Obama Funds Drilling in Gulf of Mexico — by Brazil!

Letter to the editor:

Brig. Gen. John M. Elkins (retired)

This very day the highest leaders of the United States continue their obsession in “the business of war” led by Barack Obama for engaging our troops in simultaneous radical Muslim wars. Today, it is with another radical Muslim nation, Libya.

The new war in Libya began with Obama leaving all the details up to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton while he is on another vacation, this time it’s South America. In a recent news conference down there, he said, “When he gets back home, he is pulling the American forces out and turning it over to the French!” I don’t believe history will reveal when France ever won a war? Can anyone imagine our men and women in our Armed Forces being under command of a French commander?

Not since World War II have we ever won a war outright, rather we have fought a series of “cut and run wars” wasting trillions of US dollars. In addition to the waste of our assets, there’s been a loss of nearly 100,000 American members of our Armed Forces KILLED IN ACTION!

With the economic state of our nation, we can’t even afford to provide basic health care for the millions of disabled and life-time maimed young men and women war veterans!

If we will remember, in order to finance nine years of war (1961-1975), the Vietnam War, President Lyndon Johnson  and majority members of both houses of Congress transferred (stole) trillions of dollars from the so called “Social Security’s locked box”. Johnson moved trillions from the Social Security fund to the general fund. This allowed President Johnson to dip into the general fund at the whims of LBJ and both Houses of Congress.

Over the past couple of weeks, money we don’t have is being used for another million-dollar-per-day undeclared-declared-cut-and-run war in Libya”?

To add insult to our injury to the USA’s financial woes, President Obama, while on vacation to South America, gave Brazil $300 billion U.S. dollars for their offshore oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico!

Remember: Obama ordered an indefinite moratorium on our nation’s explorations and drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. His edict left more than 16,000 employees along the Gulf coast unemployed. Then, Obama asked Brazil if they would sell us their petroleum when they start producing  from their wells drilled in the Gulf. Yes, after he gave them $300 billions of our near worthless dollars to finance Brazil’s oil production in the Gulf he had to go back to begging them to sell us some of the oil!

While Obama’s Fundamental Transformation of America continues with the blessings of a majority of the members of Congress, we’ve moved from a nation of UNITED WE STAND to a nation of DIVIDED WE ARE FALLING!

I wonder how many brain-challenged Americans will vote on November 5, 2012, for a continuation of this crazy leadership toward the complete destruction of our once proud God fearing and financially solvent nation.

John M. Elkins

4040 Luella Road

Sherman, TX 75090-5270

Brigadier General John M. Elkins, National Guard of Texas (Retired) serves as Director and Curator Emeritus of the Perrin AFB Museum located at Perrin Field in Grayson County. John sits on a board, under authority of Congressman Ralph M. Hall, that nominates candidates for all U.S. Military academies.

Gen. John M. Elkins and Mrs. Elkins

A Mason for over 50 years, John achieved his Master Mason Degree in 1960 while assigned to the 2nd Bombardment Wing based at Hunter Air Force Base, Savannah, Georgia. Gen. Elkins is a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, York Rite and a member of the Hella Shrine Temple in Garland, Texas. Governor Rick Perry promoted John to Brigadier General in June 2005. Congressman Hall calls him “a hero of two wars and a great friend”.

He served his country, in uniform, 45 years and is a veteran of WW2, Korea and Vietnam. His father served in WW1 before him. John M. Elkins was born in Joliet, Illinois in 1930, in the middle of the Great Depression.

John continues selfless service to his country as a TEA Party Patriot, a true conservative who loves his country.

Rockwall-County Republican Women Influence Civil Government

What does it mean to be Influential?

Latin: en (in) fluere (to flow)

You can’t do it without being “there” and “there” is at the forefront of leadership at every level of government.

Be a Woman of Influence

Rockwall County Republican Women’s Club (RCRWC) equips and empowers women to be leaders. Yes, women can make a difference and the RCRWC prepares Rockwall County women to be Women of Influence.

Saturday Luncheon

Borah Van Dormolen, National Committeewoman for the state of Texas to the National Republican Party will be speaking next Saturday at a “Woman of Influence” luncheon held by the RCRWC.


When: Saturday, April 2

Where: Home of Debra Harper

Time: 11:00 am

Address: 8622 Southbay Circle, Rowlett

Click on this link for Google Map

RSVP Jane Buie, VP of Membership

Or call (972) 772-0415 to let her know you’re coming.

Heath voters go to the polls May 14, 2011 to elect Council Members for Place 2 & Place 4

How well do you know the candidates?

Please mark this straw poll with your choices, as if you were voting today. All responses are anonymous and unofficial. Names listed in reverse alphabetical order.

Note: Places 1 ,Robert Hille, and Place 6, Rich Krause, are unopposed and therefore straw polls are of no value to these races.

Each voter can select one candidate per Council Place, only.

