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From Tea Party to Operation American Spring

Eagle Praying

One of the fundamental changes that has been forced upon Americans is the inappropriately named Affordable Health Care Act. This has been, and continues to be, the gift that keeps on giving, however the majority of the GOP has chosen to ignore this gift of political opportunity and the result is they have done nothing more than wail and gnash their teeth at the very people who gave them the House in 2010, asking only that this destructive law would be repealed, and here we are in 2014 still under the yoke of the Affordable Health Care Act.

It is a mystery and perhaps even something other worldly that this political gift which was tied in a beautiful bow, woven out of the fabric of their constituents, has been cast aside under their tree of special interest privilege. The Tea Party citizens of this country were like the pearls before the swine to this old guard GOP who have proven to be completely undeserving of our loyalty and trust.

Early response to the inaction of these representatives brought many Tea Party members to fully engage in the political system.  Many ran for office and continue to do so. What began from the grassroots is now an integral part of the political machine. This is good for the most part but, make no mistake, those who have entered politics are no longer fully rooted to the grassroots movement of 2009. A large portion of the Tea Party functions as a genuine Party within the Republican Party complete with their own funding mechanisms. Again, this can be good – they can function as the conscience of a waffley Republican Party.

After more than five years of constant disappointment and witnessing hundreds of destructive policies  forced upon us the patriot’s reactions to these self-indulgent politicians is a call from Col. Riley to Operation American Spring (OAS).  Like the response to the beginnings of the Tea Party movement OAS is being ignored by the media, the Beltway and also the uprooted Tea Party groups. A strange and unexplainable reaction has come from Glenn Beck who had originally been a whistle blower and go-to individual during the birth of the Tea Party movement. He was fearless. He was bold. “Was” is the operative word. He has become the very thing he warned us against. He is not alone in this.

Unlike the Tea Party, OAS is demanding this president and his administration be removed. This is a reasonable demand in consideration of the many laws this administration has ignored and continues to ignore. It is reasonable because the representatives to whom we gave our trust in 2010 have broken that trust and broken their oath’s of office to protect this sovereign nation and her people. They have allowed and joined in with this administration to continually and strategically ignore the Constitution and behave in a completely lawless manner.

The Patriots on the ground in Washington DC, since May 16, 2014, are woven of the same patriotic fabric however, one day rallies is not the chosen path of OAS. Their plan is to remain until their demands are met. This purpose driven, grassroots movement has taken the only Constitutional option left for the people to take back our Republic. Without taking this next step we risk, once again, being seen but not heard.

The large Tea Party organizations have become an extension of the Republican Party along with many of the smaller local groups who participate at the local levels. The true Tea Party autonomy of the 2010 election season is nowhere to be found these days. It is still alive in the OAS. In the beginning of the Tea Party movement politicians were not allowed to speak at rallies so our autonomy and “Don’t Tread On Me” convictions would not be diluted, now politicians are invited in.

Clearly the next step in securing our Republic will come from the people involved in OAS. Tea Parties were contacted to participate, however those Tea Party organizations refused to be a part of this. Meanwhile the concerns we had in 2009 have yet to be addressed and the deceit continues unanswered and growing at an alarming rate. We are on the edge of losing our Republic. Politics is fine and necessary but citizen involvement to keep politicians honest is even finer and more necessary. Time is running short.

Both groups are needed. Both groups are necessary. If the OAS manages to pull our Republic back from the rubble it will be because of these citizens and those who support them and their cause because, in truth, it’s America’s cause. Keeping the politicians and the Tea Party activists honest can only be accomplished by the everyday, God fearing, citizens whose respect for their  individual freedoms inoculates them from the allure of political power. There is nothing so distasteful and threatening as are dishonest politicians to freedom-loving American citizens. These are the heart & soul of our Republic.  Shame on those who turn their backs on their fellow Americans and mock these OAS participants.  Memories appear to be conveniently short.

