Political Awakening

The Coordinated IRS Profiling and Targeting Policy Scandal Hits Home

FOX 35 News Orlando For an agency of the federal government with over 100,000 agents tasked with enforcing over 70,000+ pages of confusing tax code, with an operating procedure that proclaims you're guilty until you prove your own innocence -- for them to profile and target organizations and individuals based on political ideology should disturb everyone!

With this scandal in mind, we should all be concerned about what will happen in 2014 when 17,000 more agents are hired to enforce the ObamaCare mandate.

If only we had a governing document that limited and enumerated the powers of the federal government and guaranteed each citizen equal protection under the law.  Such a novel idea. IRS Scandal - Sunshine State News Headline

Profiling & Targeting:

Unaware this new IRS policy was implemented throughout the country, a few of us in central Florida started an organization during the Fall of 2011.  We correctly filed our Articles of Incorporation and sent our application to the IRS seeking 501(c)4 tax exempt status.

On July 27, 2012 we received a letter asking very detailed and peculiar questions.

On August 6, 2012, the gentleman listed as Chairman of the organization received notice from the IRS of an upcoming audit of his personal tax returns.

Due to the ongoing audit and the privacy of the other board members, I will not be sharing the name of the organization nor the other names of those involved at this time.  Moods and approaches to this issue may change, however, so please stay tuned for updates.

The Questions:

On the letter dated July 27, 2012, each question, in and of itself, didn't seem too over-burdensome.  For me, it was the level of detail they requested as well as the nature of the questions that raised suspicion.  For the Waco Tea Party, however, who published their letter from the IRS on Foxnews.com, the sheer volume was a bully tactic which typifies the well-earned connotation, "Chicago-style thug politics".

IRS Scanda - IRS Letter Question 1

Question #1 on our letter was very strange as they provided  printed copies of our website that was in development and not even available on our official domain.  Our web host placed the website's input template on a development server for updating with a very long and purposefully confusing address.  Again, we had not moved this site to our official public domain address, nor used the site for any public purposes.  The IRS found our development site, printed it and included it in our file.

In addition, they provided printed copies of a website that I used for a radio show 3 years prior that had nothing to do with this new organization.

Feel free to take a moment and re-read the previous sentence.

Notice their approach with the first question on our IRS letter.  "If they are not yours, please explain".  Again, this is the standard operating procedure.  The IRS requires you to prove something is not the case as opposed to the burden of proof being on the "prosecutor". Question #5 asked why I was chosen as the Executive Director, who made the decision and what other candidates were considered.  They also asked for meeting minutes for all the discussions.

What business is it of the IRS to know how decisions are made and what options our organization faced at the time?  Again, this is an absolute abuse of power. Unfortunately, due to the high cost of compliance, we ended our efforts to form this organization.

IRS Scandal - Headlines from DrudgeAdditional News Stories:

http://www.myfoxorlando.com/story/22240874/fla-congressman-to-press-irs-for-answers-over-targeting-tea-party-groups

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/15/double-standard-irs-targeted-conservative-groups-despite-spike-in-applications/

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/14/new-irs-scandal-echoes-agency-problems-past/

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/the-irs-wants-you-to-share-everything-91378.html

http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/meet-florida-conservatives-targeted-barack-obamas-irs

http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2013/May/IRS-Tea-Party-Scandal-Sparks-Criminal-Investigation/

 

UPDATE:

We have met with our Congressman, Dan Webster, and provided him copies of the IRS letter and he is looking to get involved.  http://www.myfoxorlando.com/story/22240874/fla-congressman-to-press-irs-for-answers-over-targeting-tea-party-groups

Stay tuned, however, as we've now learned this was a coordinated policy of the IRS across the country.  As a result, our resolve has strengthened.  Please subscribe HERE for updates to our efforts.

Its a Bizarro World - "Woe to those who call evil, good..."

What Would George Washington Think"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;" (Isaiah 5:20) Please take the time and look at these videos and SHARE this page with your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.  Please note; there's so much more evidence out there that we live in a backwards, illogical  world that simply lacks common sense and a common decency towards our fellow man -- all occurring with a complete lack of will to solve the problems we face today.

