Relive the Days the Ronald Reagan's

Common Sense with his son, Michael Reagan

Michael Reagan is coming to Evansville to celebrate Reagan Day with the Vanderburgh County GOP. Michael is the son of former President Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman. Michael will discuss current topics with a Ronald Reagan slant. You don't want to miss this opportunity. Tickets will be on sale through Ticketmaster On Sale at Ticketmaster Now Click Here.
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Contact Mary Jo Kaiser for more information.





Fellow Republicans,

Wanted to take a minute to share the below email regarding the upcoming Young Republican deployment in Vanderburgh County.  On September 13th and 14th, Young Republicans from across Southwestern Indiana will converge on Vanderburgh County to volunteer for State Representative Holli Sullivan. 
Help us send a message to the rest of the state that Young Republicans in Southwest Indiana are ready to do what it takes to #KeeptheCapitol.  You can reserve your spot by visiting www.IndianaYR.com/Deployments.  Feel free to pass this along to all the Young Republicans in your communities and let me know if you have any questions.
Look forward to seeing you in a couple weeks.
Matt Huckleby
8th District Chairman
Indiana Federation of Young Republicans











Join State Senator Jim Tomes for

an evening of 1950's music, dance, and food! 


$10 admission includes meal and entertainment

Kids under 12 are free 


September 27 , 2014 

7:00 - 10:30 pm

Wadesville V.F.W.

7331 Main Street, Wadesville

(50's attire optional)
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Make a Decision, Mr. President


By Michael Reagan


Time's up, Mr. President.

Your on-the-job-training as the leader of the Free World has been over for several years.

I know it still comes as a shock to you that you're the president of the United States. A lot of us feel the same way.

But you really are the Prez. So take off the training wheels and golf cap and please start acting like one.

You only have about two years left to prevent your entire Oval Office career from being a total failure.

It's probably impossible. But you can start down the path to executive respectability by making the right military decision about ISIS.

(Yes, it's true — and very scary. As the Prez, you are the commander in chief of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.)

I don't pretend to know what the right decision on ISIS and/or Syria should be. Probably no one does.

But you know more about what's really going on over there than Congress, the New York Times editorial page and even Bill O'Reilly.

So don't take any more polls. Don't survey Democrats in Congress. Don't ask Bill Clinton.

Don't worry about what the corrupt yahoos over at the United Nations will think.

And don't worry about your pals in Hollywood or on Wall Street falling out of love with you and cutting back on their campaign contributions.

You and your advisors still may not have that perfect ISIS strategy worked out yet. But it doesn't mean you should do nothing.

Just get all the facts you need from the CIA or the Free Syrian Army. Then do something that makes you look like a world leader, not a world ditherer.

You have to begin by acting presidential. Act like you know what the problem is and how to fix it.

Do what you — the commander in chief -- think is right. Your advisors might tell you it's stupid, but take a lesson from the Ronald Reagan Leadership Guide.

My father had some great advisors. He trusted them. But he listened to their counsel and then made his own decision. It's called being an executive.

Remember Grenada? He called a meeting and he and his advisors voted 7 to 3 not to invade. My dad was one of the three.

After the invasion was underway, one of the seven no-voters called and asked him why we went to Grenada when the vote was 7 to 3 not to go.

My father said, "My vote counts more."

Ronald Reagan overruled his advisors and made his own decision other times and he proved to be right.

They didn't want him to call the Soviet Union "The Evil Empire."

They didn't want him to tell Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.

They didn't want him to walk away from Gorbachev at the second nuclear arms summit in Iceland.

Mr. President, I know you'll never be as wise or as confident in your ability to do the right thing as my father was.

But you're our Prez. We're stuck with you until 2016.

Consider the intel on ISIS. Weigh the options. Measure the risks. Then do what you think is smart and right and in our country's interests.

Bomb the ISIS command and control centers in Syria. Exterminate the butchers of ISIS with drones. Send in more troops. Bring more troops home.

Form a coalition to fight ISIS -- or don't. Announce we're so bloody sick and tired of trying to civilize religious madmen in pickup trucks that we're leaving that area for good.

