King George, Virginia


29 June 2020

Fellow Members of the King George TEA Party:

My apologies to everyone for not putting out a Newsletter last week.  My wife and I completed a coast-to-coast road trip via car and then a return trip via train.  I was thus “out of pocket” in the interim.  In doing so, however, I can confirm for everyone that we have exactly what is described in the song America The Beautiful (see
lyrics here).  We truly have a God-blessed country that is beautiful from sea to shining sea.

We will meet THIS THURSDAY 2 July for our monthly meeting.  This is definitely a meeting that you are going to want to attend as we will host Dr. Scott Catino who will deliver his presentation titled, ANTIFA: Beyond the Smoke and Broken Mirrors.  Dr. Catino, a member of the Anti-Communist Action Team (ACAT) is a senior adviser and a specialist in U.S. strategic security currently serving as a graduate professor of History and International Security. He served in the United States, Bahrain, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the UAE in various research, supervisory, and advising posts for the United States Government or private security programs.  His research on civil unrest, terrorism, and insurgency has involved field studies in the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, and the U.S.-Mexico border as well as numerous publications in scholarly and industry journals.

His description of Thursday's presentation is this:

  • "ANTIFA and its associates, partners, and networks have created destruction across the United States while challenging the very foundations of American freedom. Understanding ANTIFA’s essential strategies, operations, and tactics is essential for countering their subversive agenda which targets our political system, law enforcement community, social structures (educational, racial, and religious), freedom of speech and media, as well as our economic strengths including attacks on small business owners. Occupied Zones, Black Bloc tactics, Affinity Groups, “armed self-defense,” direct action, and dark networks will be critical subjects in this presentation at the King George Tea Party Meeting on Thursday, July 2, 2020."


See the attached flyers at the bottom of this e-mail.  Please feel free to share this e-mail and invite those that you think would be interested in this subject - especially anyone involved with local law enforcement.  We, as a community in King George, must be informed about this threat in order to collaboratively guard against their terrorist actions.  If you didn’t think that this kind of threat wouldn’t affect us here in our rural portion of Virginia, consider what recently happened…

... in Richmond:

… and Fredericksburg:


In other news, Daniel Gade successfully won the Virginia Primary and will now run against Democrat Senator Mark Warner for the November election.  Below are the statistics for that race.  Bottom line is that Daniel Gade won EVERY county and town.

Quite honestly, now begins the real work in turning Virginia red.  We The People Of Virginia will need to provide **active** support prior to the November election… and if we want Daniel Gade to represent our conservative interests then we will need to support him in that cause.  For us, that means finding and placing road signs, meeting fellow KGC citizens and talking to them about why Daniel is worthy of their vote, and calling fellow citizens and encouraging them to vote and vote for Daniel.  I expect more to follow.


And now… the news.


TEA Party / Nationalism Movement

From the top article below:

"If you have had “enough,” I’m asking that you do something. Ask yourself: given my own gifts and my own limitations, how can I contribute? For all of us, this will require some sacrifice. This means you also have to consider what, specifically, you are willing and able to sacrifice. But if you’re unwilling to sacrifice anything—if you’re unwilling to respond in any way other than casting a ballot—then it doesn’t matter what you say: you haven’t had enough."


Taxes / Taxed Enough Already

From the top article below:

"Back in California, another threat against Tesla and the state’s last auto manufacturing plant is rising: the government’s COVID lockdowns have hammered the state budget, going from a surplus to a $54.3 billion shortfall, 46 percent higher than it was at the peak of the Great Recession.  This has led California lawmakers to consider a series of heavy tax increases to close the deficit. On top of that, voters will consider two ballot initiatives this November to hike property taxes on commercial properties up to $12.5 billion annually.  This would increase property taxes in California by 20 percent."


Regulation

From the top article below:

"Adding school choice to the election talking points and highlighting the administration’s stalwart advocacy for it gives the campaign the perfect wedge issue and the perfect foil.  For a wedge issue, according to the group Democrats for Education Reform, the party is split along both racial and generational lines about school choice. ...<Snip>... Trump has also selected an issue with the perfect foil. Namely, America’s worst mayor, New York City’s Bill de Blasio. To resolve the racial disparities in New York’s top public high schools, de Blasio has implemented radical restorative justice policies that have made struggling schools less safe."


National Debt / Its the Spending, Stupid!

From the top article below:

"Public media has long been defended. Frequently it’s pointed out that public funding for NPR is only about two percent of their federal operating budget, the same excuse we hear when Planned Parenthood pushes back against calls to defund it. Just as frequently, right-leaning outlets seek to point out a clear bias in publicly-funded coverage. But NPR’s ‘reporting’ of Black Lives Matter protests has veered so far from bias and into demagoguery that calls to defund it should be taken more seriously. When I say ‘defund’, I don’t mean in the tortured nuanced way that Democrats and the media use it about the police to mean ‘reform’. No reform for NPR. Defund it. Completely."


Economy

From the top article below:

"If reducing consumers’ retail costs has become the all-defining metric, then the maintenance of product and service quality has taken secondary importance in our manufacturing economy. Post-pandemic vulnerabilities have become so apparent in critical supply chains that we cannot evade a comprehensive re-think."


Patriotism / America First

From the top article below:

"Young Americans’ pride is significantly lower than that of older Americans, with the rate of proud Americans more than doubling for Americans between the ages of 30 and 49 years (42 percent). For Americans 50 to 64-years-old, the percentage who said they are proud to be American was 48 percent. Americans 65 and older were most likely to show extreme pride, with 53 percent saying they are proud to be American."


