Liberals in both major political parties resort to slander and libel when they are not able to defeat their opposition through legitimate political debate. Their politics of the personal destruction of their adversaries in a civil society should cause one to reflect on how they would act in a society unrestrained by our Constitution and the law.
In the U.S.A, no one is above the law. We do not have a king or queen, but a Constitution and the rule of law. If an elected official has a responsibility under the law, but refuses to comply with the law, then that individual should no longer be allowed to remain in office.
An attack website was launched against me last week by an anonymous source. The day after I learned of the attack, anonymous robo-calls were made into Butler County homes to promote the misleading and deceptive website. They even called my Capitol office
I was raised to believe in the personal responsibility that each citizen owes and the individual rights that each citizen owns. Personal responsibility and individual rights are like two sides of the same coin. Our rights are accompanied by responsibilities. As our government expands entitlement programs it erodes personal responsibility. The erosion of personal responsibility by our government simultaneously strips away our individual rights.
“Mr. Metcalfe should worry about his own business,” said Governor Tom Corbett in a Butler Eagle article dated July 3, 2013. He was responding to my comments regarding his failure to complete the budget on time this year, due to his spending too much time on his other proposals before the Legislature. In the same article, he also claimed that the budget was “on time.”
On May 30, I held my annual Senior Expo at the Cranberry Township Municipal Building. The event offers attendees an opportunity to learn more about their health, along with opportunities and services available to them in our community. I always enjoy the time it gives me to visit with, and most importantly listen to, those citizens who are able to attend the expo.
Last week I was surprised to have two gentlemen from the Azerbaijan Embassy visit my office and ask to meet with me.
The month started off, thanks to a faithful friend who invites me yearly, with my attending the Greater Pittsburgh Community Leaders Prayer Breakfast on March 1.
On February 5, 2013, the Governor addressed the Legislature to present his annual budget. Privatizing the state stores, pension reform and transportation funding were some of the issues he mentioned during his address. As proposed by the Governor, each of these action items would require legislation, in addition to the appropriations bill, in order to be enacted.
On January 1, 2013, I was sworn into my eighth term of service in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. I am reminded of the first time I raised my hand and took the oath to defend the Constitution at the age of 17 when I joined the U.S. Army. Many veterans still embrace their original oath. I believe that it is important for every patriotic American to embrace the duty of defending our Constitution.
The “fiscal cliff” has been a focal point for news across the nation, as Obama plays chicken with Congress, placing the fruit of American taxpayers’ labor at risk. The Congress representing the people in this duel with other people’s money is not the one we elected in November, but rather the lame duck Congress.
The ACLU and their leftist allies were defeated in their first attempt to stop our new voter photo ID law. As expected, they filed an appeal with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the court is scheduled to hear oral arguments beginning September 13, 2012.