Feb 27

State Treasurer Josh Mandel accuses CAIR of being front for terrorism

We (the HHTPP) applaud the statement made by Ohio Treasurer, Josh Mandel that CAIR is a terrorist front group. Mandel is running for US Senator in the hope of unseating Sherrod Brown.

In the video linked here, NBC 4 Columbus states that Mandel cites a source that is linked to “conspiracy” and then proceeds to cite the Southern Poverty Law Center as a credible source?!? (The Southern Poverty Law Center promotes a leftist agenda and is known for designating conservative, Constitutional or Biblical  groups as potentially “violent” or a “hate” group often without credible evidence.)

Mandel is accurate in his understanding of who CAIR is.  When he refers to the government’s own court filings, here’s some of the evidence that he’s talking about. *Read this next document. CAIR is Hamas

*Source: Act for America, http://www.actcleveland.org

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Feb 18

Sierra Club pushing abortion as population control to ‘save the environment’


FOX News host Tucker Carlson interviewed the Sierra Club’s Executive Director, Michael Brune, on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Feb 2, 2017.

Carlson, a former Sierra Club member himself, dove right into asking Brune the tough questions.

Puzzled by some of the Sierra Club’s recent position statements on such varied topics as President Trump’s border wall, the women’s march, abortion, and transgender bathrooms, Carlson asked Mr. Brune why the Sierra Club was veering away from protecting the environment to taking positions on the unrelated issues. For those who still naively believe that the Sierra Club is focused on protecting the environment, Brune’s responses are nothing short of shocking.


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Feb 17

Let us Remember The American’s Creed

     We first published this article in 2014. In light of all the opposition to common sense patriotism of late it seemed a good time to repost it. 

The American’s Creed
“I believe in the United States of America as a Government of the people by the people, for the people, whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a Republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and inseparable; established upon those principls of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
I therefore believe it is my duty to my Country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag, and to defend it againest all enemies.”

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Feb 17


By Matt Lynch, Former State Representative, 76th District

While Governor Brown in California proudly proclaims that he will declare the first “sanctuary state” most think that such crazy talk is just part of the noise from the extreme left. The sad truth is that right here in Ohio our politicians are encouraging illegal immigrants to come to your town. The result for Ohio citizens is lower wages, higher taxes, overcrowded schools, and an overwhelmed criminal justice system. All this in the name of political correctness.


• Issuing illegal workers a Driver’s License

• Subsidizing college tuition for illegal immigrants

• Paying to promote amnesty and sanctuary cities in Ohio

In 2012 there were over 100,000 illegal immigrants in Ohio costing the state almost $900 MILLION annually. You can bet that number has gone up in the last few years under the Obama administration. Even if you consider any taxes paid by illegals (many don’t pay at all) it falls far short of the cost to Ohio citizens. http://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/illegal-immigration-cost-Ohio/2015/10/15/id/696293/ The only winners are the politicians who think they are buying votes and big business which gets cheap labor. So just how did Ohio become a magnet for illegal immigrants?

Driver’s Licenses
In 2013 while I was in the State Legislator I was shocked to see that some states were beginning to issue a valid driver’s license to illegal immigrants. I never believed that could happen in Ohio. After all we had a Republican Governor (Kasich), a Republican Secretary of State (Husted), a Republican Attorney General (DeWine), and a Republican majority in both the Ohio House and Senate. So I was dumbfounded when Attorney General Mike Dewine sent orders to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles to issue Driver’s Licenses to illegal residents of Ohio. http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/03/ohio_to_grant_drivers_licenses.html An Ohio Driver’s license is the single most valuable form of ID to illegals. It helps them apply for jobs and benefits, open bank accounts, fly on planes, and dare I say it?…perhaps even vote illegally!

Back then I was so naïve I assumed it was just part of the Obama Administration forcing its policies on Ohio. So I fought back. I proposed a new Ohio law to close the loophole and stop illegals from getting a license. http://mediatrackers.org/ohio/2013/05/28/bill-would-prevent-illegal-immigrants-from-receiving-drivers-licenses

I thought HB114 would easily pass and quickly be signed by Governor Kasich. I was wrong. Only five other brave Representatives would co-sponsor my Bill and after only one hearing it was killed in Committee…by the Republicans.

Politicians argue that an illegal with a driver’s license is a good thing because now he can drive to work and be productive! But meanwhile too many Ohio citizens are unemployed or worse on welfare because they cannot compete with illegals working for substandard wages. Illegal immigration is only good for politicians who want to cater to the so-called “Hispanic” vote and big business that wants to pay less for labor.

Discount Tuition
Not long after illegals in Ohio got Driver’s licenses the Ohio Board of Regents announced it was joining in to make Ohio friendly to illegal immigrants. In 2013 they decided that if you were living in Ohio, legal or not, you would be charged discounted “in-state” tuition at Ohio colleges and universities. These lower tuition rates are subsidized by taxpayers to help citizens get a college education at a reasonable cost.

