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Upcoming Meetings (See below for meeting locations and more details)


 

Monday, April 24, 7:00 pm, VFW Post 9143, 1045 Dahlonega Hwy (Hwy 9), Cumming, GA 30040

WSB Rado Talk Show Host Monica Perez

MonicaPerezWe are excited to host WSB radio Talk Show Host Monica Perez. Witty, bright, entertaining and challenging, Monica will give you a look at the word through the eyes of a staunch Libertarian. She never takes anything on face value, and her questioning of presuppositions and research into the true motives behind what we see in the news can be contagious.

Come prepared to be surprised, informed, and maybe even get a little angry – this is a meeting you will not soon forget!

Monica has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard with a concentration in economics, a law degree from Stanford and a master’s in business administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business. As an anarcho-capitalist (i.e., extreme libertarian), Monica is a proponent of Austrian economics and an uncompromising defender of personal liberty.

You can hear her radio show Saturdays on WSB Radio from 3 to 6 p.m.

No Buford Meeting in April – Summer Break beginning early!

Many of our regular attendees will be going to Cumming to see Monica Perez the day before our normal meeting, so we are starting our Summer Break a little early this year.  Spend time with your family!

Thursday, May 4, 7:30 pm, Flying Machine Restaurant, 510 Briscoe Boulevard, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045

Agenda – TBD

Upcoming meeting dates
May 22 – Cumming (Moved because of Memorial Day)
June 1 – Lawrenceville – Special Guest
June 26 – Cumming


The United Tea Party of Georgia meets three times each month – on the First Thursday in Lawrenceville, the Second Monday in Cumming and on the Last Tuesday in Buford.

Meetings are open to anyone, and all are welcome!  Each meeting is different and many people attend more than one.  The meeting in Buford starts at 7:00 pm and in Lawrenceville we start at 7:30.  You have the option to purchase food if you arrive early.  No food is available in Cumming, and the meeting begins at 7:00.  Dress is casual, and the meetings officially end at 8:30 although many people stay around to ask questions and enjoy the discussion.  All our meetings are family friendly, and we encourage you to bring your children who are interested in learning more about our government!

We usually have a guest speaker which may include local, state and national figures. We also pride ourselves in enabling all to have a voice with will to do so and time permitting. We  believe in a Constitutional Government with elected representation and laws applicable to all equally. Please come and join us in our quest to bring greatness, unity in patriotism and liberty back to our nation.

Meeting details are as follows:

Lawrenceville Meeting
Flying Machine Restaurant, Briscoe Field
510 Briscoe Boulevard #510
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045
 
Cumming Meeting
VFW Post 9143
1045 Dahlonega Hwy (Hwy 9)
Cumming, GA 30040
 
Buford Meeting
Golden Corral
4020 GA-20
Buford, GA 30518
 

Ideas for future meetings – Would you like to present on one of these topics?

  • Regionalism
  • IRS
  • EPA
  • Hidden Taxes
  • Property Taxes
  • Agenda 21
  • Education
  • Patriot Act
  • NDAA
  • Zoning Laws
  • Multiplicity/duplicity of laws
  • War Against Christianity, morality and societal norms.
  • Sunshine Laws/reviews & repeals/outdated offices/depts closed.
  • Privacy/drones/phone/cameras

Some previous meetings

The United Nations – Kim Fletter

Almost everything the UN does is ‘hiding’ in plain sight.  Staring with the name itself, which is the very definition of a one world government, the United Nations is working to take your freedoms, little by little, year by year.  Unless you learn to recognize the methods and programs the UN and its globalist operatives use you may not know it when you see it.

Kim has done the research, and will present to you startling information that is being ignored by too many people.  Her presentation will expose the UN Agenda as you have never seen, using documents and information that are open and available to anyone who takes the time to look.  To view this body as only some sort of high level think tank is to miss the fact that they have well defined long term goals which they have successfully pushed down to federal, state and local governments all over our country.  Many of the decisions made by your local Planning and Zoning boards, and even some of the guidelines enforced by your local Home Owner Associations can be traced back to the UN.

Candidates for Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party Alex Johnson and Michael McNeely.

The future of the Republican Party is uncertain, but picking the right people to run the party is essential.  This year there are a number of good candidates, but each of them has unique qualifications and desires as to what they believe is most important.  Please take this opportunity to hear from some of them and ask them questions, especially if you are going to be a delegate to the State GOP convention June 2-3 in Augusta.

 

Michael McNeely – Mr. McNeely is running for Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party.  He has promised to bring conservatives back to the GOP and enforce and strengthen the principals of the Republican Party.  He wants accountability to We the People, for the people, by the people.  Come and meet Michael and ask him questions about his ideas for the Georgia GOP in 2017 and beyond.

Josh McKoon – State Senator Josh McKoon needs no introduction.   Champion of last year’s Religious Liberty bill and a bold fighter for individual liberty and conservative principles, Senator McKoon has even been attacked by Republican leadership in the Georgia Assembly, losing his chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  A thorn in the side of liberals and many old guard Republicans, Josh is not giving up.  Come hear his plans for 2017 and what we can do to help him.

