Independence Day, Rest in Peace

By Tom Tancredo

People wave flags as the Independence Day parade rolls down Main Street, Friday, July 4, 2014, in Eagar, Ariz. The Northern Arizona town celebrates the Fourth of July annually with a parade and fireworks. (AP Photo/Matt York)

People wave flags as the Independence Day parade rolls down Main Street, Friday, July 4, 2014, in Eagar, Ariz. The Northern Arizona town celebrates the Fourth of July annually with a parade and fireworks. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Why do we continue to celebrate Independence Day each July Fourth when we no longer cherish independence?

Someday soon, our progressive politicians will propose celebrating the first Monday in July as Global Interdependence Day, and no one will protest as long as it includes barbecues and fireworks.

It’s sobering to ask, who is really celebrating independence?

Our schools no longer teach our children the meaning of the Declaration of Independence.

Our elected officials no longer protect our sovereignty.

Our courts do not recognize or  even comprehend God-given “unalienable rights” for which the patriots of 1776 pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor.

Our professors, priests and “futurists” are so enamored of “global citizenship” they see individual rights as an anachronism.

Multiculturalism is not an idea to be debated, it’s the new orthodoxy to be obeyed. Or else!

And so, is it any wonder that independence has a low standing in our hierarchy of “values”?

Until very recently, our new immigrants were the ones who reminded us of our special place in world history. We are the first nation, in Thomas Jefferson’s words,  to come into being by the force of reason and not an accident of geography. The fundamental radicalism of the American founding was the idea that individual freedom is among our God-given rights, and government exists to secure those natural rights, not to trample them. Continue reading at breitbart.com.

Tom Tancredo is an American politician from Colorado, who represented the state’s sixth congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2009, as a Republican. Wikipedia

A Tribute to Justice Scalia

This video published by The Federalist Society, commemorates the life and work of Justice Antonin Scalia — using the words of friends, colleagues, and others to speak about his life and enduring impact. Justice Scalia will long be remembered for his intelligent, principled, and tenacious dedication to our Constitution and to the faithful interpretation of the law as it is written.


[Our Statement] The Federalist Society deeply mourns the loss of Justice Scalia, and extends its sympathies to the Justice’s family and his many colleagues and friends from over the years. Justice Scalia was among the greatest members of the Supreme Court in our nation’s history, and will long be remembered for his intelligent, principled, and tenacious dedication to our Constitution and to faithful interpretation of the law as it is written. He has had an enduring impact on the way our country approaches law and the Constitution, and we are grateful for that extraordinary contribution as well as the tremendous kindness he has shown the Federalist Society and many of its leaders and members since our founding.

Hat tip: Mark Levin, LevinTV.com.

Michelle Malkin’s Riveting CPAC Speach

Best selling Conservative author and firebrand Michelle Malkin stirred up the crowd at CPAC on Friday.  She spoke about how the “Republican Party elite and power brokers and the donor class” were doing what the rest of Washington is guilty of,  not listening to the people.  She then went on to slam Gov. John Kasich, who spoke just minutes earlier, for pretending that he was on the side of local control of education:  “Ohio grassroots activists and moms know better. This is a man who smears homeschoolers and teachers for their opposition to Common Core.”  Following is the full video and the complete transcript:

Hi fellow conservatives. How are you doing? It’s great to see you all. It’s been 13 years since I spoke at an official CPAC event, and it is always an important reminder to stress that this is the Conservative Political Action Conference, not the GOP Political Action Conference. I have been a lifelong Movement Conservative, not a Compassionate Conservative, not a Reform Conservative, not a fill in the blank modifier cooked up by DC elites who think their job is to rebrand plain old fashioned unapologetic Conservatism.

The state of the Republican Party is not sound. The Republican Party has been undergoing slow motion hari-kiri for decades now. What we’re experiencing is not unexpected. It is the result and the consequence of Republican Party elite and power brokers and the donor class doing what the rest of Washington is guilty of: Not listening to the people.

