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Disclaimer: Video’s depicting Political Candidates, in no way implies that ‘The Highlands Tea Party’ endorses any candidate running for office in Highlands County, Florida State government, or the U.S Congress or Presidency. This video was made for information purposes for the public.  The views or opinions expressed in this video are solely those of the candidate and do not necessarily represent those of ‘The Highlands Tea Party’
Published on Dec 15, 2016
SOLVING THE RIDDLE OF THE EVERGLADES RESTORATIONM

A Florida Riddle

What singular policy issue has lingered in Florida, despite having been discussed for decades, hotly debated in multiple legislative sessions, and subject to expensive lobbying efforts? What issue has induced emotional pleas, received billions of dollars to spend on planning and projects, and continues to be a costly and complex effort?
If you answered, “Restoring the Everglades” you win the prize. For decades, one of Florida’s top environmental challenges has been the restoration of the Everglades.
Scientists have studied it, legislators have debated it, state, federal, and local governments have wrangled over funding it, and environmental activists have leveraged it. In 2014, voters approved Amendment 1 dedicating one-third of doc stamp revenue for the next 20 years for statewide environmental preservation purposes including “to acquire, restore, improve and manage conservation
lands…including the Everglades.” This action brought new visibility to statewide environmental needs as well as further debate to the issue of Everglades restoration. In order to more fully understand and appreciate the complexities of restoring the Everglades today, it is imperative to take a brief look back in time for a helpful perspective.
Solving the Everglades Riddle
Addressing Water Quality and Quantity to Restore a Florida Legacy
By
Dan Peterson
Director, Center for Property Rights at The James Madison Institute
www.jamesmadison.org
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December 6, 2016
Former Lieutenant Governor Florida
Jennifer Carroll

Appointed by Governor Rick Scott

Published on Dec 13, 2016
Jennifer immigrated to America from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago West Indies at the age of eight. She enlisted in the United States Navy in 1979. At a time when women were not the norm in her chosen field, she rose through the ranks from an enlisted Jet Mechanic, received a commission as a Naval Aviation Maintenance Officer and retired as a highly decorated Lieutenant Commander Aviation Maintenance Officer after 20 years. She held both Secret and Top Secret Security Clearance.
Jennifer was Florida’s 18th Lieutenant Governor. She was the first female elected as Lieutenant Governor in Florida and the first African-American and Caribbean elected Statewide. She immigrated to the United States at the age of eight and served her adopted land admirably.
She was a state legislator for over seven years, a small business owner, former Executive Director of Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs and a Navy veteran. In addition to her duties assisting the Governor with economic development, Jennifer oversaw the Florida Department of Military Affairs, Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, and Chairperson of Space Florida. She was also the Governor’s Designee on the Florida Defense Support Task Force, and Chairperson on the Governor’s Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection.
Jennifer is a bestselling author of “WHEN YOU GET THERE”, an Autobiography, Political Analyst WJXT CHANNEL News4Jax Jacksonville, Florida, providing unbiased analysis of political issues, ballot initiatives, government, local and national races and radio co-host on the conservative commandos radio show WNJC 1360. She served as a Senior Advisor for Global Digital Solutions Inc. (GDSI) Advisory Board and worked with GDSI’s officers and directors to complete multiple acquisitions. She is the former President and C.E.O. of GDSI’s subsidiary, North American Custom Specialty Vehicles, Inc.
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 October 11, 2016
TOM TRENTO – UNITED WEST
united-west

Tom Trento is one of the leading academic activists in the United States. A highly skilled debater and dynamic public speaker, Tom frequently goes toe to toe with Muslim Brotherhood representatives exposing their radical agenda to the public and elected officials. Mr. Trento with earned degrees in Law Enforcement and Philosophy and Theology was awarded the The Carnegie Hero Medal Award for saving a man from a burning car.
Mr. Trento has traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe lecturing and exposing Islamic violence and infiltration in government, law enforcement and academic institutions. He is one of the co-authors of Shariah: The Threat To America and appears frequently on major media outlets and talk shows as an authority on Islamic ideology.

