Senate Must Reconvene for Trial of Trump — Call Casey & Toomey!

Sen. Bob Casey: (202) 224-6324
Sen. Pat Toomey: (202) 224-4254

The US House of Representatives just voted to impeach President Donald Trump. With 232 Members of Congress voting to impeach, including ten Republican representatives, this is the first time in our nation’s history that a President has been impeached twice by the House of Representatives, and it is the most bipartisan impeachment vote in our nation’s history.

It will be some time before we know everything that allowed the breach of our Capitol to occur so easily last Wednesday. What we do know is that the more we find out and the more disturbing images we see, the more obvious it is that Trump remaining in office puts us all in danger. It is clear and obvious that Trump incited this horrific event.

Unfortunately, we are not seeing the same urgency in the US Senate. Despite Mitch McConnell’s ability to move at the speed of lightning when it comes to matters like appointing a Supreme Court Justice, he wants to move slowly on impeachment, insisting on waiting until after Inauguration. He is playing politics: it’s a strategy to occupy the Senate with impeachment hearings, which will delay confirmation of Joe Biden’s appointments.

Please call our Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey and ask them to demand that Senator Mitch McConnell reconvene the Senate and begin a trial immediately and without delay.

Sen. Bob Casey: (202) 224-6324
Sen. Pat Toomey: (202) 224-4254

There is no reason to wait to remove such an unhinged, dangerous man from the Presidency. We also need our leaders to send a clear message in a timely manner: there must be zero tolerance for attempts to violently overthrow our elected government. This should not be a partisan issue!

McConnell and the GOP failed miserably in their duties the first time Trump was impeached. Rep. Adam Schiff warned in his closing argument that by failing to convict Trump, the GOP emboldened the President to continue abusing his power. This is precisely what he went on to do. Day after day, Trump used his office to ensure that he remained in power, ultimately inciting a mob to attempt a violent insurrection.

Once those in power believe they can abuse their power, obstruct justice, and incite insurrection with little consequence, what is to stop them from doing it again? If we do not hold this President accountable now, we are bound to see even more dangerous behavior the next time around.

The Senate must move quickly and find Trump guilty of inciting insurrection. He must be removed from office and never allowed to run for any political office. We must show that no one is above the law.

Please call on our Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey to do their duty and protect our democracy now.

Sen. Bob Casey: (202) 224-6324
Sen. Pat Toomey: (202) 224-4254

Thanks for all you do.

P.S. If you haven’t signed our petition calling for Congressman Lloyd Smucker to resign (or be removed) please add your name now: lancasterstandsup.org/for-the-sake-of-america-congressman-lloyd-smucker-must-resign/
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Senate Must Reconvene for Trial of Trump — Call Casey & Toomey!

Sen. Bob Casey: (202) 224-6324
Sen. Pat Toomey: (202) 224-4254

The US House of Representatives just voted to impeach President Donald Trump. With 232 Members of Congress voting to impeach, including ten Republican representatives, this is the first time in our nation’s history that a President has been impeached twice by the House of Representatives, and it is the most bipartisan impeachment vote in our nation’s history.

It will be some time before we know everything that allowed the breach of our Capitol to occur so easily last Wednesday. What we do know is that the more we find out and the more disturbing images we see, the more obvious it is that Trump remaining in office puts us all in danger. It is clear and obvious that Trump incited this horrific event. 

Unfortunately, we are not seeing the same urgency in the US Senate. Despite Mitch McConnell’s ability to move at the speed of lightning when it comes to matters like appointing a Supreme Court Justice, he wants to move slowly on impeachment, insisting on waiting until after Inauguration. He is playing politics: it’s a strategy to occupy the Senate with impeachment hearings, which will delay confirmation of Joe Biden’s appointments. 

Please call our Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey and ask them to demand that Senator Mitch McConnell reconvene the Senate and begin a trial immediately and without delay.

Sen. Bob Casey: (202) 224-6324
Sen. Pat Toomey: (202) 224-4254

There is no reason to wait to remove such an unhinged, dangerous man from the Presidency. We also need our leaders to send a clear message in a timely manner: there must be zero tolerance for attempts to violently overthrow our elected government. This should not be a partisan issue!
 
McConnell and the GOP failed miserably in their duties the first time Trump was impeached. Rep. Adam Schiff warned in his closing argument that by failing to convict Trump, the GOP emboldened the President to continue abusing his power. This is precisely what he went on to do. Day after day, Trump used his office to ensure that he remained in power, ultimately inciting a mob to attempt a violent insurrection.

Once those in power believe they can abuse their power, obstruct justice, and incite insurrection with little consequence, what is to stop them from doing it again? If we do not hold this President accountable now, we are bound to see even more dangerous behavior the next time around. 

The Senate must move quickly and find Trump guilty of inciting insurrection. He must be removed from office and never allowed to run for any political office. We must show that no one is above the law. 

Please call on our Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey to do their duty and protect our democracy now. 

Sen. Bob Casey: (202) 224-6324
Sen. Pat Toomey: (202) 224-4254

Thanks for all you do.