 

 

Georgia Constitutional Amendments and the Electoral College

In addition to a discussion of the proposed amendments to the Georgia Constitution that will be on the ballot in November we will have a discussion about the Electoral College and a presentation on the National Popular Vote (NPV) movement by Patrick Rosenstiel.  NPV will be an issue that will probably be brought up in the GA Legislature next session, and if you were at our Lawrenceville meeting in October you heard the case against NPV.  Patrick is flying into Atlanta just to speak to our group and bring us the case for the NPV.  You really need to hear both sides to understand this issue.

Patrick Rosenstiel is the CEO of Ainsley Shea and a senior consultant with National Popular Vote. He is Chairman of the Board at the Institute for Research on Presidential Elections and serves on several other non-proft and corporate Boards of Directors. Rosenstiel began his professional life in American politics consulting and working for countless conservative candidates, elected officials and causes. He was Regional Political Director for Steve Forbes and served in senior communications roles for efforts to confrm Justices Alito and Roberts to the Supreme Court of the United States. Rosenstiel led several key efforts in the upper Midwest to implement and pass President Bush’s domestic policy agenda. He also launched Families United For Our Troops and Their Mission – the largest organization of Gold Star and Blue Star Families outside of the US Military. Rosenstiel led California’s state wide voucher initiative – Proposition 38 – and worked with Speaker Gingrich and countless others to take Republican control of Congress and begin the conservative political realignment of the United States of America. Friends call him Rosie and he lets you decide.

The Sordid History of Political Correctness

AFP_LeadershipAcademyPolitical Correctness didn’t begin in the 1980s; it has been part of an insidious political philosophy dating back more than a century. Americans for Prosperity (AFP) has a brand new presentation that covers this important topic, and they have agreed to use our Tea Party meeting as part of the debut.  These seminars are put on by professional instructors that AFP brings in just for the meeting.  Participants will learn some history of Political Correctness, how it has reshaped American politics, and discuss the need to stand up against the onslaught.

This seminar is presented by Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s Grassroots Leadership Academy, a state-of-the-art training program for citizen activists who want to make a difference at the federal, state, and local level. These education programs are designed to build the leadership skills you need to fight for freedom and against the progressive policies and false narratives of the left.

U.S. Senate Candidate Allen Buckley

AllenBuckleyMr. Buckley is the Libertarian candidate running for United States Senate and has a message that will resonate with many of those that attend our monthly meetings.  His platform consists mainly of (a) reasonably reducing the size and scope of the federal government, while solving the nation’s financial problems; (b) limiting the powers of the Executive Branch to those granted by the Constitution; (c) increasing the power of individuals and states; and (d) simplifying the tax system and reforming the entitlements system so the U.S. can potentially last indefinitely. We need to head back towards our roots, in terms of less regulation, less entitlements, less foreign intervention, less debt, and more personal liberty and responsibility.

I don’t know about you, but this is a platform I can get behind.  Want to know more?  Come and hear from the candidate himself!

How bad is the threat from Islam to our way of life?

david-bores-1David Bores discusses the growing terrorist attacks around the world and the current threat of Jihad to the US.  Why are we seeing a seeming increase in smaller, ‘lone wolf’ terror attacks?  Is more of the same on the way?  How could terrorists use our current immigration policies to their advantage?  David has spoken at our meetings before, and we frequently look to him to help us put the latest news into perspective.

David has been in public service for over 45 years. He has been an adjunct instructor on the Islamic threat for the Georgia Police Academy, the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, and for the Center of Security Policy. Previously he was the Chief of Police for the City of Woodstock from January, 2009 to December, 2011 and was employed by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office from 1993 to 2009 where he held the rank of major. He also served for 23 years in the United States Army, retiring in 1991 in the grade of Lieutenant Colonel. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville and holds two Master’s of Science degrees, one in Public Administration from Georgia College and State University and the other in Criminal Justice from Jacksonville State University. He is a former member of the adjunct faculty of criminal justice at Kennesaw State University, has previously taught at Reinhardt and at Georgia State Universities.

 

WWilliamsMichael856hat are we doing as a group to change things?  We want to move our country back toward a limited government based on founding principles.  How do we do that?

One of the ways is to find, follow and help to pass important legislation.  While difficult at the federal level, we can really make a difference at the State level.

At this meeting we will have Senator Michael Williams talk us through some of the most important legislation he will be working on in 2017.  Issues like an Article V convention on term limits, prohibiting public financing of professional stadiums, keeping illegal aliens from obtaining driver’s licenses in Georgia and the Georgia Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  The session may seem a long way away, but now is the time to start getting ready!

timmy_barrUnited Tea Party of Georgia welcomes Representative Timothy Barr to our Lawrenceville meeting.  Rep. Barr is one of 25 sponsors of the Georgia Fair Tax Act of 2016 (HB 1141) and very active in the Convention of States movement in Georgia, otherwise known as an Article V Convention.

Tim will be providing an update on both of these very big ideas and will take your questions on these and any other topics.

Work is already underway for next year’s session, and important legislation (like a new push for Campus Carry and Religious Liberty Legislation) will need our help to pass!

WSB Rado Talk Show Host Monica Perez
MonicaPerezMonica earned an associate’s degree in liberal arts from Rockland Community College, a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University with a concentration in economics, a law degree from Stanford Law School and a master’s in business administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Monica is a Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) and a member of the bar of the State of New York.  She has worked as a commercial banker and an investment banker, among other things.

