Note From Heather Crossin :
The first of three Common Core hearing will take place Monday, August 5th at the Indiana State House. The hearing will be in either the House or Senate Chamber on the 3rd floor at 1:00 pm EST (12:00 pm CST.)
NIPats will be at this hearing. If you are interested in car pooling or caravanning down to Indy, contact us at NIPatriots[at]gmail.com
We are planning on leaving at 8:30 am from Merrillville and arrive in Indy approximately one hour prior to the start of the meeting.
To learn more about Common Core visit: http://hoosiersagainstcommoncore.com/
Also mark your calendar, on September 9th there will be a national conference on Common Core at Notre Dame University in South Bend. Details will be forthcoming on this all-day conference and it is shaping up to be one of the most comprehensive and exciting events that have been held on Common Core to date. Leading experts, such as Sandra Stotsky and James Milgram, will be speaking. Seating will be limited, so watch for registration details soon.
Hat/tip to Faith for this excellent video taken June 19th at the Lincoln/ Douglas illegal immigration debate on the east side Capital prior to the Tea Party Patriot rally to Audit the IRS.
The NIPats group visited the morning session of this rally. What made it a Lincoln/ Douglas style of rally? Throughout the day between speakers citizens and media were allowed to ask questions of the speakers. This was truly a refreshing way to have access to our elected officials, hat/tip also to Representative Steve King, R-Ia. for hosting this event.
Very unlike the town hall meetings by Pete Visclosky, which demands citizens fill out cards prior to the event and then hand picks which ones he will answer.
After listening to Representative Bachmann, you know time is of the essence .. CALL YOUR SENATORS NOW !
Any poll is only as good and accurate as the questions they ask. The old computer saying GIGO (standing for: garbage in, garbage out) from any objective view would fit the poll done by Harper Polling. Without looking at the validity of the primary questions Harper asked in their immigration poll, The Times runs a news story headlined “Poll finds most Hoosiers support Senate Immigration plan.”
Lets look at the questions and dissect them as any good American should do:
The bill would secure our borders, block employers from hiring undocumented immigrants, and make sure that undocumented immigrants already in the U.S. with no criminal record
register for legal status. If a long list of requirements is met over more than a decade, it provides eligibility for a path to citizenship. Would you support or oppose this proposal?
Four Northern Indiana Patriots’ made the 12 hour trip to Washington DC and attended the Tea Party Patriots rally along with approximately 12,000 other patriots. The rally centered on the IRS targeting of groups solely on the basis of their belief in a Constitutional government. The speakers for the three hour plus rally varied from elected officials who expressed outrage to Glenn Beck to individual citizens who faced harassment not only from the IRS but also government groups such as the FBI, Homeland Security and OSHA. (more…)
From Tea Party Patriots, why the current Amnesty bill is bad legislation and what should be done:
I. THE PROCESS IS BROKEN
- Security First: The first step for any immigration legislation under consideration MUST be national security. We have heard over and over that Congress is going to get serious about securing the border and that must be a top priority for any immigration legislation. We cannot afford another broken promise on border security.
- Too Rushed: Congress needs more time to read and review the bill. We also need more hearings and opportunities for feedback to improve the current legislation. We need more than empty promises and superficial explanation from the Senate sponsors.
Some may recall the spontaneous creation of the Tea Party Patriots in 2009. The years that followed can be remembered by the numerous public demonstrations held across the nation with citizens protesting issues such as The Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare), the stimulus bill and assembling to promote a constitutionally limited government.
Some have inferred that the Tea Party has not been active lately. This is far from true and may be the result of their not seeing as many protests or rallies as they saw in years past.
The fact is that the Tea Party is more active than ever. Growing from the beginnings in 2009, the Tea Party has developed into a very active grassroots organization.
On Tuesday May 21, patriots from across the area participated in the nationwide protest of the IRS. The individuals at the protest took two hours out of their day to have their voices heard. Of the approximate 55 patriots who were at the Merrillville office some used vacation time in order to make the protest, others came after working a 12 hour shift, a couple stopped in briefly during their lunch hour and others rescheduled life events all because each one understood how the IRS actions threatened every Americans first amendment rights.