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READ, THINK ABOUT IT, & CIRCULATE: "Stop the Fundamental Transformation of America: Citizens' Mandate from November 2014 Election," January 15, 2015



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(Our next gathering will be the 148th Maryland Thursday Meeting.)

Speakers from Past Maryland Thursday Meetings.
Clare Lopez

Clare M. Lopez Vice President for Research & Analysis, Center for Security Policy, speaks on "The Role of Mosques in the United States Today." Click here. (January 8, 2015)

Peter Samuel
Transportation expert Peter Samuel provides his transportation recommendations for the incoming Hogan administration. See his January 2, 2015, Washington Post column with Alan E. Pisarski, "Expand the Intercounty Connector for a truly regional transportation network." (January 8, 2015)
Ann Corcoran
Ann Corcoran, founder of Refugee Resettlement Watch brings us up to date on critical developments in this Federal program. (January 8, 2015)
Ron Lipsman
Ron Lipsman shares "An Egghead's Advice to Conservative Political Activists." Lipsman is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, University of Maryland. See his recent articles at (January 8, 2015)
Peter Huessy
Peter Huessy, founder and president of the defense consulting firm GeoStrategic Analysis and senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council, explains how the Hogan administration can move to protect the Maryland grid. (January 8, 2015)
Speakers from 2014 Maryland Thursday Meetings.
April Miller
April Miller, member of the Frederick County School Board, brings us up to date on local education reform efforts (November 13, 2014).
Jeff Levin
Lawyer and activist Jeff Levin explains the prospects for identifying illegal immigrant voters by comparing voting lists with jury duty refusal lists (November 13, 2014).
Ken Timmerman at September 11, 20124 meeting.
Author Ken Timmerman reveals Dark Forces, the Truth about What Happened in Bengazi covered in his latest book (September 11, 2014).
Michael Maloof
Michael Maloof updated the group on threats posed to the U.S. electric grid and the critical infrastructure. (September 11, 2014)
Brian Zimmer
Brian Zimmer, long-time senior investigator on the House Judiciary Committee and now chief of The Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License, gave his insights on the gang situation in the national capital area and on the current immigration crisis. (November 13, 2014) See Zimmer on NewsMax TV.
John Fonte
John Fonte, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute briefs the group on his book: Sovereignty or Submission: Will Americans Rule Themselves or be Ruled by Others? Fonte discussed the questions: When International Law conflicts with the American Constitution, who decides? Do Americans have the right to rule themselves? He also discussed "coersive diversity," "repressive tolerance," and Marxist roots of the "culture war."(May 15, 2014) (See Fonte's Chart of Terms, right column.)
Joe Miller & Bill Peck
Joe Miller, Alaska U. S. Senate candidate and national blogger (right) stands with longtime Maryland Thursday Meeting participant Bill Peck (left), who now works on Miller's campaign staff. (May 15, 2014)
Doug Mainwearing
Doug Mainwaring of the Witherspoon Institute spoke on the ouster of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich . . . and the importance of upholding traditional marriage. (April 10, 2014)
Mike Hough
Delegate Michael Hough, running for Maryland Senate, gave his perspective on the just-concluded session of the Maryland General Assembly & his outlook for conservative priorities in the Old Line State. (April 10, 2014)
General Boykin
General Jerry Boykin -- soldier, minister and conservative activist. The Constitution gives us "freedom of religion, not merely freedom of worship." Boykin recounted several incidents incidents of resistance to recent federal initiatives to suppress expression of Christianity in the military. The veteran of the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu ("Black Hawk Down") pointed out that the military has long been a cultural repository of traditional virtues. (March 13, 2014).
Regulars listen intentively to General Boykin

Maryland Thursday Meeting regulars listen intently to General Boykin.

Speakers from 2013 Maryland Thursday Meetings.
Rev. Bill Cook
The Reverend William Cook of The Virginia Black Robe Regiment speaks on organizing congregations from the traditional faiths for public action, December 12, 2013.
Jim Simpson
Author and investigator Jim Simpson presents recent findings: "Zero Hour: Our Last Chance to Save America," December 12, 2013. Photo by Barry Chodak.
Diana West
Diana West spells out "American Betrayal"--her newest book -- at the September 12, 2013 meeting. Also see YouTube of symposium (November 15), evaluating recognition of Stalin's USSR in 1933 in light of our blindness to Muslim Brotherhood penetration today.
Erin Anderson
Arizona native Erin Anderson details how Washingon, D.C., has turned its back on our border with Mexico, at the September 12, 2013 meeting.
Heritage expert Bob Moffit
Heritage senior fellow, Marylander Bob Moffit on "How to Oppose Washington's Intrusions" See his latest analysis: "Confronting Washington's Administrative State: A Renewed Role for the States."May 9, 2013.
Steve Coughlin
Stephen Coughlin of the Center for Security Policy details the Sharia menace as it touches our national-security system, and the military in particular. February 14, 2013.

The Maryland Thursday Meeting is an invitational and off-the-record gathering of center-right activists and organizations across Maryland. Ours is one of around sixty such center-right coalitions in forty-seven states across the U.S.

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The Maryland Thursday Meeting does not promulgate any orthodoxy. Rather it is a center-right coalition seeking common ground and actionable items.

We begin promptly at 10:00 AM; doors open at 9:45 AM; the Thursday Meeting serves hot coffee and bagels.

The Maryland Thursday Meeting will probe a variety of Maryland fiscal and values concerns. These include the profound consequences for prosperity and property rights of policies of the Green Statists, including Plan Maryland (Click here for video of conference on Plan Maryland: At the Crossroads); reforming under-funded and over-promising Maryland retirement systems; getting Maryland off the worst fifteen list on the Small Business Survival Index.

By doing so, through tax cuts and state and local regulatory reform, Maryland can attract good private sector jobs; tackle the fiscal, civic, and cultural costs of making Maryland a magnet state for illegals; and address homeland defense concerns for our seacoast state.

The Maryland Thursday Meeting began its work on November 16, 2000 and is chaired by long-time taxpayer advocate Richard Falknor.


Maryland Governor Hogan's State of the State address, "A New Direction for Maryland," February 4, 2015.

THE 90 DAY REPORT: A Review of the 2014 Legislative Session, Department of Legislative Services, Maryland General Assembly. [on line version]

George Orwell's Politics and the English Language. Written in 1946 -- an ageless critique of slipshod and overwrought expression and the harm it does in political discourse.

ONLINE--Heritage Guide to the Constitution.

Congressional Oversight Manual , by Frederick M. Kaiser, Walter J. Oleszek, & Todd B. Tatelman. ("The Way It 'Spozed To Be.")

Maryland State Constitution.

The Maryland Manual On Line, Your Guide to Maryland and Its Government.

Maryland General Assembly website.

Maryland Register

Meanwhile, across the Potomac--Virginia House of Delegates, transcription and video from Richmond Sunlight.

Statistical Abstract of the United States. Everything you wanted to know about life in the U.S. but did not know whom to ask.

How baseline budgeting works: Is this year's automatic starting point last year's spending -- times inflation and population growth?

Info Map: 'Federal Aid to State Budgets' (Tax Foundation) Maryland 34.35% #32; Virginia 26.82% #47 .

"How Our Laws Are Made." Revised and Updated by John V. Sullivan, Parliamentarian, U.S. House of Representatives. Presented by Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania. July 24, 2007

"FREE MARYLAND” -- A Discussion Paper About Ways to Reach Conservative Goals Over the Next Decade, by Richard Falknor.

General Jerry Boykin speaks at Liberty University Convocation, January 17, 2012. Theme: People of faith can save America.

Letter to Boehner, McConnell, Reid, Pelosi re: "...opposition to H.R. 9, the so-called 'Innovation Act,' [that] would weaken American patents and the ability of innovators – particularly independent inventors – to secure their constitutionally guaranteed right to their inventions and discoveries." March 11, 2015

Ken Timmerman: "Time to end 'light' rail boondoggles," Frederick News-Post, January 25, 2015.

Center for Immigration Studies: See video and transcript of CIS congressional staff immigration briefing. The briefing provides accurate data and addresses President Obama’s executive actions and DHS appropriations.

Maryland Reporter: Gov.-elect Larry Hogan appoints outgoing state senator David Brinkley, the former minority leader, as the new secretary of Budget and Management.

Tax Foundation: Data Map: Which States Rely Most on Federal Funds? (Maryland 32% of total revenues, Virginia 24%, West Virginia 34%.)

Ken Timmerman: "Obama's White Whale," Front Page magazine. "There is more than just stupidity at work here."

Protecting U.S. Nuclear Power Plants, in "2015 Priorities," by Ambassador Henry F. Cooper on High Frontier. "How the nation's nuclear power plants are both: 1) a serious hazard to all Americans if not protected--and alternatively, 2) if they are protected, an important countermeasure because t6hey can play a major role in revoocering the electric grid if it fails..."

How representatives voted on the challenge to John Boehner as Speaker of the House, January 6, 2015. Two Virginia members challenged, none from Maryland.

For perspective on opportunities for the incoming Hogan administration, click here to see 2002 MTA Recommendations for Governor Elect Bob Ehrlich.

Getting & Spending: Andy Harris Aide Sketches 2014 Campaign Finance Picture.

Radio commentator and author Mark Levin spells out how the Congressional power of the purse has been used many times by both parties over the last four decades--detailing past government “shutdowns.”

Ann Coulter: LIBERALS' SECRET WEAPON: REPUBLICANS WHO DON'T READ. "Liberals tell whopping lies, and most conservatives can't be bothered to learn history." Well, at least read Coulter's article!

Brietbart-Texas reports: Overpasses for America sues City of Dallas over its March 2014 ban on protest signs on overpasses.

Patrick Poole on "Middle East Meltdown: Here’s What’s Happening." PJ Media, August 11, 2014.

Stephen Coughlin, Center for Security Policy Senior Fellow, lays out the theological basis ISIS uses to justify the establishment of a Caliphate, YouTube, July 4, 2014.

Angelo Codevilla: "Continuing Appropriations Resolutions Subvert Limited Government." Congress has been using this democracy-subverting crutch since 1989.

Zack Taylor Interview-"Security on the border between USA and Mexico." Gripping YouTube -- retired Border Patrol Officer explains why every state is now a "border state.

NEW! Illegal Border Crossers' Destination Map! Continuously updated NumbersUSA map here “Relocations of Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors.”

Don Barnett's "Time to bring refugee program out of the shadows," Don Barnett, here.

Ann Corcoran: 5 Reasons You Should Care about the Refugee Resettlement Program.

Illuminating the basics: John Fonte's one-page CHART OF TERMS capturing conceptual differences between the traditional "American Regime" versus the Obama "Counter-Regime."

Rep resentative Jim Bridenstine's letter to HHS Nesbitt, on visiting Unacompanied Alien Children facilities, 7-7-2014.

Voter Fraud: An Existential Threat to America James Simpson — May 8, 2014.

Jucicial Watch Announces List of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2013.
Outgoing Virginia governor Bob McDonnell (R) and incoming governor Terry McAuliffe (D) get "Honorable Mention."
-- Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH)
-- CIA Director John Brennan
-- Senator Saxby Chambliss
-- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
-- Attorney General Eric Holder
-- Former IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller/ Former IRS Official Lois Lerner
-- Former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano
-- President Barack Obama
-- Senator Harry Reid (D-NV)

-- Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

The Immigration Train Wreck, by Michael Giere.

