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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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HIGHLANDS TEA PARTY – Weekly Meeting for September 23, 2014 Homers Smorgasbord 6-8 PM

THE HIGHLANDS TEA PARTY 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

HOMER’S RESTAURANT
1000 Sebring Sq. – Sebring, FL
5:00PM – Buffet
6:00PM – 8:00PM – Meeting
Come early enjoy a great  dinner and join us,
(We are a non-partisan org.)

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

GUEST SPEAKERS

DAN PETERSEN COALITION FOR PROPERTY RIGHTS “STOP AMENDMENT 1″.

History documents the United States of America was founded upon the protection of private property rights.
This principle, along with the other guarantees promised in our Constitution, and the rule of law laid the
foundation for American prosperity and exceptionalism.

Sadly, over the past few decades, there has been a steady erosion of these fundamental tenets of our nation. The ever-growing maze of regulatory restrictions on property use is placing excessive burdens on property owners.
And, the growth of government and government owned property is contributing to the rapid disappearance of
private property all together. These trends are growing at an alarmingly accelerated rate and must be reversed!

STEPHEN FLANAGAN (CONCERNED VETS FOR AMERICA)

Stephen Flanagan is the Florida State Director for the Concerned Veterans for America, an organization that promotes veterans issues and sound fiscal policies for the country. He is a small business owner, father of six and proud American.

Up Coming Guest Speakers & Events

September 30, 2014 _ Ron Edwards – Ron Edwards produces and hosts The Edwards Notebook, an award winning syndicated radio commentary. He is a talented and gifted commentator with over two decades of experience. The Edwards Notebook is heard on FM 92.7 and  AM1400 WDTK “The Patriot”, Detroit and numerous other stations throughout America.  Ron Edwards brings to the airwaves unapologetic truth sure to keep his listening audience tuned in every time. He is respected by friends and foe alike for his consistency of conviction and originality in commentary.
October 7, 2014 – Dr. Jerry Merckel – Dr. Merckels 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 communities. Charter Classical Schools are not private, they are part and parcel of the Local School system. Classical Charter Schools advance the ideals of liberty, something our public schools are not doing now.
October 14, 2014  – Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton to talk about Amendment 2, The Medical Marijuana Bill to be on the November 2014 ballot  as an Amendment to the Florida Constitution..
October 21, 2014 – Wally Cox, Highlands County Superintendent of schools.
October 28, 2014 - DEXTER SANDERS  “GIVE ME LIBERTY MESSAGE OF FAITH”.
Meeting Agenda

Opening Pledge of Allegiance – Guest Selection,
Invocation – Chaplin Jenkin Davis/alternate Dale Pflug
Chairman Comments –

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, September 17th,
    Phone bank – 3:00 -5 PM

    Dinner provided 5-6 PM. 
  • “Highlands Tea Party Door Knocks For Liberty”  Friday September 19th
    RSVP For Meetup Location
    Tina Altic – 954-240-9999
  • September 20, 2014- Canvass – National Day of Action-all states-AFP
    Breakfast & Training-8:30-9:30AM
    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,
    Tina Altic For information on Phone Banks & Canvassing campaigns please contact:

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

HEADLINE NEWS
week of September 15 – September 21, 2014

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

Click on Blue Headline for the story 

 

