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CCG December Meeting

Citizens for Constitutional Government

December Meeting Topic:  Pension Reform

Please join us for an informative update on the pension reform issue here in Pennsylvania. Where do we stand in light of  looming $50 billion + unfunded public sector pension liabilities?

Raeann Hofkin , a Certified Payroll Specialist will be our speaker. She is a results driven payroll professional with 35 years ofexperience in all facets of payroll management and compliance. Raeann is currently the Director of Payroll for Trident USA Health Services and on the School Board of the Upper Perkiomen School District. Her perspective on Pa’s pension reform efforts and obligations will, undoubtedly, be insightful !

We will also have an update on Voter ID.

Don’t miss this event and remember to bring a friend!

A $5 donation would be appreciated to cover the cost of the room.

When: Tuesday, December 8, 2015  @ 7:00
Where: Quakertown Library   401 W. Mill St., Quakertown

From Hope and Expectation to Disappointment and Betrayal!

Late last night a Historic Vote took place in the PA Senate. The Senate voted on Elimination of School Property Taxes. This has never happened before. It shows how far we have come.

We were rather confident. We thought we knew who was going to vote and how, based on what they have been saying. As the vote went on, we became concerned. After all 48 Senators voted, the vote was tied — 24 to 24. Lt Governor Mike Stack, acting as President, then cast the deciding vote. A yes vote and School Property Tax Elimination would pass. A no vote, you keep paying School Property Taxes. They increase greater than inflation. Foreclosures would continue and Seniors and those on low income would have less to live on.

Lt Governor Mike Stack, voted NO!! He laughed like a giddy school girl. He apparently thinks that people losing their homes is a laughing matter. Earlier in the day, Governor Wolf came out against the plan, calling it a “distraction”. Final vote — 24 YES 25 NO School Property Tax Elimination was defeated. Think about Lt Governor Mike Stack and Governor Wolf and others when you pay your School Property Taxes the next three years.

There were several betrayals. I will only mention one at this time. Senator Majority Leader Jake Corman led us to believe he supported this legislation. He caved to special interests that have the money and voted NO!! Possibly more to follow on him and others that betrayed you, me, and all Pennsylvanians.

Do not give up hope. You got us this far. The fight is not over, it just got harder. We need to change the playing field. The fight to eliminate this unfair and antiquated School Property Tax system has been going on for a long time and we plan to continue it. We will keep you up to date.

The following is how the Senators voted:

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SB/HB 76 Property Tax Elimination in Jeopardy

Ladies, Gentlemen, SB 76 supporters, and even those opposed to SB76:

A lot has been happening in Harrisburg, and we are about to be screwed
royally.  I apologize in advance for the crude nature of this Email, but I
have no time for niceties right now…

It appears that my earlier prediction of getting a vote on SB 76 as a “show”
vote may come to fruition.  However, it seems as though the “fix” is in on
the budget.  I know this because I heard it straight from a representative
this evening, and then saw a news report that mentioned the same details
that the representative spoke of.

So here’s the deal…They are planning to raise the sales tax to to
7.25%….a full .25% MORE than what SB 76 would raise it, but rather than
complete elimination, you will only get $2 Billion back toward “relief”.
Actually, you only get $1.4 Billion back, because $600 Million of that goes
to replace the CURRENT gambling revenue that is used for the
Homestead/Farmstead reduction.  The slots money that is currently going to
“relief” will be diverted to the grow general fund.

Since it takes $12 Billion to completely replace the school property tax,
the $1.4 Billion will give you less than a 12% reduction in your property
tax.  There is no permanent cap on the property tax being mentioned, so your
property taxes will continue to grow beyond current levels, with an
increased sales tax on top of it.  That’s assuming they will reapply the
money evenly, and not redistribute the wealth to the inner cities and other
places of Wolf’s choice.  I wouldn’t place any bets on that, so a 12%
reduction is probably the best case scenario in most districts. You will get
about twice what you currently get in the Homestead/Farmstead exclusion,
which isn’t much.  Most homeowners will get a few hundred bucks in return
for a 7.25% sales tax rate.  Pretty rotten deal if you ask me.
Remember….NO CAP.

They claim this isn’t a done deal yet, but it appears as though it is.  We
CANNOT allow this to happen.  Even if you’re not an SB 76 supporter, you
should be OUTRAGED.  This is a TAX INCREASE.

Where is the Chamber of Commerce now??  Where is Americans for Prosperity??
Where is the Commonwealth Foundation?? Where is Mike Turzai??  They ALL
opposed total property tax elimination, and they all claimed that the
increased sales tax would hurt Pennsylvania businesses.  Am I to assume that
they now think it’s O.K. to raise the sales tax even MORE than SB 76 did
while giving just a pittance back to the taxpayers rather than the full
elimination that SB 76 provided??  We’ll have to wait and see…

We have said REPEATEDLY that we will see some type of property tax bill
passed.  We have said that even those who oppose SB 76 should get on board
because they won’t like the alternative that the general assembly comes up
with.  So here we are.  We have a choice to make.  The next few weeks will
be crucial to stop this train wreck.  GET INVOLVED NOW.

Check the link below for a news story from Channel 8.

In Liberty


From a news piece on WTAE-TV:

“One new idea under discussion could provide a cornerstone of the cash Wolf
is seeking: diverting the roughly $600 million in slot-machine gambling
receipts that school districts currently pass along to homeowners as
property tax reductions. That stream of money would shift to the state
treasury, while negotiators are discussing an increase in the state sales
tax to offset reductions in local school property taxes, another concept
that is important to Wolf to improve equity in school funding. The new money
from a higher state sales tax would replace the diverted slot-machine
dollars to schools – and then some.”

The problem here is not the loss of gambling revenues but the increase in
the sales tax to replace them. If the sales tax is increased for this
purpose it will kill the HB/SB 76 funding stream and elimination will be
dead forever. We will, instead, be given another half-baked “relief”

This plan will be discussed in Harrisburg on Monday and it is URGENT that we
do all that is possible to kill it. PLEASE CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE



In addition, call House Majority Leader Dave Reed, (717) 705-7173, and
Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, (717) 787-1377, with the same message:

CCG November Meeting

Come join us on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM . Our topic for the evening will be:

THE Budget; Both Federal and State
We are all aware and dismayed about this issue at both levels . Where does all our money go?  As constituents, we DO have the power to direct the purse strings!  We will be showing a short DVD that is in line with our topic. Discussion and a plan of action will follow.
We meet at the Quakertown Free Library, 401 W. Mill St., Quakertown
For more information, please go to: www.ccg-pa.org 

See you there !


End Policing for Profit in Pennsylvania

Globalists and UN Push Mandatory Biometric ID for All

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.

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.

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



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!


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