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August 1, 2017

The Record’s Record is one of Failure

Domestic Violence is no big thing to the St. Augustine Record Newspaper. Though, the  editors at the Record do mention, briefly, the accounts of St. Johns County Deputies beating up their wives or live in girl friends. No one digs any deeper into the world-wide scandal of “Two Gunshots on a Summer's Night”. The story by that title, of the violent death of a Deputy's girl friend, was in the New York Times on November 23, 2013 and was recently followed up by the same author, in the Times, just a month or so ago.

Sheriff Shoar called his own investigation into the violent death of Michele O'Connell, 'Sloppy'.

The world calls it a cover-up. Yes, the world-wide press, Dr. Phil, Nightline and others have not let this case die.


Closer to home, here in St. Augustine, people wonder why a drug house, within line of eye sight of Sheriff Shoar's own home on the Island, was permitted to remain open and operating  for  over four years, despite many calls from the neighbors. Rescue was called more than once to the drug house.  But, strangely, no action was ever taken by the Sheriff until the inevitable happened. On a New Years Eve, a young man was found dead, supposedly sitting in a chair in the back yard of the drug house, with his head in a 5 gallon bucket of water. A neighbor and reluctant witness states that, they saw the body being staged. This was conveyed to the FBI. Weird, no drugs were found in the victim’s body. death certificate was released, and a second drug test was done, which also came back negative. No water was found in the victim's lungs. So, in conclusion, it was called a "dry drowning". Imagine that! 

 After this tragedy, the drug house was silently cleaned up, the druggies sent to rehab and only then was the 6 year old child living in the house finally taken by DCF. The mother of the victim was never interviewed by Sheriff Shoar's office. Smells like another "cover up" under the Sheriff Shoar reign.

Unfortunately, the St. Augustine Record Newspaper, got offended that the New York Times beat

them to the O'Connell story from 3 years ago. And again, they missed the beat on this other tragic death right in Sheriff Shoar's back yard.

“It's time for Sheriff Shoar to resign and for the FBI to get moving, again. The FDLE is a dead letter

file. They always side with the Sheriff and ignore the facts. People in St. Johns County, Florida are getting away with murder like they always have. Everyone knows that if you want to get rid of somebody, just send them to St. Augustine. You can kill 'em and nobody will ever find out 'who done it'. Oh yeah, that's because it was a Suicide!" Strange, how suicides with guns in St. Augustine always take 2 gun shots to get the job done,” David P. Heimbold, SATP Media Chairman said.

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August 17, 2017

Open Letter to President Trump

Mr. President:

The face of Republicanism was revealed when John McCain involuntarily saved you from a “RINO Bullet”.


The healthcare vote in the U.S. Senate failed to repeal Obamacare because, from the beginning, the Republicans simply didn’t want to repeal it. The GOP establishment leadership has a long history of not repealing the radical left’s agenda; they simply rename it. The recent Senate vote was such an effort. Reconciliation with the flawed House endeavor would have created “Obamacare light”. If you had signed “Obamacare lite”, in your eagerness to get a deal, you as the populist President would take a massive hit in the eyes of your supporters when GOP plan failed. McCain’s grandstanding vote in support of his globalist brothers inadvertently saved you for another day.


The ugly face of the Republican’s globalism should be abundantly clear to you Mr. President.

For the first six months of your presidency, you have tried to govern as a Republican. The Republican leadership has no interest in making America great. The Republican’s leadership, like their big brothers, the Democrats, has their allegiance to the New World order.

If you want to fix health care and make it the greatest in the world, you need to use the great American capitalist system. The only involvement of the federal government should be the assurance that medical commerce will not be impeded across state lines.

This is the federal government’s only constitutional responsibility regarding healthcare.

Then get the hell out of the way and let the constitutional system work. There will be pain for a short period of time. But the reform will be complete, and Americans will retain control of their medical affairs.


