Videos of Speakers from Our July 2014 Meeting

At our monthly meeting on Monday, July 21, 2014, we welcomed three guest speakers.Tea Party member and author, Betty Sue Prollock, discussed her new book, “The Abominations of the Obama-Nation.”

Forsyth GOP Chairman, Brad Wilkins, spoke about how the Tea Party and GOP could work together to elect conservative candidates.

Robert Chambers, of the Hwy 20 Coalition, addressed issues concerning the expansion of Georgia State Highway 20 and the importance of citizen involvement in the decision-making process.

[If you miss any of our meetings, you can still hear our guest speakers via our videos.]

The Cost of Discouraging Achievement

The following video gives a socio-economic and cultural perspective on what happens in a society when need becomes a virtue and success a vice. Could the USA be far behind?

Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Sometimes the law places the whole apparatus of judges, police, prisons and gendarmes at the service of the plunderers, and treats the victim — when he defends himself — as a criminal.

- Frederic Bastiat

Intolerable!

What and who are the Tea Party? What is their motivation? How did it get started? Why would the establishments of both major political parties be happy to see them go away?

Watch “Intolerable!” and find out.

 

First They Came for the Parents…

Do Not Question Authority

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When is it time to speak up and speak out? When it’s easy? The faction (in both political parties), that is unrelenting in its push for the adoption of the Common Core standards in public education across the country, is so threatened by the exposure of required course content that they are resorting to strong-arm tactics to silence opposition.

A parent attending an open school board meeting in New Hampshire was trying to awaken fellow parents as to the nature of the “literature” to which high school freshman, including his own daughter, were being exposed. He was handcuffed, arrested, and removed from the meeting ostensibly for speaking outside of the two-minute speaking limit. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/05/06/watch-what-happens-when-one-parent-speaks-out-at-a-school-board-meeting-about-a-controversial-book-assigned-to-his-daughter/

If there is nothing to fear from the Common Core Curriculum Standards; if this man’s only “violation” was exceeding the two minute speaking limit; if we actually have “local control;” then why was this man handcuffed and arrested. He wasn’t merely ejected and escorted from the meeting – he was arrested. Is it the object of the “powers that be” to instill a fear of speaking out in the public at large? What was done to this man is a sign of cowardice by the authorities. Why are the proponents of Common Core so fearful of an open and honest debate? If Common Core is as great as they say; if Common Core is truly superior to anything that came before it; if parents have absolutely nothing to fear about the implementation of the Common Core Curriculum standards; the advocates of Common Core would welcome open and honest debate – they would not try to shut it down and marginalize the opponents of Common Core a la Saul Alinsky.

Most of you have heard this countless times, but it cannot be stated often enough:

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”
– Edmund Burke

The time to speak out is now. It’s not easy to do so, and those who do are subject to derision and, in some cases, persecution; but we only lose the fight when we give up.

[First they came for...]

Forsyth County Tea Party Primary Election Straw Poll

The Forsyth County Tea Party has conducted a straw poll for its voting eligible members prior to the upcoming Primary Election. In the interest of brevity, we selected only a few of the many candidates and questions that are on the primary ballot and have opted to include the most contested and discussed state offices of this primary season.

Below are the results, in percentages, of the FCTP Primary Election Straw Poll.

Spring is Here and So are the Events

RALLIES

TAX DAY RALLY – Lanier Tea Party Patriots – April 12th – Gainesville, GA

TAX DAY RALLY - Lanier Tea Party Patriots - April 12th - Gainesville, GA

TAX DAY RALLY – Forsyth County Tea Party Patriots Alliance

Forsyth County Courthouse

Photo courtesy of Forsyth County Tea Party Patriots Alliance – www.fcteapartypatriotalliance.org/

Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Assemble in front of the Forsyth County Courthouse (100 Courthouse Sq., Cumming, GA 30040) & rally around Courthouse Square between 5:30-6:00pm – bring a sign & let your voices be heard.

6:00 pm - Presentation of the flag, Pledge of Allegiance, Nation Anthem, Invocation.

6:20 pm - Emcees Brad Wilkins & Dwight Roberts:

6:21 pm - Gubernatorial Candidate – David Pennington
Topic: Wasteful Government Spending

6:40 pm - Ga. House District 26 Candidate – Tom Knox
Topic: Eliminating the 16th & 17th Amendments

7:00 pm - U.S. Senate Candidate – Derrick Grayson
Topic: Tax Replacements, Fair Tax vs. Flat Tax v. VAT tax, etc.

