Friday, May 22, 2015

Thank You, Congressman Yoho and Sherrie McKnight!

March 16, 2015 by  
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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.

March For The Children


Let’s have some fun! The rally ends in the afternoon, but don’t leave town. Stick around for dinner that evening.

The Tea Party Network will be meeting for dinner at a local restaurant in Tallahassee and you will have the chance to network with fellow Tea Party groups from across the state.  Anytime The Tea Party Network brings people together you can be promised a good time. We have a lot to talk about. With the Presidential election campaigns already underway, it is up to us to deliver Florida and give the country a clear conservative victory in 2016.  Let’s work together and not allow the big party establishment to select our next candidate.

We the people need to take charge, nominate the right candidates, win the election and restore our liberties!


A New Speaker or A New Party

January 5, 2015 by  
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On November 4th the American People overwhelmingly voted for an end to the Socialist Obama State by giving the Republicans a strong majority in the Senate and increasing their majority in the House of Representatives to its largest margin since 1928.  Some strong conservatives were elected, but many establishment types, RINOS, were elected as well because the public felt they were the lesser of two evils.  Anyone must be better than an Obama ally.

Some of the pundits opined that this Republican landslide was not because the voters were for something, but rather it was a vote against Obama.  I disagree.  While they may be correct that in some cases it was not a vote for the candidate, it was truly a vote for liberty and for returning to the Constitution and our founding principles.

But almost immediately after the elections, the Republican establishment leadership turned their backs on the voters who put them in office or retained them, and capitulated to the Progressives by funding Obamacare and Executive Amnesty.  It’s clear that We the People want a conservative government, but it’s also clear that the Republican establishment leadership does not.  And it’s clear that they will do anything they can to stay in power.  The leadership must go.

Tomorrow, the House members will vote for Speaker.  John Boehner has once again sprayed his venom of entitlement on the House floor, but this year there is a strong conservative uprising of members that have said that they will vote against him.  There are credible alternatives like Louis Gohmert and Ted Yoho who have thrown their hats in the ring.  Can Boehner be defeated?  Can he be stopped?  I don’t know, but I do know this:  If John Boehner is elected Speaker of the House tomorrow; it will be the beginning of the end of the Republican Party.

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A True Patriot

December 30, 2014 by  
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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.

A Sad Goodby to a GTP Patriot

Hello all:

It is with much sadness and a heavy heart that I must inform you that my friend and fellow Gainesville Tea Party member, Paula Helton, passed away Saturday after a short illness.  Although Paula could not be active in this group for some time, she remained a staunch patriot until the end. She worked so hard to save our Republic, but as of late she came to believe her efforts were in vain. I can’t help but wonder if this had some part in her passing?

Rest in peace, Paula – I’m going to miss you, you feisty old girl!


Thanksgiving: We Can Still Be Thankful

November 26, 2014 by  
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For a true American Thanksgiving Day is the most meaningful holiday of the year. It is the only day of celebration  that extolls and reveres what was the greatest societal accomplishment in the history of mankind: a country built on individual rights with a government put in place to protect those rights. Sadly, this country no longer allows for individual freedom and is rapidly becoming a dictatorship following the paths of Venezuela and Cuba. As of last Thursday, November 20, it was declared by Obama  that we are no longer a nation governed by the rule of law but one governed by a single person. One exalted person, the President of the United States, has been placed above the rule of law and, as such, with “my pen and my telephone” will now control our lives. Even though the majority of American citizens say they do not wish to live under a dictatorship there is no political will in our elected officials to stop this tyranny. The will of the people is now irrelevant. So get prepared as we follow the path of all dictatorships. It took less than a decade for Chavez to ruin Venezuela.

So what do we have to be thankful for? Our world freedom ranking has so far only sunken to number twelve in comparison to all  other countries. We are still freer than West Africa and North Korea, China. So enjoy your diminishing freedom while it still exists and give thanks that we are not yet Cuba. And it should take a bit longer than a decade to ruin America.

Thank You Again, Congessman Yoho

November 21, 2014 by  
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As we rapidly devolve from a republic which values individual liberties to a dictatorship we still have heroes in Washington willing to fight against the demise of our country by defending and upholding our Constitution. We are fortunate that our Congressman, Ted Yoho, is one of those heroes. Please email or send a Facebook message thanking him for standing firm and confirming your support for his action, the Executive Amnesty Prevention Act. Thank you, Congressman Yoho.

From Sunshine State News:

“U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., offered a bill on Thursday to prevent President Barack Obama from using an executive order to allow illegals a path to stay in the nation. Yoho insisted Obama was overstepping what the executive branch can do and hopes his “Executive Amnesty Prevention Act” will cut him off at the pass.

