The Patriot Connectors is an informal, unstructured civic group of American Patriots, which meet to inform, discuss and learn about OUR country, OUR constitution and in furthering American ideals.
QUOTES FOR THE MONTH OF MAY
"Stability in government is essential to national character and to the advantages annexed to it, as well as to that repose and confidence in the minds of the people, which are among the chief blessings of civil society." —James Madison, Federalist No. 37, 1788
Theodore Roosevelt, 1907
'In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American and nothing but an American...
There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag...
We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.'
PATRIOT CONNECTORS JUNE 11th MEETING.
John McManus, President of the John Birch Society is coming from Boston to address the Patriot Connectors on June 11th on the subject of Article V of the U.S. Constitution at the Wallenpaupack High School Library. Social hour starts at 6:30, with the meeting starting at 7 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, a prayer, announcements and Mr. McManus’s speech. There will be a question and answer period afterwards and an Open Forum.
Mr. McManus was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1935 and graduated from Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts where he received a bachelor's degree in physics and a Commission in the United States Marine Corps. After serving three years of active duty, he entered the field of electronics engineering. He left the engineering field in 1966 to accept a full-time position with JBS. Working closely with Founder Robert Welch for many years, he was named the Society's Public Relations Director and its official spokesman. In 1991, he was appointed President of the Society. The author of several books and numerous articles he resides with his wife, Mary, in Massachusetts.
Of late there is been a lot on interest in trying to rein in the Federal Government, have a Balanced Budget, Term Limits, and dissolve several of the agencies not listed in the Constitution as part of the Federal Government. The Tenth Amendment in the Bill of Rights states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people”
Article V states, “The Congress, whenever two-thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two-thirds of the several States shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislature of three-fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three-fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification maybe proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendments which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.
Founded in 1958 by Robert Welch, The John Birch Society has been dedicated to restoring and preserving freedom under the United States Constitution. United by a strong belief in personal freedom and limited government, plus a sense of duty The Society has educated millions of Americans on the appropriate role of government. Using educational and concerted action tools it has played a pivotal role in halting legislation and federal policies that threaten the independence of the country and the American people while promoting less government, more responsibility, and a better world.
Thomas Jefferson said: “Educate and inform the whole mass of people. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our Liberty”.
Next month, July 9th, Steve Davies from Pittsburg, will address the group on the idea of a “Convention of the States.
SOCIAL HOUR STARTS AT 6:30 PM
Patriot Connectors 7PM-9PM