Ripon Republican Preservationists

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“The letter to the Environmental Protection Agency from Attorney General Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma carried a blunt accusation: Federal regulators were grossly overestimating the amount of air pollution caused by energy companies drilling new natural gas wells in his state. But Mr. Pruitt left out one critical point. The three-page letter was written by lawyers for Devon Energy, one of Oklahoma’s biggest oil and gas companies, and was delivered to him by Devon’s chief of lobbying.”

Here is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, acting the role of a co-Terrorist by employing a real concern about protecting the environment as a weapon to reinforce the co-Terrorism of his boss, Donald Trump, in regards to his friendliness with the Russian leaders who are World Wide Agitators. Americans from both major parties, are afraid.

“If it wasn’t one thing, it’d be another,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. “The effort (by Democrats) has been to delay the nominations they have made controversial as long as possible in order to play to their left-wing base that will not accept the results of last year’s election … They want to give their left-wing agitators enough time to get up and get organized.”

Here is an official stance the Republicans are taking in Protecting the Environment. Co-Terrorist Mitch is lying when he suggests Democrats are not concerned about ecological matters, and are a mindless gang of agitators. He is an ALARMIST, a Chicken Little! Environmental groups are already organized. Did Mitch back the formation of the Tea Party, a group of fake patriots who were unhappy Sarah Palin was not elected? What is Palin’s views on protecting the beautiful land that God made?

http://www.republicanviews.org/republican-views-on-the-environment/

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/many-more-republicans-now-believe-in-climate-change/

“The number of conservative voters who believe in climate change has almost doubled in the past two years, according to a new poll that attributes the rise in part to a lessening hostility toward the issue by Republican leaders.

Forty-seven percent of conservatives now say the climate is changing, a leap of 19 points since the midterm elections of 2014, according to the survey released yesterday by Yale and George Mason universities. The poll did not ask respondents whether climate change is caused by people.”

Here are the main goals of the Ripon Society that sprang from the foundation of the Republican Party that calls for the protection of the environment, and, the abolition of the draft in 1970. Was John Kerry considered a left-wing agitator by Republican leaders?

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/opinion/article/Sarah-Palin-s-record-on-environment-is-abysmal-1284344.php

The Ripon Society is an American centrist Republican public policy organization based in Washington, D.C. It produces The Ripon Forum, the U.S.’s longest running Republican thought and opinion journal,[1] as well as The Ripon Advance, a daily news publication.[2]

Founded in 1962 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Society’s name comes from the 1854 birthplace of the Republican Party—Ripon, Wisconsin. Its main goals are to promote the following American ideas and principles: national security, low taxes, and a federal government that is smaller, smarter and more accountable to the people.[3]

The Ripon Society’s objectives are focused on an understanding within the Republican Party of public policies, ideas and actions that:[3]

  1. Strengthen the American family.
  2. Promote and achieve an innovative and effective educational system.
  3. Improve and protect health, and safety and the natural environment.
  4. Advance participation in and development of a sound, growing economy.
  5. Ensure a strong, effective national defense.
  6. Encourage reasoned, effective government at local, state and federal levels that nurtures participation in our political system.

The Ripon Society was the first major Republican organization to support passage of the Civil Rights Act in the 1960s. In 1967, it advanced the concept of the “Negative Income Tax” as a means of ameliorating poverty in the U.S. with the simple expedient of the government’s providing cash payments to families in need. The society’s paper stated the program would help families rise up the income ladder, moving them from payment recipients to working taxpayers.[4] In the early 1970s, it called for the normalization of relations with China, and the abolition of the military draft.[5]

It is evident the Ripon Society has lost its way in backing Trump’s tearing down the wall that protected our National Environment. On one hand they call for the improvement of a scenic trail, and on the other, rekindled ‘Manifest Destiny’ my kindred, Senator Thomas Hart Benton authored. Benton looked across the Mississippi River and declared the Western Wilderness will last a thousand years. In fifty years – it was all but gone! Trump pretends to be reopening the Western Wilderness to a population that is ten thousand times what Benton cast spell-binding dreams before. Let us call this insane adventure. Trump’s Greatest Lie!

