King George, Virginia


18 May 2020


Fellow Members of the King George TEA Party:

I hope all are well.  Spring is here and Governor “Blackface” Northam has begun to reverse his unconstitutional introduction to Communism imposed upon We The People Of Virginia.  American resilience will prevail and our economy will soon be humming at pre-Totalitarian levels.

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You may ask yourself, “What subject could have possibly been so important that it warranted such a deliberate and conclusive response?”  In a nutshell on one side we, the KGTP, had the opportunity on 6 February to personally meet with
Daniel Gade (who is running to unseat Mark Warner as Virginia’s US Senator) and we were unanimously impressed with the candidate (our assessment is reflected in the 10 February 2020 Newsletter).  On the other side, the FVaP supports Tom Speciale in that same race.  When it comes to assessing the candidates, the folks at iVoterGuide.com seem to be a good arbitrator and they have made a clear distinction between the two: Gade- Conservative / Speciale- Somewhat Conservative (see https://ivoterguide.com/All-in-State/virginia).   Additionally, the Virginia Constitutional Conservatives have a survey scorecard that clearly shows that Daniel Gade is definitely more conservative than Tom Speciale (available here: https://virginiaconservatives.net/2020-federal-candidate-survey).  I had previously assumed that patriot/TEA Party groups would overwhelmingly prefer the most conservative-leaning candidate for Senator (i.e., Daniel Gade) but that must not be the case for FVaP.

I encourage you to investigate Tom Speciale’s suitability as Senator (
https://thomasspeciale.com) mainly because I suspect you will find things that you DON’T want to see associated with your Virginia Senator.  For example, his 2019 autobiography, “Faith, Family and Fortitude: Seeing opportunities instead of obstacles” is described on Amazon by the following:

  • "This is a story of scars. Tom didn’t write this book as a telling of how awesome he is. Nor is it a book about all the awesome stuff he did. This is a story of learning from mistakes, overcoming them and making better decisions. It’s a story of a man’s faith and family whom he credits with all his achievements. Unlike other stories, Tom pulls out all his skeletons. This is not the story of a man who made all the right choices and never made a mistake."


OK, so maybe he “comes clean” from having made mistakes in deliberate preparation for running for public office… and maybe he learned from those mistakes, too… but there are still present-day indications that one should remain concerned about Tom Speciale’s trustworthiness -especially if running for US Senator.  As one example, Tom Speciale responded to the Virginia Constitutional Conservatives’ candidate survey but refused to answer three of the survey’s questions.  Why?  Would YOU trust a Senate candidate that REFUSED to answer pertinent questions to determine how they would represent We The People Of Virginia in Washington, DC?  Not me.  For insight, here are the three questions that Tom Speciale refused to answer:


  • #2) Will you support a bill that would fully repeal the War Powers Act, and require the President to obtain a Congressional Declaration of War as prescribed by the Constitution before committing American servicemen to combat?

  • #6) Will you pledge to vote against any Federal Budget that does not decrease spending?

  • #13) Will you support legislation to End the Federal Reserve and restore sound, market-based currency?


And finally with regards to Tom Speciale, I suspect that iVoterGuide’s “somewhat conservative” assessment for Tom Speciale may have been driven by some of the Liberal/Liberal-lite language found on his website.  Sure, Tom Speciale is very vocal about Second Amendment rights… but there is much more to representing Virginians and defending our constitutional rights than that singular issue.  For example, from his website:


  • “… the law must provide a pathway to citizenship for those people our past political leaders encouraged to come here illegally.”

  • “With regard to the epidemic of suicides… we need a nation response like we did with HIV. With regard to mental health we need to invest in programs that identify and provide assistance to people in a constructive way.”

  • “To achieve this lofty goal we must first invigorate our education system through thoughtful integration of the Departments of Education and Labor and bring to bear the innovation and vision of NASA and private industry for the singular purpose of space exploration.”

  • “The rich can just buy their way free of the brand. That was never the intent. We need to do something.”


In contrast, I was able to find two organizational endorsements for Daniel Gade that are noteworthy and they “speak” to Gade's ability to represent We The People Of Virginia:


But the following from Lexology really goes to the heart of what I believe to be Daniel Gade’s conservative foundation.  Read for yourself this excerpt (there is much more at the link) and consider how Gade’s world-view on this one issue – self-reliance – will favorably impact his decision-making as a US Senator.


The bottom line is that I was unwilling to compromise on our (the KGTP) previous assessment of Daniel Gade or diminish our full confidence in his capability and intent to best serve our Commonwealth and nation as a US Senator.  From that position, however, I knew that attending the FVaP’s General Meeting would invite conflict – conflict that I felt unwarranted.  THAT is what drove me to ultimately reject the FVaP’s invitation to attend their General Meeting.


And now for some relevant news from this past week...


TEA Party / Nationalism Movement

From the top article below:

  • "With a growing number of people taking the lead themselves, we see again a long history of North Carolinians who believe they will make decisions for themselves.   These citizens have made a collective decision that they cannot afford to wait it out at home – while it may not be the best decision – they seem prepared to accept the consequences dragging along many state bureaucrats and elected officials."



Taxes / Taxed Enough Already

From the top article below:

  • "Government-ordered lockdowns to prevent the spread of the virus have cratered the U.S. economy, decimating state tax revenue. April sales and income tax receipts in 24 states declined sharply, Fitch Ratings said in a report this week. New Jersey reported a 60% drop in April revenue on May 13."

  • N.Y. Tax Revenue Plummets 68% in April, Comptroller Says


Regulation

From the top article below:


National Debt / Its the Spending, Stupid!

From the top article below:


Economy

From the top article below:


Patriotism / America First

From the top article below:

  • "Call 2020 the continuation of the “Flight 93” election or the “Let’s Roll” election or the “Liberty or Death” election, but however it is eventually remembered, it is clear to Trump supporters that the only way to survive the fire around us now is to gather together and storm right through it.  The Democrats are offering no quarter come November; they have flown the Jolly Roger high above their heads, and they mean to silence us however they must.  If there were any lingering hope that they would do otherwise, our current national incarceration has proved one more timely reminder that Democrats rule by fear and intimidation and have no interest in respecting our freedoms of speech, religion, or association, or our inherent right to protect and secure any of our basic civil liberties."

  • The 'Let's Roll' Election


First Amendment / Freedom of Speech / Freedom of Religion

From the top article below:


Second Amendment / Right to Keep and Bear Arms

From the top article below:


Fourth Amendment / Right to Privacy

From the top article below:


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

From the top article below:


Corruption / Rule of Law

From the top article below:


National Sovereignty / Border Security / Illegal Alien Invasion

From the top article below:


Socialism / Creeping Socialism

From the top article below:

  • "It is quite apparent by now that even if the most horrific scenario as described above does not unfold, we have already sealed our fate with respect to a disaster of monumental proportions that runs the gamut from increased drug and alcohol addiction, increased domestic violence, suicide, and avoidance of medical care, among other concerns. Tragically, the things that put human beings at risk for many of these dire outcomes are the very things that are being thrust upon us: unemployment and isolation. At the same time, one of the most powerful forces that serves as a protective factor offering comfort and hope has been denied us, as Americans have been barred from attending church."

  • Police State Dry Run a Huge Success

  • Scott Jenkins vs. Marxist governor.


Censorship / Social Media Censorship

From the top article below:


Denial / Deception / Propaganda / Social Engineering

From the top article below:


Attacks Against Conservatives

From the top article below:


Elections / Vote Integrity

From the top article below:


Miscellaneous


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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