13 Hours – Benghazi – more media to share to promote

This is simply a posting with media links, which I hope to update over time (and I will include a “last update” note). Our post discussing the movie is here:  GBTP: 13 Hours – Benghazi – The Movie (Opens Jan. 15th)

Last Updated: Monday 1/15 @ 0850.

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Link to the movie website:  13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi | Movie Site and the Trailer:  13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi – Official Trailer

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Media: Alternate News Outlets (Esp. One America News)

One of the major complaints from Tea Party activists, people who are involved politically who want to shrink the size and power of government, is that the Main Stream Media (MSM) reports (or buries) news in ways favorable to the progressive agenda.

I refer to my “alternate news cycle” – realizing many people not into politics do not utilize the resources I do. I list a few below.

Broadcast (Video) News
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“Kelo” in our back yard (Somerville)! Time to act – Institute for Justice

Institute for Justice: Somerville property owners file major lawsuit to stop unconstitutional land grab

The City of Somerville Massachusetts is planning to take 279 (!) privately owned properties using eminent domain as part of a redevelopment plan. Thankfully, some local property owners have filed a lawsuit to fight back.

They are being helped in their efforts by the Institute for Justice, but they need our help and publicity.  They are looking for more litigants to sign on to the suit. If you know anyone who pays property taxes in Somerville who may want to join the suit please let me know as soon as you can. Even if you only know someone who might know someone, that might be helpful as well. Please see http://www.thesomervilletimes.com/archives/63853 and http://stopunionsquaretakeover.org for more information.

The Institute for Justice is the excellent organization which fought against the government (federal, with local involvement too) in the Motel Caswell case, which was won back in 2013.  From the IJ website, discussing their battle years ago:

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Ramping up the Global Warming FRAUD

One of Obama’s “final frontiers” in his drive to “fundamentally transform” the United States is to implement “hope and change” in the realm of global warming / climate change / climate resilience / Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Climate Warming…. or whatever.

There is a hearty band of truth tellers attempting to bring sanity to the argument. A couple of weeks ago Tony Heller at Real Science posted Record Crushing Fraud From NOAA And NASA Ahead Of Paris.  The article notes the media was ramping up its global warming fear-mongering prior to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, being held in Paris, from November 30 to December 11.

In particular Mr. Heller draws attention to: Record-crushing October keeps Earth on track for hottest year in 2015 – The Washington Post.

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Common Core – Petitions to Repeal Delivered to Sec. of State’s Office!

CONTACT:  Donna Colorio, 508-450-0104 and dcolorio2014@gmail.com

Delivers Certified Petitions to the Secretary of State’s Office

Today at 2:00 pm, End Common Core MA, a ballot question committee of citizen activists, teachers, parents, concerned citizens, and elected officials opposed to Common Core’s standards and PARCC tests will deliver over 80,000 certified signatures for their initiative ballot question campaign to restore the state’s pre-Common Core educational standards from 2010.

Donna Colorio, recently re-elected to the Worcester School Committee, serves as Chairperson of the End Common Core MA ballot question.  “We’re excited to deliver our certified petitions today. Each signature represents an individual who cares about the future of the Massachusetts’ educational system. With our initiative petition, we’ve started the process to return to our proven pre-2010 Massachusetts standards.”

On July 21, 2010, twelve appointed members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to abandon our SUPERIOR Massachusetts Standards in exchange for federal dollars and the adoption of the unknown, unproven Common Core Standards.

After the hard work of gathering more than 110,000 raw signatures, the direction of this petition is clear.  “Frustrated teachers and parents all over the Commonwealth signed this petition and thanked us for working to restore education excellence back into the classroom.”  Colorio said “The mandate is obvious, Common Core is wrong for Massachusetts.  The time has come to stop this educational experiment on our kids and End Common Core in Massachusetts.”



Constitution Day – 2015!

Last year for Constitution Day we wrote a post called  What is your child’s school doing to observe Constitution Day?  I would recommend that post as it contains a great deal of information and links to materials to help remind people, especially school children, of how unique and wondrous a document The United States Constitution is.  We also noted in the post several points of law about how Massachusetts is to mark Constitution Day:

  • In Massachusetts the law requires “In all public elementary and high schools American history and civics, including the constitution of the United States, the declaration of independence and the bill of rights…shall be taught as required subjects for the purpose of promoting civic service and a greater knowledge thereof, and of fitting the pupils, morally and intellectually, for the duties of citizenship.” (ALM GL ch. 71, §2)
  • The requirement for the Governor of Massachusetts to proclaim Constitution Day (ALM GL ch. 6, §15A). Governor Patrick has proclaimed Constitution Day in two of his seven [eight] years in office (in 2011 and 2012).  Section 15A. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart the seventeenth day of September as Constitution Day and recommending that it be observed by the people with appropriate exercises in the schools…”

I decided to inquire if Governor Charlie Baker would issue such a proclamation. Well, ask and ye shall receive!! With the assistance of the Governor’s Constituent Services, I suggested some text, and then the Governor came up with his own. At some point it will be linked on the Issued Proclamations page.

UPDATE: The Issued Proclamations page was updated – here is the link to the Constitution Day Proclamation.

To follow up, I am asking the Governor’s office to see if there are any plans to recommend  classroom instruction on the Constitution (either by the Governor, or by Secretary of Education, Jim Peyser).

Whether or not some formal edict is sent out, it still would be worth your while to ask your schools, and your children’s school teachers, if they have any plans to teach the Constitution. Again, there are materials aplenty listed in post  What is your child’s school doing to observe Constitution Day? 

