Tea Party of Scottsdale, AZ
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Tea Party Scottsdale

Notes from TPS President, Dan Farley, on Thursday's Meeting

18623377_982337055202738_7865894908369759276_o.jpgI want to share my thoughts on the Tea Party Scottsdale meeting from yesterday while it's still fresh in my mind. We moved to a new venue so I was uncertain how smoothly it'd go, how many people would find us/attend, and what the acoustics would be like in the room. Overall I was quite happy. Attendance was strong, we filled the room. Contributions were slightly higher than the average and the new venue has considerably lowered our operating costs which should provide us funds as the year progresses to do more of the conservative/Tea Party outreach I want to do in an economically sustainable way. As expected, this was a good meeting to learn from and we'll likely position our speakers more centrally in the room so it's easier for all in attendance to hear more clearly next time around.

We had 3 speakers which covered the following topics, our local schools, liberty outreach to nations all over the world, and how our local police department is meeting the needs of our citizens.

Cherie L. Harbaugh informed us on 

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Light up Social Media - NOW

The Left is making all of the noise!

Write, Call, Blog, Facebook - Show our Support for President Trump's Agenda.

Right now the Left is defining the argument and scarying GOP Congressional Members. - ALL BASED ON ALLEGATIONS & INNUENDO

Contact David Schweikert's Office - show your support!

Contact John McCain's Office - tell him to stop helping the Left!

Contact Jeff Flake's Office - support President Trump!

If George Soros and his minions cannot bring down President Trump - they are trying to drive away his Congressional Support.  Remember, if the Trump Agenda fails we will have: Socialized Medicine, stock market crash (no tax reform), more ISIS, et.al. terrorism, open borders, Agenda 21, no Keystone or Dakota pipelines, more unemployment......

the Left is doing this with NO EVIDENCE - and Congress wants to run away!

Weak kneed Congress needs to hear from us - Give them the backbone they lack on their own!

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Coming of Age in Communist Romania - The Making of a Conservative

I was born in 1937 and am an only child. The reason for that is mostly because my mother contracted TB a few years after, not to mention that WWII broke out. Nobody in their right mind wanted to bring more children into that world, especially if they were Jewish.

Of course, nobody fully believed that the Nazis would last and, although my family could have immigrated to Palestine, they gave up that idea. Mother's father was well-to-do and had houses built for his two children, my mother and Uncle Zoltan. He argued that there was no reason to give up their comfortable lives for something transient, and that the Romanian government was nothing like the Germans. Although the Antonescu government, whose policies eliminated Jews from all facets of Romanian society, tolerated some Jews, and my grandparents fell in that category. 

My family lived in the province of Transylvania, close to the Hungarian border, and there were no mass deportations from that area that I know of. Mass deportations to Transnistria only began with Germany's declining fortunes at the end of 1942.

Antonescu, the Prime Minister, decided to postpone the deportation of the Jewish population, but in the end, 280,000 to 420,000 perished, mostly from the North-Eastern part of the country.

In 1942, Jewish properties were expropriated, and my parents and I were 

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An Appeal to Heaven (1775)

Patrick_Henry.jpgIf found guilty in a court of law, an accused has a right to appeal to a higher court.  Prior to the American Revolution, the Colonists presented their grievances to the court of King George III many times and pleaded for justice.  The King, however, became increasingly hostile and offered no appeal.  Patrick Henry, in his “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” speech, summarized the feelings of many, “An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!”  If King George would not rule with justice, the Colonists were determined to appeal their cause to a higher Court.  Here is an example of the phrase, “An Appeal to Heaven”, seen on a flag during the Siege of Boston.

“Yesterday morning, according to orders issued the day before by Major General [Isaiah] Putnam, all the Continental Troops under his immediate command assembled at Prospect Hill [Boston], when 

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Jeff Flake Takes on Soros -- We Should be Grateful

Jeff_Flake.jpgSen. Jeff Flake doesn’t always get our praise but his work fighting George Soros from taking over the Internet deserves our recognition.

