Tea Party News

From County of Suffolk, a short video of their Tea Party representation at their 4th of July Parade.  WOW!
Yours In Truth  ;-)  Shelly
God Bless America, my Home sweet Home!
Thank you all for making and shaping history.

Hundreds of Suffolk County 9-12 tea party members sing "God Bless America" and march in The Southampton 4th of July Parade. The largest Independence day parade on Long Island attended by some 15,000 spectators.

Thousands of Patriotic Americans cheered the Tea party group, which has nearly 1000 active members.

More common sense on the NAACP's ill advised attack on the 'Tea Party'.  If ever there was a group that should embrace the intentions of the Tea Party, it is any minority who's personal, private privileges are manipulated in such a way as to enslave them to the handouts of government.  Col. Allen West has submitted an article that embodies that vision very succinctly.
Yours in Truth  ;-)  Shelly
NAACP; Useful Idiots of Liberal Racism
by LTC Allen West (USA, Ret.)

Let me make one thing very clear, my Mother, Elizabeth Thomas West, was a lifetime membership holder with the NAACP. Therefore growing up in our home I clearly understood the mission and vision for this organization. It was a mission and vision that enabled me to have the pride in myself and the heritage of my parents, grandparents, and extended family. It was a mission and vision that, to me, fostered a desire to excel beyond the standard and have a commitment to excellence regardless of skin color.
ogco_naacp_0107However, something has happened to that mission and vision, something horrific and inconsistent with the principles and values I recalled emanating from the “ole school” black community. Somewhere along the way victimization mentality has taken root in the black community resulting in astronomical unemployment rates, high incarceration rates, appalling murder rates, breakdown of the black family, and embarrassing teen pregnancy rates.
And in the light of all these negative socioeconomic indicators the NAACP decides that the preeminent focus of their national convention would be on issuing a resolution castigating the Tea (Taxed Enough Already) Party movement as racist. Even Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee of Texas was so compelled as to state that the Tea Party is filled with Klan members…..but we will get to the Congressional Black Caucus a bit later.
Instead of maintaining its mission and vision, the NAACP has now become the “useful idiots” (a term coined by Vladimir Lenin) for liberal racism. They have made themselves into a political hack job organization which now seeks to maintain the liberal progressive socialist control of the 21 century plantation. It is on this new economic plantation where the liberals seek to enslave the black community in order to maintain a devoted, monolithic, voting electorate.

I find it interesting that the NAACP was silent when Senator Harry Reid made his insidious comments about President Obama was favorable, likeable, because he is “light-skinned” and did not speak in “negro dialect”. I recall that the NAACP said nothing when Vice President Joe Biden referred to Barack Hussein Obama as “clean and articulate”. The NAACP said nothing when liberals attacked Clarence Thomas, Condoleeza Rice (birthing tubes cartoon), Michael Steele, and General Colin Powell.
Read the full article by clicking here.
The local Bellingham Tea Party recently held two Candidate Forums at Whatcom Community College.  The first forum (July 8th) was for the U.S. Senate and Congressional seats.  The second forum (July 15th) was for the Washington State Legislative seats.  I have a link to the ratings for each event and an article in from the local newspaper about the forum.
Yours in Truth  ;-)  Shelly

