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THE HIGHLANDS TEA PARTY WEEKLY MEETING – November 25th, 2014 Homers – 6-8 PM

THE HIGHLANDS TEA PARTY
2014

Meets at Homers Smorgasbord, 1100 Sebring, Square, Sebring, FL
Hours: 6-8 PM
PUBLIC IS WELCOME,
We are Conservative but non-Partisan

Tuesday, November 25

Guest Speaker I

FL Rep. Debbie Mayfield
District 54 – Vero Beach

State Wide Efforts Against Common Core

Rep. Debbie Mayfield opposes the Common Core Standard because she’s concerned that the Federal Government will play a major role in local education.
The Vero Beach Republican legislator filed a bill (HB 25) to stop Florida’s participation in the Common Core because, in a nutshell, she’s not convinced that they’re truly Florida’s educational standards. And that doesn’t sit well with her. HB 25 would prevent implementation of Common Core and mandate that Florida withdraw from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), the test designed for the Core.

Guest Speaker II

Jake MacAulay

High School American Club Debunking Common Core

Jake MacAulay is the current director of National Outreach and Speakers’ Bureau Member of the Institute on Constitution (IOTC), and Educational Outreach that presents the founders’ “American View” of law and government. IOTC has produced thousands of graduates in all states with a full understanding of the Biblical principles on which the Americas’ Founding Documents are based.
The former co-host of the syndicated talk shoe, The Sons of Liberty, he is an ordained minister and has spoken to audiences naton-wide, including college and high school campuses.
Jake has been seen on Yahoo New, Fox News, The Blaze, AP, CBS, NBC, The Weekly Standard, and more……

Contact:
Email: Jake@The AmericaView.com
Twitter: @constitutionjm
Facebook: https://ww.facebook.com/jake.m.macaulay

Up Coming Guest Speakers & Events

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!

MEETING NOTICE: Last meeting of the Year will be on December 16th, Meetings will resume January 6th, This will be the Start of our 8th year.

RAFFLE: The Highlands Tea Party  will be starting a Raffle November 25th, the prizes will be two Custom built Cue Sticks (One per winner) and a Hand Made beautiful quilt. Tickets will be  $1.00 each or 7 for $5.00.  The Items will be on display at meetings. The drawing will take place on December 16th, 2014 in time for Christmas gifts.
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The Highlands Tea Party Wishes all a Happy Thanksgiving.

 

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
web page for changes

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

Updated 11/23/2014

Click on links to sign letters/petitions

  • Please sign the National Petition ordering Congress to slash U.S. funding of this wasteful, bloated, anti-American bureaucracy.
    Washington’s politicians need to hear from you right now.

    Siogn Petition CLICK HERE TO SIGN

    I Pledge to Boycott PetSmart this Christmas Until PetSmart acknowledges “Christmas” in its advertising, I will boycott the company
    this year, and do my Christmas shopping with companies who do not offend me.

  • Siogn PetitionCLICK HERE TO SIGN PETITION

HEADLINE NEWS 2014

HEADLINE NEWS
Week of November 22 – November 29, 2014

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

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

  • WESTERN JOURNALISM – An Obama Official Dared Tell A Truth Obama Wanted Quiet, And Obama Just Made Him Pay - 11/23
    President Barack Obama announced at the White House Monday that United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will be stepping down from his post. Hagel will be staying on in his role until a successor is named and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.  Hagel’s impending departure was first reported by The New York Times, who noted in their lead that he is stepping down “under pressure” after discussing his future with President Obama for the past two weeks; and the two “mutually agreed” that it was time for the former Nebraska Senate Republican to leave. Hagel aides say the Defense Secretary was expected to serve a full year term.
  • THE HILL – Five candidates to replace Hagel  – 11/23
    The surprise resignation Monday of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stirring rampant speculation about who might take his place in President Obama’s Cabinet.  While Obama has several possible candidates, the choice is complicated by the fact that he will have to get his nominee past a Republican-controlled Senate next year.  Two of Obama’s three Department of Defense (DOD) secretaries — Hagel and Robert Gates — have come from the GOP, raising the possibility that the president will seek yet another nominee from the opposing party to ease the path to confirmation.  But the president hasn’t shied away from confrontation with the GOP in the wake of his party’s midterm election defeats, and could seek to make a statement with his Defense pick.

  • 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.

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The only acceptable answer Congress can make towards Obama’s executive order is to defund – NumbersUSA

NumbersUSA MEDIA RESPONSE

JEREMY BECK
The only acceptable answer Congress can make towards Obama’s executive order is to defund.

The political pundits at NBC News write There are two reasons why Republicans aren’t winning the political fight over President Obama’s executive action on immigration.

First, they say: The GOP remains divided in how to respond (beyond decrying the action Obama took on Thursday).

The GOP has a clear path to to stopping the executive action before it really gets underway: pass a short-term Continuing Resolution and come back in 2015 with a new Congress and DEFUND the amnesty then.