Really, Mr. President. At this point I don't care what you do about ISIS or Syria or what's left of Iraq.

Just act like a president. Once. And earn our respect.


Copyright ©2014 Michael Reagan. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of "The New Reagan Revolution" (St. Martin's Press). He is the founder of the email service reagan.com and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his websites at www.reagan.com and www.michaelereagan.com. 


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 Larry Bucshon


Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon issued the following statement commemorating the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks: 


"Today we remember the American lives lost on that unforgettable day thirteen years ago. We all join together in saying a prayer for the memory of those we lost and their families. We honor the first responders who ran into the flames to save their fellow citizens, the brave men and women who charged that cockpit over Pennsylvania, and the heroes who have since answered the call of duty, sacrificing everything so that others may be free. Together, we demonstrated the incredible resilience of the American spirit and the resolve of our people. 


"While the smoke and debris may have long since cleared, the threat of terrorism around the world still exists. We must be vigilant and we must stand tall. America remains the leader of the free world and we will stop at nothing to defeat those who threaten the promise of freedom."




Next steps in the fight against the Islamic State

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President Obama’s speech on Wednesday was a welcome reversal to his previous comments on foreign policy. He finally has acknowledged the threat that ISIS poses, and his response – to begin the process of taking down this so-called caliphate – is welcome news.

The president incorporated in his speech many of the elements I recently have called for and that I believe are necessary to achieve success.
First, it is now the president’s stated intention to pursue ISIS forces wherever they are, rather than his previous policy of using moderate force only in Iraq and only to protect American facilities and personnel.
President Obama now has paved the way for expanding our bombing campaign to include ISIS bases in Syria. The wars in Vietnam, Korea and Serbia and our experience along the Afghanistan/Pakistan border have taught us the futility of trying to attack military forces that have safe-haven bases nearby. I believe Congress should consider legislation giving the president authority for this broader action.
This broader effort with broader purpose is an essential first step in defeating ISIS. 
Second, I agree with the president that we must increase our support for the forces on the ground whose fight this is. However, President Obama’s plan seemed to limit support for ground forces to the Iraqi Army and Free Syrian Army, neither of which has shown that it can stand up to ISIS. 
Last month I called for much greater security assistance for our potential partners in the fight against ISIS, including the Kurds. The U.S. should move quickly to provide more arms, training and other requested assistance to Iraqi Kurdistan’s Peshmerga forces. We also need to find effective ways to support and directly arm the reliable, vetted Sunni tribes and Sunni leaders in Iraq who are essential partners in combating the ISIS extremists that ultimately are Sunni Islam’s greatest threat.
Third, I believe the key to the effort to defeat ISIS is what the administration calls coalition building and what I call coalition leading. America cannot take on this fight alone, and I support those diplomatic efforts.
It is critical that moderate Muslim states play a significant role in this effort. Secretary Kerry is in the region now to work on putting this coalition together. I remain concerned that Sunni states in the region will continue to leave the defense of regional security up to us. That has to stop. We must secure firm, detailed commitments from those quarters and only then will we be able to judge whether we are at last leading – or not.

However, we cannot just reach out and persuade. What is required is visionary and determined leadership. The region and the world are looking to us.  
Although President Obama has my full agreement and support in this effort, I admit to some serious doubts that the administration is up to this difficult task. In fact, what he has set out to do is arguably unprecedented. 
War coalitions in the past have been assembled by us, led by us and existed to support America’s overwhelmingly dominant war fighting role. This time the boots on the ground will not be ours, but those of others. 
We have undertaken to assemble and lead a coalition of others doing the fighting. That clearly is a historically unique challenge, and we must wait to see the results and the details before we can confirm that the president’s words have real substance and credibility.  
The American people need to understand that if we are to be successful, we are in for a long and protracted effort that will require a resolute commitment from the United States. The region and the world are looking to America and to President Obama for leadership.
A Day We Will Never Forget

Most Americans will never forget where they were on September 11, 2001. I know I will never forget. On the morning of that fateful day, I was teaching a government class at Bosse High School. My students were quietly completing an assignment when someone came into the room and suggested I turn on the TV. I did so, not knowing what to expect, and while my students and I were watching the news, we witnessed the second plane flying into the South Tower. The rest of the day was spent with the TV on, watching the news and latest events with the rest of the nation. Myself, other faculty members and the students alike were confused, dismayed and shocked.

