King George, Virginia


13 July 2020


Fellow Members of the King George TEA Party:

As everyone knows, the COVID-19 restrictions here in Virginia have been relaxed a bit as we are now under "Phase 3” which began 1 July.  Unfortunately, the media has done a tremendous job of scaring everyone with their “one-size-fits-all” descriptions of the pandemic’s effects.  Many continue to be fearful because the media does not differentiate the risk to those of us in rural Virginia versus those in the much more populated counties.  One of the most graphic depictions of how this virus is becoming a reduced threat is found in the below linked article that has the following quote:

There is a significant, i.e., non-trivial, divergence between the reported number of COVID-19 cases (increasing exponentially) versus mortality (declining linearly).  You cannot tell that by listening to the media.  See the chart at the bottom of this e-mail and think about what this trend implies.  My take-away is we should all herald this success and determine how school openings in the Fall will be accomplished and how life will get back to normal.

As I suspect what happens to you, I get a good bit of forwarded e-mails.  Only occasionally do I forward them on, though.  One, however, seems appropriate as an introduction to a follow-on topic.  This is what I received the other day:

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  • "I watched the Democratic leaders of Congress kneel in the halls of Congress for about 9 minutes, for the death of a black man named George Floyd.
  • I have never seen them kneel for a fallen Police Officer.
  • I have never seen them kneel for a fallen Soldier.
  • I never saw them kneel for the soldiers that Hillary and Obama left to die in Benghazi.
  • I have never seen them kneel for the thousands of (black and white) babies aborted EVERY DAY.
  • I have never seen them kneel for a murdered white man or woman.
  • I have not seen them kneel for the thousands of black-on-black murder victims.
  • I have not seen them kneel for the thousands of elderly people that died in nursing homes due to the Corona Virus.
  • I have to ask: WHY are Democrats putting the life of George Floyd as more valuable than the lives of everyone else?
  • In fact, Democrats have put so much value on the life of George Floyd, they have allowed rioting, looting, arson, murder and mayhem in communities Nationwide...
  • ASK YOURSELF - WHY NOW?"

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Well, “Why now?” is a great question because it opens up discussion of the Left's principles and values.  However, the issues we face today are not solely due to the Regressives (I no longer refer to the Left as Progressive because they are not advancing society) and their inability to see things clearly.  The other side of the coin is the “establishment” Republicans and their inability to take action and lead effectively.  Ron McElrath, of the King George Republican Committee, recently fired off an e-mail to our Virginia Congressman Rob Wittman addressing a similar topic and implies a similar question to Republican leadership, “Why not now?”

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  • On Jul 10, 2020, at 7:30 PM, kgrc Chair <kgrcchair@gmail.com> wrote:

  • Honorable Congressman Rob Wittman,

  • I am writing because during the last King George Republican Committee members expressed their concern about our Republican Leadership's silence during the protests, statues being torn down, police being attacked, and general civil unrest and agreed to write to you our Congressman.  Committee members are concerned on where you stand and your thoughts for helping get society back under control.

  • I have attached the Resolution from the Committee, please read.  We would like to hear your thoughts and plans on how we as a State and Country come back from where we are now.

  • V/r,
  • Ron McElrath
  • King George Republican Committee Chair

  • <KGRC Resolution_5_July_2020.docx>

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See Ron directly to review the KGRC’s Resolution.

In similar fashion, Ron Wilcox from the Northern Virginia TEA Party has put together a petition calling for elected officials of all stripes to be held accountable for inaction during the recent rioting.  From Ron Wilcox’s e-mail:

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  • Let Washington hear your voice!
  • Sign the WHITE HOUSE PETITION "Hold Elected Officials Accountable for Criminal Activity during Riots"
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  • In the wake of Mr. Floyd’s tragic death, cities all over the country are being destroyed and people harassed, assaulted, and even murdered. This petition proposes a solution to put an end to this violence, by asking that elected officials who fail to protect the People and the People’s property be held accountable.
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  • As the mainstream media push the narrative that these are nothing but peaceful protests, many might feel they are in the minority in noticing that violent riots are, in fact, occurring.
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  • I created this petition to give honest, fair-minded citizen a voice and to convey to the White House and elected officials in and outside of Washington the message that Americans stand for law, order and justice against a violent minority oppressing the People.
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  • Please help us reach our goal of 2,000,000 signatures to stop the violence, by:
  •  - Signing this petition
  •  - Posting it to all your social media
  •  - Emailing it to all your friends
  •  - Talking to your community about it

  • Click on this link to sign the petition.


