Message from Rob McKenna-Tax Day Rally

Can you believe it? “We don’t care what happened in the last election.”

That’s right, it’s less than six months since the historic 2010 election, and already the far-left protestors screaming for media attention are pretending it didn’t happen.

In fact, one hard-core tax-and-spend advocate summed up their position succinctly at last week’s protests in Olympia: “We don’t care what happened in the last election.”

Don’t you think that the message voters sent last year was clear enough?

Last fall, voters in our state resoundingly rejected a state income tax and repealed new taxes on candy, bottled water and other items. At the same time they passed, yet again, a 2/3 majority rule for passing tax increases, a measure that majority Democrats have repeatedly ignored and repealed.

No, that message should be clear enough, even for a screaming protester.

Washington voters rejected tax hikes on struggling families and told the Olympia crowd – Make do with the taxes you already take!

It’s not that far-left extremists, some of whom were arrested storming the governor’s office in the capitol last week, didn’t hear that message. They just don’t like it and think your elected officials should ignore it.

And that’s why the mob was cheering when they heard “We don’t care what happened in the last election.”

Now that’s a pretty galling statement. The far-left position is that everything the voters said last year should be ignored, and they made their voices loud and clear in Olympia last week. They received the media attention they wanted.

Unfortunately, average taxpayers don’t necessarily have the time to drive down to Olympia and encourage legislators to hold the line on taxes. They have families to raise, jobs to do and businesses to keep afloat.

So, I do want you to know about one opportunity, perhaps a little closer to your home, where you can make your voice heard. Tomorrow, April 15, I’ll be speaking at Bellevue City Hall to the Tax Day Rally 2011 at 11:00 a.m. It will be a great event where we celebrate our state and stand up for the majority of people who DO care what happened in the last election.

I hope to see you there.

All the best,

Rob McKenna

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Paying For Free Lunch

Harry Reid thinks the taxpayers who have found a voice in the the form of the Tea Party movement have it all wrong…

What did Milton Friedman say about those that think like Harry Reid?

 

Let’s Be Clear…

Obama is fond of saying this.

If anything gets much clearer for America under Obama’s leadership, based on how the media will report it, then expect bats to start falling from the night’s sky as they suffer catastrophic mid air collisions in their sonar deprived blindness. We know the lapdogs are just doing what they are told to do as caucus team players, parrot the talking points, but the rest of us can see even they are beginning to squirm more now at the lies and audacity, and feel the need to shower more often.

No real explanation as to why Obama chose to start a new war without any real national interest, not even the ministers of propaganda are able to spin it well.

Maybe we can get a clear explanation on what social engineering did for our housing values? Or maybe, why people like Barney Franks or Chris Dodd are not in prison for their roles in the outright extortion and ponzi schemes they devised and supported resulting in the predictable and subsequent collapse of the mortgage financing sector?

This country has tremendous reserves of untapped energy resources and the technology know-how to safely extract them, and put them to productive use to aid our economic vitality, but what is very clear is that those invested in their own power will not permit this course for our future, not while they hold the reins.

Here is what is crystal clear to the average taxpayer, that there are way too many people playing games with the truth. A trip to the grocery store for life’s necessities is becoming a budget management exercise (that used to be reserved for planning summer vacation spending) as both food and gasoline prices are soaring.

The Democrats own the budget mess.  Any shutdown that is needed due to their reckless spending over the last four years is, and should be, pinned squarely where it belongs, on them! This country only reached a ten trillion dollar deficit in October of 2008 but now we are well past $14 trillion! Granting another raise of the debt ceiling would clearly be an outrage against the consent of the people, so our experience tells us watch out, they will find a deceitful or underhanded way of doing this and the GOP will cave in to it, despite our protests, or the damning long term affects to our posterity.

During campaigns we hear much about trimming wasteful and overlapping programs in our federal government. We know there are tons of them and the waste and fraud and abuse of taxpayers money is rampant.  Now is the time to get down to the work of paring off all this fat, as their carbon footprints on our pocketbooks is far too big.