Arnold Toynbee, the famed historian said that civilizations die by suicide not by murder. Guess what, the same is true of political parties. Yes there are external threats to the Republican Party, but the calls are coming from inside the Tent. What has gone on with DC power brokers is the equivalent of a fragging. It’s not people outside the party that have thrown the Conservative Grassroots base under the bus. It’s the people who have paid lip service to limited government while gorging on it. It wasn’t any outside candidate that is not a part of our movement who conspired with the Gang of Eight people with Rs by their name. It was not outsiders who are unfamiliar with our movement who conspired with the establishment on Common Core. That was Republicans who threw us under the bus. That was Republicans who were con men and it was the heart and soul of Conservative Grassroots activists mostly everyday ordinary moms who shamed the Republican Party elite into backing away.

And now what are they doing? The same thing that they always do when Grassroots Conservatives call them out, they sneer at the people who fought against them and who called them out, they sneer at them as hysterical, they sneer at them as just fringe movements on the internet. And then they go and campaign on our side knowing that they’ve stabbed us in the back.

My job is not to tell people what they want to hear, but what they need to hear. We just had Governor John Kasich, a nice guy by all means who last night during the debate pretended that he was on the side of the local control. Ohio grassroots activists and moms know better. This is a man who smears homeschoolers and teachers for their opposition to Common Core.

I am telling you the truth, I am asking you to do your homework, I’m asking you to follow the money. I know it’s what you don’t want to hear, but do you want to hear the same Republicans promise you, as they had been since 1981, that they’re going to abolish the Federal Department of Education? It’s an empty talking point, and those empty talking points need to be punctured like helium balloons.

There are three, there are three reasons why Jeb Bush failed: His last name, his support for amnesty and his cheerleading and cashing in on Common Core. People talk about the establishment without naming names, I do that. You want to talk about the names of the front groups in DC that are cashing in and selling out American parents and taxpayers on things like Common Core? It’s the National Governors Association. They were in the back rooms hiring Clinton era education ideologues, radicals who do not believe in the Constitutional principle of local control of education and sovereignty of our families. Of the 25 people in the National Governors Association meetings where they were writing up the standards, meeting that are secret and confidential and copyrighted. Of the 25 people in that room writing those standards in 2009, six were associated with the test makers from the College Board, five were with the fellow test publishers at ACT, four were with a crony group Achieve, Inc. and several had zero experience in standards writing. Don’t you ever believe a Republican who tells you the talking point that these were locally drafted and from the grassroots, a bottom-up. Bull crap. Pardon my French.

Let’s talk about more con artists’ slogans like this one: “I believe and securing the border first.” Nonsense. Thirteen years ago I stood at a podium at CPAC. And I concluded my speech with these words. Because you never hear people talk about the Constitution when they talk about immigration. Article Four, Section Four says that is the duty of the federal government to protect the state from invasion. In my pocket copy of the Constitution it does not say: “We need to provide for the common defense first.” No. Securing the border and providing for the common defense are ongoing eternal commitments.

It is not a bargaining chip to finish the job and then get on with the business of the open borders lobby and sell us out. We now hear from all these converts to immigration enforcement in the Republican party elite, many of them now running for president, that not only do they believe in securing the border first, but they believe deep in their hearts that what we really need is an entry exit system to make sure that we know who’s coming in, when they’re going out, so that we can root all the overstayers out. Guess what? It was Republican Party brokers and Republican politicians who have helped over the last twenty years sabotage the implementation of that system. Because, it is neither in the interests of big government or big business to do the job we demand them to do.

Another broken promise: We always hear soaring rhetoric from people who have memorized it, pounded into their heads and deliver it with some sense of credibility that they believe in protecting the American Dream. And they tell pretty stories, everybody’s got a story. It’s my story. It’s the story of every person in this room that we cherish the American dream. But we do not cash in, in Washington DC and huddle in back rooms. You want to talk about the elephants in the room, view the elephants in the back rooms who preach about the American Dream and then do everything I can to stab us in the back.

At the intersection of the most important issues that I have covered in my career and dedicated so much of my life to, immigration and education is a very important topic of the American worker. And it is with such abstraction, that so many of these candidates to talk about it, only this year.

We finally heard from people like Leo Perrero, the fired Disney worker who was sabotaged my H1B policies. And of all places the most symbolic, the happiest place on earth. He risked his life, literally, and his reputation to speak out about what’s happening. This is the subject of my latest book that my co-author John Miano, who is a former software programmer himself, who witnessed this destruction over the last twenty, twenty-five years, who went back to school to become a lawyer so that he could do what nobody else was doing in Washington DC: Representing American workers and American interests first.

And the frustration, my frustration, as with so many of you over the course of these presidential, dreadful presidential cycles is: Of course we have a pageant of imperfect. And it’s no clearer than on this issue. I had a reader several years ago send me a mock-up of something that I need every election cycle, nose clips because we gotta do this (holds her nose). It always feels like we gotta do this, hold our nose. The irony is that the GOP elites who always demand that Conservative hold their nose, won’t do it themselves when they don’t get the choices they want.

But I’ll tell you, on this particular issue of foreign guest workers displacing America’s best and brightest high-skilled workers. There’s a lot of confusion, there’s a lot of flipping and flopping, but I welcome anyone who has finally seen the light, and has changed their mind in the right direction as opposed to the wrong direction.

Ted Cruz has a bill that he has co-sponsored with Jeff Sessions to adopt the kind of reforms that we need to protect American workers. You’ve got, you’ve got kids and grand kids out there right? And you want, if they’re in the so-called STEM field, science technology engineering and math, they need to know what they’re up against. If Marco Rubio truly believes in protecting the American Dream in the American worker, if he truly wants to distinguish himself from Donald Trump who has a muddled message about this as he did last night during the debate, sign on to Ted Cruz’s reform bill. Show me the money. Do it.

I want to leave on an inspiring note; because more than half of the CPAC audience every year is young people. And I told you at the beginning of my remarks that I am a Movement Conservative. And the thing about it is, is that our formative years are spent on the most radical liberal bastions, mine more than others. I graduated from Oberlin College OK? That’s right somehow I survived the ground zero of wacky multiculturalism and identity politics. And the thing about being on a college campus is that those of us who are like minded need to bond together whatever our differences are. We know who our enemies are, the clear enemies who are sabotaging Constitutional principles, who do not believe in equality of opportunity, who are essentially Socialist overlords, who are there to brainwash new generations of foot soldiers of Alinskyite, marinated foot soldiers.

And I want to tell you young people, that whatever differences you have in the campaigns that you support. If you are a Movement Conservative, and I am Movement Conservative, no matter what GOP candidate you support, do not let people tell you otherwise. The impulse to excommunicate lifelong Conservatives because you don’t agree with whom they’ve chosen for a particular candidate is as bad as anything I’ve seen from the intolerant mob on the left. Don’t be a Leftist.

I know a man, who came here as an immigrant with nothing, who came here legally, who spoke no English when he came but taught himself English by reading a dictionary, who started out with nothing, who had no crony contacts, didn’t get any government contracts. His name is Anthony Maglica, and I highlighted his incredible story in the book I wrote last year called Who Built That. He refused to take a penny of government money, he believed in the American dream, he fought stupid EPA regulations, he invented a beautiful flashlight. Many of you probably have multiple ones of them in your house or your car: The Maglite flashlight. This guy’s still works at 85 years old, goes to his headquarters, has an all American workforce, refused to outsource to Mexico. And he told me that as long as he breathes American air, and as long as he’s alive, he will never give up, and neither shall I and neither should you!

Thank you CPAC, thank you Conservatives and God Bless!

Please SAVE the DATE!!! 2/27 @ 10am – Next GTP Meeting!

Hello Patriots,

 

Please join us this Saturday February 27th for our great monthly meeting.

 

Location:  Countryside Baptist Church

 

             10926 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
              (just West of I-75 on the right side of the road)

 

Time:  10 am  Noon

 

Featured Speaker:  Stafford Jones, Chairman, Alachua County Republican Executive Committee


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Additional Speaker:  Timothy Pogge, Republican Liberty Caucus
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Come early, grab a coffee and/or a donut!!

