Southern Republican Leadership Convention in Oklahoma City

We’re coming up on one of the biggest Presidential elections in American history. With Obama’s reign finally ending, American will gain another chance to decide if they wish to jump off the Progressive bandwagon we’ve been on for over 100 years or if we finally want to make a huge 180 and start undoing what has been done to our country. This weekend in Oklahoma City, some of the big names in the run for the Republican nomination are speaking at the Southern Republican Leadership Convention (SRLC). We’ll be here covering as much of it as we can and bringing you some of the highlights from the people looking to gain your vote to be the next President of the United States of America. Stay tuned to The Tea Revolution on this website, through twitter, and Facebook. We’ll also be streaming some of the action with Periscope so be sure to watch for those tweets.

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Filibustering For Liberty

Sitting here in what is now the 7th hour of Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-TN) filibuster during the vote on the nomination of John Brennan for CIA Director has been a fun ride. Senator Paul isn’t really filibustering the nomination so much as an important issue that has arisen through this nomination process. Will the President allow for United States Citizens to be killed by drones on United States soil based on evidence of them being an enemy combatant? According to Attorney General Eric Holder during a Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, the President does. “The president could conceivably have no choice but to authorize the military to use such force if necessary to protect the homeland,” Eric Holder said. Holder even went as far as to use the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force that completely ignores the legislative history of the law that authorized the war against al-Qaeda and stated that we did not exempt the Homeland from that legislation.

With no official statement from the President on whether or not drones would be used to kill US Citizens on US soil, Senator Paul took to the Senate floor and began an old-fashioned filibuster. Senator Paul began his filibuster at 11:47 AM EST with, “I rise today to begin to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination for the CIA I will speak until I can no longer speak. I will speak as long as it takes, until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast that our Constitution is important, that your rights to trial by jury are precious, that no American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court.” And thanks to the hard work of many, a transcript of the first hour can be found here. This issue is a major issue that spans not just military tactics but that of Constitutionally protected rights.

During this filibuster thus far, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS), Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PN), Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) came up and asked lengthy questions and all agreed that an answer from the President on this issue was needed. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) even attempted to get a Unanimous Cloture Vote through that would have ended the filibuster and limited the time of debate. But as usual, Sen. Reid failed as Sen. Paul objected that he would not yield until he had a written statement from the President answering his question and this killed the unanimous cloture motion. Sen. Reid then stated in a hissy fit manner, “We’ll just finish this matter tomorrow,” he said. “Everyone should plan on coming tomorrow. We’re through for tonight.”

During the filibuster thus far, Senator Paul has brought up both the 5th and 6th Amendments that US Citizens are protected by these Amendments to due process, which this drone policy does not do.

V Amendment: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

VI Amendment: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

United States Citizens being killed by drones have no received due process or had their day in court. Any US Citizen that is suspected of acting against the United States shouldn’t be killed based solely on the decision of the President but should rather be detained and tried for Treason, which the Constitution list as one of the four crimes that the Federal Courts can preside over. But yet we watch as President Obama continues the policies of President Bush and ignores the Constitution to destroy our rights in the guise of safety. Democrats were up in arms when President Bush began legislation like the Patriot Act which violated privacy rights, even though the legislation had been written by Joe Biden in the 90s, and yet many have been silent while President Obama continues on with these Unconstitutional acts. They claimed that Bush was no different than Hitler and even officially called him a Tyrannical War Criminal. And yet, if you so much as disagree with Obama’s policy, you are called a War Mongering Racist even though Obama has continually gotten the United States involved in Middle Eastern wars.

This filibuster sums up the frustration with this entire Presidency and the Presidency of the past 13 years. We’ve sat backed and watched as our rights have been stripped away one by one all under the guise that it was needed to stop our enemies. And yet at the same time we’ve watched as our enemies have been coddled and even invited to the White House while United States citizens have been the only ones that these “Security Measures” have been used on. But the main question through this filibuster has remained the same, does the President believe that the Constitution can be ignored to kill American Citizens and thus allowing the Executive Branch to be Judge, Jury, and Executioner? Still no response, even while the President begins a dinner with some Republican Senators. But right now, on the Senate Floor, history is being made as someone is finally standing up for Liberty. As Senator Paul stated, nothing may come of this, but at least he’s shined some light on it and brought it up as a point.

