Michele Bachmann is running for president to bring a new voice to the White House -‐ a voice of constitutional conservatism, limited government, and a safe and secure America.
Elected in 2006, Michele is the first Republican woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota. From the beginning, she has demonstrated bold reform, pushing to fix Washington’s broken ways.
“WASHINGTON — Back home, tea partiers clamoring for the debt-ridden government to slash spending say nothing should be off limits. Tea party-backed lawmakers echo that argument, and they’re not exempting the military’s multibillion-dollar budget in a time of war.”
In February of 2009 a group of Activists organized the first Denver Tea Party on the East Steps of the Capitol Building in Denver. The night before the event I called Brian Campbell who organized the rally, and offered to sing the National Anthem. He said that would be great. I also told him that I would love to share a few thoughts. He told me to just go ahead and share whatever I wanted.
What to say?
So that night I spent some time thinking about what I would like to say. I’ve been politically active since I was a teenager and had spent the better part of twenty years thinking about Freedom. Now I was being given a chance to stand in front of a group of people with a microphone and tell them what was on my mind. I brought my son Benjamin, aged six, to the rally with me, and he held our American Flag while the crowd said the Pledge and I sang the National Anthem and gave my speech
The previous two years I had watched with horror as a group of Marxists took over the Federal Government. I spent hours on my blog sharing information with readers about why this would be a bad thing for America. In a post created at Free Republic a few months before the teaparty and a few days before the 2008 election I wrote these words:
“These past few days I have been doing quite a bit of research about Barack Obama.
I have spent most of my adult life studying political ideologies and reading books on political theory.
I guess what is so baffling to me is how easily the American People, especially women, allow themselves to be duped by somone that “sounds good”.
One thing needs to be fully understood by anyone reading this post. Communism is NOT a political party. It is not a legitimate, “alternative” to the party system in America. Marxism is a revolutionary force that has at its roots the overthrow of all Free People through class envy, warfare, and violence. Socialism is the stepping stone to world communism.
The fact that all of Obamas closest friends, mentors, and family members are die hard marxists is troubling enough. But when I read an article last night from the International Tribune that claimed his Mother was also a dyed in the wool Marxist, I just about threw up.
When a child is gestated in the womb of a woman who has such confused thoughts about freedom and slavery, it creates this psychic wound in the Freedom Loving portion of the babes brain and causes absolute infiltration into every cell of his body towards Collectivist thought, acts, and deeds.”
As I pondered what to say at the Tea Party, I decided to begin my speech with the final verse of the National Anthem.
I was blessed to sing in a high school choir with a director who believed it was important to sing all verses of the National Anthem, so during my years singing in his choir, whenever we sang the Anthem, we sang all of the verses and I have had it memorized ever since.
1. With the understanding that the first big legislation that the Obama Team would tackle would be an overhaul of our healthcare system, I challenged the crowd to take “Personal Responsibility” for their own health and more responsibility for the health and wellbeing of their families. The number one thing that happens in American Hospitals is Childbirth. Sixty One percent of all hospitalizations are in one way or another related to birth, and so I would challenge the Mothers of America to learn the skills of natural mothering and start planning now to give birth quietly at home.
2. The second principle I outlined in that speech in order to live “under the radar” of the Marxists, was to grow as much of your own food as possible. By growing your own vegetables, fruits, nuts, and perhaps even your own grains, potatoes, and beans, individual citizens could easily live on a subsistence farm completely self reliant from commercial food sources. This is a dream that Paul and I have. And I look forward to someday owning some property where we could grow our own food and live completely off the grid.
3. The third way I challenged citizens to “Go Galt” was to prepare now to barter and trade with neighbors. Bartering takes citizens out of the tax loop and allows for “free” trade without the sticky fingers of government tax collectors to step in and and steal the fruits of your labors. Running a Barter Based black market out of your basement or garage could be the way to circumvent taxes and the inherent “pooling” of resources that will be used to prop up the various socialistic parasitic government plans that are now being prepared to soak the American Producers at the expense of the American Parasites.
