To grassroots everywhere this article harbors no surprises. House Speaker John Boehner is by far one of the most dangerous political elements facing patriots wishing to return to the Constitution. Under his direction establishment leadership Republicans have exponentially expanded government on all levels creating a nightmarish regulatory and tax environment never before seen in our country. The Republican landslide victory last November showed the citizens’ desperation and cry for change. And what did all but twenty five Congressman do but yet again vote to keep this potentate in power. That is outright betrayal and portrays the grave dangers we face from both the Democratic and Republican parties.
“A headline in The Hill, said it all: “Dems vow to protect Boehner from conservative coup.” This headline and the accompanying Mike Lillis story validate and vindicate articles recently published here, here and here. Democrats now consider Boehner to be their puppet in a one-party leftist dictatorship ruling against a conservative country (italics mine). So it was no surprise that, when conservatives protested this latest Boehner betrayal, Democrats rallied to reciprocate the vast aid and comfort he had given them.”
As the old saying goes politics makes for strange bedfellows.
“A nationwide drive by mostly conservative states to throttle President Obama and Washington’s grab for more power and taxes is running into an odd left-right combo of opposition: Liberal financier George Soros and the conservative John Birch Society.”
My name is Sherrie McKnight.
Many of you may already know me or may have seen me at a Tea Party meeting over the last few years. If you were not at our meeting on Saturday, March 14th, you may have missed some very exciting news! Laurie Newsom, our fearless leader for many years, and our dedicated Steering Committee, chose to pass the baton of the leadership to a new President. Laurie gave a very moving and very inspirational speech on Saturday that filled the hearts of many and filled my eyes with tears. Very humbly I accepted a new role as President of the GTP!! I am very excited to get started and I’ve got many ideas that I look forward to implementing that will give us a fresh look, a more user friendly website, a real time calendar with many important dates to remember locally and statewide. You will be able to count on regular monthly meetings as well as interesting and effective guest speakers to help educate us on the issues as they present themselves. Some of our goals as we move into the 2016 election cycle is to continue to adhere to the issues pertaining to the principles of a constitutional limited government, b) fiscal and personal responsibility and c) free markets. We will focus on the growth of our membership which will include reaching out
to and partnering with the many other conservative and/or liberty minded groups in and around Alachua County as well as around the state and nation. We will take action to reach the generation of millennials that are dissatisfied with their prospects when coming out of college burdened with debt, unable to find employment, and forced to live at home with their parents. We will reach out into the community to help correctly identify the message of the Tea Party rather than allowing the mainstream media to do it for us. We will also continue to seek the best candidates available to help restore America and adhere to our founding principles rather than personalities or parties.
I look forward to the next year getting to know you, invigorating our membership body, inspiring a new generation of grassroots activists and pursuing an America where we no longer fear the government but the government fears us!!
Gainesville Tea Party
A heartfelt “Thank You!” to Congressman Ted Yoho for Saturday’s town hall. Congressman Yoho gave a very informative presentation followed by a lengthy Q&A which enabled all attendees to better understand the formidable fight the Congressman faces in Washington. We applaud his continuing efforts to protect our liberties.
And a very warm welcome to our new President, Sherrie McKnight, who has embraced the leadership of this very active patriots’ group. Moving forward under her direction we are certain to have even more impact on the political landscape. We ask you to pledge your support and join her in returning our country to the principles of the Constitution. Thank you, Sherrie, for taking on the responsibilities of leadership.
If one wishes to be truly informed: A must read analysis of the DOJ Ferguson report by Leon Wolf, especially in light of the dramatic increase in civil forfeitures across the country.
“These problems, largely, have their root in the first matter highlighted above – that many municipal police departments face increasing and unrelenting pressure from city hall to fill increasingly wide gaps in revenue with money from fines and citations.”
PLAN TO ATTEND!!
Fellow patriots: After a stunning November victory in Washington by the Republican Party we continue to be assaulted with the loss of our freedoms as Republican leadership stands by and does nothing or, worse, facilitates the liberal agenda of big government and fiscal irresponsibility. We must remain vigilant in our efforts to preserve our freedoms and our country as designed by our Constitution. We are honored to have as our Representative in Congress a man who reveres our Constitution and has the courage to stand strong against the tidal wave of socialism -Congressman Ted Yoho. Congressman Yoho is our featured speaker on Saturday, March 14 and he is eager to speak and answer your questions. Do not miss this opportunity to meet and greet with one of our country’s modern day heroes.
Bring friends, bring family!
When: Saturday, March 14, 10:00 AM
Location: Countryside Baptist Church, 10926 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville
SEE YOU THERE!
For years our federal government has ignored immigration policy that historically was tied to the labor market. Although not perfect by any means our policies were rooted in a free market of labor with immigrants allowed into the country if they could demonstrate sponsorship by a prospective employer or an established family member. Abandoning that premise is what has led to our current plight of allowing non-productive immigrants to establish themselves in our country as persons who qualify for all the burgeoning entitlements. Additionally we are embracing policy that would allow only the most politically influential to bolster their workforces with foreign workers. The question arises as to what this means for the 2016 Presidential election. Republican leadership has pointed to Jeb Bush as the most likely Republican candidate. The following article is a great analysis of Jeb Bush’s perspective on immigration. At best he’s ignorant, at worst he’s malignant.
