Thursday, September 27, 2012

Jim & Darrell’s Seafood Bash

Great Food, Great Friends and Great Fun!

Food, Beverages and Entertainment

Seafood provided by Shellfish 2000 / Entertainment provided by Tom’s Tunes

Dancy for House

District 12 Candidate

Darrell Eubanks, Lenoir County Commissioner at Large

Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 6:30 - 10:00 pm

Neuse Nature Picnic Shelter

401 W. Caswell Street, Kinston, North Carolina

Tickets: $40 per person. Contact Darrell at 252-560-7821 or Jim at 252-229-1132.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Join Us for National Prosperity Day in North Carolina

National Prosperity Action Day is less than two days away and Americans for Prosperity will continue to call attention to the failing agenda of President Obama with activists all across the country.

Join us SATURDAY by taking part at your closest AFP-NC location and join in with over 100 sites nationwide to be a part of this new and exciting event. We'll be making phone calls all day spreading the message of economic freedom across the entire country!

Here are the locations and times nearest you:

Anna Beavon Gravely
2613 N. Park Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Kyle Hall
1140 Paces Place
Pinnacle, NC 27043

Kyle Hall
615 West Main Street
Pilot Mountain, NC 27041

Bethany Hudson
Bridge Pointe Hotel, 101 Howell Road
New Bern, NC 28562

Donald Bryson
200 W. Morgan Street (2nd floor)
Raleigh, NC 27601

Stephen Billy
8340 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28262

Please join us for even just an hour or two, and make a difference for our country's future. You can visit to RSVP or contact the Field Coordinator in the location nearest you.
At our events across the country, we'll also be giving away a chance to win a trip to Washington D.C. or L.A. for a special viewing of Atlas Shrugged II! Click here to view the official contest rules.

This is your chance to have an impact by spreading the message of economic freedom and calling attention to individuals everywhere in the nation about President Obama’s failed policies. If you want to be a part of this effort, then RSVP now!

Please contact your local Field Coordinator to RSVP, for event details, or if you have any questions.

Hope to See You There!

P.S. Looking to spread the word? Take a minute and share our message with your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter. Let them know that THEY can join AFP and thousands across the country on September 22, and make a difference for our country's future. Visit to register and learn more.

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens to support restraining state and federal government growth and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP is more than 1.9 million activists strong, with activists in all 50 states. AFP has 35 state chapters and affiliates. For more information, visit

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012: Prosperity in Action Day

Please support this important project! Our sucess can help fund the work of CCTA! It is the easiest fund raiser ever and we may earn a couple of important things on our "wish list."



"Prosperity in Action Day"

Special Phone Banking Party on September 22, 2012
and we will be showing the must see movie,

Generation Zero all day.

from 9 am -9Pm at the Bridge Point Hotel

Sponsored by AFP! Door Prizes!
Top Caller Prize $500 Gift Certificate for the Grove Park Inn!
Refreshments will be available all day.

Join us at the James Residence on Thursday nights 7:00 pm--or we can give you a phone to call from home at your leisure!

Committ to do virtual phone banking from home on Monday evenings, 6:00-8:00 pm.

Please support this important project! Our sucess can help fund the work of CCTA!

We will be showing the must see movie,
Generation Zero
all day.

The current economic crisis is not a failure of capitalism, but a failure of culture. Generation Zero explores the cultural roots of the global financial meltdown - beginning with the narcissism of the 1960's, spreading like a virus through the self-indulgent 90's, and exploding across the world in the present economic cataclysm.

Generation Zero goes beneath the shallow media headlines and talking head sound bites to get to the source of today's economic nightmare. With a cutting edge style and haunting imagery, this must see documentary will change everything you thought you knew about Wall Street and Washington.

Featuring experts, authors, and pundits from across the political spectrum, Generation Zero exposes the little told story of how the mindset of the baby boomers sowed the seeds of economic disaster that will be reaped by coming generations.

Contact Lynn Childs for info, phone: 252-402-0333 (or email:

October 8, 2012: Fundraising Reception of Rep. Norman Sanderson

Please join us for a fundraising reception

Honoring Representative Norman Sanderson

Republican Candidate for North Carolina Senate District 2

Monday, October 8, 2012, 6:00PM – 7:30PM

Leon Mann Senior Center, 3820 Galantis Drive. Morehead City, NC

Heavy Hors D'oeuvres Served

RSVP to Jennifer Alcock at or call 252.876.7189

Please bring a friend!  Please make checks payable to Citizens to Elect Norman Sanderson or donate online at

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Craven County Republican Women's Meeting and Luncheon

September 26, 2012, at The Chelsea Restaurant, Middle Street, New Bern, NC
Focus Group meets at 10:45 AM


Steven L. Royal, Candidate for NC Treasurer

John Tedesco, Candidate for NC Superintendent of Public Instruction

Menu:  Shrimp Risotto (Specially made by Shaun for CCRW) or Turkey Pita Club (Turkey, bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce and tomato stacked club style on a warm herbal pita w/side of raspberry)
Rolls, Tea, Coffee and Desert
Cost $ 15.00 inclusive

RSVP Monday Sept. 24,2012 to Lucille at or 633-0891
changes to menu for anyone who has a SPECIAL DIETARY NEED..

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THE BLAZE: Pastors Unite Against IRS to Deliver ‘Pulpit Freedom Sunday’ Political Sermons (Poll)

Pastors Unite Against IRS to Deliver ‘Pulpit Freedom Sunday’ Political Sermons (Poll)

It’s that time of year, again. On October 7, 2012, hundreds of Christian pastors are going to be taking to their pulpits with overtly political messages in an effort to challenge a restrictive Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) tax code. The calculated event, “Pulpit Freedom Sunday,” is an annual initiative that seeks to rally believers against the government’s regulations on pastoral political endorsements.

The situation, as TheBlaze has noted in the past, is a complicated one. While there are certainly political issues that preachers can discuss from the pulpit, churches’ tax-exempt status prevents faith leaders, at least in part, from partisan preaching. Thus, if a church wants to enjoy tax benefits, it must comply.


Many pastors claim that the co-called “Johnson Amendment,” an IRS code that was added in 1954, causes such fear among some clergy that they end up erring on the side of not addressing controversial social and political issues (read a complete history of the controversial amendment here).

