Hal Rounds to Talk on Community Planning
Hal Rounds, well known for his "Constitutional Refresher" seminar, will be our guest speaker at the
next Wilson County Tea Party meeting, 7:00 pm, on Monday, May 19th at the Schoolhouse, Building G, at
the Ward Ag Center in Lebanon. He will talk on community planning and share how it is becoming a
precursor to Agenda 21. More on this very interesting discussion will be posted soon.
NEW IRS Regs. Target Conservatives
The IRS has admitted to targeting Tea Party and Conservative groups with harassing questions and
delays in 501c(4) non-profit approvals. To correct the problem, the agency now seeks to make these
actions legal with new legislation that removes tax exempt status from grass roots organizations
that simply share the voting record of elected officials with their constituents amongst other
restrictions. Visit http://goo.gl/klPBcw to
read an excellent Washington Times article about the far reaching powers they seek with this new
The IRS is soliciting comments on their proposed new regulations which will effectively kill the
ability of Tea Party 501c(4) groups to be involved in the political process. We MUST stop these
regulations from being implemented. Time is short as the window for public comment closes on
February 27, 2014. Use this link to go to the comments section of the IRS website to leave comments:
Here are some suggested comments from Tea Party Patriots you can copy and paste with your submission:
"As an American citizen and taxpayer, I am appalled by the proposed new rules (IRS REG-134417-13) that
would codify the discriminatory and unconstitutional targeting of conservative 501(c)4 organizations
that has occurred over the last three to four years. The IRS itself has admitted that targeting
occurred, and the Inspector General corroborated this in his report. Now, under the guise of "fixing"
what was broken, the agency seeks to make its illegal activities, legal. As a voter and a citizen,
under these new rules, I will no longer be allowed to simply tell my fellow Americans how our
elected representative voted, i.e. how well the representative represented them, if I am a part of a
If you want even more in depth coverage of the issue, visit the TaxProf Blog here:
Lessons on Liberty: Important State Legislation
by Menda Holmes, Chairman
This year's legislative session promises to be one of the most exciting and is gearing up to be a
showdown between concerned citizens and special interest groups. One of the hottest issues is Common
Core Standards which are nationalized educational standards that are in violation of the U. S. and
Tennessee Constitutions. This is because educational powers are are reserved for the states and their
citizens. Once in place, Common Core cannot be changed by state legislatures or school boards. Pro
Common Core special interest groups have already given tens of thousands of dollars in campaign
contributions to Education Committee members in the Tennessee General Assembly. That's why it's
critical that we the people make our voices heard at the Capitol now!
Our own Mark Pody and Mae Beavers are sponsoring legislation that will protect Tennesseans from the
devastating effects of Obama Care by prohibiting any state cooperation in implementing or
administering it. Lawmakers in other states are also sponsoring similar legislation. If enough
states enact protective legislation, it could very well be the end of Obama's radical healthcare
There will also be a number of key annexation bills being sponsored this session. We need to support
bills that deal with annexation by referendum only.
SB 1266 by Frank Nicely and HB1129 by Timothy Hill are also a very high priority. This legislation
requires that schools emphasize America's and Tennessee's founding documents and principles. It would
also require that students be taught how the nature of Tennessee and America make them exceptional
in the world.
Of course, there are many more important pieces of legislation being considered. So, let's get
involved and take action now because time is of the essence, since the length of the session is
being further compressed this year. Remember, "we are here for such a time as this." Esther 4:14.