I weep for future generations.

Murdering babies via abortion is okay.....while saying we have to confiscate guns to protect children. - TED - Conception to Birth Visualized - http://youtu.be/fKyljukBE70 - Obama's Shameless Use of Children - http://youtu.be/qXlNyZYFQg8 - Obama, "punished with a baby" - http://youtu.be/jszkPtsFH-k

Giving guns to Mexican drug cartels is okay.....while taking them from law abiding citizens. - Katie Pavlich on Fast & Furious - http://youtu.be/b3Ki3QBtqbU - 15 Yr Old Girl Explains the 2nds Amendment - http://youtu.be/Qb4_zeJbyAo

Benghazi isn't investigated.....while saying it doesn't matter now. - White House Benghazi Cover Up - http://youtu.be/zzcuQRiTlnQ - Hillary Clinton, What Difference Does It Make - http://youtu.be/t6rj9ms07l4 - White House Emails Reveal "really stupid cover up" - http://youtu.be/tA267ttgWvs

2 billion rounds of ammo are purchased.....while saying ....essentially nada. - Megyn Kelly Interviews CA Congressman - http://youtu.be/OIE_k_yFd5I

Illegal spying, kill lists and targeting Americans via drones is okay.....while saying its only to keep us safe. - ReasonTV: Cops with Drones - http://youtu.be/PX4oeZwwpqM - Rand Paul Filibuster Highlights: #StandWithRand - http://youtu.be/2-tuFD2RUPI

Giving tanks and f-16's to Egypt is okay.....while saying its in our national interests. - Sen. Rand Paul Floor Speech - http://youtu.be/Dm8APCgYpmw - Kerry & Obama Give Aid to Egypt - http://youtu.be/HA0z_ruYnK4

Spending more and more tax dollars is okay.....while saying it's necessary to reduce the debt. - VP Biden "Spend money to keep from going bankrupt" - http://youtu.be/LHFEcyUNBjg

Printing money is okay.....while saying it's necessary to stabilize the economy. - Tom Woods at the Ludwig Von Mises Institute on Sound Money - http://youtu.be/h-PxMzSyujw - The Creature from Jekyll Island - Federal Reserve - http://youtu.be/lu_VqX6J93k - LearnLiberty Answers Why Not Print More Money? - http://youtu.be/ZkyBnaYCUhw

Substantially increasing our national debt is okay.....while saying taxing the rich will be enough to pay for it. - Obama "Rich must pay their fair share.  Its Math" - http://youtu.be/IFQoaF5KIcw - LearnLiberty Answers Will Taxing The Rich Balance the Budget? - http://youtu.be/FC5Gkox-1QY

Ignoring unfunded liabilities is okay.....while saying there's an account with your name on it. - LearnLiberty Answers Do We Have a Revenue or a Spending Problem? - http://youtu.be/pES9C7fX_Co - LearnLiberty Answers How Big is the US Debt? - http://youtu.be/Q-w-8fXzwQE

Allowing those who broke immigration laws to move ahead of those that are following the law.....while saying ....wait, what's the reason for that again? - Sen. Rand Paul "no new pathway to citizenship" - http://youtu.be/1q2qfQHe6ag

Raising taxes on those who create jobs is okay.....while record numbers leave the job force. - Obama Admits Raising Taxes Hurts the Economy - http://youtu.be/vKxqr5tr0fA - Thomas Sowell on Taxing the Rich - http://youtu.be/rc-bELgAowU

Groping the elderly and young children at airports is okay.....while saying its for our own protection. - TSA Strips Child and a 71 yr Old Man - http://youtu.be/w5fPdozaI30 - TSA Pulls Man's Pants Down - http://youtu.be/a7XCIvDpawI

Saying you have to take a drug test before earning money.....while saying its unconstitutional to take a drug test before getting welfare. - Debate Summed Up Here - http://youtu.be/WJDpJa-_xYw

