“...the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth….”

 

Edition 4:

On May 2, the leadership of the Lower Southampton Republican Party chose to post an email that was sent to County GOP Chair Pat Poprick asking for clarification on endorsements for Magisterial District 07-1-07. Their further discussion is an attempt at disparaging Judge Baranoski and is not in keeping with the high-road campaign that Republican Judicial candidates should take. The information share was incomplete in an attempt to mislead the public. We thank them for posting the email that was sent to County GOP Chair Pat Poprik, but they chose not to post her response so in the vein of true transparency we are providing it here:

“From: Pat Poprik

Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 8:57 AM

To: Judge Daniel Baranoski

Cc: Nick Bordner; Jamie Waters

Subject: Re: Republican Endorsements

Guys, the Lower Southampton committee and Middletown Township committee Cannot say that either candidate is endorsed. Endorsements can only occur by the body of the entire region that is served by that office. Since you did not come up with a number for endorsement there is no endorsed candidate. You can use terms like support, recommend etc. but not endorsed.   If there are any other questions about this please give me a call.”

After receiving this, the LSRC did a retraction on their page saying that Castle was not endorsed.  This is exactly what we said in our last edition of “The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth..” posted on April 16th.  The LSRC leadership is upset they got called on the carpet by the GOP County Chair and now, they are trying the old negative spin game and actually asking residents to take down our lawn signs!  It’s time for the politics that corrupted Lower Southampton to change and bring integrity and honesty back. We ask all the true, decent and loyal Republicans in Lower South not to fall for these tactics.


Edition 3:

Contrary to what you may hear; Judge Baranoski’s opponent is NOT the endorsed Republican candidate for Magisterial District 07-1-07.  Judicial candidates are bipartisan and cross file on both the Rep and Dem ballots.  Both Judge Baranoski (a registered Rep in Bucks County for 35 years) and his opponent screened to be endorsed by both the Rep and Dem Parties.  The county Rep endorsement process for Magisterial District Judge candidates differs from other local party endorsements. According to GOP bylaws, there is supposed to be ONE Rep endorsement for the entire Magisterial District to prevent local Rep committees (like LSRC and MRC) from endorsing different candidates. At the county Rep endorsement meeting in February, Constable Jason McEwen (the nephew of indicted/former judge John Waltman) feared that Judge Baranoski was going to be endorsed so he told several Lower Southampton Rep committee people to leave BEFORE the vote.  Those committee people who remained voted to endorse Judge Baranoski but since there was no quorum, no official endorsement could take place. There is NO Republican Party endorsement.  Judge Baranoski is endorsed for re-election by the Dem Party.   (Note - Judge Baranoski was endorsed by BOTH the Rep and Dem parties for his election in 2007 and his re-election in 2013.)  To see all Judge Baranoski’s endorsements, visit https://www.baranoskiforjudge.com/endorsements.html 

 


Edition 2:

Why do judges wear black robes in the US?
Upon the founding of our country, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson disagreed on what judges should wear. John Adams, our second President, wanted judges to dress similarly to English judges and wear red robes and wigs. Thomas Jefferson, on the other hand, preferred that judges wear suits. A compromise agreement was reached: judges would wear black robes, but they would not use wigs. The robe is considered a reminder of the law and a symbol of neutrality.


Edition 1:

Magisterial District 07-1-07 is NOT a new district!  The district has been around for decades.  It has had its boundaries changed several times over the years by the PA Supreme Court as many districts have.  This is NOT a new seat as Judge Baranoski has been presiding at this court for the last 12 years.  Lower Southampton Township was only added to this district in 2017 following the arrest/indictment of former DC 07-1-06 Judge Waltman on corruption charges and the Lower Southampton magisterial district was eliminated.  For a full history of the Magisterial District with actual court orders and more info, visit https://baranoskiforjudge.com/issues.html.