Senator Alan Hays delivers strong message to Villages Tea Party

Sen. Alan Hays spoke to The Villages Tea Party on Monday evening at Savannah Center.

Sen. Alan Hays spoke to The Villages Tea Party on Monday evening at Savannah Center.

After the Pledge of Allegiance and Prayer for our country, The Villages Tea Party president, Aileen Milton, introduced Florida Senator Alan Hays, a Republican representing the 11th District.

“I did not think I would be elected Florida Senator,” Hays began. “because I am opinionated, I am blunt and I am not politically correct…but I believe God wanted our values to prevail, because I received 36 percent of the vote in a five candidate race.”
‘My heart is heavy for the state of the world,” Hays continued with emotion. “Things are not as they should be in America. Things are not as they should be in the world. All of you have a circle of influence — people with whom you interact. I beg you to cast off the chains of political correctness — stand up and speak out — tell people what you believe — in a firm but gentle way. America is an exceptional country, and we need to proclaim that everywhere we go. Some people are not going to like what you say — but as it says in the Bible [John 8:32]: : ‘…and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.'”
“I am very concerned about America’s present state of health and well being,” said Hays, who served in the U.S. Coast Guard and is a dentist. “We need to return to what’s good for America — to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Those are God-given rights, not government-given rights. America stands for equality of opportunity — not equal outcomes, but equal opportunities for all. God takes care of the birds,” Hayes added in explanation. “He doesn’t get the worms for them — they have to go out and get their own worms themselves. People need to get off the public dole and go out and work.”
Hays referred the standing-room-only audience at the Savannah Center to the book of Genesis 12:1-3, wherein God spoke to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family, and from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation….” and “…in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” “Does that tell you what America should do in the Middle East?” Hays asked the audience.
“In the 238 years of America’s history, millions have given their lives for American principles. The very least we can do is preserve what they sacrificed for. We have a runaway government in Washington. Our Constitutional government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed, yet we have a president who acts like a monarch. He must be stopped! In November, we must retain control of the U.S. House of Representatives and get control of the Senate.”
“The democrats in the White House and Congress are acting like socialists, trampling on our Constitution. (Florida Democratic Senator) Bill Nelson will still be in office — he doesn’t come up for re-election in 2014 — but we can reach out to our friends in other states to make sure they vote for Republican candidates — vote against the Democrats. I hate that we have to be so partisan, but we have elected officials in government that are not acting like Americans. Harry Reid and Barack Obama need to be run out of town. We need a president and a legislature we can be proud of — who espouse American principles. The day has come that we must vote to re-take our country.”
“We have come dangerously close to losing our country. We have millions of uninformed people — we need an educated electorate. We need to educate our kids about American government principles, in Florida and in other states. Go to ‘Renewal of America:’ renewalofamerica.org.”
“The birth of America was bathed in prayer and respect for God Almighty. We need to recognize God’s role in America and seek his guidance — to renew his spirit in America. We need to ask Him to bless our troops, bless our country and bless everyone here tonight. We need to return to being a nation that is respected across the globe. The only land we have kept in foreign countries is the land on which we buried our dead.”
“There are so many people who are politically correct, so many people who are misguided — they actually advocate for foreign laws to rule in American courts — in our courts in the United States of America.” Hays got loud applause when he said: “We passed a bill to forbid the imposition of foreign law in Florida.”