Saying its important to secure the border.....while not doing a damn thing about it. - Speaker Boehner on Securing the Border - http://youtu.be/aKpOAiuS4ks - Gov. Jan Brewer on Obama's Border Signs - http://youtu.be/bzDlN7VLmXQ - CNN Report: Rancher Says Border Not Secure - http://youtu.be/9YkqnOVcO2k

Saying our national debt is too high.....while voting to increase the debt limit. - Ginni Thomas Interviewing Former Congressman Allen West (who voted for the debt limit increase) on the Seriousness of the Debt Limit - http://youtu.be/OvAwzUmocfU

Saying we need a balanced budget.....while voting for an unbalanced budget. - Paul Ryan's Budget Doesn't Balance for 25 Years - http://youtu.be/KwWgMcP5tDM - Paul Ryan Explains Why a Balanced Budget is Good for Jobs - http://youtu.be/dJhIQeuAB_E - Rand Paul Criticizes Paul Ryan's Budget - http://youtu.be/hNDepw7TOe0 - RNC Tribute Video to Ron Paul - http://youtu.be/E5kYudpL5JU

Saying we need to pass huge laws that the American people don't want.....while saying we need to pass them to find out what's in it. - Queen Pelosi In Her Own Words - http://youtu.be/hV-05TLiiLU - ReasonTV with Poll Numbers - http://youtu.be/0pWdW2v5Nkg

Swearing an oath to the Constitution.....while ignoring the Constitution. ....there's WAY too many videos to post on this one.

Need I go on?????   What did I miss?????   Post a comment on the Facebook link in the right hand column.

As far as I'm concerned, "It's Too Late to Apologize".

45 Communist Goals Read Into Congressional Record from The Naked Communist

At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following “Current Communist Goals,” which she identifies as an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen...

Are You Concerned About Vote Fraud? You Should Be and Here's Why!

This week, Accuracy in Media published a report, The Left’s National Vote Fraud Strategy Exposed, and is blowing the lid off the left's plan to continue perpetrating vote fraud.  It opens with:

"This report reveals the Left’s vote fraud strategy for the 2012 elections. Like a KGB operation, it is thorough, multi-faceted and redundant. It has overt and covert, illegal and legal elements, the latter of which are designed, at least in part, to facilitate illegal activities later. It is a deliberate, premeditated, comprehensive plan to win the 2012 presidential election at all costs, and is in keeping with the organizational methods, associations and ethics of the Community-Organizer-in-Chief, Barack Obama."

Personally, I believe that the left is losing the debate.  Statism vs. Individual Liberty.  Bankrupting our Nation vs. Fiscal Responsibility.  Central Planning of our Lives vs. Leave us Alone.  Trashing our Constitution or Strict Adherence to Original Intent.  Time and again, they can't compete in the battle of ideas.

So what are they willing to do to win the election?  Just look at what they've done in the past.  Read this report, pass it on to your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers and get signed up at TrueTheVote.org to help ensure we have a free and fair election.

If you are not concerned about Voter Fraud, you should be.  Because if you're not for a free and fair election -- what are you for??  And if you're not willing to take action to do something about it in your area, are you just expecting someone else to do it?

Mobile device users, the above video is re-posted here:

This strategy has been under development for decades. They have constructed an entire industry devoted to this task and pursue a multifaceted strategy to accomplish it:

1. Swamp election officials with overwhelming numbers of registrations at the last possible minute, a huge proportion of which are deliberately fraudulent, in order to create systematic chaos. This accomplishes numerous goals:

  • Makes verification of registrations difficult, given the small size and limited budgets of state and local election offices.
  • Provides multiple opportunities for vote fraud.
  • Throws the entire voting process into question, providing pretext for lawsuits where concessions may be obtained from election officials.
  • When election officials challenge registrations, they are accused of “voter suppression.” This in turn serves complementary goals:
    • Charge of “voter suppression” reinforces the Left’s narrative about America as an oppressive, “racist” country.
    • Publicity and lawsuits intimidate election officials, who settle on terms favorable to the Left.

