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.
From Florida Stop Common Core Coalition:
H/T: John Beck
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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Two term conservative congressman Justin Amash (R, Michigan) has endorsed Ted Yoho in his reelection bid against challenger Jake Rush.
Rush, a Gainesville attorney, has made headlines for his role playing hobby (source: Gainesville Sun, SaintPetersBlog), for his ruthless attack ads on Congressman Yoho, and large contributions to his campaign from a super PAC Florida Conservatives United (source: FactCheck.org) which is run by his father and aunt who are both Democrats.
Congressman Amash has recently won his primary after a vicious campaign which was so filled with smear tactics; it was called the nastiest in the country. Amash lashed out in his victory speech where he pulled no punches. Watch a portion of it here:
Video Hat Tip: Rod Gonzalez
I lost three followers within five minutes of tweeting this. I must be doing something right.
11:20 AM, Aug 13, 2014 • By PETE HEGSETH
With the overwhelmingly bipartisan vote for the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, Congress passed the most significant reforms to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in decades. And, right on cue, here come the grumblings from the second-guessers.
As the bill was on its way to the president’s desk for signing, the critics stepped up to denounce the $16.3 billion congressional compromise.
For example, guests on a Fox News panel savaged the bill, claiming (implausibly) that it was “designed more for unions than veterans.” Meanwhile, an August 4 Wall Street Journal editorial suggests the additional funding for patient choice means that the “VA is being rewarded for failure.”
The argument is that the new legislation will do nothing more than prop up a failing bureaucracy. This represents a serious misreading of the bill’s key provisions. Read more at: weeklystandard.com.
Pete Hegseth is the CEO of Concerned Veterans for America and a Fox News contributor. Pete is an infantry officer in the Army National Guard, and has served tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay.
Now that the 2014 Florida Legislative Session has ended I wanted to forward a letter from Dan Peterson with the Coalition For Property Rights. There were victories but also many losses that came out of the session.
SB-296 Firearms/Mandatory Evacuations is a bill to allow law-abiding citizens to take their firearms with them when they are complying with a mandatory evacuation order under a declared state of emergency. This bill will keep law-abiding citizens from being arrested and having their firearms confiscated for taking their firearms with them when they evacuate.
SB-296 Mandatory Evacuation is the Senate version of HB-209 that has been under constant attack by the Florida Sheriffs Association and continues to be under attack in the Senate.
Amendments have been filed for the Florida Sheriffs Association to literally gut the bill and usurp your right to bears arms when you need them most. The Florida Sheriffs Association, while proclaiming their support for the Second Amendment, continues to actively OPPOSE this legislation and your right to bear arms.
Watch the Florida Sheriffs Association tell a previous Committee that it is their opinion that you only have a “right” to own firearms and not a “right” to bear firearms.
THIS IS CRITICAL!!!! PLEASE ACT NOW
Please email THESE committee members IMMEDIATELY and ask them to SUPPORT SB-296 with NO AMENDMENTS
IN THE SUBJECT LINE PUT: SUPPORT SB-296 With NO AMENDMENTS
(To send your message to all just Block and Copy All email addresses into the “Send To” box)
PLEASE EMAIL COMMITTEE MEMBERS IMMEDIATELY
By Michelle Malkin • March 19, 2014
Have you had enough of the testing tyranny? Join the club. To be clear: I’m not against all standardized academic tests. My kids excel on tests. The problem is that there are too damned many of these top-down assessments, measuring who knows what, using our children as guinea pigs and cash cows.
College-bound students in Orange County, Fla., for example, now take a total of 234 standardized diagnostic, benchmark and achievement tests from kindergarten through 12th grade. Reading instructor Brian Trutschel calculated that a typical 10th-grade English class will be disrupted 65 out of 180 school days this year alone for mandatory tests required by the state and district. “It’s a huge detriment to instruction,” he told the Orlando Sentinel last month. The library at one Florida middle school is closed for a full three months out of the 10-month school year for computerized assessments. Read more: michellemalkin.com.
In the Florida District 13 Special Election to replace the late Republican Rep. Bill Young, Republican Jolly received 48.5 percent of the vote, progressive Sink 46.6, and libertarian Lucas Overby 4.8%. The spoiler candidate’s night was spoiled. I guess that’s why Rand Paul and his dad run as Republicans.
A warning to Democrats: David Jolly’s victory in the Florida special election is a big sign the upcoming midterms could be painful.
Privately regarded by Republicans as a weak candidate, the former lobbyist Jolly overcame both funding obstacles and a Libertarian party challenger who received five percent of the vote to beat Democrat Alex Sink.
The race was widely considered a referendum on Obamacare, with top political prognosticators calling it a “must win” for Democrats in the weeks leading up to the election.
A Sink loss would “would almost certainly be regarded by dispassionate observers as a sign that President Barack Obama could constitute an albatross around the neck of his party’s nominees in November,” Stuart Rothenberg, one of the most highly respected political handicappers in the country, wrote in Roll Call. Read more at: breitbart.com.
Related: Democrat Rep. and DNC Chair Debbie “Wasserperson” Schultz spins last nights defeat.
By Catherine Baer with the Tea Party Network-
The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) Legislative Affairs Committee was convened by Chairman Lenny Curry after an overwhelming show of support for the anti-common core resolutions at the January 2014 Annual meeting of the RPOF. The anti-Common Core resolutions were passed by the State Committeemen/Committeewomen’s Caucus and the REC Chairmen’s Caucus at the RPOF annual meeting -
This a must read! Letter from RPOF Legislative Affairs Committee to Chairman Lenny Curry
From Alfonzo Rachel from ZoNation-watch the entire video..it really sums up Charlie Crist (and the true liberal view of Tea Party and minorities)! Thank you, Alfonzo!
We actually have a lobby group in Tallahassee that has the best interest of all Floridians, Grassroot Activists and yes, even themselves. Liberty First Florida.
Please read their newest bulletin about the dangers of the accepted practice of State Regional Planning Councils (aka Agenda 21).
“Unfortunately, the 11 Florida Regional Planning Councils have become a de facto agency of the federal government to promote “Smart Growth” and “Sustainable Living” schemes at the expense of local control of land use decisions and private property rights.”
Click for Article- http://libertyfirstfl.org/?p=540