Greetings and welcome to the Monroeville Republican Committee (MRC)! Happy Winter 2023/2024!
Many of you read the book "1984" by George Orwell when required back in high school. We all see many of the negative aspects of Orwell's dystopian society coming true today. We are at a turning point in our national life. But there is hope!
As I am writing this a couple of days after the November 7 election, I have good news and bad news. The good news is Monroeville (Ward 4 in particular and the entire Municipality in general) will have some excellent representation with the election of Bill Krut to Monroeville Council for a four-year term. John Ritter will return to the Gateway School District Board of Directors accompanied by newly-elected Cheryl Boise. Both are well qualified to serve the needs of not only the students of the District but also the parents of the students and the taxpayers of Monroeville. More good news is that Steve Zappala was re-elected, as a Republican, for the office of Allegheny County District Attorney. Not only is it good that he won as a Republican, but the loser (thank God) was a Democrat, George Soros-selected leftist nut-job that would have turned Allegheny County into Philadelphia, Chicago, New York or any other crime-riddled area by minimizing criminal penalties and maximizing restrictions on Law Enforcement Officers. The bad news is that Tim Lionelli did not win for Ward 2 Council and Kelly Matrazzo & George Lapcevich lost their elections for Gateway School Board. Additionally, Allegheny County missed a golden opportunity to have a high-quality REAL executive replace Rich Fitzgerald as Allegheny County Executive. Instead, the voters by only one percentage point elected an extreme socialist, leftist Democrat who has already exclaimed she wants to use Allegheny County as a "Socialist Experiment." I'm sure you agree that we are not a bunch of lab-rats. We can only hope that the heavily weighted Democrat Allegheny County Council can restrict the outrageousness and retain some sanity in county government. When is the last time you communicated with Michelle Chapkis? Did you know that she is our Councilwoman for Allegheny County District 8 where we live? Do you have a question about Allegheny County? Give her a call. I'm sure she would love to hear from you: 412-350-6490.
As we transition to the winter season, let's make the best of what we've got, thank God for the goodness in our lives, and remember this great point: Don't get mad, get ACTIVE!
Chair/Monroeville Republican Committee
I am a Republican because:
I believe the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability, and responsibility must be honored.
I believe in equal rights and equal justice for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age, or disability.
I believe that free enterprise and the encouragement of individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth, and prosperity.
I believe government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.
I believe the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations, and that the best government is that which governs least and exercises only those constitutional powers granted to government by the people.
I believe the most effective, responsible, and responsive government is government closest to the people.
I believe Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.
I believe Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom, and human rights throughout the world.
Finally, I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.
“The first organizing convention of the Republican party was in Pittsburgh on February 22, 1856. The gavel fell to open the party's first nominating convention, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 17, 1856, announcing the birth of the Republican Party as a unified political force.”