Active Republican Women ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
of Las Vegas

Active Republican Women ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
of Las Vegas


What is Americanism?​​

What is Americanism?

The definition of Americanism can be as multifaceted and multidimensional as Americans themselves. It is the steadfast, unfaltering, and unwavering conviction that America stands exceptional, paramount, distinguished and eminent from the rest of the world. It is the belief that prosperity and achievement emanates from enterprise and industriousness manifested from individualistic initiative, not from the grace of government.  It is the fervor that impels individuals to search within themselves the ambition to succeed, and the impetus to encourage others to follow their own course, and that dignity come from self-reliance and effort.

Americanism is the understanding and appreciation of our nation’s past. It is the ability to laud its successes, lament its shortcomings, and forgive its sins. It is the full comprehension of our governmental mechanisms, and the willful and eager participation in its electoral process. It is the belief that self-governance is a uniquely American ideal and the only means to secure the freedoms and liberties ordained by God. It is the unwavering conviction that America’s leaders, elected or appointed, are accountable to its people, and that chicanery and machination from nefarious politicians is intolerable.
Americanism is understanding Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and that those rights are not allocated by the whim of man, but ordained by the providence of God. It is the staunch belief in “E Pluribus Unum,” from many, we are one. It is the understanding we are of many different continents, countries, religions, and cultures, but as Americans, we share one defining culture. It is the culture of life, liberty, forbearance, and the freedom to pursue happiness and prosperity. It is the culture that abhors the derision and devaluation of our country, but celebrates its attributes and values, and extends them to others.
Americanism is the belief in the promise of the future. It is the ability to withstand the adversity and tribulations we are often faced with, but meet with ardent determination and resolve. Americans do not flinch in the face of danger. We defend our liberties and champion those who have never known it. We are the consummate guardians of freedom and purveyors of liberty.
“Stripped for the hardest work, every muscle firm and elastic, every ounce of brain ready for use, and not a trace of superfluous flesh on his nervous and supple body, the American stood in the world a new order of man.”  – Henry Adams, 1801
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

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The Bill of Rights:

The Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.

Differences between Democrats and Republicans
ARW Bylaws 2018

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The Constitution of the United States of America:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

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ARW Members Serving Nevada


NV Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske

State Senator Scott Hammond- District 18 
Co-Minority Whip

Current Las Vegas City Council Woman- Ward 6 and Former Assembly Woman 
Michele Fiore –District 4- 2012- 2016

 Las Vegas City Councilman Ward 4 
Stavros Anthony

Former Assemblywomen
Victoria Seaman – District 34

2015 is shaping up to be a historic year for Republicans and for the Silver State we love, Nevada. With Republican majorities in both the State Senate and Assembly, with a Republican Governor and a Republican sweep of the state’s Constitutional Offices, 2015 certainly will be a standout in Nevada’s historical records.
A victory like the one we experienced last November didn’t just happen by chance. Our candidates worked very hard getting their message out and building constituent support. It seemed a day didn’t go by without a press release made by our county political director calling out questionable comments made by opposing candidates or breach of election rules – like district residency requirements! And, of course what would an election be without volunteer boots on the ground? Many of those volunteers were members of ARW and our sister Nevada Federation Republican Women’s Clubs. Well done all!
Active Republican Women of Las Vegas has always been dedicated to ensuring club deeds line up with the name, Active. As we head into a new year with new challenges, it will be important for us to stay informed, volunteer for our Las Vegas City and Henderson candidates and raise money for our slate of 2016 Candidates.
The joyous reality of the “red sweep” began sinking in when our Constitutional Officers, all Republican, were sworn into office on January 5th. We had the privilege of witnessing State Senator Barbara Cegavske, a member of ARW since 1996, be sworn in as Nevada’s Secretary of State.
Then on February 2nd, Nevada’s 78th Legislative Session kicked off with the swearing-in of our legislators and the unanimous election of longtime ARW member (2002) John Hambrick of District 2, as Speaker of the Nevada Assembly.
ARW is honored to have three more members serving in the Nevada Assembly. Assemblywoman Michele Fiore of District 4 was sworn in to serve her second term for the Nevada Assembly. Victoria Seaman of District 34 and Glenn Trowbridge of District 37 were both sworn into their first-term in the Assembly. We hope there will be many more!
Please join me in congratulating our members for their service to Nevada. We wish them much success this Legislative Session. It is our sincere hope that their commitment to serving will result in better governance for all Nevadans.
For those of you interested in viewing real time committee meetings in the comfort of your home, go to: www. – Look at left menu and click onto “Assembly”. Find a committee meeting of interest, click onto “VIEW”.
(Author Maureen Karas has served as Past Vice President for Clark County Republican Party and Past President for Active Republican Women of Las Vegas.)

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Welcome to the Republican Party

A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age she considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat and was for distribution of all wealth.
She felt deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican which she expressed openly.  One day she was challenging her father on his beliefs and his opposition to higher taxes on the rich & the addition of more government welfare programs.  Based on the lectures that she had participated in and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that for years her father had obviously harbored an evil, even selfish, desire to keep what he thought should be his.
The self professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father.
He stopped her and asked her point blank, how she was doing in school. She answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain.  That she studied all the time, never had time to go out and party like other people she knew.
She didn’t even have time for a boyfriend and didn’t really have many college friends because of spending all her time studying.  That she was taking a more difficult curriculum.
Her father listened and then asked, “How is your good friend Mary doing?”
She replied, “Mary is barely getting by.”  She continued, “She barely has a 2.0 GPA,” adding, “and all she takes are easy classes and she never studies.”  “But Mary is so very popular on campus, college for her is a blast, she goes to all the parties all the time and very often doesn’t even show up for classes because she is too hung over.”
Her father then asked his daughter, “Why don’t you go to the Dean’s office and ask him to deduct a 1.0 off your 4.0 GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0.” He continued, “That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA.”
The daughter visibly shocked by her father’s suggestion angrily fired back, “That  wouldn’t be fair!  I worked really hard for mine, I did without and Mary has done little or nothing, she played while I worked real hard!”
The father slowly smiled, winked and said, “Welcome to the Republican Party”