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Jan 12: Numbers USA

Posted February 12th, 2014 by Rick

Numbers USA is a well-recognized national organization keeping an eye on immigration issues in our country.  And because we have a tea party member who is friends with the heads of this group, they have agreed to speak to NETTP at our January meeting!

 

NE Tarrant Tea Party meeting

 Speaker:  Numbers USA

Also:  Tim O’Hare on Municpal Elections

January 12 from 6:30-8:00pm

$5 dinner served at 5:45pm (no rsvp necessary)

Brookside Center, 1244 Brookside Dr, Hurst, TX 76053

Our meetings are free of charge and open to all. 
 

About Numbers USA:
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NumbersUSA Education & Research Foundation provides a civil forum for Americans of all political and ethnic backgrounds to focus on a single issue, the numerical level of U.S. immigration. We educate opinion leaders, policymakers and the public on immigration legislation, policies and their consequences. We favor reductions in immigration numbers toward traditional levels that would allow present and future generations of Americans to enjoy a stabilizing U.S. population and a high degree of individual liberty, mobility, environmental quality, worker fairness and fiscal responsibility.

Based in the Washington D.C. area and Arlington, Virginia, NumbersUSA Action is the nation’s largest grassroots immigration-reduction organization with more than two million participants in all 435 congressional districts. Members mobilize to persuade public officials to support immigration policies that protect all Americans—especially the most vulnerable and including the foreign-born—from losing wages, taxes, individual freedoms, quality of life, and access to nature due to excessive immigration numbers that indiscriminately enlarge the U.S. population, the laborforce and government costs.

 

About Tim O’Hare:

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Tim O’Hare is a lifelong resident of the DFW area. He graduated from R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton before earning a BBA (Finance) from The University of Texas at Austin in 1991.  He subsequently graduated from SMU Law School in 1995.  Tim is an attorney, real estate investor, and partner in a residential homebuilding company. Tim is an AV/Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, a Texas Super Lawyer and on D Magazine’s list of best attorneys in Dallas.

In 2013, Tim was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to the State Board of Dental Examiners to help clean up Medicaid fraud in the dental industry.  He currently serves on the National Board of Directors for the Christian Legal Society (CLS) and serves on the Center for Religious Freedom Committee for CLS.  Tim served as President of the local chapter of CLS from June 2011 – August 2014.

Tim served the City of Farmers Branch as Mayor from 2008-11, City Councilman from 2005-08, Planning & Zoning Commissioner from 2003-05 and on the Building Code Board of Appeals from 2001-03.  During Tim’s 2 terms in office, he spearheaded reductions in government spending resulting in millions of dollars in savings annually for taxpayers, instituted a mandatory crime reduction program for apartment complexes that resulted in a 10-year crime low for Farmers Branch, put measures in place to reduce the city’s unfunded pension liability by almost $20 million and brought in record economic development to the city.  He also championed an effort to address illegal immigration in Farmers Branch, making waves throughout the nation in the process.  Under Tim’s leadership, Farmers Branch was the first city in America to have a public vote on any illegal immigration-related measures, which passed by a more than 2-1 margin.  Farmers Branch was also the first city in Texas to participate in the federal 287(g) program, providing immigration training to the Farmers Branch Police Department.

Tim has appeared on numerous national networks and news programs including NBC’s Today Show, Fox & Friends, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, CNN and MSNBC.  He has been featured in multiple newspapers, magazines and radio stations across the country for his efforts to combat the ill effects of illegal immigration.

Tim now serves as a frequent Guest Host for The Mark Davis Show and The Wells Report on 660 AM The Answer.  He is also an Honor Corps member of Alliance Defending Freedom.

Tim and his wife, Christen, are the parents of three beautiful little girls, Katie, Emily and Julianna.  They live in Southlake with their two dogs and are members of First Baptist Grapevine, where they teach Sunday School for two-year olds.

Categories:  Call to Action | Events | NETTP Meetings

General Election 2014 Voting Information

Posted October 15th, 2014 by Julie

Early Voting

In Tarrant County, you can early vote at ANY Tarrant County early voting location.  It does NOT have to be in your area.  Click here for a list of locations.

