On Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 12pm Noon in the rain, we joined patriots from around the country in protest of the IRS by meeting at the IRS building in Maitland, FL. I was thrilled to see a few of those that met us that very first day on Friday, February 27, 2009 and even more thrilled to talk to a few people that had never been involved before but felt this issue with the IRS was enough to get them active.
Background Information: I posted here about what I experienced with the IRS when starting an organization.
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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.
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.
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".
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.
I received the following in one of those forwarded emails that you typically receive from friends and family. This one, however, deserves to be documented in a blog post and shared via social media.
Unfortunately, I do not know the name of the patriots in the photographs, nor do I know the original author of the email. To each, though, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Subject: A Love Story
A story in pictures you won't forget easily....
AND IT BEGINS . .FOCUS ON THE MAN IN THE FIRST PICTURE. . .IT'S HIM THROUGHOUT THE SERIES BELOW. . .GOD BLESS HIM.
If he is a hero...........She is an angel
"I could hardly keep the tears from falling!!!"
God has blessed us all, for he has put soldiers here to protect what we believe in!
THE FINAL INSPECTION
The Soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.
'Step forward now, Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?'
The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
'No, Lord, I guess I have not.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint
I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear..
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears
If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand.
There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
'Step forward now, you Soldier,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell.'
It's the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us the Freedom of the Press.
It's the Soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us the Freedom of Speech.
It's the Soldier, not the politicians
That ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness..
It's the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag.
If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition and appreciation for the Military, please pass this on and pray for our men and women who have served and are currently serving our country and pray for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.
"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.
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
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
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
A few years ago I watched the transformation of Ron Bradley, a friend in the central Florida area, as he worked his tail off to transform his mind and body and became fit in a relatively short amount of time. He posted his transformation on Facebook for all to see. Needless to say, this made quite an impression on me in that once I finally made the decision to start taking care of myself and gettin fit, I contacted him to find out how he did it. As a result, he introduced me to the Beachbody line of products, including Shakeology, as discussed here, along with Power 90 and P90X, and more.
I signed up as a Beacbody Coach (more on that here) and ordered Power 90, which seems to be more of a "beginner's" exercise product that really re-introduced me to the idea of moving again. After years of a sedentary lifestyle, I couldn't just jump into some insane workout that would discourage me with soreness.
The key behind Power 90 and P90X most of the Beachbody products is muscle confusion. Its not some boring treadmill or lifting weights or even running. I've never really enjoyed the gym. I'm not a lab rat!! Personally, I prefer moving around and playing sports, not sitting on some machine doing the same motion over and over. I enjoy the Beachbody programs because they're much more than that and the exercises are always changing.
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I think we've all tried a hundred different shake drinks, all claiming to be exactly what you need.
Personally, I wanted a "meal replacement" that not only filled me up with less calories, but one that had all the nutrients most shakes leave out. Oh, and taste is important -- I can't stand the shakes that taste chalky.
After trying Shakeology, however, my search ended.
My goal with Shakeology was to try it for a few months just to see for myself. I don't like to be sold anything -- I must convince myself. In order to give it a fair shake (pun intended), however, I had to try it consistently over a period of time. I lost 25 lbs during the first 6 months.
In conjunction with monitoring what I ate (MyFitnessPal) and adding a few basic exercises from the Beachbody line of products, Shakeology was exactly what I needed after a workout or when I didn't have time to prepare a healthy meal.
From the Shakeology.com website, “Shakeology can help you Lose Weight, Reduce Cravings, Feel Energized and Improve Digestion and Regularity. Tastes delicious, too! Shakeology® is the most delicious, nutrient-dense, superfood-packed protein shake on the planet. It contains more than 70 natural ingredients derived from rich, nutrient-dense whole-food sources from around the world. Shakeology is so incredibly healthy, no other single food item out there can supply you with all the nutrients, vitamins, proteins, andminerals in the amounts you need the way one delicious shake can.”
