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The Tea Party enthusiastically accepted
Today the Tea Party was warmly accepted on St. George Street
in historic St. Augustine Florida. The Town Criers
introduced a new sign which simply stated, “Obama Lies”. The
conservative media has been advancing this idea since the
rollout of Obamacare. The
public readily embraced the idea. “I agree”, was heard
up-and-down the street as the Criers passed by. Hundreds of
photographs were taken. These photos are instantly
posted on Internet social networks ‘live’ from St. George
The Town Criers are a committee of the Saint Augustine Tea
[See “A look at Town Crier’s history” in this publication
August 24, 2013 Ed]
showers did not deter the tourists
Town Criers remain on duty
The media is awakening, slowly.
people are already there!
The major media outlets have acted as propagandists for
the Obama White House, for the past five years. The ‘old’
establishment media has done everything in its power to
misrepresent the Tea Party movement which was birthed in
reaction to Obama Care. The Republican Party won over 600
seats in the State and Federal Legislative bodies with Tea
Party votes. Plus, more State Governorships. But then, the
Republican establishment turned on their most active
supporters in the Tea Party Movement. “They joined their
progressive friends in the Democratic Party and are now
calling tea partiers racists, terrorists and extremists.
Karl Rove and John McCain are perfect examples of ‘users’.
They are two pilot fish swimming ‘point’ for the ‘shark’
called party loyalty. They have a ravenous appetite for
votes at any cost. Despite the constant assault by both
parties, establishment journalists and political hacks like
Rove and McCain, the public has refused to be indoctrinated,
stated Dave Heimbold, SATP media chairman.
There’s a new voice in town. It’s been called the ‘Breitbart
phenomenon’. Andrew Breitbart, the late street wise media guru,
encouraged people to become citizen journalists. The
effectiveness of the Internet, coupled with this phenomenon, has
been observed ‘in the people’. Continuing Mr. Heimbold said,
“The people get it! Politicians lie, Obama lies, Democrats lie
and Republicans lie. They use up and spit out their friends and
the wounded. But the people get it. In spite of attacks from all
quarters, the Tea Party retains the goodwill of “We the People”.
Slowly, but surely, the major media sharks will turn and eat up
their own. Rove, McCain, Obama and their lackey followers have
had their day in the sun. Night approaches, a new day dawns.
Long live the Constitution. The Resistance lives!”
November 12, 2013
Thrasher meets with Tea Party
2nd amendment preservation act topic of conversation
Tea Party representatives and other liberty minded groups,
from each County in State Sen. John Thrasher’s district, met
with the Senator at his district office in St. Johns County.
The purpose of the meeting was the discussion of the
proposed act known as “The Second Amendment Preservation
Act”. They presented the Senator
with petitions and lists of
supporting organizations. It was clear that substantial
numbers of Floridians and, particularly, the Senator’s
deeply concerned with the overreach of federal power. In
particular, concerns with the overreach of the federal
government in Second Amendment issues. A petition was
presented to the senator with the hopes that he would sign
it. Thatcher informed the group that he does not sign any
petitions or anything that will limit his options. He also
informed the group that,
as Chairman of the Rules Committee, he tries not to
introduce or sponsor legislation, as it can create problems
for him during the process. Thatcher clearly indicated,
however, that he would support the legislation if it were
introduced. The Senator
stated that the National Rifle
Association’s endorsement may be necessary for a successful
Thrasher in line for Lieutenant Governor Position?
During the course of the meeting Thrasher brought up the
rumor of his candidacy for Lt. Governor. He revealed that he
had no interest in running for that position and that he
planned to run again for his seat in the Senate come the
The issue: Is power
from the top or “We the People”?
One of Thrasher’s legislative assistants, who wished to
remain anonymous, listened in on the meeting and tried to
make the point that our issue of Federal overreach should be
addressed with our US Representatives and Senators, rather
than at the State level. One member reminded the Senator
that the states existed before the federal government. That
the ‘several states and the people’ is where the push back
should begin. Later, those in attendance expressed concern
as to whether the Senator and those around him understood
the 10th amendment. Or, were they trying to skirt the 10th
Amendment issue? The liberty minded delegation clearly
believes that it is time to stop the Federal government’s
overreach by pushing back at the State level. It is clear to
this reporter that the issue has only just begun regarding
“The Second Amendment Preservation Act.”
Wyllie for Florida Governor:
A Ray of Hope?
