Upcoming Events, GCTP Meetings, etc.

  • Events on September 22, 2014
    GCTP Meeting-Cancelled
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 22, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Cancelled due to Ductail Run etc. See us there
  • Events on October 13, 2014
    GCTP Meeting
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 13, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Sirloin Stockade, 3148 South Western Avenue Marion, IN 46953
    Description: When entering, tell the hostess you are with the Grant County Tea Party as we will be meeting in the conference room on the west end of the building.
    You are welcome to enjoy a meal while you are there or just come to the meeting. This will be a working meeting so please bring family and friends with you and get involved with the Grant County Tea Party!
  • Events on October 27, 2014
    GCTP Meeting
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 27, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Location: 1016 Rogers Ave, Gas City, IN 46933
    Description: Hontz Hall, near swimming pool, Gas City Park.
  • Events on November 10, 2014
    GCTP Meeting
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: November 10, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Sirloin Stockade, 3148 South Western Avenue Marion, IN 46953
    Description: When entering, tell the hostess you are with the Grant County Tea Party as we will be meeting in the conference room on the west end of the building.
    You are welcome to enjoy a meal while you are there or just come to the meeting. This will be a working meeting so please bring family and friends with you and get involved with the Grant County Tea Party!

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Article V Notes and Links, 7/28/14 Meeting

We had a very good meeting, with videos, Q & A,  and lively discussion.
Here are links to the videos, books, etc. played and referred to.

Michael Farris Debates Leaders of John Birch Society in Oklahoma

Mark Levin “The Liberty Amendements” – (COMPLETE) Sean Hannity Special – Fox News – 8-16-13

The Constitution of the United States, Article V

Our American Constitution

Mark Levin’s Liberty Amendments (listing)

The Liberty Amendments, 1st Chapter free here (and most important chapter anyway)
>>The book>>The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic
Now available in Kindle [ebook], hardcover, paperback, and audio.

Convention of States Website

Watch for future coverage of Article V.

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Article V handouts – Links, 7/14/14 meeting

From the 7/14/2014 GCTP meeting.

Note: there may be a handout not listed here. If so, let us know at the next meeting or email/Facebook
Also, there are some links here that were not handed out at the meeting. Some because they were too big, but they can be viewed online and printed if you wish.

The Constitution of the United States,Article V

COLUMN: Our Eroding Constitutional Rights

Misquoting James Madison’s Article V convention Position

May 2014 Update to your Article V knowledge

How can You Defend a Constitution You Fear?

Article V Movement Gathers Steam, Critics Seethe

Answers to Mrs. Schlafly’s Twenty Questions About A Constitutional Convention

Is the Constitution good enough?

Limited, Unlimited, or Runaway Convention

Mark Levin’s Liberty Amendments (listing)

Indiana’s example Legislation to ensure Delegate responsibility:
Amending the Constitution by State-led Convention


Article V Handbook

Indiana to host planning for state-led revisions to U.S. Constitution

Convention of States Handbook

Mount Vernon Assembly, (Now: The Assembly of State Legislatures)
June 12-13, 2014, Indiana State House
Purpose Flowchart

Committee Responsibility Form

How can You Defend a Constitution You Fear?

Article V Movement Gathers Steam, Critics Seethe

Limited, Unlimited, or Runaway Convention

Anger and Fighting the Result of Lost Constitutionalism

What the Nullifiers Aren’t Telling You

Time for states to use Constitution’s Article V

We Know the Rules: Congress Does Not Control a Convention of States

Chronicle Tribune
Changing the Constitution – 4/14/2014 (A misunderstanding)
(paywall for subscribers)

ALEC on Article V Conventions


Convention of States – Alabama

Dr. Rob Natelson – “Runaway Convention”?

Rise to Action (Reagan)

Mark Meckler at Article V Symposium, March 27, 2014

More videos and links will follow. Watch for future coverage of Article V.


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Help needed to fight government funded Wind albatross spending

Help needed to fight government funded Wind albatross spending

Indiana has been infected with a plague of windmills. These machines have already been built in large installations in Indiana including north of Lafayette, east of Fort Wayne, and now encroaching on Grant, Madison, and counties to the east.

While the idea of wind turbines is to make so called “green” energy and a competitive cost, none of that is the case. The machines are not green, and we end up still having to burn coal, oil, gas, and nuclear in order to operate our homes, businesses, and factories. Among other problems, a lot of the time the wind just doesn’t blow when you need it. Or even when you don’t. And the produced electricity costs about double what you are paying now.

