A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM THE SOUTHLAKE 912 PROJECT
TO THOSE WHO HAVE SURRENDERED, BE THANKFUL
Yes, thankful. Thankful that others have chosen not to follow your lead. Thankful that others are still out here fighting for
our/your rights, our/your freedoms, our/your way of life, hope that our/your children and grandchildren will be free
We are not in a normal down cycle in our nation's fortunes. We are in a fight for the very foundations that have produced the most powerful and prosperous nation the world has ever known. The present administration abhors this concept and is dedicated to its destruction. This administration will accept nothing less than our total capitulation and will stop at nothing to gain it. They want total domination of the populace. If this is OK with you then there is little I can say to change your mind. However, if there is still an ounce of Americanism within you, please consider this; apathy on our part is adrenalin to the liberals. They dream of no resistance from us so we may be steam-rolled into compliance. Passive Resistance does not work. We must take a stand and fight if we are to prevail.
We are not looking at mere socialism here people, we are looking at COMMUNISM! COMMUNISM, the dreaded word when we were children, is on our doorstep. Will you unlock the door and allow its entry without a fight or will you call upon your American spirit and actively resist?
The low attendance at our meetings would suggest that many of you have given up. The consequences of such inaction will be dire to say the least.
As for me, I HAVE NOT......I WILL NOT.......Surrender.
John Wentworth, patriot
WHO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT?
10/4/2013 12:01:00 AM - Thomas Sowell
Even when it comes to something as basic, and apparently as simple and straightforward, as the question of who shut down the federal government, there are diametrically opposite answers, depending on whether you talk to Democrats or to Republicans.
There is really nothing complicated about the facts. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted all the money required to keep all government activities going -- except for ObamaCare.
This is not a matter of opinion. You can check the Congressional Record.
As for the House of Representatives' right to grant or withhold money, that is not a matter of opinion either. You can check the Constitution of the United States. All spending bills must originate in the House of Representatives, which means that Congressmen there have a right to decide whether or not they want to spend money on a particular government activity.
Whether ObamaCare is good, bad or indifferent is a matter of opinion. But it is a matter of fact that members of the House of Representatives have a right to make spending decisions based on their opinion.
ObamaCare is indeed "the law of the land," as its supporters keep saying, and the Supreme Court has upheld its Constitutionality.
But the whole point of having a division of powers within the federal government is that each branch can decide independently what it wants to do or not do, regardless of what the other branches do, when exercising the powers specifically granted to that branch by the Constitution.
The hundreds of thousands of government workers who have been laid off are not idle because the House of Representatives did not vote enough money to pay their salaries or the other expenses of their agencies -- unless they are in an agency that would administer ObamaCare.
Since we cannot read minds, we cannot say who -- if anybody -- "wants to shut down the government." But we do know who had the option to keep the government running and chose not to. The money voted by the House of Representatives covered everything that the government does, except for ObamaCare.
The Senate chose not to vote to authorize that money to be spent, because it did not include money for ObamaCare. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says that he wants a "clean" bill from the House of Representatives, and some in the media keep repeating the word "clean" like a mantra. But what is unclean about not giving Harry Reid everything he wants?
If Senator Reid and President Obama refuse to accept the money required to run the government, because it leaves out the money they want to run ObamaCare, that is their right. But that is also their responsibility.
You cannot blame other people for not giving you everything you want. And it is a fraud to blame them when you refuse to use the money they did vote, even when it is ample to pay for everything else in the government.
When Barack Obama keeps claiming that it is some new outrage for those who control the money to try to change government policy by granting or withholding money, that is simply a bald-faced lie. You can check the history of other examples of "legislation by appropriation" as it used to be called.
Whether legislation by appropriation is a good idea or a bad idea is a matter of opinion. But whether it is both legal and not unprecedented is a matter of fact.
Perhaps the biggest of the big lies is that the government will not be able to pay what it owes on the national debt, creating a danger of default. Tax money keeps coming into the Treasury during the shutdown, and it vastly exceeds the interest that has to be paid on the national debt.
Even if the debt ceiling is not lifted, that only means that government is not allowed to run up new debt. But that does not mean that it is unable to pay the interest on existing debt.
None of this is rocket science. But unless the Republicans get their side of the story out -- and articulation has never been their strong suit -- the lies will win. More important, the whole country will lose.
In support of "Back to School is Cool" a wonderful program helping our kids in Lake County, a group of your Southlake 912 patriots delivered to all of the Southlake schools much needed supplies in support of the start of the 2013 School Year.
Patriots came out to our July meeting to gain insight into what is happening in the implementation of Obamacare by Craig Rodrigue of CSR and Associates of Winter Park. He went thru all of the different aspects of the implementation as it affects, seniors, small and large businesses. The audience was dumfounded as to all of the different twists and turns in the complex and confusing law.
We then had the benefit of having all 5 candidates who are running for Seat 2 and 3 of the Clermont City Council share about themselves and their vision for the City of Clermont. A good meeting but never enough time to cover all that we need to hear.
AMERICA IN CRISIS
Ladies and Gentlemen, make no mistake about it, the United States of America is in crisis. We are but ONE election away from an irreversible slide into socialism or worse. We need only to lose the House of Representatives in 2014 and it is, essentially, Game Over! If you think the slide has been precipitous over the last four years, "you ain't seen nothin yet"! Unfettered, this administration will accelerate our decline with blazing speed.
While the Federal Government is our enemy #1, Apathy and Inaction is enemy #2. Both are firmly entrenched and dedicated to our destruction. If we do nothing THEY WILL SUCCEED. Our only hope is ACTING in unified opposition.
Meeting attendance is excellent, but post meeting action is ESSENTIAL if we are to pass a Republic on to the next generation. Are you willing to deprive your children of freedom for the sake of doing nothing? Do they mean so little that personal effort is unacceptable? Did your parents Fight for You?
Ladies and Gentlemen, we need your help. If you truly care, contact your leadership and volunteer. The threat is REAL!!!
Senator Rand Paul makes a historic 13 hour filibuster on the Senate floor in objection of the nomination of John Brennan as the Director of the CIA and the issue of drone strikes on U.S. citizens on US soil without due process.
Last night we met at Jenkins Auditorium for the Southlake 912 annual meeting to elect new officers for our organization and to announce our name change from Southlake 912 Tea Party to Southlake 912 Project. This name change is a result of expanding the scope of our group to add an additional element called service. This aligns us with the National 912 Project. We will be reaching out to other charitable groups within our community and educating our patriots on being ready for what could be coming to each of us and our families in the future.
Our guest speaker was Scott Grubbs, a certified NRA instructor, who spoke on our 2nd Amendment rights within the U.S. and Florida Constitution. His biggest concern is an attempt to allow a UN small arms treaty to be introduced which if approved by our Congress would make the 2nd Amendment obsolete. Scott’s biggest emphasis is to not allow them to take away our guns.
Do You Know the Biblical View of Self-Defense. Go to the "Preparedness Link" for a look at Old and New Testament insight.
Nullification and what they are not telling you by KrisAnne Hall. Go to Constitutional Issues link
The Southlake 912 Tea Party had a great start to 2013 as over 100 patriots turned out for our 1st meeting. 3 representatives from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office spoke and answered questions regarding our 2nd Amendment rights and how the sheriff’s office protects those rights. It was recommended that we take the time to review the Florida Constitution and more specifically statue Chapter 790 regarding Weapons and Firearms.
Below is the video of the entire Tea Party Meeting for your viewing.