We all understand that if you eat too much, you'll gain weight, and if you cut back, you'll lose weight. But how much is too much and how do we keep track of it? I didn't want to begin a lifestyle change without being able to keep track of what I was eating and without seeing my progress. With the My Fitness Pal app, I keep a daily diary of what I eat and I can see how it affects me all throughout the day.
Based on your height, age, weight and activity level, there's a specific number of calories you should eat each day in order to maintain your weight. If you eat more than that, you gain. If you eat less than that, you lose. Simple enough.
Also, remember this: 3,500 Calories = 1 lb.
Therefore, if you eat 500 less calories per day for 7 days, you'll lose 1 lb per week
500 calories x 7 days = 3,500 calories = 1 lb./week
THIS is why I think its so important to track what you eat and your caloric intake. If you're going to eat less calories per day, you're going to want to pay attention to how you spread them around so you're not left starving in the morning or not having enough calories for dinner.
From the MyFitnessPal.com website, "Losing weight isn't easy - we know. But with a membership to MyFitnessPal.com, you'll get the tools you need to successfully take weight off - and keep it off. And best of all, everything on our site is 100% FREE. So put away your credit card - you'll never have to pay a cent. Study after study has confirmed the benefits of keeping track of the food you eat and the activity you do. It's simple - the more consistently you track your food intake, the more likely you are to lose weight. That's why every successful weight management program suggests that you keep a food diary and/or an activity log. But recording everything you eat without the right tools can be tedious at best, or simply impossible at worst."
The man-made busy-ness of the commercialized winter solstice non-denominational and irreligious holiday festivus season is once again upon us and in full swing. Has everyone lost the true reason for this Christmas season??
The answer, with all Thanks to God and Becky Kelley's nephew, is No.
Here's an excerpt to the story behind Becky Kelley's inspiration to what began as a YouTube sensation, Where's The Line To See Jesus:
"While at the mall a couple of years ago, my then four year old nephew, Spencer, saw kids lined up to see Santa Claus. Having been taught as a toddler that Christmas is the holiday that Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, he asked his mom, "where's the line to see Jesus"? My sister mentioned this to my dad, who immediately became inspired and jotted words down to a song in just a few minutes. After putting music to the words, and doing a quick recording at home, he received a great response from friends. He sent the song off to Nashville without much response, except for a Christian song writer who suggested adding a bridge at the end of the first chorus. My dad then asked if I wanted to record the song to see what we could do with it.".
Saturday, May 12, 2012 - Segment 4 – Mike Ertel, Seminole County Supervisor of Elections. Michael Ertel, the Supervisor of Elections for Seminole County, FL, is an outstanding SOE that actually pro-actively cleans up their voter registration database. Take a listen to this interview to see how he takes the initiative to ensure a free and fair election in Seminole County, FL.
Saturday, May 12, 2012 - Segment 2 - Dr. Tom Trevisani, Executive Director of The 1830 Project. Dr. Tom discussed the mission of The 1830 Project stating that, "..it's about individual freedom, equal justice and rights from God." He talked about the importance of communicating to the next generation the importance of self-reliance.
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We'll get an update on The 1830 Project's radio ads that have been following President Obama on his campaign trips across the country and find out how YOU can get involved in preparing the next generation for fiscal responsibility and independence. More information on The 1830 Project here. Segment HERE.
- Don Forward of the Titusville Patriots is our "Tea Party Hero of the Week!"
Most organizations get involved in National and State issues, but once in a while you find a group that affects change in their local areas. Hear how Don and his group awakened their local city council on the dangers of Agenda 21. More information about the Titusville Patriots here.
- Michael Ertel, Seminole County, FL Supervisor of Elections
Mike and I will talk about voter fraud and how he's preparing for it in Seminole County. We'll discuss the report released this week by Accuracy in Media that details what the big progressive groups like ACORN are capable of, what they've done in the past and what they may be planning again this year. We'll also talk about the upcoming Saturday afternoon event at 1:30pm, the Central Florida Stump. More information at CFLStump.com.