Government size, priorities, land use discussed at Bellingham Tea Party forum


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To candidates hoping to head down to Olympia in January, the government is inefficient, wasteful and hurts the public.
Every candidate who spoke at the Bellingham Tea Party's state legislative candidate forum Thursday, July 15, said if they went to the capital, they had the answers to putting it right.
More than 300 people came to listen to 18 candidates vying for House and Senate seats in the 40th and 42nd legislative districts, though not all have a primary race.
Rules for the forum were the same as for a forum held last week: Applause was allowed but jeering or booing were "absolutely not allowed." photo gallery"Anyone who runs for public office has made a huge commitment of time and resources, and commands our respect," said moderator Robert Thorndike. All candidates sat on stage at once, with only three candidates getting to answer any one question. Not all candidates for a certain position were able to answer the same question. But the themes for the evening were most often priorities and control of government, whether it was dealing with the state's looming $3 billion budget deficit or land-use issues. 40TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT TEA PARTY STATE FORUM        Dusty Gulleson, a Bellingham Republican hoping to replace retiring Rep. Dave Quall, D-Mount Vernon, derided the government as enslaving the public and businesses through taxes and too many laws. "When you have to balance the budget on the back of water and candy, you're in a bad position," Gulleson said. Other candidates seeking the same seat said similar things, though perhaps in different ways. "Government consumes wealth, private industry creates wealth. Government is wasteful, it's inefficient," said Mount Vernon Republican Mike Newman. Bow Democrat Tom Pasma told the crowd, after a question on legislator pay cuts, that he'd serve, if asked, for free. "It's not about the money," he said. Mount Vernon Democrat Thomas Boucher said that government needed to prioritize and live within its means. When it comes to the state's pension system, the government needs to ensure it's paying that mandated legal obligation and not taking money out of those funds due to budget issues, he said. One of the more actively campaigning candidates, Anacortes School Board President and Democrat Kris Lytton, was not at the forum. 42ND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT One questioner wanted to know the candidates' definition of individual property rights, saying that the state's Growth Management Act was too restrictive. Ferndale Democrat Al Jensen, hoping to replace Rep. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, who is seeking the district's senate seat, said that the Growth Management Act is a good law, and that it was designed to provide for local control and that's what needs to be happening. Blaine Democrat Richard May, also trying to replace Ericksen, said that the Growth Management Act was a necessary plan "but, boy, it's got to be more responsive that it has before." May said that property issues must be a "two-way conversation," and he believed enough people were fed up with how that conversation was going at the county level that they changed the makeup of the Whatcom County Council in 2009. But he got a reaction from the crowd when he said it seemed the more conservative council didn't want to follow the GMA. Independent Craig Mayberry, also in the race to replace Ericksen, said that property rights are important and that most of the issues come up when a person does something with their property that affects their neighbors. While the GMA is a good tool, Mayberry said, it's been complicated by subsequent laws and interpretations. The matter, he said, is best solved by communities at the local level. Two Republicans also seeking that seat were asked about a hypothetical polluter upstream and what that person's property rights were. Blaine Republican Jason Overstreet said that people have a right to "earn, steward and dispose of our property, as long as it does not negatively affect our neighbor downstream." Overstreet said it was a civil issue and that person should be required to pay penalties. Michael Smith, a Republican who teaches at Ferndale High School, echoed Overstreet. "You don't have a right to damage your neighbor's, your community or your state's property," he said.
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Shame on me!  I have been remiss.  For 2 months now, I have meant to add this very important piece to the page for Tea Party News.  So, better late than never, here it is.  This, the "Contract from America" is a list of the top planks that all true believers in; smaller government, lower taxes, less regulations, moral leaders, limited terms of service and a sharp return to the Foundations of the U.S. Constitution & the Bill of Rights; insist that any political candidate that wants their vote, must sign on to.
Yours in Truth  ;-)  Shelly

We, the undersigned, call upon those seeking to represent us in public office to sign the Contract from America and by doing so commit to support each of its agenda items, work to bring each agenda item to a vote during the first year, and pledge to advocate on behalf of individual liberty, limited government, and economic freedom.

Individual Liberty

Our moral, political, and economic liberties are inherent, not granted by our government. It is essential to the practice of these liberties that we be free from restriction over our peaceful political expression and free from excessive control over our economic choices.

Limited Government

The purpose of our government is to exercise only those limited powers that have been relinquished to it by the people, chief among these being the protection of our liberties by administering justice and ensuring our safety from threats arising inside or outside our country’s sovereign borders. When our government ventures beyond these functions and attempts to increase its power over the marketplace and the economic decisions of individuals, our liberties are diminished and the probability of corruption, internal strife, economic depression, and poverty increases.

