Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Constitution, The Home Rule Charter, Or Both

What exactly does the Coalition want? In real simple terms -- to have a say in this very important matter. When we began to consider the Gracedale question, we asked everyone we came in contact with what they thought about the idea of selling Gracedale, and 9 out of 10 said don't sell. Agreeing however, that to be fair The People should vote on the question. And this was the sentiment of even the few that felt Gracedale should be sold -- that's how we became involved with the notion of placing a question on the ballot. Never in our wildest imagination did we envision being where we are today.

What exactly is the group fighting for? For the rights of The People provided to The People by our founding Forefathers. The rights that so many proud Young and old Americans alike have died to protect. Much has been said by Mr. Stoffa about the Home Rule charter this past week, little has he mentioned the Constitution of our great country. While we do respect the HRC, we do not accept that it trumps the Constitution. It is most important to absorb that both writings provide conditions for petitioning the government. Clearly the First Amendment states that We The People have the right "to petition government for a redress of grievances", which is exactly what we have done, peaceably following the letter of the law to the best of our abilities and understanding. Perhaps that is why we have successfully prevailed in two court cases brought against us, one by Mr. Stoffa himself. Unfortunately, our adversaries are like children who do not like to lose, so they want to play until they win, even if it means losing over and over. For the Coalition, it's not about winning or losing -- it's about doing what is morally right for those that cannot do for themselves due to special needs such as aging. Consider a child with special needs such as being born, do we simply discard them because of their needs? Then why would we do that to those that have paved the way for us, and have paid their dues in life. Why Mr. Stoffa, please explain why?

Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do.

U.S. Constitution -- Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.


  1. Why cant the voting public be alowed to vote on Gracedale? This is all the COAF wants you to do . The county has spent Dollars to keep you from desiding the fate of Gracedale, 4,000.00 with out the cost of the lawsuites, plus the money spent to fight lawsuits, money paid to law firm from Harrisburg who are to sell Gracedale. I guess they will get there 300,00.00 one way or another. PPLease pay your taxes so they can kep up the appeals, you understand that they are spending your money? Thank Engle and Stoffa.

  2. Does Stoffa realize that there are members of his elite administration who have told some prominent citizens that they hope that this group of petioners win the battle.
    Even they are afraid to say their own feelings for fear of the man who has just informed Gracedale residents that they shall be closed down or scaled down;their HOME is in jeopardy.
    Between Stoffa and Angle, I do not know who they most fear.
    The truth be told: they should not now fear either one of them.
    Since this citizen group started, they have demonstrated how easy it is to not fear the TRUTH.

  3. I Hate to say this but there must be something behind this sale of Gracedale. Something in it for Angle and Stoffa and they will share with Bernie. I can't help thinking this and Iam not alone many people say the same thing. Why else would they be fighting this like they are, spending the tax payers money to sue the tax payers when the PEOPLE only ask for the right to vote on this matter.

  4. Do you ever get tired of accusing Stoffa, Angle & O'Hare of taking bribes? Have they accused you of being on the take from AFSCME? You people are ridiculous.

  5. u giv coaf far 2 much credit dta
    coaf is good but we r awake now
    they woke us up
    what will u do w/o engle n soffa
    disapear ha ha ha

  6. hey 932pm how you doing body oder we know it you
    why did your buddy angle throw stoffa under the bus? angle is loyal to nobody not even you.

  7. Can anyone help me out what is AFSCME thx

  8. I see the uber educated are commenting tonight.

    American Federation of State County and Municiple Employees

    and they did accuse the COAF of being in the unions pocket


  10. bo u have nerve to talk about who is in whos pocket when you have been in engles pocket all along we're so glad that you have found a home here ha ha ha you are the dta