Where Mississippians can uphold the United States Constitution and fight for American freedom.
MSTP ANNUAL MEETING 2013
November 9th, 2013
The past four and a half years have been very significant historically. Hussein Obama took office as President and immediately launched attacks against our constitutional republic, and with that our sacred liberties. Not content with that he also immediately started branding patriots, Christians and veterans as potential domestic terrorists that must be spied on, harassed and vilified. In January of 2009 our world was radically changed as Obama began keeping his promise to fundamentally transform our country.
By February people all across the country had awakened to their peril and Rick Santelli made his famous rant on TV and with that the Tea Party was born. In February and March some 2000 tea parties began forming around the country and on April 15th they held rallies across the country. Finding our representatives deaf to our cries one and a half million of us rallied at the Capital in DC. But they still ignored us.
Today things are much much worse. Today we have seen so many of the things we warned of, and were laughed at over, admitted to be true on the front pages of even mainstream news media. Our warnings are proven right. And the Tea Party, which even Fox News worked so hard to ignore, degrade, criticize and belittle, well today it is now considered to be the most important political force in our state and our country. The Socialists, meaning Democrats, Liberals and most of the GOP leaders and representatives, have intense hatred and fear of us. (Thank God for our Governor Phil Bryant.) We are the enemy that must be neutered and, if possible, eliminated.
It is a time when we see constant reason to expect many frightful things as our country is turned into a Socialist dictatorship and we see of our God endowed rights being buried under a pile of governmental manure. You are the enemy, you are the target, and you have every reason to be fearful.
During these years the tea parties in Mississippi have been fully engaged in the fight to restore Liberty and are now recognized by many of the national freedom organizations as one of the most effective in the country. Freedom Works said in a meeting last month in Georgia that we were doing it better than any other state. You can applaud yourselves.
We have passed out to you a list of our accomplishments and it has a list of most of our MSTP activities this year. Laura will cover the legislative work you have done. What I want to do now is to mention a couple of very important things that we accomplished this year.
After the IRS harassment of tea parties and other conservative groups became public we joined the class action suit against the IRS and are represented in this by the American Center for Law and Justice. That suit will probably be on going for at least a couple of years and maybe forever. ACLJ is providing all of their services pro bono so it is without cost to us.
We became aware of the threat and peril that is Common Core and we are very involved in alerting the public and providing them with credible information that they are using toward eliminating it from our state. We are now participating with Senator Angela Hill at forums around the state. Our own Rita Anderson from Clinton is serving as our chief researcher and spokesman on this issue and travels with Senator Hill.
In my view the most important MSTP event this year was the “Agree to Agree for Freedom Symposium” that we held in Vicksburg at the end of July. That is the beginning of supercharging our freedom movement in Mississippi. When we came together as independent chapters, and united as the Mississippi Tea Party, we became a major political force. As the organizations around the state begin coalitioning together we will see such pressure brought to bear on our legislature and city governments that the statist walls will begin falling. Jameson Taylor with Mississippi Center for Public Policy has taken up that mission of bringing them together.
Yes, these are truly fearful days. But, these are also days of hope. We are not powerless. The Socialists and Islamists who have targeted us and our country have not won. They have taken much ground and we are truly in peril, but the war is not over and for many the fight has just begun.
So, as I prepare to step aside and hand the gavel to your new Chairman, may I leave you with a couple of words of encouragement?
My wife Barbara and I were looking at our finances and preparations for what we see coming and reached the immediately obvious conclusion that we do not have enough money, food, or anything else to weather the days ahead. And folks, no one else has either. But while we considered our resources Barbara said “We have great internal wealth that has to do with who we are as people.” And she is right. Not only is our hope and trust in God who has promised to provide for us but we have enormous internal resources that are just waiting to be tapped. Life that is faced with courage becomes an adventure. And though the dangers are very real, and destruction may await around every turn, life is still good and our liberty is still worth fighting for. But, those resources need one thing to unleash them – COURAGE.
I am reading “TAKING CHANCES” written by Major Frederick Russell Burnham in the forties. (He was the inspiration and model for creating the Boy Scouts.) He opens his chapter titled “Courage” with these words: “A strange and powerful emotion, without which life would be intolerable, is courage. It animates everything to some degree, from the lowest form of life to the highest. It is the oxygen of the mind, lacking which we die. Courage is the answer to eternal and universal fear. With neither fear nor courage the human is as dead as a stone, although he may not know it. Fear overruled by courage is power.
The worst monster that creeps into the human heart is despair, but courage can even drive despair out of our breasts, for courage always has a comrade-at-arms, -- hope, whose breath is life-giving and as sweet and welcome as the whispers of ministering angels.
Long ago old scouts warned me to be ever on the alert against attacks of fear and despair, and to drive them off with courage and hope.”
Those are words that we must embrace during these dark days as we see even greater darkness coming.
But, we must also remember a very important thing. If we have God endowed rights, then there truly is a God to whom we are accountable and who above all else we must please. Our Founding Fathers were not ashamed to seek Him and openly acknowledge His kingship over the affairs of men. We must be like them.
So, with that introduction let me leave you with some words from the Scriptures. From the very first day of my tea party experience I have consistently said that we cannot do things the way our enemies do. If we are to hope for His help, then we must fight this fight in ways that please Him.
Psalm 37 has these words and with them I leave my beloved Mississippi Tea Party in His hands. “Fret not yourself because of evil doers, neither be envious of the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. TRUST IN THE LORD AND DO GOOD; so shall you dwell in the land, and verily you shall be fed. . . . fret not yourself in any wise to do evil. Because evil doers shall be cut off: . . .”
May God bless you. May He give you wisdom from Heaven. May He give you favor with men. And may He empower you by His Spirit to accomplish the work ahead. May He hold you close and protect you as you honor Him. May you be precious in His sight and may you see the wicked thrown down and cast out and see Liberty once more the rule of our land.
