Words from the Chairman

FaceBook Dog & Pony Show?

»Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Announcements, Words from the Chairman | 0 comments

I’ve been hearing a lot of comments the last couple days –rightly or not — about the need for the government to intervene and regulate Facebook because it’s a monopoly. The problem with that is twofold; 1) F.B. is a privately owned business that uses public airways to supply a service to the public. If you don’t like your private affairs shared, then either don’t post them online or find another social media outlet. There are other forms of social media the public has access to, and there’s no requirement to use F.B.. It’s the consumer’s choice to either continuing using F.B. or go to another media source. And besides, everyone of us have “signed” a user agreement that tells us our information can...

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Raid an Office?

»Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Announcements, Slideshow, Words from the Chairman | 0 comments

So Trump’s atty’s offices were raided bright and early Monday morning. Since then, the political world has gone bananas. The faithful viewers of CNN are salivating at the prospects that the raid will lead to indictments against Trump, while the right is going ballistic at the apparent violation of lawyer-client privilege. I don’t think that either is accurate. Here’s what I’ve been able to glean from all the reports I’ve read. If there’s evidence that an atty is acting in an unethical manner, whether on behalf of his client or himself, his offices can be raided. An atty cannot skirt the law, abuse the judicial system, or conduct business in an illegal manner and hide behind the cloak of attorney / client privilege....

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Legislators Need To Hear From YOU!

»Posted by on Mar 10, 2018 in Announcements, Words from the Chairman | 0 comments

Since the Florida massacre, governments at all levels are attacking the Second Amendment. State after state is taking advantage of an emotionally-charged incident to launch unwarranted attacks on our constitutional right to bear arms, and are punishing law abiding citizens for the acts of a few deranged individuals. Governor Scott of FL signed an anti-gun bill on Friday, saying “We need to keep guns away from people who should not have them”. Who’s going to determine that? Yeah, the government. And how long will it be before the government changes its criteria to broaden the net? I suspect not long. The Illinois House passed a bill this week mandating 18 to 20 year old youths turn in their lawfully purchased or gifted weapons. That government...

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Focus on the Candidates

»Posted by on Mar 10, 2018 in Announcements, Words from the Chairman | 0 comments

Because we’re in the midst of an election cycle, the SCTP hasn’t directly addressed issues as much as we would like. Instead, we’re focusing on candidates who will have a direct impact on our liberties ( i.e. issues). What a candidate has done in the past is a barometer of how that candidate will legislate in the future. In short, actions speak louder than words. As for an issue that is still pressing, you’ll recall that Dr. Bill Warner addressed the membership in the past regarding Islam, and its  continuing encroachment in TN.  After years of study, Dr. Warner became an expert on Islam, its violent and oppressive history, and the continuing effort to implement Sharia Law in the U.S. In fact, the surge of mosques being built in major...

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Meet the Candidates

»Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Announcements, Words from the Chairman | 0 comments

The Sevier County Tea Party is happy to host two candidates for two seats at their March 15th meeting. Amy Williams, a lifelong resident of Sevier County, is running for County Commission District 3 seat A. She is seeking to represent more than 8,000 county residents, and will have a direct impact on your taxes, zoning, and other relevant county business. Our other guest will be Scott Williams who is seeking to be your next state senator. As a relative unknown, Scott ran for the seat two years ago as a staunch conservative against the incumbent Doug Overbey, garnering over 40% of the vote. He is now running to fill the last remaining years of Overbey’s seat, now that Overbey has been appointed East TN U.S. Attorney. Please join us on the third floor of the...

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Governors Race

»Posted by on Mar 3, 2018 in Words from the Chairman | 0 comments

Members, The race for governor is on, and there are several candidates competing for that title. The winner of the race will set the state’s agenda for the next four years, so it’s important for you to know who the candidates are in order to make an informed decision at the ballot box. We will be hosting our first candidate guest, Kay White, Thursday, Nov. 16th. Being a Christian conservative, she’s been involved in grass roots politics for a number of years. Kay and her husband are the founders of the Tri-cities tea party. In 2016, Kay took on the role of state director for Senator Santorum’s presidential campaign. More recently, she was the national director of Stand For Principles PAC for Senator Cruz’s 2016 campaign before...

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