Wilson County Tea Party

Convention of States Debate

Is a Convention of States a good thing or a bad thing? Yvonne and Hilliard Rogers will present the pros and Publius Huldah will address the potential risks.

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Publius Huldah

Publius Huldah and Yvonne and Hilliard Rogers To Debate Article V Convention of States

Please join us at the Ward Ag Center in Lebanon on Monday, June 22nd when we will have Yvonne and Hilliard Rogers and Publius Huldah present views for and against having a Convention of States to propose Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Does our Constitution need to be changed or simply followed as it is written to administer the will of a free people as to how they shall be governed?

Article V of the Constitution states the following:
"The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress..."

In other words, the convention is for proposing amendments only. Any proposed amendment must then be ratified by 3/4 of the states or 38 states total to become an Amendment to the Constitution.

Yvonne and Hilliard Rogers are long time Tea Party members having started a group in California before moving to Tennessee a year and a half ago. Yvonne holds a Phd. in Clinical Psychology and has worked in psychiatric hospitals, private practices and taught at community colleges. Hill Rogers holds a Masters Degree, has worked as a Marriage and Family Counselor and taught in the California Community College system. Upon retiring in May 2013, he and Yvonne moved to Lebanon and now serve as District Captains for the Convention of States project in Tennessee.

Publius Huldah is a former Judge Advocate General (JAG) Officer and retired litigation attorney who lives in Tennessee. Before getting a law degree, she got a degree in philosophy where she specialized in political philosophy and epistemology (theories of knowledge).

She now writes and speaks throughout the United States on the U.S. Constitution, using the Federalist Papers to prove its original meaning and intent. She shows how federal judges and politicians have ignored our Constitution and replaced it with their personal opinions and beliefs. She also shows how The People can, by learning our founding principles themselves, restore our Constitutional Republic.

At this event, she will speak on the risk associated with convening an Article V Convention of States. She will share her views about the glorious Constitution we already have, how we have abandoned it and that the claims of convention supporters are false. She will point out the risk of having a new Constitution imposed on us if there is a Convention and why we have never had one before.

In addition, she will share evidence of how State governments have collaborated with the usurpations of the national government will also warn of how Free Speech is being eliminated in our Country.

Join us on Monday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm in the Schoolhouse, Building G, at the Ward Ag Center, 945 East Baddour Parkway in Lebanon, TN. This promises to be a very spirited evening.

Laurie Cardoza-Moore Addresses Textbook Content

Laurie Cardoza-Moore

Laurie Cardoza Moore, a Christian documentary film producer and advocate for Israel, spoke to the Wilson County Tea Party at their most recent meeting. She is founder and President of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN) and she serves as Special Envoy to the U.N. for the World Council of Independent Christrian Churches (WCICC)

She has worked with local Jewish and Christian organizations to initiate a legislative resolution to condemn the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement (BDS), which promotes anti-Semitism and advocates elimination of the Jewish state. BDS boycotts Caterpillar, Motorola, and Intel because they are corporations that do business in Israel.

Her organization’s efforts have paid off as Tennessee just became the first state to formally condemn BDS. Since the passage of this resolution, PJTN has been contacted by 17 other states across the country requesting information on how to formulate similar resolutions.

She opened her talk by stating, “There is a new form of anti-Semitism emerging and not only is it anti-Israel, but it’s also anti-Christian and anti-Western civilization. This same anti-Semitic and anti-Christian propaganda is being spread through our public school textbooks,” she explained as she moved into the heart of her topic.

Pearson Publishing is a textbook publisher that peddles this type of propaganda, she cited, noting that the mission statement on their website is to “change the way America thinks”. The Libyan government just happens to own 26 million shares of Pearson stock, she added.

One of the online instructionl materials, now being used in Tennessee Schools, is called "Islam: God's Last Revelation". It claims that the Qur’an contains the “word of God” and that Mohammed is “God’s prophet”. Islamic prayer rituals, jihad, and the imposition of additional taxes on Christians and Jews are also detailed within its pages.

“This Islamic propaganda is often used to formulate hate and to suspend or distort the critical thinking process,” she continued. “The Pearson textbooks also violate the Constitution by favoring the establishment of one religion above all others.”

Citing the impact on students she gave the example of a Franklin High School student who was starting to become indoctrinated. The student, who was raised in a Christian home, began to question the Bible and his faith after listening to the Islamic propaganda. Another student believed it to the point of referring to the “dangerous Zionist agenda”. Cardoza Moore said that this indoctrination is fueling a rise in anti-Semitism both on and off school campuses.

“Pearson Publishing also sets the standards and controls the testing for Common Core Standards,” she explained. “Other key players in the controversial Common Core Standards initiative include Jeb Bush as one of the architects behind its implementation across the U.S. and Bill and Melinda Gates who are major financial supporters.”

She advised parents to ask their children to bring their text books home. If they say they can’t, further investigation is warranted. She recommended reading a book called The Trouble with Textbooks, Distorting History and Religion by Gary Tobin and Dennis R. Ybarra which gives an historical perspective of how textbooks have been used to push propaganda.

“We need more troops in this battle”, she said, and encouraged the audience to employ the Nehemiah principle. “This Biblical principle,” she explained, “Is where Nehemiah convinced everyone to rebuild their own section of the wall around ancient Israel. With everyone working together diligently, the entire wall was rebuilt in 52 days.”

“If a school board supports anti-Semitic, anti-Christian training materials, we must work to replace those school board members with people that will work to protect children from this sort of propaganda,” she said. Citing PJTN action, parents and citizens were mobilized in Williamson as well as other Tennessee counties and were successful in replacing several school board members.

In closing, Cardoza Moore talked about how our Christian and Jewish brethren are being persecuted in the Middle East. “In the past, we have been extremely blessed as a nation because we supported Israel. If we don’t stand up, who will?” she emphasized. Looking at the holocaust, she asked “Why did people let this happen?” Today, her question is “Are we going to squander the blood of the soldiers who died to protect our freedom? We must all do our part.”

After Cardoza Moore concluded her talk, Hal Rounds, a constitutional attorney from West Tennessee, took a few minutes to talk about his new book, American History as a Political Tool, which paralleled Cardoza Moore’s theme. The book focuses on how high school Advanced Placement U.S. History curriculum, or APUSH, distorts the truth by taking an imperialistic view of American history while ignoring many of the great accomplishments our country has achieved. The founders are barely mentioned, George Washington is discredited and the Wright brothers are not even recognized. The book is available on Amazon.com.