“Come and get it. Here’s your coonskin cap, and a million free acres!”

https://rosamondpress.com/2017/02/07/hart-benton-boone-brothers/

Benton was named after Thomas Hart whose son was a business partner of Daniel Boone. Benton’s son-in-law and daughter, had a bodyguard consisting to Forty-Eighters, foreign immigrants from Europe who embraced Socialism and Communism, and took up arms against the Confederacy. The Radical Republicans were Radical-Leftist Agitators who went armed into the Red States to make sure newly freed slaves were elected to the Senate and to Congress.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty-Eighters

https://riponadvance.com/

https://riponadvance.com/stories/hoeven-introduces-bipartisan-legislation-reroute-sections-north-country-national-scenic-trail-lift-tourism/

https://riponadvance.com/featured/huizenga-leads-historic-effort-use-congressional-review-act-repeal-federal-regulation/

On this day, February 17, 2017, I found the Centrist Repon Republican Preservation Party, in the name of my Kindred, John and Jessie Fremont. Our main objective is to promote and sustain;

  1. The Preservation of the Environment that God gave us.
  2. The Preservation and Protection of all Voting Rights.
  3. Promote Physical and Mental wellbeing as established by the Turner Societies.
  4. Combat the spread of Meth and Heroin, and Alcoholism amongst Native Americans.
  5. Keep the price of pharmaceutical drugs affordable, especially for seniors.
  6. Establish a Senior Legacy Program that honors our grandparents, promotes their contributions to their family and society, and sets up a Patriotic Will that will enhance the dreams of their grandchildren, and all the American Grandchildren, who will be taught a innovative History so they will value their legacy left to them. What I envision is a National Infrastructure Fund and Government Bond that seniors can Will their worldly worth to. The interest, and investment gains of this fund, will go to paying off the national debt, and environmental causes. When seniors die, America loses good taxpayers. We need a Government Life Insurance program. Many seniors have no Heirs, or, are estranged from their children and grandchildren.

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-08-02/trump-says-he-ll-spend-more-than-half-trillion-dollars-on-infrastructure

http://www.benefits.va.gov/INSURANCE/usgli.asp

I am asking others to consider the idea of having Democrats join the Republican Party as Repon Republican Preservationists, in states where there is a supermajority of elected Republicans, so the voice of Reason and Preservation will not be silenced by untruthful titles that will lead to the destruction of America, and the World. Four years from now the RRP may be a third party.

Jon Presco

Currently both houses of the Idaho Legislature are controlled by the Republican Party with large majorities. In the 2013 62nd Legislature the Senate is composed of seven Democrats and 28 Republicans. The House is composed of 13 Democrats and 57 Republicans.

In terms of single party strength the Idaho Senate is tied with South Dakota for the third most Republican controlled senate in the nation behind Wyoming (26-4) and Utah (24-5). The Idaho House is tied with Utah as the second most Republican controlled lower house in the nation only trailing Wyoming (52-8).

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Friday to confirm Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency despite a last-ditch effort by Democrats to delay the vote after a judge ruled that Pruitt must release about 3,000 emails relating to his communication with oil, gas and coal companies while he served as Oklahoma’s attorney general.

The vote was 52-46 to confirm Pruitt. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine voted against Pruitt’s confirmation. Democratic Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia joined the rest of the Republicans in voting to approve him.

An Oklahoma judge ruled late Thursday that Pruitt must turn over the first batch of emails by Tuesday, followed by the rest several days later. The Center for Media and Democracy, a liberal watchdog group, had asked the court to order the release of Pruitt’s emails under the state’s open records law.

But Republican leaders made it clear Friday morning that they intended to proceed with a confirmation vote.

“If it wasn’t one thing, it’d be another,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. “The effort (by Democrats) has been to delay the nominations they have made controversial as long as possible in order to play to their left-wing base that will not accept the results of last year’s election … They want to give their left-wing agitators enough time to get up and get organized.”

http://theweek.com/speedreads/680557/republicans-begin-effort-gut-endangered-species-act

http://www.ktvb.com/news/politics/elections/idaho-democrats-lose-four-seats-in-idaho-legislature/350627221

And then there was one.

