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BIG Announcement!

Dr. Greg Brannon and Glenn Beck (click image to enlarge)

Dr. Greg Brannon and Glenn Beck (click image to enlarge)

The #WNCTP​ has transformed! One of the changes includes throwing all of our political resources, all of our political involvement, all of our political energies, etc. behind Dr. Greg Brannon‘s Organize for Liberty (OFL) through the creation of an OFL chapter in #WilsonNC.

Organize for Liberty is a 501(c)4 non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and protecting constitutionally-limited government, individual sovereignty, and the inalienable rights of the individual, through education, activism, and grassroots organization. We believe coercion and compulsion are the enemies of liberty.” (Taken from HERE)

OFL is, by far, the best way to stand for Truth, to be involved in educating the masses on the universal principles of Liberty, and to

Dr. Greg Brannon and Sen. Paul Rand (R-KY) during a campaign event in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, May 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Dr. Greg Brannon and Sen. Paul Rand (R-KY) during a campaign event in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, May 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

support those principle-centered leaders who are putting and will put their lives on the line for Freedom by running for public office on a platform dedicated to Constitutionally-limited government.

OFL is one of the few clear, uncompromising voices for Liberty still left in #NC and #America. And while we still have freedom to stand and shout the truth, we would do well to stand and shout all the more through this outstanding organization!

If you want to help with the #WilsonNC OFL Chapter, email us.

Organize for Liberty Website

Organize for Liberty Website (click image to enlarge)


Bring “America” to Wilson!

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Want Dinesh D’Souza‘s movie, “America: Imagine the World Without Her,” to come to Wilson, NC??? Then…

    1. Email Dinesh’s team at theaters@americathemovie.com and america.movie.media@gmail.com and ask them what you can do to help bring it to Carmike 10 in Wilson.
    2. Call Carmike 10 at 252-265-5528 and ask them what you can do to help bring it the theater.

We have to get this movie to Wilson! Then, when it gets here, we have to get everyone we know to watch it, hopefully packing the theater every night!!

Of course, while we’re working to get “America” to Wilson, we can all go and see it at:

  • Premiere Theatre 12 at 105 Tenth Place in Goldsboro, NC. To see more details and to see showtimes, click here.
  • Greenville Grande Stadium 14 at 750 SW Greenville Blvd. in Greenville, NC. To see more details and to see showtimes, click here.

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To watch the official trailer of the movie CLICK HERE.

Foreign Aid Around the World

Foreign Aid
Source: FinanceDegreeCenter.com

Since WWII the United States has led the developed world disbursements of foreign aid almost every year.

●    In 2012, the United States send $37,680,000,000 dollars overseas for foreign aid

A few reasons:

■    National Security
●    Counter-Terrorism focus since 2001
■    Commercial Interests
●    Think of it as an investment
■    Humanitarian Concerns
●    Less suffering makes a better world

What are the objectives?

Peace and Security
●    $10,594,000,000 of the budget
○    Specific areas include
■    Counter-Terrorism
■    Stabilization/Security Sector Reform
■    Counter-narcotics

Investing in People
●    $10,559,000,000 of  the budget
○    Specific areas include
■    Health
■    Education
■    Social Services/Protection of Vulnerable

Governing Justly & Democratically
●    $2,596,000,000
○    Rule of Law & Human Rights
○    Civil Society
○    Good Governance

Promoting Economic Growth
●    $4,405,000,000
○    Agriculture
○    Environment
○    Infrastructure

Humanitarian Assistance
●    $4,091,000,000
○    Protection, Assistance & Solutions
○    Disaster Readiness
○    Migration Management

Who were the top 5 recipients of foreign aid in 2012?

○    Definitions:
■    Per Capita: How much aid the country is receiving per person
■    Gross Domestic Product (GDP): the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country’s border, generally per year
■    Gross National Income Per Capita (GNI):  the dollar value of a country’s final income in a year, divided by its population
●    A good measurement of standard of living

Top 5 Recipients in 2012

■    Israel
●    $3.075 billion
●    Per Capita: $388
●    GDP: $258.2 billion
●    GNI Per Capita: $28,380

■    Afghanistan
●    $2.327 billion
●    Per Capita: $78
●    GDP: $18.03 billion
●    GNI Per Capita: $570

■    Pakistan
●    $2.102 billion
●    Per Capita: $12
●    GDP: $231.2 billion
●    GNI Per Capita: $1,260

■    Iraq
●    $1.683 billion
●    Per Capita: $52
●    GDP: $210.3 billion
●    GNI Per Capita: $5,870

■    Egypt
●    $1.557 billion
●    Per Capita: $19
●    GDP: $257.3 billion
●    GNI Per Capita: $3,000

Can we afford to be so generous?

●    $37 billion dollars is…
○    1% of Total US Budget
■    20% – Social Security
■    19% – Defense
■    15% – income security
■    13% – medicare
■    10% – health
■    6% – net interest
■    6% – other
■    4% – education & training
■    3% – veterans
■    3% – transportation
■    1% – foreign aid



Taken from www.financedegreecenter.com/foreign-aid.

August Meeting Recap & Update

WNCTP LogoLast night’s monthly meeting for August was great! As always, we covered a lot of material. If you want to know what we went over, you can download a PDF version of our Agenda by clicking here. As you will see from the Agenda, we talked about many areas where everyone can get involved in some way or another. I want to encourage each of you reading this to find one thing on the Agenda (under the “Involvement” heading) that you can do. Then, do it well, with excellence, with all your might (use the CONTACT FORM at the end of this post to let us know how you can help). None of us are super-heroes. We can only do what we can do. But, if we use our God-given talents to do one thing (or two or three things, depending on what you have the passion for) that will help our cause, it will bring us that much closer to victory. During the meeting, we also talked about educational opportunities and several upcoming events, which you do not want to miss.

