Patrick Wayne Germond: Tea Party amazing

To the editor:

Last Wednesday’s Tea Party at Serendipity was amazing. The strength and power of the patriotism and spirit of freedom was incredible.

Three candidates for Moffat County Commission attended the meeting. Deep concern for fiscal responsibility by Tony St. John was at the forefront of his thoughts, which were made clear by his comments. Tammy Barnes’ passion and understanding of the Constitution and her desire to preserve and restore it to its original state was very impressive.

Frank Moe offered his printing resources if any may be needed, and with a sincere grace that caused hearts to swell, pleaded for everyone to go to their caucuses.

None of the candidates argued in any way with one another, rather their statements and attitudes were one of supporting and furthering the cause of the people of Moffat County and this country.

We, the people of Craig, now have a responsibility of our own. We need to fill our caucus meeting places to overflowing. We must quit hoping for change and start making the changes ourselves.

You can call the county clerk’s office to find out which building your precinct is meeting in. It is at 7 p.m. today. This is where delegates will be nominated to go to the county assembly.

At the assembly April 10, the strongest candidates will be chosen for the ballots. If there is any way you can make it, please do.

It may be a bit confusing for first timers, but the next time, it will be easier. This is the opportunity for people to find or grow into the next generation of leaders. This is where it all begins.

Patrick Wayne Germond

Comments

P51 4 years, 1 month ago

I've heard that some of the Coffee Party members and the Hot Chocolate party members and the Cow Manure party members and The Horse POO-POO members are planning to hold a convention and a rally in Craig in the near future. Will there be room for them? They also have a WACKO, Bizarro platform which is difficult to figure out and it might just fit in with the tea BAGGER crap.

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cag81625 4 years, 1 month ago

Yea! Let me have my my gleaming house on a hill surrounded by razor wire and to he** with everyone else!

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taxslave 4 years, 1 month ago

Polosi says they will pass the healthcare bill without voting on it because no one wants to vote on it.

If they get away with passing this legislation without a vote they will cancel elections this Fall because nothing will be able to stop them. No vote, no representative government.

The Tares are obvious.

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DONTTREADONME 4 years, 1 month ago

P51, I read all your smart mouth comments about the Tea Parties. I don't think you even kknow why they were created. If you do and don't like what the Parties stand for, maybe you should backup move to Washington & live with the ones that are createing high taxes, no health care, shutting down our way of live & taking our lively hoods away. These Parties were created to protect ourselves from people like you. You want to live off the government & have them take care of you, then move closer to your "buddies" in the White House.

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McGruber 4 years, 1 month ago

Would a Teabagger please explain what freedoms have been taken away from us?

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GreyStone 4 years, 1 month ago

My first thought might be our freedom from ALL professional politicians… politicians working to maintain THEIR personal wealth and way of life with no thought for the rest of us. These politicians will change political parties according to whichever way the wind blows, to maintain THEIR job. I am not a Tea Bagger, Democrat or Republican… at this point I might be an Anarchist.

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McGruber 4 years, 1 month ago

Greystone, Pretty much agree with you on your point. Although I am not sure how it really relates to a taking away of our freedoms? I can vote for anyone I want to. I believe we get the government we deserve.

The problem, as you state, is the pool of candidates (who we keep reelecting). It is almost impossible to run for any public office in this country without having a small fortune or knowing the right people with money.

I believe the only way out of this is to have substantial campaign and election reform and term limits. Elections should all be financed through modest public funding. It should be allocated fairly to all candidates that are interested in running. Now there would obviously have to be some restrictions maybe allocations based on numbers of supporters.

The funds that candidates can receive directly from corporations, PACS, unions, ect.. should be banned. I have no problem with groups lobbying for particular candidates outside of official campaigns (First Amendment). Although, they should have to clearly state who they are and who they are supporting and why. Take for example the current commercials running against Jane Norton. They are paid for by groups from outside Colorado but that is not stated anywhere in the ad which is misleading to the extreme (I am not a Jane Norton supporter).

Hopefully these kinds of reforms would eliminate some of the IOUs politicians constantly have to issue in order to get reelected.

I also think we should have some severe term limits set up. This would help focus politicians on policy rather than politics.

President- 1 5 or 6 year term Senators 2 5 year terms Reps 4 3 year terms

My two cents but I do not think it will happen unless the citizens of this country become more involved and educated on the issues. People are too caught up in the us versed them mentality. This is certainly stoked by the media but we dont have to believe everything we hear.

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GreyStone 4 years, 1 month ago

McGruber,

Thank you Sir, for your response.

People loose a certain amount of their freedom each time they decide not to vote. This may be a result of that contempt for Professional politicians.

I feel there is a great disconnect between politicians and the working class people in this country today brought on by the fact that it requires such a large amount of financing to run for public office thus eliminating that pool of leaders. Campaign, election reform and term limits might help.

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Ray Cartwright 4 years, 1 month ago

"Campaign, election reform and term limits might help" "I do not think it will happen unless the citizens of this country become more involved and educated on the issues"

Quotes from the above blogs, Has anyone checked are there initiatives out there that address these ideas?

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jeff corriveau 4 years ago

Greystone: Couldn't agree more about the disconnect we feel with government. In particular with our elected officials, EVEN more so with our elected federal officials. All you have to do is watch how John Salazar, supposedly OUR representitive in Congress, votes on the health care bill today. He has "proudly" announced that he will vote for it. I suggest that when he does, WE "PROUDLY" throw him out of office and replace him with someone that will do the peoples will!!!!!! Remember, get registered and VOTE in November!!!!

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GreyStone 4 years ago

Very apparent that our Professional representatives in both parties pay more attention to maintaining their jobs while negotiating trade agreements and other giveaways, promoting the transfer of our wealth, and manufacturing , energy, agriculture, jobs to foreign countries… we are now primarily a service base economy… McDonalds, Wall mart, Chucky Cheese.

Toyota and Honda manufacturing jobs pay a substantially lower wage, fewer benefits, than the now bankrupt GM and other faltering US based manufacturing.

It took several years and more than one administration but the same professional politicians to put us in this dilemma.

Get involved...Get out and vote.

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PatrickHenrysRevenge 4 years ago

The term Teabagger exposes the loathsome, immature, and brainless tactics of the marxist left. The fact that it's thrown around on national television is enough to make anyone puke, especially if you have children, but that's not half as bad as watching the rest of the libs lap it up like the slop thrown in the trough from their masters.

Any liberal who stands for liberty should reject such shabby language, it's an absolute disaster of an attempt at political humor, as many modern Liberal "ideas" are also disasters of policy within a free country. I suppose the Bostonians of 1776 must have also been "Teabaggers." How far we have fallen.

Aren't you guys getting a little tired of adhering to the same old stereotypes? It hasn't really helped anything yet, only ruined what the Liberal and Democratic parties ONCE stood for for our younger generations, though I can't blame them for running from politics with all of the amazing role models they have to look up to...

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McGruber 4 years ago

Relax, You guys gave yourselves that name before someone finally realized the other connotation. If you can't find any humor in that then you take yourself way too seriously.

Ill take the tea party seriously when they denounce the members of their organization that are actively advocating violence against their fellow citizens and promoting hatred against minorities and homosexuals. People are going to be killed.

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