Editor’s Note – Stand Up America US, an original and continual supporter of the Tea Party movement is a proud partner of the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention. Major General Paul E. Vallely will be a speaker at the event and we look forward to meeting many new supporters and reconnecting with long time friends. Look for updates here as they occur, before, during, and after.
South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention
2014Election Kick-Off & Constitutional Compliance in Government
Myrtle Beach, SC: “The purpose of the SCTPC Convention has always been to provide a truthful examination, by the top experts across the country, of the crises threatening this nation,” announced Joe Dugan, Convention Executive Producer.
Due to the success and speaker demand from the last two years, 2014 will see our convention expanded to two and one half days.
Where: Springmaid Beach Resort, 3200 South Ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Convention
Dates: January 18 at 3pm –through January 20, 2014 at 5pm
Expected attendance: 600+ Grassroots/Tea Party activists
National Broadcast coverage: Breitbart News Network and other major news media
Internet live stream: Sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots
Spanish live stream: Sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots and Bear Witness Central
Admission by invitation only: Invitations may be obtained by Grassroots Group Presidents or Chairman by contacting Ron Hughes by email at Ronmbtp@gmail.com. The ticket price for the entire weekend of events is $30.00 per person. There will be no onsite ticket sales and only those names on the pre-registration list will be admitted.
Major topic areas will include: The current status of the Tea Party Movement, National Security, Obamacare, Constitutional Oaths of Office, 2nd Amendment, US Senate Debate-Primary Candidates for South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham’s seat, Common Core in Education, Convention of States, role of the County Sheriff, and additional topics of major concern.
In addition to most of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation, some Congressman who will also be speaking include, Rep. Steve King (Iowa) and Rep. Jim Bridenstine (Oklahoma).
Military experts and major media contributors such as Major General Paul Vallely, US Army (Ret), Lt. Col. Bill Cowan, USMC (Ret.) will discuss major areas of geopolitical dissension.
Some of the organizations that will be represented include:
By Scott W. Winchell (SUA Editor) and Denise Simon (Associate Editor)
When your first statement in a negotiation is that you are not going to negotiate, how does that make it a negotiation and how is the other side doing something wrong as it tries to negotiate? “No negotiating…” “Not gonna happen…” “…this is not how a Democracy works…” – Obama today in a speech about the debt ceiling, the budget, and Obama Care – government shutdown is yours Mr. Obama, because you do not negotiate, you do not have a budget!
This is all being said and done as the current administration has embarked on negotiating with Iran, negotiating with the Palestinians, negotiating with the Russians over Syria, but you cannot negotiate with the people’s elected representatives?
By the way Mr. President, this is not a democracy, we are a Representative Republic with a Constitution, just a reminder as you lambaste Congress, or more precisely, House Republicans and the Tea Party as if they were not being Constitutional.
Then, in the process of so-called negotiating, we have one question for you Mr. President, where is the people’s budget? These incessant continuing resolutions (CRs) are your fault, not the fault of Republicans in the House or the Senate.
You have sent uproarious budgets to Congress that even your party’s minions could not pass but everyone else is wrong? So to avoid the further embarrassment of losing 0-100 on the Senate floor, your party has decided to rule by fiat and CR.
You tell the country, and its echoed by the likes of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, that its the Tea Party’s fault. The last I looked, the Tea Party people are American citizens who voted for a certain candidate to carry out there wishes.
The same week as the Nairobi attack, and the same time you open dialogue with a terrorist state called the Islamic Republic of Iran that is creating nuclear weapons?
You sir, and others, owe the American people an apology – how dare you castigate the very citizenry you were elected to lead while currying favor with our enemies? Blaming others is just another indicator of how bad a leader you are and what a farce you are on the international stage. You do not get your way, so you stomp on the ground, pound the podium, and read excoriating diarrhea from your teleprompter to adoring crowds that is in no way numerous enough for you to claim any mandate.
