The following is the final edition of the Mission Statement and Core Principles for the South West Michigan Tea Party Patriots. Gene will be publishing them at the next meeting, and Tia will be using this version when designing our pamphlets and for inclusion on future web page postings.
Much work went into the wording and phrasing of this document, and I thank all of you for your contributions and patience. I believe we have always had a Mission to pursue, and a set of Principles… Continue
Added by Doug Till on May 29, 2009 at 10:45pm —
I wonder what everyone thinks about using the phrase "Cut the Pork" and offering pulled pork sandwiches and fixings like cole slaw and potato salad and chips for the 4th of July event? The phrase "Cut the Pork" is sort of catchy and fits with our mission. Pulled pork is really easy to do maybe we could make a few bucks for the coffers.
I don't know what we would have to do for permits, I'm sure the city has some revenue and control hoops that we would have to jump through but there… Continue
Sorry I haven't been around as much, sparking off and all. I have been working on the pamplets, and the graphics and layouts are coming along a real treat, but I would love to have some ideas of subjects you would like to see covered. Also Ideas of websites, with accurate, well cited tax data would be an awesome help.
I want everyone to shout out ideas no matter how obvious because I really want pamplets that speak from the heart of all of us.
These "managed bankruptcies" deals for GM and Chrysler are engineered to reward political friends of the current administration. The bond holders who were secured creditors are being forced to take payouts that are less than what a bankruptcy, processed under current laws, would award them. However the UAW's unsecured debt is being settled at a greater percent payout than the secured debt holders!
In order to sell cars, you need a dealer network. The current car czar is chopping the… Continue
I hope that we can quickly complete the business of adopting our Mission Statement and Core Principles because I personally would like to see us issue some kind of press release opposing Judge Sonia Sotomayor, Obama's nominee to replace Souter on the Supreme Court.
In my opinion, this person is a far-left activist judge who sees the court as a place to to set policy and who will likely try to impose her personal biases and political beliefs on others from the bench. Her judicial… Continue
There are a few events that we might want to start looking at. In South Haven is the big Blueberry Festival in July as well as the Steelheaders Fishing tournaments which draw thousands of people every year. My son-in-law Dave Mills is the head of the Steelheaders and is very conservative. I believe I can get him to start spreading pamphlets and things around in the South Haven area. My other son-in-law Troy Fear, is a taxidermist and hunter who is very involved with the Conservation Club in… Continue
By J. Robert Smith
Stop an arcane parliamentary maneuver - "reconciliation" - and the odds improve at stopping the Democrats march toward socialized medicine. But Republicans can't do it; not alone, anyway. It's up to the legions of Tea Partiers and average Americans to win the fight.
Reconciliation is aimed at dramatically restricting debate and banning filibuster on budget-related matters. It allows for a simple up or down vote. Senate Democrats are keeping it as an option if… Continue
Have you ever noticed that there is a tendency by the Lords and Ladies of Congress to apply certain laws and regulations on the “serfs” (the people) but exempting themselves?
President Barack Obama joined key members of Congress in a press conference Wednesday, to announce that Congress would begin the monumental task of rapidly reforming US healthcare.
Obama indicated he would leave Congress to draft the legislation, but called for it… Continue
By Kyle-Anne Shiver
The fourth rule of tactics: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.
The fourth rule carries within it the fifth rule: Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.
- Saul… Continue
Since Obama's election I have been distressed.....I disagree with 95% of his policies, but today think that his decision to further fight the ACLU on the release of the so-called "torture pictures" is a good decision. It is true it would only further muddy our reputation, cause our troops more casualties, and act as a recruitment tool for the radical Islam fundamentalists of the world. I hope he does not waffle on this. I am heartened that he listened to our military leaders in Iraq and other… Continue
Okay I am being inspired by my kids favorite morning kid's show, Imagination Movers. They have an "Idea Box" to put random ideas in so they can pull them out later when they might need them.
So here is an Idea Box thread. If you have an idea and you don't want to start a new thread for it, or if you think it will be a great idea for later, but isn't a good idea now.... Put it in here. Then we can bat ideas around and polish them in the Box and pop them out when we need… Continue
Montana has passed a law that states that guns and ammunition made in the state, sold in the state and used in the state will be regulated by the state and NOT the federal government. This is a direct challenge to the federal government regulating interstate commerce in contravention of the constitution. It goes into effect in November and it is expected that it will go to court then. All states are urged to pass similar laws quickly.…
Recruiting may arguably be one of the most powerful wepons of our organization. Everyone can participate, thats the great part, and you don't even have to be good at talking to people either.
Who should we talk to? I suggest this rule of thumb, the three foot rule. Only talk to people who are within three feet of you. Seem a little overwhelming? Well try this, how about the cashier at the grocery store. you have a few minutes with them, at the convienence store you… Continue
We are on the right path! This is a long and difficult road. We have to remember that this is an incrimental approach. We are going to be at this for decades, not weeks, months, or even years. We must prioritize our focus. What is the correct order of the things we push for that will get us what we want? We must not let our personal feelings get in the way of the long term goal.
I, with all of you, want to slap the government into remembering the constitution, but that is not… Continue