- Slade O'Brien, State Director of Americans For Prosperity - Florida
Slade and I will talk about the AFP - Florida sponsored “Citizen Watchdog Training” in conjunction with the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity next Saturday, May 19th @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the Sheraton Orlando Downtown. We'll also talk about AFP's latest national advertisement, Americans on Obama's Wasteful Spending, that showcases everyday Americans frustrated by spending taxpayer money on overseas renewable energy companies. More information about AFP Florida here or on Twitter here.
Pollster Frank Luntz appeared on Hannity to talk about the effectiveness of AFP's advertisement.
- Brandon Millett, co-Founder of the GI Film Festival
In 2007, Brandon and his wife founded the GI Film Festival to honor our troops, to share the stories of their successes and their sacrifices. Next week, I'll be traveling to Washington, D.C. to attend and broadcast from the Festival. Here's the trailer of their upcoming festival, May 14-20 in Washington, D.C. More information about the GI Film Festival here.
- Todd Catella, Chairman of the Honor Flight of Central Florida (HFCFL)
Todd and a group of local patriots, in an effort to honor and serve our WWII Veterans for their incredible service, have recently formed the newest hub of the Honor Flight network of organizations right here in our back yard. We'll be talking about their inaugural flight coming up on June 9th, 2012 as they take 25 veterans to see their memorials in Washington, D.C. for the day. More information here.
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"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?
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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:
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Saturday, April 28, 2012 - Segment 8 - Interview with Catherine Engelbrecht of True The Vote: During a very busy National True The Vote Summit in Houston, TX, Catherine Engelbrecht took a few minutes to sit down with me for a quick interview. Her team put on an incredible summit that ran like a clock and was attended by patriots from 32 states.
At the National True The Vote Summit in Houston, TX, I spent time with Anita MonCrief, also known as the ACORN Whistle-blower. Anita is one of the bravest American Patriots that I know as she exposed ACORN's shenanigans from the inside during and after the 2008 election cycle. In spite of being sued and viciously attacked by the left, Anita's lives every day with courage and determination to do the right thing.
Saturday, April 28, 2012 - Segment 2 - Brandon Darby: One year ago this weekend, I met Brandon Darby at the first National True The Vote Summit in Houston, TX. I was honored Brandon was able to spend a few minutes on the phone for this week's show to discuss what "the left" is capable of doing, what they've done in the past, ACORN voter fraud convictions and what we need to prepare for in the upcoming election.
Saturday, April 28, 2012Segment 4 - The1830Project.org with Executive Director, Dr. Tom Trevisani
The Executive Director of The 1830 Project, Dr. Tom Trevisani, joined me in-studio to continue discussions about his organization's vision and plans. In the interview, Dr. Trevisani discusses why he recently purchased advertising time on Iowa radio and we talk about an impromptu "focus group" with a handful of millennials.
“There are 50 Million young Americans between the ages of 18 to 30 years old. We cannot neglect this demographic – everyone’s future depends upon it! The 1830 Project is here to help inspire, recruit and motivate these Millennials to hold fast their Individual Freedoms. The battle between statism and individual freedom rages in the heart and soul of every election. Will people give up their individual freedoms to a government who promises to take care of them from the womb to the tomb, only to enslave them and remove their liberties and true economic freedom? Or, will the torch of freedom be passed down to the next generation of young Americans ready to have their conservative voice be heard? It’s Your Future, Your Vote.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Ronald Regan
Each week in Segment 3 I'll introduce a local hero that goes above and beyond in this great Awakening in the segment, "Heroes of the Tea Party". Ray Sanchez, with the Volusia 912 Patriots, captured the essence of the movement and this show's mission with a recent Facebook status: “My advice to all Americans: Pray for God’s guidance. Read and re-read the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution. Get connected with good patriot groups in your area. Find your niche and actively help restore America. We need all hands on deck to protect Liberty. America is under attack from within. ...
Ryan Houck of FreeMarketAmerica.org released a video titled, "If I Wanted America to Fail" that went viral this week thanks to Breitbart.com and the Drudge Report. Ryan calls this project of "labor of love" as he was inspired by the recently viral video of Paul Harvey's famous broadcast, "If I Were the Devil". I also sat down with Alice Linahan at the True The Vote National Summit in Houston, TX.