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Weekly Legislative Action Summary

September 16, 2012


Continuing Resolution—Thursday 9/13, the House passed legislation to ensure that discretionary federal operations will remain funded for six months. H. J. Res. 117, the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013, which was approved by a vote of 329-91, provides a six-month extension of appropriated funding for discretionary government operations, through March 27, 2013. Under current law, appropriated funding for discretionary spending is set to expire after September 30, 2012, the end of the fiscal year. According to CBO, H.J.Res. 117 provides $1.047 trillion in regular appropriated funding for government operations on an annualized basis. Regular appropriated funding in the bill is $7.9 billion or 0.6 percent higher than FY 2012. Some conservatives were concerned that this CR was the first CR in history to actually increase spending across the board, and when disaster funding is included exceeds the cap set in the Budget Control Act. In addition, it does nothing to defund the implementation of ObamaCare, it reauthorizes TANF without re-instating the work requirement gutted by the Obama administration, and contains language that some conservatives believe will enable the Obama administration’s executive order on cyber security. Roll Call Vote 579:

National Security and Job Protection Act—Also Thursday 9/13, the House voted to repeal the looming sequester upon enactment of legislation to replace the automatic cuts with equal reductions elsewhere in the budget, by a vote of 223-196. H.R. 6365 repeals the across-the-board defense and non-defense discretionary spending cuts scheduled to occur on January 2, 2013, upon the enactment of H.R. 5652, the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012, or any legislation that offsets the automatic sequester with equal or greater spending reductions over the next five years. The bill in and of itself does not repeal the sequester. However, it would ensure that if any legislation to replace the sequester with alternative spending reductions were enacted, the sequester would be shut off. In the event that the sequestration is replaced, the bill lowers the discretionary spending cap for FY 2013 from $1.047 trillion to $1.028 trillion. Roll Call Vote 577:

No More Solyndras Act—Friday 9/14, the House approved H.R. 6213 by a vote of 245-161. The No More Solyndras Act is a product of the extensive investigation into the Department of Energy’s (DOE) $535 million loan guarantee to Solyndra, the California solar panel manufacturer that ultimately went bankrupt last September. The committee’s investigation revealed DOE’s loan guarantee program to be poorly managed and lacking sufficient safeguards for American taxpayers. Solyndra filed for bankruptcy on September 6, 2011, and two days later was raided by the FBI on September 8, 2011. The bill phases out the DOE’s mismanaged loan guarantee program and provides taxpayers strong new protections for any pending applications in the program. The legislation provides for greater loan guarantee transparency and prohibits DOE from restructuring the terms of any loan guarantee without Treasury consultation. The Act also reaffirms that subordination of U.S. taxpayers’ interest to any other investors is forbidden. Many conservatives continue to call for an end to all federal government loan guarantee programs that distort the market and pick winners and losers. Roll Call Vote 584:

FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act—On Wednesday 9/12, the House approved H.R. 5949, a bill to reauthorize the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, by a vote of 301-118. H.R. 5949 extends the authority of the federal government to conduct surveillance pursuant to the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 until December 31, 2017. The FISA Amendments Act of 2008 provided the Director of National Intelligence and the Attorney General the authority to acquire foreign intelligence information from non-U.S. citizens outside the U.S. This authority is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2012, under current law. Roll Call Vote 569:


The House will not be in session on Monday, September 17 or Tuesday, September 18 in observance of the Jewish holiday. It will be in session from Wednesday, September 19 through Friday, September 21.

On Wednesday, the House is expected to take up under the Suspension Calendar 27 non-controversial measures. To pass on the Suspension Calendar, legislation requires a 2/3 vote in favor.

One of the non-controversial pieces of legislation is H.R. 5912, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma, which would prohibit the use of taxpayer funds to pay for national political party conventions, and require the return to the U.S. Treasury of any funds not yet spent.

A full list of the measures to be considered on the Suspension Calendar can be found in the Appendix to the TPP Weekly Summary.

On Thursday, the House will take up three major pieces of legislation:

Green Cards for Foreign Graduate Students – Next week, the House will likely take up for consideration Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith’s STEM bill on immigration, allowing up to 55,000 green cards to be reallocated for foreign graduates of U.S. graduate programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. There is no bill number yet.

A fact sheet from the House Judiciary Committee on the draft STEM Bill can be found here:

Stopping President Obama’s War on Coal – Next week, the House plans to debate the Stop the War on Coal Act, H.R. 3409, to rein in the Obama Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) costly job-killing regulations, protect jobs, keep energy affordable, as well as prevent the premature closure of coal plants to ensure the lights stay on. The bill would seek to limit surface mining regulations and would require regulatory analysis and a cumulative cost analysis of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules. The bill would also allow states to regulate coal ash and would move the authority for setting Clean Water Act water quality standards from the EPA to the states.

Blocking the Obama Administration’s Welfare Work Waiver – Next week, the House is expected to consider H.J.Res. 118 “Providing for congressional disapproval of the Administration’s July 12, 2012 waiver of welfare work requirements.” According to a September analysis by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Obama Administration’s decision to waive the welfare work requirements qualifies as a rule and is therefore subject to review – and potential disapproval – under the Congressional Review Act. This bill would express Congress’s disapproval of the Obama Administration’s regulatory effort that will waive the work requirements of the 1996 welfare reform law, hold the Obama Administration accountable, and preserve critical reforms that have helped lift millions of American families out of poverty. Chairman Jordan—along with Chairmen John Kline and Dave Camp—is the chief sponsor of this resolution.

A fact sheet on H.J.Res. 118 can be found here:

In addition, those who want to move the Ag Bill to the floor of the House for a vote before September 30 (the end of the Fiscal Year, when the current Ag Bill runs out) have begun circulating a Discharge Petition. A Discharge Petition is a procedural vehicle used to circumvent the normal process of moving a bill to the floor of the House. Any bill can be brought to the floor of the House if a majority of the Members sign a petition to call it up.

The Discharge Petition can be found here:

As of this writing, the Discharge Petition has 53 signers. A few farm state Republicans have signed on, and other farm state Republicans will be under heavy pressure from their constituents to add their signatures.

On Friday, the House will consider any of the legislation not finished Thursday.

Majority Leader Cantor announced on Friday, September 14 that the House would recess on Friday, September 21, and would not be back in session until after the November elections.


The Senate convened on Wednesday, September 12 and took up but did not finish with S. 3457, the Veterans Job Corp Act, a bill that would provide for training for returning veterans of the armed services. Sen. Sessions of Alabama, the Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, objects to the bill because it authorizes an increase in the budget of the Department of Veterans Affairs over and above the level authorized in the Budget Control Act. Sessions plans to offer a Budget Point of Order, which will likely be defeated on a party-line vote, when the measure is next taken up on Wednesday, September 20.

