March Meeting – 2nd Anniversary Picnic with Allen West

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Join us on Sunday, March 20, as we celebrate the second anniversary of South Florida 912.

Who Keynote Speaker CD 22 Congressman Allen West
Former Florida House Majority Leader (and potential Senate candidate) Adam Hasner
FH83 Representative Pat Rooney
ClashRadio.com raconteur Doug Giles
with remarks by
Florida Senate candidate Mike Lameyer
Shannon and Doug Armstrong South Florida 912 co-founders
Danita Kilcullen Fort Lauderdale Tea Party
Karin Hoffman DC Works For Us
Dr. Richard Raborn Delray 912
Lowell Levine Boynton 912
Barbara Samuels 912 Super Seniors and Century Village 912
and other guests
Music by Ivory Jim and Company
Where John Prince Park – Mound Pavilion
2700 6th Avenue
South Lake Worth
When Sunday, March 20, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Food Subs provided by 912 sponsor Big Al’s Steaks, chips, drinks and dessert. ($10/adult, $7 child)

Celebrate our 2 year Anniversary. This is a great way to connect with others, share information and make friends for life. This event is an opportunity to come together with the different groups in the community sharing common bonds and interests.

Bounce House! Face Painting! Live Music!
Win a week in a mountain chalet in North Carolina!
( Click HERE for details )

We encourage other groups and clubs to come out and set up an informational table for a small fee of $25. You will need to bring a table and a chair. rsvp to info@southflorida912.org

The first 100 to RSVP for the event will get a free raffle ticket for a patriot pack to be given out on arrival.
The prize pack ($100 value) includes:

  • Flag
  • 912 shirts
  • Constitution
  • Hat
  • Gift Card

Should be a terrific event!

Our goal is bring our community together, get to know one another and look ahead to 2012.

Invite your friends and family!

Help us Celebrate our 2 year Anniversary

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AGENDA

2:00pm Sign in and pay for wristband – LUNCH
MUSIC IVORY JIM AND COMPANY
2:15pm – 2:35 Pledge, Prayer, National Anthem
Welcome – Shannon Armstrong and Doug Armstrong
Music by Ivory Jim and Company
2:40pm Mike Lameyer – candidate and Original 912 member
Danita Kilcullen, Ft Lauderdale Tea Party
Karin Hoffman, DC Works for Us
2:55 – 3:05 Doug Giles, Clashradio.com
3:10 – 3:20 Former House Majority Leader Adam Hasner
Announcements: 50/50, Chalet drawing and T-shirt Sales
3:25 – 4:00pm Rep. Allen West and Q and A
Music by Ivory Jim and Company
4:15pm Representative Pat Rooney
Barbara Samuels 912 Super Seniors
Dr Richard Raborn – South Palm Beach County 912
Lowell Levine – Boynton 912
guest speaker
guest speaker
5pm Drawing for 50/50 and Chalet
Closing remarks
Thank you 🙂

YEA!! Another Chance To Get Rid of Alcee Hasting

Dear Friends,

After 3 months of reflection and heavy meditation,
I filed this morning with the Bureau of Elections in
Tallahassee as a candidate for US Congress for
District 23 FL for 2012.

I learned a lot from last year run; we are going to run
a much different campaign this time. Last year was a
good trial run, 2012 will be our Victory Year.

Friends, I also thank you for all the support you gave me
last year, I am praying and hoping for the same in 2012.

I know for sure we can achieve VICTORY next year.
2012 will be a very interesting Year !

Sincerely

Bernard Sansaricq
Candidate for US Congress- District 23 FL.

Allen West’s February Town Halls – 2/21 and 2/22

PRESS RELEASE
February 14, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact:
mediarelations@allenwestforcongress.comAllen West for Congress
 
Congressman West Hosts Town Hall Meetings


Join us for a Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Allen West

 

Come hear from your Congressman on the important issues in Washington and be prepared to voice your concerns, issues and suggestions.

 

Monday, February 21st at 7pm

E. Pat Larkins Community Center

520 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Pompano Beach, FL

 

Tuesday, February 22nd at 7pm

Florida Atlantic University

John D. MacArthur Campus

Lifelong Learning Society Auditorium

5353 Parkside Drive

Jupiter, FL

The Truth About The Separation of Church and State!

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, property, and freedom of worship here.” –Patrick Henry

Last year, a friend of mine who is a pastor of a local church, made me aware of an incident that was eventually reported in the daily newspaper. The incident involved another church in our town, that had been using a community park for church services for many years.

