Friday, April 16, 2010

Trust in GOD





Here's another email I received concerning our country.



Dear Myron,

Liberal elites said we were losing steam. Media pundits claimed the tea party movement "had run its course." MSNBC and many leading Democrats trashed us as racists, bigots, bitter angry extremists and worse while claiming our fellow citizens were rejecting us. Radical leftist groups planned "tea party crashing" counter-events.

But yesterday, you and hundreds of thousands of our fellow Americans demonstrated anew the passion of a conservative movement determined to take back our nation.

In Madison, Wisconsin 12,000 cheering activists staged one of the biggest rallies in state history. AFP state director Mark Block called me with the crowd roaring in the background to say, "Tim, Wisconsin is going to lead the way this year."


Madison, Wisconsin Tea Party

In the heartland of Kansas City 10,000 tea partiers turned out - even bigger than last year - and in Oregon at least 30 tea parties swept that deeply blue state, with 3,000 folks even turning out in Salem.


Kansas City Tea Party

Mark Meckler and the Tea Party Patriots welcomed thousands more in Sacramento, California while Amy Kremer and the "Tea Party Express" rolled into Washington, D.C. for yet another huge event in our nation's capital - I'm sure Speaker Pelosi was thrilled.

I could go on and on but you get the picture. In fact, get a load of these pictures!

At Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Arizona I stood with thousands of grassroots activists filling up the baseball stadium and sang "God Bless America." A father, grandfather, Army veteran and job-creating businessman, Foster Friess, told the crowd how we will win if we fearlessly and joyfully stand on our values - ignoring the slurs and attacks from the Left and winning over our fellow Americans one by one with the force of our ideas.


AFP President Tim Phillips at the Tempe, Arizona Tea Party

In yesterday's email I asked you for your thoughts and pictures from the tea parties and boy did you respond. Here are just a couple of responses.

- "I am somebody who is not normally 'involved in politics' but I was stirred up..." - Dylan from NC

- "I am a member of the Tea Party and know real changes are long overdue....Being a small business owner I have lost 80% of my business over the past 5 years." - Steve from Oregon

- "We are 100% committed to this conservative movement and will be certain to vote that way." - Miriam from Connecticut

President Reagan often said that we "have it within our power to make our nation new again," and I'm telling you we do.

The American people are looking for principled leadership and bold ideas. Forget Washington, D.C. It's not there and our fellow citizens know it.

The leadership they're looking for, the bold ideas they want - they're right with you and other Americans just like you.

We've just got to seize this moment. With days like yesterday, we're well on our way.



Tim

PS: Click here to go to our website to see pictures and coverage of yesterday's tea parties and rallies across the nation.

And, email me at timphillips@afp-mail.com or Facebook me here with your pictures, videos and thoughts. We want to see it and share it.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Americans for Prosperity


Dear Myron,

This morning I write to you from Sacramento, CA where last night hundreds of fired-up grassroots activists attened the Americans for Prosperity Foundation's Defending the American Dream Summit®. CLICK here for pictures.

Today, hundreds of thousands of Americans will stand up for freedom by participating in hundreds of tea parties across our great nation. Hopefully, you're heading out to an event near you!

I'll be at Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Arizona for the big tea party there. If you're there, make sure you come up and say hello.

This Tax Day, we face big challenges.

* The new Obama/Pelosi/Reid health care takeover includes almost $564 billion in new taxes on American families and businesses.

* If the Bush tax cuts are allowed to expire on December 31 of this year (and President Obama and Speaker Pelosi say that is their intention), then we will see an almost $1-trillion tax increase.

* The Death Tax will come roaring back. The best news about today's tax day is that for the first time in 94 years, death is not a taxable event in America. Unfortunately, Democrats want to bring back the death tax at an outrageous 55% rate!

* The top personal income tax rate will go back up to 39.6%. Taxes will skyrocket on capital gains.