Early voting is available at the following dates/times:

  • Monday, October 20, 8am-5pm
  • Tuesday, October 21, 8am-5pm
  • Wednesday, October 22, 8am-5pm
  • Thursday, October 23, 8am-5pm
  • Friday, October 24, 8am-5pm
  • Saturday, October 25, 7am-7pm
  • Sunday, October 26, 11am-4pm
  • Monday, October 27, 7am-7pm
  • Tuesday, October 28, 7am-7pm
  • Wednesday, October 29, 7am-7pm
  • Thursday, October 30, 7am-7pm
  • Friday, October 31, 7am-7pm

Election Day Voting

To vote on Election Day, you must vote at your own precinct’s voting location.  Click here to find your location.  After searching your name, click the button at the bottom of the screen to find your Election Day polling place.

Election Day voting goes from 7:00am-7:00pm on Tuesday, November 4.

Sample Ballot

Click here to view the sample ballot showing the races and candidates specific to YOUR precinct.  After searching your name, click the button at the top of the screen to see your sample ballot.

Some other Tarrant County entities are having elections at the same time as the General Election.  Sample ballots for those are found at these links:

 

 

Categories:  Call to Action

OCT 18 or 19: The best activist training you’ll ever get

Posted October 3rd, 2014 by Rick

Stickland-Jonathan_jpg_800x When tea party favorite Jonathan Stickland told us he’d just been to the best training on activism he’d ever received, we knew we need to get our members there!  The Texas legislative season is rapidly approaching, and we want YOU to be ready!

And guess what…

It just so happens that the very same training is in our area very soon!

The National Association for Gun Rights (the group that exploded with new members as the NRA started disappointing us more and more) is holding their training the following dates/times in our area:

  • Saturday, October 18, from 9am-5pm in Dallas
  • Sunday, October 19, from 11am-7pm in Ft Worth

The cost of the training is $40, but NETTP does not want the cost to keep anyone away.  We are offering $20 scholarships to up to ten folks who may need help covering the $40 fee.  Email heyjuliesue@gmail.com for more info on a scholarship.

We urge as many as possible to attend this training.  This is for every one of us who wants to know how to make an impact at all levels of government.  We especially want our Citizen Lobbyist team (and those who have interest in joining) to attend, because when the TX House and Senate gavel in come January, we need to be ready.

Details from NAGR are below…  Sign up NOW and go!  Just a few days notice, but please try to work it in.

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A gun without ammo is just a paperweight. And the 2nd Amendment without pro-gun legislators is just wallpaper.

Just like you need ammo, you also need to be effective in defending your rights against gun-grabbing politicians. That’s why you’re a supporter of the National Association for Gun Rights — right?

How would you like to take your commitment to the next level?

The National Association for Gun Rights is co-sponsoring two separate One-Day Political Leadership Schools in Dallas, TX on October 18 and in Fort Worth, TX on October 19.

I believe this school is one of the most important classes in politics. Each school is taught by activists who have been fighting and winning in the trenches for years.

The teachers are not political hacks who are shills for the establishment; these classes are taught by people who fight the establishment every day.

Please CLICK HERE to reserve your spot in Dallas, TX.

Or CLICK HERE to reserve your spot in Fort Worth, TX.

This is NOT going to be a day of learning about the importance of guns — heck you know that . . . this is strictly how to win political fights.

This is NOT a day of learning how to research a bill, or how to schmooze lawmakers — this is how to win by confronting those who want to take away your freedoms.

This school is for people who are serious about beating the gun-grabbers.

You will learn:

The REAL nature of politics
Why small groups of dedicated activists can and do win
How to put together a legislative project
How to hold politicians accountable for their actions (or lack of action)

Maybe more importantly are reasons you should not attend this class.

DO NOT ATTEND THIS CLASS IF:

1. You think you will never win.
2. You think politics is dirty and fixed.
3. You just want to make friends with politicians and be liked by the “players” in your legislature.
4. You think you have to compromise your principles to be effective.

This is not a class for whiners, losers and cry babies. This is a class for serious men and women who want to learn how to make a difference.

If you are serious about beating the gun-grabbers, then you won’t want to miss it.

When you are done with this class you will not be a victim of politicians and bureaucratic schemes — you will become their worst nightmare. Are you ready?

Please CLICK HERE to reserve your spot in Dallas, TX.

Or CLICK HERE to reserve your spot in Fort Worth, TX.

Be sure not to miss this. It is one of the most enlightening classes you will ever take. And it will help you learn how to take your country back.

For Freedom,
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Dudley Brown
Executive Vice President

P.S. This is the most important class you will ever take in politics. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn what matters and learn it from those who have been there and done it.

CLICK HERE now for a seat in the Dallas, TX class while there is still room available!

Or CLICK HERE to reserve your spot in Fort Worth, TX.

Please get your seat for this class TODAY!

Categories:  Call to Action | Events | Gun Rights

Life, Liberty & Property Tour Comes to Bedford!

Posted September 25th, 2014 by Julie

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Next stop for the Life, Liberty & Property Tour is…

the DFW area in Bedford!

Why:

To make Texas strong for the tough days ahead, “We the People” must take the reins of influence away from special interests by ripping the “FOR SALE” sign off our state capitol! How? By electing constitutional conservatives to office – men and women who will resist the lure of lobbyist money and establishment arm-twisting. To do this, we must make informed decisions about those we elect to public office and learn HOW to hold them accountable. We must understand the very serious issues facing Texas in the 2015 legislative session – decisions that will impact your life, liberty and property!
Who:

The leaders of every major statewide conservative organization…Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Grassroots America, Texas Right to Life, Texas Homeschool Coalition, Texas Eagle Forum, Texas Values and Concerned Women for America – Texas will be there!
What:   The truth about the 2013 Texas Legislative Session…

Hear it firsthand from these constitutional conservative activist leaders who were in Austin throughout the legislative session! They will show you how moderate Republicans worked with Democrat legislators to once again squander opportunities to pass constitutional conservative legislation to cut state spending, limit state government growth, reduce regulation, stop the amassing of state debt, end crony corporate welfare, ban sanctuary cities, end in-state tuition breaks and social welfare magnets for illegal aliens, repeal restrictive gun laws, end abusive toll road policies, and reduce the Lone Star State’s reliance on federal dollars to balance our state budget! They will tell you about the mind-set that threatens parental rights, strips fetal pain language from pro-life legislation, and fails to pass American Laws for American Courts – a law that would prohibit the spread of shariah law in Texas. The political ruling class in Austin considers these issues “too controversial”!

 

When & Where:

Date/Time: Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Micon Events (plenty of easy parking), 3508 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76023

 

No Cost To Attend

The LLP Tour will provide refreshments.

Spread the word to family, friends, and colleagues!

You don’t want to miss this event…

We’re making sure that what happens in Austin does not stay in Austin!

 

WARNING: The liberal/progressive establishment agenda that is alive and well in both political parties threatens to change the state of Texas and destroy our conservative values and principles. Take the jeopardy out of Texas’ future – be informed and get involved while you still can make a difference! Our coalition has united to voice the concerns that threaten Texans’ Life, Liberty, and Property. Join us for this no-holds-barred local Town Hall meeting!

June 8: Why Liberty Matters ™ – Dr. Marlene McMillian

Posted September 25th, 2014 by Rick

The events team at NE Tarrant Tea Party works hard searching the nation for the excellent speakers we host.  And we get great feedback showing your appreciation for what we offer.  But look who has been right here under our noses the whole time!  We are proud to welcome local Tarrant County patriot and national speaker, Dr. Marlene McMillan, to NE Tarrant Tea Party for our June meeting!  Check out her bio below and you’ll be eager to hear more of what she has to say…

NE Tarrant Tea Party meeting

 Speaker:  Dr. Marlene McMillian

Monday, June 8, 6:30-8:00pm

$5 dinner served at 5:45pm (no rsvp necessary)

Brookside Center, 1244 Brookside Dr, Hurst, TX 76053

all patriots are welcome — no membership!

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Dr. Marlene McMillan

Marlene McMillan is a lover of liberty from a long line of lovers of liberty. She has spoken many times in her state capitol on education issues – especially those dealing with home education. She does town hall debates, media interviews and speaking on liberty and patriotism. She teaches how the Bible relates to the areas of law, government, history, economics and education, illustrating the consequences of ideas that don’t appear to matter or be related to one another.