Both parties could also look at the barriers to their power imposed by the US Constitution that they have so willfully destroyed through overreach, or just ignored for decades, and see that maybe that wasn’t such a hot idea. So many burdensome rules and regulations have been created nobody can know or comply with them all, and the free enterprise racehorse of the past is burdened with an estimate 20% of its own weight by all these, while still being expected to compete globally. While the real issues of our country like national security, energy independence, effective education, crime, moral decline, poverty etc. have not improved, and in fact worsened under central planning, our government takes an ever larger share of the cargo area in our 747 jumbo jet economy while telling us all to shut up, and sit down, and do as we are told.

Failure and incompetence without accountability is business as usual for these people, and they want to tell us how we should live? No way! We can clearly see that their interference is what is clouding our future!

Let us be clear! Let us set the conversation! Those in Washington need the message recited over again and again, they may call us any name they wish, they can blame us for their dead bats too, but we have had it, we are watching them closely in greater numbers than they think, we expect the truth, responsible and accountable government, and clearly we need to continue to let them know it!

Old Fashioned Independence Day in America on Mercer Island

Independence Day celebrations and tea party events going on today.  I took my 12 year old son to the one at Luther Burbank Park on Mercer Island and sponsored by the Conservative Enthusiasts .  Great time, and my son even got into it as our photographer!

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We had  many great speakers, and some great music,  under perfect sunny skies.  The amphitheater faces grassy hillsides with several trees providing shade and made for a very comfortable and relaxing venue for watching the events of the day.  The “Old Fashioned  4th of July” reminded us of the true nature of our country, and our duty to preserve and protect our freedoms and liberty,  on the day that honors the birth of the greatest nation on earth, America.  A bald eagle, symbol of America,  actually appeared out of nowhere and soared low across the crowd an hour into the events, how appropriate his brief appearance was!

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Steve Beren introduced Keli Carunder or Liberty Belle as we all know her, as the very first person to get together some people and protest the outrageous spending going on under this administration and went on to elaborate on how Keli epitomizes what an activist can be and has been an exemplary example for us. Keli is definitely a person with the courage of her convictions- and is a leader.  I hope to see her take the steps necessary to run for office herself one day.

I was finally able to meet some of the folks I have been communicating with over these past few months and received some great complements about this blog.  This was good to hear as this blog is here to help.

Some of the highlights included fantastic speeches by Keli Carender, Cheryl Haskins, Luke Esser, and Col Pham.

One common thread was this- if you don’t appreciate it,  if you don’t stand on principles, and if you do not fight for your freedom someone will take it away. This Obama administration and his liberal followers are trying their best to do just that!

The music and tributes to our fallen warriors and veterans were special, especially when Sarge Lawrence had the vets come down out of the crowd and sang “I praise the Vet” and “Thanks to Them“.

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There were more great songs and music from Voices of Freedom and Garret Lloyd King

We also heard from conservative candidates like David Castillo and Steve Beren.

I thought about the administrations efforts to paint a picture of all these great decent folks as potential domestic terrorists, I thought just how opposite that is from the truth, these are people that truly love our country and would never apologize for being a part of it!

I had to leave a bit early so I can’t report on the last part of the event,  but I can say I look forward to the next one!

Keli aka Liberty Belle distributed flier’s announcing the call for a simultaneous nationwide protest against the plan to nationalize Health Care to be held @ 9 am on July 17th outside all Senate and Representatives offices.

I added the upcoming event on Tea Party Nation events .

Remember Atlanta!

New tea party rally cry! Remember Atlanta!

All upcoming Independence day ralliers should also brings signs that show solidarity for the Tea Party cancelled

at the last minute for very suspicious reasons by very liberal property owners!

Story at American Thinker

and FaultlineUSA

“Change” by Our New Anti Freedom Government

Our president has demonstrated he is Anti-Freedom.

For the first time in my adult life I feel that we have been infiltrated by enemies of freedom.

I know other feel this too.  It is an almost surreal situation where the popular culture and media ignore the most obvious facts of the times.