Over the course of the past decade, George Soros, the Ford Foundation and Google have spent nearly a quarter of a billion to control the net. Their allies in the Obama Federal Communications Commission jammed through on a 3-2 vote the falsely named “Net Neutrality” in 2015.  Then, just before the administration came to an end, the FCC jammed through so-called “privacy” regulations on Internet Service Providers (ISPs).  The harsh rules created a confusing two-tiered system with separate rules for broadband providers and other collectors of information like Google, Facebook — entities that possess vastly more private and personal information about consumers.

Think about it this way, Google stores vastly more information than 

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April 20 General Meeting - Congressman David Schweikert

david_schweikert.jpegA great meeting with  Congressman David Schweikert 

Here is the video Crowdsourced Environmental Data the Congressman provided.




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Thoughts on Government (1776)

Adams__John.jpgIn 1776, John Adams was asked to share his opinions on government.  In response, Adams wrote several letters and a pamphlet entitled, Thoughts on Government.  Adams touched on three branches of government and a system of checks and balances.  Thoughts on Government helped colonists embrace Independence and influenced several State Constitutions.  (In 1780, John Adams became the primary author of the Massachusetts Constitution, the oldest functioning constitution in the world.)

“It has been the Will of Heaven, that We should be thrown into Existence at a Period, when the greatest Philosophers and Lawgivers of Antiquity would have wished to have lived: a Period, when a Coincidence of Circumstances, without Example, has afforded to thirteen Colonies at once an opportunity, of beginning Government anew from the Foundation and building as they choose.  How few of the human Race, have ever 

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American Political Integrity Is in a State of Collapse

by DAVID FRENCH March 23, 2017 NRO

 In the political version of the Iran–Iraq war, everyone has grievances and no one has virtues.

There is humor in almost everything, even the fast-motion collapse of honesty and integrity in American political discourse. On Tuesday the Washington Post (no, not the Onion) actually published a piece by former Obama national security-adviser Susan Rice titled, “When the White House twists the truth, we are all less safe.”

Yes, that happened. The woman who went on every major Sunday-morning news program after the Benghazi terrorist attacks and told flat-out falsehoods about its nature and motivations is now lecturing America about integrity. A person who was one of the chief national-security officials when the Obama administration was spinning false narratives about the Iran nuclear deal actually wrote this:

The foundation of the United States’ unrivaled global leadership rests only in part on our military might, the strength of our economy and the power of our ideals. It is also grounded in the perception that the United States is steady, rational, and fact-based. To lead effectively, the United States must maintain respect and trust. So, when a White House deliberately dissembles and serially contorts the facts, its actions pose a serious risk to America’s global leadership, among friends and adversaries alike.

Those words are true. Too bad she disregarded them when the truth was politically inconvenient.

It’s easy to single out disingenuous Democrats.

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‘Hidden Figures’ Is a Powerful Story of Black Achievement

hidden_figures.jpegAfrican-Americans have heard lots of excuses for failure and are hungry for inspiration.


People should never be defined by circumstances beyond their control—a principle exemplified by the three women whose stories are popularized in the Oscar-nominated film “Hidden Figures.” Based on a 2016 book by Margot Lee Shetterly, “Hidden Figures” chronicles how NASA mathematicians Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Dorothy Vaughan overcame legal segregation and racial discrimination to play a critical role in astronaut John Glenn’s orbital mission aboard Friendship 7 in 1962.

There is a thirst among black Americans for such inspiring messages. I witnessed evidence of this yearning last week when I attended a book signing with Ms. Shetterly at the Fredericksburg, Va., campus of the University of Mary Washington. The 1,000-seat auditorium was filled to capacity by a predominantly African-American audience. People were packed into the balcony and there wasn’t a spare inch of standing room anywhere along the walls. The 100 copies of “Hidden Figures” that organizers had brought to the venue sold out well before the presentation began. Even the local bookstores ran out of copies.

During the question-and-answer session following Ms. Shetterly’s talk, some in the audience lamented that they had not known earlier about the heroines of “Hidden Figures.” Children in the audience 

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Thursday, March 16 General Meeting

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