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Speech Given at Lubbock Tea Party
my sister-in-law in Texas | 4/15/2009 | Dr. Donald May

Posted on 05/01/2009 8:18:41 AM PDT by conservativegirl

At the T E A PARTY, a black man, Dr. Donald May delivered this message from the courthouse steps in Lubbock. He electrified the audience like I haven't seen in a long time. His delivery was masterful. I am sorry you could not see him in action. Anyway, I thought you might enjoy his words. The news media was there, but not one word of this mans appearance ever appeared on TV or in print, even though he completely dominated the scene.

Ralph McLaughlin

This is A Time For Courage April 15, 2009 – 11:49 pm


Ladies and gentlemen, This is a Time For Courage.

We are gathered here today on the Plains of West Texas in common purpose. We are here to remind our government that this is our country, We the People are still in charge, and our government is still our servant and not our master.

Our Nation’s founding document is The Declaration of Independence. It tells us that our rights come from God and not from a small group of Elite men and women.

Our Constitution starts with the words “We the People.” Our Constitution was written for ordinary Americans like you and me. Our Constitution protects us from our government and from the politicians.

Our President has complained that our Constitution gives ordinary people too much protection.

He has ridiculed us for the high value we place on our Bibles, our guns, our personal property, and our Liberty. He tells us we do not deserve to keep the money we have earned.

We are told freedom has not worked. Personal responsibility, free enterprise, and Liberty have not been effective. Our government will now make more of our decisions for us.

Other than our military, I can think of not one government agency I have ever found to be helpful.

And speaking of our military, how about those Navy Seals blowing the heads off those three terrorist pirates? Don’t you just wish our entire government would function with such efficiency, professionalism, and courage?

We watch in disbelief as our beloved United States is weakened economically, militarily, and morally by a Radical President and his eager accomplices.

What has taken generations to build is systematically destroyed and replaced with the same Socialist Evil that brought poverty, destruction, and despair to untold hundreds of millions.

The problems we face today have occurred because we have not defended our Nation from Socialism. For too long we have allowed the wrong people to make the worst possible decisions.

The Bible warns us of class hatred. The Radical leadership of our government daily fans the evil flames of class envy.

Our European and Canadian friends beg us to not make the same Socialist mistakes they did.

The President of the European Union warned our President that his Socialist economic plans are taking the World down the “road to Hell.”

The path to power for Socialists includes taking God and guns from the citizens. Without spiritual and physical protection, people cannot defend themselves and their Liberty. They soon become slaves.

We are angered that our President apologizes for the exceptionalism and heroism of the United States of America. We are deeply troubled he told others the United States is not a Christian nation.

We are angered that we have been called cowards and racists because we oppose Socialism. Socialism is not racial. Socialism is an equal opportunity destroyer.

We are angered that a recent Department of Homeland Security report has singled out our military men and women who are returning home as being radical threats.

The report also characterizes you and me as right-wing extremists and radicals because we favor smaller government and lower taxes.

You and I are average citizens who believe just like most of our fellow Americans. We want our government to leave us alone and to keep its hands off our money, our religion, or guns, our private property, and our lives.

We demand that our government stop spending money it does not have.

Stop confiscating our money and private property.

Stop printing money.

Stop subsidizing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the other failed financial institutions and companies.

Mr. President, stop appointing tax cheats to positions of power and influence.

Mr. President, secure our borders.

Mr. President, do not divert money from our missile defense, F-22 Raptors, and other vital military equipment. This gives encouragement, aid, and comfort to our enemies. Protecting us is your number one job.

Mr. President, do not give voting rights to millions of illegal aliens and felons. You have no more right to create new voters for your benefit than you do to use our money to buy the 2010 and 2012 Elections.

We gather peacefully here today because there is a growing concern for what our government is doing to us and to our future. We fear for the very survival of our Republic.

Yet there is much to make us hopeful and to fill our hearts with optimism and courage. This is still our country!

