Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ebola and Racism

October 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Hot Topics

You have just got to see this video of Rev Jesse Jackson being interviewed by Ben Swann. No matter what Swann asks, the good Rev shows that reality and logic are irrelevant when it comes to getting a point across.

http://youtu.be/ZgrbkSngEj4

Chance To See Derrick Wilburn!

October 9, 2014 by  
Filed under National Info, Press Releases

If you did not see Derrick Wilburn from the Americans of Color and the Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives when he was in Gainesville last year, you’ve got another chance. This time he will be speaking to the Gilchrist County Tea Party and they will also have Congressman Ted Yoho.  Man, they have some pretty good recruiters if you ask me.

GILCHRIST COUNTY TEA PARTY

PRESENTS TWO GREAT SPEAKERS

AT THE TUESDAY

OCTOBER 14, 2014 MEETING

The Gilchrist County Tea Party has scheduled two dynamic speakers for this month’s Tea Party Meetings.

We are proud to bring you a National Conservative Speaker that is lively, funny, and informative.  Derrick Wilburn, from Colorado, has agreed to join us on Tuesday for an evening of conservative enlightenment.

Derrick speaks all over the Country and we are very fortunate to have him join us.  He will talk about how important it is for rural communities to come together and address the many issues that we have in fighting the progressive and liberal movements.  He also will address how we can unite and be more productive in keeping Gilchrist County conservative.

 

Congressman Ted Yoho will also be present to bring us up to date on all the National issues that we now have before Congress and how he plans to address them when it’s time to vote.  Your input is very valuable to him and he really seeks to find out how his constituents feel about the U.S. involvement in Syria, Iran, and how to combat ISIS.  Congress is under tremendous pressure from many different factions, and Congressman Yoho really appreciates your feedback and input.

Don’t miss our next meeting,Tuesday, October 14, at 7 PM.  We meet at the County Commission Chambers, on U.S. Highway 129 and S.E. 1 Avenue Trenton; across the street from the County Courthouse.

 

 

Amendment One

October 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Environment, State of FL Info

From our friend Dan Peterson at Coalition For Property Rights-

No on Amendment 1-

Protecting water and land resources is worthy and should be embraced by every Floridian. However, Amendment 1 is a special-interest proposal mandating an $18 billion raid on documentary-stamp revenues for the next 20 years. Red flags should fly before anyone concerned for good public policy regarding conservation and the role of government.

The first red flag raised is the bad public policy of inserting a part of our state’s budget into the constitution. Why? It limits the budgeting authority of the Legislature. It is the Legislature’s responsibility to work with the governor to balance the budget annually, meeting the manifold needs of our state. Through the Legislature, all needs (including environmental) are considered, debated, and approved by our elected representatives, not just those of a single special interest.

California, with spending mandates in its constitution, has severely limited its legislature’s control over the state’s budget. Consequently, it flirts with bankruptcy. Florida should reject going down that road.

A second red flag is the fiscal impact additional conservation land will have on meeting local needs. When property is moved from private ownership to government, it is moved off the tax rolls. Less taxable property means less tax revenue to pay for things like education, roads, infrastructure and public safety. Local governments will be forced to choose between cutting spending or raising property taxes and/or fees. The counties in Florida with the most conservation lands are also the counties with the highest property taxes, according to Florida TaxWatch.

A third red flag is the impact on our state budget and economy. Amendment 1 authorizes expenditures to acquire land. More government land means more government employees to oversee that land, more materials and more equipment to maintain that land. Amendment 1 grows government and increases maintenance expenses.

Beyond growing government and its costs, Amendment 1 will negatively affect Florida’s economy. Targets for acquisition include rural and agricultural lands — farms and ranches. One of Florida’s strongest and largest economic engines is agriculture, supporting thousands of jobs and making Florida a key partner in the international-trade market. Approximately one-third of Florida is in agriculture. Farms and ranches contribute to Florida’s economy providing revenue to our state and livelihoods for many Floridians. Removing those lands from production weakens Florida’s economy.

Another red flag is the amount of land already under government ownership and control. Already more than 27 percent of Florida is in conservation. Add other properties for government offices and facilities, and the total climbs to nearly one-third of Florida owned and controlled by government.

The state of Utah, more than half owned by government, is a case worth noting. Its lawmakers can attest to the challenges of budgeting for education when less than half of the land is available for taxation. That, together with too many acres of government-owned land either uncared for or off-limits to citizens, is another road for Florida to avoid.

The fact is private owners are better stewards of land than government. Government should not be handed $18 billion of taxpayer money to acquire and control land.

The American dream embraces the principle of private citizens owning and using property as a protection against the potential tyranny of the state. Increased government ownership threatens that principle with no guarantees of better land stewardship.

“We the people” have elected representative leaders who have pledged to make water and land public policy a priority in the 2015 legislative session. Hopefully, they will honor that pledge.

Our diverse state deserves a comprehensive approach to addressing our future. Being locked into Amendment 1 for the next 20 years with its multiple red flags limits that approach — and that’s bad for Florida.

Dan Peterson is executive director of the Coalition for Property Rights, a nonprofit advocacy movement.

The “Certificate of Need”

October 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Healthcare, State of FL Info

We all know that we do not have a free market economy and certainly not in healthcare. For various reasons the demand for healthcare services will grow quickly in the next decade yet there are a group of individuals who have total control on how these needs will be met. No, not just the Feds but your State Legislatures with something called a Certificate Of Need (CON). Anyone wanting to build a hospital or a variety of other health related businesses must ask for permission and it is up to the legislation to give it to them. Sure seems like a comfy set up for a little crony capitalism.

Luckily back in the 1980′s Florida Governor Martinez refused to mandate that Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) needed a Certificate Of Need (much to the anger of hospitals) and as such there are now over 400 ASC’c providing needed services to Floridians. Yet there are still CON’s for other parts of the healthcare industry.

Please click on link for a bit more info and video about the topic-

http://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/commentary/item/19146-the-certificate-of-need-con

 

 

Great Campaign For Liberty Survey

October 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Hot Topics, Legislative Branch

Please look over this great survey questionnaire that the folks at Campaign For Liberty sent out to all Florida Congressional candidates. Yes, All.

Unfortunately many did not feel the need to respond or were afraid to do so, but Congressman Yoho certainly did, and we applaud his responses.

 

Florida 2014 Federal General Election Candidate Survey Results

Campaign for Liberty gave candidates for Federal Office an opportunity to provide a straight answer to the following questions. The candidates’ answers can be seen below the list of questions.

Survey Questions

1. Will you cosponsor and support efforts for roll call votes on Ron Paul’s Audit the Fed bill, designed to bring transparency to the Federal Reserve (H.R. 24/S. 209 in the 113th Congress)?

2. Will you support legislation removing capital gains and sales taxes on gold and silver coinage?

3. Will you vote to oppose any legislation that allows the federal government to prohibit the sale, use, or carrying of firearms?

4. Will you support ending all foreign aid?

5. Will you oppose any debt limit increase?

 

Click for the link for the rest of the questions and answers by those that responded.

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/surveys2/?id=186

 

Thanks for your answers Congressman Yoho

The 2nd Amendment Sure Is A Problem For Some

October 2, 2014 by  
Filed under 2nd Amendment, Hot Topics

Yet again a very disturbing trend by a very successful company who is now turning it’s back on the principles and rights that allowed it to prosper and grow. The company, Square, is a credit card merchant business that has revolutionized and made it less expensive for businesses to complete credit card transactions over their smart phones. It has truly made credit card purchases possible  almost anywhere.


But last summer, around the same time the U.S. Department of Justice’s Operation Choke Point began pressuring banks to drop customers who buy or sell firearms, tobacco and other goods considered “not acceptable” by the Obama administration, Square quietly changed its terms of agreement.