No new law was passed to give away your tax dollars to pay the college education of illegal immigrants, the Board of Regents just acted on its own. Now no one would be surprised if the overpaid lifetime tenured lefties that run our universities would like the idea of giving tax dollars to help illegals, but the Ohio Board of Regents is actually appointed by the Governor! That’s right, illegals in Ohio would never get taxpayer subsidized college tuition unless the Governor wanted it! Again, silly me, I thought it was all just a mistake. A mistake I could correct by passing a law in Ohio to specifically require that only Ohio citizens benefit from “in-state” tuition. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/public/2013/08/21/Immigration-in-state-tuition-Ohio.html

But again, my Bill (HB254) was met with resistance from the Republican majority in the legislature (don’t forget, I AM A REPUBLICAN!). They wanted no part of it. They feared being called “mean spirited” and of course we had a Governor who was getting ready to run for President and Republicans wouldn’t do anything that might harm that ambition. So again my Bill died in Committee…. along with the best interests of Ohio taxpayers!

So strange as it may sound not only are taxpayers subsidizing the education of illegals in Ohio but if you happen to be a US citizen from Michigan or Pennsylvania and want to go to The Ohio State University go ahead and apply…. but you’ll have to pay higher tuition than if you’re from south of the border and illegally residing on Ohio!

Taxpayer Funded Hispanic Lobby
Now you might think that this crazy stuff happens because illegal immigrants have political power, and you‘d be right, but just how did they get so much power?….well it’s paid for by Ohio taxpayers!

The Ohio Hispanic Commission is part of the Ohio State government. http://www.ochla.ohio.gov/Homepage.aspx It is funded by Ohio tax dollars to “help” Hispanics while pushing for amnesty and supporting sanctuary cities. I ought to know because I volunteered to serve on the Commission when I was in the legislature. They hated me. They knew all about my No Driver’s License Bill and No In-State Tuition Bill. In fact it was the Director of the Commission who encouraged Hispanics to help kill both Bills by attending the hearings and contacting their legislators. (of course technically they were YOUR legislators since illegals can’t vote, right?)

The Ohio Hispanic Commission is literally a lobby group with a million dollar budget fully paid for by Ohio taxpayers! They have offices and staff in the State House in Columbus (paid for by you) so they can easily access your elected officials and remind them to be politically correct and threaten them if they get out of line. If the Hispanic community wants to lobby, ok, go ahead, but why should the taxpayers pay for it! I was so appalled by this I proposed an amendment to cut their funding in the State Budget…but instead the Republicans, led by former Presidential candidate and Governor Kasich, actually increased their funding!

Make Ohio Great Again
Ohio may not be a declared “Sanctuary State” but it remains an inviting place for illegal workers to get jobs while Ohio citizens continue to flee our State for better opportunities. Things might change in Ohio if the recent Bill proposed by Representative Candice Keller and endorsed by State Treasurer Josh Mandell can get support (HB ) The Bill would outlaw sanctuary cities in Ohio and make local officials pay if illegals in their sanctuary city commit crimes. http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/02/06/ohio-lawmaker-wants-to-ban-sanctuary-cities-with.html. Not to be outdone the leftists in the State House have filed their own Bill to formally declare that Ohio is a sanctuary city. http://www.the-news-leader.com/latest%20headlines/2017/02/07/state-democrats-counter-republicans-seek-to-make-ohio-a-sanctuary-state

It’s beginning to look like the next Governor will decide if Ohio continues to attract more and more illegal workers. As we approach the 2018 race for Governor many of the usual suspects in Columbus are lining up. The Attorney General and Secretary of State both want to move over to the Governor’s mansion. The Lieutenant Governor wants to move up as well and at least one Congressman is rumored to be considering a run for Ohio’s top job. While President Trump fights to secure our borders and protect American workers, most of the Ohio political elite continue to cater to the politically correct! If we want to Make Ohio Great Again we need someone as Governor who is a problem solver and not afraid to put Ohio citizens first…someone with a record of putting people over politics…asking potential candidates where they stand on protecting Ohio workers from illegal labor may be the best test of who should get the job!

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Feb 16

Ohio TEA Party Leader Calls for Citizens to put Trump Signs Out Again

Akron, OH – Tom Zawistowski, President of the We the People Convention and Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party, is calling for citizens to put their Trump sign from the election back out in their yard again, or make new ones, to show support for the President in response to attacks on them and him by the regressive Alt-Left, Democrats, the radical media, and activist judges, who are trying to invalidate what they voted for in the Presidential election. Current polling by Rasmussen shows that a 57% majority of Americans support President Trump’s “extreme vetting” efforts to protect America from terrorist attacks through his temporary immigration ban executive action. A total of 53% of all Americans now approve of President Trumps overall performance since he took office.


