National Empty Chair (Day) Week

Today starts a grassroots campaign to highlight the lack of leadership in Washington. 

Inspired by Clint Eastwood’s empty chair dialogue, grassroots Patriots from around the country are placing empty chairs in their yards.  This action is designed to create a visual impact indicating Patriots frustration in addressing the key issues which threaten the foundation of our Republic.

Be creative and highlight what you believe are the important issues of the day. Examples;


FreedomWorks Sponsors Grassroots Training

September 15, 2012

Cincinnati, Ohio

Early afternoon session will focus on learning about the best strategies, tools, & tactics to Get Out the Vote! Topics include how to effectively door-knock, make voter ID calls, plant yard signs, use Twitter & Facebook, & garner earned media.

Afternoon session will feature keynote speaker Glenn Beck, who will be joined by an incredible slate of speakers.

The entire event runs from 1:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST.

For additional information and to sign-up for the event, visit FreedomWorks here.

FreedomWorks is also offering special discounted motel rates at their site.

To coordinate rides and a car caravan, contact NIPats at IndianaPatriots at

True the Vote in Lake County Needs Your Help

We have a dedicated group of volunteers working with True The Vote (TTV) in Lake County, but need your help.  The fundamental purpose of TTV is to ensure free and fair elections which follow the spirit and letter of the law.

Are willing to help? Do you have some time during the day or evening to help research?  All research is Internet based.   Check out TTV at their website and sign up as a volunteer.  You can make a difference!

True The Vote

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold

is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

–Thomas Jefferson


Helping to Make a Difference

Northern Indiana Patriots (NIPats) is looking for volunteers to assist with website content.  Specifically NIPats is looking for Patriots who will help gather important news items of the day and forward them to us for consideration on the website.

If interested in making a difference or you have questions  regarding an expanded roll in safeguarding our Republic email us through the “Contact” bar at the bottom of the page.

As always we encourage you to forward this newsletter to friends and family who may subscribe to the following:

Do they believe in entrepreneurship and a free market?

Do they believe that they should not spend money they simply do not have?

Do they believe that limiting the role of the federal government is a way to bring power back to the people?

What is Freedom Worth?

Often times we hear the statement, “this is the most important election of our life time.”  You have an opportunity to determine whether we remain a sovereign nation, blessed with unprecedented freedoms guaranteed through our humanity or drift off into a quasi-socialist nation where our freedom depends on unelected bureaucrats in Washington,D.C. 

What value do you place on your freedom?  We are reminded of Thomas Paine from December 23, 1776:

THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.

At the beginning of the Revolutionary war, only 10% of the population were active in the battle for Independence.  What value have you for freedom?  Are you willing to  donate time to guarantee that your sons and daughters, nieces and nephews, have the same or greater freedom which you live under?  The country is headed toward an abyss which threatens our very way of life and the things we hold dear.  What value have you for freedom?


Instant Tea Rallies: Citizen Educational Outreach

Borrowed from the success of Tea Party groups across the nation, NIPats will be hosting Instant Tea Rallies throughout the area. 

Instant Tea Rallies will be structured as educational outreach events to inform our neighbors of issues the mainstream media ignore.  Participants will be encouraged to bring American flags and signs which relate to specific topics. The rallies will also be an opportunity for Patriots to meet each other and to know they are not alone in standing for our Constitutional values of limited government, fiscal responsibility and a free market system.

NIPats is asking Patriots for ideas of where to hold these rallies.  Event permits are not required for Instant Tea Rallies.

Do you know of a busy street, somewhere that will has high visibility and enough room for Patriots to express their first amendment rights?  A typical Instant Tea Rally  would last about a two hours.

If you know of a possible site in your city, please contact us NIPatriots at, we look forward to hearing from you and hope to make this a bi-monthly event,  Put those thinking caps on Patriots, lets get this rolling!

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
–Thomas Jefferson

True the Vote Comes to Indiana

One of the cornerstones of our republic are elections were only eligible voters cast ballots which determine their representation. In 2008, the Lake County Board of Elections found the first 2,100 of 5,000 submitted new voter registration forms from the group ACORN “fraudulent.”

The non-partisan organization, True the Vote, is a citizen-led effort to restore truth, faith, and integrity to our elections. 

From True the Vote: Our government was built upon the belief that election results represent the true will of the people and our election processes were always intended to be supported by citizen volunteers. We are helping stop corruption where it can start – at the polls.

To volunteer towards this campaign please sign-up at True the Vote.

Also of interest at the True the Vote web site is the law suit filed by Judicial Watch and True the Vote against the state of Indiana elections officials.

We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections.
John Adams, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1797

Illegal Immigration Movie

Mark your calendar:   IFIRE a volunteer grassroots organization that works on a state and national level to push for responsible policies regarding immigration and illegal immigration, is hosting a local movie showing of “They Come to America: The Cost of Illegal Immigration” at the Hobart theater. 

For additional information on this special movie showing and the question and answer period following the movie by filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch, please visit the IFIRE site.

This event should be attended by anyone with a concern regarding illegal immigration in the United States.

Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) Update

Michelle Malkin posts a great article on the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST).   From her article:

The persistent transnationalists who drafted LOST favor creation of a massive United Nations bureaucracy that would draw ocean boundaries, impose environmental regulations and restrict business on the high seas. They’ve tinkered with the document obsessively since the late ’60s, enlisted Presidents Clinton and Bush, and recruited soon-to-depart GOP Sen. Dick Lugar to their crusade. Ignore the mushy save-the-planet rhetoric. Here’s the bottom line: Crucial national security decisions about our naval and drilling operations would be subject to the vote of 162 other signatories, including Cuba, China and Russia.

While our sovereignty would be redistributed around the world, most of the funding for the massive LOST regulatory body would come from — you guessed it! — the United States. Forbes columnist Larry Bell reports that “as much as 7 percent of U.S. government revenue that is collected from oil and gas companies operating off our coast” would be meted out to “poorer, landlocked countries.” This confiscatory act of environmental justice would siphon billions, if not trillions, away from Americans. International royalties would be imposed; an international tribunal would be set up to mediate disputes. There would be no opportunity for court appeals in the U.S.

Read her full article at the link above.

Update regarding Indiana Senators:


Northern Indiana Patriots Combating Chaos in Wisconsin

Northern Indiana Patriots participated in the Wisconsin effort to educate voters regarding the current  recall efforts by special interest groups.

NIPats co-founder Deborah was in Wisconsin for 3 days and speaks about her experience. (See video below.)

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Immediate help required, all hands on deck: Tea Party Patriots the national organizing group in Wisconsin is requesting for patriots to make just 10 phone calls to Town Clerks.  To assist in combating the chaos in Wisconsin click here.

To learn how you can help to make a difference in other ways, revisit the previous post on helping in Wisconsin here.


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