So we need your help to stop this taxpayer funded boondoggle. We need people to educate others, wirte letters to the editor of all your local papers, call and write/fax your elected representatives, call in to local radio stations, etc. The time is short and action within the next week is imperative.

The problem is this is such a divisive issue that many won’t come out and openly oppose this.  I keep running into this. Spouses are divided. Friends divided, families divided, churches divided. People are afraid to sign a petition or speak out. They are afraid of losing friends, or customers in their business, or there is pressure from family.

Don’t be cowed and controlled by these pressures, but instead get the facts and make some calls.

Below are some sample discussions, links to stories etc. Check this and other future emails for attachments that may contain additonal information.

How can you help? Read the links below. Note that some are quite extensive. You don’t have to read them all before taking some action. Just read some and get some knowledge on some areas in question. Then write letters to the editor in your local newspapers, write – call – fax your state senators and representatives and local mayors and county officials. Ask them if they are aware of the facts you have discovered and ask why they think it is a good idea. For instance, why should we subsidize electricity that is only on intermittently, and costs double or more of the electricity we have used all along.

And importantly, keep it up. Write continuing letters to the editors once a week for instance.

Thank you. (note, more emails and/or posts here on the topic may follow)

Joe Donnelly, the Windy Machine

A fortune Blown away, DC Donnelly Wind Machine II

The Winter Chill Coming to Your Living Room

Dairy farming and industrial wind turbines

Excerpts from the Final Report of the Township of Lincoln Wind Turbine Moratorium Committee

Save Our SeaShore

‘Wind farms cure cancer, save kittens, create world peace’ says new wind industry report

Wind and Transmission Lines

Alternative Energy Wind Power?


More: MEP: Renewable Rape of Scotland

Broken Wind Turbine Blades Create Mountainous Waste Problem













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Common Core, selling personal info on your children

Over at the Blaze, read this discussion on one of the many troubling tyrannical aspects of “Common Core”. You have heard problems exist in various ways with privacy and information security. What you heard before is minor compared to this:
->[Read it all here]

Indoctrination and Data Mining in Common Core: Here’s Why America’s Schools May Be in More Trouble Than You Think

Mar. 27, 2013 9:30pm Tiffany Gabbay

TheBlaze has been at the forefront in uncovering the disturbing details of the nationalized curriculum standard known as Common Core. One of the most troubling aspects of this federal program is that government bureaucrats are currently mining sensitive and highly personal information on children through Common Core’s tracking system.

The data will then reportedly be sold by the government to outside sources for profit.

To discuss Common Core’s practice of data mining, Glenn Beck hosted an array of guests on TheBlaze TV Wednesday, including documentarian Andrew Marcus, columnist Kyle Olson, Kris Nielsen, author of “Children of the Core,” Jane Robbins of the American Principles Project among others
->[Read it all here]


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Affordable Care Act Expense Laundering

Affordable Care Act Expense Laundering

by AHAP on March 18, 2013

I’ve heard of money laundering by concealing the source of illegally gotten money.  The Affordable Care Act just invented expense laundering by concealing billions of dollars in expenses.  Seems crazy that one would have to launder expenses, but that is exactly what the administration is doing to get hard working Americans to fund its’ health care law. Let’s take a look at the definition:

1.  To disguise the true nature of a transaction or operation by routing money through one or more intermediaries.

2.  To remove embarrassing or unpleasant characteristics or elements in order to make more acceptable.

Read the rest here:


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Our constitution is hanging by a thread…

As we noted before, political forces in the State of Indiana are seeking to have a ConCon, or Constitutional Convention to replace the Constitution of the United States. This is a bad idea with a probably worse than bad outcome. And it is silly. One of the idea’s selling point is to get government officials to follow the (new) Constitution as they certainly are not prone to follow our existing one. That won’t work. It they ignore one set of laws, they will more easily ignore the more lax Constitution they propose.

Read this from the Grendel Report blog: (and then write, call, fax, visit your state legislators and convince them to stop this madness) Print this and hand it to them. Do whatever it takes.

Proposed Constitution for the Newstates of America

Proposed Constitution for
the Newstates of America



Subject: Are we being Con-Conned Out of our 2nd Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms?


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Please Act NOW!! — FMCOIN: Protecting the Constitution

Read this from our friends at FMCOIN. Read all the links, and contact your representatives at the State House.


