America’s Last Stand

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

On behalf of the Sevier County Tea Party (SCTP), I would like to thank everyone who attended our event, America’s Last Stand. I think the purpose of the event was well received; we need to reach out to the populous at large, and encourage them to at least get involved in the voting process. Since the event, I’ve heard nothing but positive comments, and an understanding that we do indeed need to reach out to our friends, families, and neighbors to remind them that the government derives its power from the consent of the govern, and that We the People are not subjects of the government. If we can successfully remind folks of that premise and get them to re-engage, we will most certainly be on our way to returning our nation to the constitutional republic form of government outlined in our founding documents. Prior to the event, I was contacted by candidates for U.S. Senate; George Flinn from Memphis, and Joe Carr, state representative. They asked if they would have a chance to address the crowd, and do a little campaigning. They were told that the event was structured to motivate the people, and not be a political event per se’. They were told they could purchase tickets and be a part of the audience, and that they could campaign outside the building before the event was underway or after the event was over. Carr and Flinn respected my decision. Mr. Carr respectfully chose to participate in an event elsewhere. However, volunteers with the Beat Lamar Campaign (not affiliated with the Joe Carr campaign) did pass out Carr literature outside the building. Flinn purchased the VIP GOLD, and enjoyed the program, campaigning only after the event was over. John King, a candidate from Knoxville, did not contact me prior to the event.  Long before the program started, I noticed two people inside the building passing out King material. I immediately told them that if they wanted to campaign, they would have to do so outside the building. Shortly after, they were once again seen inside doing the same thing. They were told a second time to vacate the building. During the John Michael Montgomery concert, I was informed that King himself was with the two volunteers inside the building. That time, they were informed by the police that if they entered again, they would all be arrested. I mention this to make a simple observation: It’s my opinion that if King or his volunteers cannot respect the simple rules of an event explained by the host –the chairman of a tea party– that tells me he won’t respect the tea party if he is elected. I personally have no use for a candidate of that caliber....

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Thomas More Law Center News Alert

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Words from Past Chairmen | 0 comments

As you are (hopefully) aware, states have passed Amendments to their respective Constitutions defining marriage between one man and one woman. Each time, leftist activists have filed complaints with federal courts, and the courts have routinely overturned the will of the people. Federal courts are allowing the minority to govern the majority, dictating todays social norms by judicial fiat. The courts are justifying immorality under the guise of fairness. This is nothing short of judicial activism, destroying our culture, morals, and our American way of life. But good men and women never give up the fight. I received the following notice from the Thomas More Law Center. Read this short email, and pray for their success. In Liberty, Steve Osborn SCTP Chairman Thomas More Law Center News Alert ———————————————————— The Fight Is OnTMLC Files Brief Supporting Traditional Marriage on Behalf of Black Pastor Coalition Yesterday, with the battle cry “the fight is on,” a coalition of over 100 Black pastors from Detroit, Outstate Michigan, and Ohio representing several hundred additional pastors, celebrated the amicus brief which was filed by the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) on their behalf challenging the recent Federal District Court decision overturning Michigan’s 2004 constitutional amendment. Michigan’s Marriage Amendment (MMA) preserves traditional marriage between one man and one woman.The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, MI, filed the amicus brief in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Attorney General Schuette’s appeal of the District Court’s decision. Shortly after the decision overturning the Michigan Marriage Amendment, Minister Stacy Swimp contacted TMLC on behalf of the Coalition of Black Pastors asking whether the Law Center would be willing to file a brief on their behalf. Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Law Center, replied that it would be their privilege. A subsequent meeting with several Pastors, Thompson and Erin Mersino of the Law Center, was held to discuss the ruling and the Pastors’ specific objections so that the brief would reflect their objections within a legal context in order to aid the appellate judges. Erin Mersino, the principal drafter of the amicus brief, assisted by Lansing attorneys William Wagner and John S. Kane, captured the Pastors’ objections: the comparison drawn by courts and by society that the homosexual push to legalize their marriages is on par with the civil right movement of Black Americans is false; marriage between one man and one women is Biblically based and a part of America’s Judeo-Christian morality and tradition, and the legal precedent used to overturn the MMA, which was approved by over 2.7 million voters, was unsound. Said Mersino: “It has been an honor working...

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It Only Took 97 Seconds For This Congressman To Destroy Obama Over The Benghazi Scandal

Posted by on May 10, 2014 in Words from Past Chairmen | 0 comments

Republican Congressman Tom Cotton appeared on the House floor to call out the Democrats for their fake outrage. “Four Americans lost their lives that night in Benghazi. They deserve justice, and the American people deserve the truth. One other lesson I learned in the Army is we leave no man behind. And we will not leave these four men behind.” Read more at Republican Congressman Tom Cotton appeared on the House floor to call out the Democrats for their fake outrage. “Four Americans lost their lives that night in Benghazi. They deserve justice, and the American people deserve the truth. One other lesson I learned in the Army is we leave no man behind. And we will not leave these four men behind.” Read more...

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Where Was The Tea Party

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Words from Past Chairmen | 0 comments

Members, There were several primaries for Washington D.C. offices this week, and tea party candidates were on the ballots in many of those races. Every one of them got a shellacking. Who would have thought that Boehner would be re-elected, especially after his plans to push amnesty was exposed? Even though Mitch McConnell has a tea party-backed challenger receiving campaign contributions from out of state, Mitch maintains a solid lead at this point. So where has the tea party been? One would think that after the republican establishment declared war on the tea party, we would know who our “enemy” really is, and have the fighting spirit stirring in our spirits. Admiral Yamamoto of the Japanese Imperial Navy knew what his attack on Pearl Harbor would generate: “I fear all we have done is awakened a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve”. That sleeping giant today should have been the grass-root. The left wing media is headlining a poll released Thursday: Tea party support among Republicans drops, poll finds CBS News. The poll states that support for our movement has dropped 20 points in 4 years. I doubt the validity of that poll, but the pundents are quoting it as justification for establishment republican victories. Mark Levin explains what Karl Rove and t ​he establishment ​ did to win. You can hear his explanation by clicking the link inside the following sentence: “Levin said the question of whether the Tea Party is dead is a stupid one, and he asked why establishment Republicans were spending “millions of dollars laundered through Karl Rove’s group and Mitch McConnell’s National Republican Senatorial Committee” to fight and trash conservatives: I think the more likely reason for tea party losses is the members themselves. While Karl Rove is pouring money into establishment candidate campaigns, many tea party folk would rather give vocal and monetary support for a candidate, but expect someone else to do the work, like making calls on behalf of a candidate, or going door-to-door targeting likely voters asking for their support of a conservative candidate. Admittedly, it takes work, and can be tiring. BUt it can be fun, too. If we are to elect conservatives, we have to understand our opposition, and how they win elections. We have to counter that. Our neighbors in Blount County, Mary Cook and the Smoky Mtn. tea Party Patriots, are SHINING examples of how to defeat RINO’s. They sought out–AND ELECTED  — six conservative candidates to their county board. But it took work. And it paid off. Her email to me explaining how they did it is below. When you–the members–vote on which senatoral candidate should get our support, we as an organization need to repeat...

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Abuse of Power

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Words from Past Chairmen | 0 comments

Anyone who isn’t brain dead knows Obama has nearly fulfilled his 2008 promise to fundamentally transform America. It’s now evident that Obama thinks that as president, he has the authority to disregard our system of equal branches of government, and rule like a third-world tyrant. Sadly, and just as disturbing as Obama’s actions, many in congress are collaborating with Obama. Others, for whatever reason, are afraid to act, let alone publicly criticize him and his cronies.  A minority in congress who have been calling Obama’s action unlawful and tried to stop some of his actions were demeaned by members of their own party. That minority has the support of the populous, and they are now political stars. On May 8, 2014, Senator Ted Cruz released a report, titled “The Legal Limit Report No. 4: The Obama Administration’s Abuse of Power,” outlining 76 specific “lawless” actions Obama has taken while in office, and accuses Obama of displaying a “persistent pattern of lawlessness” and a “willingness to disregard the written law.” His report can be read here Ted Cruz: Legal Limit Report...

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Old Butch

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Words from Past Chairmen | 0 comments

Here is an object lesson in Political Philosophy:   Fred was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young ‘pullets,’ and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs. He kept records, and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced. This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Each bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing. Now, he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells. Fred’s favorite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen, but this morning he noticed old Butch’s bell hadn’t rung at all! When he went to investigate, he saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover. To Fred’s amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn’t ring. He’d sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one. Fred was so proud of old Butch, he entered him in the Brisbane City Show and he became an overnight sensation among the judges. The result was the judges not only awarded old Butch the “No Bell Piece Prize,” but they also awarded him the “Pulletsurprise” as well. Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making. Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the unsuspecting populace and screwing them when they weren’t paying attention Vote carefully in the next election; you can’t always hear the bells.  ...

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