The members of the Harvard Republican Town Committee consist of enrolled members of the Republican Party who reside in the Town of Harvard. We are a voice for common sense in our community.

We are dedicated to gathering individuals together for the purpose of advancing a conservative agenda of small government, limited taxation, individual liberty and individual responsibility while protecting fundamental basics such as public safety and public education. We champion job creation, entrepreneurship, and small businesses.

We also will support candidates for town, state, and federal elections who share the ideals that government should limit its role to its constitutional responsibilities and promote individual rights as our founding fathers intended.

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Fun at the 10/8/16 Harvard Flea Market

Pictured left to right: Chair Peter Duckett, Treasurer Marylin Morgan, Secretary Pam Marsden, Committee Member Bob Hughes.

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Harvard Parade

Beautiful day for the parade on July 2, 2016! We distributed about 25 pounds of candy to children along the parade route. This year's theme was supporting local businesses.

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Having a Grand Old Party at the Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade

The HRTC entered a float in this year's themed, "An Old Fashioned 4th of July", parade.  Our float entitled "We're having a Grand Old Party" included Uncle Sam with riders and marchers costumed in patriotic vests and Republican boater hats.

Thanks to Sherry Graham for driving the float while Don marched in the parade with the Boy Scout troop.  Gavin & Rachel Graham rode the float with Pam Marston and Julie Rembrandt Seeley.  Jim DeZutter and John Seeley distributed candy along the parade route.  Bob Hughes, Deb Skauen Hinchliffe and Fred Hinchliffe marched along and helped distribute candy.  Many thanks for candy contributions from Bruce & Marylin Morgan, Ron Ricci, Pam Marston, and  Julie Rembrandt Seeley.   Photos courtesy of Fred Hinchliffe - 07/04/13.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 July 2013 13:54
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‪6/29/13 - Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Obamacare Anxiety‬

Published on Jun 29, 2013
In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) notes that the deadline for millions of Americans to purchase health insurance in a special "exchange" is quickly approaching, yet the Obama administration still can't answer basic questions about health insurance costs and coverage or even guarantee that the exchanges will be ready to enroll patients by an October 1 deadline. As a result, Americans are rightfully concerned and skeptical about how such a "massive federal government takeover of health care" will work, says Roberts, who has introduced legislation to sunset the exchanges if they miss the enrollment deadline.

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House Republicans swiftly announce hearing on IRS targeting conservative groups

Published May 11, 2013

The IRS acknowledging that it targeted conservative political groups during the 2012 election season has sparked bipartisan calls for investigation -- with House Republicans already saying they will hold a hearing on the issue.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Friday the Republican-led chamber would investigate the tax-collecting agency for flagging the groups for additional review to see whether they were violating their tax-exempt status.

“The IRS cannot target or intimidate any individual or organization based on their political beliefs,” the Virginia Republican said.

Cantor’s comments were followed within minutes by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp saying he would hold a hearing.

The IRS on Friday apologized for targeting groups, but Camp, R-Mich., argued the agency had “repeatedly denied” such activity.

“The admission by the agency that it targeted American taxpayers based on politics is both shocking and disappointing,” he said.

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$22 Minimum Wage Suggested by Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 08:58 AM
By Michael Mullins

Tripling the minimum wage to $22 an hour from its current $7.25 an hour has been suggested by Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who until now had seemed to be keeping a low profile after defeating Republican Scott Brown in November for the Massachusetts seat.

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Can America make a turn around?

February 15, 2013

Dr. Carson responds to audience's questions

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‪Dr. Benjamin Carson Epic Full Speech at National Prayer Breakfast Attacks Obama's Policies!‬

Published on Feb 7, 2013

February 7, 2013 - One of the more unique speeches delivered at this morning's National Prayer Breakfast came from Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Taking the stage before President Barack Obama's faith-filled address, Carson spoke for more than 25 minutes, tackling issues ranging from education to personal responsibility. His keynote, while predicated upon the theme of Jesus Christ as his ultimate role model, also took a starkly political tone, advocating against some of the very policies the president has implemented. At the beginning of his speech, Carson shared an intense disdain for political correctness. Without getting too specific on the issue front, he said that Americans should stop being afraid to speak up and defend their beliefs; he also encouraged people to respect the individuals they disagree with. Carson held little back, condemning political correctness as "a horrible thing" that is "dangerous," as it hampers freedom of thought and expression.

"We've reached a point where people are actually afraid to talk about what they want to say, because somebody might be offended," Carson said, noting the example of people refraining from saying "Merry Christmas." "We've got to get over this sensitivity and it keeps people from saying what they really believe." Carson encouraged discussion about societal issues, also pointing out education as an essential conundrum the country needs to confront. He highlighted his own path from poverty to success, sharing very personal details about his parents and early family life and subsequently described the importance of helping students seeking to advance academically through his Carson Scholars Fund.

The speech took an interesting turn when the doctor cautioned that moral decay and fiscal irresponsibility can have dire consequences — even for powerful countries like America. Here, he became even more pointed and impassioned.

"I think particularly about ancient Rome. Very powerful — nobody could even challenge them militarily...they destroyed themselves from within," Carson continued. "Moral decay. Fiscal irresponsibility."

While he said America's issues are dire, he was positive that the nation can fix its ways, as there are bright and innovative people who simply need to come together to address the problems at hand. "And one of our big problems right now...our deficit is a big problem," he said, as Obama watched him intently. "Think about it — and our national debt — $16 and a half trillion dollars." To illustrate just how massive the debt is, Carson told the audience that if they counted one number per second, it would take them 507,000 years to get to the sum total. The doctor said that the massive fiscal blunder is something that the nation must contend with. From there, he moved on to taxation, seemingly taking a stance in direct opposition to Obama's.

"What about our taxation system — so complex there is no one that can possibly comply with every jot and tittle," he noted, going on to call for a simpler (i.e. flat tax) system. "When I pick up my Bible, you know what I see — I see the fairest individual in the universe — God — and he's given us a system. It's called tithe." Carson progressed, seemingly comparing the tithe, at least in principal, to the flat tax system. Rather than continuing to tier taxes owed, he argued that everyone should pay the same proportion and that, through this fairer system, money sent by wealthier Americans for protection abroad should be brought back to America to help build infrastructure and create additional jobs. The doctor also addressed medical care, advocating for health savings accounts and railing against the notion that Americans should be sending money into a large bureaucratic system.


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