* 47% of Americans no longer pay personal income taxes due to policies coming out of Washington, D.C., and it's not surprising that the burden on the remaining most productive Americans keeps going up.

* You would think all this taxing means a balanced budget. Of course, you would be wrong. The federal budget deficit this year is expected to end up over $1.5 trillion.

Not surprisingly, all this taxing and spending is killing prosperity for Americans. In fact, personal income is down 3.2% since President Obama took office when you exclude government handouts. It's the same old story. As government advances, opportunity and economic prosperity for Americans recedes.

Thankfully, a majority of our fellow Americans are joining with us to turn things around. Here in California, the energy is electric. Tonight I talked to grassroots activists and tea party leaders who are spearheading the drive for freedom in our biggest state, and they are on a roll. Trust me when I say this: liberal icon Senator Barbara Boxer is in trouble. After 28 years of radical left-wing votes, and after demonstrating her arrogance (remember when she scolded an American Army General telling him to call her "Senator" when he dared to call her "Ma'am"), I believe it's clear the people have had enough of her.

We're starting to win and the Left knows it. I do not often quote the late Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, but speaking of his own country's fight from freedom from Great Britain he said the following: "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win."

Gandhi may have been speaking decades ago, but he summed up where we stand pretty darned well.

So this Tax Day, be of good cheer. Keep up the fight. Endure assaults from the Left with the knowledge that the Left's slurs and attacks only show their weakness and desperation.

Our ideas matter. And, the dedicated work of grassroots leaders like you matters.


Tim

PS: Please send along your pictures and thoughts on today's tea parties across the nation. Send them to me here at this address or post them on our Facebook Fan Page here.

Thanks for all you're doing. Much lies ahead.
Like what Americans for Prosperity is doing? Invest in our work by clicking here. We're supported by our more than one million citizen-activists nationwide. Your contribution in any amount will go a long way in promoting free-market policies at all levels of government - local, state and federal. Thanks!


Americans for Prosperity® (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen leaders committed to advancing every individual's right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and scope of government is the best safeguard to ensuring individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens in support of restraining state and federal government growth, and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP has more than one million members, including members in all 50 states, and 30 state chapters and affiliates. More than 60,000 Americans in all 50 states have made a financial investment in AFP or AFP Foundation. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Clause And Effect

Member Resource Center Updates
Dear Myron & Sally,

Insurance can be confusing and tedious, but it is a vital aspect of everyone’s financial plan.

Week 7 - Clause and Effect
Whether it’s health, homeowner, car, life, or disability, you have many insurance options to choose from. You have to make insurance a priority, learn what you need, and get it now. Follow Dave’s advice by determining whether a higher deductible, which brings a lower premium, will save you money in the long term.

If you’re in the market for insurance and unsure where to look, Dave recommends Zander Insurance for your term life, disability, health insurance, and identity theft coverage needs.

Helpful Tools
Check out this week’s featured content in the Member Resource Center (MRC): insurance tips to help you save money. The insurance coverage recap form will help you sort through your different policies, amounts, and agent contact information. If needed, be sure to find a health insurance Endorsed Local Provider in your area!

Visual learner? Watch a video of Dave helping a caller with an insurance question or read other people’s stories about their experiences with insurance.

Homework Reminder

Identify any insurance policies that need to be changed or added to your financial plan.
Calculate how much life insurance coverage you need based on Dave’s principles.
Get your insurance in order this week! You never know when you may need it.

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Friday, April 02, 2010

Holy Week

Friday, April 02, 2010
NEW BLOG: 20100402

GOOD FRIDAY:

Today is a very special day for us Christians. Jesus died on the cross for our sins.

Last night we attended Maundy Thursday services at our church. Mark was able to attend the service with us. The choir sang two numbers.

Tonight we’ll be doing church all over again.

If you want to know our church’s schedule, just call up

www.oslctopeka.org

My membership church also has a website.

God Bless,

myron@myownfaith2.com

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