“Article I, Section 8, Clause 4 gives Congress the ‘power to establish a uniform rule of naturalization,’ while Article II, Section 3 lays out clearly that the ‘the president shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed,’” Yoho noted about the Constitution. “With the go-it-alone approach of the president on immigration, I felt it necessary to introduce this bill and stop the president from going around Congress and the American people. An executive ‘fix’ of the law is unconstitutional, temporary, and will establish a very dangerous precedent.”

“Yes, the president has prosecutorial discretion – in certain cases – but that does not mean he has the authority to provide blanket amnesty or pardons to 5 million illegal aliens,”

Obama: Kneel Before Zod – Obama’s Amnesty Speech

The following article by Ben Shapiro was posted on last night shortly after president Obama’s official announcement of his constitutional power grab (executive amnesty speech).  I read it with my jaw wide open most of the time as I realized that I had some of the same thoughts that Mr. Shapiro expressed while I was watching the speech.  I said some of the same thoughts, not all; this young man Shapiro is literally brilliant, and he definitely knows how to say what’s on his mind.

This article is not the shortest chapter in the book, but you’ve got to read it.  And let me know what you think (comment) if you’re so inclined. Thanks.

The following article by Ben Shapiro was posted on last night shortly after president Obama’s official announcement of his constitutional power grab (executive amnesty speech).  I read it with my jaw wide open most of the time as I realized that I had some of the same thoughts that Mr. Shapiro expressed while I was watching the speech.  I said some of the same thoughts, not all; this young man Shapiro is literally brilliant, and he definitely knows how to say what’s on his mind.

This article is not the shortest chapter in the book, but you’ve got to read it all.  And let me know what you think (comment) if you’re so inclined. Thanks.


by Ben Shapiro 20 Nov 2014, 6:55 PM PDT

On Thursday night, President Obama delivered his address to the nation on his executive amnesty. It was historic, both in its scope and in its dishonesty: the speech represented a closely-woven and incredible tapestry of falsehood, exposited with a straight face by the greatest liar in modern American history. To those versed in immigration and constitutional law, watching Obama lay out his program felt like watching a madman describe, with preternaturally perfect sincerity, how the moon was constructed of cheese: you know the argument is untrue, but it’s incredible to watch its dogged exposition.

Obama opened with a glowing talk about the wonders of immigration – generalizations with which virtually [all] Americans agree, as is his wont.

Then the lies began. Posing as an immigration hardliner, Obama stated that he felt for “families who enter our country the right way and play by the rules,” and who “watch others flout the rules” (of course, Obama was mere moments away from rewarding those who flout the rules and punishing those who play by them). He then explained that businesses exploited cheap immigrant labor (of course, Obama was about to announce wage pressure downward in the form of amnesty). He summed up with this incredible sentence:

All of us take offense to anyone who reaps the rewards of living in America without taking on the responsibilities of living in America.

Well, no. Not all of us, given that the Democratic Party draws its voting base from those who wish to reap the rewards of living in America’s generous welfare state without taking on the responsibilities of doing so.

Obama continued with his fibs about how he had secured the southern border, citing a drop in illegal border crossings – a drop caused almost entirely by Obama’s weak economy (Obama himself dated the immigration drop to 2007, when President Bush was in office). He pooh-poohed the “brief spike in unaccompanied children being apprehended at our border,” and said that “the number of such children is now actually lower than it’s been in nearly two years.” The notion that there has been a decrease in unaccompanied children crossing our border, according to, is false.

This all prefaced Obama’s big power grab. In true dictatorial fashion, Obama laid out how the legislative process had failed – and then noted that he had to do what he had to do.

Now, I continue to believe that the best way to solve this problem is by working together to pass that kind of common sense law. But until that happens, there are actions I have the legal authority to take as President – the same kinds of actions taken by Democratic and Republican Presidents before me – that will help make our immigration system more fair and more just.

Obama has no such legal authority. He knows it. Obama’s executive amnesty is different in scope and kind from anything before it. Neither Ronald Reagan nor George H.W. Bush pursued their amnesty programs in the complete absence of Congressional legislation. No president has ever legalized some 7 million illegal immigrants, as Obama has done over the past three years. This is unprecedented. Read more at


Dear GOP… We’re Watching

November 7, 2014 by  
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Photo credit: Michael Ramirez, IBD - hat tip: MJC

OK, the much touted, much dreaded 2014 elections are over.  The Republicans now control both houses by wide margins.  How did we do it?  We did it because we Conservative and Tea Party voters realized that the time to save liberty and freedom was now, the time for smaller government was now and the time to get back to the rule of law was now.  In the words of Congressman Ted Yoho, “We’ve had enough!”  So we held our noses, went to the poles and voted Republican.  We did this even if it meant voting for a so-called moderate or RINO.