“It IS about our fundamental values.”
by State Sen. Chris McDaniel
We must find efficient ways to maintain our state infrastructure without upsetting commerce with calls for more taxes and heavy-handed government controls. Our spending priorities are clearly in question when we are increasing bond indebtedness on pet projects such as museums while our infrastructure is allegedly failing. Mississippians are spending more on basic needs than ever. They don’t need their state government making that worse. >> read more
Limited Government, Moral Truth and Conservatives Greatest Challenge
by State Sen. Chris McDaniel
Recently, I was asked to answer a number of questions regarding political thought and philosophy. Three of which are answered below. I hope you enjoy.
(1) Often in society virtue is identified or linked with collectivism, why is a limited government the most moral option?
Collectivism, if truly voluntary, has the potential to result in positive outcomes – for example, faith communities, civic clubs and charities. >> read more
The Final Sortie
by Cory Wilson
There’s a milestone, of sorts, coming up this fall. It’s a marker that stirs thoughts of patriotism, honor, sacrifice, and freedom, as we observe our country’s birthday.
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight has announced one final Honor Flight on October 1, 2013. For any interested Mississippi World War II veterans, this is the last "all hands on deck,” for a full, freedom-centered day in our nation’s capital. >> read more
Trainwreck in Mississippi
by Cory T. Wilson
The slow-motion train wreck that is Obamacare crashed in Mississippi this month. Conservatives who have opposed the government makeover of health care have increasing evidence to say “we told you so.”
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Defending Religious Liberty
by Dot Ward
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and the Obama Administration, have waged a persistent campaign to secularize America and to ban all mention of religion from every public place….park, building, military facility, or school.
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by Rita B. Anderson
Representatives Gary Chism and Jeff Smith are to be commended for introducing House Bill 490 and taking on such a controversial bill. In doing so, Mississippi joins Oklahoma, Texas and several other states in proposing similar legislation.
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Obama's Second Inaugural Address, Translated
by Laura Van Overschelde
Members of Congress—who are about to debate raising the debt ceiling tomorrow—should have paid attention yesterday. The President was very clear that he sees no urgency about reducing the debt and cutting the deficit. In fact, in his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama was honest about his intentions to grow government in order to remake our country along his progressive vision.
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Exactly What Is "Fair"?
by Mark Mayfield
President Obama speaks sanctimoniously about the rich paying their “fair share” and what he calls a “balanced” approach to paying off our enormous $16 trillion debt. On his watch, we’ve added over $6 trillion in new debt.
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Whenever Bended Knees Meet the Cold, Hard Ground
by State Sen. Chris McDaniel
In the winter of 1777, General George Washington’s army was suffering from bitter cold, a lack of supplies and the superiority of British forces.
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No Hope, No Change
by Cory Wilson
What would have happened had Jimmy Carter been re-elected in 1980? We are about to find out. The most important election in our lifetimes has turned into the most disappointing outcome of our lifetimes. >> read more
by Mark Mayfield
In an effort to slow Gov. Mitt Romney's momentum, President Obama is proclaiming that trust is the single most important issue to consider when choosing a president. He's right. >> read more
Markets, Meddling & Recessions
by State Sen. Chris McDaniel
Seeking to stimulate the economy, the United States Federal Reserve undertook another extraordinary monetary-policy measure in September (the “QE3"), embarking on a third dose of quantitative easing. >> read more
by Cory Wilson
"Let the people know the facts, and the country will be safe." - Abraham Lincoln (16th President of the United States, 1809 - 1865)
The First Amendment guarantees that "Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press . . . ." A free press is foundational to many of our other freedoms. >> read more
Government not Well-Suited for the Role of Caretaker
by State Sen. Chris McDaniel / Mississippi PEP
For many in our country, it has become a generational habit to expect and demand that government owe the assistance it confers.>> read more
The Empty Chair.
by Cory Wilson
When Clint Eastwood did his improv comedy bit at the Republican National Convention during which he pretended to talk to President Obama in an empty chair, it struck me as awkward. I got the joke, but I was not sure about it coming just before Mitt Romney's big speech.. >> read more
Forcing Some to Fail Won’t Make Others Rise
by State Sen. Chris McDaniel / Mississippi PEP
The European nation which recorded the largest decrease in income inequality between 1985 and 2008 was Greece. In calling for higher taxes and more regulations to manage its sprawling welfare state, its economy suffered greatly.... >> read more
Romney, Ryan and Reform
by Cory Wilson
Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate was a decision that caught many off guard. In a good way. Ryan, who is a seven-term Congressman from Wisconsin and who currently serves as the House Budget Committee Chairman... >> read more
Self-Government and Moral Order are Intertwined
by State Sen. Chris McDaniel / Y'all Politics
The embrace of Judeo-Christian morality is an indispensable component of American life and conservative ideology, particularly in the State of Mississippi.
>> read more
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Keep Calling to STOP Common Core
3/6/14 - The Appropriations calendar was skipped again, so the bill including funding for Common Core will not come up today. You're having an impact, as we are hearing many members talk about the emails and phone calls asking them to "strike line 82 from HB 1476", which would help defund CCSS. Please keep calling, as many times as you can! This is our last chance this session. Call the Lt. Governor (601.359.3200) and your legislators (601.359.3770) to ask them to support our amendment. We need your help!
- Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition -
Tea Party Patriots Grassroots Effort DrivesDefeat of DOJ Nominee
Cop Killer Advocate Fails to Secure DOJ Nomination
Following Tea Party Push
WOODSTOCK, GA— Tea Party Patriots, which engaged in a massive, targeted grassroots effort over the past several days, successfully petitioned the Senate today to defeat the motion, in a bipartisan effort, to invoke cloture on the nomination of Debo Adegbile to head the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
“Thirty years ago, Mumia Abu-Jamal brutally shot and killed Philadelphia peace officer Daniel Faulkner. He was tried and convicted and sentenced to death. But his lawyers filed appeal after appeal, claiming his conviction was based on racism, and succeeded in delaying his execution. Five years ago, as head of the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Education Fund, Debo Adegbile took up Abu-Jamal’s cause, and led the legal team pushing for his conviction to be overturned.
“On Monday, we began mobilizing a grassroots effort involving thousand of hours of manpower and multiple local groups taking action. Almost ten thousand calls were made to Senators from individuals nationwide who rose up to join us in addressing this injustice,” said Jenny Beth Martin, Co-founder of Tea Party Patriots.
Tea Party Patriots led a nationwide call to action that rallied an unprecedented number of supporters in a matter of just two days to petition the Senate to reject cloture on this nominee. The organization, coordination, and execution of this campaign, harnessing local action across the nation, was a testament to the power behind Tea Party Patriots’ resources, infrastructure, and support.
“Today we welcome the Senate vote not just as a victory of our movement and our cause, but the victory of a nation united behind the ideals of freedom and liberty” stated Mrs. Martin. “We celebrate the vindication of the great silent majority who refuse to permit the usurpation of our representative democracy by people who care more for the ‘rights’ of a convicted cop-killer than they do for the rights of the man he murdered, and the family he left behind.”
Tea Party Patriots is a national grassroots coalition with more than 3,400 locally organized chapters and more than 15 million supporters nationwide. Tea Party Patriots is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets. Visit Tea Party Patriots online at www.TeaPartyPatriots.org.
Tea Party Patriots National Support Team
The 5th Anniversary of The Mississippi Tea Party pics...shout out to Sen. Angela Hill and her standing up to stop Common Core.
SAVE THE DATE EVENTS
Will be here at March 11, 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m., at the Ethnic Auditorium at the Agriculture and Forestry Museum. This will be second stop for Deneen through Mississippi.
Tell all your friends, Deneen is here to see all the excitement we are stirring up.
Hurry to reserve your tickets, Space is limited, so you must reserve tickets in advance!
Tickets are $20 and you can obtain your tickets from:
Mike Bostic (601) 953-9953
Sandra Inman (60) 955-8544
OR you can go to our website msteaparty.ning.com
Follow instructions to the method of payment and designate "Deneen"
I wanted to let you know that I recently joined Sen. Ted Cruz and others in signing a pledge to put our government on a path toward a balanced budget by never voting for a budget with net spending increases. View my pledge here.
My opponent Thad Cochran hasn’t signed this pledge yet. I don’t know for sure, but I suspect that’s because he has been voting for spending increases for his entire tenure in the United States Senate.
With a $17 trillion national debt, our country is on the verge of fiscal crisis. Washington is suffering from a spending addiction, and politicians in both parties are too often incapable of keeping their promises to cut spending.
Unfortunately, my opponent Thad Cochran has been part of the spending problem in Washington. He has voted for 11 debt limit increases over the past 13 years alone - for a total about $7.7 trillion.
If you send me to represent you in Washington, I’ll make it a priority to get our country’s financial house in order. The most important way we can do that is by de-funding and repealing Obamacare.
Do you think it’s important that our government slash spending and quit raising the debt limit? I certainly do. If you support our efforts, I hope you’ll consider chipping in $25 to help us get our message out to other conservatives in Mississippi.
Thanks for your support.
On January 20, 2014, SB2643 was introduced (sponsored by State Senator Chris McDaniel, no less). The legislation would ban the state from implementing Obamacare, including the creation of an exchange and the expansion of medicaid. If passed in a number of states, Judge Andrew Napolitano has said this strategy would “gut Obamacare.” A companion bill was introduced in the House, HB647 (read about it here)
HB647 Referred to the House Insurance Committee where it will need to pass by majority vote before it can be considered by the full House.
SB2643 Referred to the Committee on Public Health and Welfare where it will need to pass by majority vote before it can be considered by the full Senate.
YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED NOW to make sure the legislation has the support it needs to move forward.
1. Call the and vice-Chair of the House Insurance Committee. Be strong, but respectful. Urge them to support HB647 and move the bill forward in their committee. If they do not commit to a YES vote, ask them why.
A phone call holds as much as 10x the impact of an email.
Gary Chism, Chairman 601-359-3364
Charles Busby, Vice-Chairman 601-359-3373
2. Call all the other members of the Committee. Again, be strong but respectful. Ask them each for a YES vote on HB647. If they say they’re opposed, ask them why. If they’re undecided or will not commit to a YES vote, let them know you will be following up in a few days after they have a chance to consider it.
William Tracy Arnold 601-359-2438
Credell Calhoun 601-359-2429
Scott DeLano 601-359-3349
Reecy L. Dickson 601-359-2433
Mark Formby 601-359-3359
Andy Gipson 601-359-1541
Jeffrey S. Guice 601-576-2508
John W. Hines, Sr. 601-359-3755
Brad Mayo 601-359-2431
Tom Miles 601-359-3311
Bobby Moak 601-359-3133
John L. Moore 601-359-3330
Omeria Scott 601-649-7677
Jerry R. Turner 601-359-9473
Tom Weathersby 601-359-3336
3. Call the Chair and vice-Chair of the Senate Committee. Be strong, but respectful. Urge them to support SB2643 and move the bill forward in their committee. If they do not commit to a YES vote, ask them why.
A phone call holds as much as 10x the impact of an email.
4. Call all the other members of the Senate Committee. Again, be strong but respectful. Ask them each for a YES vote on SB2643. If they say they’re opposed, ask them why. If they’re undecided or will not commit to a YES vote, let them know you will be following up in a few days after they have a chance to consider it.
Again, make sure to contact them with a phone call rather than an email.
David Blount, (601) 359-3232
Terry C. Burton, (601) 359-3234
Nancy Adams Collins, (601) 359-3209
Joey Fillingane, (601) 359-3246
Hillman Terome Frazier, (601) 359-3246
Josh Harkins, (601) 359-2886
W. Briggs Hopson III, (601) 359-3237
John Horhn, (601) 366-4293
Gary Jackson, (601) 359-3234
Kenneth Wayne Jones, (601) 359-3232
David Parker, (601) 359-2886
Rita Potts Parks, (601) 359-3232
Willie Simmons, (601) 359-3237
Tony Smith, (601) 359-2886
Melanie Sojourner, (601) 359-3250
Gray Tollison, (601) 359-3244
Brice Wiggins (601) 359-3232
5. Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 days. Ask if they’ve had a chance to review the legislation and what their opposition might be. Comment below or contact us with any information you get.
7. Write a letter to the editor Look up your local newspaper and submit a letter to the editor voicing your support for SB2643. Following strong legal principles, it’s essential that Mississippi no longer help the federal government carry out the Affordable Care Act. Passing SB2643 will start that process.
