Tea Party Alpena
It's time to stand up and be seen, heard and understood. We have seen the enemy, and in essence, it is us. If we do not object to the dramatic changes our beloved country has been undergoing, in recent years especially, then we are most certainly to blame. We should speak out, loudly, boldly, and without fear or hesitation while we still have that right. We cannot allow this slide into socialism that our politicians have been forcing our country into. We seek united minds, united communities and united effort to save these United States. Let us be another great generation...for our children and grandchildren. -
This is a public ballot for Precinct 6 Alpena County, Michigan.
Recently U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the second-ranking Republican, was soundly beaten in a Virginia primary contest. Cantor was beaten by a grassroots, low budget campaign with tea party backing. This is proof that an energized electorate can handily defeat the sometimes selfish efforts of big money.
In this primary election the candidacy of David Brat had been promoted for months by conservative talk-radio hosts, tea partyleaders and voters fed up with the status quo. Cantor was able to raise and spend millions dwarfing the amount spent by the Brat campaign. Because the challenger had no money he had to work harder.
Many times politicians and their handlers feel they have won the election because they have raised more money. In this campaign it is estimated that Cantor spent 14 times as much as Brat.
The distinct differences between the two candidates won the election for Brat. At this time Brat can be identified as a true conservative who represents personal liberty, economic freedom and limited government. Also at every stop in his campaign Brat made certain the importance of his faith was understood. He knocked on doors, handed out literature, talked to people on the street and spoke of the issues that are important to America.
Money is important but politics is not all about money. The real issues are who is voting, choices available and who will do the hard work.
We the people know that the only answer to winning back our country is an informed, energized electorate composed of Americans willing to put out an effort to elect their candidate.
Study the candidates and issues so that you are able to defend the choices you make.
Most importantly for America-get involved.
Tea Party Alpena meets . Alpena Library
Tea Party Alpena will hold a meeting at on at the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library 211 N. 1st Ave. in Alpena.
This is TPAs first meeting of the 2014 mid-term election year. Presentation will include timely and open discussions regarding issues of importance to all conservatives.
3. Comments by TPA
4. Presentation regarding States Rights (Speaker)
5. Presentation and discussion about the Common Core State Standards education initiative. (Speaker)
6. Talk with our State Representative
7. Talk with U.S. Representative Benishek’s local liaison.
8. Discuss plans for vetting candidates
9. Discuss plans for up-dating the Tea Party Alpena parade presentation
This is the Tax Day event that is usually held outside but due to possible hostile weather conditions the meeting has been moved to the more friendly confines of the library.
There is plenty of seating so bring your friends, relatives and neighbors. Come prepared to listen and give your opinion.
When liberals don’t get their way they create a way.
We’ve heard so many times that there is no difference between the political parties on the left and those on the right. That is just not true. The difference is that Lefty-Liberals will not accept no for an answer. When Libs are turned down, even if it is the will of the people, they do a bit of forum shopping and come up with a sympathetic unelected judge, who is not responsible to the people, to give them what they were looking to get.
All over the nation, special-interest groups are finding friendly judges willing to bypass the Constitution and write their own social and sexual preferences into law. Liberal plaintiffs are seeking out judges who are willing to cooperate in deconstructing our culture by abolishing the Pledge of Allegiance and the Ten Commandments to make the nation comfortable for atheists, and to abolish marriage requirements to make the nation comfortable for unrestricted sex.
Liberals are able to accomplish in the courts what they cannot win in elected legislatures and even in general elections. The gay marriage fiasco in CA is one example. Voters in CA approved Prop 8 to ban gay marriage. Libs found judges to rule that the people were wrong. Obamcare faced being declared illegal but when run through Libs on the Supreme Court it became a legal tax. Liberal-judges routinely rubber stamp EPA rulings making them law.
It is true that actual differences between viable political rivals are small but there is still only one party of consequence, incumbents. Ineffective party decision makers fill positions left and right but incumbents select unelected law makers who pick and choose our country’s destiny.
If conservatives really want to make decisions that matter they must become incumbents.
The last two elections have brought together a coalition of liberals who are Black, Latinos, Feminists, Gays, Government Workers, Union Members, Environmental Extremists, The mainstream Media, Hollywood, uninformed young people, the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and others who have joined the conspiracy to end the American dream.
The obvious counter-balance is for conservatives to come together. But GOP candidates are just not of a type for voters to rally around. McCain’s claim to fame was, and is, the grumpy old man syndrome and standard bearer Romney wanted to be something for everyone. Neither appealed to conservatives perched on the side-lines.
All the while the democrats were anointing a candidate who ran as a
About Tea Party Alpena
Shortly after the February 2009 launch of the Tea Party in Chicago a group of concerned Alpena citizens organized in response to Washington’s overreaching policies. Following a series of meetings founders chose the name Tea Party Alpena, agreed upon an organization structure, and officers were elected.
Listening to the will of the group it was decided that TPA goals would be to find methods of promoting individual liberty, limited government and economic freedom. Since mid-term elections were close at hand a plan was made for supporting candidates who could be counted on to support TPA goals. In the 2010 mid-term election TPA was instrumental in creating a local sweep by candidates they supported.
Using the 10 Commitments of the Contract from America as a guide TPA continues to search for causes and candidates worthy of support. Through meetings, participation in parades and creation of special events the group is focusing on educating and attracting new members.