King George, Virginia


31 August 2020

Fellow Members of the King George TEA Party:

My apologies to all for not sending any Newsletters for the past couple of weeks.  I was out of state and unable to get to my computer.  As a result, this Newsletter is going to be a compilation of information passed on to me for sharing with the Membership.

Note that we will have our monthly meeting THIS THURSDAY 3 September.  Below is the e-mail that Ron McElrath, the Chairman of the King George Republican Committee, sent out announcing that Congressman Rob Wittman will be their, and our, guest speaker.  This is another fantastic opportunity for you to meet with our elected leaders, pose some important questions, and listen to some first-hand accounts about what is going on in Washington.  Come early so you can get a front-row seat!

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This is Ron’s e-mail.
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  • On Aug 27, 2020, at 5:43 PM, Ron wrote:

  • All,
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  • I, Ron McElrath, Chairman of the KGRC, submit this call for a meeting of the King George Republican Committee on Thursday, 3 September 2020 at the King George Legion Hall at 10021 Dahlgren Road, King George, VA 22485 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
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  • This meet will be with our Congressman Rob Wittman speaking and taking questions. Invite friends and family to come and hear our Congressman.
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  • Thank you,
  • Ron McElrath
  • KGRC Chair


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Lester sent out the below e-mail regarding Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.  I will also forward a separate e-mail with more information regarding this.
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  • On Aug 17, 2020, at 9:16 PM, Lester wrote:

  • Dear Stafford County School Board member,

  • Since 2004, Federal law has required any school receiving federal funds to hold a program commemorating Sept 17th each year as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.  In addition, the 3rd week of September is Civic Education Week.  The current pandemic has not suspended the requirement to observe the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.  There are many on-line resources available.  Googling Constitution Day materials will bring up the following sites among others.  constitutioncenter.org, K12.com/constitution-day, www.nea.org, www2.ed.gov, educationworld.com and constitutionday.cc.

  • The Bill of Rights Institute (BRI) is giving a free pack of 100 pocket Constitutions to any teacher who signs up on their web site (billofrightsinstitute.org). They are asking for 4 to 6 weeks delivery time, which would make dwelivery by Sept 17th unlikely.  However, since BRI is located in Virginia, I am going to contact them and ask if the delivery time could be shortened if I were to pick them up.

  • I am hoping that this year will be bigger and better in teaching the timeless values embodied in our U.S. Constitution.  Please reach out to citizens and veterans groups to help you plan and carry out your Constitution Day programs.

  • Thank You
  • Lester


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For those that attended the One Nation Under God rally last month I am sure you will recognize Nelson Velez, the Chairman of the Virginia TEA Party Federation.  He lives in Portsmouth, Virginia and during the rally he recounted to us their efforts to “reclaim” the monuments that had been vandalized by the Marxist mobs.  His e-mail below outlines some of the additional excellent work the Portsmouth TEA Party is doing to root out the corruption that has festered in that area.
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  • On Aug 24, 2020, at 9:16 AM, Nelson wrote:

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes....

  • There is a real Evil that has become a sustaining destructive and lawless force across our nation. And all during this relentless march, the mob grows, becomes increasingly violent and emboldened as it inflicts its terrible evil on our society. Throughout much of this insurrection, rather than witnessing massive arrests and punishment, these violent left wing hate groups have all too often been showered with affection, praise and vast pools of money. They are a movement of fear and division. They are exacting tributes of acclaim and money from powerful and mainstream sectors of our society even as they burn down our cities, towns, and  our works of art to our national heritage and culture. They are even making progress in destroying our very own law enforcement protections. They are generating all this raw power because of the real threat of violence and destruction that they are allowed to bring down against anyone or anything, at anytime, they choose. And they do so, without fear of any consequences for their brutish lawlessness. Not from the police sworn to defend and protect us. Not from government instituted to ensure that our rights and freedoms are not endangered. Not even from "We the People" who are the true power in our Republic.

  • The threat is now. It is here. It is inflicting terrible and fatal damage to all of us. To our culture. To our freedoms and protections. To our lives and communities. To our nation. To our Republic. This is what Socialism looks like as it assumes power in America. It looks much like it has in other countries where this kind of fascism has been allowed to take over.  It is the same story throughout time. It is the story of how a free people comes to be subjugated. It a story of how a strong and sane culture becomes perverted and  goes crazy. It is the story of how the constitutional protections we are entitled to are eventually weaponized and turned against the very people it was designed to protect. It is a story of how a Republic is murdered out in the streets and in the halls of power.

  • That is how this story has played out, but it is not how it ends!

