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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

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THE HIGHLANDS TEA PARTY HAS LOST A PATRIOT AND A FRIEND

The Highlands Tea Party expresses our Condolences to
Phyllis Moloney and Family on the passing of her husband Paul
Phyllis and Paul have been long time members of the
Highlands Tea Party

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CURRENT NATIONAL PETITIONS & POLLS

Updated 01/27/2015
Click on links to sign letters/petition

01/27/2015
AFP
the best way to bring business to Florida is by keeping our tax rate low, reducing burdensome
regulations, and spending our money wisely – not giving it away to films like Magic Mike.
Let’s take a stand!
Siogn Petition
STOP THE STATE’S HOLLYWOOD HANDOUTS!
01/21/2015
By taking action, you are telling your elected officials that you are tired of lethargic
politics and fully expect them to carry out the Citizens Mandate.
Siogn Petition

CLICK HERE – By taking action, you are telling your elected officials that you are tired of lethargic politics and fully expect them to carry out the Citizens Mandate.

01/16/2015
Warrant-less government spying is out of control.
Obama’s spies in Washington can read YOUR old emails without a warrant.
This has to stop. The Email Privacy Act would put limits on the government’s ability to spy on your old emails without a warrant. Republicans must support this bill in 2015.
Sign the petition if you want Republicans to pass the Email Privacy Act in 2015.

SHOULD THE GOP FIGHT OBAMA ON
GUN CONTROL?

Siogn Petition
Click here to vote – Right to Bear
President Obama is assaulting the United States Constitution and the rule of law!
Obama broke his oath of office by granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.
But we are already fighting to stop it.
Will you help stop this radical and illegal crusade to
“fundamentally transform America”?
Sign the petition and say you will stop Obama’s illegal amnesty!
          Siogn Petition
Click here Stop Obama’s illegal Amnesty

HEADLINE NEWS 2015

HEADLINE NEWS
Week of January 19, 2015 – January 25 , 2015

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

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These three, short sentences – Something to give serious thought to.

These three, short sentences

Here’s something to definitely think about.

These three, short sentences tell you a lot about the direction of our current government and cultural environment:
1.     We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.    Funny how that works.  And here’s another one worth considering…
 
2.   Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money.  But we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money! What’s interesting is the first group“w orked for” their money, but the second didn’t.   Think about it…..
and Last but not least:
3.   Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping the payments or benefits to illegal aliens.

NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF A SAFE AMERICA – OBAMA DOES NOT HAVE OUR NATION’S DEFENSE AS ONE OF HIS FIRST CONCERNS!

THE HILL OVERNIGHT: DEFENSE

Senate lawmakers and top US military officers on Wednesday issued dire warnings about what would happen if the Defense Department were hit with more budget cuts. “If we in Congress do not act, sequestration will return in full in fiscal year 2016, setting our military on a far more dangerous course,” Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) said.  The chiefs of the four military branches gave a somber accounting of the impact sequester has already had on their members before McCain’s committee.

“We are now the smallest Air Force we’ve ever been,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh. “We don’t have a bench to go to.” Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert said the nation’s fleet of ships is the smallest it’s been since World War I. “We do not want to return to the days of a hollow Army,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told the Armed Services panel, citing the 1970s.

The hearing comes days before the Obama administration releases its fiscal 2016 Defense Department budget request. The administration is expected to unveil a base Defense budget of $534 billion when it sends its 2016 spending roadmap to Congress, a figure that goes over federal caps by $35 billion and could trigger mandatory cuts.

Despite the dark predictions, few solutions were offered. Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) told the chiefs that there “has to be a comprehensive solution to this issue, because it will affect you in so many different ways.”  Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) said the “sequester is like invading Brazil after Pearl Harbor — it’s a vigorous reaction, but it’s the wrong target.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) blamed the White House for not coming up with a solution to override the budget device, but pointed a finger at his colleagues as well. “I don’t mean to just beat on the president — this applies to us, too. We’re the ones who created this mess,” he said.

Obama taking credit increased oil production – federal land production is down 6% all the positive is from Private lands.

While taking credit for increased oil production, Obama is doing anything he can to shut it down. Check out this anti-drilling video filmed on Air Force One! Hypocrisy? Nah...http://allenbwest.com/2015/01/obama-video-alaska-drilling-filmed-fuel-guzzling-air-force-one-video/

While taking credit for increased oil production, Obama is doing anything he can to shut it down. Check out this anti-drilling video filmed on Air Force One! Hypocrisy? Nah…http://allenbwest.com/…/obama-video-alaska-drilling-filmed…/

From Congressional REsearch:

Oil production has fluctuated on federal lands over the past five fiscal years but has increased dramatically on nonfederal lands. Non-federal crude oil production has been rapidly increasing in the past few years partly due to favorable geology and the relative ease of leasing from private parties, rising by 2.1 million barrels per day (mbd) between FY2009-FY2013, causing the federal share of total U.S. crude oil production to fall by nearly 11%.