There are four main steps that should be taken to nullify the Affordable Care Act on a state level. While each one of these steps alone won’t result in a nullification of the act nationally, they’re all an important piece of the puzzle. An act of resistance in one state leads to courage and doing the same in another. At the same time, some courageous types might get the notion that they can turn it up a notch and take a stronger stand in their state than you have in yours.
States have always held the prerogative of whether or not they will enforce or participate in federal acts or regulatory programs. This legislative package seeks to ban the state from enforcing or assisting in the enforcement of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. It also seeks to ban the State, along with all its political subdivisions, from operating or participating in the operation of a health care exchange under the federal act. It also provides for penalties for violations of the act.
FOUR STEPS (links open in new window)
The “approach is on sound legal footing”
-Mercer University law professor David Oedel, part of the legal team that represented Georgia in its court challenge to Obamacare
There is a long-standing legal tradition which supports the choice of the State to determine whether or not they will participate in a federal act.
James Madison, writing in Federalist #46, recommended state responses to “unwarrantable” (unconstitutional) or merely “unpopular” federal acts which included “a refusal to cooperate with officers of the Union.”
Supported by Supreme Court opinions spanning more than 150 years, the “anti-commandeering doctrine” is the legal principle that states are not required to help the federal government enforce federal acts or regulatory programs.
The cases are as follows:
* 1842 Prigg: The Court held that states were not required to enforce federal slavery laws.
* 1992 New York: The Court held that Congress could not require states to enact specified waste disposal regulations.
* 1997 Printz: The Court held that “the federal government may not compel the states to enact or administer a federal regulatory program.”
* 2012 Sebelius: The Court held that states could not be required to expand Medicaid even under the threat of losing federal funding.
Anti-commandeering is virtually undisputed by legal experts from both the left and right.
A number of states following this plan will “gut Obamacare.”
-Judge Andrew Napolitano on Fox News, 12-10-13
It is our view that passage of this legislation will have great practical effect on the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 within the states.
The greatest impact will be a result of banning the State from implementing the federal act or participating in its implementation.
Banning state cooperation across the board will render the federal act the weakest as can be done by the state, setting the stage for other states to do the same. Not only will this leave the proverbial “ball in the court” of the federal government, it’s widely acknowledged that the federal government lacks the manpower and resources to operate these exchanges in all 50 states.
Banning the operation of a health care exchange would also have practical impact by forcing the federal government to find ways to operate the exchange itself, and by creating a path for a strong lawsuit against the federal government.
The federal act authorizes Exchange subsidies only through state-established Exchanges, not the 34 Exchanges created by the federal government, or those created in a partnership.
Since those subsidies trigger penalties under both the employer mandate and individual mandate, those states have by law also exempted all of their employers and individual residents from those penalties. The IRS, though, is still trying to impose those taxes and issue those subsidies in states which have banned the creation of exchanges, the basis for the current lawsuits.
Under the anti-commandeering doctrine, this legislative proposal stands on extremely strong legal footing. The states are not required to assist the federal government. The Supreme Court has repeatedly held that states can, in essence, “opt-out” and leave enforcement to the federal government.
And, by following the advice of the “Father of the Constitution,” with “a refusal to cooperate with officers of the Union” on federal acts considered unconstitutional or merely unpopular, the states would lead the nation in bringing an end to the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act of 2010.
STOP COMMON CORE RALLY & PRESS CONFERENCE
Speaker Laura Van Overschelde at
Stop Common Core Rally Ms. Tea Party 1-7-14
Stop Common Core Rally, Roy Nicholson, MS Tea Party 1-7-14
Stop Common Core Rally, Sen. Angela Hill, MS Tea Party 1-7-14
Stop Common Core Rally, Sen. Michael Watson, MS Tea Party 1-7-14
Stop Common Core Rally, Dr. Jimmy Porter, MS Tea Party 1-7-14
MS LEGISLATORS who attended Common Core Forum
Rep. Randy Rushing
Rep. Andy Gipson
Rep. Alyce Clark
Rep. Jerry Turner
Rep. Rita Martinson
Rep. John Moore
Senator Michael Watson
Senator Tony Smith
Senator Angela Hill
Senator Phillip Gandy
By: Jenny Beth Martin, Op-Ed Contributor, "The New York Times"
Published: December 19, 2013
WOODSTOCK, Ga. — THERE’S a political axiom that says if nobody is upset with what you’re doing, you’re not doing your job. We’ve seen this proved time and again in the liberal attacks on conservatives like Sarah Palin and Dr. Benjamin Carson, who provide principled examples to women and minorities and are savaged by the left for doing that job so well.
But cheap-shot politics isn’t relegated to Democrats. Last week the House speaker, John A. Boehner of Ohio, attacked conservative groups who criticized the budget deal, hashed out by Representative Paul D. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, and Senator Patty Murray, Democrat of Washington, for failing to reduce spending and for raising taxes.
“They’re using our members and they’re using the American people for their own goals,” he said, calling the opposition “ridiculous.”
In one way, Mr. Boehner is correct. The goals of groups like ours are those that congressional Republicans once espoused: smaller government, less spending and lower taxes. Alas, those who demand such things today from their elected officials face unfounded attacks.
Make no mistake: The deal is a betrayal of the conservatives who fueled the Republicans’ 2010 midterm shellacking of Democrats. >> read more
Jenny Beth Martin is a co-founder of Tea Party Patriots.
(select letter to see PDF file)
Gov. Phil Bryant on Monday, with Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves at his side, issued an executive order that says Mississippi, not the federal government, has control over its public school standards and curricula.
The order comes as Mississippi prepares to implement Common Core, English and mathematics standards that have been adopted by more than 40 states. The Mississippi Department of Education adopted Common Core in 2010.
Bryant’s order wouldn’t stop Common Core implementation but appears to be an effort to appease conservative groups and lawmakers concerned the program would cede control of what’s taught in the classroom to the federal government. Governors in other states have issued similar decrees, trying to allay fear of and opposition to Common Core.
