THE HIGHLANDS TEA PARTY 2014
We Meet Weekly on Tuesday Evenings
LOCATION: Homers Smorgasbord.
Meetings time 6:00 pm -8:00PM
Come early enjoy a great dinner and join us,
we are non-partisan
Meeting schedule’s are subject to change please watch the
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Tuesday July 22, 2014
There will be no meeting tonight, Sheriff Benson ccannot make it due urgent business needs, and I had forgot that this is also the night that Glenn Becks special on Common Core “We will not conform”, this is an audience Interactive presentation nationwide.
It will be presented at the Cobb 18 in Lakeland, several members have signed up for the program. This would reduce the number of members at the meeting. Sheriff Benton also states that it would be better to give this presentation after the August Primary election so it would be fresh on members minds for the November election, I though this was a good idea, Our events chairman, John Larsen will work with the Sheriff to re-schedule.
A reminder that the Meeting for July 29th will be held at the Kennilworth Lodge at Highland County Commissioner Don Elwell’s Town Hall meeting, pizza and beverages will be available. The meeting will cover the upcoming budget for the county and taxes.
Up Coming Guest Speakers
Reminder July 22nd & July 29th- Glen Becks “We will Not conform” showing at the Cobb 18 Lakeland, and July 29th at the Cobb 10 In Winter Haven
July 25th - 6:30-9:00 PM: CVA Rally “Defend Freedom” Orlando – Country Music Star Ayla Brown will be performing live (tampa and Orlando Only), along with Madison Rising Band, Pete Hegseth CEO Concerned Veterans for America, Karen Vaughn “extortion 17″, Sean Parnell “Captured Saddam Hussein”, and Dakota Meyer ( Marine who disobeyed order and save the live of 36 of his comrades and killed 8 Taliban, and was awarded the Congressional Medal Of Honor), will be guest speakers, fun and food for all (FREE) Orlando Harley Davidson, 3770 37th Street, Orlando.
July 29th – NOTICE: NO TEA PARTY MEETING THIS NIGHT PLEASE ATTEND “Don Elwell Town Hall Kennilworth Hotel 6:00 PM”. Don’s primary focus will be on this years Budget , and of course If Don is there;, there will be Pizza and beverages for all.
August 20, 2014 - Dennis Michael Lynch – “WE RIDE TO DC”
Dennis Michael Lynch will be presenting his new Documentary “WE RIDE TO DC” on August 20th at the Circle Theatre in Sebring, Florida, see information below.
WE RIDE TO DC is a full length documentary about the revival of the American spirit through what I’m calling “ride activism.” I cover the BIKERS, TRUCKERS, Tea Party, Overpasses, 100% FED UP and my own ride around the country. No doubt the film motivates people to take back America.”
Ticket prices will be $15.00 which will include the DVD “WE RIDE TO DC”. This presentation will be held at the Circle Theater downtown Sebring, Fl.
The Circle Theater hold 250 people so get your tickets early, we did sell out last year.
You may Call John Nelson 863-385-8274 to order tickets or send an email requesting them and I will make an effort to meet you.
If you cannot attend the performance or would like to donate to help cover the cost of bringing in top Professional Speakers like Dennis Michael Lynch, Sponsorships are most welcome. On August 7, 2013 we had a sellout at the Circle Theatre for Dennis Michael Lynch ‘s presentation on “They Come To America II” . We are counting on a sellout for this performance also.
The Highlands Tea Party thanks those sponsor who contributed to our success with last years presentation.
Sponsor may mail donations to:
John Nelson, Chairman, The Highlands Tea Party, 4196 Smoke Signal, Sebring, Fl 33872
Donation are not tax deductible due to issues with the IRS and our application 3 years ago, I am sure most of you are aware of the IRS issue.
Your place of Business or Name will be placed in our brochure as a sponsor.
Dennis Michael Lynch appears often on Fox News and the Blaze.
August 26, 2014 - Author Lynn Briedenbach “Why Grandma is A Conservative”.
Sept 30, 2014 – Ron Edwards – Mr. Edwards has a political commentary named The Edwards Notebook where he has 2-3 million listeners. He is an accomplished speaker and has spoken at many events where he has shared the stage with Dr. Ben Carson, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Dinesh D’Souza, and has been a fill in for Judge Napolitano.
News you will not see on ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC
Many are MUST READ Articles
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The Highlands Tea Party meets each Tuesday evening 6:00 PM at Homers Smorgasbord, 1000 Sebring Square, Sebring, FL 33872
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The battle for the Senate is shifting fully into opposition research season after Georgia’s Tuesday primary decided one of the final marquee Senate matchups.