But GOP leadership has not committed to that effort yet. And House Appropriations Chairman, Rep. Hal Rogers has been pushing to fund the amnesty with an omnibus spending bill that will give the President virtually free reign to issue his Executive Amnesty with no threat of Congress de-funding it for another 11 months. Rogers has attempted to fool Congress and the public first by falsely claiming that Congress has no power to defund the amnesty (Congress does) and then by suggesting that Congress fund the amnesty but use a “recission” bill to stop it later (a plan so quixotic that Rogers himself had trouble explaining it). Not surprisingly, Democrats who support the executive amnesty think Rogers’ plan to fund it is “excellent.”

Second, the NBC pundits say: The GOP ceded the political high ground when House Republicans refused to consider ANY immigration bill that dealt with border enforcement and the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.

NBC is wrong. The Republican-controlled House did pass an immigration bill that would have addressed the border surge and defunded DACA. NBC may not like that bill but they can’t deny that it was passed. The Senate didn’t take up the legislation.

But NBC didn’t make the false claim up themselves — pro-amnesty Republicans did. NBC quotes Gang-of-Eight Members Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake blaming their own Party for executive actions.

Graham says: Shame on us as Republicans. Shame on us as Republicans for having a body that cannot generate a solution to an issue that it’s national security, that’s cultural and it’s economic … I’m disappointed in my party.
Flake says: I think we ought to put legislation on the president’s desk. That ought to be the response [to executive amnesty].

Graham’s and Flake’s comments were widely picked up by the mainstream media (MSNBC, Washington Times (again, here, CNN, WND, Huffington Post, and Voice of America, among others). The NBC pundits sum it up best when they write: As long as there are these kinds of quotes from Republicans, the GOP isn’t going to win this fight, even if the public doesn’t like the process Obama used here.

Arab ban on Muslim Brotherhood death knell for CAIR? – “Not as Long As Obama is in office”

Arab ban on Muslim Brotherhood death knell for CAIR?

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Bans on the radical Muslim Brotherhood abroad combined with a historically large GOP majority in Washington could provide the impetus to pass the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act introduced earlier this year by Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-Minn., congressional sources say.

The bill, which would effectively outlaw the radical Muslim Brotherhood in America, has attracted 19 Republican co-sponsors but has languished since being introduced in the House in July by Bachmann, a member of the House Intelligence Committee. Since then, however, the Republicans have gained the largest majority in the House since World War II, while taking control of the Senate.

And earlier this week, the United Arab Emirates joined Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Russia in outlawing the Muslim Brotherhood and many of its subsidiary organizations.  UAE took the additional step of designating two U.S. Muslim Brotherhood front groups — the Washington-based Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR, and the Muslim American Society, or MAS – as terrorist organizations on par with ISIS and al-Qaida.

CAIR is cited several times in the text of the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act as a Brotherhood-controlled entity.  Pressure to blacklist the Brotherhood and its U.S. front groups is building both internationally and domestically, U.S. officials say. With Republicans now controlling the legislative agenda in Washington, the anti-Brotherhood bill – H.R. 5159 – is expected to move on a faster track when the new Congress is seated in January.

“It will certainly get more attention and more sponsors now,” a senior Republican legislative aide on the Hill said.

However, if the bill passes through Congress, Muslim Brotherhood-friendly President Obama would more than likely veto it. No final action likely could be taken against the jihadist support network – which controls most of the Islamic nonprofit groups, charities and mosques in America – until Obama leaves office.
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OBAMA CLAIMS ‘BORDERS MEAN SOMETHING,’ ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS SHOULDN’T GET REWARDED – WHAT?

Breihtbart news

OBAMA CLAIMS ‘BORDERS MEAN SOMETHING,’ ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS SHOULDN’T GET REWARDED

On Friday, at the Las Vegas, Nevada high school where then-candidate Barack Obama pivoted to his “Si, Se Puede” (Yes, we can) message in 2008, President Barack Obama celebrated his executive amnesty in which he essentially declared, “Yes, I can.”

After announcing his executive amnesty at the White House on Thursday evening that will give temporary amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants, Obama went to Del Sol High School in Nevada and became the salesman-in-chief. Obama will reportedly try to “aggressively” sell his executive amnesty in the coming weeks across the country, including next Tuesday in Chicago with Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

He sold his executive overreach by claiming that his executive amnesty was not “amnesty” but actually “accountability” for illegal immigrants.
“It’s not amnesty,” Obama claimed. “What we are offering is accountability.”

Obama also said that illegal immigrants “shouldn’t get rewarded for cutting in line” and conceded that “undocumented workers broke our immigration laws.” He even conceded that “some are dangerous” criminals.

Obama said that since illegal immigrants who qualify for his executive amnesty will have to register with the federal government, pass a background check, pay their fair share of taxes, they will be held “accountable” even though Obama is rewarding them for breaking the country’s immigration laws and treating them differently under the rule of law. All that was still not enough for a heckler who felt Obama did not go big enough on his executive amnesty.
Obama also said America was exceptional not because of its rule of law but because “we welcome” illegal immigrant DREAMers. Obama said he believes in “fairness” and mentioned that the “immigration system feels fundamentally unfair” even though Obama’s executive amnesty rewarded illegal immigrants at the expense of legal immigrants who have been waiting in line for years or decades to come lawfully to the United States.

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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

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