Fellow New Mexicans, if you like our state government that is ranked the most inefficient in the country, has the worst public education system, has a governor who is obsessed with controlling New Mexico citizens, keeps raising our taxes, etc., etc. AND would like to see the continuation of the same scenario in our nation’s capitol, then Melanie Stansbury is your ideal candidate for the upcoming CD-1 race. Melanie is a staunch supporter of the governor and loyal to the socialist agenda of the Democratic party. If you want to see more of your freedoms disappear under Nancy Pelosi’s dictatorship, vote for Melanie for CD-1 to give Nancy another loyal supporter. If you like the way the state of New Mexico and the country are moving under Lujan-Grisham’s and Pelosi’s leadership then there is no question how you should vote in the upcoming election.
Like everyone who visits this site, I am just one of the millions of Americans who feel I don't have much influence on the decisions made by big government, big business, mainstream media, etc. What I do have are my principles, my integrity, and my desire to do what is right for myself and my country. I believe in the U.S. Constitution, individual liberty and responsibility, and a free market economy.
In spite of the current perversions to the basics of American society, I will live my life according to my beliefs. I believe the majority of Americans conduct themselves the same way. "The millions of us that pull society forward."
It saddens me to see those that have lost the American dream trying to revert to the experiments of socialism/communism. That model of governance has only produced misery and suffering and enriched a very few at the top. So what can I, with my small voice do? As one person, not much, but I can do a little.
I have dropped by Facebook account because I do not believe it is a large organization's right to control my speech or right to hear others' ideas. I have sold my stocks in Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Cisco, Intel, and Microsoft for their support of domestic terrorist organizations. I know it wont make a bit of difference to them, but it means something to me - I can't support organizations that are trying to destroy my beloved country. And what if there are millions of us that feel the same way and stop supporting them?
I cannot influence the world, but I can live my own life with honor and integrity. What about you?
The Need for a Long-Range Environmental Plan
The environmentalists and those on the left that do their bidding have declared war on carbon-based energy sources. In New Mexico, our democratic controlled legislature is following the same tune and last year passed the Energy Transition Act to go along with the Green New Deal. New Mexico is all and gas rich and it funds our education system as well as the many programs development by our state government. Oil and Gas also support a huge workforce for the state and as the Biden administration takes steps to shut down the industry, most critics focus on the job and revenue loss as being disastrous for this state. But that is only part of the story about the unplanned disaster that will hit New Mexico and the rest of the country. The “rest of the story” is about how do we plan and implement the change in sources of energy. The entire world’s economy depends on energy. With all the government’s responses to climate change, where is the plan to replace carbon-based energy with solar and wind? With current proposals it appears that the strategy is, let’s shut down oil and gas and when the lack of energy becomes a crisis it will force the economy to get serious and to invest in solar and wind. At that point the economy is collapsing for lack of energy resulting in declining funds for investment, research and development, and tax revenue.
We are talking a very serious change in energy generation and to try and force it without a clear, well thought out plan to achieve a successful transition is not a very intelligent way to operate. Has anyone in New Mexico’s state legislature or our federal government looked at possible scenarios of the impact of their decisions?
It appears the plan is to create an artificial energy shortage and see what happens. People still need to heat their homes, cook their food, heat their water, drive their cars and businesses still need energy to provide goods and services and deliver them to customers. What will it take to convert all of our houses, apartments, transportation, and businesses to total electric? How will we replace all of our gasoline vehicles with electric? Where will we get the materials for storage batteries and how will we handle the disposal of those batteries when they no longer hold a charge? With the additional environmental pressure on mining, where do we get the materials for wind, solar and storage devices? As we shut down oil, we can’t use plastics, so we are left with metal, which must be mined. With the required more efficient electrical collectors, storage and transmission devices comes the need for exotic materials, which are expensive and in limited supply.
I am not suggesting these hurtles cannot be overcome, but that we need to have a plan for addressing them before we consider turning off the spigot. That is just plain common sense. And for all you environmental crisis buffs out there, take a serious look at the unintended consequences of your demands. You may be putting more strain on the environment than you planned.
We must require our government officials to develop an honest, well thought out long-range plan, including risk analysis, before they implement a knee-jerk reaction to special interest groups and not substitute one crisis for another. My guess is the result of good planning will show the effort to substitute solar and wind for oil and gas is untenable and will not meet the goal of reversing global warming.
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We believe in:
People are doing well, they have jobs, they are buying the things they want, their kids are clean and well-dressed, but,
The news media pounds you with how horrible everything is.
Do you think the president is doing the right things, but,
The news media pounds you with how bad he is and needs to be removed from office.
Are you afraid to speak out in public about your feelings about our country and our president?
There is a place where you can explore your ideas with like-minded people who think like you do. Your feelings of conservatism, freedom, getting government out of our lives can be expressed without fear of reprisal. Even if you are a liberal and want to have an intellectual discourse with people with different viewpoints.
Come to the Albuquerque TEA Party where we welcome honesty, truthfulness, and pride in this wonderful country and state.
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The Albuquerque TEA Party is a firm believer in the rule of law. Whether it be for individuals that consider themselves above the law or local governments that feel federal law does not apply to them, we are opposed to some people, groups, or government being above the law. Once we start down the road of picking and choosing which laws to follow and which ones to break, we will follow other nations that have spiraled into oblivion. We have immigration laws that define who is responsible for protecting our borders and removing those who have come into our country without following the process. The Sanctuary City and state designation is obstructing the federal officers assign to enforce those laws.
Albuquerque TEA Party
Who We Are
What We Believe
The Albuquerque TEA Party is a Non-profit 501C4 dedicated to the education of the citizens of Albuquerque on the Constitution and conservative principles. While we are non-partisan, we also support government officials and activities that align with the principles as outlined by the U.S. Constitution and the writings of the Founding Fathers. We oppose and expose those who would pass laws or regulations that would: