Barbara and her husband, Bill, founded the Morris Patriots, in 2009, during the time of the “tea parties” that formed at the beginning of the Obama administration. The main issue at that time was “Obamacare”. Despite immense push-back from the conservative movement, the law was implemented, and the government largely took over the administration of national healthcare. Then President Trump was elected, and we saw changes that were intended to move away from the expansion of the federal government, and, as President Trump promised in his inaugural address, return the control of the government to “The People”. Things DID change.
In late February, 2020, Barbara and Bill formed “Working Together for NJ” – created for the purpose of returning NJ to more conservative governance, at a governmental level where the citizens could actually impact government and state law. New Jerseyans and the nation were then within two weeks thrown into COVID 19 shutdowns. But in late 2019, Governor and Tammy Murphy had just gained legislative approval of new Sex Education standards and a “LGBTQ Contributions” law. Then, under the cover of the December 2020 lame duck session of the legislature, Governor Murphy was successful at passing one of our nation’s most radical abortion laws. Then the uncertainly and questions surrounding the November 3, 2020 “election” of President Biden emerged on the national scene.
These three issues – Governor Murphy’s Sex Ed Standards, the Sanctity of Life, and Election Integrity have motivated us to educate citizens and encourage them to engage in civic advocacy. Only by getting to know and influence your local, county, and state elected officials, by becoming a member of your town’s County Committee, or by running for public office yourself, will the survival of our republic be assured. Our Founding Fathers envisioned nothing less. Yet, as government has grown and become more complicated, many citizens have retreated from personal involvement, and perhaps even from voting.
As President Reagan spoke years ago about the survival of our republic:
“We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
Our Election Integrity website is WTNJElections.org. We can also be reached by email at Barbara.Eames@protonmail.com