PART 2 of 2
July 29, 2011
The second meeting had about half the people as the first meeting and someone from the audience read a one page article on California and Texas statistics resulting after tort reform. There was another gentleman that fully understood the problems with this reform which is basically socialistic, leads to higher negligence, increases the deficit and should be fought by every tea party. One officer of this group was particularly staunch on his support of tort reform, but then his father is a physician. Sadly under Obama care we will have no recourse for poor or deadly healthcare.
Also at this meeting were two women running for a state senate seat that had been vacated. Neither have the background nor experience. One is a school teacher who is convinced that charter schools are wonderful, as does Obama, and the other woman is the sister of our district's alleged conservative representative in congress. This particular congressman took over the seat when his father died, and is training his son to take it over when he retires. This congressman also voted for the UN Goals 2000 and NAFTA. When I spoke up that charter schools would be run by corporations with "school to work," as well as eliminating the school board and resulting in taxation without representation, I was shouted down by more than one of the tea party officers neither of whom knows anything about what's really behind charter schools. As well, I spent days sending articles by Charlotte Iserbyt and Jed Brown, two of the most knowledgeable and brilliant people who have exposed what has been done to American education and this young man writes me back and says, "I find this all very confusing drivel."
What is difficult to understand in this article from Jed Brown? "Finally, the entire plan to establish this quasi-privatized education system has a brilliantly conceived marketing plan. Those pushing the New World Order agenda have implored the conservative citizens to swallow school-choice plans in the name of the founding fathers, who would roll over in their graves. The words of John Chubb and Terry Moe, of The Brookings Institute and Stanford University respectively, would have gotten them an invite to a tar and feather party -- “Our guiding principle in the design of a choice system is this: public authority must be put to use in creating a system that is almost entirely beyond the reach of public authority.” (Politics, Markets and America's Schools, 1990)
I hadn't given up yet however, and when an article came out in a local paper about our newly elected RINO Governor Bill Haslam pushing for a national internet sales tax, I called up the young man that wanted me to critique the tea party and told him about it and sent him the article. Isn't this right up the tea party's alley? It's more taxation! Haslam had stated he was going to contact the other 49 governors and have them push the congress to pass legislation taxing any and all out-of-state internet sales.
So he said since he was in charge that evening, we'd discuss it. Immediately I made 20 copies of the article and called two former congressional candidates to see if they'd attend. There were a total of five of us there that fully understand the agenda of both the right and the left and that it's the same, just couched in different verbiage.
First we listened to the treasurer tell us that way too much money goes to social security, Medicare, and defense. Excuse me but all of us have paid into social security and Medicare and it is NOT an entitlement. We have paid for it! As for the military, it is the one constitutionally legal funding that should be at the top of our budget to protect American citizens.
Next we listened to another officer tell us that he visited a MoveOn.Org meeting and the people were quite nice, just deceived and it was under the guise of "knowing our enemy." Needless to say I think all of us that care one iota about our country understand who George Soros is and what he stands for and it's certainly not freedom. I sat there thinking, "Why are we visiting George Soros' groups, why aren't we picking our battles and fighting them?"
Next we heard from a lady who was to speak to us about Agenda 21, sustainability, and the latest land grabs by our federal and state governments. Granted, some people in the audience may not have fully understood this diabolical UN plan, but the Tea Party board could have had info that could have been handed out which also included a website for more information. Instead, our guest speaker spoke for about 15 to 20 minutes, and we didn't even get to discuss it afterward. The president of the Tea Party who had given little notice to the guest, failed to plan ahead for visuals or even appropriate time allotment. After asking this guest to speak, the president didn't even show up for the meeting. Unlike many other Tea Parties, this one is doing absolutely nothing about Agenda 21/sustainability.
When an audience member asked when we were to discuss our governor's new push for internet sales taxes, the young man I had called about this said, "There's some misinformation regarding this subject matter," and he dismissed it. We all looked at each other.
I asked him later why he had done that and he told me that he'd called our state senator and was told that Tennessee already collects internet sales tax. Obviously the young man did not understand what our senator told him. If you purchase something on the internet that is made in your state or whose company has a store or division in your state, you pay your state's sales tax because they reside IN YOUR STATE. However, if you purchase something on the internet or via a catalogue phone order from another state and that store does NOT have a facility in your state, you DO NOT pay sales tax. Our RINO governor wants to rectify this by making us pay each state's tax whether they have a company in our state or not. Typical tax and spend!
The five of us walked out of the meeting shaking our heads. All of us agreed that it was a total waste of time and that it's too late to educate...we must be on top of the issues. The meeting prior to this should have concerned the debt ceiling shenanigans and we should have had a plan of attack on the politicians. We also should have connected with the other tea parties around the country with a plan to flood D.C. with complaints. At this meeting, we should have had a discussion of our governor's new tax plan and getting this information to the rest of the tea parties in the state and then to the tea parties throughout the country. We didn't even discuss it because the young man didn't understand the issue.
Lastly, on the website of this local tea party is the link to American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) which is a spin-off of the Heritage Foundation. ALEC is a shadowy group and member of the secretive Council for National Policy founded by former grand poobah of the CNP, Paul Weyrich. (Please again see part 2 of Saving the Republic?) Originally it was funded to the tune of 7 million dollars by Richard Mellon Scaife who funds both sides of the aisle. ALEC is a group that brings together state legislators and representatives of corporations to draft model bills that can then be introduced at the state level of government. An archive of ALEC documents was recently leaked. Reporter John Nichols says, " "All of those pieces of legislation and those resolutions [in the documents] really err toward a goal, and that goal is the advancement of an agenda that seems to be dictated at almost every turn by multinational corporations." This map shows their success of getting their legislative agenda in terms of bills passed on a state by state basis. Any legislator who jumps on their bandwagon is just a lamb to the slaughter, in my opinion.
Legislators in ALEC pay a minimal fee to join the group, while corporations pay much more — up to $25,000, Nichols says. The corporations make up the huge majority of members. One of their top corporations is Koch Industries. Along with the corporations, another major funder is The Church of Scientology.
ALEC's main goal is privatization which has been done extensively to prisons, thus making corporations quite wealthy on prison labor and keeping pot sellers and smokers in for longer periods of time. ALEC is also at the head of the pack calling for a constitutional convention which would totally destroy the nation. Link - Link
On their website is of course a link to David Koch's Americans for Prosperity. Also linked is the horrible Mt. Vernon Pledge, see part 1 of Saving the Republic for those involved, including Islamist Grover Norquist. Another group listed is Contract for America which advertises for Koch's Americans for Prosperity, Grover Norquist's ATR, American Solutions which is communist Newt Gingrich, and the worst of the lot, if there is such a thing, is the NATIONAL TAXPAYERS UNION, founded by James Dale Davidson who has pushed a constitutional convention since the late 70s and who we fought tooth and nail in the early 80s to stop the destruction of our constitution. Davidson gives $100,000 a year towards the efforts to call a constitutional convention, which our founder James Madison warned against only a year after the original convention. Davidson also sits on the board of Newsmax. On the Blog site, Heritage Foundry is listed as well as the anti-Semitic Republic Broadcasting Network.
My God in heaven, did anyone do any research before linking to these groups? They need to know that "a false friend is more dangerous than an open enemy."
If this doesn't frustrate all of us that are weeping over our losses, I don't know what will. I recently read an article by fellow writer and retired SEAL, Jim O'Neill entitled, It's Time to Reboot America. Give it a gander because I believe Jim has once again hit the nail on the head. As Claire Wolfe said, "We're at that awkward stage where it's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards."
I also do not want my good readers to think that all tea parties are fully infested with change agents, infiltrators, or power hungry know-nothing leaders as so many in our part of Tennessee seem to be. One tea party leader who communicates with me is from Tea-MAC in Elkhart County, Indiana, and here's what he says,
"Yeah, we know about the infiltrators and have been on guard. We are in the crosshairs of the enemies of the nation because of our effectiveness. You are right and it is very, very, worrisome and we are actually developing a very effective way of discovery and elimination in our groups. We've been dialing our little fingers off and e-mailing our little computers dry to Boehner, Cantor, McCarty and our own reps. Most Hoosier tea parties I know are urging their members to do so. And the opposition knows it and that's why they've decided to infiltrate. And they are using the Saul Alinsky method against us. We don't care, it's full bore ahead."
George Miller keeps me informed as well from the Ventura County, California Tea Party. They have an excellent website and try to keep people informed with up-to-date information on what our congress criminals are up to and how to fight it.
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There are another half dozen large Tea Parties that encouraged me to write this article in the hope that other groups would do some heavy house cleaning and understand that the enemy comes in both left and right propaganda.
May the Lord open the eyes of those who love America and give them discernment for without it I'm afraid we're lost. Pray without ceasing fellow patriots, for our Heavenly Father is our only hope. May He have mercy on our nation.
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Kelleigh Nelson has been researching the Christian right and their connections to the left, the new age, and cults since 1975. Formerly an executive producer for three different national radio talk show hosts, she was adept at finding and scheduling a variety of wonderful guests for her radio hosts. She and her husband live in Knoxville, TN, and she has owned her own wholesale commercial bakery since 1990. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Kelleigh was marketing communications and advertising manager for a fortune 100 company in Ohio. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she was a Goldwater girl with high school classmate, Hillary Rodham, in Park Ridge, Illinois. Kelleigh is well acquainted with Chicago politics and was working in downtown Chicago during the 1968 Democratic convention riots.