The April activities of the Morrow County TEA Party (a non-partisan organization) started with the study group meeting on April 4. The regular meeting of the TEA Party on April 21 opened with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Food items were collected for distribution to No Limits Outreach Center.
Being the month of April, the night’s Constitutional question dealt with how the framers chose to tax and how taxes were to be levied. The framers were very concerned about how taxation would be handled. The Constitutional question asked (1) where the Constitution specifies, and (2) where it restricts how Congress could originally lay direct taxes. The answer to the first question is in Article 1, Section 2, paragraph 3, “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, …” The answer to question 2 is in Article 1, Section 9, paragraph 4, “No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.” The framers were still very aware of the harsh and unfair taxation without representation. For that reason the framers intended no direct taxation of the people, only taxing people through the states based on the state’s population. As we are all painfully aware, this is quite different from the direct taxation we experience today by way of the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which should be deemed unconstitutional. Note: The direct and graduated income tax is one of the planks of the Communist Manifesto.
Speakers for the meeting were Lisa Cooper, candidate seeking reelection for Republican Central Committeewoman; and Darin Seiber, speaking about happenings in Morrow County, what citizens should be concerned about and what to do if they see illegal activity. Citizens need to keep pursuing justice even in the face of our public officials’ unfair activities and unwillingness to enforce the law. There are still unsettled matters pertaining to scrap metal thefts that have plagued our community.
On Movie Night, April 15, “THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST” was shown since this was during Holy Week.
The Morrow County TEA Party’s regular schedule is as follows:
The first Tuesday of the month is Study Night, currently studying “Proclaim Liberty Throughout all the Land” which includes the 28 Principles of Liberty and the meaning of the Constitution, held at the home of Nelson and Annette Hack.
The third Monday of the month is the regular meeting of the Morrow County TEA Party, held at the Library Annex.
The third Tuesday of the month is Movie Night, held at the home of Nelson and Annette Hack.
For questions concerning the TEA Party schedule phone (419) 946-3133.
The next regular meeting of the Morrow County TEA party is May 19, 7:00 p.m., at the Mount Gilead Library Annex, 34 E. High Street in the rear. Guest speaker will be local author, Dick Algire, who will talk about his recent book “The Truth About Socialist Utopia”.
All activities of the Morrow County TEA Party are open to the public and all are welcome.
Way before the term “politically correct” there was “freedom of speech” and every American had it!
Submitted by Nelson Hack, Coordinator.