2. Activists sue state authorities for “voter suppression,” creating further chaos and pressuring them to become de facto taxpayer-funded voter registration operations;

3. Eric Holder’s Justice Department tacitly supports voter intimidation tactics, sues states and backs private lawsuits, and resists reform as “voter suppression.”

4. Leftist echo chamber discredits allegations of vote fraud, supports “suppression” theme, and promotes advantageous legislation.

The ultimate goal is a systematized, taxpayer-funded voting machinery that will guarantee maximum participation from the Left’s voting demographic while undermining the ability to manage elections and prevent fraud.

Here's more from the Accuracy in Media Report, an interview with J. Christian Adams, a former DOJ election lawyer who worked on the Philadelphia Black Panther voter intimidation case:

A Personal Testimony

J. Christian Adams is a former DOJ election lawyer who worked on the Philadelphia Black Panther voter intimidation case. He resigned in protest of Eric Holder’s race-based application of the law. According to Adams’ new book, Injustice, Eric Holder became directly involved in the Black Panther case. Mr. Adams agreed to be interviewed for this report. Some highlights:

PLEASE READ THE FULL REPORT HERE

Be sure to sign up with TrueTheVote.org to ensure you have a Free and Fair election in your area!

American Patriots Radio - 20120421 - Segments 5 & 6 - More with Matt White

On Saturday, April 21st, 2012, in Segment 2 of the show, I introduced Matt White of the UniversityOfCommonSense.org. In Segments 5 & 6 we dig a little deeper into the process of seeking the Truth and also touch on Congressman Paul Ryan's Budget.

Are We Living A Lie? - What If??

On November 24th, 2011 'The Judge' Andrew Napolitano rattled off a series of questions in the form of "What If..." which lays out a horrible case for the state of affairs in our country during his show, Freedom Watch which airs daily on Fox Business.

What if the constitution was no longer the supreme law of the land??

My post in Facebook:

PREPARE yourselves for the hardest hitting 4 minutes you've spent in a long time. If you don't get a little overwhelmed and sad after watching this, you may be living in denial.

WHAT IF OUR CONSTITUTION DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING ANYMORE??? Everything in the list of grievances the Judge mentions exists today. Doesn't this break your heart???

My question to each of you is this -- Does your favorite candidate understand this?

Why Taxation is Theft, Abortion is Murder, & Gov't is Dangerous

On Reason.tv, Judge Napolitano sat down with Chief Editor, Nick Gillespie, for a 25-minute interview.

"I'll say this plainly, I've said it before - Taxation is theft. It presumes the government has a higher claim on our property than we do," says Judge Andrew Napolitano, the host of Fox Business' Freedom Watch and the author of the new book, It Is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government Is Wrong: The Case for Personal Freedom.

See the post on Reason.TV here.

Breakfast with Anita MonCrief, Brandon Darby & Andrew Breitbart - by AFP Florida & "Suite Tea"

On Friday, September 23rd, 2011 in Orlando, Florida, Americans For Prosperity - Florida and the "Suite Tea" Hospitality Suite hosted by the Tea Party Movement of Florida, proudly sponsored a breakfast with Anita MonCrief, Brandon Darby & Andrew Breitbart.

Herman Cain's Presidency 5 Straw Poll Speech

MariaNewsTV has recently posted Herman Cain's speech from Saturday, September 24th, 2011 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center at the Republican Party of Florida's (RPOF)'s GOP Straw Poll, one day after CPAC Florida's great event. The results of the Straw Poll were as follows:

Herman Cain – 37.11% Rick Perry – 15.43% Mitt Romney – 14.00% Rick Santorum – 10.88% Ron Paul – 10.39% Newt Gingrich – 8.43% Jon Huntsman – 2.26% Michele Bachmann – 1.51%

Video 1 of 2 is posted above, and part 2 is posted below.

Herman Cain Wins Florida P5 RPOF Straw Poll - What Does This Mean?

Herman Cain wins the Republican Party of Florida Presidency 5 Straw Poll by a 2-1 margin over 2nd place. How did this happen? What does this mean? Is this a real indicator of things to come?