By DK Smith

This week we are being contacted by National Organizations to help initiate their plans of action on the federal level and it is great to have these organization push forward those efforts. However, their goals do not reach us at the state level unless our objective is directly tied to a federal issue. We have to lead our own state initiatives and we are the only ones who can do that effectively.  There are thousands of patriots across the nation ready to battle the federal government in order to block the agenda of the far leftist regime. Now we have to build that same army of individuals at the state level. I know already that you are out there, now it is time to get engaged. It is not enough to call your congressman once or twice a month on a bill going through the house, you must pay attention to the state issues, connect up with other groups efforts on these matters, write, call and show up in support.
The Republican party seems to have abandoned all they stand for in an effort to appease. If they think that simply passing a bill or two that favors the minority is going to suddenly make them jump ship from their current political party over them, they are sadly mistaken. They do nothing but further divide the party into those who seek true liberty-minded conservative leadership and those who pander to every group under the sun for votes.YOU HAVE TO STAND FOR SOMETHING!  It is time to remind our legislators that they work for us. It was the majority view that got them elected and it will be the majority who defeats them in office next time around if they do not work for the people. It does not benefit the people to spread our thin tax dollars into more state programs that do nothing but encourage illegal aliens to settle in our state. It is simply unfair to those who work hard to do things the right way to allow those who care so little about our laws that their first steps into our country are as lawbreakers.  It is no wonder the rule of law has been thrown out the window at the federal level in an attempt to sway voters but it has now trickled down to our state.
It does nothing to support the stance of a sovereign state to opt for a constitutional convention instead of simply standing up for the 10th Amendment.  How is our state any different than the dysfunctional Senate if we have leadership who refuses to admit bills on the basis of one mans own interpretation and does not allow debate.  Do we stand by and watch as our state becomes the pandering dysfunctional federal government or do we ACT NOW to protect our liberty and a conservative way of life in Indiana that makes it the place where people what to come to work, raise a family and prosper. With a community spirit and internal vigilance we can keep Indiana free from federal tyranny and free from bad choices made to appease the few.STOP THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION “CALL FOR A NO” ON SJR18
House Representatives  1.800.382.9841
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SB230 – Applicability of Federal Law /Nullification of Obamacare
(This bill is not dead, we are trying to give it life support in the house)
SB193 -Removing Common Core – Returns Indiana’s Higher Standards
SB400 – NDAA Bill – Stops Federal Detention Without Due Process

Beware of Constitutional Convention (Phyllis Schlafly)
Click Here

Indiana NDAA Nullification, SB400, now in the State House Passed Senate 31-17, needs your help to move on…   Click Here

SB 555  Indiana Senate Bill Indiana firearms reciprocity license. Click Here

A look at issues in Indiana Legislature    Click Here

Eight Simple Questions Expose Dangers of a Constitutional Convention
Click Here

Letters To The Editor
The Dangers Of A Constitutional Convention
By Connie Kovas
Click Here

Editorial Staff: D.K. Smith, Bev Zimmerman
This Weeks Contributors:
Gloria Long, CK Bentley, Connie Kovas, Dave Armstrong, Michael Dillback


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GCTP Meeting 2013-02-25

Title: GCTP Meeting
Location: Hontz Hall, Gas City Park
Date: 2013-02-25

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SB400 NDAA nullification Tuesday

Indiana has a hearing from SB 400, NDAA nullification Tuesday.  This is extremely important to support.

Indiana’s SB 400, Detainment of citizens under federal defense act, is a bill that prohibits specified individuals and entities in Indiana from aiding an agency of the armed forces of the United States in the investigation, prosecution, or detention of a person under a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) or similar law providing for indefinite detention.

The bill is currently in the Senate Committee on Corrections & Criminal Law.
(Committee and bill list here:  http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2013&request=getCommittee&committee_name=Corrections+%26+Criminal+Law&chamber=S)

It is scheduled for a hearing Tuesday, February 12th.
(Senate schedule here:  http://www.in.gov/legislative/reports/2013/BSCHDS.PDF)

If you want to stop arrest and indefinitely detention of American citizens without due process please help lobby the committee to pass this bill.

Republican committee members are:
Chairman R. Michael Young
Bray, Glick, Steele, Tomes, Waterman, Zakas

Democrat committee members are:
Randolph, Stoops, Tallian

Call  800-382-9467



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