As an anarcho-capitalist (i.e., extreme libertarian), Monica is a proponent of Austrian economics and an uncompromising defender of personal liberty.

You can hear her radio show Saturdays on WSB Radio from 3 to 6 p.m.

Doors open at 6 p.m. if you want to come early and order BBQ.

 

A week from this meeting the Republican National Convention begins, and there is a move to Free the Delegates to allow them to vote for the candidate of their choice on the first ballot.  A Delegate and member of the rules committee will be introducing a rules change (which may actually only be a clarification) and there is an increasing chance that this resolution will make it to the floor.  If it does, what are the chances of it passing?  Will this mean we could have a different Republican nominee than Donald Trump?  The people pushing delegate independence are becoming more organized daily.

Also – an update on the progress to call an Article V Convention of the States to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution.  Now that many legislatures are out of session, where does the movement stand?

BREXIT!

CraigFleisherOne of the biggest changes in recent history will be Britain’s exit from the European Union.  So tonight we are very excited to have Dr. Craig Fleisher bring us up to speed.  Dr. Fleisher received his PhD in Business from the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, his MBA in Human Resource Management and Marketing from Vanderbilt, and BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida.  As you can see from a quick Amazon search Craig has written over a dozen books, mostly on the topics of Business and Competitive Analysis, and is a sought after speaker worldwide.  He is an expert in international public affairs and government relations and has been teaching at a university in the UK for over 10 years.  His upcoming book, due out at the end of the year, is entitled the “Handbook of International Corporate and Public Affairs” and was written with a former British Member of Parliament.

Some questions we will be discussing:

– The history of the European Union
– Some of the reasons Britain got out
– What will happen next to Britain, EU, other countries
– What about the EU trying to ‘meld’ countries into larger ones

 

Brexit is fascinating, not only in that it is so current but more so because of what it portends for the the UK, the rest of the EU, and eventually, us!

JayRyerseComputer security expert Jay Ryerse of Carvir will talk about Enterprise Cyber Security. Even if you don’t use a computer, your life is online and everyone wants to access it. From criminals stealing identities and credit card numbers to rogue governments hacking into the Defense Department, safeguarding our information is becoming more and more difficult. Jay will talk us through this topic, giving very practical and useful tips you can use along the way. Come hear stories from his over 20 years in the business and discover the most common mistakes people make that leaves them open to hackers.

One of the most technical people you will meet, Jay also has the ability to simplify the complicated. Learn the extent of the issue, why nobody seems to be able to guarantee the safety of our data, and what the future may hold.

Jay spoke at our Cumming meeting and it was fascinating – well worth your time!  Computer experts and novices alike enjoyed it and everybody learned something.  Click HERE for an article on the meeting from the Forsyth County News.

How to Pay off the National Debt in 8 Years

TrumpPayOffDebtDonald Trump claims we could pay off the national debt in 8 years.  Is Donald Trump Out of His Mind?  Maybe…but then again maybe not. Is the $19 trillion national debt simply a function of Congress overspending? What about the $45 trillion in outstanding private US debt, are the American people just living beyond their means? Answer? No, and no. So, would it be possible to pay off the full debt in a two term presidency?

Join us as Lanier Tea Party President Hank Sullivan explains, in layman’s terms, what the national debt is, how it got to where it is, how under the present circumstances it is impossible to pay off, but also how making a slight change in the way the US Government does its business, without interrupting the flow of commerce, Mr Trump could meet, or even shorten his stated time frame.

Hank will be introduced by former 2016 Republican US Senate candidate, Derrick Grayson.  Libertarian US Senate candidate Allen Buckley will also make an appearance, and we may even see Dr. Mary Kay Bacallao.

Take a look at this video to get an idea of what you will see on Thursday!

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We are honored to have Mr. BJ Van Gundy as our speaker for our first meeting in our new location.  BJ has been one of the leaders in the Republican Party in Georgia and nation wide for many years.  A veteran of may elections and conventions (and a delegate to the 2016 GOP convention in Cleveland), he will give us an idea of what we can expect out of the Republicans when they meet in July.  Come with all your questions about delegate selection, party rules and parliamentary procedure – BJ has done it all and is one of the most knowledgeable people you will meet.

 

LucretiaHughesWe always encourage non-politicians to run for office, so when we find one we want to let you meet them!  Lucretia Hughes is someone who was fed up enough to take on an incumbent.  Tonight we will meet Lucretia and find out just why she is a candidate for Georgia State House District 116. Lucretia is Vice President of Lanier Tea Party Patriots, former Assistant Secretary for the Barrow County GOP, and is a member of Barrow County Republican party.  She is a strong advocate for Religious Freedom, wants to stop Refugee Resettlement in Georgia, and vows to try and eliminate unnecessary tax hikes and state fees.

RicardoDavisAre you fed up with the two mainstream political parties?  If so, we have someone you should meet.  We are honored to have Ricardo Davis, State Chairman of the Constitution Party, as one of our speakers.  Mr. Davis will explain the who/what/why of the Constitution Party and bring a message titled “A Vision of Victory-The Message of the Constitution Party of Georgia”.

Time permitting, we will also have a brief presentation and Q&A about the upcoming Republican National Convention.  We will have one of the delegates on hand to explain the process and give his opinion of what we might expect in Cleveland in July.

