Ignorant and Free

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. – Thomas Jefferson


Recap of August 18th Westside Neighborhood 9-12 meeting

Our meeting last Wednesday was dedicated to the 9-12 Precinct Education Project. Basically we are encouraging everyone to reach out to their neighbors and urge them to get involved in the issues and candidates for the next election. As I have stated before this is a critical election and if each of us gets one or two people to the polls who would not have otherwise gone it could make the difference. THIS IS CRITICAL. The 9-12 Project has set up a database to help you identify Republicans & Independents (those most likely to hold conservative & constitutional values) that have not voted on a regular basis. These are the people we need to vote. Here are the instructions to get to this database:

1. Go to Cincinnati 9-12 Project website and choose “PEP” on the left side of the site.  http://www.cincinnati912project.com/
2. Click on the “About PEP” link.
3. Under the heading “So, how do you know which precinct you’re in?” there is a link to download the database by going to this website: http://www.numus.com/precincts/
4. Find the link for Hamilton county & download the database software. This will only work on a PC not a Mac.
5. Once you have downloaded the file read the document “Read me first”. The instructions are clear and easy to understand.
6. Use the database to identify your precinct (there is a link to a website in the upper part of the database that will help you identify your precinct when you out in your street address & zip code).
7. Once you have your precinct, filter it so you can find the high priority voters in your precinct.
8. Reach out to these people via phone or door to door.
9. You can use the documents found under the “Files” link in the PEP section, especially the “Volunteer Script” & the “States Can Stop Obama” files.

If you are not very computer savvy or if you just do not want to be bothered with doing this, send me your address and zip code (include house number) and I will create a list for you in a easy to print PDF file. I am very familiar with the database and this will only take a few minutes for me to do. I don’t believe we will have overlapping efforts since all precincts are just a few streets and our group is not very large. If for any reason you cannot walk your neighborhood please reach out to at least five people you already know and make sure they understand what is at stake. “Adopt” them on election day if necessary and remind them to vote or even offer to drive them to their polling station.

In addition to individual efforts we are also considering a group effort walking through particular neighborhoods as well as setting up another petition signing effort at Western Bowl that we can couple with a PEP effort. This will take a larger pool of volunteers than we need for just the petition signing so please let me know if you can volunteer. We will also be creating packages of info that can be attached to doors with information. These can be dropped off to known independent voters in your precinct. We are still in the planning stage with this so more info will be sent in the future.

I also want to remind you that the next Green Township Trustee meeting is this coming Monday 8-23 at 5:30 PM. The main instrument we have to fight an ever-growing Federal government is our local government. We need to monitor our elected officials to make sure they are acting in our interests. One of the best ways is to attend the public meetings. http://www.greentwp.org/

Last but not least please visit our blog at https://westside912.wordpress.com/ If you click on the debate category on the left side of the site it will bring up talking points to help convince uncommitted people to adopt libertarian/constitutional values. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, September 2nd at 7 PM at the Green Township library. We are also beginning our 5,000 Year Leap discussion group at the Green Township library starting on Wednesday, September 8th at 7 PM.

5,000 Year Leap

Wednesday, September 8, 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: 6525 Bridgetown Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45248 (map)
Description: Green Township Library 6525 Bridgetown Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45248 The Westside
Neighborhood 9-12 group will be hosting a 27 part class on the 5,000 Year Leap. Lesson 1 is an introduction to the course. The class will be from 7 to 8:30 PM at the Green Township library.

Recap of August 5th Westside Neighborhood 9-12 meeting

Most of the meeting last week was dedicated to the Precinct Education Project. In a nutshell the project is a way to “get out the vote” for the upcoming election. The Cincinnati 9-12 Project has designed a plan to assist in educating independent voters who are needed in  the next election.  We are planning to use the synergy of our group to motivate our neighbors to take action in November. Without sounding too dramatic this election may be our last chance to save this country. Even if you do not plan on joining our effort you need to convince your friends and family that this is do or die because it is. We also discussed the need to continue this effort beyond the election. We are planning on using the PEP process in several different ways:

– Individually talking to your friends & family.
– In small groups canvasing neighborhoods and dropping off fliers.
– In conjunction with petition signings at Western Bowl.

Our next meeting will be next Wednesday August 18th. We will have two guests who will be discussing the PEP project in detail. More information about the project can be found at the Cincinnati 9-12 Project site under the PEP link on the left. http://www.cincinnati912project.com/

We also discussed the Westside blog  and the posts that will be provided to help you in discussing the issues. Just go to the blog and click on the “debate” link it will bring up all of the related posts. Hopefully you will find them useful. https://westside912.wordpress.com/

Rose spoke about the upcoming rally for John Kasich at the Sharonville Convention Center on Saturday 8/21. This is an opportunity to get to know Mr. Kasich as well as Mary Taylor who is running for Lt. Governor and Steve Chabot & Mike Wilson. They will all be speaking and you can decide if they are worthy of your vote. The event is free but you need a ticket to attend. For everyone who signed up for tickets at the meeting Rose will have the tickets at the next meeting on the 18th.  More info here: http://www.kasichforohio.com/site/c.hpIJKWOCJqG/b.6173141/k.572D/Hamilton_County_Rally.htm

Last but certainly not least Debe Terhar announced her candidacy for the Ohio State School Board. Debe (pronounced Debbie) has been a member of our group since the beginning and she has decided she needed to get involved in shaping the future of our state. She briefly provided her credentials and life experience and laid out her vision if elected to the board. This is a critical position and it is important that people with strong values hold the position. Debe’s story was impressive and inspirational. Although we do not officially endorse any candidate I would encourage you to get familiar with Debe’s platform. A profile will be posted on the blog in the near future. Debe will be speaking at the events listed below.

I am speaking at the Candidates Night in Anderson Twp. on August 26 from 7-9. It is held at Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road, 45255.
Hamilton County Republican Women’s Club Candidates Night, September 13 from 5:30-8:00 in Blue Ash.  I will get details today and forward them to you.
Northwest Tea Party on Monday September 27, 7pm – 9pm, Clippard Instrument Lab 7390 Colerain Ave Cincinnati, OH 45239-5396.
I plan to attend as many tea party meetings, 912 groups, republican clubs in both Hamilton and Warren County that I can to get to meet people.

I look forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting on the 18th. Bring a friend! The PEP initiative is critical.


The following  information was gathered from listening to Dennis Prager’s radio show.

Progressives value truth less than their agenda. Political correctness means not telling the truth because people will be offended. Text books are more concerned with equality or making minority groups feel good than portraying the facts. If truth advances their agenda that is fine but if not they will ignore it.

Well Educated = Well Indoctrinated

The following  information was gathered from listening to Dennis Prager’s radio show.

The left believes that religious education is indoctrination. If this is so, why isn’t a secular education indoctrination as well?

Essential liberal belief

The following  information was gathered from listening to Dennis Prager’s radio show.

Good intentions are more important than good results.

60s liberalism was psychological not moral. It’s more important how you feel that whether you are right or wrong.