Economic Freedom

The most powerful, proven instrument of material and social progress is the free market. The market economy, driven by the accumulated expressions of individual economic choices, is the only economic system that preserves and enhances individual liberty. Any other economic system, regardless of its intended pragmatic benefits, undermines our fundamental rights as free people.

1. Protect the Constitution

Require each bill to identify the specific provision of the Constitution that gives Congress the power to do what the bill does. (82.03%)

2. Reject Cap & Trade

Stop costly new regulations that would increase unemployment, raise consumer prices, and weaken the nation’s global competitiveness with virtually no impact on global temperatures. (72.20%)

3. Demand a Balanced Budget

Begin the Constitutional amendment process to require a balanced budget with a two-thirds majority needed for any tax hike. (69.69%)

4. Enact Fundamental Tax Reform

Adopt a simple and fair single-rate tax system by scrapping the internal revenue code and replacing it with one that is no longer than 4,543 words—the length of the original Constitution. (64.90%)

5. Restore Fiscal Responsibility & Constitutionally Limited Government in Washington

Create a Blue Ribbon taskforce that engages in a complete audit of federal agencies and programs, assessing their Constitutionality, and identifying duplication, waste, ineffectiveness, and agencies and programs better left for the states or local authorities, or ripe for wholesale reform or elimination due to our efforts to restore limited government consistent with the US Constitution’s meaning. (63.37%)

6. End Runaway Government Spending

Impose a statutory cap limiting the annual growth in total federal spending to the sum of the inflation rate plus the percentage of population growth. (56.57%)

7. Defund, Repeal, & Replace Government-run Health Care

Defund, repeal and replace the recently passed government-run health care with a system that actually makes health care and insurance more affordable by enabling a competitive, open, and transparent free-market health care and health insurance system that isn’t restricted by state boundaries. (56.39%)

8. Pass an ‘All-of-the-Above” Energy Policy

Authorize the exploration of proven energy reserves to reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources from unstable countries and reduce regulatory barriers to all other forms of energy creation, lowering prices and creating competition and jobs. (55.51%)

9. Stop the Pork

Place a moratorium on all earmarks until the budget is balanced, and then require a 2/3 majority to pass any earmark. (55.47%)

10. Stop the Tax Hikes

Permanently repeal all tax hikes, including those to the income, capital gains, and death taxes, currently scheduled to begin in 2011. (53.38%)
At the NAACP fundraiser, the featured speaker, First Lady Michelle Obama speaks about childhood obesity.  Huh?  It is the intent of this meeting of the NAACP to launch a salvo to demonize the grassroots organizations known as 'The Tea Party'.  When they launch an accusation such as that, without any mention of the numerous, far from loving, comments publicized recently about the Obama Administration's handling of things like the 'New Black Panthers' voter intimidation, and recently released video and audio where they can be heard to spew hateful rhetoric like, "kill the crackers" and the NAACP's lack of addressing such unjust and inciting behavior...their words ring hollow.  Have their been 'Lyndon LaRouche' Democrats at Tea Party rallies with Obama Hitler posters?  Yes.  Do they represent the Tea Party?  Not on you life are they representative of the mision of the tea parties.  Demonstrators like the LaRouche's use these events to garner publicity to their agenda.  What that agenda is, I haven't spent any time to research.  Since the NAACP has put themselves on the side of the anti-Tea Party and refuse to address their members actions; I thought I'd bring their words to you. Yours in Truth  ;-)  Shelly

Michelle Obama Rouses NAACP Before Vote Condemning 'Racist' Elements of Tea Party