Where Do Your Loyalties Lie?

Last week, the House of Representatives and Senate passed the  2011 Budget "Out of" Control "Debt" Act, in another seemingly disappointing act by Congress to kick the can down the road in order to "fight another day", as they say. Personally, I'm confused as to why the following illustration is difficult to understand:

Let's say I earn a salary of $40,000 per year.  One would think that my annual budget, as a result, is $40,000.  Instead, however, I follow our federal government's example and plan to spend $70,000 per year--resulting in an annual deficit of $30,000.  After doing this several years in a row, I realize this path is completely unsustainable and now I'm determined to cut spending.  As a result, as I earn a salary of $40,000 once again and I "make the tough choice" and use a "balanced approach" to cut my budget to $69,000 instead of $70,000.  All is good in the world and my credit rating should be just fine.

Congress calls this a savings of $1,000 and expects to get re-elected.

I'm not an extremist, I just use extreme common sense.

As we know, there were quite a few representatives in this debate, unfortunately, that surprisingly supported increasing our National Debt one more time and in a big way.  One of them was Congressman Allen West from Florida who has done an outstanding job taking on the progressive left.  His direct dealings with Congresswoman Debbie WasserName Schultz (who also voted with West in increasing our national debt) has certainly been inspirational in a town overflowing with political correctness.

As several tea party leaders turned on Allen West this past week for his disappointing vote, many were quick to defend him.  In a statement by one leader in Florida, he was concerned that we appeared "inconsistent".  At one point, he argued, we loved Governor Rick Scott's stances on Florida's budget but we were quick to point out our frustration with his refusal or inability to block SunRail.  We expressed appreciation for Allen West's commanding rhetoric in speeches but many jumped on him for his vote to increase our nation's debt.  To this particular tea party leader, we seemed inconsistent.  To me, it's a question of where our loyalties lie.

Below are excerpts from an email I sent to several tea party leaders around the country following the disappointing vote that lead to our national debt increasing and our AAA rating being downgraded:

IMHO, we have to remember where our loyalties lie.  We are loyal to our principles and values and with that comes consistency that cannot be shaken.  We are not “yes men” to any politician and we cannot appear to sway with the blowing wind of the votes of politicians.

It’s always dangerous to fully attach ourselves to Humans.  We are flawed beasts!!

“We’re Jeffersonians!”.  Uh, he owned slaves.  “We’re Reaganites!”.  Uh, he approved amnesty.  Damn!    “We believe in Liberty!”  Well, how can you argue with that without supporting Tyranny?

Is Allen West a breath of fresh air in a town that reeks with hypocrisy and wickedness?  Absolutely!

Are we proud to call him friend when he stands up for our principles and values and takes it right to our progressive enemies like WasserName??  You know it!!

Does that mean we turn a blind eye when for whatever strategic reason he doesn’t stand up to “leadership” and falls for and delivers manufactured talking points like “deadline” and “default” and “crisis” and “equal cuts for every dollar increase in the debt” (which we know is a farce) and takes a vote that sinks us further and further into debt without standing up to leadership for taking us down such an unnecessary path?  No.  We don’t turn a blind eye.

Yes, I agree, we shouldn’t “eat our own”, but he needs to know that we’re disappointed.  He needs to know that we appreciate it when he stands up and uses his platform to advance our principles and values, but when he gets in line and doesn’t stand up, he needs to know we’re hurt by that.

We cannot fall for the rhetoric they’ve put forth in this “debate”!  We demand better!  It’s an insult to our intelligence to try and sell this pile by talking about 10 year budgets.  We know the truth!  We know how this works now. We need them to ratchet up the “truth” meter and ease up on the ignorant-electorate rhetoric and start talking seriously.  I had the same conversation with Congressman Webster and Adams this weekend and again last night.  We The People are ready for the painful truth of what’s really going on and while we’re out there educating the electorate on the real numbers, on the real impact of mountains of debt, we expect our politicians to just do the right thing.

