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BREAKING: Democrat-Controlled PA Supreme Court Votes On Strictly Party Lines to Nullify Legislature’s Attempt at Oversight of Governor’s Emergency Powers

By Trey 780 comments
BREAKING: Democrat-Controlled PA Supreme Court Votes On Strictly Party Lines to Nullify Legislature’s Attempt at Oversight of Governor’s Emergency Powers

The Democrat-controlled Pennsylvania Supreme Court sided with Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf in the constitutional showdown with the legislature over the extent of his emergency powers, endorsing the governor’s authority to lockdown the state without oversight and curtailing the effect of what the legislature viewed as their best possible check on…

Proposed State Constitution Amendments to Limit Governor’s Emergency Powers and to Ensure “Racial Equality” Go to PA House

By Trey 1023 comments
Proposed State Constitution Amendments to Limit Governor’s Emergency Powers and to Ensure “Racial Equality” Go to PA House

Amidst the constitutional showdown in the state supreme court between Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf and the state legislature, a pair of constitutional amendments — one limiting executive emergency powers, the other addressing “racial equality” — passed the Pennsylvania Senate and now goes to the state House of Representatives.

This queer…

Why Are the LNP and Lancaster City Officials Protecting Antifa, When the Only People Police Have Arrested or Are Searching for Are BLM and Antifa Agitators?

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Why Are the LNP and Lancaster City Officials Protecting Antifa, When the Only People Police Have Arrested or Are Searching for Are BLM and Antifa Agitators?

Lancaster Police are searching for a black male who planted multiple incendiary devices at Lancaster City Hall on May 30, the day before violent protests rocked downtown Lancaster.

The next day, a Sunday, more than 1,000 protesters faced off in downtown Lancaster with police from more than half a…

EXCLUSIVE: PA GOP in Chaos – Trump Down 8 in State Internal Poll; Republican Insiders Say Trump Has Lost Support of Conservatives Who Won Him The Keystone State in 2016

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EXCLUSIVE: PA GOP in Chaos – Trump Down 8 in State Internal Poll; Republican Insiders Say Trump Has Lost Support of Conservatives Who Won Him The Keystone State in 2016

Editor’s Note: The use of unnamed sources is a necessary evil for journalists when obtaining inside information. Lancaster-blog will strive to minimize the use of them, but sometimes sources have to be protected.

A consensus is building among GOP insiders and strategists in Pennsylvania that President Trump will lose this…

PA Supreme Court May Rule This Week in Constitutional Showdown Over Gov. Wolf’s Emergency Declaration and Shutdown

By Trey 541 comments
PA Supreme Court May Rule This Week in Constitutional Showdown Over Gov. Wolf’s Emergency Declaration and Shutdown

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court may rule this week on whether legislators can end Gov. Tom Wolf’s pandemic emergency declaration.

If the court rules for the GOP, both Wolf and Republican legislators say that the governor’s ability to suspend regulations to manage the crisis will be curtailed, effectively ending the state-wide…

5 Things I Learned Debating the Harvard Prof Who Called for a “Presumptive Ban” on Homeschooling | Kerry McDonald

By Trey 252 comments
5 Things I Learned Debating the Harvard Prof Who Called for a “Presumptive Ban” on Homeschooling | Kerry McDonald

Editor’s Note: Lancaster County has a far higher percentage of home schoolers and private schoolers than the national average. Given this, along with the wretched amount of woke BLM/political nonsense that Lancaster public school educators plan to add to the curriculum, I think this is very compelling and important…

The Demand to Remove the Bust of Christopher Columbus in Lancaster Shows This Isn’t About BLM or Police Brutality – It’s an Ethnic Cleansing of Western Civilization

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The Demand to Remove the Bust of Christopher Columbus in Lancaster Shows This Isn’t About BLM or Police Brutality – It’s an Ethnic Cleansing of Western Civilization

Earlier this week Democrat County Commissioner Craig Lehman called for the removal of the bust of Christopher Columbus from Lenox Lane behind the old county courthouse.

The statue had vandalized with spray paint and chipped with a sharp tool by people motivated by a hatred of European American history.…

The Case Against Rachel Levine – The Incompetent Political Hire Who Shut Down Pennsylvania and Sent COVID Patients into Nursing Homes, Resulting in a Record High Death Toll

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The Case Against Rachel Levine – The Incompetent Political Hire Who Shut Down Pennsylvania and Sent COVID Patients into Nursing Homes, Resulting in a Record High Death Toll

While Gov. Tom Wolf and four other Democratic governors are under the spotlight in the U.S. Congress this week over their forcing nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients – a move that resulted in the vast majority of COVID deaths in Pennsylvania – a closer look at the architect of…

BREAKING: PA Legislators File Five Articles of Impeachment Against Gov. Wolf Over His Mishandling of the Emergency COVID-19 Response

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BREAKING: PA Legislators File Five Articles of Impeachment Against Gov. Wolf Over His Mishandling of the Emergency COVID-19 Response

A Republican state Representative from Butler County has filed Articles of Impeachment against Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R- Butler) introduced House Resolution 915 on Tuesday, which includes five Articles of Impeachment against the Governor.