“THE THREAT OF JIHAD, IMMIGRATION, AND IZLAMIZATION TO OUR CULTURE”

david-bores-1Lieutenant Colonel David Bores, USA, Retired, a veteran of Georgia Law Enforcement and instructor for the Georgia Police Academy, will detail the current threat of Jihad to the US as exemplified by the attacks in Brussels, Paris, and San Bernardino in late 2015. While, many government and public officials do not yet acknowledge the theological basis for these attacks, the general public remains fearful of more homegrown jihadi violence. At the same time the Muslim Brotherhood is quietly working on a variety of fronts to drastically change our culture and to subvert the US Constitution. One such method is through Muslim immigration. The presentation addresses how this is being promoted by non-government organizations, many affiliated with mainstream religious groups.  We explore the theological basis for Islamic immigration and the steps being followed to incrementally change the culture where Muslim immigrants are accepted.

Mr. Bores will discuss the influence of Saudi Arabia through its link to Hillary Clinton’s advisor Huma Abedin and her family through the work of the “Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs;” the means by which public officials and local policies are influenced by Saudi finances; and the role of mosques and how they inspire their attendees through the types of violent literature and religious teachings offered at over 81% of mosques in America.   Finally, the presentation covers the alliance of Islamists to members of the far left and how, together, they work to fundamentally change America.

JoshMcKoonPressUnfortunately, most State Senators are not even known in their district.  Rarely will his name be heard throughout the state, and almost never on the national stage.  But when you take a stand, folks start to notice.

People all over the country have either hailed Senator Josh McKoon as a Hero or vilified him as “The Cruelest Republican in Georgia.”  Senator McKoon is the original sponsor of Georgia’s Religious Liberty bill (ending up as the now famous House Bill 757), Senate Bill 6 to limit driver’s licenses for illegal aliens and a supporter of House Bill 859, the Campus Carry bill.

Join us in Suwanee as Senator McKoon discusses these and other bills that came through the General Assembly this year and find out what we can do to help these bills become law here in Georgia.  Now is the time to act!

Thursday, April 7, 7:30 pm, Flying Machine Restaurant, 510 Briscoe Blvd, Lawrenceville, GA.

AlexGimenezAlex Gimenez, the American born son of Cuban and Argentine refugees who fled communist Cuba in 1961 will bring us a very timely and  shocking update on what life is really like in Cuba.  As the current administration seeks to spread the Cuban propaganda, Mr. Gimenez is one of the few voices who speaks the truth and will tell us what is really motivating the renewed interest.  With first hand photos, documents and accounts he traces the history of the Communist terror in the past and documents the reality that still exists inside Cuba – a reality hidden by the Cuban regime, and ignored by the US media and special interests pressuring for investing in Cuba.

You may think you know something about this very strategic country just off our southern coast, but what you learn in this presentation will cause you to rethink our growing coziness with the Castro regime.

Alex is a 30 year veteran of corporate America and has held a variety of senior business development positions in Fortune 50 companies. Alex Gimenez, the son of Cuban immigrants, and a life long Republican,

Ron Freeman, one of the candidates for Sheriff of Forsyth County, will be one of our speakers.  A graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College, Ron has been in law enforcement for almost 30 years.  You may think the difference between a SheRon_Freeman_headshotriff and a police officer is just a matter of jurisdiction, but the fact that a Sheriff is elected means he works for you in stead of some municipality.  Among other topics, Ron will be disusing:

  • The difference between police and Sheriff
  • Powers of a Sheriff
  • What is a deputy, how are they authorized, for how long, etc.
  • What he would do in the face of a crisis, when, perhaps, federal or state government wanted to confiscate guns and/or impose martial law
  • What are the biggest problems in the Cumming/Forsyth area

SEC-Primary-StickerGeorgia’s Presidential Primary will be exactly one week after our meeting, so this will be a night of Presidential Politics.  At the very least we will have people speaking for Trump, Cruz, Rubio and Kasich.  Come to the meeting and get campaign signs for your favorite candidate!

We will also be talking about the Electoral College.  There is pending legislation in Georgia to move our state from a the traditional Electoral College to a national popular vote, and a vote could come as early as Wednesday (the day after this meeting) in the House.  You need to know about this movement.  Stay tuned as this develops…

 

A U.S. Law Shield attorney will explain the gun laws in Georgia.OpenCarry

Have you considered buying a gun?  What about carrying one with you?  Who can carry a gun, and where?  Who can carry a gun openly?  What about “gun free zones?”  What will the police say if they see you with a gun?  What will people in restaurants say?  What if a movie theater has a “No Guns” policy – can you carry a gun inside anyway?  And if you ever have to use it, realize this – innocent gun owners go to jail every day for exercising their right of self-defense. Don’t let it happen to you!

Find out how to carry, why to carry, and where to carry, and find out how to protect yourself after you’ve pulled the trigger.

We will have representatives from U.S. Law Shield – attorneys who specialize in the exercise of our 2nd Amendment Rights.  Come to this informative (and very entertaining) presentation and be prepared with your questions!

2010-01-29 -- cobb school board retreat -- David Morgan, Cobb County school board member, talks at school board retreat at Cobb Chamber of Commerce on Friday afternoon.STAFF/ SAMANTHA WILSON

 

But wait – there’s more!  The meeting will open with Cobb County School Board member David Morgan explaining why we need CHOICE in our school system.  If you have never heard David speak, you are in for a treat – he is truly an evangelist when it comes to fighting for the rights of parents to select the school that is best for THEIR child.  Come to hear David and find out what YOU can do this legislative session to help Georgia take a step toward a public school system where parents can be in charge!

