Pray

July 18, 2010

II Chronicles 7:14 says…’If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.’

Join others every evening at 6 p.m. (Pacific time), and if not then, at some other time within each 24 hour period, stop whatever you are doing, and spend one minute in prayer – for the safety of the United States, our troops, our citizens, for peace in the world, that the Bible will remain the basis for the laws governing our land, and that Christianity will grow in the U.S.  If you know of anyone who would like to participate, please pass this along to them.  It has been said; if people really understood the full extent of the power we have available to us, through prayer, we might become speechless. Prayer is the most formidable weapon we have in our God given arsenal.


How Did Your Representative Vote?

June 3, 2010

Here is a website that provides a handy chart of federal votes by state.   They have a listing of the federal politicians for each state, with an added bonus…those that are consistently voting to put the U.S. in debt.

The politicians with the red names and stars voted for 3 or more of the spending bills listed on their state’s chart. These are the people who are constistently voting to put Americans further into debt.

here is the Arizona list:

Arizona (AZ):

Sen. Jon Kyl
Sen. John McCain

Rep. Ed Pastor ****DEBT*****
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords ****DEBT*****
Rep. Raul Grijalva ****DEBT*****
Rep. Harry Mitchell ****DEBT*****

Rep. Jeff Flake
Rep. Trent Franks
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick
Rep. John Shadegg

Here is the vote tracker chart for Arizona, click chart to view pdf file:

Not from Arizona, go to votetrackers to find your state.   Inform your family and friends, so they can see how their politican voted before they vote again in November.  Remember, all of the House of Representatives  and about 1/3 of the Senators are up for election.


What Can One Person Do To Make A Difference?

May 11, 2010

Forwarded to me on what one person can do:

What Can I Do to Make a Difference?

First, do your own research and find the candidates you want to support. Put their signs in your yard. Contribute some money to them to help in their campaign. This can be offered for School Board Candidates, City Council Candidates, State candidates, and Federal Candidates. There are so many ways to get involved it would be impossible to list all of them but here are a few: (Feel free to add to this list)

– Attend Tea Parties and Rallies. Offer to help set up, take down, etc.. for the event.

– Send Letters, Emails, and Call Your Elected Officials on issues you feel strongly about.

– Contact Campaign Headquarters of those campaigning for office to offer your help.

– Help Place sign out on Street Corners about issues and for Candidates you believe in.

– Make donations to Tea Parties and directly to those Candidates that you support.

– Pick up your own phone and phone book to make calls for Candidates. Make your own script.

– Write letters to the editors of Newspapers about issue you feel strong about.

– Call and Email your current elected Representative if they do something RIGHT.

– Turn your car into a rolling Billboard across town by painting your windows white about specific issues like Prop 100. (We need your help on this one right now.

– Offer to help make and paint signs.

– Teach Constitution Lessons to your Family and Friends

– Watch Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, etc.. and share what you learn.

– Email your friends about an interesting political topic.

– Read and study books about the founding of this country.

– Get your family and children involved in the process.

– Pass out Pocket Constitutions to your neighbors and others you don’t know.

– Wear T-shirts that state your viewpoint on issues.

-Hold your own Fund Raiser for a Candidate.

If we truly want our country back we must do a little more than we are doing right now. I challenge you to do something different this month and add just a little more to your political plate.

We still need to do all we can to fight back on Prop 100. Please buy a bottle of white shoe polish at Walmart for $3.99 with a foam tip and paint your truck or car windows today with:

  • Vote No On 100
  • No on Prop 100
  • No More Taxes
  • Vote No on 100
  • No on May 18th
  • Save Your Job, Vote No on Prop 100

  • Hard Work is Paying Off

    May 10, 2010

    Received 2 updates from I-Caucus over the weekend how their plan is working, you may have heard about it— Senator Bob Bennett (R-UT) being ousted.

