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Open to the Public - The Northwest RI Tea Party usually meets monthly in or near the Village of North Scituate, in the early evening for approximately one and one half hour. We represent Burrillville, Foster, Glocester, Scituate, Smithfield, and N. Smithfield

Typically there are 1-3 speakers drawn from RI Gen'l Assembly, Tea Party, local business, etc. as well as video and audio presentations. Bring a friend. For more details about each month's agenda subscribe here.

“...no man may initiate the use of physical force against others. No man—or group or society or government—has the right to assume the role of a criminal and initiate the use of physical compulsion against any man. Men have the right to use physical force only in retaliation and only against those who initiate its use. The ethical principle involved is simple and clear-cut: it is the difference between murder and self-defense. A holdup man seeks to gain a value, wealth, by killing his victim; the victim does not grow richer by killing a holdup man. The principle is: no man may obtain any values from others by resorting to physical force.” Ayn Rand
State Legislative Officials From The NWTP Area

Sen 23 Paul Fogarty
Rep 48 Brian Newberry
Rep 47 Cale Keable

Sen 21 Nicholas Kettle
Rep 40 Michael Chippendale

Sen 21 Nicholas Kettle
Rep 41 Michael Marcello

Sen 23 Paul Fogarty
Rep 40 Michael Chippendale Rep 47 Cale Keable

Sen 22: Stephen Archambault
Rep 44: Gregory Constantino
Rep 53 Thomas Winfield

N. Smithfield
Sen 17 Edward O'Neill
Sen 23 Paul Fogarty
Sen 24 Marc Cote
Rep 48 Brian Newberry

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  Next Meeting:

June 17, 2014
615pm - 745pm
North Scituate Library
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The Blueprint:
How the Democrats Won Colorado (and Why Republicans Everywhere should care)

by Adam Schrager and Rob Witwer, 2010

Reviewed by Dr. Ellen Kenner

The Blueprint is a fascinating and chilling eye-opener. The Blueprint’s authors explain in detail, the behind-the-scenes, often secretive workings of the Progressive activists. What are the Progressive’s strategies that are making them seemingly politically unstoppable? Who are the masterminds behind their strategy? What are they planning for our future? What are their motives?

The authors start by asking, What turned the solidly Republican state of Colorado (in 2004) Democrat in one election cycle (by 2008)? And they end by showing how the Progressives are taking their strategic, comprehensive, decentralized, highly technological, well-funded “Colorado Model” and expanding it to an alarming number of states. Their goal is to flip the power in targeted state’s legislatures and in the Governor’s seats. And they mean business. From the founder of the Democratic Alliance, Rob Stein: “So the reason we’re doing what we’re doing . . . and the way we get progressive change, is to control government. That’s what this is about.”

Starting with “The Gang of 4,” extraordinarily wealthy individuals with a progressive philosophy (Polis, Gill, Stryker and Bridges), the Colorado Model has expanded into a national model with the Democratic Alliance (DA) at its head. It includes more than 80 equally wealthy “limousine liberals” who have each pledged 1 million dollars to fund the Democratic Alliance (George Soros, Rob Reiner, Bruce Oreck, Taco Bell heir Rob McKay, Norman Lear). Combine these deep-pocketed progressives with unions (e.g., AFL-CIO, teachers unions), activist groups (e.g., conservation, gay and other “minorities”), progressive attorneys, political strategists and progressive politicians and you’ve got a powerful politically corrupt engine to destroy any political opposition.

The authors expose how these wealthy people bypass campaign finance reform laws and can often untraceably funnel unprecedented amounts of money to many sympathetic nonprofits and other progressive organizations. A sampler of groups receiving these large sums of money are “social welfare” organizations, progressive watchdog groups, “new” media outlets (such as the now defunct Media Matters). In return, these nonprofits use the money to launch “ground troops” during elections (and now throughout the year) to discredit and destroy any non-progressive politician. (It is more cost effective to discredit candidates when they are still in local races--before they advance to the national level.) These well-paid ground forces (manned phone banks, door-to-door canvassers), along with newly founded local Progressive groups, influence elections using a multitude of methods, some extremely unethical--including chilling smear tactics and unethical law suits. As a former governor of Colorado put it “There is no moral bottom line.”

The authors explain one of their methods: “The Colorado Democracy Alliance [CoDA] has been likened to a political venture capital fund . . . After evaluating the relative strengths and weaknesses of various nonprofits and taking into account CoDA’s broader objectives . .  . the [CoDA] board votes and the staff produces a list of funding recommendations to be circulated to the donors. At that point, donors make direct contributions to the newly selected members of the CoDA network [nonprofits and activist groups].” Donors directly funnel huge sums of money into groups. Many of these nonprofits do not need to disclose their donors, thus donors keep their anonymity and get around campaign finance reform laws. CoDA’s goal remains focused: to control state government.

Since the national Democratic Alliance’s goal is to influence as many state legislative races and as many gubernatorial races as possible, their “blueprint,” or infrastructure, includes think tanks (The Bell Policy Center), progressive leadership development programs, media/communications networks and other civic engagement/voter mobilization methods. Their current goal? By 2012 to take over 25 states. And they are well on their way.

The Blueprint ends with a warning: This progressive takeover of our government is what can happen when “the average citizen doesn’t pay attention to what’s going on behind the curtain . . . These days it doesn’t take twenty-five years for a political transformation--it can take just a cycle or two to change a state dramatically. What happened in Colorado should put people on alert that a state’s political leadership can be radically changed in a very short time.”

That’s even more reason to arm yourself with the details that The Blueprint offers. Knowing the enemy helps us plan better. As we, the “average citizen” peer behind the curtain and get outraged, we can mobilize better and expose their methods. Armed with a rational moral code, “[a] few people can radically change the political landscape.” If you are outraged and are fighting the political battle, I highly recommend arming yourself by reading The Blueprint.

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