 

 

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Join us for an exciting discussion about Georgia politics!  What happens during the 40 days of the Georgia General Assembly affects our lives on a daily basis, and there are some interesting bills that have been introduced already that stand a good chance of passing.  We will talk about these bills with Georgia Representatives David Clark and Dewey McClain, Education Advocate Meg Norris,  the Georgia Grass Roots Director for Americans for Prosperity,  Georgia Carry.org Executive Directory Jerry Henry and others.  Some of the bills to be discussed:

  • HB-731 would ban “assault weapons.” In an interview with the bill’s author (Mary Oliver) she said she would really like a way to confiscate them.
  • A proposal to force any new EPA regulations to be approved (in some form) by the State Legislature.
  • HB 543 – Constitutional Carry (allegedly, but maybe not really).
  • Constitutional amendment to make English the official language of the state of Georgia.
  • Fair tax for Georgia?
  • SB 129/HB 218 – Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)

 

Well, the world is not becoming a safer place.  Will Saudi Arabia go to war with Iran?  The events of the last year,EdwardHayes at home and abroad, have destabilized a third of the globe and threatened us here in the homeland.

Former Military Intelligence Officer Edward Hayes will be our speaker.  Chief Warrant Officer Hayes spent almost 30 years in the military, the majority of it in the Army.  Just before his retirement Mr. Hayes was stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and his main focus was the Kurds and the politics of our military strategy in the middle east.  He was there in Afghanistan when Seal Team VI took out Osama Bin Laden.  He worked with the interrogator that got Saddam Hussein’s driver to break silence.  He engineered the capture of the Lord’s Resistance Army’s highest ranking General. He has stood eye-to-eye with the Taliban, al-Qaeda, and African Child Soldiers. He reported his mission activity directly back to 4-Star Generals and US Ambassadors.

Don’t miss the chance to hear from this American Hero!

 

 JoeNewtonRefugee Resettlement Relief Executive Director Joe Newton.  Joe has been on the forefront of Georgia immigration issues, specifically forced resettlement of refugees by the government.  Joe has been closely following what is happening to our state because of the flood of immigrants being settled right here north of Atlanta.  Mr. Newton will give us the latest information and answer all of our questions.

Joe attended John Marshall Law School and graduated in 2 years with Juris Doctorate, Summa Cum Laude, with the highest academic average ever in the history of the law school.  He then attended Atlanta Law School 1992-93 where he graduated with a Masters in litigation.  He has been a law clerk and has served as an aid to a number of Georgia legislators.
He works tirelessly to try and stop the flow of refugees being forced on Georgians.

 

Dr. Amanda Wilsker, Assistant Professor of Economics at Georgia Gwinnett College.

One of our major concerns is the economy, so we have asked Dr. Wilsker if she could let us pick her brain a bit.

In addition to Dr. Wilsker we also had the opportunity to meet John Doran, Judge of the State Court of Gwinnett County.  He is a graduate of Emory University School of Law and has lived in Gwinnett County since 1977.  He worked as a trial attorney for 30 years in Lawrenceville, and was first appointed to the State Court by Governor Perdue in January of 2007.
Judge Doran brought more experience to the Court than any trial judge who has ever served in Gwinnett County.  He was re-elected in 2008 and in 2012, and will be running for re-election in 2016 in the May 24th primary.

 

Georgia State Senator Michael Williams and Georgia State Representative Sheri Gilligan – GA Legislative Update

WilliamsMichael856In January the Georgia Legislature is back in session, and we need to get ready now.  To have an impact, you need to be on a first name basis with your elected officials and know what they are working on.  It is difficult to affect change on a national level, buGilligant I promise you can have an impact locally!

Over the next months we will be bringing in Representatives and Senators to our meetings for you to meet, learn from, and ask questions.  You can, and should, hold them accountable!  Some likely issues include Casino Gambling, Education Savings Accounts, Religious Freedom – and more taxes.  But we might also see attempts at recreational marijuana use, gun restrictions and no-knock warrants.
Most of these folks will also be running for election next year.  Wouldn’t it be great to have a neighbor ask you about the election and be able to say that you personally know the candidate?  That you have his cell number programmed in your phone?

Georgia State Representative Buzz Brockway – GA Legislative Update.  Also – Gwinnett Sheriff’s presentation on home invasions

In January the Georgia Legislature is back in session, and we need to get ready now.  To have an impact, you need to be on a first name basis with your BrockwayBuzz773elected officials and know what they are working on.  It is difficult to affect change on a national level, but I promise you can have an impact locally!

Over the next months we will be bringing in Representatives and Senators to our meetings for you to meet, learn from, and ask questions.  You can, and should, hold them accountable!  Some likely issues include Casino Gambling, Education Savings Accounts, Religious Freedom – and more taxes.  But we might also see attempts at recreational marijuana use, gun restrictions and no-knock warrants.

Most of these folks will also be running for election next year.  Wouldn’t it be great to have a neighbor ask you about the election and be able to say that you personally know the candidate?  That you have his cell number programmed in your phone?