Crazies Making The Case

Today we watched as the Obama Administration used the opportunity of the horrific attack in Newtown, Connecticut to bring the topic of gun control to the front pages when the debt crisis is about to hit Congress. We saw Obama giving his Executive Actions with the back drop of 4 children who had written to the President about gun control, as if they understood it. But that’s not what became the story of the day. The story of the day came from the Anarchists, Conspiracy Theorist, and those who take distrusting the government too far. After Obama gave 23 Executive Actions ranging from Health Care to Gun Control, these crazies could be found panicking and yelling frantically they we had reached the Orwellian Society and that we should all bunker down and get ready for war. Now, just to state it so someone doesn’t ask, there is a BIG difference between these people and Tea Party. The main difference, the Tea Party understands and supports a Federal Government as it was outlined in the Constitution while these crazies of the day think that we could do just fine without a Federal Government.

The following are the 23 Executive Actions that were announced today

1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.
2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.
3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system.
4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks.
5. Propose rule making to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun.
6. Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers.
7. Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign.
8. Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission).
9. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations.
10. Release a DOJ report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement.
11. Nominate an ATF director.
12. Provide law enforcement, first responders, and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations.
13. Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime.
14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.
15. Direct the Attorney General to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of new gun safety technologies and challenge the private sector to develop innovative technologies
16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.
17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities.
18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers.
19. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education.
20. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover.
21. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges.
22. Commit to finalizing mental health parity regulations.
23. Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health.

Many of these Executive Actions announced are already law. Executive Actions are simply the President telling his Departments what he would like to see written up for an Executive Order which then goes as a suggestion to Congress on what kind of law the President would like to see or the Order can be that, an order to one of the Departments. Take for instance # 16 “Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.” That’s already a law that has been in effect since 1976 when the Supreme Court of California decided in Tarasoff v. Board of Regents of the University of California that physicians were legally obligated to break confidentiality to report a patient that made a threat or they felt was a threat to themselves or others.

These Executive Actions are essentially memos to the Executive Order writers on what the President wants to written up to issue to his Departments and what he wants written up to suggest to Congress. But we have the crazies who have come out screaming bloody murder today. These are the people who are taking this all out of context and have no clue what terms like Executive Order and Executive Actions mean. My theory on all of this, the President and the Progressives where looking for this exact response from the crazies. Why try to make the same case for gun control that hasn’t worked for over 100 years when you can have the crazies on the opposing side make the case for you? These crazies have already made it clear that any attempt on them will be met with blood shed and that they will not hold back.

Now while I share their view that anyone trying to take my gun will be met with resistance, I do not follow their same logic behind this. My logic stems from the fact that any weapon I have is a defensive weapon that will only be used in life threatening situations or when I want to go get some dinner the old-fashioned way. The crazies logic is that everyone is out to get them and so they must be on the offense and take out in threat within a 300 yard radius. The crazies believe that the soul purpose of the Police Force and Military is to hold them back. My logic is that many of the Police and Military will honor their sacred Oath to Support and Defend the Constitution. We can not allow these crazies to be the faces on this issue because they will lose the battle and they do not stand for the same thing we do. When we have discussions and debates, it’s not for those who are already solid in their position but rather for those who are still on the fence or those who can be swayed to one side or the other. If we allow these crazies to be the defense for the 2nd Amendment, we will lose the battle because even those of us who support the 2nd Amendment and the rights of a free people know these people are crazy. We can not react to nothing as these crazies have done and we must continue what we’ve done over the past 5 years, educate and inform people to the truth and not these fringe groups.

Why We Give Thanks

We all know that when Thanksgiving comes around, it’s time for turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and numerous other foods. But what does Thanksgiving really mean? I’ve heard many outrageous claims to what Thanksgiving is how it came about, none of them even being close to the truth. In 1610, the settlers of Jamestown, Virginia celebrated a day of thanks for 3 days. They spent the days having a feast and thanking God for their safe passage to the New World. In 1621 at Plymouth Plantation, the settlers held a celebration for the great growing season that had resulted from the Wampanoag tribe’s help. A feast of food was created for 13 Pilgrims and 90 Indians. Thanks was given to God for his blessing of the amazing mass of food from their harvest.