Switching to the subject of Common Core in education, Senator Hays gave it a Bronx cheer (Pfffffffft!) and a thumbs down. “I hate that we are in this predicament, and Charlie Crist is the man who signed that (Common Core) legislation into law.” Senator Hays admitted making a big mistake voting for Common Core, saying “it sounded good and they sold it well — but it isn’t good.” Hays is in favor of review of instructional materials by county or local school officials. Hays advocates if any citizen objects to new instructional materials used in Florida schools, they can file an objection within 30 days — and within 30 more days, the school board must hold a public hearing to listen to the objections. “Common Core has rejected many of the classics of American literature and has put absolute filth — garbage — on approved reading lists for our schools,” Hays added.
Hays supports the ‘Fair Tax’ and the dismantling of the IRS and its mountains of paperwork. He favors an Article 5 Constitutional Convention — and a 10th amendment Revolution: that the Federal government only have the powers enumerated to it in the Constitution. “The Sovereign State of Florida needs to stand up to Washington D.C. and say we will not go along with things they pass which overreach their Constitutional powers. The U.S. Constitution is a wonderful document just as it is — without any more Amendments,” Hays said “but the mis-interpretation of Constitutional principles by our courts happens every day.”
So Hays wants three Amendments. “We need to (1) reform our fiscal policies; (2) restrain the jurisdiction of the Federal government in areas not enumerated by our Constitution (e.g., the Departments of Labor, Energy and Education and the Environmental Protection Agency); and we need term limits for the Congress and for our judges.” Hays wants Senators’ term limits to be 18 years (three terms of six years each) and 9 years for the House of Representatives. The Senator slammed the influence of special interest lobbies and long-term entrenched government bureaucrats on Congress.
Hays is adamantly against Amendment #1 on our November ballot, which would take 30 percent of the document stamp money to buy more conservation land in the State of Florida. “Florida owns five million acres, plus the Federal government also owns an unknown number of acres in Florida — we already have more than we can manage.” He also firmly opposes Amendment #2. “Florida was an epi-center of oxycodone and other prescription drug abuse. Needless to say, we don’t need freely written medical prescriptions for marijuana.”
“There were two candidates running for President in 2012, and only one was qualified,” Hays opined. “We will have two candidates running for Florida governor in 2014, and only one is qualified.” Hays calls Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist ‘Weather Vane Charlie’ — because he goes whatever way the wind is blowing,” and suggested Crist establish his own WII-FM radio station: ‘What’s In It For ME.’ Crist wants to be in the parade so badly, he’ll wear anybody’s costume,” Hays said, and added “If elected, Crist will be [famous Florida attorney] John Morgan’s puppet. Morgan was Crist’s biggest supporter and his golden parachute when he left Tallahassee. Morgan is a blatant socialist.”
Hays wound down his talk to The Villages Tea Party by saying “We have the best system of government that man has ever devised, and we cannot stand by and let it slip from our grasp. We owe it to our military veterans; we owe it to our pioneers in their covered wagons, and we owe it to our children and grandchildren to keep America free. Our nation was formed with Divine Guidance, and we must pray it can be recovered.”
Ashley Gardner, campaign coordinator for Governor Rick Scott’s relection, was introduced to the crowd, and the Tea Party audience also heartily applauded Texas Governor Perry’s plan to call out the Texas National Guard to prevent crimes involving illegal immigrants coming across their border. “Washington has failed to protect our borders, so the States must step up and do what’s needed,” club president, Aileen Milton, asserted.

