Thomas Schmitz, Chairman of the Board, American Grizzlies United (AGU) last Saturday said “real change requires that we help elect a wise congress” at the Wake Up America Tea Party Rally held in El Cajon, CA.
Good Afternoon San Diego East County Tea Party! Thank You!
Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity. This opportunity, this lucky chance, to be here today in San Diego, and to speak to other concerned citizens.
I was born and raised here in San Diego. I was born at Sharp Hospital, I went to Sunset View Elementary just west of here in Sunset Cliffs, I briefly attended Collier Junior High in Point Loma, but then my real foundation, my rock, came from Santa Fe Christian Academy just North of here in Solana Beach.
Then about 16 years ago I moved to Los Angeles. And now I live in Runyon Canyon in the Hollywood foothills.
Schmitz on Why are we here today?
So why am I here today?
Why are we all here today?
All of us, every single one of us here today, we chose to be here today, we chose to take the time out of our busy work schedules, our busy lives, and our devoted time that we spend with our families, children, and friends.
We all chose to spend our time here today…instead of spending our time earning those extra dollars we need these days to buy groceries.
Those extra dollars we need these days to pay our sky rocketing energy bills.
Those extra dollars we need these days to pay the cell phone bill.
Or those extra dollars many families need this time of year to buy that cheerleader uniform or that football uniform.
Or that extra time needed to look over homework.
To help with that book report, that Spelling Bee, that science fair project
Or maybe even that special grandmother or grandfather time that could have been spent at Sea World…or at the San Diego Zoo.
No, we all chose to spend our time here today…Why did we choose to be here today?
Well, I can tell you why I chose to be here today. I chose to be here today because I am very concerned about our country — Something is wrong in America.
I think it is safe to say we are ALL very-concerned-citizens and we all know that something is terribly wrong in America.
We all know this, we can feel it. Something is terribly-terribly wrong in America.
Something is wrong in our country.
Something is wrong with our country’s leadership (or…in many cases, lack of leadership), and we are all very concerned about where our Republic is headed.
We are all, very concerned about this administration, very concerned about these…sort of… unhallowed times we are living in.
And we are all very concerned about this president, and what this president and his followers are doing to us.
And let’s be frank; it is what they are doing to us…It is certainly not what they are doing for us.
But thank God- thank God that we live in America.
We do have many things to be thankful for in America.
This country…this…one nation under God, continues to bless us in so many ways.
We are blessed to have the honor, and the privilege to come together today.
We are blessed to have the freedom to speak.
The freedom to peacefully assemble.
The freedom to come together.
And the freedom to talk to other concerned citizens, and try to figure out what the heck we’re gonna do about this mess and how the heck are we gonna turn this ship around and get America back on the right track.
The first thing we need to remember is that it is not gonna be enough to just switch a D with an R in the white house and expect any real change.
Schmitz on Reform
Real change requires a sudden reform, a relentless reform.
And real reform begins with our Congress, and who we choose to send to Washington DC, and who we choose to represent us.
To fix this mess, we need a wise congress.
We need a wise congress full of independent, common-sense; fiscally conservative public servants who are ready to work for us.
Schmitz on Candidates
We’ve heard from a lot of great candidates today…and I think we should take a moment to thank them for taking a stand.
Thank them for their willingness to serve.
Thank them for their readiness to make the tough decisions.
And applaud them for the sacrifices they are preparing to make.
Thank you candidates!
These candidates have pledged to have our back once elected.
These down ballot candidates have pledged to the electorate that once we hire them, they won’t go along to get along, and they won’t kick the can down the road.
Instead, they will roll up their sleeves, and they will get to work.
With our help, they will work to restore America, they will: WISE IT UP!
Going into this election cycle we’ve got some work to do — A whole lot of work.
These candidates need our help.
These candidates have pledged to help get government off our back.
Schmitz on the Media
So, during this campaign season: Let’s have their back!
We have to work hard to fight the smears these candidates are going to battle.
We have to work hard to help these candidates get their message out to the electorate, through the filter of a biased, a deceptive, and a forked-tongued-agenda-driven media.
Our army of David’s must battle the Goliath of Big Government and their personal lap-dogs in the media.
The Democrat Media Complex and the biased-lame-stream-media will do everything they can to distract, to distort, and to deceive.
They will work double time to paint these good, these honest, and these bold public servants as crazy – as stupid — as dangerous — as out of touch – as homophobic — as racist – as cold hearted – and as mean.
They will pull out every deception and distraction they have.
Crisis will be created where there is absolutely no crisis whatsoever, and controversy will be created where it does not exist.
Do not be distracted. Do not let them win.
We have to help our candidate’s message be heard. It is the right message for such a time as this.
We have to circumvent the agenda driven media and take our candidates message, our message, straight to the people.
Straight to electorate. And we do that by getting involved.
We get involved by donating our time to these candidates.
We get involved by talking to our friends, our families, our co-workers, and our communities.
We get involved with the use of social media and use it to pull the rug out from under the other side.
Schmitz on 2010
We get involved by coming together to finish what we started in 2010.
In the 2010 election cycle millions of regular, ordinary Americans like us came together to form a movement.
Across the country, everyday Americans took a stand and spoke out against this president’s fundamental transformation of America.
By-working-together, we sent new Congresswomen and new Congressmen to the United States House of Representatives.
We sent new Senators to the United States Senate.
We seized power of 20 legislative Houses from Democrats across the country.
We captured 125 State Senate seats.
We snatched 550 seats in State Houses.
We achieved an absolute…all-out…unmitigated…675 seats across this great land!
Schmitz on 2012
And Now, now it is 2012. Our chance to continue the mission and finish the job is finally here!
Let’s just say we have some unfinished business to do.
The great American awakening of 2010 was just the beginning.
The coalitions that we formed two years ago still have work to do.
We must never surrender to the opposition.
And gals and guys, It’s gonna get ugly.
The radical left will do everything they can to distract from this president’s failed policies.
The radical left is ready to fight against and try to prevent honest public servants like these candidates from going to Washington to shake things up and put government back on the side of the people.
In the next 60 days, the Goliath Media and their Hollywood lapdogs will fight tooth and nail against hardworking, patriotic, independent Americans to divert attention from the message of these good candidates and the epic failures of this president and his policies.
The Hope and Change of 2008 has been exposed. The gig is up. The mask is off, the horns are out, and the Hoax and Chains can no longer be concealed and shrouded.
It’s 2012 and Americans can feel and see the fundamental transformation of our Republic. It’s very easy to see. Its right before very our eyes, it’s very black and white.
And with all due respect to the OFFICE of the president:
We don’t like it, we don’t want it, and we-won’t-comply.
Please join our cause.
We really need all hands on deck this November to pull this off.
Every single one of us is the soul of this movement.
All of us are the future of our country.
The challenges before us will seem intimidating and will seem overwhelming at times.
But we must move forward, we must turn this ship around. We do have a choice.
This ground up call to action that brought us here today will change both parties in America forever.
Real people like us, not inside the beltway professionals, are the solution and future of our country.
The future is now — Please take a stand — please answer the call.
Let’s work together to finish what we started in 2010 and lets work together to send our new president a new wise congress to fundamentally-restore-America.
Thank you so much for having me today and thank you so much for all the work you are about to do. God Bless you San Diego and God Bless America!
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