You know you should be more involved.  Take the first step at one of these meetings!

GwinnettCountySheriffAlso – We will have a member of the Gwinnett Sheriff’s Department give a 30 minute presentation on how to avoid and protect yourself from home invasion.  It seems that each year we have more crime in the Suwanee area.  Come and find out how NOT to become a victim!

 

 

Todd Rehm is a Republican political consultant and pollster based in Atlanta and editor of GaPundit.com, theTodd-Rehm-at-Georgia-Capitol most-read political newsletter in Georgia, which focuses on Republican politics, state and local government, and elections. He is a graduate of Emory University and veteran of 20 years of political campaigns,

He is frequently a guest on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Lawmakers during the legislative session, and can be heard many Friday afternoons at 3 PM on GPB’s “Political Rewind,” on 88.5 FM.

If you don’t subscribe to his daily newsletter, you should.  It contains the latest on politics throughout the state.  Mr. Rehm will be giving a report on what we can expect from the next legislative session and who might be running for some important elections in Georgia next year.  Learn more and subscribe to his newsletter on his website – http://gapundit.com/

 

This extremely informative presentation gives vital information about the gun laws in Georgia.OpenCarry

Have you considered buying a gun?  What about carrying one with you?  Who can carry a gun, and where?  Who can carry a gun openly?  What about “gun free zones?”  What will the police say if they see you with a gun?  What will people in restaurants say?  And if you ever have to use it, realize this – innocent gun owners go to jail every day for exercising their right of self-defense. Don’t let it happen to you!

Find out how to carry, why to carry, and where to carry, and find out how to protect yourself after you’ve pulled the trigger.

We will have representatives from U.S. Law Shield, Georgia Carry and attorneys who specialize in the exercise of our 2nd Amendment Rights.  Come prepared with your questions!

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Sheri Gilligan, new State Representative for House District 24, will headline our meeting in Cumming.  Sheri graduated from Forsyth County High School in 1981. For generations, her family were poor dirt farmers off of Franklin Goldmine Rd., her parents sacrificed so that she could have opportunities that they never had.

Sheri graduated from the University of Georgia and went on to work for the Central Intelligence Agency.  Her work with the CIA helped protect us from national threats. Now Sheri will be protecting us from an overbearing tyrannical government!  Come here Sheri in one of her first talks as our new Representative as she tells us what she hopes to accomplish under the Gold Dome!

 

 

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What are schools doing with your child’s data?  This presentation was so powerful in Suwanee we knew we had to present it in Lawrenceville also.  You will have a difficult time believing the information you will hear, but Gwinnett Schools now collect more information than ever on our children, from age, sex, aptitude to BMI and outside interests.  Companies wishing to market to these kids can purchase the data and use it to reach them in ways never before possible.

Writer, teacher, advocate and doctoral candidate Meg Norris has done extensive research on these and other shocking facts about what goes on in the modern public school.  It is no longer just about reading, writing and arithmetic!  Come to this very important meeting and see how far things have come.  If you have a child in the Gwinnett Public School system it is a presentation that you cannot afford

 

George Birnbaum on Fox News

George Birnbaum on Fox News

Middle East expert George Birnbaum, former Chief of Staff to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was the featured speaker at the Cumming meeting in August.  Mr. Birnbaum, a frequent guest on CNN and Fox News, has worked with leaders throughout Europe and the Middle East – Austria, Bulgaria, Romania, Kosovo, Serbia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and especially Israel – and has worked on dozens of United States Congressional and Senatorial races.  As some of you may remember, Mr. Birnbaum was scheduled a few months ago and was called to Israel at the last minute.  He joined us live via Skype from Israel and gave the absolute latest on the recent election and took our questions.

 

Back to School 2!  For those who live closer to Lawrenceville, the speaker at our Lawrenceville meeting will be Dr. Robert McClure, Gwinnett CountyDrRobertMcClure School Board and Vice Chairman.  Dr. McCLure is the Board member who represents District IV, which includes all or portions of the Berkmar, Brookwood, Grayson, Meadowcreek, Parkview, Shiloh, and South Gwinnett clusters – including South Gwinnett HS, Shiloh ES and Brookwood.

The School Board is in charge of funding and direction for all of Gwinnett County public schools.  Come and meet Dr. McClure and find out what the school board does and what plans they have for the upcoming year – including the special sales tax they will be asking for to build new schools around Gwinnett.  School Board members are not often out doing presentations and answering questions, so do not miss this opportunity!

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Back to School 1!  We are privileged to have Gwinnett County School Board member Daniel D. Seckinger as our speaker this month.  Mr. Seckinger is the Board member who represents District II, which includes the schools around Suwanee and Buford including parts of the Central Gwinnett, Collins Hill, Lanier, Mill Creek, Mountain View, and North Gwinnett clusters.

The School Board is in charge of funding and direction for all of Gwinnett County public schools.  Come and meet Mr. Seckinger and find out what the school board does and what plans they have for the upcoming year – including the special sales tax they will be asking for to build new schools around Gwinnett.  School Board members are not often out doing presentations and answering questions, so do not miss this opportunity!

 

RichardArenaReclaiming America” – Richard Arena

It has been five years since the beginning of the Tea Party movement.  While the movement has certainly made an impact on the political scene, still government is growing even as individual rights, American culture and the free enterprise system are under constant assault.  Reclaiming America is about how we who are in the vanguard of resistance to the unconstitutional acts of government can restore federalism and the rule of law.

