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Redlands Tea Party Patriots

Patriots!

We Have Just 308 days to Save America        
 
Patriots!

"Forget your resolutions. Develop battle plans." Sonnie Johnson

As of Monday, January 4, there are 308 days to the 2016 election.  (Check out that link!) While the "long war for the soul of America" will continue after November 8, 2016, we all recognize this is a crucial election.  If Hillary Clinton or a pro amnesty and mass immigration Rep win, it could be all over for the principles and values that made America great, free and prosper.

Our January 7 meeting!

State Senator Mike Morrell and Assembly Member Jay Obernolte [with 100% ratings from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association] will discuss and answer your questions regarding what happened in Sacramento in 2015 and what the Dems plan to do for to us in 2016.  Neil Derry will discuss a proposed San Bernardino County initiative to limit salaries of high-level [and overpaid] county employees.

The fun part of the meeting will be our first straw poll of 2016 that's as creative as it will be fun!

Thanks to our great new cabinet member Jackie Siefferman, every person and attendee will get three colored beads. Two for the first and second GOP picks and a third for their Dem choice. After the audience drops their beads in their respective jars, we will collect and count, announcing the results by the end of the meeting. As always, our meeting is free and open to the public, so all comers -- including the liberals who won't admit they attend -- will get to vote as well. Want to support a candidate? Then you have to show up to vote!

National Tea Party Patriots presidential endorsement is coming; voting starts January 7, but only if you are registered

The national Tea Party Patriots, which we are affiliated with, with more supporters than will vote in the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, probably combined, will hold four rounds of voting in January to determine who the Tea Party Patriots will endorse for president. 

Because of the large number of conservatives voting, this is an opportunity to drive the agenda and influence the outcome.

Voting starts January 7.  Round 1, January 7-8; round 2, January 14-15; round 3, January 21-22; round 4, January 25-26.

But, to participate, you must register with Tea Party Patriots.  You can do register and find information about the candidates at the Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund.  [Even you are already registered with Tea Party Patriots and/or Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, they ask you register to vote at the page linked above.]

More information about the candidates will be added including their responses to Tea Party Patriots' questionnaire and appeals directly to Tea Party Patriots' supporters.  In the later rounds of voting, there will be opportunities to hear from and question the candidates.

Yellow Card Project  In an election, controlling what subjects are discussed can be more important than controlling what is said.  To help drive the agenda, the national Tea Party Patriots created the Yellow Card Project.  Tea party patriots selected seven issues that poll very highly in our favor.  The idea is to ask candidates for federal office, including the presidential candidates, whether they support the following:

(1) Term limits for Congress
[Personally we favor Illinois style term limits: one term in office and one term in prison.]
(2) Ending the special Congressional exemption from Obamacare
[which Congress gets by claiming to be a "small business"]
(3) The Penny Plan
[to balance the federal budget within five years by reducing federal spending by one penny per dollar per year]
(4) Repeal Obamacare
(5) Enforcing America's Immigration Laws
(6) Meaningful Tax Reform
[simpler, flatter and fairer]
(7) Ending Common Core

For more info on the Yellow Card Project and sign the petition supporting these positions, please see the Yellow Card Project.

Please also download the app for iPhone and Android that provides info regarding these issues, allows you to sign the petition, and allows you to submit the candidates response


Closer To Home, the Redlands City Council: water, trains, refugees, "evil acts" and "Sustainability/Agenda 21...

Unvetted and Unvettable "refugees" 
On Dec. 15, the Redlands Tea Party Patriots and our Unite IE allies, ACT for America-Corona, Redlands Townhall and We The People Rising, held a press conference outside Redlands City Hall urging the council to stop fearing political correctness and urge the Islamic Community to cooperate with authorities in the wake of the Dec. 2 Islamic terrorist attacks.

That night, more than three dozen Patriots attended the council meeting.  Everyone who spoke did great. Thank you to everyone who spoke or attended and to show support.  Here is grindall61's video of the public comments via YouTube.