P.S. If you haven’t signed our petition calling for Congressman Lloyd Smucker to resign (or be removed) please add your name now: https://lancasterstandsup.org/for-the-sake-of-america-congressman-lloyd-smucker-must-resign/

 

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Be informed, Stay informed...197 Republican members of the Sedition Caucus, including Lancaster’s seditionist, Lloyd Smucker, voted to approve of Trump’s insurrection and the death of 5 people by voting against holding him responsible through impeachment. Only 10 Republicans stood for honoring their oath and protecting this country and democracy itself from the violent, extremist seditionists now sponsored by Smucker and the rest of his Sedition Caucus. If we let them get away with It, if we let this President incite insurrection and send mobs after our elected officials, than we are lost. These Republican traitors aided and abetted his misdeeds during the first impeachment, last Wednesday was the result. They are about to do it again and there’ll be catastrophic hell to pay!

The Speaker has not yet delivered the article of impeachment to the Senate, so this is a waste of time.

Yea right! Call's aren't going to help. 😥

Our best hope is the 14th amendment

Done ✅

Will Gauvey

They will NOT convict! Wait until Biden get in & take his pension and perks.

Odds are better if we wait.

Just called. Thanks!

Obviously Congressman Lloyd Smucker voted against impeachment. Traitor!

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The Republican Party of Pennsylvania is trying to gerrymander and politicize our judiciary. We are seeing the devastating results of GOP gerrymandering play out today. We must do everything in our power to fight this and protect the integrity of our courts.

Call your member of Pennsylvania State House and Senate to make sure they oppose this measure.
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The Republican Party of Pennsylvania is trying to gerrymander and politicize our judiciary. We are seeing the devastating results of GOP gerrymandering play out today. We must do everything in our power to fight this and protect the integrity of our courts.

Call your member of Pennsylvania State House and Senate to make sure they oppose this measure.

 

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These Republicans cry for unity but, have learned nothing, throughout these whole PRESIDENTIAL and Georgia Runoff Elections! These people are the very ones causing voter fraud and suppression! These Treasonous people need punished also, till they learn!

More minority rule

Erick Ramsey

Something to consider: right now all pa voters vote for all judges on the commonwealth and supreme court and all justices on the state supreme court. If this bill is enacted (after voters vote on it) that means your voting power will be significantly reduced - you will no longer vote on all 31 seats, rather you will only vote for 3 or 4.

Fascist white supremacists monsters

this will be the most important issue on the ballot in the spring primary --- it must be defeated!

These assholes just don’t seem to learn anything!!

Use this look up tool to find your state rep/senator's phone and email and social media info. Will also tell you if they voted for this constitutional amendment last year (it was HB 196) fairdistrictspa.com/take-action/contact-your-legislator

What happened to redistricting after the Census? Dems control U.S Senate now. Didn't PA state legislature vote for citizen commission?

Wow that’s scary!

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***UPDATE - The Senate will return to session at 11 am tomorrow to swear in Senator Brewster. Thank you to everyone who called and made sure democracy prevailed***

It was already decided but this just further demonstrates the illegality of the delay. For the sake of democracy Senator Jim Brewster must be seated immediately. The people of the 45th district need representation.

Call Senator Scott Martin and Senator Ryan P. Aument to demand that he be seated now!

Senator Martin’s office: 717-397-1309
Senator Aument’s office: 717-627-0036
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***UPDATE - The Senate will return to session at 11 am tomorrow to swear in Senator Brewster. Thank you to everyone who called and made sure democracy prevailed***

It was already decided but this just further demonstrates the illegality of the delay. For the sake of democracy Senator Jim Brewster must be seated immediately. The people of the 45th district need representation. 

Call Senator Scott Martin and Senator Ryan P. Aument to demand that he be seated now! 

Senator Martin’s office: 717-397-1309
Senator Aument’s office: 717-627-0036

 

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Sic Fetterman on the rigged dead momma voting Rethuglicans.

Yes!!!!

Yahoo

Is this the person the republicans refused to seat the other day?

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Response to Lloyd Smucker’s Statement on the Attack on Our Capitol:

There will be no healing without accountability.

We will say it again. There will be no healing without accountability.

After four long years of stoking deep division, Congressman Smucker is suddenly concerned with “unity.” But unity requires accountability.

Bombs were placed at our Capitol. A police officer was bludgeoned to death. Our President openly encouraged his base to violence while Lloyd Smucker cheered him on. Unity requires accountability.

“Murder the media” was written on the walls of our Capitol. The same media that Congressman Smucker has labeled “fake news” and that Trump has called “the enemy of the people.” The same media he has been cowardly hiding from since January 6th, waiting for his marching orders. Unity requires accountability.

The Congressman now concedes that Joe Biden won the election. But minutes after an attack on our Capitol, while the blood was still drying on the floors, he continued to peddle in lies and conspiracies, voting to disenfranchise Pennsylvania voters. Unity requires accountability.

Congressman Smucker says that differing policy beliefs “does not make one another enemies.” Yet he aired ads portraying his political opponent as the devil. He has used violent, racist, and inflammatory rhetoric to whip up hatred and further his own political ambitions. Unity requires accountability.

Lloyd speaks of “debate in the public square.” A debate he has refused to hold by avoiding his constituents for four long years, too afraid to publicly defend his actions that have led to this dark moment in our nation’s history. Unity requires accountability.

And when protests against police violence and racism took place this Summer, Congressman Smucker said “it is the Mayor’s responsibility.” Yet now, when he has directly incited an insurrection against our Democracy, he refuses to take responsibility himself.

Lloyd Smucker wants you to ignore his actions and focus on “coming together.” He wants you to forget that he had no interest in unity until today. That he is the reason “coming together” is necessary.