Then in 1777, during the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress issued a many days of thanksgiving over a few years. Their proclamation read as:

FOR AS MUCH as it is the indispensable Duty of all Men to adore the superintending Providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge with Gratitude their Obligation to him for Benefits received, and to implore such farther Blessings as they stand in Need of: And it having pleased him in his abundant Mercy, not only to continue to us the innumerable Bounties of his common Providence; but also to smile upon us in the Prosecution of a just and necessary War, for the Defense and Establishment of our unalienable Rights and Liberties; particularly in that he hath been pleased, in so great a Measure, to prosper the Means used for the Support of our Troops, and to crown our Arms with most signal success:

It is therefore recommended to the legislative or executive Powers of these UNITED STATES to set apart THURSDAY, the eighteenth Day of December next, for SOLEMN THANKSGIVING and PRAISE: That at one Time and with one Voice, the good People may express the grateful Feelings of their Hearts, and consecrate themselves to the Service of their Divine Benefactor; and that, together with their sincere Acknowledgments and Offerings, they may join the penitent Confession of their manifold Sins, whereby they had forfeited every Favor; and their humble and earnest Supplication that it may please GOD through the Merits of JESUS CHRIST, mercifully to forgive and blot them out of Remembrance; That it may please him graciously to afford his Blessing on the Governments of these States respectively, and prosper the public Council of the whole: To inspire our Commanders, both by Land and Sea, and all under them, with that Wisdom and Fortitude which may render them fit Instruments, under the Providence of Almighty GOD, to secure for these United States, the greatest of all human Blessings, INDEPENDENCE and PEACE: That it may please him, to prosper the Trade and Manufactures of the People, and the Labor of the Husbandman, that our Land may yield its Increase: To take Schools and Seminaries of Education, so necessary for cultivating the Principles of true Liberty, Virtue and Piety, under his nurturing Hand; and to prosper the Means of Religion, for the promotion and enlargement of that Kingdom, which consisteth “in Righteousness, Peace and Joy in the Holy Ghost.

And it is further recommended, That servile Labor, and such Recreation, as, though at other Times innocent, may be unbecoming the Purpose of this Appointment, be omitted on so solemn an Occasion.

Then on October 8, 1789, then President George Washington issued a proclamation, creating the first Thanksgiving day by the federal government. It read as:

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor, and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness. Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks, for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us. And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions, to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually, to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord. To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and Us, and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best. Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

George Washington again proclaimed a Thanksgiving in 1795.

President John Adams declared Thanksgivings in 1798 and 1799. No Thanksgiving proclamations were issued by Thomas Jefferson but James Madison renewed the tradition in 1814, in response to resolutions of Congress, at the close of the War of 1812. Madison also declared the holiday twice in 1815; however, none of these was celebrated in autumn. In 1816, Governor Plumer of New Hampshire appointed Thursday, November 14 to be observed as a day of Public Thanksgiving and Governor Brooks of Massachusetts appointed Thursday, November 28 to be “observed throughout that State as a day of Thanksgiving.”

A thanksgiving day was annually appointed by the governor of New York from 1817. In some of the Southern states, there was opposition to the observance of such a day on the ground that it was a relic of Puritanic bigotry, but by 1858 proclamations appointing a day of thanksgiving were issued by the governors of 25 states and two territories.

In the middle of the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln, prompted by a series of editorials written by Sarah Josepha Hale, proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated on the final Thursday in November 1863:

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle, or the ship; the axe had enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years, with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington, this third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.” Proclamation of President Abraham Lincoln, October 3, 1863.

Since 1863, Thanksgiving has been observed annually in the United States. But as most holidays, it’s become another day off for people to east and forget what the holiday stands for. How many people actually give thanks on Thanksgiving day? How many people even know the history of Thanksgiving day and why it was created? Politics doesn’t fix the problems in America, learning who we are and where we came from will. We must reawakening of history in America today, and it must start with each and every one of us.