We also had several visitors, who, as I told them, won’t be visitors next time they come but will be family. As those who are involved in the Tea Party understand very well, we are a family. Like all families, we don’t agree on all the issues or on how everything should be done. Yet, we share a unique bond because we are in the trenches together, fighting for our freedom and for the future of our children and grandchildren. Why? Because we believe in something. We believe in God and all He has provided for all of us in this great Country. We believe in the principles of liberty and freedom. We believe in that which has motivated every man and woman in uniform, since our founding, to sacrifice so much for our nation. We believe in what our Founders gave their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to provide for us. And we are standing together for a great cause that empowers us to make a difference so that America is bettered by our work each and every day. So, when we gather, it is remarkable. As I always say, I feel closer to my Tea Party family than I do to any church I’ve ever attended. It is truly amazing!

One of the things we talked about last night is that we have to study and begin to implement some of the tactics of the opposition but do it morally, ethically, and for the Truth. So, I told you that I am reading things like The Coming Insurrection (The Invisible Committee), Rules for Radicals (Saul D. Alinsky), Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book (Mao Tse-Tung), The Communist Manifesto (Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels), S.T.O.R.M.’s Reclaiming Revolution booklet (To print this out for free and read it for yourself, click here), etc. As I have been studying these things, I have been reminded of how clever and cunning the Serpent still is today, especially compared to us who are Christian Conservative/Libertarian types. It’s time for us to use purified versions of their tactics for our cause. If you want to read and study these books, you can borrow them from our Library, which is being facilitated by our friend Bobby Aycock.

Also, here are some updates:

  • WNCTP Twitter Screen ShotWe are growing our social media presence. As you may know, we are on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and we are now on LinkedInGoogle+ and Pintrest. Please join us on these mediums so we can stay connected on all that is going on (Our complete network is made up of nearly 2,400 patriots!!!). Also, if you want to start receiving our email updates, email us with your request to be added and it’ll be done.
  • We are getting a webcam and will start web-streaming our events LIVE on Google Hangouts, starting with our September 5th monthly meeting (After each event, the broadcast will immediately be uploaded to our YouTube channel so it can be viewed on demand.).
  • Our website (which, uuummmm, you’re on right now), has been updated with new information. Check out especially our Events, Education & News, and Take Action! pages.
  • Man in the Moon DVD coverWe have pre-ordered Glenn Beck’s Man in the Moon movie (Check out this teaser trailer).It will be shipped out to us on or around September 13. So, we will plan on having a movie night on our big-screen projection system in early October with whoever wants to come. Sound like fun?
  • We have updated our monthly meeting flier which can be posted at Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, the Library, Subway, Chinese restaurant, book stores, churches, government buildings, community centers, businesses, etc. etc. Please print off as many as you can and help us get the word out.

Thank you all for your support and tireless effort in our mutual cause to restore America to her God-ordained purpose as the city on a hill she was founded to be. We have a lot of work to do that will never end because freedom requires eternal vigilance. For those of you who have not yet plugged in, please come to our next monthly gathering on September 5 at 6:00pm at Western Sizzlin. Let us not wait until we and our children are living under totalitarian rule to wake up and get involved – at that point, I can assure you, it will be too late. Wake up TODAY! Get involved TODAY! I know you “don’t have time”. None of us have the time for this. But we make time for what is important to us and freedom is very important to all of us. So, use the CONTACT FORM at the end of this post to let us know how you can help.

Let me leave you with a quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer who said, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

Your Companion in Liberty,

Joel M. Killion

Joel M. Killion






Every 1st Thursday…

First ThursdayThe Wilson NC Tea Party meets the first Thursday of every month @ 6p @ Western Sizzlin (in the big room in the back) in Wilson, NC.

If you want to be a part of the solution to America’s ills, come, and bring your faith, ideas, energy, and passion. We have work to do. Remember…

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” (Reagan)

“…And, having done all [the crisis demands]…stand [firmly in your place]. Stand therefore [hold your ground]…” (Ephesians 6:13-14, Amp)

And if you still think you shouldn’t be involved in restoring America, consider these two quotes:

The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.” (Plato)

[We] do not say that a man who takes no interest in politics is a man who minds his own business; we say that he has no business here at all.” (Pericles, Greek General)


Glenn Beck’s Keynote Speech at “Audit the IRS” in DC

Note: The following is the complete transcript of Glenn Beck’s keynote speech at the Audit the IRS “Press Conference” in front of the U.S. Capital Building on 6/19/13. (To watch the entire speech, click here.):

Today, inside, they dedicated a new statue of another American giant, Fredrick Douglass – a man born into slavery, but who knew instinctively that he was not born a slave. No man is.

Glenn Beck at Audit the IRSTo keep a man a slave you do much the same as the cruel circus masters did to the elephant around the turn of last century. Clamp heavy chains around their legs and stake them to the ground. Then beat and terrorize them. After a while you no longer even have to stake the chain; the elephant gives up and just the mere rattle of the chain convinces the elephant there is no hope, so they give up and do whatever it is the circus requires.

Fredrick Douglas was lucky enough to live in a house where he was taught to read, write and think. He knew God did not make men masters over others. Nor did he ever intend any man to impose unrighteous dominion over another man or beast.

It is time we remind ourselves of this truth again, and begin to rise up against the intimidation before the handful of peanuts from our new political circus masters is considered a kindness and not the symbol of evil cruelty.

In the building behind me, they are now excusing storing all data, phone calls, financial transactions, geotracking on every American for our “safety,” while allowing anyone to cross our borders either on foot or in underground tunnels without any worry or consequence.

They have not suspended or fired but promoted those at the IRS who rattled the chains of control to any group that disagreed with their policies. And now, after pushing misery and death through the so-called “Arab Spring” in country after country, they are plotting a new war with Syria. This will bring death and destruction the world over. We are told that we need to pick sides and arm those who are so far down the scale of decency that even Vladimir Putin asked Americans if they knew that those we are arming have literally eaten their enemies on the battlefield.

The fact that he even needed to ask that question, and that most have never even seen the video of the commander of the rebel troops on TV engaging in this ungodly horror, is an indictment of our governmentofficials and our media.

I am surrounded today by some modern-day spiritual giants. All from different faiths, different backgrounds and many different views. But we all have one thing in common. We don’t recognize our country anymore and because we know that God is just, we tremble for our children’s future.

