Amherst College Republicans

Amherst College Republicans Amherst College Republicans is an official chapter of the Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans and the College Republican National Committee.

Mission Statement To promote conservative ideals and revitalize the founding principles that built our great nation*; To foster an environment in which such ideals and principles can flourish; To provide avenues and resources to facilitate the creation of this environment; To restore a conservative presence and representation of our ideals to a campus bereft of them for many years; To be active in our immediate community, as well as on a state level and, eventually, national level. *These founding principles serve as a guide for government and include, but are not limited to: -The belief that the United States Constitution, as it exists today, should continue to serve as the blueprint for our nation. -The belief that life begins at conception, a belief that is firmly based in moral argument, shared with but also autonomous of religious doctrine. -The belief that all men are created equal, with a particular emphasis on “created” and a clear understanding that the choices one makes, given his inalienable rights endowed by the Creator and using his own free will, form a path along which he travels that may not be commensurate to the paths of his peers. -The belief that, as said by Winston Churchill, “Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those others that have been tried,” and, as Gerald Ford said, “If the government is big enough to give you everything you want, it is big enough to take away everything you have.” -The belief that the government should foster an environment of equal opportunity, not equal success, that coincides with human nature and natural human prerogative, an environment that encourages hard work acknowledging that the law of competition may sometimes be difficult for the individual, but that it is best for the race as it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department. -The belief that the government should encourage and empower the people to help themselves and has the obligation to help those who are unable to do so. -The belief that the United States government’s foremost responsibility is to ensure the safety of its citizens, for safety is the priority of a life in imminent danger. -The belief that the United States should serve as a model of freedom and a light to parts of the world that have not yet come to embrace our form of democracy.

Mission: We seek to advance the principles of conservatism and individualism by educating, energizing, and organizing Amherst College's students into effective political leaders.

Operating as usual

It was great to have a distinguished public servant, Jeff Sessions, in Amherst last night. We appreciate him coming and ...
04/26/2019

It was great to have a distinguished public servant, Jeff Sessions, in Amherst last night. We appreciate him coming and delivering an exciting conservative message.

04/12/2019

In regards to the April 4th Judiciary Council (JC) hearing, the Amherst College Republicans (ACR) would like to voice a number of concerns. We echo the words of President Biddy Martin and Chief Student Affairs Officer Karu Kozuma that the Amherst Association of Students (AAS) has no authority to enforce the Amherst College Honor Code. We also have a number of issues with some procedural elements of the JC hearing: that it was held in private, that the ruling applied to people not present or able to defend themselves, and that the defendants were not given the requisite 48 hours notice prior to the hearing. We believe that the fact that AAS served as both prosecutor and judge, in this case, is a clear conflict of interest. In addition, we worry about the effect that the ruling would have on other clubs at this school whose executive boards also contain members of the ACR executive board. Finally, we find it improper for JC to condemn the entire club for the actions of two people (neither of whom had attended a single meeting this entire year).

For these reasons, we call upon President Biddy Martin and Chief Student Affairs Officer Karu Kozuma to make a written statement that the April 4th JC decision is invalid and will not be enforced.

A huge thanks to Kassy Dillon for sharing this story. Thankfully the "common language document" has been taken down from...
03/21/2019
Amherst College Releases Insane 'Common Language Document'

A huge thanks to Kassy Dillon for sharing this story. Thankfully the "common language document" has been taken down from the Amherst College Website.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/44910/amherst-college-releases-insane-common-language-kassy-dillon

On Wednesday, Amherst College in Massachusetts released a new “Common Language Document” for its students which lays out "definitions" about everything from capitalism to drag queens.

Great event happening at Smith College.
02/18/2019

Great event happening at Smith College.

