King George, Virginia


06 July 2020

Fellow Members of the King George TEA Party:

I trust that everyone had a chance to put your inner patriot on this Independence Day.  The below Patriotism section has some links of Americans celebrating with fireworks and they are great.  Unfortunately, a great American patriot passed away this weekend: Charlie Daniels.  While my first introduction to the CDB was their 1973 song Uneasy Rider, in 1989 he produced probably the most TEA Party-ish song I can think of - Simple Man.  There is a link to the official YouTube video below.


As mentioned earlier, we hosted Dr. Scott Catino this past Thursday for our July monthly meeting where he delivered a fantastic presentation on ANTIFA.  This wasn’t a mere off-the-cuff discussion but a professional briefing that was both informative and engaging (I can only imagine the enthusiasm that his Liberty University students have when they sit in on his classes).  One of the main points that Dr. Catino made was that ANTIFA is not a lone-wolf organization but deeply collaborates with other like-minded Marxist organizations such as Black Lives Matter.  This week, BLM has been in the news and their actions are exactly in line with what was discussed.


While the TEA Party movement is singularly focused on America it is instructive to see how freedom and independence movements fare in other countries as well.  One of those countries that I have been watching is Hong Kong and it is extremely unfortunate to see that Communist China is actively destroying their hopes and dreams.  Long term, however, I do believe that the human desire for freedom will one day overturn China’s totalitarian government… but that will take generations to accomplish.


Speaking of losing freedoms, this past July 1 was when many of Governor Northam’s new gun laws came into effect.  The VCDL has been “all over” this and I encourage you to sign up for their newsletter and support their resolutions.  
Go here for more information.



And now for a re-cap of some news you might find interesting.


TEA Party / Nationalism Movement

From the top article below:

"To defeat them, Donald Trump and the Republicans must do more than reassert traditional American values. They must connect those values to a succinct, well-defined agenda for the next four years. That means explaining why public order and business resurgence are the best path forward and why they, not the Democrats, are the ones to ensure it.  Ultimately, the heated battle over America’s past is a battle to define its future. That better future is what Americans really care about. In November, they will vote for the candidate they think can deliver it."


Taxes / Taxed Enough Already

From the top article below:

"If its [China] government-owned-industries were treated the same as a U.S. citizen or small business, China would be required to pay taxes on the interest earned on the Treasury bond that our government sells as a way to borrow money. Due to do decades-old trade deal, however, China pays no tax on U.S. Treasuries, which allows it to make off with billions of dollars that would otherwise be owed to the U.S."


Regulation

From the top article below:

"Defelonize Assault on Law Enforcement Officer (Return to Misdemeanor Offense)"


National Debt / Its the Spending, Stupid!

From the top article below:

"'Predictably, this is what follows the federal government’s decision to forcibly shut down large sections of the economy and then spend massive, unprecedented amounts of money for compensation. The concept of fiscal responsibility no longer exists in Washington, D.C., even to a small degree,' James Taylor, president of the Heartland Institute, said in a statement on the bill."


Economy

From the top article below:

"The media cheered as the markets plummeted in February and March after reaching another all-time high on February 12, 2020, of 29,551. A depression or recession would doom the Trump Presidency. Day and night they told stories of death and unemployment.  But things have changed. Yes, not everyone is back at work due to crazy inhibitive government or corporate actions, but many Americans are at work again. The signs of a recovery are everywhere."


Patriotism / America First

From the top article below:

"In a tweet earlier tonight the DNC takes the official position that celebrating the fourth of July is the equivalent of celebrating white supremacy: 'Trump has disrespected Native communities time and again. He’s attempted to limit their voting rights and blocked critical pandemic relief. Now he’s holding a rally glorifying white supremacy at Mount Rushmore — a region once sacred to tribal communities.'"


First Amendment / Freedom of Speech / Freedom of Religion

From the top article below:

"Then I look at police officers lying prostrate before a crowd demanding their obedience.  And I watch Mitt Romney prove his devotion to those who would control his mind by declaring, like a victim of Stockholm syndrome, that "black lives matter" in cadence with the "woke" mob.  And I see statues of Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln toppled over and churches and synagogues desecrated.  And I watch thousands of people all bending a knee together, lest they be outed as insufficiently devoted to the new state church of the super-woke and its ever-evolving requirements for remaining in good standing.  And I realize that teachers and parents and ordinary Americans who know better are too afraid to speak up and against the demands of the Black Lives Matter and Antifa and Democratic Party–run mobs.  And I watch Google and Facebook and Twitter actively conspire to deprive Americans of their free speech, especially political speech most in need of protection.  And I finally realize that this is how it can happen here."


Second Amendment / Right to Keep and Bear Arms

From the top article below:

"With Democrats defunding the police or driving them off the streets, people of all colors are going to resort to self-defense.  It's legal in one form or another across America, and people's lizard brains are going to react hard when threatened.  We're at a perilous moment in America if leftists first deprive people of police protection and then activist prosecutors criminalize self-defense only when whites do it.  If people do not believe they are getting the benefit of equal protection under the law, they will stop complying with the law entirely."


