Donald Trump shocks world, wins presidential election in biggest upset in political history

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NOV. 9, 2016, 2:32 AM

Donald Trump overcame all odds Wednesday, riding the wave of an unprecedented populist movement to put himself in line to be the 45th president of the United States.

The Republican presidential nominee secured the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House. In doing so, he completed the biggest upset in modern political history, beating his Democratic challenger, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as well as one of the most promising fields of Republican candidates in a generation.

During a speech in Manhattan early on Wednesday, the president-elect promised unity after a dark campaign.

"I pledge to every citizen of our land, that I will be a president for all Americans," Trump said. "And this is so important to me."

He added: "It is time for us to come together as one united people."

Clinton called Trump early Wednesday to concede after the brutal campaign.

"She congratulated us on our campaign," Trump said. "Hillary has fought very long and very hard, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service."

The result came as a shock, to say the least. Markets plunged late Tuesday night as it became clear that Trump would have a better night than expected. Dow futures sunk by more than 750 points.

Almost every major forecasting aggregator, including FiveThirtyEight, RealClearPolitics, The New York Times, and HuffPost Pollster, heavily favored a Clinton victory in the lead-up to Tuesday's race.

 

The insurgent Republican businessman's candidacy was greeted as a sideshow by many media outlets and even other candidates when he declared on June 16, 2015. But Trump quickly gained popularity among Republican Party voters, many of whom were drawn to his populist message on issues like international trade and immigration, his unscripted speeches — which often included inflammatory rhetoric about identity-politics issues — and his promises to restore the US to previous points of perceived national glory.

Trump's victory Tuesday came amid a wave of support among working-class and blue-collar white voters in numerous battleground states, including Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire. The New York businessman had long claimed his nationalist pitch to voters could spur high levels of voter turnout that would help propel him to the White House.

The mood at Trump headquarters in Manhattan was joyous, as guests drank and shouted when Trump appeared to win Rust Belt states like Wisconsin and Michigan, once reliably Democratic states. Attendees, sporting suits and red "Make America Great Again" hats, appeared equally shocked at Trump's massive upset.

"We're actually going to do it," an attendee remarked as Trump appeared to pull ahead in key states.

Just a mile away on Manhattan's west side, the mood at Clinton's election-night party — to which she ultimately never attended — was also one of disbelief.

Dead silence at Hillary Clinton Javitz Center event in New York as key battleground state of North Carolina called for Trump. #2016election

— Molly O'Toole (@mollymotoole) November 9, 2016

Just seen a woman leave Clinton rally at Javits Center in tears. #USADecides #HillaryClinton

— Olivia Feld (@oliviafeld) November 9, 2016

In the women's restroom at the Javits Center complete strangers are asking each other how they're holding up

— Ashley Fetters (@AshleyFetters) November 9, 2016

Many officials and top allies were shaken.
"This is the lowest moment in my life," a Clinton campaign official told Business Insider.

The Republican presidential nominee will take the oath of office in January with a mandate to fulfill a slate of lofty campaign promises. Trump has pledged several government actions that will certainly rock the US economy, including a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, a massive federal infrastructure plan, a moratorium on increasing regulations, and deportation of millions of immigrants illegally living in the US.

He has also promised national-security overhauls, including a potential return to enhanced-interrogation techniques, increasing bombing of ISIS, reevaluating the US relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, loosening background checks for purchasing firearms, and forcing Mexico to pay for a border wall on the US's southern border.

Trump will inherit a Congress that has remained plagued by gridlock throughout President Barack Obama's tenure. But he will come into office with Republicans controlling both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

David Anderson and Josh Barro contributed reporting. 

http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-wins-election-results-2016-11

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

 

Portage County TEA Party

Endorses Trump and Renacci

Withholds Endorsement of Portman and Joyce

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Mogadore, OH  - The Portage County TEA Party today announced,  after a vote by it's members at it's meeting on September 28, 2016, that it endorses Donald J. Trump for President of the United States and Jim Renacci in the Ohio 16th Congressional District. It also announced that it is withholding its endorsement of Ohio Senator Rob Portman and Ohio Congressman David Joyce because they are not supporting Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, for President. The Portage County TEA Party, as a corporation, can endorse federal candidates as provided under the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling.

