2015 Officer Elections

Ballot Box

In late October and early November, we will be electing officers for the Forsyth County Tea Party leadership team. If you would like to run for one of these positions, please submit a document with your name, a short bio (one or two paragraphs) which includes a brief description of your history with the Tea Party movement and any other political causes. You should also include the reason(s) you are seeking the position.

Leadership positions are as follows:

• Chairman
• 1st Vice Chair
• 2nd Vice Chair
• Treasurer
• Secretary

You will need to be a paid, voting-eligible Forsyth Tea Party member in order to run for a leadership position. The deadline for this submission is Friday, October 17, 2014 in order to have candidate information ready for our members for the October 2014 meeting on Monday the 20th.

The new officers will be announced at our November monthly meeting on Monday, November, 17, 2014.

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Election Day is Tuesday, November 4, 2014!

Register to VoteYou can’t make your vote count if you aren’t eligible to vote. Don’t be disappointed when the polls open, make sure that you, and your friends and family, are registered to vote, and that the registration is up to date.

In April of this year, the Georgia Secretary of State’s office introduced a new online voter registration system called OLVR. While traditional voter registration is still available, this gives prospective voters an opportunity to register beyond the traditional county Registrar’s Office, or by snail mail. You can also register and find out other important voter information with the new app called GA Vote, which is available at the iTunes App Store.

Time is growing short; the deadline to register in order to be eligible to vote in the 2014 Election, no matter what method you choose, is Monday, October 6, 2014.

*** Don’t forget about Advance Voting! If you can’t get to the polls on Election Day, or you just want to avoid the Election Day scene, then Advance Voting is for you. Your county Registrar’s Office has all the information. You can also exercise the option to vote absentee. Absentee ballot applications can be found here –> http://sos.ga.gov/admin/files/absentee_ballot_app.pdf. ***

Video – August 2014 – State Rep Mike Dudgeon Discusses Article V, Convention of States

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

Picture courtesy Creative Commons via graffitiwatcher.deviantart.com

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.