Tea Party Leaders Say Political Motivation Driving NAACP Agenda

Obama brought renewed energy to the NAACP today, delivering the keynote speech at the annual convention one day before the nation's largest civil rights group is expected to condemn what it calls racist elements in the Tea Party movement.
  The nation's largest and oldest civil rights organization will vote on the resolution Tuesday during its annual convention in Kansas City, Mo.
In her speech, the first lady focused on the issue of childhood obesity and her "Let's Move" initiative, but outside of her remarks, anti-Tea Party activism has been a key focus of the gathering, which conservative leaders say is driven solely by a political agenda.
Tea Party members have used "racial epithets," have verbally abused black members of Congress and threatened them, and protestor's have engaged in "explicitly racist behavior" and "displayed signs and posters intended to degrade people of color generally and President Barack Obama specifically," according to the proposed resolution.
"We're deeply concerned about elements that are trying to move the country back, trying to reverse progress that we've made," NAACP spokeswoman Leila McDowell told ABC News. "We are asking that the law-abiding members of the Tea Party repudiate those racist elements, that they recognize the historic and present racist elements that are within the Tea Party movement."
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, in coordination with 170 other groups, including labor unions, is planning a protest march in Washington, D.C., Oct. 10 as the next step in building momentum against the Tea Party.
The "One Nation" march is designed as an antithesis to the Tea Party, and it's about "pulling America together and back to work," McDowell said.
This song should be heard around the Nation.  I ask that you share it with your friends and neighbors. Yours in Truth  ;-)  Shelly A new and not so new video of 'The Tea Party' message being delivered around the Nation. Yours in Truth  ;-)  Shelly  Maine Tea Party Activists redefine GOP platform Generation Zero: Global Economic Meltdown This article is so informative as to the intentions and goals of the Tea Party/9.12 movement, that it deserves front page, full printing of its message. The Tea Party movement is gaining steam as the ‘elitists’ waste their money and their integrity with lame attempts to vilify middle class, Middle America. They have been lied to and used as the scapegoat to tax into submission, while the elites profess to be standing up for them. The only way to have a functioning capitalist economy is to bring back true free markets with real creative/destruction to the large, middle and small business sectors. This benefits businesses, but most of all it gives all people the ability to create a job and thus be employed. The only step I do not see here is to outlaw the ability to tax your labor, thus denying them the ability to tax your productivity. Yours in Truth ;-) Shelly “One delegate warns that platform provisions may scare off independents needed to win elections.” By ETHAN WILENSKY-LANFORD Kennebec Journal In a move that seemed to surprise many members of Maine's Republican Party, a group of tea party-style activists redefined the party platform at the convention Saturday. Revised GOP Platform www.mainegop.com/PlatformMission.aspx (posted below) After the vote, in which a vocal majority supported a wholesale replacement of language worked on by the party establishment since at least January, a string of delegates congratulated Horatio "Ted" Cowan III, a retired marine electrician from Rockland who wrote the adopted amendment. "This is the first Republican organization to get realigned back to constitutional conservative values," said Blaine Richardson. "To me, as Maine goes, so goes the rest of the nation. With the national Tea Party Movement, more states will follow Maine's lead." Platform of the Maine Republican Party Adopted by the Maine Republican State Convention on May 8, 2010 Preamble: In the course of a nation’s history, it is natural that political philosophies will evolve which run contrary to the original principles evident at the time of that nation’s founding. A nation founded in tyranny will by its nature spawn sentiment in direct opposition to that tyranny. Conversely, a nation which is dedicated to protecting the rights of its people, and seeks to bind the excesses of power which naturally accrue to governments, is subject to the evolution of factions which strive to throw off those shackles of restraint and gather power and influence over the people. Freedom is not a pre-existing condition into which everyone is delivered. Freedom and personal liberty are conditions of existence which are hard fought for and once won, must be maintained. Each generation must be taught anew the importance of eternal vigilance against those who would disregard the limits imposed on government, and usurp powers not granted to them by the people.  Read the full document by clicking here. Want to know how mega Corporations, Politicians and global economics, combined with well intentioned middle class families living the American dream failed? Here’s the trailer to a movie for those of you who wish not to be the ‘Ostrich with their head in the sand’. Yours in Truth ;-) Shelly Ron Paul speaks at Freedom Works ~ Tea Party Event:   Tea Party Express's Amy Kremer on 'The View' <object width="480" height="385">

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