We wonder, are we even worth defending anymore? If so, why? Who are we? And will we even notice or care when the chain is finally snapped around our legs?

What will be written about us? The greatest generation has passed. We who are historians will watch.

Will it be said that none called for justice not one pleaded for truth? They trusted in vanity and spoke lies. They conceived mischief and brought forth iniquity.

What is it we even believe as a people anymore? Where did we get these ideas that now seem so popular?

Audit the IRS Press Conference 6-19-13 5Our forebears came to these shores not for free stuff, but for freedom. The chance to make their own way, create a different life. They came here because they knew that God made them free to make their own way in life, take the risk, do their best and take responsibility for their own lives.

They came here because they wanted to serve Him in the way they believed, not as they were told.

But how many care about our history? And, of those who do care, how many really still believe?

Some things are worth believing in. That the little guy can make it. Every single life has value and is worth living. That honor and integrity do matter. That justice will prevail – if not in this life – then the next, and that God does exist. And what we do in our lives matters.

It is the meek and the humble that inherit the earth. Have we forgotten?

We have declared ourselves masters of the earth — spread our troops all over the world, taught the world how to do banking like we do it here in America.  Even though we can’t even master ourown homes, protect our neighborhoods, or simply balance a check book. How grotesque and garish we must appear to those looking in.

I, for one, still believe in the silly notion of truth, justice and the American way.

Since our founding, a good percentage of our fellow citizens closed their eyes to the civil rights of all Americans. “I’m okay. I don’t want to think of the bad things going on. I am busy. It doesn’t affect me. It can’t be that bad and even if it is, I am just one person and what can I do about it anyway?”

Nothing has changed, except the chairs at the table.

Someone has always been on the losing end of the stick of power. Blacks are the most obvious, the Chinese, the Native Americans, but lets not forget the Irish, the Catholics, the Mormons, the Jews, and now it seems all those of faith that will not conform.

For those that think men make progress collectively: I warn you, history teaches that you couldn’t be more wrong. We are redeemed one man at a time. There is no “family pass” ticket or park hopping pass to life. One ticket, one life at a time.

Man doesn’t vanquish hatred or bigotry. The target keeps moving. From the blacks to the Irish. Atheists to Christians.

But as always, there are a few leaders: Ben Franklin, John Quincy Adams, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Abraham Lincoln, Fredrick Douglas, Booker T. Washington, Gandhi and Martin Luther King. They know that the march toward freedom never ends; man must be ever-vigilant and pray less with his lips and more with his legs.

Audit the IRS Press Conference 6-19-13They never forget that truth, justice, and freedom are the wellspring from which the waters of man’s civil rights come. And so they must be upheld for all men – those you know, those you do not, and maybe more importantly — they must be upheld for those who you do know but do not like or agree with at all.

If they are lost for one, in the end they are lost for all.

In the past, these historic stands which we now call civil rights movements were done by a small but dedicated portion of our citizens which led to great shifts in our culture.  But those movements always came from the same institutions… the church.  And usually not the church with the popular preacher, but the one who put it on the line to tell the people the truth.

Preachers like these men, who know that we are all born free, but that freedom comes at a great price — a profound responsibility to stand against injustice, hatred and bigotry. Our pulpits have gone quiet out of arrogance, fear and apathy. Their faith is found in the wisdom of man and not in the power of God. For some, losing tithing checks or the gold Rolex watch has become more important than losing man’s freedom.

Whatever the reason, too many are no longer willing to call evil by its name. There is no vision. And when there is no vision, the people perish.

I humbly suggest to you that Martin Luther King knew the answer, and he lost more than congregants during his long march. Students are taught that his vision came from the ideas of Gandhi. Maybe a new radical 20th century progressive philospher was the one that taught MLK that “although we be free of all men, when we choose to make ourselves servants to all, we gain the more.”

Let’s get a couple of things straight. What MLK and Gandhi did was not progressive or new. It was an ancient idea. Hollywood, Woodstock, nor the hippie culture was the source of power of the 1960s freedom movement.

God was.

He was leading those who risked their lives over that bridge in Selma, not Janice Joplin, Columbia University, or a labor union. It wasn’t John Lennon that taught people about love and peaceful resistance — that job fell on the shoulders of a Jewish carpenter. And it is there that we will find the answers that will break the chains that are being forged for a new generation of slaves.

audit-the-irs-rally-june-19-2013The rights that so many Americans ignorantly preach about so often are not really their rights. They belong to God and they are given to us for stewardship. They are pretty important and obvious. So obvious that we used to say they were “self-evident,” meaning that humans don’t need to be taught; you instinctively know that you have a right not to be executed without a trial, held without charge, searched without warrant or spied upon without cause.

The government is no longer the protector of those civil rights, and so we must be. When we are told that it is okay for the IRS, EPA, ATF, FBI or anyone to hassle, threaten or intimidate others because of their skin color, religion or political belief, we stop being the country that we all want to build, and start being the country the world should fear.

The long train of abuses regarding these rights are the same MLK marched against, and the very same our dusty founders warned us about losing.

Men may make progress, but man never changes. Man loves power and money. No matter the skin color, religion or income level. These symbols of our nation make men drunk with power, who then justify their lust for more by claiming they are public servants. The only difference between Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. is that at least Vegas has the decency to admit the town is full of hookers and crooks.

We must sober up and admit that too many of the Republicans and the Democrats have played us, lied to us and stolen from us, while the getaway car was driven by the media. A media that can no longer claim with a straight face the role of journalist. Journalists print the things the powerful don’t want printed. What they do is public relations. Those PR firms will not print the truth about the average American who finds himself concerned with the direction of our country today. So we must.

We are not violent. We are not racist. We are not anti-immigrant. We are not anti-government. And we will not be silent anymore.

Those who wish to use unrighteous dominion over mankind are not enemies of ours; they are enemies of God, and He will not be silent much longer either.

