Tea Party Afterthoughts

Posted on April 21, 2009. Filed under: Congress, Economy, Freedom, Liberty, Tea Party |

Ready to give up? Didn’t think so. Neither am I! We’ll Tea Party on until there is real change; meanwhile, we’re educating our neighbors and fortifying our ranks until the next time.

Almost daily another atrocity is heaped on the mounting hill of attempts to scrap our Freedom, burying us deeper in debt. As long as there are Patriots among us, though, we’ll not give up.

When I received this in an email, I had an immediate mental flash:  a deep hole with a bucket sitting in the bottom; in walks Mr. Tax-and-Fix-It.

Sir Winston Churchill said, many years ago.

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” — Winston Churchill

(I guess our current Oval Office Occupier didn’t study Churchillian history! I don’t suppose he’s done much digging either … some shoveling, maybe, because the mess he’s making is getting pretty deep!)

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Had Enough Yet?

Posted on April 12, 2009. Filed under: Congress, Constitution, Economy, Federal Reserve, Liberty, Limited Government | Tags: |

My good friend, Sandie Crosnoe, shares little gems for conservative activists. Her “Had Enough Yet?” was just posted and I’m sharing it with you here:

“Are you concerned about the government creating money out of thin air? Worried what it will do to our economy and your savings? Concerned that it means higher taxes and a lower standard of living for our children and grandchildren?

We continue to pay our taxes, making do with less. Yet the politicians in Washington DC continue to spend our money like there is no tomorrow. Why should we let someone else control our money without holding them accountable?

The talking heads keep giving us the same explanation, yet something does not quite make sense. The real questions are never answered or even asked. Questions like: Who earns interest on a Federal Reserve Note? Does Congress audit the Fed? Should our taxes be given to a privately held corporation? Should an insolvent corporation be bailed out with our tax money?

Things are not okay in Washington. The ruling class is out of touch with us, their constituents. We need real change and we need it now. We need to stop filling the banksters’ coffers.

The income tax was only created to pay the interest to the banksters for money they lent to our government. We can wait forever for the media to start telling the truth, but by going to you can have the answers now. Read more about the Fed in The Creature From Jekyll Island.

Tell your Congressman and Senator to support the “Audit The Federal Reserve Board Act.”‘

To get involved now, follow @scrosnoe on twitter.

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Dear Washington, We want our America back!

Posted on April 2, 2009. Filed under: Constitution, Economy, Liberty, Limited Government, Republican Party, TCOT, Twitter |

Washington’s motto is, “If it moves, tax it!” Government takes our wages by extortion, and we have no say in how the money is spent.

But we must admit it; we the people bear some of the blame. We have not held our elected officials accountable. We have just re-elected them time and again, bad vote after bad vote. We must remember that we can vote them out, and we need to let them know we are not going to give them another chance. It is time for us to take back America!

We have had enough! We are telling the government, you cannot come back and take more and more money from us. You cannot make our grandchildren pay for this. We have had enough!

This is not about the Republicans or Democrats. It is not politics; it is common sense.

We are not alone. Millions more across America are as frustrated as we are and want to see accountability and a return to fiscal responsibility by our elected leaders.

At least 67% of Americans were against the bailout bill, yet our Senators voted for it anyway. We could hardly believe the 1,000-page spending bill that came to be called Porkulus was actually voted for by a Senate who did not read it before it was hurriedly rushed to a vote. And we were furious! Folks in a few areas held protest rallies, serving roasted pigs, pork barbecue and a bellyful of complaints against government spending.

The protest movement began when a handful of online friends started talking about how we could show Washington we are not content with the way they are spending our tax dollars. Some 50 spontaneous tea parties were held across the country in February and more and more people began chatting online, blogging and Twittering, and talking offline. From that initial internet gathering, the Tea Party Movement has grown to the Tax Day Tea Parties on April 15th.

Although there are national organizations talking about these Tea Parties, and websites promoting them, the actual organization and planning is taking place in local communities–in over 1500 cities so far–in about 40 cities across Texas and in every other state in the U.S. In some of the larger cities like Houston, crowds are expected to top 5,000.

Whether through mass demonstration or smaller gatherings at local post offices, Wednesday, April 15 (Tax Day) is the significant date for the protests.

We are demonstrating our outrage against the arrogant, elitist, completely unrepresentative government that refuses to accept the will of the people as guidance for our own governance.

This is not a one-time gathering, it is just the beginning, and we will not quit until our Republic is restored. We want our America back!

