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. -
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
There are a lot of people chiming in with their opinion on the affordable care act (ACA, Obamacare) and most look at this fiasco with self-interest. They are really only thinking of “what’s in it for me”? In a recent letter to the Alpena News editor a writer stated in an uninformed manner that somehow the ACA was good for the economy and would create jobs and went on to criticize both Senator Moolenaar and our State Representative (Peter Pettalia for voting against expansion of Medicaid (a critical part of ACA). Why would they do this? The answer is simple they are being fiscally responsible. Our Representatives knew when they voted what a mess Obamacare and the accompanying Medicaid expansion were going to be. They both knew there is no justification, no money and their good sense told them not to go any further with this disaster.
There is not much states can do to blunt the power of Washington but we have a senator and representative who, in this instance, were not enticed to do the wrong thing just because the feds were dangling WE the People’s money in their faces.
The Affordable Care Act actually refers to two separate pieces of legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act together they expand Medicaid coverage to millions of low-income Americans and make numerous changes to both Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. All of these changes have been designed to make getting medical attention something that will happen between you and your government and not your doctor.
John Moolenaar and Peter Pettalia both took a stand that was not popular with some in their party but did the right thing for their constituents.
We saw the Tea Party at its best in our meeting on Wednesday, October 23. A good mixed group had discussions causing some consensus and some disagreement. Contrary to liberal impressions of our meetings there were no sacrifices or rituals.
Discussions were held regarding the importance of the 10ThAmendment. The group decided to let our state representatives know how important it is for them to help enforce States Rights and Our Rights.
Tea Party Alpena grass roots efforts were stressed. It was pointed out that each of us should take the responsibility to contact at least ten people to let them know we support the Tea Party principles of Limited Government, Personal Liberty and Economic Freedom. We need to come out of the closet.
It was pointed out that we lost in 2012 because we were not able to get enough conservatives convinced of the need to get off the couch and vote. We all have to work on that.
Below is a synopsis of our discussion.
Please join us:
Tea Party Alpena/Alpena County Republican Party
Joint meeting July 12 at 5:30 PM
Alpena County Library, 211 North First Ave. Alpena.
Featured speaker-Terri Lynn Land National GOP committeewoman
Open to everyone bring your friends, relatives, family
Our country needs your help.
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.