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HIGHLANDS TEA PARTY – Weekly Meeting for November 18, 2014

THE HIGHLANDS TEA PARTY
2014

Tuesday, November 25,  2014

HOMER’S RESTAURANT
1000 Sebring Sq. – Sebring, FL
5:00PM – Buffet
6:00PM – 8:00PM – Meeting

Come early enjoy a great  dinner during meeting of before.

(We are a non-partisan org, we do not
endorse any candidates
,
Our mission is to educate the people on
issues and candidates.)

Meeting schedule’s are subject to change please watch the
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Guest Speaker

Representative Debbie Mayfield –  Representative Mayfield will talk about her state wide initiative to eliminate Common Core in Florida.
Jake MacAulay -  High School American Club Debunking Common Core

 Up Coming Guest Speakers & Events

November 25, 2014
Representative Debbie Mayfield –  Representative Mayfield will talk about her state wide initiative to eliminate Common Core in Florida.
Jake MacAulay -  High School American Club Debunking Common Core

December 2, 2014 - Dexter Sanders, Give Me Liberty Message of Faith
Evangelist Dexter Sanders, pastor of Orlando Rock,exhorts us to “get back to God” as he begins this patriotic evening of the Give Me Liberty tour. Calling us as a people and as a nation to recognize that our enemies have a plan to destroy us from within, he challenges us to stand up for what we believe. Mentioning 45 issues that undermine our culture and society, he points out that the enemy’s plan has been and is working to take away traditional American freedoms. This is the first of 5 messages by the Give Me Liberty tour group that can bring you to your feet!

 

CURRENT NATIONAL PETITIONS & POLLS

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HEADLINE NEWS 2014

HEADLINE NEWS
Week of November 22 – November 29, 2014

Stay current with the latest News around the Nation and the World

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  • THE HILL – House Republicans sue President Obama ACA11/21
    Republicans initiated legal action against the Obama administration Friday over its use of executive authority, an issue that helped galvanize the GOP to victory in the Nov. 4 midterm elections.

The lawsuit focuses on ObamaCare’s twice-delayed rule that larger employers offer health insurance, and in a surprise move, also questions funding for a method of consumer financial assistance created by the law. 

The action was filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the morning after President Obama announced broad executive action on immigration that infuriated the GOP.  

”Time after time, the president has chosen to ignore the will of the American people and rewrite federal law on his own without a vote of Congress. That’s not the way our system of government was designed to work,” Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a statement on the healthcare suit. 

 “If this president can get away with making his own laws, future presidents will have the ability to as well. The House has an obligation to stand up for the Constitution, and that is exactly why we are pursuing this course of action,” Boehner said.

    BREIRBART – JEFF SESSIONS: NOW IS ‘TIME TO STAND STRONG’ AGAINST OBAMA’S ILLEGAL AMNESTY TO PROTECT AMERICAN WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES- 11/21
    Incoming Senate Budget Committee chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions says that President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty is something that is “endangering our entire constitutional order” as a democratic Republic. “President Obama’s executive amnesty violates the laws Congress has passed in order to create and implement laws Congress has refused to pass,” Sessions said in a statement. “The President is providing an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants with social security numbers, photo IDs, and work permits—allowing them to now take jobs directly from struggling Americans during a time of record immigration, low wages, and high joblessness.”  Sessions noted that Obama’s specific actions were each rejected by Congress, and as such acting without congressional approval puts the U.S. system of government in jeopardy.

  • NEWSMAX – Sen. Ron Johnson on Amnesty: Cynical Move for ‘Political Gain’ 11/21
    Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson tells Newsmax that President Barack Obama is using executive action on immigration as a “political weapon” and he’s “poking a stick” in the eyes of the Republicans.  “What he’s serious about is using immigration cynically for political gain. He’s using it as a political weapon,” Johnson told J.D. Hayworth on “America’s Forum” on Newsmax TV Friday.  “If he was really serious about passing the bill, which he was taunting us to do, he would’ve worked with us to find an agreement to start doing this in a common sense approach,” he explained.  The Wisconsin Republican contends that there was a lot in Obama’s immigration plan, which he described in his speech Thursday night, that Republicans agree on and that those areas of “common ground” could have been a good place to start negotiations to begin to “build a level of trust.”

