Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Notice of Wasatch County GOP Central Committee Meeting

Our next Wasatch County GOP Central Committee Meeting is set for Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00pm.  These meetings are open to the public and anyone that is interested is invited to attend.  All county precinct chairs and vice chairs are required to attend. 

Aaron Gabrielson, County Party Chair

Wasatch County GOP Central Committee Meeting
DATE:  Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
PLACE:  Wasatch County Building, 25 N. Main Street, Heber City
TIME:  7:00pm

Wasatch County GOP Central Committee Agenda

DATE:  Tuesday, September 4, 2012
PLACE:  Wasatch County Building, 25 N. Main Street, Heber City
TIME:  7:00pm

1.     Welcome: Chairman Aaron Gabrielson
2.     Prayer / Pledge: TBD
3.     Adoption of Agenda: Chairman Aaron Gabrielson
4.     Approval of Minutes: Betty Smedley
5.     Officer Reports

Chairman Aaron Gabrielson
Vice Chair Kendell Crittenden
Secretary Betty Smedley
Treasurer Brent Titcomb

6.   Vote by Mail Report: Chairman Aaron Gabrielson
7.   Bylaws Committee Report: Morgan Murdock
8.   Platform Committee Report: Chairman Aaron Gabrielson
9.   Campaign Support
10.  Central Committee Meeting Schedule  
11.  Adjourn

Monday, August 20, 2012

I'm Republican For A Reason - By Mike Kohler

Mike Kohler
In a conversation with a niece of mine, I was asked to explain why people are Republicans or Democrats and describe the difference.  My explanation quickly jumped to a discussion about conservatives versus liberals and related government policy decisions and their consequences.  It seems a good place to start now as well.

Looking back, I have been conservative as long as I remember. I learned conservative principles through the example of parents, grandparents, neighbors and community leaders.  Conservative principles like self reliance and hard work, freedom and individual responsibility and industry, freedom to believe in God, compassion for others and reverence to sacred principles.  Republicans believe in honesty and integrity and respect for authority including teachers, police and military. They believe in an extremely strong, seldom used military. Republicans believe freedom, liberty and opportunity are necessary for sustained personal growth. They believe these principles give everyone the opportunity to accomplish great things because of the rewards they might receive or maybe, just because they want to. 

Republicans are compassionate.  They believe in a temporary social safety net for those who need help, not endless handouts that squander resources, destroy self respect, depress individual enterprise and initiative usually ending in dependency.  Republicans believe freedom, liberty and individual effort are the solution to our economic problems.  It’s the people, not government we rely on and that’s why I’m a Republican.

Mike Kohler