Action Alert by Medina Tea Party Patriots
April 15, 2013
Impromptu rally tomorrow: Join us for a DC Intervention in Cleveland
DC has a problem! Those in Washington are drunk on power, and they will do everything to keep that power, even if it means undermining our constitutional legislative process. Secret meetings, dubious tactics to pass backroom deals – it all has to go, especially with another 1,500-page bill on immigration about to be forced down our throats.
Tea Party Patriot groups across the nation are staging the #DCIntervention Rallies at senators’ offices tomorrow from Noon to 1 PM, and we encourage you to join us:
Date/time: Tuesday, April 16th from Noon to 1 PM
Where: Senator Brown’s office: 1301 East Ninth St., Suite 1710, Cleveland, OH 44114
What to do: Bring your sign or flag, along with your letter to the senator, and join us. See attached letter – just print, sign and deliver it.
Facebook page: http://tinyurl.com/DCInterventionRallyInCleveland
Tool kit of resources: http://www.teapartypatriots.org/2013/04/dcintervention-toolkit/
Why are we so mad?!
There are a lot of reasons to be frustrated and angry at the politicians in Washington; however, the Senate’s recent actions prove that we must act. Tea Party Patriots’ recent post says it best:
“First, the Senate voted to proceed on a gun bill [S. 649] nobody read. While there may be some debate ahead, it is still unclear if Harry Reid will even allow amendments or not, but most importantly, no Senator should vote to move forward with any legislation that has not been fully vetted.
Two Senators in particular are facing Tea Party pressure, as they should – Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Pat Toomey (R-PA). Both of these men were elected thanks to Tea Party support, yet Senator Rubio is the star spokesman for a secretive, small group working on a bill that purports to address illegal immigration and the entire US immigration system as a whole. This bill is already 1,500 pages and no one outside the small working group has read it, meaning legislation that will affect our security, spending, taxes, culture, education, welfare, jobs, etc. is being crafted without input from most of our senators or the American people. Not only might the legislation be bad policy, it has already gone outside of the normal process.
Meanwhile, Senator Toomey is the man who gave opponents of the 2nd Amendment the best chance they’ve had in decades to violate the Constitution. Not to mention that it’s been reported that the real negotiations took place on Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) yacht. So, instead of negotiating in public, they made their deals on a “booze cruise.”
At the end of the day, both groups of senators have tried to move their respective bills through the Senate without transparency, public approval, or even analysis.
The crux of the problem is simple: Constitutional process is key to a functioning representative democracy, i.e. a Republic. Transparency, open discussions, and other former mainstays of the political process have been largely abandoned in these debates. As a result, the future of our nation is further in turmoil.
The Senate is supposed to represent the people. With these debates, it is increasingly apparent the Senate largely represents itself and its own interests – violating the principles, traditions, and constitutional values of the American experiment.”
To make matters worse, the Washington Examiner reported the following: 
“The Senate’s bipartisan Gang of Eight and six House lawmakers have been meeting privately for weeks in hopes of striking bipartisan accord on an issue that has divided Congress and the country for the past five years….
The House and Senate are working separately, but they talk occasionally, and their plans are similar, though not exactly the same, negotiators told The Washington Examiner….
In the House, things are moving more slowly, but the plans will likely be on “the same planet,” said Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., one of the proposal’s authors….” (Underlined for emphasis.)
That’s right – more closed-door meetings where Congress will make a secret deal, put on these just-for-show debates (if debates are even allowed) and at the end of the day, rubberstamp it.
If you are outraged by this, then join us tomorrow! We cannot let this stand.
Keeping melting the lines in Columbus
The following is a great post from Ohio Liberty Coalition. Rather than reinvent the wheel we will just share it with you:
“Hospital interests, labor unions, and far left leaning groups are lusting for the billions of debt-driven dollars tied to expanding Medicaid/Obamacare in our state. They staged are rally at the statehouse last week where the crowd cheered enthusiastically for their new friend and champion, Governor John Kasich.
John Kasich was chosen to be governor during an election that was a referendum on fiscal responsibility, smaller government, and saying “NO” to the federal government takeover of healthcare. Yet, when the critical moment came to stand up for these values, Kasich didn’t go for principled leadership like other Republican governors.
Instead, he went for the money.
Kasich and other proponents like to justify their arguments for Medicaid expansion in biblical terms about compassion and care for the downtrodden. Such arguments are disingenuous because they twist the scripture against itself. The Good Samaritan, for instance, didn’t help his fellow man with money he got from the government, nor did he steal it from children through reckless levels of public debt.
Medicaid expansion is neither moral nor compassionate. Consider these excerpts from a recent article, “Kasich Veering Left,” by National Review columnist John Fund. 
§ “Over half of physicians no longer accept Medicaid patients because it is a failed program with bargain-basement reimbursement payments and bureaucratic regulations that lower the quality of overall care.”
§ “Medicaid patients often give up trying to find a doctor and wind up in hospital emergency rooms, where they wait three to six hours for non-urgent care.”
§ “The false promise of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion is that it will trap millions of Americans in a program that needs urgent reform first.”
§ A study from the University of Virginia reveals that, “surgical patients on Medicaid are 13 percent more likely to die than those without insurance of any kind.”
For the moment, legislators have removed the governor’s proposal to expand Medicaid from our state’s proposed biennial budget. However, the special interests are furiously working to see it put it back in.
Click here for names and phone numbers of those to contact.
We must tell these lawmakers to say “NO” to more debt, dependency, and the federal government takeover of healthcare. We must tell them to say “NO” to Medicaid/Obamacare expansion in our state.”