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Feb 15

Logan Daily News Obvious Bias in Recent Political Cartoons

At the HHTPP Feb. 9 meeting a presentation of recent Logan Daily News political cartoons was a clear indication of an extreme left-leaning bias on the part of the local newspaper.  Area conservatives have known for some time that the newspaper leans left as indicated by its’ reporting, but recent political cartoons have some residents very upset. Understandably, when one takes a look at the offensive and misleading content of the cartoons, as evidenced by the one (which ran Dec. 22) showing George Washington with a gun to his head on Inauguration Day. While Publisher, James Shine assured a concerned reader in an email response on Feb. the 3rd that the Logan Daily would attempt to be more balanced in 2017… it is clear that little has been done about the local newspaper’s disdain for the new president and its’ promotion of a liberal leftist agenda.

To express your view of these cartoons contact: James Shine, Publisher at The Logan Daily (740) 385-2107 ext. 128 or email at jshine@logandaily.com or write a letter to the Editor.

Below is a sampling of some the 2017 political cartoons thus far…. Still waiting for that “balance.”

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Feb 15

Tom Zawistowski to speak at the HHTPP March 9 Meeting


The Hocking Hills TEA Party Patriots is pleased to announce Tom Zawistowski will be our guest speaker at the Thursday, March the 9th meeting, 7PM.

“Tom Zawistowski, is the President of the We the People Convention and the Ohio Citizens PAC and the Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party.

Tom is the CEO and Founder, with his wife Nanette, of TRZ Communications, a 32 year old technology company based in Akron, Ohio. In 2009 he was one of the founders of the Portage County TEA Party, for which he became the Executive Director in 2010, a position he still holds. Under his leadership, the Portage County TEA Party has become one of the most successful liberty groups in Ohio with over 2,600 members.

In 2011, Tom was nominated by liberty leaders around the state to head a group volunteers that was challenged with the task of putting on the first ever state convention for liberty minded citizens. He and his committee, which included his wife Nanette, pulled together in less than six months the highly acclaimed “We the People” Convention which was held at the Columbus Convention Center during the 4th of July weekend. The event was attended by over 1,000 Patriots and featured over 40 breakout sessions and speakers such as Herman Cain, Dick Morris, John Fund and Jenny Beth Martin. The 2nd We the People Convention was held on June 29-30th, 2012 at the Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus and sold 1,100 tickets. The convention is now going into its 5th year.

Shortly after the first We the People Convention, Tom was asked to become, and accepted the position of being, the second President in the History of the Ohio Liberty Council, now the Ohio Liberty Coalition. The OLC is a state-wide organization that coordinates the efforts of Ohio’s 150+ local liberty groups in the pursuit of individual liberty and Constitutionally limited governance. As President, Tom played a role in the passage of State Issue 3 in 2011 which prohibited Ohio from forming an Obamacare State Health Care Exchange.

In the spring of 2013, he became a focal point of the IRS “Targeting” scandal after having told the IRS in 2012, as President of the OLC and Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party, that his organizations would not comply with their demands for information in exchange for getting tax exempt status. Zawistowski appeared on FoxNews numerous times and was interviewed by nearly every major newspaper, TV network and radio network in the country about the inappropriate actions of the IRS. Through his leadership the OLC was granted it’s tax exempt status in December of 2012. Zawistowski is still a lead plaintiff in the two on-going class action law suits against the IRS.

He has been recognized as one of the top liberty group leaders in the nation for his efforts to defend the legal right of Liberty groups across the nation to be granted 501(c) 4 tax exempt status by the IRS. He has worked closely with nearly all of the major national conservative organization as well as conservative groups within Ohio.

Zawistowski resigned as OLC President in January of 2013 to focus on running the Portage County TEA Party and the We the People Convention. He launched his own radio show in August of 2013 on WHLO 640 AM in Akron called “TEA Party Talk with TomZ” which has a state wide listening audience. He also started the Ohio Citizen PAC which has successfully helped to elect state central committee members and conservative representatives in Ohio.

Zawistowski led the state wide efforts to elect Donald Trump in 2016 in Ohio. He and his coalition were successful despite the efforts of “Republican” Governor John Kasich and the Ohio Republican Party to sabotage Trumps election in Ohio.”



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Feb 15

HHTPP Feb. 9 Meeting Recap

Many thanks to those who attended on a cold and snowy day.

The meeting was opened in prayer and the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Upcoming HHTPP meeting information was shared.

Thursday, Feb. 23, 8PM – will be the next Liberty Camp Planning Meeting. (CLICK HERE to see information on last year’s camp.) This meeting will take place at Cornerstone Baptist Church.  Anyone is welcome to attend. The dates for the Camp this year are July 24-28. The camp is held in the evening.