He has torn this country apart at the seams with vile, hateful, divisive rhetoric and taken part in an attempted coup against American Democracy. We will not be distracted by his carefully crafted attempts to make us forget that he is guilty.

Lloyd Smucker must be held accountable.

Read Smucker’s statement here:
www.facebook.com/78825262814/posts/10158121938627815/?d=n
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Response to Lloyd Smucker’s Statement on the Attack on Our Capitol:

There will be no healing without accountability.

We will say it again. There will be no healing without accountability.

After four long years of stoking deep division, Congressman Smucker is suddenly concerned with “unity.” But unity requires accountability.

Bombs were placed at our Capitol. A police officer was bludgeoned to death. Our President openly encouraged his base to violence while Lloyd Smucker cheered him on. Unity requires accountability.

“Murder the media” was written on the walls of our Capitol. The same media that Congressman Smucker has labeled “fake news” and that Trump has called “the enemy of the people.” The same media he has been cowardly hiding from since January 6th, waiting for his marching orders. Unity requires accountability.

The Congressman now concedes that Joe Biden won the election. But minutes after an attack on our Capitol, while the blood was still drying on the floors, he continued to peddle in lies and conspiracies, voting to disenfranchise Pennsylvania voters. Unity requires accountability. 

Congressman Smucker says that differing policy beliefs “does not make one another enemies.” Yet he aired ads portraying his political opponent as the devil. He has used violent, racist, and inflammatory rhetoric to whip up hatred and further his own political ambitions. Unity requires accountability.

Lloyd speaks of “debate in the public square.” A debate he has refused to hold by avoiding his constituents for four long years, too afraid to publicly defend his actions that have led to this dark moment in our nation’s history. Unity requires accountability.

And when protests against police violence and racism took place this Summer, Congressman Smucker said “it is the Mayor’s responsibility.” Yet now, when he has directly incited an insurrection against our Democracy, he refuses to take responsibility himself.

Lloyd Smucker wants you to ignore his actions and focus on “coming together.” He wants you to forget that he had no interest in unity until today. That he is the reason “coming together” is necessary. 

He has torn this country apart at the seams with vile, hateful, divisive rhetoric and taken part in an attempted coup against American Democracy. We will not be distracted by his carefully crafted attempts to make us forget that he is guilty. 

Lloyd Smucker must be held accountable.

Read Smucker’s statement here:
https://www.facebook.com/78825262814/posts/10158121938627815/?d=n

 

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Exactly!

Another Trump Cultist, how can these people be so stupid?

Thank you for pointing this out, especially the final two paragraphs. He seemed to be laying the groundwork for campaigning that anyone expecting accountability is creating dissention and disunity in the future. He has no right to suggest we move on.

Smucker should resign immediately

Can someone post a list of businesses that have donated to Smucker? Time to put some financial pressure on HIS enablers!

Keep us informed

Boycott his donors.

Commissioner D’Agastino and Commissioner Parsons also need to be held accountable for their actions to disenfranchise voters and have been complicit as the rhetoric escalated. They aren’t as bold as Smucker but they do hitch their wagons to him and trump. None of them deserve the privilege of holding public office.

This is absolutely perfect

Get rid of smucker the schmuck!

The 136 republicans should be charged with sedition - it’s that simple. And no committee assignments and lose their pensions

Even Angela merkel disagrees with you?

#consequences

Here is Scott Perry’s response - I suspect the same from Smucker - www.facebook.com/376801102416184/posts/3783495005080093/?d=n

Casey posted the they need to be investigated. I hope they stick to that.

Resign, seditionist, blood is on your hands and treason is in your heart. Then we’ll talk about truth, unity, and democracy, with you as a private citizen, but marked forever as a seditionist of 2021!!!

I've always said I felt he did an OK job while in Hbg. But the moment he got to DC, the moment he stood by trump screaming "Lock her up" all the while touting his "christian" values...showed his true colors. Another phony Christian with no integrity, no honor.

Here are the biggest donors to Lloyd Smucker’s latest campaign: Blackstone Group Four Season Produce Tw Ponessa Rodgers & Associates PPC Lubricants Witmer Group Exelon Apr Supply Co. Wagman, Inc. Associated Builders & Contractors American Bankers Association CNH Industrial Cox Enterprises Comcast Marathon Petroleum National Roofing Contractors Assn. First Energy Corp. Kellogg’s Also...Smucker split his campaign donations with Donald Trump.

Blah, blah, blah...get out!!

agreed.

He must resign!!

He cannot continue to be in Congress. He has not upheld the constitution. He had a part in the insurrection.

The first 5 letters of his last name says it all.

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"We hold it to be the duty of the government to inflict condign punishment on the rebel belligerents, and so weaken their hands that they can never again endanger the Union." - Thaddeus Stevens 1865

Radical abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens, who represented Lancaster from 1859-1868, introduced the 14th Amendment to Congress in May 1866. While the Amendment famously gave slaves the right to become citizens, it also includes Section 3 which states:

"No Person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof."


Today freshman Representative Cori Bush from Missouri introduced House Resolution 25, which would invoke Section 3 of the 14th amendment to investigate and expel anybody from Congress who helped incite the white supremacist insurrection on January 6th. This would include every Senator and Congressperson who objected to the certification of the electoral college based on lies and disinformation about voter fraud.

