May Meeting Relocation

HCTP Meeting Relocation Notice

As to not have our members struggle with which meeting to attend, and since a lot of our  attendees reside in the 12th Senate District and are supporting Vince Haley, we have decided to relocate our May 5th (Tuesday) TEA Party Meeting to the GOP Virginia Senate D-12 Debate at Reynolds Community College (J Sarg) in their Workforce Development and Conference Center, 1651 East Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228 from 6-7:30pm.

Doors open at 5:00 PM. Admission is free and seating is open to the public on a first come basis.

This will be a fascinating debate due to the format  moderated by radio talk show host John Fredericks. Each Candidate will ask 1 question to each of their opponents. A most interesting and educational night will be had! For more info, go to

Video of Trevor Loudon Event – March 3rd, 2015 Meeting of the Henrico County TEA Party

If you missed our last meeting, here is a link to the video, which is well worth the time to listen to. Mr. Loudon also presents a proposition for the upcoming Presidential nominations. Very thought provoking and worth considering. more

Trevor Loudon Event – CHANGE IN VENUE Henrico Co. Board of Supervisor’s Meeting Room 4301 E. Parham Rd. Henrico, VA 23228

The Henrico County TEA Party is honored to present Author & World Renowned Speaker TREVOR LOUDON MEETING REMINDER Tuesday, March 3rd, 7pm Due to the larger than anticipated number of attendees, we have a CHANGE IN VENUE Henrico Co.  Board of Supervisor’s Meeting Room 4301 E. Parham Rd. Henrico, VA 23228 more

A Republic, if you can keep it. Ken Davis

The people of this country, taking the attitude of “I am not interested in politics”, violate their right to self governance. It is so easy to ask why does our government spends more than it makes and blame others for this spending. However, our government is a Republic that represents the will of the people through elected Representatives.

Those of you who have no interest in politics, do not involve yourselves in simple participation by even writing or calling Representatives, do not deserve the right to complain. Our country is based on participation of a free people in the determination of their paths. It is based on involvement of the people to correct the wrong done by the elected Representatives through the vote, through constant pressure on those elected, through expulsion through legal methods, and at times force. When someone says the government does this and does that they are referring to themselves because the people are the government. The spending increases beyond revenues because those who are recipients of the spending have the ear of the political elite.

Yet, all could change tomorrow by the people taking their responsibility to govern and take hold of the ears of the political elite. It is not the corrupt politicians, the Unions, the banks, the illegals, the tyrannical few who have led to the destruction of this great country called the United States of America. It is destroyed by those who have no interest in politics, thus no interest in determining their own path of freedom and accepting their responsibility of self governance for themselves and those that follow. You might as well hand the government the shackles to be placed on your ankles because slavery is at the end of the path.

“The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” – Frederick Douglass




Henrico County, Virginia, January 5th, 2014

The Henrico County TEA Party strongly supports 7th District Representative Dave Brat’s opposition to John Boehner as the returning Speaker of the House in tomorrow’s vote and challenges the rest of the Virginia Republican Delegation to do the same. ­­­­­­
“In recent days and weeks, I have given careful consideration as to how I would cast my vote for Speaker of the House. I do not cast this vote as an individual, but on behalf of the citizens of Virginia’s Seventh District who sent me to Washington to act as their representative. While I like Speaker Boehner personally, he will not have my support for Speaker.
Washington is broken in part because our party’s leadership has strayed from its own principles of free market, limited government, constitutional conservatism. We are at a crucial turning point in our country’s history – do we truly want free markets, or does cronyism remain in place? Do we want the rule of law, or will amnesty for cheap illegal labor win the day?” Dave Brat
Congressman Dave Brat has stepped up and shown he is the Leader we worked hard to elect and send to DC to represent the people of the 7th District. ­He is the epitome of what a Representative should be. Therefore, We the People call on Representative(s) Comstock, Forbes, Goodlatte, Griffith, Hurt, Rigell and Wittman to follow the courageous leadership of Representative Brat and return to the principles of the Virginia Republican Creed. It’s time we work to fix a broken government with its backroom wheeling and dealings and return to being governed by the Constitution and the will of WE THE PEOPLE!
*If you are a Constituent of these Congressmen or have family or friends who live in their district, we encourage you to call their offices and tell them you want them to vote NO for John Boehner as Speaker of the House. Remind them of the Creed they vowed to support.

Virginia Republican Creed


That the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice,

That all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society,

That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government,

That the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing Constitutional limitations,

That peace is best preserved through a strong national defense,

That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers is essential to the moral fibre of the Nation.