Look at Iran today where millions look for any acknowledgment from a newly silent US Government that they are right to stand for freedom for themselves!  It is a travesty to whom we are as a people, and what we represent, to let these people be crushed by a brutal regime, and by the deathly refusal of this anti-freedom president to speak up!

I don’t know why Michelle Obama could not ever see any good about my country before, but since her husband was elected I can honestly say his policies have made me ashamed of who we are being now.

His buddies around the world are all  the worst enemies of freedom, and I have not heard him promote freedom at all in his travels.  I have only heard apologies for having played a role in the spread of democracy and his pledge to end such practices.

In fact everything is so anti-American and anti-freedom with this administration and his ideological and obedient cousins in Congress that one wonders if we are missing something?

You are not missing a thing, this is what it is, our “change” is a systematic dismantling of all things that makes America strong.

Our prestige, our economic might, our military might, our free society, our moral standing, and our liberty are all being dismantled deliberately.

When one believes as Barack Obama does- in an ideology that demands a completely level field and equality amongst all peoples, than what other choice would one choose if one were in the position to make those directional choices?

Some of the people we have known for a great deal of our lives are seemingly blissfully unaware that this is exactly the “change” Obama has brought.  They seem unconcerned and locked into the identity they long ago chose for themselves.

They see themselves as JFK Democrats, or sympathetic to the cause of the little guy or working class.

Little do they realize that JFK would fall into their class of “right wing extremist” as issued by the left as a dirisive term applying to any and all that oppose them.  Given JFKs positions on cutting taxes and strong defense he would probably be to the right of every Democrat in Congress today!

And Martin Luther King was a Republican people!  He believed in God too, by the way! Today he would be targeted for legal takedown by the anti-American ACLU!

Our problem of having the major news outlets editors presenting a distorted perspective to every single story is enabling this anti-freedom “change” Obama has brought.

The little guy and the underdog?  Ask yourself this, where did all our manufacturing capacity go and why is it gone?  The unions are now in the only industries left, (the service and construction sectors) having forced businesses to seek labor where it makes economic sense.

Meanwhile thousands of the “little guys” that trusted the unions no longer have any job much less a good paying job.

The Democrats pander to special interests groups of every ilk for one reason only to garner votes, yet they show their true colors by embracing tyrants where gays,women, and the working class are brutally repressed.

So it can be very discouraging to see friends falling for all the games being played by the liberals who’s only actual purpose is to secure permanent “ruling” powers for themselves, while acting as if they are the new gods and saviors of mankind.

Fortunately the patriotic “teaparty movement” came about and a second wave of powerful and now organized protests to the insanity of todays governments actions is underway.  Try as they might, the media that sold their integrity to retain access, will not be able to dismiss us as a passing fad.  we are here now,  and we are a force in place to take a stand for our principles once again!

Many people have expressed frustration, so deflating have been the unrelenting assaults on our principles cherished by our people, but now is not the time to be discouraged!

Read  Give Up? Are you Kidding?

Get yourself and family out to an Independence Day rally they will be going on across the nation and the numbers will exceed those we saw on April 15th , so it will be huge.

Encourage people to read the Constitution and understand the limits of power on government, and how the out of control spending and growth of big government, and the assault on liberty- must be stopped!

Dallas Tea Party billed as~”America’s Tea Party”

Obama and his minions have a problem!

Seems they forgot America is filled with good old fashioned freedom loving patriotic souls called Americans!

Across the land this Fourth of July our Independence celebrations are going to mean a little more than in years past.

Our heritage and our traditions and even our very freedom have come under a relentless attack by an elitist crowd of leftists intent on transforming America into a drab and dreary society with no hope of getting out from under their controlling thumbs!

Seems like they forgot freedom loving people do not shrink or fall at their feet just because they demand it!  We are Americans  after all, born of revolution and fierce defenders of freedom and liberty with a very long history of fighting to preserve it!

This Independence Day is going to be special all over the country!

