Thank you for the introduction and welcome to your group Carol. I have a son who has gymnastics on Saturday mornings, but will try to arrange for his dad to take him a few times when you are meeting so that I may attend your meetings.
I think I was not clear in mentioning KrisAnne Hall's speaking on the Constitution. I am not looking for you to put her on your agenda. I will be running the events individually. I just wanted to give any like-minded folks a heads up that she is going to be in the area (something that doesn't happen that often) so that if they wish to attend, they may. There will be no charge, and it's not going to happen until March 2015, so there is plenty of time to think about coming, and put it on the calendar. It will be a week of talks, one each night.
Monday - Religious Liberty; Tuesday 2nd Amendment; Wednesday - 4th Amendment; Thursday - 10th Amendment; Friday - State Sovereignty; Saturday - The Genealogy of the Constitution.
What I would like to do is attend your meetings to support and be educated myself, and then around Jan-Feb. 2015 just make an announcement to the group that you are all invited to attend if you would like.
I wish to be honest and state my clear intent up front. Please let me know if this clarification is useful and whether it sounds appropriate considering the parameters of your group.
Hi Carol, Do you have Joe Walsh's email address? I wish to contact him and introduce myself to him. I wasn't able to talk to him at the IL Tea Party Rally in St. Charles. I hoping that he will be interested in my bid for IL Comptroller to replace Judy Baar-Topinka.
Thank you for the greeting! Yes, Peg is my aunt and her husband, Bob, told me to look up WSP. I am a veteran and currently serving in the USNR. The more I look into what's going on in this country, the more frustrated it get! I usually serve with my Jr. High Youth Group at church on Tuesday nights, which is why I haven't been at any of the meetings (I've also been in Italy for the last 2 weeks!). I am planning to be at at least 1 meeting a month going forward. My generation has turned into a bunch of "All I care about is me" and it's about time for people to start standing up for what is right. I hope to meet you (and all the other WSP), very soon! Take care and see you soon!
As usual, when I spot a possible WSP lead in a parking lot, I attach a business card to the windshield.
But, I must confess, I did feel a little awkward as an elderly gentleman walked up and asked what I was doing. However, what followed was a warm interesting conversation. He IS (note present tense) a Marine and was excited to learn ways on how to politically save his country today!
He will be at our Saturday morning meeting tomorrow. Are you still looking for vets? He's not happy about what he knows about Duckworth, but is not sure he lives in IL district 8.
It was a coinsidence I met this man. I had just purchased the patriotic paper for my Joe Walsh Meet n Greet!
I was told about the West Suburban Patriots by my cousin Hilary Till who is a member.
We stay in close touch despite the distance. I know Chicago & was over for two weeks last year, staying up in Lake Forrest.
I am very interested in American history as I see it as an extension of our own. Your system of government & law derives in many ways from ours, I think of the US as an UK Mk 2, the new improved version. We had our Bil of Rights, Magna Carta, Act of Settlement, but instead of revering them the British has been very complacent & allowed their Executive Branch of government to tear them up. We never had people of the stature of your Founding Fathers to ensure our liberties were valued as they should have been.
I am very glad to see the Tea Party movement reminding American citizans of the values the Founding Fathers tought. Unfortunatley, I don't see much apetite for a Tea Part over here. We have quite a biased media, but even conservatives love the Welfare State, the National Health Service etc. The incoming Conservative Government even made the National Health Service, the only branch of government that would escape the nessesary public spending cuts. We are constantly being told that the Tea Party is an extreme Right Wing organisation, full of racists etc.
So good luck & I wish you well in your work in Illinois, a State so mired in corruption/poor government, and in Chicago, the City I love.
Hi Carol, I see that the Rockford Tea Party is trying to see if they have enough interest to rent a bus and hotel rooms for the 9/12 DC march. Maybe we should hook up with them and try to save some money? Let me know what you or anyone else who wants to go thinks about that. Thanks!
I used my time with Congressman Foster to address my concern over the costs of the resent healthcare bill, HR 3590 and subsequent amendments that go beyond the CBO 10 year projection. Was there a financial analysis performed and would I be allowed to obtain a copy?
He responded with… The CBO report did project out to 20 years. His explanation left me to believe that Years 11 through 20 appears as higher level estimate than the first 10 year projection (forgot the exact term he used). Regardless, he stated the second 10 years period was projected by the CBO to save the country over $1 trillion. He stated I should be able to get those numbers from the CBO web site and to quote him “this is not a poniz scheme”. (I will do some fact checking on this)
The next item he discussed was the "doc fix" bill. He claimed/blamed the "previous administration" of reducing the funding to doctors. However, the forthcoming "doc fix" bill will correct this mistake. I challenge Bill Foster as to why the "doc fix" was not included in HR 3590 and wouldn't the "doc fix" bill change the CBO’s forecast on future healthcare costs? He answered by stating not all bills are perfect and he had to make a choice on what was being presented (or something to those words).
On a personal note, I arrived at 9:30am. I was number 17 in line. I was able to see Congressman Foster "one-on-one" at approximately 11:30am. The meeting was very quick, about 3 minutes. During my wait I did not see or hear anyone who was "Pro" Congressman Foster, "Pro” Healthcare, or "Pro" Congress. There were some quiet people there, but to my surprise it certainly did not appear to be “not pre-staged” with “Pro” Foster people. Quite the opposite, there were some very vocal anti-healthcare / anti-big government people there. Some admittedly told me they voted for Foster and now regret it. I only wish I had come better prepared.
I did confirm this meeting was his web site the day prior. I'll watch for future meets
My back is hurting me so I'm not going to be able to make the Sat. mtg - which I'm disappointed. I like the term limits and accountability and transparency but have many questions and concerns about making the Illinois legislature into one body - I'm not sure this is best for America in the long run. I wanted to ask your guest tomorrow about this - is there a way I can contact him?
Thanks for understanding. I'm a member of West Suburban Patriots and hope I can make an event in the future. Please keep me informed - yes we have a lot of work to do! Nice to see you again!
Thank you Carol. I CAN NOT WAIT until November. These "Regressives" are going to pay DEARLY for what they have done and the Kool Aid drinkers are FINALLY waking up. I have been battling this health care TYRANNY bill for more than a year now. I drove 12 hours through the night on November 4th through 5 States to protest the bill on Capitol hill. More than 50,000 of us were there. See my videos from that GREAT DAY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuC9qxxFbzM
THEN get this...after the PEACEFUL protest we went to the House of Reps across the street and Edith the Dingbat Pelosi actually LOCKED down OUR HOUSE! Of course no news lame stream media covered this. She even had the DC policy arrest 13 Pro Life demonstrators. HER TIME IS UP and so is Dirty Harry's and EVERY OTHER "Regressive" who voted for these MULTIPLE Tyrannical bills. GOD BLESS OUR PRECIOUS REPUBLIC and EVERY SINGLE PATRIOT who fought to preserve our sovereignty (including the Nuns who stood out in the rain with us on July 4th in Palatine to protest this RECKLESS administration). You can see them across the street in my video from that day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-HohcYZU6c