Campaigns across the country are beginning to crack their research books to leak embarrassing and incriminating stories about their opponents, seeking to disqualify them as the general election season heats up.
How Can America Rid Itself of Common Core? Key Updates From Glenn Beck’s ‘We Will Not Conform’ Event
Jul. 22, 2014 8:11pm Erica Ritz
Glenn Beck on Tuesday presented “We Will Not Conform,” a unique production airing live in over 600 theaters across America. The show was described as an interactive “night of action” to fight Common Core, a controversial set of educational standards that some say will gravely impact the future of America’s children.
Beck brought together experts from all fields — from parents to educators to lawmakers — and asked them to create real, tangible strategies in their areas of expertise to combat Common Core.
The final action plan, in addition to all of the information presented, was posted online at commoncorefails.com shortly after the show.
One of the main ideas presented, which will likely be discussed further in future days, was boycotting high-stakes standardized testing.
“If you stop the fuel, you stop the machine,” Kathleen Jasper, a former assistant principal in Florida who recently quit her job to protest changes to America’s education system, explained.
Image credit: Amber Fisher
“Tonight is about more than one person, one political ideology, or any one policy,” Beck said. “Tonight is about people of all different backgrounds and beliefs coming together to fix a failing institution.”
Law ALLOWS Immediate Deportation Of Immigrant Children – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!
By Dick Morris on July 22, 2014
In this video commentary, I discuss how a current law ALLOWS for immediate deportation
of immigrant children. Tune in!
President Obama’s is claiming that the 2008 William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims
Protection Re authorization Act requires him to turn any UAC from non-Contiguous
Country over to HHS instead of putting them into removal process”
President Obama is DEAD wrong, it says exactly the opposite! He is currently illegally
transporting these children around the country and dropping them on unsuspecting
ELIGIBILITY FOR INTERIM ASSISTANCE OF CHILDREN
.—Upon receiving credible information that a child described in subparagraph
©(ii)(I) who is seeking assistance under this paragraph may have been subjected
to a severe form of trafficking in persons, the Secretary of Health and Human
Services shall promptly determine if the child is eligible for interim assistance
under this paragraph. The Secretary shall have exclusive authority to make
interim eligibility determinations under this clause. A determination of interim
eligibility under this clause shall not affect the independent determination whether
the child is a victim of a severe form of trafficking.
.—Assistance under this paragraph may be provided to individuals determined to be
eligible under clause (i) for a period of up to 90 days and may be extended for an
additional 30 days
(3) RULE FOR OTHER CHILDREN (not from a contiguous border to the U.S.) (this
would include Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala)
.—The custody of unaccompanied alien children not described in paragraph (2)(A)
who are apprehended at the border of the United States or at a United States
port of entry shall be treated in accordance with subsection (b).Sub section (b)
.—An immigration officer who finds an unaccompanied alien child described in
subparagraph (A) at a land border or port of entry of the United States and determines
that such child is inadmissible under the Immigration and Nationality Act
(8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.) may—
(i) permit such child to withdraw the child’s application for admission pursuant to
section 235(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1225(a)(4)); and
(ii) return such child to the child’s country of nationality or country of last habitual
residence Link to the 2008 bill
Read the whole act at the link below.
American committed to defending the rule of law and American exceptionalism made a nationwide statement over the weekend, and as we expected, their voices were largely ignored by the establishment media.
Yet, from California to New Hampshire protesters gathered to alert their fellow citizens to the danger posed by the invasion of our southern border – and to express their outrage at the Obama policies that encouraged it and that are allowing it to continue.
Dylan Morrill of the Rochester (New Hampshire) Daily Democrat, reported that “More than 25 protestors stood on an overpass off Exit 15 of the Spaulding Turnpike Friday morning to make a stand against illegal immigration.”
“The goal is to make the American people aware that there are people opposed to illegal immigration,” said event organizer Jerry DeLemus during the protest according to Morrill’s reporting. “And also let our government know.”
“We’re all about helping the kids, but we have to take care of our own,” WZZM in Grand Rapids, Michigan reports Stacey Connell, of Jackson, Michigan, said he believes illegal immigrants seek jobs and medical care at the expense of U.S. citizens. “It’s a complete drain on our system.”
MAJOR REASONS TO BE CONCERNED!!!
Growing Concern that Diseased Illegals are Headed to Florida
July 20, 2014
By Dr. Rich Swier 1 135
Florida resident Carol Hartman in an email to Congressman Daniel Webster voicing concerns that illegals are being housed in Orange County, FL asks:
What are you doing about this?
