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.
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-
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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.
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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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
Below is a copy of a letter- “Statement of Fact”, that the Gainesville Tea Party signed in response to comments that candidate Jake Rush has made about local Tea Parties while campaigning.
Funny how the left always pins crony capitalism and money to the GOP. Even worse is the fact that most everyone buys it. Not so FAST-
Democrats in Congress have excused the actions of senior IRS bureaucrats, arguing that these Tea Party groups threaten to flood the political system with money from undisclosed sources. Yet at the same time, Democrat politicians benefit from millions in Big Green cash that goes toward groups with similarly political and policy-based goals, and some of that money comes from at least one shadowy foreign source.
Please click link for whole article from the Washington Examiner-
President Obama authorized airstrikes against Islamist terrorists in Iraq and approved a humanitarian mission to deliver food and other supplies to tens of thousands of Iraqis trapped on mountaintops, moves that represent the most significant re-engagement in Iraq since formal combat operations ended three years ago.
Speaking at the White House on Thursday night, the president said the U.S. cannot sit idly by as innocent Iraqis are slaughtered by the Islamic State, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
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No doubt this will probably make it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court but bit by bit gun ban activists continue to lose.
From Bizpac Review-
A federal judge ruled Saturday that the nation’s capital’s ban on carrying guns outside the home is unconstitutional, dealing a serious blow to the gun grabbing crowd.
In a landmark decision, Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. wrote in Palmer v. District of Columbia, “there is no longer any basis on which this court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny,” Fox News reported.
Things have gotten so bad that Detroit residents are fighting over the only thing more urgently necessary than food and weapons when nature reclaims its authority over civilization.
Even gasoline and fire can be lived without. But not water.
Wars have been fought over it and civilizations have ceased for the lack of it. And so the battle rages in Detroit as the once-great civilization slips into chaos.
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FRIDAY NIGHT JULY 25th at Countryside Baptist Church
TONIGHT- Please join Glenn Beck and the best minds in the country for this Stop Common Core “interactive experience where theater goers will work with experts like Michelle Malkin, David Barton and others in pursuit of real, tangible strategies to wake up our friends and neighbors and make our voices heard. This isn’t an evening about observing, it’s a chance to learn, share and engage with people as frustrated and motivated as you are.” The Florida Stop Common Core Coalition has been privileged to be involved in developing the action plan. Please click HERE for theater locations and to buy tickets.
One way to further influence our elected officials, especially Governor Scott, and to counter the deceptive, taxpayer funded use of campaign materials saying Florida is out of Common Core is take pictures of yourselves holding this sign filled in with the correct designation (PARENT, GRANDPARENT, TEACHER, STUDENT, BUSINESS OWNER):
Karen R. Effrem, MD
President – Education Liberty Watch
Executive Director of the Florida Stop Common Core Coalition, Inc.