    Some of my previous articles have spoken about the PC (Precinct Committeeman) being the most powerful office in politics, this provides a good example.   In Utah, at the UTAH GOP convention, the delegates vote on the incumbent.  To get on the ballot, the incumbent  must get at least 40% of the delegates vote.   To become a delegate, you get involved in your local precinct/district/neighborhood GOP group.

    Become involved in your local group.  Also be aware that each state and county have different rules.   If enough people step up to the call, we can make a difference.

    I-Caucus has two sites, join and become a member:

    http://www.ourcaucus.com

    http://www.icaucus.org

    Dear I-caucus Members,

    I am writing this to you from the Utah Republican Party convention, and this is a breaking news heads up for our members:

    Today, Saturday May 8th, the first incumbent Senator who promoted and voted for the TARP bailouts back in 2008 will be defeated and his re-election campaign will come to an end.

    That incumbent Senator, Bob Bennett Utah, was the chief Republican architect of the TARP bailouts.

    I-caucus has been working with Utah Tea party and 912 groups for more than a year in a concerted effort to make this happen. Today, I can certify to you that we collectively got enough delegates elected statewide to make this happen.

    Now, in a couple more hours, Bennett wont even be able to appear on the ballot in the November general election.

    It is happening as we speak and I will email you the final vote results
    as soon as they are in.  Stay tuned.

    Here’s why:
    In Utah, incumbents must get at least 40% of the party delegate votes in order to retain any chance at all for the party’s nomination and to appear on the ballot.

    If the incumbent does not secure at least 40% of the delegate votes they are done…as in stick a fork in them. They would have NO chance to appear on the Republican Primary ballot and NO chance to appear on the general election ballot in November.

    That’s no chance as in zero, zip, nada, and “none at all.”

    Plus, by Utah law, the incumbent has no chance of appearing on the ballot as an independent candidate.

    Here’s how we did it:
    Back in January, the Independence Caucus vetted and endorsed 3 candidates, (Mike Lee, Tim Bridgewater, and Cherilyn Eagar) all of whom we deemed as acceptable replacements for Bob Bennett in 2010.

    Because of Utah’s caucus/convention system, we did not need to endorse just one candidate.

    Then, in concert with other local “Tea Party” and “912” groups throughout Utah, we began a campaign in January and February to encourage Utahns who supported any of those 3 endorsed candidates to organize their neighbors to attend the Caucus meetings with them and get elected as delegates.

    This campaign succeeded. While there is normally a 40% to 50% turnover in delegates from one election cycle to another, this year there was more than an 80% turnover…and that added turnover was a direct result of the campaign to get I-caucus/Tea Party/912 supporters elected as delegates.

    19 months of coordinated work with other grass roots groups here in Utah is now coming to fruition. Delegates are voting now, it should only be a few more hours and Bob Bennett’s Senate career will enter its lame duck phase.

    Then, we turn our attention to continue helping I-caucus endorsed candidates in the rest of the country.

    Again, STAY TUNED!   I’ll email all of you as soon as Bob Bennett’s post TARP bailout senate career is officially over.

    Thanks,

    Frank Anderson

    And then about an hour later:
    3:31pm MST – Its official.
    Incumbent Senator Bob Bennett was eliminated, and cannot be on the Primary or general election ballots, and he cannot run as an Independent.

    The chief Republican party architect of the TARP bailout Senate “sweeteners” is officially a lame duck Senator and the first incumbent knocked out in 2010.
    This is really important because the Republican establishment believes I-caucus & 912 & Tea party activists are mad at Democrats…well, this is a wake up call for Republican Incumbents we have just delivered.

    Most importantly, the Utah Republican Party in 2008 told I-caucus that Jason Chaffetz winning “was a fluke” and that we would never be able to do it in a statewide senate race because the power of the senate incumbency was much more formidable.  They were wrong.