We will no longer accept the lies, the corruption, or the information and data gathering. It is evil. And we come here today to send a message that we will surround all of those who wish to stand and break the cycle of corruption. We will use ourselves as shields to protect those in the system, the elected officials or whistle blowers with the courage to stand.

We come here today to respectfully, but with the power of the spirit, demand to be treated as an equal member of society. I am a man, and I will be treated as such. I answer to only one king and His kingdom will come, His will be done. We have chosen sides and we choose God. America as a nation must do the same, as well.

Audit the IRS Press Conference 6-19-13 4We come today to declare our independence, to reaffirm our founding principles. We, as a nation, acknowledge a creator. We acknowledge that he gives certain natural, guaranteed rights to man. We declare that government exists primarily to protect these natural, God-given rights. He has established right and wrong. He is just and therefore, man must pay for his mistakes either now on Earth, or through God’s justice later.

There is no such thing as social justice. Only God can balance things out, and we are not God. But honest and decent men can fight for and establish equal justice.

There is no such thing as collective salvation. We, however, are going to be judged on how we treat our fellow brothers and sisters. Thus we must serve them, help them with charity toward all. “Malice toward none,” Lincoln said. God said it slightly differently – vengeance is mine.

Anyone who speaks of punishing their political enemies in on the wrong side. It is clearly evil and we have a responsibility to say so.

America: it is now your time to rise up and boldly declare those same self-evident truths that changed the world, and demand that those truths remain the basis of our laws.

My civil rights will not be trampled, and I say this not for me but for my children, and all those who yearn to breathe free. Those who make your Apple products at Foxxcon, those who languish in prisons in Cuba, North Korea and Venezuela. Those homosexuals who are stoned to death in the streets of Egypt or Iran, while our so-called civil rights leaders hold coffee klatches with third graders in the White House.

We will stand not for our job, house or income, but we will stand for those immigrants who came here the right way, and not have their dreams destroyed by increasing competition at the lowest rung of the ladder while keeping the brightest and best minds out of the visa pool allowing for little competition at the top.

We will not pervert women’s rights and twist it into a gross silent defense of abortion doctors in Philly and Houston while turning our eyes from the forgotten women who have never had the civil right to walk alone on a street without a man, or to drive a car in Pakistan or Saudi Arabia, and even those who now cower in fear with their faces covered in states like Florida, Virginia, New York and Minnesota.

We will not waste another second shadow boxing the demons of the past when the fight to end actual slavery is still happening today. Call it what you will, but those who make your iPad in China – those who make your cute little Mao purses – are the very people you claim to care so much about. They are the ones yearning to breathe free. And worse, there is the oldest form of human degradation man has ever known, the sex slave trade that currently has in its coils over 2 million children. The biggest source of this evil is a wide open hole in our Arizona border.

We beg the American people to wake up and help the 8-year-old children being sold into sex slavery. The press may say, ‘How dare these men declare themselves the next Martin Luther King or civil rights leaders?’

How blind to believe the civil rights movement ever ended. The civil rights movement never ends, and it never will. It has been marching since the beginning of time. Where Martin Luther King started is where Gandhi left off, and where he started, Abe Lincoln left off, and before that Whitfield all the way back to Moses. God has not moved. We have. But it is never too late. We are not at the mercy of these events. We can alter the course of history. We can stand against the dangerous arc of this story.

But we need people who are willing to speak truth.

The last century was a century of genocide. A century where collectivist, national socialist, and communist evil rose up again and again… swallowing up the lives of millions. It happens every time man says the collective is more important than the right of the individual. That one phrase becomes in the end – every time – a license to kill anyone deemed to be standing in the way of progress.

But evil met its match. Goodness eventually prevailed. People like Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martin Luther King, Jr., Lech Walesa and Mother Theresa awoke the world. They gave their lives to the pursuit of human rights. They took the side of justice against injustice; they held aloft the torch of freedom to push out the darkness of hate. These men and women lived difficult lives. They often lived shortened lives. They were often born to relative privilege, but willing to take on suffering. They did want not to martyr themselves. They would have happily lived to the end of their natural lives in comfort… but to the righteous, there is no comfort when evil has taken root.

But the cause of human rights has been taken over by organizations who share little with the individuals who led the movement. Human rights was once a cry for justice. Now it used as a threat. These organizations have become bullies and grotesque parodies of the principles they pretend to represent. They criticize free nations and spare the unfree. They denounce nations like Israel and America, who have high standards for freedom, and leave alone nations that have no freedom at all. They are nearly comical in their double-standards.

They are no more than the enforcers or the attack dogs of those who wish to keep men confined in spaces they design. Whatever moral force they once had is spent. Their time is up. And so, we dismiss them. Today we take back the phrase “human rights” and place it where it belongs, as the first half of God’s plan for humanity. The second half is responsibility.

If we want to be endowed with rights – real human rights, we have to act with responsibility. We must not be comfortable with rights. We must be comfortable with responsibility.

Who will protect your rights better? A king, president or you?

Who will protect the truth? A reporter, a labor union or you?

Who will protect and teach your children to seek truth? A textbook committee, an education bureaucrat, or you?

Did a commission of wise men stop the Holocaust? Did a committee of Congress end Jim Crow?

No. In each case, the work was done by individuals who would not abide convenient lies.

They saw injustice and they called it out. They saw their nation wage war against a single group and they said “not in my name.” They didn’t wait for the conventions of society to catch up to God’s laws. They pushed. They pressed. And they were victorious.

Each of us have been waiting for a leader to rise from among us. And none have. How many have been called and refused to serve? How many must have failed to heed the call for the Lord to make it all the way down to us?

audit-the-irs-rally-2-june-19-2013I pray now that those who have heard the call to rise up in the tradition of peaceful resistance do so now before, as it was with Bonhoeffer, it is too late. I beg those with eyes and ears to heed the call and begin to train under the exact system used by MLK. Search his words out. You will find that your history professors and civil rights activists left out the real author of the words of Gandhi, King and Bonhoeffer.

Read them, ponder them, and risk living them. Even though they will make you a target of the NSA, having your name on their list as an enemy may in the end be the way your name is forever etched in his book of life.