Each House Representative was elected by a majority of approximately 700-800,000 citizens that comprise each of the 435 districts in the United States. That means at least half of those voters lean toward or are actual Tea Party members if their representative calls themselves as part of the Tea Party Caucus. But that does not stop the name-calling, the innuendos, the gutter talk, the blatant maligning of a very large group of fellow citizens.
Instead, and many of us remember it vividly, your party forced this Obama Care/ACA abomination down our throats in 2010, by hook and crook and even through bribery, ask Mary Landrieu, et al. You had control of both houses of Congress and you had to cheat to get your way to victory on passing the ACA and now that America is pushing back, you divide and polarize the nation. See a comprehensive list of the bribery here. The worst was watching Mary Landrieu call Obama Care the ‘law of the land’ on the Senate floor today – one of the holdouts in 2010 who had to be bribed to vote for the ACA.
You have the bully pulpit yet you cast the blame all the way back to Bush again. That is why your party took a shellacking in 2010 and the people elected representatives that reflect their views – and they view Obama Care as a complete failure that is tearing this nation apart.
In addition now, seems its time to bash Fox News again – the most watched TV news network for the past 13 years. So now, you insult that very large demographic? Again? What a “uniter”! Shameful! The only one practicing ‘brinkmanship’ is you, the Democrats – and the “manufactured crisis” is your tool, used frequently – yet you blame the right. That is guilt transference.
Boehner Ad Attacks Obama for Negotiating With Putin, but Not Congress
House Speaker John Boehner criticized President Barack Obama Thursday for negotiating with Russia over Syria but refusing to strike a deal with Congress over the debt ceiling. The attack came in an Internet video.
“The Obama administration on working with Congress to address the debt and deficit,” the ad reads. Then it shows the president and top White House officials saying they won’t negotiate with Republicans on the debt ceiling.
“The Obama administration on working with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin on Syria,” the ad continues before showing the president and his team talking about negotiations with Russia over Syria’s chemical weapons.
“Why is the Obama administration willing to negotiate with Putin on Syria, but not with Congress to address Washington’s spending problem?” it asks.
House Republican leaders want to add various provisions, including a one-year delay in the Affordable Care Act, to a bill that would raise the nation’s debt ceiling. But the president has insisted on a bill raising the nation’s borrowing limit that is free of amendments.
The debt limit must be raised by mid-October or the government will be unable to pay its bills, according to the Treasury Department.
Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!
Editor’s Note – For the 37th time, the House voted to repeal ‘Obamacare’, but we know it will die in the Senate and the President will never sign it if they did. But America must recognize now that the IRS is about to get into your pocket and privacy more so than ever – all under the leadership of Sarah Hill Ingram – the leader of the corrupt tax-free division. Time to call your Senators.
By the way, she received over $103,000 in bonuses at her previous post that conducted the targeting.
IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office
The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation.
Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.
Her successor, Joseph Grant, is taking the fall for misdeeds at the scandal-plagued unit between 2010 and 2012. During at least part of that time, Grant served as deputy commissioner of the tax-exempt unit.
Grant announced today that he would retire June 3, despite being appointed as commissioner of the tax-exempt office May 8, a week ago.
As the House voted to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act Thursday evening, House Speaker John Boehner expressed “serious concerns” that the IRS is empowered as the law’s chief enforcer.
“Fully repealing ObamaCare will help us build a stronger, healthier economy, and will clear the way for patient-centered reforms that lower health care costs and protect jobs,” Boehner, R-Ohio, said.
“Obamacare empowers the agency that just violated the public’s trust by secretly targeting conservative groups,” Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., added. “Even by Washington’s standards, that’s unacceptable.”
Sen. John Cornyn even introduced a bill, the “Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013,” which would prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury, or any delegate, including the IRS, from enforcing the Affordable Care Act.
“Now more than ever, we need to prevent the IRS from having any role in Americans’ health care,” Cornyn, R-Texas, stated. “I do not support Obamacare, and after the events of last week, I cannot support giving the IRS any more responsibility or taxpayer dollars to implement a broken law.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell also reacted to the revelation late Thursday, stating the news was “stunning, just stunning.”