It seemed that one member of the community services advisory board (CSAB) in our town, did not like that a church was sharing the use of a public park. The board member quit in protest, saying she would continue this fight on her own, and would make this situation known to the public. In a letter she wrote, “I am fighting to have the >city honor one of the most hallowed tenets of our democracy: the separation of church and state. Surely this deserves serious attention by the mayor, the City Council and CSAB.”

I have spent years trying to correct this misconception, with employers, my peer group, and other sincere, yet misguided souls. America was founded as a Republic, not a Democracy; and there never was a wall of separation between church and state! So once again, here is the truth about how the myth began…

“O most glorious God, in Jesus Christ… Let me live according to those holy rules which Thou hast this day prescribed in Thy Holy Word. Direct me to the True Object, Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life. Bless O Lord all the people of this land.” –President George Washington’s prayer

Contrary to popular opinion, the term”separation of church and state” is found nowhere in the United States Constitution. While the First Amendment clearly forbids the creation of a national denomination, it says nothing about the so-called “separation of church and state.”

– The term “separation of church and state” was first used by Thomas Jefferson in a letter to the Danbury Baptists in 1801, when he responded to their concerns about state involvement in religion. Jefferson’s letter had nothing to say about limiting public
religious expression, but dealt with government’s interference in the public expression of faith.

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis – a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with
His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.” – President Thomas Jefferson

– It was U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black who first inserted the term “separation of church and state” into American jurisprudence in his majority opinion of Everson v. Board of Education (1947). He wrote: “The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state. The wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach.”

– Black’s opinion was based on a previous misreading of Jefferson’s 1801 letter in the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Reynolds v. United States (1878). Black also confused his history. In the opinion, he wrote that the Danbury letter was viewed “almost as an authoritative declaration of the scope and effect of the First Amendment.”

“Religion is the basis and foundation of government. We have staked the whole future of American civilization not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.” – President James Madison

– The First Amendment states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion; or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” No mention is made of a “wall between church and state.”

– The true purpose of the First Amendment was to prohibit the federal government from establishing a national church, like the Church of England, or require that sectarian policy be forced on an individual state or on the federal government. While the amendment does recognize a “differentiation between church and the government, it does not mean that they could not cooperate with each other.”

“I nightly offer up my prayers to the throne of grace for the health and safety of you all, and that we ought all to rely with confidence on the promise of our dear Redeemer, and give Him our hearts. This is all He requires and all that we can do, and if we sincerely do this, we are sure of salvation through His atonement.” – President Andrew Jackson

– In 2001, Daniel Dreisbach, Associate Professor of Justice, Law and Society at American University, wrote that Black was wrong to apply the term separation of church and state” to the First Amendment. The danger of Black’s argument, according to Dreisbach, is that it gives constitutional reasons to “separate religion, religious values, and religious organizations from public life.” He continues: “If we can’t talk about religion in any meaningful way in public schools, religious citizens can’t communicate their faith in public life. [The public square] must be ‘sanitized’ of religious messages, and we are
left with a strictly secular public life.”

“The ways of God are mysterious and profound beyond all comprehension. ‘Who by searching can find Him out?’ God only knows the issue of this business. He has destroyed nations from the map of history for their sins. Nevertheless, my hopes prevail generally above my fears for our
Republic. The times are dark, the spirits of ruin are abroad in all their power, and the mercy of God alone can save us. – President Abraham Lincoln

-The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and its allies, along with other groups hostile to religious freedom, have used Black’s wording to:

– Deny churches the right to rent public school facilities for Sunday worship services.

– Have public displays of the Ten Commandments removed from public buildings.

– Prohibit students from praying at graduation ceremonies or football games.

– Threaten fixed income housing project residents with eviction for displaying signs about prayer in their apartment windows.

– Tell an eight-year-old girl that she cannot pass out handmade Valentines that read “Jesus Loves You.”

“All must admit that the reception of the teachings of Christ results in the purist patriotism, in the most scrupulous fidelity to public trust, and in the best type of citizenship.” – President Grover Cleveland

-In 2005, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in ruling in favor of a public display of the Ten Commandments, wrote: “The ACLU’s argument contains…fundamental flaws… [It] makes repeated reference to ‘the separation of church and state.’ This extra-constitutional construct has grown tiresome. The First Amendment does not demand a wall of separation between church and state.”