We believe that 150 years after its passage, it's appropriate to use this amendment to remove the officials who helped incite the riot on January 6th. That includes the current occupant of Thaddeus Stevens' seat, Lloyd Smucker. Smucker's baseless lies about election fraud fed into the dangerous outcome that we saw on that day. Even after those tragic events unfolded which left 5 people dead, including a police officer who was brutally bludgeoned, he still went against the will of the people of Pennsylvania and voted against certification.

It is clear that Lloyd Smucker has failed to uphold his oath of office and has turned his back on his constituents. His deceitful rhetoric and desire to score political points above all else led to violence. There's potential for it to lead to more. If he does not have the decency to resign, we fully support the effort to remove him and his cohorts from office.

This is not a charge that we take lightly, but it is the correct course of action. We must make sure that what happened in the Capitol last Wednesday never happens again. That means holding every legislator who is responsible accountable, including Representative Smucker.

As Lancastrians, we couldn’t be prouder of Thaddeus Stevens’ contributions to our local history. His legacy is a true illustration of Lancaster values and inspires our work as a grassroots organization. Let's restore honor to Thaddeus Stevens' seat and uphold the legacy of our great County.

Sign our petition here: lancasterstandsup.org/for-the-sake-of-america-congressman-lloyd-smucker-must-resign
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We hold it to be the duty of the government to inflict condign punishment on the rebel belligerents, and so weaken their hands that they can never again endanger the Union. - Thaddeus Stevens 1865
 
Radical abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens, who represented Lancaster from 1859-1868, introduced the 14th Amendment to Congress in May 1866.  While the Amendment famously gave slaves the right to become citizens, it also includes Section 3 which states:
 
No Person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.
 
 
Today freshman Representative Cori Bush from Missouri introduced House Resolution 25, which would invoke Section 3 of the 14th amendment to investigate and expel anybody from Congress who helped incite the white supremacist insurrection on January 6th. This would include every Senator and Congressperson who objected to the certification of the electoral college based on lies and disinformation about voter fraud.  
 
We believe that 150 years after its passage, its appropriate to use this amendment to remove the officials who helped incite the riot on January 6th.  That includes the current occupant of Thaddeus Stevens seat, Lloyd Smucker. Smuckers baseless lies about election fraud fed into the dangerous outcome that we saw on that day. Even after those tragic events unfolded which left 5 people dead, including a police officer who was brutally bludgeoned, he still went against the will of the people of Pennsylvania and voted against certification.
 
It is clear that Lloyd Smucker has failed to uphold his oath of office and has turned his back on his constituents. His deceitful rhetoric and desire to score political points above all else led to violence. Theres potential for it to lead to more. If he does not have the decency to resign, we fully support the effort to remove him and his cohorts from office.
 
This is not a charge that we take lightly, but it is the correct course of action. We must make sure that what happened in the Capitol last Wednesday never happens again. That means holding every legislator who is responsible accountable, including Representative Smucker. 

As Lancastrians, we couldn’t be prouder of Thaddeus Stevens’ contributions to our local history. His legacy is a true illustration of Lancaster values and inspires our work as a grassroots organization. Lets restore honor to Thaddeus Stevens seat and uphold the legacy of our great County.

Sign our petition here: https://lancasterstandsup.org/for-the-sake-of-america-congressman-lloyd-smucker-must-resign

 

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The frontier of western New York, site of Morgan’s abduction, had been settled largely by... 4. New York, 1830-1835 •William Henry Seward finally left the Adams party and became an active Antimason in 1830 because he agreed with Antimasonic principles and had nowhere else to go politically. The Auburn attorney attended his first Antimasonic state convention at Albany in 1829 and in January 1830 addressed a convention in his native Cayuga County, where he denounced Masonry as a “secret government” that made its own laws and then enforced them, even invoking the death penalty. Later that year, Seward represented New York as a delegate to the first national Antimasonic convention at Philadelphia. On his way he stopped at Albany... 5. Wirt’s Presidential Candidacy of 1832 •The first national Antimasonic convention, held at Philadelphia on September 11, 1830, resulted from action taken by New York’s state convention in February 1829. Not only did the Albany delegates, reflecting the wishes of the state central committee, disavow all connections with existing parties and resolve to hold a national meeting, but they also arranged for the site, date, and composition of the Philadelphia gathering. Each state was to send the number of delegates equivalent to its electoral vote. Selection of the date for the national convention was no random matter, for September 11, 1830, was the fourth anniversary of... 6. Vermont, 1829-1836 Vermont, described by 1830 as the only “exclusively frontier state east of the Appalachians,” had entered the Union in 1791 as the fourteenth state, after settling with New York a complex and long-standing dispute over land claims. Local settlers had adopted a constitution in 1777 when the area, organized by Ethan Allen, actually possessed the status of an independent republic. Copied from the constitution of Pennsylvania, this plan created a unicameral legislature (General Assembly), a governor, and a council of twelve members. All officials had to seek election annually. The council acted with the governor in suggesting revisions of bills... 7. The “Union” Ticket of 1832 Pennsylvania was in the midst of a long era of political chaos when Antimasonry appeared on the scene. The Federalist party had declined, and the Adams party, never strong, was disintegrating. The Jacksonian Democrats, like their predecessors, the Jeffersonian Republicans, were so numerous that they remained fragmented. Pennsylvania historians generally divide them into two distinct groups: one, established about 1817, was known as the “Family party,” so called because of the leaders’ connections by blood and marriage. George M. Dallas, a Philadelphian, was considered the “brains” of the organization. The other faction, the “Amalgamators,” included old-time Federalists as well as..