(From Don Brown’s “Thunder in the Morning Calm”)
“From the beginning it’s functioned as a one-world-order organization whose sole function is to look down its collective nose at the one nation that funds it, the United States. The UN has advocated the transfer of wealth out of the United States, the elimination of international borders, the establishment of a single global currency, international gun control, and the elimination of American jobs. It’s become a friendly forum for radical and scientifically absurd ideas like global warming and has advocated cockamamie international tax schemes like cap and trade. It has done everything it can to end the sovereignty of the United States.”
Laura Van Overschelde
Upcoming event: Make DC Listen | April 26, 2014 | Noon
As you already know, DC isn't paying attention to We The People, and has for far too many years not upheld their oath to honorably represent their constituents. When we gather in solidarity to protest the wrongs committed upon us by this administration and ones past, our efforts are dismissed by DC and misrepresented by the media. We The People are desperate to have our concerns and our voices heard by DC. Gatherings on the National Mall are noble and necessary, unfortunately they are inaccessible to the majority who desperately desire to participate and share their voice but don't have the time or financial means to join their fellow patriots.
I am one of whom I speak of. I am a stay at home mom raising and homeschooling 4 kids, and I am witnessing my beloved Republic crumble into something unrecognizable as America, home of the Free, of the People, by the People and for the People. I fear my children will never know America as she was intended to be known. It is because of this that I have been convicted into action to restore our Republic to her intended state. I am convinced I am one voice of an echo of millions, and if we unite we will be heard, seen and respected.
In 1986, six Million people gathered along the interstates across America to make their commitment to end world hunger. I believe uniting to stand for the Constitution by using this method will produce an undeniable presence and will Make DC Listen. In the age of social media we are in, I am confident this event will be more successful than the 1986 predecessor, and has the potential to double it's number.
I will stand and help you Make DC Listen on April 26, 2014 @ noon.
Teaparty911.com in the Houston area showed their support of this event by adding it to their website. Your joint support is very much appreciated:)
Thank you for sharing! Lets take our country back!
Just a Texas Mom Called To Action,
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is not following the lead of BCBS of Alabama in cancelling health plans not in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.
In a statement Thursday morning, the health care insurer said it did not cancel any health plans due to the Jan. 1, 2014 PPACA requirements.
“ Instead, we have renewed coverage for our individual and group customers through 2014. For those individuals and small groups that may qualify for a lower premium due to the new healthcare reform rating rules, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is giving these members the option to choose a 2014 PPACA benefit plan or they can keep their existing plan,” company spokeswoman Meredith Virden said.
“Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is committed to supporting its members through the complexities of healthcare reform,” she added.
Meanwhile, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama says it will not reinstate health plans that were not in compliance with the Affordable Care Act. The insurance carrier cited “significant legal and financial risks to our policyholders, the state and our company.”
BCBS of Alabama said the ultimate impact of renewing the plans would be higher health care costs now and in the future for all of the provider’s customers.
Temporary reinstatement of policies that are non-ACA compliant would create dual classes of policyholders and destabilize the state’s insurance market and the risk pools associated with these health plans, BCBS of Alabama said. “The ultimate impact would be higher healthcare costs for all of our customers, now and in the near future.”
Please call, write, fax or telegram our Mississippi Representatives
to join in sponsorship of this amicus brief concerning the ACA that it violates the U.S. Constitution in its taxing authority.
At this critical time in our country's history, we must assert the power of "We, the People" to demand that our Founding Documents are obeyed! Explanation of this fact follows in the body of this email.
Harper. (202) 225-5031
Nunnelee (202) 225-4306
Palazzo (202) 225-5772
Thompson (202) 225-5876
Laura Van Overschelde
Chairman, MS Tea Party
Washington, D.C.; November 11, 2013:
Pacific Legal Foundation's legal challenge to Obamacare received important backing in the form of an amicus brief filed by Congressman Trent Franks, R-Arizona, Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, joined by several dozen other members of the House.
The amicus brief was filed Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in PLF's case, Sissel v. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
"We are grateful for this powerful support from Congressman Franks, a leading authority on the Constitution, and from many other key lawmakers," said PLF Principal Attorney Paul J. Beard II. "This support from members of the House is especially significant because PLF's lawsuit defends the constitutional authority of the lower chamber, the legislative body that is closest to the people. We argue that Obamacare was enacted in a way that deprived the House of its authority to 'originate' new taxation. By extension, taxpayers were deprived of a core constitutional protection against reckless and oppressive use of the federal taxing power."
In addition to Representative Franks, House members who have joined the brief as amici in support of PLF's Obamacare challenge include:Michele Bachmann (MN); Joe Barton (TX); Kerry L. Bentivolio (MI); Marsha Blackburn (TN); Jim Bridenstine (OK); Mo Brooks (AL); K. Michael Conaway (TX); Steve Chabot (OH); Jeff Duncan (SC); John J. Duncan, Jr. (TN); John Fleming (LA); Bob Gibbs (OH); Louie Gohmert (TX); Andy Harris (MD); Tim Huelskamp (KS); Walter B. Jones, Jr. (NC); Steve King (IA); Doug Lamborn (CO); Doug LaMalfa (CA); Bob Latta (OH); Thomas Massie (KY); Mark Meadows (NC); Randy Neugebauer (TX); Steve Pearce (NM); Robert Pittenger (NC); Trey Radel (FL); David P. Roe (TN); Todd Rokita (IN); Matt Salmon (AZ); Mark Sanford (SC); David Schweikert (AZ); Marlin A. Stutzman (IN); Lee Terry (NE); Tim Walberg (MI); Randy K. Weber, Sr. (TX), Brad R. Wenstrup (OH); Lynn A. Westmoreland (GA); Rob Wittman (VA); and Ted S. Yoho (FL).
Obamacare: A massive tax bill that started on the wrong side of the Capitol Building PLF's challenge focuses on the individual
prescribed health insurance plan or pay a penalty to the federal government - a charge that the U.S. Supreme Court identified as a "tax" in its 2012 ruling on Obamacare. Because Obamacare's individual mandate is a tax - and, indeed, Obamacare includes more than $500billion in new taxation, in all - the law should have been initiated in the House, where Article I, Section 7, of the Constitution says new taxes must "originate," in order to keep the taxing power close to the people. However, in defiance of this constitutional requirement, Majority Leader Harry Reid launched the law in the Senate, by taking an entirely unrelated House bill on housing for veterans, stripping it, and inserting the language that became Obamacare.