Pastors, priests and rabbis: I challenge you. What have you done with your knowledge and priesthood power that those without have not done this week? If you cannot answer that with power every day, what does that say about you?

Average citizens and college students: I challenge you. Martin Luther King didn’t take a class, get a certificate and a bunch of permits. He saw injustice, studied eternal truths, exercised discipline and marched.

If you don’t find a leader, perhaps it is because you were meant to lead.

Christians: I believe in the free market. If your preacher is too afraid to preach it from the pulpit, maybe you should preach it from the street corner. Many are called. Will you answer?

Our spiritual body is out of shape and we need intensive training right now.

Get back to God, and know that some things are true and worth believing in. The good guys do win in the end. Evil does not stand unless good men never rise up. The time is now and we are the people the world is waiting for. We must never stop being the shore that others can come to for shelter and hope.

But to do so we must realign ourselves with truth and rise up and stand. This is the vision. We must preach good tidings to the meek, bind up the brokenhearted, and proclaim liberty to those held captive. To declare vengeance belongs to God and God alone. We must give unto those who mourn — beauty for ashes and water the trees of righteousness. We shall not perish.

I can’t help that most of us don’t like to hear the truth, but hear it we must: George Washington told us religion and morality are the only stable and lasting basis of individual life and public policy. If we are to survive, they must be part of our public policy rather than driven from it.

It is no longer enough to just be a good person. We must work to be the next Abraham Lincoln or Martin Luther King. It is noble to strive to be the size of the bronze giant they dedicated this morning in the building behind me. Fredrick Douglas’ time was in the 1800; King’s time has passed. This is our time. This is the next long march toward civil rights and we shall overcome.

Stand without fear, lock arms and stare down the bullies that wish to enslave mankind yet again.
Honor, courage and love are what is required, and they are contagious. Spread the word and proclaim liberty throughout the land.

“Let us, today, raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.”

The Passing of a Great Man!

Jasper @ the '12 Tea Party Camping TripAt around 3:00 this morning, a very dear friend, Jasper Stem, passed away. As many of you know, he recently had triple by-pass surgery. After that, his lungs began to fill up with CO2 and his body began to work too hard. So, the doctors put him into a drug-induced coma. Unfortunately, his lungs continued to fill with CO2 and some of his extremities turned black. Also, his kidneys were not functioning properly. So, as the doctors began to unplug him from the machines, he passed away into the Father’s arms where I know he is more alive than he’s ever been. Jasper was a war veteran, a loyal patriot in the Tea Party, a devote Christian, and a dear dear friend and father figure to many. He will be missed.

* * * * * As I have just been told from the secretary at Farmington Heights Church, the funeral is at Joyner’s on Sunday evening at 6:00p.

When I heard of his passing, I immediately thought about a video I took of him last year and turned it on. As I watched it, I was reminded of his boldness, wisdom, and passion. He was always so dedicated to the Lord and to the cause of liberty – click here to see his video.

He was a great man, of whom the world was not worthy. Several weeks ago, when he thought everything would be okay, he said he looked forward to continuing the fight for freedom, saying, “I will be back soon to agitate, irritate, and aggravate.” We all just laughed, knowing how “cantankerous” (his words) he was; he was always so much fun to be with. Now, while we know he isn’t here with us, we still feel him cheering us on with that great cloud of witnesses.

Our prayers are with Edna, his wife, and the whole family as they work through this tough time. We love you guys.

With Warmest Regards,

Joel Killion

More than 6 million self-described “evangelicals” voted for Obama. Why & what else do the exit polls tell us about how Christians voted? – Joel C. Rosenberg

Note from WilsonNCTeaParty.com: This article was taken from http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/more-than-6-million-self-described-evangelicals-voted-for-obama-why-what-else-do-the-exit-polls-tell-us-about-how-christians-voted]

[CORRECTED VERSION: In the first version of this column, I incorrectly reported a figure of 25 million evangelicals voting for Obama in 2012. The actual number, as now noted below, is about 6.4 million. Please forgive my error.]

As the smoke clears from the wreckage of the Romney defeat on Tuesday, some intriguing yet disturbing facts are coming to light.

* Fewer people overall voted in 2012 (about 117 million) compared to 2008 (about 125 million).

* President Obama received some 6.6 million fewer votes  in 2012 than he did in 2008 (60,217,329 in 2012 votes compared to 66,882,230 votes in 2008).

* One would think that such a dynamic would have helped Romney win — clearly it did not.

* Incredibly, Governor Romney received nearly 1 million fewer votes in 2012 than Sen. John McCain received in 2008. (In 2008, McCain won 58,343,671 votes. In 2012, Romney won only 57,486,044 votes.)

Why? How was it possible for Romney to do worse than McCain? It will take some time to sift through all of the data. But here is some of what we know from the 2012 election day exit polls:

The President received a whopping 71% of the Hispanic vote (which was 10% of the total votes cast), compared to only 27% for Romney (McCain got 31% of the Hispanic vote in 2008). Obama also won 56% of the moderate vote, which was interesting given that Romney (who got 41%) was widely perceived by the GOP base as being a “Massachusetts moderate.” The President lost married women (getting only 46% of their vote to Romney’s 53%). But won decisively among unmarried women (67% to Romney’s 31%).

That said, what I’m looking at most closely is the Christian vote, and here is where I see trouble:

  • 42% of the Protestant Christian vote went for Obama in 2012. This was down from 45% in 2008.
  • 57% of the Protestant Christian vote went for Romney in 2012. This was up from 54% that McCain won in 2008.
  • When you zoom in a bit, you find that 21% of self-identified, white, born-again, evangelical Christians voted for President Obama in 2012.
  • You’d think this decrease in evangelical votes for Obama would have helped win the race for Romney, but it didn’t.
  • 78% of evangelical Christians voted for Romney in 2012. Yes, this was up from the 74% that McCain received in 2008, but it wasn’t nearly enough.
  • To put it more precisely, about 5 million fewer evangelicals voted for Obama in 2012 than in 2008. Meanwhile, some 4.7 million more evangelicals voted for Romney than voted for McCain. Yet Romney still couldn’t win.
  • Meanwhile, 50% of the Catholic vote went for Obama in 2012. This was down from the 54% that Obama won in 2008.
  • 48% of the Catholic vote went for Romney in 2012. This was up from the 45% that McCain won in 2008. Yet it still wasn’t enough.

Now consider this additional data:

  • In 2008, white, born-again, evangelical Christians represented 26% of the total vote for president, according to the exit polls.
  • In 2012, white, born-again, evangelical Christians represented 26% of the total vote for president, according to the exit polls.
  • In other words, we saw no change at all in the size of the evangelical vote, –no net gain, certainly no surge, no record evangelical turnout, despite expectations of this.
  • Of the 117 million people who voted on Tuesday, therefore, about 30 million (26%) were evangelicals. Of this, 21% — or about 6.4 million evangelicals — voted for Obama.
  • By comparison, of the 125 million people who voted in 2008, 32.5 million (26%) were evangelicals. At the time, Obama won 24% of evangelicals, or about 7.8 million people.
  • What’s more, in 2008, 27% of the total vote for president was Catholic, according to the exit polls.
  • In 2012, only 25% of the total vote for president was Catholic.
  • Remarkably, this means that Romney got a higher percentage of the Catholic vote than McCain, but millions of fewer Catholics actually voted in 2012, despite having Rep. Paul Ryan, a practicing Catholic, on the ticket.

What does all this mean? A few observations:

  1. During the GOP primaries in 2012, it was reported that there was record turnout by evangelical voters — they were fired up and mobilized then (though largely behind Sen. Rick Santorum.)
  2. There were concerns by a number of Christian leaders going into the 2012 elections that Romney’s Mormonism might suppress evangelical and conservative voter turnout.
  3. The Romney campaign worked hard to not only to win the evangelical vote but to turn out more evangelicals to the polls — but it did not work.
  4. Despite Obama’s pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, anti-religious freedom record — a record presumably abhorrent both to evangelicals and conservative Catholics — Romney simply was not able to cut deeply enough into Obama’s evangelical and Catholic vote.
  5. If Romney had been able win over significantly more evangelicals – and/or dramatically increased evangelical turnout in the right states – he would have won the election handily.
  6. It is stunning to think that more than 6 million self-described evangelical Christians would vote for a President who supports abortion on demand; supported the same-sex marriage ballot initiatives that successed in Maryland, Maine and Washington; and was on the cover of Newsweek as America’s “first gay president.” Did these self-professed believers surrender their Biblical convictions in the voting booth, or did they never really have deep Biblical convictions on the critical issues to begin with?
  7. Whatever their reasons, these so-called evangelicals doomed Romney and a number of down-ballot candidates for the House and Senate.
  8. This is what happens when the Church is weak and fails to disciple believers to turn Biblical faith into action.
  9. Given the enormous number of evangelical Christians in the U.S., this bloc could still affect enormous positive change for their issues if they were to unify and vote for the pro-life, pro-marriage candidate as a bloc.
  10. What will it take to educate, register and mobilize Christians to vote on the basis of Biblical principles, and what kind of candidates could best mobilize them? This is a critical question that Christian political leaders as well as pastors must serious consider. As we have seen, just a few million more evangelicals voting for pro-life, pro-marriage candidates could offset other demographics that are becoming more liberal.
  11. That said, we need national candidates who take values issues as seriously as economic and fiscal issues, and have strong credentials on these values issues, and can talk about these issues in a winsome, compassionate, effective manner.
  12. We need pastors registering voters in their churches and teaching the people in their congregations the importance of the civic duty of voting.
  13. None of this should come, however, at the expense of pastors and other Christian leaders clearly, boldly and unequivocally teaching and preaching the Word, proclaiming the Gospel, and making disciples, and helping believers learn to live out their faith in a real and practical way in their communities, including being “salt” and “light” to preserve what is good in society. What we need most in America isn’t a political revival but a sweeping series of spiritual revivals — a Third Great Awakening. As men and women’s hearts are transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, they will, in time, vote for the values they are internalizing from the Bible. As I wrote about in Implosion, if we don’t see a Third Great Awakening soon, I’m not convinced we will be able to turn this dear nation around in time.

“Monumental” @ Farmington Heights Church

Farmington Heights Church in Wilson (NC) will be showing Kirk Cameron’s movie MONUMENTAL: In Search of America’s National Treasure on Sun., Oct. 14 @ 7p.

Monumental is the story of America’s beginnings. Presented, produced, and starring Kirk Cameron, the 90-minute true story follows this father of six across Europe and the U.S. as he seeks to discover America’s true ‘national treasure’ – the people, places, and principles that made America the freest, most prosperous and generous nation the world has ever known.

Long regarded as “the land of opportunity,” there’s no question the tiny band of religious outcasts who founded this country hit upon a formula for success that went way beyond what they could have imagined. How else can you explain the fact that they established a nation that has become the best example of civil, economic and religious liberty the world has ever known?

What formula did they discover? What motivated them to come here in the first place? More importantly, how can we apply these same foundational truths today?

Take your family on a new adventure to discover the true national treasure of America.”

To learn more about MONUMENTAL, go to www.monumentalmovie.com.

“2016” Coming to Wilson on August 31 – Spread the Word!

Starting August 31, the NEW movie “2016: Obama’s America” is showing in Wilson at Carmike 10 and in Rocky Mount at Premiere 14; it is playing in over 1800 theaters all over America (For a complete list of all the theaters where it is playing, go to http://2016themovie.com/theaters).

About 2016: Obama’s America (Take from http://2016themovie.com)

2016 Obama’s America takes audiences on a gripping visual journey into the heart of the world’s most powerful office to reveal the struggle of whether one man’s past will redefine America over the next four years. The film examines the question, “If Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?”

Across the globe and in America, people in 2008 hungered for a leader who would unite and lift us from economic turmoil and war. True to America’s ideals, they invested their hope in a new kind of president, Barack Obama. What they didn’t know is that Obama is a man with a past, and in powerful ways that past defines him–who he is, how he thinks, and where he intends to take America and the world.

