization”. It gets worse. NJ.com reported that the marijuana bill would include a provision to expunge the criminal records of people who have been convicted of marijuana offenses in New Jersey.