By Mississippi PEP | October 15, 2013
The Marshall County GOP Executive Committee has passed a resolution by unanimous vote to publicly censure Senator Thad Cochran. The group lists several votes it says has “repeatedly violated fundamental principles of the Mississippi Republican Platform.”
The resolution states:
“when any official continues to engage repeatedly in a course of conduct that violates fundamental principles of the Mississippi Republican Platform, even after such actions have been publicly called to his attention, it is the responsibility of all Republicans, including this body, to take such remedial measures as are reasonably available to them, always placing the interests of the People and our Principles ahead of any Party or Personal interests that may appear to be in temporary conflict with those interests.”
The group lists 12 votes by Senator Cochran. The resolution states Cochran “has committed a long series of actions that we strongly disapprove of and hold to be fundamentally inconsistent with the principles of the Mississippi Republican Party. >> read more
from the Tupelo Tea Party
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MS Tea Party Leadership just participated in a conference call with the national organization, Tea Party Patriots. There were over 104,000 participants on the call. It was the LARGEST participation they ever had on a call.
Among the speakers was Sen. Ted Cruz. He promised that the 21+ hours he spent on the floor of the Senate last week was just the beginning. Sen. Cruz asked us to send this action alert to all of you, the freedom loving members of the MS Tea Party:
1. If you haven't done so already, right now go to http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/ and sign the petition.
2. Call, email, go to Twitter and FB pages of the members of Congress, thank the ones who have been holding strong, encourage those who are weak to grow their spines, and STRONGLY URGE those who are voting in the right way to reform their records! Particularly Senator Reid WHO IS INTENTIONALLY IGNORING THE RULES OF THE CONGRESS TO RESOLVE CONFLICTS! CALL HIM ON IT UNEQUIVOCALLY!
3. Write letters of advocacy to editors of newspapers, blog sites, newsletters in favor of defunding Obamacare.
4. Call in to talk radio shows, right and left leaning and state your support to FULLY FUND THE GOVERNMENT AND NOT OBAMACARE.
5. POST blogs and links to blogs in comments to articles you read and to tweets.
6. Create a video to tell your Obamacare disaster story. Post it on jobsgrowth.org as well as any of your own sites.
7. Talk to friends, neighbors, coworkers, relatives that Harry Reid is the one shutting down the government. Articulate that the House (the chamber with the purse strings) has funded the government, without funding Obamacare, because the American people has told their Congressional Representatives and Senators they don't like it and don't want it!
8. Organize public demonstration and rallies outside your State offices of your members of Congress, invite the press to let them know how you feel. Do not forget to leave messages of appreciation to those who are standing strong.
9. Encourage 10 other people to organize and repeat the above.
The idea is to CREATE A NATIONAL CONVERSATION THAT WE DO NOT WANT OBAMACARE AND WE WANT THEM TO DEFUND IT. IT IS HARRY REID THAT HAS SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT AND NOT THE REPUBLICANS. AND THAT HARRY REID, THE REST OF CONGRESS SHOULD BE DOING WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT. THEY MUST STOP EXERCISING POWER FOR THEIR OWN POLITICAL AGENDA.
HE NOTED THAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE UPCOMING DEBT LIMIT, BECAUSE THEY SPONTANEOUSLY BROUGHT IT UP IN FRONT OF THE PRESS WHEN THEY LEFT THE MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT.
HE ALSO NOTED IT WOULD HELP TREMENDOUSLY TO CALL BOEHNER'S OFFICE TO GET HIM TO STAND STRONG!
Friday was a sad day for Mississippi.
Assuming the names given in the Washington Post article below is correct Senators Cochran and Wicker now officially OWN Obamacare. At the moment when Mississippi desperately needed men, two little boys showed up and allowed funding for Obamacare to be passed in the Senate. Make no mistake about this: it was their cloture vote that counted because what followed was a foregone conclusion. Their “yes” vote for cloture was actually a “yes” vote for funding this monstrous program.
Their “no” votes on the final bill was only for show and is a fraud that the people of Mississippi see through easily. Nothing was gained by this sell out. Clearly their votes are a major betrayal of their public trust and defiant of the overwhelming will of their constituents. By their votes they said “by the consent of the governed” be damned. Their vote will forever be hung around their necks and the people of Mississippi will not forget that they abandoned us at our most needy moment.
It now turns to our Congressmen. We will see if they are made of better stuff. Defunding Obamacare NOW is the hill that these men MUST be willing to die on. If they do not do everything possible to stop the Senate version in the House, then they too will OWN OBAMACARE.
This is the moment when YOU must take the initiative, exercise your responsibilities as a U.S. Citizen, and let our Congressmen know what you expect of them.
“It IS about our fundamental values.”
Mississippi Tea Party
While Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have been fighting hard for the American people for the past 6 weeks to stop Obamacare, Mississippi Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker decided to vote in favor of ending the debate.
This will result in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid attaching an amendment to the Continuing Resolution that the House passed that will allow funding for Obamacare.
Our Mississippi Senators are not alone, they are with 23 other "ruling elite" Republicans who are not listening to us, their constituents.
Tell our Senators what you think of their vote:
Call - Senator Thad Cochran 202.224.5054
Call - Senator Roger Wicker 202.224.6253
The House just voted 230 to 189 to keep the government funded while stopping funding for Obamacare. Greg Harper, Alan Nunnelee and Steven Palazzo voted to defund!
This is a critical moment and we need everyone making phone calls to Harry Reid to tell him to listen to the voice of the American people.
CALL Harry Reid NOW! Tell him that we will not rest until we stop Obamacare! CALL Senators Cochran and Wicker, tell them to defund Obamacare!
Harry Reid: 202.224.3542
Senator Thad Cochran 202.224.5054
Senator Roger Wicker 202.224.6253
The email, released by a House committee investigating the IRS, seems to counter Democrats’ arguments that tea party groups weren’t specifically targeted. >> read more
Outside the Jackson IRS, 5/21/13. About 50 patriots attended in protest.
