On Saturday October 17, 2009 Tea Party patriots from San Diego gathered to speak out and protest the policies of the Federal government that are wiping out families and businesses across the state. The people are fighting back against the anti-capitalist forces of the Obama Administration and the Pelosi Congress that are being used to seize land and property from individuals and families.
Today’s rally was attended by 300 to 400 voters from all political parties. This was just one of multiple tea parties held today throughout California to bring attention to the water restrictions that have deprived the people of their freedoms and their rights. Like their historic ancestors, these patriots stood down by the docks, raised the flag, and spoke to preserve our freedoms. There was no doubt that the crowd was flag waving, honest, hard working Americans who are opposed to the big government, progressives that are selling us out to foreign interests.
The event kicked off with a surprise sketch by an impersonator of SNL’s Tina Fey. She mocked the big media elite who slobbered over a really inexperienced President who is keeping the water away from our farmers and intentionally damaging our economy. A President who is adopting policies to eliminate profits and profitable corporations so that government can use the banks to take over everything.
No where are the President’s misguided policies having a greater negative effect than in the agricultural community of our country’s heartland in Central California. Here the people are dealing with ridiculous environmental controls over their water that are depressing real estate values, driving up energy costs, creating shortages, and increasing deficits. It is clear that the Federal Government is causing unnecessary financial damage to the people of California.
The Endangered Species Act is the basis for this excessive government control as environmental organizations wage a full on assault on the human race. The water, the dams, and the irrigation systems belong to the people of California not the fish. These aqueducts, canals, and storage spaces were built with our tax dollars and the tax dollars of our ancestors for our benefit. The farmers are making the land green, while the environmentalists are turning it brown.
Indeed they are not only using the ESA to destroy our land, but also pollute our streams. They try to cover their acts with the claims of false disasters, like Global Warming and Climate Change, that only exist in Hollywood movies. These false science hoaxes are then used to justify high taxes, caps on energy production, and oppressive policies like turning the water off.
If anyone thinks health care should be in the hands of government, make sure you are certain that government will do no harm. Make that judgement by listening to the people of California. As Ronald Reagan said “government is not the solution to our problems, government is the problem.”
Everything Ronald Reagan warned us about is happening right before our eyes.
In the case of the Central Valley and the California water wars, government is more than a problem. Government has overstepped its authority when it turned off the pumps that fill California’s reservoirs. The government has put the people in great danger and created water shortages throughout the state. These shortages are causing double digit inflation in water prices and a complete destruction of 25% of our nation’s food supply.
Eye witness accounts of the complete devastation were presented by California’s people. It was an honor for me to speak first about the use of the Delta Smelt ruling to drain the San Joaquin reservoir which created this drought.
Once the farms are forced into bankruptcy the foreign interests will come in and buy up all of our valuable farm land. The politicians who have betrayed their people must be held accountable for this scheme to strip Americans of their wealth and freedoms. We need to question the merits of any ESA or Cap and Trade laws that are based only on false science.
Kay O’Hara, a realtor from North San Diego County, spoke next about the effect on real estate here in Southern California as the water restrictions force farmers to destroy their crops in the avocado groves. This was also described to me when I visited the Central Valley by Jeremy Freitas. The leaders of our agricultural community throughout the state are affected as the agribusinesses are the backbone of our economy.
Next to speak was Dawn Wildman. Dawn has led the California Tea Party movement which is completely grass roots without any type of funding from the big political parties. She spoke about the effort to repeal AB32, California’s Cap and Trade economic restrictions, and she also announced the Protection of Employee Earnings Initiative. This initiative, when passed, will make it illegal for public employee unions to use member earnings for political reasons. Following is a summary of the text:
It will be unlawful to deduct from the wages, or earnings, of any public employee, any amount used for political purposes.
The measure does not prohibit public employees from making donations for political activities, provided those donations are not deducted from the employees’ pay.
So there is a lot of news from this Tea Party. The Feds are draining our reservoirs and not allowing above ground water storage to be replenished, while using the water restrictions to bankrupt multi-generational farms. A grassroots organized effort to repeal Cap and Trade is spreading. The Protection of Employee Earnings Initiative was announced. Although these were extremely newsworthy events, there was little coverage by the mainstream media.
The Tea Party movement is a real force to be reckoned with and cannot be ignored by the political parties any longer. The people are in an all out revolt against the big government corruption. It is very clear among the people that their freedoms and rights are being taken away by a government using false science and misleading propaganda.
Next Sarah Bond warned us of the effort by the government to take away our right to recreational fishing and new taxes on big screen televisions. Recreational fishing is not harming our environment. New restrictions on TV’s will drive up prices even more into a hyper-inflationary environment. This government is now spiraling out of control as it knows it can get away with anything if it is successful in keeping the water supplies turned off.
The highlight of the day was a brief reminder of the historical importance of our Tea Parties, today’s dates in history, and the transcendence of American patriots from the days of 1776 to today. It was a truly emotional moment of pride to be one of those who spoke up in our fight to stay free. From Boston to San Diego we are all proud to be Americans. Marc Moniz-Stockwell, a Bostonian who is a direct descendant of Revolutionary War heros, shared his historical knowledge with us.
We have learned the lesson of our ancestors. We will teach our children how to be free. We will stand up to an overbearing government that takes away our freedoms. We were raised on Reagan and we honor him today as he reminded us how important our history is to our freedoms.
We need to know our history. We know who we are. It became clear that those in attendance on Saturday were well informed. They knew about the efforts by the UN to impose global controls over the United States. Laws written outside of our country by those unaccountable to our people cannot be imposed on us without violating our Constitution. Our national security is being threatened along with our food supply.
Finally, the Tea Party ended with an emotional appeal by Dawn Wildman who described the food lines that were created in the Central Valley by the eco-tyranny policies of our government.
How is this happening in America? In the land of Ronald Reagan? Who is to blame for this?
Unfortunately it is we the people who have let our guards down. Complacency is very dangerous in this world. We have to stand up together. We can reverse the damage. We can provide water for all. We have to stand united against a government run amok, a government that is now waging economic war on its own people. We will be complacent no more.