Welcome to the Morris Patriots website.
Since we came together in 2009, we've been studying how it is that government at different levels has been able to operate in isolation to do what it wants, regardless of the mood of the People.
The answer is misplaced trust. Too many Americans trusted their elected representatives (of either political party) to do "what's right." The reason we're losing the republic is that a majority of New Jersey's elected representatives don't do "what's right." The problem exists at all levels of government.
During 2014, we were introduced to the Center For Self Governance - a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational foundation that teaches everyday citizens to re-engage. Not by just making calls or writing letters, but by establishing relationships with elected representatives, and by exercising citizen power to move them when they're inclined not to do "what's right."
There is no simple solution. Either WE keep the republic, or we let it whither. Spending hours typing blogs may make you feel good, but it won't save the republic.
In the strongest possible terms, we invite you to join citizens across America who are now working to Keep The Republic.
Self Governance is "exercising individual liberty, personal responsibility and civic authority for the control of instituted government," according to the Center for Self Governance.
Now, the Center for Self Governance offers classes in New Jersey!
The next round of classes will be March 24-30. Classes must be taken in order (begin with Level 1), and allow 6-8 weeks between levels to begin to use and practice what you will learn.
The 5-level Self Governance course is nonpartisan and designed to help citizens rediscover, own and preserve their civic authority, and to teach proven techniques for exercising civic authority throughout all 50 states.
As specified in the New Jersey State Constitution, "2(a): ALL political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for the protection, security, and benefit of the people, and they have the right at all times to alter or reform the same, whenever the public good may require it."
These courses teach everyday citizens how to use their civic authority to bring their governments back into balance. It requires engagement, not watching TV, not blogging, not making an occasional phone call or sending an email. There's no requirement to participate. But minimal participation from the sidelines likely won't keep the republic for much longer.
Link: Our "Constitution" page
A Disaster for kids
What if private organizations decided to manage what your child will learn each hour of the day in your local public school, blocked any way for you, your classroom teacher, your local school superintendent or Board of Education, or even the State School Board from changing their view in any way? What if they decided that not only your child, but EVERY child in that class should be educated only to a community college entrance level?
That's what Common Core is doing in New Jersey classrooms THIS YEAR and going forward. Maybe you need to know more:
If you have a child or grandchild in school, you MUST become familiar with "Common Core":
* on Standby *
The State Planning Commission is ready to adopt the revised State Plan.
Action on the plan could come unexpectedly and with short notice, so we ask you to remain alert.
After 8 public hearings, public comment closed on 10/15/12, and on 11/14, the SPC met to adopt the revised plan, but postponed action due to Hurricane Sandy's extreme impacts on the Jersey shore.The chairman said "shore development components need to be reexamined before adoption."
We ask, if an ocean storm caught them by such surprise after all the global talk of environmental change, what is the quality of the "planning" that they were doing?
WHAT'S WRONG WITH IT?
But don't take our word for it. Read it the draft on which public comments were solicited, here.
Read the "Final" plan (now being revised), here.
*WHAT THE PLAN DOES*
The intent of the State Strategic Plan is to guide how the State allocates funding toward infrastructure, affordable housing, economic development initiatives. Problem is, NJ just can't get it right.
This time, Governor Christie wants to revise the 2001 plan (which NEVER worked) to coordinate the State's many departments (DOT, EPA, Transportation, etc.) and to consolidate and maximize funding for Economic Development. Problem now is, of all the "stakeholders" and planners who wrote the draft, its words come directly from Agenda 21. "Smart Growth." "Sustainable Development."
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 12
OBAMACARE: Current Update Link
H.U.D. Grants used to "hook" counties and communities into Agenda 21 obligations
... AND MANY TOWNS DON'T EVEN KNOW IT !!!
California's Barbara Boxer thinks government should raise your child. Not state or even Federal government, but the UNITED NATIONS! And she wants it done NOW - [ link ]
Help with Numbers: (quick video)
Here's a two-minute webcast to put President Obama's "budget cuts" in perspective. * Highly Recommended *
Link to: Wimp.com / BudgetCuts
CHRISTIE TRANSITION REPORTS AVAILABLE ...
U.S. Supreme Court Rules for "Freedom of Speech" !
... Landmark ruling by the highest court ...
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We are Morris Patriots!
... Who We Are/ What We Do ...
We are 'community organizers' and patriots, who:
Morristown, NJ, is known as the Military Capital of the American Revolution, and it is appropriate that the citizens from the Morris County region work together to honor the principles of the United States Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
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Now is the time...
Each of us lives a busy life, and the public policy issues are complex ... but we believe the combined forces working now to "fundamentally change America" are going to change your life -- and NOT for the better.
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You can start by joining Morris Patriots - folks like you who are concerned. Learn about the issues, ask questions, see how the ideas being discussed in "far-off Washington" will actually affect your life, your children, your grandchildren.
Get on our mailing list. Learn what others, like you, are doing. Listen to their concerns and ideas. Attend one of our briefings or meetings. Come with us to an event, or jump on one of our buses to Washington. We'll teach you all you need to know, and make sure you know what to expect.
If you don't make YOUR voice heard, then only the voices of others will influence the outcome.
GET INVOLVED. TODAY.
-- Morris Patriots
ABOUT THIS WEBSITE:
The MorrisPatriots.org website is primarily a RESEARCH site and stockpile of information and reference for your use.
The website is not intended for daily updates, and does not replace other sources of current news and information.
Things that are still true:
Be a Patriot!
Click on any of our links at the top of each page! Please make use of our website in your efforts to tell Washington or Trenton about your beliefs and values for America!
Better still, attend some of our briefings, meetings or educational sessions.
Best, add your name to our email list, so we can help you understand what's happening and use our resources to cut through the noise to the really critical points.
Hint: Browse through our website for key LINKS, background information, and listings of other organizations and events.
START a group in your town or church or at work. Meet with friends to go talk with a legislator.
BUT PLEASE: Get involved, and get active. NOW !
-- Morris Patriots!
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"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil
over good is for good men to do nothing - Edmund Burke