For those who don’t believe that faith was and still is an integral part of our country, they need to look at the founding of the country and the men and documents that created it. Divine Providence, God, Jesus, and many other references our made throughout our history in official documents, lawful documents. It is for this very reason they we can look past the politics and know that there is a bigger picture and a bigger plan then just one election or one political society. There is much more, and that is something to be truly thankful for.

The Next 4 Years

“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.” -Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, December 23, 1776

Thomas Paine wrote these words on a drum head. It was the harsh winter of 1776. He was fighting alongside George Washington and other brave Americans. But the Revolution was going badly. The British were winning battle after battle, pushing the American force back farther and farther. The time to server that the American forces had signed up for was coming to and end. Soldiers were deserting because of the lack of equipment. A trail of blood stained snow could be seen following these troops as many had no shoes in the freezing snow. They were losing hope and were in need of some encouragement and a big victory. Thomas Paine knew this, and so he asked for the drummer’s drum and began to write. When he was done, he found a messenger and he told him to ride to and get this printed immediately. These words were spread across the country, read by millions of American who were fighting and others in their homes. Three days later, Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River to take on the Hessians, German Mercenaries who were an equivalent of our Navy Seals. With this surprise attack, America had its first major victory and from that point, America changed the direction of the Revolution.

Last night I sat in awe as I watched my country was turning into something that it had fought against for centuries. Over the past 4 years we’ve worked so hard to wake people up, and millions have. But free stuff beat out freedom last night. Rather then getting your own fish, Progressives voted to steal that fish from someone else. I spent last night praying that we’ve been wrong, that things will not turn out as bad as we’re predicting. But I know that this mans actions and words say otherwise. We all know what is coming, Obama has told us what is coming time and time again. He told Russia that he would have more flexibility to do what he wanted after this election. And he does, without the worry of re-election, Obama can do whatever he wants and doesn’t have to worry about public opinion, not like he’s ever cared about it before.
But given all of that, I’ve tried hard today to see the bright things. I’ve looked at Thomas Paine’s words and how he said that Heaven will set the price for something so high as Freedom. Yes, Obama’s win and what it means for the next 4 years is depressing. And yes the fact that the dollar’s value fell dramatically after the election is depressing. We’re nearing an economic and financial cliff, it’s estimated that another $5 Trillion will be added to the debt over the next 4 years which will put us the same exact place Greece was when its financial crisis started. Our enemies will become our allies while our allies, Israel and England, will become our enemies. But our country was not founded on these things. Our country was not founded based on a numerical number of money or on who our allies were. It was created based on principles of Life, Liberty, and Property. It’s more than a country, a piece of land. It is a Constitution, it is ideals. We can not lose those.

We’ve survived 4 years of Obama by sticking to these principles and ideals. The next 4 years will be harder, but that just means that we have to hold on tighter and pray harder. To steal a phrase from Glenn Beck on the Glenn Beck Radio Program today, “God’s about a bigger picture than an election or a candidate. God is about the freedom of mankind. God is about the Constitution, which is a divinely inspired.” The plan is larger than an election or a candidate, we didn’t wake up and get involved because of an election or a candidate. We woke up because we saw something changing in the ideals and principles of this country.

The media is claiming a mandate election, course what do you expect from those who openly help campaign for Obama. This is odd considering Obama won by fewer Electoral and Popular votes then in 2008. In fact, as it stand right now, the reports are that only 117 million people voted this election when 131 million voted in 2008. And from what I can tell, those extra 20 million votes were in Obama’s direction last election. That means Obama couldn’t even get 20 million people who voted for him in 2008. We don’t know their reasons, maybe SEIU didn’t offer them enough money to go vote, but whatever it is, they didn’t. Sadly, these same people could have gone out and voted Romney if they were discouraged by Obama’s past 4 years.

Another thing I’ve had to address today is Ron Paul and Gary Johnson supporters. I’ve seen them all saying, “You had a chance to pick a real candidate to save America, now enjoy the next 4 years of consequences.” Ron Paul and Gary Johnson supporters are just fine with letting the system collapse, in fact they think it will save America by pressing the reset button, but it won’t. The people in charge right now would only come out on top and with more power through a collapse. My response to these people has been this, “You also had a choice to pick a candidate for President that could turn things around. But instead you chose to sit around and whine. And heads up, you also will live through the next 4 years of hell.”

