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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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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
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 3:35pm
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
Sign the petition to have Scott seated at once. http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/seatscottbrown/
 

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Trump National Diversity Coalition's Bruce LeVell: President’s Support Among Blacks, Hispanics Will ‘More Than Double’ In 2020

Bruce LeVell, the National Diversity Coalition for Trump executive director, said on Sunday evening he predicts President Donald Trump will win even higher levels of support in the black and Hispanic communities in 2020 than he did in 2016.

“Pastor Darrell Scott is the CEO, we started this back in 2015,” LeVell said on Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel on Sunday evening about the National Diversity Coalition for Trump. “It is the largest diversity coalition platform in history for a Republican candidate, not to mention a sitting president, and there are millions of guests that sign on and sign up that are part of this. If you look on the website, you see African Americans for Trump, Haitian Americans for Trump, Korean Americans for Trump, Chinese Americans for Trump, Hispanic Americans for Trump–all very large. They all stand in one agreement that they believe in this great president and that he is here for all and wants everyone to be successful. It’s pretty flattering, honestly, to be a part of this. It just totally debunks everything that they try to make him out to be–a racist, which he’s not. The numbers prove that he’s not. You can see where he’s rising in terms of the Hispanic vote, and the African American vote. It’s just really going to be mind-boggling on the next go-around. I guarantee it. It’s going to more than double because people are happy; they’re working.”

LeVell, when asked for his rationale on why he thinks Trump’s support in 2020 among blacks and Hispanics will more than double, attributed it to the results President Trump has gotten for those communities.

“Sometimes you have to speak things into existence,” LeVell said. “The president said, ‘What do you have to lose?’ That challenge, especially in the underserved communities, well, yeah, what do we have to lose? We tried it this way for 30 or 40 years. Some of these cities and municipalities were under Democrat rule, as you might say, for many years, and then you say, ‘You know what? Let’s make the ask.’ You know, the president made the ask. Sometimes, you just have to ask, ‘Hey, what do you got to lose? Try this.’ Let’s try one of the biggest, strongest bills that he’s signed, that was so beneficial, called the Opportunity Zones. This bill right here alone is bringing a lifeline to some of these underserved communities and is projected to bring in over hundreds of billions of dollars in these underserved communities, which are predominantly African American communities. For example, in Atlanta, there are minority business contractors teaming up with other business contractors building a hotel in an Opportunity Zone. This community has just been blighted for God knows how long. These are the things that people are starting to see–the light at the end of the tunnel. Here’s a businessman that understands what I call a balance sheet, a P & L sheet of profit and loss. The president wants to see the country profitable, not losses. So that’s what he does. He says, ‘Okay, where can we improve? What can we do?’”

He continued, “Like I said earlier, I think the Opportunity Zones is a sleeper; it has so many moving parts to it where you can sell a piece of property for $2 million and instead of paying that very high capital gains [tax] you can identify those funds over the zone, and then, you can build another little hotel or a shopping center for economic empowerment for that community. So there’s so many initiatives out there for people of color, like myself, who see opportunities. You know, how about this? You live in a black community under the Trump administration, you walk down the street and say, ‘Wow, 98 percent who live in the community are African American,’ and you say, ‘Why don’t you build that grocery store? Why don’t you build that gas station?’ Wow, you’re right. I can. The programs that are out there, like in the Small Business Administration, you get as little as five or ten percent down, and they can maturize it to 30 years, and if you’re a veteran, they waive the fees. There are so many tools out there, and you saw the president when he adjusted Dodd-Frank last year; that was a terrible, terrible deal they did in 2009 and 2010 that literally almost just choked and killed the business community because of the Dodd-Frank, going in there and regulating these small community banks, which were life support for these small communities especially in the African American community, where he readjusted that last year and made it work. These are the things this president understands that as a businessman he can bring his lifelong talents to the White House and can help America. The biggest thing about this is, remember, the president is not beholden to any special interest group; this is a very key part of this conversation right here because he can go in there and govern without having to worry about paying back favors.”

According to NBC News analysis in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 election, Trump actually outperformed now-Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT)–then the former governor of Massachusetts–in the 2012 election when it came to both the black and Hispanic communities.

“Trump claimed 29 percent of the Hispanic vote on Tuesday, compared to Romney’s 27 percent in 2012,” NBC News wrote. “With blacks, exit polls show Trump claimed 8 percent of the vote to the previous Republican nominee’s 6 percent.”

If Trump is able to double support in the black and Hispanic communities in 2020, as LeVell predicts he will, no Democrat will stand even close to a chance of defeating him; the margins they would need for victories in a number of states would be significantly eroded. Perhaps that is why the Democrats are now attempting to paint Trump as a racist amid his battle with the so-called “Squad” of socialist Reps. Alexandria Ocasi0-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). The new faces of the Democrat Party, the “Squad,” in other words, is worried they may lose the election in 2020 if LeVell and other Trump backers are right. But the scurrilous accusations of racism for quick political gains, which have also been leveled at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Vice President Joe Biden in recent weeks, LeVell warns, may undermine the ability to stand up to actual racism where it exists.

“At first, it was kind of bizarre,” LeVell, who knows Trump well and has known him prior to his run for president, said of the false racism accusations. “Now, it’s just plainly un-American. It’s so anti-patriotic. You know, the interesting thing about it for me as a black conservative or Republican–I like to define myself as a Frederick Douglass Republican–most of the name-calling comes from people who actually look like me, 90 percent of it. It’s bizarre, and it’s because our thinking process is not lining up with theirs. It’s the only playbook they have, like I said earlier, which is, ‘Let’s just use the race card.’

LeVell went on to say, “Getting back to the president, I’ve been around him–I was just with him at the rally–in very intimate settings, behind the scenes at the rally, and you’re right: I’ve traveled with him, been on the plane with him. I’ve been in private meetings with him. I’ve talked with him, and you know–let me tell you something: I’m 55 years old, I’ve lived my whole life in the South, and I’m world-traveled. Let me tell you: I know racism when I see it. This man is nowhere near being a racist. It’s so sad because it does such a disservice to this great nation that they would throw that name and throw those words around. I mean, you have people calling Biden racist. They’re calling Pelosi racist. They’re calling the dog-catcher racist because he impounded the black dog instead of the white dog. Come on. What’s next? You know, it’s kind of sad because it’s pretty much watered down things that are legitimate, to where people are just going to get so numb with it, and people are just being like, ‘Wow, are you serious?’”

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