Trump DOJ settles lawsuits over Tea Party targeting by Obama IRS

How many minutes seconds of coverage do you think this will get in the mainstream fake news media circus?

The Justice Department settled lawsuits with Tea Party and other conservative groups who say they were unfairly targeted by the IRS, dating back to 2013, when this “Audit the IRS” rally took place in front of the U.S. Capitol (Reuters)

The Trump administration, after years of litigation, has settled lawsuits with Tea Party and other conservative groups who say they were unfairly targeted by the IRS under the Obama administration.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced early Thursday that the Justice Department had entered into settlements with Tea Party groups whose tax-exempt status was significantly delayed by the IRS dating back to 2013, “based solely on their viewpoint or ideology.”

The settlements involve payments to the plaintiffs and an apology from the IRS.

The targeting scandal drew heavy attention in 2013 when the IRS admitted it applied extra scrutiny to conservative groups applying for nonprofit status. Lois Lerner, then head of the Exempt Organizations unit responsible, became the public face of the scandal, though other IRS officials were involved as well.

Sessions said that groups with names involving “Tea Party” or “Patriots,” or those with specific policy positions concerning government spending, were subject to “inappropriate criteria” to “screen” applications. Read the rest of this article at

This SATURDAY 9/12, Will YOU Be There???

I can’t tell you how excited I am for this 9.12 Grassroots Summit put on by FreedomWorks!!!   I’ve been talking with activists from across the country and they’re fired up. They know the fights we have ahead of us in the fall. They know that Boehner’s looking to cave on the budget battle. They know that the progressives are pushing to raise the gas tax. And they know that they have got to be ready, day one.

To prepare for these upcoming battles in Congress, thousands of patriots from all across the country are flocking to Orlando.  There’s no better place to be and there’s no better time for conservatives to unite.

If we want to make 2016 the year that conservatives strike back then we’re going to have to hit Congress with a grassroots tsunami. You know that Congress is going to want to coast through 2016. They’re going to want to sit this next year out.  Mitch McConnell is already surrendering to Obama and planning on coasting through the rest of 2015. We can’t let them do that. This country can’t afford another year of a do-nothing Congress.

That’s why we’ve got to come together. That’s why we must unite. We’re going to have to light a fire under these guys, if we want to get anything accomplished. And, that’s why you need to come to the Summit. DO YOU HAVE YOUR TICKETS????  PLEASE CALL ME AT 561-301-9316!!  I STILL have some EARLYBIRD tickets available for only $15.00!!

Andrew Wilkow of the Wilkow Majority (LOVE him!) is hosting this event, and you’ll get the chance to network with thousands of your fellow patriots from across the country. And you’ll get to hear the inspiring words of Glenn Beck, Stephen Moore, and the Rev. C.L. Bryant.  We will also hear from 5 great freedom loving and hard working Congressmen including Ted Yoho, Thomas Massie, Ron DeSantis, Mark Meadows and John Fleming.  There will also be some other great patriots in attendance (though not speaking) whom I call friends, Dexter Sanders from the Give Me Liberty Tour and Randy Russell, author of the book American History In No Time.

IF YOU ARE INTENDING TO GET A RIDE DOWN TO THE EVENT with Tony and Sherrie McKnight, it is CRITICAL that you contact me via or 561-301-9316 immediately!!!  We plan to leave town from Countryside Baptist Church at 9:30am!

I hope that you will make every effort to join us.  It’s so important to get around the fire while it’s hot!!  This is an opportunity to get our tanks filled up and get united toward this common cause of FREEDOM because FreedomWorks! 🙂

Please contact me if you have any additional questions!

Sherrie McKnight



Will YOU Be There With us?? 9/12 Grassroots Summit


Have you ALWAYS wanted to see GLEN BECK?


Glenn Beck just confirmed that he’ll be speaking at our 9.12 Grassroots Summit in Orlando, Florida.  When I think about 9.12 there is one name that immediately comes to mind, and that is Glenn Beck. I remember when he launched the original 9.12 project. And, I remember standing with him in Washington, DC when a million patriots made #DCListen.

Joining Glenn Beck, will be Congressmen Mark Meadows, Ron DeSantis, and Ted Yoho. These are three of the most principled conservatives in the U.S. House who are leading the charge to take America back and restore the values you and I believe in. I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss this critical update about some of the great speakers we have confirmed for the 9.12 Grassroots Summit.

And, finally, you’ll get to see Andrew Wilkow, who will be emceeing the event. And Fox News and the Wall Street Journal contributor Stephen Moore will be joining him. We’ve even invited every presidential candidate including Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina, and more.

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At the Summit you’ll get the chance to network with thousands of fellow patriots. You’ll receive the latest and greatest techniques in grassroots organizing. And not to mention the incredible speakers we have confirmed including Glenn Beck. Passes are going fast and space is limited, so register today.
This is turning out to be a can’t miss event. Almost 6 years ago, a million patriots marched on Washington, and that sent a message to the world, that freedom does work. As the years have gone by, they seem to have forgotten it. Let’s remind them. If you want join, me, Glenn Beck, and thousands of fellow patriots, like you, then sign up to get your passes today.
Let’s remind the world why freedom works.

Adam Brandon
Chief Executive Officer, FreedomWorks

Come by the GAINESVILLE TEA PARTY table – We will be there representing our organization along with so many other tea party organizations and 9/12 Groups from around the state.

It is time to join forces, to come together, and be one vote.

A united effort and a vote to return our great nation back into the Constitutional Republic that she was created to be.