Sen. Paul of Kentucky continues to filibuster all legislative action in the Senate in a bid to get a vote on his bill to stop all foreign aid to some Middle Eastern nations. His filibusters have required the maximum amount of time pass between each vote.


The Senate will not be in session Monday, September 17 or Tuesday, September 18, in observance of the Jewish holiday.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, September 20, the Senate is expected to take up the House-passed Continuing Resolution.

Other legislative items that are possible during the September work period include: Farm bill extension (expires Sept. 30th); vote on Executive Calendar #518, Carol J. Galante, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (per a Unanimous Consent agreement entered into before the August recess); additional nominations; Obamacare repeal bill (Rule 14ed by Republican Leader McConnell); Senator Johnson’s call for Congressional Review Act review of the Internal Revenue Service’s exchange regulations; and Senator Hatch’s call for Congressional Review Act review of the TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) work guidance changes.


Measures to be placed on the House Suspension Calendar during the week of September 17, 2012:

H.R. 6060, the Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension Act,
H.R. 5987, the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act,
H.R. 1461, the Mescalero Apache Tribe Leasing Authorization Act,
H.R. 3319, to allow the Pascua Yaqui Tribe to determine the requirements for membership in that tribe,
H.R. 6324, the Cutting Federal Unnecessary and Expensive Leasing Act,
H.R. 4158, to confirm full ownership rights for certain United States astronauts to artifacts from the astronauts' space missions,
H.R. 6375, to authorize certain Department of Veterans Affairs major medical facility projects and leases, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain authorities of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes,
H.R. 5948, the Veterans Fiduciary Reform Act,
H.R. 3099, the Buffett Rule Act,
H.R. 5044, the Andrew P. Carpenter Tax Act,
H.R. 2827, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to clarify provisions relating to the regulation of municipal advisors,
H.R. 6361, the Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act,
H.R. __, to provide flexibility with respect to U.S. support for assistance provided by international financial institutions for Burma,
H.R. 2903, the FEMA Reauthorization Act,
H.R. 3110, the Grape Region Accelerated Production and Efficiency Act,
H.R. 6368, the Border Security Information Improvement Act,
H.R. 5912, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit the use of public funds for political party conventions, and to provide for the return of previously distributed funds for deficit reduction,
H.R. 6296, the Disaster Loan Fairness Act,
H.R. 5910, the Global Investment in American Jobs Act,
H.R. 4212, the Contaminated Drywall Safety Act,
H.R. 4124, the Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act,
H.R. 6163, the National Pediatric Research Network Act,
H.R. 6118, the Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act,
H.R. 733, the Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act,
H.R. 3783, the Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act,
H.Res. 526, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect toward the establishment of a democratic and prosperous Republic of Georgia and the establishment of a peaceful and just resolution to the conflict with Georgia's internationally recognized borders, and
H.Res. __, Honoring the four United States public servants who died in Libya and condemning the attacks on United States diplomatic facilities in Libya, Egypt, and Yemen.

Administration Quits In Afghanistan. Blames Internet Video For Defeat.

The one talent this Administration has, in spades, is the ability to completely corrupt anyone or anything it comes into contact with. Sadly, the US military is not immune from this talent.

I’ve posted twice about chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Martin Dempsey, weighing into election year politics to aid the Administration.

Today we have another shameful episode.

We all know the difficulties being experienced by our troops in Afghanistan who are attempting to bring the Afghan army and national police up from a typical Third World thuggery to a reliable and effective defense force. This year there have been 32 separate attacks, about one per week thus far, and those attacks have accounted for 15% of all allied casualties in Afghanistan. It is a tough job but one that is indispensable to military and political success in Afghanistan.

Today the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF — and no it does not really mean “I Saw Americans Fight”) headed by USMC General John Allen released this totally untrue statement:


Breaking…Obama Reinstates NDAA Military Detention Provision!!

A lone appeals judge bowed down to the Obama administration late Monday and reauthorized the White House’s ability to indefinitely detain American citizens without charge or due process.

Last week, a federal judge ruled that an temporary injunction on section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 must be made permanent, essentially barring the White House from ever enforcing a clause in the NDAA that can let them put any US citizen behind bars indefinitely over mere allegations of terrorist associations. On Monday, the US Justice Department asked for an emergency stay on that order, and hours later US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Judge Raymond Lohier agreed to intervene and place a hold on the injunction.


September 22, 2012: Constitution Day Tea Party Rally at Jomeokee Campground

September 22, 2012,11:30 am-4:00 pm

Constitution Day Tea Party Rally at Jomeokee Campground

A group of Moore TEA Citizens will be heading over that morning, and we sure want you to go with us! The day will feature our singing favorite, Bruce Bellott! He will be there to sing "We Ain't Goin' Away" and "In God's Hands". Some of the Founding Fathers will be there as well and there will surely be lots of Constitution copies available - well bring a good supply!

Please click NOW to register.

Here is more information from the Constitution Day organizers:

Last year's was a huge success with over 1200 in attendance throughout the day. We will be at the beautiful natural amphitheater called Jomeokee Music Park in Pinnacle, NC. It is 15 minutes north of Winston Salem.

There will be a lot of great things scheduled, a family oriented event, great music and just a great time to gather with other like minded individuals across the state. The best part of event is that it's FREE!!! Let's make this the BIGGEST TEA Party event across the region! What better time to do it than during Constitution Week?

TEA Parties and like minded people from across America are invited to band together in a display of UNITY. Celebrate the 225th anniversary of our Constitution as we reaffirm the common goal to restore our founding principles to the Republic.

It's all about freedom, liberty and one nation under God. A family friendly affair with speakers, music, faith and fellowship organized by the North Carolina Central TEA Party Coalition.

Confirmed speakers so far:  Jan Morgan (Conservative icon from Texas), NC Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby, Debra Goldman (Auditor Council of State Candidate), Vince Coakley (Revolution Radio), Pudgy Miller (KIRP Keeping It Real with Pudgy Radio), Jeremiah Farmer (Farmer Radio Hour), Michael Steinberg (9th District Constitutionalist, author of 'Tea For Three'), Bill Flynn (Clear Channel Radio host, 6th District Constitutionalist), Scott Cumbie (Constitutional expert, Forsyth GOP Chairman), Diana Lightfoot (National Health Care expert), Chris Farr (AFP NC Grass Roots Coordinator), Kyle Hall (AFP Western NC Leader). Special appearance by Benjamin Franklin (Kershaw Getty).

Special appearance from member of OPSECTeam personnel of the recently released video "Dishonest Disclosures".

Musical entertainment will include the Bluegrass Brothers and Bruce Bellott (Nashville, TN - Performer of "We Ain't Going Away", "America. Back in God's Hands", 'Obama, You're Fired").

AND...y'all will love this...Chick-fil-A will be available for purchase at the event!

Whew!  Bring a chair - it's a long time to stand!  Sign up today and let's go together from the Armory, Morganton Road, Southern Pines. 

If you're planning to go, get ready to wear Red, White and Blue. If you have a flag, bring it. Do you have an early American costume? Wear it! This is a day for patriotism and American Spirit, folks! Please try to make the time for this important day!


Carol and Dee
Moore TEA Citizens











All of these issues are of great importance. Here is something for everyone. Please forward to your email list and plan to bring a friend.

Buzz Cayton
The Beaufort Patriot Tea Party


A Message from Tea Party Patriots, September 17, 2012


Over the last several weeks, I have received emails from some of our supporters who say they think the system is so broken it cannot be fixed and our efforts are futile. They are angry at the Republican nominee who does not fight hard enough for our core values. They are angry at the Republican “leadership” in the House who are spineless and unable to make any real spending cuts.

At the same time, I have also had emails and conversations with Patriots who say they simply cannot sleep at night because they fret as they lay down that they may not have done everything within their power each day to make the most difference and impact they possibly can leading to Election Day. One Local Coordinator in the Orlando, Florida area mentally checks off all he has done each day to spread the word on our core values and if he fell short one day he knows what he must do different the next day. Another Local Coordinator in Virginia wakes up at 2 am each night and starts thinking about what he needs to do the next day to insure he is teaching everyone he meets what is at stake in November. These men are angry with Republicans as much as the emails from the people who are discouraged. They see our choice in 50 days as a stark contrast and are motivated to fight.

This week as I watched breaking news as our embassies were stormed in the Middle East and then around the world, bomb threats, university evacuations, Congress passing a Continuing Resolution to continue spending and to fund Obamacare for 6 months, the announcement of another quantitative easing that will be indefinite rather than fixed. The problems we face as a country seem overwhelming and often times impossible.

Two weeks ago on our webinar with Local Coordinators, one coordinator said that since the Supreme Court ruling on the President’s health care law she feels “grim determination.” defines determination as the act of coming to a decision or of fixing or settling a purpose; the quality of being resolute; firmness of purpose. Synonyms for determination are bravery, backbone, dedication, drive, persistence, and resolution.

As I read the breaking news this week, I am once again reminded of Winston Churchill’s quote, which I have quoted countless times to our Tea Party Patriots supporters, “Never, ever, ever, ever, ever give up.” I am also reminded of our Support Team member Keli Carender’s favorite quote, again by Sir Winston Churchill,

“If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

The election this November is going to determine 2 different futures for our country. President Obama had it right at the DNC Convention when he said this election is, “a choice between 2 different paths for America, a choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future.” President Obama has all but declared he will be a dictator if re-elected and Congress stands in his way. Those of us in Tea Party Patriots will have seen that and said he is doing it already throughout his first term in presidency. Now he is being so bold that he says it outright in the Time magazine interview:

"So my expectation is that there will be some popping of the blister after this election, because it will have been such a stark choice. Where Republicans refuse to cooperate on things that I know are good for the American people, I will continue to look for ways to do it administratively and work around Congress. And a good example of that is, for example, making sure that homeowners around the country can take advantage of these historically low rates and refinance.

There’s no reason Congress can’t move forward and at almost no cost to the federal government really boost the housing market and our economy. But if Congress won’t do it, we’ll keep on looking for ways to get that done without legislation."

If we as citizens allow a man who is very clearly saying there are two different choices for America and his way is to implement his agenda with or without Congressional approval, we are giving permission to this behavior.

Ours is a “choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future:” one where we adhere to the Constitution, the checks and balances, and maintain the rights of the citizens as ordained by our Creator not by our government or one where we allow a statist government, allow breaches in the rule of law to occur without checks or balances, where freedom will slip away at the cost of security and whatever the government decides we are entitled to have. Simply put the choice is freedom or serfdom.

You are reading this and involved in Tea Party Patriots because you choose freedom.

As soon as the elections are over, our work must continue and continue at full force no matter the outcome and especially if the Republicans win the Senate and the White House. The lack of true leadership in the Republican Party is startling. The fact that the Republicans just passed a deal with the Democrats to fund Obamacare for 6 months, a law that the vast majority of Americans want repealed. The fact that both parties and mostly the Republicans are backing off the forced sequestration cuts forged by the debt deal of last summer – just 14 months ago. Since Congress cannot even be trusted to keep the promises and laws in tact that they passed less than 18 months ago, we know we must watch every single thing they do to insure we return to a fiscally responsible, constitutionally limited government once more. We have and will continue to hold both parties accountable because we know politicians and parties are fallible. We will continue to defend, support, and endorse our core values because they will not fail us.

The challenge is daunting especially when looking at what has happened in America in just the past week. But, compared to other challenges America has faced in her history, is this challenge truly impossible for us? Our country started against all odds when a ragtag army stood up to the greatest empire in the world and demanded their freedom. Many said it could not be done. Most governments are designed to restrict the governed but we are a government of the people, by the people, for the people. Our country grew from a small nation to one capable of saving the world from Nazism. We defeated communism in the Cold War. Our free market system invented the modern world: light bulbs, telephones, airplanes, personal computers, ipods, iphones, and Google. Americans have consistently taken the more difficult road, beat the odds, and created a better future than most thought possible.

Our job is to remind our fellow citizens that our Constitution and the rights guaranteed therein are what made America’s accomplishments possible.

We must remind these citizens what is a stake and what the two choices for America’s future are. We must remind them that our choice for freedom is what they want for America as well. It will not be easy. Like the coordinators who have grim determination and cannot rest without thinking about all they are capable of doing to preserve our freedom, we too must evaluate our actions through Election Day and immediately following so our country’s voters choose the future of freedom on November 6. Join us to make the call, walk the neighborhoods, send the postcards, and do all the work it takes to insure there are more of us who cherish freedom than those who are willing to slide into serfdom on November 6. Then be prepared to keep fighting as soon as elections are over because the work of accountability will be just as urgent and perhaps even more difficult.

We can still beat the odds! We can prevent America’s bankruptcy and create a more prosperous America than ever. If, today, right now, we make the right choice for the vision of our future and fight “when our victory will be sure and not too costly.”

Let us have the determination, the boldness, the persistence, the courage, the perseverance, against all odds to create a more productive, prolific, prosperous, and plentiful America than ever before!

