“In wartime, a president who once seemed indifferent to religion evolved into a theologian of liberty,” so wrote Meir Soloveichik, director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, in a Wall Street Journal article entitled “What the Bible Taught Lincoln About America”. Soloveichik noted: “When Abraham Lincoln was elected president in 1860, he was certainly not thought of as a man given to religious fervor.” But with the death toll mounting over the years of the Civil War, Lincoln evolved into a “theologian of the American idea”.For instance, Lincoln began the Gettysburg Address with the words “fourscore and seven years ago”. Lincoln knew his audienceRead More →

The United States Constitution calls for a census to be conducted every ten years.  The results of the census determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.  In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau has adjusted 2020 Census operations to protect the health and safety of the public. You can complete your census questionnaire online or by phone. You can learn more at the official website here. Election UpdatesMay 26th Primary Runoff Election: The Primary Runoff has been rescheduled for July 14th, with early voting from JulyRead More →

Good afternoon fellow Republicans in Montgomery County. During this uncertain time, I wanted to take a moment to make sure you had all of the important updates with our community, public health, our Party, elections, and conventions.First, at the forefront of many of our minds, is the sad news of the passing of Dr. Wally Wilkerson’s beloved wife, Neddie Jane. Neddie passed away on Wednesday evening, surrounded by her family, after suffering a massive stroke days before. Funeral Arrangements: Because of the current restrictions of no more than a gathering of ten people, there will not be a public funeral for all of us to attend. Please keep Dr. WilkersonRead More →

SD Convention Update /Update on Neddie Jane WilkersonSenate District 3:Robert Coats is your Convention Chairman and he will be adjourning the currently scheduled convention according to the Party guidance from State Chairman Dickey. The convention will be rescheduled for a future unknown date. We will be sure to send out the updated information as it comes in. You may reach Mr. Coats at rcoats21@yahoo.com Senate District 4: Daniel Ure is your Convention Chairman and he will be adjourning the currently scheduled convention according to the Party guidance from State Chairman Dickey. The convention is currently rescheduled for June 6th at Grace Church in The Woodlands (24400 Interstate Hwy 45). We will be sureRead More →

Party Organization The Montgomery County Republican Party’s heated controversy over its bylaws has highlighted the need for more Republicans to be aware of the party organization framework and how to become involved in party building. Here is a summary of the Party organization. Please review it and let County Chairman Dr. Wally Wilkerson know if you have any questions or suggestions. Contact him at info@mcrp.org or 936-441-5621. Level 1 in the party organization framework is the Voting Precinct, supervised by the Precinct Chair, who serves as a member of the County Executive Committee and is elected every two years by a majority of the qualified Precinct Republican voters in the party Primary election. This election cycle the Party Primary election will be held on March 3, 2020.The Voting Precinct is the smallestRead More →

Different Standard & Robert Mueller  Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller admitted during the House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 “that the determination of his report held President Donald Trump to a different standard than the Department of Justice holds any other individual under investigation (Daily Wire News).”According to the Daily Wire News.com, Republican Representative  John Ratcliffe (TX), a former federal prosecutor, addressed Mueller: “You said in Volume 1, on the issue of conspiracy, the special counsel determined that the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities. Then in volume 2 ….the special counsel did not make a determination on whether there was an obstruction of justiceRead More →

The Supreme Court  Joseph J. Ellis, author of many books on the nation’s founding era, wrote in the Wall Street Journal: “It is now received wisdom that perhaps the single most important power of the American president is the nomination of Justices to the Supreme Court. As a result of the debate over the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, both sides agree that the future direction of the American republic is at stake, because the next appointment will determine the political tilt of the judicial body that has become the ultimate arbiter of the laws under which we live.”Ellis noted that the last thing the thirty-nine signers of the Constitution wanted was for The Supreme Court to become “supreme”. They expected that “status to belong to Congress.” For most of history, the Court rarely “stepped forward to redefine the political landscape in decisive fashion.” Two examples of the most “conspicuousRead More →

Declaration of Independence  “Since 1776, Americans have cherished the principles of the Declaration of Independence- and disagreed fiercely about how to apply them,” Jeffrey Rosen wrote in the July 6,2019 edition of the Wall Street Journal. Rosen noted: “Its (The Declaration’s) influence on the way we think about politics and law is second only to the Constitution.” Abraham Lincoln recognized the two documents were closely related. According to Rosen, who is President and CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, from the era of the Founding Fathers until today, conservatives and liberals and everyone else have agreed that “the theoretical basis of the U. S. Constitution-and American political life in general- can be found in Thomas Jefferson’s most famous sentence:”We hold these truths to be self evident, that allRead More →

In the 2018 Winter edition of The National World War II Museum Newsletter, there was a spotlight story entitled “Dear Bob Hope” which told of one mother’s letter to Hope. It captured her son’s treasured moments of laughter not unusual with any of Hope’s United Services Organization (USO) tours during WW II. Hope was often recognized as the Home Front Ambassador to the troops fighting overseas during the War.Leslie Townes Hope, later known as Bob Hope, was a British born American in 1903. He changed his name to Bob Hope when he began his show business career in the 1920s. His movie career blossomed in the 1930s headlined by his multiple “Road” comedy movies. His TV shows added toRead More →

State Republican Chairman Meets Campaign Committee On Wednesday evening, June 12, 2019, State Republican Chairman James Dickey traveled to Conroe and met with many of the 2020 Victory Campaign Committee and presented a comprehensive report on the preparations for the 2020 election. “RED ALERT TEXAS” is the 2020 Objective to win Texas for President Trump because “There is no path to a Republican White House victory without Texas.”The presentation reviewed polling data post 2018 election that showed a slightly higher favorable response for Senator Ted Cruz (50%) than President Trump (48%) in Texas. The Republican National Committee reported that “there are too few existing paths to 270 electoral votes for our presidential nominee…….We need to aggressivelyRead More →