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Regular Monthly Meeting for October, The Faith and Freedom Coalition and The Speakers Race

The York 912 Patriots will host their monthly meeting at the Shiloh Fire Hall, 2190 Carlisle Road in York, about a mile north from their old location at the Wyndam Garden, on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.  The featured speaker will be Larry Denver, co-founder of the Faith and Freedom Coalition of Pennsylvania, a faith-based organization that works to create an active and engaged citizenry across the state. The discussion topic for the evening will be “The Intersection of Faith and Civic Duty.” Additional information about the Faith and Freedom Coalition of Pennsylvania can be found at  This meeting is free and open to the public.

Founded in August of 2009, the York 912 Patriots are a group of non-partisan Patriots committed to the Constitution of the United States, as established by the Founders, who work peacefully to promote a government free from tyranny and a government whose powers are derived from the consent of the governed.  More information about the York 912 Patriots can be found on the website at  We will discuss the things that all of you can do to make an impact.  We will also discuss what is important for you to do regarding the upcoming speakers race  triggered by the resignation by John Boehner.


We will also vote on the revised Bylaws.  This issue was tabled to this meeting on a vote of the members.

Full List of Candidates On May 19 Ballot – York 912 Patriots

Join us for a candidate forum and meet and greet:


Date(s) – 04/02/15
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

York Holiday Inn Conference Center


Also, announcing the kickoff fo our 2015 Patriot Raffle.  Tickets are available now, here on the website, and at the meeting on Thursday night.  For full details click the button below:

2015 Patriot Raffle


This is a spreadsheet with the full list of candidates on the May 19 ballot challenging for nominations.  There is a challenge to the petitions presented by Steve Chronister in process in the courts.  Watch for updates on that ongoing process.  If you scroll to the bottom of the list to the gray toolbar below the blue bar, you can download it; or display it in full screen mode by clicking the icon on the far right side of the gray bar.  Please note we will be having candidate forums on April 2nd and May

Link to April 2nd Candidate Forum Event

Link to May 7th Candidate Forum Event

Join us and get to know the candidates that seek govern you in the next few years..


Meeting Summary – December 2014

December Meeting of the York 912 Patriots


On December 11th, we held our regular meeting.  The meeting focused on explaining the structure and functioning of the school board governance mechanism in York County and Common Core.  These are critical issues as we move towards the election season.  All school districts are struggling to manage their obligations, restraining the growth in spending and the resultant increases in property taxes.  The trends regarding both, are unsustainable in nearly every school district in the county.  Nearly all are headed in the same direction fiscally as York City schools.  Without serious pension and benfeit reform on the state level, the path will end in bankruptcy for all.  It is just a matter of when  Unless you are happy with confiscatory school property taxes, the only fix is for concerned people to get involved in the oversight of the governance of the schools in York County.

At the same time, schools are pressured with pensions and benefits for retirees, the state, along with over 40 other states sold their sovereignty over education policy to the Federal Government by adopting the Common Core State Standards and all the attendant mandates contained in Obama’s Race To The Top.  While Pennsylvania was unsuccessful in receiving an award of Race To The Top funds, it acceptd the Common Core,and many of the mandates of Race To The Top,  to obtain a waiver from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Federal law of Ted Kennedy.  They did this because those provisions were unachievable, but carried heavy penalties for not complying with the requirements.  This was the mechansim that Obama used to foist on states who were not successful in competing for Race To The Top Funds.  In the end, the mandates that were imposed on Pennsylvania and all the other states are far more costly than than any penalty they would have faced for not achieving those requirements in the No Child Left Behind law.  The cost to the taxpayer will be huge.  In Florida, which received a bribe of $700 million dollars to sell their sovereignty over education to Obama, the cost of the digital learning mandate alone now is pegged at over $3.0 billion dollars, yes that is BILLION!  In St, Johns County, that cost was pegged at $92.0 million dollars over 5 years.  St. Johns County received a total of $1.0 million dollars in RTTT funds yet, by LAW, they now are required to spedn that $92.0 million dollars to comply.  York county will face similar costs.  Are you ready to pay it?

