In case you missed it, Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund endorsed Donald Trump for President on Thursday. Our endorsement process kicked off last December, and throughout the process, we have taken direction from you, our grassroots activists and supporters. The choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is, we believe, an easy one, and we are kicking off our volunteer activities to help Trump win the White House and help the GOP retain control of the Senate.
In our endorsement release, we noted the stark contrast between Hillary Clinton's policy positions and Donald Trump's. Whereas Hillary Clinton stands opposed to our tea party principles and priorities, Trump has embraced them.
From our release: "The simple fact is this: With a Republican House and a Republican Senate and Donald Trump in the White House, Tea Party members and supporters will be far more likely to see our preferred policy choices enacted into law: We are far likelier to see the future of the Supreme Court protected, the borders secured, terrorism fought effectively, ObamaCare repealed, the national debt reduced, and the tax code reformed in such a way that the economy is energized and job growth soars.
A Different Take On A Constitutional Convention By A WWII Veteran
You are invited to the final event for Spotlight this year. Spotlight on Special Americans debuted last October with a war veteran and Constitutionalist, and ends the year with one.
It is an honor to introduce Mr. Don Fotheringham, a WWII veteran and a Constitutionalist who has been defending our Constitution for many years, and warning of the risks of an Article V Convention to amend /change our Constitution, referred to as a Con Con. Mr. Fotheringham is the author of the book, The President Makers: How Billionaires Control US Foreign Policy.
There has been a movement since the 1960s to change our Constitution by numerous groups on the left and the right to amend the Constitution through a convention.
Since 1989 Mr. Fotheringham has testified in 23 state legislative sessions seeking either to repeal existing Constitutional Convention (Con Con), resolutions or to block new ones. He has had remarkable success.
Many thanks to our Sponsors: Mrs. Patricia Shockey and Dr. Mary Papadopoulos
Where: Harvest Moon Restaurant
7260 Arlington Blvd. Falls Church, VA 22042
When: Friday, October 14, 2016
* Doors open 6:00 PM
6:30-7:30 PM -All You Can Eat Buffet Dinner, cash bar is available
7:30- 9:30 PM - Program, Q&A
** Admission ** - $15 CASH ONLY - Includes all you can eat buffet dinner, dessert, soft drinks, tax and tip.
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Elected officials and candidates should try to attend this event. Please share this with one or more Virginia legislators.
Mr. Fotheringham is a Marine veteran of WWII who was at Iwo Jima.
He is a graduate from the University of Utah with a degree in political science. As the Cold War escalated, Don realized that freedom won on the battlefield was being lost in Washington. He realized that America's foreign and domestic policies were in serious violation of constitutional limits on the power of government.
That's when Don "enlisted" in a whole new kind of war - a war to alert his fellow citizens to questionable loyalty in high places and threats to the U.S. Constitution.
In 1983 Mr. Fotheringham discovered a well-organized movement to hold a new constitutional convention. He was alarmed because such a convention can make unlimited changes in the Constitution. He found that 32 of the 34 states (the two-thirds required to trigger a federal convention) had passed legislation for a convention on their intent to get a Balanced Budget Amendment added to the Constitution.
Mr. Fotheringham currently lives in Utah.
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