Petition Questions Governor’s Mask Mandate

We, citizens of Massachusetts, petition Governor Baker 
to replace his mask mandate with a voluntary mask advisory for 
all persons and businesses within Massachusetts.

Whereas: On March 10, 2020, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker declared a Massachusetts state of emergency due to the alleged outbreak of a Covid-19 virus;

Whereas: On May 6, 2020 Governor Baker’s first mask mandate went into effect and it was stated, at that time, that it was a temporary measure;

Whereas: As of March 24, 2021, seventeen states and counting have already lifted their mask mandates successfully;

Whereas: The First Amendment of the Constitution of the U.S. guarantees U.S. Citizens both freedom of assembly and the right to petition government for a redress of grievances;

Whereas: We believe the strength of our nation and Commonwealth lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored and that this belief holds true for individuals making their own health care decisions and choosing whatever medical interventions they see fit;

Whereas: We believe that free enterprise and encouraging individual-business initiative and decision-making have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity;

Whereas: We believe the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations, and that the best government is that which governs least;

Whereas: Any emergency orders, decrees, regulations, or other mandates issued by state or local officials that bind, curtail or infringe upon the rights of private parties, must be narrowly tailored to serve a compelling public health purpose;

Whereas: There is no longer a compelling public health purpose because the recovery rate for Covid-19 is very high (99+%);

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved: That the existing Commonwealth of Massachusetts mask mandate be rescinded and replaced with a voluntary mask advisory for all persons and businesses within Massachusetts.

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Massachusetts Republican State Committee passes resolution opposing censorship

WOBURN — Jan. 27, 2021, Contact Evan Lips, communications director, 617-523-5005 ext. 245

Responding to the growing trend of speech suppression, especially in the online public square, the Massachusetts Republican State Committee voted unanimously Wednesday night in support of a resolution opposing all forms of censorship.  READ MORE HERE
Massachusetts Republican State Committee resolution in opposition to all forms of censorship, and in support of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment of The United States Constitution:

WHEREAS: Our constitutional republic is deeply rooted in the guiding First Amendment principle of free speech; and

WHEREAS: The success of our constitutional republic is contingent upon the protection of our First Amendment rights guaranteeing freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely; and

WHEREAS: Autocratic and heavily centralized governments have been proven throughout the course of recorded history to rely on censorship and intimidation as the means of silencing free speech and government opposition, and to preserve the authority of the powerful at the expense of the citizen; and

WHEREAS: Recent events point to Congress ceding that authority to unelected technology corporations holding a monopoly on discourse in the online public square; and

WHEREAS: Actions committed by a select cabal of technology corporations included the censorship of press reports and commentary critical of a presidential candidate, the silencing of a duly-elected president, and cooperation resulting in the systematic shutdown of alternative social media platform(s); and

WHEREAS: Congress has shown an unwillingness to commit to guaranteeing and ensuring First Amendment protections for all in the online public square, while ceding such authority to unelected technology corporations and institutions of learning.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the State Committee of the Massachusetts Republican Party: the State Committee stands united in opposition to all forms of censorship, all efforts to stifle Americans’ First Amendment rights, and stands unequivocally for the rights ensured by the Constitution of the United States of America.

– Submitted by: Jay Fleitman and Mary Lou Stuart

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Condemn the Violence!

The Nation Must Come Together to Condemn Political Violence            

The violent action committed in Washington DC on January 6, 2020, was unjustifiable and malevolent.  Those responsible for it must be identified and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  This action was the latest in a mounting list of incidents in which destruction increasingly appears to be the preferred tool by some for addressing political grievances.  

As horrendous as the images were of rioters desecrating the hallowed halls of our nation’s capital, the actions of rioters burning, looting, killing and injuring people during the summer were equally malevolent.  The only difference was the political perspective of the actors. 

Some of the public reaction to this nihilism has been equally disturbing.  Too many people at both ends of the political spectrum are quick to condemn the actions of the opposite group, but cannot see the malevolence in the violence committed by those affiliated with their own side.  This moral schizophrenia presents a clear and present danger to the security and tranquility of our nation.  