“America was born a Christian nation. America was born to exemplify that devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived from the revelations of the Holy Scriptures.” – President Woodrow Wilson

– For almost four decades, the ACLU’s distortion of the “separation of church and state” went nearly unchallenged. In 1994, God raised up a new organization, the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), which has taken the ACLU and its allies head-on to expose this distortion and restore the original intent of U.S. Constitution with regard to religious freedom. Since its inception, ADF has helped to win many groundbreaking cases in defense of religious freedom and expression. The result is that the so-called “wall of separation” erected by Hugo Black and others is slowly starting to crumble!

“Without God, there could be no American form of government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first – the most
basic – expression of Americanism. Thus, the founding fathers of America saw it, and thus With God’s help, it will continue to be.” – President Dwight Eisenhower

One Nation Under God U.S.A. donates one dollar, per membership, each year, to the ADF. We also encourage our members, alliance partners, and friends to regularly pray for and support the ADF and other similar organizations which help provide strategy, training, funding, and litigation needed to tear down any remaining “walls of separation.”

Now you too, know the truth behind the myth, used by our enemies to take the word of God out of American culture. There can never be a Strong, Free, and Prosperous America without God.

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” (John 8:32)

Please pass this on to other inquiring minds all across America.

The task ahead of us is never greater than the Power behind us. We Can restore America, and with the help of Almighty God, we will!

May God continue to bless the United States of America!

For God and For My Country,

Bob Brown
One Nation Under God U.S.A.
www.onug.us

Gun Owners – Florida Carry Legislative Alert

SB 234 – FL Senate Committee on Criminal Justice Hearing scheduled for 2/22/11

SB 234 is on the agenda of the FL Senate Committee on Criminal Justice on Tuesday, February 22nd at 9:00am. Florida Carry, Inc. urgently requests that you email via the members of the committee in support of Senate Bill 234.

This NRA authored bill comprises several separate initiatives. These include the option for CWFL holders to carry openly; a provision to authorize carry at career centers, colleges, and universities; The right to store a firearm in one’s vehicle wherever it may be lawfully parked; The authorization for the Department of Agriculture to take fingerprints; The repeal of Florida’s ban on long gun purchases in most other states.

Quite simply put, this is the most comprehensive carry rights bill since shall-issue concealed carry was passed twenty-four years ago. Florida is one of only seven states where open carry of firearms is generally forbidden, excepting under certain circumstances. Arguments against open carry generally consist of concerns regarding the fearful reactions of the general population. Some have suggested that an open carrier becomes an instant target, having his firearm snatched by a criminal in line at a convenience store. The facts simply do not support those allegations. In states where open carry is lawfully practiced, citizens have become accustomed to the understanding that a holstered weapon is a danger to no one. There have been no wholesale attacks on open carriers, nor have open carriers been shot with their own weapons. Police officers are not fearful of open carriers as they know that a 5-year FBI crime study has shown that criminals do not open carry, nor do they carry in holsters. Criminals shun attention, something that the open carrying of a firearm invariably draws to some extent. Not a single state that has legalized open carry in recent years has repealed the right.

In 1987, open carry was outlawed primarily because of the predictions of wild west shootouts, blood in the streets, gun battles over parking spaces, and normally law abiding people indiscriminately becoming homicidal maniacs.

The main opponent of open carry was Janet Reno, then assistant state attorney. She was able to rally support from a vocal group of police administrators with the doom and gloom scenarios. Amazingly enough, the exact same arguments were heard against “shall-issue” concealed carry. Twenty-four years later, and none of the rampant bloodshed predictions about concealed carry have come true.
With regard to carry on colleges and universities, it is not coincidence that most of the mass shootings in the U.S. occur on the campuses of educational institutions.

To believe that a potential assailant would be dissuaded from committing mass murder simply because there is a law forbidding him to bring a firearm on campus is pure folly. Rape, robbery, assault, and murder have all occurred on campuses across the country.

College and university administrators continue to deny the reality that by prohibiting students, faculty, staff, and visitors from defending themselves promotes an unsafe environment. Often ignored by opponents is the fact that only concealed weapons/firearms license holders would be permitted to carry on campus, and the minimum age requirement to have a license is 21. Those students under 21 would not be permitted to carry on campus.

Once again, the potential criminals do not care about minimum age or having a license. After all, there are no barriers to access on most campuses. Florida Carry, Inc. supports SB 234, and encourages all gun owners/carriers to join us in contacting the senators on the Florida Senate Criminal Justice Committee.
Please tell them 24 years is enough.

