Being a Friend Means Telling them the Truth Even When It Hurts . . . . Tell President Trump to VETO this Disastrous Budget Bill!
Look at these two charts . . . because of our great economy our federal Government is bringing in more tax revenue than any time in American HISTORY - $3.64 TRILLION DOLLARS - A YEAR!
At the same time, as President Trump keeps pointing out, we have DOUBLED the amount of revenue from Tariffs from $40 Billion five years ago to $80 Billion this year!
Yet we can't pay our bills in these very best of times? We are going to borrow and spend $320 Billion more on top of the $500 Billion PER YEAR we are already spending beyond what we take in? That is nothing less than GENERATIONAL THEFT! Not to mention INSANITY!
If we can't pay our bills in the BEST OF TIMES, how the HELL are we going to pay them in a recession? Only the Looney Left believes that you can borrow money and not pay it back! But the Republi-cant's are even WORSE, because they know better, and still they give you all the lame excuses for why we just "can't" cut spending. Then they just steal money that belongs to you and me and the American taxpayers and our Children and our GRANDCHILDREN to give to their friends and donors and special interests. It is nothing less that SHAMEFUL! Contact your US Senator and tell them you do not want them to pass this shameful budget bill - for all the good that will do.
Then Call or Write to the President and tell him the Truth, this Budget Bill is BAD for America, and for our future, and he needs to VETO the bill if the Senate sends it to his desk!
I am traveling the state to discuss how we as citizens must prepare for the 2020 election and to inform your community about the challenges we face. My presentation will explain our current political environment and detail the responsibilities of all citizens for the year ahead. We will provide information that is not available from any other source and set priorities for the future of our TEA Party Movement both in our state and nation. It is time to start preparing for the battle of our lives. Do NOT assume that Donald Trump is just going to be re-elected! The Communist Left is desperate to regain power over YOU and US and will do ANYTHING to make that happen. We must out organize them, we must out work them, and we must DEFEAT them in 2020! Please join me at one of the meetings we currently have scheduled, or invite me to make a presentation to your group. If you want me to come speak, please send me an email to give me some dates and times and I will get you on my schedule!
Up Coming Events:
Wednesday, July 31st at 6:00 PM Cuyahoga Falls Republicans American Legion Post 281 1601 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Wednesday, August 7th at 7:00 PM Top of Ohio Patriots Ohio Hi-Point Career Center 2280 State Route 540 Bellefontaine, OH 43311
Tuesday, August 13th at 7:00 PM West Chester TEA Party 9286 Schulze Drive West Chester, Ohio 45069
Tuesday, August 27th at 7:00 PM Geauga County TEA Party The West Woods 9465 Kinsman Rd Novelty, OH 44072
Our Government made is so and NOW they need to Fix it!
Despite growing complaints about censorship, privacy breaches, unfair business practices, and even election tampering from the right and now the left, no one has been able to do anything to rein in the harmful actions of “Big Tech.” Why is that? Well, as is often the case, the best place to start is in the beginning. A recent conversation with a Congressman revealed an interesting, and incredibly disturbing, fact about what happens when successful tech startups, like Facebook, go public.
Most Americans expect that when a company does its Initial Public Offering (IPO) that the Government makes sure that the company becomes responsible to the people who buy their stock. The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has rules upon rules about financial disclosure and transparency for “public” companies. So, how is it that a “public” company like Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg are not responsible or accountable to their stock holders?
You see, what our government has been allowing these so called “public” companies to do in their IPO’s is set up different types of stock. There is nothing wrong with that - normally. Many companies have several types of stock. Facebook has Class A shares, which the public gets to buy, and they have one vote per share. It also has Class B shares, which only insiders get to buy, and each share gets 10 votes. It is believed that Zuckerberg controls 60% of the Class B shares himself. What that means is that Zuckerberg has the votes to do whatever he wants and the stock holders can’t do anything about it and believe me they have tried. He isn’t even accountable to the Board of Directors whom he can vote out if he wants.
So, if one person can make all the decisions for a “public” company and even the stockholders have no say, how is that a “public” company at all? How is this possible? Why would government regulations allow them to get away with this behavior? We will answer that question shortly, but the problem gets worse.
Most public companies are accountable to not only their stockholders and Board of Directors, but also to their customers. Customers can obviously choose which companies they buy from, so that is one way consumers hold companies accountable. Except Facebook and Google are in fact monopolies, so customers do not have that option.
For customers of regular companies, if they do not get the products or services they ordered or signed up for, or are injured in some way by the company or its products, they can sue in court for damages. Guess what? Thanks to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and the rest of Big Tech can’t be sued by their customers - for anything! Our government gave them this very special protection and now Big Tech is using that to grow and flex its power - over us.