Immersed in exotic locales across four continents, best selling author Dinesh D’Souza races against time to find answers to Obama’s past and reveal where America will be in 2016. During this journey he discovers how Hope and Change became radically misunderstood, and identifies new flashpoints for hot wars in mankind’s greatest struggle. The journey moves quickly over the arc of the old colonial empires, into America’s empire of liberty, and we see the unfolding realignment of nations and the shape of the global future.

Emotionally engaging, 2016 Obama’s America will make you confounded and cheer as you discover the mysteries and answers to your greatest aspirations and worst fears.

Love him or hate him, you don’t know him.

Obama’s Report Card

This report card will be updated from time to time leading up to November 6. CLICK HERE for the recent version.

The Huge Community Yard and Bake Sale Was a ROARING Success!

Our community yard and bake sale was a wonderful success. Many within and outside our Tea Party family (though everyone who donated in every way is truly behind our efforts) lavished this event with more than enough prayer, donations, and encouragement. It was truly humbling to see the outpouring of support and hard, painstaking work that was given to this fundraiser. We could try to name everyone who was involved but, surely, someone would be left out. However, it goes without saying that Mr. Bobby Aycock, who raised his hand months ago at one of our monthly meetings and said yes to the call of helping to organize and implement this laborious effort, deserves our utmost appreciation. From beginning to end, as he drove around town (after having already worked hard in his daily profession) gathering donations for weeks leading up to today’s fundraiser, as he squared away the details piece by piece to ensure that everything ran like a well-oiled machine, he selflessly gave of himself. So, Bobby, from the heart, we all want to express our highest gratitude to you. Thank you sir. You are a good man. Your word is your bond and your work is honorable. And because of you and those who worked so hard to bake cakes and cookies and cup cakes and who donated and worked and cleaned and sold and organized throughout this whole event, the Wilson NC Tea Party was able to raise over $1700 (and this doesn’t include the donated items we are now selling on Amazon.com to retrieve the highest return).

And let us also give thanks to the supernatural power of the hand of Divine Providence Who kept the rainy weather at bay as we went about doing His work in preserving this lamp of Liberty called America. Thank you Lord for hearing our prayers and granting our requests. You are good. Your hand of provision and care has been apparent from day one and has never left us. May we simply be true to You and Your good name.

Because of the success of this event, we will be able to host what is sure to be a remarkable Pre-Election Rally on the front lawn of the Wilson County Public Library on October 13 (from 12noon-2p). We will be able to provide an event for our fellow patriots that will educate, stir, and rally voters and potential voters alike. Now is the time to register new voters. Now is the time to set brush fires of freedom in the minds of men through education. Now is the time to set our eyes like a flint on our purpose. Now is the time to pray and rend our hearts to God in a Second Chronicles 7:14 fashion. Now is the time to question with boldness, hold to the truth, and speak without fear. Now is the time to spend ourselves for freedom, to give our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor for the maintenance of this great gift of freedom our Founders gave us.

Go to our EVENTS page above, review everything that is coming up and get involved like never before.

The battle is already won. We simply have to finish the game. Are you ready? We are about to make a sound  that is so loud and distinct that the Progressives will pee in their pants . . . of course, even Hell will feel the ripples.

God bless you all!

Obama’s Report Card

Three years and five months into his first term, President Obama has shown what he can do. As we recall his promises and research his accomplishments with the big-picture in mind, we are able to answer the question of whether or not he deserves another term as our Commander-in-Chief.

So, consider the following:

  1. According to AAA, the average national price for a gallon of gas has increased from $1.84 on January 20, 2009 to $3.80 on May 1, 2012.[1] In this regard, CNS News recently reported that “So far, during the presidency of Barack Obama, the price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 83 percent, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. During the same period, the price of ground beef has gone up 24 percent and the price of bacon has gone up 22 percent.”[2] And how did this happen? Well, under the Obama administration, oil and natural gas production on federal lands is down by more than 40% compared to ten years ago.[3] Also, 2010 had the lowest number of onshore leases issued since 1984.[4] Plus, the administration held only one offshore lease sale in 2011.[5]
  2. On June 9, 2008, then presidential candidate Obama, while giving a speech in Raleigh, NC, said, “…We must help the millions of homeowners facing foreclosure…” But, according to a New York Times report on January 1, 2010, Obama’s “…$75 billion program to protect homeowners from foreclosure has been widely pronounced a disappointment, and some economists and real estate experts now contend it has done more harm than good.”[6]And today, we have seen no improvement.
  3. President Obama told us Obamacare would cost us “around $900 billion over 10 years.”[7] But, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has now reported that it will actually cost “$1.76 trillion over a decade,”[8] which is almost twice as much as what we were told.
  4. Unemployment is currently above 8% even though we were told it would never rise above 8%. [By the way, these figures are misleading because the government calculates unemployment mainly by counting the number of people receiving unemployment benefits. So, when unemployment benefits expire, people are no longer counted and the unemployment rate actually falls. So, with this in mind, the current unemployment number is actually more like 22.4%.[9]] Question: Where do you think the rate will be by Election Day?[10] According to his own prediction, Obama will have unemployment at 5.2%[11] — We shall see.
  5. Student debt is “roughly $1 trillion in size, greater than either auto or credit-card debt and second only to mortgage debt in the U.S.” and is a potential candidate for another massive government bailout, as touted by President Obama.[12]
  6. When President Obama took office on January 20, 2009, the national debt was $10.6 trillion. On February 23, 2009, at the Fiscal Responsibility Summit, he said, “…Today, I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term…” As reported by USA Today, he hasn’t even come close.[13] Moreover, in September 2010, CNS News reported that “In the first 19 months of the Obama administration, the federal debt held by the public increased by $2.5260 trillion, which is more than the cumulative total of the national debt held by the public that was amassed by all U.S. presidents from George Washington through Ronald Reagan.”[14] And now, as of May 2012, it is over $15.7 trillion, bringing government debt to “about $42,054 per household, which is almost four times the “official” number being reported by Washington.”[15] Moreover, according to a new estimate from the CBO, Obama’s 2013 budget “would add $3.5 trillion in deficits through 2022.”[16] Ironically, in June 2008 Obama called George Bush “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic” for adding $4 trillion to the national debt, amounting to “$30,000 for every man, woman, and child.”[17]
  7. In March 2012, the Washington Examiner reported that “Some 10,215 new federal regulations from the Obama administration are costing consumers, businesses and the economy overall $46 billion annually, more than five times the regulatory price tag of former President Bush in his first three years in office. Worse: just implementing those regulations had a one-time additional cost of $11 billion.”[18]
  8. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 31.6 million Americans were on food stamps in December 2008; then, in January 2012, this number increased to 46.4 million – a total increase of 14.8 million[19]; that is nearly 15% of the entire population. The CBO further reports that this number will continue to grow into 2014.[20]
  9. According to the USDA, 39.8 million Americans were under the poverty line in 2008; then, in 2010, this number increased to 46.2 million – a total increase of 6.4 million.[21]
  10. Regarding foreign policy, Pollster.com reports that the majority of Americans have never approved of President Obama’s policies; of course, his work with our Navy S.E.A.L.S. in killing Osama Bin Laden is praiseworthy, despite the fact that, according to the Wall Street Journal, the Obama administration drafted a memo to protect the president from blame if the mission to kill or capture the al-Qaeda leader failed. The botched mission would’ve been the fault of commanding military officials, not the White House.[22]
  11. President Obama supports same-sex marriage (and always has[23]), a woman’s “right” to “choose,” and infanticide.[24]
  12. According to the Huffington Post, which tracks an average of over four-hundred separate polls regarding President Obama job performance on the economy, 52% of Americans, in May 2012, disapproved of President Obama’s work, while 42% approved; what is more, the vast majority of Americans have disapproved of his economic leadership since October 2009.[25]
  13. “…Only 33 per cent of Americans expect the economy to improve in the coming months.”[26]
  14. The majority of North Carolinians disapprove of President Obama’s job performance.[27]
  15. The majority of Americans believe we are on the wrong track.[28]