“People who live in liberty think differently than people who live in bondage.”

Because you can win more elections by focusing on unchanging principles than on constantly-changing issues, Dr. Marlene teaches how to think from principle and to reason from cause to effect. Because you can win more people to Christ by correctly teaching Liberty than through traditional evangelism, Dr. Marlene teaches how the principles of liberty affect every single area of our daily lives.

You don’t have to agree with her, but you certainly cannot say she did not make you think.

She is a home school pioneer who home schooled all seven of her children through high school. She has an international teaching ministry, is the author of many books and materials, and does radio and television interviews as well as coaching and consulting about book publishing, public speaking, branding and marketing.

Dr. Marlene is a graduate of John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. She has a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Tyndale Theological Seminary (in Church and State Relations). She has extensive additional training in marketing, communications, public speaking and business consulting.

 

NETTP PAC Hosts America’s Toughest Sheriff – Joe Arpaio!

Posted August 15th, 2014 by Julie
You are…

WANTED

to meet America’s Toughest Sheriff

Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Sheriff Joe Arpaio!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Tickets range from $25-$250

5:30pm – home-cooked, family dinner at the table with Joe and a dozen of our top donors!  Expect great conversation!  Tickets are $250 per person — includes the reception (with photo and boxers) and the main event.

6:30pm – we’ll retire to the living room for a private reception with Joe and 50 of our top donors!  Tickets are $50 per person — includes a professional photo of you with Joe (emailed to you), a pair of Joe’s famous, pink, prison boxers, and the main event.

7:30pm – Join us in the backyard for our main event!  Joe will tell stories about life as America’s toughest sheriff, plus you’ll have the chance to mingle with North Texas’ toughest activists!  Tickets are $25 per person.  Pink boxers will be on sale for $20 each.

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Thank you for supporting the efforts of the NETTP PAC in Tarrant County! 

Giving above and beyond is always appreciated.  :-)

 

FAQs
Can I purchase tickets by mail or in person?

Yes, but please note that tickets purchased via mail or in person are not confirmed until you receive an email confirmation.  When you order, you must include your first and last name, email address, address, phone, occupation, and employer.  Mail your check payable to NETTP PAC to 703 Peach Ct, Grapevine TX  76051.  If you want to pay in person, you can do so at our NETTP meeting on Sept 8.

 

How will the money that is raised be used?

This is a fundraiser for the NE Tarrant Tea Party PAC.  It’s a separate entity from NE Tarrant Tea Party, but we work hand-in-hand on local issues.  While funds donated to NE Tarrant Tea Party are used for things like renting meeting space, making copies of flyers we pass out, etc, funds donated to the NETTP PAC go towards supporting candidates and issues.  The tea party cannot legally campaign, but the PAC can.  So we have to raise separate funds for the two groups.  100% of the profits from this fundraiser will be used to promote local candidates in the 2016 election.

 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

No.  All patriots of any age are welcome.

 

Do I need to purchase a ticket for my child?

Children 16 and under are free (except for the dinner).  Just show up!

 

Do I have to pay online?

Yes, for now.  With an event this size it is just easier to have all reservations compiled in one place.  Plus, some of the registration information is legally required since we are a PAC.  If we register only online, we know that all attendees have provided the appropriate info.  Thank you for understanding!

If you attend the NE Tarrant Tea Party meeting on Sept 8, you may pay via check or cash in person and fill out the form there.  If you cannot be at the meeting and want to pay by cash or check, email heyjuliesue@gmail.com.

 

What is the dress code for this event?

Come as you are!  This is an outdoor event, so dress for a hot summer night! We suspect folks will be in all sorts of various attire, from super casual to business suits and everything inbetween.

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have your name on a list at the entry with the number of tickets you purchased.

 

What is the refund policy?

Because the money is going to a PAC, no refunds can be given.  If you are unable to use your ticket, please sell or donate it to someone who can!  No point in wasting it!

 

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes.  Just give the name at the door of the person whose name the ticket(s) is/are under.

 

Why is the price of the ticket so high?  I can’t afford that!

