ON THE BALLOT: THE TEA PARTY VOTES ON AMENDMENTS AND JUDGES

CLICK HERE FOR THE PDF ABOUT CANDIDATES AND AMENDMENTS ON THE BALLOT.pdf

On October 5, 2010, the First Coast Tea Party held a Ballot Town Hall to discuss the Amendments and Judges appearing on the November 2 ballot in Duval County. The Supervisor of Elections, Jerry Holland, emceed a panel of legal experts and another panel of citizens who had performed their research on all Amendments and Judges. This event was limited in size and 114 people attended. The attendees listened to the presentations and voted on each amendment and judge. Those votes are noted below. These votes reflect the overall consensus of the attendees at the 10/5/10 FCTP Ballot Town Hall. To contact First Coast Tea Party, please go to www.fctpcommunity.org or contact us at (904) 683-3945.

Information you should know:

 It takes 60% of the votes cast to pass the amendments and to 50% of the votes cast to retain a Judge.

 The language of a citizen amendment is limited to 75 words; amendments placed by the legislature are not limited in length

 To fully understand who is asking for this amendment helps you understand the "agenda" behind it. It is important to know who put the amendment on the ballot and check out the organization, individuals, etc. and their motives.

 Follow the motives and follow the money. What will this amendment cost the people and who will benefit from the amendment?

 Amendments to the Constitution will change the Constitution. In California they have passed so many amendments that the Constitution is almost a joke. And let’s take a look at California and ask ourselves, "Do we want to be them?"

There are two organizations that have done a very good job in explaining the Amendments. One is the Collins Center at http://www.collinscenter.org/page/FL_Amend_Home and the other is James Madison Institute at http://www.jamesmadison.org/. Both have documents you can download and print out or forward to others and share the knowledge. The James Madison document will help explain some of the reasons why a Yes or No vote were made. We suggest you check out their sites and become engaged in their work. Both have some great tools and will make you a better, informed citizen activist.

 The Judges are more difficult to "judge." There was a lot of discussion about the fact some judges simply judge based on laws that relate to "auto accidents, civil disputes, etc." and you may not be able to determine if they are Constitutionally-driven. Where there was information about their "conservative" or "liberal" leanings, we had a conversation about them. The votes regarding the judges were made after a long discussion and from the eyes of many attorneys who must stand in front of them. Those votes are reflected in this document.

 We encourage you to share this document with everyone you know. We ask that you encourage everyone you know to vote on November 2nd. It is important that we secure Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness for all.

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Comment by Roy Anderson on October 30, 2010 at 9:29pm
We are so glad to have received this Web Site from Fox News today. Thankyou one and all for all your efforts. God bless each and everyone of you.
Comment by Tracy on October 25, 2010 at 6:30pm
Deborah here is a list of kentucky groups from TPP

http://teapartypatriots.org/state/Kentucky
Comment by Deborah on October 25, 2010 at 6:09pm
Is there a tea party located in Louisville, ky I would really like to help in any way possible.
Comment by Bill Lewis on October 23, 2010 at 2:49pm
Those Who Judge Us: The 2010 Florida Judicial Retention Ballot http://respublicamyblog.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/those-who-judge-us...
Comment by Rosemarie Brenneman on October 23, 2010 at 10:13am
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Comment by Debbie G on October 23, 2010 at 6:10am
Abigail Adams Project of Florida sent out questionnaires to the candidates and did get responses from some of them. To see the surveys and candidate answers go to this link

Debbie G.

http://fctpcommunity.org/profiles/blogs/candidate-surveys-here
Comment by Rosemarie Brenneman on October 22, 2010 at 12:07pm
That is the only effective way to dissolve it
Comment by Rosemarie Brenneman on October 22, 2010 at 12:06pm
T^he voters need to dissolve it! They need to put a referendum on the ballot.
Comment by Lori Lo on October 22, 2010 at 8:56am
Soil & Water Conservation Group 1 Phillip Laibe- dissolve from within Group 3 Violet Skinner-dissolve from within Group 5 Stuart Coffin-dissolve from within All three have made statement that this will be the first thing they will do is to start to dissolve the whole thing
Comment by Debbie G on October 22, 2010 at 5:20am
Rosemarie, that is the main reason Phillip Laibe is running; he feels it is a complete waste of our tax dollars and wants to get elected to dissolve it. He stated that in his Abigail Adams Survey.

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