In making the announcement, Tom Zawistowski, Portage County TEA Party Executive Director, said "Our membership overwhelmingly voted to support Donald J. Trump for President of the United States because he wants want we want - a growing economy powered by a less regulated private sector not big government; good paying private sector jobs; the repeal and replacement of Obamacare with a competitive private sector solution; school choice for all students; a strong military; security at home and abroad including enforcing our borders; religious freedom and protection of our 2nd Amendment rights; and a Supreme Court that follows the US Constitution instead of dismantling it.”

Zawistowski explained, “ Donald Trump will stop the cancer of political correctness that is destroying freedom of speech, and even freedom of thought, in our country. So that we can resume having healthy and honest discussions about serious issues that must be addressed in our society.  We believe that Donald Trump is without doubt the best choice for President of the United States and we encourage all citizens to voter for him this election."

Zawistowski then talked about Trumps opponent, “Hillary Clinton is a threat to all the things that make America great. Hillary Clinton believes in global one-world government and wants to destroy our sovereignty as a nation by continuing the socialist big government programs of the current president. Such as flooding our nation with legal and illegal immigrants, federalizing our local police agencies, destroying our military, taking over parent's control of their children's education through common-core, and destroying the ability of businesses to startup and grow and create jobs due to over-regulation. Worst of all, she wants to replace Obamacare with single payer government health care which will eliminate choice, increase costs, reduce the quality of care, and lead to government control of every citizen's every action through the threat of denial of care once all private health care is eliminated. Finally, she will appoint the most radical Supreme Court Judges in the history of our nation who will change the Constitution in a way that will take away individual rights and freedoms and replace them with an all powerful federal government that will control every aspect of our lives and those or our children and grandchildren. Hillary Clinton will continue to divide our nation according to racial, economic, religious, and gender differences. Donald Trump will unite us once again as Americans and get government off our backs so that  “We the People” can “Make America Great Again.”


Zawistowski continued, "Our members also voted to endorse Congressman Jim Renacci in the Ohio 16th District but our organization has decided that we must withhold our endorsement of Ohio Senator Rob Portman and Congressman David Joyce in the Ohio 14th District. Senator Portman just withdrew his support of the Republican Presidential nominee, Donald Trump, and Congressman Joyce has never supported Trump. While Congressman Renacci has been very supportive of Trump since he became the nominee.”

Zawistowski explained the group’s issues with Portman, “By his actions, Senator Portman has chosen to set himself apart from the 90% of Republicans in Ohio who will vote for Donald Trump. His nonsensical statement that he “will be voting for Mike Pence” is purely wishful thinking on his part. It reveals his loyalty to the Washington DC establishment and his big monied backers, who have bought this election for him, instead of to the Ohio voters who he will be elected to serve. Every voter has to ask, if Portman cannot support Trump for President, how will he support the changes being demanded by the voters through their support of Trump once he is back in Washington? If Senator Portman reconsiders his position on Trump the Portage County TEA Party will reconsider its decision on his endorsement.”

Zawistowski concluded by saying, “As far as David Joyce is concerned his 36% conservative voting record proves that he votes with the Democrats 64% of the time. So in fact there is no Republican on the ballot in the 14th District - just two Democrats. Our group’s recommendation would be to just leave your ballot blank in that race.”

With early voting starting on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, the Portage County TEA Party encourages all eligible citizens to vote this election. The 2016 election is unlike any in our life time, as the vote for President this year will affect the direction of our nation not just for four or eight years, but for the next 40 years - because of the unusual opportunity for the next President to completely change the composition of the US Supreme Court. Citizens can view all of the Portage County TEA Party endorsements before voting on the groups website at www.PortageCountyTEAParty.com .

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The Following Canidates have been Endorsed by
the Portage County TEA Party PAC:

Tia Paoloni, Candidate for Portage County Clerk of Courts

Lori Calcei, Candidate for Portage County Recorder

Sabrina Christian-Bennett, Candidate for Portage County Commissioner

John Mancini, Candidate for Portage County Commissioner

Sarah LaTourrette, Candidate for Representative from the 76th District

Jim Lutz, Candidate for Representative of Ohio State House 75th District

John Eklund - Ohio Senate 18th District

 

Ron Tamburrino, Candidate for 11th District Court of Appeals

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PRESS RELEASE
 
For Immediate Release: Friday, September 23, 2016
 
 
LACK OF MEDIA COVERAGE OF KOSKINEN IMPEACHMENT HEARING
SHOWS MEDIA COMPLICIT IN OBAMA ADMINISTRATION COVERUP
 
Mogadore, OH - Portage County TEA Party Executive Director, Tom Zawistowski, lashed out today at the national media for their lack of coverage of the Impeachment Hearing of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen conducted this week by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Zawistowski called the national media “complicit” in the coverup by the Obama Administration saying “the national media has forfeited their special place under the US Constitution to be the eyes and ears of the public and to hold government accountable.”
 
