Freedom in America

Isn’t really free;
We often pay a price

To keep our liberty.

Remember those we loved,
Who fought for us, and died;
And those we never knew

For whom others mourned and cried.

At home our “war” for freedom
Is sadly overdue;
We’ve let corruption stage

A sad and grievous coup.

No longer can we brush off
Dishonesty and greed,
Lust for wealth and power;

We can’t, we won’t concede.

Complacency is weakness
Patriots can’t afford;
We have to act on wrongs

That cannot be ignored.

We must give up some time,
Spent on other pleasures,
To restore America’s freedom,

To keep America’s treasures.

Money spent on trifles
Must now go to our cause:
Get rid of the offenders,

Constitutional outlaws.

Freedom in America
Isn’t really free
It’s up to American patriots;

It’s up to you and me.

By Joanna Fuchs 


crtpCheck the Calendar for up-coming events including the Presidential Debates schedule.  There are debates (GOP) scheduled for  Dec. 15.  The calendar will give you the channel, and the time (hopefully correct time!).   And, if you want to go to the source, here is the website for all the information and full videos of former debates(best if using computer to go to website). http://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com

Check your TV provider to be sure of correct times!

Meetings held On The 1st & 3rd
Thursdays Each Month at 6pm(!)
Except for Holidays
[Starting Feb. 5, 2015]

Join the Colorado River Tea Party (free ) and receive their weekly newsletter,
E-mail them at ColoradoRiverTeaParty@reagan.com with your name.

Also follow us on Facebook at Colorado River Tea Party

We have friends in other organizations.
One of them is Arizona Freedom Alliance which has good information.


Community Christian Church.
6480 E Hwy 95. Yuma, AZ 85365
(In last building behind church)



The election of Officers for 2016 will be held at our Dec. 3rd meeting. And the new slate of officers will assume their duties on Jan. 1, 2016. Therefore, Nominations are open and you are welcome to email your nomination to the following email address. It will be forwarded to the chairman of the Nominating committee. Be sure you have listed an email address or telephone number for the person you are nominating.


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Regular Meeting
Election of Officers for 2016

And Guest Speakers:
Jim & Mickie Kindle
Annual Jamboree organizers 

Thursday, December 15, 2015
GOP Presidential Debate

(time to be determined)

Thursday, December 17, 2015

at the
Community Christian Church
Same location!

Christmas Party
Bring your favorite
holiday treat!

Thursday, Jan. 7

Regular meeting

Thursday, Jan. 21

Guest Speaker:
AZ Senator Kelli Ward
running against US Sen. John McCain



A couple f new videos in the News/Interesting Videos sections

Let’s Show the Troops that We Care!

The Colorado River Tea Party is helping Calvary Temple Church collect items to send packages to the troops that are away from home. We are collecting Food Items, Toiletries, & Other Items. Here is a partial list of the items being collected:

Food Items such as

  • Beef Jerky
  • Hard Candy
  • Cookie
  • Crackers
  • Chex/Trail Mix
  • Chips
  • Salsa
  • Gum
  • Dried Fruit
  • Granola/Cereal Bars
  • Tuna/Chicken Packs
  • Summer Sausage
  • Hot Chocolate Mix
  • Tea Bags
  • Gatorade Powder

Toiletries such as

  • Sunscreen
  • Chapstick
  • Insect Repellant
  • Toilet paper
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Dental Floss
  • Shoe insoles
  • QTips
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Lotion
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Brush/Comb
  • Nail clippers/file
  • Powder

Other Items such as

  • Bandanas
  • Personal notes
  • Frisbee
  • Nerf Balls
  • CDs
  • DVD’s
  • Stationery
  • Sewing Kits
  • Wash Clothes
  • Towels
  • Batteries
  • Ziplock bags
  • Word Puzzles

This is an ongoing project & items can be brought to our meetings weekly.
For More item information contact coloradoriverteaparty@reagan.org

Educational programs and speakers may be added to or rescheduled for our regular meetings as they become available.

Legislative reports and other current issues
discussed at each meeting!

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The Tea Party, Conservatism

The Tea Party, Conservatism, and the Constitution

Reprinted by permission from Imprimis, a publication of Hillsdale College.
Charles R. Kesler
Editor, Claremont Review of Books

CHARLES R. KESLER is the Dengler-Dykema Distinguished Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College and editor of the Claremont Review of Books. He received his A.B., his A.M., and his Ph.D. in government from Harvard University. He is editor of the Signet Classic edition of The Federalist Papers; editor of and a contributor to Saving the Revolution: The Federalist Papers and the American Founding; co-editor, with William F. Buckley, Jr., of Keeping the Tablets: Modern American Conservative Thought; and author of I Am the Change: Barack Obama and the Future of Liberalism.

The following is adapted from a speech delivered on October 21, 2013, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the AWC Family Foundation Lecture Series.

The Tea Party movement is named, of course, for the famous event in late 1773 when cases of tea were dumped unceremoniously into the Boston harbor. Continue reading

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Track Arizona Legislature Bills

AzCDL (ARIZONA CITIZENS DEFENSE LEAGUE) believes that the emphasis of gun laws should be on criminal misuse and that law-abiding citizens should be able to own and carry firearms unaffected by unnecessary laws or regulations.

Click here to follow the Legislature Bills

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Glass-Steagall Act

Definition of ‘Glass-Steagall Act’
An act the U.S. Congress passed in 1933 as the Banking Act, which prohibited commercial banks from participating in the investment banking business. The Glass-Steagall Act was sponsored by Senator Carter Glass, a former Treasury secretary, and Senator Henry Steagall, a member of the House of Representatives and chairman of the House Banking and Currency Committee. The Act was passed as an emergency measure to counter the failure of almost 5,000 banks during the Great Depression. The Glass-Steagall lost its potency in subsequent decades and was finally repealed in 1999.

Investopedia Says Investopedia explains ‘Glass-Steagall Act’

Apart from separating commercial and investment banking, the Glass-Steagall Act also created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which guaranteed bank deposits up to a specified limit. The Act also created the Federal Open Market Committee and introduced Regulation Q, which prohibited banks from paying interest on demand deposits and capped interest rates on other deposit products (it was repealed in July 2011).

The Glass-Steagall Act’s primary objectives were twofold – to stop the unprecedented run on banks and restore public confidence in the U.S. banking system; and to sever the linkages between commercial and investment banking that were believed to have been responsible for the 1929 market crash. The rationale for seeking the separation was the conflict of interest that arose when banks were engaged in both commercial and investment banking, and the tendency of such banks to engage in excessively speculative activity.

The Glass-Steagall Act’s repeal in 1999 is believed in some circles to have contributed to the 2008 global credit crisis. Commercial banks, around the world, were saddled with billions of dollars in losses due to the excessive exposure of their investment banking arms to derivatives and securities that were tied to U.S. home prices. The severity of the crisis forced Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the last of the top-tier independent investment banks, to convert to bank holding companies. Coupled with the acquisition of other prominent investment banks Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch by commercial banking giants JP Morgan and Bank of America, respectively, the 2008 developments ironically signaled the final demise of the Glass-Steagall Act.

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