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June 21, 2016TEA Party Dark Horse
“It’s hard to believe!”
“Are you kidding me?”
“It will take a miracle for Hankerson to beat Thrasher”.
“These are some of the comments about Derek Hankerson’s primary challenge to Senator Thrasher’s senatorial seat in the Florida Legislature,” according to Dave Heimbold, Saint Augustine Tea Party (SATP) Media Chairman. The primary election is scheduled for August 26, 2014.
Fifty years ago, Mr. Hankerson would not have been able to sit at the counter in Woolworth’s, in St. Augustine, Florida and order a cup of coffee. Now, on the 50th anniversary of the “1964 civil rights” movement, he is challenging Senator Thrasher in the Republican Primary. “What a great country we live in. Mr. Derek Hankerson is running on his own merit, not because progressive Democrats gave him the “Right” to. He is running as a Republican. In fact, it is only a matter of time before the progressive Democrats will condemn him and, no doubt, call him an “Uncle Tom” because of his conservative views.
Handerson worked in D.C. under three Presidents. He knows how the political game works up there. “I see, in the State of Florida, the same dynamic which I witnessed in D.C. It is the opposite of the Balance of Power that we learned about in school.” said Hankerson. “What we have in D.C. is the Balance of Corruption. The same is true in Florida. It is a structural thing. The gist of it is that, the legislative body which makes the laws surrenders its authority to unelected lobbyists, commissioners and consultants who are, in many cases, immune to public pressure since they can’t be easily replaced or voted out,” Handerson added. Mr. Hankerson, although he spent the major part of his life inside the Washington Beltway, Derek has shown that he never forgot where his roots are. Mr. Hankerson has been back in St. Johns County, Florida since 2001 to pick up the responsibilities of his family after his father’s passing.
Hankerson’s views mirror the views of many in the Tea Party movement. Two immediate examples of this, in Florida, are Common Core and the Second Amendment Preservation Act.
“First, Common Core whose genesis started somewhere
‘out-there’ in the deep pockets of Bill Gates and was
implemented by a cabal of weirdo anarchists, like Bill
Ayers. Unfortunately, Senator Thrasher supported the
Billionaire boondoggle, along with former Governor Bush. The
‘new math’ of this insane global brainstorm is to make our
high school kids into idiot robots. This boondoggle is
opposed by both Democrats and Republicans in the ‘know’.
Secondly, local gun owners and patriot groups like
the Tea Party, asked Senator Thrasher to support and bring
to the floor for a vote, the Second Amendment Preservation
Act, in this last session of the Florida legislature.
Thrasher, in a meeting with local gun rights activists, told
them to meet with Marion Hammer, an entrenched lobbyist for
the NRA. In other words, he deferred to the Balance of
Corruption by abdicating his legislative responsibility to a
lobbyist. Had Thrasher been truthful, he may have said that
he was not inclined to push the proposed gun rights
legislation nor was he concerned about his upcoming
re-election because he had his eye on being the new
President of Florida State University. Too bad that doesn’t
seem to be working out for him.
June 20, 2014
Dr. Roger Bradley to address SATP
Economist, Dr. Roger Bradley to address the general open meeting of the Saint Augustine Tea Party (SATP) at the Village Inn located at 900 North Ponce de Leon Boulevard in St. Augustine, FL. The meeting will be held on, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Roger Bradley received a Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education and a Master of Education in Teaching History from Bob Jones University. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Clemson University.
Dr. Bradley has taught middle school and high school students at a Christian school in Colorado. He has also taught economics, statistics, and history at Clearwater Christian College, Bob Jones University, and the University of South Florida. Dr. Bradley also served as college registrar and director of institutional research at Clearwater Christian College.
Since 2007 he has been Assistant Professor of Economics at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, where he teaches economic history and macroeconomics. He is co-author of Economics for Christian Schools, 2nd edition, published by BJU Press in 2010.Dr. Roger Bradley's presentation will be on "Politicians Behaving Badly: An Economist's View." The public is invited for a very informative evening. There is no admission charge.