They are housing these illegals right in our own Apopka at the Hope Community Center. Not sure if your district covers the physical location of this center, but it really doesn’t matter, these illegal aliens are still in FL. Your vote/support or lack thereof affects everyone, so district doesn’t really matter. I do not see your name as a co-sponsor listed [on House Resolution 675] in the link below. Have you since joined as a co-sponsor since this article was written?
Please read the other [World Net Daily] article re: the seriousness of all kinds of diseases that are being spread throughout this country, jeopardizing our lives. You know they don’t sterilize the airplanes between flights, so who knows how many innocent people are carrying these diseases home to spread around.
After you read that article, the only conclusion you MUST come up with is to deport these illegals. The American citizens are not requesting anymore, we are demanding action, for our very lives are at stake.
Thank you for taking a positive stand for the American citizens.
EDITORS NOTE: The Hope CommUnity Center denies it is a “processing center”.
It appears Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Department of Health have the same concerns as does Hartman. The following letter from the Florida State Surgeon General was sent on July 18, 2014 to HHS and FEMA. CLICK HERE FOR THE REST OF THE STORY
Southside Chicago not interested in hearing excuses for illegal immigration
By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow.com July 21, 2014 6:55 am
A conservative black organization says it is fed up with the “callous disregard” the Obama administration has shown toward black Americans while bending over backwards to welcome 11 million illegal aliens.
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Is “Operation Choke Point” about to get choked by Congress? Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., sure hopes so.
Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is calling for the dismantling of what he calls a secretive initiative launched by the Obama administration in early 2013.
Critics say that Operation Choke Point, so dubbed by Department of Justice officials under Attorney General Eric Holder, seeks to weed out businesses from the marketplace that the Obama administration considers objectionable. According to The Wall Street Journal, it was an outgrowth of the Financial Fraud Task Force, established by President Obama’s executive order early in his first term.
The initiative, Issa said last week, is a slippery slope:
“If you empower the government to pick winners and losers within a lawful enterprise, then there is no place to stop.”
July 18, 2014
The U.S. Constitution: Beautifully Conceived
By E. Jeffrey Ludwig
Teaching in high schools in New York City for twenty-one years, it was disturbing to see that U.S. history textbooks often distance themselves from open praise and delight at the system of government our country enjoys. No sense of resounding gratitude is expressed for our Constitution. Federalism and checks and balances are dryly presented in a detached manner as mere mechanisms. There is no sense of honor accorded to the incredible vision of a government “conceived in liberty,” with the centers of power placed under wonderful constraints against tyranny.
Further, students will typically find politically correct statements in their books or hear them from their teachers to the effect that in the beginning women could not vote, the slaves had no rights, and “liberties still had to be won.” These disclaimers are intended to dilute the students’ patriotism; our founding was just another event on the world stage. It had plusses and minuses like all of history, and nothing exceptional occurred. One is reminded of President Obama’s repeated rejections of American exceptionalism, and how our freedoms are defined too negatively by the Constitution, with too many “freedom from” provisions, instead of affirming governmental “freedom to” control, direct, and provide for the so-called general welfare (via redistribution of wealth).
Textbooks must return to glorifying our Constitution so that dissatisfaction’s and rejection will fade into oblivion. What great truths, then, are enshrined in the Constitution?
Non-monarchical. Our system of government was the first non-monarchical system in the modern world except for a couple of cities in Switzerland. Here we do not have to bow before any man, but can live in the dignity of our personhood with others. William Penn, as part of his Quaker beliefs, disdained even the removal of his hat before the King of England as unworthy obeisance. (Fortunately for him, the King was well-disposed toward William!)
Obama Encounter an Apex of Anger
By Alan Caruba
Barack Obama has managed to do something one would hardly imagine a President could achieve by the midpoint of his second term. He has managed to anger most segments of the American populace, including those to the far Left who constitute a significant part of his base. It has taken time for most people to reach this point.
Americans are amazingly patient with their presidents, but Obama has pushed them beyond scandal fatigue. The “final straw” appears to be the illegal alien invasion masterminded by Obama.
What they are seeing and hearing is not what they were sold; a charming man of allegedly extraordinary intelligence. Friday’s press conference regarding the shoot down of the Malaysian commercial aircraft showed us a man utterly lacking any moral outrage and, as always, “leading from behind” by insisting this was Europe’s problem, not one that would be addressed by an America doing anything more than applying a few economic sanctions.
