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Rhode Island Tea Party

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

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Latest Activity: Jul 13, 2013

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Comment by Joseph Golomboski on July 13, 2013 at 6:55pm

My name is Joe and I am a Steering Committee member for the Rhode Island Tea Party our official website www.riteaparty.com we welcome new members and believe in everything that this site as stated and any one who is looking to start a new local tea party group is welcome we have a starts kit free and ready to go to help anyone who is starting one in Rhode Island

Comment by joseph cartello on June 6, 2013 at 6:24am

Is this the biggest tea party group in R.I? Any events in the area coming up?

Comment by Edward Ducy on December 21, 2011 at 7:39pm

Thank you for the welcome, I am proud to be a member

Comment by R Michael Sheldon on October 20, 2010 at 7:53pm
This was my response to his answers:


Keven:

I respectfully albeit vehemently disagree with you on your suggestion that 1070 is a “profiling” act. It is a LAW and a law up held mostly by the higher courts and eventually I feel will be upheld by SCOTUS as well. If the LAW is so terrible why have 30 states, including RI begun the process of passing legislation into law which would greatly enhance the ability to control illegal immigration in our nation. When I was in school at CCRI for Paralegal Studies (which I graduated from in 2006) I was fortunate to intern at the IIRI and was even more fortunate to witness the wonderful and joyful tear filled swearing in of over 600 new LEGAL immigrants who went through the time consuming and sometimes daunting task of becoming legal and earning the right to swear their allegiance to this great nation! I take visceral offense to those who cheat and break our laws by being in this country and utilizing our resources and services at the cost of the honest law abiding members of our societies.

As for RI not having constitutional authority to assist the Federal Government in enforcing immigration laws already on the books, to this I would simply state that is what Constitutional Amendments are for.

Again on your point about the sanctuary city’s in RI, I must respectfully disagree with you that if a member of Law Enforcement performs a legitimate stop or inquiry of an individual and finds that the individual is not in this country legally I believe they should in accord with written law detain said individual to be turned over to the Feds for proper disposition of their illegal status, i.e. deport them.

As for the current debate ongoing regarding amending the 14th Amendment to NOT grant citizenship to children of illegal immigrants in our nation, I again must disagree with your stand on this matter. I have seen and see every day of my life the “breeding” of children of illegal immigrants for the sole purpose of creating an anchor scenario for the parents of those children. The 14th Amendment was originally created to protect the children of slaves and at the time was a good amendment, but it has become outdated and is being exploited beyond ones imagination by those who are in our country illegally. This creates an extreme burden upon our society in many ways, and it is just plain damned wrong. Pardon my language, but this is a passionate subject for this citizen.

I am extremely pleased to hear about your being in favor of the 2nd Amendment as a card carrying member of the NRA!

Sincerely,

R. Michael Sheldon

PS: I do thank you for taking the time to answer my questions, which is NOT typical of most political candidates in my experience.
Comment by R Michael Sheldon on October 20, 2010 at 7:52pm
This is a copy of an email sent to me by Keven McKenna (candidate for AG in RI):


Mike:

Thanks for your questions.

1. What is your stand on AZ-1070, and would you enforce similar legislation in RI if the General Assembly passes said law?-

If you mean Arizona’s profiling act in RI, it is nonesensial application. Shoe does not fit. Moreover, you can not arrest without probable Cause. Do you think you look like an illegal ? Do you want to be arrested based on looks?

2. What would your position as AG be on illegal immigration reform in RI?
R.I. has no constitutional authority and is pre-empted by the U.S. Constitution.

3. What would you do as AG to curb “sanctuary city’s” in RI?

If a R.I.police department is subverting federal law, it is a federal crime and they will be imprisoned by the Feds.
If you are talking about chatter in the Phoenix, it is not the AG’s role.

P.S. I am a strict constructionist in favor of gun rights on the state and federal.
I am opposed to the regulation of guns in violation of the U.S. and R.I. constitution.

What is your position on the challenge to the 14th Ammendment?

There is no constitutional basis of which I have knowledge.


Keven
Comment by Christa Lima on April 12, 2010 at 1:03pm
Original Rhode Islanda...transplanted to PNW, but my heart is still with ya there :)
Comment by John Wind Bell on March 27, 2010 at 3:17pm
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No wonder Castro likes Obama ......DUH !
They are great 'bed-fellows.'
Comment by Bob J Criswell on January 25, 2010 at 3:35pm
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 8:44pm
Comment by Bob J Criswell on January 20, 2010 at 4:41pm
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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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