June 28th,
Understanding the Threat of Shari’ah

 

K Carl Smith
Fredrick Douglas Republican

Published on Jun 9, 2016
A former U.S. Army officer, KCarl is the President & Founder of LIBERTYMessenger USA. He is considered as one of the greatest conservative thinkers in America. A best selling author,  KCarl’s book is entitled, Frederick Douglass Republicans: The Movement to Re-Ignite America’s Passion for Liberty.According to RedState, an online conservative news source, “K Carl Smith is one of the most influential people grassroots conservatives and Republican Party leaders should be listening to right now.  “It was K Carl’s Frederic Douglas Republican message that inspired Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory’s party switch from Democrat to republican. Here’s what Senator Guillory his to say:   “K Carl helped me to find comfort in the GOP’s values. Then he helped me to articulate my need to change. Thank God for sending…, K Carl Smith to my rescue.”

You may have seen K Carl on the 700 Club, The Blaze TV and Fox NEWS.

 Karen & Billy Vaughn
Seal Team VI – Extortion 17

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March 1, 2016
Bob Anderson & Tom Coughlin
Convention of States

State ratifying conventions are one of the two methods established by Article V of the United States Constitution forratifying proposed constitutional amendments. Ratifying conventions have only been used on one occasion, that being for the ratification of the Constitution’s 21st Amendment in the year 1933.  All other proposed constitutional amendments have been offered to the state legislatures for ratification.
As is true for a state legislature when ratifying a proposed federal constitutional amendment, a state ratifying convention may not in any way change a proposed constitutional amendment, but must accept or reject the proposed amendment as written.
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Published on Feb 14, 2016

Robert Wolf
Author of :The Awakening of the Silent Majority
WILL WE BE PROUD OF THE AMERICA WE LEAVE TO OUR GRANDCHILDREN?

Every chapter in m book “The Awakening of The Silent Majority” “I Pray it is Not To Late” Asks this question, wither directly or indirectly. If we, the silent majority remain silent for another generation it will be too late. Will we continue to allow the death and maiming of more brave young men and women in our armed forces to preserve the flow off cheap energy from the Middle East? Every year we send hundreds of billions of dollars to countries that fund an enemy intent on destroying us. We don’t have to!
I am a 66 year old man, born, raised, and still residing in Battle Creek MI. As of May 2016, I will have been married to the same wonderful women for 44 years. We have three successful children and three beautiful grandchildren. We are very proud of our Son-in-law and Daughter-in-law, and thrilled to have them in our family. I am blessed to have been raised by two loving parents. I would not trade my extended family for any other. The list of people I call friends is at once inevitable, and humbling.
I started working for my grandfather in his lawn and garden store when I was ten years old. I worked hard at various jobs since including; UPS, Underground Irrigation, Milk delivery, newspaper delivery, small business owner, and Senior Vice President of an International Mutual Fund company. I am currently a stock broker in my home town. I am a proud member of our local Kiwanis Club since 1977. I have had the opportunity to travel to many parts of the world. There is no place on earth I would rather live then here in the United States.
Sir Edmund Burke, an 18th Century English Statesman is credited with saying “ all that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing.” Please join me in committing to be one of the people that does something. Let’s R.O.A.R.

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February 14, 2016
Dr. Mordechai Kedar
Middle East and Islam

Dr. Mordechai Kedar, the Director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East and Islam (under formation), a research associate of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and a lecturer in the Department of Arabic Studies at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, is one of Israel’s leading figures in understanding the Arab world. Until recently he was the Middle East analyst of the daily newspaper “Makor Rishon” as well as other publications. Dr. Kedar is a frequent guest in the Israeli, Arab and international media. In January of 2011, Dr. Kedar gave a very insightful presentation on Capitol Hill on “Why is the Middle East Such a Difficult Area for Americans and Westerners to Understand?”Published on Feb 11, 2016