Click link for the rest of the article from The Daily Signal-

http://dailysignal.com/2014/09/25/gun-shop-owners-longer-hip-square/

Luckily there are now a few other companies offering the same type of technology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omni Resorts Are Fine By Me!

October 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Educational, Press Releases

Nice to get a little update on an organization that does not oppose what many of their customers may believe.

By Chris Walker in RedState-       What makes the conservative business traveler sleep soundly? Is it the high thread count sheets? The pillow top mattress? The rewards points accumulating towards that free end-of-the-year get away?

Or is just knowing that the cost of comfort has also bought the peace of mind that comes with the assurance that at least one hotel chain is not sending a piece of the profits towards a cause that a conservative would not normally support at the ballot box?

Click for rest of article-

http://www.redstate.com/diary/2ndvote/2014/10/01/follow-money-omni-hotels/

 

Great Tea Party Event This Friday And Saturday

September 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Hot Topics, Local Info, State of FL Info

 

The Tea Party Network will be having many great speakers at the two day TTPN – 2014 and Beyond Conference. You will be given information and updates on issues facing our state and nation such as immigration, education, ethics reform, property rights, and of course the November election. We will be placing a heavy focus on repealing Common Core since full implementation will occur this year in Florida..  CLICK HERE to review and print the REVISED two day schedule.

Please plan on attending the TTPN – 2014 and Beyond Conference September 12th and 13th. The conference will be held at the Days Inn, 2390 North US Highway 27, Clermont, FL. (Florida Turnpike Exit 285).  This meeting is open to all Tea Party supporters. CLICK HERE to download the brochure for sharing. Please make your conference reservation on the Eventbrite website. There is a $12 fee for each day which includes your lunch. If you would rather send in your reservation, please CLICK HERE  to print out the reservations form.

Hotel reservations can be made by calling the Days Inn (352) 429-0483. Ask for the TTPN Rate: $45/night.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Clermont.

 

Blame ‘Retirement Liabilities’ for Florida’s $11.5 Billion in Off-the-Books Debt

August 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Hot Topics, State of FL Info

Even though many of us are certainly disappointed in some of  Gov Scott’s decisions or votes, such as the largest State budget in Florida’s history, we CERTAINLY want him to beat Charlie Crist.   And for those who will complain that the Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie should win, should and could are worlds apart.  I would predict that Wyllie will get at most 4% of the vote. That’s too bad but the two party system is in place to ensure its survival.  Until all citizens who care about individual freedoms get involved, we have to do the best we can.

So back to the ever increasing liability that most States are dealing with- State Retirement Liabilities-

Click for article-

http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/blame-retirement-liabilities-floridas-115-billion-books-debt?utm_source=Constant%20Contact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Morning%20Lead&utm_source=August+29%2C+2014&utm_campaign=ML-06122013&utm_medium=email

Biggest Challenge Still Climate Change?

August 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Global Warming, Hot Topics

And just when you thought the UN was loosing some of it’s bite-

Secretary of State John Kerry has called climate change “the biggest challenge of all that we face right now,” and his French counterpart has warned of climate “chaos” in 500 days, and now the U.N. climate change chief is implying that climate change can be viewed on a par with the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Click for full article from cnsnews.com-

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/un-climate-chief-not-very-far-considering-climate-change-public

Yoho vs Rush- Third Party Perspective

August 23, 2014 by  
Filed under Hot Topics, Local Info

Many of you live in Florida Congressional District 3 and have no doubt received flyers from both candidates. And like me I am sure you are tired of personal attacks and lies. Please review the links below for unbiased comments from third parties about the candidates and the race.

