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The The Highlands Tea Party relies on your generous donations to keep the candle of liberty burning while we work tirelessly to reign in our out of control government, educate our Patriots on the latest issues, Your donations allows us to bring in World Class speakers like Dennis Michael Lynch, "We Ride To DC", John Casey Author "Cold Sun"., Trevour Loudon "The Enemies within." Please send your checks to the address below, or click on the PayPal Donate button to donate with a credit card on with PayPal a protected transaction site used around the world. Donating by PayPal is Safe and Convenient

Send Checks to: The Highlands Tea Party 4196 Smoke signal Sebring, FL 33872 All donations are greatly appreciated, Thank You & God Bless

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HIGHLANDS TEA PARTY – Weekly Meeting for October 14, 2014 Homers Smorgasbord 6-8 PM

THE HIGHLANDS TEA PARTY

Tuesday, October 21,  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 isues and candidates.)

Meeting schedule’s are subject to change please watch the
web page for changes

GUEST SPEAKER

Mr. Mike Averyt,
District assistant Superintendent and head of operations

Highlands County School District

 

Mr. Averyt will discuss the pending Tax on the November 4, 2014 Ballot. The state sets revenue and gives the district an
effective millage rate, which is levied to participate in state funding.

 

 Up Coming Guest Speakers & Events

October 28, 2014 - DEXTER SANDERS  “GIVE ME LIBERTY MESSAGE OF FAITH”.

October 31, 3014 – Flag Wave 10-12 Boom Booms on Highway 27 This is a Get Out The Vote only, no political signs!
May she forever wave over the Land of The Free

November 4, 2014 - ELECTION DAY - DO YOU DUTY  – GET OUT AND VOTE!
Vote 2014

November 18, 2014 – Jonathan Matusitz – Symbolism in Terrorism

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

 

Phone Banking & Canvassing

Come on out, join the fun, there is room for more, let’s get involved, free dinner or
Breakfast, camaraderie with your fellow patriots, a chance to meet the many patriots
of Sebring, Fl. What more can you ask for?

THIS IS A MUST WIN ELECTION FOR THE REPUBLICANS & CONSERVATIVES IF
WE EVER WANT A CHANCE TO TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK PLEASE GET INVOLVED

YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

  •  Beef O’ Brady’s – Wednesday, October , 22nd
    Phone bank – 3:00 -5 PM

    Dinner provided 5-6 PM. 

  • “Highlands Tea Party Door Knocks For Liberty”  Friday October 24th
    RSVP For Meetup Location
    Tina Altic – 954-240-9999

  • Saturday October 25, 2014- Canvass -
    Breakfast  Jimmy the Greeks
    Canvass- 9:30-1:30PM
    Canvass-4:00-8:00PM

    RSVP Tina at 954-240-9999 for meetup place
    Please come out and join other like-minded individuals who hold their
    FREEDOM very dear in these trying times!!!
    Thanks,

    For  information on Phone Banks & Canvassing campaigns please contact:
    Tina Altic – 954-240-9999

  • CVA Concerned Veterans for America Phone Bank
    Friday October 24th, 5-8 PM at Homers
    Let’s get a good turnoout, these will be the last calls we make and
    we need to get as many people as we can out to vote.

CURRENT NATIONAL PETITIONS & POLLS

Updated 09/12/2014

Click on links to sign letters/petitions

  • RESOURCEFUL EARTH TEAM – Stop EPA Now HELP REIGN IN THE EPA!09/12
    Stop EPA Now HELP REIGN IN THE EPA!
    If the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is successful in denying Pebble the right to even submit a permit application to undergo state and federal review, it sets a precedent that the EPA can kill any project in the U.S. at any time. This would give the EPA control over the American economy. ​Please take 30 seconds to sign our petition and send a message to the EPA asking them to stand down and reconsider their preemptive action.
    ​SIGN OUR PETITION TO THE EPA, Click on blue link above:
  • ACLJ – DEFEND CHRISTIANS AND ISRAEL; CONFRONT JIHAD -09/06