The Constitution of the Unites States belongs to We the People. Our Constitution still protects us from our government.

Call every possible elected official, including our President, Vice President, and the Speaker of the House.

Demand that they stop stealing our money and giving it to ACORN and their other political supporters in order to buy votes.

Call Senators Cornyn and Hutchison, and Representative Neugebauer. Thank them. Urge them to do much more. Remind them now is a time for action and not for campaigning.

Volunteer to work on our 2010 Census. Confront ACORN. Keep our Census honest. We must not allow our President to take control of our Census for his political advantage.

We must replace as much of our Far Left Congress as possible in 2010. Get involved. Do not let the ACORN control our 2010 Election.

Talk with someone every day who does not understand our nation’s history and our great heritage. Tell them why the United States is a good and prosperous nation. It still remains that brightly lit city on the hill. It still is the best hope for all mankind.

Talk with all of the young people you can find. They are our future. Many do not understand what they have and that their future is being destroyed.

Encourage your elected State officials to pass legislation that will protect us from our Federal government. Governor Rick Perry and others are doing that right now for Texas. Thank them and pray for them.

This is a time for strong peaceful action. Let us pray that We the People can quickly return our government to its Constitutional responsibilities.

Our President and Congress were elected to be our servants and not our masters.

May God help our President and Congress to quickly realize the error of their ways and stop their reckless and unwarranted spending, cut our taxes, and reduce the size of our Federal bureaucracy.

If they do not, may God grant us the courage and determination to vote them out of power next year.

May God richly bless and protect each of you, and our Constitution, as together we pursue Liberty!

Delivered at the Lubbock, Texas, TEA Party

by Dr. Donald May

Tax Day, 15 April 2009

About The Author July 11, 2008 – 4:33 pm -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Donald R. May was born in Illinois. He was raised on his family’s ancestral farm, which he and his family still operate. They are members of the church founded by his ancestors in 1849. He and his wife also attend the First United Methodist Church in Lubbock, Texas.

Dr. May received a BS, with High Honors and Distinction in Microbiology, in 1968 from the University of Illinois, Champaign, and his MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, in 1972. He was an intern at the Northwestern University Memorial Hospitals in Chicago. He completed his residency in ophthalmology in 1976 and a fellowship in retina surgery in 1977, both at the University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary in Chicago.

He was a Major in the United States Air Force and was on active duty at the Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, San Antonio, 1977-79. He founded the Retina/Vitreous/Ocular Trauma Service at Wilford Hall. He received the Air Force Commendation Medal.

Dr. May has been on the faculties of the University of Illinois, the University of Texas, the University of California, Tulane University, and Texas Tech Health Sciences University.

He was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and subsequently Associate Dean at the Texas Tech School of Medicine. He was a full professor in the Department of Health Organization Management and taught MBA students.

In 1980, Dr. May was invited as the first foreigner to perform modern vitreoretinal surgery in the People’s Republic of China. He returned to China three additional times to teach vitreoretinal and ocular trauma surgery.

He has taught vitreoretinal and ocular trauma surgery throughout the United States, and in Canada, Japan, India, and Western Europe. Dr. May served for 25 years as a member of the Board of Directors of the World Eye Foundation.

He has served in administrative capacities and on the boards of organizations from the local to the international level, including two years as President of the United States Eye Injury Registry.

He has authored more than 100 scientific publications and has given more than 200 scientific presentations at national and international meetings.

Dr. May is a member of the Lubbock Board of Health.

Dr. May is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of numerous professional societies including The Retina Society, The Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces, and the American Farm Bureau Federation. He lectures on terrorism, medical economics, politics and religious issues, and other current topics.

Dr. May served as President of the Board of the Lubbock International Cultural Center, Inc. (Center for Global Understanding). As a Board member, Dr. May has brought speakers to Lubbock including Dick Morris, former political advisor to President Clinton, and the Honorable Edwin Meese III, Attorney General under President Reagan.