I remember as the world watched in horror as the Twin Towers fell and the Pentagon was struck. I also remember when we learned that courageous men and women aboard Flight 93 sacrificed their lives in order to stop the terrorists from reaching their intended target.

As clouds of smoke and dust descended on lower Manhattan, we stood helplessly by as first responders heroically rushed into the chaos in hopes of saving as many lives as possible.

The tragic events of September 11th left a piercing wound on our nation. Yet, as resilient Americans, we joined together to overcome tragedy. Our country moved against forces of evil to defend the freedom we hold so dearly.

Even though the wounds have begun to heal over time, we will never forget what happened that day. In the initial shock, Americans felt fear and vulnerability, but quickly united as a nation with strength and vigilance.

9/11 Memorial outside of the Indiana Statehouse

I ask you to join me in taking a moment today to pause, reflect and pray for the victims, their families and all those who serve to protect our nation. The lives that were lost on that fateful day will not be forgotten.

God Bless America!





Growing up on a farm and becoming a small business owner has taught me a lot of valuable lessons about fiscal responsibility and hard work. That's why, as a State Senator, I fought for balanced budgets and supported policies that promote job creation. In 2008, I was honored to be named a Guardian of Small Business by the National Federation of Independent Business, and in 2009, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce recognized me as a Small Business Champion. 

Now, as Secretary of State, I remain committed to helping Hoosier business owners by providing more efficient services. Our team is leading the way on a Business One Stop system to streamline the process for businesses that must file with the state of Indiana. Instead of registering with multiple state agencies, business owners will eventually be able to register directly with the Secretary of State's office. The first step will be to incorporate the Department of Revenue and the Department of Workforce Development into the system. When the project is complete, individuals will only need one username and password to access the portal and manage their records.  

In addition to the Business One Stop project, our office works tirelessly to prevent fraud and business identity theft. To read more about our office's efforts to help Hoosier businesses, check out this article from the Northwest Indiana Times!


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Help Mount Vernon become a Stellar Community




Each year, smaller communities in Indiana are named finalists for the Stellar Communities Program. The program is designed to fund community development projects in smaller communities around the state. I am happy to say that our community, Mount Vernon is a finalist this year.


 The Stellar Community project has been recognized nationally as a premier community development program and received the 2012 President’s Award for Innovation from the Council of State Community Development Agencies. Led by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, Office of Community and Rural Affairs and the Indiana Department of Transportation, the program works to assist communities achieve their vision by helping them to leverage additional state and federal funds to undertake more community development projects.


 Since the program’s creation in 2010, over 60 communities have sent letters of intent for the program and 21 investment plans have been created. This year, 14 communities submitted letters of intent and from those, six were chosen as finalists, including Mount Vernon.


 The city of Mount Vernon has applied to the program with seven different development projects in mind. One of the projects is to finish phase four and five of the Riverbend Trail. According the proposal, the trail will extend north from 4th Street; continuing along Main Street to McFadin’s Bluff. It will loop around the public library and Imagination Station, and then, the trail will head west and north to Brittlebank Park.


 Not everyone knows the history of Mount Vernon, so another project is creating a McFadin’s Bluff historical marker, named after the first settlers. Upon completion of the new police and fire station, Mount Vernon will be demolishing the old fire station located adjacent to the current city administration building. Once the site is cleared, it will be made into a city park/parking lot and will house the McFadin’s Bluff historical marker, which had to be relocated due to Homeland Security requirements. Historical markers regarding the history of Mount Vernon will be located in the park upon completion. 


 The major project of the seven is the construction of a community center that will hold up to 400 people. There has been interest from the public as well as private businesses in Mount Vernon who are in need of a place to hold meetings. The city intends to construct a new multi-purpose community center at Kiwanis Park, which is accessible from the Riverbend Trail. This center will house events, festivals and celebrations indoors as well as provide outdoor park amenities.


 Community involvement is key to Mount Vernon becoming a Stellar Community. To get involved contact the Stellar Advisory Committee at 812­-838­-5576 or email Mayor Tucker a mayortucker@mountvernon-in.com. Another way to get involved is to come out and support Mount Vernon during the site visit when officials will come and tour the city. The official visit is scheduled for Monday, July 7, 2014 at 12pm, starting from the landing at the river front. I hope you will join me in supporting our community! 






As always, please contact me with your thoughts or concerns by emailing me at Senator.Becker@iga.in.gov or calling 800-382-9467.





Highland Baseball Club to host fall Challenger League
Playing sports is a great way to live an active lifestyle, learn how to work as a team and a fun way to challenge yourself while developing lasting relationships. The majority of my family's social interactions come from involvement in youth sports. Unfortunately, the opportunity to participate and enjoy youth sports has not always been available to every child in our community. 

That is why the Little League established the Challenger League which enables both boys and girls, with physical and mental challenges, to play and enjoy the game of baseball. Now, hosted by the Highland Baseball Club, this league is available within our community!

The way the Challenger League works is by utilizing "buddies" for the players. These buddies will assist when needed, encourage players to do as much as possible and will be nearby in every situation.  The league is available for students aged 4 - 18, but individuals up to 22 years-old enrolled in high school can also play.

Click here or on the video to watch what the Challenger League is all about.

If you are interested in registering a child or becoming a buddy, click here or contact Matt Pokorney by emailing highlandbaseballclub1@gmail.com. You can also visit the club's Facebook page to learn more and receive updates from the league. 

The Highland Baseball Club is proud to be a host for the Challenger League! It is great that so many children within our community will soon be able to play America's greatest pastime while developing friendships that last a lifetime. 

I encourage everyone in our community to spread the word and get involved in this amazing league.






Fellow Republicans:


Welcome to the VCRP

We believe in sensible taxes, smaller and less intrusive government, personal responsibility and accountability, Constitutional government, liberty, and respect for life. Following the leadership of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, we strive to promote these common sense values in government and in our community.  Reforming Government to Serve the People. The American people believe Washington is broken and for good reason. Short-term politics overshadow the long-term interests of the nation. Our national legislature uses a budget process devised long before the Internet and seems unable to deal in realistic ways with the most pressing problems of families, businesses, and communities. Members of Congress have been indicted for violating the public trust. Public disgust with Washington is entirely warranted.

Republicans will uphold and defend our party’s core principles: Constrain the federal government to its legitimate constitutional functions. Let it empower people, while limiting its reach into their lives. Spend only what is necessary, and tax only to raise revenue for essential government functions. Unleash the power of enterprise, innovation, civic energy, and the American spirit and never pretend that government is a substitute for family or community.

The other party wants more government control over people’s lives and earnings; Republicans do not. The other party wants to continue pork barrel politics; we are disgusted by it, no matter who practices it. The other party wants to ignore fiscal problems while squandering billions on ineffective programs; we are determined to end that waste. The entrenched culture of official Washington an intrusive tax-and-spend liberalism remains a formidable foe, but we will confront and ultimately defeat it.

The long term solution for many of Washington’s problems is structural. Congress must respect the limits imposed upon it by the Tenth Amendment: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

We look to the model of Republican welfare reform, which, since its enactment in 1996, has accomplished a major transfer of resources and responsibility from the federal government back to the states with an accompanying improvement in the program itself. Applying that approach to other programs will steer Congress back into line with the Constitution, reversing both its intrusion into state matters and its neglect of its central duties.

To aid in the fulfillment of those duties, we propose a National Sunset Commission to review all federal programs and recommend which of them should be terminated due to redundancy, waste, or intrusion into the American family. The Congress would then be required by law to schedule one yea or nay vote on the entire sunset list with no amendments.

Additionally, as important as returning power to the states is returning power to the people. As the Declaration of Independence states, our rights are endowed to us by our Creator and are inalienable: rights to life, liberty, and property. Government does not confer these rights but is instituted by men to protect the rights that man has already been granted. The Republican Party strongly affirms these rights and demands that government respect them.




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