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Monday, September 26, 2011

Tea Party Patriots Tele-Town Hall with VA Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli

Dear Patriots,

Please Join Tea Party Patriots for a free national telephone town hall event on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 8:00 PM EDT.  We are honored to host Virginia's Attorney General and Tea Party champion, Ken Cuccinelli.  CLICK HERE to register.

As you may already know, Mr. Cuccinelli championed a Virginia lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate clause in ObamaCare. Many experts believe that this lawsuit poses the single best opportunity to repeal ObamaCare. However, earlier this month, the Fourth Circuit Court in Virginia decided unanimously to throw out the case on standing and did not address the merits of the constitutional arguments. Next stop: the Supreme Court.

Attorney General Cuccinelli will be joining Tea Party Patriots from around the country to talk about:
  • The court's ruling that Virginia lacks standing to bring the lawsuit
  • The implications of the court's standing ruling for state sovereignty
  • And the extraordinary position of the court as compared with Federalist 51 (you know, written by that radical guy by the name of James Madison...)
This is a FREE tele-townhall event, but register today as space is limited!  CLICK HERE to register.  Please forward this information to all your Tea Party friends. We want as many Patriots to join us as possible.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Action Alert: Protect Voter Integrity in Ohio / Call the Ohio Senate

Action Alert

The bill requiring Photo ID for voting in Ohio (HB 159) is expected to come up for a vote in the Ohio Senate this Tuesday 9/27/11. 

Already passed in the OH House and delayed in the OH Senate since June, HB 159 will require voters casting provisional or voting in person to furnish a photo ID for identification purposes...
To amend sections 3501.01, 3503.14, 3503.15, 3503.16, 3503.19, 3503.24, 3503.28, 3505.18, 3505.181, 3505.182, 3505.183, 3509.03, 3509.031, 3509.04, 3509.05, 3509.08, 3511.02, 3511.05, 3511.09, and 4507.50 of the Revised Code to generally require electors who appear at a polling place to vote or who cast absent voter's ballots in person to provide photo identification, to establish a process for electors to receive free photo identification, to establish a process to permit electors with a religious objection to being photographed to vote, and to revise the information that must accompany a provisional ballot for that ballot to be eligible to be counted.
With more than can be counted examples of illegal immigrants voting illegally, and with OH being a known battleground state for the Presidency, it is important we protect the integrity of the voting process in Ohio. 

The OH Senate passing HB 159 will minimize the chance of illegal immigrants and non-residents from voting in Ohio.

The OH Senate, though having a GOP majority, is not the bastion of conservatism as you may think. The vote on requiring Photo ID for voting has been put off by the Ohio Senate since June.  WHY?

Because of this, we must let them know keeping the highest standards in voter integrity is of the utmost importance. It is important pressure be put on the GOP members in the OH Senate to pass HB 159. 

The question is very simple... if you cannot provide an ID proving who you are and that you are a resident of OH -- why should you be allowed to illegally vote in elections affecting Ohio?

OH Senate Leadership

PresidentState Senator Tom Niehaus
Phone: (614) 466-8082

President Pro Tempore

State Senator Kieth Faber
Phone: (614) 466-7584

Majority Whip

State Senator Shannon Jones
Phone: (614) 466-9737

Majority Floor Leader

Senator Tom Patton / District 24
Phone: (614) 466-8056

N/E Ohio Area GOP State Senators

Senator Gayle Manning / District 13
Phone: (614) 644-7613

Senator Larry Obhof / District 22
Phone: (614) 466-7505

Senator Frank LaRose / District 27
Phone: (614) 466-4823

State Senators from the Cuyahoga County area

Senator Shirley Smith / District 21
Assistant Minority Leader (D)
Phone: (614) 466-4857

Senator Michael Skindell (D) / District 23
Phone: (614) 466-5123

Senator Nina Turner (D) / District 25
Phone: (614) 466-4583

For contact information for OH Senators outside Cuyahoga County, please click here.

Friday, September 16, 2011

New legislation to counter EPA attempt to Regulate Farm Dust

Trying to make air cleaner than God ever intended -- The EPA!

From The Voice of Agriculture --
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 13, 2011 – New legislation introduced by Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating naturally occurring farm dust is welcome news for the nation's farmers and ranchers, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

"Regulation of farm dust by EPA could severely hamper the ability of farmers and ranchers to meet the world’s food needs," said AFBF President Bob Stallman.