Metcalfe said there are 24 co-sponsors of the resolution.

The language of all…

Gov. Tom Wolf’s Plea to State Supreme Court Over Emergency Powers May Backfire Big-Time – Meanwhile, Businesses Across PA Are Opening in Defiance of His Orders

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Gov. Tom Wolf’s Plea to State Supreme Court Over Emergency Powers May Backfire Big-Time – Meanwhile, Businesses Across PA Are Opening in Defiance of His Orders

Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday asked the state Supreme Court to intervene and rule in his favor immediately in the dispute on the bipartisan legislation passed last week ending his coronavirus emergency declaration.

In doing so, he may be painting himself into a corner.

As first reported by Lancaster-blog,…

PA Post: Courts May Be Slow to Take Up and Rule on Constitutional Showdown over Governor’s Emergency Powers – And That’s a Good Thing

By Trey 783 comments
PA Post: Courts May Be Slow to Take Up and Rule on Constitutional Showdown over Governor’s Emergency Powers – And That’s a Good Thing

The PA Post has good piece about how while both Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania General Assembly want quick action on the issue of Wolf’s emergency powers, the judiciary is likely to proceed slowly and deliberately.

And that’s exactly what lawmakers planned for, as was first

The COVID Panic is Over – Lancaster People and Businesses Are Going Back to “Normal Normal”

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The COVID Panic is Over – Lancaster People and Businesses Are Going Back to “Normal Normal”

Stick a fork in the COVID panic and the governor’s tedious phased reopening plans, because people in Lancaster aren’t having it anymore.

A survey around downtown Lancaster on Thursday found half a dozen restaurants offering in-house dining, barber shops open and clipping, and more all in “violation” of the…

EXCLUSIVE: The Emergency Declaration Shutdown in Pennsylvania is Over on Friday, and the Secretary of Health Has No Power for a Blanket Order Shutting Down Businesses [UPDATED]

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EXCLUSIVE: The Emergency Declaration Shutdown in Pennsylvania is Over on Friday, and the Secretary of Health Has No Power for a Blanket Order Shutting Down Businesses [UPDATED]

The reopening of Pennsylvania and the end of the emergency declaration is now de facto law, regardless of what the governor or Democrats claim, sources tell Lancaster-blog.

Further, the Secretary of Health has no power to continue the state’s shutdown.

As first and exclusively reported by Lancaster-blog, the Republican-led State…

EXCLUSIVE: Both Chambers of PA Legislature Enact Measure To End Governor Wolf’s Lockdown and Bypass the Governor’s Veto, Ending the Emergency Declaration – #ReOpen PA Wins! [UPDATED]

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EXCLUSIVE: Both Chambers of PA Legislature Enact Measure To End Governor Wolf’s Lockdown and Bypass the Governor’s Veto, Ending the Emergency Declaration – #ReOpen PA Wins! [UPDATED]

The Republican-led State Senate on Tuesday evening passed 31-19 and put directly into the record a resolution that ends Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 lockdown and emergency declaration, effectively ending the state shutdown immediately.

“Thirteen weeks is long enough,” said Rep. Bill Kortz, D-Allegheny. “Time to vote yes.”

The Senate…

EXCLUSIVE: A Constitutional Showdown over the Shutdown is Brewing in the State Capitol This Week and Gov. Wolf’s Lockdown is the Target as Open Defiance of the Governor Grows

By Trey 9134 comments
EXCLUSIVE: A Constitutional Showdown over the Shutdown is Brewing in the State Capitol This Week and Gov. Wolf’s Lockdown is the Target as Open Defiance of the Governor Grows

This week may decide whether Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf’s lockdown and phased reopening of the Keystone State continues indefinitely or ends for good.

As the legislature resumes session this week two bills are on the floor of the house and senate, one of which Republicans say they will pass.

Legislative…

PA Health Secretary Twists Self Into a Pretzel Trying to Justify Limitless BLM Protests While Standing by COVID-19 Restrictions For Small Businesses (VIDEO)

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PA Health Secretary Twists Self Into a Pretzel Trying to Justify Limitless BLM Protests While Standing by COVID-19 Restrictions For Small Businesses (VIDEO)

by Cristina Laila, originally appeared at Gateway Pundit

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine twisted himself into a pretzel this week trying to justify limitless Black Lives Matter protesters (and rioters) while standing by Coronavirus restrictions for…

[UPDATED] Lancaster Police Arrest Suspected Antifa Agitator Who Threatened to Burn Police Station During Sunday’s Protest – So What is Antifa?

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[UPDATED] Lancaster Police Arrest Suspected Antifa Agitator Who Threatened to Burn Police Station During Sunday’s Protest – So What is Antifa?

Lancaster police arrested a man accused of threatening to burn down the police station during protests over the weekend.

According to police, they were told that Gerald Grauert, 35, was making statements about burning down the police station later Sunday night.

According to police records:

On Sunday May 31,