The guest speaker at the open meeting of the Saint Augustine
Tea Party (SATP) on Nov. 12, 2013 was Adrian Wyllie,
Libertarian Candidate for Governor.Right
out of the box, Wyllie challenged the Tea Party audience
with the question:
Why vote for a Libertarian when that will just split the
Why vote for a Libertarian when that will just split the
Republican vote and the progressive Democrats will win?
Wyllie’s answer was: Both Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist
are Republican Progressives. It does not matter which one of
them wins. They both love big government and stand for the
same things. This statement was challenged by St. Johns
County Republican State Committeeman,
who basically pleaded with the Tea Partiers not to ‘split
the vote’ and pointed to
Ken Cuccinelli’s loss
Wyllie supporter from Jacksonville jumped up and shouted,
“That’s not true”, or something to that effect. He
continued, “The GOP failed to support their candidate
because he was Tea Party. The Libertarian candidate took
more votes from the Democrats than he did from the
Then it was off to the races with a short list of campaign
Candidate Wyllie promised to Veto any legislation that was not
He would propose the Florida Interstate Commerce Act that would
immunize businesses, such as manufacturing, from Federal
He would cut the budget by 30%
He would change the culture of “The government can do anything”,
to self- reliance.
He would stop Influence Peddling and Fraud in government.
Wyllie then stopped and said: “I hate to say it, but I am a
politician. I hate the word.” Then, Wyllie added a few personal
anecdotes of how he no longer has a driver’s license. Once he
found out that Florida licenses, which have a gold star, have
digital facial recognition and are put into a national data bank
which can identify the driver in a passing car, he dropped his
license. This was contested by Attorney General Pam Bondi. Yet,Mr.
Wyllie still drives without a license. “He has demonstrated,
definitively, to be a champion of individual ‘Civil Rights’ and
is willing to push back against the growing federal and state,
‘police state’,” a supporter said.
related how the Libertarians helped push for and pass the
Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act in Florida. A young
man in the audience said that the drones are still circling his
house. Wyllie told him to call his local Sheriff and referred
him back to the law he just cited, Article 1, section 12.
Wyllie surprised the audience with the statement that Common
Core has already been enacted, by a sleight of hand, ‘in the
night’, with the addition of one sentence in SB 1076 which says,
“Sunshine standards shall now be Common Core”. He chided both
Democrats and Republicans for conning all Floridians with the
installation of this extraordinarily expensive educational
The audience generally agreed with Wyllie that the
Republican argument that a vote for the Libertarian Candidate
Wyllie would not necessarily mean a victory for the Democrats.
“Libertarian voters are split between the GOP and the Democratic
Party, a fact that the Republicans fail to point out,” an aid
for Wiley said. “Consider that, 300,000 Floridians have lost
their health insurance because of the gangsters in DC, and there
has been absolutely no ‘push-back’ from Governor Scott or Atty.
Scott should be impeached and Bondi fired,” Dave Heimbold
Before the closing of the meeting, Chairman Thate pointed
out the Republicans often invite Libertarians and Tea Party
members to join their ranks. However, when Tea Party members win
primaries the Republican Party often fails to support them
preferring a Democratic win to a Tea Party win. John Stevens, a
Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) Libertarian, won the primary
election as State Committeeman in the last election. Party
elites overturned the election. Four years ago John Stevens was
photographed wearing a shirt pin with Ron Paul’s name on it.
This was shortly after John McCain was nominated. [Instrumental
in Stevens removal from the Republican Executive Committee (REC)
was State Chairman Jim Greer. Jim Greer was later convicted and
confessed to absconding with party funds. Mr. Greer was closely
associated with Charlie Crist while Chairman.
A loyalty oath
provision, at the time, literally prohibited free speech. That
portion of the oath has been rescinded. ED]
victory was over-turned by ‘nit-picking’ Rinos bent on keeping
RLC members off the REC board. The former State Committeeman,
Randy Covington, won nearly as many votes as John Stevens, but
could not be seated because he had been removed from the REC.
According to insiders, his removal was for ‘dirty tricks’ and
that left Mr. Veit, who had the least votes. The SATP Chair
reached out to State Committeeman Veit, and reassured him that
this was not a personal attack on his reputation.
“All in all, it was an exciting evening,” remarked an attendee
as she left the meeting. “I love being with people who share
common beliefs and who are looking for the truth. Mr. Wyllie is
a decent man and deserves all Conservative’s votes. I’m tired of
the Republicans double-mindedness and lack of courage”.