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CCG October Meeting

Citizens for Constitutional Government
Under New Management

  Learn about the “Shadows of Power”—uncovering the government.  The Big Plantation—the United States Is a Corporation (DVD) and Sen. Rand Paul Speaks against the Continuing Resolution (DVD).  A discussion will follow.

The next meeting is Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 7 pm at the Quakertown Free Library, 401 W. Mill St., Quakertown.


Judge Blocks Release of Planned Parenthood Videos

Saturday, 01 Aug 2015 08:31 AM
A federal judge blocked the release of any recordings made at meetings of an abortion providers’ association by an anti-abortion group that previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader.Judge William Orrick in San Francisco on Friday issued a temporary restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress hours after the order was requested by the National Abortion Federation.
Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/US-Abortion-Providers-Videos/2015/07/31/id/664932/#ixzz3lBr11JYi

CCG September Meeting


Friends and Patriots,
The end of summer is rapidly approaching and we here at CCG are ready to get back to work. Our September meeting
will be on Thursday, SEPTEMBER 10, at 7 PM. We are pleased to welcome back Judge Paul Panepinto of the Philadelphia Common
Pleas Court.He will give a dynamic presentation on his successful candidacy for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and an
inside view of the judicial system. We need people like him in our courts so don’t miss this opportunity!
The remaining time will be dedicated to attendee input as to our grassroot efforts and effectiveness.

We will be meeting at the Quakertown Free Library once again. The address is 401 W. Mill St., Quakertown

A small donation is always appreciated as the room is NOT free! We look forward to seeing you!

Voter ID

Ever wonder
why Republicans want voter ID.?

* In 59 voting districts in the Philadelphia
region, Obama received 100% of the votes with not even a single vote recorded
for Romney. (A mathematical and statistical impossibility).

* In 21 districts in
Wood County Ohio, Obama received 100% of the votes where GOP inspectors were
illegally removed from their polling locations – and not one single vote was
recorded for Romney. (Another statistical impossibility).

* In Wood County
Ohio, 106,258 voted in a county with only 98,213 eligible voters.

* In St. Lucie County,
FL, there were 175,574 registered eligible voters but 247,713 votes were cast.

* The National SEAL Museum,
a polling location in St. Lucie County, FL had a 158% voter turnout.

* Palm Beach County, FL
had a 141% voter turnout.

* In one Ohio County,
Obama won by 108% of the total number of eligible voters.

NOTE: Obama won in every state that did not
require a Photo ID and
lost in every state that did
require a Photo ID in order to vote. Imagine that…..

Hello Friends and Patriots,
We hope you are enjoying your summer. This update is to inform you that there will be no August meeting, but we will be having a meeting in September at a new location.

We will be meeting at the Quakertown Library again and hope that you will MARK YOUR CALENDARS and join us. We will meet on Thursday, September 10th at 7:00 pm. More information will be upcoming as the date draws near. There is much to do for those that are willing!

Please watch  your mailbox for our survey. We hope that you will supply us with feedback. Thank you in advance!

The CCG Board

CCG Meeting


Dear Friends and Patriots,

We hope you are all enjoying summer. We, at CCG, are ready to resume our meetings after a month’s rest and hope you will
join us. Our July meeting will start with updates followed by a video segment from our Constitutional series. The remaining
time will be for open discussion.   The topic is Return to Order From a Frenzied America”    We hope you will come prepared with constructive thoughts, ideas and opinions for future meetings. Our goal is to be effective as a group and to encourage others to join us in our efforts within the framework of our Mission Statement. (under HOME on the website).  


Judge Paul Panepinto will stop by toward the close of the meeting.  We would like for him to introduce his petitions give a big pep talk and get signatures.


We value your input and time and look forward to seeing you. Bring a friend!