If you have not signed up to volunteer for the next 50 days, sign up to volunteer today!

In Liberty,
Jenny Beth Martin
Co-Founder and National Coordinator
Tea Party Patriots

Mitt Romney’s Plan For A Stronger Middle Class

Mitt's plan for a stronger middle class focuses on five points: building energy independence, ensuring Americans have the skills to succeed, opening markets that work for America, cutting the deficit, and championing small businesses.


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Sunday, September 16, 2012

From Diane Rufino

I got a lot of questions about Obama's "apology" and when Romney went public with his statements.

The US Embassy in Cairo released a statement early on apologizing for the short film ("We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others") as the protests were heating up there, but before the militant attacks in Libya. It re-affirmed that statement up until the time the Egytian embassy was taken and the American flag was taken down and burned and the terrorists were getting organized in Libya. Obama didn't issue a statement. The White House, just as the US embassy in Libya was being attacked, put out a statement saying that the embassy statement was not cleared by the White House and did not represent its policy. But it did not say anything else and did not condemn the attacks. Shortly after that, Romney offered his words.

The following day, after he chose to skip a State Department briefing and before sticking around to learn the fate of Chris Stevens and the others, he headed out to campaign in Vegas.

Obama never actually came out himself to apologize, but the words of those under him represent his official position. Plus he never spoke to the contrary. Only Romney stood up for America's freedom.

I've written up a summary which is attached and which I posted on my website --

It's also posted onTea Party Nation -

Obama Pushes battleground state to expedite convict applications for election

A powerful group – with leaders who have personally donated tens of thousands of dollars to the Obama campaign and the DNC – has successfully pressured a key battleground state into reinstating the voting privileges of convicted felons just in time for the November election.

Virginia will be center stage in President Obama’s fight for re-election. Obama carried the state by seven percentage points in 2008, but political strategists believe the race will be much closer this time around. In Virginia, convicted felons permanently lose their rights to vote, hold public office and serve on juries. However, those rights can be restored by the governor – a typically lengthy process. Now the Advancement Project – which is also leading the leftist-driven charge to weaken voter ID laws in key states before the November election – has successfully pressured Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell into beefing up efforts to restore voting rights to felons before Election Day.


Sequester would cut $11 billion from Medicare

Sequestration would cut $11 billion from Medicare and take millions of dollars away from Affordable Care Act implementation programs.

The Obama administration released its highly anticipated report Friday on the effects of sequestration — a blunt-force budget-cutting tool that Congress created when it raised the country's debt ceiling. The sequester would make deep cuts to defense spending as well as domestic programs. Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers would take an across-the-board 2 percent cut. That would come out to roughly $11 billion, according to the administration's report. The sequester would also make significant cuts to programs created by the Affordable Care Act, which are not subject to the 2 percent cap. Grants to help states establish insurance exchanges — new marketplaces for private insurance coverage — would lose $66 million, the administration said. The law's prevention and public health fund would lose $76 million.


The Day Obama Became Toxic: After Libya, We Cannot Trust Him

Barack Must Fall

Is it really possible the President of the United States was informed Muslim radicals were ready to strike American embassies, yet literally did nothing to warn them or bolster security? If so, Barack’s presidency is no longer tenable. If the US had credible knowledge of an impending Libyan embassy attack and took no defensive measures—this government must not stand. If Obama knew of the threat, and was indifferent, he is therefore morally unfit to lead, and perhaps suffering from a grave mental or character defect. Or, Barack did not know, and therefore cannot possibly be actually in command of his position, and therefore—is likewise unfit to lead


Saturday, September 15, 2012

BREAKING: Obama Proposes $129M Cut From 'Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance

 Cut From 'Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance

Today, President Obama released the long-awaited “sequestration report,” detailing the cuts the White House would make to the budget under last year’s Budget Control Act if no deal is reached in Congress. And there, buried on page 136, is the White House’s proposed cuts to “Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance.” $129 million. That’s a full 8.2 percent of the possible sequestrable amount. It’s a massive slash of the budget for our embassies, consulates, and security abroad. That’s just part of the White House’s ridiculously destructive sequester proposal, which takes a chainsaw to the defense budget. Most defense programs would get a 9.4 percent cut, and a 10 percent cut to other Pentagon accounts.

Medicare, by contrast, would take only a 2 percent hit.No amount of planning can mitigate the effect of these cuts,” wrote the Office of Management and Budget. “It is not the responsible way for our nation to achieve deficit reduction. The report leaves no question that the sequestration would be deeply destructive to national security, domestic investments and core government function.”

President Obama brought about this sequestration himself when he refused to cut the budget, and his Democratic allies in Congress did the same. Republicans didn’t want to tie cuts to tax increases; Obama did. Democrats’ default position was that cuts had to come from defense. And thus we ended up with the Budget Control Act, which left Congress in the position of watching President Obama slash the military budget if they couldn’t reach some sort of arrangement.

In the aftermath of worldwide attacks and assaults on our embassies and consulates, it certainly looks incredible for the President to insist on deep slashes to our embassy security budget, let alone our overall defense budget. But that’s what this administration is all about: cutting defense, and leaving America and her emissaries more vulnerable.


Dan Forest Tuesday, September 18th at 3:00pm Greene County Museum

Please join NC Lieutenant Governor candidate Dan Forest
Tuesday, September 18th at 3:00pm Greene County Museum
107 Northwest Third Street Snow Hill, NC 28580-1449
Tel: 252/747-1999

Lt Dan would like to meet with business owners in the community to hear their economic concerns, share ideas and help them learn more of what his plan is for NC and Greene County.

Please come out to visit with Dan and take part in the economic forum. We encourage you to share this invite with your family, friends and colleagues. Every voice needs to be heard if we're planning to make a difference in our community.

"RUN FOREST, RUN"--Contact Sara

Note:  CCTA is a non partisan organization.  We do not endorse any particular candidate or political party.  News items are presented for you the reader to help you become informed and reach your own conclusions.

Jim & Darrell’s Seafood Bash: September 27, 2012 to Support Jim Dancy, Candidate for NC House 12

Jim & Darrell’s Seafood Bash
Great Food, Great Friends and Great Fun!

Food, Beverages and Entertainment

Seafood provided by Shellfish 2000 / Entertainment provided by Tom’s Tunes

Dancy for House

District 12 Candidate

Darrell Eubanks, Lenoir County Commissioner at Large

Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 6:30 - 10:00 pm

Neuse Nature Picnic Shelter, 401 W. Caswell Street, Kinston, North Carolina

Tickets: $40 per person. Contact Darrell at 252-560-7821 or Jim at 252-229-1132.