  • THE HILL – Left blasts Clinton in secret emails09/18
    Emails sent by liberal activists and obtained by The Hill reveal significant dissatisfaction with Hillary Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. The critical messages about the former first lady show that she has a long way to go to assuage skepticism from influential voices on the left. The Hill reviewed hundreds of emails from a progressive members only Google group called the “Gamechanger Salon,” a forum where nearly 1,500 activists, strategists and journalists debate issues and craft messaging campaigns.
  • FOXNEWS – White House: No ‘combat role,’ but US troops could ‘forward deploy’ with Iraqis - 09/17
    The White House acknowledged Wednesday that President Obama would consider putting U.S. troops in “forward-deployed positions” to advise Iraqi forces in the fight against the Islamic State — even while insisting U.S. troops would not be sent back into a “combat role” in Iraq. Obama and his top advisers appeared to be threading a needle as they carefully clarified how exactly U.S. troops might be used, a day after Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey opened the door to approving “U.S. military ground forces.”
  • THE HILL – House approves $1T spending bill -09/17
    The House on Wednesday approved a $1 trillion stopgap-spending bill to keep the government funded through December 11. The 319-108 vote sends the bill to the Senate, which is also expected to approve the measure on Thursday. It comes one year after a fight between Republican lawmakers and the White House triggered a 16-day government shutdown. The total yes vote included 143 Democrats and 176 Republicans; opposition was just as bipartisan, with 55 Democrats and 53 Republicans voting no.
  • THE HILL – Jindal: Climate change a ‘Trojan horse’ for the left - 09/16
    Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal on Tuesday bashed liberals who he says are using climate change to further their own agenda. “For some on the left, climate change is simply a Trojan horse. It’s a way for them to come in and make changes to our economy that they would otherwise want to make,” he said during a speech hosted by the Heritage Foundation.”It’s an excuse for the government to come in and try to tell us what kind of homes we live in, what kind of cars we drive, what kind of lifestyles we can enjoy. It’s an excuse for some who never liked free-market economies and never liked rapid economic growth.”
  • NEWSMAX – ISIS, in Magazine, Warns of ‘Armageddon’ Against US, West09/16
    An Islamic State (ISIS) magazine called Dabiq has warned that the United States and other Western “crusaders” are facing Armageddon at the hands of the terror group’s fighters. The publication is packed with disturbing pictures of bloody corpses, bombed-out buildings and knife-wielding jihadists, while one issue even has a section devoted to the beheading of American journalist James Foley, The Washington Post reports. Filled with snazzy graphics and printed in English and other languages, the magazine is being used as a recruitment tool by the terror insurgents to enlist and radicalize foreigners around the world.
  • NEWSMAX – Ex-State Dept. Official: Damaging Benghazi Documents Removed CRITICAL INFORMATION – 09/16
    A former State Department official says he witnessed departmental employees separating out damaging documents on the Benghazi investigation before handing them over to the Accountability Review Board, The Daily Signal reports. Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson says the man, former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell, told her he saw the actions take place in a basement room at the State Department over a weekend.
  • NEWSMAX – Kerry Slams Ayatollah: We’re Not Coordinating With Iran on ISIS09/15
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry refused be drawn into a “back and forth” with Iran on Monday following Tehran’s assertion that it had rebuffed a U.S. request to coordinate a response to the Islamic State jihadist group. “I’m not going to get into a back and forth. I don’t want to do that. I don’t think that is constructive, frankly,” Kerry told reporters at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Paris after an international conference on Iraq attended by 26 countries. Earlier, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Tehran had vetoed a U.S. invitation to cooperate in fighting Islamic State.
    THE HILL – ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT 09/15
    Energy news stories, video and regulations, incorporating E2 Wire, Many Headlines in one Location
    Check them out
  • PATRIOT UPDATE – OBAMA SENDING AID TO ISLAMIC SCHOOLS -09/15
    Northern Nigeria is home to the Islamic jihadist group Boko Haram, whose name is loosely translated “Western education is sin” or “Western education is forbidden.” A portion of the $120 million the Obama administration is infusing into Nigerian education programs fund Islamic schools that exclusively teach students “the recitation and memorization” of the Quran, government documents reveal. The Northern Education Initiative Plus, or NEI+, project seeks to broaden access to education while strengthening literacy skills of the predominantly Muslim population of northern Nigeria, according to procurement documents WND located through routine database research. Obama wants to increase the number of schools that offers an expanded “core” of subjects, including Islamic schools that currently offer little or no academic options.
  • MIAMI HEARLD – http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/09/14/4348017/florida-activists-let-undocumented.htm -09/15
    María Bilbao and Amrry González are undocumented immigrants from Latin America who need a driver’s license, not just to drive but also to travel, rent or buy a house and clear a host of many other hurdles legal residents don’t even think about. “It’s truly stressful not having a driver license,” said Bilbao, from Argentina. “It’s a constant fear about being stopped and in jail and then deported.” González, a Nicaraguan, said he has lost jobs because he does not have a driver’s license. “Without a license, I have lost income,” said González. “When I had a driver license I had better jobs. When it expired in 2007 I lost work. My life changed.” It is to help people like Bilbao and González, two of more than 900,000 undocumented immigrants estimated to be living in Florida, that immigration activists have launched a new campaign aimed at convincing the state legislature to pass a law allowing foreign nationals without immigration status to apply for driver licenses.
  • THE HILL – Administration threatens to cut off ObamaCare subsidies to 360,00009/15
    The Obama administration announced Monday that it will cut off tax subsidies to about 360,000 people if they do not offer proof of their income in the next two weeks. Officials will send final notices this week to individuals who signed up for ObamaCare with income levels that didn’t match government records. The announcement marks the Obama administration’s first move to tackle the politically charged issue of income verification, which has remained a key GOP argument against the healthcare law. Those who don’t confirm their income levels could lose their tax credit and face higher premiums and higher deductibles.
  • STAR & TRIBUNE – Accountability is the key to real VA reform -09/14
    Minnesota has always been known for its top-rated health care — even for veterans. During the nationwide Department of Veterans Affairs scandal this summer, the Minnesota VA touted some of the lowest wait times in the country and was essentially left out of the conversation. Until now. A recent investigative report by KARE-TV, Ch. 11, found two former employees from the Minneapolis VA who exposed malpractices that have plagued other such facilities around the country.
  • REAL CLEAR POLITICS – Pelosi: “Civilization As We Know It Would Be In Jeopardy If Republicans Win The Senate” – s this women really that Demented? – 09/13
    NANCY PELOSI: It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate. Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if Republicans win the Senate.
  • NEWSMAX – Obama’s War Plan Rattles Nervous Democrats as Midterms Approach - 09/13
    In a nation weary of war, yet alarmed by the prospect of an emerging threat, President Barack Obama’s plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will decide control of the Senate. Republicans who have hammered the president on a variety of issues for months have tamped down their rhetoric and, frequently, are avoiding taking a clear stand on his proposal. Some of the nation’s most endangered incumbent Senate Democrats, meanwhile, have expressed skepticism to portions of Obama’s plan, saying they fear a new plunge into a new Middle East war where supposed allies can become enemies.
  • NEWSMAX – Gov. Scott’s Lead Expands Over Crist in Florida09/13
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has widened his lead over Democratic challenger Charlie Crist, according to new survey results released on Friday. In a poll of 1,000 Sunshine State voters conducted by Associated Industries of Florida (AIF), Scott beats Crist by 47 percent to 41 percent, according to Political Fix Florida.The lead, however, falls to 44-41 percent when Libertarian Adrian Wyllie is included — along with candidates with no party affiliation, and undecided voters, Political Fix Florida reports.