Perhaps you are already making the adjustment. The replacement of Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, comes to mind.

These are “Revolutionary Times”.

By attacking Republicans within the White House and exposing the evil that resides in the corrupt system you are committing revolutionary acts. The globalists of both political parties are resisting. If you push too hard, you may create a situation that will lead to the first impeachment of a president ever. As you know, it takes a two thirds vote in the Senate to convict. Globalist Republicans and Democrats may well achieve that super majority. If you allow the GOP to subvert the agenda that you promised the people, you will be a one term president. Your populist base will vanish in the wink of an eye, and your presidency will be a colossal failure.

These are the times that “Try men’s souls”, Mr. President. The Boston Tea Party of 1773 has already occurred. The Tea Party was not about taxes. It was about whether a distant legislative body could impose tyranny by ignoring the will of the governed. Liberty or the collective tyrannies are the issues.


It is now 1775; Lexington and Concord are before us. You have two choices as I see it. You can continue to try to lead the Republican Party. The establishment leadership will resist you. The GOP’s loss of its identity will continue to lead to failure.

The other choice is to lead the populist movement that elected you President.

Mr. President, from the Oval Office speak directly to the people. Explain the situation and invite them to come to Washington in great numbers. Mr. President, they will come in peace as they did in 2009 and 10, only this time, you will be there to lead them straight into the halls of Congress to break down the globalist leadership that now prevails. I believe that this is the last chance for a peaceful solution. The election of another radical left President will result in violence revolution.

May God bless your efforts,

Lance Thate
Chairman, St. Augustine Tea Party

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August 2, 2017

How Donald Trump Can Drain The Swamp from Above

by John Knapp

So, after seven years of lies and outrageously-broken GOP promises, Obamacare stands? It's full out : The Swamp has sold its bi-partisan soul.

We've been witnessing this ever-increasing black hole of America's liberty-grabbing federal government since Slick Willie Clinton showed up in 1992. It's pure folly to expect The Swamp to cooperate in draining itself,

“Cuz that just ain't happenin”. The Swamp has had the game (unconstitutionally!) well-fixed, way before most of the rest of us woke up and smelled the metastasized nature of bipartisan-brewed government coffee.

There's a reason why 4 of the 5 richest counties in the whole country are adjacent to Washington, D.C. Money is power. Politics is power. Making law is power. Fraternizing with the Powerful who make law is power. All, these things, intertwined, seem nearly unbeatable. Nearly.

When someone manages to get in the D.C. power game, most will do anything - including some serious soul-selling - just to stay in the game. Power corrupts? Absolutely! I saw where President Trump was threatening to cancel the - Special, Separate, and Unequal - Congressional HealthCare Plans as payback for their Obamacare repeal sellout. That sounds like a decent start, only, I doubt Trump has the Constitutional authority to do that. Congress' Healthcare Plans were well-fixed, theoretically-untouchable, long before Donald Trump ever got there.

I've had some thoughts about what Donald Trump could do, mostly by going above The Swamp to drain it, rather than wading in, trying to go through or across it.

If President Trump wanted to do something statesmanlike-spectacular, he would break the (here-to-fore) unbreakable bi-partisan tradition and appoint 3 dozen (or more, whatever it takes) 'Special Prosecutors' to investigate the worst of the worst Washington political chicanery - of past and recent shenanigan-pullers, regardless of their party affiliation. Maybe some would get convicted and actually go to jail, which would do wonders for the public's trust in their government! More importantly, it would rock the whole Swamp back on its heels and put them all on defense for a very long time. So many of them could not stand up to serious legal scrutiny. What's wrong with breaking a corrupt tradition, President Trump?

President Trump should start talking about how government-sector labor unions are at odds with the intent of the Declaration of Independence, as well as the spirit of the Constitution. Public-sector unions are a giant conflict of interest. They've become an organized conspiracy against the private sector. Government-sector labor unions, with their perks, pay, privileges, and job security, are Socialism's primary prerequisite. Their politics are a money-laundering scheme, transferring tax-payer money through government employees, to (mostly) democrat politicians, who are always in favor of ever-more bloated government! Not hard for “We the People” to understand!