The real problem here is that now, the education of our children has become a centrally planned domain, designed by people unelected in our community, wholly unnaccountable and inaccessible.  Of course the results will be a distaster just like Amtrak and the USPS.  The reality is that Commn Core and Race To The Top are Obamacre for Education.

We are are going to continue to focus on Common Core and the states adoption of the mandates of Race to The Top in the coming months.  We are also going to focus on providin you with clear steps to take to make your voices heard on this issue and all the other issues revovling around our schools.  But your message to your elected officials in this regard needs to loud and clear:

Stop selling our sovereignty over local governance for grant monies, stop destroying my parental rights by surrendering control to the Federal government on education!

School governance belongs at the local level.  We pay for the bulk of the expenses to educate our children.  We will teach them our way.  We will tech them what we know and believe is most important.  The Coomon Core is being used to institute indoctrination into Social Justice and the ways of the United Nations Millenial Goals which is huge government, redistributing wealth and power away from the individual to all powerfull government.  It is tyranny and socialism all at once.  Watch the video and then look at some of the links below:


See this video on a “Common Core Aligned” curriculum product:

Sites with information explaining Common Core:


Utahans Against Common Core

Pennsylvanians Restoring Education webpage about datamining



Monthly Meeting: October 23rd, 2014 – York 912 Patriots

Monthly Meeting: October 23rd, 2014 – York 912 Patriots

The York 912 Patriots held the October 2014 monthly meeting to introduce the following candidates :

  • Governor Tom Corbett – Representative Charlie Giroux
  • Senator Scott Wagner – Representative Amanda Davidson
  • Linda Small
  • Mike Regan

About 50 were in attendance.

This was a great meeting hearing from our candidates.

December 2014 Meeting:

On December 11th, 2014, the York 912 Patriots will hold a meeting to go over School related topics

The following is the recorded meeting for October:

School Taxes Destroying Family Wealth


The current situation in Pennsylvania regarding funding for education has become a corrosive and unsustainable plague on many families.  The burden falling on property owners to finance school budgets, beset with benefits and pensions that are out of control and governed by state provisions, local boards have little to no control over.  Since 2008, local school boards have been hiking millage rates nearly every year and at rates that could cause local taxes to increase at rates that taxpayers cannot keep up with.

Tax Comparison 2001 to 2012 York School Districts

If you doubt this, look at this link.  You will be shocked to see the current listing of tax claims for York County.  The listing of claims with some level of delinquency is shocking.  It runs over 1,700 pages.  Yes, 1,700 pages..  If you think this is not destructive to an economy, you are hoping against hope.  We cannot afford to allow this to continue.  Join us December 4th at the Holiday Inn in West York.  We are going to discuss what must be done to bring sanity and respect for private property rights back into the taxing decisions of local School Districts.



Monthly Meeting: September 5, 2013 – York 912 Patriots, Townhall with Congressman Scott Perry

Monthly Meeting: September 5, 2013


The York 912 Patriots held the September 2013 monthly meeting primarily to give Congressman Scott Perry a platform to hold a town hall meeting.  About 130 were in attendance.  York 912 Patriots President, Scott Burkholder, opened the meeting, followed by George Chaplin leading the Pledge of Allegiance, and a song.  Paster Mike Anthony of Grace Fellowship gave the prayer and spoke passionately about Prepping Spiritually.  Fran Fulton gave an update of current events with Common Core

Congressman Scott Perry gave a short overview of current events from Washington and then took various questions from the audience.

The Video of the meeting is below:

Monthly Meeting: August 21st, 2014 – York 912 Patriots

Monthly Meeting: August 21st, 2014 – York 912 Patriots


The York 912 Patriots held the August 2014 monthly meeting with the following hosts:

  • Congressman Scott Perry – spoke about the problems with Washington
  • Chairman Alex Shorb – spoke about the York County Republican Committee
  • Senator Scott Wagner – spoke about the problems in Harrisburg
  • Senator Mike Folmer – spoke about the problems in Pennsylvania

About 125 were in attendance.

This was a great meeting hearing from our representatives in Washington, Harrisburg and York.