In particular, please see Mayor Paul Foster's opening remarks including “Let this new challenge strengthen our resolve to be true to who we are. Despite the loud voices of a few individuals spreading fear, we are a community that embraces residents of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds and we will not honor one act of evil with another act of evil.”  

Members of Redlands Townhall and the Redlands Tea Party Patriots have been trying to alert their fellow citizens and the City Council to these risks and costs since October.  This was the first time any council member responded to our concerns regarding the risks and costs of bringing unvetted and unvettable Syrian refugees to Redlands.

Decide for yourselves whether Mayor Foster's remarks were appropriate and:

  • Whether he understands the threat of Islamic terrorism. 
  • His attitude toward citizens exercising their First Amendment rights and obligations as citizens of a constitutional republic to participate in government and the political process.
  • Did Mayor Foster imply American citizens trying to alert their fellow citizens and the City Council to the risks and costs of bringing unvetted and unvettable refugees to Redlands were "evil" like the terrorist attack on December 2?
  • Did Mayor Foster imply not bringing unvetted and unvettable refugees to Redlands was "evil" like the terrorist attack on December 2?
  • If not, what did Mayor Foster mean by his "evil" comment?


Please also note Mayor Foster's carefully phrased comments saying there are no "plans" to bring "families" fleeing violence in Syria to Redlands. Mayor Foster's comment depends on trusting the Obama administration.  Plans can change any time.  Most of the supposed Syrian refugees are not "families" but rather military age males.  Mayor Foster's comment does not address refugees from other areas such as ISIS controlled areas of Iraq, Libya [which is jihadist anarchy thanks to Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton] Afghanistan [where both ISIS and Taliban are active], or Somalia [which is also jihadist anarchy].  ISIS and the Somali terrorist group, al-Shabaab, have successfully recruited among the Somali refugees in Minnesota.

The FBI director and Obama's director of intelligence have said the supposed Syrian refugees cannot be vetted.  The Obama administration supposedly vetted the female terrorist who committed the San Bernardino attack, and we see how well that worked out.

And, Mayor Foster probably does not know the Center of Security Policy polled 600 American Muslims and found that 25 percent of respondents agreed with this statement: “Violence against Americans here in the United States can be justified as part of the global jihad.” (Worse yet, 51 percent of respondents agreed that American Muslims should have the choice of being governed by sharia law.)

We can help the people over there at no risk to Americans and at much lower cost to American taxpayers.

We call on our local, state and federal elected officials to put protecting America and Americans first.

Water Rates to Skyrocket!
On December 1, thanks in part to citizen opposition, the City Council deferred voting on a 19% water rate.  Since then, the City's Utility Advisory Committee recommended a 40% water rate increase, 15% this fiscal year, 16% in 2016-2017 and 10% in 2017-2018.  This is after water rate increases in 2012, 2013 and 2014.  [Where did that money go?]The City Council may vote on this huge water rate increase as early as January 5.  http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/government-and-politics/20151218/panel-calls-for-hike-in-redlands-water-rates   Stay tuned and alert for when the City Council tries to raise our water rates.  However, it could not heard to preemptively let your City Council know what you think of their plan to raise our water rates.

The Redlands Crazy Train, high density "stack and pack" housing, "Sustainability"/Agenda 21
The City Council remains determined to run 58 trains per day through Redlands and build high density "stack and pack" housing at the train stations.  The train is not only a waste of money that will cost more than $300,000 per estimated rider, [and the government always overestimates ridership and underestimates costs] it will make life, business and traffic worse in Redlands.  This is part of their larger effort to bring so-called "sustainability" aka Agenda 21 to Redlands.

The City is working on a new general plan to further implement "sustainability" aka Agenda 21 in Redlands with the same top-down driven agenda we see in many other cities, high density housing and trying to force us, but not them, out of our cars.

If you do not want these things, it is important for citizen Patriots to be involved in the process.  You can go to City Council meetings and let your city Council know what you think.  You can also go to the general plan steering committee meetings and give your input.

