FlagsA message from Tom Zawistowski, Executive Director, Portage County Tea Party:

Here are a few very important events occurring in the coming weeks of interest to Ohio Liberty groups:

1) Jim DeMint is holding a Town Hall in Columbus on Tuesday, August 27th, at 7:00 PM. To my knowledge, this is the first public event in Ohio that Jim DeMint will appear at since he took over at Heritage and I know this is the largest town hall he will be holding in the nation. There are still some seats left.  Please register today at: http://heritageaction.com/events/columbus-town-hall/

2) The “Pull the Plug on ObamaCare” rally outside Speaker Boehner’s Office in Troy, OH is being held on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 starting at 3:30 PM at 12 South Plum Street, Troy, OH  45373.  Speakers include Jenny Beth Martin, Ken Blackwell, Brent Bozell, Doc Thompson and Ted Stevenot.  Please plan on attending.

3) Radio Talk Show Host Mark Levin has ignited a firestorm of discussion with his new book that calls for “an Article V Constitutional Convention” in order to pass Amendments to the Constitution to fix the systemic problems that have allowed the Federal Government to get out of control and destroy our economy, our states rights, and our individual liberty and freedom.  You can get up to speed at this link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphbenko/2013/08/19/mark-levins-game-changer-using-the-constitution-to-arrest-federal-drift/

The controversy comes from conservatives who fear that “opening the Constitution up” to changes in a Constitutional Convention could be disastrous as the left could destroy what is left of the Constitution. However, Levin argues that an Article V Convention, unlike a Constitutional Convention, is called by the states and is restricted only to Amendments that can be ratified by 3/4 of the states legislatures. The Federal Government, meaning the President, Senate, House and Supreme Court have NO SAY in a Article V Convention.  I invite you to view this questions and answer session on Fox last week where Levin explains his plan: http://youtu.be/vJdwc3q5s0o

However, I strongly suggest that you read the book “The Liberty Amendments” as I believe that this is a critical step that we must take to get our Federal Government back under control of the States, which formed it.

4) Governor Kasich is pushing ObamaCare by continuing to force Medicaid “Expansion” on the people of Ohio despite opposition by his own “Party” in the State, his own national “Party”, and the majority of Republican Voters.  Then, last week, the Kasich team sent out an appeal to sign a petition to help the Governor fight the Affordable Care Act! (Read Story Here).  Apparently the Governor wants to have thing both ways as you will see by this revealing story in the Wall Street Journal that shows his liberal policies that should concern all conservatives. You should also read the letter written by Matt Mayer about why Medicaid “Expansion” should not be passed.

5) There will be an anti-illegal Immigration rally on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Square at Union Centre, 9825 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester, OH 45069 – Right before Congress heads back to DC. See flyer below for details.

6) I am hearing about the possibility of a large rally in Washington, DC for Tuesday, September 10, 2013 to tell Congress not to pass any Immigration Bill and to defund ObamaCare in the upcoming CR.  No details yet, the “Million Muslim March on DC” supposedly scheduled for 9/11/2013, the next day, may have some impact on this event. Put it on your radar.

Please forward this email to those who are concerned about the future of our nation and want to be part of our efforts to restore Constitutionally limited government, fiscal responsibility, individual freedom and liberty, and get government out of our way so that we can create jobs and the prosperity that goes with them.

Best Regards,


Tom Zawistowski
Executive Diretor
Portage County TEA Party