Join us for Tea Party Scottsdale's first meeting of 2015, Thursday, January 15, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Scottsdale Chaparral Suites, 5001 N Scottsdale Road.
Sheriff Richard Mack is our featured speaker. Sheriff Mack is the former Sheriff of Graham County and a leader of Sheriffs fighting for Constitutional Rights. More information on the Sheriff here
Is the tea party a movement or just a mood?
That was the question posed by Weekly Standard columnist and Fox News contributor Steven Hayes as he kicked off a panel at the Heritage Foundation celebrating the 5th anniversary of the tea party.
Hayes and his co-panelists, Heritage Action for America CEO Michael Needham and University of Virginia professor of politics James Ceaser, all agreed that the tea party is in fact a movement. Moods, as Hayes noted, don’t last for five years.
Recent polls regarding national tea party support show the panel’s assessment is correct. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll in November found one-fifth of American adults consider themselves supporters of the tea party. As panel moderator David Azerrad of the Heritage Foundation noted, that’s quite an improvement from the original tea party, which numbered between 30 and 130 members.
But the panelists didn’t just rely on poll numbers to support their conclusion. They also highlighted some of the tea party’s major accomplishments since its inception in 2009.
Tucked inside the big spending bill that funded the federal government for the next year was a provision that will have a major and positive impact on the Arizona economy. Sen. Jeff Flake, John McCain and Rep. Paul Gosar inserted the provision to allow mining in Superior, Arizona, a move that will create 4,000 jobs.
The Arizona Chamber of Commerce described the provision in the following manner:
"The Southeast Arizona Land Exchange Conservation Act, originally introduced by Rep. Paul Gosar and
Tea Party Scottsdale's last monthly meeting of 2014 wasThursday, December 18. We Celebrated a Year-End Wrap-Up, Volunteer Appreciation and Holiday Treats.
We are looking forward to TPS in Action in 2015 and are committed to Community & Legislative Outreach to spread the Conservative Influence before heading into another Election Year, 2016 More information here.
Notice the 13 stars in the right-hand circle are arranged as a Star of David on the order of George Washington. Washington asked Haym Solomon, a wealthy Jew, what he would like as a personal reward for his services to the
Continental Army.. Solomon said he wanted nothing for himself, but he would like something for his people. The Star of David was the result. Solomon had saved the Army through his financial contributions ...then died a pauper. He had given $25 million to save the Continental Army.
On the rear of the One Dollar bill, you will see two circles. Together, they comprise the
Great Seal of the United States. The First Continental Congress requested that Benjamin Franklin and a group of men come up with a Seal. It took them four years to accomplish this task and another two years to get it approved.
The Circle on the left side has a Pyramid lighted on the face, and dark on the west side because we had not yet begun to explore the west. The Pyramid is uncapped, signifying that the Country was not yet completed.
Inside the Capstone is the all-seeing eye, an ancient symbol for divinity and IN GOD WE TRUST is on the currency.
The Latin above the pyramid, ANNUIT COEPTIS, means, 'God has favored our undertaking.'
and below the pyramid, NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM, means, 'a new order has begun.'
At the base of the pyramid is the Roman numeral for 1776. (MDCCLXXVI)
There is an odd, magical-thinking element in the psychology of recent White Houses. It is now common for those within them to assume that history will declare their greatness down the road. They proceed as if this is automatic, guaranteed: They will leave someday, history will ponder their accomplishments and announce their genius.
The assumption of history’s inevitable vindication is sharper in the current White House, due to general conceit—they really do think they possess a higher wisdom and play a deeper game—and the expectation that liberal historians will write the history.
The illusion becomes a form of license. We don’t have to listen to critics, adversaries, worriers and warn-ers, we just have to force through our higher vision and let history say down the road we got it right.
They make this assumption because they don’t know much about history—they really are people who saw the movie but didn’t read the book—and because historical vindication is what happened so spectacularly in the case of Ronald Reagan. So it will happen to them, too.
Reagan had a hard, tough presidency during