TIME: 7:00 pm DATE: Thursday, July 9, 2015

LOCATION: CFC Logistics Bldg., 4000 AM Dr. Quakertown, Pa. 18951

Act Now: TPA Can Still Be Stopped!
After Friday’s votes in the House, you’re probably confused about the status of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). The confusion arises from the fact that a TPA bill was passed by the House on Friday by 219-211. Since the Senate had passed TPA on May 22, this would ordinarily mean that the next stop for TPA would be President Obama’s desk where he would sign it into law.

However, when the Senate passed TPA on May 22, it was part of a package that included Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) legislation. TAA provides job-training assistance to workers who have lost their jobs due to trade agreements. House leadership decided to separate the TPA and TAA portions of the Senate trade package and have standalone votes on them last Friday. Since the Senate had passed both TPA and TAA as a package, the House would have to pass both TPA and TAA to avoid having to open negotiations with the Senate, coming up with compromise legislation and then voting again in both House and Senate on TPA and TAA legislation.

Before the House voted on TAA last Friday, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi gave a speech on the House floor in which she asked her fellow Democrats to vote NO on TAA in order “to slow down” the “fast track” TPA legislation and give Democrats the opportunity to amend it. When it came time for the TAA vote, 143 Democrats joined her to defeat the bill overwhelmingly, 126-302. This meant that TPA would be temporarily derailed.  Click here to see the details of that vote.

How confusing! However, one thing is clear. The House is expected to hold another vote on TAA on Tuesday, June 16, or if not on that day certainly sometime soon. If the House passes TAA, then they will have matched the Senate in passing a TPA/TAA package and that would mean the next stop would be President Obama’s desk where he would readily sign the TPA and TAA legislation into law.

Our job is to convince enough of our representatives in the House to vote against TAA this coming week to derail the TPA/TAA package temporarily. If we succeed, then we’ll have some additional time to convince a sufficient number of our fellow Americans to pressure Congress to stop TPA permanantly.

Due to last Friday’s vote on TPA in the House where it passed by 219-211, you can click here to see where your representative stood on TPA as of that vote. If you click to see the details of the vote, don’t be confused by the description of it. This was the TPA vote on Friday. This information will help you to understand how your representative might vote on TAA this coming week, knowing that a vote for TAA will be a vote for the TPA/TAA package.

Please phone your representative’s Washington, D.C., office and local office on Monday, June 15, and tell them (click here for phone numbers):

  1. Stop the TPA bill by voting NO on the TAA bill.
  2. I agree with Senator Jeff Sessions that the TPA bill must be defeated to prevent our nation from being merged into an EU-style Pacific Union by the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. (Click here for further background and talking points.)

Please email your representative now with the same message.

Next, spread the message of this alert to as many others as possible by either posting a link to “Act Now: TPA Can Still Be Stopped!” on social media or by forwarding this email to others.


Your Friends at The John Birch Society

P.S. Click here to view this email as an article at JBS.org.

Due to our “double-header” this month with our monthly meeting followed by an all day seminar, we are cancelling our usual June meeting.

Pennsylvania Family Institute

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Primary Election Day This Tuesday

2015 Primary The Municipal Primary Election is this Tuesday May 19th. Every election is important, but unfortunately the “off-year” primary features the lowest voter turnout. This year, though, is historic: there are an unprecedented three openings to be filled on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Do you know about the candidates? For information on statewide judicial races that will determine the course of our courts for decades, be sure to consult our comprehensive, non-partisan online Voter Guide at pafamily.org/2015/05/primary2015guide.

Remember, though, that even the local elections are important. Your municipal officials, from county to local council to school board, have just as much (if not more!) impact on your everyday lives as more well-known politicians. Whether it’s taxation or your school district’s sex-ed curriculum, there’s a lot at stake on Tuesday.

Education Tax Credit Passes PA House

Earlier this week the State House passed an expansion of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) by an overwhelming 166 to 26 vote. These tax credits permit businesses, in lieu of state taxes, to give to accredited scholarship programs for children to attend private elementary and secondary schools. Whereas the EITC program is available across Pennsylvania, the OSTC program targets students living near the worst-performing schools in the state.