Factcheck.org published a story on Jake Rush and his father. Factcheck.org found that all of Rush’s accusations were FALSE.

http://www.factcheck.org/2014/08/father-doesnt-always-know-best/

 

Article in THE HILL about Congressman Yoho-

 

 

Jake Rush interview on The Sky 97.3 Radio-

 

http://audio.thesky973.com/a/95914099/jake-rush-interview-with-jay-anderson.htm


 

Ted Yoho interview on The Sky 97.3 Radio-

 

http://audio.thesky973.com/a/95877142/ted-yoho-on-the-air-with-jay-anderson.htm
 
 
 

Sunshine State News-

Released Aliens Convicted of Homicide

August 22, 2014 by  
Filed under Hot Topics, Immigration

Sure is good to be King-  Some new news about consequences of voting for Obama and his PEN.

From Breitbart.com- Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released the zip codes associated with the Obama administration’s release of 169 immigrants convicted of “homicide-related” offenses who were awaiting deportation proceedings.

Senator Grassley stated “Ensuring that our enforcement policies and procedures are best suited to protect national security, and public safety is paramount,” he added. “To make certain we are doing everything we can in this regard, I am instituting new procedures requiring that an appropriate senior-level supervisor must approve before ICE releases potentially dangerous individuals.”

According to Grassley, Winkowski’s response reveals the government has not placed adequate protections to “ensure public safety and national security.”

“The public needs to know when a person is in the country illegally, and who has been convicted of a homicide, is released into their communities,” Grassley said in a statement. “We’ve introduced legislation that would reverse the court case that the Obama administration is relying on to excuse its irresponsible release of thousands of criminally convicted aliens.”

 

Click for full article-
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/08/21/ICE-Releases-Zip-Codes-Associated-With-Released-Aliens-Convicted-of-Homicide

Fraud In Plain View

August 22, 2014 by  
Filed under Hot Topics, National Info

Certainly no one who is reading this is surprised by the blatant fraud and abuse. The question is are the politicians willing to cut off the spigot?

From the Washington Times-

Food stamp recipients were selling their benefits online in exchange for money, housing or even art, according to a report federal investigators released Thursday that showed states manage to catch just a fraction of potential fraud in the sprawling program.

Use of the food stamps, now officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, has skyrocketed under President Obama, reaching 47 million recipients at a cost of $76 billion last year. But states recovered just $74 million in fraudulent payments the previous year, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/aug/21/golden-hammer-food-stamps-sold-online-for-art-hous/#ixzz3B8ErK2s0

Stereotypes I Refuse to Accept

August 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Educational, Hot Topics

Please read this great piece by Bryan Griffin, who many of you may know, was quite active while getting his law degree from UF’s Levin College of Law. He is a fine young man and great conservative. His future looks very bright as long as we all continue to fight for this great nation.

 

Bottom line, for me it is about people. I care about people living and succeeding. Everyone. Our lives are our right; our freedoms are our tools to our happiness and success. This is what I defend.

As a general principal, stereotypes exist about every demographic that should be deplored. I am not discounting their bite.

I am a conservative. There are stereotypes about the right that I can laugh at, accept, and even buy into. Does the Republican Party have a lot of ‘elderly white male’ representation? Sure. Are conservatives wealthy? Some are. Are there outlandish and in some cases deplorable stances taken by a fringe that associate themselves with my same ideology? Of course.

However, I am absolutely and unequivocally rejecting the vitriolic stereotypes of conservatism that are regularly assigned all too often by the left. The legitimacy of those labels end here and now.

As one of few openly conservative students at Columbia university, I sometimes have one of these stereotypes lobbed my way. I can take it, but I won’t accept it.

I will deconstruct these stereotypes one by one.

Click for full article- http://griffwoodpost.com/2014/08/14/stereotypes-i-refuse-to-accept/

Black Racism is Politically Correct

August 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Hot Topics, National Info

It should come as no surprise that race relations are worse now than they have been for the last thirty or forty years. The President, Eric Holder and the usual race baiters have done a great job at seeing to that.  They certainly benefit by their actions but the communities they profess to want to help are left paying the price. Please read this good article by Kevin Jackson in The American Thinker-

“I’m amazed at how openly racist black Liberals have become, and how few non-blacks are willing to call them out on it.”

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/08/black_racism_is_politically_correct.html#ixzz3AwUP5M00 

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