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And now for some news articles pertinent to TEA Party discussions.


TEA Party / Nationalism Movement

From the top article below:

"The mainstream media is only showing America the anti-police movement, not covering anything showing support of law enforcement. If you went by what the mainstream media is telling you, a person could easily believe that there is little to no support for the police whatsoever.  We know that’s not true."


Regulation

From the top article below:

"Therefore, the Virginia and Biden/AOC plans are totally wrong, since both omit clean, low-carbon natural gas and carbon-free nuclear power.  It was no surprise that Schellenberger's article in Forbes.com, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare," was immediately taken down.  It reveals too much.  
However, a PDF copy is available here.  Finally, someone well credentialed from inside the beast had the courage to blow the whistle.  Share this article with whomever you know and especially those with indoctrinated kids.  Order his book, Apocalypse Never, to get the hard science behind his recommendations."


Economy

From the top article below:

"Two-thirds of workers who went on unemployment benefits during the shutdown were making more money than before they had been laid off. Some saw their income increase 200% with the relief money.  Of course, it would be difficult to make them go back to work to make less money than they can make by not working. If your job pays $12 per hour, it's already somewhat tempting to take $10 an hour for not working. But when you're offered $15 an hour not to work, why would you even consider working for just $12?"


Patriotism / America First

From the top article below:

"Because of political correctness, one dare not speak the truth about race, not even certain obvious facts: that the wider success of African Americans will come about not by falling back on government programs, or through protests or reparations, but by relinquishing victim status and relying on one’s own efforts — in the same way that any other group in this country has managed to flourish, through strong family ties, hard work, saving, future-mindedness."


First Amendment / Freedom of Speech / Freedom of Religion

From the top article below:

"[Laura] Loomer is just one of hundreds of thousands of people who've recently sought refuge with Parler, which calls itself a nonbiased, free speech-driven platform. Republicans such as Sen. Ted Cruz from Texas have been promoting the app since Twitter started applying labels to tweets by President Donald Trump that falsely claimed fraud with mail-in ballots or that the company said glorified violence. Trump's campaign has been considering "building audiences" on other social media platforms, including Parler, The Wall Street Journal reported last week."


Second Amendment / Right to Keep and Bear Arms

From the top article below:

"The homeowners told police the protesters broke a gate to get onto the private street, adding they only retrieved their firearms when they spotted 'multiple' people who were armed, department records show.  'There were people wearing body armor. One person pulled out a loaded pistol magazine, he clipped them together and said, ‘You’re next,’' Mark McCloskey told NBC's 'Today' Show Tuesday. 'We were threatened with our lives, threatened with the house [being] burned down.'  Gardner, however, described the encounter as 'a violent assault' against those exercising their First Amendment rights."


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

From the top article below:

"This week, two decisions by the court upheld religious liberty and conscience rights against incursions by the state. Both decisions represent modest victories, attained with liberal help. One ruling held that the ministerial exception to employment law (which allows religious organizations to choose who their own ministers are without being sued) applies also to teachers at religious schools who are responsible for religious education. In the other case, the court upheld the right of Americans not to participate in mandatory contraception coverage under Obamacare’s employer mandate."


Corruption / Rule of Law

From the top article below:

"What do all these preoccupations that have dominated American life the last half century have in common? All—the long-running race and poverty scam, the education scam, the environmentalist scam, the sex scam, the security scam, and now the pandemic scam—have been ginned up by the same people, America’s bipartisan ruling class. All have been based on propositions touted as scientific truth by the most highly credentialed persons in America—experts certified by the U.S government, enshrined by academia as science’s spokesmen, and fawned upon by the media working in concert to forbid any disagreement on the matter whatsoever. Yet virtually all their propositions have turned out to be false, and indeed have produced effects opposite to those claimed."