So what did we get for our efforts?  Hopefully a new class of freshman representatives and senators who will hit the ground running in January and make a real difference just like they did after the 2010 elections.  But we’re also burdened with those RINOS who got reelected.  Will they change?  Senator Pat Roberts says that he’s learned is lesson and will be more conservative, but most will remain pretty much the same; better than the Progressive Democrats, but not that much.

I’ll quote Thomas Jefferson again: ”The price of liberty is eternal vigilance”  Now is NOT the time to lie back on the couch, it’s the time to stay active and keep fighting to make those elected keep their promises and stand up to the Progressive (too kind a term) Left!

While I’m just an amateur tea party guy, here’s what some professionals have to say:


Dear Republicans: No One Elected You to Work with Democrats

As the reality of a Republican wave became imminent last night, a dangerous narrative began to take hold among the conservative talking heads on cable news and in the victory speeches of the victorious Republicans. The narrative was that now that the Republicans have control of both chambers of Congress, it is incumbent upon them to work with Obama and the other Democrats in the service of “getting things done” and “fixing the broken system.”  Read more at


Republican Majority, Day One: McConnell Surrenders

We have captured your capital and destroyed your army! We surrender!

If you watched the respective press conferences of Barack Obama and Mitch McConnell yesterday, you would be forgiven for thinking that the Democrats had just picked up a bunch of seats in the House and Senate, and the Republicans had just suffered a humiliating defeat. While President Obama was defiant and borderline delusional, claiming that the American people had not repudiated him and boldly proclaiming that he still had a mandate, and openly declaring that he would veto everything the Republicans sent his way and act on his own, Mitch McConnell was ruling out the use of the most potent weapons in his arsenal: Read more at

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Tomorrow Night! Unfair – Exposing the IRS

October 13, 2014 by  
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UnFair Movie – Exposing the IRS

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

7 pm – one showing only

Gainesville Cinema 14 – Regal Theaters

Behind Archer Road Lowe’s  

Please share this movie info with family, friends & associates and E-list Trailer

If you believe the IRS is not truthful with Americans

  • ·        If you believe the IRS is over-reaching its authority
  • ·        If you believe the IRS targets selected citizens/organizations for audit
  • ·        If you believe the IRS is covering-up/hiding/deleting information requested by Congress

Has the IRS have become the American KGB?

Is it time to replace the current federal income tax system?

Set your partisanship aside for one night

to see this informative documentary movie.

Why Andrew Breitbart, and the Tea Party, Chose a Different Path to Power

September 29, 2014 by  
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In early 2012, at the Breitbart News offices, as we watched one of the more disappointing presidential primary debates with our founder Andrew Breitbart, an interesting debate unfolded: would it be better for Mitt Romney (by then the inevitable nominee) to lose?

Andrew said no: a second Obama term would be a disaster for the country. Others countered that a Romney loss would provide a long-overdue opportunity to overhaul the Republican Party. One person even suggested that an effort could be organized to take over the GOP from within.

“Why would you ever want to do that?” Andrew asked.  Read more at

Plan To Attend! Multi Modal Transportation Workshop

September 23, 2014 by  
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Plan to attend this workshop which is the next stage in ultimately transforming all travel corridors in the county to two lanes. THAT IS WHAT MULTI MODAL MEANS!!! Two vehicle lanes with bicycle lanes and five to ten foot sidewalks. And eight groups, including the Chamber of Commerce, are supporting yet another tax for roads? This workshop is your opportunity to comment!

Gainesville Regional Utilities Administration

301 SE 4th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida

Thursday, October 2, 2014

3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The purpose of this study is to identify specific multimodal projects along University Avenue (State Road 26) from Gale Lemerand Drive to Waldo Road that can be programmed for implementation by the Florida Department of Transportation in its Five-Year Work program. Part of this project is to document existing conditions within this corridor and data collection for bicycle, pedestrian and transit users.

Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton State Department Official Reveals Details of Alleged Document Review

Hillary Clinton testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on "Benghazi: The Attacks and the Lessons Learned" in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23, 2013. (Photo: Ron Sachs/Newscom)

Breaking: By Sharyl Attkisson, The Daily Signal

New Benghazi allegation puts spotlight on Hillary Clinton confidants, alleged after-hours document review.

As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. Continue reading and watch videos at

Charlie Crist + Barack Obama

September 3, 2014 by  
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Very funny and very telling. Read full article.

“We’ll have to wait to see if Obama, the hustler from Chicago, comes to Florida to campaign for Charlie. In the meantime, Billy-Bob Clinton, the hustler from Hope, Arkansas, will be in Miami Friday to feel our pain and whoop up Crist, the hustler from St. Petersburg. Professional courtesy.”


‘Full article…

Justin Amash Supports Ted Yoho for Congress

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: 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

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