Comments

  1. paul white says:
  2. Kathy Hansen says:

    Get the fact sheet at voteyeson1fl.org

  3. Keith Oster says:

    I read these comments and just chuckle to myself. You guys and gals who think this country somehow got on some mysterious path when Obama took the oath are just crazy and brainwashed. This government is exactly on the same path it was on since 1980 when corporations got their foot in the government doors, started buying up congressman and senators to begin the dumbing down of America. They have taken gigantic strides which enabled them to get fewer regulations, no government interference so that in time there would be 5 or 7 major corporations running all of corporate America. They were able to acquire incredible tax loop holes and exemptions that eventually put the emphasis on the middle class to foot the bill. The found ways to be able to move their corporations out of the country without any interference from the government in fact they even got more tax breaks. They have somehow have convinced the taxpayers and the Supreme Court that their corporations are actually people with all the rights that you and I have. We have become so dumb that we were somehow talked into a phony war and that we didn’t have to even pay for it. Obama has somehow become the liar while Dick Cheney gets to appear on weekend TV shows telling us how badly the country’s foreign policy is being run. The hypocrisy is just to much to even start to believe. We have a serious problem on the border that somehow has become yet just another issue to play politics with instead of working on a solution of some kind. If your definition if the country is on a downhill path then one only need to look at corporations and the incredible use of the filibuster. If the GOP ever gets a man or women elected to the White House again in my lifetime, which looks highly improbable, I just shudder to think about the payback from the other party. The GOP is just about in the same situation now with this Tea Party fiasco that the Dems were back in the 80s when the far left wing of the party took control with Jessie Jackson, etc. Not to be outdone the GOP now has this far right dumb down what used to be common sense Conservative party of Goldwater by a group of Right Wing Tea party nuts who themselves were founded by big money think tanks. Most of the sane GOP I know have realized this error and are looking more to the middle for a new leader of the party. To continue to support this Tea Party fiasco will result in an even bigger slide from the moderate middle where most real conservatives believe in.

    • Colleen Loiselle says:

      Ford

      Here is what happened on 1 January 2014

      Top Income Tax bracket went from 35% to 39.6%

      Top Income Payroll Tax went from 37.4% to 52.2%

      Capital Gains Tax went from 15 % to 28%

      Dividend Tax went from 15% to 39.6%

      Estate Tax went from 0% to 55%

      These taxes were all passed under the Affordable Care Act, otherwise
      known as “ObamaCare”.

      Remember this ‘fact”:’ if you have any money, the Democrats want it!

      All these taxes were passed with only Democrat votes.

      Not a single Republican voted to do these taxes!!

      Remember this come election time.

  4. Randy Pettit says:

    The developers love this kind of thinking, just look at the series of right-sided wing-nuts they have brought in during the past few years.

  5. John scudder says:

    No religious zealot should be in office. Common core-no in FL, LA, OK, MS, all states that are pillars of education. Notice that none of the northeast states have a problem with it. Tells me all I need to know.

    • Lou Card says:

      Agree. These religious type always talk war when they stop praying. Disgraceful.

      • Keith Oster says:

        Can you imagine where this country would be if McCain had gotten elected? McCain would have probably stroked out or suffered a heart attack to be replaced by Palin whom would have simply quit when the realization that being President is real work. Just how many countries doe McCain want this county to Bomb?

  6. Aileen Milton says:

    Thank you Senator Hays for Speaking to The Villages Tea Party on July 21st … The Crowd appreciates your passion and your efforts.. With your Help we can begin again to replace Common Core and the progressive agenda. Fair Tax yes .. Amendment 1 NO
    to view last night’s meeting should be available later today http://www.thevillagesteaparty.org/july-21-2014-with-senator-alan-hays.html

    • Rick pixley says:

      Good luck with that. Not happening. You and your fanatics are on a losing streak as America wishes up!

      • Rick pixley says:

        Americans wise up!

        • Jim Stayton says:

          Rick. ..Amen

          • Larry Vervack says:

            Rick, we all know how liberal you are. You can’t stand it when people talk about morals, fairness, or smaller government. Strangely you love the Obama administration and the major scandals it has created. Obama is not only corrupt, he is inept, detached, and incompetent. Even members of his own party and the liberal press are beginning to see just had bad he is for this country. I can’t wait until November when we take the Senate and increase our majority in thr House. Then we will give you and your fellow liberals all kinds of things to gripe about.

          • Rick pixley says:

            Larry, you can’t stand it when the dems refuse to take your crap anymore. The good news is they are coming out of the woodwork and guess what, more are coming. I believe we will take back the house because of your beloved tea party extremists, and if that doesn’t get your goat wait till Hillary and Elizabeth win the Oval Office. Y’all will have even more Romney signs for your bonfire. See you at the polls!