We tried to offer tickets at a variety of prices to make sure everyone could participate at some level, while at the same time make the most money possible for our PAC.  Tickets range from $25 to $50 to $250.  Most everything NETTP does is offered for free so that anyone is able to participate, but the PAC is different.  The PAC requires funds for publicizing our endorsements.

 

Is this event in someone’s home?

Yes.  The owners are excited to be able to offer it to us for our use.  Please be respectful and treat it better than your own!

 

Where do I park?

The home has a long, circle drive for guests to be dropped off if desired.  Then the driver will need to go north out of the driveway and park in the neighborhood across the street.  It will require a short walk to get to the party.  We’ll have signs out pointing you in the right direction!  We may even recruit a driver or two to run people back and forth.

 

Will there be food and drinks served at this event?

There will be food served at the dinner, of course.  The reception will have hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks.  At the main event, bottles of water will be available only.

 

If I buy a ticket, am I guaranteed dinner?

Yes.  We are only selling 12 tickets, so everyone who buys a dinner ticket gets dinner with Joe.  Seating assignments will be made based on who reserves their seats first.  The first person will be right next to Joe, the second will be on his other side, the third/fourth/fifth will be directly across from him, etc.

 

Will Sheriff Arpaio be addressing the crowd?  Will I have a chance to meet him?

The best chance to interact with Sheriff Arpaio will be at the more intimate dinner.  At the reception, guests will get to take a photo with the Sheriff, and limited conversation can happen during that time.  Sheriff Arpaio will speak for one hour during the main event.  Whether he mingles with the crowd afterwards is entirely up to him!

 

What are the pink boxers all about???

Sheriff Joe is famous for the pink boxers his male prisoners are provided to wear!  He says it keeps inmates from stealing them.  He has a charity formed to keep youth out of trouble, and the pink boxers are his fundraiser for that organization.  Everyone who goes to the dinner and/or the reception gets a pair of boxers thrown in!  Guests at the main event will have the opportunity to purchase a pair for $20.  ($10 goes to Joe’s charity, and $10 goes to NETTP PAC).
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What else can you tell me about Sheriff Joe?

Joe Arpaio

About Sheriff Joe Arpaio

You probably know him as “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” a name given to him years ago by the media. It’s a name he certainly has earned as head of the nation’s third largest Sheriff’s Office which employs over 3400 people. But even before he became Sheriff in 1993, Joe Arpaio was one tough lawman. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1953, and as a Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas, NV, police officer for almost five years, Arpaio went on to build a federal law enforcement career and a reputation for fighting crime and drug trafficking around the world.

He began his career as a federal narcotics agent, establishing a stellar record in infiltrating drug organizations from Turkey to the Middle East to Mexico, Central, and South America to cities around the U.S. His expertise and success led him to top management positions around the world with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He concluded his remarkable federal career as head of the DEA for Arizona.

In 1992, Arpaio successfully campaigned to become the Sheriff of Maricopa County. Since then he has been reelected to an unprecedented six 4-year terms. During his tenure as Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arpaio has consistently earned high public approval ratings.

With over five decades experience in law enforcement, Arpaio knows what the public wants, “The public is my boss,” he says, “so I serve the public.” He has served them well by establishing several unique programs.

Arpaio has between 7500 – 10,000 inmates in his jail system. In August, 1993, he started the nation’s largest Tent City for convicted inmates. Two thousand convicted men and women serve their sentences in a canvas incarceration compound. It is a remarkable success story that has attracted the attention of government officials, presidential candidates, and media worldwide.

Of equal success and notoriety are his chain gangs, which contribute thousands of dollars of free labor to the community. The male chain gang, and the world’s first-ever female and juvenile chain gangs, clean streets, paint over graffiti, and bury the indigent in the county cemetery.

Also impressive are the Sheriff’s get tough policies. For example, he banned smoking, coffee, movies, pornographic magazines, and unrestricted TV in all jails. He has the cheapest meals in the U.S. too. The average meal costs between 15 and 40 cents, and inmates are fed only twice daily, to cut the labor costs of meal delivery. He even stopped serving them salt and pepper to save tax payers $20,000 a year.