Thanks for forwarding this. I will contact my Nevada representative to ask for support

Signed. Thanks for posting this!

The Anti-Masonic U.S.A 1. The Morgan Affair and Its Consequences •On the night of September 12, 1826, William Morgan, an obscure and derelict stonemason, disappeared outside the jail at Canandaigua, after serving time for failing to repay a debt of $2.69. Morgan had just finished writing an exposé of the secret rituals of Freemasonry, of which he claimed to be a member, and his authorship was known to the increasingly alarmed Masons of this western New York area, a region known as the “infected,” or “Burned-over,” district because it was “burnt” by the flames of religious revivals. Morgan was never seen in public again, and the general public... 2. The Origins of Antimasonry •Definitions of Masonry are as numerous and diverse as the fraternity itself. Simply stated, Masonry is an oath-bound order of men with a secret ritual based upon the medieval guilds of stonemasons and cathedral builders. A more philosophical definition from the early nineteenth century describes Masonry as “a peculiar system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols,” whereas a contemporary explanation declares the order to be an “esoteric system of ethical teachings which manifests itself in the conduct of its members, especially in their responsibilities and relationships to one another.”¹ Although many Masons attempt to trace the fraternity’s... 3. Beginnings in New York, 1827-1829 •Before Antimasonry became a political party, it existed in New York as a moral crusade with strong religious overtones, being led both by clergy and by concerned laymen. Religious Antimasonry found a forum in Protestant churches as an independent, altruistic, moral crusade characterized by enormous enthusiasm and a deep sense of immediacy. Eventually the independent crusade eclipsed the congregational and denominational efforts. Both endeavors, of course, embodied the evangelical desire to convert the entire American population to Christianity and to create a “moral, homogeneous commonwealth.”¹

Wow! Thank you for sharing this. I did not know about this section—and how poetic that a Lancastrian wrote something that’d help remove another —bye Smuck!

Thank you

web.mit.edu/dryfoo/Masons/Essays/anti-Masonic.html Pennsylvania, 1834-1843 On February 6, 1834, Stevens introduced a resolution in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives calling for creation of a committee to examine the expediency of: (1) making Masonic affiiation a “good cause” for a preemptory challenge of jurors in all cases where one party was a Mason and the other was not; (2) disqualifying Masonic judges from hearing cases where the judge and one party were Masons; and (3) applying similar restrictions upon Masonic sheriffs in the summoning of jurors when the sheriff and one party in the case were Masons. He also requested that the new committee be given..

Wow!

Perry must go also!

It's time.

Sounds good

.""We hold it to be the duty of the government to inflict condign punishment on the rebel belligerents, and so weaken their hands that they can never again endanger the Union." - Thaddeus Stevens 1865 Radical abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens, who represented Lancaster from 1859-1868, introduced the 14th Amendment to Congress in May 1866. While the Amendment famously gave slaves the right to become citizens, it also includes Section 3 which states: "No Person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof Though few states passed laws directed at Freemasonry by name, laws regulating and restricting it were passed and many cases dealing with Freemasonry were seen in the courts. Anti masonic legislation was passed in Vermont in 1833, including a provision by which the giving and willing taking of an unnecessary oath was made a crime. (Pub. Stat., sec. 5917), and the state of New York enacted a Benevolent Orders Law to regulate such organizations. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Ma 00:03:05 1 History 00:03:14 1.1 Background 00:06:26 1.2 Party foundation 00:08:23 1.3 Political rise 00:09:38 1.4 Conventions and elections 00:14:47 2 Legacy 00:16:22 3 Second Anti-Masonic Party 00:16:49 4 Members of Congress 00:18:25 5 Notable office holders and candidates 00:20:05 6 Electoral history 00:20:14 6.1 Presidential elections

14th Amendment section 3.

Signed! Thank you!

Thanks for the heads up. Powerful stuff I do not support Lloyd Smoker and don’t support his views at all. I wish I could really understand his thinking. Lancaster news had an excellent opinion article in Jan 12 paper

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Congressman Smucker: You have lost your privilege to pretend that you care about law and order. Officer Sicknick's death was the direct result of a violent, white supremacist coup that you helped organize and participated in.

Clearly, you were not horrified enough by the violence on Jan 6th to stop spreading the lies that led to it. You voted to continue this sad charade that same night.

Furthermore, you have spent the past four years stoking the racial resentment that led directly to this tragedy. White supremacists and Nazis that you helped radicalize stormed the Capitol and killed this officer, among others.

Buzzfeed spoke with two Capitol police officers who recounted the racist violence that they experienced during the attempted coup:

“I sat down with one of my buddies, another Black guy, and tears just started streaming down my face,” he said. “I said, ‘What the f*ck, man? Is this America? What the f*ck just happened? I’m so sick and tired of this shit.’”

Soon he was screaming, so that everyone in the Rotunda, including his white colleagues, could hear what he had just gone through.

“I got called a n***** 15 times today,” the veteran officer shouted in the Rotunda to no one in particular. “Trump did this and we got all of these f*cking people in our department that voted for him. How the f*ck can you support him?”
www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emmanuelfelton/black-capitol-police-racism-mob

The white supremacy on display was not surprising and you cannot act shocked. It was your people, radicalized by your racist rhetoric, carrying out your orders.