The latest encroachment on our privacy and daily actions comes in the form of what is being called “smart grid” technology.

 Your home appliances will soon be remotely controlled by the government

(NaturalNews) Increasingly, our freedom and autonomy are threatened by those who seek to monitor and control every aspect of our daily lives. George Orwell’s “Big Brother” from the novel 1984 is a pale threat in comparison to the dystopian reality our leaders which have created for us since that book was published more than six decades ago.
Orwell clearly foresaw a future in which the state watches over and micromanages the lives of its subjects, but even he could scarcely have imagined the degree of surveillance and control that technology would make possible.
I also believe that he hoped we would avoid allowing this to happen — it seems clear that the book was designed as a warning, as were many others that were published in the 20th century. Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and Huxley’s Brave New World are just two famous examples that come to mind.
One of the problems is that our freedoms are taken away incrementally, in small units and in the name of “national security” or “technological progress” — we don’t see the cumulative effect until it’s too late to do anything about it.
The latest encroachment on our privacy and daily actions comes in the form of what is being called “smart grid” technology.
UK utility company Northern Powergrid Holdings Co. (which is owned by mega-billionaire Warren Buffett) is cooperating with Siemens AG towards a planned test of a smart grid which will be able, according to Bloomberg.com, “to control when consumer appliances will be used in the home.
“Being able to better manage when electricity flows allows utilities to lower consumer costs by reducing the need for new equipment, and to better handle surges and gaps from intermittent sources such as wind and solar. The pilot program, known as the Customer-Led Network Revolution, involves just 12,000 households in the U.K. and is one of only a few such projects being tested worldwide.”

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Do you think Jarret’s Iranian birth, Her parents living in Iran, or the Muslim upbringing of Hussein Obama, his Madrasa education or their extensive Muslim Brotherhood affiliations have any bearing on tier decisions?.

VALERIE JARRETT CORNERED – HOW DOES RELEASING GITMO PRISONERS MAKE AMERICANS SAFER?

Valerie Jarrett employs the tactic of claiming to base an entire policy upon the exceptions to the rule in arguing against recognizing Islamic terrorism as the real threat America faces. She mentions the rarity, a Sikh Temple and the Holocaust Museum terrorist acts as examples of why the regime is pretending that Islamic terror is not the threat that it is. No one asks if the regime’s position has anything to do with her Iranian birth or the Muslim upbringing of Hussein Obama, his Madrasa education or their extensive Muslim Brotherhood affiliation.

READ ON-CLICK HERE. 

 

Fact-checking the Fact Checkers

Tony Perkins – WASHINGTON UPDATE

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Fact-checking the Fact Checkers

John Adams famously quipped that, “Facts are stubborn things.” If only the media’s so-called “fact checkers” wouldn’t be so stubbornly biased, the facts might just get a fair hearing. After the House passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7) last week, TheWashington Post fact checked Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), giving her 3 undeserved “Pinocchios,” for saying: “The president’s health-care law authorized massive subsidies to assist millions of Americans to purchase private health plans that will cover abortion on demand… hard-earned taxpayer dollars are now being used to pay for elective abortions.”

FRC wrote last year about the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report which revealed that taxpayer-funded subsidies helped pay for 1,036 ObamaCare plans which cover abortion on demand. Even The Washington Post conceded much of Rep. Foxx’s claim when they wrote, “abortion charges would range from 0.2 percent to 0.65 percent of an enrollee’s monthly bill.” The issue isn’t how much, but whether taxpayer subsidized plans cover elective abortion at all.

ObamaCare violates the principles of the Hyde Amendment by subsidizing insurance plans that cover abortion. Since ObamaCare appropriated funds directly to health plans, the money is not subject to the Hyde Amendment. As to the ObamaCare shell game in which people pay an abortion surcharge which is supposed to be “separate” from federal funds, GAO found that insurers were not complying with the separate billing requirements. Even worse, the HHS proposed regulations in November on the “separate payment” but are only about how to bill it separately, not keep the money separate. Regardless, even if insurers did keep the abortion fees separate from federal funds, ObamaCare is still paying people to purchase plans with elective abortion coverage, which is the objection Rep. Foxx made in the first place.

The Post’s Fact Checker needs to get its facts straight. Rep. Virginia Foxx and pro-lifers were right to pass H.R. 7.

What won’t this President do to choke off America’s energy independence?