All political violence in the United States must be condemned, or this situation will spiral out of control and we will all pay dearly.  Trying to pick and choose which violence is acceptable and which is not, is absurd.  While we can’t judge each other’s experiences, we have every right to judge each other’s actions. If this doesn’t happen appeals for peace and justice will become meaningless. Justice will become a relative concept determined by might not right.   When this occurs, the notion of justice will lose its moral power to influence and only the violence will remain. 

The first step in social justice is obedience to legitimate law.  Depart from that and everyone loses.  All of us need to do some serious soul searching. Albert Camus, the famous French writer, and member of the French Resistance, noted that the experiences of the twentieth century revealed that there is a poison latent in every human being.  If let loose, it can lead to the utter destruction of all.  Calls to violence are attempts to tap this poison.  It must be resisted. It is time for our nation to come together to condemn violence as a means of advancing political agendas. 

– Dennis Galvin, MA Republican State Committeeman


One Root Cause of MA GOP Failure Now Plain to See             

If you want to know why the Massachusetts Republican Party has been an ineffective political institution, one reason is now on full display.  A party chair, who felt obligated to make a full disclosure of a series of undocumented and unauthorized financial transactions to public authorities, is now being chastised by a segment of his own party.  Rather than embracing the effort to get to the bottom of a serious public trust issue, these members are assaulting him with ugly innuendos, threats and irrelevant violations of so-called party protocols.  Perhaps the most significant of these protocol allegations was that he didn’t inform the Executive Committee.           

In cases where serious corruption is suspected, and this situation certainly qualifies, evidence and information relating to such matter should be conveyed directly to authorities.  Our chair uncovered a pattern of transactions, which radically departed from acceptable accounting standards and involved a substantial amount of money. He discovered a “ruse” in which a significant asset of our organization had been misappropriated.  When he attempted to obtain an explanation for this pattern of conduct, he was literally told to pound sand by all of the principals except one. 

Our bylaws give the Chair exclusive responsibility to take action to further the interest of the Republican Party.  They also state the chair may exercise “such powers not elsewhere delegated”.   Investigating suspected internal abuses of funds and misappropriation of assets certainly furthers the interest of the Massachusetts Republican party, and there is no provision in the bylaws, that requires the chair to report, nor obtain the approval of, the state committee or the Executive Committee, before reporting such matters to authorities.  

There are sound reasons why access to information of this nature should be restricted. No one truly knows the full extent of this affair.   Releasing sensitive information involving potentially nefarious actions of people within an organization can also be used as a means of illicit discovery, by yet unidentified actors, who either directly or through accomplices, could use it to cover their tracks.   Chairman Lyons certainly cannot be accused of lacking transparency.  He walked the entire matter over to the US Attorney, which is hardly the action of someone, who is trying to subvert justice, or is disloyal to the party, unless of course we are using the La Cosa Nostra operating manual.             

The comments being made by the Chair’s critics are sounding more and more pathological.  They reflect the attitude of racketeers, whose immediate reaction, when faced with allegations are to, “admit nothing, deny everything, and make counter charges.”  The charge that the Executive Committee should have been consulted is a very disconcerting one.   It was the Executive Committee, who had primary oversight during the time that these questionable practices were unfolding.  People with ties to the former members of this body, remain within our organization, some are serving on the new Executive Committee.  In the interest of preserving investigative integrity, it was wise to keep a lid on this information.             

The role of the Executive Committee in the MA GOP  is comparable to that of the Star Chamber in 17th Century England, a dark, secretive institution with utter contempt for Democratic rules and practices.  It is time for this party to discard this anachronism and submit our party affairs to what Justice Louis Brandeis called “the great disinfectant of sunlight”.  Under the circumstances that he faced, the Chair had no obligation to share information regarding this internal investigation, or to seek approval from anyone.  He acted cautiously and prudently in a manner that reflected his innate integrity. His honest leadership is now causing paroxysm among many members and their underlings of our own Star Chamber.