We didn’t hire these people last year to play it safe and wade it out and just make sure they don’t shake things up too much so they can get re-elected next year.  We hired them to do the right thing right now, take a bullet for the cause, make tough choices, face the painful truth and WE will worry about who gets elected next year.

We can’t just kick the can down the road.  We can’t just hope for some day one day maybe there will be a perfect scenario when we have the right number of people in the right spots in government and finally on the right day we’ll then begin dismantling the beast and eventually start doing what’s right.  THAT’s the mentality we’ve been fighting.  There is no perfect day.  There is not a perfect utopian time to start doing the right thing.  It’s right now, it’s every single day and it happens with every single vote.  Our beloved country doesn’t have time to wait for that day!!

So, does any of that mean we threaten them with a primary challenger?  Of course not.  It just means we need to talk to them about getting real with the American people, about leaving the tired talking points behind and just telling us the truth.  Sandy explained to me her strategic reasons and fear last night about why she voted the way she did.  To her, it made sense.  I believe she’s in line with our principles and values, but she had some concerns that others didn’t seem to have.  Does that mean we’re going to primary her?  No, and I told her that.  It did take me a while with her to let her know that we’re not falling for the rhetoric of 10 year budgets and “crisis” and “a dollar cut for every dollar increased in debt” and I told her my concerns with this version of the BBA and especially my concerns with “leadership” negotiating away any teeth it has.  I told her we’ve had enough of the rhetoric and talking points and she understands.  I completely appreciated her being direct and spending so much time explaining her reasoning and I told her that I wish she was louder and stood up to leadership with the path they took everyone down.  Nevertheless, we’ll be setting up a meeting with grassroots leaders later this week with her when she gets back.

Bottom line, we must remain loyal to our principles and values and not turn a blind eye when someone disappoints us.  That doesn’t mean we get emotional like many have and threaten this or that.  It just means we need to let them know we’re disappointed and we expect a greater level of honesty and direct discussion.  No more fluffy talking points.  We demand Honesty and the Painful truth.  And doing the right thing must occur every day.

Again, IMHO.

So when you're voting with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid in opposition to Senator's Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Jim DeMint and Marco Rubio--who is being inconsistent and on what side do your loyalties lie?

David Barton Takes Jon Stewart to School - (Video) Full Interview

On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, historian, and to many of us across the country, "national treasure", David Barton was on the Jon Stewart show. As you'll see in the embedded clips below, David Barton visited with Stewart in an extended interview that left me on the edge of my seat. This interview encapsulates what each of us must do with our family, friends, neighbors and co-workers who have yet to awaken to the fact that we have not been taught a truthful and complete view of American History.

Our Lives, Fortunes, & Sacred Honor - All Gave Some

In March of 2011, I was asked by Michael Patrick Leahy, founder of the popular Twitter hashtag #TCOT (Top Conservatives on Twitter), creator of the TCOT Report, and co-host of the original conference calls that launched the nationwide tea party movement, to join the Advisory Group for the new eBook series, "Voices of the Tea Party". The series is being published by Broadside Books, a division of Harper Collins.

3rd Annual Orlando Tax Day Tea Party - We Are Alive & Well

On Friday, April 15th, 2011, we held our Third Annual Orlando Tax Day Tea Party at Lake Eola in downtown Orlando. The event was schedule from 4:00 - 6:00pm, but with such incredible and humbling dedication, patriots not only arrived early, but stayed until the end which was well past 7:30pm.

From Everyday Republican to Educated Constitutionalist - One Man's Journey

I often refer to the tea party movement as an "Awakening". Read how one liberty-minded friend-of-the-movement went from an everyday Republican to an educated constitutionalist. In the tea party movement, at the end of the day, we seek the truth. And in this great "Awakening", our responsibility is to just do the next right thing.