Fourth Amendment / Right to Privacy

From the top article below:

"TikTok said the app was constantly reading users' clipboards as a way to combat spam. 'For TikTok, this was triggered by a feature designed to identify repetitive, spammy behavior. We have already submitted an updated version of the app to the App Store removing the anti-spam feature to eliminate any potential confusion.'  The 'anti-spam' explanation is pretty fluffy. How was the app preventing spam with the clipboard access? TikTok hasn't expounded on its statement and users aren't buying the reason."


Abortion / Right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

From the top article below:

"'How long will public authorities permit Planned Parenthood and their associates to sell living children inside and outside the womb and then kill them through organ harvesting?' asked David Daleiden, CMP project lead, in a statement. 'The DOJ has vigorously prosecuted the sale of eagle body parts. Surely selling human body parts after cutting them out of an infant with a beating heart is at least as grave of a crime.'"


Corruption / Rule of Law

From the top article below:

"Having failed in every effort to destroy Trump, whether by unleashing a complicit and decadent agitprop media, by arresting his adjutants, by accusing him of malfeasance and collusion with enemy states, by launching an investigation into his 2016 electoral campaign, and by ginning up preposterous impeachment crusades, they have only two strategies remaining to prevent the re-election of the only decent president since Reagan: to batter the economy, as best they can, and to take away his public voice by shutting down his rousing assemblies. COVID was an opportunity to try to asphyxiate the economy and accomplish the first mission. Permitting mass protests despite the rhetoric of prevention, and in this way providing for a new spate of infectious cases requiring a renewed lockdown, is 'tailor-made' to achieve the second goal."


National Sovereignty / Border Security / Illegal Alien Invasion

From the top article below:

"DeSantis had lobbied since November 2019 for the state House and Senate to pass mandatory E-Verify for all employers — public and private — with no exemptions for industries. Florida Republican lawmakers, though, quickly gutted the plan, giving exemptions to the tourism and agriculture industries.  Eventually, the legislation was watered down to only apply to public employers, being state agencies and private businesses that are contracted to do work for those agents."


Anarchy / Communism / Socialism / Creeping Socialism

From the top article below:

"One such group is Antifa. While it is widely recognized as a far-left fringe group, another organization—just as radical—has managed to drape itself in more mainstream clothes, gaining significant support with the public, politicians and the business community. While Americans of every color agree with the sentiment that black lives matter, Black Lives Matter (BLM) the organization actually advocates an agenda that is completely out of step with American values.  One look at the BLM organization’s website shows that the idea of protecting black lives and seeking justice is merely a vehicle to advance a different, radical set of ideas. The organization is more dedicated to gaining political power and remaking America according to Marxist ideology. Two of the group’s three co-founders are even 'trained Marxists,' according to one of them."


Censorship / Social Media Censorship

From the top article below:

"Nobody gets to sit this one out.  The cultural enforcers expect everyone to parrot their talking points publicly, to destroy all resistance, forcing dissenters to grovel in submission.  That's the whole idea behind the "silence is violence" aggression.  Cultural violence is quite the opposite of silence; it is forcing people to say what no sane person should believe in order not to be destroyed.  Few stand against this pressure, which is why nearly all major companies and organizations have come out with quisling statements of support of the name of a vile Marxist organization like Black Lives Matter."


Denial / Deception / Propaganda / Social Engineering

From the top article below:

"In our schools, our newsrooms, even our corporate boardrooms, there is a new far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance.  If you do not speak its language, perform its rituals, recite its mantras, and follow its commandments, then you will be censored, banished, blacklisted, persecuted, and punished.  It’s not going to happen to us.  Make no mistake: this left-wing cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the American Revolution.  In so doing, they would destroy the very civilization that rescued billions from poverty, disease, violence, and hunger, and that lifted humanity to new heights of achievement, discovery, and progress."


Attacks Against Conservatives

From the top article below:

"'When you talk about training, if you run into an ambush situation the proper course is to get out for your safety and that is exactly what these officers opted to do,' Craig said, adding the ongoing investigation revealed that some protesters planned to 'antagonize police.'"


Elections / Vote Integrity

From the top article below:

"'Among the devices States have long used to achieve their object are pledge laws, designed to impress on electors their role as agents of others,' Justice Elena Kagan wrote in the court's opinion. 'That direction accords with the Constitution—as well as with the trust of a Nation that here, We the People rule.'"


Miscellaneous

From the top article below:

"What we do know is that even with high infection rates, we as a society must continue to function. It’s not heartless to tell people that they should get back to work while taking all the precautions they feel they have to in order to minimize their chances of becoming ill. That’s reality."


As always, I welcome any questions or comments you may have.


James
King George TEA Party
King George, Virginia
james@kinggeorgeteaparty.com
https://www.kinggeorgeteaparty.com




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