EPA is reviewing existing regulations for particulate matter, which includes soot and dust. Soot is generated by car emissions and factories; dust occurs naturally.

According to Stallman, planting and harvesting crops, livestock moving from place to place and people driving down dirt roads are just a few of the ways dust occurs naturally on farms and in rural areas.

"The current rules pertaining to dust are adequate," said Stallman. "Increased regulation of farm dust could result in decreased productivity and higher food prices, coupled with lost jobs in the rural economy. Moreover, the scientific basis for establishing such regulation has been called into question and it has not been demonstrated that the benefits of EPA regulation would outweigh the costs."

The new legislation introduced by Johanns prevents EPA from making dust regulations even more stringent, while taking health concerns into consideration.

"State and local governments would have the authority to regulate dust in localized areas if necessary," Stallman explained. “But a national standard would not be imposed.”


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Reason #5,750: Why Ohio MUST Pass the Ohio Healthcare Freedom Amendment / Support Issue 3

The below rulings take the unconstitutional mandates in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act one step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court....

From the Liberty Counsel -- 
Richmond, VA – Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly known as “ObamaCare”) in the case of Liberty University v. Geithner and issued a separate opinion on the case of Commonwealth of Virginia v. Sebelius. Liberty Counsel represents Liberty University and two private individuals, challenging both the individual and the employer mandates in ObamaCare.

The panel of judges for the case included one judge appointed by President Clinton, Judge Diana Gribbon Motz, and two judges appointed by President Obama, Judges Andre M. Davis and James A. Wynn Jr. Judge Motz wrote the opinion, in which Wynn concurred. Judge Davis wrote a dissenting opinion.

In the case of Liberty University, the divided court ruled that the mandate is a “tax” under the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA), and thus the court does not have jurisdiction to rule on the merits until the “tax” is paid and a refund sought by the taxpayer. Thus, the case could not be brought until the mandate becomes effective in 2014. Every court which has considered this question has found that the mandate is a “penalty,” not a tax, and the AIA does not apply. Even the federal government defendants argued that the AIA does not apply and that the statutory intent clearly indicated that the AIA was inapplicable.

In the Virginia case, the court ruled 3-0 that Virginia does not have standing to bring a challenge to the individual mandate, because that right is for individuals affected by the mandate.

In the case of Liberty University, the next and final stop in the battle over ObamaCare will be the United States Supreme Court. Liberty Counsel will file a petition with the High Court.

Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel and Dean of Liberty University School of Law, presented oral argument in early May. Staver said: “From the beginning everyone knew that the final frontier in the battle over ObamaCare would be the United States Supreme Court. The court’s ruling goes against every court in America that considered this case. Even the United States Government argued that the Anti-Injunction Act does not apply to this case. We look forward to the final round in this battle over ObamaCare at the United States Supreme Court.”
The main thrust of the mandates in the federal healthcare law allows the government to take an unconstitutional control over the freedom & liberty of the American public, more than they are about reforming or making healthcare more affordable. 

And this is just another one of many reasons why it is so important that in Ohio we take the needed steps to protect our God-given and Constitutionally protected rights, and that can be done by passing Issue 3, "The Ohio Healthcare Freedom Amendment" this November.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Help Defeat Obamacare in Ohio! Support Issue 3


Because of your help and support the Healthcare Freedom Amendment petition succeeded and is now Issue 3 on this November ballot!

Now it’s time to Get out the Vote and offer our support for Ohioans for Healthcare Freedom - go to http://ohioansforhealthcarefreedom.com - the primary organization running the campaign to get Issue 3 passed.

Take action now! We need volunteers to help in Cuyahoga County to participate in the following:
  • Going door-to-door to get out the vote.
  • Visiting a local phone bank to make telephone calls.
  • Fundraising Efforts
  • Visiting local businesses and organizations to distribute posters and brochures.
The Call Center Coordinator is Greg Fedak (greg@ohiohealthcarefreedom.com) and the Call Center for the Cuyahoga County area is located at;

Independence Call Center (Click for Map)
6393 Oak Tree Blvd, Suite 103
Independence, OH 44131

Friday, September 2, 2011

A Sneak Preview of President Obama's Job Package for Americans

Putting together the brightest minds from his team of bedazzling bureaucrats and Department heads, President Obama will be giving a much anticipated speech on a jobs package for Americans.

