Wilson County Tea Party

Cathy Hinners to Speak on May 2

Decorated, retired police officer and SAIC contact instructor to the
US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cathy Hinners, will speak on the threat
the Muslim Brotherhood poses to our county and to Tennessee...
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Bobbie Patray

Cathy Hinners Exposes the Muslim Brotherhood

Monday, May 2 at 7:00 pm we will host Cathy Hinners as the guest speaker for our second quarter Wilson County Tea Party meeting. The meeting will be held in the Schoolhouse, Building G, at the Ward Ag Center in Lebanon.

Author of the e-book, Muslim Brotherhood: The Threat in Our Backyard Cathy will share her in-depth understanding of how our government officials and our public education system are being influenced by the Muslim Brotherhood. With her extensive background in law enforcement, her presentation is quite compelling.

Here are some highlights about Cathy's background:

She is a decorated, retired police officer from Albany, New York where she patrolled for 20 years. Prior to her retirement she participated in the Intel Liaison Division while she was active in an emerging Middle Eastern/ Muslim community. Based upon this experience, she developed a 3-day course on Middle Eastern Crime, Culture and Community which she has delivered to thousands of law enforcement officers across the country.

As an SAIC contract instructor with the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama, she delivered mobile training to the National Guard, New York Police Dept. and other law enforcement agencies on Weapons of Mass Destruction and bomb recognition.

Along with presenting to groups and organizations across Tennessee, Cathy regularly exposes Muslim Brotherhood individuals and their activities as well as advising state legislators and officials on their incursion.

In June of 2015, Cathy was named by the Southern Poverty Law Center, along with 11 other women that speak out against the implementation of Sharia law in the United States. On Sept 26 2015, Cathy participated on a panel led by retired General Jerry Boykin on THE ISLAMIC THREAT: WOMEN WHO KNOW THE TRUTH: THE LATEST TO MAKE SPLC'S HATE LIST, which was held at the Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C. Since her appearance at the Values Voter Summit, there have been numerous articles written regarding her comments in PJ Media, and the Washington Post.

Cathy is the founder of dailyrollcall.com and is a regular guest on the Michael DelGiorno Show, 99.7 WTN, Nashville’s Super talk every Monday morning at 10:05am, and Red State Radio’s Scott Walker Show.

Please plan to join us at 7:00 pm, Monday, May 2nd, in the Schoolhouse, Building G, at the Ward Ag Center in Lebanon for what promises to be a most informative evening.

Bobbie Patray Speaks on Legislative Issues

Bobbie Patray, President of Tennessee Eagle Forum and long-time conservative and Christian values lobbyist spoke to the Wilson County Tea Party at their most recent meeting. She shared some information about her background before delving into many of the key issues and bills that will come before the Legislature this session.

She got involved with the Eagle Forum back in 1975, only three years after it was founded by Phyllis Schlafly. At 91, she is still active in the organization. At that time she lived in Huntsville. In 1979 she moved to Lexington, KY and on to Nashville in 1986, culminating in forty years of experience working with State Legislators.

Common Core was at the top of her Hot Topics list. “When the Federal Government dangled $501 million in front of the State of Tennessee to adopt Common Core Standards, they jumped at it,” she said. “The State’s application was hand carried to Washington D.C. on January 18, 2012 to meet the January 19th deadline. Tennessee was the second state in the nation to receive Common Core funds.”

Pointing out Bill Gates financially funded most aspects of the Common Core Standards, Patray felt that this was too much influence on the education of the United States for one private person to have.

“In 2014,” she continued, “Rep. Rick Womack introduced two bills to stop Common Core but they were defeated in committee. In March of that year, Rep. Timothy Hill introduced a bill that had 27 amendments filed on it. A Conference Bill emerged out of that effort. In 2015, Rep. Bill Spivey was able to get a bill through that required the standards to be reviewed. However, it appears not many changes were made to the Standards after the review.”

Moving on to other legislation, she expressed her opposition to the ESSA Legislation that Senator Lamar Alexander had co-sponsored with a Democrat noting that the only two members of our Congressional Delegation who had voted against it were Marsha Blackburn and Scott DesJarlais.

The Home Schooling Bill would remove any SAT test taking restrictions currently placed on students who have been home schooled. Another education related bill, which passed in 2014, allows parents access to review their student’s educational materials. This bill was very helpful in 2015, she pointed out, when the issue of over-weighted Islamic content began to show up in student textbooks.

Shifting to the refugee resettlement program, she explained, “Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey has filed a very important Resolution. The Resolution states, ‘The Tennessee General Assembly directs the Attorney General and Reporter of the State of Tennessee to initiate or intervene in one or more civil actions on behalf of the State of Tennessee or, in the alternative, seek appropriate relief in a federal court of competent jurisdiction regarding the failure of the federal government to comply with the Refugee Act of 1980.’ If this lawsuit is successful, it will change the refugee program dramatically.”

The application for an Article V Convention was also a hot topic as it had just cleared the House State Government Committee by a vote of 5-3 earlier that day. Patray shared two key questions why she does not believe this is Convention would be a good idea:
1. Why would Washington change when they do not follow the Constitution now?
2. With forty percent of Tennessee’s programs federally funded, which programs do we need to give up?

Expanding on the second question, a balanced budget amendment will most likely be on the docket at an Article V Convention. Complying with it could require significant program cuts or an increase in taxes she explained.

The Application for an Article V Convention passed in the Senate last year. If it clears the House and Rules Committee on Feb. 2 it goes to the House Floor for a vote. If it passes Tennessee will be the fifth state to make Application for an Article V Convention.

The National Popular Vote or NPV bill keeps coming back up in Washington, she warned. This bill would subvert the Constitution by going around the Electoral College for presidential elections. Under the plan, the electoral votes of a state would be committed to the slate that is the “national popular vote winner” regardless of the vote within the state.

The RNC, TFRW, SEC and other groups have passed resolutions against the NPV bill but it keeps cropping up in some blue states. If enacted, presidential elections would be determined by the major population centers in the big cities leaving the rural and less populated areas out-numbered, Patray explained.

“A vigorous Legislative Session lies ahead as leadership wants to wrap up by April 1 because it is an election year and Legislators will want to get out and campaign,” she summarized.

During the Q and A after her talk she shared that someone had recently asked her, “When do you plan to retire?”

Her reply, “The word ‘retire’ is not in the Bible.