Thank you,

Rockwall County TEA Party

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Kaufman County TEA Party Hosts Roger Williams

Taxed Enough Already

A new-found patriotism manifests across the nation as “TEA Party Patriots” – Taxed Enough Already. If more taxes could solve our financial problems, then all our problems would have already gone away. We are Taxed Enough Already and TEA’d off at government waste, inefficiency and corruption.

US Senate candidate Roger Williams understands issues of fiscal sanity and preservation of American liberty. Meet Roger, personally, Saturday, March 26 in Terrell, Texas

Kaufman County TEA Party Meeting

Occasion: Kaufman County TEA Party

Where: American National Bank – Community Room

Roger Williams - Candidate for US Senate
Roger Williams

Address: 102 W. Moore, Terrell, Texas

Date: Saturday – March 26, 2011

Time: 6:00PM

Community Room is on the second floor.

Roger Williams – Candidate for US Senate

As a successful business man and former Texas Secretary of State, Roger is imminently qualified for the office of US Senator. Roger knows how to create jobs and manage budgets and he knows the importance of low taxes and a business-friendly approach to governance.

Learn more about Roger Williams:

Roger is an engaging, intelligent Texan who knows the importance of Texas agriculture and our petroleum industries to the well-being of our great state.

John White

Rockwall County TEA Party


Connect with Roger on Facebook.

Mayor Dr. John E. Harper – Fiscal Sustainability for City of Rowlett

Rowlett Mayor John Harper

The City of Rowlett, like so many cities in North Texas, is faced with the issue of sustainability.   Simply defined, sustainability means that the costs of recurring City obligations are increasing faster than projected recurring revenues are increasing.   In order to avoid deficits, city expenses must be reduced.   Alternatively, municipal services must be reduced and/or city property taxes must be increased to maintain the status quo. (see footnote-1)

The City of Rowlett is well-positioned for growth in its commercial tax base due to the Bush Turnpike Extension and the DART Blue Line Extension.   However, the full impact of those economic engines and the growth in property tax revenue is many years away.  Furthermore, the City will need to partner with businesses in order to attract them to Rowlett.   That will require investment in their projects.  Rowlett currently has no extra funds for this purpose.

Rowlett Mayor John Harper posed the following questions to a joint meeting of the Rowlett and Rockwall Tea Parties. How would you answer?

Editor’s Footnotes

1 – It is a usual and customary practice for governments to hold reserve funds for non-recurring expenses (emergencies) equal to approximately five months budgeted recurring expenses. City of Rowlett has only 45 days in reserve.

2 – Dr. John Harper, ED.D., CPA – biographical information:

City of Rowlett Website

Announces candidacy for re-election –  news article

Chief Financial Officer – The Cooper Institute

3 – Dr. Harper presented facts about City of Rowlett finances and sustainability at Rowlett Public Library on March 19, 2011. Rowlett TEA Party hosted a townhall meeting for citizens of Rowlett. For photos, click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=88673437004&aid=275464


Straw Poll – Rockwall City Council Candidates

Rockwall voters go to the polls May 14, 2011 to elect representatives to fill four offices: Mayor, Council Place 1, Council Place 3 and Council Place 5.

How well do you know the candidates?

Please mark this straw poll with your choices, if you were voting today. All responses are anonymous and unofficial. Names listed in reverse alphabetical order.


Review current lineup of active members of Rockwall City Council:  http://www.rockwall.com/MayorCouncil/index.asp.

Are you registered to vote?

Thank you for your input.

Rockwall County TEA Party

TEA Time for Rockwall and Rowlett – March 19


Original Taxed Enough Already Party

Fellow Patriots:

We will be joining with the Rowlett TEA Party next Saturday in Rowlett at the Rowlett Public Library.

Rowlett Mayor John Harper will be speaking on the topic of ballooning employee pension and benefit expenses facing our cities and some possible solutions to the problem.

Government employee compensation is on a course leading us to much higher, unsustainable taxes, left unattended.

Rowlett Mayor John Harper

Let’s not wait until we have to go through a “Wisconsin” experience – let’s prepare now.

Have TEA with Mayor John Harper next weekend.

Event: Rowlett TEA Party

Date: March 19, 2011

Time: 3:00 PM

Place: Rowlett Public Library

3900 Main Street

Rowlett, Texas

Map: Google Maps http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Rowlett+Community+Center,+3900+Main+Street,+Rowlett,+TX&aq=1&sll=32.996427,-96.500645&sspn=0.098334,0.134583&ie=UTF8&hq=Rowlett+Community+Center,&hnear=3900+Main+St,+Rowlett,+Dallas,+Texas+75088&ll=32.914684,-96.571198&spn=0.049212,0.067291&z=14&iwloc=B

Event on facebook as Rowlett TEA Party Monthly Meeting

Thank you,

Rockwall County TEA Party

TEA Party Rockwall