What senior Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner knew about the targeting of conservative Tea Party groups by the IRS.
For a printable PDF version of this file, select Lies vs Facts.
For a printable PDF version of this file, select TPP-IRS-Tax-Timeline-FINALs.pdf
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Yall Politics, Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Mississippi Tea Party (MSTP) announced today that it was one of the “tea party” and “patriot” groups harassed by the Internal Revenue Service during its campaign to stifle and suppress the political speech of U.S. Citizens. Beginning in 2009 the MSTP experienced long delays in responses to its application for tax exempt status and was further harassed by letters demanding, under penalty of perjury, that it turn over extensive confidential information about it members and their private activities. The letters it received are virtually identical those that have been released by other groups and reported on in recent news stories.
Roy Nicholson, Chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party said “it was obvious to us that the delays, lengthy interrogations by mail, and demands for confidential information were a deliberate attempt by IRS officials to use intimidation to suppress the political speech and lawful activities of U.S. Citizens.” >> more
When the MSTP submitted their application for exemption the IRS sent these letters requesting additional information:
Here is the action timeline between the MSTP and the IRS.
Incorporation in Mississippi (nonprofit)
IRS Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(4) [Form 1024, unsigned]
IRS notice of assigned EIN number
Amended Bylaws (signed)
Letter from IRS acknowledging receipt of “Application for Exemption”
Letter from IRS requesting more info re app for exemption (not harassment)
IRS Form 990-N for year 2009, E-filing receipt accepted by IRS
IRS letter acknowledging “App for Extension of Time to File an Exempt Organization Return” (Form 8868) to 11/15/10
Letter from IRS requesting more info including relationship w/“Tea Party Patriots”
Letter to IRS w/$450 submitting info requested from 9/28/10 IRS letter
IRS Form 990-N for year 2010, E-filing receipt accepted by IRS
IRS letter acknowledging App for Extension of Time to File an Exempt Organization Return (Form 8868) – to 11/15/11
IRS letter to MSTP requesting more info regarding app for exemption, i.e., membership info, political affiliations, etc. [harassment]
MSTP letter to IRS acknowledging extension to 2/14/12 to submit additional info
MSTP letter to IRS acknowledging extension to 2/29/12 to submit additional info
IRS letter to MSTP acknowledging extension to 2/29/12 to submit additional info
MSTP letter to IRS requesting withdraw app for exemption status
IRS letter stating we may need to file fed tax returns since status changed
Roy contacted Am. Center Law/Justice for legal help with IRS harassment
Corporate returns FY 2009, 2010 and 2011 [form 1120]
Change of MSTP address
Senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew employees were singling out conservative groups for extra scrutiny as early as 2011, according to a watchdog agency’s report set to be released next week, POLITICO has confirmed from a congressional source.
The disclosure that senior officials knew agents were flagging applications containing the words “patriot” or “tea party” contradicts public statements by former IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. He repeatedly denied that his agency was targeting conservative groups when asked by Congress last year. >> read more
To read the story select POLITICO.
The Mississippi Tea Party was one of the groups.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service inappropriately flagged conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status, a top IRS official said Friday.
Organizations were singled out because they included the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their applications for tax-exempt status, said Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups.
In some cases, groups were asked for their list of donors, which violates IRS policy in most cases, she said.
"That was wrong. That was absolutely incorrect, it was insensitive and it was inappropriate. That's not how we go about selecting cases for further review," Lerner said at a conference sponsored by the American Bar Association.
"The IRS would like to apologize for that," she added.
Mississippi joined over 45 other States and D.C. in 2009 in applying for federal Race to the Top funds, which effectively committed us to Common Core State Initiative, even though the Standards for CCSI had not yet been published.
Sound familiar? Only two states - Alaska and Texas - did not jump at the funds offer. Since then, some 14 states have launched grassroots campaigns and/or legislative activity to get out of CCSI.
It's time for Mississippi to take a hard look at Common Core.
On Tuesday, March 26, at 7:30 a.m., Paul Gallo, on SuperTalk 97.3 fm, spoke about Common Core with guests State Senator Angela Hill (R) and Jamie Gass of the Pioneer Institute.
To read more about Common Core please select Common Core source Rita Anderson
Now that you've become a member of the Mississippi Tea Party, how else can you get involved? Below are suggestions, laid out by head committee member Roy Nicholson. Does this inspire you to action? Talk about it here on the site in a blog post or a discussion in one of our groups!
MISSISSIPPI TEA PARTY CALL TO ACTION
PRAY FOR OUR NATION AND HER LEADERS AND ORGANIZE PRAYER GROUPS
If God does not intervene, turning the hearts of our politicians and opening the hearts and minds of the citizens, then all is lost.
Invite your neighbors and friends to a prayer meeting at your home or church to pray for the country. It can be as general or as specific as you are led to provide.
The group should pray in ways that they share the most agreement.
If your group sees situations and issues differently than we do, pray anyway. Do not be afraid of any honest prayer. The Father is able to hear our hearts and answer with what is best in His sight.
GET INVOLVED IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS
Register to Vote AND Vote.
Vote only for candidates who are of genuine good character that will honor their pledge to support and defend the Constitution and who will not go along with the Socialist agenda coming out of Washington.
Become an active member of your party but stand up for your beliefs and serve on committees and in leadership positions.
Campaign for good candidates who have real character and who will only vote or administrate according to the U.S. Constitution.
Write editorials for your paper, websites, and blogs.
Run for office.
GET ACTIVE AND BE WILLING TO SERVE
• Petition your federal, state, and local governments
Send them E-mails
Send them letters
Send them petitions with signatures
• Attend every event you can
• Volunteer at events
• Make posters and signs, greet people, do whatever needs doing
BECOME KNOWLEDGEABLE AND EDUCATE OTHERS
Educate yourself on our history, our form of government, the history of other types of political philosophies, the political process in your area.
Inform, educate, and motivate your community, neighbors, friends, family
Invite them to attend events, Send them letters & e-mails, call them, invite them to visit web sites, open your house to your neighbors and friends to hear a speaker or review information.
Distribute flyers, put up posters in stores, hand out flyers and pamphlets on the street.
Organize a group to work together doing these kinds of things.