He looked and sounded bored, annoyed that he had to utter a bunch of empty platitudes about Russia; the same Russia with which he and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had declared a “reset” from previous administrations’ relations. Putin took his measure and saw weakness.
Obama’s response to the Middle East was to pull out all our troops from Iraq and a muddled series of actions in Afghanistan topped by the announcement of when troops there would leave, always a very bad idea when the enemy is still in the field. The “Arab Spring” became another Obama nightmare of bad decisions.
Lies, Lies, and More Lies
It took years, but it eventually became clear to most paying any attention that Obama has told so many lies that whatever he says now is deemed worthless. Then, too, his administration is now subject to congressional investigations that include the Internal Revenue Service and the Veterans Administration.
The Attorney General was slapped with contempt of Congress. A key figure in the IRS scandal, Lois Lerner, has pled the Fifth.
The House of Representatives is getting ready to sue Obama for failing to obey the Constitution’s separation of powers. The President’s efforts to ignore the Constitution have been met with an extraordinary number of Supreme Court rebuffs, many of which were unanimous.
How bad is Obama’s situation at present? One indication is the way the news media has been slowly, but steadily falling out of love with him. As Paul Bedard noted recently in the Washington Examiner, “In unprecedented criticism of the White House 38 journalism groups have assailed the president’s team for censoring media coverage, limiting access to top officials, and overall ‘politically-driven suppression of the news.”CLICK HERE FOR THE REST OF THE ARTICLE
© Alan Caruba, 2014
The GOP can’t live with Hillary Clinton running for president, but they can’t live without her either.
Most Republicans see the former secretary of State as a formidable challenger, albeit a flawed one. Her sheer presence does perhaps more to excite the GOP base than any other Democratic Party figure alive today, aside from President Obama.
It’s the Clinton paradox: The candidate they’re most worried about beating is also the candidate they may most want to run against in 2016 to both draw out their voters and open up donors’ pocketbooks.
“If Hillary Clinton runs, she brings a such a questionable record with plenty of old and new baggage that her candidacy will likely light up Republicans’ intensity to keep her out of the White House. Everything from strong Republican fundraising numbers and tremendous grassroots support will be aided by a Clinton candidacy,” said Ron Bonjean, a GOP strategist and former congressional leadership staffer.
From Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) to Ted Cruz (Texas) to, most recently, Ron Johnson (Wis.), Republican presidential prospects have knocked her as eminently beatable to rev up their own base. CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF THE STORY
A flurry of legislative activity to address the border crisis is emerging as a major showdown between Tea Partiers and establishment politicians.
Conservatives want to take the fight directly to President Barack Obama, whose executive amnesty policies they say is the primary cause of the problem. Leading the charge on the right are Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, and Ted Cruz (R-TX), the wily Tea Party freshman.
The political establishment, on the other hand, prefers a legislated fix to a 2008 anti-human trafficking law, which they cite as a key cause of the problem. The top players on the establishment’s team are Speaker John Boehner, his working group’s head Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX).
Both sides are pulling deep into their benches to fight this battle, and conservatives are framing it as an epic bout that will show lawmakers’ true colors—much like the battle to defund Obamacare that Cruz championed last fall.
Already in 2014, 57,000 illegal alien children from Central America currently in U.S. government custody have flooded across the southern border.
Early in the debate over how to respond to the influx, the Obama administration cited the 2008 law as the major impediment to addressing the deluge, conveniently placing the onus on legislation enacted under President George W. Bush. CLICK HERE FOR THE REST OF THE STORY
BLUE BEATS GREEN
Excerpts from the film:
“Human beings, as a species, have no more value than slugs”
John Davis, Editor of Earth First! Journal
“The collective needs of non-Human species must take precedence over the needs and desires of humans.
Published on Jul 14, 2014
“Crying Wolf: Exposing the Wolf Reintroduction to Yellowstone National Park” is an eye-opening exposé of the illegal introduction of non-native Gray Wolves to Yellowstone and beyond. I grew up in the thick of the wolf controversy. This is the true story. The wolf in the cover photo was one caught less than a mile from my house when I was a teenager.
My first project, Crying Wolf, is now on the Blue Beats Green YouTube channel. This is what got me going on environmental issues. Because of the growing problems and spread of wolves in the west, I’ve made it available for the world again.
Last time I put it up it was on Vimeo and it had close to 100,000 hits in the first three months before I took it down.
Crying Wolf: Exposing the Wolf Reintroduction to Yellowstone National Park, is an eye-opening exposé of the illegal introduction of non-native Gray Wolves to Yellowstone and beyond. I grew up in the thick of the wolf controversy. This is the true story. The wolf in the cover photo was one trapped less than a mile from my house when I was a teenager.
