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published Repeal Obamacare in Take Action 2017-05-08 15:22:03 -0400

Hon. Rick and Karen Santorum to receive the Saint Pio Award in Arlington, VA, on May 21, 2017

The Saint Pio Foundation is proud to present the “Saint Pio Award Ceremony,” which will take place at the Parish Hall of the Saint Anne Roman Catholic Church (5300 North 10th Street, Arlington, Virginia 22205) on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 6:30P.M.

The Saint Pio Award was established to recognize the selfless and outstanding contributions of those individuals who have served as extraordinary examples in “providing relief from suffering to those in need.” The Saint Pio Award will be conferred on Hon. Rick and Karen Santorum and Father John Enzler, President and CEO of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington. Event's special guest will be the Hollywood Actor Joe Mantegna.

Read more about this special event here:http://www.saintpiofoundation.org/event/spac-arlington/


Princeton: Santorum discusses degradation of traditional American values

The Princetonian

By Alexander Stangl | Apr 18, 2017

On Tuesday, former U.S. Representative and Senator Rick Santorum discussed the degradation of “traditional American values." Santorum noted that one particular value – freedom – is equally important for both members of the Left and Right, especially among modern youth.

According to Santorum, the manner by which the United States both conceptualizes and celebrates freedom is what sets the United States apart from other nations. He noted that Americans' unique view of freedom has been a key driver of the United States' rise to the status of world power. In particular, Santorum stressed the origin of rights. Santorum noted that, unlike in other nations, the rights of Americans come from “Judeo-Christian values,” upon which, he argued, Western civilization was founded. 

“Rights don’t come from government,” Santorum said, referencing the U.S. Declaration of Independence. “They come from God.” 


published Condemn The UN - Stand with Israel in Take Action 2017-01-04 20:51:23 -0500

published Founding Documents 2017-01-04 12:08:34 -0500

Founding Documents

 

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

This was adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, it passed on July 2, 1776 and was signed on July 4, 1776. This announced the unanimous decision of the thirteen colonies to separate from Great Britain and become a sovereign nation.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Read the rest here.

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

This is the supreme law of the land that was drafted by James Madison and ratified in 1789. It has been amended twenty seven times. It lays out how the federal government is divided into three equal branches: the legislature with a bicameral Congress; the executive with a President; and the judicial with the Supreme Court and other courts.

According to the United States Senate: "The Constitution's first three words—We the People—affirm that the government of the United States exists to serve its citizens. For over two centuries the Constitution has remained in force because its framers wisely separated and balanced governmental powers to safeguard the interests of majority rule and minority rights, of liberty and equality, and of the federal and state governments.”

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” Read the rest here.


signed Made in the USA 2016-11-23 15:56:01 -0500

Take the Patriot Voices Made in the USA Christmas Challenge!

Did you know that a large percentage of our Christmas gift dollars go to manufacturing companies overseas? That’s right. Many of the gifts that end up under the Christmas tree are manufactured in other countries.

This Christmas season, millions of hard-working American families, who count on their jobs in the manufacturing sector are struggling to make ends meet.  Patriot Voices is committed to changing that! In support of the manufacturing and small business communities, we are launching our 3rd Annual Made in the USA Christmas Challenge. 

As a part of this effort, we are asking you during your holiday gift buying to make a concerted effort to buy as many items as possible that are “Made in the USA”.  Let’s support American companies and American-made products at the checkout counter. 

You can help turn things around this season by taking the Patriot Voices Made in the USA Christmas Challenge. 

When you head out shopping on Black Friday, take a look at your gift-giving budget and decide to purchase as many of your gifts as possible from US Manufacturers.  It’s that simple!

And be sure and support Small Business Saturday on November 28th to help the small business owners in your community!

Add your name to the challenge, and let’s make this a Red White and Blue Christmas!

153 signatures

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signed Honoring Our Veterans 2016-11-11 08:05:45 -0500

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signed Protect 2nd Amendment 2016-06-16 10:58:06 -0400

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To: All members of the 114th United States Congress

I, the undersigned, a lover of liberty, an American patriot, and defender of the right to bear arms, do hereby implore you, our elected representatives, to protect our Second Amendment rights and stop efforts aimed at "universal background checks."