    Bob Bennett outspent all of his challengers combined by more than 20 to 1.  He has a multi-million dollar war chest he was planning on using to get re-elected…and now he can’t spend any of it for himself on this years election.

    YOU can do this in YOUR state too….those who think otherwise are wrong….we just need to get as many local patriotic groups involved and organized behind I-caucus vetted and endorsed candidates.


    I hope all of you have as great a night as we are going to have.
    Thanks,
    Frank Anderson

    What You Need to Know on Financial Regulatory Bill

    April 25, 2010

    Another bad bill is in the Senate.  It will come up for a cloture vote on Monday.  I received this from the National Tea Party Patriots earlier this week:

    Senator Reid filed for cloture today of Senate Bill 3217, also known as the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010, introduced by Democrat Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut.  There is a 72 hour window from the time cloture is filed until the time cloture on a bill may be voted.  Cloture must receive 60 votes to keep the bill moving in the Senate for amendments and for the final vote on the bill.  If cloture fails, the bill is stalled if and until the Senate can produce 60 votes in favor of cloture.   CLICK HERE to read the actual 1,421 page bill.
    Reminder about Why Tea Party Patriots is Opposing the Bill and Who to Call
    The vast majority of Tea Party Patriots’ Local Coordinators from all over the country agreed on our most recent weekly conference call that this is a bad bill and we oppose it.
    In short it grants permanent, unlimited bailout authority to the Federal Reserve.  It’s like TARP forever without the nasty, unpopular debates and votes in Congress.  Beyond that it gives the Fed the power to takeover vaguely defined “nonbank financial companies”.  And the Fed has the power to decide what constitutes a “nonbank financial company” on a case by case basis.
    Here are some links to a few articles that give a bit more insight into this very, very bad piece of legislation which must be stopped:
    So, what are we asking you to do?

    Four things:
    1.) Please contact your own Senators first and voice your opposition to this bill.  If possible, physically go in person to the local home offices of your two Senators and speak to someone there who will take note of your opinion and pass it on.  If you’re not able to go in person, please call, email, and fax the offices of both Senators from your state. (Find Your Senators by State on the Senate Website)
    2.) Call, email, and fax these 8 Republican Senators who are not yet 100% opposed to this bill:

    Bob Bennett of Utah (202) 224-5444
    http://bennett.senate.gov/public/

    Susan Collins of Maine (202) 224-2523
    http://collins.senate.gov/public/

    Christopher Bond of Missouri (202) 224-5721
    http://bond.senate.gov/public/

    Saxby Chambliss of Georgia (202) 224-3521
    http://chambliss.senate.gov/public/index.cfm

    Bob Corker of Tennessee (202) 224-3344
    http://corker.senate.gov/public/

    John McCain of Arizona (202) 224-2235
    http://mccain.senate.gov/public/

    Olympia Snowe of Maine (202) 224-5344
    http://snowe.senate.gov/public/

    Scott Brown of Massachusetts (202) 224-4543
    http://scottbrown.senate.gov/public/

    3.) Write Letters about this issue to your local paper for publication on or before Sunday.  Also leave comments on as many news blogs and websites related to this subject as you can find.
    4.) Forward this message to as many people as you can and ask them to take these same 4 steps as soon as possible.  Use the full power of your circle of influence to move others (at least 1 more person) to take action.
    Once again it’s up to us, you and your fellow Tea Party Patriots, to defend America from out of control government.
    Thank you for performing this valuable service for your country!

    Boycott Grijalva

    April 24, 2010

    Unbelievable that a sitting Congressman asks for a boycott of his own state!  Yes, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) from CD7 did just that, watch the video below.  He is one of the most far-left Democrats in Congress.   Sounds like time to vote him out.

    Rep. Luis V. Guttierez, Illinois Democrat, District 4 (jeez-I thought our districts were bad, you gotta see this one) also said if the law is signed then President Obama must assert the primacy of federal law in this area and tell the state it cannot enforce it.

