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.
On this week’s Informed Conservative Podcast we talked about the NJGOP Statewide Leadership Summit in Atlantic City on March 1st and 2nd 2019, the March on Trenton on March 26, 2019, Amazon pulling out of its plan to move HQ2 to New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez taking credit, Ocasio-Cortez facing ethics questions after giving her boyfriend a Congressional email address, two men arrested in California for being part of a drug smuggling ring that smuggled drugs into the U.S. and to New Jersey, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threatening a future Democratic President could declare a state of emergency on guns, the financial burden of illegal immigration on our school districts, the assisted suicide bill working its way through the New Jersey legislature and more.
On Episode 2 of the Informed Conservative Podcast we talked about the NJGOP Statewide Leadership Summit in Atlantic City on March 1st and 2nd, The March on Trenton on March 26th, we asked why New Jersey Governor Murphy hates the Jersey Shore, will the new $15 minimum wage cause businesses to close and jobs and business to leave New Jersey, we talked about New York’s current budget deficit being a glimpse into the future of New Jersey, Democrats in New Jersey trying to give Cory “Spartacus” Booker an unobstructed path to the White House, we asked why conservatives in New Jersey are not angry and speaking out, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s belief that it’s better to be morally correct than factually correct, a college newspaper story entitled “White boys should not be allowed to talk” we wished our best to Jersey guy Artie Lange as he fights his drug addiction and more.
The New Jersey Republican State Committee will hold it’s 2nd annual Leadership Summit on Friday March 1st and Saturday March 2nd at Harrah’s Atlantic City. The Summit will bring together Republicans from around the State to socialize, strategize, and prepare for the upcoming election season. Attendees will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with national activists and party leaders to get their take on 2018 and plan for the 2019 election cycle. Join the Facebook Event for updates and details.
Last week on the Informed Conservative Blog we asked why Governor Murphy hates the Jersey Shore, talked about another law enforcement agency limiting its cooperation with ICE and suggested if you want to see the future of New Jersey take a look at New York. On the Informed Conservative Podcast we announced the New Jersey Republican Party Statewide Leadership Summit on March 1st and the March on Trenton on March 26th. We again asked the question why does Murphy hate the Jersey Shore, how the $15 minimum wage will force small businesses to close, force layoffs and force job and businesses to leave the state and asked the question how long will it be before the exodus of families, businesses and jobs from New Jersey cause the same significant drop in tax revenue causing budget deficits in our state? We continued to talk about Murphy’s agenda that is wrong for New Jersey, Democrats in New Jersey giving Spartacus Booker an unobstructed path to the White House, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and wished the best to Jersey Guy Artie Lange who continues to fight his demons.