Congressman Dan Webster (FL-8) Town Hall - Progressives on Display

On Tuesday, April 26th, 2011, Congressman Dan Webster (FL-8) hosted his third town hall in a week back in our district.  Webster once again brought the truth with him and shared the harsh reality that we must face up to what being $14 Trillion dollars in debt really means. Personally, I would like to see Congressman Webster take a stronger stand. I don't think he should have supported the budget with a mere $38.5 billion in cuts and I don't think that a "Yes, if...." stance on the debt limit vote is strong enough. I wish he was more bold in his statements and I believe that if more Congressman held a stronger line, they'd see much more support from We The People. In fact, some of the Senate Democrats may even feel such strong political winds blowing they may even begin to fold in the Senate and see the light.

Do I think Congressman Webster understands the issue, though? Yes. Does he really grasp what being $14 trillion in debt means? Absolutely. Is he trying to do something about it? Most definitely. I just think he has a different approach.

One thing is for certain, though, the Progressive groups are out in force in Florida.  We witnessed this in Tallahassee a month ago, we're hearing about them pouring money and hired activists into Jacksonville races, and now we see them on display at congressional town halls.

The Progressive groups are really desperate to re-create the successful and completely organic tea party uprising during the August recess in 2009 when citizens from all over the country attended town halls and questioned their representatives.

What I'm enjoying is that their cards are being laid on the table for all to see. They're coming out of the woodwork and showing their true colors, unable to hide behind double-speak and clever marketing...and they're doing it in an incredibly rude and crass way. The differences between good and evil, right and wrong, are becoming more and more apparent. Fence sitters will definitely have an easier decision to make in the next election.

Here is a story on our site FloridaPoliticalPress.com where TomT investigated who the professional agitators were naming names and identifying by which groups they are funded (hint, Acorn and MoveOn.org have something to do with it).

Full Story Here: http://www.floridapoliticalpress.com/2011/04/27/far-left-ambush-florida-congressman-dan-webster/

Some of the talking points we heard today were:

"Is this a scare tactic??" "Were you at the Grayson meeting??" "Where were you when Grayson was speaking?" "Are you going to raise taxes??" "We need to tax corporations!" "That's because you're not taxing the wealthy"

When we attended town halls in 2009, we asked about the constitution and the rule of law, the proper relationship between the states and federal government, about spending too much and placing mandates on a free people....and they're asking about what they're entitled to! The differences in viewpoints is stunning!!

In this video, a police officer actually asked that the interrupting Progressives act like grownups:

Clyde Fabretti of the West Orlando Tea Party takes on one of the Re-Gressive Statists after the town hall. This is where his point of wanting to implement the tax levels of the 90's is immediately met with the need to implement the spending levels of the 90's.

H/T and a very special Thank You to Todd and Linda for these videos today. They are true patriots that again and again take time away from their families and professional life to stand up against re-gressive progressives. With friends like these on the front lines, I'm confident our Republic will be saved.

The Constitution Sheriff - Richard Mack

On Monday, March 21, 2011, the Seminole County 9.12 group(s) hosted Sheriff Richard Mack (ret.) for an outstanding presentation on how his lawsuit against the Clinton administration recognized our state sovereignty.

Rally in Tally on March 8, 2011

On Tuesday, March 8, 2011, I joined between 700-1,000 Floridians on the steps of the old Capitol building in Tallahassee, FL as the 2011 legislative session began. With leaders from our statewide network of tea party, 9/12 and liberty minded groups, we hosted a rally, met with our representatives and presented them with our legislative agenda and finished the day by kicking off the very first Tea Party Caucus at the state level.

Congressman Dan Webster (FL8), CSPAN and AT&T

On Thursday morning, March 3rd, 2011, Congressman Dan Webster (FL8) was LIVE on CSPAN's Washington Journal. As any good constituent would do, I tuned in and called into the program to ask my congressman a question. At 17:07 minutes into the interview, you can hear my question for Congressman Webster...well, at least part of it.

Happy Birthday Tea Party Movement

On February 27th, 2011, the nationwide Tea Party movement was born. As most of us recall, Rick Santelli ranted on Thursday, February 19th, 2009 from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange about the latest bailout. That weekend, a handful of patriots gathered on a conference call arranged by Christina Botteri and Michael Patrick Leahy (TCOT Founder), to begin planning simultaneous tea parties in cities across the country.