DEBATES

Thursday, April 17th 7:00 pm - GA House District 26, (Geoff Duncan, Tom Knox); Central Park Recreation Center*

Monday, April 21st – 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm - School Board District 1 (Ann Crow, Amanda Nixon, Mark Weiss); Solicitor General; 7:50 pm to 9:05 pm ( Susan Zereini, Bill Finch): Forsyth County Administration Building**

Thursday, April 24th – 6:30 pm - State School Superintendent TBD / Bond Referendum: Forsyth County Administration Building**

Monday, April 28th – 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm - GA House District 24 (Mark Hamilton vs. Sheri Gilligan); and GA Senate 7:35 pm to 9:00 pm ( Jack Schiff, Michael Williams, Lauren McDonald III): Forsyth County Administration Building**

*[2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming]

**[110 East Main St., Cumming, GA 30040]

OUR NEXT MEETING

Please join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 22nd, from 6:30pm until 8:00pm at the building that houses the Forsyth County Senior Center (595 Dahlonega St., Cumming, GA). Our guest speakers this month will be Georgia State School Superintendent Candidate, Ashley Bell; and Forsyth County School Superintendent, Buster Evans.

Is There an Effort to Kill HB 707?!

Stop Obamacare

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One of the bills that we have been watching down at the Georgia General Assembly is HB707 – that’s that bill that would help prevent the ACA from taking hold in the state of Georgia. The buzz from the capitol is that influence has been exerted on members of the Senate Insurance and Labor Committee to kill this bill!

HHS Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius even appeared in Atlanta earlier this week to aid in the effort to kill the bill by urging Governor Deal to expand Medicaid. The Governor’s (and Lt. Governor’s) silence on this issue has been deafening. The Governor signed to petition for HB 707 and it’s time for him to put some action behind his words. They, and members of this committee, need to be contacted immediately so that they know that the people of Georgia don’t want any part of this federal government takeover of our healthcare system.

Please contact them as soon as possible as the hearing will take place today!

CONTACT INFO AND ORDER CAN BE FOUND HERE: http://georgiansforhealthcarefreedom.org/

***URGENT BREAKING NEWS*** – Stop Common Core – We Can NO LONGER Support SB 167

Breaking News

The Georgia House Substitute for SB 167 has been so watered down that it’s Senate sponsor, Sen. William Ligon can no longer support the bill. It is NOT the same bill that it started out to be and in fact will do harm to the cause of getting our state out of the Common Core State Standards.

Please check out this link for more information: http://georgia.stopcommoncore.com/

We will need to contact (or re-contact) members of the Education Committee —> http://georgia.stopcommoncore.com/uploads/House_Ed_List.pdf — and our own Reps.

We’re sorry to ask so many folks to do this again, but those who are behind to push for Common Core are determined to see to it that it is deeply imbedded within our educational systems — so much so, that it will be nearly impossible to remove.

Also there will be a telephone conference call tonight at 8:00pm — the Conference Dial-in number is: (530) 881-1000 and the Participant Access Code is: 632867# — Please join in if you can!

Crossover Monday

Georgia State CapitolMonday, March 3, 2014 is not just another Monday — it’s “Crossover Day” down at the Georgia General Assembly. “Crossover Day” is so-called because it is the last day that a bill can be passed by its originating chamber in order to cross over to the other chamber for possible passage. This is the final step needed to complete the legislative process, prior to signing (or veto) by the Governor. It traditionally takes place on the 30th day of the 40 day legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly.

One bill that we thought would be of great interest to our members is HB 707. HB 707, The Georgia Health Care Freedom and ACA Noncompliance Act, is a bill that seeks to prohibit the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (aka –Obamacare) by any local municipality, State Agency or Political subdivision of the State of GA. This bill has passed out of committee and will be introduced to the house floor on Monday, March 3rd. Please call your House Rep and State Senator to let them know that you’re interested in the passage of this bill. FreedomWorks.org has provided a great link to help you get started: https://secure.freedomworks.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=68511DE695E1E51DCA46115314473956.app321b?alertId=1333&pg=makeACall&autologin=true?source

Another bill that may be of interest to our members is SB 167. The purpose of SB 167 is to start rolling back some of the changes that have taken place in curriculum and testing in public schools in Georgia, and throughout the United States, since the acceptance and implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The Georgia Chapter of the group Concerned Women for America, under the leadership of career educator Tanya Ditty, has been among the tireless warriors in the fight to stop Common Core in our state. We and they experienced a partial victory on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, when the Georgia State Senate passed SB 167 by a vote of 34-16. We now need to contact our respective Georgia State House Reps to encourage them to stand with the State Senate, the people, the teachers and students of Georgia by voting yes on the bill and the amendments approved by the bill’s sponsor, Senator William Ligon. The following is some information on just what SB 167 will do for students, parents, and teachers in Georgia’s schools: http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101272616422-99/7+Ways+SB+167+benefits+Georgia.pdf

More information regarding SB 167 — http://www.cwfa.org/sb-167-passes-out-of-senate-and-now-heads-to-the-house/