Northern NY Tea Party

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Northern NY Tea Party

Website: http://www.nnyteaparty.org/
Members: 15
Latest Activity: Mar 19, 2015

About the Northern NY Tea Party

Director:  Joe Gilbert

The Northern New York Tea Party is committed to returning our country to our Founding principles of a smaller and fiscally responsible government that adheres to the U.S. Constitution and free markets.

We the People believe every American citizen was endowed by our Creator with the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and Property. We further believe the right of the individual to protect these rights shall not be infringed.

NNY Tea Party is a truly grassroots organization that exists to serve and support like-minded Patriots throughout our region, state and beyond . With your help, we will shape national policy by focusing on and influencing local, state and national issues, polices and elections. We support and promote Constitutional conservative candidates for office at all levels that share our ideals, goals and objectives.

America faces challenges like never before.  We will rise to combat these challenges with a dedication and resolve worthy of the times.

We are fathers, mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers concerned about the future of the United States and question what kind of country we will leave to our children and grandchildren.  We truly face the risk that future generations of Americans will never know what it means to be free.   

We will not surrender our principles, our values or America's future.  

Together, we can make a difference. We are a group of ordinary, patriotic, hard working and taxpaying citizens that will no longer idly stand and watch our great country be destroyed from within and our prestige eroded internationally. 

The NNY Tea Party will petition our government at all levels for the redress of grievances. We will meet, set goals and objectives and then accomplish them. If you are tired of feeling frustrated, if you are tired of talking and want to do something, then you are in the right place.

Together we will impact the national dialog and policy one school board, one town council, one statehouse and one election at a time.


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Comment by Joseph Gilbert on May 1, 2013 at 1:54pm

Property taxes are out of control! Either they outright raise your tax rates or increase your property assessments for no other reason than to subsequently jack up the taxes. Are you sick and tired of being the piggy bank for failed local, state and federal programs?

Sign this petition and let's start where the rubber meets the road, with our local govenments and tell them $800 a MONTH in local tax on one family is just unnacceptable!

 

http://www.change.org/petitions/the-town-and-village-of-potsdam-ny-...

 

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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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