Facebook, meaning Zuckerberg, is not accountable to its stockholders. Facebook is not accountable to its Board of Directors. Facebook is not accountable to its customers. At this point it isn’t even accountable to any Government in full - particularly the U.S. government! How is that possible?
Well, let’s just say that it looks like their monopoly power wasn’t an accident. It was quite possibly a quid-pro-quo as documented in this little known research done by Scott Cleland that lays it all out, chapter and verse, names and dates, of how Google and Facebook were rewarded with massive monopoly power in exchange for helping to re-elect Barack Obama to a second term. Be sure to click on the timeline link in his blog.
Then there are massive lobbying efforts and campaign donations by Facebook, Google and others in Big Tech. It was creepy in April of 2018 to see Zuckerberg testifying in the House Energy and Commerce Committee knowing that nearly every single Congressman questioning him had taken donations from Facebook. Who was representing citizens or customers at that hearing? Little wonder that over a year later, nothing has been done to reign in Big Tech.
The point is that these companies may be more powerful than the government itself and are financially larger than most countries in the world. Facebook was in Washington just this week talking about starting its own currency. Next I guess they will have their own military - if they aren’t already controlling ours!
As we are seeing, this is dangerous in so many ways, but most of all it is a danger to everyone’s freedom, to democracy itself, and literally to free thought. Dr. Robert Epstein, the foremost expert on Google search censorship and search manipulation, calls what Google is doing “The most powerful form of mind control ever developed by man.”
Finally, President Trump and his administration are waking up, but if they do not act immediately, it could be too late. Missouri Senator Josh Hawley has been leading the fight with Texas Senator Ted Cruz to take the most important step - getting Section 230 revised so that Big Tech becomes like our cell phone companies. They provide a service by delivering our content, but they have nothing to say about that content.That relieves them of liability and returns our free speech rights. That is the simplest fix and it should be done now.
Wednesday, the FTC hit Facebook with a $5 billion fine for its past abuse of users’ privacy. Although this penalty amounts to the largest penalty ever levied against a tech company, experts don’t expect it to change the social media giant’s behavior because Facebook’s quarterly revenue is three times bigger than the fine brought against it - and Zuckerberg avoided personal liability even though he ordered the companies illegal actions.
So more must be done. I have been told that Congress is drafting legislation, which we hope would receive bipartisan support, to change the law so that one person cannot have voting control over a public company - like Facebook does. As Dr. Epstein suggests, the Google Search Index should be made a public property, similar to how ICANN controls internet addresses. Certainly, the DOJ and FTC need to look at what happened in the Obama Administration and explore ways to break up these monopolies which, in my opinion, were illegally created from the start. All of this needs to be done!
This threat to world democracy, to our freedom to think and debate and believe that which we can reason, brings us to a major decision point in world history. Are a handful of technical people going to dictate to billions of people how they live and even think, or are we going to act to ensure that technology serves humanity and respects our freedom?
Like it or not, now is the time to decide and our elected officials are the ones who must do as they swore to do, and that is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the rights of all our citizens. The people have already decided. We want Big Tech brought down to size and under control and we want that to happen NOW! One thing is crystal clear, if our Representatives do not act, the results on election day 2020 will be devastating to them and our nation.
Tom Zawistowski is the President of the We the People Convention, a state wide TEA Party group in Ohio, and has been the CEO of TRZ Communications in Akron, OH for the past 35 years.
Anyone who thinks that the Communists Regressive Leftist, who have taken over the Democrat/Socialist Party, are proposing Government Controlled Health Care because they care about you or your family OR your health OR about making healthcare "affordable" is being duped into surrendering their Liberty! If there is ONLY Government Controlled "Healthcare" then YOU have given complete control of YOUR LIFE to the Government!
Once "single payer" or "Medicare for All" is in place the Government can MAKE YOU DO ANYTHING. If you voted for Trump, you don't get that hip replacement. You refuse to use the "proper" "transgender pronoun", your child doesn't get their asthma medicine. You dare to question "man-made global warming" and your mother doesn't get her insulin this month - until you comply!
If you think that a Democratic/Socialist controlled US Government wouldn't do such things, think again - or read the "Intimidation Game" by Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal to see how Barack Obama weaponized the entire federal government against the American People. It was ONLY OUR FIGHT against full implementation of "Obamacare" and the election of President Donald Trump in 2016 that saved us - for now.
We ALL need to understand - Healthcare is a LIBERTY ISSUE! Tyrants, Dictators and Communists have used control of health care to control people for centuries. Their claim that the Government can deliver better healthcare, at a lower cost, is absurd on it's face and disproven by our experience with the US Veterans Administration where patients have been killed and abused and mistreated for DECADES by unaccountable, unqualified, union protected "employees".
The ONLY way to get better healthcare for lower costs is FREE MARKET, competition - WITHOUT GOVERNMENT CONTROL at ALL. Right NOW 40% of healthcare cost is "administrative" cost - much of which is from complying with government regulations. Half of healthcare cost is UNNECESSARY but ordered to avoid being sued or fined for not complying with "mandatory" treatment requirements. Government involvement is the problem not the solution that they claim it will be!
If WE do not defeat the Regressive Communist Left in the 2020 elections, they will IMPOSE Government controlled "Healthcare" on YOU and all of US and destroy ANY CHANCE for private healthcare to ever return in the future. Your individual Freedom and Liberty, and that of all future generations, will be lost FOREVER!
We NEED YOU to support our efforts to fund and build our statewide weekly radio network (Click HERE for Details) so that we can use the public airwaves to educate our fellow citizens about the dangers of the policies being proposed by the radical Democrat/Socialists. Right now, all the general public hears is that private healthcare, like what most of us have, is "unfair" and thus private healthcare should be ended completely.
The general public is led to believe that "Medicare for All" or "Single Payer" or whatever linguistic camouflage they are using lately to hide the fact that it is really GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED healthcare, will be "fair" and "better for everyone" and "affordable" and "inclusive" by including "free" healthcare for illegal immigrants paid by YOU. It's all a LIE and WE must expose that lie if we are to defeat the Regressive Communist Left in Ohio in 2020!
People must be told the truth about this scam that is designed to enslave them and it is up to US to get that message out in order to derail the plans of the Communist Regressive Left by defeating them in the 2020 elections. Without a public voice, and we are being intentionally denied our public voice on social media, on the internet, in newspapers, on television, even via email today, we will not be able to get out our vote to win the elections and preserve our individual Freedom, Liberty and Prosperity AND private healthcare! Please donate to help build our statewide weekly radio network TODAY and get your donation doubled by our matching challenge!
We are going to fund and build a statewide five station weekly radio network so that we can communicate with the general public in 2020. We must do this because we are not going to be allowed to use social media or the internet or regular media like newspapers and TV like we did to win in 2016. (Click Here to Learn More.)
If you have not yet donated, we NEED your support - CLICK HERE to donate. With our matching challenge if you give $100 they will give us another $100. If you donate $500 our matching donor will add another $500. Please give what you can to help us reach our goal of $80,000 so that we can fund and build our weekly radio network and our voice will not be silenced during the 2020 elections!
Let me be clear, Donald Trump is not going to just get re-elected without the radical regressive Leftist Democrat/Socialist pulling out all the stops to defeat him. We NEED this weekly Saturday morning radio show to message the average Ohio voter about the lies they are being told and to direct our activist so that they can turn out the votes we need to win in 2020. Please Donate TODAY and share this information with others!
Tom Zawistowski President We the People Convention
July 11, 2009 a group of about 300 citizens gathered on the lawn of the Portage County Court House in Ravenna, OH to listen to speakers and express their concerns about the policies of the Obama Administration. Particularly their efforts to impose Government controlled single payer healthcare upon American citizens as well as their radical environmental and social policies. That was the first meeting of the Portage County TEA Party.
We note our 10th Anniversary, this July 11, 2019 with great pride in our achievements and we believe that our efforts have greatly benefited the citizens of Portage County in very tangible ways. Since 2009, no organization in Portage County has done more to inform the public about the real costs of government and done more to save the average citizen significant money.
The Portage County TEA Party has SAVED every household in Portage County $3,623 in the past 10 years!
Since 2009, the members of the Portage County TEA Party have used their dues and donations to print and hand out informational literature, make phone calls, and hold public meetings, which resulted in the DEFEAT of at least 37 ADDITIONAL Levies and tax increases over the past 10 years. We have calculated, with the help of the Portage County Board of Elections, that the saving to the citizens of Portage County is at least $250 Million dollars in SAVED TAXES since our group formed - meaning that the efforts of the Portage County TEA Party has saved, on average, every one of the 69,000 households in Portage County $3,623.00! Since most of those levies were not in Aurora or Kent, families in the rest of Portage County actually saved over $7,000 thanks to the efforts of the Portage County TEA Party!
Since 2010, the Portage County TEA Party has turned Portage County from a "Blue County" to a "Red County" at the state and federal level sweeping all the state offices, for the first time since 1958, starting in 2010 and then again in 2014 and 2018. Most importantly the Portage County TEA Party was the critical factor in winning Portage County and Northeast Ohio for Donald Trump in 2016 which was the key to his winning Ohio and thus winning the Presidency.
The Portage County TEA Party took on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2011 for targeting us illegally in an effort to stop our right to political speech and defeated them in court in 2017:
In 2012-13 the Portage County took the lead in defending natural gas and oil "fracking" in Ohio and prevented the Obama Administration and their radical left environmental groups, and their Russian funders, from preventing the United States from becoming energy independent as we are today under President Donald Trump. The actions of the Portage County TEA Party have been directly responsible for creating 200,000 good paying Ohio jobs and over $74 Billion invested in Ohio since 2011.
The Portage County TEA Party and the national TEA Party Movement, which is NOT a Political Party but a political Movement, has had a major positive impact on all Americans:
Here is a list of many of the accomplishments of the TEA Party:
In 2020, our nation will decide if we wish to remain a sovereign nation that puts YOUR Individual Freedom and Liberty and Prosperity ahead of the needs of the state or if we are going to give away the most successful form of government ever devised and replace it with "one world government" in which the needs of the state are all that matters - socialism/communism. We ask all citizens to Join the TEA Party and help us DEFEAT the regressive radical Left that is attempting to destroy our Constitution, the rule of law, and our nation. Just click the button to sign up and get on our email list so that you can help America win in 2020!
First, as the chart shows, we have already raised $18,500 toward our goal of $80,000 to fund our weekly state wide radio network! Thank you to all who have given to date! We very much appreciate your donations. I will note that most donations are $120 with many of $20. Everyone and every dollar counts!
Second, a generous Ohio Patriot has offered to match any donation you make now up to $20,000 total! That means if you CLICK HERE to donate $100 they will give us another $100. If you donate $500 our matching donor will add another $500. Please give what you can to help us reach our goal of $80,000 so that we can fund and build our weekly radio network and our voice will not be silenced during the 2020 elections!
A study we did in April found that 243,000 people in Ohio are active supporters of the TEA Party. Previous surveys show that 2.2 million Ohio adults support the TEA Party movement in general. If each of them just donated $10 once per year we could drive every RINO out of this state!
Right now we just need 4,000 Patriots to donate $20 to build our radio network. It is long past time for us to stand on our own two feet as a movement and fund the fights we need to fight to keep our nation and restore representative governance and the rule of law. Please Donate TODAY and share this email with others!
Message from General Washington to his Troops in New York in 1777 as 150 British Warships Sailed into the Harbor
"The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves . . . The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army . . . Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and show the whole world, that a freeman contending for liberty on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.”
We celebrate today, America's Independence Day, because we are the unborn millions who these men fought and died to give the greatest gift of all - Liberty! We celebrate our Liberty, and individual freedom, and the prosperity that our form of government - not Kings or Monarchs or Dictators - has given to us based on the actions of our forefathers 243 years ago.
While too many try to diminish the significance of what the founding of America has meant, not just to Americans but to the world, they cannot succeed in their efforts. What the men and women who dared to found our nation did in 1776 changed the world forever and for the better.
Today we show our appreciation by remembering and celebrating all the benefits that have come to us as a direct results of their sacrifices for the radical idea that government should serve the people; that the people can govern themselves; that rights are "self evident" and are given by God not man; that a combination of free market capitalism and individual property rights is the only way that man can be truly free and exercise his/her liberty in a free society.
Today, we, like Washington and his men, now face a powerful regressive global force that intends to wipe our sovereign nation off the map, to rewrite our history and discard the gifts our forefathers gave us. They intend to re-impose the power of the state over the rights and liberty of the individual. It is they who wish to police our speech, control our every action, control even our thoughts.
Today, it is YOU who now stands in the boots of Washington and his men, and it is YOU upon which "the fate of unborn millions will now depend." I call upon you to use today to "animate and encourage each other, and show the whole world, that a freeman contending for liberty on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth" - including the Communist/Socialist/Leftist in our own country!
As Franklin said after signing the new Constitution "It's a Republic . . . if you can keep it!" You and I will decide in the years to come if we can keep it or not. Remember that as you celebrate our Independence today!
Tom Zawistowski President We the People Convention
President Trump was asked by Tucker Carlson about the fact that Google is trying to make sure that Trump does not get re-elected. Unfortunately, President Trump reveled that he does not yet recognize how much more weaponized social media and Google will be against him in 2020 vs the previous election.
This should concern all of you. He hinted that "people" were looking into the censorship of conservatives by these companies, but he did not say that he would not allow it to continue. I emplore all of you to go to this link to learn just how serious this threat is to US in the 2020 election and consider donating to help fund our Ohio TEA Party Radio Network.