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Jindal: Obama Is ‘Incompetent,’ ‘Ideologically Extreme’

The Daily Signal

Kelsey Harkness / @kelseyjharkness / September 16, 2014

Gov. Bobby Jindal Says Americans Want a ‘Hostile Takeover’ of Washington

Gov. Bobby Jindal today said Americans are clamoring for a “hostile takeover” of Washington, D.C.

While speaking at The Heritage Foundation to a group of reporters about his new energy plan, the Louisiana governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate said voters are calling on Republicans to offer “real ideas” and “real solutions” in Washington.

“We need to understand people are hungry for big change,” he said. “They’re not looking for tinkering; they’re looking for a hostile takeover of D.C.”

That means not just talking about repealing Obamacare, Jindal continued, but taking measures to repeal and replace it.

“I hear from too many Republicans, ‘Well, you can’t really repeal Obamacare, that’s the law of the land.’ That’s nonsense,” Jindal said. “We need to repeal and replace it.”

 

Bobby Jindal Scores Obama as ‘Incompetent’ and ‘Extreme’

IS HE STILL WITH US? A THOUGHT WORTH THE PRAYER

Hi Lord….

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Hi Lord, it’s me.
We are getting older and things are getting …bad here.
Gas prices are too high, no jobs, so much corruption, food and
heating costs too high. We’ve lost the way. I know you were
taken out of our schools, government and even Christmas,
but Lord I’m asking you to come back and re-bless America .
We really need you! Badly.
There are more of us who want you than those who don’t!
Thank You Lord, I Love You.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

“Life without God is like an un-sharpened pencil – it has no point. “AMEN”

U.N. to dump flood of Muslim refugees on U.S.

author-imageLEO HOHMANN About | Email

Displaced Syrians will likely make up the next big wave of Muslim refugees coming to America.

Since the early 1990s, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees has selected more than 200,000 refugees from Islamic countries to be resettled in the United States. Most of them have come from Somalia and Iraq.

Syria could soon be added to the mix in the midst of that country’s brutal civil war. The Obama administration has been greasing the skids for the Syrian refugees for months, WND has learned, and the refugees will soon be dumped on American cities throughout the U.S.

In February, the State Department moved to ease the rules that protect the U.S. from accepting refugees with potential ties to terrorist organizations. The rules were seen as “too strict” by the refugee-resettlement groups that lobby Congress and the administration to continuously let in more Muslims from the war-torn Middle East.

Then on Sept. 4, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman hinted at her daily press briefing that a new wave of refugees will soon be coming from another predominantly Muslim nation – Syria.
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MEGA VOTE – How you Representatives and Senators voted on the bill in the House/Senate

Recent Senate Votes
Campaign Finance Constitutional Amendment – Cloture – Vote Rejected (54-42, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate failed to invoke cloture on a joint resolution proposing a constitutional amendment that would allow federal and state lawmakers to set limits on money raised and spent by candidates and others to influence elections. The amendment would give Congress and the states the power to distinguish between people and “corporations or other artificial entities created by law” and to block such entities from spending money on elections.

Sen. Bill Nelson voted YES
Sen. Marco Rubio voted NO

Recent House Votes
Water Regulation – Passage – Vote Passed (262-152, 17 Not Voting)

The House voted to pass a bill that would prohibit the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing an expansion of the federal water pollution law.

Rep. Tom Rooney voted YES
Rep. Vern Buchanan voted YES

Health Plan Extensions – Passage – Vote Passed (247-167, 17 Not Voting)

The House voted to pass a bill that would allow health insurers to continue providing any group health plans offered in 2013 to existing or new enrollees, even if the plans do not comply with the coverage requirements under the 2010 health care law. The measure also would consider those plans as grandfathered and thus not subject to penalties for not complying with the law’s individual mandate.

Rep. Tom Rooney voted YES
Rep. Vern Buchanan voted YES

Upcoming Votes
Pay Check Fairness Act – S2199

The Senate will consider a bill that would require employers to demonstrate that wage gaps between men and women with similar qualifications and in similar jobs have a business justification.
Continuing Appropriations – HJRES124

The House will consider a resolution that would provide continuing appropriations for government operations through December 11, 2014.

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