The state caps the tax credits available to corporations under the EITC and OSTC programs. House Bill 762, introduced and championed by Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver), would increase those caps from $100 million to $170 million for the EITC, and from $50 million to $80 million for the OSTC.

These programs are popular among families, businesses, and members of both parties. They are effective and compassionate initiatives that increase access to educational opportunities for all Pennsylvanians. Further, they apply pressure to failing schools to improve. We urge the Senate to quickly send HB 762 to the governor, whom we urge to sign the bill.

Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Passes U.S. House

On Wednesday, the U.S. House considered and passed the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This popular legislation (polls consistently show majorities of men and women support it) recognizes that unborn children can feel the pain of the violent abortion process and bans all abortions after 20 weeks gestation.

The United States is currently one of only seven countries in the world (including human rights standouts such as North Korea) to permit abortions after twenty weeks. Putting this bill up for a vote gets members of Congress on the record on their support—or opposition—to humane and essential human rights protections.

Several Pennsylvania congressmen voted for the act, including Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Butler), whose floor speech you can watch here.

Gosnell-Era Secretary of the Commonwealth Grilled at Confirmation Hearing

Pedro Cortés was Secretary of the Commonwealth—head of the Pennsylvania Department of State—during Gov. Ed Rendell’s tenure from 2003 to 2010. This period coincided with some of the worst negligence at the department chronicled in the Gosnell grand jury report. While Cortés said in the hearing that he is “responsible for the actions of the department,” he shifted responsibility for the Gosnell failure onto “a few prosecutors who utterly failed” in their duties. This is at odds, though, with the grand jury report, which states:

The Grand Jury is convinced – based on the number of state prosecutors who failed to take action against Gosnell, on the fact that the prosecutors’ supervisors uniformly approved recommendations not to take action, and on the testimony of Prosecuting Attorney Ruiz – that the problem does not lie just with the individual attorneys. There are clearly problems with procedures, training, management, and motivation within the Department of State’s Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.

The tough questioning of Cortés was led by Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon), who chairs the Senate State Government Committee. Call or email your senator to encourage him or her to reject the Cortés nomination, which shows that some Pennsylvania leaders have not learned the lessons of the Gosnell tragedy.

Gosnell Trial Anniversary

It has been two years since the trial that resulted in Kermit Gosnell’s life sentence for murdering women and born-alive infants at his abortion clinic in West Philadelphia. On our blog, you can find a play-by-play of the trial. It is important that we remember the Gosnell story—and continue to remind others—so that the lessons learned from what happened are not forgotten.

PFI in the Media

The Pennsylvania Family Institute is committed to bringing our message across our state. Today (Friday) at 8 p.m. you can watch PFI Director of Strategic Initiatives Brandon McGinley appear on NightTalk: Get To The Point on PCNC in Pittsburgh. Additionally, you can catch up with PFI on the radio at several times and on several stations across Pennsylvania.

Upcoming Events

City on the Hill Youth Leadership & Worldview Conference: July 19-25, Lancaster Bible College. Featuring Ryan T. Anderson of the Heritage Foundation and Scott Klusendorf of Life Training International. Early registration deadline (saving $65) is May 31st.

Friends of the Family Banquet: Friday, October 30, Hershey Lodge. Featuring an outstanding speaker to be revealed soon!

Pennsylvania Family Institute & Council
Protect the Family. Preserve the Future.
Address: 23 N Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: 717-545-0600
Web: pafamily.org

Pennsylvania Family Institute is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Help protect families in Pennsylvania – click here to make a secure online donation today.

ECFA sealAll contributions to Pennsylvania Family Institute (PFI) are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law. All contributions are used to promote the sanctity of life, the strengthening of marriage and family, the protection of religious freedom and support of all the work of PFI. To ensure our financial accountability to you, we are accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Don’t miss our Saturday, May 9th workshop,

Shattering America’s Trance” with John Anthony

Learn how to cut through politics and unite your neighbors behind conservative ideals.

This is an absolutely must-attend event! We need more people on our side and John shows us proven ways to get them.

Classes will be at the

CFC Logistics Building, 4000 AM Drive, Quakertown, PA 18951

Sat., May 9, 2015 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Contact Kathy Bessler: kebchick@hotmail.com

for more information.

Sign up for the event at the link below


CCG monthly meeting

May 7, 1st Thursday, 7pm CCG monthly meeting: Regional Sustainable Development threatening Private Property rights in YOUR community – what others have done and YOU can do to STOP it!


“The Right to Keep and Bear Arms: 
What You Can Do to Preserve Second Amendment Liberties”
Andy Rumbold
 founder of Concerned Gunowners of Pennsylvania
This Thursday, April 9, 7-9pm
Liberty Training Center office, CFC Logistics Building
4000 AM Dr., Quakertown, PA**
** See website www.CCG-PA.org for directions
Also…Andy will also share his experience in activism as
  • Perkasie Constable
  • Member of Oathkeepers
  • School Board “watchdog”
  • Citizen who exercised Jury Nullification
And…..#12 in Constitutional Literacy video series
COME JOIN US AND BRING A FRIEND….Free and open to public, donations appreciated

Several excellent articles incl.:
  Conservatives Need to Know: Ted Cruz IS Eligible to Run for President in 2016
   Sheriff David Clarke on How the GOP Can Win the Black Vote
Powerful video to forward to any potential Hillary supporters:
  “According to Title 18, Chapter 101 of the U.S. Code, Hillary Clinton is          disqualified from serving as President”



Government Affairs Specialist, Jonathan Humma

Thursday, MARCH 12, 2015, 7-9pm
Liberty Training Center, CFC Logistics Building, 4000 AM Dr., Quakertown**

Next segment in “CONSTITUTIONAL LITERACY” video series by Michael Farris (ParentalRights.org; Home School Legal Defense Assoc.)
Legislative Updates
Reports on local action against Common Core
Open Q&A discussion time

**If you have not been to our new venue, please be sure to follow directions on our website as GPS has not been accurate for some….go to www.CCG-PA.org.


With Carol Beitz, Daniel Boone School Board Director, teacher, parent activist 
Also…video by Dr. Peg Luksik and testimony of other concerned parents
Thursday, February 12, 2015,  7-9 pm
Liberty Training Center, upper floor of CFC Logistics Building, 4000 AM Dr., Quakertown***
***Note: Our new venue is in an industrial/trucking park adjacent to the Northeast Extension of the Turnpike just north of the Quakertown interchange.  Please go to www.CCG-PA.org for specific directions as GPS has led some astray.  Watch for our flagger as access is along a hidden driveway on the far side of the CFC Logistics building.  Do NOT turn in to the trucking entrance, but go PAST the large CFC Logistics sign and turn left into driveway.  Look for Citizens for Constitutional Government yard sign to find entrance.
     As a mother of two teens and as an IT Director and Computer teacher in her children’s school for 7 years, Carol has a personal investment in and commitment to quality education. Her extensive research into the federal Common Core Standards program produced such serious concerns about its impact that Carol felt compelled to run for the Daniel Boone School Board on which she now serves as a Director.

