Who is responsible for shutting down the federal government? There are differing opinions, depending on who you talk to Democrat or Republican.
Let’s consider the facts. The Republicans control the House of Representatives and they approved all the money required to keep all government activities going — except for ObamaCare. This is not a matter of opinion. You can check the Congressional Record.
The House of Representatives via the Constitution is empowered to grant or withhold money; this is not an opinion, check the Constitution of the United States. All spending bills must originate in the House of Representatives, Congressmen have a right to decide whether or not they want to spend money on a particular government expenditure.
Good or bad ObamaCare is a matter of opinion. It is a matter of fact that members of the House of Representatives have the right to make spending decisions based on their opinion. [click to continue…]
Thirty days ago, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1266, which gives boys and girls, from kindergarten to 18 years of age unlimited permission to use each other’s bathrooms and locker rooms at school by simply declaring that they feel like they are of the opposite gender that day.
There is no counseling, no asking questions, no way to determine if the child is actually having a gender identity issue. This is strictly self-determined and can change from day to day. Thus a young man of 16 can decide he’s feel like a girl today and enter the girl locker room unannounced. Any teacher or other student who objects will be considered to be “harassing” the young man. The teachers cannot even tell the parents that the child is deciding the gender difference.
This bill was ostensibly designed to protect young people facing a gender identity crisis from being bullied, a noble and worthwhile cause. However, this law has a greater potential for crime, sexual harassment and other unintended consequences that will harm those having such a crisis and the other children. [click to continue…]
Presented September 28 at the Fairgrounds in Quincy
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sheriff Greg Hagwood and
Keynote speaker: Kirk MacKenzie
TIME TO WAKE UP RURAL AMERICA AND FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS
What is Defend Rural America? Founded by Kirk MacKenzie in 2011, Defend Rural America (DRA) began as a community effort to save the Klamath River dams in Siskiyou County, California.
From that start, DRA has become the leading national force fighting for personal property/water rights that are being usurped by all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, planning commissions, neo/radical environmentalists, and others.
Why does Rural America need defending? Look at the ways our land is being forcibly (eminent domain) or deceptively (easements) taken from individual property owners for environmental causes, state or Federal takeover of natural resources, property easements, wildlife corridors, endangered species, “saving” the forests, and more.
Small communities have lower tax revenues so they look to grant money to provide for their people. These grants have strings attached that lead to more non-local control.
To supposedly increase their impact on state matters, rural communities join regional partnerships, or councils or similar entities. They relinquish power over their own destiny and reduce transparency and accountability to their constituents. [click to continue…]
Five south Jefferson supervisors heard public testimony on the public’s declaration of withdrawal from the State of California, after which they weighed in before a vote was taken. Won’t spoil it for ya, but will say it was a very productive session.
The State of CA is un-governable in its present size. Rural California needs to start over with a new State. We need local representation to solve problems of Rural California. This is a non-partisan effort to form our own State.
Take up the Torch for a Movement on Fire! Tea Party Patriots believe in Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government and Free Markets. Video produced by Ground Floor Video. Theme song by Jon David Kahn and Kevin Mooneyhan
Meetings are on Saturdays at the Graeagle Fire Hall from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, unless otherwise indicated.
September 14 - Karen England will be our guest speaker. Karen is the Executive Director of of Capitol Resource Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides education and advocacy for family values. She has led its work in the California State Legislature and at local government levels for 13 years. She is often seen on Fox News, most recently on Mike Huckabee’s popular show talking about issues directly affecting California children.