National Sovereignty / Border Security / Illegal Alien Invasion

From the top article below:

"'They’re worried that there will be less demand if they’re only offering education, albeit online, instead of residency with a path to employment and permanent immigration,' Hauman said.  The F-1 student visa program — as well as the Optional Practical Training (OPT) visa program that delivers foreign graduates to businesses at discounted rates — is a cash cow for American colleges and universities."


Conservatism / Capitalism

From the top article below:

"After years of our conservative institutions and leaders telling us “they have it in hand,” the last month has unmasked their claim as mistaken at best, and willfully exaggerated, at worst. Apathy and self-righteous justifications will be met by apathy and disgust by the voters in November. The only thing that can begin to bring this movement back to relevance is an intellectually humble reevaluation of how D.C. conservatism lost its ability to create a clear and coherent way forward for those who seek its leadership. But there is precious little time for the ship to begin righting itself. That work must begin in earnest—and begin immediately."


Anarchy / Communism / Socialism / Creeping Socialism

From the top article below:

"The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations defines terrorism as 'the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives' (28 C.F.R. Section 0.85).  The New York Post (06/25/20) reported that Hawk Newsome, president of Greater New York Black Lives Matter (BLM website denies this title), stated, 'If this country doesn't give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it.  All right?  And I could be speaking figuratively.  I could be speaking literally.  It's a matter of interpretation.'  Also stated by Newsome, 'I just want black liberation, and black sovereignty.  By any means necessary.'  This evidence is pretty compelling in suggesting that the BLM movement presents itself as a Marxist philosophy pushing organization with characteristics of a terrorist entity."


Information Denial / Censorship / Social Media Censorship

From the top article below:

"The authors don’t say how I misused their work. Instead, they attribute to me a position I have never taken: that the “probability of being shot by police did not differ between Black and White Americans.” To the contrary, I have, like them, stressed that racial disparities in policing reflect differences in violent crime rates. The only thing wrong with their article, and my citation of it, is that its conclusion is unacceptable in our current political climate."


Deception / Propaganda / Social Engineering

From the top article below:

"And that’s how to understand what is happening. We’re not to object to the riots because the bigger issue is defeating Trump. Nothing much else matters, and if an Antifa mob attacks a federal court building in Portland, don’t call this a riot. Say rather that it’s a campaign event, led by the good guys."


Attacks Against Conservatives

From the top article below:

"The number of 'Never Trumpers' has diminished as some have recanted their views, both because Trump has governed as a conservative and because the overwhelming majority of Republicans have rallied around the president.  But some persist, at least in the Beltway. Their new vehicle is called the Lincoln Project, which purports to represent Republicans, but is actively working to elect Democrats in key Senate races, hoping to ensure a left-wing sweep of the entire federal government."


Elections / Vote Integrity

From the top article below:

"When I survey the 2020 landscape trying to ascertain what is most detrimental to the future of the United States of America, I easily settle on one thing: the push to make vote-by-mail (or mail-in voting) the norm.  Vote-by-mail is a systematic fraud-fest. I’ve long been a critic and will continue to be one until mail-in ballots elect a commie president who sends me to a reeducation camp."


Miscellaneous

From the top article below:

"Once you honestly grasp the level of hatred the left has for us, you begin to understand that the Wuhan virus extended lockdowns and the Black Lives Matter/Antifa led riots are for express purpose of bringing misery and terror to those who dared to vote for Donald Trump in 2016 and those who are planning to vote for him in November. The left has turned up their intensity to eleven in their ongoing effort to isolate Trump from his base.  Democrat governors and mayors are holding your Constitutional freedoms hostage and the unspoken ransom for you to make all this desolation go away is to vote Democrat. 'Abandon this ogre, Trump, and things will go back to how they were before you made the mistake of voting for him.'"


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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