Late last night we lost a man from a world foreign to the present-day. President George H.W. Bush was a loyal patriot, a...
12/01/2018

Late last night we lost a man from a world foreign to the present-day. President George H.W. Bush was a loyal patriot, a loving family man, and a model for public service that we should all hope to embody. As we look towards the future, we must take his treasured lessons and apply them to our current situations, always placing country above politics, and our shared ideals above the current emotional tides of the time. While we are all sad at this news, we can have comfort that he is reunited with the love of his life, Barbara, and his daughter Robin, in heaven. Rest in Peace, President Bush.

11/12/2017

Today we celebrate our Veterans, the greatest among us. Thank you for your unparalleled sacrifice, courage, and bravery. It is thanks to you that we live a life of liberty and can pursue our happiness.

Thank you to everyone who attended the event tonight. We were happy that Michael Graham, Robert Roughsedge, and Eric Seg...
09/28/2017

Thank you to everyone who attended the event tonight. We were happy that Michael Graham, Robert Roughsedge, and Eric Segundo provided us with a vast array of opinions. The dialogue between speakers and attendees demonstrates that everyone's experiences shape their view of the world, and conversations like these are something we can all benefit from in various ways. We are appreciative that the United States and Amherst College allow freedom of speech, and think it's great that AC students will engage in critical thinking about the material presented to them.

And of course, we thank Roughesdge and Segundo for their service to this country!

Amherst College Republicans's cover photo
09/19/2017

Amherst College Republicans's cover photo

ACR is excited to announce that just over one week from now, author and Boston Herald columnist Michael Graham will be h...
09/18/2017

ACR is excited to announce that just over one week from now, author and Boston Herald columnist Michael Graham will be hosting a forum at Amherst College. This event is made possible by the generous help of Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans. We hope to see you there!

Big news! MACR and Amherst College Republicans are proud to present: Why US Military Action After 9/11 Was Justified and Saved American Lives, A Forum with Boston Herald Columnist Michael Graham. September 27th, 6:30 PM at Amherst College. You can RSVP for this great event here: https://www.masscr.org/amherst-college-event

Anonymous banner condemns 'war on terror' on 9/11
09/11/2017
Anonymous banner condemns 'war on terror' on 9/11

Anonymous banner condemns 'war on terror' on 9/11

As the nation remembers and reflects on the anniversary of 9/11, a banner criticizing the war on terror was displayed at Amherst College.

On this day we would like to remember the lives and families affected by the tragic events on Sept. 11, 2001. Let us als...
09/11/2017
Our View: Remembering 9/11

On this day we would like to remember the lives and families affected by the tragic events on Sept. 11, 2001. Let us also remember the incredible power of American unity and resilience

It’s impossible to forget what we witnessed 16 years ago.Planes flying into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. The

Amherst College Republicans's cover photo
09/11/2017

Amherst College Republicans's cover photo

Amherst College Republicans's cover photo
09/11/2017

Amherst College Republicans's cover photo

After a little break from Facebook, ACR has returned! Our first meeting of the year did not go without excitement, as in...
09/08/2017

After a little break from Facebook, ACR has returned! Our first meeting of the year did not go without excitement, as in the middle of our discussion several students proceeded to catch our attention by taping these flyers stating: "THIS IS OUR CAMPUS, NOT THE KLAN'S" to the windows of our meeting space.
While the flyers are related to another incident on campus that happened Sept. 5, the deliberate placement of the text facing the room where it was known an ACR meeting was occurring leads us to suppose this is an accusation of ACR being connected to the KKK. ACR would like to thank these students for enlightening us to the fact that by failing to adhere to leftist ideology, we fall into the category of white supremacists!
But on a serious note, ACR condemns white supremacy, the KKK & related groups, etc. and we hope the Amherst community at large will not fall into making broad & grave generalizations about those who fall on the right of the political spectrum. Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!

03/04/2017
Ellen DeGeneres

You have to love this man

President George W. Bush has developed an amazing talent since his days in the White House.

03/01/2017
ABC News

ABC News

Widow of U.S. Navy SEAL Ryan Owens, killed in Yemen raid, receives standing ovation at joint session. "Ryan died as he lived: a warrior and a hero." abcn.ws/2lUdz4t

02/23/2017
Humble Listening | The Amherst Student

"It is obvious that there is a divide in political opinion on this campus and in the country as a whole. We keep talking about ways to overcome this divide and finding a way to work together, but few actually put these ideas into practice. The Editorial Board does not claim to know all the answers either. But perhaps suspending ourselves for a moment and actually listening to those with opinions that differ from ours is the place to start."

Great article by the editorial board of The Amherst Student.

http://amherststudent.amherst.edu/?q=article%2F2017%2F02%2F22%2Fhumble-listening

Speaking and listening across political divide in these times is challenging. We are intent on bringing conservative ideas to liberal campuses, or bringing liberal ideas to conservative campuses. We are focused on pulling in thoughts beyond our standard lines of thinking. We seek to break the assume...

02/12/2017
NewsBusters.org

NewsBusters.org

Wow! Marco Rubio just delivered a powerful rebuke to the Senate Democrats on civility.

02/09/2017
(Guest Post)”Still your president”- the other side of the immigration ban!

This morning, we were incredibly proud to see that one of our own was brave enough to share their opinion on the current administration and recent travel ban. However, what transpired throughout the day was incredibly disheartening. Not only did students of the college take it upon themselves to verbally attack this member, the publication, AC Voice, admitted to posting the article "in order to communicate to our campus the intellectual quality of some of the arguments supporting President Trump’s actions." Rather than posting the article in hopes of creating a productive dialog, AC Voice sought to discount our member's viewpoint and rally people against her. What does this say of a campus that prides itself on inclusion and diversity? Want to know what exclusion looks like, take a look at the comment section of AC Voice's recent Facebook posts.

The following was sent to ACVoice and has been reproduced exactly as received. The editorial does not affirm or endorse these views. Ever since Donald Trump won the Presidential Election, Republica…

02/06/2017
NFL

NFL

Luke Bryan performs the National Anthem before #SB51! 🇺🇸

We would like to officially offer our endorsement of Jason Ross for Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans Chairm...
01/26/2017

We would like to officially offer our endorsement of Jason Ross for Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans Chairman as well as our endorsement for the rest of the MACR Advance ticket. These students have done a tremendous job at advancing conservative principles throughout Massachusetts and we cannot wait to witness their continued success this coming year!

Today we are proud to launch the MACR Advance ticket for 2017.
Chairman: Jason Ross-BSU
Co-Chair: Ben Hincher-Stonehill
Treasurer: Caroline Giovannucci-BU
Secretary: Sabrina Liang-Wellesley
First Vice Chair: Matt O' Keefe-UMass Amherst
Second Vice Chair: Joe Frissora-Northeastern

POTUS 44
01/21/2017

POTUS 44

It's a long-standing tradition for the sitting president of the United States to leave a parting letter in the Oval Office for the American elected to take his or her place. It's a letter meant to share what we know, what we've learned, and what small wisdom may help our successor bear the great responsibility that comes with the highest office in our land, and the leadership of the free world.

But before I leave my note for our 45th president, I wanted to say one final thank you for the honor of serving as your 44th. Because all that I've learned in my time in office, I've learned from you. You made me a better President, and you made me a better man.

Throughout these eight years, you have been the source of goodness, resilience, and hope from which I've pulled strength. I've seen neighbors and communities take care of each other during the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. I have mourned with grieving families searching for answers – and found grace in a Charleston church.

I've taken heart from the hope of young graduates and our newest military officers. I've seen our scientists help a paralyzed man regain his sense of touch, and wounded warriors once given up for dead walk again. I've seen Americans whose lives have been saved because they finally have access to medical care, and families whose lives have been changed because their marriages are recognized as equal to our own. I've seen the youngest of children remind us through their actions and through their generosity of our obligations to care for refugees, or work for peace, and, above all, to look out for each other.

I've seen you, the American people, in all your decency, determination, good humor, and kindness. And in your daily acts of citizenship, I've seen our future unfolding.

All of us, regardless of party, should throw ourselves into that work – the joyous work of citizenship. Not just when there's an election, not just when our own narrow interest is at stake, but over the full span of a lifetime.

I'll be right there with you every step of the way.

And when the arc of progress seems slow, remember: America is not the project of any one person. The single most powerful word in our democracy is the word 'We.' 'We the People.' 'We shall overcome.'

Yes, we can.

And if you'd like to stay connected, you can sign up here to keeping getting updates from me: https://act.barackobamafoundation.org/Keep-In-Touch

01/20/2017
Fox News

Fox News

FIREWORKS at the "Make America Great Again" Welcome Concert. #Trump45

12/07/2016
U.S. Navy

U.S. Navy

LIVE 12:48P EST/ 7:48 HST: Watch the National #PearlHarbor75 Remembrance Day Commemoration in Hawaii to honor the courage, service and sacrifice of the U.S. military personnel present during the attacks.

12/07/2016
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

INSPIRING AMERICA: 3 years ago, 104-year-old US veteran Ray Chavez -- the oldest-known Pearl Harbor attack survivor -- started working with a trainer to prepare his body to make the trip to Hawaii this week to mark the 75th anniv. of the attack. #InspiringAmerica #PearlHarbor

Liberal Students Get American Flag Banned From College. Then 1,000 Military Veterans Show Up. [VIDEO]
11/28/2016
Liberal Students Get American Flag Banned From College. Then 1,000 Military Veterans Show Up. [VIDEO]

Liberal Students Get American Flag Banned From College. Then 1,000 Military Veterans Show Up. [VIDEO]

Colleges across the country panicked when Donald Trump was elected. Student protest, especially at the most left-leaning liberal arts institutions was a given, and schools were quick to put measures in place to help ease liberal anxiety. Hampshire College was no exception. When students there pul

Fox News
11/18/2016

Fox News

Just In: President-elect Donald J. Trump has offered retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn the post of national security adviser, a transition official told Fox News Thursday night. http://fxn.ws/2g1ZO3q

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There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. ( Luke 12-2-3) God Bless America on this Shameful Day Jeffrey Sossa-Paquette
Smaller Government Equals More Freedom, More Upward Mobility The Federal Government has a history of spending outrageous amounts of our money, while producing very little results. Just look at Education. The war on poverty began in 1966, led by President Lyndon Johnson. In 1966, America’s poverty rate was 14.7%. In 2017, fifty one years and 20 TRILLION dollars later, America’s poverty rate was 13.5% -- a net change of 1.2%. This is Government working for its citizens? No, it’s Government working for politicians, corporations, unions and special interests groups. The Politicians, Corporations and Unions have created a model of division, hate, intolerance, and more importan,t a weaker citizenry. Truth is if they keep us distracted, and intolerant of each other, there is no accountability for the damage and cost to American taxpayers. Government abandoned the principles of “ Ask not what your country can do for you” instead adopted politics of division and intolerance. By creating a citizenry dependent on Government, corporations and unions gain control over our lives and strip away our basic freedoms, while stealing the futures of the next generations. I’m here to offer a different approach, while recognizing American capitalism has lifted millions world-wide out of poverty. I will put forward solutions that don’t grow Government. Growth in Government simply leads to more taxation and less freedom. • Return to States Rights. Get the Federal Government out of our Education system, social safety net programs, healthcare, and return these dollars back to the States where local citizens and a government more responsive to those citizens can appropriately spend where needed -- not a one size approach by the Federal Government. •Congress and the President must learn basic Math. The Federal debt is real, and cannot be sustained. Deficit spending should only be allowed under extraordinary situations. • income inequality must be addressed not from a taxation perspective but from common sense solutions. Historically American CEO’s have earned 20/25 times that of the wages of their lowest paid workers, but today it’s 500 to 1. That is a real issue, but not one government can “fix” through taxation that will only hurt jobs and do nothing to help workers. We can solve this without taxation. I will fight for American workers without growing government. No one grows or prospers on Handouts. Individual growth comes from personal responsibility, Self Pride, and the dignity that comes from hard work. These are the values I’ll be fighting for because I believe upward mobility starts with each one of us when Government gets out of the way We need bigger opportunity, not bigger Government. Please Share and comments are appreciated Jeffrey Sossa-Paquette
Sossa-Paquette Congressional Accountability Proposal: We are living in a sad time when the American citizens don’t trust their government or elected officials in Washington, DC. Americans currently give Congress approval ratings from 12-18%. That should be alarming to our politicians, but without real consequences to themselves, they continue to ignore the citizens who elected them — and continue working for themselves and special interests groups. I propose a few simple changes to make our Senators and Members of Congress accountable. I understand this doesn’t solve everything, but it’s a start to restoring a government that is responsible to those it is supposed to serve. • Term limits: An overwhelming majority of Americans support term limits for Senators and U.S. Representatives. Those limits should be enacted NOW. 12 years (6 terms) for the House. 12 years (2 terms) for the Senate. • Holding Congress accountable for deficits: Both parties spend like drunken sailors. I propose, if Congress cannot enact a balanced budget, their pay be cut to $1 for that budget year. • Government shutdowns that cause thousands to not be paid in a timely way: Any time the government is shut down, the salaries of Senators and Representatives should not be paid either. Jeffrey Sossa-Paquette Share and Feed Back Appreciated
Keep up the good work: free speech is too precious ever to be compromised by the intolerance of the left. I stand with your right to express your thoughts and ideas in private and public, and shame on those who are trying to silence you and harm ACR.
Hello! My name is Olivia, I am a student doing some research for my undergraduate thesis on the 2016 election and looking to chat with women who voted for President Trump. I am writing an undergraduate thesis that aims to gain a deeper understanding of the motivations and beliefs of women who voted for Trump. I do not want to debate politics, but instead listen to other perspectives and understand your own analysis of what happened during the 2016 election. In my final paper I plan to use anonymous interviews in order to share and understand the stories of these women. If you are a woman who voted for President Trump or know one who is interested in answering some questions about your opinions about the election, please comment or direct message me. Thank you!”
Please join us for the 47th Annual Amherst-A Better Chance Fall Foliage 5Kwalk/run on Saturday, October 20th. The course begins on the Amherst town common and will include beautiful vistas during peak foliage! You can also create your own fundraising page to support the ABC house and our Scholars! The ABC program has been in Amherst for nearly 50 years and has changed the lives of over 125 high schoolers. The community has played a critical role in making this program happen, so please sign up today. This will be a family event with lots of great post run entertainment. Click here to register
Hello, just wanted to let you know that I’m Jeff Donnelly and I’m running for the United States Congress (Massachusetts 1st Congressional District) , and I’m looking to hire people who are interested in collecting signatures. If you are, or know anyone who is interested, please DM me.
Hello everyone! About a year ago I asked a small sample of people to participate in a study about Republican feminism. The results from that study were so interesting I am replicating it for my Distinction in the Field project at Emmanuel College, where I am a student. I am looking for more participants so if you yourself or anyone you know identifies as both a feminist and a Republican, please message me or you can send me an email at [email protected]. All inquiries/interviews for the purposes of this study are treated with respect and confidentiality. Thank you!
I am perplexed and -- if it weren’t so serious a matter -- would be amused by all the hand-wringing over the President’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Doing so has been promised by the U.S. for decades, and one President after another has conveniently kicked the can down the road. Let’s be clear: Israel reunified Jerusalem in 1967, and has since granted access to holy sites for those of all faiths. Israelis themselves proclaimed Jerusalem to be their capital shortly after their nation was founded. It should be, after all, their decision, and they made that decision long ago. As for the U.S., Congress has passed numerous resolutions over the years recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and in 1995, with the Jerusalem Embassy Act, codified into law the United States’ position that the Embassy should be located in the historic capital. Yet, the politicians have never acted on that law. President Trump simply made a declaration that should have been made decades ago. The hand-wringers need to just deal with it...and move on.