MONTGOMERY COUNTY GOP
MAY 04, 2022
By Christopher Hekimian
The history of the Democratic Party on matters of race from the party’s inception through the Civil War.
Note: The researcher uncovered multiple references to how somehow "Republicans" and "Democrats" switched places after the civil war. No explanation is ever given with the incorrect assertion. In fact, it is based on a misunderstanding involving "Conservatives" of the time that wanted to "conserve" slavery (mostly southern Democrats) and "Liberals" that favored abolition and liberating the slaves (Republicans in general). It is the labels of "liberal" and "conservative" that have changed over time. As the history shows, pre-civil war Democrats were predominantly in favor of slavery and pre- civil war Republicans were predominantly against it. With respect to civil rights for African Americans, the pre-war trend continued well into the 20th century.
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Volume 2 of the “Critical Race HISTORY” list will address key events like the formation of the KKK, the attempts to legalize lynching, Jim Crow laws and attempts to fight or circumvent civil rights laws.
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APRIL 10, 2022
Montgomery County is in transition. Like many of the jurisdictions around the country, Montgomery County is waking up to a new reality, a reality unlike what they envisioned for themselves and their families even 20 years ago.
Our County has become a place where people don’t feel safe in their homes and children aren’t safe in school. The Montgomery County Public School system has devolved from being one of the top public school systems in the nation, to not even being top in the state of Maryland. Our local economy has stagnated and fallen behind Northern Virginia, Prince George's County and even Washington, DC. Our residents and business owners feel over-mandated, controlled, and subordinate to local leaders who are tone deaf to the real issues addressing the County.
County residents are fed up and have grown weary with the current County leadership that has propagated the same failed policies and played musical chairs with the same people for 12 years with no real progress. County residents are seeing the worsening violent crime, decline in school performance, increasing debt to finance the county budget, and moribund business and job growth. This is not sustainable.
The time for change and new leadership is now.
We need leaders that can bring common sense back to our local government. Specific strategies include reviewing our current expenses before committing to new ones; prioritizing County spending so our tax dollars are focused on need-to-have rather than nice-to-have programs; partnering with local business instead of being an impediment to progress; supporting and funding our police and first responders; having our children taught the core basic educational requirements in reading, math and science, as well as the arts; and providing mental and financial help to those in real need.
Even with the mess that the current county leadership has left us with, I still have hope that the voters “get it.” That simple, basic, conservative values will make a resurgence…but the time to act is now. It’s time to get out from behind your keyboard, get off Facebook and get in the ring.
We can’t make a change until we get good people in office.
With only a week to file, we need great candidates. If you have the fire in the belly and want to make real change in in Montgomery County, please contact me at Chairman@MCGOP.com
Come join us and be part of the RED WAVE in Montgomery County - Be Silent No Longer - stand up, speak up and together we will make a difference!!
This past week the Montgomery County Council again delayed their “Vaccine Passport Mandate.” Most of the public speakers, Republicans, Democrats and Unaffiliated voters were in strong opposition to this measure, saying it would do more damage to the businesses and the citizens of this great County.
Make no mistake… We are in a WAR for our County!
We must work together. With local businesses still shuttered, schools still closed, our police being defunded, “ghosts” on our voter rolls, the teaching of CRT in schools, we face the largest tax increase in recent history.
If there is ever a time to stand up and make a difference, the time is now!!
We need to come out of the shadows and embrace our basic conservative values, strengthen our structural foundations, identify key issues, and present clear, simple, common sense solutions that will resonate with ALL voters in Montgomery County.
My goal is to develop a platoon of like-minded people that can work together to push our common values forward and to leverage the talent and passion that we have in the County’s 100,000 Republicans, the MCGOP, and our trusted clubs and associations for the benefit of the citizens of Montgomery County. It is my goal to develop committees centered on specific issues, push people to become engaged with topics that they are passionate about, and get the message out. It is also one of my goals to utilize technology like never before and connect and engage with ALL voters. If you have expertise, time and/or ideas, please JOIN US !
It will take money to get the message out beyond our echo chamber. I am personally asking you to donate to our efforts to get our message out. Please DONATE.
I want to thank everyone for the honor and privilege to serve as the new Chair of the Montgomery County Central Committee. I know we have a lot of work to accomplish ahead, and I am very excited and ready to see what we can accomplish together. We have so many committed Republicans, many of whom I have spoken to and engaged with over the last few months, and I believe if we work together as a team and not lose sight of our goals, we can push the County Republican party to new prominence.
I would like to hear what you think. Write to me at Chairman@MCGOP.com.
By Ann Guthrie Hingston
Major changes have taken place in recent years that present Republicans with unprecedented opportunities to help our floundering county. Thanks to Republican activists, especially an army of Republican women, and thousands of residents paying attention, there is a completely new playing field in the 2022 election. Savvy candidates have unprecedented opportunities to run for County Council or Delegate and win.
We’ve won two rounds and it is up to us to make it three.
#1 All 2016 County Council members but one are gone! Thanks to term limits, initiated by a Republican and supported by teams of Republican activists, no council member or county executive can serve more than 12 years. Term limits passed with 70% of the vote. The impact of term limits should not be underestimated. We brought change!
#2 There will be 7 Council districts, 5 without an incumbent, on the 2022 ballot. Thanks to the efforts of Republican activists to gain fair representation for upcounty residents, there are two new Council districts. This change would never have happened if the Nine Districts for MoCo team had not collected the necessary signatures. Republicans joined with Democrats and Independents collected signatures in the midst of the COVID lockdown. Redistricting redrew all Council districts further shaking up the status quo. We brought change!
# 3 Voters are ready for competent officials and commonsense. Voters are tired of Council members who place ideological policies ahead of commonsense that weaken safety and public schools and harm businesses and job creation. Over the last year, thousands of previously unengaged residents have organized to push back at the Council on one or more issues. They are upset that the Council closed schools and businesses, imposed mandates and threatened residents with vaccine passports. These actions have created divisions among their friends between the vaccinated and unvaccinated. They want to be heard by their officials and have told Council members that they will vote them out of office.
Residents of Montgomery County deserve competent leaders with commonsense. It is up to you to take to the field. The timing is right, the issues are right. Help lead our campaign!
Contact Ann at email@example.com
Ann Guthrie Hingston is chair of the Republican candidate recruitment committee. She was a leader of the Term Limits and Nine Districts for MoCo campaigns.