“The ultimate authority … resides in the people alone. [T]he advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any…”
– James Madison 1788
We are again starting a new political season. The unrelenting attacks on our freedom, on our economics, on our leadership in the world continue. Despite the frustrations that we have experienced from some of our unreliable and dishonest representatives in Washington, we cannot afford to let our guard down. This presidential run will make or break this country. If we don’t elect someone who will obey the constitution, I hate to think where that will lead.
While little Santa Barbara County will not be the make-or-break factor, there are small things you and I can do to help. Here are three upcoming events that will educate and encourage you and one will help defend you.
Santa Barbara Republican Assembly
The SBRA is featuring Maria Segal, a holocaust survivor as their guest speaker. Maria was a child when she survived in the Warsaw Ghetto. She was born in Okuniew, Poland, a small town near Warsaw. Maria has three children, six grandchildren, and now lives in Santa Barbara, CA. She volunteers at the Santa Barbara Jewish Federation as a docent for the Portraits of Survival Exhibit and is one of the thirty-seven profiles of Santa Barbara Holocaust survivors in the permanent exhibit. She speaks about her experiences during and after the Holocaust to groups of adults and children, ranging from high school students to law enforcement agencies.
Date: April 21 – 5:30 PM
Location: Mulligan’s Cafe at the Community Golf Course
Please RSVP to Ginger – 805-682-8752
Santa Barbara Republican Women
Santa Barbara Republican Women, Federated present Larry Greenfield, Fellow of American Studies, Claremont Institute, speaking on “Obama vs. Israel: Moving the Jewish Vote to the GOP?”
This is a extremely important topic as the Jewish vote can have a significant impact on election results. Obama has been a foe of Israel since his first inauguration.
Date: Saturday, May 2 – 11:00 AM
Location: Montecito Country Club
Please RSVP to 805-699-6756
Friends of the NRA
There is something for everyone at a Friends of NRA banquet. From the moment you walk in, the atmosphere is brimming with excitement. Whether you’re keeping an eye on that unique item in the silent auction, trying your luck at the game tables, or just dining on some delicious food, you’ll be sure to have a good time. It’s a family-friendly event chock-full of everything from exclusive, limited edition merchandise, firearms, knives, art, jewelry, and more. Not to mention all the great people you’ll meet in the process!
Amongst the fun and fellowship, Friends of NRA banquets boil down to one goal – fund-raising for the future of the shooting sports. Since its inception in 1992, Friends of NRA has held over 15,000 events, reached over 2.8 million attendees and raised over $200 million for The NRA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Each year, The NRA Foundation allocates half of all net proceeds to fund projects within the state in which the money was raised and uses the other half to fund similar projects with a national scope.
When: Saturday, June 6th
Time: 5:30 PM
Where: Santa Barbara Elks Lodge, 150 N. Kellogg, Goleta
Cost: $50 or see special packages here.
Reservations: Click here, fill out form. Contact information on announcement.