Virginia School Board Association wants to adopt Common Core

From the Virginia Free Citizen.

Do they not know that states that have it are trying to get out of it?

by Celeste Busby

Believe it or not, the Virginia School Board Association (VSBA) is encouraging the Virginia Board of Education (VBOE) to adopt Common Core.   Have they not paid any attention to the abundance of states that are trying to get out of Common Core? Have they not checked out the complaints from other states like New York where only 33 percent of students passed the end-of-year tests, or like Montgomery County, Maryland where Algebra students and their families had to cancel vacation plans so that that the 80 percent of students that failed algebra could take a mandatory summer school class in algebra in order to pass? Have they not heard that Virginia has already added Common Core content to its Standards of Learning (SOL) and that, especially, in math our students are failing because of the crazy way math is being taught?

Common Core is not the fix for education that is already clearly not working! Parental Rights and EducationIn the VSBA’s report “Legislative Positions of the Virginia School Boards Association,” dated January 2014, on page 22, section 1.5 Aligning State and Federal Accountability Programs, they share their position on two programs related to standards, and encourage the VBOE to rethink its past decision to not sign up for Common Core. The VSBA’s reasoning is:

It will be complicated, burdensome, and expensive for schools and school divisions as well as the state to implement and comply with the requirements of these two accountability programs. The VSBA urges the Board of Education to regularly review and revise the Standards of Accreditation so that the assessment accountability program mandated therein does not conflict with the implementation of the federal accountability program mandated in the No Child Left Behind Act.

The VSBA urges the Board of Education to re-evaluate the decision not to adopt the Common Core State Standards. . . .

The VSBA urges the Board of Education to provide information to local school boards during the course of the Board’s re-evaluation so that school boards can become better informed regarding the Common Core State Standards. The VSBA urges the Board of Education to seek and consider the input of local school boards on the consideration of the Common Core State Standards.

From Louden County: In the March 2014, VSBA Communications Plus—A Communications Service for Education (, on the front page, it states, “Many of the objections to the new [CCSS] standards are based on inadequate communications. Read these suggestions for spreading the word about the Common Core in your community.” The suggestions are about four pages later in a section called “Common Core State Standards, What Do Board Members Need to Know?” and they are:

  1. Find out what Common Core really is.
  2. Make sure you know what your district’s plan of implementation is so you

can talk knowledgeably with your superintendent and other leaders.

  1. Make sure you understand your local approach to Common Core.
  2. Communicate with your community.
  3. Learn about the plan for testing in your area.

Of course, there is a defining statement under each of these.

Also in that section under “Background,” it states “The CCSS were developed through the leadership of the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers . . .” However, it says nothing about the fact that the NGA, even though it is co-owner of the copyright to the CCSS, is now not taking a position on the CCSS, and one governor has suggested that the CCSS are “radioactive,” while another has called them “toxic.”

I encourage everyone to contact their school board members, telling them to oppose the VSBA’s position to adopt Common Core for Virginia.   Also you can contact the Virginia Board of Education by either calling Melissa Luchau at 804-225-2924, or E-mailing her at She will put the information that you send to her in the board member’s packets. You can also schedule a three-minute talk at the monthly VBOE meeting through Ms. Luchau.

7th District Assembly

United We Win

On Saturday, July 26th, 26 Conservative, Liberty and Republican Leaders in the 7th District met in the Community Center at The Bass Pro Shop in Ashland. At first islands unto themselves, but then a dialog began and the walls started to come tumbling down. In the end, the beginnings of unity and coalition started to develop. Below you will find a summary of the events that day.


1st 7th District Assembly Meeting

A Supporters Perspective on Dr. David Brat – Candidate for U.S. Congress

Dave Brat

Below you will find one supporters perspective and research of the upcoming 7th District race for U.S. Congress and the 2 candidates running for it. She has done her homework and has links we suggest you take the time to look at. We would like to add a few more that have come in to help in your educated decision. One final thought, there is NO Democrat running for this office, so whoever wins the Primary will be our next Congressman. There is no chance of losing a Congressional seat to a Democrat as some have been led to believe. This Primary is probably one of the most important ones in VA history!

Cantor Mislabels Opponent    Posted on May 5, 2014

Cantor Mislabels Opponent, The Sequel

Cantor pressured from both sides on immigration

Dave Brat Press Conference on Immigration

Cantor Primary Challenger David Brat: Anti-Amnesty Mailer ‘Act Of A Desperate Campaign’

Eric Cantor: The Amazing Adventures of Cantor and Gutierrez – Virginia Primary June 10

On to the Letter!