 

Please contact Sherrie McKnight with any questions at sherrie@gainesvilleteaparty.org

 

 

 

Man’s Hilarious Letter to Editor on “12 Reasons I Voted Democratic” Goes Viral…

Satire (noun):  The use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.
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by Addison Riddleberger * 02/05/2016

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Dem VoterThis was first piblished on ConservativeTribune – James Anderson, a native of Talladega, Alabama, wrote a letter to the editor several years ago that went viral almost instantly. And while it’s been around for a while, it’s begun going viral again, perhaps as the 2016 presidential election starts to heat up.

Anderson gave 12 reasons why he voted Democrat, apparently in reference to the 2012 election. Here they are:

  1. I voted Democratic because I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. I now may marry my Labrador.
  2. I voted Democratic because I believe oil companies’ profits of 4 percent on a gallon of gas are obscene but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15 percent isn’t.
  3. I voted Democratic because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.
  4. I voted Democratic because freedom of speech is fine as long as I agree with what is said and nobody else is offended by it.
  5. I voted Democratic because I’m way too irresponsible to own a gun and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves.
  6. I voted Democratic because I believe that people who can’t tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in 10 years if I don’t start driving a Prius.
  7. I voted Democratic because I’m not concerned about millions of babies being aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.
  8. I voted Democratic because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education and Social Security benefits, and we should take away the Social Security from those who paid into it.
  9. I voted Democratic because I believe that businesses should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the Democrats see fit.
  10. I voted Democratic because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.
  11. I voted Democratic because I think that it’s better to pay billions for their oil to people who hate us but not drill our own because it might upset some endangered beetle, spotted owl, gopher or fish.
  12. I voted Democratic because my head is so firmly misplaced toward the south end of my body, it’s unlikely that I’ll ever have another point of view.

Continue reading at conservativetribune.com.

The 5 Basic Questions Megyn Kelly Forgot to Ask Marco Rubio

Fox Debate Mods and Rubio

By Julia Hahn  **  February 3rd, 2016

In her Tuesday night interview of donor-class favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Fox News’s Megyn Kelly gushed over the young Senator’s ability to deliver a memorized speech without a teleprompter.

However, throughout the interview, Kelly failed to ask the candidate a single substantive question about his desire to enact the open-borders trade and immigration policies endorsed by Fox News’s founder Rupert Murdoch. Instead, Kelly began her interview with Marco Rubio by playing a clip of Rush Limbaugh praising Rubio as a conservative, in spite of Rubio’s push for open borders.

Kelly then asked Rubio these hard-hitting questions:

Let’s start with Rush Limbaugh’s comment, do you agree that you are no moderate centrist?

One of your competitors took a shot at you today, Gov. Chris Christie, who is really hoping to perform  better in New Hampshire than he did in Iowa… do you take offense to that, sir, him calling you ‘a boy, a boy in a bubble’?

He says you’re too scripted. You are very smooth. Your acceptance– well, not acceptance [speech]– but your remarks last night were amazing. You were so articulate. There was no teleprompter. To those who say, ‘Oh he’s scripted’– is that scripted or is that just how you talk?

So now that you’re—you know— we got the marco-mentum, as they call it, you know who’s going to come after you both guns blazing. His name starts with D, his last name starts with T. And you’re going to be right in the middle of the cross-hairs for him now that you’re giving him a run for his money. How are you going to handle Donald Trump’s attacks on you?

Do you think it’s time for Jeb Bush to drop out?

What is winning for you in New Hampshire?

Kelly also added: “I will vouch for you — that you have come on the Kelly File regularly and you always sit for the tough questions. And I’ll note for the record, you never complain, never once — even if we ask really tough questions, which I appreciate.”

Noticeably, Kelly’s “tough questions” in last night’s interview did not include a single mention of his support for globalist immigration and trade policies. Below are some questions Kelly did not ask Rubio: Continue reading at breitbart.com.

