September 21, 2009

You Can’t Legislate Prosperity

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:17 am by gsoteapartygirl

Finally, the quote that I’ve heard so often, but this time with an attribution!

“You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”  — Adrian Rogers, 1931

September 14, 2009

Police Forcibly Shut Down PREAPPROVED Smithfield Patriots’ Day Event

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:02 am by gsoteapartygirl

This is exactly the kind of unconstitutional crap (sorry!) that the tea party protests are all about!!  The town of Smithfield PREAPPROVED an event for 9/11.  They said they were concerned about the use of a PA system since it might interfere with the local courts.  The protest was moved until 5pm to avoid any interference.  And yet, still, the police arrived and claimed the event was being help without a permit & would have to disband.  The organizers were told that no permit was needed.  Which is as it should be since permits are, as a rule, unnecessary for First Amendment Events.

We almost had something similar happen here on 4/15 — even though they had been told in advance, the city staff told one of the other organizers (not me) that if we didn’t sign their permit form, they would make everyone leave. I thought that would make some for some fun press, but the form was signed & we played nice with them and they were happy enough and we had a nice event.  But now ya’ll know how close we came to having something similar happen here.  This is far worse than that however, because the folks in Smithfield were told that they didn’t need a permit — they were not warned of the consequences if they didn’t “play nice”.  They are considering a lawsuit which seems only right.  Read on for the all the details.

September 9, 2009

More 9/12 Sign Ideas

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:03 pm by gsoteapartygirl

Ok I don’t really have time to cross-check these with my other list so hopefully there are no duplicates!  Definitely some winners in this batch!  How to choose, how to choose….

  • Liberty: All the stimulus we need
  • WWJD: What would Jefferson do?
  • Marx and Lenin were not our Founding Fathers
  • My VOTE makes me armed and dangerous
  • Can we bankrupt America? Yes we can!
  • Men who will not fight for liberty can lose it
  • Spread my work ethic, not my wealth
  • Cut taxes, not deals
  • Cap (your income) and Trade (your freedom)
  • Et tu, Sacramento?
  • Free Markets, Not Free Loaders
  • Patriots on the march
  • Read my teleprompter: No to Obamacare
  • World’s shortest list: Things government does well
  • Who’s in charge? We are!
  • God only takes 10%
  • Hey, Congress. I’m not a frickin ATM
  • Take back the country one sleazy politician at a time
  • Read the bill
  • Congress: Cesspool of corruption
  • I’ll keep my freedom. You keep the change.
  • Stop ripping off my grandkids
  • We’ve been PORKED!
  • You can’t spend your way out of debt
  • Capitalism creates jobs, socialism destroys them
  • Change we don’t believe in
  • Socialism: An unbroken trail of failure
  • Stop the war on prosperity
  • Bill Cosby: Welfare kills the human spirit
  • Honk if I’m paying your mortgage

September 7, 2009

Hands Off My Health Care Town Hall Meeting

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:31 pm by gsoteapartygirl

Wednesday, September 9th, Kerr Scott Building, State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.  This event is sponsored by AFP-NC and you can read about it in detail here.

Doors open at 6 with the event itself to being at 7pm.  Obama’s speech to Congress will be aired, followed by a rebuttal from AFP’s panel of experts on the issues.

Here’s the schedule:
6:00 p.m. Doors Open
7:00 p.m. Town Hall Meeting
8:00 p.m. View Address to Joint Session of Congress Via Big Screen
9:15 p.m. Rebuttal Panel (as soon as speech concludes)
Joe Coletti, fiscal and health care policy analyst with the John Locke Foundation
Francis Deluca, executive director of the Civitas Institute
Dallas Woodhouse, state director of Americans for Prosperity-NC