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Thursday, April 23, 2009
tea party update
Hi to all you Texas Patriots!
Looks like we hit a nerve with the far left and corrupt, self-serving politicians on both sides of the aisle! They are worried we will be watching and hold them accountable---give them a reason to worry. Let them know we are watching and we will organize to vote them out of office for irresponsible behavior!
We are in the process of evaluating what went well and what we want to do better in the future for further events...I thank all y'all who helped and have offered help as we go forward. Also, I am so proud of the group we had and how we collectively presented ourselves and how well we conducted ourselves during and after the rally!
What's next? Log onto WeThePeopleFreedom.com or talk to the founder and leader of this group, George Stephenson for information on the rally they have planned in May - not part of the "tea party" organization per se, but with comparable goals and the promotion of actions designed toward the same end-a return back to a nation intended by our forefathers!
Most of the talk for the next big round of tea parties seems to be focusing on a collaborative effort on the 4th of July- with a suggestion to focus on the Constitution's emphasis on states' sovereignty -- a strategy which I think will be truly critical in tearing the out-of-control power of our Congress out of their clutches...to return us back to a limited federal government that was designed by our founders.
The 4th of July would be nice because it falls on the weekend. We have some options...
#1) Some would like to see a jaw-dropping, massive turn-out in Washington DC either on the 4th of July (or on Sept
#2) Others are pushing for consolidating the efforts of all the cities in a state to the state capitol to make a bigger
impact (larger numbers in one spot)
#3/#4)The other two options would be to repeat a tea party locally - in the Tyler area; or to join up with Dallas or
I WOULD LIKE YOUR INPUT ON THIS SO WE CAN GET THE BALL ROLLING EITHER WAY...
IMPORTANT..... PLEASE ACT TOMORROW ------
YOU CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE !!!!
Banks, GM, etc have found out what happens when they become obligated to the federal govt by accepting "stimulus" funds/ bailouts, etc---now they're so entangled with "king george" it's hard for them to get out! Our governor is standing up for Texas, declining stimulus funds that have BIG strings attached. Accepting these funds would require expansion of govt programs relating to unemployment programs, and they require ongoing expenditures after the fed money is gone...leaving the state -- via taxpayers - to pick up the tab!!!
Our Texas Senate has betrayed us and passed Senate Bill 1569 to accept these funds with the strings that come with it! It passed 22 to 9 with the only dissenters being Republican; however, some Republicans joined with Democrats to pass it--in fact, it was authored by the Republican from TYLER: Senator Kevin Eltife. HIS PHONE SHOULD BE RINGING OFF THE HOOK!!!!
They think they can do whatever they want and we won't notice, won't care, or won't remember. A condescending aide to Senator Eltife told a concerned citizen that called today, as if he were speaking to a 5 year old child, "It's a dollar and cents thing"... and after continuing to express concern, he was told that he was welcome to "come up here and fix things." That is how unresponsive these people are--they need to know we WILL START FIXING THINGS BY CLEANING HOUSE!
*** PATRIOT CALL TO ACTION:
1. GET A SPIRAL NOTEBOOK--- KEEP NOTES ON POLITICIANS, AND YOUR CORRESPONDENCE WITH POLITICIANS
AND THEIR REPONSES
2. Senator Eltife needs to be the first name on your "Pink Slip" page for the Texas Senate
3. CALL SENATOR ELTIFE and put him on notice - let him know what you think about his selling out the people of Texas
4. Feel free to call the others who voted for it and let them know we're getting their pink slips ready, too.
5. CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES IN THE HOUSE.... DEMAND THEY SUPPORT OUR GOVERNOR AND STAND UP
FOR TEXAS - DO NOT ACCEPT THESE FUNDS (reference House Bill 2623)... WE WILL BE WATCHING and VOTING!
6. Along the same lines, DEMAND PASSAGE OF THE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS SUPPORTING FEDERAL
RECOGNITION OF OUR STATE'S SOVEREIGNTY AS SET FORTH IN THE CONSTITUTION (10th Amndt.).
I'll paste below links and contact info I have received:
This is important to the financial stability of the State of Texas.
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