We urgently need you to email the committee members NOW!Include “Support SB 234” in the Subject Line
E-mail Helper (feel free to cut, paste, and edit to suit)


TO: evers.greg.web@flsenate.gov dean.charles.web@flsenate.gov dockery.paula.web@flsenate.gov margolis.gwen.web@flsenate.gov smith.chris.web@flsenate.gov


SUBJECT: Support SB 234 – Support the Second Amendment
Dear Senator,

This e-mail is to express my support for Senate Bill 234, Firearms.

As a member of the Florida Senate Committee on Criminal Justice, you will be hearing this bill on Tuesday, February 22nd.

I respectfully ask that you wholeheartedly support this bill.

The predictions of doom and gloom that preceded the adoption of “shall-issue” concealed carry have been proven to be fiction. For twenty-four years, Florida concealed weapons/firearms license holders have proven themselves to be responsible to the extreme. Since 1987, only 168 of nearly two-million licenses have been revoked due to misuse of firearms. It is time to recognize that responsibility by giving those licensees the option to carry their firearms in the manor that is most appropriate to their situation, openly or concealed. In the 43 states that permit some form of general open carry, not a single state has repealed that right. It is also time to recognize that criminals have discovered a target-rich environment at colleges and universities. Rapes, robberies, assaults, and other violent crimes continually occur at and near campuses on students, faculty, and staff alike.

Concealed weapons/firearms license holders should not have to relinquish the ability to defend themselves because of a mistaken belief that criminals obey campus restrictions.

Please support SB 234.

Respectfully yours,
Name and zip code

912ers at Palms West with Balloons and Smiles

This is our 9th year going to Palms West. It has been a tradition every year on Christmas Eve delivering toys to kids and parents stuck in the hospital during the holidays. This year we were able to work together with the 912 group to continue the tradition with the hopes of caring on thru out the year.

We had a great showing for the balloon delivery. Smiles and laughter and tears were shared. Parents smiled, children laughed. It was a terrific way to spend our Saturday afternoon. We arrived at 3pm with the balloons a little tangled from the wind. Darlene with her patience helped us untangle them. The gang Ken and Jeanne Barnett, Boris Balaban, Terry and Darlene Philpot and the Armstrong gang, Doug, Shannon, Alexa, Tyler, and Hunter all stuffed into the elevator to the pediatric ward with a lot of enthusiasm. When we arrived at the pediatric ward the Nurses there were so tickled to see us. A very cheerful nurse walked us from room to room introducing us to the family in the room. We were greeted with such joy and appreciation. We even gave siblings balloons and Hunter gave out valentines and stickers. At times we were asked to pray. It was so moving… One mother just started to cry and could not barely speak she was so grateful that some one cared. Our nurse was patient and waited if someone needed a little extra love. Kids thought that Ken was a pirate and little children were soo excited to see him. Some people even wanted pictures. There was one little girl who was in ICU so little… however her father had such a heavy heart. Her father could barely speak he was so sad about his daughters illness, but welcomed us grateful for our presence and our prayers.

Over all it was sooo successful. We had a few stickers and balloons left so we went down to the ER and gave them out to people there. It was a great day and I look forward to our next outing for the Balloons and Smiles team. We are looking for a nursing home suggestion and if we get enough volunteers we can spread this out all around the county spreading love and joy.

Thanks to all who volunteered. We had a great time.

Attention-Palm Beach & Broward Counties-“TRUTH IN LEARNING PROTEST”

NOTE: This protest has been postponed – see attached comment.



A call to Action from my friend and Patriot Alison Rampersad

Join Alison and Me at the:

“TRUTH IN LEARNING PROTEST”

—Fix School Textbooks!—


Hi Everyone.. just want to let you know that I’ve stepped up as

Chair of the Palm Beach County Textbook Action Team (TAT)

to address the issue of the flawed textbooks our children are using.

The Palm Beach County School Board has received a letter and

a list of many of the errors/omissions in our children’s textbooks.

They have been asked to work with us to have textbook discrepancies addressed and rectified/explained to students by their teachers in

the classroom. They have also been asked to notify the book

publishers that no additional textbooks will be purchased until

the present issues have been resolved.

A statewide protest, targeting those counties whose school boards

have chosen not to respond or to work with us, has been scheduled

for Tuesday, February 22, 2011,(George Washington’s birthday).

To date, I have not received a response from the Palm Beach

County School Board. I am therefore requesting your help with the

protest. Please let me know if you and any members of your group

will be available for the protest.

Below are some suggestions for signs –

Here are some possible signs:

· Truth In Education

· Remove Faulty Textbooks

· Children Believe What They Read

· Just because it is in Print – Doesn’t Make It True

Please send me your suggestions.

Please pass this on to everyone you know.

For those of you in Broward County, check with
Andrea Joy Bellitto,

Broward County TAT Chair.

In the event the Palm Beach County School Board decides to cooperate,

the protest will be cancelled and you will be notified.

WE NEED BODIES!!!

Any questions, contact me.

Thanks in advance for your co-operation.

Alison Rampersad, TAT Chair

PROTEST LOCATION
3300 Forest Hill Blvd.

CPAC Wrapup with Allen West


Textbook Protest PB County

NOTE: This protest has been postponed – see attached comment.

Subject: Textbook Protest PB County

————
February 22nd, 2011

4:00p

Fulton Holland building
3300 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach

This is a letter from our friend and active 912 er

Please get involved!

===========Hi Everyone…just want to let you know that I’ve stepped up as Chair of the Palm Beach County Textbook Action Team (TAT) to address the issue of the flawed textbooks our children are using.

The Palm Beach County School Board has received a letter and a list of many of the errors/omissions in our children’s textbooks. They have been asked to work with us to have textbook discrepancies addressed and rectified/explained to students by their teachers in the classroom. They have also been asked to notify the book publishers that no additional textbooks will be purchased until the present issues have been resolved.

A statewide protest, targeting those counties whose school boards have chosen not to respond or to work with us, has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 22, 2011, George Washington’s birthday (see attached flyer). To date, I have not received a response from the Palm Beach County School Board. I am therefore requesting your help with the protest. Please let me know if you and any members of your group will be available for the protest. Below are some suggestions for signs – please send me your suggestions.

Pass this on to everyone you know. For those of you in Broward County, check with Andrea Joy Bellitto (iamajoy1969@aol.com), Broward County TAT Chair. In the event the Palm Beach County School Board decides to cooperate, the protest will be cancelled and you will be notified.

Here are some possible signs:

· Truth In Education

· Remove Faulty Textbooks

· Children Believe What They Read

· Just because it is in Print – Doesn’t Make It True

WE NEED BODIES!!! Any questions, contact me. Thanks in advance for your co-operation.

Alison Rampersad, TAT Chair
Palm Beach County
sitaramc@comcast.net

(954) 977-4888

A Valentine from D.C.

With Valentine’s Day so close, I was excited to find a big red envelope in my mail yesterday. Surprisingly, the return address was Washington, D.C.

Could this be a mistake? No. It was clearly addressed to “Taxpayer” at my home address.

Well, this must be an affectionate or at least appreciative missive from our politicians. And that is exactly what it was.

The outside of the card was a picture of the Capitol Building with a lovely red heart superimposed, then a lovely verse inside.

The verse began:

“How can I tax thee?

Let me find more ways…..”

It was signed with flourishes by many beltway politicians and even our President.

Unlike the romantic young suitor an old fashioned father would query about his intentions, our government’s intentions are crystal clear.

In spite of our national debt exploding, D.C. does business as usual…using the taxpayer’s money or China’s to buy even more dependent and loyal voters. For example, the Wall Street Journal, Feb. 9, reports that our president wants 8 billion in his new budget as part of a 6 year, 53 billion high-speed rail plan.

Meanwhile, the newly elected governors of Ohio and Wisconsin campaigned with promises not to accept Federal money to build these high speed rails. Costs of maintaining them far outweighed the temporary job benefits and the proposed lines did not fit with travel needs in their states and would become costly white elephants.

So, the governors wanted those dollars reallocated to infrastructure for real shovel-ready-jobs to maintain the roads people actually do use. On Dec 12, 2010, the Dept. of Transportation redirected those funds to other states’ high speed rail, largely to California with its hideous fiscal mismanagement and fantasy budgeting.

This administration ignores NJ’s Gov. Chris Christie trailblazing a path of fiscal prudence. They ignore FL’s Gov. Scott presenting a budget with billions cut from taxes and spending. Still, NY’s Gov. Cuomo made himself perfectly clear by pronouncing NY as “functionally bankrupt” and the budgeting process as a “special interest protection program”.

So our government persists with the gifts that keep on giving. Printing, borrowing and taxing are undeterred by the cost to present and future generations.

Appropriately, my D.C. valentine concluded with:

“I love thee to the depth and breadth and height

I can reach into your assets, income, and estates…”

So, in spite of the lovely though imaginary card with the lovely imagined Valentine heart, I must believe this administration’s too real actions and words. I must play the field and put past hopes and dreams for this suitor aside to seek another with a quite different proposal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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