HEADLINE NEWS 2014

HEADLINE NEWS
Week of October 20 – October 18, 2014

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

Click on Blue/Red (Critical) Headline for the story 

  • WND – CROWD OF DEMOCRATS WALKS OUT ON OBAMA - 10/20
    During an appearance for Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, who is running for governor of Maryland, “early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity,” reported Reuters.  “A steady stream of people walked out of the auditorium while he spoke,” the wire service noted, “and a heckler interrupted his remarks.”

  • THE HILL – McConnell seeks clean slate for Republican majority in Senate 10/20/2014 – 10/20
    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) wants to get all must-pass legislation completed in the lame-duck session so Senate Republicans will have a clean slate at the start of 2015 if they control the upper chamber.

  • WND – ISRAEL SNUBS OBAMA PLEA FOR PERSONNEL IN EBOLA ZONE10/17
    The U.S. may be willing to send its finest, the soldiers in its military, to Liberia to fight Ebola, but not Israel.  According to a report on Twitchy, America’s best ally in the Middle East for generations has refused to go along with a request from Samantha Power, America’s U.N. ambassador.  The reports have pointedly noted that the U.S. cut off flights to Israel over the recent military activity on the part of Hamas, but has continued to provide flight connections to the Ebola-stricken West Africa.  “There’s a little buzz today on this story reporting that Israel has turned down a request from Samantha Power and the United States to provide medical assistance and personnel to Ebola-stricken countries in Africa,” the report said.

  • NEWSMAX – Ebola Chaos Adds to Obama’s Woes - 10/15
    Wrapped around all of this is new, emerging chaos surrounding the nation’s response to Ebola. An increasing number of Americans believe that the government’s response to the spread of this deadly virus is more about preserving “open borders” and political correctness than about preventing the illness spreading to the United States. The claim by the CDC director that a travel ban would somehow make the situation worse seems to most illogical and, in light of recent events, just plain dumb.

  • THE HILL – List: Lawmakers backing travel ban10/15
    Pressure is building on President Obama to ban flights to West African nations that are battling Ebola as concerns mount about the disease spreading in the United States.  Administration officials have resisted a flight ban thus far, arguing it would make it harder to deliver relief supplies to the countries where the virus is rampant.But lawmakers in growing numbers are pushing Obama to reverse course, and polls show the idea has strong public support. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) says a flight ban is something Obama should consider, adding that the president already has the authority he would need to put such restrictions in place.

  • CONSERVATIVE BYTE – Obama: I Hugged And Kissed Ebola Healthcare Workers -Real Smart thing to do? – 10/15
    Obama said, “I want to use myself as an example so people have a sense of the science here. I shook hands with, hugged, and kissed, not the doctors, but a couple of the nurses at Emory because of the valiant work that they did in treating one of the patients.  –  NOTE: Little does he realize that they are still within the 21 day incubation period after having treated the patient?

  • NEWSMAX – Boehner: Ban Flights From West Africa to Stop Ebola Spread10/15
    House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday joined a rising number of Republicans in calling on the Obama administration to ban west African travel to help stop the spread of Ebola. “A temporary ban on travel to the United States from countries afflicted with the virus is something that the president should absolutely consider, along with any other appropriate actions as doubts about the security of our air travel systems grow,” the Ohio Republican said.

  • GodFather Politics – “What Do You Think Would Happen if We Burned a Koran on Tonight’s Show”?10/14
    The discussion about Islam with Ben Affleck and Sam Harris on Bill Maher’s show is still making waves. Journalist Nicholas Kristof also took part in the discussion, backing up Affleck.  Both Harris and Maher are atheists. Even so, they shot down Affleck’s claim that Christianity is also a violent religion comparable to or maybe even worse than Islam.  Harris also got attacked by Affleck for this comment:    “We have to be able to criticize bad ideas, and Islam is the Mother lode of bad ideas.”

  • THE HILL – White House: Strategy against ISIS militants is ‘succeeding’Any more good jokes out there? 10/14The White House said Tuesday that its strategy to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is “succeeding,” despite gains the terror group has made in recent days that have raised criticisms about the administration’s approach. “We’re in the early days of the execution of that strategy,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said of the administration’s use of airstrikes against ISIS. “But certainly the early evidence indicates that this strategy is succeeding.”
    ISIS has gained ground in both Iraq and Syria.
  • DICK MORRIS – Dems Using False Flag Strategy To Steal Senate10/13
    Failing to persuade voters to support their discredited agenda, Democrats are now determined to use a false flag strategy to advance in stealth to steal a Senate majority. Masquerading as Independents in four key Senate races, Democratic candidates are embracing a wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing tactic to fool voters into believing that they are not the party hack/rubber stamps they truly are. By pretending that they are Independents, they can take power and help Obama implement his plan to create a one party government in the U.S. 
    Were these “Independent” Democrats true Independents, their presence in our national politics would be welcome. But they are not. If elected, they would each meekly cast their ballots for Harry Reid to be Majority Leader and form a tame part of his bloc that controls the Senate.

  • THE HILL – Pentagon: Climate change a national security threatAre you kidding me? – 10/13
    The Pentagon is integrating climate change threats into all of its “plans, operations, and training” across the entire Defense Department, signaling a comprehensive attempt to tackle the impacts of global warming.  In a 20-page Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap released on Monday, the Pentagon details its strategic blueprint to address climate change, calling it a “threat multiplier” that has the power to “exacerbate” many of the challenges the U.S. faces today, including “infectious diseases and terrorism.”  “Among the future trends that will impact our national security is climate change,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel writes in the report’s introduction.

  • THE HILL – Dems want White House shakeup - 10/12
    President Obama needs to shake up his White House staff to give new life to his presidency, top Democratic strategists and former White House veterans say.  They argue Obama needs an infusion of talent if he hopes to recover over his final two years in office.  One prominent party strategist said Obama “should take a flamethrower to his office.”  “He needs dramatic change — it’s not even a debatable point,” the strategist said. “The general consensus that the president is surrounded by people who do him more harm than good because they are more focused on pleasing him than they are challenging him or proposing a different course.”

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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BACHMANN UNDER 24/7 GUARD AFTER ISIS THREAT

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.

WASHINGTON – The danger posed by ISIS to Americans has come to the homeland for Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and a national publication may be making the ominous threat even worse.

Politico has reported federal officials are taking an online threat to the congresswoman so seriously she in now under 24-hour protection by a security detail.

However, Politico may be adding fuel to the fire by incorrectly reporting that the congresswoman had called on President Obama to declare war on Islam.

“Bachmann has been publicly critical of not only ISIL, but also Islam, calling on President Obama to declare war on the religion during a speech at the conservative Value Voters Summit at the end of September,” reported Politico.

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8 Ways the Federal Government is Blocking Information

Posted by Anne Reiner on October 15, 2014
If you’re still unsure whether or not federal government abuses its power, this list from Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee will convince you.

The following are eight ways the current administration is making it hard for journalists to find information and cover the news:

1. As the United States ramps up its fight against Islamic militants, the public can’t see any of it.

2. The White House once fought to get cameramen, photographers and reporters into meetings the president had with foreign leaders overseas. That access has become much rarer.

3. Guantanamo: The big important 9/11 trial is finally coming up. But we aren’t allowed to see most court filings in real time — even of nonclassified material.

4. Information about Guantanamo that was routinely released under President George W. Bush is now kept secret.

5. Day-to-day intimidation of sources is chilling. AP’s transportation reporter’s sources say that if they are caught talking to her, they will be fired.