Another program Arpaio is very well known for is the pink underwear he makes all inmates wear. Years ago, when the Sheriff learned that inmates were stealing jailhouse white boxers, Arpaio had all inmate underwear dyed pink for better inventory control. The same is true for the Sheriff’s handcuffs. When they started disappearing, he ordered pink handcuffs as a replacement.

Arpaio has started another controversial program on the website WWW.MCSO.org. Mugshots of all those arrested (about 300 per day) are posted on the Sheriff’s website as they are booked and processed into jail. Just under a million hits daily come into the website, making it one of the most visible law enforcement sites on the internet.

In addition to these tough measures, the Sheriff has launched rehabilitative programs like “Hard Knocks High,” the only accredited high school under a Sheriff in an American jail, and ALPHA, an anti-substance-abuse program that has greatly reduced recidivism.

As chief law enforcement officer for the county, Arpaio continues to reduce crime with hard-hitting enforcement methods. His deputies and detectives have solved several high-profile murder cases, including numerous child murders. The posse, whose ranks have increased to 3,000 members under Arpaio, is the nation’s largest volunteer posse. Posse men and women help in search and rescue and other traditional police work as well as in special operations like rounding up deadbeat parents, fighting prostitution, patrolling malls during holidays, and investigating animal cruelty complaints. The posse’s contributions are invaluable and essentially free to taxpayers.

No wonder Sheriff Arpaio has been profiled in over 4500 U.S. and foreign newspapers, magazines, and TV news programs. His leadership and the excellent work of his staff have catapulted the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office into the ranks of elite law enforcement agencies.

On a personal note, Sheriff Arpaio and his wife Ava have been married for over 56 years and have two children, both residing in the Phoenix area. The Arpaios have four grandchildren.

Arpaio looks forward to many more years as Sheriff of Maricopa County.

801 S Peytonville Ave

Southlake, TX 76092

Categories:  Events

New AP High School Curriculum Says America Is Bad

Posted August 4th, 2014 by Julie
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The College Board controls the national AP (Advanced Placement) U. S. history curriculum.  This AP course for US History will indoctrinate Texas’ students with a negative view of history.   If a school district offers Advanced Placement history, it is changing to the revised curriculum for the 2014-2015 school year.
 Bill Ames has provided us with a sample letter we can each send to every ISD Board member in our districts to recommend they postpone implementation.

Dear School Board member,

There is growing national concern about the implementation of the College Board’s Advanced Placement U. S. history curriculum (APUSH Curriculum Framework).

It is my understanding that this framework is being implemented in (school district) for the 2014-2015 school year. AP teachers are attending seminars to prepare them to teach the course.

However, there are serious issues with the course.  The following is a sampling of what our nation’s brightest high-school students can expect:

  • A relentlessly negative view of American history, which emphasizes every problem and failing of our ancestors while ignoring or minimizing their achievements
  • Almost total silence about the Founding Fathers, including no mention of Jefferson, Franklin, Madison, and Adams, and almost none of the Declaration of Independence
  • Omission of military history, battles, commanders, and heroes
  • A biased and inaccurate view of many important facets of American history, including the motivations and actions of 17th-19th-century settlers, American involvement in World War II, and the conduct of and victory in the Cold War.

Further information can be reviewed at:

I recommend that the Board postpone the implementation of this course until your curriculum development staff can certify that the lessons taught in this course are compliant with the SBOE-adopted Texas social studies TEKS.

Signed,
[Your name here]
School district resident

To use this letter, highlight it, press control + C to copy it, then press Control + V to paste it onto your own email.  Below are the email addresses for the school board members in all of the ISDs for NE Tarrant County.  If you live in another area, google your school board for contact information.
Grapevine/Colleyville ISD:

HEB ISD:

Keller ISD:

Southlake/Carroll ISD:

Birdville ISD:

Northwest ISD:  schoolboard@nisdtx.org

 

Categories:  Call to Action

Texas Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security

Posted August 4th, 2014 by Julie

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The Texas House Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security is meeting tomorrow, Tuesday morning (Aug 5) at 9am.  One of their agenda items is the border crisis.

