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This page is for organizing events and outreach for all of the Colorado Regions. This state group is intended for Colorado Patriots with focused discussion, events and attendance possibilities.

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Congressional Health Care

Started by David S. Schneider-Citizen. Last reply by Pody Hunnicutt Apr 24, 2013. 3 Replies

Tax Day Tea Party Rally

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REMOVE THE MOSQUE AT THE CAPITAL BUILDING

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New Age Paul Revere

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Comment by Kelli Dalton on September 18, 2012 at 5:18am

Has anyone seen how much your Reps stole from Medicare to pay for Obamacare?  My Rep stole more than $1 billion from Medicare.  Diana DeGette needs to go!  I have met Danny Stroud who is running against DeGette and agree with everything I've read about his position.  His slogan is Regret DeGette.  DeGette introduces Nancy Pelosi as her boss, she obviously needs to be reminded who she works for...WE THE PEOPLE!  Anyway, check out this site, good info.   http://theycutyourmedicare.com/MedicareCuts.html

Comment by George Allen Cantrell on May 15, 2012 at 7:04pm
I am running for U.S. Rep in District 5. Please help out a true working Coloradan get into office to help working Coloradans and Americans.
Comment by Michael Angell on May 15, 2012 at 4:50pm

Hello Everyone:

I'm looking for help unseating State House Rep. Mark Ferrandino.  He's been leading attacks against traditional marriage in Colorado and needs to be stopped.  He is up for re-election this year and I would like to see him gone.  Who would like to help?

Comment by Eric Seufert on March 6, 2012 at 7:38am

Jack French,   I am trying to find any Colorado Tea party that is planning on being active.  It seems awefull quiet.   Let me know if you find anything.

Comment by Jack French on January 30, 2012 at 5:41pm

Does anyone have info about what if any public action the Colorado Tea Party plans on taking before our 2012 Republican primary. It seems like we have gone underground!

Comment by John Lepera on December 20, 2011 at 8:35pm

I wanted to announce my new book:

Christian TEA Party – Tough Evangelical Activist

There are free chapter samples at www.SpiritImpact.org.

Hopefully you will find it very interesting and helpful.

Thank you,

Pastor John

an ex Black Forester (Colorado Springs)

Comment by Lyman Hall on October 31, 2010 at 10:49pm
Invite someone to vote Tuesday.  
Thank them if they already voted.
Comment by Lyman Hall on October 23, 2010 at 11:07pm
We need 99 Ken Bucks in the U.S. Senate and one liberal to remind us why we don't need more than one.

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Comment by Joseph Butcher on August 29, 2010 at 10:40pm
Hi All -- I am new to the community thing. My wife and I are trying to fight a medical marijuana ordinance in our community of Buena Vista, CO. We are against this drug for a variety of reasons. Does anyone know or have any advice to give?
Also, I would like to know what candidates for government offices you would recommend to vote for.
Thanks!
Comment by Ted Gwathmey on August 5, 2010 at 9:10am
Sorry Joseph. I have to agree with Anne. If the Tea Party is really serious about promoting candidates and making a difference in the upcoming elections, posting every other month isn't going to cut it. None of us have a tremendous amount of free time, but that just makes it more important to obtain information faster an easier. I look forward to attending the Rally in September. In the mean time I am looking for more information on Colorado Tea Party Candidates. I imagine that many are like myself; motivated and eager to help out however we can. We need information and direction. The odds of you and me bumping into each other on the street is slim and striking up a conversation about politics is even slimmer. It is naive and self destructive to shun the internet and social networking. I want to make a difference. I need help from Tea Party veterans. BR, Ted
 

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OMG!! -> Government Now Wants To Seize Your Car For Going 5MPH Over The Limit

We’ve discussed this on and off for several years now. Civil asset forfeiture is a legal process that allows the government to seize assets and cash from citizens without any due process or judicial oversight.

You don’t even have to be charged with a crime. You are assumed guilty unless you can somehow prove your innocence.

Of course, not everyone has this ability… if you aren’t local, state, or federal law enforcement, this is called stealing, and you go to prison.

But the government is actually a bigger problem than common thieves.

A 2015 report showed that law enforcement used civil asset forfeiture to steal more from US residents than every thief, robber, and burglar in America combined.

About $4.5 BILLION worth of cash, cars, homes, and other property is taken by civil asset forfeiture each year – hundreds of millions more than common criminals steal.

And it happens at every level. Your local cop can use civil asset forfeiture just like your state trooper. And then any one of the armed agents of the US government—from the FBI to the Fish and Wildlife Service—can rob you for whatever reason they want.

This travesty continues to grow because the cops who take your stuff get to keep it. Police departments and government agencies around the country depend on civil asset forfeiture to boost their budgets.

Cops will literally keep some of the cars they take as squad cars. And they make a fortune auctioning off the houses, boats, and anything else they confiscate.

Obviously this gives cops an incentive to steal, whether or not they actually think the property was used in a crime, or acquired illegally. Remember, civil asset forfeiture adds billions every year to their bottom line.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case of civil asset forfeiture.

Tyson Timbs was convicted of selling a small amount of drugs to an undercover police officer. He was sentenced to house arrest, and paid about $1,200 in fines.

But then police used civil asset forfeiture to take his $42,000 Land Rover which Timbs purchased with money from a life insurance policy after his father died. The money did not come from selling drugs, or any other illegal activity.

Timbs sued, and the case made its way to the Supreme Court, because every lower court in Indiana said the forfeiture was perfectly legit.

The case revolves around whether or not the seizure of the Land Rover was an excessive fine under the 8th amendment, and whether or not this protection against excessive fines applies to state governments.

And the public got some crazy insight into the government’s position.

The Indiana Solicitor General was arguing in favor of civil asset forfeiture when Justice Stephen Breyer asked him a hypothetical.

Breyer asked, if a state needs revenue, could it force someone to forfeit their Bugatti, Mercedes, or Ferrari for speeding? Even if they were going just 5 miles per hour over the speed limit?

And the utterly appalling answer from the Indiana Solicitor General was, yes.

That’s right… the official government position is that they can steal any amount of your property in “connection” with any crime whatsoever, no matter how trivial the crime may be… even exceeding the speed limit by 5 miles per hour.

This is how overbearing and authoritarian the government has become in the land of the free.

This is how much power your local cop has… and the power only grows as you go to state, and federal officials.

If there is any solace in any of this, it is that the other Supreme Court Justices were reportedly laughing at this exchange.

The justices seemed incredulous that Indiana’s top lawyer was using such absurd assertions and flimsy reasoning in his arguments.

So, for now, we can keep our cars if we get pulled over for speeding. But that may not always be the case…

Depending on how this is ruled, it could pave the way for even more egregious abuses of power… or it could curb the practice, and reign in these thieves in uniforms.

Just understand where the government is coming from. These politicians, bureaucrats and officers think they can do whatever they want. Absolutely anything goes, with no limitation whatsoever.

And that makes it a little tough to feel like you really live in the land of the free.

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