STAY FOCUSED AND STAY IN THE GAME! This is not a one time pep rally or a short term effort. We have to push until we have completely won. We have to continue to sacrifice until our country is restored.
THE MISSISSIPPI TEA PARTY PRESENTS:
“Governing by Principle” by
Mississippi Center for Public Policy
March 29, 2007
1. Government exists to protect rights, not to create them.
2. The legitimate power of government begins and ends with the people, while its authority comes from the Creator.
3. Just because a problem exists doesn't mean government should try to solve it.
4. Long-term and cumulative consequences should be considered more carefully than short-term benefits.
5. Government has nothing to give anyone except what it first takes from someone else.
6. Individuals are ultimately responsible for governing themselves and for the consequences of their decisions.
7. Free enterprise, not government, is the engine of personal economic prosperity.
8. The free market should not be distorted by government-designed dictates or advantages.
9. Government has a responsibility to protect the foundational institution of society: the marriage based, two-parent family.
10. Parents, not government, are responsible for the education and upbringing of their children.
Principles provided by: Mississippi Center for Public Policy
Adopted and Promoted by: The Mississippi Tea Party
To read MCPP’s book on the 10 Principles please go to:
Were you confused on the recent events in the MS legislature regarding the 10th amendment? Below is a concise explanation of how it has gone through the legislature and where it is now.
In drafting the U.S. Constitution, our founders were concerned about the federal government collecting too much power. The solution that was reached was to limit the authority of the federal government to only those powers specifically named and to divide or separate those powers among the three branches provided for in the Constitution. Among the safeguards included in the Constitution were the 9th and 10th amendments, contained in the Bill of Rights.
The 9th Amendment addresses the rights of the people that are not specifically mentioned in the Constitution and says:
"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage other retained by the people."
The 10th Amendment addresses the rights retained by the states and the people and says:
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
Since the 1930's, all three branches of the federal government have been steadily working to erode the rights promised under the 9th and 10th amendments. As the federal government has become larger and larger, the freedoms guaranteed under the Constitution have been compromised. In the past year, the federal governments expansion into areas not authorized by the Constitution have dramatically increased, threatening the continued survival of our nation and our way of life.
In response, at least 35 state legislatures have introduced resolutions affirming the 10th amendment and requesting that the federal government cease infringing upon the constitutional rights of the states and the people. Many of those state legislatures have also affirmed the importance of the 9th amendment.
Mississippi is among the states considering similar resolutions. On Thursday, May 7, 2009, the House of Representatives passed House Concurrent Resolution 69, which affirmed Mississippi's 10th amendment rights. Unfortunately, in passing the resolution, the Mississippi House of Representatives permitted several amendments to the resolution which took away from the purpose of the original resolution and some which actually contradict the 10th amendment. The passed version of H.C.R. 69 sends mixed signals to Washington and is bad legislation. Prior to closing the session, a motion to reconsider H.C.R. 69 was made, but that motion has not been voted on yet. Since the motion to reconsider is still pending, H.C.R. 69 has not been transferred to the Senate.
On the same day that H.C.R. 69 was passed, the Senate passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 630. S.C.R. 630 affirms the importance of both the 9th and 10th amendment and was passed without harmful amendments. S.C.R. 630 has been transferred from the Senate to the House. In order for the House to vote on S.C.R. 630, the House Rules committee will have to allow it out of committee and onto the floor for a vote. Even then, S.C.R. 630 will face an uphill battle as those who proposed and voted for the harmful amendments to H.C.R. 69 may try to vote in those same amendments to S.C.R. 630.
The Mississippi Tea Party supports the passage of S.C.R. 630 and can make a difference in this fight. We need to be letting our representatives in the House hear from us, particularly those members of the House rules committee and those members who voted for the harmful amendments to the H.C.R. 69. In the coming days, we will be posting sample correspondence and talking points, along with the names and contact numbers of key representatives. Please check back and make a point to commit to letting our representatives hear from you. In all of your contact with members of the legislature, please be respectful, but firm in your conviction. Remember that today's opponent can be tomorrow's friend!
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Mississippi Tea Party Members. Given the elevated situation, we areextending an immediate effort to attract active participants to helpform and develop preparedness teams. With events shaping…Continue
Started by Mark Williams. Last reply by MsEarp99 Jan 20.
This will likely be resurfacing soon and I hope that T-Party activists across the state can beat it with a stick. If we can start informing our legislators now by using examples of unacceptable…Continue
Started by John Moran Oct 12, 2013.
The Arizona bill has been defeated, thanks to Jan Brewer. Good. It should be. This bill had so many ramifications beyond the religious significance accorded to it by the Christian Right (CR), that it is almost too numerous to list.
But a few are;
Can Muslims refuse service to gays, Jews, or anyone their religion disagrees with?
Can CR's who don't approve of mixed race marriages refuse service?
Can I join in tho I am not Christian? Where do I…Continue
Posted by jimmy glover on February 27, 2014 at 9:40am
Let's get organized and start the ball rolling...
Posted by William Hamrick on January 12, 2014 at 7:42pm
If you've not already seen this article, it is infuriating! You can bet this will happen before the mid-term elections this fall, so we need to determine how we will respond. This is tyranny plain and simple and cannot be tolerated.
Posted by William Hamrick on January 12, 2014 at 9:55am
Fact: original 1776 tea party patriots: fought AGAINST the English crown.
Fact: 2000s: you tea party people work WITH the English (current Yankee) crown.
Fact: you people have desecrated the name of the original patriots (who fought for independence; as well when these same Yankees imposed English tyranny again on the Southern states we again fought AGAINST tyranny).
Today: you people seek to work WITH the yankee imperialists. You cowards refuse to call for ,…Continue
Posted by Adrian Paul McClaren on January 3, 2014 at 9:17pm
Gregg Harper represents one of the most conservative house districts in the entire U. S. yet he has one of the most liberal voting records of all Republican congressmen. He has a very convenient deaf ear to all of us who are calling and writing, and he consistently votes with the liberal members of Congress. Is there anyone out there who will be contesting him in the primary of 2014? We need to get him out of there before he becomes entrenched.
Posted by Frances Perkins on December 16, 2013 at 11:02am