Join me on Wednesday, April 15. Let’s Tea Party! I’ll be on the Courthouse Square in Denton, Texas, at 6 PM. Bring your homemade signs, flags, fifes and drums. Bring YOUR AMERICAN SPIRIT!

Here in my part of the world, we have a message for Washington: Don’t Mess with Texas!

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Will Teaparties Become a Trend for Fed-up Taxpayers?

Posted on March 25, 2009. Filed under: Constitution, Economy, Liberty, Limited Government, TCOT | Tags: , , , |

“Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it, have never known it again.”                               [Ronald Reagan]

Reagan warned us that one of these days we could spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it once was like in America when men were free.  He said it would happen if we failed to believe in our capacity for self government and concede that a little band of intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives  better than we can plan them ourselves.

The greatest Revolution in the history of the world took place in our country. The Founding Fathers for the first time established the idea that we had within ourselves the God-given right to determine our own destiny.Yet here we are, barely two hundred years later, a short step away from having the government dictate every aspect of our lives. Freedom has never been so close to slipping away as it is at this moment in time.

How do we plan to explain that it happened on our watch to our grandchildren? I cannot face that prospect.

So I’m starting with a Tea Party on Tax Day. A few hundred of my friends will gather on the Courthouse steps to remind our  government that we can plan our own lives and take full responsibility for our Liberty.

Find information about a Tax Day Tea Party near you here and here

I heard there was quite a Tea Party in Orlando when about 4200 fed-up taxpayers showed up. Listen to Lloyd Marcus’ “Tea Party Anthem”  on this great video to get you in the mood.

Lyrics here:
American Tea Party by Lloyd Marcus, © 2009 ZEPHYRUS MUSIC, BMI

Mr President!
Your stimulus is sure to bust
Its just a socialistic scheme
The only thing it will do
Is kill the American Dream

You wanna take from achievers
Somehow you think that’s fair.
And redistribute to those folks
Who won’t get out of their easy chair.

We’re havin’ a tea party across this land
If you love this country
Come on and join our band
We’re standin’ up for freedom and liberty
Cause patriots have shown us freedom ain’t free

So when they call you a racist cause you disagree
It just another of their dirty tricks to silence you and me.
I believe in the Constitution and all it stands for.
Anyone who tramples it should be booted out the door.

We’re havin’ a tea party across this land
If you love this country
Come on and join our band
We’re standin’ up for freedom and liberty
Cause patriots have shown us freedom ain’t free

Now we’re not advocating violence
That’s what the so-called peace crowd do
We’re talkin’ peaceful protest to defend the red, white and blue

We gotta vote out these clowns who don’t love the USA
Who stay up late loosing sleep fearing what the French might say

We’re havin’ a tea party across this land
If you love this country
Come on and join our band
We’re standin’ up for freedom and liberty
Cause patriots have shown us freedom ain’t free

We’re havin’ a tea party across this land
If you love this country
Come on and join our band
We’re standin’ up for freedom and liberty
Cause patriots have shown us freedom ain’t free

Freedom ain’t free
(Stand up for America)
Freedom ain’t free
(Gotta take a stand)
Freedom ain’t free
(Mr Obama)
Freedom ain’t free
(we work hard for our money)
Freedom ain’t free
(Don’t give it away)
Freedom ain’t free
(Save the day)
Freedom ain’t free
(Don’t go givin’ it away)
Freedom ain’t free
(It ain’t gonna work)
Freedom ain’t free
(Give back our freedom)
Freedom ain’t free
(Give back our liberty)
Freedom ain’t free
(I love my country)
(fade out)

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Take the #TCOT Challenge

Posted on February 8, 2009. Filed under: Economy, Limited Government, Republican Party, Senate, TCOT, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

Senators quaked when OOO-oval office occupant threatened that failure to act and act now would turn crisis into catastrophe. All of us could see real concern on his face.

#TCOT took him at his word. Catastrophe was imminent and we had to stop it! Phones melted at the Capitol and District offices all over the country. When phones were unanswered or busy, and mailboxes were full, we turned to fax machines. When those shut down, someone provided the private emails for senate offices.

Well, now it’s up to three Republican Turncoats, I mean Senators (Maine’s Collins and Snowe and Pennsylvania’s Specter.) Ever heard that old saying, the Devil’s in the details? Well, as of mid-afternoon today, the latest version of the “stimulus” is $805B and includes facts which may obscure the real pork. (NumbersUSA says it provides jobs for illegal aliens.)

Senator Collins was standing way too close to the Dem chow line when she said that Porkulus “will really help create jobs and turn our economy around.” Wonder if the folks from Maine believed her?

I doubt it. My hubby’s from Maine and pretty savvy and very thrifty. Talk about tight purse strings – this guy scours parking lots for pennies or dimes folks may have dropped! (Hey, they add up.)

Well, back to task: Don’t say we didn’t warn you, Senator Collins. Your own constituents in Maine, at this very moment, are taking The #TCOT Challenge. But don’t fret – we’ll let you know what they tell us (and probably the media too.)

The #TCOT Plan to cut all income taxes in half for all of 2009 will create jobs and turn the economy around. What would your family do with the $$?  Think about it. I think almost everyone will say they know Porkulus won’t create jobs or help them pay off debts.

Senator, I urge you, while you still have loyal supporters in Maine, promise to VOTE NO on PORKULUS Monday.

Disclaimer: #TCOT Challenge is not limited to folks in Maine or Pennsylvania; anyone can take it. But if you have family or friends in those states, ask them what they’d do with the $$.

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Full Court Press on Senate

Posted on February 5, 2009. Filed under: Economy, Republican Party, TCOT, Twitter | Tags: , , , , |

Competing with 13 million emails … one blog at a time. Turn TCOT loose to do its thing ….this Porkulus package needs to come off the BBQ and be dunked in the Potomac!

This just in from Texas GOP Chair Tina Benkiser:

Just last night, President Barack Obama put on the full-court press for the Democrat stimulus package.  In his interviews with each major network anchor, he called on Senators to support this almost $1 trillion plan.  Then his political committee sent an email to their list of over 13 million emails a few hours ago.

TCOT didn’t wait for the go-ahead, but it helps to know the enemy’s playbook …. we’re on it! Keep those phones, faxes and blogs on afterburner status…. Cook that squealer!

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Is Porkulus Squealing yet?

Posted on February 4, 2009. Filed under: Constitution, Economy, Liberty, Limited Government, Republican Party, TCOT | Tags: , , , , , |

Get involved on the website where TCOTreport meets Drudge

Join Twitter (follow @jmciver)

Join TCOT (use #TCOT on tweets to help set the headlines on the TCOTreport today!)

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Defeating the Porkulous Package this week!

Posted on February 3, 2009. Filed under: Constitution, Economy, Liberty, Limited Government, Republican Party, TCOT, Twitter | Tags: , , , , |

Welcome to and my first blog here.  I want you to come visit often and help me get started.  But first a word from one of my friends on how to go after the stimulus package and help senators have some backbone and defeat this porkulous package!

What You Can Do About Matters

Prepare to melt the phones again in DC this week. Above all else, be polite. Passion is encouraged, foul language is not. Be aggressive, but not abusive.

Senate Phone/Fax numbers (with links to e-mail)

Sample phone script:

“Hello, my name is __________, and I am a member of a conservative social media group called Top Conservatives on Twitter. I’m calling today to find out how Senator _____ intends to vote on S. 1, the stimulus package. (write down and report back the response. If the answer is “Vote Yes”) I’d like to encourage him/her to vote against this piece of legislation because it is too large and will be ineffective in boosting the economy. I especially don’t like (the talking point of the day). Please let Senator ______ know that I would like for him to vote “NO” when this piece of legislation is offered.”

Sample fax/e-mail text (please copy and paste these to your e-mail):

To the Honorable Senator _________,

My name is ____________, and I am a member of a conservative social media group called Top Conservatives on Twitter.  I am writing today to ask you to vote against S. 1, the pork ladened stimulus bailout. This is a bill that is full of wasteful spending and will not effectively boost the economy. In its current form, the stimulus bill will be more expensive than the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined. It is a bill that is being marketed as an immediate response to a national emergency, but many economist have agreed that it will do nothing but prolong the recession. It reflects the “Christmas wish-list” of the Democrats most powerful interest groups more than the needs of the country. I urge you to keep the country’s best interest in mind, and not the desires of liberal interest groups, in mind as you vote against this bill.

Skype Tips:

Here is one other little treasure for you from my good friend @amishsteve. We are working on a special project for you on TCOTprojects to open up state networks for you (coming soon – stay tuned!) and thought this might help everyone on this project as well. Steve did this in one take and it is full of great information too. I say a star is born and thanks so much for making the video for us. I am pleased to introduce @Amishsteve for a few remarks on how to use Skype effectively:

Bottomline: Moveover Moveon, we’ve had enough porkulous for the liberal social agenda already. Now let’s make some calls this week and see if we can get out of debt not deeper in the proverbial excrement piling up around us.

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