Angry White Democrat

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Slideshow, Words from Past Chairmen | 0 comments

If you haven’t heard by now that Rep. Scalise and other republicans were shot today by a gunman who reportedly fired anywhere from 30 to 60 rounds ( depending on the report), you need to get out from under your rock. Thankfully, Capitol Police were able to neutralize the shooter before an absolute slaughter took place. And as I write this, it’s reported that the shooter is now taking his eternal dirt nap. But that’s not why I’m writing this. Initially, few in the media speculated on the shooter or his motive. But the Washington Post found a Face Book page that apparently identifies the shooter as an angry white democrat who posted on his page –among other things — that “Trump is a traitor. Trump has destroyed our democracy. It’s time to destroy Trump and co.” I will venture that within three days, the media will remove any political narrative when talking about the shooter, and use the narrative that he was mentally deranged. In one regard, I’d have to say they’re right. To borrow a phrase from Michael Savage, “liberalism is a mental disorder”. This incident is in stark contrast of other shootings in the past, such as the Gabby Gifford incident. In those cases, the shooter was immediately ( and wrongly ) identified by the media as an angry white tea partier. Rush Limbaugh was often blamed for the shootings because of his “incendiary rhetoric”. Sarah Palin was specifically blamed for the Gifford shooting because she used targets on a map to identify political races in which democrats needed to be defeated. During those times, the left was blatantly and purposefully dividing the nation along political, economic, racial, and social lines. In short, they were stirring the pot, trying to fuel a civil war of some sort, hoping to trigger the “right” into finally taking up arms. “A house divided can not stand”. They were hoping to cause a social collapse, blame it on the conservative right, and have their socialist / Marxist government that’s been waiting in the wings to finally take full control of our nation, and ultimately remove any semblance of our Republic. I thank our God above that cooler heads prevailed, and that the “right” used our established democratic political system to change power in Washington. ( This is not to insinuate that republican leadership share our constitutional conservative values. It’s just a statement highlighting that the conservative base will use the process to affect change.) Since Hillary lost her chance to be crowned queen, the democrats have been in an absolute tizzy. They have ramped up their attacks on conservatism, are making outlandish accusations against Trump, and are making ridiculous calls...

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Checks and Balances

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Slideshow, Words from Past Chairmen | 0 comments

I’ve been saying for the last couple months that our tea party will be concentrating on state and local issues. The reason being, I see little hope for our federal government to get the nation back on the right track. The Executive Branch has been acting like a tyrannical oligarchy, the Legislative Branch has been acting like a rubber stamp for the Executive Branch, and the Judicial Branch has been legislating from the bench by inserting liberal ideology in their rulings, while the Legislative Branch has been accepting the Court’s unconstitutional rulings as new law. This says nothing about the affects K Street is having on politicians in Washington. Our only hope to preserve Liberty is to influence the state legislature in such a way that they take a firm stand on the Tenth Amendment, and tell the federal government “We are a sovereign state and will not abide by unconstitutional edicts”. This will be a monumental task, but a necessary one nonetheless. Our checks and balance system at the federal level has systematically been eliminated, and our federal government now has all the markings of a Banana Republic. Without getting into the weeds, I can make a strong argument that this is exactly why the federal government is attacking the Second Amendment with such vigor. Those in Washington know full well that the reason our Founders inserted the Second Amendment was to guarantee the Citizenry a last resort to protect the Republic the Founders established. Indeed, when they penned the Declaration of Independence, they told us that it is our obligation to be the last defenders of Liberty. Allow me to refresh your memory by quoting the second paragraph of the Declaration: ” We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they’re endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.  That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,  That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its power on such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. ” ( bold and italics are mine) This section of the Declaration does not automatically insinuate a call to arms, as many believe. But what it does say is that when any government — including ours — becomes destructive to these ends, We the People who give government the power to secure these rights have...

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What Is A Veteran?

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Slideshow, Words from Past Chairmen | 0 comments

What Is A Veteran? A “Veteran” – whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve – is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America,” for an amount of “up to, and including his life.” That is honor. And there are way too many people ir this country today, who no longer understand that fact.

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Our Meeting with Senator Alexander

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Words from Past Chairmen | 0 comments

Members and interested parties, This is a longer post than usual because of its significance. So, get a cup of coffee and take a few minutes to read it in its entirety. It’s confirmed: The Sevier County Tea Party has made its mark. Three weeks ago, I was contacted by a woman named Jane from Senator Alexander’s Knoxville office requesting a meeting, which of course I agreed to. I met with not only her, but Senator Alexander’s Washington Chief of staff, David Cleary. We talked for a little more than an hour. As a result of that conversation, Senator Alexander requested — and his offer was accepted–that he meet with me, Mel Cantebury, and Howard Kingsbury ( owner of the Diner). We met Monday, Sept. 29th. At the onset of the meeting, Senator Alexander said he was there to listen to us. I appreciated the fact that he did not try to use our time as a private campaign event, per se’. Howard and Mel spoke at length about some of the pressing issues facing our nation. ( i.e. immigration, energy, etc. ) When Howard brought up immigration, the senator stated he voted for the Gang of 8 immigration bill because it (purported) to secure our southern border first. He also said that he knew it was not the best bill possible, but that he was expecting it to go to the house for revision, then to conference. He would then see what the compromise bill would look like. In that segment of conversation, he admitted that comprehensive bills are not the best way to pass legislation. He referred to Senator Douglas from Illinois of 1850 when he introduced individual bills, all of which pertained to the same matter at hand. Each bill was passed separately, but collectively changed the overall issue. Senator Alexander stated if the republicans were to win the senate, he sees the same tactic being used. He also said of immigration that after the border is secure, he wants to see a move that allows immigrants a temporary work permit system so immigrants can work in the agriculture business. Howard then relayed a conversation he had with a friend of his in California who currently owns a vineyard. He said that his friend has a difficult time finding anyone to employ because the federal government has made it too comfortable for people–including illegals–to sit at home and collect government handouts. To the best of my recollection, the senator had no real response. Mel touched on several issues, including energy. He elaborated on the coal industry, and the many plants being shut down due to EPA regulations. The senator agreed that we as a nation need...

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Tell Governor Haslem NO to illegals

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in Words from Past Chairmen | 0 comments

As you should know, Obama is intentionally opening our borders to illegal aliens. They are not being screened for communicable diseases. Less than 40% of them are what WE call children.  They are not being deported. They are being transported to cities across the nation, and dumped on our communities. It’s reported that Other Than Mexicans ( i.e. illegals from known terrorist supported countries such as Syria) are crossing. Tell Governor Haslem we will not accept this. Go to the link http://protecttnborders.com/, read the letter, find your “category” (citizen), and sign the letter. No donations are requested, and your email address will not be shared. This is strictly a grass-root effort to send the governor a strong message. Once you’ve signed, please share it with other Tennesseans, whether they’re tea partiers or not. This issue affects all of us. If you use face book, go here http://www.facebook.com/ProtectTNBorders and share it on your page.Thank you,...

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