  • We the People determine the end of this story. First, clearly name the enemy. The democrat party is aligned with left wing hate groups. It has increasingly become a left wing hate group itself. You've noticed, they have not even bothered to condemn the violence and destruction of our society, instead they have bowed to the war lords and street thugs. Just as they did in 1860 when they could not accept the election of a Republican president, they are, once again, tearing our nation apart and destroying, by any means necessary, our unity as a free people. They have declared war on all of us and they have even spilled American blood. They are moving to take away any and all protections that remain the right of all  Americans. They have declared war on our Republic!

  • But "We the People" are now rising to counter the mob. We are moving to remove elected officials who sided with the mob or even participated in the lawlessness and cover up. We are voting them out. We are now taking them out by removing them through recall  petitions as they are presently doing in Portsmouth. We are taking back what can't be taken away without our consent. We are taking back our streets through rallies across Virginia  led by tea parties and back the blue groups which have been peaceful, inspiring and powerful. We are taking back our communities, we are bringing back civil society. We are bringing back our Republic. We are fighting to bring back sanity, law and order, our history and our culture. We look to purge, in the most exacting and strongest way, mob culture and those who have embraced it from our governance. The mob needs to suffer consequences for this to end. They need to suffer pain and agony. We need  to destroy them. This is what the left wing is demanding of us in order to preserve our nation. This is what our founders expected of us if the day ever came when our nation came under assault from within. This is what this generation must do for those who gave their lives, fortunes and sacred honor for us and it is now for us to preserve and protect our fragile Republic for those generations of Americans yet to come. We must continue to be the very good to stop the very wicked when it comes. And we are!

  • With Resolve & Faith,
  • Nelson Velez
  • Chairman
  • Virginia Tea Party-A Coalition for Freedom


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Jimmy, one of our New Jersey members, forwarded to me the video linked below.  While this video was recorded in 1968 it is truly amazing to see that even after 50 years we are still fighting the same battles.  Fact is, I found the parallels so close that I initially thought the video had been ‘doctored’ to make it seem like it was recorded 50 years ago.  Well, after a bit of searching the Internet it appears to me to be quite genuine.  Truly amazing.  The book referenced in the video, "Color, Communism, and Common Sense," is available in PDF format from several places.
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  • Begin forwarded message:

  • From: Jimmy

  • Interesting 6 minute commentary from 1968; apparently people didn't listen to him back then.  It would be nice to think people might respond now.  You Will Not Believe This Video.  This was made over 50 years ago.  Interesting speech from 1968 that could have been made today.

  • VIDEO - Color, Communism, and Common Sense


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Elizabeth stumbled upon a very interesting story while surfing Facebook.  This story truly does address just how easily a country’s citizens can be ‘taken in’ by the promises of safety, security, and comfort.  Read the story in its entirety as the ‘punch line’ is well worth the read.  I have attached a photo of Granny at the bottom of this Newsletter.
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  • On Aug 21, 2020, at 8:54 PM, Elizabeth wrote:

  • By Stacey Schaal Shuman
  • September 12, 2017

  • When I was a HS sophomore – decades ago! – my World History teacher was Mrs. Holloway, but we all called her Granny Holloway. She was a slight woman, scarcely 5 feet tall, seemingly fragile, but full of vim and vinegar….you know the type. She could speak for hours about the Fall of the Roman Empire, the Inquisition, the Industrial Revolution, and the World Wars. She never sat while she lectured, never stood at a lectern, but moved around the room making eye contact with all of her students. She was demanding too, and I can’t remember how many papers were sent back to me because she would note “you can do better than this, Miss Schaal.” 

  • One day during class, an office aid interrupted her lecture to hand her a note. She read it silently, apologized, and said she needed to leave the room. We knew it had to be important because Granny Holloway stopped lectures for no one. 

  • We sat in the room talking to one another when the door opened, and in walked Mrs. Abels, another teacher in our HS. She explained to us that Granny had been faced with an emergency, a serious one, and it was questionable if she would even be returning to finish out the semester. We were stunned. Would we get a chance to tell her goodbye? Would we get updates, so we would know she was ok? Mrs. Abels assured us that we need not worry, that Granny was safe but needed time away, and that the best thing we could do for her, and the best way we could show our devotion to her, was to be cooperative with her replacement. Mrs. Abels confirmed that she had been asked and had agreed to step in as Granny’s replacement. 

  • Cheer up, she told us, this could be a good thing. Other teachers still believed in endless homework and projects with deadlines and hard work. She would not bring that into our class. She believed in clean slates. If there were grades that we did not like, she could give us a chance to bring them up. She asked us what suggestions we had to make the semester a better learning experience. Someone mentioned that lectures were boring and we wanted more films. Done, she said. Someone else mentioned that a free day now and then would help us if we needed to catch up on work in other classes. She didn’t see a problem with that. She asked us how we felt about an end-of-semester party. Um, yeah, sounded very good to us. And on and on. Mrs. Abels listened intently and agreed to all of our suggestions, continually emphasizing that her concern was that we have a good learning experience and enjoy the semester. She also reminded us that we were lucky to not be sent out to other classes where we would be working to catch up, and that of course this was all for Granny. 