The best place I have found to keep up with the OAS Patriots is right HERE.

Harry Riley, COL, USA, (Ret) Operation American Spring WEBSITE.

Krista Branch sings I AM AMERICA

 

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CALIFORNIANS !! GET OFF YOUR COLLECTIVE BEHINDS !!

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For the first time since Reagan we Californians have the incredible opportunity to place a constitutionally directed, freedom respecting candidate, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, in the Governor’s seat of our beautiful State of California.

DO NOT allow this opportunity to be lost because you don’t believe you need to contribute dollars and personal support to his campaign.  Tim Donnelly has served, since December 2012, as a member of the California State Assembly in the 33rd District and knows first-hand the devastating effects of liberal governance. You can review his work To-Stop-the-Downward-Trend by viewing his bills and voting record here,

If you are truly concerned about the direction our State has been on under Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown then you must do everything you can to get Tim Donnelly elected and into the Governor’s office. The Primaries are June 3, 2014. We have one more month to secure Tim’s nomination – There is NO time to dilly-dally.

Does anyone really want a 4th term of Jerry Brown? A 4th term!! Does anyone reading this really want a RINO, supported by the Old Guard GOP, to be Governor? Read about the latest GOP RINO offering here; Neel Who? and here; GOP Hopeful

We have an option this time, an opportunity to end the regressive social, environmental and economic policies of the Democrats under Jerry Brown who picked up where the weak-willed Arnold Schwarzenegger left off AND we can vote in a Constitution respecting, free-market advocate who believes in liberty and will unbridle the opportunities that this Golden State has in great abundance.

Patriot not Politician is NOT just a campaign slogan – It is an affirmation.  I’m not asking my fellow California citizens to contribute dollars and support – I’m telling you to offer dollars and support or forever hold your complaints to yourselves. Good candidates need support from good people.

If you don’t intend to financially & personally support a great candidate then stop your whining and complaining on Facebook & Twitter and to your neighbors and friends. Go home and kindly padlock yourselves inside. Allow those of us who are working to make a profound and successful difference have the time and space you are currently wasting. California Dreamin’ is for dreamers with a strong California to dream in, we need a reality check because right now an awful lot of people are only dreamin’ about getting out of here instead of dreamin’ about what they can accomplish here.

I will expect those of you who refuse to add one smidgen of support toward a positive solution to practice the following;

  • Smile broadly when taxes & fees are raised on everything from shoes to cell phones & cable TV,
  • Sing hallelujah at the top of your lungs as gasoline prices continue to soar,
  • Dance the jig when property taxes go up (this will affect renters too),
  • Worship at the altar of CARB as they shut down the trucking industry in California,
  • Party hearty with the EPA when you can’t find local produce due to Jerry Brown and his fellow Dems shutting off the water to our valley farmers,
  • Warble like a song bird as unemployment figures go through the roof due to all the above and more,
  • Croon at the font of diversity when your children are subjected to all sorts of perversions in their school class rooms and bathrooms!!

This State may not see another decent individual who would even attempt a run at the Governor’s seat for many years or most likely decades. Fact is, we in California don’t have years, much less decades, to turn our State around. Get on board with the solution – His name is Tim Donnelly and he is a Patriot not a Politician. Got it? Good. Now show your support. Together we CAN do this.

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Rand Paul Schools the Patriots

We The People, we Americans, began the Tea Party movement without help, aid or advice from politicians and we blossomed despite their wayward antics to co-opt us and their nasty rhetoric when we proved not to be pushovers. Innumerable hours have been spent studying, attending lectures, straining our eyes into the wee hours reading material off the internet, organizing, communicating, attending meetings and flat out rolling up our sleeves. Our efforts, which have included revamping our lives in many cases, has all been done not for money or prestige but for our country whose founding principles we embrace.