          • Larry Vervack says:

            Rick. I noticed you didn’t refute any if the facts I stated about your beloved President and his administration!!! Prepare to eat lots of crow Rick! By the way, I’m not a Tea Party member, just a patriotic American who can’t stand where this country is heading. That will all change in November. You and Obama, Harry Reid, and Chuck Schumer will all be crying. Can’t wait!!!

          • Rick pixley says:

            Larry people like you refuse to listen to facts. I won’t waste my time and a battle of wits with you is like fighting an unarmed man.

          • Rick pixley says:

            By the way I do respect the Republican Party and believe we do need a two party system. We need to get the fanatics and the money out of politics. I can always disagree with someone that is rational and open to compromise, but when the party has been hijacked by very wealthy men and their tea party I have to hope and pray right comes forward. Unfortunately it will swing hard left do to the extremism on the right. This is not ideal for anyone but we cannot cave in to zealots and corp thieves.

  7. Dottie Commeau says:

    If one was not there ….they should NOT be commenting. You should ALWAYS get the info straight from the horses mouth ( so to speak ) and know what he REALLY said and meant. I’m not a tea party member but I went out of curiosity……..it changed my opinion of the Tea Party. Sen. Hays was right on about our country and what is going on in Washington. This country needs GOD, not crazed politicians who want to ruin America and what this country has always stood for. I guess I’m just saying..GOD BLESS AMERICA !!!!!!

  8. Carolyn Parr says:

    This guy is part of the reason the tea party is associated with the lunatic fringe. How can you take the T.P seriously when they are represented by someone like him?

  9. Aileen Milton says:

    amazing the Democrats did not vote for Chris when he was a Republican and de did not win as an Independent but now that he is a d-rat somehow he has transformed .. Beware of CC and Common Core … Don’t rely on us to give you info .. you never believe what we put right in front of you anyway … Read some of the books and Link The Frankfurt School from Germany 1920’s – their goal was the destruction of Western Culture . This country is in trouble and it is effecting all Americans and our future. Keep talking about The Villages Tea Party.. Share the Love … and our website thevillagesteaparty.org thousands and thousands of hits and page views weekly.. you are welcomed to share our information with your family, friends and neighbors .. Our meetings are broadcast LIVE and recorded and can be view on our video meeting history page.

    If people want to learn more about Common Core . Recommend reading Glenn Beck’s Book “Conform” Exposing the truth about Common Core and Public Education..

    • Carolyn Parr says:

      Actually, I did vote for Charlie as a Republican and will vote for him again!

      • Deb Zaranti says:

        Me too Carolyn. The hubby and I met Charlie at LSL several years ago…he’s a regular guy. We like him and will vote for him again for Governor, regardless of his political affiliation.

  10. Peter O'Connell says:

    Delusional rant.

  11. charles masterelli says:

    As I read his abridged speech, I could only shudder in disbelief. As a lifelong Republican I cry at what has become of my political party. The Eisenhowers, Reagans, Nixons, ,even both Bushes would be appalled at the scary dribble that this man professes. Has he no decency, compassion, sense of fairness? While all Presidents mention God in their speeches ,this man invokes biblical quotes and almost forces his beliefs upon you. Excuse me, but as a Christian, I don’t want my Bible used as a means to his political ends. Sadly I look upon this man as a future Hitleresque type of demagogue .

    • Deb Zaranti says:

      Thank you Charles M. Couldn’t agree with you more! People, particularly politicians, are free to be as Christian or as Atheist as they choose to be, but PLEASE don’t try to force your beliefs on me!

  12. Jim Radatz says:

    Use your computer to get as much information about the candidate of your choice. Make sure you are already registered in the county of which you live. On election day, contact your neighbors to see if they need a ride to the poles. GET OUT THERE AND VOTE. It’s the people that are too lazy to vote, that you can blame if the candidate of your choice doesn’t win.

  13. Nick Feenstra says:

    With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brother and sister Villagers, this should not be. James 3:9,10

  14. Pat Jackman says:

    Hey tea party, America Love it or leave it!