Note:  CCTA is a non partisan organization.  We do not endorse any particular candidate or political party.  News items are presented for you the reader to help you become informed and reach your own conclusions.

October 14, 2012, 7:00 pm: Wilson NC Tea Party Presents the Kirk Cameron film, MONUMENTAL

October 14, 2012, 7:00 pm: Wilson NC Tea Party Presents
the Kirk Cameron film, "MONUMENTAL:  In Search of America’s National Treasure."

Monumental is the story of America’s beginnings. Presented, produced, and starring Kirk Cameron, the 90-minute true story follows this father of six across Europe and the U.S. as he seeks

Ed Goodwin for Secretary of State: Reverse Raffle and Barbeque

Ed Goodwin for Secretary of State 
Reverse Raffle and Barbeque

September 23, 20012, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

West Family Farm, 64 Arabian Lane
Plymouth, NC 27962

Please come join us for a reverse raffle and backyard barbeque on Sunday September 23rd at the West Family Farm to enjoy good food, listen to local candidates as well as US Congressman Walter Jones, and support Ed Goodwin for Secretary of State.  This event will be hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Harvey West, Sr. and has been sponsored by Mr. Mike Harris, Mr. Dennis Allen, and Mr. Charles Allen. Tickets are $100.

For Tickets please email
or call 252-809-2223.

Note:  CCTA is a non partisan organization.  We do not endorse any particular candidate or political party.  News items are presented for you the reader to help you become informed and reach your own conclusions.

Obama's Devastating Defense Cuts Detailed

“President Obama’s report on sequestration confirmed what we’ve known for months – his defense cuts will devastate our national security and jeopardize jobs across the country. Americans deserve real leadership from their president and an honest plan to spare the country from these catastrophic cuts. As president, Mitt Romney will never play politics with our defense budget.”Ryan Williams, Romney Campaign Spokesman

Today, The Obama White House Released A New Report Detailing Their Devastating Defense Cuts:

The Obama White House Released A Detailed Report On The Defense Cuts Set To Take Place In 2013. “President Barack Obama on Friday detailed how roughly $120 billion in cuts to the Pentagon and domestic programs will be applied if Congress doesn’t shut off a planned “sequester” before the end of the year, casting blame on Congress for failing to bring spending and taxes into line and address the nation’s $16 trillion debt.” (Austin Wright and Jonathan Allen, “White House Releases Sequester Details,” Politico, 9/14/12)

The Report – Which Tried To Blame Republicans For The Cuts – Noted That Most Defense Programs Will Receive An Approximately 10% Cut. “The overview: There would be a 9.4 percent cut to most defense programs — except those exempted in the sequestration law — and a 10 percent cut to a handful of other Pentagon accounts that are not subject to annual congressional appropriations. … The president and his Democratic allies say that Republicans have put at risk the nation’s defenses…” (Austin Wright and Jonathan Allen, “White House Releases Sequester Details,” Politico, 9/14/12)



CCTA Meeting, September 18, 2012 at 7:00-9:00 pm, Bridge Point Hotel, New Bern, NC.

Program: Special Guest Speaker--Rev. Jae Logan, Pastor, Church for Christ, Havelock, NC
"Being a Black Conservative in the 2012 World"
(Note: We meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month.)

Next Month, October 16th, CCTA will host a
Candidate Forum with Craven County Candidates, 6:00-7:00 pm, Meet and Greet with the Candidates, Forum begins at 7:00, Bridge Point Hotel, New Bern, NC


Special Phone Banking Party on September 22, 2012 from 9 am -9Pm at the Bridge Point Hotel, sponsored by AFP! Refreshments available all day.

Join us at the James Residence on Thursday nights 7:00 pm--or we can give you a phone to call from home at your leisure!

Committ to do virtual phone banking from home on Monday evenings, 6:00-8:00 pm.

Please support this important project! Our sucess can help fund the work of CCTA!
Contact Lynn Childs for info, phone: 252-402-0333 (or email:

Note: CCTA is a non partisan organization. We do not endorse any particular candidate or political party. News items are presented for you the reader to help you become informed and reach your own conclusions.

Friday, September 14, 2012

US credit rating downgraded…AGAIN

I don’t think this was the hope and change that Americans were expecting back in 2008. Obama’s solution to this? Print more money!

Ratings firm Egan-Jones cut its credit rating on the U.S. government to “AA-” from “AA,” citing its opinion that quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve would hurt the U.S. economy and the country’s credit quality.The Fed on Thursday said it would pump $40 billion into the U.S. economy each month until it saw a sustained upturn in the weak jobs market. (Read more: Fed’s ‘QE Infinity’ — Four Things That Could Go Wrong) In its downgrade, the firm said that issuing more currency and depressing interest rates through purchasing mortgage-backed securities does little to raise the U.S.’s real gross domestic product, but reduces the value of the dollar. In turn, this increases the cost of commodities, which will pressure the profitability of businesses and increase the costs of consumers thereby reducing consumer purchasing power, the firm said. In April, Egan-Jones cuts the U.S. credit rating to “AA” from “AA+” with a negative watch, citing a lack of progress in cutting the mounting federal debt.


Join Dan Forest at in Craven County on Monday, September 17

We will be doing some door to door campaigning in Craven County on Monday, and would love for you to join us. We will bring the walk lists and materials - all you need to do is be there.  It's a lot of fun, and the more help we have, the better.  We will meet at the Craven GOP Headquarters which is located at Berne's Square Shopping Center, 2652 Martin Luther King Blvd, Newbern, North Carolina. Be there a little before 9:00am.  For more information, call Hal Weatherman at 980.395.5184 or email  Hope to see you there!

Join Dan Forest this week!

Join Dan Forest at

In Craven County on Monday, September 17--We will be doing some door to door campaigning in Craven County on Monday, and would love for you to join us. We will bring the walk lists and materials - all you need to do is be there. It's a lot of fun, and the more help we have, the better. We will meet at the Craven GOP Headquarters which is located at Berne's Square Shopping Center, 2652 Martin Luther King Blvd, Newbern, North Carolina. Be there a little before 9:00am. For more information, call Hal Weatherman at 980.395.5184 or email Hope to see you there!

