When we stood together on April 15th, 2009, we began a Revolution. Nearly two years later, many battles still await. The results of these battles will rest with our resolve. I understand, more than some, the cost of investing your life, answering the call to reclaim America. You, too, have invested, knowing future generations will look back on these years and regard them as the days our future was won, or lost. I remind you of the gravity of the Revolution because we stand at the cusp of another battle.
Like a cornered and wounded wild animal, we are witnessing the violent flailing of the unions clinging to their stranglehold on American prosperity. We've witnessed the unethical methods of shipping in thousands of protesters from other states, many not knowing why they are at the capitol of Wisconsin. We've witnessed unethical doctors writing sick-notes for those who have left their jobs to protest in favor of the unions. As families struggle to put food on their tables, they now miss work to stay home with school children with no place to go because their teachers aren't in the classrooms. However, that is not the picture being portrayed in the main stream media.
We most likely all agree that those who serve the public have a special place of appreciation, but right is right. At a time when many in the private sector have lost their jobs, lost their retirement, and struggle to make ends meet, is it wrong to ask public servants to join with us in sacrificing? The union leadership is paid to protect those who pay dues, apparently, at all costs. Now the unions are planning protests in other states that are facing unfunded pension liabilities. In Florida, Gov. Scott is asking public employees to contribute 5% to their retirement. Today, Florida is the ONLY state " where no one in the state retirement system is asked to contribute toward their pension. "
The unions are coming to Florida soon. Very soon. They are already stirring the pot behind the scenes and gathering troops. That is why I'm writing to you today. As I make my requests, please prayerfully consider what you are able to do. Please sacrifice with me and my family. Remember, America did not get where she is today on our children's watch, but on our watch. It is our responsibility to reclaim America for our children and grandchildren.
It has come to my attention that unions are shipping 8-10 thousand people into Tallahassee on March 8th. I've also learned that Orange County Public School teachers have received an email letting them know they can take the week off to protest and a substitute will be provided for them. Tea Party and 912 leaders from across the state are asking their membership to take a stand in Tallahassee. Can you take off March 8th? Our Capitol is about to be bombarded, but we can be there to let our legislators know we want to Save Our State!
It is very probable this email will be read by many within our army that work in the public sector. Please know this is not a personal attack on individuals. You have been called to a special task, serving the public, and your work is appreciated. Every person has value. Private sector, public sector, we are all created equal, we are all Americans, and we are all responsible for caring for the future of our country. Let's fight to reclaim America with each other and exemplify American exceptionalism.
The Call to Action:
Go to Tallahassee and be at the doors of the Capitol between 7am-7:30am on Tuesday, March 8th. You will be given a list of Senators, Representatives and their offices. We will also have pertinent issues available for discussion. While we don't plan on joining the unions in shouting, we do plan on letting our legislators know where we stand. They have difficult decisions ahead, and we need to have their backs when they make them. We also need to empower them with the courage they will need to make hard choices. I expect more details to come forward as the date gets closer.
I have a block of rooms at Quality Inn where I have taken many groups over the years. It is not five stars, but they do have a free breakfast. The cost is $49 a night for our group, Patriot Army. Their number is 850.562.0932 and the address is 3090 North Monroe St., Tallahassee. I will be arriving on Monday and leaving Thursday. However, our priority is that you be at the Capitol Tuesday, March 8. If you stay longer, you won't be bored! There are many key hearings taking place and votes coming during this first week of session. Your point of contact for questions will be Andy Dubois and his email address is Andy.Dubois@yahoo.com . Now, let's get to work!
North Lake TEA Party