Recent incidents of heartbreaking gun violence have brought the issue of gun safety into the spotlight.  Putting further restrictions on law abiding citizen-gun owners is not the answer.

We have gun laws in place, we need to work hard to enforce existing laws, not create new laws that do nothing to deter criminals and madmen.

The Second Amendment was drafted to protect our First Amendment rights, and according to my First Amendment right to petition, I expect review of this request, and will hold you accountable for your response to it.

Finally, I do hereby pledge to stand with Patriot Voices and conservative patriots nationwide in support of the Second Amendment and against efforts to implement "universal background checks."


Letter to Obama to call ISIS activity genocide

rotator-10-14-Stop-Genocide.jpgLet’s make it clear to President Obama that Americans do care about fighting ISIS and want the United States to do everything it can to stop them and to protect Christians, Yezidis and others being targeted.

We all know that President Obama loves to work with the United Nations, so it is perfect timing to have him ask the U.N. Security Counsel to adopt a resolution calling this genocide.  Once that would occur, all sorts of support would be available to stop the genocide, help the victims and the International Criminal Court would try the perpetrators.  

Sign our letter to President Obama to call this genocide and recommend that the United Nations adopt a resolution doing the same.

930 signatures

Dear President Obama,

In Syria, ISIS recently crucified a dozen Christians, but not before torturing them (including a 12 year old boy) and publicly raping the women. ISIS has announced plans to executive another 180 Christians later this week.

In Iraq, ISIS rounded up all the Yezidis in the village of Sinjar, killed the men and older women, and then sold the women and children to fighters in Iraq and Syria as sex slaves.

A recent article in The New York Times said “Now ISIS is looking to eradicate Christians and other minorities altogether.”  They quote the President’s own Ambassador at large for religious freedom David Saperstein, “Everyone has seen the forced conversions, crucifixions and beheadings.  To see these communities, primarily Christians, but also the Yezidis and others, persecuted in large numbers is deeply alarming.”

This is genocide. It clearly fits the definition of genocide found in the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. 

I am writing to ask you to call this genocide and recommend that the United Nations adopt a resolution doing the same.

I want the United States to do everything it can to stop ISIS and to protect Christians, Yezidis and others being targeted.

Please, ask the U.N. Security Counsel to adopt a resolution calling this genocide.  Once that occurs, all sorts of support would be available to stop the genocide, help the victims and the International Criminal Court would try the perpetrators.  


signed REFORM OUR IMMIGRATION SYSTEM NOW 2015-10-01 13:13:56 -0400

Reform Our Immigration System Now!

646 signatures

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REFORM OUR IMMIGRATION SYSTEM NOW

With the election of Donald Trump, we are finally hopeful that there will be sensible immigration reform for our country.

Since Congress has yet to have the courage to produce a bill we could wholeheartedly endorse, we are making suggestions for what we want a future bill to to look like. 

Patriot Voices chairman Rick Santorum offered an immigration plan last year that we believe makes the most sense and we hope President-elect Trump includes these important provisions in his plan.

Here are the highlights::

  • End President Obama’s executive order granting amnesty to illegal immigrants who have been here longer than 5 years

  • End birthright citizenship for those who are born here to illegal immigrants.

  • Withhold federal funds from cities that offer safe haven to illegal immigrants.

  • Implement e-verify for all businesses to ensure that employers who hire illegal immigrants are held accountable.

  • Implement a tracking system that monitors every immigrant who comes into this country, and would also keep track of when they have overstayed their time.  Those who violate the law will be penalized with fines and possible deportation.

This plan offers the most reasonable solution to our immigration challenges.  If you agree that this is the right approach to fix our immigration system, then add your name below.


signed Common Core 2015-01-18 10:59:03 -0500

4,534 signatures


Our country’s education system is not working. Even those who created Common Core agree that our public education system is flawed, but the problem is that Common Core advocates decided the answer was more government control and intervention. They got it so wrong.

More government control and intervention will not help our children gain a better education. 

  • The federal government should not be involved in creating standards that are implemented by our states. Instead, parents, teachers, school districts and local communities should be making these important decisions for our children.
  • Our children need to finish school with both the values and the knowledge to work hard, serve their community and prosper. Those ideals won’t come from the federal government, Common Core, No Child Left Behind, or even from standards being set at the state level. This will happen when parents have control over the education of their children.
  • With Common Core we see a loss of parental and local control, the waste of millions of dollars, a move towards a nationalized curriculum, and pre-k through college data mining.   
  • We need a broad movement to put parents back in charge of the educational system, and fighting Common Core and other top-down education reforms is a good start in the right direction.

If you agree that Common Core is wrong for our kids, wrong for our schools and wrong for our country, then add your name below.  

Let's fight for parental control in education!


To learn more about Common Core, here are some excellent resources:

 


 

 


Stop Government Hypocrisy: Sign Our Petition!

6,325 signatures

Those who represent us in Washington are suggesting that they – the very ones who passed Obamacare – are finding ways to weasel their way out of having to follow that law.

This is absurd and an example of government hypocrisy:  Do as I say, but not as I do.

Patriot Voices is compiling a petition to present to Congress to tell them that exempting themselves from Obamacare is wrong, hypocritical and a slap in the face to our democratic process. Add your name below to those who want to stop government hypocrisy!


signed Made in the USA 2016-11-22 11:41:10 -0500

Take the 5th Annual Made in the USA Christmas Challenge!

For many years, we have been talking about how supporting the American worker and manufacturing will grow the economy in a way that benefits everyone. We all saw Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton by being a champion of these issues. 

As we enter the Christmas season, millions of hard-working American families in the manufacturing industry or in communities impacted by that industry are struggling to make ends meet.

Rather than wait for Donald Trump to take office and implement new policies, we are going to do what we have done each Christmas for the past four years – ask you to take the Made In the USA Christmas Challenge below and lift up these workers!

Did you know that a large percentage of our Christmas gift dollars go overseas? For every $1 we spend in the USA on manufacturing, $1.81 will be added to the economy. That is a great deal! 

This is how it works. After you sign the pledge, just take a look at your gift-giving budget and decide to spend as much as you can on things made in this country. It’s that simple!  

We understand that there are things that are hard to find made in the USA, like iPhones and sweater-vests. It may not be possible to buy everything made in the USA, just try your best.

Also, buying local and supporting small businesses is another way to help our American workers. Consider shopping on Saturday, November 26th and being a part of Small Business Saturday.

Help make this a Red White and Blue Christmas by putting the American worker first. Join us by taking the 5th Annual Made in the USA Christmas Challenge!

2,541 signatures

signed No Budget No Pay 2012-09-20 16:33:59 -0400

No Budget No Pay

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6,375 signatures

The “No Budget, No Pay Act” would require members of Congress to forgo pay for every day after October 1 that they don’t adopt a budget and pass all of its spending bills.  Once members approved a spending plan and appropriated the money, they would start receiving paychecks again but couldn’t collect any retroactive pay.  The premise is simple: don’t do your job and you don’t get paid.

Sounds logical enough. When you are in the private sector, if you don’t do your job, you don’t get paid or worse you get fired.  We should expect the same from our elected officials.

Remarkably, Congress hasn’t passed a budget since 2009. The United States faces its most serious financial crisis and Senate Democrats could not be bothered to write a budget because budgets force people to make choices.  This has to change.  

In the longer term, we need a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution so the federal government has to balance its budget like our states do.  And in the short term, we need a new law to start the process of fiscal reform today. The “No Budget, No Pay Act” is a good start.

Sign the petition below to support the “No Budget, No Pay Act.”  You can also obtain contact information for your Senator and Member of Congress.  Please call or email them and tell them to vote for the “No Budget, No Pay Act” (S. 1981 and H.R. 3643).  You can access a sample letter here that you can cut, paste, add your own personalization and then email to your Member of Congress and Senator.

Americans develop a budget within their household.  We should be able to rely on our lawmakers to do the same for our nation.  This is a core constitutional and job responsibility.  


We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them - Albert Einstein @Patriot_Voices ED & board of @HardwiredOrg