6. One of the media — and public’s — most important legal tools, the Freedom of Information Act, is under siege. Requests for information under FOIA have become slow and expensive.

7. The administration uses FOIAs as a tip service to uncover what news organizations are pursuing.

8. The administration is trying to control the information that state and local officials can give out. The FBI has directed local police not to disclose details about surveillance technology the police departments use to sweep up cellphone data.

Click here to see the full list from the Associated Press.

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Here’s where Rick Scott, Charlie Crist stand on issues

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Ocober 18, 2014

TALLAHASSEE — Behind the noise of Florida’s nastiest gubernatorial contest in recent memory, Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist disagree on a range of issues near and dear to voters’ hearts.

Here’s a breakdown on where they stand:

Economy

Scott and Crist have argued over who’s to blame for the Great Recession and the credit for Florida’s slow-but-steady recovery. But beyond that, they have both proposed jobs plans.

He also says he’ll have a “laser focus on the Space Coast,” which has lost jobs since the space shuttle was mothballed. Crist also has pledged to kick-start the high-speed-rail project between Orlando and Tampa that Scott scrapped in 2011.

Scott has pledged a $1 billion tax-cutting plan but says he’ll unveil the details after the election.

The cuts would appear to heavily tilt toward reducing business and communications services taxes yet again.

He also backs the All Aboard Florida commuter-train project connecting Orlando to Miami. Crist has been less committal on that project, with Democrats calling it a boondoggle steered in part by Scott’s chief of staff.

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AMERICA IN DECLINE – Frank De Verona

Frank De Varona presented tis talk at the
Highlands Tea Party on September 9th, 2014.

DOES GOP REALLY HAVE 96% CHANCE OF TAKING SENATE?

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WASHINGTON – At first glance, the numbers seem almost too good to believe, for hopeful Republicans.

In fact, the blaring headlines are startling, and they come from sources not known for pushing GOP fortunes.

The Washington Post’s election model gives Republicans a 96 percent chance of winning the Senate.
The New York Times predicts there is a 71 percent chance Republicans will retake the Senate.
And, the highly respected data-analysis website FiveThirtyEight gives the GOP a 61 percent chance.
If the GOP wants to roll back what it regards as President Obama’s attempt to fundamentally transform America, the party must retake power: the Senate in 2014 and the White House in 2016.

The House looks secure for the GOP, where analysts predict it will keep, and maybe even increase, its majority. Attention is now riveted on the Senate, where 35 seats are up for election on Nov. 4., and Republicans must make a net gain of six seats to achieve a majority over Democrats.

And, suddenly, the prize of Senate control appears tantalizingly close for Republicans.

Helping fuel the GOP momentum is the president’s nosedive in the polls.

In 2009, Newsweek editor at large Evan Thomas called Obama “sort of a God. ” But the publication that nearly deified the president was singing a much different tune last week: “What is certain is that the president remains a drag for his party. He’s barely been invited to campaign with members. His role in the race is as a punching bag for Republicans and as an off-camera fund-raiser for Democrats.”

CLICK HERE FOR THE REST OF THE STORY

Dr. Jerry Merckel – The Classical Charter School

CLASSICAL CHARTER SCHOOLS
Dr. Merckel left the University of North Florida (UNF) on July 11, 2014 to pursue Classical Charter Schools. At UNF he was a Professor of Electrical Engineering along with Director of the UNF Innovation Program, Associate Dean of the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction and Chair of the Department of Construction Management.

Dr. Merckel’s presentation is about the Educational System and how we can finally do something about it instead of just beating our heads against the wall. A new program has been formed to help local groups form a Classical Charter School in their community. Classical Charter Schools are not private. They are part and parcel of the local school system. They pay us to provide the school. Classical schools advance the ideals of Liberty, something our schools are not doing now.

Ron Edwards presenting at the Highlands TEa Party September 30, 2014

 

Video is 1 Hour 26 Minutes in length.

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