We now know that two Lancastrians that rode down on buses leaving from Spooky Nook were arrested, and there are likely more arrests to come. You called two of the organizers of that trip to check on their safety during the violence. On the day that this officer died, you were checking in on the insurrectionists that killed him.

So please, Congressman, spare us your crocodile tears. You don't care for the lives lost and you certainly don't care about law and order. You don't care about our institutions, norms, Constitution, or our Democracy. You have violated your oath of office by conspiring with insurrectionists and your only honorable course of action is to resign.
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Congressman Smucker: You have lost your privilege to pretend that you care about law and order. Officer Sicknicks death was the direct result of a violent, white supremacist coup that you helped organize and participated in.

Clearly, you were not horrified enough by the violence on Jan 6th to stop spreading the lies that led to it. You voted to continue this sad charade that same night.

Furthermore, you have spent the past four years stoking the racial resentment that led directly to this tragedy. White supremacists and Nazis that you helped radicalize stormed the Capitol and killed this officer, among others. 

Buzzfeed spoke with two Capitol police officers who recounted the racist violence that they experienced during the attempted coup:

“I sat down with one of my buddies, another Black guy, and tears just started streaming down my face,” he said. “I said, ‘What the f*ck, man? Is this America? What the f*ck just happened? I’m so sick and tired of this shit.’”

Soon he was screaming, so that everyone in the Rotunda, including his white colleagues, could hear what he had just gone through.

“I got called a n***** 15 times today,” the veteran officer shouted in the Rotunda to no one in particular. “Trump did this and we got all of these f*cking people in our department that voted for him. How the f*ck can you support him?”
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emmanuelfelton/black-capitol-police-racism-mob

The white supremacy on display was not surprising and you cannot act shocked. It was your people, radicalized by your racist rhetoric, carrying out your orders.

We now know that two Lancastrians that rode down on buses leaving from Spooky Nook were arrested, and there are likely more arrests to come. You called two of the organizers of that trip to check on their safety during the violence. On the day that this officer died, you were checking in on the insurrectionists that killed him.

So please, Congressman, spare us your crocodile tears. You dont care for the lives lost and you certainly dont care about law and order. You dont care about our institutions, norms, Constitution, or our Democracy. You have violated your oath of office by conspiring with insurrectionists and your only honorable course of action is to resign.

 

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Can u share source about the lancaster resident that have been arrested?

Shut up smucker!......hope you are arrested, impeached and imprisoned!.......soon!......d

Get out of office and GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL!

Smucker is guilty of fomenting and supporting a violent insurrection and Sedition. And although I agree he should resign immediately, I likewise would argue that he should be held criminally accountable for his actions. He has betrayed his Oath to the Constitution, the constituents he SERVES, and the greater population of this country. He has shown time and again that he willingly sides with Fascist ideologies, and he no longer deserves either the support or respect of this community. He is, in fact, the embodiment of the Banality of Evil, and he needs to go.

I hold you responsible, Smucker, for being complicit in this “Trump inspired INSURRECTION”!!! I am ashamed of your behavior and empty condolences to the actual hero, Mr. Sicknick! I do hope his family seeks restitution and justice!!!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸✅

Too little, too late !!

Step down.. you are part of the problem.

TIME TO FORCE THEM OUT THE NEED FOR ASKING HAS BEEN LONG GONE

If someone drives another to commit a crime and in the act of committing said crime a life is taken, the person who stayed in the vehicle and had no other participation in committing the crime or the loss of life is just as culpable in committing the crime and causing the loss of life. Under the law, Smucker and the others who arranged transportation and organized this event are accountable for all of the damage and loss of life that day. 100%

What a fucking joke t.c his text is!!

How do we get rid of him?

Smucker your lord and savior 45 has not even lowered the flag to half mast to honour Officer Sicknick! Sit down.

Vote him out

From a friend's pg.: "This is from a facebook acquaintance, who is a police officer. 'I want my friends on the left to be aware that a storm is coming soon that will shake you to your knees. You will be taken by total surprise because the people, and news you trust are only loyal to the hand that feeds them. There is a flurry of activity going on as we speak to try and keep you from knowing the reality of what’s about to happen. Do not blame yourselves. You were taken advantage of.' Read that again after watching Michael Moore...And if anyone thinks these fascists in our state won't be targeting Harrisburg in the planned attacks, they are mistaken. m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3677083552373627&id=24674986856

Congressman Smucker, if you should even be called that, your words are laughable. Such hypocrisy!! Your word salads equals complicity. Too little too late!

You are a sorry SOB who should not be in office after the crap you pulled.

Smucker is a sham. He's never met with his constituents despite people begging him to do so. That alone speaks volumes about the oath of office he took. Now he will hide, occasionally having someone post on his behalf so he can feel good about himself. Make no mistake, Lloyd is in this for the money and the benefits, no matter who's blood is on his hands. I find him to be a despicable human being because he loves to tout his Amish roots. He is certainly no Christian.

Do you and your fellow Republicans share responsibility for his death. shame on you

Schmucker

Very LAME, Lloyd.

Shame on You! You should resign!

You are a disgrace to your office.

youre a fascist Lloyd if you don't vote for impeachment

Fine words from the Schmuck! Wikipedia: Schmuck, or shmuck, is a pejorative term meaning one who is stupid or foolish, or an obnoxious, contemptible or detestable person. The word came into the English language from Yiddish (Yiddish: שמאָק‎, shmok), where it has similar pejorative meanings, but where its literal meaning is a vulgar term for a penis.