It's no longer a rumor that millions of illegal votes were cast in the 2016 election. Donald Trump can make the case to the American people that this must stop before the 2018 election. States who can't clean up their voter rolls, or ones which condone cheating, should have their vote tallies voided until they can pass the standard. Surely, President Trump could appoint a Special True-the-Vote Czar, to help curtail dishonesty in national elections. The Swamp will howl, no doubt, especially democrats. But, one vote per duly registered voter in national elections should be the national standard. No more of this blatant cheating, where more than 100% of registered voters in scattered precincts vote for the same Democrat candidate. America is not yet a banana republic. We the People will support the president on this idea, hands down.

President Trump could loudly (and often) bring up the topic of why the Founders specified only a 'Natural Born Citizen' was eligible to the office of the presidency, rather than just an ordinary 'Citizen'. There is easily-understandable historical definition to explain the difference between the two. Beyond that, there is also the Founders' reasoning why a 'Natural Born Citizen' would likely make for a less nationally-risky occupant of that high office.

President Trump should freely use our recent miserable experience with His Disgracefulness' tenure as a textbook example of why the difference is so critically important. Trump could sue the Supreme Court to get off the dime and finally make a crystal clear ruling on the issue, on the intent of America's Founders. The Swamp cowardly abdicated their Constitutional duties during Barack Hussein Obama's illegitimate rise to Power, and this must never happen again. We the People will understand this, if Donald Trump will explain and then push it, and call the Republican governors for help! 

The Presidency is limited to two terms, so why shouldn't Congress be subject to the same rationale behind term limitations? How do relative paupers begin their 'public-service' tenures and retire decades later as multi-multi-millionaires? Another iteration of creative corruption, that's how! Was this behavior what the Founders had in mind for the People's Representatives? (Nope, not even close!) President Trump should start seriously talking about term-limits for the House and Senate. Swamp & Co. will vehemently oppose the idea, of course, but, so what? We the People won't.

Congress has passed so many laws for the American people to live under, all while exempting themselves from those same laws. The Founders would have found this contemptible practice grounds for open rebellion, because it is endemic, serial corruption. President Trump should start talking about this corruption, that any previous law from which Congress has exempted itself, such law should be declared null and void for all, and therefore without standing. Swamp &Co will vehemently oppose the idea, but We the People won't.

Trump could also bring up the cavalry by encouraging the states to begin using the 9th and 10th amendments to help him drain so much intolerable federal overreach oozing out from the D.C. Swamp. If a few states would begin the Constitutional process of nullifying federal overreach, there would be a landslide for liberty. If Kansas decided it's not going to have its Citizens put up with Federal Edict # 36,425, then, human nature being what it is, Nebraskans next door would likely decide the same thing for themselves. 

It took over a hundred years of Progressive lying and conniving, along with enough GOP acquiescence, to create the monstrous federal leviathan now controlling every jot and title of American life. Nevertheless, this mess can be torn down in a much shorter time frame, and from without (not from within.) It's top-heavy and can be made to fall in on itself, provided red-blooded Americans will courageously apply themselves to what they know is Right....the same Right for which The Founders' fought and died. And, it needn't require blood-letting this time.

Wrong can't stand up to what's right when Right's time finally comes around. Poland pushed the USSR tyranny over the edge when millions of ordinary Polish citizens steadfastly declared 'We'll have no more of this'. It was a bloodless revolution.

We the People just have to find our moral courage. Again. If Donald Trump isn't the man, then who is, pray tell? If not now, then when, America? If not us, then why the hell not us?

The clock ticks, and our grandchildren grow, and American history impatiently awaits our decision, one way....or the other.

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