According to President Obama's crack team, more people should go on unemployment as it is a direct stimulus which 'creates' jobs AND more people should be on food stamps as it is also a direct stimulus that creates jobs....

From White House Spokesman Jay Carney -- (Click for Video)
"There are few other ways that can directly put money into the economy than applying unemployment insurance," Carney said.

Carney answers the question: "It is one of the most direct ways to infuse money directly into the economy because people who are unemployed and obviously aren't running a paycheck are going to spend the money that they get. They're not going to save it, they're going to spend it. And with unemployment insurance, that way, the money goes directly back into the economy, dollar for dollar virtually."

"Every place that, that money is spent has added business and that creates growth and income for businesses that leads them to decisions about jobs, more hiring. So, there are few other ways that can directly put money into the economy than applying unemployment insurance, Carney said.
From Agriculture Department Secretary Tom Vilsack --

To see President Obama's job package for illegal immigrants, click here.

President Obama's Job Package for Illegal Immigrants

With the unemployment rate slowly creeping up to meet Presdient Obama's plunging poll numbers, President Obama, through the U.S. Department of Labor, has taken bold steps to get people working. 

The only problem with the Presidents plan is it appears he forgot he is President of the United States -- and that he is supposed to represent and protect the "American" worker....

From CNS News --
The U.S. Department of Labor told CNSNews.com in a written statement on Wednesday that it will enforce the federal wage laws on behalf of anyone working in the United States “regardless of their immigration status.” The statement was in response to a written question from CNSNews.com.

The written statement backed up a video statement that Labor Secretary Hilda Solis made to CNSNews.com on Monday in which she indicated that “partnership” agreements she had signed that day with a group of Latin American countries will obligate the U.S. government to protect the working conditions for both “documented and undocumented” migrant laborers here in the United States. (See earlier story.)

The Labor Department’s determination to make U.S. employers treat illegal aliens taking jobs in the United States as if they were U.S citizens or legal immigrants seems to contradict the Immigration and Nationality Act. That act says “employers may hire only persons who may legally work in the United States (i.e., citizens and nationals of the U.S.) and aliens authorized to work in the U.S.” and that the U.S. government “protects U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to accept employment in the U.S. from discrimination in hiring or discharge on the basis of national origin and citizenship status.” More...
After issuing his recent Executive Edict of granting amnesty to over 300, 000 illegal immigrants, it only makes sense President Obama would again flout the law and push this illegal immigrants jobs package. How else couldthey to donate to his campaign fund?

Constitution Day Celebration (Medina, OH)

Constitution Day Celebration

In an effort to energize and educate citizens about the Constitution and its importance, the Medina Tea Party Patriots are hosting a Constitution Day Celebration on Saturday, September 17th. We invite you to join us as we reclaim the truths and liberties that are found within this extraordinary document.
  • What: Constitution Day Celebration
  • Date: Saturday Sept. 17, 2011
  • Time: 4pm - 6:30pm
  • Location: Medina City Square (Map / Directions) (Parking Map Click here)
Speakers for the event include:
  • Sheriff Richard Mack – One of Arizona’s renowned sheriffs who is a strong advocate of states' rights and individual freedoms (bio)
  • Bill Federer – Nationally known author and historian who recently penned Change to Chains – The 6000 Year Quest for Control (bio)
  • Dr. Michael Schwarz – Assistant professor of history at Ashland University and a fellow of the Ashbrook Center (bio)
  • Chris Long – President of Ohio Christian Alliance who has been instrumental in getting the American Founding Documents Bill introduced in the Ohio Legislature (bio)
  • Ken Hammontree – Historical reenactor who will be portraying Thomas Jefferson
Daniel Shy and the John Hancock Ad Hoc Band will be performing patriotic music. Other speakers and musical performers will be added…

On September 17, 1787, delegates gathered in Philadelphia for the last time to sign the Constitution. Their desire to “form a more perfect union” changed the course of history, putting the power of government into the hands of “We the People.”

What was a significant moment for our nation has sadly become an afterthought for many in our culture today. It seems Americans have forgotten the significance and meaning of the Constitution, which grants us freedom and liberty, and our elected officials have forsaken the very document our founders masterfully created.

What is a significant moment now is how the U.S. Constitution is under constant attack by the left.  It is important, now more than ever, that we as Americans, embrace and hold dear the the document protecting our God-given rights and assuring our freedoms & libertys as citizens of the United States.