  • NEWSMAX – Pat Buchanan: ‘Rogue President’ Says ‘To Hell With Constitution’ - 11/20
    The United States has a “rogue president” who has decided he is going to do what he wants to do and “to hell with the Constitution,” columnist Pat Buchanan, former adviser to Presidents Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon, told Newsmax TV Thursday. “We have a rogue president who tonight is going to announce that he is going to do something he said not so long ago, one year ago, he does not have the legal or constitutional authority to do,” Buchanan told “America’s Forum” host J.D. Hayworth.  “This is being done for his political base in the Hispanic community. He looked at the election returns and said, with Republicans strengthened like this, there’s nothing I can get done with Congress so I’m going to do what I can do and what I want to do and to hell with the Constitution.”

  •  NEWSMAX – Boehner’s Office: Obama’s ‘Amnesty’ Plan Cements His Legacy of ‘Lawlessness’ - 11/19
    A move by President Obama granting “amnesty” to some illegal immigrants would ruin the chances of Congress acting on immigration and other issues, a spokesman for U.S. House Speaker John Boehner warned on Wednesday.  “If ‘Emperor Obama’ ignores the American people and announces an amnesty plan that he himself has said over and over again exceeds his constitutional authority, he will cement his legacy of lawlessness.

IMPORTANT SIDEBARS

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“COMMON CORE” “INFO VIDEOS” , “POLLS”, “HEADLINE NEWS & ACTION ITEMS”,”AGENDA 21″,
LETTERS TO EDITOR” “KRISSANNE HALL”, ” A VOICE FOR FREEDOM”, and many more.

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YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT – Bill Whittle Truth Revolt

Published on Oct 24, 2014
Tired of listening to Progressives tell you that the Second Amendment only allows people in militias to keep and bear arms?
Or that the Founders would have never intended the Second Amendment to apply to modern weapons?
In his latest FIREWALL Bill recounts a remarkable conversation about the precise wording of the Second Amendment, and sums
up why the document says what it means and means what it says.

How the Keystone bill died

How the Keystone bill died

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) told reporters on Monday night that she had the 60 votes she needed to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

But secretly, she knew she was one short.

Behind the scenes, Landrieu furiously lobbied Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), hoping he’d become her 60th vote.
She also targeted Sen. Angus King, the independent from Maine, and the Democratic senators due to retire at the end of the year, Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), according to lawmakers familiar with the negotiations.

She hoped a member of the Senate Democratic leadership, most likely Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), would cross the party’s base and cast a “yes” vote that could save her Senate career.

It was a big gamble. Getting enough votes to advance Keystone would give her a victory to talk about in the run-up to her Dec. 6 runoff election against Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.). Falling short would undermine her campaign argument that she deserves reelection because of her Senate clout.  In the end, Landrieu’s “hail Mary” fell short, and not a single one of the eight Democratic senators on her list came through.

“There were eight potential Democratic ‘yeses.’ You’d think she could’ve gotten one of them,” said a Democratic senator who worked with Landrieu to advance the Keystone authorization.

A rumor circulated among Democratic senators that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) advised Landrieu that it wouldn’t be wise to bring Keystone to the floor for a high-profile vote if she wasn’t sure she could get 60. Many lawmakers were incredulous that she would take such a big risk only weeks away from her run-off.  “I don’t know what Mary was thinking,” one lawmaker said, requesting anonymity to discuss private discussions in the caucus.

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Florida businesses created 32,000 new jobs during the month of October

Good afternoon,

Today, we announced Florida businesses created 32,000 new jobs during the month of October, which is a total of 679,000 new jobs created for Florida families over almost four years. Our unemployment rate has also decreased more than 5 percent since December 2010, from 11.1 to 6.0 percent.  Our job growth and declining unemployment rate is proof that we are succeeding in creating an opportunity economy for Florida families. Even though we have made great progress, there is still more work to do. Florida is on a mission – and that mission is to become the very best place in the world to raise a family and live the American dream, so let’s keep working.

Have a great weekend,

Rick Scott
Governor
THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA • IN GOD WE TRUST

Obama’s Amnesty Lawlessness Demands Accountability

Obama’s Amnesty Lawlessness Demands Accountability

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 01:49 PM
By David Limbaugh

Time and time again, President Obama demonstrates his contempt for the Constitution and for the American people — whose integrity and will must be subordinated to his personal prerogative and hijacked sovereignty.  Obama has admitted on several occasions that he had no authority to act unilaterally, via executive order, to grant amnesty to millions of immigrants who came here illegally, so his doing so is, in his own opinion, flagrantly illegal.

