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Fw: Westchester County Tea Party: Join our Fight against the movement to deny free political speech to tea party groups

From: Judith
Sent on: Saturday, August 25, 2012 1:05 PM
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors?" --Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 17, 1781
"[W]hen the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, - who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia." --George Mason, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788

"I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Ludlow, 1824
James Madison, often called the Father of the Constitution told us his intentions. ""We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves and to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God"
(It would reduce the whole instrument to a single phrase, that of instituting a Congress with power to do whatever would be for the good of the United States; and as they would be the sole judges of the good or evil, it would be also a power to do whatever evil they please. Certainly no such universal power was meant to be given them. It [the Constitution] was intended to lace them up straightly within the enumerated powers and those without which, as means, these powers could not be carried into effect." --Thomas Jefferson, Opinion on a National Bank, 1791

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From: cornelia mrose <[address removed]>
Sent: Wednesday, August 15,[masked]:54 PM
Subject: Westchester County Tea Party: Join our Fight against the movement to deny free political speech to tea party groups

The Westchester County Tea Party needs your help:
A resolution has been circulating in the state of NY for the last 18 months asking for an "amendment to the Constitution to provide that corporations are not entitled to the entirety of protection or 'rights' of natural persons."
Many town and city councils in our vicinity have already passed the resolution, among them New York City, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Mount Kisco and Peekskill.
Attached you find the text of the resolution. Read it and you will see that the resolution calls for taking away the right to political speech from corporations and non-profit corporations. This would mean the end of free speech for tea party and liberty groups.
Unions, not being corporations but organizations, would retain their right to political speech.
Apparently, this movement to reverse Citizens United is very well organized and it seems that is behind it.
The Westchester County Tea Party is forming a committee to fight against the resolution by informing and educating the public, bringing it to the attention of our towns and by protesting against the denial of free speech for those who are not in the business of bankrolling Democrats.
There is a lot of work involved and we need help! So far we have four people on the committee. We need more - people who are willing to help with contacting municipalities, attending council meetings and sending out press releases.
The committee will meet for the first time on Friday evening, probably in Mount Vernon or Eastchester, at 7:30pm. Please respond to me if you are interested in attending.

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