Economic Forum in Oriental on Monday, September 17--I will participate in a lunchtime economic forum on Monday, 12:30 pm, at Brantley's, 900 Broad Street in Oriental. I would love for you to join us and to share about your business and other economic issues of concern to the Pamlico County area. For more information, call Hal Weatherman at 980.395.5184 or email

Beaufort County on Tuesday, September 18-- Please join us as we campaign door to door in Beaufort County. Meet us at 9:00 am at the GOP Headquarters, 110 W. 2nd Street, in Washington. We will bring walk lists, materials, and everything that you need. Just join us! At 11:30 am, we will be back at HQ for a lunchtime Meet and Greet. Bring your lunch and the GOP will provide drinks. All are welcome, so please invite your friends and business associates. I look forward to hearing about the economic issues of concern in the Beaufort area. Hope to see you there.

Economic Forum in Snow Hill on Tuesday afternoon, September 18--We will hold a public forum to discuss economic issues in Greene County on Tuesday, September 18, at 3:00 pm. All are welcome. We will meet at the Greene County Museum, 107 N.W. Third Street in Snow Hill. For more information, call Hal Weatherman at 980.395.5184 or email Hal We'd love to see you there and to hear your concerns. Join us!

See How Your State Will Fare Under Four More Years of Obama!

See How Your State Will Fare Under Four More Years of Obama!

Which economic plan will create more jobs in North Carolina?

Mitt Romney vs. Barack Obama

Under President Obama

  • 53,500 Jobs Lost in North Carolina
  • 7% Increase in Unemployment Rate
  • 584,651 New people on Food Stamps in North Carolina
  • $3.63 Gas Prices in North Carolina have increased $1.882 per gallon to $3.626 per gallon.
Under the Romney-Ryan Plan

  • 355,000 Jobs will be created in North Carolina by 2016
  • 12,000,000 Jobs will be created nationally by 2016


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Craven-Pamlico Christian Coalition: God and Country Banquet September 17th


September 9, 2012                                                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jerry Schill; 252-514-0381


Tim Barton of WallBuilders to be the Keynote Speaker

Plans are being finalized for the 19th Annual God and Country Banquet to be held on Monday, September 17, 2012 in Havelock. The Keynote Address will be given by Tim Barton of WallBuilders.

Tim is a speaker for WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our religious, moral and constitutional heritage. WallBuilders has been recognized from coast-to-coast for its work in education, history, law and public policy, integrating the elements of Biblical faith and morality throughout all aspects of American life and culture. Tim is an ordained minister and has worked in a variety of church staff positions, including as youth minister, worship leader and assistant pastor. Tim’s Dad, David Barton, is the founder and President of WallBuilders.

The God and Country Banquet will be held on Monday, September 17, 2012 at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center. Doors will open at 5:30pm for registration and book signing, with the program beginning at 6:30pm.

Many candidates will be in attendance and will be recognized. Four of the seven North Carolina Supreme Court Justices will also attend the Banquet.

Tickets are available for $18 each by contacting Fran Buljat at 252-638-6367 or
For more information, contact Jerry Schill, 514-0381.


The Craven-Pamlico Christian Coalition was established in 1994. The group is non-partisan but very issue oriented.

Mission Statement:  To inform and educate the public on issues of moral & political concern; To restore to all levels of government the Judeo-Christian values upon which this nation was founded; To encourage and activate pro-family voters.

Jerry Schill, Co-Chair
Craven-Pamlico Christian Coalition
PO Box 15393
New Bern, NC 28561-5393


The future of religious freedom depends on a free pulpit to communicate fundamental, biblical principles to congregations across America. Join a growing movement of bold pastors preaching biblical Truth about candidates and elections from their pulpits on October 7, 2012



You may already know about this, but if not, please take the time to check this important initiative out. The time has certainly come to take a stand for religious liberty. In fact, it's been a long time coming. For all those who remember growing up in a school system where prayer was said or at least religion was respected and the Ten Commandments were displayed to remind us of certain fundamental limits on conduct and remember the safe, moral, family-orientated communities that were conducive to raising families... For all those who remember the consequences in our communities when the great Wall of Separation was erected and the ACLU became a legal force for the promotion of evil and immorality.... For all who are becoming increasingly frustrated over the fact that we are going from a "Nation Under God" to a "Nation Under the Control of the Federal Government"........ For all who were offended to the core when the Democratic delegates took God out of its platform at its Convention in Charlotte and then, even after an ordained Methodist minister made a motion to re-insert the language, they fought that motion with everything they had, in full view of the American people. They denied God three times, and even after that third vote, they expressed their collective will - to remove God from their ideological and political platform. The moderator may have declared that the motion to re-insert "God" had passed, but all those who heard the vote know that that it did not. The boo's that emerged after the moderator's decision was what sealed it and will be seered in our collective conscience for a long time....... We need it will be fresh in our minds on November 6th.

For all those who are frustrated, disappointed, disillusioned, and personally affected by the growing trend on the part of government to show hostility to religion, to promote immorality, to force Americans to choose between duty to government and their rights of conscience, to ignore the rights of the unborn, to promote the misuse of a woman's body, to erode traditional marriage, to fight against the rights of parents to raise their children with religious and other productive values, and to support such groups as the ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center and other groups that want "an America without God," then please, please, please take the time to help promote this Pulpit Freedom Initiative.

Contact your churches and see if they will be participating. If they haven't heard of it, please send them the information below. Help spread the word !!

I've pasted the email that I sent the priests at my church. Please feel free to cut and paste and use as you will to send to the leaders of your church.

I wanted to send you this information about the Pulpit Freedom Initiative on October 7th. It is an Alliance Defense Fund initiative.

I support the NC Family Policy Council and the organization helps to promote the work of the ADF, which is the counter-part to the ACLU, the un-American organization that works tirelessly to erode religion and conservative institutions from all aspects of society. The ADF is a non-profit legal group which takes on cases to advocate for religious liberty, the rights of conscience, the rights of the unborn, and traditional marriage. I'm an attorney and I try to keep up with religion cases here in the state and I know the ADF has been fighting over the years to protect the right of faithful Americans to say a prayer in school and to open public meetings and hearings with a prayer that does not exclude Jesus Christ.

There is a lot of information on the website: (Why the Pulpit Initiative Movement)

From the website: "The future of religious freedom depends on a free pulpit to communicate fundamental, biblical principles to congregations across America. Join a growing movement of bold pastors preaching biblical Truth about candidates and elections from their pulpits on October 7, 2012."

Alliance Defense Fund, overview - Alliance Defense Fund, on their mission to promote religious liberty -

Happenings Tomorrow September 13th

September 13, 2012, 6:00 pm: Meeting with the Committee to Re-elect Brian DeSoto, at Rep Express, 805 Red Banks Rd., Greenville, NC. If you'd like to help with Brian's campaign, please attend. RSVP to Heidi DeSoto by 9/3: (252) 864-6298

September 13, 2012, 6:30 pm: Eastern NC Tea Party Meeting at the Warehouse Restaurant, 204 Main St, Winterville, NC. NC Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby will visit with us to talk about his re-election, the state court system, and what cases we can expect his court to hear. Justice Newby is a strong conservative and faithful Christian and we are lucky to have him serve on the bench.

