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Tennessee Tea Party

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

Members: 131
Latest Activity: Jul 22, 2016

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Watching our freedoms being taken away...

Started by Wanda Lynn Perry Apr 5, 2013. 0 Replies

I am a retired senior citizen realizing that younger people of this country are not alarmed with our economy or religious freedoms being destroyed.Many of them think The Tea Party is not relavent to…Continue

William Jennings Bryan

Started by Jeff Klitzner. Last reply by Jeff Klitzner Jun 8, 2011. 2 Replies

My friends, we declare that this nation is able to legislate for its own people on every question, without waiting for the aid or consent of any other nation on earth; and upon that issue we expect…Continue

Tags: Freedom

just saying how it is

Started by Jeff Klitzner. Last reply by Jeff Klitzner Jun 7, 2011. 2 Replies

I’m no anarchist but I do believe in freedom and this country needs help a little bit of crazy is needed now more than ever.  In days of yore when men were men battles were fought with words and…Continue

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Comment by Melvin Elliot Koch on November 5, 2013 at 12:56pm

The democrats have so many people brainwashed it is hard to fight it, they sure know how to take over the country that is what healthcare is for to finish the takeover, how do we fight it.  we are so outnumbered.  I do not have a republican living any where around me, I have no one to even invite over to lunch so I am feeling pretty low about the future of are country.

Comment by Donnie on October 5, 2013 at 4:02am

 

Gibson County Patriots,

 

   On September 29th a coalition of 63 Tennessee Tea Party groups called “Coalition for a Constitutional Senate” met in Cookeville Tennessee. The purpose was to vet the 4 Republican candidates who have announced their intention to challenge Lamar Alexander in the 2014 Republican primary election and come to consensus on one candidate to support.

 

The only chance of beating Lamar Alexander is for the Tea Party state wide to unify their support behind one primary candidate. The candidate selected by the coalition is State Representative Joe Carr.

 

Regardless of how you vote in the general election I hope you’ll join this effort to remove Lamar Alexander as a general election choice by supporting Joe Carr for Senator in the Republican primary election.

 

If you have any doubt about the need to beat Lamar Alexander please see his voting record attached. Lamar Alexander’s voting record is the most powerful tool we have. Please spread it as far and wide as you can.

       

 

Comment by Melvin Elliot Koch on October 2, 2013 at 2:27am

We need to replace democrats  Period!!!!

Comment by Gerald Thomas Hooper Jr on March 4, 2013 at 6:20am

Wow!!!! I looked at the members list and Iam the only one listed in Harriman. 

Comment by Karin on December 30, 2012 at 12:27pm

Tea Party Tennessee

I thought we joined the Tennessee Tea Party in May, but when I scrolled through the list of members, I didn''t see my name - Karin.

I know we belong to our local Tea Party in Sumner County.

How do we joint the Tea Party of Tennessee?  I don't see a JOIN button?

Comment by Melony B. DeFord on May 5, 2012 at 6:13am

Karin and all:

Here is link to our Tea Party Groups page:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/page/tea-party-groups

Scroll down the list of States to Tennessee and look for a Tea Party group in your area.

We are working to update links there, so our apologies if a link isn't working.

Comment by Karin on May 5, 2012 at 5:34am

Hello Tea Party of Tennessee~

I just joined.

Do you have meetings?  We used to belong to the Tea Party in Sacramento, CA where they were very active at the State Capital holding Tea Party Rallys with live radio and TV coverage. 

Michelle Bachman, among others spoke at these events.

Do you have anything planned prior to the Nov election?

We'd like to get involved.

 

Dave & Karin

Senior Patriots

Comment by Dr B Leland Baker on March 2, 2012 at 5:47pm

I am seeking a local contact in Memphis. Please write me here or at teapartyrevival@yahoo.com

Comment by John Lepera on December 20, 2011 at 7:58pm

To the Volunteers:

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

 

Comment by Minuteman DiverDown on March 21, 2011 at 4:57pm

This is a man we all need to take a look at !!!!!

He could give Nobama a run for his money. IF we could get him to run for President.

www.allenwestforcongress.com/      

 

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ALERT ALERT

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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