    Carol will be presenting her own research and first-hand experience in conjunction with a video presentation by Dr. Peg Luksik, who, with 30 years experience in education and specifically various federal educational programs, is perhaps the foremost expert in Pennsylvania on the origin, content, and impact of the Common Core Standards. Dr. Luksik has testified before numerous legislative committees in and out of state with indisputable proof of her allegations drawn directly from Common Core and government documents.
FOR THE SAKE OF OUR CHILDREN, OUR COUNTRY’S FUTURE, PLEASE JOIN US & INVITE OTHERS.   Public welcome.  Free,d but donations appreciated.

presents an informal debate:
“A Constitutional Convention or a Convention of the States: 
 Securing or Subverting Freedom?”
JOHN McMANUS, President of the John Birch Society
STEVE DAVIES, Pennsylvania State Director, Convention of States
 Thursday, January 8, 2015, 7-9 pm
Liberty Training Center
 2nd floor of CFC Logistics Bldg, 4000 AM Dr., Quakertown++
 We are honored to host…
  •  Mr. John McManus, President of the John Birch Society since 1991 but active in leadership since 1966, author (incl. The Insiders, 5th ed.), national speaker appearing on numerous TV and radio shows including CSPAN, the Larry King Show, the Pat Buchanan show, and publisher of JBS magazine The New American and monthly Bulletin.  Former Marine and electronics engineer.
  • Mr. Steve Davies, Pennsylvania State Director of Convention of States organization since July 2014; Director, Business Development for CB&I, Inc., a large, international engineering and construction firm
      All patriots who understand our American Constitution deplore the departure of the federal government from its constitutional limits resulting in fiscal disaster and diminishing freedom; all agree that We the People must act to preserve our constitutional system, our freedom, and our economy.  But how do we rein in an out-of-control federal government?  Some have proposed a Constitutional Convention.  Some patriots believe that the only solution is to call a Convention of States and pass “Liberty Amendments” to the Constitution that would force the federal government to comply with constitutional and fiscal guidelines. Some patriots believe that such a Convention would be not only ineffective, but dangerous.  Join us to hear both sides and decide what you can do to preserve our Constitution and our freedom.
Open Q&A following power point presentations by both speakers
JBS books and literature available for purchase
Meeting is free but donations appreciated
++Please see specific directions at www. CCG-PA.org (GPS not always accurate)

CCG October 16th Meeting


“WHO IS WATCHING OUT FOR THE PEOPLE”  in Washington D.C.??  Benghazi…Fast and Furious….Pardongate….Solyndra….Bailouts….Voter fraud…..What happened to the Rule of Law? Accountability? Transparency?  How can we STOP the abuse of power and executive privilege (by both parties)? 

Join us on October 16th for the documentary movie “District of Corruption produced by the conservative watchdog organization Judicial Watch.

Check out the trailer below.  This is a must see!


CCG September Meeting


Thursday, September 11th, 7:00  pm

Liberty Training Center  4000 AM Drive, (upper floor CFC Logistics bldg) Quakertown, Pa. 

Friends & Patriots,
We hope you have all had a restful summer. We took an August break but look forward to seeing you for an insightful meeting. The meeting will start with a short segment of the Constitutional Literacy series produced by Michael Farris. It’s an excellent series and quite inspiring as we are reminded of the struggle that culminated in the final drafting of our Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787.We welcome back Dr. Jim Arcieri as our speaker for the evening. Jim was one of our speakers at our July meeting. As a pastor at the Community  Bible Fellowship Church in Red Hill, Pa.  and a board member on the Pennsylvania Pastor’s Network, Jim spoke of the need to activate churches as to their role in our Constitutional Republic and hinted at the deeper, underlying causes of the problems we now face as a nation. He is also an educator and author, specializing in American history and philosophy. He will present the topic: ” America’s Amnesia: recovering our memory of past foundations for a preferred future.” Dr Arcieri will examine why 100 years of conservative efforts have failed to make a significant and sustainable cultural change, while offering a plan for restoring liberty in our post-Constitutional climate.

Find out what we can to do in order to be more effective in the fight to save our great country. Invite friends, family and church members for an inspirational evening. Join us to make a difference! Let our resolve be renewed as we are reminded of all that has led us to this day and what tomorrow may hold!

  All are welcome…free but donations appreciated!Directions to New Location on Website @ www.ccg-pa.org

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