A single Democrat will serve in the Idaho legislature from north of Boise when organizational sessions start next month. Rep. Paulette Jordan, a member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe from Plummer, was narrowly re-elected to the seat she has held for two years.

All told, the Idaho Legislature now will have 88 Republicans and 17 Democrats; the GOP picked up four more seats on Tuesday night, bumping its supermajority to 84 percent.

“I think we’re lucky to have her there,” said House Minority Leader John Rusche, D-Lewiston, who lost his own re-election bid. “But it will be a lonely ride home on the weekends, that’s for sure.”

Jordan said her victory is bittersweet. “I am still amazed and in shock that we lost a lot of great champions, including my own senator in my own district,” she said Wednesday.

She was referring to Sen. Dan Schmidt, a Democrat representing Moscow. Schmidt and Rusche – both doctors who lost their seats Tuesday – had led the yearslong and so far unsuccessful fight to close Idaho’s health coverage gap, which now leaves 78,000 residents without options to help pay for health care. Schmidt narrowly lost his bid for a fourth term to Republican challenger Dan Foreman.

“He was very pragmatic, very sensible, good, hardworking, an honest man,” Jordan said. “And to see him not return is frustrating to me.”

Jordan, 36, a business consultant, is also the only Native American member of the Idaho Legislature. She’s a former Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council member and the granddaughter of two chiefs.

She’s also long been an active Democrat, holding state and national party positions and serving as the Idaho at-large delegate to the party’s national convention for the last two presidential elections.

“I know it’s going to be a heavy lift,” Jordan said. “We have a lot of work ahead to do and have to get started early.” Plus, she said, “you have that reality that you’re coming back without your team.”

Idaho Democrats, already a small minority in the state Legislature, lost three seats Tuesday in north-central Idaho and one in traditionally Democratic Pocatello.

Rusche, who served as House minority leader for the past eight years, said it’s getting more difficult for Democrats to win in North Idaho.

“The typical Democratic constituency, which has been the woodworkers, the natural resource industry, the unions, etc., they’re either not there or they’re not as potent and powerful,” he said. “And the Democrats that are here get caught in the urban-rural divide. The national Democratic Party and the state party coming out of Boise just is not something that appeals to most of the electorate up here.”

The Idaho Legislature that will convene next month for its organizational session will have a House split of 59 Republicans to 11 Democrats and a Senate split of 29 Republicans to six Democrats.

This is not, however, the lowest Idaho Democrats have fallen in the Legislature. That came in 2001-02, when the number of Democrats in the Idaho House fell to nine and the number in the Senate to just three, prompting lots of jokes about the Senate Democratic caucus holding its meetings in a phone booth.

“How can we continue to fight for balance in the state, with the overwhelming odds?” Jordan asked Wednesday. “It’s been a hard battle, but the challenging part is what we have to look forward to, when you look from the top of the ticket on down.”

Jordan said she finds the answers in her heritage. “When I was talking to my relatives this morning, they said, ‘That’s part of the beauty of our connection to our ancestors. We know that they’re always walking with us, guiding us and helping us in this lifetime.’ ”

She added that the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, ravaged by smallpox as white settlers arrived, once numbered just a few hundred people. Her people “fought through just to continue to exist and thrive.”

“Look at where we are now,” she said, “and the fact that we’re still here – we still have the beauty, the inner identity, our connection to everything, to the land, to the earth itself, to our relatives both tribal and nontribal alike.”

Jordan said her ancestors, including the great Chief Kamiakin, welcomed settlers to the region. “He wanted the greater good for everyone, not just his own but everyone,” she said.

“That’s what drives me,” Jordan said. “We inherit that – it’s still here.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyoming_Legislature

 

http://www.politico.com/2016-election/results/map/president/iowa/

https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/house

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa_General_Assembly

https://rosamondpress.com/2017/02/16/western-union-of-states/

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