Was this 5th Anniversary celebrating an historical grassroots movement not an occasion to congratulate the Tea Party for their successes both in election outcomes and in the numerous effective organizations that have grown from it? Was this not an opportune time to say “thank you for fighting the good fight”? How about a pep talk for the patriots, a simple attaboy & girl. No, instead he focused on one comment from one individual whose sin was exercising his Constitutionally protected freedom of speech. Isn’t that something Sen. Paul should protect & defend?

He further stated; “There are times, and I don’t think it is our movement, but there are times when people are using language that shouldn’t be used.”  If it was not “our movement” (of which he obviously wants to be considered a member), then why did he bring it up in this venue? He went on; “I recently criticized someone for using some of that language, and I’m not going to bring it up (he just did, again), but I will say that we can disagree with the president without calling him names.” .

To conclude he added “When we present our message, if we want a bigger crowd … our message has to be … one of optimism, one of inclusiveness, one of growth.” The Tea Party movement has conducted themselves with class and restraint hundreds of times over these past 5 years. From rallies to Congressional hearings we have presented our message with knowledge and courage.  From precinct walking to 2Million Bikers to DC our cause, our message, has always been accomplished with a singleness of purpose and a willingness to work together. Dozens of conservative candidates, including Sen. Paul, are now elected officials. Surely he hasn’t forgotten who got him where he is.  The grassroots is growing and will continue to grow with or without Sen. Paul. However, he and the rest of government cannot continue without the support of the people.

I am not a politician and I do not like being schooled by politicians. I am an informed American citizen and I see a distinct change in his message and not for the better. Last year at CPAC when speaking to a packed room of conservatives, Rand Paul, exercising his free speech, called the Obama administration “completely out of control.”  Has anything changed since in this administration?  No, in fact it has gotten further “out of control”.

At this point in time, at that 5th Anniversary venue, Sen. Paul’s decision to school a captive audience of Patriots was wholly inappropriate, entirely off base and ridiculously arrogant.

By the way, where is the Rand Paul who gave this speech? http://youtu.be/4fIQT6K8DuE

Happy 5th Anniversary Tea Party – Long Live This Free Nation !

5th Anniversary Speech

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UPDATE – THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS – Mark Levin

Liberty AmendmentsAugust 14, 2013 is the release date for Mark Levin’s much awaited new book The Liberty Amendments. –

UPDATE: Available now Chapter One.

Last week on July 10 Mark shared information on his new book after discussing with his publisher that he couldn’t wait until next month to give his listeners some idea of what he has been working on these past months. He has poured his heart into this book because of his passion for our country and his concern with the pace at which our country is being “transformed”.

Even with the small amount he was able to share I felt more hopeful than I have since the last election. Mark offers 11 proposed Amendments in his book.  He shared two of them; Term limits for Congress and term limits for Supreme Court judges. He had me convinced with just those two and I can’t wait to read about the remaining 9 proposed Amendments.

He is arming us with the one thing that politicians cannot argue with – the Law. We will learn what we have to do and how to properly do it by exercising our rights under the law of our land. The law all politicians took an oath to uphold and promptly forgot about once in office.  Not to mention they conveniently forgot they are their at our pleasure not their own.

Our representatives and judges have, through sheer unlawful willfulness, distanced themselves from the people far above and beyond their rights under Constitutional Law. It’s clear they no longer wish to understand this is a government for and by the people, not for and by the government.  As Mark so perfectly puts it; “The circle of liberty is getting smaller and smaller all the time” and “The Federal Government is not going to reform itself.”  This is what Mark’s book seeks to reverse. We have to grab the reins of our Constitutional rights and we have to do it now.

Listen to the audios below, even if you heard it the first time, then order the book and study it.  We must make this plan a reality, we must imagine our country as it should be, we cannot accept our country as it is. Resist the fundamental transformation of the most freedom bearing document ever conceived. God Bless America.

Mark’s July 10 show audios here.

Pre-order Mark Levin’s “The Liberty Amendments” here.

Read Chapter One of “The Liberty Amendments” here.

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