September 13, 2012, 5:30-7:00 pm: FUNDRAISER FOR REP. NORMAN SANDERSON, Candidate for NC Senate District 2 at the Bridge Pointe Hotel, 101 Howell Rd., New Bern. Come out and support Norman and have some food and fun! Contact Eddella Johnson at 252-772-6025.

September 13, 2012, 7:00 pm: River Bend Town Council Work Session, 45 Shoreline Drive, River Bend, NC. Regular meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month and Council work sessions are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. Meetings are held in the Town Hall Meeting Room and televised on CATV Channel 10 the following Friday. Website:

Tea Party Patriots: Urgent Call to Action

Take Action: House to Vote to Fund ObamaCare Tomorrow

In less than 24 hours, Congress will fund Obamacare by passing a "Continuing Resolution" to keep over-spending YOUR money.

We sent them there to STOP over-spending our money!

Hidden inside that Continuing Resolution is funding for Obamacare.

We want to REPEAL Obamacare - we don't want to FUND Obamacare.

The clock is ticking.

Only YOU can stop Congress from secretly funding Obamacare - TOMORROW - against your will.

Speak now, or forever fund Obamacare.

Click to Call Your Representative Now

Eastern NC Tea Party: THE BO GOTTA GO!

According to my reading and understanding of our Constitution, executive orders were intended to be orders by the chief executive (president) to be issued to help him run the executive branch. Not to be interpreted as being law! Why haven’t the republicans stood up to him? I know all presidents have used this but that does not make it right or legal. They are bypassing our form of representative government. They are writing laws without any input from the legislative branch of our government….who are supposed to be representing us!

Basically I take it as King Loony I is spitting in our collective faces.

A Comprehensive List of Obama's Worst Executive Orders

There have been over 900 Executive Orders put forth from Obama, and he is not even through his first term yet. He is creating a martial law 'Disney Land' of control covering everything imaginable. Some of the executive orders he has signed recently have been exposed thanks to 'Friends of Conservative Action Alerts.' They have compiled a choice list of 'Emergency Powers, Martial law executive orders': Get your headache medication out while you still can without a prescription.

* Executive Order 10990 allows the Government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.

* Executive Order 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.

* Executive Order 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels, and minerals.

* Executive Order 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.

* Executive Order 11001 allows the government to take over all health education and welfare functions.

* Executive Order 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.

* Executive Order 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft


Faith and Freedom Coalition--Citizen Action Seminar, September 22nd Greensboro!

Join us on Saturday, September 22nd, in Greensboro, NC for a Faith & Freedom Coalition Citizen Action Seminar to learn how to best reach conservative voters for the upcoming election!

We will show the basics of grassroots politics, including Voter ID, Contacts, and Get-Out-The-Vote efforts that are crucial in every election. If you want to see a conservative victory in November, this is a training seminar you will not want to miss!

North Carolina is a targeted state for both conservatives and liberals this year, but with your help we can make sure every conservative voter is registered and voting on Election Day!

Saturday, September 22nd, 9:30 am
Guiliford County GOP Office
3950 W. Market Street, Greensboro, NC  27407

To register to attend this FREE Citizen Action Seminar, click here. We hope to see you there!


Gary Marx
Executive Director
Faith & Freedom Coalition

CCTA WATCHDOG REPORT: September 6, 2012


Just a quick report to let you know of several significant events at the most recent Craven County Board of Commissioners meeting at Dover Town Hall and Firehouse that concern us taxpayers.

First, and most importantly, the ABC Board presented the BOC a check for just over $860,000. I'm firmly convinced that the face saving rhetoric put out by the ABC Board chairman and the county finance officer that this happened because of a change in State law may be partially correct, but is not telling the whole story. The rest of the story is that, because of the appointment of a conservative protector of the taxpayers, Chip Hughes, to the ABC Board, the Board elected to provide the county (and hopefully, the taxpayers) with these retained earnings to the maximum extent consistent with good business practices. That should have been their practice all along. Instead, it's a new and significant event.

The above illustrates to us what can happen when a conservative takes part in these volunteer boards. I had been of the opinion that a good conservative would want nothing to do with them. I was wrong! We need more people with the disposition to look out for the taxpayers on these boards! They are populated with social workers and liberals for the most part. That needs to change! Please help!

As an aside here, I think most social workers and liberals mean well, but they confuse what we should do voluntarily for our fellow human beings with what the government should do with taxpayer money.

I will attach a copy of the Volunteer Board Application to this report. Please fill it out to serve on a board in which you have an interest in seeing conduct itself more conservatively. That will automatically make you a member of the CCTA Watchdog Committee. Get the application to me, or turn it in to Gwen Bryan at the County Administrative Building, and please let me know you have done so. For a list of these Volunteer Boards use this link CRAVEN COUNTY VOLUNTEER BOARDS.

Ray Griffin and Charlie Simmons again petitioned the Board of Commissioners on prayer at the BOC meetings. It seems to be falling on deaf ears. Somehow the ACLU has entirely intimated the Board of Commissioners. WILL WE EVER BE ABLE TO TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK? What happened to "our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor"? Apparently our fortunes are more important to us now than our sacred honor! Don't you agree with me on this? Where is our voice?

Bill Harper again petitioned the Board about the Global TransPark. Bill has been right on! This boondoggle has cost the taxpayers $millions! Bill has asked repeatedly for a resolution from the BOC disavowing this mess by formally removing Craven County from the "Global TransPark Zone." The Board did bring the county attorney forward to say that could actually be done, but that the county would risk not getting some of the money back if this boondoggle could ever return money to the counties. I say fat chance! Get us out! It was reported that a state initiative is being considered to get the whole state out. I don't think that is likely. When has the government ever given up on something without continuing to throw more taxpayer dollars at it year after year? Well, we do have a better NC House of Representatives and an election coming up. COULD THIS ACTUALLY CHANGE?

Sheriff Monet was at the meeting. I feel sure he wanted to hear a complaint about his deputies not responding to some calls. The complainers didn't show. I'm disappointed; this would have probably been fun.

The folks in Dover, including Mayor Weatherington, made us all feel welcome. That was nice.

Respectfully Submitted:

Hal James

Issues & Watchdog Committee Chairman

Volunteer Board Application