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Let's Together for the Common Good of Massachusetts

Mrs. Kristen Hughes elected new Chair of the MAGOP.

On Thursday, January 31st, the Massachusetts Republican State Committee voted to elect Mrs. Kristen Hughes as the next Chair of the Republican party. Mrs. Hughes is an attorney, who currently serves as a City Councilor in Quincy. Although, I recently posted my support for her opponent Mr. Rick Green of Pepperell, I trust that she will work with all members of the Statecommittee to support candidates at all levels.

I am fully aware that the outcome does not fall on Mrs. Hughes shoulders alone. Actually, it is a collective effort of the Statecommittee and local city committees that partly determines if a candidate succeeds. Let me, Robert Aufiero, of the Melrose Republican City Committee, be the first to hold myself accountable for helping candidates and promoting conservative principles. Yes, I am a conservative.

Many Republicans, as well as Democrats and Independents, are convinced that it is not enough to just elect candidates. We need to promote core values that have made America strong. The individual person and family are the bedrock of society which the government is suppose to serve. Which is why you will hear conservatives in both political parties speak of individual liberty and personal responsibility.

The core values that have made America great are rooted in Judeo-Christian principles. Such principles guided our founding fathers when they framed the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Although not all candidates for public office are either Jewish or Christian, they should be committed to helping us preserve those values that have made America strong.

Finally, both Mrs. Hughes and Mr. Green promised to work together and asked their supporters to do the same. I know that I will do my part to help candidates. I hope that those who think the same way will do likewise.

Robert Aufiero

Melrose Republican City Committee

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Leeroy February 05, 2013 at 03:34 PM
This is garbage. Christians love to try to claim that this country was founded on their values. It was most certainly not. The founding fathers went well out of their way to make it clear that it was not, and there is only a small overlap between some of the values expressed in the christian bible and the Bill of Rights. If this country HAD been founded upon christian values, we would be raping and murdering people left and right for the very same things that we consider to be basic human rights. It is amazing that members of the horrible disgusting Republican party even dare to show their faces in public. You are disgusting people.
John Intorcio February 05, 2013 at 04:04 PM
Geeez Leeroy, that was harsh! I was with you on the garbage through the founding fathers but when you leapt to Christian values inspiring rape and murder and then to the generalization that Republicans are "disgusting people", you lost your cred.
Leeroy February 05, 2013 at 04:28 PM
When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are. If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again. But he is not allowed to sell her to foreigners, since he is the one who broke the contract with her. And if the slave girl's owner arranges for her to marry his son, he may no longer treat her as a slave girl, but he must treat her as his daughter. If he himself marries her and then takes another wife, he may not reduce her food or clothing or fail to sleep with her as his wife. If he fails in any of these three ways, she may leave as a free woman without making any payment. (Exodus 21:7-11 NLT) Lo, a day shall come for the Lord when the spoils shall be divided in your midst. And I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem for battle: the city shall be taken, houses plundered, women ravished; half of the city shall go into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be removed from the city. (Zechariah 14:1-2 NAB) They must be dividing the spoils they took: there must be a damsel or two for each man, Spoils of dyed cloth as Sisera's spoil, an ornate shawl or two for me in the spoil. (Judges 5:30 NAB)
Leeroy February 05, 2013 at 04:30 PM
Anyone arrogant enough to reject the verdict of the judge or of the priest who represents the LORD your God must be put to death. Such evil must be purged from Israel. (Deuteronomy 17:12 NLT) If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives. (Leviticus 20:13 NAB) A man or a woman who acts as a medium or fortuneteller shall be put to death by stoning; they have no one but themselves to blame for their death. (Leviticus 20:27 NAB) If a man commits adultery with another man's wife, both the man and the woman must be put to death. (Leviticus 20:10 NLT) A priest's daughter who loses her honor by committing fornication and thereby dishonors her father also, shall be burned to death. (Leviticus 21:9 NAB) They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul; and everyone who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman. (2 Chronicles 15:12-13 NAB)
Leeroy February 05, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Suppose you hear in one of the towns the LORD your God is giving you that some worthless rabble among you have led their fellow citizens astray by encouraging them to worship foreign gods. In such cases, you must examine the facts carefully. If you find it is true and can prove that such a detestable act has occurred among you, you must attack that town and completely destroy all its inhabitants, as well as all the livestock. Then you must pile all the plunder in the middle of the street and burn it. Put the entire town to the torch as a burnt offering to the LORD your God. That town must remain a ruin forever; it may never be rebuilt. Keep none of the plunder that has been set apart for destruction. Then the LORD will turn from his fierce anger and be merciful to you. He will have compassion on you and make you a great nation, just as he solemnly promised your ancestors. "The LORD your God will be merciful only if you obey him and keep all the commands I am giving you today, doing what is pleasing to him." (Deuteronomy 13:13-19 NLT) But if this charge is true (that she wasn't a virgin on her wedding night), and evidence of the girls virginity is not found, they shall bring the girl to the entrance of her fathers house and there her townsman shall stone her to death, because she committed a crime against Israel by her unchasteness in her father's house. Thus shall you purge the evil from your midst. (Deuteronomy 22:20-21 NAB)

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