– Dennis Galvin, Republican State Committeeman

Massachusetts Citizens Deserve Fair Elections

November 30, 2020

Some people claim that Joe Biden won the 2020 Presidential election while others claim Trump won in a landslide. The truth of the matter is, until all legal votes are counted and certified, in all states, we will not be able to claim a legal winner. Battleground states of Nevada, Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Georgia, are being contested and are not yet certified.

One thing is certain, though. This election has brought election integrity to the forefront. Attorney Sydney Powell has compiled a long and growing list of evidence of voter fraud at In a television interview, she equated the amount of evidence coming forth like “drinking from a firehose.”

Examples of voter fraud include fraudulent voter registrations, deceased voters, ballots cast in the name of others without consent, ballots mailed without request, counting ballots more than once, ballots magically appearing in new-found boxes, and so much more. 

Now is the time to fix this appalling situation or never trust an election again!

How can we fix this? Here is a start:

  1. Reserve mail-in voting only in rare circumstances such as for overseas military who cannot vote in person. Offering mail-in voting to the masses will, as we have seen, increase voter fraud.
  2. Require voter ID. This should be a no-brainer. By doing so, you ensure one citizen, one vote. For those rare mail-in votes, signatures should be verified.
  3. Don’t make it easier for illegal immigrants to vote through slippery-slope legislation like drivers’ licenses for illegal immigrants.
  4. Increase the number of poll workers and watchers, with all political parties represented.
  5. Use paper ballots instead of electronic ballots. Voting systems like Dominion have been proven to be programmable or hackable to favor certain candidates.

While we await the final election results for the 2020 Presidential Race, let us take this opportunity to investigate and ensure that all future elections will be conducted with fair election procedures, as listed above, that produce honest results we can trust. 

Now is the time to connect with fellow citizens who want fair elections. Email Visit and Like for events, articles, photos and commentary.

Our lives are greatly affected by laws made by our elected leaders. Let us make sure that those leaders are the ones we truly elect through fair and honest elections. 

— Kathy Lynch, Republican State Committeewoman

Ranked Choice Voting on Question 2 will Block Reform: Vote No on 2

Question #2 on the state election ballot in November will present voters with a proposition known as “Ranked Choice Voting.” This would allow voters to cast more than one vote in a single race, when there are more than two candidates, allowing them to rank order their choices. It would institute a majority requirement for winning elections, forcing repeated rounds of vote tallying in close races until a 51 percent voter threshold is reached by one of the candidates.

This proposition begs the question, what is Question #2 trying to fix? Proponents claim it will ensure that candidates, who win elections have a majority of the vote, somehow suggesting more legitimacy. This logic is flawed because in most elections, nothing close to a majority of voters ever turns out. According to this thinking, the only way to ensure legitimacy of elections would be to make voting mandatory, as in totalitarian societies.

Plurality voting (whoever gets the most votes wins) is the simplest and most direct method for deciding elections. It has been the practice since the nation’s founding. It keeps elections simple by allowing winners to be easily identified. In contrast, “Ranked Choice Voting” creates an arcane process for tallying votes, which is highly vulnerable to both fraud and error. It will inevitably open more and more elections to challenge, creating confusion and doubt over their legitimacy, paralyzing the transition of authority.

Ranked Choice voting is nothing more than a mechanism for suppressing reform. In a one party state like Massachusetts it will ensure the permanent hegemony of the establishment party, making challenges almost impossible. It violates the principles of one person, one vote and gives members of the status quo political establishment additional votes to block reform.

Consider a scenario in which polls show an incumbent with less than 50 percent support. One way to deflect the threat of a reformer, who challenges the seat, is for the establishment party to put up a third “straw” candidate, who deceptively offers a program of reform. In a ranked choice election, the challenger could win the plurality vote, but not achieve the majority threshold, second and third choices would now be counted. The “straw” candidate would inevitably draw votes from the incumbent’s base and the challenger’s, likely achieving the required majority. If the challenger’s supporters bullet vote (only vote for one candidate) they would throw their votes away on the succeeding tallies. End result, the challenger, even though he or she had more votes, loses the election. Reform is thwarted.