First Amendment / Freedom of Speech / Freedom of Religion

From the top article below:

"Another week passed before Cuomo addressed houses of worship. On June 6, he permitted religious gatherings under Phase Two, but restricted them to 25 percent capacity, half that of stores and barbershops.  At the same time, Cuomo and de Blasio have encouraged the mass protests sweeping New York in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Answering a question about whether protests should be discouraged, Cuomo said, “No, I think you can protest…you can do many things now as long as you’re smart about it.” A few minutes later, he thanked protesters for their actions."


Second Amendment / Right to Keep and Bear Arms

From the top article below:

"Memo to Mayor Stoney and other Virginia politicians: if you really want to “reimagine public safety,” then start by imagining a law enforcement agency that isn’t empowered to throw people in jail for simply carrying their legally owned gun in a public park or government building. As it stands, local ordinances like the one approved in Alexandria, Virginia this weekend won’t do anything to increase public safety, but they will aid the continued erosion in trust between the People and the people in charge."


Fourth Amendment / Right to Privacy

From the top article below:

"Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, the law firm representing Lighthouse Fellowship Church, compared the 'society of snitches' anonymous reporting tool to the Nazi’s infamous Gestapo.  'Governor Ralph Northam has created a gestapo where residents are encouraged to report neighbors for exercising their First Amendment right to attend a worship service without fear of punishment. The governor is trying to drop his heavy hand on churches with unconstitutional restrictions but supporting protests, demonstrations and riots. Encouraging people to snitch on churchgoers is reprehensible,' Staver said."


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

From the top article below:

"A black immigrant female preacher calls out the hypocrisy on abortion, the epidemic of fatherlessness, and the need for God and she gets called a ‘coon’ by a BLM activist! That truly sums up the blatant ignorance of a confused and racist movement. Clearly, only some #blacklivesmatter."


Corruption / Rule of Law

From the top article below:

"Many commentators, myself included, have described the whole 'Donald-Trump-was-a-Russian-Asset' caper as the biggest political scandal in U.S. history. We were ridiculed or condemned by the Left and the NeverTrump fraternity alleged to be on the Right for saying that, but time has proven us right. We were right, too, that this scandal was less a 'hoax,' as it was sometimes called, than an attempted, if slow-motion, coup. It was an attempted coup because it aimed to disrupt the peaceful transition of presidential power from one administration, and one party, to another."


National Sovereignty / Border Security / Illegal Alien Invasion

From the top article below:

"DHS created DACA during the Obama administration without any statutory authorization and without going through the requisite rulemaking process. As a result, the program was unlawful from its inception. The majority does not even attempt to explain why a court has the authority to scrutinize an agency’s policy reasons for rescinding an unlawful program under the arbitrary and capricious microscope. The decision to countermand an unlawful agency action is clearly reasonable. So long as the agency’s determination of illegality is sound, our review should be at an end."


Conservatism / Capitalism

From the top article below:

"The problem to be solved, then, is one of coordination. It’s a big problem and not easily solved. If everyone in America who is horrified and outraged by the mobs pulling down statues and smashing storefronts could coordinate to stop all of it, to strip the mob of their power, they would do it in a heartbeat. The madness would stop overnight."


Anarchy / Communism / Socialism / Creeping Socialism

From the top article below:

"'You guys think it can’t happen to you, I’ve heard this so many times,' Rogliani says. 'But always be on guard. Never believe something can’t happen to you. You need to guard your country and your society or it will be destroyed.'"


Censorship / Social Media Censorship

From the top article below:

"When activists decide that certain words or arguments are 'offensive,' no one must use those words.  '(But) we’re supposed to occasionally offend each other,” says Soave, “because you might be wrong. We have to have a conversation about it. We have to challenge dogma. What if we were still with the principle that you couldn’t speak out against the King?! That’s the history of the Middle Ages.'"


Denial / Deception / Propaganda / Social Engineering

From the top article below:

"There are lots of sane people, regardless of race. What we’re seeing now is carefully staged psychological warfare. This is not their first rodeo. They’ve been doing it around the world for decades.  To conquer a country, you must either (a) destroy the people, (b) destroy their ability to resist, or (c) destroy their will to resist.  Our enemies don’t want to destroy us, because they know they need us to do the work. And the Second Amendment impedes them somewhat in destroying our ability to resist.  So they focus on destroying our will to resist. Tearing down our national symbols is part of it, as is gaslighting us into thinking we’re the only sane people left."


Attacks Against Conservatives

From the top article below:

"The level of coordination in these attacks by the woke mob at the local level, up to and including a national smear campaign, indicates an escalation of the witch trial tactics. These activists don’t want dialogue. They wish only to shame and intimidate people out of office if they don’t toe the woke mob line and support all aspects of the social justice movement. These mobs have been common in large cities. Now, conservative small-town America, they’re coming for you, too."


Elections / Vote Integrity

From the top article below:

"Demands by Democrats included making absentee voting universal, prohibiting “identification to obtain an absentee ballot,” allowing “another person” to drop off unlimited absentee ballots, ensuring provisional ballots are always counted (rendering them no longer “provisional”), and providing “blank” (no printed name) absentee ballots to citizens and military overseas. These changes would destroy the nation’s ability to maintain voting security and individual preferences of voters.  Unsuccessful in achieving these changes through Congress, the left simply moved their efforts to states where they are quickly moving to change the security of American elections forever."


Miscellaneous


As always, please feel free to ping on me with your questions or comments.


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







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