Resign, you hypocrite

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For the Sake of America, Congressman Lloyd Smucker Must Resign

The chaos that unfolded yesterday in our nation’s Capitol was shocking to watch, but unfortunately it was not surprising. It was utterly predictable. Extremists had been openly plotting yesterday’s ham-handed armed coup attempt for weeks online, completely visible and known to GOP elected representatives like Congressman Lloyd Smucker, who chose to keep stoking fear, division, and delusions, and deliberately spreading misinformation, to fuel an evermore extreme base.

The nation and the world watched with horror yesterday. The damage to our country will be with us for years to come.

There must be consequences for every culpable person, starting at the top. Trump must be impeached and removed. Even with only days remaining before he leaves office, it is imperative that our institutions send a clear message that there are consequences for sedition.

But Trump was only able to do this damage with an army of enablers. Among them is our Congressman, Lloyd Smucker, who is as culpable as anyone for yesterday’s disgraceful events. Lloyd Smucker must resign.

Yesterday, Trump deployed his supporters to the Capitol. And Lloyd Smucker helped usher them to Washington. It is clear that Smucker knew about the buses being organized from Lancaster County and that he personally knows the organizers (and even called them yesterday).

But Lloyd Smucker’s culpability goes much further back than the immediate lead-up to yesterday’s chaos. Fundamentally, this is what happens when a political party spends years feeding the most dangerous instincts, behaviors, and beliefs of its base. And that is what our elected representative, Lloyd Smucker has consistently done—and allowed his office to do—since he was first sworn in four years ago.

Smucker has no one to blame but himself. He doesn’t get to stoke fear, division, and lies and enable a reckless authoritarian for four years, and then feign surprise when his base follows through.

Like many in the GOP, Lloyd Smucker often speaks piously about "personal responsibility." But he is taking no responsibility for his role in creating this chaos. He tweeted yesterday that he was “horrified by the violence and destruction at the Capitol,” asserting that, “This is not who we are as a country.”

Then late last night, in the wake of the day’s chaos, our Congressman went on to vote to reject our Commonwealth’s electoral votes in an attempt to override the will of the people of Pennsylvania. That this gesture was merely symbolic is no less damning. If ever there was a moment when our nation needed its leaders to use the symbolic power of their office to clearly signal a shared commitment to democratic principles and to our Constitution, it is now. Instead Lloyd Smucker chose to keep feeding the delusions and anti-democratic impulses of his base.

‘What happened’ to our Congressman is as simple as it is unacceptable: he made a Faustian bargain with a reckless demagogue. When Trump was running in the 2016 primary, Lloyd Smucker apparently did not like what he saw. But once Smucker witnessed the power of Trump’s dangerous rhetoric—when he saw how lies and vitriol could fire up a base and win power for the GOP and for himself—he made a choice to hitch his ride to that wagon. Overnight, the change was apparent. Lloyd Smucker, the measured PA State Senator who seemed to have genuine concern for his constituents was nowhere to be found. In his place we encountered US Congressman Lloyd Smucker, who fully embraced the new GOP approach under Trump. We watched Smucker cling to one rationalization after another and contort himself with theological gymnastics, trying to reconcile the evil he now embraced with the good he professed to believe.

To be clear, the stakes today are not about Republicans versus Democrats. This is about America versus an existential threat. Yesterday’s events and the larger crisis they point to cuts deeper than the perennial conflicts between political parties and ideological leanings. We understand that when we elect representatives, one side wins and the other loses. But we all rightly expect, and indeed our democracy depends upon, an uncompromising commitment to certain fundamental principles that protect all of us. Lloyd Smucker has betrayed that trust. He must resign.

We are not simply calling on Lloyd Smucker to resign of his own volition, even though he should. The elected officials responsible for yesterday’s coup attempt must be impeached and prosecuted. We also need journalists to investigate the role of elected officials, including Smucker, in inciting, supporting, and collaborating with the planners of yesterday’s attempted coup.

It is time for Lloyd Smucker to put country over party. When a leader’s failure culminates in such colossal damage, they are no longer fit to lead. For the good of our nation, our Commonwealth, and Lancaster County, Congressman Lloyd Smucker must resign.

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This statement was written and approved by the leadership team of Lancaster Stands Up, a grassroots organization with over 400 dues-paying members across Lancaster County.
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For the Sake of America, Congressman Lloyd Smucker Must Resign

The chaos that unfolded yesterday in our nation’s Capitol was shocking to watch, but unfortunately it was not surprising. It was utterly predictable. Extremists had been openly plotting yesterday’s ham-handed armed coup attempt for weeks online, completely visible and known to GOP elected representatives like Congressman Lloyd Smucker, who chose to keep stoking fear, division, and delusions, and deliberately spreading misinformation, to fuel an evermore extreme base.

The nation and the world watched with horror yesterday. The damage to our country will be with us for years to come. 

There must be consequences for every culpable person, starting at the top. Trump must be impeached and removed. Even with only days remaining before he leaves office, it is imperative that our institutions send a clear message that there are consequences for sedition.

But Trump was only able to do this damage with an army of enablers. Among them is our Congressman, Lloyd Smucker, who is as culpable as anyone for yesterday’s disgraceful events. Lloyd Smucker must resign. 

