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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Filibuster, no compromise message from #TCOT

Posted on February 6, 2009. Filed under: Constitution, Liberty, Limited Government, Republican Party, TCOT, Twitter | Tags: , , , , , , |

Remember those words “hope over fear?” Merely two weeks later, the new suit in the oval office, threatens: failure to act and act now will turn crisis into catastrophe. Side note, he’s talking about voting yes on what is affectionately termed Porkulus.

He wanted to make sure Senators knew there’s an economy to save for all of us suckers out here in the heartland while they debate their version of “stimulating” the economy, which will be pouring kerosene on the pyre.

A few days ago, I joined a very active group Top Conservatives on Twitter (TCOT.) Here’s a message:

#TCOT to Senate Republicans: filibuster now! No compromise! Blog it, Fax it, Phone it Tweet it, Email it!

Tweet? See why Bud Kennedy says Republicans are all a-Twitter in this Fort Worth Telegram article.

#TCOT wants the Senate to stop this nonsense. Now!

Maybe we’ll trust them with the economy when they learn simple arithmetic.

Meanwhile there’s a feeding frenzy at the trough among dozens of lobbyists with applications to prowl around congressional hallways. Their efforts will focus on, what else? The stimulus package.

Meanwhile, here in North Texas, taxpayers should be on alert.

Dallas News, February 6: Trinity Parkway could cost close to $1B more than the North Texas Tollway Authority can afford to pay to build it. (That B stands for billion, and it should come as no surprise to any of us.)

NTTA has only about $400 million to contribute. City of Dallas? No more than $84M; meanwhile NTTA has a 2014 deadline to complete this 10 mile bridge across the bottomland of the Trinity River.

Dallas Mayor Leppert says not to worry; there are “a lot of buckets of funding to dip into.”

Sorry, Grandkids, my generation is leaving a mess for you to clean up.

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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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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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