ABC News’ Abby D. Phillip contributed to this report.
Editor’s Note – Its small wonder so many Americans fear their government. Active preparation to prepare for an internal domestic terrorist(s) event shows that bias the so many have in government employment. If you are a Tea Party activist – these ‘planners’ think you are a likely terrorist for their scenarios.
When OWS “demonstrators” reek havoc, there is no out cry from these people, but when patriotic, law-abiding Americans citizens threaten their jobs through the process of the ballot box and legislation, – tax cuts, budget slashing, and reductions – those Tea Party people must be worse than actual criminals.
Liberalism, big government, and ‘Big Brother’ pervades DC administration departments, and the Pentagon apparently!
The ‘appointment and hiring’ party of the Obama Administration has infiltrated everything, along with foreign and ideological influences like the Muslim Brotherhood. It may take a generation or more to remove the cancer.
Army colonel ignites firestorm with article on crushing a ‘tea party insurgency’
A retired U.S. Army colonel who now teaches modern warfare to soldiers at the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. has co-written an article with a Civil War expert that has ignited a firestorm today among those increasingly concerned about what some say is a distinct anti-civilian one that has infected much of the military and Homeland Security since 2009.
Retired Col. Kevin Benson and Jennifer Weber, Associate Professor of History at the University of Kansas, co-wrote an article for Small Wars Journal on a 2010 Army report titled, “U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, The Army Operating Concept 2016 – 2028.”
The report describes how the Army will respond to threats “at home and abroad” in the coming two decades and in doing so has made clear that a monumental cultural shift has occurred in the thinking of those at the top levels of military command. This shift has some government watchdogs worried, particularly given that Benson is using the platform provided at Fort Leavenworth to indoctrinate soldiers in his vision of the nature of modern warfare in America. According to the vision articulated by Benson, future warfare will be conducted on our own soil. The military will use its full force against our own citizens. The enemy will be average citizens whose values resonate with those articulated by the tea party.
The fictitious scenario used in the Army report as a teaching tool is a future insurrection of “tea party activists” in South Carolina. As the scenario goes, the tea party group stages a takeover of the town of Darlington, S.C. The mayor is placed under house arrest and prevented from exercising his duties. The police chief, the county sheriff, and other law enforcement officials are removed from office and told not to interfere. The city council is dissolved. The governor of the state, who had previously expressed solidarity with tea party goals, does little to address the situation.
A news conference is called by the new town leaders, all tea party activists, who tell the media that due to the failure of central government to address the concerns of the citizens, the Declaration of Independence has been re-imposed and the local government has been declared null and void. From the report:
When the leaders of the group hold a press conference to announce their goals, they invoke the Declaration of Independence and argue that the current form of the federal government is not deriving its “just powers from the consent of the governed” but is actually “destructive to these ends.” Therefore, they say, the people can alter or abolish the existing government and replace it with another that, in the words of the Declaration, “shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.” While mainstream politicians and citizens react with alarm, the “tea party” insurrectionists in South Carolina enjoy a groundswell of support from other tea party groups, militias, racist organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan, anti-immigrant associations such as the Minutemen, and other right-wing groups.
Several items of interest are to be noted in the scenario the Army uses to describe the tea party activists — “right wing,” “extremists,” “insurrectionists,” all of whom are lumped together with militias and organizations that are considered “racist” and “anti-immigration.”
By contrast, those who oppose the tea party are referred to as “mainstream.”
The obvious question that arises is why would this sort of scenario, with its obviously biased and skewed portrayals, be presented as a teaching tool to young soldiers? Why would the U.S. military consider the tea party to be “extremist” or “insurrectionist?” And why would the tea party be classified together with groups that are “racist, “anti-immigration,” and “extremist right wing?”