  15. gene Di Pinto says:

    My friend the ” antique dealer ” said there is an a$$ for every seat those very words were true then as they are now .Every American needs a voice in this country ( vote ) regardless of affiliation not just the elite or the poor or the middle of the road . The senator state’s that the constitution does not need any amendments as it is well written and then goes on to describe 3 he would like to add ?

  16. davis kimble says:

    “Scary comments”, “clown”, “arrogance”–must be talking about Harry Reid!

    • John Heigl says:

      Describes a lot of crazed TP talkers: Romney,Cheney, W Bush, Boehner…oh, they’re not properly, “Tea Party,” just Trash Party — Koch bros tools of anti-science, anti-women, anti-electorate majority

    • Rick Gadlinger says:

      No…he was referring to a couple people below.

  17. Rick pixley says:

    And the clown car parade begins. Just another example of the just say no, me at any cost, tea party extremism. History will record this selfish time as one of the worst, thanks to the Koch brothers and their tea party. A group of either misguided and well intentioned, or just plain greedy, either way their goal is the destruction of our government and our political system. We must fight this and all forms of extremism at the polls.

  18. Annie Maas says:

    Oh dear – before I decide if I agree with Common Core (which, by the way, is not what Florida’s curriculum is called – it is Florida Standards), I’d like to have specific examples of the “filth and garbage” that is on the approved reading lists. Does anyone have any idea??

  19. Marsha Shearer says:

    What incredible arrogance. What chutzpah. God decided that the ‘values’ Hays professed resulted in his election? So tell me Senator, if that’s the case, how did God allow Obama to win twice? In all his ranting, Hays was right about one thing: we do need an educated electorate, not a fear mongering, hateful, bunch of paranoid screwballs who prey on the uninformed. He thinks he knows what’s wrong with this country. Take a good look in the mirror, senator.

  20. Victor Ray says:

    there are some pretty scary comments presented….this tea party scares the hell out of me!

    • Bob Cochran says:

      As it should to all Socialist leaning Liberals.

      • Peggy Hain says:

        Gee Bob,do you accept social security and Medicare?

        • Bob Cochran says:

          Yes I do, as I paid into BOTH. Had the “powers that be” INVESTED that money, that was supposed to be in a “secure account”, that was not to be touched, my SS benefits could be triple, or more, than what I am receiving. That’s money that I invested in MY future that the Government has mishandled.

        • Colleen Loiselle says:

          Social security is not a hand out. Every working person paid for it. And if the government hadn’t “borrowed” from it there would be no problem. They can give me back all that my husband and I have paid into it with interest and I’ll gladly stop collecting social security checks.

          • John Heigl says:

            There doesn’t really seem to be that much of a “problem,”
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Security_Trust_Fund
            And if you had followed W Bush investment strategy, say into his Great Recession, you’d probably be in more trouble than you’d like just now — as I recall my 401(k) lost about half its value — more than recovered under Obama’s policies

    • Rick pixley says:

      Don’t be afraid, Darwin is on the side of the real people, not the parade of haters and anti government extremists. Boycott Koch products for a start!

      • Robert Cochran says:

        Yah, Boycotts really work for the Liberals. Remember the Chik-fil-A boycott last year. That worked well. That was Chik-fil-A’s BEST sales day in history.

        • Rick pixley says:

          Only in the villages, but that is changing rapidly.

          • Bob Cochran says:

            No Rick, that boycott was nation wide and again, that was the biggest sales day. NATION WIDE, in the history of the company.

  21. paul white says:

    Hays is a clown. Here’s a classic example of the kind of legislation he proposes for Florida.

    http://www.saintpetersblog.com/archives/88210

    • Gord Beech says:

      Perhaps you missed the point “if another reasonable means is available to safely load or discharge passengers”. Nothing wrong with keeping the flow of traffic.

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