In addition to the Redlands Tea Party Patriots website and social media discussed below, please join the following Facebook pages to keep apprised on these issues:

Redlands Community Forum
https://www.facebook.com/groups/RedlandsCommunityForum/

IE Transit Alliance
https://www.facebook.com/groups/IETransitAlliance/

Don't Fundamentally Transform Redlands
https://www.facebook.com/groups/DontFundamentallyTransformRedlands/

Redlands General Plan 2035
http://www.redlands2035.org/home.html

Rebecca Friedrichs fights for First Amendment Rights for Government Employees

So you think you're a patriot? Try the uber-courageous Rebecca Friedricks, daughter of our own Redlands Tea Party Patriots Chuck and Maggi Brummett, and an Orange County teacher who has taken the California Teacher Association all the way to the US Supreme Court! Her case, Friedrichs v California Teachers Association, has been scheduled for oral arguments in front of the Supremes on Monday, Jan. 11, the same day as the college football championship. Like Gary Cooper in High Noon standing up for what's right, , Rebecca  challenged the oppressive CTA which compels all teachers to contribute to causes they may disagree with. Yet, Rebecca stood her ground as her case ascended through the courts. 

As Thomas Jefferson said: "To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical."

If Rebecca wins -- and that could very well happen -- then teachers and all government employees will have the freedom to choose whether to join and pay dues to unions. In Wisconsin, which made joining up paying dues to government employee unions voluntary, membership dropped by ~1/3. Dems are quaking in their Birkenstocks at the huge numbers of members and money they will lose if their previously indentured servants/employees actually gain the freedom to do what they want with their political dollars! (Dang that liberty!)

We anticipate a decision in the summer. Prayers! Until then, you can follow Rebecca's case at the Center for Individual Rights on Facebook or at Rights4Teachers on Twitter. #IStandWithRebecca

Important links:
You can see and share our "Are You a Tea Party Patriot?" flyer at http://redlandsteaparty.net/RTP/are-you-a-tea-party-patriot-if-you-believe/

Ted Cruz or Donald Trump?  Who Should American Patriots Rally Around?
http://redlandsteaparty.net/RTP/who-should-american-patriots-rally-around/

Be Careful What You Ask For… [to Trump or not to Trump, that is the question]
http://redlandsteaparty.net/RTP/be-careful-what-you-ask-for-to-trump-or-not-to-trump-that-is-the-question/

Immigration Is Off The Charts [Must Watch]
http://redlandsteaparty.net/RTP/immigration-is-off-the-charts-must-watch/

Ann Coulter On Immigration and Why Donald Trump Will Win
http://redlandsteaparty.net/RTP/ann-coulter-on-immigration-and-why-donald-trump-will-win/

Tell Me Again Which Political Party He Belonged Tohttp://redlandsteaparty.net/RTP/tell-me-again-which-political-party-did-he-belong-to/

Do Hillary Clinton's supporters agree with her plan to expand Sharia law in America?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKosd0xJadE


Redlands Tea Party Patiots Online
Have you guys explored our website lately? You should! Cabinet member Henry Vanderleest has been doing wonders adding more and more content so you can understand local issues. Under Henry's direction, our website and newsletter have become the leading sources of local conservative news.

   Signup for Facebook and join the lively discussion with your fellow patriots!  We are up to 1063 members!  We welcome actual people who want to share news and information relating to conservative causes.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/RedlandsTeaPartyPatriots/

· ·Check out our great websites maintained by Redlands Tea Party Patriots IT Director,
Henry Vanderleest:
http://redlandsteaparty.net/RTP/ and http://tia.redlandsteaparty.net/an/
There are continually new articles about important issues.

· Please also follow us on Twitter@RedlandsTParty  See our recent Tweets at
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  And illustrating our "cutting edge technology," follow our new Instagram account: redlands_tea_party_patriots


The most important political office is that of the private citizen.”  Justice Louis D. Brandes

We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."  Ronald Reagan

I never worry about action, but only inaction.”  Winston Churchill

If there is something about government you don’t like, get together and do something about it." Howard Jarvis

It is always too soon to give up.”  Pastor Jack Hibbs

 

Patriotic events:

1/5&19: Redlands City Council,
Regular City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. (closed session) and 6:00 p.m. (open session) at the City of Redlands, City Council Chambers, 35 Cajon, Ste 2, Redlands. Please join Sam, Greg, Vickie and other Patriots in speaking in public comments about the Redlands crazy train, high density, low income housing and your other concerns regarding Redlands. Expect many people to make comments about the recent terrorist attacks in San Bernardino and Mayor Foster's "evil" comments at the last council meeting. [Public comments come at the start of the meeting so you do not have to stay for the entire meeting.]
 
