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Montana Tea Party

Marked by the State Seal, this page is for organizing events and outreach for all of the Montana Regions. This state group is intended for Montana Patriots with focused discussion, events and attendance possibilities.

Members: 27
Latest Activity: Feb 25, 2014

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Tribes Seek to Halt Mine in Cabinet Mountains Wilderness

Started by Phillip Erquiaga Mar 26, 2012. 0 Replies

 ..PABLO – As plans march forward for a controversial copper and silver mine beneath the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness, members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are trying to halt the…Continue

Tags: Of, Historic, Register, Minerals, Site

State of Montana Ordered to Provide Pay Data

Started by Phillip Erquiaga. Last reply by Phillip Erquiaga Mar 23, 2012. 1 Reply

HELENA — A conservative-leaning think tank and the state have reached a settlement to conclude the group’s successful legal effort to obtain and publicize salary data, in electronic format, for…Continue

Tags: Policy, Provide, State, of, Pay

Max Baucus is still Health Bill fan

Started by Phillip Erquiaga Mar 20, 2012. 0 Replies

When the Supreme Court takes up the health care law a week from Monday, Max Baucus will be front and center to watch the proceedings.Really? Max Baucus? The guy from Montana, where they hate the…Continue

“BILLINGS REACTION TO DEBT CEILING DEBACLE”

Started by Rich Aug 2, 2011. 0 Replies

I would like to respond to the comments made buy a KULR 8 story. Their website limited the response comments and therefore, I chose to ask you to consider my comments to their story “BILLINGS…Continue

Tags: budget, Montana

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Comment by Ken Johnson on August 4, 2013 at 4:55pm

I would like to know when are we going to impeach Obama and put him in prison for treason?

Comment by Rich on August 23, 2011 at 12:17pm
Read this first before you see who got the money, if you can!!!!  Especially about the "Foreign Borrowers"!!!

21,000 Transactions

Any new rescues by the U.S. central bank would be governed by transparency laws adopted in 2010 that require the Fed to disclose borrowers after two years.

Fed officials argued for more than two years that releasing the identities of borrowers and the terms of their loans would stigmatize banks, damaging stock prices or leading to depositor runs. A group of the biggest commercial banks last year asked the U.S. Supreme Court to keep at least some Fed borrowings secret. In March, the high court declined to hear that appeal, and the central bank made an unprecedented release of records.

Data gleaned from 29,346 pages of documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and from other Fed databases of more than 21,000 transactions make clear for the first time how deeply the world’s largest banks depended on the U.S. central bank to stave off cash shortfalls. Even as the firms asserted in news releases or earnings calls that they had ample cash, they drew Fed funding in secret, avoiding the stigma of weakness.

Comment by Thomas Murphy on November 14, 2010 at 6:53pm
You have a beautiful State. I have toured via motorcycle many times, and never tire of visiting. Keep it Constitutional.
Comment by Phillip Erquiaga on October 1, 2010 at 9:27am
Hi Donna,

I would suggust going with your own instinct and write letters to the editor and write to your state representatives. I know Chas Vincent (Republican) who is running for State Senate 1 is for the idea, and there are others. He has committed, to me anyway, that after the election he will move forward with legislation. His email is cvvincent@hotmail.com his phone is 406-293-1575.

If you send me your email I will keep you up to date. Sent to: perquiaga@EaglesVoice.com. You can also go to www.EaglesVoice.com and fill out my SHORT questionair which will put you on my email list if you check yes to do so.

Thank you Donna,

Phillip Erquiaga
82 Cedar Street Extension
Libby, Montana 59923
406-293-2393
perquiaga@EaglesVoice.com
Comment by Donna Gilmore on October 1, 2010 at 8:53am
Fantastic...let's see what we can do in Great Falls; keep me informed re: MT & what I could be doing & what I need to do.
9 members is great; 19 could be accomplished and step from there. How do we start? Are there flyers that can be distributed. Is there a site where I can get more info to help in MT???? Thank you so much.
Donna Gilmore aka gr8fulgilmore@bresnan.net (great falls, mt)
Comment by Phillip Erquiaga on April 30, 2010 at 12:57pm
Illegal Immigration
Again Illegal Immigration is at the forefront of discussion around the country and within many states. This is the result of President Obama and the Leftist (Socialist) Liberals intent to reform immigration by offering amnesty and all citizenship rights to Illegal Immigrants and by the boldly appropriate actions of the State of Arizona to control Illegal Immigration by passing and signing Arizona’s S.B. 1070

(See full test of Arizona’s S.B. 1070 at: http://www.azsos.gov/public_services/Chapter_Laws/2010/49th_Legisla...))

I am asking the people of Montana to join together to pass a Montana bill similar to Arizona’s S.B. 1070. I’m asking the people of Montana to provide your thoughts on Illegal Immigration by filling out a brief questionnaire. Click Here or go to: http://www.eaglesvoice.com/Illegal_Immigration_Questionair.html



As states in the Southwest, and other areas of our country, move foreword to save themselves and their communities from the multitude of negative effects resulting from Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants will look for opportunities to leave those states seeking refuge in states that continue to protect their Illegal status by allowing Illegal Employment (Thereby taking jobs away from honest hard working citizens.), that allow them to receive free social services (Thereby increase the tax burden on the citizens.), that refuse to acknowledge the influx of crime created by Illegal’s (Thereby putting their citizens at risk of becoming victims of crime.), that will encourage the proliferation of illicit narcotic sales and use (Thereby risking the future of our youth and citizens.), that feel there is no risk that disease will be transmitted by illegal’s (Thereby putting our citizens health at risk.), that think that the threat of terrorism only originates in the middle east and won’t happen here, for example in Montana (Thereby opening the door for terrorist cells to propagate and threaten society.), and we can go on and on…



Join the EaglesVoice Forum on Immigration Click Here or go to:
http://www.eaglesvoice.com/forum_immi.html
Comment by Phillip Erquiaga on April 28, 2010 at 5:58pm
April 28, 2010

The Honorable Jan Brewer
Governor of Arizona
1700 West Washington
Phoenix, Arizona 85007


Honorable Governor Jan Brewer,

I commend your actions regarding illegal immigration! You have taken bold action that will, if not reversed, help to save the state of Arizona.

I was born in Nevada, spent most of my life in Las Vegas, and then moved to Southern California. This allows me to understand the problems that Arizona faces. These problems are one of the reasons I've moved to Montana. Sadly, these problems exist here also - although on a much smaller scale.

Your actions will help Arizona economically, your actions will help to prevent crime, drug trafficking, the potential spread of disease, the socio/economic burden born by Arizona Citizens to pay (through taxes) the cost of medical care and other social services that illegal’s have no right to.

I hope that Governors Office and Arizona will continue to fight the objections and resistance to your efforts, and encourage the rest of our country to follow your lead. I hope the people of Arizona, that may see temporary economic setbacks as a result of boycotts, will see that in the long term the people will be better off financially. Arizona will be a much stronger state.

I would like a copy of your new law so I can consider submitting similar legislation in Montana.

Thank you,
Phillip Erquiaga
Libby, Montana
www.EaglesVoice.com
Comment by John Wind Bell on March 27, 2010 at 2:12pm
http://hubpages.com/hub/Obama-ness
No wonder Castro likes Obama ......DUH !
They are great 'bed-fellows.'
Comment by Bob J Criswell on January 25, 2010 at 3:32pm
Check out how bias the News Media has been http://www.mrc.org/specialreports/uploads/obamaomit.pdf
Comment by Bob J Criswell on January 21, 2010 at 8:39pm
 

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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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