Thursday, March 9, will be the HHTPP Regular Mtg.,7PM. Tom Zawistowski of the “We the People Convention” and Director of the Portage County TEA Party and Host of “TEA Party Talk with Tom Z” will be the guest speaker.. Tom has always been excellent at monitoring Washington DC happenings.

TEA Party principled residents are encouraged to attend the following local government meetings:

– 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 8pm, Logan City Council in Council Chambers

– L.H. School Board Mtg. – 2017 is not yet posted, call 740-385-8517

– Every Tues & Thurs 9am, Hocking County Commissioners Mtg. at the Commissioner’s office in the Courthouse.

HHTPP ATTENDANCE: We may be passing out a gift or two this year for good attendance at our meetings. So be sure to get your name on the meeting attendance sheet.

HHTPP 2017 Membership: Be sure to fill out the 2017 HHTPP Membership Form at the meetings and place it in the donation box. Gold Members will get 5 raffle tickets this year to use in any of the HHTPP fundraising raffles they wish.

HHTPP Treasury: Allison Kelley will be serving as the new HHTPP Treasurer this year. We wish to thank her for her time and dedication and thank Brian Mason for serving as our Treasurer the last couple of years.

We ask that you contact the Hocking County Commissioners and thank them for choosing not to support the Mayfield Homes. (Yet again, another low-income and HUD funded housing project.) Please also encourage the Commissioners to not support any future projects which include HUD funding. Phone 740-385-5195 or email at commissioners@co.hocking.oh.us.

A presentation was shared by Jennifer Hiles on recent political cartoons in the Logan Daily News. Attendees were encouraged to contact the LDN if they agreed the paper is not balanced in their reporting.  Please consider joining others who are expressing their frustration by writing a Letter to the Editor or contacting James Shine, Publisher at The Logan Daily (740) 385-2107 ext. 128 or email at jshine@logandaily.com

An excellent three minute video on the Immigration ban was played.

Ten minutes of a recent broadcast of TEA Party Talk with Tom Z. was shared in which Tom spoke of the Supreme Court nominee and trouble with the Koch brothers, etc.

Denise Whalen shared details on some of the George Soros funded leftist protests groups that are attempting to emulate “tea party” successes.

Time did not permit us to discuss Ohio becoming a sanctuary state.  However, it does appear this legislation will NOT be gaining traction at this time.

The meeting was closed in prayer.

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Feb 08

Who is Steve Bannon?

by marietta912 • February 6, 2017

Quartz Media
February 5

Quite long but worth the read for a better understanding of what we are seeing.

What does Donald Trump want for America? His supporters don’t know. His party doesn’t know. Even he doesn’t know.

If there is a political vision underlying Trumpism, however, the person to ask is not Trump. It’s his éminence grise, Stephen K. Bannon, the chief strategist of the Trump administration.

Bannon transcended his working-class Virginia roots with a stint in the Navy and a degree from Harvard Business School, followed by a career as a Goldman Sachs financier. He moved to Los Angeles to invest in media and entertainment for Goldman, before starting his own investment bank specializing in media. Through a combination of luck (a fallen-through deal left him with a stake in a hit show called Seinfeld)and a knack for voicing outrage, Bannon remade himself as a minor luminary within the far edge of right-wing politics, writing and directing a slew of increasingly conservative documentaries.




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Nov 12

Now what?

Take a minute to give thanks then make 1 phone call!

Wasn’t last Tuesday night great?!? There is much to thank God for this Thanksgiving. Locally we elected a new County Prosecutor (defeating cronyism) and a new County Commissioner!

Nationally, I believe, we have been given a reprieve and an opportunity to return this nation to the rule of law and a more limited government vs. the deathblow to our Representative Republic, we would have had under Clinton.


Continue to pray for President-elect Trump and all newly elected officials.

(I mean it! I know you hear requests to call your Congressman often from many groups, but if there was ever a time to take that request seriously, now is the time! Over the holidays we need to communicate what we want from Congress in advance of Trump being sworn in! This election has shaken up the establishment and if they have any common sense at all, they will mend their ways or they will lose their jobs in the mid-term elections!)


  • Tell Congressman Stivers there are no more excuses regarding the appeal of Obamacare! Republicans can go after key pieces of Obamacare right away; the subsidies, the individual mandate and the employer mandate.
  • Tell Congressman Stivers there are no more excuses regarding fixing trade! Withdraw from TPP, renegotiate NAFTA, label China a currency manipulator.
  • Tell Congressman Stivers there are no more excuses regarding fixing immigration! Strengthen Visa rules, halt immigration from terror prone regions, cancel funding to sanctuary cities.
  • Tell Congressman Stivers there are no more excuses regarding fixing education! Get rid of the Department of Education (the federal government has no place in education) and return control to the states and communities.

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