Dr. May was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 2003 Special Election for the Texas 19th District.

He was the keynote speaker at the 2006 Lubbock County Republican Convention. The title of his presentation was “Health Care Politics: Facts, Fiction, and Opportunities.”

Dr. May was one of the speakers at the 2007 Pachyderm National Convention in Wichita, Kansas. The title of his presentation was “One Nation Under God — The Return to Our Constitution,” a validation of the solid religious foundations of the Constitution of the United States of America.

Dr. May was a delegate to the 2007 Texas Presidential Straw Poll.

He and his wife were delegates to the 2004, 2006, and 2008 Lubbock County Republican Conventions and Texas Republican Conventions.

Dr. May was a Texas Delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.

His wife was born in California and raised on her family’s ancestral ranch, which she and her sister still operate. She has served on numerous boards and organizations at the local, state, and national levels.

In 2008, Donald May was selected as “Blogger of the Year” by the Americans for Prosperity Foundation.

By Donald R. May | Posted in Uncategorized |

TOPICS: US: Texas; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: americans4prosperity; kochbrothers; teaparty
Received this via email from an attendee in Texas.
1 posted on 05/01/2009 8:18:41 AM PDT by conservativegirl
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To: conservativegirl

We need to video tape the next tea parties and send copies of all that video to every media outlet locally that we can think of. We need to protest those outlets that don’t report on our movement. We need to capture wonderful video like this and Rose Strong - another wonderful African American spokesperson that spoke in Seattle - and others like that that give the BIG LIE to the bigots in the media that are pigeon holing this movement as bigoted. The media and deal leader bigots that are pigeon holing us are Orwell’s 1984 AT WORK right now. We must fight them with all that’s in uw.

2 posted on 05/01/2009 8:23:25 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Country and the Tea Party! Take America Back!)
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To: conservativegirl

I hate to tell you this, but I don’t think he is a black man as stated above:

Sounds like a great guy....even if he isn’t black! LOL!

3 posted on 05/01/2009 8:31:10 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: Dudoight

I just copied what I received. Actually, his race is totally insignificant - I just loved his speech.

4 posted on 05/01/2009 8:39:16 AM PDT by conservativegirl
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To: Dudoight

He looks as black as Obama.

5 posted on 05/01/2009 8:47:15 AM PDT by manic4organic (We Are S0 Screwed)
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To: conservativegirl

I agree his race is totally insignificant. But I do love it when a black man shows his love for this country and the constitution. Not sure Obama quite makes the grade there.

6 posted on 05/01/2009 8:57:45 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: conservativegirl

Later read.

7 posted on 05/01/2009 11:10:57 AM PDT by OldBlondBabe
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To: conservativegirl

Yes, Dr. May gave a great speech at our Lubbock Tea Party. However, not only is he white, he is a regular blogger on our local newspaper’s website (as “Mr. Conservative”), and his contributions to our Tea Party certainly were reported by the paper and by TV stations. This speech does appear to be Dr. May’s words. The black gentleman who spoke at our Tea Party is Dr. Robert L. McKenzie, who is a minister as well as the executive director of the Lubbock Boys’ and Girls’ Club. His speech was excellent as well. Our Sheriff David Guiterrez, also a good speaker, gave a very inspiring speech. There were several other speakers at our courthouse that day, and some good music as well. We had a great Tea Party, well attended by a variety of citizens, black, white, Latino, men, women, children, and a few conservative and well-behaved canines. I am not pleased by the racial implications connected with our city in this posting that has made rounds across the country. Why not dig up a copy of Dr. McKenzie’s speech and post it also? And Sheriff Guiterrez’s speech, and the rest of them? Yes, Dr. May’s speech is good. So were the others. I was there.

8 posted on 05/16/2009 3:23:56 PM PDT by TexasOlGal (Clarification of the Lubbock Tea Party speakers)
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