Daily he proves to us that his words mean nothing. They are utilitarian tools, serving his political purposes. When traveling the country to rally support for the DREAM Act, he confessed that he had no power to pass it on his own, but shortly thereafter, on the heels of his failed efforts to secure sufficient congressional support for this legislation, he issued an executive order implementing provisions of the act anyway.  His action wasn’t nuanced or diluted in any way to create even an arguable distinction between his fiat and the provision that Congress explicitly had rejected. Not in the slightest.

It is not as if this lawless dictate — which Obama pretended to issue as an act of compassion — was of minimal consequence. Many have convincingly argued that it led to the southern border invasion we experienced a few months ago.  But Obama’s current action would go much further — which is hardly surprising, considering that he never seems to be brought to account for his abuses of power.

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OBAMA’S ‘EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION’ FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS

WND EXCLUSIVE
OBAMA’S ‘EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION’ FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS
Immigration expert warns his ‘temporary’ order will be ‘irreversible’
Published: 1 day ago

WASHINGTON – As President Obama prepared to issue a highly controversial landmark executive order effectively granting amnesty to up to 5 million illegal aliens, his critics were comparing him to Richard Nixon even as his defenders evoke the likes of Abraham Lincoln.

“Barack Obama is the president Nixon wished he could be,” said immigration expert Mark Krikorian, the head of the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies.  “But even Nixon had more constitutional inhibitions than Barack Obama appears to have,” he said in an interview with WND.  Krikorian put a different spin on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s assertion that this is Obama’s “Emancipation Proclamation” moment in history.

“The problem with Obama is that Obama thinks the law is whatever Obama determines to be law,” he explained.

“Obama sees Congress as a kind of advisory body. But he sees himself as the ultimate ruler of the nation. Congress’ job, as Obama sees it, is to give him advice and suggest policy approaches, much like the House of Lords.”  Obama announced his long-expected executive order on immigration at 8 p.m. Thursday. The announcement will be followed Friday by a rally at a high school in Las Vegas.

Read a full transcript or watch the video of Obama’s speech on immigration here.

Krikorian believes Obama has been misled by Pelosi and other supporters into thinking the American people will see him as “liberating Hispanics” the way popular history sees Lincoln as “freeing the slaves.”  “The problem for Obama is that he has virtually nothing left to secure his legacy but this,” Krikorian said. “Obamacare was not a bipartisan legislative success, and Obama’s much-touted economic recovery is anemic, with most jobs created being part-time jobs.  “Still, I believe Obama has drunk the Kool-Aid.” Krikorian said, acknowledging that at this point Obama has no choice but to proceed with executive actions

“If Obama succeeds in giving some 5 million illegal immigrants issued work permits, Social Security cards and driver’s licenses, it’s de facto irreversible,” Krikorian said.  “Even though nominally the action is temporary, nobody believes that. How will anybody take government-issued identification cards that Obama orders issued to illegal immigrants?” he asked. “Obama’s actions will be irreversible, that’s what the White House is counting upon happening.”

What do YOU think? Sound off on Obama granting de facto amnesty to illegals  In the final analysis, Krikorian believe the GOP in Congress can block Obama, even at this late hour. “You just don’t give Obama the money to issue the work permits, or the Social Security cards or the driver’s licenses,” he said. “That’s how you stop Obama, no matter what type of lofty Emancipation Proclamation-like address he tries to give to the American public.”

In ‘a box of his own making’

In an article published on the Center for Immigration Reform website, Stanley Renshaw, a professor of political science at the City University of New York and a certified psychologist, argues that Obama has “placed himself in a box of his own making” by declaring in 2008, when he first ran for president, that he would make comprehensive immigration reform the top priority of this first year in the White House.  “The president put himself in this position. He promised his Hispanic advocacy groups and other liberal allies that he would push for ‘comprehensive’ immigration legislation, including substantially increasing legal immigration and providing a ‘pathway to citizenship’ for the 11-12 million illegal migrants already living in the country,” Renshaw wrote.