  • Near the end of the period, shortly before the bell rang, the door opened and Granny sauntered in with her usual Granny Holloway attitude. “How did they do?,” she asked. “Marvelous,” said Mrs. Abels. “They were completely in my hands.” 

  • Granny then faced us and said “And that, my students, is how a dictator takes over a nation. Not with guns or tanks or laws or mandates. They do it using a poster child and promises and gifts and protection from an enemy.” 

  • I can’t remember a lesson all through 12 years of public school that made such an impression on me, and has stayed with me.


  • Elizabeth

  • Light is sown like seed for the righteous and gladness for the upright in heart Psalm 97:11


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Bob e-mailed to me the entire list of President Trump’s accomplishments over the past 4 years.  Promises made and promises kept.  Pretty darn impressive if you ask me… and definitely a track record that I would like to see repeated.  Compare this with Joe Biden’s 47 years of following the herd and you should be able to convince even a die-hard Democrat that President Trump should be re-elected.
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  • On Aug 24, 2020, at 12:50 PM, Bob wrote:

  • The Trump campaign has released his second term agenda:

  • JOBS
  • Create 10 Million New Jobs in 10 Months
  • Create 1 Million New Small Businesses
  • Cut Taxes to Boost Take-Home Pay and Keep Jobs in America
  • Enact Fair Trade Deals that Protect American Jobs
  • "Made in America" Tax Credits
  • Expand Opportunity Zones
  • Continue Deregulatory Agenda for Energy Independence

  • ERADICATE COVID-19
  • Develop a Vaccine by The End Of 2020
  • Return to Normal in 2021
  • Make All Critical Medicines and Supplies for Healthcare Workers in The United States
  • Refill Stockpiles and Prepare for Future Pandemics

  • END OUR RELIANCE ON CHINA
  • Bring Back 1 Million Manufacturing Jobs from China
  • Tax Credits for Companies that Bring Back Jobs from China
  • Allow 100% Expensing Deductions for Essential Industries like Pharmaceuticals and Robotics who Bring Back their Manufacturing to the United States
  • No Federal Contracts for Companies who Outsource to China
  • Hold China Fully Accountable for Allowing the Virus to Spread around the World

  • HEALTHCARE
  • Cut Prescription Drug Prices
  • Put Patients and Doctors Back in Charge of our Healthcare System
  • Lower Healthcare Insurance Premiums
  • End Surprise Billing
  • Cover All Pre-Existing Conditions
  • Protect Social Security and Medicare
  • Protect Our Veterans and Provide World-Class Healthcare and Services

  • EDUCATION
  • Provide School Choice to Every Child in America
  • Teach American Exceptionalism

  • DRAIN THE SWAMP
  • Pass Congressional Term Limits
  • End Bureaucratic Government Bullying of U.S. Citizens and Small Businesses
  • Expose Washington’s Money Trail and Delegate Powers Back to People and States
  • Drain the Globalist Swamp by Taking on International Organizations That Hurt American Citizens

  • DEFEND OUR POLICE
  • Fully Fund and Hire More Police and Law Enforcement Officers
  • Increase Criminal Penalties for Assaults on Law Enforcement Officers
  • Prosecute Drive-By Shootings as Acts of Domestic Terrorism
  • Bring Violent Extremist Groups Like ANTIFA to Justice
  • End Cashless Bail and Keep Dangerous Criminals Locked Up until Trial

  • END ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND PROTECT AMERICAN WORKERS
  • Block Illegal Immigrants from Becoming Eligible for Taxpayer-Funded Welfare, Healthcare, and Free College Tuition
  • Mandatory Deportation for Non-Citizen Gang Members
  • Dismantle Human Trafficking Networks
  • End Sanctuary Cities to Restore our Neighborhoods and Protect our Families
  • Prohibit American Companies from Replacing United States Citizens with Lower-Cost Foreign Workers
  • Require New Immigrants to Be Able to Support Themselves Financially

  • INNOVATE FOR THE FUTURE
  • Launch Space Force, Establish Permanent Manned Presence on The Moon and Send the First Manned Mission to Mars
  • Build the World’s Greatest Infrastructure System 
  • Win the Race to 5G and Establish a National High-Speed Wireless Internet Network
  • Continue to Lead the World in Access to the Cleanest Drinking Water and Cleanest Air
  • Partner with Other Nations to Clean Up our Planet’s Oceans

  • AMERICA FIRST FOREIGN POLICY
  • Stop Endless Wars and Bring Our Troops Home
  • Get Allies to Pay their Fair Share
  • Maintain and Expand America’s Unrivaled Military Strength
  • Wipe Out Global Terrorists Who Threaten to Harm Americans
  • Build a Great Cybersecurity Defense System and Missile Defense System


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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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