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Broward Tea Party March, 2012 Newsletter

“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not” 

                                                                                                                                                              – Dr. Seuss

March 7th  “One Year Anniversary” Meeting Recap

Co-Founder Charles Robertson:

Our nation’s fiscal policy is heading in the wrong direction. As citizens, we need to wake up and redirect our actions, arming ourselves with knowledge and talking points to share with others and help turn things around!

State of the Broward Tea Party – 1st Anniversary

First meeting, March 2011, 30 people came ; 25 are still actively involved. We now list 117 members on Facebook, 1123 followers on Twitter, 87 members on FreedomWorks, 1046 followers on Word Press, and 261 members on the BTP roster.

In the first year, BTP has hosted Senate and Congressional candidates, radio talk show hosts, local politicians, a political comedian/author, professors of economics and the Constitution, and a Constitutional lawyer/author.

We’ve held to our 3 Core Values: Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government, and Free Markets by taking on the responsibility to “stand for what’s right” and educating ourselves and others on the issues that affect our nation.

Guest Speaker: Karen Harrington, Candidate U. S. Congress, FL CD 20/23.

 Karen was the guest speaker at BTP’s first meeting March, 2011. “Thank you, Karen, for supporting us!”

Karen leads by example as a business owner, cancer survivor, conservative and friend of the Tea Party. She motivates people to get involved and to participate in the process of “taking our country back”.

Karen’s family all live in South Florida. They own and manage three Rickey’s restaurants in the local area. Karen’s mom keeps a “Bucket List” as follows: Keep God in everything * Obama is gone * Borders closed * Language ” English only” * Constitution strong * Drug free and screening for welfare recipients * No “freebies” to non-citizens . Conservative values are a family affair!

Karen’s opponent, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has never held a job in the private sector. She does not understand how business is affected by the over-regulation, higher taxes from unemployment and healthcare caused by this administration.

Karen’s platform includes: The need to reform the tax rates – a tax rate of 28% with write-offs for healthcare costs , deductions for mortgage, charity, and higher education.  An anti-poverty tax break for low income wage earners would also be included. Government needs to encourage growth in business and to celebrate businesses bringing jobs back home. “This is the most important election of our lifetime – we are at a tipping point!”

Defense: Karen attended the recent AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. 13,000 Christians and Jews attended to support Israel, an ally and democracy of free speech, religion, and respect for women. ” The US and Israel have a shared vision!” The $3 billion per year in aid is returned 75 % back to us in technology and business.

Karen is placing her “heart and head” into defeating Debbie Wasserman Schultz and President Obama; “We need to “FIRE” Debbie and the President!” Karen garnered 40% of the vote in the 2010 election against Wasserman Schultz; “This time I’ll win –  We are powerful and strong with the ‘right’ message.”  The August 14th primary will determine the candidate to run opposite Rep. Wasserman Schultz.

Q & A

Q– Redistricting ?                  

A– Helped change FL 20 (now FL 23) to a +3 R district.

Q– 1/2 of Americans don’t pay taxes and workers are overburdened?

A– Flat tax rate of 28%      *poverty level or below will be given a deduction.

Q– Paul Ryan’s Budget?

A– Supports and has signed the “Cut, Cap, and Balance” pledge.

Q– Fabric of society (religion) is under attack?

A– We must fight to keep our values and faith; We must be “One Nation Under God”.

Q– Role of federal government in education?                             

A– Dissolve DOE – return control of education to the States.

Q– Obamacare ?                                           

A– Should be repealed! The Supreme court starts deliberations in June on the Constitutionality of this legislation.

Committee Reports

Speaker Committee, Lee Levin:

April 4th meeting: Guest speaker will be – Marielena Stuart, US Senate candidate, will discuss Agenda 21.

May 2nd meeting: Guest speaker will be – Elizabeth Price Foley of the Institute for Justice, Chair in Constitutional Litigation and Professor of Law at FIU (Florida International University), will discuss her new book: “The Tea Party : 3 Principles”

Future speakers: Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti and Bob Levy from the Cato institute.

Glenn Beck/Mercury One Restoring Love Event, Dallas, Texas, July 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2012. BTP has pre-registered for 50 tickets. The main event cost $10. Interested members contact:       Further info on the event planning will be forthcoming; Stay tuned!

“Monumental The Movie”  one night only viewing March 27th.


                **** “Happy Birthday Wishes to Lee’s parents, members Stan and Sandy Levin.”

Planning Committee, Kristin Matheny:

Street Rally: “Send ‘Em Packing”

-Saturday, April, 14 (tax weekend) 11am to 1pm, in front of Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s office at the SW corner of Palm Ave./Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines. “Let’s send Barack Obama and Debbie WassermanSchultz Packing!” Theme ties into tax and election issues. We will have volunteer sign-ups at the April 4th BTP Monthly Meeting, for: 1. Set-up & Logistics 2. Food 3. Merchandise 4. Handing info out to cars 5. Set break down (tents, speaker podium, etc.) 6. coolers, pop-up tents/canopies, lawn/folding chairs, tape (masking & electrical). **We will be publishing a “Rules of Engagement” prior to the event (we will use the MLK rally guidelines).