The First Terrorist World War

The events of the last year,EdwardHayes at home and abroad, have destabilized a third of the globe and threatened us here in the homeland.  Understand it and hold your elective representatives accountable for resolving it.  Former Military Intelligence Officer Edward Hayes will be our speaker.  Chief Warrant Officer Hayes spent almost 30 years in the military, the majority of it in the Army.  Just before his retirement Mr. Hayes was stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and his main focus was the Kurds and the politics of our military strategy in the middle east.

 

Who is the Grinch that Stole State Sovereignty?

This presentation, given by Tea Party leader Mike Scupin, discusses MikeScupinthe all important issue of State Sovereignty.  With the federal government grabbing all the power it can, the States need to understand their rights under the Constitution.  This talk will center around questions like: From where did the concept of sovereignty originate?  What is the origin of the concept of “We the People?”  Do people have sovereignty or is it just a government that has sovereignty?  What exactly did our Founders mean by “We the People?”  Does “We the People” mean only that we have a vote in elections?  Is the concept of Jury nullification a legitimate idea?  Is there a higher authority than the U.S. Constitution?

NO SUWANEE MEETING on Tuesday, May 26,

nash_largeCounty Commission Chairman (Chairperson) Charlotte Nash will be talking about Gwinnett County and taking your questions. The Chair has spoken with us on several occasions and always has something exciting to tell us about Gwinnett.  This is a special chance for us to have direct access to the person who runs one of the largest counties in the country, so please take advantage of this opportunity.  You will not be disappointed.

 

MarcUrbachThe history of the party system in the U.S. and how it impacts our elections.  Like the modern day Tea Party, the Republican Party of 1854 was created out of opposition to the ruling party. Most people in this nation do NOT know the accurate history of both parties, especially Democrats and Americans who are black or African Americans. “Hope and Change” was incredibly successful as who knows how many millions of people voted simply because of this slogan.  Our speaker, Marc Urbach, believes that the Republican slogan should be, “Just the Facts, Just the Truth.”

Until 2013 Mr. Urbach worked for the Gwinnett County school system, where he taught United States history, World history and Economics.  His main area of interest is on the Founding Father era, the Judeo-Christian Foundation of America and the seven Supreme Court cases that removed religion from our public schools.  His second book, titled, “Can America be Saved? Do we need a Third Great Awakening?,” is scheduled for release in July.

 

Jane Robbins, an attorney and Senior Fellow of the American

JaneRobbins1Principles Project will fill us in on the new AP U.S. History syllabus currently being taught in our schools.  This biased course minimizes discussion of our Founding Fathers, the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the religious influences on our nation’s history.  No mention is made of important individuals like Albert Einstein, Jonas Salk, Rosa Parks or Dr. Martin Luther King. What you will discover in this presentation will alarm you.

Jane will be joined by Michael Williams, State Senator for District 27, and Mark Hamilton, State Representative for House District 24.  They will be talking about the transportation bill (HB 170) and what might happen to it as it moves to the Senate.  It is an honor to have these two men who represent the Cumming area give us the latest on the Georgia General Assembly.
MedicalCannabisGeorgia is moving toward allowing Medical Marijuana.  But is the name really accurate?  The federal government lists Marijuana as a Schedule I drug, meaning it has a high potential for abuse and has no currently accepted medical use.  Billy Wise has done extensive research on Georgia House Bill 1, also known as “Haleigh’s Hope Act,” and will be presenting  surprising information that he has uncovered.  Are we being taken for a ride with this bill?  What exactly are its supporters trying to accomplish?  This legislation is certainly controversial and should result in a very lively discussion.

 

 

brian_kemp_1-4-10_mediumBrian Kemp, Georgia’s Secretary of State, will be our speaker at the February meeting in Lawrenceville.  Responsibilities of the secretary’s office include supervising and monitoring elections and providing campaign finance disclosure; managing and preserving public records; providing educational programs about the capitol; and licensing, monitoring, and registering professionals and businesses.

There are some new ideas on ballot access (making it easier for anyone to put their name on the ballot to run for office, not just having to run through one of the two parties) and we will be asking him about that as well as finding out how we can be assured that our voting process is secure and all votes are counted accurately as we head into a very important presidential election in 2016.

The 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly is just getting started, and there are some huge issues that will be decided in the next three months: Drivers Licenses for illegal aliens, Religious Freedom for business owners, ten cent per gallon fuel tax, campus carry (students and teachers), medical marijuana and others. It’s time for you to come and get informed on these pending bills and more.JulianneThompson

JULIANNE THOMPSON, lifetime member of the Electoral College and one of the original founders of the Tea Party movement will be one of several to speak about issues we need to look for in this session of the Georgia Assembly. We want to talk about how to get involved and how to change the direction of our State and our Country.  Please join us!

KrisAnne Hall

KrisAnne Hall is an attorney and former prosecutor who travels the country teaching the Constitution and the history that gave us our founding documents. KrisAnne will connect the dots for you like no one else can! Host of The KrisAnne Hall Show, she pulls no punches, puts Liberty First and gives no quarter to those who hide behind party labels. Like no other host, KrisAnne will tell you what the founders had to say on today’s relevant issues .