A Memorial For A Committed Patriot

As many of you may know, our great friend and patriot, Neil Mulvey, passed away Easter morning. A memorial service will be held this Sunday, April 19, at 2:00PM  in the Santa Fe High School auditorium. A gathering of friends and acquaintances will be held afterwards. The high school is just west of the Route 441/I-75 intersection in Alachua, Florida.

Neil was a staunch supporter of our Constitution and a founding leader of the Gainesville Tea Party. His background was military and law enforcement, his loyalty was to our United States as designed by our founding fathers. He was a great scholar of the Constitution as well as an expert in foreign policy especially as pertains to the Mideast. His sense of humor gave us strength, his commitment gave us courage. Neil, your wisdom and legacy will continue to inspire us as we fight for a free country. Thank you for all you gave us. You will be sorely missed.

GTP Gen Member Meeting, Saturday, 4/11, 10:00


Plan to attend a General Membership meeting now rescheduled for Saturday, April 11, at 10:00 to accommodate our featured speaker, your State Representative Keith Perry. Due to his legislative schedule he is only able to speak on Saturday while the legislature is in session. He has some interesting stuff going on in Tallahassee.

Representative Perry is committed to our Tea Party values and is working hard to make a difference in our district as well as in the state of Florida.


When: Saturday, April 11, 10:00 AM
Location: Countryside Baptist Church, 10926 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville

A Sad Goodby to a GTP Patriot

Hello all:

It is with much sadness and a heavy heart that I must inform you that my friend and fellow Gainesville Tea Party member, Paula Helton, passed away Saturday after a short illness.  Although Paula could not be active in this group for some time, she remained a staunch patriot until the end. She worked so hard to save our Republic, but as of late she came to believe her efforts were in vain. I can’t help but wonder if this had some part in her passing?

Rest in peace, Paula – I’m going to miss you, you feisty old girl!


Why I Do Not Like The Obamas

The other evening on my twitter, a person asked me why I didn’t like the Obama’s? Specifically I was asked: “I have to ask, why do you hate the Obama’s? It seems personal not policy related. You even dissed their Christmas family pic.” The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do not like his policies and legislation.

I’ve made no secret of my contempt for the Obamas. As I responded to the person who asked me the aforementioned question, I don’t like them because they are committed to the fundamental change of my/our country into what can only be regarded as a Communist state.  Continue reading at:

Florida Tea Parties Invite Gunmakers to Move South

Magpul Indistries Corp, a company that manufactures gun related products and whose headquartered in Colorado, is leaving the state.  Why would a company run by dedicated and extremely ethical individuals, who have always promoted the fact that it’s products are proudly made in Colorado, suddenly want to leave the state?  The answer is both sad and simple, the state’s new Draconian gun laws.  Below is a copy of a post that recently appeared on the company’s Facebook page:

We’re hearing some rumors that the Gov and the Dem caucus think we are bluffing. Just to clarify for them, then… We’re not a political company. We don’t play political games. We’ve made our position very clear, very publicly. We would not survive lying to our customer base, nor would we ever consider it. If you pass this, we will leave, and you will own it. We’ve already got plans in place to get PMAG manufacturing moved rapidly, and the rest of the company will follow. We will make sure to at least have a small remain-behind operation through the 2014 elections so that we can remind folks why we are gone (emphasis added).

Well the now infamous Colorado gun laws have passed the State House and are now working their way through the Senate.  And as Magpul is planning to leave the hostile environment of Colorado, other more gun/business friendly states have been recruiting them as well as other manufacturers.  Just this week, the Florida Alliance, a statewide coalition of tea party leaders, sent a letter penned by our own Paula Helton, and signed by other Alliance members, inviting Magpul to relocate to the Sunshine State.  I was proud to add my name to this letter which is also being sent to other gun and associated products manufactures located in gun-hostile states.

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We’re Taking Over The Thomas Hayes-Morrison Show Tomorrow

Your Gainesville Tea Party President and VP will be hosting Tom’s show tomorrow Friday 9/14/12 from 1pm to 3pm on the Star 99.5.

We became aware that President Obama had authorized a drone to capture Tom, and as such, we seized the opportunity to host the show.  We encourage all the passionate listeners to call in as we will have a great line up of topics which will include but not be limited to –

Chicago Teacher Strike

Pulpit Freedom Day

Learn about the Amendments on the Ballot

PBS host Tavis Smiley and HIS views of the Embassy attacks

The Hot Topic of a THIRD PARTY and your VOTE.

So tune in and give us a piece of your mind at (352) 372-3995




Road Sales Tax: Attend The Public Meeting Thursday, Sept. 13!

ALACHUA  COUNTY, FL – Alachua County invites residents to attend a community-wide public meeting about the “Fix Our Roads” Sales Surtax, which will appear on the November 6, 2012 general election ballot. The meeting is on September 13, 2012, beginning at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), at Kanapaha Middle School (5005 Southwest 75th Street, Gainesville).

Attendees will hear a presentation about the surtax given by County staff. Opportunities for questions and comments will also be made available.

The Fix Our Roads sales surtax is on the ballot to create a new funding source for road repair and maintenance throughout the County and in all County municipalities.

The ballot language is as follows:

Fix Our Roads Alachua County:

Funding Road Improvements by levying a ¾% sales surtax

Shall Alachua County implement a Road Improvement Plan to extend the life and improve the safety of county Roads by maintaining, paving and reconstructing Roads; and in the Cities of Gainesville, Alachua, Newberry, High Springs, Hawthorne, Waldo and Archer, and the Towns of Micanopy and LaCrosse, funding municipal Road maintenance, construction, reconstruction and paving projects; by levying a 3/4% sales surtax for 15 years subject to independent audit and citizen review?

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