Zawistowski said “This week the IRS Commissioner literally admitted in his US House Impeachment Hearing that the IRS staff targeted the common citizens who made up the TEA Party Movement in an effort to stop them from having the same impact on the 2012 presidential election as they had in the 2010 house elections. He admitted that IRS staff destroyed Lois Learners emails with full prior knowledge that Congress and ordered them to be preserved for its investigation. He admitted that his testimony to Congress was false on numerous occasions. Then he reluctantly conceded to Congressman Jim Jordan that the Federal District Court ruling that the IRS was still targeting TEA Party Groups today was in fact true. Only one national TV network reported on any of these developments, Fox News, and few print outlets or news websites gave it the coverage it deserved - if any.”
 
Zawistowski continued “If these admissions of illegal activity by a high ranking official in the Obama Administration, one who was recently defended by President Obama himself, is not news then what is news? For the national liberal TV networks and print media to deny to the American public the news that the Obama Administration admitted that they used the force of the Federal Government to silence millions of American Citizens, in order to fix the 2012 Presidential election for the sitting President, shows that those sudo-media outlets are in fact complicit in the coverup of these crimes. Is it any wonder that trust in the national media is at an all time low? That their ratings are down significantly? The “traditional media” has forfeited to social media their special place granted by our founders in the First Amendment of the Constitution by betraying their viewers and readers by acts of omission such as this and outright bias such as that being demonstrated and called for by the morally bankrupt New York Times.”
 
Zawistowski concluded “I am proud of the hundreds of my fellow TEA Party leaders who have stood strong for nearly six years under this assault on our rights by the Obama Administration.  We are winning in the federal courts and in the court of public opinion. Books like “The Intimidation Game” have documented the total corruption of our Federal Government under the Obama Administration and informed the public in a way the mass media has refused to do. We have not been silenced by these illegal acts, we are still here. We have become stronger as demonstrated by the domination of our favored candidates like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz in the primaries. We will not rest until the rule of law is re-establish and the criminals in our Federal Government are brought to justice - including the Democratic elected officials who were also complicit in both the targeting and the coverup. We thank our Representatives in the US House who have stayed the course and continued to pursue justice in the face of media intimidation. We look forward to rewarding their efforts by putting Donald J. Trump in the White House as President of the United States and returning our Federal Goverment to its rightful role of service to all Americans and not just the ruling class.”
 
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Ohio’s ‘Tea Party for Trump’ Builds Grassroots Get-Out-The-Vote Machine

 
 

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A crowd of more than three hundred grassroots activists pushed into a church in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday as organizers unveiled a get-out-the-vote plan to win the swing state for Donald Trump.

“The message is simple,” Tom Zawistowski, spokesman for Tea Party for Trump, told the energized Ohio crowd. “If you want to keep your guns and 2nd Amendment rights, you have to vote for Trump.”

Zawistowski is the co-founder of the Portage County Tea Party and is also president of the ‘We the People Convention,’ a coalition of Tea Party and liberty groups across Ohio. He opened up the Tea Party for Trump’s kick-off event by explaining the group’s partnership with the National Rifle Association in Ohio and other key swing states.

“Go to the website, Tea Party for Trump. Sign up. We can have you calling voters who are leaning our way immediately. And if you want to come up here to Ohio to knock on doors, we can make that happen,” he said.

Local representatives of the National Rifle Association’s political arm, the Institute for Legislative Action, provided details about the get-out-the vote program, and Linda Walker, a board member of the NRA in Ohio, explained the importance of the presidential election this year.

“If Hillary is elected, our God-given rights will be on her target,” Walker told the audience.

“I was thrilled when I learned that Donald Trump had picked Kelly Conway to head up the campaign,” said Phil Burress, another activist at the meeting. As the president of Citizens for Community Values, “We hired her to do research for us [a few years ago] … I’ve had meetings with her – she is one of us, and she is smart,” said Burress, who was not speaking for the CCV.

Burress explained why evangelical Christian voters should back Donald Trump.

“Pro-life judges: Hillary no, Trump yes. Supports Iran nuclear deal: Hillary yes, Trump, no. Protects Second Amendment: Hillary no, Trump yes. Supports boys and girls in public school bathrooms: Hillary yes, Trump no,” Burress began. “I can’t believe I’m even talking about this,” he quipped to laughter from the audience.

“Defund Planned Parenthood: Hillary no, Trump yes. Repeal tax for family inheritance: Hillary no, Trump yes. Supports Biblical religious conscience: Hillary no, Trump yes. Reduces EPA regulations on coal and oil, Hillary no, Trump yes,” he continued.

“It just goes on and on. He scores perfect for us,” Burress said of Trump.

“I don’t know what they’re thinking if they’re not on the Trump bandwagon,” Burress said of Christian voters who have not yet decided to vote for Donald Trump. “The simple answer is this: Supreme Court,” Burress added.

Zawistowski then introduced Katrina Roma, a police officer in Ohio who had just come off a ten-hour shift. Police unions traditionally have supported Democratic candidates for president, but that support, especially among the rank-and-file, looks this year to be going for Donald Trump, he added.

“I’ve been a police officer here for eighteen years, patrolling urban neighborhoods here in Ohio,” Roma told the audience. “I’m here today to support Donald Trump for president,” Roma declared.

“I see first hand what reckless policies do to citizens in these [urban] neighborhoods. Drugs, gang violence, robberies, shootings, and killings of innocent people, including precious children caught in the crossfire,” she said.

“We need a president  who understands these issues and will support law enforcement officers who risk everything,” she said.

Doctor David Mungo, representing the medical industry, explained why Obamacare, which Hillary Clinton supports, must be repealed and why he is supporting Donald Trump, who opposes it.

“I’m an orthopedic surgeon in Northeast Ohio. I fix broken bones for a living,” Mungo said. “I still see patients on a daily basis who have no idea what the Affordable Care Act [Obamacare] is or what it means to you,” he noted.

“How many people here have a good understanding of  what the Affordable Care Act is and read all 15,000 pages of regulations [that govern it],” Mungo asked rhetorically, to gales of laughter from the audience.

Let me read you the stated purpose of the Affordable Care Act. It was passed ‘for the purpose of expanding health insurance coverage while also reforming the health care delivery system to improve quality and care. It requires U.S. citizens and legal residents to have health insurance and creates state based exchanges for individuals and small businesses to purchase coverage.’

“That’s what they say,” Mungo said, noting that what it really does has little to do with its stated purpose. “The Affordable Care Act is nothing more than the federal takeover of health care. It also happens to be the largest tax increase in U.S. history,” he said.

“It’s not about improving health care. It’s about submission to the government, and them telling us what to do with our health care,” Mungo added.

Diane Stover of North East Ohio Value Voters, explained why pro-life voters should back Donald Trump. “I’m here today to support Donald Trump because, literally, lives are at stake if Hillary Clinton is elected president,” she said.

Mike Chadsey of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, speaking as an individual, explained why energy workers and voters who rely upon reliable energy sources should be involved in Tea Party for Trump. “I have not said anything more important throughout this entire year than Donald Trump should be elected president,” Chadsey said.

The coal industry and the oil and gas industry, have been hurt by excessive regulations imposed by the Obama administration, regulations that will continue and likely accelerate if Hillary Clinton is elected president, he said.  Those regulations are hurting the creation of energy sector jobs in Ohio, and adversely effecting the cost of energy for Ohio voters, he said.

Marie Jackson, the last speaker, wowed the audience with her message about why voters should cast their ballots for Trump.

“What is this election really about?” Jackson asked rhetorically. “It’s about our children and children’s children,” she said.

“If we fail to put Donald Trump in office, I shudder to think what this nation will look like,” she said.

After the speeches, the event broke into a working sessions where volunteers obtained detailed instructions on how to participate in the get-out-the-vote activities of the Tea Party for Trump-NRA program in Ohio.

A second Tea Party for Trump kick off event, this one a Tea Party rally, will be held in St. Louis on Sunday.

Michael Patrick Leahy is one of fourteen Founding Members of Tea Party for Trump and the author of Covenant of Liberty: The Ideological Origins of the Tea Party Movement.

 

OHIO TEA PARTY GROUPS ALIGN WITH NRA TO ELECT TRUMP

Akron, OH:  The We the People Convention, announced today that the majority of the TEA Party/Liberty Groups in Ohio will be aligning with the National Rifle Association in an effort to elect Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. 

“We are pleased to align our efforts in this Presidential election with the NRA because so many of our members are also NRA members and gun owners,” said Tom Zawistowski, President of the We the People Convention. “The NRA came out early to endorse Donald Trump, which was no surprise since Hillary Clinton’s anti-2nd Amendment positions are crystal clear. It’s a simple choice- if we want to keep our guns, we need to elect Donald Trump as President. Working together with the National Rifle Association we believe we can get that done in Ohio.”

In 2012 members of TEA Party/Liberty Groups made over 75% of the calls and 75% of the door knocks for the Romney Campaign in Ohio.

“Our members will make phone calls and knock on doors through the NRA’s Political Victory Fund,” Zawistowski explained. “This decision to align with the NRA was made for two important reasons. First, we needed to align with an organization that we could trust and that would respect the value of the volunteer effort we bring to the election. I am confident that the NRA is a trustworthy partner who will respect our volunteers as true partners. Second, there are possible concerns about the resources that the Ohio Republican Party will commit to supporting Trump, based on Governor Kasich’s refusal to attend the Convention in Cleveland let alone endorse Trump.  Taking these factors into consideration, we had to find a partner that has no questions about supporting Trump’s election and the NRA has proven that commitment. This year’s combined effort will bring significant grassroots resources to bear on the mutual goal of ensuring Hillary Clinton is defeated and Donald Trump is our next President.”

“Any group interested in lending a hand should contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for information on how to contact NRA staff in their specific geographic region. They will personally setup and train staff to make phone calls or set you up and train your members over the phone so you can start making calls immediately. We will also hold a one-day state meeting in August to organize other efforts in support of Trump. We will notify all the leaders in the state concerning that event within the next week,” Zawistowski concluded.

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Michael Goodwin

MICHAEL GOODWIN

 

Britain’s vote for freedom proves power is with the people

 

As the Brexit results poured in, I caught myself humming a tune from Broadway’s “Hamilton.” The song follows the decisive Battle of Yorktown in 1781, after which the Redcoats surrender and America is free. It’s called a drinking song, and there’s not much to it except these words: “The world turned upside down.”

It certainly has. The world is also coming full circle because now it’s the Brits who are free. It took them a while, but they finally had their own Tea Party and their own revolution.

I salute them for their courage. And I raise a glass to freedom (that’s “Hamilton,” too).

Revolutions are a leap into the unknown and require the right mix of outrage, determination and leadership. They are testament to the ethos of an entire country and culture when they succeed without a shot being fired.

That’s the beauty of Brexit, and of grand old England. The people spoke, they were heard, and the wheel of history is turning. Let’s get on with it.

It took a revolution because the leaders of both of Britain’s major political parties united in opposition to change, with the pooh-bahs and grandees trying to scare voters into sticking with the status quo. Naturally, the establishment media lectured the rubes on what was good for them.

Sound familiar, America?

Not surprisingly, Donald Trump encouraged and celebrated British independence, declaring that voters “took their country back.” Stuck on the wrong side of history, President Obama and Hillary Clinton acted as if their dogs died.

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New York Post cover for June 25, 2016.

Fortunately, Prime Minister David Cameron set the right tone for the defeated by doing the honorable thing and saying he would resign. Because investors hate uncertainty, stock markets around the world took an immediate dive, but there were no riots, looting or arson and the sun set on schedule.

This is Western democracy in all its grandeur. It refreshes itself not with the blood of innocents, but with the peaceful passion of ordinary people. Raise another glass to freedom.

The parallels to America’s tumult are obvious — right down to the hairy similarities of Trump and mop-top Brexit leader Boris Johnson.

While the original Redcoats tortured rebels, killed their families and confiscated their lands, the new Redcoats in Washington and Brussels kill the spirit of innovation, enforce conformity with regulations and punish dissidents with charges of bigotry.

Elitists of both parties try to silence Trump by accusing him of “hate speech” for demanding that America control its borders and enforce its immigration laws. Similarly, Johnson was greeted with calls of “racist scum” first thing in the morning.

Johnson, potentially the next prime minister, committed the crime of suggesting that Great Britain would be greater outside the suffocating embrace of European Union bureaucrats. He favors a liberated country that can make its own laws and decisions, and put its own people first.

While not carbon copies of Trump’s rallying cries of “Make America Great Again” and “America First,” the sentiments come damn close. As does the growing fear in both countries that distant, self-serving governments are slaves to political correctness and are not doing enough to stop Islamist terrorists.

To be clear, Trump and Johnson are not sainted men of unquestioned virtue. Rather, they are leaders speaking on behalf of millions upon millions of middle- and working-class people who feel left out of the globalized economy.

In both countries, those who favor the status quo and those who want to upset it are divided by income, education and even geography. Just as Trump gets most of his support from those who are poorer and less educated, residents of booming London voted heavily to remain in the EU, while those in the rest of the struggling country voted more heavily to leave.

In both Great Britain and America, the well-connected people working in government, finance and other sectors that benefit from the international system have no idea why anyone would want to rock the boat. Yet the very trade agreements that mysteriously move money and whole industries and make them winners leave many individuals feeling like pawns in a global game they can’t control or even understand.

People who played by the rules and still became second-class citizens in their own countries have legitimate claims. When they try to express them through the political process, they are patronized and then ignored.

Wary of being demonized, many even are reluctant to confess their anger. As a result, just as polls in the US often undercount Trump supporters, British polls were way off in predicting that “remain” would win.

Now the secret is out, and millions of people in both countries are in open revolt against the encrusted establishment, economic as well as political. There will be setbacks because the road is complex and because change of the magnitude they seek can never be easy.

But they have begun, and it’s a thing of beauty to see such undaunted courage on both sides of the Atlantic. Count that bond as a special part of the special relationship.

May 18, 2016

 

The Honorable Mike DeWine
Ohio Attorney General
30 E. Broad St., 14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

 

Dear Attorney General,

 

On behalf of the group leaders, members and citizens represented by the names below, we write to urge your office to join our Great State of Ohio in the Federal Lawsuit filed by the State of North Carolina and joined by the State of Texas, against the Federal Department of Justice.  We ask you to do this to prevent the DOJ's "radical reinterpretation" of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments adopted in 1972, and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 which is intended to deny women and children in Ohio with the right to privacy in the bathroom, locker room and shower that they have long enjoyed. 

 

While we respect the right of all Americans, so called "transgendered rights" are not absolute and should not trump other citizen’s constitutional rights of privacy, free expression, or religious freedom. As Governor McCrory’s complaint observes, North Carolina’s law attempts to strike a balance between these competing rights and interests by providing accommodations in public facilities for transgendered individuals. But this balance is not what the Department of Justice wants to secure. Instead, it wants transgender rights to trump all other rights claims.

 

The text of Title VII (42 U.S.C. § 2000e) prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of an individual’s “race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.” This statute was enacted by Congress and signed by the president. Title VII says nothing about gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Nevertheless, the Department of Justice, purportedly enforcing Title VII, alleges that “sex” as used in the statute should be interpreted to include one’s chosen “gender identity.” Thus, according to the Department of Justice’s interpretation, conditioning access to public restrooms, locker rooms, and prisons on the basis of one’s biological sex markers (such as male genitalia) is discrimination on the basis of gender identity, which is tantamount to discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII. In the words of the governor’s complaint, this is a “radical reinterpretation of Title VII." Who could disagree? Sex is not gender and gender is not a protected class. Congress has been clear on that topic.

 

Furthermore, as Robert McFarland from the Witherspoon Institute points out, the Tenth Amendment continues to reserve powers to the states unless they are enumerated among federal powers. Thus, the most fundamental question regarding the legality of the Department of Justice’s demands is simply this: what enumerated power allows you to demand that the governor of the state of North Carolina, or Ohio, cease and desist enforcement of North Carolina’s laws? What constitutional authority allows the Obama administration to tell North Carolina or any state that it must allow individuals to enter restrooms on the basis of their chosen gender identity rather than on the basis of their biological reality? Let alone that every school in the United States, including Ohio, must allow this radical revocation of women's rights!

 

It is clear, that Ohio must defend it's Constitutional rights and the individual rights of our women and children. There is an intent in this action by President Obama and the radical leftist in his administration, not to protect transgender rights which were not an issue before this action, but to create a divisive issue and a new victim class in order to promote their anti-american agenda. We must not be bullied by our Federal Government and we must take immediate action to defend our individual rights. It is your duty as our legal representative in such matters to take decisive action on our behalf. We ask you as Attorney General of Ohio to join the suit immediately and to encourage other state Attorneys General to follow your lead.

 

Respectfully,

 

Tom Zawistowski, President
We the People Convention
 
Dennis Crouch, President
Greene County TEA Party
 
Mary LeQuyea
Cleveland Prays for Life
 
Cynthia Meyerson
Summit County Tea Party
 
Gary Woodburn
Zanesville Patriots
Debbie Gonda
Westlake 912 Group
 
Joyce Hammer
Toledo Tea Party
Richard and Metta Hahn
Westerville TEA Party
 
Anne Kaczmarek, President
Portage County TEA Party
 
Denver Sallee
Lake County Right to Life
 
Pastor Ernie Sanders
Geauga TEA Party
 
Denise Robertson
Preble County Commissioner
 
Pastor Walter Moss
Black ProLife Coalition
 
Melanie McVay
Summit County Tea Party
 
John Becker
Clermont County Tea Party
 
Carol Greenberg, Conservative Outlooks
 
Ron and Deb Baker
Top of Ohio Patriots
 
Jacqui Fetsko
Lake County Right to Life
 
Deborah Parker
Miami Valley Citizens Informed
 
Carl and Doris Crawford
Eastern Ohio Concerned Citizens
 
William A. Hanchosky
Hanchosky Posterity Concern
 
Janet Todaro
Liberty Camp
 
Molly Smith, President
Cleveland Right to Life
 
Keith Graber and Janet Graber 
Stark-Tusc 9/12
 
Marlene Johnson
Green County TEA Party
 
Kathleen J. Burch, Psy.D. (Mrs. Rodger L. Gamblin)
Rodger L. Gamblin, Ph.D.
South Montgomery County Liberty Group
 
Anita Rymer
TEA Party Patriots
 
Susan L Boggs
Pickaway County Republican Central Committee
 
Gary P. Harper
Wayne County 9.12 Group
 
Sue Ellen King
Ohioans for Workplace Freedom
 
Lester Ellcessor, Chairman
The Top of Ohio Patriots Tea Party
 
Roderick Clay
Westerville Tea Party
 
Linda Harvey
Mission America
 
Lori Viars
Warren Co. Republican Party Executive Committee
 
Ricki Pepin
Institute on the Constitution
 
Steve Boggs
1851 Center
 
Carolyn Destefani
Sugarcreek Township Trustee
 
 
Dennis W. Egbert 
Highland County TEA Party
 
Larry Heller
Clermont County Tea Party
 
Ethlyn Kennedy
Lorain County Totally Engaged Americans
 
Barbara Burkard
Ruth Thompson
Donna and Tom Czechowski
Beverly Laurito
Miami Valley Citizens Informed
 
 
Ohio Citizens:
Renata Walters
Donald and Sue McElrath
Mike and Anna Rehl
Kirsten Keusal
Linore, Michael, Kaitlin, Brian and Bethany Burkard
Lee Redkey
Angela Adam
Paul Chapman
Gary L. George, MD
Shirley Paulus
William Stlater M.D.
Rhonda and Larry Mills
John M McCarty
Nancy Capps
Mark Niezgodski
Carole Weston
Garrett W. Dunn
Dr. Ed and Mrs. Dot Kurz
Anthony Ziehler
Douglas Coleman-Roush
Ron Wise
Ruth King
Lisa Moore
Brenda and Lannt Derreberry
Ed & Sharon Roloff
Jean George
C. Maureen and Bernard SPEARMAN
Hallie Simpson
Teresa Bowling
Linda Lallathin
James & Judith Blackburn
Marvin Schlabach
John Zastawnik
Mark A. Sherman
Richard Monroe
Rosalie Elliis
Keith and Terri Lustig
James H. Kuenzli Sr.
Brian Ames
James Tasker
Bill Reilly
David L. Dosky
Patricia Shaw
Judy Bruns
Madge Jones
Norm and Carol MIller
Gary Burden
Jennie Granato
Ronnie and Teresa Bowling
Larry and Debbie Stewart
Ray Angel
Greig McDonald
Ginny and Ed Riechman
Andy Keusal
Raymond & Cecelia Knispel
Nancy and Dennis Muntean
Cindy Berner
Elaine Fouts
Carol and Scott Barker
Richard and Judy Rogers
Jeannie Craig
Deborah Anderson
Lisha Nienhaus
Mary McCarthy
Matt Pfeiffer
Marilyn Cross
Penny Nickel
Nancy Jensen
Patrick W Fogarty
Judy Cornett
Mary and Page McGirr
Betty L. Smith
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