KrisAnne is a disabled Army veteran, a Russian linguist, a mother, a pastor’s wife and a patriot. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, she received her undergraduate degree in Bio-Chemistry from Blackburn College in 1991 and her J.D. from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law and is a former Russian Linguist for the US Army. KrisAnne worked as a state prosecutor and with a prominent law firm defending religious liberty and First Amendment rights.

 

JaneRobbins1Jane Robbins, an attorney and a senior fellow with the American Principles Project in Washington, DC. will give us the latest on the new AP US History that is being taught for the first time in Gwinnett schools.  A curriculum developed by anonymous unaccountable entities in DC, it conflicts radically with Georgia Performance Standards and stresses group accomplishments over individualism.  Told from a world perspective, it leaves out almost all of our traditional heroes like Jefferson, Madison, and even Dr. King.  Jane is a true expert on what is happening to our schools, including Common Core, and has crafted federal and state legislation designed to restore the constitutional autonomy of states and parents in education policy, and to protect the rights of religious freedom and conscience.  We all need to know what our schools are teaching the next generation.Also – What is the ARC?  How do they have so much power?  Where does that power come from?  Sixteen of the 39 ARC board members have no direct accountability to citizens in any way, it is almost impossible for citizens to speak at their meetings, and yet their actions affect us all.  Regionalism and Planning expert Field Searcy will fill us in on this vital topic.

George Birnbaum

George Birnbaum, Middle East expert and former Chief of Staff to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, will be the featured speaker at the Gwinnett Tea Party.

 

Middle East expert George Birnbaum, former Chief of Staff to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, will be the featured speaker at the Lawrenceville meeting.  Mr. Birnbaum, a frequent guest on CNN and Fox News, has worked with leaders throughout Europe and the Middle East – Austria, Bulgaria, Romania, Kosovo, Serbia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and especially Israel – and has worked on dozens of United States Congressional and Senatorial races.

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Libertarian Candidate for US Senate Amanda Swafford will drop by to tell us why she is running for Senate and answer questions.  Amanda’s first goal is to bring the federal government in alignment with its primary purpose of preserving and protecting individual rights and in doing so, believes we could operate the federal government without any federal income tax at all, thereby first calling for a repeal of the 16th Amendment and an implementation of the FairTax.

 

Refugee Resettlement Relief Executive Director Joe Newton speaks to Georgia elected officials.

Refugee Resettlement Relief Executive Director Joe Newton

Security at home and overseas will be our Theme this month.  Former Military Intelligence Officer Edward Hayes will be our initial speaker.  Chief Warrant Officer Hayes spent almost 30 years in the military, the majority of it in the Army.  Most recently stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, Mr. Hayes is considered one of the foremost authorities on the Kurds and the politics of our military strategy in the middle east.  Mr. Hayes spoke at our Lawrenceville meeting and was very well received.

We are privileged to have as our second speaker Refugee Resettlement Relief Executive Director Joe Newton.  Joe has been on the forefront of Georgia immigration issues, specifically forced resettlement of refugees by the government.  Joe has been closely following what is happening to our state because of the flood of immigrant children now coming across our southern border and being settled right here in Gwinnett County and the metro area.  Mr. Newton will give us the latest information and answer all of our questions.

Libertarian candidate for Governor Dr. Andrew Hunt

Former Military Intelligence Officer Edward Hayes generously agreed to fill in as our featured speaker when our original guest was called out of the country at the last minute.  Chief Warrant Officer Hayes spent almost 30 years in the military, the majority of it in the Army, most recently stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Mr. Hayes is considered one of the foremost authorities on the Kurds and the politics of our military strategy in the middle east.

Also we are privileged to have Dr. Andrew Hunt, the Libertarian candidate for the Georgia gubernatorial race speaking at the same meeting.  Dr. Hunt received a PhD in Minerals Science and Engineering from Georgia Tech and is a pioneer in the field of nanotechnology.  Dr. Hunt joined in the race for Georgia Governor in order serve his country and make a difference. He plans to use his background in the high-tech industry to create innovative solutions. He believes, like many, that the two party system is antiquated and a large percentage of citizens are looking for an alternative.  We welcome Dr. Hunt and look forward to what he has to say.

 

IslamistUSWHY THE 2014 ELECTION MATTERS: THE THREAT OF ISLAMISM TO AMERICA – Four key areas will be addressed: How the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the White House and the federal government, how Islamism has already become integrated into our legal and judicial system, how the military has purged Islam from all their training, and how Islamism has influenced public education.

David R. Bores will be the presenter.  He gave a talk on Sharia Law and women at our Lawrenceville meeting, and it was one of the best presentations we have seen.  Mr. Bores has been in public service for over 45 years, having served most recently as the Chief of Police for the City of Woodstock from January, 2009 to December, 2011 and previously as a senior officer and member of the command staff of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office from 1993 to 2009 where he held the rank of major. He also served for 23 years in the United States Army in the Military Police Corps and retired in 1991 in the grade of Lieutenant Colonel. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville and holds two Master’s of Science degrees, one in Public Administration from Georgia College and State University and the other in Criminal Justice from Jacksonville State University. He is a member of the adjunct faculty of criminal justice at Kennesaw State University, has previously taught at Reinhardt University and at Georgia State University, and is a POST certified general instructor.