He said the “repeated delays have made these allies impatient and even angry, and political support for the president among ordinary Latinos has begun to drop off.”  Worse, the election of a Republican House and Senate means that the president’s aspirations for a place in history, of being ranked as a ‘great’ presidential figure, on a par with FDR and Lincoln, with whom he identifies, have been dashed – though ‘squandered’ is perhaps a more accurate word.”

Renshaw argues Obama “is turning now to his one remaining legacy card: executive action on immigration.”

Still, Renshaw concluded there is probably no way to get Obama to back down after the White House made “a very dramatic public announcement about his forthcoming executive amnesty plans” and having put into motion a Department of Homeland Security review of his options and having vetted with White House lawyers the likelihood his executive orders will face numerous court challenges.  “Be prepared,” Renshaw advises. “At a meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the president was quoted as assuring members of his party that ‘he won’t back down from his plans to ease deportations.’ There is every reason to believe him.”

 

Obama Shut GOP Out of Executive Amnesty Meeting

Obama Shut GOP Out of Executive Amnesty Meeting

Dined with “top lawmakers” to discuss immigration announcement, excluded GOP

President Obama held a dinner for “top lawmakers” Wednesday night to discuss his plans for unilateral executive action on amnesty. On the list: Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, leaders of several congressional caucuses, and miscellaneous aides. Not on the list: Republicans.

What exactly the president told the Democratic leadership is unclear as those attending were “not authorized to speak publicly about the plans.” The Washington Post reports:

Obama has invited Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the leaders of the congressional Asian, Black and Hispanic caucuses, said the aides, who were not authorized to speak publicly about the plans.

Obama did not invite GOP leaders to the meeting, according to aides.

NEWSMAX – Climatologist: 30-Year Cold Spell Strikes Earth

Climatologist: 30-Year Cold Spell Strikes Earth

Image: Climatologist: 30-Year Cold Spell Strikes Earth

With nasty cold fronts thrusting an icy and early winter across the continental U.S. — along with last winter described by USA Today as “one of the snowiest, coldest, most miserable on record” — climatologist John L. Casey thinks the weather pattern is here to stay for decades to come.

In fact, Casey, a former space shuttle engineer and NASA consultant, is out with the provocative book “Dark Winter: How the Sun Is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell,” which warns that a radical shift in global climate is underway, and that Al Gore and other environmentalists have it completely wrong.

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John Casey – Debunking Climate Change

Published on Nov 14, 2014

John L. Casey
President, Space and Science Research Corporation

Mr. John L. Casey is a former White House space program advisor, consultant to NASA Headquarters, and space shuttle engineer. He is one of America’s most successful climate change researchers and climate prediction experts. Mr. Casey is the leading advocate in the US for a national and international plan to prepare for the next climate change to one of a dangerous cold climate era. This new cold era is caused by a historic decline in the Sun’s energy output, what he calls a “solar hibernation.”

In the spring of 2007, he became the first researcher to announce this dramatic change in the Sun to the White House and the mainstream media. In addition to correctly predicting the hibernation of the Sun, recently confirmed by NASA and other science organizations, he has correctly predicted the end of global warming, and the long term decline in the Earth’s temperatures.
He is the author of the internationally acclaimed climate science book, “Cold Sun” which describes the rationale for understanding why global warming has ended and the effects of the new cold climate era. Mr. Casey is currently President of the climate research company, the Space and Science Research Corporation (SSRC), in Orlando, Florida. Through his years in climate research he has been outspoken in saying that the Sun is the primary driver to climate change. He was named “America’s best climate prediction expert,” by Watchdogwire.com in March 2013.
Because of the respect he had earned in his climate research, in September 2011 he was asked by a group of the world’s best geologists in earthquake prediction to bring them together in a new company to help save thousands of lives each year by predicting the most dangerous earthquakes in advance, a never before achieved objective. In February 2012, the International Earthquake and Volcano Prediction Center (IEVPC) was formed with Mr. Casey as the Chairman/CEO. In December 2012, the IEVPC announced that it was concluding its test program early after they had correctly predicted its first three major earthquake events in advance. See more about the IEVPC at www.ievpc.org.

On January 6, 2014, Mr. Casey founded the Global Cooling Awareness Project (GCAP). The GCAP is an international effort to create a list of scientists and professionals who believe naturally produced global warming has ended and a new cold climate epoch has begun.

You can contact Mr. Casey directly at mail@spaceandscience.net

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