Massachusetts is a state in dire need of reform. The last thing that we need is a process that insulates the political status quo from challenge. Vote “No” on Question #2 and preserve one person, one vote in our elections.

— Dennis Galvin

The Anti-police Chickens Have Come Home to Roost

By John MacDonald

A close friend once said to me during Lori Trahan’s campaign for Congress in 2018 that they were going to support Lori, because she was really a moderate behind closed doors.

They said that she would never really support extreme progressive policies if elected and that they knew her, because: “You know, we went to high school together.”

Another well-known political type said: “I’m supporting Lori, because she grew up in a working-class family, supports business, law enforcement and well, she baby-sat my kids.”

Question: How has supporting Lori Trahan worked out for you now? Not only does Lori agree with defunding the police, but she has aligned herself with the most progressive members of Congress to include Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The anti-police chickens have come home to roost.

Both the Massachusetts House and Senate just passed anti-police legislation. Like cowards the state Senate did it under the cloak of darkness, similar to when they voted on their own pay raises. The House also clamored to quickly pass a bill, if only to prove to themselves that they were the most “woke” state Legislature in the country.

Back in 2018, everyone said that there is no way that then-state Senate candidate Ed Kennedy would ever back anti-police legislation, because: “Well his own family is in law enforcement.”.

Well folks he is a progressive, has screwed law abiding citizens and the anti-police chickens have come home to roost.

How about the new progressive star of the Lowell delegation at the Statehouse? Jim Arciero, another member of the “Well, he’s a good guy,” club was the only member of the Lowell delegation to vote against our police. Yes, Jim Arciero who was supported consistently by local police unions and moderate Democrats, chose to partner with his progressive friends by reprimanding and handcuffing the most diverse law enforcement community in the country. Well folks he is a progressive and the anti-police chickens have come home to roost.

Fellow veterans and law-abiding citizens, when will you realize that these “good guys and gals” who say one thing publicly and another thing behind closed doors are political light weights. They are cowards and they are supporting protesters over the very people who are trained to protect us. Progressive politicians are not for law and order. They do not support the police and through their actions over the past few weeks, they have made it loud and clear that they support anarchists over the peaceful majority.

Folks, your votes through the years, supporting the “good guy and gal” club is paying dividends if you chose defunding the police over supporting the police, illegal immigration over legal immigration, higher taxes over tax breaks, voter fraud over voter ID, socialism over capitalism and defiance over patriotism.

Your votes over the years have supported gun control over gun rights. Yes, the same politicians who are choosing to defund the police, are the same politicians who want to strip you of your right to defend yourself, because you know, when the police aren’t around, who’s coming when you call 911 as your door is getting kicked in by anarchists and protesters?

Who’s defending your home, that’s been stripped of armed protection, when a criminal seeks to threaten your loved ones? Will you call, Lori Trahan, Ed Kennedy and Jim Arciero? Well folks, these progressives won’t answer the phone and the anti-police chickens have come home to roost.

It is time for the people of Massachusetts to realize the cost of one-party rule and to send the chickens back home.

Mail-in Voting Now a Law

July 06, 2020
by Chris Lisinski, State House News Service

Baker Signs Mail-In Voting Law

A dramatic expansion of mail-in and early voting in Massachusetts is now law, and Secretary of State William Galvin is now preparing to quickly mail applications to all 4.5 million of the state’s registered voters by a deadline next week.

Galvin announced late Monday afternoon that Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law the reforms drafted during the pandemic and aimed at ensuring maximum participation while allowing people to choose voting options and minimize their COVID-19 risks.

This election season, for the first time in the state’s history, all voters who wish to do so will be able to cast a ballot via mail without needing to qualify for an absentee ballot.

By July 15, Galvin’s office must send applications for mail-in primary election ballots to all voters. His staff will then need to send another round of applications in September for the general election.

The new law also creates the state’s first-ever early voting period before a primary election, from Aug. 22 to Aug. 28, and expands general election early voting to run from Oct. 17 to Oct. 30.

