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The Rowlett TEA Party Candidates Forum

September 14th, 2010 . by TexasFred

The Rowlett TEA Party Candidates Forum

The Rowlett TEA Party, a non-partisan TEA Party group, will be holding a Candidates Forum on Saturday, Sept. 25th, 2010, from 5:00PM – 9:00PM at First United Methodist Church of Rowlett located at 4405 Main Street, Rowlett, TX 75088

This is a *meet and greet* event which will allow the candidates an opportunity to meet our local residents and speak to them concerning the race they are running and why we should vote for them. It is NOT a debate.

The Forum will be moderated by Rowlett Mayor Dr. John Harper.

I have extended invitations to ALL news media in the North Texas area. We also hope that you, the candidates, will use your network to help publicize this event!

We will have the Church Sanctuary for the event but we will also have the foyer available so candidates can have a table with their campaign literature made available to the public.

We are asking that candidates make a $25.00 donation to help the Rowlett TEA Party offset the cost of the Church facility and the use of their sound system people.

We have sent an invitation to The Dallas County Democratic Party and to The Dallas County Republican Party. We hope that all of their candidates get the message regarding this very important political event.

When we receive a confirmation that a candidate has accepted the invitation, they are added to the list along with their opponent, if that opponent has responded. Otherwise, only the candidate that responded will be shown.

Candidates that have accepted

BOLD Font (ALL COLORS) has accepted the invitation
Red and Blue are self explanatory
Black and Bold Font – Declined to attend
Orange Font – Libertarian

Rick Perry (R) - Texas Governor
Bill White (D) - Texas Gubernatorial Candidate
Kathie Glass (L) - Texas Gubernatorial Candidate

Sen. Bob Deuell - (R) – SD-2
Kathleen Shaw (D) - SD-2 Candidate

Rep. Joe Driver (R) - TX 113
Jamie Dorris (D) - TX 113

Cindy Burkett (R) – State Rep 101

George Clayton (R) – SBOE, District 12
Amie Parsons (L) – SBOE, District 12

Richard Donaldson (L) - Texas Agriculture Commissioner

Wesley Johnson (D) – Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Place 2

Jerry Pittman (D) - Constable Precinct 2
Michael Gothard (R) – Constable Precinct 2

Danny Clancy (R) - Dallas County District Attorney

Richard Meditz (R) - Candidate for Dallas County Treasurer

Lisa DeWitt (R) - 292nd Criminal District Court

Gene Roberts (R) Judge 44th Civil District Court

Marilea W. Lewis - (R) - Judge 330th District Court

Deandra Grant (R) - Dallas County Criminal Court No. 8

Bonnie Lee Goldstein (D) - 5th District Court of Appeals, Place 4
Judge Lana Myers (R) - 5th District Court of Appeals, Place 4

Lori Ashmore Peters (R) - Dallas County Probate Court 2

Matt Rinaldi (R) – 191st District Court

Jeffrey V. Coen (R) - 254th District Court

Bob Fillmore (R) – Justice 5th District Court of Appeals, Place 12
Larry Praeger (D) – Justice 5th District Court of Appeals, Place 12

Teresa Hawthorne (D) - 203rd Criminal District Court

Janet Cook (R) - County Criminal Court #3

Scala D. Byers (R) – County Criminal Court #10
Judge Roberto Canas (D) - County Criminal Court #10

John Neuhoff, Jr. (R) - 256th District Court

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Are You RIGHT for The TEA Party?

August 8th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Are You RIGHT for The TEA Party?

The views and opinions presented in this post are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Rowlett Texas TEA Party or any other TEA Party organization.

If the founders of this nation had been as negative regarding the Declaration of Independence or standing up to the British as some of the so-called Republicans I have seen lately, we would ALL still be subjects of the British Empire.

The founders of this nation were brave men, they risked their lives and freedom to build this nation. They endangered themselves, their homes and property, their families, everything they had, everything they owned, they placed it on the line so that WE could stand and speak our minds!

This post is NOT directed at anyone in particular, it is being written simply to express the utter frustration I am feeling after having read so many negative comments, and what I perceive to be a defeatist attitude on my blog, and several other blogs, and in response to some folks that are advocating the *straight ticket* vote come November.

I have seen many comments made by those that say the RNC and the DNC are too deeply embedded to ever be displaced, those that say it’s going to be too difficult to make a 3rd party successful. Comments made by those that just run off at the mouth simply because that’s all they can do, or are afraid of losing their job if a REAL 3rd Party were to become a viable option.

To those that automatically say, “It can’t be done”, I have to ask this, why not?

Are you going to sit back and do nothing? Are you going to write a blog post crying and moaning about Obama, Bush, every president of the 20th century?? Are you going to sit there crying in your beer and allow the totalitarian government that is taking shape to come after you?? Are you going to sit there and just TAKE IT?

Are you going to wait until it’s all over, and then say something to the effect of, “Well, I would have helped, you know, I wrote a post about this, but I didn’t think these guys had a real chance so I just sat back on my apathetic butt and did nothing. If only I had listened before the government turned on us…

No one ever said this was going to be easy. If it was easy, anyone could do it. No one ever said it was going to happen over night. This will be a time consuming effort. No one ever said that victory was a guaranteed outcome either. I already know that part, I don’t need to hear it from folks that are afraid of their own shadows!

There WILL be conflicts. Those that avoid conflict at all costs have NO place within The TEA Party, or any other REAL patriots organization.

Sometimes you simply must be confrontational. Once in a while, confrontation is the only way to be heard over the din of the TALKERS! Those that can’t, or won’t act, and DO nothing other than talk, and postpone, and bury, and table the issue.

The folks that speak nothing but negatives may be right. We may fall flat on our faces. We may be branded as anarchists, radicals, revolutionaries, criminals, God only knows what else our oppressors will tag us with. The Democrats hate us and the GOP wants to co-opt us.

I do know this, some of us use our real names and our real pictures on our blogs. We attend very public events. We speak our minds on our blogs and in person.

Anything I write about a person on this blog, I WILL say to their face. You see, I am unafraid, because the words I speak are the truth. If you kill me for speaking the truth, I win, and many will know that I won.

If I speak the truth, if I attempt to get people to stand up and be PATRIOTS, and if by doing so I am taken down by the powers that be, I WIN! And again, many people will KNOW that I won, and they will always say, “He tried, he wasn’t afraid to go after that hope of REAL freedom! He was one of those crazy guys that tried to save this nation. He stood with the spirits of our founding fathers.”

We can’t rebuild the Republican party, that idea is simply nothing more than sheer lunacy. The GOP has been taken over by RINOs. The GOP has become DEM Lite.

The Democratic party has been beyond redemption for many years and now the RNC has joined them.

The good Lord hates a coward, I will NEVER be accused of cowardice.

Here and now I make this solemn promise to all; I will fight in every way I know how to fight, I will help build a REAL Conservative party, The TEA Party, a party that follows the Constitution as it was written all those many years ago, a Conservative TEA Party! An American TEA Party!

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A debate between Sen. Bob Deuell and Kathleen Shaw

June 19th, 2010 . by TexasFred

A debate between Sen. Bob Deuell and Kathleen Shaw

Folks, this is an exact copy of the email I just sent out to our TEA Party, Mayor and various friends and supporters. If any of you have any ideas, or can offer ideas or help, personal  help, or in the way of a donation to help make this happen, it would be appreciated!

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have some work ahead of us and I am needing to get *all hands on deck* for this one…

Everyone receiving this email has expressed a desire to become involved in, and to receive notifications of, the activities of the Rowlett TEA Party. We are planning a big activity in the near future.

The Rowlett TEA Party is going to sponsor a debate, an open forum, moderated, non-partisan debate, between Texas State Senate District 2 candidate, Ms. Kathleen Shaw and the incumbent, Sen. Bob Deuell.

I have already spoken to Ms. Shaw and she has agreed to participate once we have a date. I spoke to a representative of Sen. Deuell and he will present this to him when he returns to Texas on Monday. Sen. Deuell’s representative indicated that he is certain Sen. Deuell will want to participate as well.

We are hoping to involve the Rockwall TEA Party in this. I understand they have expressed a desire to participate.

At this time we don’t have any specific details, but we know that early voting begins on October 18th. It has been suggested that this debate take place, conditional to the schedules of the candidates, somewhere between September 27th and October 15th.

This is where YOU, the members come in to play. We have a lot of organizational work to do. We need a venue to hold this debate, we need ideas for debate questions, we need any and all participation from our members and supporters that can possibly be garnered.

Change in America starts at the local level. This is YOUR opportunity to engage in making changes happen, right here in Texas.

Will YOU accept this personal challenge and get involved? We have a moral and civic duty to our state and this nation, are YOU up to the challenge?

If you can be of any help in this effort, please contact me at the phone number listed below or through this email address.

Bcc: The TEA Party, supporters
Sen. Deuell and Ms. Shaw

Fred Witzell
Communications Director

I took my personal phone number off of here, if the trolls want it, they can work for it. My friends already have it or can send an email and get it. :)

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