“Jeb Bush’s enthusiasm for immigration, even when the immigrants are unskilled, even if they break the law, goes so deep that he even sometimes ventures to suggest that the personal characteristics of immigrants are to be preferred over those of the native-born. Here for example is an informal Jeb Bush speaking to a friendly interviewer, National Review’s Jay Nordlinger, early in 2014. “If we’re going to grow at 4% a year, we have to have young, aspiring people be able to create dynamic activity. And we can’t do that with our existing demographics.”
“The GOP may have found its own candidate for the age of fluidity represented—and accelerated—by the presidency of Barack Obama.”
Kudos to Congressman Ted Yoho! Strong derision by the Democrats is such an accolade!
“Democrats from across an ideological spectrum say they’d rather see Boehner remain atop the House than replace him with a more conservative Speaker who would almost certainly be less willing to reach across the aisle in search of compromise. Replacing him with a Tea Party Speaker, they say, would only bring the legislative process — already limping along — to a screeching halt. ““I’d probably vote for Boehner [because] who the hell is going to replace him? [Ted] Yoho?,” Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) said Wednesday, referencing the Florida Tea Party Republican who’s fought Boehner on a host of bipartisan compromise bills.”
As we have emphasized over the past three years the Republican Party is the only viable vehicle for political change. However, as clearly evidenced by the most recent actions of the Republican majority Senate and House, Republican leadership has no intention of returning the Party to its grassroots values of limited government and individual freedom. It is up to us, the citizen, to become involved if there is any change to be had. The following article illustrates the corruption of the current leadership of the Party and hopefully motivate everyone to get involved! We CAN make a difference if we all pledge to be involved!
“Giving in to Democrat opposition, as they have done with amnesty, debt ceilings, continuing spending resolutions, and other “line in the sand” issues leaves voters to scratch their heads, wondering what’s different having Congress under Republican control.”
Congratulations to Blaise Ingoglia, the newly elected Chair of the RPOF, a leadership change that holds great promise for the Republican Party of Florida to make its way back to the party’s traditional values of limited government, a value too often ignored in the past several decades.
Why are we allowing a double standard for Muslims?
“Barack Obama has used the powers of his office to protect and promote Islam. Examples abound:”
“Why is Islam privileged above all other religions? Who bears responsibility? Why has criticism of Islam has become a rhetorical no-go zone? Why is militant Islam on the march throughout the world, including America? The march is fueled by privileges granted to no other group.
In the beginning, when this great grassroots movement called Tea Party started over five years ago, there was this tiny grandmother who loved her country and was determined to preserve it for her grandchildren and all citizens. She was smart, knowledgeable and loyal to our Constitution. She was indefatigable, a tower of strength and fiercely loyal to the value of individual freedom. She was unrelenting in her ideals and spent all her time working, against all odds, to return this great country of ours to the Constitution. This tiny grandmother became a pillar of strength to us all as we labored beside her to preserve the values upon which this country was founded. That true patriot was Paula Helton who sadly passed away on 12/27/14. Paula, you left behind many who were touched and inspired by your integrity, wisdom and energy. Thank you for all that you gave us. You are sorely missed.
The safest place in America
From Debbie Martinez, Chair, Citizen Coalition PAC:
“CITIZENS! Plan to attend the Regular Gainesville City Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, that starts at 1 PM. I believe the homeless “Empowerment Center” item will be heard around 2:30pm at City Hall – downtown Gainesville.”
“Agenda Item # 130561.
Update on the Provision of Homeless Services at the Empowerment
This item is a request for the City Commission to hear an update on
the recommendation of the Empowerment Center Oversight Board
to increase funding for the Alachua County Coalition for the
Homeless and Hungry (ACCHH) by up to $251,680 in FY15 for the
provision of services at the Empowerment Center. This includes a
request to authorize staff to negotiate with the ACCHH and Alachua
County Board of County Commissioners (County) to amend the
Agreement(s) with ACCHH, and the Interlocal Agreement with the
From the Gainesville Sun:
“Tuesday evening, although several commissioners had concerns, they agreed to spend $125,840 for Grace Marketplace, the homeless center located at the former Gainesville Correctional Institution, with the understanding that Gainesville officials will match it.
Jim Konish, a politically involved resident who often addresses the commission, warned that the growing number of homeless living in tents near the facility defeats the purpose of trying to keep them safe. He warned of potential litigation that could result from violence…”
From our own James Sharp as printed by Canada Free Press:
“Instead, you chose to divide us. You have bent, folded, spindled, and mutilated the United States. You have divided us along racial lines (as evidenced by the Cambridge Police and Trayvon Martin episodes) and sexual lines (the “war on women”). Instead of uniting us along economic lines, you sought to divide us by fostering unprecedented levels of class envy as illustrated by the “one-percenters” and Occupy Wall Street protests. By insisting that successful individuals have failed to pay their “fair share” in taxes, you demonized success and fostered resentment among the less successful and the downright lazy.”