In House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) response to Obama’s re-election, he made the statement that, “For purposes of forging a bipartisan agreement that begins to solve the problem, we’re willing to accept new revenue, under the right conditions. What matters is where the increased revenue comes from and what type of reform comes from it.” And so as we’ve known all along, the GOP establishment is ready to sell out the American people. It is even more important to put pressure on the GOP and all of DC. It is more important now to stand up and educate people as to what America truly is. We can not stop now, just because Obama has been re-elected. We knew that no matter who was elected, that we’d still have to watch, educate, and be informed. The only way to survive what is coming is to stick to our ideals and to stay together. You are not alone. We will make it through this, America will look different on the other side, but we will make it through together. United We Stand, Divided We Fall.

Fundamentally Transforming

“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” – Presidential Candidate Barack Obama, 2008

For the past four years, we’ve been seeing the fundamental change that Obama has done to America. The change from a $40 Billion deficit to a $1 Trillion deficit. The change from a $10 Trillion Debt to a $16 Trillion debt. The change from 32 Million food stamp recipients to 47 million. The change from 13 million people unemployed to 22 million unemployed. A change from being able to go through airport security without getting groped to now having to go through airport security and get legally molested. A change from being the leader of the world in economics, military, and diplomacy to now being a second-rate nation that is laughed at in all three categories. A change from being very clear on where we stand with both allies and enemies to now negotiating with our enemies and ignoring our allies.

Even Obama himself can’t argue against these numbers and facts, we saw that in the Presidential debates over the past month. Obama has done more damage to the US economy in 4 years then Bush or anyone before him did in 8. If we continue on the path we are currently on, it is estimated that we will have a $22 Trillion Debt and 54 million food stamp recipients by 2016. Four years ago we had no knowledge who Barack Obama was, very little to go on what he stood for. In his 2004 speech at the Democratic National Convention, he spoke about coming together to continue the greatness that is America. But since 2008, Obama has done nothing but divide America. He has even managed to divide his own party between the Progressives, Socialist, and true Democrats who have watched their party get taken over for years. As many have said, “This is no longer your grandparent’s Democratic Party.”

In 5 days, we too will have a chance to fundamentally transform the United States of America. We will have the chance to return America to its founding principles of Life, Liberty, and Property. The ideal that, “…all men are created equal…” will return. Over the past 4 years, we have been educating ourselves and others of the true history of America. Of how we came to where we are, who truly stood for the rights of all people no matter their color or creed. That no matter where we came from or what we look like, we are all Americans. This is the choice we have in 5 days. A woman on Stanton Island in New York was shown on the news this evening asking her Senators, “When is the government coming?” Do you want to be like this woman, dependent on the government to survive, to live? Or do you want to be an American, able to survive on your own and able to tell the government to go away because you’ve got it covered? Which will you choose?

I wish that even with the choices above made, that this mess would be fixed in a second, but that can’t happen. It will take a few years, maybe more, to truly get this mess fixed. It has been created over 100 years and its going to take more than 4, 8, 10 years even to get it truly fixed. But, that doesn’t mean we should just accept it as it is. The clean up and fixing have to start somewhere. We’ve already begun the work over the past 4 years by getting the true power, the Citizens, ready. Now it is time to take that power and knowledge to fix the government.

“The power under the Constitution will always be in the people. It is entrusted for certain defined purposes, and for a certain limited period, to representatives of their own choosing; and whenever it is executed contrary to their interest, or not agreeable to their wishes, their servants can, and undoubtedly will, be recalled” – George Washington, 1787

It is our job to ensure that the United States continues on. It has always been our responsibility. “We The People…” created this government, we granted it limited power to ensure the civility and organization to protect our freedoms. And now, it has stepped outside those limited powers, and thus it is our job to push it back. On November 6th, you have 2 choices, to take responsibility and limit the government, or step aside and watch as the greatest nation goes down in flames. This is what you’re voting on. And remember, not to vote, is to vote.

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” – Samuel Adams, 1781

And now to close, I would like to present my predictions on how the election will turn out. Based on how things have gone over the past few months and what the mood is like in every state, these are The Tea Revolution’s predictions on the outcome of the 2012 Presidential Election:

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