Good afternoon!

I don’t know how much you may already know about Dave Brat, the candidate who is challenging Eric Cantor in the upcoming 7th District Republican Primary on Tuesday, June 10th.    I have had the opportunity to meet Dr. Brat and hear his message upholding the Republican Creed and advocating for genuine conservative solutions in Washington.  I believe that, given his background, and his perspective, he would more effectively promote the interests of the 7th District, and the long-term interests of our nation, than Eric Cantor, especially given Mr. Cantor’s record in recent years.  I believe Dr. Brat is genuinely committed to small government, free-market principles and could provide true, much-needed, conservative leadership, especially regarding the fiscally irresponsible, seemingly endless, federal government spending and dangerous debt position that  threatens to completely collapse our economy and our country.  I encourage you to watch and share the two web videos, one that highlights discrepancies between Eric Cantor’s rhetoric and record, and one that promotes Dave Brat’s plan for the 7th District, and consider the points made in each.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
More information about Dr. Brat, his background, position on issues, and his plan for the 7th District can be found on his campaign website: 
As a former supporter of Eric Cantor, I believe he initially did a good job representing the interests of the district and promoting conservative policies and legislation.  However, I have come to believe that, over time, he has lost his way and more and more, has abandoned integrity and the conservative principles of the Republican Party in pursuit of his own political interests.  It seems Mr. Cantor, like so many others, has become part of the “political machine” that has distorted the political process and governance of our country in the name of self-serving, crony politics, which is increasingly doing great harm to our nation.  So many of Mr. Cantor’s votes, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, and rhetoric in recent years seem to be calculated, self-serving, political posturing, rather than actions based on a sincere, conservative stance on issues.   In this election cycle, Mr. Cantor has even stooped to completely dishonest, underhanded political tactics to discredit Dr. Brat and manipulate the Virginia Republican Party, state politics, and constituents to his advantage.  (Below is a list of links to articles that provided me with some insight into the questionable and manipulative nature of Mr. Cantor’s actions and his seeming abandonment of principle for politics). 
This is an extremely important primary election, at an extremely critical time in our nation’s history, where we face many serious threats and issues on so many fronts.  Poll after poll indicate that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe our country is, and has been, moving in the wrong direction, yet we continue to elect the same people who are responsible for expanding the size and power of government and implementing the very policies and laws that are undermining the Constitution, crippling our economy, weakening our national defense and empowering our enemies, subverting our education system, over-regulating and restricting our freedoms, and, essentially, steadily destroying our nation.  I urge you to look closely into each candidate and consider the destructive direction our nation is being led, and whether Eric Cantor or Dave Brat would be the better representative who would earnestly pursue fiscal responsibility, and small government, conservative solutions in a meaningful way, and provide strong, principled conservative leadership at this critical time. 
As always, I share this email in an effort to provide information I have found to be helpful and observations that, I hope, will inspire greater engagement on the part of others who are interested in preserving the nation and the freedom that we so often take for granted.
Thank you!
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Back any candidate you want as long as it’s one of these three    By: Ann Coulter                  4/16/2014 04:46 PM
These are our Leaders?  By: Daniel Horowitz (Diary)  |  April 24th, 2014 at 09:39 PM
Congress closes STOCK Act loophole created by Eric Cantor and GOP     Aug 3, 2012
Report:  House GOP Leadership Plan Procedural Trick to Avoid Obamacare Funding Fight
Matthew Boyle    Sept. 9, 2013
GOP House Approves CR That Funds All Obamacare–Including Regulation Attacking Religious Freedom          March 6, 2013 – 4:32 PM      By Terence P. Jeffrey
Cantor Endorses Military DREAM Act                Virginia Free Citizen    April 16, 2014
A Letter to Virginia Republicans                          May 16, 2014
Amnesty-Bound Eric Cantor Won’t Debate Dave Brat – Cantor Can’t Face Voters in Virginia’s 7th District?           by Maggie â€¢ April 26, 2014 â€¢

GOLDMAN: Exposing Cantor’s use of bogus website to attack opponent

Posted on: 9:57 am, May 20, 2014, by Paul Goldman, updated on: 10:42am, May 20, 2014

Weasel Watch: Eric Cantor                  Posted on May 11, 2014 by James A. Bacon
#FireEricCantor: Doc Thompson lays out the bizarre connection between Eric Cantor & George Soros       Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 1:01 PM EDT
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