1/7: Win Ben Win:
The local chapter of Win Ben Win, a grassroots group advocating for the presidency of Dr. Ben Carson, will hold its first meeting of the year at the Mill Creek Cattle Co., 1874 Mentone Blvd., Mentone. Meeting starts at 5 p.m., two hours before our meeting starts at 7 p.m. Meeting free and open to the public.

1/7: Redlands Tea Party Patriots,
State Sen. Mike Morrell and Assembly Member Jay Obernolte will return to give us an update on what's up in Sacramento. They will also discuss the upcoming legislative session during the 2016 election cycle. Meeting will include other candidates seeking re-election to public office, and will also include a 2016 presidential straw poll. Everyone in attendance will get a chance to vote a first and second choice Republican and a Democrat [if you really want to] running for president. Mill Creek Cattle Co., 1874 Mentone Blvd., Mentone. Doors open at 5:30 pm with and-host dinner. Meeting 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Meeting is free and open to the public.  More info: www.RedlandsTeaParty.net

Mike Morrell and Jay Obernolte have perfect 100% ratings from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. 

At this and our next several meetings, Carolyn Hays will present on disaster preparedness. 
 
1/9: 9:00 am, Chino Tea Party,
Marie Callender's, 5455 W. Philadelphia Street, Chino, CA 91710, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Speaker: Mike Hoskinson, Huntington Beach Planning Commissioner re: successfully opposing Sustainability/Agenda 21 and high density housing. All interested persons are invited. For further information: Carol 951-415-4507 or Toni at (909) 438-0370. http://www.chinoteaparty.net/ 

1/9, 6:30 pm: ACT for America, Corona Chapter,
New Hope Family Worship Center, 804 South Lincoln Avenue, Corona, 6:30 pm.  Program: TBA.  http://www.actforcorona.org/  https://www.facebook.com/ACTCorona?fref=ts

1/14, 6:00 pm: Monthly meeting of the Banning-Beaumont-Cherry Valley Tea Party,
Farm House Restaurant, 6261 Joshua Palmer Way, Banning, CA 92220, 6:00 p.m. Program: TBA.  https://www.facebook.com/bbcv.tpart/  

1/14, Rep Debate,
Watch for debate viewing parties.

1/15, 12:00, Redlands Republican Women,
Redlands Country Club, 1749 Garden Street, 12:00, Speaker TBA.  Lunch is $16.  Call Laurie Tremain to RSVP, 909.792.2501.  www.redlandsrwcf.com

1/16, 9:00-10:30 am, Coffee With the Council
Every 3rd Saturday, locations not yet announced for 2016.  See: http://www.cityofredlands.org/citycouncil

1/16, Community Firearms Training Day,
The Apple Valley Gun Club is sponsoring a community training day, BYOG, 16699 Stoddard Wells Rd, Victorville, CA.   For info and registration, www.AppleValleyGunClub.com or avgc.secretary@gmail.com

1/25: Mt. View Republican Club,
5:30 p.m. dinner, 6:00 meeting, St. Ambrose Church, 830 West Bonita Avenue, Claremont.  Program: TBA.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/92655803697/  

1/28: Redlands Townhall, Pizza and Politics
American Legion Hall, 814 West Colton Avenue, 6:30 pm.  Program: TBA.
https://www.facebook.com/REDLANDS-TOWNHALL-1596205797268128/?fref=ts

1/28, Rep Debate,
Watch for debate viewing parties.

