Jupiter: Ron DeSantis on the founding fathers’ views versus the administration’s

A lot of PBCTP members came out last night in the rainy weather for our second Jupiter/PBG chapter meeting this year.

During dinner, Mark Wohlschegel serenaded us with a medly of popular tunes.  Gary Summers, Chapter Leader kicked off the meeting with a rough overview of the evening’s agenda, and then led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mark accompanied us during the Star-Spangled Banner.

Mel Grossman, Co-Founder and Director, spoke about the importance of volunteerism and donations.  He talked about how we need to gear up for a Tax Day Rally in the spring, as well as a protest in front of Congresswoman and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s office at a future date.  Terry Brady, Co-Founder and Director and fund-raising chair, also talked about our raffles and the importance of donations to allow us to hold future events.  Next up was Barry Carson – who is starting a Jupiter/Tequesta Republican Organization.  The goal of the group is to have poll-watchers in each of the Jupiter/Tequesta precincts in the upcoming elections.  Similarly, Joe Madej, leading PBCTP’s GOTV efforts (Get Out The Vote) talked about plans for covering the entire county with poll-watchers.

Ron DeSantis, our keynote speaker, was in the Navy supporting Seal Team One.  When he came back from his active duty (he’s currently in the Reserves) he noted how so much that has happened during this administration throughout the country seems to be in direct opposition to what he and his military brethren were fighting for.  So he decided to write a book, Dreams from our Founding Fathers: First Principles in the Age of Obama.  DeSantis, in his talk, captured a lot of what the tea party knows as well – that the Constitution is being trampled.  DeSantis also announced that he has decided to run for Congress and he requested petitions from the audience.  He then took a few questions.

Gary ended the meeting with a prayer, and raffle results and members gathered to continue the discussion.

Pictures by Fred Scheibl and Ed Wolff.

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