Fundraising Committee, Berta Medina:

We depend on donations from our sponsors and members to pay for BTP expenses and activities. Thank you to the following: Total Wine & More, Title Professionals of South Florida, and Pan American Marble & Stone Company.  “We support those who support us!” To sponsor BTP or advertise on our website  Contact: Lee Levin via email at:

Communications, Judith Welker:

Button links to our Twitter, Facebook, FreedomWorks, and LibertyLinked sites are found on our website: Our blog/events/newsletter site is:

” Link, enjoy, then share!”

Preparation / Survival Series:  Matt Forsythe – Financial Crisis

In 1970, the government moved the US from the gold standard and made money elastic by printing US Treasury Bills (fiat money with no value that is regulated ” as must use.” The Federal Reserve is controlled by 7 people that manage the money supply of the US. The T-bills are printed then sold on the open market. Article 1 Section 10 of the Constitution states that our monetary system must be based on gold or silver; the system since 1970 is unconstitutional. The “Fed” creates paper money of no intrinsic value, to sell. The government spends all they want by increasing the national debt without raising taxes. This causes inflation and devalues the dollar. This has caused the housing market collapse and 2 world wars. “They create money out of thin air!”

The IMF, International Monetary Fund, for which the Federal Reserve is a member, speculates and creates teaser interest rates which cause inflation and a tax on the American people; we are responsible for 20% of the IMF debt! The IMF and Federal Reserve are the #1 threat to the US, along with the “open checkbook” of the U.S. Congress. *$15 1/2T , our national debt, is held by other countries. They drop our debt…we go down!

Please read, educate, and prepare yourselves!

Each month the BTP newsletter will offer information on websites and materials to help you to educate and prepare for possible events “out of your control”; natural disasters, economic downturn, civil unrest, etc.

**Anyone with knowledge of preparation sources, can contribute by sending info and links to: []. Also, if you would like to do a blog series on our Word Press site, contact same as above.

>Food Storage: Practical tips for preparation:

>As A has a series on food preparation:

Books: All found on

>Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook – Peggy Layton

>Encyclopedia of Country Living – Carla Emery

>Where There is No Doctor – David Werner

>Where There is No Dentist – Murray Dickson

>EMT Handbook of Emergency Care – D.J. Arnson & Maureen L. Bruce

Upcoming Meetings and Events:

Friday, March 23, 2012 – Noon to 1pm: Stand Up For Religious Freedom Nationwide Rally: Defeat the HHS Mandate! Federal Building, 299 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fl. For more information, contact: Maria Lima – 954-439-6049 [] or visit website:

BREC – Broward Republican Executive Committee: Monday, March 26, 2012

Place: Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek 555 West Cypress Creek Rd., Fort Lauderdale, Fl., 33309 (West of I-95 between Cypress Creek Rd. West and Powerline Rd.)

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm Sign-in for Members – *Guests may attend and sign-in. 7:00pm Meeting starts promptly, doors are shut! **as a member of BREC, you become your own Precinct Captain/or Alternate.

*Info Website

Tuesday March 27th: Monumental, The Movie: Check website for local theaters, times, and tickets:

SWBRO – South-West Broward Republican Organization: Monday, April 2, 2012

One of many local Broward County Chartered Republican Clubs. We serve, primarily, the communities of Miramar, Pembroke Pines, SW Ranches and parts of several contiguous communities. Guests are welcome; Registered Republicans to join.

Place: Walter C Young “Now Playing” Community School Theater 901 N.W. 129th Ave., Pembroke Pines, Fl., 33028 (from I-75 exit East on Pines Blvd. then turn left onto 129th Ave. At first right on 129th Ave., turn in and follow SWBRO signs to parking lot and meeting.

Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm Sign-in, Social: 7:00pm-7:30pm Meeting Begins: 7:30pm                       *Info Website:

Broward Tea Party Monthly Meeting: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Special Guest Speaker: Marielena Stuart, US Senate candidate, will discuss Agenda 21

Entertainment: Lee Levin’s “new band” featuring patriotic and “politically” themed songs.

Place: **Walter C Young “Now Playing” Community School Theater 901 N.W. 129th Ave., Pembroke Pines, Fl., 33028 (From I-75 exit East on Pines Blvd. and turn left onto NW 129th Ave. At the first right, turn into school parking lot.).

Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm Sign-in and Meet & Greet: 7:00pm to 7:15pm Meeting begins: 7:30pm

*Coffee, water, and sodas provided. Please bring a snack or treat to share…Greatly Appreciated!


  Links of Interest

– Supervisor of Elections, Broward County, Fl.:

– Palm Beach County, Fl. Election Info:

– Miami Dade County, Fl. Election Info:

– Tough Targets: When Criminals Face Armed Resistance from Citizens:

– Cato Summer Seminar on Political Economy:

– FDR, The New Deal, and The Sick Chicken Case:

– What Would Our Founders Say About Elections Today?

– The 10 Terrible Provisions Of Obamacare You May Not Have Heard Of:

Broward Tea Party Contact Info:

Go to:  for links to our Facebook, Twitter, FreedomConnector, and LibertyLinked group sites and to see our local advertisers. If you would like to advertise your business on our website, “We support those who support us!”                                                                                                                                                                                          






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