In the numerous tea party rallies that have occurred across the nation no racism was noted by any observer. Speakers included persons of all races and ethnic backgrounds. No sentiment was expressed against legal immigration but outrage was directed toward those break the law and enter the country by illegal means. And the charge that the tea party is extremist right wing is difficult to justify given that the main thrust of the movement is the protest against runaway government spending that has placed the nation on the brink of economic ruin due to its enormous and unsustainable debt.
Yet repeatedly since the election of Barack Obama in 2009, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has referred to the tea party as “potential homegrown terrorists.”
Why? Not a shred of evidence remotely suggests that the tea party has any connection whatsoever with terrorists. Yet some of President Obama’s closet longtime friends have not only been associated with terrorism but actively participated in it, such as Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, who as members of the Weathermen from the 1960s and 70s bombed federal buildings that resulted in the deaths of police officers.
But if one listens to the rhetoric emanating from the White House, DHS, and now the U.S. military, one gets the impression that none of the president’s friends ever posed a threat to the country but hundreds of thousands of tea party activists are ticking time bombs lying in wait to unleash a nuke on an American city at the drop of a hat.
The brainwashing against conservatives by this administration has had a definite impact on the military. One analyst who works for retired U.S. Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely told this reporter that now over half of Pentagon personnel are solidly in Obama’s corner and share his values and world view.
And with the publication of the Benson and Weber article, it is now clear that the U.S. Army considers it a valid proposition to assume that a future civil war will be sparked not by extremist Islamists with dirty bombs or left wing insurrectionists inspired by Alinsky or Ayers but by the tea party and the conservatives who participate in it.
Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals has Rule #12 which states:
“Pick the target, Freeze it, Personalize it, Polarize it.”
Students and followers of Saul Alinsky have chosen the Tea Party as their target.
The moral compass of the Tea Party is the counter-measure to Saul Alinsky. One can never know the actual number of the Tea Party membership or supporters, as it is best defined as a compass of morality felt within the ethics and subconscious of those that place the spirit of the Founders as the motivator and objective to defend the legacy of our Founders.
TEA translates to ‘taxed enough already’. The dollars within the taxes and revenues to the government have been invoked without representation, our voice. Then to add more insult to injury, the payers of these taxes have even less of a voice in how these tax dollars are spent.
There is the usual spending by government departments such as the Department of Education, the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Defense, Agriculture and Transportation, to list a few. Yet, spending by this government without the knowledge of the taxpayers goes far beyond the scope of any control or oversight. Spending includes subsidies, foreign aid, humanitarian aid, foreign nation building and more. Just take a moment and do your own research on programs such as:
Global Aids Initiative
Millennium Challenge Corporation
The United States owes an estimated $2.4 Billion to the United Nations. With that kind of money going to the U.N., then why the additional money to outside initiatives such as those listed above? There are an estimated 120 countries that provide money to the United Nation in support of a variety of programs. Foreign support is not an exclusive mandate of the United States. Once again, we have no voice, no representation, no oversight and no checks and balances. The Tea Party works to do what is best for America first. All dollars and laws must be for what is beneficial for America, her citizens, her landscape, her future, her defense, her protection.
We have heard much in the media recently about the “Arab Spring”, the uprisings in the Middle East. Many suggest that Patriots in America should follow that model to force our government to heed our call. I would submit to you, that actually, the Arab Spring is actually a model formed by the creation and effectiveness of the Tea Party.
The Tea Party, with its moral compass, defined in the legacy of the Founders, gave us the spring board to demand representation of the people. American Patriots and the Tea Party supporters have a spirit of peaceful and law abiding objectives, yet we are a legally armed society as provided by the Second Amendment. The Tea Party is a movement on offense of the people gathered to speak on countless issues, most of all to regain our power and duty as citizens….as a government watchdog. Our Second Amendment right is the back-up option to tyranny and domestic and international threats.
So to foreign terrorization, domestic intimidation and especially to the Saul Alinsky subscribers, the Tea Party is a compass of morality that sparks our mission. Patriots will endure and we will prevail. Our moral compass is our guide.
Denise Simon is the Research/Analysis Director at Stand Up America
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