You can buy the film off of the store page link on this website, either solo or in the Deluxe Pack, or you can get it on Amazon.com: Crying Wolf. The DVD has some bonus videos with more info on the topic.
This is just another area that the government of the left are trying to take control over all of our lives and our survival as a people. They are using this as an excuse and a facade to hide behind to destroy us. Wake up, America!
The Navy intercepted a boatload of people off the coast of CALIFORNIA today. This placed the Navy in an awkward position, as the boat was not heading to, but away from the USA, towards Mexico. Another surprise finding was that they were loaded with White Americans who were all seniors of Retirement / Social Security age.
Their claim was that they were trying to get to Mexico so as to be able to return to the USA as illegal immigrants.
And therefore be entitled to far more benefits than they were receiving as legitimate American Citizens on Social Security. We’ll get more respect, more privacy, FREE attorney to fight America for us, free air transportation, free drivers licenses, no taxes to pay, get paid to stay at home, home will be provided by the government, ability to vote, the list goes on, oh and one more thing, If we volunteer to be foster parents for Illegal undocumented juveniles we will get several thousands of dollars a month.
The Navy, it is believed, gave them food, water and fuel and assisted them on their journey.
We are booking on the next boat out.
Let me know if you want to come.
Sen. Johnson: ‘President Nero’ Fiddling ‘While World Burns’
Friday, 18 Jul 2014 05:32 PM
By Cathy Burke
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President Barack Obama is “sitting on the sidelines” in the Ukraine and Gaza crises, making him little more than “President Nero” fiddling “while the world burns,” Sen. Ron Johnson charged Friday.
The Wisconsin Republican and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee blasted the president for attending fundraisers in New York on Thursday night, the same day of a “barbaric” attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and Israel’s push into Gaza.
Johnson told “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV that Obama’s priorities are “outrageous.”
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THINGS ARE CHANGING FAST
MAYBE AMERICANS WILL FINALLY STAND UP
BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE
oBrazen smugglers threaten journalists while operating in broad daylight. [Pat P]
oBorder Patrol officer Zach Taylor goes public. Watch the whole thing. His story unfolds as the video progresses. [Loma W]
o Mark Zuckerberg, since you promote illegal immigration, have you opened your home to them? [Trish]
o No Country For Old Whites and No Country For White Children. [Clarice R]
o Feds and local police, working together, descend on the school yard of a small Illinois town, population 850, without notice or explanation, using weaponized military Black Hawk helicopters, armored vehicles, and SWAT teams. [Paul S]
o There is hope. Black Senator Elbert Guillory goes public to explain “Why I Am A Republican”, it was the Republican Party that freed the slaves, and it is the Republicans that have the right ideas to truly help blacks and others. [Note: For the record, although Republicans remain imbued with the "ideas of America" that made this nation great, I no longer believe the Rockefeller Republican Party or most of its leaders are. For that matter, the same is true of the Democratic Party and its leaders, which has been perverted into the Communist Party. It is time for Americans to come together.]
Boehner: House Has No Plans to Defund Unconstitutional Acts by Obama
July 17, 2014 – 3:37 PM
By Brittany M. Hughes
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House Speaker John Boehner applauds during President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address on Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
(CNSNews.com) – House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) indicated today that if President Barack Obama takes actions that exceed his constitutional authority, the House of Representatives has no plans to use its own constitutional authority to withhold funding from those actions.
At his weekly press briefing, CNSNews.com asked Boehner: “You’ve said you disagree with calls to impeach the president over abuse of power via executive actions. But under the Constitution the House actually has the power of the purse. So, if the President takes actions that exceed his Constitutional authority, will you withhold funding for those actions in the next must-pass appropriations bill?
“There’s a lot of ways to deal with this issue,” Boehner responded. “But we’ve got a Republican House and we’ve got a Democratic Senate. And there are a lot of things we’ve passed here that the Senate clearly has not passed.
“Now, when it comes to that issue, some of these actions that you could defund, there clearly isn’t, I wouldn’t guess, an appetite in the United States Senate to withhold those funds,” Boehner continued. “That’s why we’ve decided that the more direct approach of suing the president is the right path to go down here.
“Listen, I’m for upholding the Constitution,” said Boehner, “and I’m for protecting the interest of the House vis-à-vis the power grab that’s going on by the White House. And while he has the authority to issue executive orders, he does not have the authority to unilaterally change laws in our country, which he has done.”
Article 1, Section 9, Clause 7 of the U.S. Constitution says: “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.”