 

The Great GOP Divide

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Attribution: John Darkow – Columbia Daily Tribune

Note: This article was written by Gainesville Tea Party’s own Jim Sharpe.

February 3, 2016

Tax Day April 15th 2009, I attended my first Tea Party event held on the front lawn of the State House in Columbus, Ohio. Only a couple of months into the Obama administration, the Tea Party movement was in its infancy. At the time, it did not even have an official name. But it was a Tea Party event nonetheless with hundreds of people congregating in a chilly Ohio rain to listen to, among others, then-aspiring Gov. John Kasich speak. As with a number of similar type events that I attended subsequent to that, it was marked by patriotism and a sense of optimism as conservative-minded folks came together to make their dissatisfaction with the state of the nation known to their elected officials and to those seeking office. With a crowd of this size, it is safe to assume that there was a wide range of ideologies present that day. But everyone in attendance had one thing in common: A sense of pride in the concept of American exceptionalism.

Fast forward seven years to 2016. We find ourselves in the very early stages of the presidential nominating process. Many Americans are no less dissatisfied with the status quo now than they were in 2009. But a once-united Tea Party initiative dedicated to taking back America from the progressive elitists that had assumed power has devolved into several different factions all purporting to be “conservative”. No longer is the Tea Party a united movement. We now have a group of Donald Trump supporters who are convinced that it’s Trump’s way or the highway. Like their candidate, they feel as if they can bully non-believers into supporting their guy. Similarly, we have the supporters of Ted Cruz who claim to be “real” conservatives. They seem to be nearly as belligerent but in a “religious”, almost sanctimonious, sort of way. Then there are the fans of Marco Rubio who feel that their guy is the most electable of all of the GOP candidates. All three candidates have qualities that appeal to certain segments of the electorate. Likewise, all three have attributes with which many conservatives take exception. Continue reading at: sharpestjim.wordpress.com.

Phyllis Schlafly: National Review Is Not the Authority on Conservatism

Phyllis Schlafly

by Julia Hahn * Jan. 23, 2016

Living legend and conservative heroine Phyllis Schlafly slammed National Review for their efforts to take down GOP frontrunner, Donald Trump.

On Friday’s program of The Laura Ingraham Show, Schlafly declared, “I don’t recognize National Review as the authority on conservatism.” Schlafly blasted National Review for being more eager to fight Donald Trump than they are to fight the Republican donor-class, whom Schlafly calls the Kingmakers.

Schlafly said:

National Review is not the authentic conservative. You know, Bill Buckley was for giving away the Panama Canal, which was an enormous issue with conservatives. And in ten years they never wrote a single article about the Equal Rights Amendment, so they were no help against that. So I don’t recognize National Review as the authority on conservatism.

The 91 year-old Phyllis Schlafly helped launch the conservative movement and has been active in politics for more than one-fourth of American history.

In the interview, Schlafly explained that the problem with National Review is “just that they don’t want to fight the Establishment. And the Establishment– the people I call the Kingmakers– have been picking our candidates for so many years and they’ve given us a whole bunch of losers. And I think people want a fighter, and they also want to deal with the immigration problem. We don’t want to turn out like Germany. I thought the Germans were tough, but they’ve caved in to let people come in.”

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Schlafly explained that immigration represents an existential issue for the nation:

If we don’t stop immigration—this torrent of immigrants coming in—we’re not going to be America anymore because most of the people coming in have no experience with limited government. They don’t know what that is. They look to the government to solve all of their problems, and as soon as we have a high majority of people who think that, it’s going to be a different country.

“The Kingmakers,” Schlafly told Breitbart, “have picked our last bunch of losers. And there’s one loser after another because they were more interested in maintaining their flow of money from the big donors and their cooperation with the Democrats—their bipartisanship—and that’s not my goal. I’m for America [Schlafly slams hand on table] and America first [slams hand on table again].” Continue reading at  breitbart.com.

Related story:  National Review Enlists Open Border Zealots to Trash Trump

 

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