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Dr. Richard M. Swier, Ed. D.,
LTC, US Army (Ret.)
CYBER WARFARE

Dr. Richard M. Swier, Ed. D., LTC, US Army (Ret.)
Richard holds a Doctorate of Education from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, a Master’s Degree in Management Information Systems from the George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Dr. Swier is a 23-year Army veteran who retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1990. He was awarded the Legion of Merit for his years of service. Additionally, he was awarded two Bronze Stars with “V” for Heroism in ground combat, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry while serving with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. He is a graduate of the Field Artillery Officers Basic and Advanced Courses, and U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
Richard was the Founder/CEO of Sarasota Online, a high technology company that was sold to Comcast Cable in 1996. He helped start Backsoft Corporation an enterprise software development company in 1997 whose clients included Coca-Cola, Anheuser- Busch, Hyundai Electronics, Volkswagen, Moen and Goodyear. Backsoft was sold in 2001.
Richard twice chaired the Sarasota Better Business Council, sat on the Board of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and served from 2000 to 2009 on the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

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Hallman & Snitker
Lobbyist for Constitution & Ideals of Liberty in Tallahassee

Published on Nov. 10, 2015


 Alexander Snitker was the Libertarian Party candidate in the 2010 Florida U.S. Senate election for the seat being vacated by Republican George LeMieux. He was the first Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate to appear on the ballot in Florida’s history. Alexander is with the Liberty First Network, Alexander Snitker along with John Hallman, Danielle Alexandre and Paul Henry are trusted professionals who have been fighting for liberty in the state capitol for a number of years. We are in essence lobbyists, however, we are not beholden to any party, business or organization. Our only allegiance is to the Constitution and the ideals of liberty. With the elections being over, it is now the time our elected officials will be going to Tallahassee for the next legislative session. Do you have the legislative knowledge to hold them accountable? The Liberty First Network is here to help.

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 SSGT Brian Mast
U.S Army
Published on Oct 26, 2015

Upon graduation from high school, Staff Sergeant Brian Mast enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves assigned to the 841st Combat Engineer Battalion in Fort Lauderdale and eventually decided to go active duty. SSG Mast served as Airborne Infantry, but found his calling as a member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) (a bomb tech). During his tour of duty in Afghanistan in September 2010, he was injured by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) leaving him a double amputee. Staff Sgt. Brian Mast before his injury in Afghanistan Staff Sgt. Brian Mast before his injury in Afghanistan “As the only EOD tech on the ground with my assault force each night it was my job to ensure that my guys made it to and from each target safe from IED’s, and render safe any other explosive hazards we may encounter. On this particular night I had spent a few minutes trying to locate the suspected IED and sweeping the area with my metal detector but was unable to find anything. I packed my tools, took one or two steps beyond the area I had searched and found the IED. I remember being blown up but when I landed I wasn’t sure if it was me that was hit or the sniper I was working closely with. Soon after however, amid a cloud of dirt and very little moonlight I could hear the chatter over my radio stating by call sign that I had been hit, that EOD was down, so I then knew it was me. As I lay there my guys applied tourniquets to both of my legs and my left arm and moved me quickly across the challenging terrain to the landing zone. A few days later I woke up at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC to a nurse asking me if I knew where I was, which I did not, and was informed I was injured and would be in surgery in a few hours.” – Staff Sgt. Mast

Julio Lara –
Author “THE MANIFESTO…How to Same America”

Can a Conservative President save America
Created October 27, 2015

 June 2015
Brigitte Gabriel Reads the Muslim Brotherhood Plan for America

Published on Jun 19, 2015
ACT for America president and founder Brigitte Gabriel, speaks at the Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall event about the threat of radical Islam. In this clip she outlines the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan for the destruction of Western civilization. The Muslim Brotherhood has spawned dozens and dozens of organizations across the globe, including the terrorist organizations al Qaeda, Hamas, and numerous Muslim organizations in America. To learn more about this visit: http://bit.ly/MuslimBrotherhoodPlan
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