And since I was the one to request the proclamation, I am the (proud) recipient of the document. Below is a picture of the document, followed by the text of the proclamation. Enjoy!



Whereas Our Founding Fathers, in order to secure the blessings of liberty did ordain
and adopt a Constitution for the United States of America on September 17, 1787
establishing the world’s first government of the people, by the people, and for
the people; and

 Whereas The United States Constitution is the oldest national constitution
in the world still in continuous use; and

 Whereas The Constitution has server as a model for the constitutions of many nations,
including Germany, Japan, India, and South America, and international written agreements such as
the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; and

Whereas These hallowed words should be embraced by all citizens, so as to fully
understand the value and importance of the Constitution and in order to support,
preserve and defend it against encroachment; and

 Whereas September 17, 2015 marks the two hundred and twenty-eighth anniversary
of the signing of the United States Constitution, providing a historic opportunity for all
Americans to remember the achievements of our Founding Fathers and to reflect
on the rights and privileges of citizenship, as well as its responsibilities,

 Now, Therefore, I, Charles D. Baker, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,
do hereby proclaim September 17th, 2015, to be,


And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take
cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this Eighteenth Day of August, in the year two thousand and fifteen, and of the
Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-ninth.


Charles Murray Speaks at Harvard University!

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The Greater Boston Tea Party &
The Worcester Tea Party

 Present AEI Scholar

Charles Murray

Charles Murray is a political scientist, author, and libertarian. He first came to national attention in 1984 with the publication of Losing Ground, which has been credited as the intellectual foundation for the Welfare Reform Act of 1996.  His most recent book, By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission”  (Crown Forum, 2015) urges Americans to stem governmental overreach and use America’s unique civil society to put government back in its place.


Charles Murray and  
Jonah Goldberg on  
Civil Disobedience in America
The Greater Boston Tea Party and The Worcester Tea Party are proud to have celebrated author Charles Murray speak on the exciting topics of “By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission”  (Crown Forum, 2015) at the ivy cover halls of Harvard University.  We recognize the importance of the message that Mr. Murray has to share.  It is critical that as many people as possible hear it that,

This will be a Free event!!

We have secured a 500 seat auditorium in the heart of the Harvard’s Cambridge campus. The doors will open at 7:00 PM and we will welcome as many people as we can squeeze inside.
Please be sure to register at one of the links below. For those simply wanting to register, please use the Eventbrite link below. For those interested in ensuring good seats (especially if you are coming from a far distance) we are offering a limited number of reserved VIP seats.  In addition we will accept donations in any amount to pay the expenses associated with this event.

Please register at ONE of the following:

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Tuesday, September 22nd 7:00 PM
Harvard University Science Center Auditorium B
1 Oxford St. Cambridge, MA
Parking information – parking is easy and relatively inexpensive ($7) with advanced registration with the Harvard parking office. It is quick and easy. “How to” information is available at this link.

Happy 4th of July!

On the 4th of July we celebrate with family and friends. We enjoy cookouts, watch fireworks, and go to large gatherings to enjoy the company of others.

We should take a few moments to remember what is the true meaning of this day. 239 years ago, leading up to the Continental Congress and their deliberations, many serious events had happened -  The Boston Massacre, The Boston Tea Party, The Intolerable Acts, The Battles Lexingotn and Concord, The Battle of Bunker Hill, and so many more.

The Colonies had not yet come together. The desire for independence and self-rule was not universally shared and many people just wanted to live their lives, not worry about things, and some even enjoyed the protection provided by King George. (Eerily similar to our current situation!)

What we celebrate today is our beginning, when thirteen colonies had banded together and and decided they were “all in.”  Those 56 signers knew they were putting their lives on the line….

“… we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes

and our sacred Honor.”

July 2nd was the day the Continental Congress pass a resolution in part proclaiming “… these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States…” On July 4th, the final draft of the Declaration of Independence was approved.  Those 56 signers were risking everything to create a new nation.

I offer three videos about the 4th of July. The first is Paul Harvey’s Our Lives Our Fortunes Our Sacred Honor.  For those of you not familiar with Paul Harvey, he was one of the great radio personalities from an era when bluster was not required, and speaking simply, plainly, and truthfully was valued above all else.

The second is Ted Cruz reading Rush Limbaugh’s father’s address: “The Americans Who Risked Everything.”  Ted Cruz read this during a filibuster on the Health Care law in 2013 – the video is linked here.  The text is available from Limbaugh’s web site linked here.

The third is a reading of the Declaration of Independence from the Bicentennial in 1976, with some well know actors, directors and composers. You should take the time to read it yourself, or listen to these people read it together from the link here.

Lastly, here is a link to the text of the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives here, and to an document from the Heritage Foundation on the meaning and importance of Declaration of Independence. It is a truly unique document marking the beginning of an exceptional country. From Heritage:

The Declaration of Independence is the founding document of the American political tradition. It articulates the fundamental ideas that form the American nation: All men are created free and equal and possess the same inherent, natural rights. Legitimate governments must therefore be based on the consent of the governed and must exist “to secure these rights.”

As a practical matter, the Declaration of Independence announced to the world the unanimous decision of the thirteen American colonies to separate themselves from Great Britain. But its true revolutionary significance—then as well as now—is the declaration of a new basis of political legitimacy in the sovereignty of the people. The Americans’ final appeal was not to any man-made decree or evolving spirit but to rights inherently possessed by all men. These rights are found in eternal “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.” As such, the Declaration’s meaning transcends the particulars of time and circumstances.

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