Freedom Tea Party Patriots
The Freedom Tea Party Patriots are not meeting in January.  Sean and Kathy Ponce are such dedicated and effective patriots, (and wonderful people too), we look forward to attending their meetings again in 2016.  Contact info: freedompatriots@mail.com  .Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/881955211854849/

2/4: Redlands Tea Party Patriots,
US Senate candidate Tom Del Becarro will speak about this race to replace Sen Dianne Feinstein. He will also take questions from the audience.  Author and historian John Hancock (and official jolly good fellow with American Freedom Alliance] will discuss his new book "Liberty & Prosperity: How the Saxons Created the Modern World."  We will also discuss 2016 ballot propositions. Mill Creek Cattle Co., 1874 Mentone Blvd., Mentone. Doors open at 5:30 pm with and-host dinner. Meeting 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Meeting is free and open to the public.  More info: www.RedlandsTeaParty.net

3/5&6:  Tea Party Yard Sale fundraiser with Susie.  Start saving your discards now and watch for further announcements on when and how your items will be collected.  If you are able to help with this event, please speak to one of our cabinet members.
 
3/19/2016: Third Annual Unite IE Conservative Conference,
The date is official!  Stay tuned!
 
Please see and download our calendar at http://redlandsteaparty.net/RTP/calendar/
 
To our Unite IE allies, if you want your event or meeting listed here and in our calendar, send the info to Cabinet@RedlandsTeaParty.net [Date, time, location, speaker (if any), cost, phone.
 
Keep tuning into AM 590, Saturdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m., (and usually 10 p.m. that evening), for "Unite IE Radio" the show for the most important political office, the private citizen and turning conservatives into patriot activists in the cause to save America.  We are co-hosts on the show and members of the Unite IE coalition.  You can listen to previous shows http://www.am590theanswer.com/pages/podcasts
 
And while you're tuned to AM 590 The Answer, listen at 6-7pm, Monday through Friday for the Jen and Don show.  Don Dix is co-host for this show.  The show features commentary on current events of interest to conservatives.
 
Tune in to AM 590 The Answer for Phillip Naman on The Firing Line (1 pm Saturdays) to hear Phil discuss guns and the Second Amendment.   http://www.am590theanswer.com/pages/podcasts
 
Other Unite IE allied group meetings: http://www.uniteie.com/#!uie-calendar/cs9a
 
Be sure to check our website calendar for even more events.  http://redlandsteaparty.net/RTP/calendar/
 
The Redlands Tea Party Patriots is an all volunteer group of dedicated patriots committed to protecting and restoring the freedom and opportunity for you and your 
children and grandchildren to pursue the American dream through:
 
∙ Personal Freedom and Constitutionally Limited Government.
 
∙ Economic Freedom with Opportunity for All and Favoritism for None.
 
∙ A Debt-Free Future through Fiscal Responsibility Today
 
We want to hear from you.
 
We want your ideas, comments, criticisms and, of course, your help.  You can email the entire Redlands Tea Party cabinet at cabinet@RedlandsTeaParty.net.  If you can help the cause, please provide your name and a contact phone number as well as what you would like to do.  You can also sign up at our monthly general meetings.
 
OUR SPECIAL THANKS & APPRECIATION GO TO:
 
Mill Creek Cattle Company http://millcreekcattlecompany.com/  Mill Creek generously allows us to use their facility to meet each month.  We ask you to come early to our meeting and enjoy a no-host meal to help us show our appreciation.
 
AM 590 The Answer for supporting our events as well as many other conservatives throughout the Inland Empire.  www.AM590TheAnswer.com
 
Ed Hoffman, president of Wholesale Capital Corporation, for sponsoring Unite IE Radio.  Please use Ed’s business for real estate loans.  www.wccloans.com
 
All Star Collision Repair and Auto Painting, 522 Railroad Street, Corona, 951-279-9161, is now sponsoring the second half of Unite IE Radio.  Please use his business.
www.allstarci.com
 
Adrian Asencio graciously shares his time, energy and sound equipment with us at each meeting and most of our events.  Should you have sound needs or music for a
 
High School reunion or a party, please contact him directly at: www.doubleAthedj.com, 909-794-7496 or DoubleAtheDJ@aol.com
 
When reasonably possible, support patriotic businesses who support our cause.

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