Our country has been on the wrong track for a long time, starting mostly with the socialist policies of Theodore Roosevelt (R) in 1901 and continuing with Wilson (D), Hoover (R), FDR (D), Johnson (D), etc. Both parties, for the most part, have been unfaithful to “We the People,” putting their personal greed and agendas before their oaths to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. And now, with what you have just read, do you think our country is on the mend? What does it say that Russian newspaper Pravda (former official propaganda arm of the Soviet Communist Party) has endorsed our President for his 2012 re-election campaign?[29] What does it say that The Communist Party USA endorsed Obama in 2008 and has done so again this year? Is it just me or is this a “red” flag? (Pun intended)

Written by Joel M. Killion

[1] http://fuelgaugereport.aaa.com/?redirectto=http://fuelgaugereport.opisnet.com/index.asp

[2] www.cnsnews.com/news/article/under-obama-price-gas-has-jumped-83-percent-ground-beef-24-percent-bacon-22-percent

[3] www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/annual/pdf/sec1_30.pdf and http://blog.heritage.org/2012/01/18/under-obama-oil-and-gas-production-on-federal-lands-is-down-40

[4] www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/wo/MINERALS__REALTY__AND_RESOURCE_PROTECTION_/energy/oil___gas_statistics/fy_2011.Par.19679.File.dat/chart_2011_03.pdf

[5] http://naturalresources.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=272562

[6] www.nytimes.com/2010/01/02/business/economy/02modify.html?pagewanted=all

[7] www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-to-a-Joint-Session-of-Congress-on-Health-Care

[8] http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/cbo-obamacare-cost-176-trillion-over-10-yrs/425831

[9] www.shadowstats.com

[10] http://apnews.myway.com/article/20120503/D9UH39VO0.html

[11] www.theblaze.com/stories/these-stutistics-explain-what-obamas-economy-really-looks-like

[12] www.cnbc.com/id/47171658

[13] www.usatoday.com/news/washington/story/2012-01-31/obama-budget-deficit-report/52907098/1?csp=34news

[14] http://cnsnews.com/node/72404

[15] www.theblaze.com/stories/the-real-federal-deficit-numbers-what-the-feds-arent-reporting

[16] http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/216397-obama-budget-adds-35-trillion-in-deficits-cbo-finds

[17] In June 2008, on the campaign trail, then Senator Obama said, “The problem is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the bank of China, in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion from the first 42 presidents, number 43 [Bush] added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back. $30,000 for every man, woman, and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.” (Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyLmru6no4U)

[18] http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets/2012/03/regulation-nation-new-study-finds-obama%E2%80%99s-regs-cost-46-billion

[19] www.fns.usda.gov

[20] http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2012/04/19/food-stamp-rolls-to-grow-through-2014-cbo-says/?mod=e2tw

[21] www.fns.usda.gov

[22] http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303916904577374552546308474.html

[23] www.theblaze.com/stories/president-obama-has-an-odd-history-of-flip-flopping-on-gay-marriage

[24] www.lifesitenews.com/news/gingrich-rips-obama-for-infanticide-vote and www.lifenews.com/2012/03/05/wheres-the-outrage-over-obamas-past-infanticide-support

[25] http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/obama-job-approval-economy

[26] www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/mitt-romney/9289994/Barack-Obama-is-facing-his-Jimmy-Carter-moment.html

[27] www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/29/fav-obama_n_725980.html

[28] http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/us-right-direction-wrong-track

[29] www.theblaze.com/stories/beck-russian-communist-newspaper-endorses-obama-americans-should-do-the-opposite

The Fiction and Non-Fiction of Obama – Part 1 & 2

President Obama’s true history:

Part 1 — theblaze.com/stories/part-one-the-fiction-and-non-fiction-of-obama

Part 2 — theblaze.com/stories/part-two-the-fiction-and-non-fiction-of-obama

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