Alachua County residents BEWARE! Your county commissioners are moving yet again to further curtail your property rights. Go to the link below for the information you need provided by Terry Martin-Back, developer and well-schooled activist who is sounding the alarm. Contact Terry and get involved to help fight against another egregious move towards destroying your property rights.
Concerned about Obama’s newest free trade negotiations? Want more information about what free trade means to our nation? Then plan to attend this lecture presented by Arthur Thompson, CEO of the John Birch Society. It must be noted that except for a devotion to the Constitution empirically there is little to connect tea party activists to JBS, however, that does not mean that JBS cannot be a vehicle for information. Therefore, in spite of local JBS leaders’ open antagonism to the Gainesville Tea Party we still feel it relevant to announce this presentation.
As many of you may know, our great friend and patriot, Neil Mulvey, passed away Easter morning. A memorial service will be held this Sunday, April 19, at 2:00PM in the Santa Fe High School auditorium. A gathering of friends and acquaintances will be held afterwards. The high school is just west of the Route 441/I-75 intersection in Alachua, Florida.
Neil was a staunch supporter of our Constitution and a founding leader of the Gainesville Tea Party. His background was military and law enforcement, his loyalty was to our United States as designed by our founding fathers. He was a great scholar of the Constitution as well as an expert in foreign policy especially as pertains to the Mideast. His sense of humor gave us strength, his commitment gave us courage. Neil, your wisdom and legacy will continue to inspire us as we fight for a free country. Thank you for all you gave us. You will be sorely missed.
Erick Erickson’s analysis of Marco Rubio…
“Rubio, however, is the original tea party candidate. His candidacy united the grassroots against the leadership and he won. The Washington crowd convinced themselves he could not win, but the grassroots proved they could pick a winner. Rubio was the first.”
From my patriot friend in Tampa..a wonderful letter published in the Tampa Tribune.
My Letter to the Editor
The strategy of demonizing “the rich”, who pay in excess of 90% of all taxes, to get the huge plurality of drones to vote for you has worked superbly when that inexperienced, glib and darling-of-the-left orator was elected. I hope we don’t have to live George Santayana’s quote: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
I can only hope that the voters of this country have the moral fortitude to remember the moral turpitude, criminality and irresponsibility of the Clintons.
Have we forgotten . . .
. . . the Whitewater Scandal?
. . . . the blatant lies to the Nation following the Monica Lewinsky Scandal?
. . . . the White House thefts after the Clintons?
. . . . the abject failure of Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State?
. . . . the horrific murder of an American Ambassador without any consequences for the perpetrators?
. . . . the statement in reaction to the murder: “What difference does it make?”
. . . . the failure of her Afghanistan and Pakistan policy costing thousands of American lives?
. . . . I don’t have time to list 20 more . . .
She is the prima facie example that you cannot pick up a piece of crap by the clean end. Woe to the Nation if that incompetent dolt makes it to the White House.
Author - Trevor Loudon
For those of you keeping your fingers crossed to not get in the way of the intimidation tactics of the left this article should alert you to how perilously close we are to third world bullying government tyrants controlling every aspect of our lives. And the most prominent is our president (lower case intentional) barack obama. From expanding regulatory forces to fomenting racism to enabling rogue enemies across the globe his sole intention is to destroy this country so that he may ascend to global dictator. If one thinks this is overreactive one must only actually listen to his rhetoric to see the truth. This is no mindless, incompetent, politically correct politician. This is an evil, cunning tyrant who has taken full advantage of our complacent citizenry. Is it too late to wake up? Time will tell.
“Brutality – in service of a cause. Brutality – in the pursuit of power. Leftism and statism go hand-in-hand. Statism and truncheons go… hand-in-hand. Obama isn’t shy about forcing his will on the nation. Ditto the left.”
“That’s the point, isn’t it? The left doesn’t really want a free people. It wants power — power to radically change America. Laws that enable the left to do so are exploited. Laws that don’t are ignored and actions taken to secure the desired end… nowadays, with brutality… more and more.”
Plan to attend a General Membership meeting now rescheduled for Saturday, April 11, at 10:00 to accommodate our featured speaker, your State Representative Keith Perry. Due to his legislative schedule he is only able to speak on Saturday while the legislature is in session. He has some interesting stuff going on in Tallahassee.
Representative Perry is committed to our Tea Party values and is working hard to make a difference in our district as well as in the state of Florida.
PLAN TO ATTEND!
When: Saturday, April 11, 10:00 AM
Location: Countryside Baptist Church, 10926 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville
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.”