Obama’s Massive Land Grab Has Alaska Furious: ‘We Will Fight Back’ -

 President Obama announced Sunday that his administration plans to lock up the oil-rich 1.5 million acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain and offshore areas in Alaska from oil and gas exploration.
Obama is asking Congress to designate 12 million acres of ANWR as a “wilderness” to keep it off-limits to development, despite widespread Native Alaskan support for drilling in the area. ANWR’s coastal plain alone is estimated to hold 28 billion barrels of oil.
“Designating vast areas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as Wilderness reflects the significance this landscape holds for America and its wildlife,” said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell.
The Obama administration argues that making ANWR off-limits to development will help protect the region’s wildlife and natural beauty. Obama is also considering ways to prevent new oil production at the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Environmentalists have long campaigned to hinder oil production in Alaska.

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Fracking, Not Obamacare, Has Helped the Middle Class

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Portrait of James SherkJames Sherk

Americans of all income levels would benefit from faster economic growth that raises wages. Unfortunately, wages are being held back by the very policies supported by those criticizing slow wage growth. Liberals across the country supported the misnamed Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). The law’s mandates have made health coverage more expensive for both individuals and businesses.  However, it has not made those businesses any more profitable, or their workers any more productive.

Economic theory predicts that when benefit costs rise, employers cut wages. Empirical research confirms this prediction. Ironically, some of the most rigorous evidence for offsetting wage cuts comes from Jonathan Gruber, the Obamacare architect who boasted the health law takes advantage of Americans’ “stupidity.”
As of Jan. 1, Obamacare requires employers to pay a stiff penalty for each full-time worker they do not offer expensive “qualifying” health coverage to. They owe no penalty for part-time employees without such coverage. This gives many businesses a strong incentive to cut hours below 30 a week — cutting their workers’ take home pay in the process.

Fortunately, workers’ living standards have jumped recently — for reasons most liberals oppose. New “fracking” technology now allows entrepreneurs to extract oil from previously inaccessible shale formations. And America has a lot of shale oil. As a result, domestic energy production has surged. North Dakota alone now produces 1.2 million barrels of oil a day.

Fracking has created tens of thousands of good jobs. It has also reduced global energy prices. Gas prices have fallen by more than $1.25 a gallon since July. These lower energy prices will boost household spending power by $900 a year.

All this has happened over the objections of a lot of those complaining about low wages. Many liberals want to curtail fracking. Gov. Andrew Cuomo just banned it in New York state. Major unions have called for moratoriums on fracking. Yet energy entrepreneurs have done far more to boost the middle class than the health care overhaul liberals championed.

Originally appeared in USA Today.

Once in a while, a cartoon comes around that absolutely hits the nail on the head.

THE HIGHLANDS TEA PARTY WEEKLY MEETING February 3, 2015 – HOMERS SMORGASBORD 6-8PM -PUBLIC WELCOME

A - We The People Highlands CntyMEETS EVERY TUESDAY
HOMERS SMORGASBORD
SEBRING, FLORIDA

February 3, 2015
GUEST SPEAKER

Sherry McCorkle

Sherry is the local Representative for Congressman Thomas J. Rooney,
Sherry will give us a latest update on Washington Activity and activity in District 17.

MEETING AGENDA
Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation by Chaplin Jenkin Davis or Dale Pflug
Acknowledgement of First Time Visitors
Chairman’s Notes:
Report on the results of THTP committee meeting January 14th
Report on Don Elwell’s Town Hall Meeting.

UPCOMING EVENTS
January 3rd thru Feb 17th – THTP Rifle Raffle Tickets $10 for a $700 gift Certificate redeemable at Boom Boom’s Guns & Ammo, Sebring, FL..
February10th - Trevor Loudon – The enemies Within.
February 17th - Drawing for the Rifle Raffle
March 10th – Jason Hoyt – Common Law Grand Jury

INTRODUCTION OF GUEST SPEAKERS

Rifle Raffle

Henry 22 Magnum Golden Boy
with:
John Wayne style large loop lever action (not shown)
• Classic American craftsmanship
• Shiny Brasslite receiver
• Octagonal barrel with traditional buckhorn sights
• High-grade American walnut stock
• Tubular magazine
Henry Rifle
Made in the USA by American Craftsman
Tickets Selling fast don’t miss your
opportunity to own this fine Rifle
Tickets $10.00
Drawing February 17th 2015
Do not need to be Present to win
Call John Nelson 863-385-8274 for tickets

THTP STORE
Check out the great shirts, Hat’s and Patriotic Jewelry on the table up front.
Karen will take special request also. Portion of proceeds go to the Tea Party.

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THTP OFFICERS

CHAIRMAN
John Nelson - jenkan04@gmail.com
VICE CHAIRMAN
Bob Gilmore
TREASURE
Dick Fankhauser
SECRETARY
Bob Gilmore
COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR
Jeanne Parzygnat
EVENTS CHAIR
John Larsen
WEBMASTER
John Nelson