It is important for grassroots activists to speak out NOW.  Be aware that our legislators are not informed on this topic.  JoAnn Fleming of Grassroots America put it this way,

“After speaking with several legislators, I cannot stress enough how important it is for them to hear from us and for us to get on the public record.
A friendly legislator told me this weekend that the privileged (classified) reports they are getting PROVE we are right, but he says “you guys are way ahead of the legislators” on this one.  There is no daily conversation about this among legislators – no visible sense of business urgency to present a plan to protect the life, liberty and property of Texans.  This means it will be up to US – the grassroots TEA party conservative movement to rally the people and push for lasting solutions – not dog and pony shows and band-aids.”
Several grassroots leaders will be at Tuesday’s meeting to testify.  We know most activists are not able to be there, but we can still make our voice heard.  Here is a list of the committee members you need to contact before 5pm TODAY (click their name to go to an online contact form):
Joe Pickett, Chair
Allen Fletcher, Vice Chair
Philip Cortez
Tony Dale
Dan Flynn
Tim Kleinschmidt
George Lavender
Kenneth Sheets
Ron Simmons
Please scroll through this photo story to get ideas for talking points, especially about the humanitarian issue.  Or just let them know that you expect Texas to move quickly to turn off the magnets, cover more of the border than just the RGV sector, and keep illegals detained at the border and not moved to the interior of the US.  (What’s wrong with a tent city???)
NOTE:  After you click “send message” on the links to the Representatives above, you will be taken to another screen where you have to click “send message” again before the message will be sent.
Categories:  Call to Action

Aug 11: Crisis on the Border

Posted July 31st, 2014 by Julie

With so many conflicting stories on the border crisis, how can you know what to believe?  Well, you ask the one without an agenda or a campaign to run!  Brandon Darby is just that guy.  Remember when news reporters were the nation’s watchdogs (you know, before the Left took ‘em over)?  Brandon is the Managing Director of Breitbart Texas and has been reporting the truth from the border for a year and a half, long before it became all the rage.  He’s got the details to share with us — what’s really happening, what is and isn’t working, and what you can do to help.  We also invited our three area Congressional Representatives since they are home for the August townhall season:  Kenny Marchant, Michael Burgess and Kay Granger.  Burgess will be joining us; Marchant declined; no response yet from Granger.

SPECIAL UPDATE!!!  Because this topic is of utmost importance, we have invited other area groups to join us!  Please welcome the EIGHT groups listed below!  Unity amongst our groups is so crucial, and we are honored to host our neighboring patriots.  And this means we need a special venue to hold all these great Americans!  Take note of the new location…

NE Tarrant Tea Party meeting

with Arlington Tea Party

and NW Dallas County Tea Party

and Hood County Tea Party

and Frisco Tea Party

and Arlington Republican Club

and NE Tarrant Republican Club

and NE Tarrant County Young Republicans

and Texas Patriots Tea Party (Burleson area)

 Speaker:  Brandon Darby, Breitbart Texas Managing Director

and Special Guests:  Jarrad Seely and Hector Garza, Border Patrol

and Congressman Dr. Michael Burgess

Monday, August 11, from 6:30-8:30pm

Palace Theater, 300 S Main St, Grapevine TX  76051

All conservative patriots are welcome.  No RSVP needed.


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About Brandon Darby:

Brandon Michael Darby is an activist who rose to international recognition for his role in co-founding and directing the Common Ground Relief organization in New Orleans’ 9th Ward in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Though once a prominent radical who worked with former Black Panther Party members, Palestinian and various other radical groups, his experiences led him to have a deep love for his country and to feel an obligation to support and protect its system. He once again gained international recognition for his role as an undercover operative in the FBI’s Informant/Human Source Program, working with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and having directly participated in stopping violence against U.S. and Israeli citizens. Furthermore, his public stance of being proud to have served with the FBI and his refusal to be silent and enter the Witness Protection Program has been a source of controversy and outrage amongst radical Leftist groups.

His work and efforts have been profiled in hundreds of print, radio, and television interviews. He has been a subject of numerous documentaries.

He currently resides in his home state of Texas and continues with his passion to investigate and expose groups and individuals who intend harm to the United States, though he now does so as a private citizen and as Managing Director for Breitbart Texas.

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