September 2014 Meeting:

On September 25th, 2014, the York 912 Patriots will hold a members only meeting.  If you need to pay your dues, or you wish to join, you may do so before the meeting.  We will be voting on the positions of President and Secretary.  If you are interested in running for either position, please send us a brief summary of yourself, which position you would like to run for and why you would like to become a leader of our group.  Also, we will be talking about the future of the group, so please bring your ideas and enthusiasm!!!

The following is the recorded meeting for March:


Monthly Meeting: Candidate Forum: April 24th, 2014 – York 912 Patriots


Candidate Forum: April 24th, 2014

The York 912 Patriots held a candidates forum on April 24th, 2014 to ask questions of the 2014 Primary Election candidates.  WSBA’s Gary Sutton moderated the forum.  See straw poll results at bottom.  The following candidates were in attendance:

93rd House District

  • Kristin Phillips-Hill (opening remarks only)
  • Ernie Merisotis

94th House District

  • Kelly Henshaw

169th House District

  • Kate Klunk (opening remarks only)
  • Marc Woerner

196th House District

  • Elizabeth Roberts

28th Senate District

  •  Scott Wagner

All other challengers in those races were asked to participate but declined.  Those candidates are Rep. Stan Saylor, Gene Montanarelli, Leroy Wentz, Rep. Seth Grove, and Zachary Hearn.

130 were in attendance.

Our Next Meeting:

Our next meeting will be held sometime in August or September to start preparation for the General Election.  This will give members and candidates time to focus on this Primary Election, and to provide a much needed break to the leadership of the York 912 Patrtiots.  But that doesn’t mean we should stop thinking of how to better serve the group and the community throughout the year.  Please contact us with any ideas you may have.

Straw Poll Results:

2014 Republican Primary Candidates Straw Poll Results

93rd House District

115     Ernie Merisotis

5          Kristin Phillips-Hill

94th House District

1            Rep. Stan Saylor, (Incumbent)

116     Kelly Henshaw

169th House District

11        Kate Klunk

2          Gene H Montanarelli

109     Marc Woerner

0          Leroy E Wentz

196th House District

0             Rep. Seth Grove, (Incumbent)

114     Elizabeth Roberts

28th Senate District

1          Zachary A R Hearn

124     Scott Wagner


54        Robert Guzzardi

47       Tom Corbett, (Incumbent)



The following is the recorded meeting for March:

Monthly Meeting: March 27th, 2014 – York 912 Patriots

Monthly Meeting: March 27th, 2014


The York 912 Patriots held the March 2014 monthly meeting with the following hosts:

  • Simon Campbell, President of Pennsylvanians for Union Reform
  • Chuck Liedike, Campaign Manager for Real Reform 76
  • Jodi Ferris, State Director of the Convention of States Project

About 90 were in attendance.

Beth Roberts opened the meeting an introduced our speakers.  Ed Mundorf ended the meeting with some closing remarks and questions to the audience.  Specifically, what are non-endorsed candidates up against when running against the establishment.

April 2014 Meeting:

On April 24th, 2014, the York 912 Patriots will hold a candidates forum, including candidates for the 93th, 94th, 169th and 196th Congressional Districts.

The following is the recorded meeting for March:

Monthly Meeting: February 27th, 2014 – York 912 Patriots

Monthly Meeting: February 27th, 2014


The York 912 Patriots held the February 2014 monthly meeting with host Marc Scaringi of The Liberty Preservation Act.  Marc discussed “An act of non-compliance with federal laws”.  Conservative candidates were also on hand to answer your questions and to provide their vision.  About 130 attended.

Ed Mundorf announced his new role as President of the York 912 Patriots and Beth Roberts honored outgoing President Scott Burkholder and his wife Lee Ann.  Scott may have stepped down from this role, but he will still be active behind the scenes as an active member. Also, several conservative candidates had there circulating petitions for the upcoming Primary election, and they spoke about their campaign and why they are running for office.  The following are those candidates:

March 2014 Meeting:

On March 27th, 2014, the York 912 Patriots will hold a meeting to discuss “Issues 2014 Elections: Union Reform, Property Tax Elimination, Convention of States.”

The following is the recorded meeting for February:


York 912 Patriots