A six-member legislative conference committee reached a deal last week after both branches passed their own reform bills. The House passed the compromise legislation 157-1, with only Dracut Democratic Rep. Colleen Garry voting against it, while the Senate approved the measure unanimously.

Baker had until Sunday to decide whether to sign, veto or return the bill with an amendment. By signing it Monday, he gave Galvin more than a week to meet the July 15 application-mailing deadline rather than only a few days.

Baker had offered few hints about his thinking on the topic. In late May, he questioned the urgency of the issue, arguing that “the elections are a long way away.”

Major police reform legislation has Senate Democrats prioritizing politics over public input

July 10, 2020

WOBURN — For the second straight day, it took a Republican to step up to the Democrat-dominated Massachusetts Senate to remind them that the drafting of laws affecting the public should not be happening behind closed doors.

Senate Democrats’ sweeping police reform bill was slapped together in private, and once again, the Democrats tried to ram through legislation without hearing from the public, according to Sutton Republican state Sen. Ryan Fattman.

Sen. Fattman has said the legislation was “rushed and done hastily” and noted that “the egregious sins of other law enforcement in other parts of our country should not be their burden to bear.”

“Massachusetts residents should feel grateful that Sen. Fattman decided enough was enough and stood up for them,” Massachusetts Republican Party Chairman Jim Lyons said Friday. “This overreaching legislation was crafted in private with zero public input. 

“The Democrats put together a politically-driven 74-page bill attacking police to satisfy the radical left’s mob of anti-police agitators, and did so out of the public eye.”

– Evan Lips, MassGOP Communications Director

Open Schools Without Masks

Please review this memo and sign the letter if you agree:

Large Group of People Holding Board

June 25, 2020

Dear Governor Baker, Lieutenant Governor Polito, and Education Commissioner Riley:

For the last four months, children in our commonwealth have been forced to live without a school routine and accompanying social structure crucial to human development.

Our children have done their part to “flatten” the COVID-19 curve, sacrificing their own development for the safety of our most vulnerable citizens. Several months’ worth of data has shown us that the coronavirus overwhelmingly harms the elderly, and those with preexisting health conditions.

The data we have tells us children are by far the least vulnerable during the current pandemic, yet have made some of the biggest sacrifices in terms of their own development.

The children of our commonwealth have sacrificed enough — their lives completely upended, their personal growth shattered literally overnight, following the onset of the pandemic. Our commonwealth’s children have seen their education and social structure growth stifled.

Data gleaned over the past few months indicates this virus has more than a 99% survival rate and that rigorous sanitizing practices work.

We also know this — according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, there is a 0 percent death rate for those younger than 20 years old.

The data does not support keeping young and healthy people, particularly children, under these restrictions for any longer.

There is a particular injustice to childrens’ psychological, emotional, and educational well being. Children with special needs have not received the services they need to progress. Wearing masks all day will suppress childrens’ immune systems and put them at risk of catching other illnesses.

It is not a healthy learning environment for children to sit wearing a mask for six hours a day in schools without air conditioning or proper oxygen flow in their schools. Wearing a mask not just physically harms their ability to breathe freely, but also puts up a barrier to normal social interaction, which children go to school to learn.

The mandates announced today will make learning, socialization, and day to day life harder for our children. They have already been delayed in their growth, and these rules will further prevent them from succeeding in their academics and socialization, which is why we send them to school. Suggestions that school systems would force students to face forward and stay apart from each other will only stifle teachers’ ability to connect with their students in healthy ways. It stifles educational growth; the opposite of what our Commonwealth should be doing.

We are putting children at a much greater health risk by refusing to let them be normal children than we are by them potentially being exposed to a virus which we know they are at an extremely low risk of getting or transmitting to others.

It is beyond time to let children be children again. Masks should be advisory for our students, not mandatory. The regulations announced today further hurt children, who have been hurt enough in the past four months.

It is now time to release children from the unfair restrictions which have been placed on them, and let them resume their normal lives once again.  It is time to open youth sports, summer camps, and schools, without restrictions.

Sign the letter here: