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RTPP News: To #MakeAmericaGreatAgain, Keep Putting One Foot in Front of the Other [President Trump + 76 days (as of April 6) and counting]

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In this edition of RTPP news:

  1. RTPP April 6 meeting: To #MakeAmericaGreatAgain, Keep Putting One Foot in Front of the Other. Speakers Niger Innis of the Congress of (True) Racial Equality and economist Sean Flynn on healthcare economics.
  2. The Unite IE Conservative Conference on April
  3. Calendar of Patriotic and “Deplorable” Events.
  4. Our Active Patriot Activists.
  5. Take Action.
  6. Leadership Changes at Redlands Tea Party Patriots.
  7. Citizens for Safety and Emergency Preparedness (CSEP)
  8. Prayers for our Patriots Facing Personal Challenges.
  9. Great Videos and Articles.
  10. Tea Party Patriots
  11. Redlands Tea Party Patriots online.
  12. Our Special Thanks & Appreciation.

Read and download the news letter here or the PDF file below.

#PresidentTrump #MakeAmericaGreatAgain #MAGA

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RTPP Update: Ben Shapiro Comes to the University of Redlands March 15, 7:00 pm

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RTPP Update: Ben Shapiro Comes to the University of Redlands March 15, 7:00 pm

In this RTPP Update:

  1. Ben Shapiro Comes to the University of Redlands on March 15, 7:00 p.m.
    [The snowflakes are already melting.]
  2. The next #MakeAmericaGreatAgain Rally to Support President Trump on March 25, 4:00 pm.
  3. Great Upcoming Redlands Tea Party Patriots meetings.
  4. Tea Party Patriots Principles.
  5. Redlands Tea Party Patriots online.
  6. Our Special Thanks & Appreciation.

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Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, First Inaugural Address and “Oath of Allegiance to All Americans”

Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, First Inaugural Address and “Oath of Allegiance to All Americans” published on

Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States

                          January 20, 2017

“The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.”

Donald Trump’s First Inaugural Address is his pledge of allegiance to all Americans and his “Declaration of Independence” for the second American revolution to restore the first American revolution.

“What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.” 

Here is an interactive picture of the inauguration and the Yuuge crowd refuting the pictures shown by some MSM taken hours before the inauguration.

And here is President Trump’s First Inaugural Address:

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world: Thank you.

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people.

Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come.

We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.

Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent.

Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the American People.

But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists:  Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system, flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of knowledge; and the crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential.

This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.

We are one nation – and their pain is our pain.  Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success.  We share one heart, one home and one glorious destiny.

The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.

For many decades, we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry;

Subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military;

For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.

Washington flourished – but the people did not share in its wealth.

Politicians prospered – but the jobs left, and the factories closed.

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country.

Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.

It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America.

This is your day. This is your celebration.

And this, the United States of America, is your country.

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.

January 20th 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.

The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.

Everyone is listening to you now.

You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement the likes of which the world has never seen before.

At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction: that a nation exists to serve its citizens.

Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families and good jobs for themselves.

These are the just and reasonable demands of a righteous public.

We’ve defended other nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own;

And spent trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.

We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength and confidence of our country has disappeared over the horizon.

One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores, with not even a thought about the millions upon millions of American workers left behind.

The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed across the entire world.

But that is the past. And now we are looking only to the future.

We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital and in every hall of power.

From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.

From this moment on, it’s going to be America First.

Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families.

We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs.  Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength.

I will fight for you with every breath in my body – and I will never, ever let you down.

America will start winning again, winning like never before.

We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders.  We will bring back our wealth.  And we will bring back our dreams.

We will build new roads, and highways, and bridges, and airports, and tunnels, and railways all across our wonderful nation.

We will get our people off of welfare and back to work – rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor.

We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and Hire American.

We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world – but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.

We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to follow.

We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones – and unite the civilized world against Radical Islamic Terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth.

At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other.

When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.

The Bible tells us, “how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.”

We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.

When America is united, America is totally unstoppable.

There should be no fear – we are protected, and we will always be protected.

We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement and, most importantly, we are protected by God.

Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger.

In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving.

We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action – constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.

The time for empty talk is over.

Now arrives the hour of action.

Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done.  No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America.

We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again.

We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the Earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.

A new national pride will stir our souls, lift our sights and heal our divisions.

It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: That whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag.

And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty Creator.

So to all Americans, in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, and from ocean to ocean, hear these words:

You will never be ignored again.

Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams, will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.

Together, We Will Make America Strong Again.

We Will Make America Wealthy Again.

We Will Make America Proud Again.

We Will Make America Safe Again.

And, Yes, Together, We Will Make America Great Again. Thank you, God Bless You, And God Bless America.

 

 

Enjoy the Inauguration; Then It’s Back to Work to #MakeAmericaGreatAgain

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Enjoy the Inauguration; Then It’s Back to Work to #MakeAmericaGreatAgain

Enjoy the inauguration.  Many dedicated Patriots worked very hard to make this day possible.  Then it’s back to work to #MakeAmericaGreatAgain.  

We have a chance to #MakeAmericaGreatAgain and we may not get another chance.

The easiest part of making America great again was Donald Trump getting the nomination.  The second easiest or second hardest part was winning the election, and that was close.  The third and most difficult part of making America great again is doing so over the determined, fanatical opposition of the Dem Party, major elements of the Rep Party, the MSM, many big corporations, labor unions, most of the foundations, universities, the bureaucracy, many foreign governments, basically the entire globalist “Party of Davos.”

Donald Trump cannot #MakeAmericaGreatAgain alone.  He needs the help of all American Patriots.  But if we can show progress to most Americans, of all races and ethnicities, we can create a major political realignment and not only a greater, stronger, freer and more prosperous America, but also a long-term political majority for keeping America great, strong, free and prosperous.

As always, “The most important political office is that of the private citizen.” Justice Louis D. Brandeis

If you don’t have plans for celebrating #DonaldTrump’s inauguration, there are two great events in Riverside.  You can contact me at Greg@RedlandsTeaParty.net for more info.

To Make America Great Again, the Reps Have to Get Rid of the Filibuster

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To Make America Great Again, the Reps Have to Get Rid of the Filibuster

Thanks to God, Donald Trump, his campaign team, dedicated activists around the country, the voters, and the Dems nominating Hillary Clinton, we have the opportunity to Make America Great Again.  We may not get another opportunity.  [By “we” I mean Donald Trump and the movement of millions dedicated American patriots who made him president.]  Yet there has been remarkably little discussion of how the filibuster will affect Donald Trump’s agenda.

Under the filibuster rule as last modified by the Dems in November 2013, legislation and Supreme Court nominations require 60 votes in the Senate.  The Reps only have 52, and that assumes they all side with Donald Trump.  Donald Trump might pick up some Dem Senate votes from states Donald Trump won by a wide margin where the Dem Senators are up for reelection in 2018.  However, getting to 60 will be very difficult if not impossible.  The Dems have shown near lock step unity both when they are in the majority and when they are in the minority.

Since Donald Trump’s election, the Dems have shown they intend fanatical, fight for every inch opposition.  This will especially be so on immigration, the global warming hoax, and control of the American healthcare system, which are key to the Democrat party’s political interests.  Furthermore, vested economic interests such as green crony capitalists will join with the Dems to keep Donald Trump from making significant changes.  The alligators living very comfortably in the swamp in Washington DC do not want it drained.

We cannot “reconcile” our differences

The Reps can pass one “reconciliation bill” each year by majority vote not subject to filibuster, but it has to relate to taxing and spending.  The Reps cannot repeal all of Obamacare with reconciliation, and they cannot pass a replacement law with only reconciliation.  That they cannot pass a replacement, will make Rep Senators, most of whom are hardly profiles in courage, afraid to repeal Obamacare and assume responsibility for the outcome.

Similarly, with only a reconciliation bill, the Reps cannot repeal or modify Dodd-Frank which is inhibiting small business lending and concentrating power in the federal government, or make any improvements to immigration law. 

