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Advisory Council Meeting Calendar Change

The May 25th Advisory Council meeting has been moved to 7PM, June 1st, due to the Memorial Day Holiday. Council members should still communicate via email prior to the meeting to make plans. If you have not joined our council but have suggestions for a future meeting, please attend our advisory council meeting or click HERE to contact us. Normally, our Advisory Council meetings are held at 7PM on the 4th Monday of

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The Tea Party Awakens

March 9th, The East Side Tea Party welcomes Matthew Staver Time/Date/Location: Monday, March 9th at 7pm, 570 N Alafaya Trail, #104, Orlando, FL 32828 Cost: Free/Donations appreciated Matthew Staver, a former pastor and one of the nation’s preeminent constitutional attorneys, will discuss the importance of faith in our nation and the real impacts on our nation and community when we ignore it. Local related news and events will also be

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God in Schools: Out of Sight, Out of Mind – Part II

I never intended to write a part 2 to the God in Schools post, however a comment on the original post required a lengthy response. As I was writing it, I realized that more people might benefit from these words than the one person to whom I was writing. So here it is, edited slightly.

God in Schools: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Today the Orange County (FL) School Board decided to prohibit the passive distribution of Bibles from third party organizations in all schools in the county. They claim they are not prohibiting the free exercise of religion. I am not sure what they mean by “free”. Free exercise

The Proper Role of Government

Frequently we are asked (many times incorrectly told), what the tea party believes. We articulate the need for a limited, fair, responsible government and the need for an informed and engaged electorate. That explanation does not seem to satisfy some. You may have heard that the tea party movement desires a government that conforms to constitutional principles. Those principles, if properly adhered, identify the framework for federal government, not necessarily all governments in the United States. While federal overreach is a serious concern, the tea party does some of its best work on the local level. On this level, the Government limitations of the Constitution are not always as strict. To address our concerns on the state and local levels, We defend the “proper roles of government”. What are those?

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