EMPact America: Homeland Threats-- March 6, 2014: The "Uninvited to CPAC 2014"

VIDEOS: Watch especially:

Welcome: - Steve Bannon,
Keynote Address: - Atty Gen Michael Mukasey
Remarks: - Congressman Steve King (R-IA)

Panel 1: The Muslim Brotherhood, the “Civilization Jihad” and Its Enablers - Hon. Pete Hoekstra [via video] - Andrew McCarthy [via video] - Stephen Coughlin - John Guandolo - Deborah Weiss - Dr. Zhudi Jasser [via video]

Panel 2: Immigration: Phyllis Schlafly -  Rosemary Jenks -  Mark Krikorian -  Amb. Roger Noriega

For all panels & videos, visit

U.S. Becomes Chief Enabler of Christian Persecution Muslim Persecution of Christians, January 2014. by Raymond Ibrahim on May 14, 2014. ""We are looking for the bishop of this church to slaughter him -- we are tired of the existence of this church near our mosque and the noise they are making." — Church elder quoting Muslims who attacked a priest, Zanzibar.

The World Watch List (WWL) is a ranking of 50 countries where persecution of Christians for religious reasons is worst.

UNDER SIEGE: Fear on the Border in Fort Hancock, TX - Click here for YouTube.

YOUTUBE: Latma TV: "The Boston Marathon bombing -- The FBI investigates" (video).

DEFUND OBAMACARE -- Maryland-Virginia overpass sign with Soviet symbol warning.

What about the Workers? NRO Editor John O'Sullivan weighs in with senator Jeff Sessions on amnesty and blue collar America.

YouTube--Hannity interviews Mark Levin about the Convention of States and the Liberty Amendments.

Two rundowns from the Heritage Foundation:
(1) More New Taxes and Fees: How You’ll Pay for Obamacare in 2014. " Obamacare contains 18 specific tax hikes, mandates, or penalties that cost Americans money, and three new ones take effect in 2014. This is only the beginning—watch how two of these taxes get worse in the years to come."
(2) Obamacare's 18 New Tax Hikes. "Here's a timetable and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation‘s (JCT) updated cost of the Obamacare tax hikes and penalties.

Andrew McCarthy: Obamacare’s Unconstitutional Origins: Tax legislation has to originate in the House; the health-care law didn’t.

BREAK THE 'UNIPARTY.' “Candidate Smith, whether for President of the United States or dog catcher, must be able to say: ‘I am the only candidate who represents those Americans who want smaller government, who want to safeguard human life, who defend the free exercise of religion, the right to keep and bear arms, and who oppose the government’s intrusion into our lives, and I am so certified by the following organizations….  My opponent is supported by the Republican Establishment. What do you think that represents? It represents the UniParty!’” – Angelo Codevilla — Breaking The UniParty. See analysis: "New Year’s 2014 Imperative: Turn GOP In An American Direction" in the Blue Ridge Forum.

HERITAGE FOUNDATION: "Obamacare’s Insurance Exchanges: 'Private Coverage' in Name Only," By Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D. and Edmund F. Haislmaier. "The Obamacare health insurance exchange system, though often sold as a mechanism to provide consumer choice and competition, is, in fact, a vehicle for the detailed federal regulation of insurance. Americans can expect less choice and less competition."

Republicans for Obamacare? by Angelo M. Codevilla

Ken Timmerman on the Syria SNAFU, 9-9-2013. " Now the White House is soft-peddling its so-far unsupported claims that the Syrian regime was responsible for the August 21, 2013 chemical weapons attack that killed hundreds of people in a suburb of Damascus."

NumbersUSA: What you can do to kill the Amnesty Bill during Congress' August recess.

Sign Petition to Designate Murderous Nigerian Group as Foreign Terrorist Organization -- the Clarion Project.

BALLOTPEDIA info on Maryland schools -- elected officials, demographics, school population in biggest counties, financial tidbits.

Senator Jeff Sessions: Gang Of Eight Legislation Dictated By Special Interests - YouTube

Is Congressional GOP Leadership up to the challenge? Hear Thursday Meeting regular Ed Hunter and other Marylanders (click HERE and continue to end of video) on Fox News personality Greta Van Susteren's August 7 show. Thursday Meeting regular Dee Hodges, chief of the Maryland Taxpayers Association, also took part in the Town Hall. "TOWN HALL ANGER: 'WE'RE DYING OUT THERE!' While Congress is on vacation, angry Americans are venting their frustration over ObamaCare, Benghazi, the NSA scandal and more at town hall meetings." The video covers Representative Andy Harris' August 6 Town Meeting in Bel Air.

Interview with Larry Nordvig Executive Director of the Richmond Tea Party, "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren," Foix News, 8-8-2013.


Gun Owners of America warns that "Amnesty Lite" would weaken voter support for Second Amendment right to bear arms.

"Tinker, Tailor, Snowden, Spy ," by Gordon G. Chang, Gatestone Institute.

HILL MEMO: "Twelve Reasons the 'Gang of 8' Immigration Bill Should Be Opposed."

NEW HERITAGE REPORT! "The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer," by Robert Rector and Jason Richwine, Ph.D. May 6, 2013

House Select Committee on Benghazi Sponsors.

The Madison Projects Releases Updated Index Scores For 112th Congress (May 8th, 2013 ). Created in 2012, the MPI measures how closely each Republican House Member is performing against the expected conservative score for his or her district.

Daniel Horowitz "Chain Migration Will Bury the Republic and Republican Party" (Madison Project).


Blue Ridge Forum story on FDR’s 1933 ″New Deal” with the USSR: 'Shutting Our Eyes To Soviet Influence and Prefiguring Today’s Blindness to Muslim Brotherhood Penetration.' YouTube of a remarkable symposium with expert participants Frank Gaffney, Diana West, Stanton Evans, Stephen Coughlin and Chris Farrell.

Stephen Coughlin: Counterterror Training, Education, and Analysis. (A highly informative series.)

Click here for video of conference: PlanMaryland: At the Crossroads.

Andrew McCarthy on Civilizational Jihad in America. Watch YouTube.


Paul Larkin. the Overcriminalization Project of Heritage Foundation: "Defanging the Lacey Act: The Freedom from Over-Criminalization and Unjust Seizures Act of 2012."

Raymond Ibrihim at Gatestone: Reports on threats to democracy, the rule of law, Muslim persecution of Christians, and other topics the mainstream media neglects.

--Ron Lipsman: The Write Stuff

--Monoblogue: Delmarva, Maryland politics, and more.

--Potomac Tea Party Report

--NewZeal - Trevor Loudon's invaluable perspective.

--Discover the Networks: A Guide to the Political Left.

--Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.

--John Fleischman's Flash Report (California).

--Center for Immigration Studies blog.

--Election Law Center: Latest developments on suspect contests.

--Refugee Resettlement Watch: Washington County, MD-based blog, covering abuses in our bigger-than-you-would-think 'refugee' program.

--American Dream Coalition: "Protecting freedom, mobility, and affordable home ownership."

--Neighborhood Effects: "American state and local economic policy and political economy issues."

--Capital Research Blog: Research on philanthropy and nonprofits.


The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)'s 2012 edition of Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State.

Use FIRE's spotlight to see how colleges in Maryland restrict speech.

Angelo M. Codevilla on "America's Ruling Class--And the Perils of Revolution." The broad rethink that has changed the way the many conservative commentators talk about the danger we face.

American Thinker's "Complete Lexicon of Political Speech."

Senator Judd Gregg: How the Senate can obstruct and delay Obama's revolutionary initiatives. See Blue Ridge Forum.

2009 letter from Maryland's John Kane to senators Leahy and Specter endorsing Tom Perez as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. Letter endorsing Perez from Tony O'Donnell.

John O'Sullivan's First Law, on the staff of large organizations and liberalism.

FAIR's Jack Martin: "The Costs of Illegal Immigration to Marylanders."

"The Trillion Dollar Gap: Underfunded State Retirement Systems and the Road to Reform"-- Maryland and Virginia, Pew Foundation.

City Journal's Bradley A. Smith: "In Defense of Political Anonymity."

Heritage Foundation: "The Birth of the Administrative State"

Heritage Foundation's Paul Rosenzweig: Overcriminalization.