Keeping Donald Trump’s promises and  making America great again will require passing and repealing legislation, but with the filibuster, the only the only legislation we can pass is legislation Chuck Schumer and the Senate Dems support.  That’s not what we voted and worked so hard for, and that will not make America great again.

Furthermore, given the importance of the Supreme Court, we have to anticipate the Dems will filibuster any good, i.e. Scalia like, Supreme Court nominations, in which case the only Supreme Court justices confirmed will be those Chuck Schumer and the Senate Dems approve.  At best they will be wishy-washy moderate Reps who will drift to the left once confirmed.

This may be what the establishment wants

Mitch McConnell and the Senate Establishment Reps plan to keep the filibuster rule as the Dems last modified it.  Mitch McConnell has even kept Harry Reid’s parliamentarian, who determines whether a provision can be included in a reconciliation bill, even though the parliamentarian serves at the pleasure of the Senate majority leader.   [Why would Mitch McConnell do that?]

At this point, the Establishment Reps may not want to openly oppose Donald Trump.  By keeping the filibuster rule as is, the Senate Dems can stop a much of Donald Trump’s agenda, and Establishment Reps can report “sorry Mr. President, we did our best, but those dang Democrats blocked us again.  We’ll just have to give in to what the Dems want again.  Ah shucks.”

Imagine what we can a without the filibuster rule

We can repeal all of Obamacare and craft a replacement based on what we think will work best.

We can modify immigration laws to stop illegal immigration and modify legal immigration to serve the interests of American workers and taxpayers.

We can build the wall without years of preparing environmental impact reports and years of follow-on litigation.

We can repeal all Obama regulations we want to get rid of without years of rulemaking procedures and follow-on litigation in courts packed with Obama judges.

We can develop American energy without years of litigation in courts packed with Obama judges. 

We can change Federal law to allow for school choice.

We can repeal or amend Dodd-Frank.

We can modify civil service rules to make the federal bureaucracy more efficient and accountable.

While there is only one reconciliation bill allowed each year, without the filibuster, the Donald Trump and the Rep Congress can tweak and modify programs and laws when and as needed.

And these are just some examples that come to mind.

But what if the Dems control the Senate, or heaven forbid, the Senate, House and the Presidency?

The Dems will change the filibuster rule however and whenever they believe is in their political interest.  The Dems showed this in November 2013 when they changed the Senate filibuster rule by violating Senate rules, the so-called “nuclear option.”

Harry Reid said before the election when he expected Hillary Clinton would win and the Dems would control the Senate, if the Reps continue using the filibuster, the Senate “will evolve with a majority vote determining stuff. It is going to happen.”

If the Dems ever control the Senate, House and Presidency, they will abolish the filibuster rule and run the table with their entire agenda.  Keeping the filibuster rule only hinders our side and offers zero protection against the Dems.

Options:

1st.  Keep the filibuster rule as is and use Harry Reid’s “nuclear option,” violate the Senate rules to modify the Senate rules to eliminate or further modify the filibuster if and when that is deemed necessary.

That is dishonest government.  It is also months or years down the road, and Donald Trump will lose momentum in making dramatic changes in the federal government and draining the swamp. 

2nd.  When the Senate adopts rules when it convenes in January, include a provision that the rules can be amended by majority vote.  This is better than the 1st option because it is more honest, but has the same problems of dissipating Donald Trump’s momentum.

3rd.  Be honest with ourselves and the country and recognize making America great again will require adopting and repealing legislation, and to do this, requires eliminating the filibuster.  A new president is most effective at the outset of his first term.  This will allow Donald Trump to keep his promises and implement his agenda. 

The voters will hold Donald Trump and the Reps accountable for the results over the next two and four years, whether or not the Senate Dems are allowed to block Donald Trump’s agenda.  Therefore, let’s implement Donald Trump’s agenda to make America great again and be judged on the results.  We may not get another chance.  We have to make this one work, and if we do, 2016 may be a major realignment election ushering in a new era of peace, prosperity and freedom under conservative government.

Gregory W. Brittain

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