Dallas has a grand extravaganza planned for their event billed as America’s Tea Party

to be held on the world-famous  Southfork Ranch of Dallas fame.

Nationally-known speakers – World-famous musicians – Fantastic fireworks extravaganza – Food, fun and more!Tens of thousands of citizens from Texas and around the region are expected to turn out on July 4, 2009 for America’s Tea Party, a FREE rally and fireworks show to be held at the famous Southfork Ranch near Dallas, TX. Southfork is internationally known as the film location for the legendary “Dallas” television series.

Meanwhile Nashville is not to be out done, with it’s own all-star lineups of speakers entertainers, and more in the July 2,2009 Nashville Patriotic Revival Rally

sponsored and organized by Tea Party Nation members

Come kick off your July 4th weekend with a family friendly event in Downtown Nashville! We will have a pre-Tea Party mixer/meet and greet from 4 – 6 with music, information booths and more. At 6 the Tea Party begins with Blue Collar Muse Ken Marrerro hosting, Ralph Bristol of Talk 99.7, Laurie Cardozo Moore from Proclaiming Justice to the Nations and our Special Keynote Speaker, the Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson of Bond.org. Rev. Peterson will speak to us about the dangers of Socialism in America. You won’t want to miss this, so mark your calendars! This event is going to be BIG!!!!!

Of course in our own area there are dozens of events listed and you can use the new coalition of organizations for Washington State WA Tea Party Movement to find one you wish to attend.

All across the land the “second wave” has begun, the “surge” if you will.

The Independence Day surge and beyond

We are organized now, we have numbers, we have economic power, and we are coming on strong!

The “statists” are unprepared for the backlash they have caused.  Like the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in WWII caused Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto to utter the words “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant”, so too will these socialist liberal Democrats who have run amok with their excessive power find  out they have also awakened the heart and soul of America!

Seattle Action Network Events update

Liberty Belle has updated the upcoming events with the email update below-

In case you do not get the email I posted it below-

To sign up visit her blog (link below) and look for –

The Seattle Sons & Daughters of Liberty:
A Seattle Action Network

Upcoming Events* June 27th: Olympia Tea Party Picnic at Heritage Park
Bring your family, friends, and a picnic to show your resistance to tax-and-spend policies at Heritage Park in Olympia, WA, just steps from the Capitol. Speakers, games and music are on the agenda. This venue holds 20,000 people, imagine our impact if we fill it.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: 330 5th Ave. SW, Olympia, WA
Contact: olympiateaparty@gmail.com
Look for an email about t-shirts in the next couple of days!!!

July 4th: Independence Day Tea Parties
There is no better way to honor and celebrate our freedoms than to attend a Tea Party on this, our Day of Independence. Please make an effort to attend one of the tea parties scheduled for this day. The list is below, but for details of each event you will need to visit the official Washington State Tea Party Website at www.teapartywa.org or click on the links below.
Bellingham
North Seattle/Everett
Seattle/Bellevue/Mercer Island
Olympia
Tri-Cities
Clarkston
Monroe (July 3rd)
Prosser (July 3rd)

July 17th: Mini Health Care Rallies
On Jul 17, Tea Party Patriots across the nation will rise up and gather for one hour in front of the US Senate and House offices in their districts to protest government-run health care. These Mini-Tea Parties will begin at 9:00 a.m. (PST). There will be no speakers or formal program. This will simply be patriotic citizens showing up at the offices of their elected representatives and saying NO to their destructive plans with signs and peaceful protest. Holding simultaneous events across the country will maximize the impact and the media coverage. More details to come, but start thinking about this now!

Useful Websites:
www.teapartypatriots.org (National site)
www.teapartywa.org (State site)
www.renewliberty.com
www.seedsofliberty.net
www.surgeusa.org
www.kclibc.com
www.olympiateaparty.com
www.eastsideteaparty.wordpress.com
www.consenthus.hypermart.net/id5.html
http://northwestteaparty.org/

In this email:
June 27th Tea Party
July 4th Tea Parties
July 17th Mini Rallies
Useful Websites
Contact Information