Yesterday, Trump deployed his supporters to the Capitol. And Lloyd Smucker helped usher them to Washington. It is clear that Smucker knew about the buses being organized from Lancaster County and that he personally knows the organizers (and even called them yesterday).

But Lloyd Smucker’s culpability goes much further back than the immediate lead-up to yesterday’s chaos. Fundamentally, this is what happens when a political party spends years feeding the most dangerous instincts, behaviors, and beliefs of its base. And that is what our elected representative, Lloyd Smucker has consistently done—and allowed his office to do—since he was first sworn in four years ago.

Smucker has no one to blame but himself. He doesn’t get to stoke fear, division, and lies and enable a reckless authoritarian for four years, and then feign surprise when his base follows through. 

Like many in the GOP, Lloyd Smucker often speaks piously about personal responsibility. But he is taking no responsibility for his role in creating this chaos. He tweeted yesterday that he was “horrified by the violence and destruction at the Capitol,” asserting that, “This is not who we are as a country.”

Then late last night, in the wake of the day’s chaos, our Congressman went on to vote to reject our Commonwealth’s electoral votes in an attempt to override the will of the people of Pennsylvania. That this gesture was merely symbolic is no less damning. If ever there was a moment when our nation needed its leaders to use the symbolic power of their office to clearly signal a shared commitment to democratic principles and to our Constitution, it is now. Instead Lloyd Smucker chose to keep feeding the delusions and anti-democratic impulses of his base.

‘What happened’ to our Congressman is as simple as it is unacceptable: he made a Faustian bargain with a reckless demagogue. When Trump was running in the 2016 primary, Lloyd Smucker apparently did not like what he saw. But once Smucker witnessed the power of Trump’s dangerous rhetoric—when he saw how lies and vitriol could fire up a base and win power for the GOP and for himself—he made a choice to hitch his ride to that wagon. Overnight, the change was apparent. Lloyd Smucker, the measured PA State Senator who seemed to have genuine concern for his constituents was nowhere to be found. In his place we encountered US Congressman Lloyd Smucker, who fully embraced the new GOP approach under Trump. We watched Smucker cling to one rationalization after another and contort himself with theological gymnastics, trying to reconcile the evil he now embraced with the good he professed to believe.

To be clear, the stakes today are not about Republicans versus Democrats. This is about America versus an existential threat. Yesterday’s events and the larger crisis they point to cuts deeper than the perennial conflicts between political parties and ideological leanings. We understand that when we elect representatives, one side wins and the other loses. But we all rightly expect, and indeed our democracy depends upon, an uncompromising commitment to certain fundamental principles that protect all of us. Lloyd Smucker has betrayed that trust. He must resign.

We are not simply calling on Lloyd Smucker to resign of his own volition, even though he should. The elected officials responsible for yesterday’s coup attempt must be impeached and prosecuted. We also need journalists to investigate the role of elected officials, including Smucker, in inciting, supporting, and collaborating with the planners of yesterday’s attempted coup.

It is time for Lloyd Smucker to put country over party. When a leader’s failure culminates in such colossal damage, they are no longer fit to lead. For the good of our nation, our Commonwealth, and Lancaster County, Congressman Lloyd Smucker must resign.

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This statement was written and approved by the leadership team of Lancaster Stands Up, a grassroots organization with over 400 dues-paying members across Lancaster County.

 

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Lloyd Smucker needs to go!

Smucker base in Lancaster County are the same people as Trumps. Nothing will happen.

It was a sad day to see our " leadership" fall to such despicable lows.

Yes Smucker is a seditionist - resign!

This is comedy at its best. Y'all should prepare yourself a for the greatest snowflake meltdown of all time....seriously some y'all gonna need counseling lmao

Mike Kelly also! He needs to step down

Stand strong Mr. Smucker! Thank you for standing up for what's right.. The left will try anything to smear and steal elections!!

So this guy is serving us??? Hardly!!!

Lloyd needs to go. He has disgraced us as a people.

I called him as well and pointed out that he was, on essence, negating his win. He's impossible to speak with. He appeals to his base but WE are also his constituents.

And we saw what it Caused. On wed.

Pennsylvania State Senate Asks Congress to Postpone Certifying the Election Results

This is an echo chamber if I've ever seen one.

We get repeated calls from you for town hall meetings, don't ever call here again! We will do everything in our power to see you replaced

Propaganda and lies from you crazy left wing nuts! Trump did not incite violence. Democrats never let a good tragedy go to waste, do you???

Mr.Smucker will NEVER receive another vote from this household or family including those who are lifelong Republicans. I will wok tirelessly to see you are eventually replaced. You voted to question and challenge MY vote. You KNOW we had a fair and legitimate election in PA , but have sold your mind and soul to a corrupt person. You no longer represent all and the majority of our State.

Is this a photo of Smucker preparing to kiss Trump’s ass?

Perry and Toomey has to Go Also!

How can you follow the most unchristian president and still call yourself christian????asking for a friend...

Shame on him. He needs to resign immediately. How dare he try to invalidate mine and million of legal votes.

If not resigning, he needs removed for sedition.

Shame, shame, shame. How dare you discount our votes. I may not be in your district but that doesn't stop me from working to see that you are not elected again.

I sent him an email. I always vote against these guys but the republican always wins.

And take his damn election signs down! For God’s sake the election is freakin’ over!

He calls himself a problem-solver yet he continues to lick the boots of Trump, the problem creator.

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