This was our first time at Total Wine in Legacy place and we were pleased with the space for a smaller meeting – with projector, screen, pc and wifi all built in. We plan to use this venue in the future.
We were happy to see some folks we hadn’t seen in awhile. Our agenda was fairly free form. Doug Armstrong (co-founder) kicked off the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer. He then spoke briefly about our history – although the majority there had been members for several years. Shannon Armstrong (co-founder) talked a bit about the folks planning on speaking during the evening.
- Richard Raborn played a little bit of his speech at the Tax Day Teaparty in 2010. As a physician, he was describing what was going to happen as a result of Obamacare and all of his predictions, sadly, came true. He also described visiting Glenn Beck’s facilities in Dallas and having a great discussion with Glenn on his weapon collection. Dr. Raborn encouraged us to visit in Dallas if we got the opportunity. Richard also spoke about MercuryOne – Glenn Beck’s charity.
- Marianne Polulack told us about a free event at Calvary Chapel Boynton Beach this Saturday, 2/15 – Overview of America followed by One Nation Under God – both focusing on Americanism. For more information, go here
- Iris Scheibl gave an update on the IG Committee meeting on February 18th, the status of the Ethics Commission, and current OIG findings
- Virginia Brooks talked about the Florida Family Policy Council Pro-Family Days at the Capitol (Tallahassee) on March 17-18. For more information go here.
- Fred Scheibl spent some time recounting the movement’s and group’s successes of 2010, the difficult year of 2012, and the challenges ahead for us in 2014. One bright spot in 2012 for which South Florida 912 and other grass-roots groups should take credit is that Romney got more votes in Palm Beach County than John McCain did in 2008. So our efforts made an impact – it wasn’t Palm Beach County where voters stayed home. In 2014, we have to win, and Fred listed a number of issues that could but we shouldn’t let divide us. We need to take back CD 18 and keep Governor Scott in office.
- Lynne Sherrer described the most recent REC meeting and factionalism in the local party.
- Shannon then led discussion in the room on how to overcome this when there are issues that attract single issue voters who will reject a conservative over differences on that single issue and stay home even though the liberal opponent will do nothing about their issue. Examples of such issues are Seven50, Common Core and Immigration.
- Candidate Alan Schlesinger, one of several running for CD 18, described how he is no longer seeking a political career (which he already had in CT), but is driven to run to preserve America as we know it. He also stated that throughout his political life, he does not pander to his audience but maintains consistent views to all to whom he speaks. He said that we may not all agree on each others positions, but that you will always know where he stands.
Shannon talked a bit about our March 13th 5th Anniversary Meeting – SAVE THE DATE – we’ll be at Hurricane Grill and Wings in Lake Worth. So even if you haven’t been at a meeting lately – come out for this important celebration!
Doreen Baxter did the drawing for door prize – another beautiful handiwork made by Doreen and Dennis Lipp. The meeting was over, but most stayed to discuss various issues with each other.
Some pictures from the event:
- Doug Armstrong
- Shannon Armstrong
- Dr. Richard Raborn
- Marianne Polulack
- Iris Scheibl
- Virginia Brooks
- Fred Scheibl
- Alan Schlesinger Candidate for CD18
Land, because of its unique nature and the crucial role it plays in human settlements, cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes. Social justice, urban renewal and development, the provision of decent dwellings and healthy conditions for the people can only be achieved if land is used in the interests of society as a whole.Â”
Their goal 50% + of Florida Land under conservation. They are half way there.
Florida Forever and the other environmental extremist feel that 28% ownership of Florida’s land is not enough. They have been calling the legislators to kill or alter bills SR 584 and HB 901. It is imperative that you call. They want the budget to include billions of our tax dollars for their salaries and to steal or condemn our land. Tell the legislators not to alter the bill.
Once out of private hands, Florida land is off the tax roles. Every time that happens, your taxes will go up until eventually your taxes will be too high and you will be forced to vacate your land. Your community will lose land and a tax base without your approval.
This has nothing to do with conservation, it has to do with money power and control. Don’t be Fooled.
Isn’t it time that unelected people STOP telling you what to do with your property.
If you want control of your private property you must call. Call the sponsors of these bills, thank them for sponsoring these bills and also tell them to stand strong against the environmental extremist, and keep the bill in its original language. Call now and leave a message, call Monday and leave another message.
SB 584 Senator Alan Hayes (850) 487-5011
HB 901 Rep Charlie Stone (850) 717-5022
Land Acquisition Florida Forever Date Acres Expense for purchase
2011 * 2464216 * 6,149,422,039.00
Conservation Easements 2011 * 425360 * 387,181,829.00
Everglades Trust 2011 * 67144.98 * 1,005,759,101.00
Total * 2956720.98 * 7,542,362,969.00
Approximate Tax Revenue Loss
$2000 per acre x 2956720.98 = $5,913,441,960.00 Yearly loss to Florida
The chart attached shows the land lost per county.
Look at your county and you will understand why your taxes are so high.
Broward County is at max land lost, Broward county has one of the highest tax rates in the county.
Call now to protect your private property, call often or they will.
If there are no facts, there is no truth, then government provides your reality.
I will not comply, will you?
Knowledge is Power – Truth, Education, Conversation, Action
Karen Schoen, AgEnder
Americans against Agenda 21
Radio Host: American Freedom Watch Radio
Founder: AgEnders, agenda21today.com
Director: Florida Panhandle Patriots
Chairperson: Save America Foundation
Co-Chair: Florida Assessment Committee on Education, Citizens for National Security
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Please get out and vote there are a number of primaries going on in our area that are Important.
If you need some help please check out the leaders pics on the main website at
get out there early and call a friend to keep them accountable to vote as well!
Coming next Monday night we are meeting to have an action and leadership committee sign up and commit to bring us forward to the election in Novemeber.
If you want to be a part of this please email me and I can send you the meeting info. It will be next Monday night at 7pm.
Any one willing to get active and committed to working hard thru this Novemeber election cycle please email me ASAP Shannon @Southflorida912.org
Vote and tell others on Facebook and Twitter!
Shannon and Doug Armstrong
South Florida 912 Co-Hosts FL District 82 Forum with Palm Beach County Tea Party, now with Dave Weldon!
This is an opportunity for all of us to meet and hear the candidates for FL District 82. As there are no Democrat challengers for this position, but one Independent Write-In candidate (whose name will not appear on the ballot) – the winner of this primary will effectively be the winner. During dinner, Senate Candidate Dr. Dave Weldon will speak as well.
Governor Rick Scott is reviewing H.B. 7117, a bill that gives $100 million in tax incentives for renewable energy, which was passed during the 2012 session. He has until April 14th to decide whether this bill should become law or be vetoed.
Today AFP, the Hartland Institute, Victoria Jackson and a dozen fellow Patriots conducted a press conference in Tallahassee, asking Gov. Scott to please Veto this bad energy bill. To watch the entire press event, click here
We have already received several media hits and positive response. To date we have placed more than 1100 phone calls and more 2000 emails in to the Governor’s Office.
We have only three more days to make the difference! Please continue to push the veto with your organizations members. More importantly, please personally call the Governor’s office and tell them the membership numbers in your organization and that you are asking the Gov to veto HB 7117.
You can reach the Governor’s office at the following number. 850-488-7146
That sounds like a big number but we need many more! Please call, write, or email Governor Scott. Here is his contact information:
Office of Governor Rick Scott
State of Florida
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001
To email Governor Scott, click here.
(Editor: The poster wanted you to read the following article about a controversial bill in the Florida Legislature. Here are links to the text of the bill entitled “Mortgage Foreclosures – the FL House version and the FL Senate version.)
Floridians Are About To Get Raped – Again
You’d think that the “nobody committed any crimes” crowd could muscle up some objection to this sort of bill, but it appears they haven’t and won’t.
Indeed, the very working title of the bill is a fraud — “The Florida Fair Foreclosure Act.”
It is in fact nothing of the sort.
Any time I see a bill that replaces the word “shall” with the word “may” in virtually every instance, and it is almost-impossible to find instances of the opposite, the hair goes up on the back of my neck. The word shall is an important one in statutory construction, as it imposes hard limits on conduct and leaves no wiggle room, where the word “may” leaves ultimate discretion to people who are, in many cases, unelected and unaccountable.”
To continue reading the entire article go here.
As a result of the census, reformulation of voting districts are underway from the municipality level up to Congressional districts. Various criteria are used to determine the size and makeup of all of those districts and readjust them based on the changes that occurred in population and demographics over the last 10 years.
This may mean that your current Congressional Representative no longer has a district, or you no longer live in his/her district. It may mean the same for your state Senator or Representative. There are redistricting public hearings in process throughout the state. The sole redistricting meeting for Palm Beach County Citizens will be at FAU Boca Raton on August 16 at 10am.
For the latest information check the calendar with meeting details at on the public hearing schedule. You can RSVP on their calendar, but it isn’t required.
You can use a tool on the same website to create your own districts and see how difficult it is to do at: the Florida Redistricting main website.
Here’s a Post on Politics article on potential impacts locally – both Allen West’s Congressional District 22 and Lizbeth Benacquisto’s Fl Senate District 27 are at risk. (note that the article says the meeting begins at 8am, however the Redistricting website says 10am). Check the redistricting website prior to going for schedule changes.
2) CALL THE FOLLOWING SENATORS
(EMAILS WILL NOT LIKELY BE READ BUT IF YOU BUT IF YOU DO, MAKE THE SUBJECT LINE SOMETHING LIKE “PRO-E-VERIFY”; FAXES ARE GREAT; * = MOST IMPORTANT):
SENATOR – TALLAHASSEE PHONE – DISTRICT PHONE – EMAIL – FAX
P.O. Box 667605
Pompano Beach, FL 33066
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Karen Jarosh, leader of the Tampa 912, has alerted us that high speed rail is not dead yet. Congressman John Mica, CD7 (which includes Daytona Beach and St. Augustine), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastucture committee, is holding a “Congessional Field Hearing” in the Orlando area Monday at 9:30. Invited to this public meeting is the CEO of US-Japan High Speed Rail, and the unstated purpose is to try to revive the HSR project.
Mica of course is the Congressman who has attempted to keep the project alive by building a 21 mile route linking Disney to the airport, using a local consortium. Google “Mica” and “high speed rail” and you will see some amazing claims made by this congressman who really (really) wants the project to proceed in spite of the Governor.
Tampa 912 plans to send a contingent to this meeting and is asking for grass-roots participation from around the state. These rail projects are boondoggles – we need to let them know we know this in a clear voice.
Below is the press release: