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President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize – Twice

President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize – Twice
September 9, 2020
President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
“I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, told Fox News in an exclusive interview after nominating Trump for the award. 
Tybring-Gjedde, a four-term member of Parliament and chairman of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, said in his letter nominating Trump the agreement could be a “game-changer” in the Middle East because other countries will follow in the footsteps of the UAE. 
He also cited Trump’s key role in “creating new dynamics in other protracted conflicts, such as the Kashmir border dispute between India and Pakistan, and the conflict between North and South Korea, as well as dealing with the nuclear capabilities of North Korea.”
The letter also praised Trump for withdrawing large numbers of troops from the Middle East. Trump and the Pentagon plan to announce a reduction of U.S. troop levels in Iraq from 5,200 to about 3,500 Wednesday. The administration is also expected to announce the withdrawal of additional troops from Afghanistan in the coming days, a senior official said.
Tybring-Gjedde and another Norwegian official also nominated Trump in 2018 after his Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but the president did not win. 
He told Fox his nomination wasn’t about trying to gain favor with Trump and said he is not a big supporter of the president. “The committee should look at the facts and judge him on the facts – not on the way he behaves sometimes,” he said. “The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump. For example, Barack Obama did nothing.”
Obama was awarded the prize in 2009 in a decision met with criticism from Trump, then a private citizen, and others worldwide.
Presidents Jimmy Carter, Theodore Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson also received the Nobel Peace Prize. 
The recipient is decided by a five-person committee appointed by the Norwegian Parliament. The 2021 winner will not be announced until next October
UPDATE – President Trump Nominated for a Second Nobel Peace Prize
September 11, 2020
President Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for a second time this week — this time for brokering a historic peace deal between Serbia and breakaway republic Kosovo.
In a Friday morning tweet, Magnus Jacobsson, a member of the Swedish Parliament, announced he was nominating the Trump administration and the two European nations for their “joint work for peace and economic development, through the cooperation agreement signed in the White House.”
“Trade and communications are important building blocks for peace,” Jacobsson wrote, sharing his letter to the Nobel Committee.

THE BACKHOE CHRONICLES – CHINESE VIRUS EDITION – Peter Feeman, National Committeeman, Florida — Copy

Was(is) the lockdown “cure” worse that the virus itself?
The answer increasingly seems to be yes.
As novelist Lionel Shriver writes, “We’ve never before responded to a contagion by closing down whole countries.” The 1957-58 Asian flu killed between 70,000 and 116,000 Americans, between 0.04 percent and 0.07 percent of the nation’s population. The 1968-70 Hong Kong flu killed about 100,000, 0.05 percent of the population.
The US coronavirus death toll of 186,000 is about 0.055 percent of the current population. It will go higher, but it’s about the same magnitude as those other two flus, and it has been less deadly to those under 65 than those flus were. Yet there were no statewide lockdowns; no massive school closings; no closings of office buildings and factories, restaurants and museums. No one considered shutting down the Woodstock. Music Festival in 1969 (lol).
What has happened to our country?
I fear we, as a nation, have become afraid of risk. Newsflash-life is risk, and all success in life involves overcoming fear and taking risks. That is why most of us have come to rely on a Higher Power to navigate life’s uncertainties, but certainly not reliance on the government.
Children aren’t allowed to walk to school; jungle gyms have vanished from playgrounds; college students are shielded from microaggressions! Another Newsflash–Life is a macro aggression!
The exaggerated projections of some epidemiologists, with a professional interest in forecasting pandemics, triggered demands that governments act.
The fear that hospitals would be overwhelmed apparently explain the (in retrospect, deadly) orders of the governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan requiring elderly care facilities to admit COVID-infected patients.
BUT HERE IS WHAT EVERY LOCKDOWN proponent seems to be forgetting—-the original purpose of the lockdowns was to “flatten the curve” so the hospitals would not get overwhelmed. We overcame that threshhold months ago!
Now some tyrannical leaders continue their restrictions in order to “stamp out the virus” or wait for a vaccine.
Hey Government officials: That was not the deal. We went along with you initially because we bought your hospital spiel.
Do not move the goalposts in the middle of the game.
To justify their continued tyranny they now use shame, fear and intimidation. Examples include shaming beachgoers, though outdoor virus spread is minimal; Scaring parents by extending school shutdowns, though few children get or transmit the infection; losing down gardening aisles in superstores (what is that about?); Barring church services, while blessing crowded demonstrations and riots for politically favored causes.
But for millions, the economic damage has been of Great Depression proportions. Restaurants and small businesses have been closed forever, even before the last three months of urban rioting. Losses have been concentrated on those with low income and little wealth, while lockdowns have added tens of billions to the net worth of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.
It’s time to re-assert control over our Ranch.
Every individual can do their own small part:
Go out to eat to support your local business family and enter the establishment and everywhere else you go, proudly wearing your Trump 2020 mask (before you take it off to eat).
Talk to your neighbors, co-workers and anyone else you can about FREEDOM and the power of the individual, rejecting collective guilt and the power of the state.
And be sure as heck to do everything you can to support the re-election of Donald J. Trump!
Do not let the light of America grow dim on our watch!
Peter Feaman, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Patriot, National Committeeman, Florida.

THE BACKHOE CHRONICLES LABOR DAY UPDATE – Peter Feeman, National Committeeman, Florida

The Polls, the Deep State and the Continuing Struggle for America
Part 1
Pollster Jonathan Zogby said last week that his survey found 36 percent of blacks approving of the president, along with 37 percent of Hispanics and 35 percent of Asians. Trump surged among independents to 44 percent, and even 23 percent of Democrats in the poll said they approve of Trump’s performance.
The Zogby analysis stated: “Another factor continuing to help the president’s high approval rating is a rise in crime in our nation’s biggest cities. Unlike a year ago, the president is performing well with voters in large cities. It’s highly likely he is benefiting from the uptick in violence. His law-and-order message is resonating with urban voters at the moment.”
The Democracy Institute/Sunday Express poll also confirmed Trump’s surge among black voters, as well as greater strength among Hispanic voters than in 2016, as Breitbart News reported:
The Democracy Institute/Sunday Express poll shows that Trump leads Biden among white voters by a 53 percent to 45 percent margin. The president’s support among black and Hispanic voters has increased.
Nineteen percent of black voters support President Trump, while 77 percent support former Vice President Biden. This represents an 11 point increase of support among black voters for the president, compared to the 8 percent support he received in the 2016 presidential election.
Thirty nine percent of Hispanic voters support President Trump, while only 50 percent support former Vice President Biden, a ten point increase in support among Hispanic voters for the president, compared to the 28 percent he received in the 2016 presidential election.
All of this good news for Chronicles fans was, of course, not reported by the lamestream news outlets.
Meanwhile, the Deep State, maybe anticipating that their time is growing shorter, has ramped up their efforts of anti-American, antiTrump indoctrination…..
Part 2
The Deep State has been busy, busier even during the Trump Administration, adding to the urgency of the election on November 3rd:
Did you know the U.S. Army funds an “Equity and Inclusion Agency”? Seriously…and you thought our military was just about national defense. Think again.
In this “Operation Inclusion”, Army personnel are told that voicing support for enforcing immigration laws or repeating phrases such as “Make America Great Again” are evidence of….. get this….”covert white supremacy.”
Chronicle fans, it gets worse…
You are a racist if you say, “all lives matter” and if you deny the reality of “white privilege.”
You are also a racist if you support Columbus Day, the idea of American exceptionalism or if you believe there is such a thing as reverse racism (which of course there is).
Folks, this is not some nutty college professor or a Democrat candidate running for President. This is our U.S. Army, for crying out loud.
And this virus infects our federal government in numerous federal agencies as well..
Since President Trump was inaugurated in 2017, Howard Ross, a private “diversity consultant” who is paid millions of dollars of our tax money, has conducted at least 17 trainings in numerous federal agencies, including the Department of Justice, the National Institute of Health and the Attorney General’s office.
The “training” begins with the premise that “virtually all white people contribute to racism.”
This “permanent bureaucracy”, this “Deep State”, is the swamp President Trump was elected to drain, so that once again, this nation “of the people, by the people and for the people” might survive.
Now, more than ever, support Donald Trump. Do not let the light of America grow dim on our watch!
Peter Feaman, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Patriot, National Committeeman, Florida.

What have PRESIDENT TRUMP and his cabinet accomplished

Trump has been in office for 3 years…. what has he done? Other than dodging the darts the media and Pelosi have thrown?!?
what have PRESIDENT TRUMP and his cabinet accomplished…..
Here you go:
* Trump recently signed 3 bills to benefit Native people. One gives compensation to the Spokane tribe for loss of their lands in the mid-1900s, one funds Native language programs, and the third gives federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana.
* Trump finalized the creation of Space Force as our 6th Military branch.
* Trump signed a law to make cruelty to animals a federal felony so that animal abusers face tougher consequences.👀👀
* Violent crime has fallen every year he’s been in office after rising during the 2 years before he was elected.
* Trump signed a bill making CBD and Hemp legal.👀👀
* Trump’s EPA gave $100 million to fix the water infrastructure problem in Flint, Michigan.
* Under Trump’s leadership, in 2018 the U.S. surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of crude oil.
* Trump signed a law ending the gag orders on Pharmacists that prevented them from sharing money-saving information.
* Trump signed the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act” (FOSTA), which includes the “Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act” (SESTA) which both give law enforcement and victims new tools to fight sex trafficking.👀👀
* Trump signed a bill to require airports to provide spaces for breastfeeding Moms.
* The 25% lowest-paid Americans enjoyed a 4.5% income boost in November 2019, which outpaces a 2.9% gain in earnings for the country’s highest-paid workers.
* Low-wage workers are benefiting from higher minimum wages and from corporations that are increasing entry-level pay.
* Trump signed the biggest wilderness protection & conservation bill in a decade and designated 375,000 acres as protected land.
* Trump signed the Save our Seas Act which funds $10 million per year to clean tons of plastic & garbage from the ocean.👀👀
* He signed a bill this year allowing some drug imports from Canada so that prescription prices would go down.
* Trump signed an executive order this year that forces all healthcare providers to disclose the cost of their services so that Americans can comparison shop and know how much less providers charge insurance companies.
* When signing that bill he said no American should be blindsided by bills for medical services they never agreed to in advance.
* Hospitals will now be required to post their standard charges for services, which include the discounted price a hospital is willing to accept.
* In the eight years prior to President Trump’s inauguration, prescription drug prices increased by an average of 3.6% per year. Under Trump, drug prices have seen year-over-year declines in nine of the last ten months, with a 1.1% drop as of the most recent month.
* He created a White House VA Hotline to help veterans and principally staffed it with veterans and direct family members of veterans.👀👀
* VA employees are being held accountable for poor performance, with more than 4,000 VA employees removed, demoted, and suspended so far.
* Issued an executive order requiring the Secretaries of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs to submit a joint plan to provide veterans access to access to mental health treatment as they transition to civilian life.
* Because of a bill signed and championed by Trump, In 2020, most federal employees will see their pay increase by an average of 3.1% — the largest raise in more than 10 years.
* Trump signed into a law up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for millions of federal workers.
* Trump administration will provide HIV prevention drugs for free to 200,000 uninsured patients per year for 11 years.👀👀
* All-time record sales during the 2019 holidays.
* Trump signed an order allowing small businesses to group together when buying insurance to get a better price👀👀
* President Trump signed the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act that provides funding for states to develop maternal mortality reviews to better understand maternal complications and identify solutions & largely focuses on reducing the higher mortality rates for Black Americans.
* In 2018, President Trump signed the groundbreaking First Step Act, a criminal justice bill which enacted reforms that make our justice system fairer and help former inmates successfully return to society.
* The First Step Act’s reforms addressed inequities in sentencing laws that disproportionately harmed Black Americans and reformed mandatory minimums that created unfair outcomes.👀👀
* The First Step Act expanded judicial discretion in sentencing of non-violent crimes.
* Over 90% of those benefitting from the retroactive sentencing reductions in the First Step Act are Black Americans.
* The First Step Act provides rehabilitative programs to inmates, helping them successfully rejoin society and not return to crime.
* Trump increased funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by more than 14%.👀👀
* Trump signed legislation forgiving Hurricane Katrina debt that threatened HBCUs.
* New single-family home sales are up 31.6% in October 2019 compared to just one year ago.
* Made HBCUs a priority by creating the position of executive director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs.
* Trump received the Bipartisan Justice Award at a historically black college for his criminal justice reform accomplishments.
* The poverty rate fell to a 17-year low of 11.8% under the Trump administration as a result of a jobs-rich environment.👀👀
* Poverty rates for African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans have reached their lowest levels since the U.S. began collecting such data.
* President Trump signed a bill that creates five national monuments, expands several national parks, adds 1.3 million acres of wilderness, and permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
* Trump’s USDA committed $124 Million to rebuild rural water infrastructure.👀👀
* Consumer confidence & small business confidence is at an all time high.
* More than 7 million jobs created since election.
* More Americans are now employed than ever recorded before in our history.
* More than 400,000 manufacturing jobs created since his election.
* Trump appointed 5 openly gay ambassadors.👀👀
* Trump ordered Ric Grenell, his openly gay ambassador to Germany, to lead a global initiative to decriminalize homosexuality across the globe.
* Through Trump’s Anti-Trafficking Coordination Team (ACTeam) initiative, Federal law enforcement more than doubled convictions of human traffickers and increased the number of defendants charged by 75% in ACTeam districts.
* In 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) dismantled an organization that was the internet’s leading source of prostitution-related advertisements resulting in sex trafficking.
* Trump’s OMB published new anti-trafficking guidance for government procurement officials to more effectively combat human trafficking.
* Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations arrested 1,588 criminals associated with Human Trafficking.
* Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services provided funding to support the National Human Trafficking Hotline to identify perpetrators and give victims the help they need.
* The hotline identified 16,862 potential human trafficking cases.
* Trump’s DOJ provided grants to organizations that support human trafficking victims – serving nearly 9,000 cases from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018.👀👀
* The Department of Homeland Security has hired more victim assistance specialists, helping victims get resources and support.
* President Trump has called on Congress to pass school choice legislation so that no child is trapped in a failing school because of his or her zip code.👀👀
* The President signed funding legislation in September 2018 that increased funding for school choice by $42 million.
* The tax cuts signed into law by President Trump promote school choice by allowing families to use 529 college savings plans for elementary and secondary education.👀👀
* Under his leadership ISIS has lost most of their territory and been largely dismantled.
* ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was killed.
* Signed the first Perkins CTE reauthorization since 2006, authorizing more than $1 billion for states each year to fund vocational and career education programs.
* Executive order expanding apprenticeship opportunities for students and workers.
* Trump issued an Executive Order prohibiting the U.S. government from discriminating against Christians or punishing expressions of faith.
* Signed an executive order that allows the government to withhold money from college campuses deemed to be anti-Semitic and who fail to combat anti-Semitism.
* President Trump ordered a halt to U.S. tax money going to international organizations that fund or perform abortions.
* Trump imposed sanctions on the socialists in Venezuela who have killed their citizens.
* Finalized new trade agreement with South Korea.
* Made a deal with the European Union to increase U.S. energy exports to Europe.👀👀
* Withdrew the U.S. from the job killing TPP deal.
* Secured $250 billion in new trade and investment deals in China and $12 billion in Vietnam.
* Okay’d up to $12 billion in aid for farmers affected by unfair trade retaliation.👀👀
* Has had over a dozen US hostages freed, including those Obama could not get freed.
* Trump signed the Music Modernization Act, the biggest change to copyright law in decades.
* Trump secured Billions that will fund the building of a wall at our southern border.
* The Trump Administration is promoting second chance hiring to give former inmates the opportunity to live crime-free lives and find meaningful employment.
* Trump’s DOJ and the Board Of Prisons launched a new “Ready to Work Initiative” to help connect employers directly with former prisoners.👀👀
* President Trump’s historic tax cut legislation included new Opportunity Zone Incentives to promote investment in low-income communities across the country.
* 8,764 communities across the country have been designated as Opportunity Zones.
* Opportunity Zones are expected to spur $100 billion in long-term private capital investment in economically distressed communities across the country.
* Trump directed the Education Secretary to end Common Core.👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀
* Trump signed the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund into law.
* Trump signed measure funding prevention programs for Veteran suicide.👀👀
* Companies have brought back over a TRILLION dollars from overseas because of the TCJA bill that Trump signed.
* Manufacturing jobs are growing at the fastest rate in more than 30 years.
* Stock Market has reached record highs.
* Median household income has hit highest level ever recorded.
* African-American unemployment is at an all time low.(was until covid bullshit)
* Hispanic-American unemployment is at an all time low.
* Asian-American unemployment is at an all time low.
* Women’s unemployment rate is at a 65-year low.
* Youth unemployment is at a 50-year low.
* We have the lowest unemployment rate ever recorded.
* The Pledge to America’s Workers has resulted in employers committing to train more than 4 million Americans.
* 95 percent of U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about the future— the highest ever.
* As a result of the Republican tax bill, small businesses will have the lowest top marginal tax rate in more than 80 years.👀👀
* Record number of regulations eliminated that hurt small businesses.
* Signed welfare reform requiring able-bodied adults who don’t have children to work or look for work if they’re on welfare.🙌🙌
* Under Trump, the FDA approved more affordable generic drugs than ever before in history.
* Reformed Medicare program to stop hospitals from overcharging low-income seniors on their drugs—saving seniors 100’s of millions of $$$ this year alone.👀👀
* Signed Right-To-Try legislation allowing terminally ill patients to try experimental treatment that wasn’t allowed before.
* Secured $6 billion in new funding to fight the opioid epidemic.❤️❤️
* Signed VA Choice Act and VA Accountability Act, expanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics, and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.👀👀
* U.S. oil production recently reached all-time high so we are less dependent on oil from the Middle East.
* The U.S. is a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957.
* NATO allies increased their defense spending because of his pressure campaign.
* Withdrew the United States from the job-killing Paris Climate Accord in 2017 and that same year the U.S. still led the world by having the largest reduction in Carbon emissions.👀👀
* Has his circuit court judge nominees being confirmed faster than any other new administration.
* Had his Supreme Court Justice’s Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh confirmed.
* Moved U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.👀👀
* Agreed to a new trade deal with Mexico & Canada that will increase jobs here and $$$ coming in.
* Reached a breakthrough agreement with the E.U. to increase U.S. exports.
* Imposed tariffs on China in response to China’s forced technology transfer, intellectual property theft, and their chronically abusive trade practices, has agreed to a Part One trade deal with China.
* Signed legislation to improve the National Suicide Hotline.👀👀
* Signed the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever into law, which will advance childhood cancer research and improve treatments.
* The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law by Trump doubled the maximum amount of the child tax credit available to parents and lifted the income limits so more people could claim it.
* It also created a new tax credit for other dependents.
* In 2018, President Trump signed into law a $2.4 billion funding increase for the Child Care and Development Fund, providing a total of $8.1 billion to States to fund child care for low-income families.
* The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) signed into law by Trump provides a tax credit equal to 20-35% of child care expenses, $3,000 per child & $6,000 per family + Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) allow you to set aside up to $5,000 in pre-tax $ to use for child care.
* In 2019 President Donald Trump signed the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act (CARES) into law which allocates $1.8 billion in funding over the next five years to help people with autism spectrum disorder and to help their families.👀👀
* In 2019 President Trump signed into law two funding packages providing nearly $19 million in new funding for Lupus specific research and education programs, as well an additional $41.7 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the most Lupus funding EVER.
* Another upcoming accomplishment to add: In the next week or two Trump will be signing the first major anti-robocall law in decades called the TRACED Act (Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence.) Once it’s thelaw, the TRACED Act will extend the period of time the FCC has to catch & punish those who intentionally break telemarketing restrictions. The bill also requires voice service providers to develop a framework to verify calls are legitimate before they reach your phone.
* US stock market continually hits all-time record highs.
* Because so many people asked for a document with all of this listed in one place, here it is. No links provided to remove bias as Google search is easy. Print this out for family, friends, neighbors, etc. I encourage you to drop this list off to voters before the 2020 election too!
*Trump did all of this while fighting flagrant abuse and impeachment charges.

Impromptu Trump Rally at Tampa Airport Sat -July 31

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Polk REC members, Royal Brown and Glynnda White, attend Impromptu Trump Rally at Tampa Airport Sat -July 31

Glynnda and I attended a great rally for President Trump on the tarmac of private jet side of Tampa International Airport  yesterday (July 31) at 4:30 pm along with an estimated 1,000 – 1,500 other enthusiastic folks mostly from Trump Clubs in the Tampa/Clearwater area.  For security reasons, this was a 24 hour notice by invitation from Tampa area Trump Club officials with names placed on list night before.  This rally was not open to the public.  Another est 500 folks not on the “list” lined the road outside the private jet airport side.  

Obviously, security was very tight and we had to report for security checks no later than 2:30 pm.  The organizers did a great job positioning large tents with cooling fans for folks to assemble in wait for the President’s arrival.  Once announced that Air Force One was approaching, the crowd was moved and positioned on the tarmac using turnstyles for “social distancing” purposes.  Masks were not required and the front row of folks was no more than 20′ from the podium so we all had great views of the President who looked fantastic.  
  –  POTUS also walked down a very tall, portable boarding ramp rolled out to Air Force One (parked about 40 yards from the crowd).  He looked very robust, dispelling any leftist crap about his physical condition.  
  – It was an awesome scene with magnificent AF One in background along with the black “beast” Presidential limousine and other vehicles,secret service agents, snipers on hanger roofs, airport police, Swat teams, etc. 
The main purpose of this rally was to honor approx. 20 FL County Sheriff’s on hand and others not present who have publically endorsed President Trump. After the President’s remarks of about 30 minutes, great 2d Amendment defender, Sheriff Wayne Ivey of Brevard County gave an outstanding welcoming speech on behalf of the other Sheriffs present.  It was reported the President met with these men after leaving the airport.
  – The theme of POTUS remarks was his strong support for LE nation-wide mentioning he had thousands of endorsements from law enforcing agenceis.  He emphasized the criminal rioting and  destruction of federal property would not be tolerated and that it was shameful how Democrat elected officials had ignored the destruction by criminal mobs in their cities and states. 
  – He rightfully ridiculed Democrat support to de-fund or eliminate police in Democrat controlled cities and states.  He further rightfully criticized Democrat elected officials supporting  the criminal violence by anarchist mobs including BLM, antifa and their supporters in such Democrat controlled cities as Minneapolis, Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, New York City, etc. 
  – He mentioned Democrat lies (including House Judiciary Committee Chair, Nadler) that  these criminal activities resulting in looting, arson, destruction of property including police cars and precincts, injuries to police and others and even murders were just “protests” and that it was a “myth” they were violent.  
Despite the heat, it was a great, very inspiring event – pictures will follow.   

Polk County Republican Party Primary Forum in Lakeland.

Polk County Republican Party Primary Forum in Lakeland.
Free Event!
August 8th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Ignited Church,
5859 US Hwy 98,
Lakeland, FL 33809
Thanks to Pastor Stephen Strader will lead us in prayer
The Nation Anthem will be sung by Sophia Wagner

Moderators will be:

JC Martin Polk County Chair and Mark Cross, Osceola County Chair
A forum presentation of Republican primary candidates –
Candidates who want to set up a table at the event need to see John Velebir and pay your $50.00 and will be able to set up your table at 12:00 pm.
Candidates include:
Supervisor of Elections.
Debbie Hannifan
Congressional District 9 FL
Christopher Wright
Jose Castillo
Sergio E. Ortiz
Bill Olson
Congressional District 15, FL
Congressman Ross Spano
Scott Franklin
FL House District 42
Fred Hawkins Jr
Dianna Liebnitzky
Gary Scott
Dr. Benny Valentin
Polk County Commissioner District 5
Neil Combee
John Hall
Polk County RPOF State Committeewoman 
Kat Gates-Skipper (Kathryn
Amilee Stuckey
Glynnda White
JC Martin or
Dr-Ed Shoemaker

President Trump Receives Endorsement from Police Unions

National Association of Police Organizations endorses President Trump.
The National Association of Police Organizations, which represents more than 1,000 police units and associations nationwide, is endorsing President Trump’s re-election bid, recognizing his “steadfast and very public support” of law enforcement officers.
“Our endorsement recognizes your steadfast and very public support for our men and women on the front lines, especially during this time of unfair and inaccurate opprobrium being directed at our members by so many,” wrote the group’s president, Michael McHale.
Florida Police Benevolent Association, the largest police union in Florida with 30,000 members, voted to endorse President Trump in the 2020 election.
The Florida Police Benevolent Association’s president, John Kazanjian, said that Trump has sided with law enforcement amid a wave of anti-police sentiment during nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice that have taken place over the past several months.
“I spelled it out. What’s going on in not just in Florida but across this country that, ‘Hey, you know what, we’re getting beat up. We’re being used like a punching bag, and we’re tired of it. And President Donald Trump has been there for us. He supported us,'” .

Polk County Early Voting for the Primary Election will begin Monday, August 3rd and run through Saturday, August 15th

Early Voting for the Primary Election will begin Monday, August 3rd and run through Saturday, August 15th from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Polk County Early Voting Sites:
Bartow – Polk Street Community Center Early Voting Site
1255 Polk St
Davenport – Polk County Sheriffs NE District Office
1100 Dunson Rd
Haines City – Haines City Library Early Voting Site
111 N 6th St
Lake Wales – James P. Austin Center Early Voting Site
315 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd N,
Lakeland – Polk County Government Center
930 E. Parker St
Lakeland:  Simpson Park Community Center, 1725 Martin L King Jr Ave
Mulberry – Mulberry Civic Center Early Voting Site
901 NE 5th St
Poinciana – Poinciana Community Center Early Voting Site
395 Marigold Ave
Winter Haven – Gill Jones Center NE Polk County Government Center
3425 Lake Alfred Rd
Message from Polk County SOE:
In addition to voting at the polls and by mail, voting early is one of the “3 Easy Ways to Vote” in Polk County.  Any voter, registered in Polk County, may stop in at any one of our locations (listed above) to vote in person prior to Election Day. 
Please note: To eliminate delays, please bring photo and signature identification (example: Driver’s license, Florida ID, Military ID, Student ID, US Passport) when you vote early.  According to Florida Law, if you are unable to provide photo and signature ID you will be issued a provisional ballot.
For more information contact the Early Voting Department at 863-534-5888.