    “we need to nationalize bad laws in particular states,” he said. “The president of the United States should simply say, on issues of immigration, the Constitution is clear.”

    Oh, so now the Constitution means something and needs to be followed.  Just unbelievable.

    Update:  Here is link to Ruth McClung campaign site


    Where do you stand on Prop 100?

    April 21, 2010

    Received this today…Action that you can take

    Dear Arizona Taxpayers and Tea Partiers:

    Scroll Down for a Very Important Action Item

    The Big Spenders and their lobbyists will soon have ONE MILLION DOLLARS to spend on tv commercials, radio ads, robo-calls and glossy mailers to try to convince Arizona voters to vote for Prop 100 on May 18 and give the state government more money.

    It is obvious why the spending lobbies are working so hard to win on Prop 100.  If they win, they will get to spend an extra one billion dollars a year of YOUR money. Your state sales taxes will go up by 18 percent.  For the average family, that would mean paying an extra $400 a year for the next three years.  If you are not clear on the 18 percent increase, read this blog post:

    http://www.americansforprosperity.org/022310-some-arguments-against-prop-100-aka-brewer-tax

    Prop 100 is also fraudulent: what is on the ballot is not what is actually going to happen.  If you are not clear on that point, read this blog post:

    http://www.americansforprosperity.org/041610-prop-100-fraudulent-scam

    We must work hard to counter the sky-is-falling rhetoric from the pro-100 side. For example, it is crucial to understand that Arizona’s K-12 system has plenty of money. The problem with our schools is that the available money is not getting into our classrooms:

    http://www.americansforprosperity.org/040710-az-k-12-funding-worst-case-scenario-prop-100

    TAKE ACTION

    What can YOU do to stop the fraudulent and economically damaging Prop 100 tax increase?  What can YOU do to say NO to the Big Spenders?  What can YOU do to force the state government to learn to live within its means?

    Simple:  You are Tea Partiers. You are really good at making signs. Let’s make some signs. And please do it quickly—early ballot voting begins this week.  We have to get our message out to the fence-sitters.  They have to be reminded that real people will be hurt by this tax increase.

    Here is how to do it: Get large pieces of corrugated plastic, cardboard, poster paper, bed sheets, or canvas.  (Any large surface will do—I am going to use an old closet door.)   Go to a discount store or a hardware store and get some cheap tempura paint and some brushes, or some spray paint.  Write very simple messages using the ideas below.  Be sure to make your letters VERY BIG—brush strokes should be at least two inches wide.  Then, take zip ties and attach your signs to chain link fences and to stakes at busy intersections near you.  Then, be ready to make more signs, in case the activists from the pro-spending side vandalize or remove your signs.  Here some messages:

    Please vote NO on Prop 100

    Tell the Big Spenders NO – Vote NO on Prop 100

    We are Taxed Enough Already – Vote NO on Prop 100

    Government needs to cut spending, too.  NO on Prop 100.

    We are ALL hurting in this recession. Vote NO on Prop 100.

    This is free speech at its best.  Keep it cheap.  Do not spend more than $500, so that you do not have to register as a political committee.  Remember: this election is in the hands of the grassroots. We stole this idea from two grassroots groups: the Pima Association of Taxpayers, which beat the City of Tucson and TUSD budget overrides using homemade signs, and the activists who are fighting the Prop 406 tax hike right now in Gilbert.

    When you’re done posting your homemade NO on 100 signs, please contact the Ax the Tax committee (www.axthetaxaz.com or axthetax@cox.net) and ask them what else you can do to beat Prop 100.

    REQUEST AN EARLY BALLOT TO VOTE AGAINST PROP 100!

    Early ballot voting begins THIS WEEK!

    The last day to request an early ballot is Friday, May 7.

    Go to the AZ Secretary of State’s website and request your early/absentee ballot:

    Registration Site:  http://www.azsos.gov/election/county.htm

    For Liberty,

    –Tom