An example of this type of living would be a mother who has the skills of teaching music, cutting hair, or tutoring in math trading her skill or service in exchange for a bushel of apples, a couple pounds of home made soap, or some home baked bread. Instead of a cash transaction being conducted, a barter or trade could easily replace the money, and nobody in government would ever be able to steal anything from the trade. If a huge number of American Citizens started to live this way overnight… it would lead to the inevitable collapse of the American Socialistic State that much more quickly.
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Jenny Hatch speaks about Going Galt at the first Denver Tea Party
Americans are intelligent and innovative people and if you are someone who feels as strongly as I do that your tax dollars not be used to pay for Abortions and forced sterilizations as well as a litany of other abominations, learning this new way of living and thinking will enable all of us to participate in the American Economy without propping up those systems that are revolting to our morality.
Teapartiers have vowed to keep fighting this system of health care, on the streets and in the courts, but I believe the best way to “fight” is just to shrug and Go GALT! And then let it melt into the vast, behemoth of nothingness that it is…
To finish up my speech I introduced my son Ben who was holding the American Flag. I told the crowd that my husband and I did not give him life so that he could live as a slave to a governmental system. I told them that we gave him life so that he could pursue his own happiness in whatever form he wanted.
Then I said, God Bless America and handed the Mic over to Brian.
Video Created by Jenny Hatch from interviews and pictures taken before the Tea Party Began.
PS A reporter named Wendy Norris from the Colorado Independent chased me down after my speech to ask me a few questions. Here is a link to her article and two pictures she took of the Protest.
I have been politically active for most of my adult life and began taking my video camera with me to events in 2007. Here is my complete video archive of the many pro freedom activities I engaged in over the past eight years.
…The resolution the NAACP approved at its annual conference in Kansas City alleges that tea party groups have used racist epithets in attacks on President Barack Obama and have verbally and physically abused African-American members of Congress.“
“As President Obama’s poll ratings tumble and the Democratic majority in Congress continues to post record disapproval numbers, some on the Left have consoled themselves with the thought that the growing grassroots hostility to incumbent candidates transcends party and ideology. In this exegesis, liberal and progressive discontents are just as wound up – and just as influential – as their conservative Tea Party counterparts. If this week’s primary election results proved anything, it’s that this reading of the nation’s political map won’t wash. While the Tea Parties continued to notch victories in pivotal primary races, the Left’s insurgents were rebuffed.
The most prominent example came from Arkansas, where embattled Senator Blanche Lincoln staved off a bruising challenge from her union-backed rival, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter. Lincoln drew Big Labor’s wrath for heresies like opposing “card check” legislation, which would have eliminated secret ballots to facilitate union organizing. As payback, unions, aided by a battery of progressive political action groups, put their full political clout into the race, sponsoring Halter to the tune of $10 million. But while the lavishly funded challenge did force Lincoln into a runoff, the unions’ purchasing power came up short. As one agonized Obama White House official told Politico: “Organized labor just flushed $10 million of their members’ money down the toilet on a pointless exercise.” Lincoln remains deeply vulnerable. Polls show she trails her Republican opponent John Boozman by some 25 points. But her defeat, if it comes, will be punishment for being too loyal to the Left’s agenda (Lincoln cast the decisive 60th vote to pass ObamaCare) rather than for straying too far from it.
Lest one dismiss Arkansas as a one-off from conservative country, liberal bastions proved no more receptive to left-wing insurgents. In California’s 36thdistrict, far-Left candidate Marcy Winograd lost her second successive bid to oust Democratic centrist Jane Harman. Winograd, who styles herself as a “peace” activist, ran a campaign that sounded the full range of the angry Left’s talking points: Harman was variously portrayed as a corporate shill, a warmonger, and a traitor to the Left. An outspoken foe of Israel, Winograd even tried to capitalize on Harman’s pro-Israel record in the context of the recent clash between Israeli commandos and armed Turkish activists attempting to run Israel’s naval blockade. Winograd boasted that as a sign of “solidarity” with the activists, her campaign had sent a Winograd for Congress T-Shirt that had been “worn on the flotilla.” As primary day neared, progressive blogs began trumpeting Winograd as the new Joe Sestak – a true progressive who would oust the incumbent impostor. The hype proved just that, as Harman won by a comfortable 18-point margin.
…Still, those determined to rain on the Tea Party’s parade ask a pertinent question: Can the movement replicate its strong success in primaries in general election races, where it must court a more ideologically diverse electorate? Democratic strategists and the mainstream media have professed glee over the prospect of Democratic incumbents facing candidates like Sharron Angle, whom they deem too far out of the mainstream. One Democratic strategistsuggested that Harry Reid would be “dancing in the streets” were Angle to win the GOP nomination. The Washington Post even did Reid the unsolicited favor of producing a list of allegedly damning quotes that Reid could use to paint Angle as an extremist. But if early poll results are any guide, the Angle-Reid matchup won’t be the cakewalk that Democrats suppose. Indeed, a recent Mason-Dixon poll has Angle beating Reid by 44 percent to 41 percent. The Tea Party, it seems, is just getting started.”
“GREENSBORO, N.C. – A protest in Greensboro turned violent Tuesday when a former candidate for Congress and NC Senate was punched in the face.
Nathan Tabor, a business owner and head of the Forsyth County Republican Party and a former candidate for public office, says he and 25 other people were protesting government bailouts in front of Rep. Mel Watt’s (D-N.C.) Greensboro office on Tuesday.
“We were just there to do our constitutional right to have a peaceful protest.” Tabor said.
Tabor says they were protesting a proposed amendment that would give companies money to help with rising credit card fees. He says he was videotaping the event when Govenor Spencer, of Greensboro, approached the protest.
“About that time a gentleman walks around the corner and walks into the middle of the crowd saying it’s all George W. Bush’s fault. It’s all Dick Cheney’s fault.” Tabor said.
The video shows Spencer and at least one protester arguing. Tabor says he stopped recording as the protest began to conclude and walked over to the sidewalk where his wife and 5-year-old daughter were standing.
“As I walked around the corner this gentleman pushed me. And when he pushed me the first time I turned my camera on and brought my camera up. I said please don’t push me. And when I said that he slapped my camera.” Tabor said. “He pushes me again. In the video you can see my body fall back. And I did not say anything to him, I didn’t engage him. I was going to, until he touched me wife.”
Tabor says Spencer pushed his wife and he pushed Spencer back. The video shows Spencer then punching Tabor in the face.
In the video, Spencer is seen telling Tabor that he hit him because Tabor pushed him. Spencer denies hitting Tabor’s wife. Both men have filed assault charges against each other.
Spencer referred FOX8 to his attorney Joe Williams, who said: “We are going to deal with this in the courtroom. Mr. Tabor is going to find out that being wealthy doesn’t make a difference in a courtroom.”
“From politicians trying to resurrect their careers to media activists trying to establish careers, there is a temptation to think of the tea-party movement as cattle or sheep that can be herded in any direction with skillful manipulation.
I don’t believe that’s true.
I hope it’s not true.
The tea-party movement is so important to the future of the country precisely because it is an amorphous, grass-roots uprising – called not by leadership but by national crisis and necessity.
I hope you will join us there as we prepare for the most important midterm election in our nation’s history – a pivotal vote that will determine whether the United States of America will continue to be the shining city on a hill, a beacon of freedom and justice throughout the world.
Pray that God smiles on America this year.
Pray that God smiles on the tea-party movement and uses it mightily.
Pray that God confuses the minds of all those who would use this movement for their own self-aggrandizement.
Pray that the tea-party movement does not get hijacked by those who would turn it into a strictly materialistic endeavor devoid of God’s real concerns for the nation.
Pray for unity and success for the tea-party movement.”
Last September I helped organize the Denver 9-12 Evening Teaparty and Candlelight Vigil for Freedom.
The slide show of our event, which was blessed by a cold, wet, rainy windy, nasty september evening is linked below. I was too busy to document what happened, but the photojournalist did a good job with this show.