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Dear LVTP members and event participants;

LVTP has noted that a recent fad amongst patriots is to display the flag of the United States of America upside down, or as US flag etiquette code describes, "union down". This display of the flag upside down is said to depict "nation in distress".

It is the position of LVTP that this display of our nation's flag is inappropriate for our events. The US flag etiquette is clear in section 8(a), "The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property."

As our nation is not in immediate peril, there is nobody to whom this display would beseech for assistance, and our events do not result in any participants being in immediate danger, we feel displaying the flag union down is not necessary, and highly inappropriate for the people involved, time and place. Additionally, we feel it is disrespectful to those veterans who fought for our freedoms, who never had occasion to display the flag upside down. We must also take into consideration that it is currently a common practice for enemies of the United States of America to display our flag upside down as a show of contempt. To the average person outside the political community witnessing this display, it is perceived as a disrespectful and hostile act towards the USA.

It is understood the many patriots feel our nation is in such dire straits that displaying the flag upside is warranted. LVTP must respectfully disagree.. Participants in our events are asked to refrain from displaying the flag in anything less than a proud, strong, and free manner that represents the American Spirit, or in any way that might be perceived as dishonorable. It is regrettable if this request is seen as suppression of freedom of speech, but out of respect for our beloved veterans, and our country, this will remain the position of LVTP.

Below are excerpts from the US flag etiquette code for reference.

Thank you, patriots, for all you do for our country.

Karen Steelmon
LVTP President
702.238.5134

§ 5. Display and use of flag by civilians; codification of rules and customs; definition

The following codification of existing rules and customs pertaining to the display and use of the flag of the United States of America is established for the use of such civilians or civilian groups or organizations as may not be required to conform with regulations promulgated by one or more executive departments of the Government of the United States. The flag of the United States for the purpose of this chapter shall be defined according to sections 1 and 2 of this title and Executive Order 10834 issued pursuant thereto.

§ 8. Respect for flag

No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.

(a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.

(j) ...The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing.

LVTP has received reports that some local law enforcement officials have been inquiring as to whether LVTP has obtained "Temporary Occupancy" permits to demonstrate in certain State Rights of Way.  The I-15 overpass at Tropicana is the location most frequented by LVTP demonstrators, and is a State owned highway.  It being an overpass of I-15 makes it a federal issue as well.

For our law enforcement officials who might not be aware, local and federal laws relating to demonstrating, picketing, gathering, sign waving, or any other label that might be attached to the activities of LVTP are listed here for your convenience.

Members of LVTP are most respectful of all laws, and law enforcement officers.  That is, indeed, what drove the Tea Party into existence...adherance to the US Constitution, and laws.  All of our members strive to uphold all pertinent laws while expressing our opinions, and we deeply appreciate the protection our law enforcement officers bring to us during our activities.

While striving to act withing the bounds of the laws, we also insist on exercising our rights, the same rights that are afforded to other groups who also use public spaces to voice their views.  On May 5, 2013, over 2000 people marched north up Las Vegas Boulevard from I 215 to the famous "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign, walking across the Boulevard to meet at the sign in the middle of Las Vegas Boulevard. There were water stations and speaking areas set up at the sign location, and the #3 lane of Las Vegas Boulevard south bound was closed by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department - all without ANY permits of any kind. On several occasions, but most specifically on May 1, 2013, Las Vegas Boulevard was again closed down, in the north bound lanes, by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, to accommodate an estimated 500 pro amnesty marchers. Again, without a permit of any kind. Lastly, it has become common to see "labor protests" on sidewalks all over Las Vegas, on State highways as well as City streets, often with large banners on poles, and people seated with umbrellas, for days or weeks, even months, all without a permit.

LVTP conducts relatively small demonstrations, and is always mindful of the laws and public convenience. That our group might be unfairly discriminated against and targeted for scrutiny only fuels our drive for justice. We ask only for our rights, and we are well versed on what those rights are.

Karen Steelmon
LVTP


Rights as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America -
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html
US Constitution

Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

http://constitution.findlaw.com/amendment1/annotation20.html#1
First Amendment Annotation

Thus, by the nature of the use to which the property is put or by tradition, some sites are simply not as open for expression as streets and parks are. 90 But if government does open non-traditional forums for expressive activities, it may not discriminate on the basis of content or viewpoint in according access. - See more at: http://constitution.findlaw.com/amendment1/annotation20.html#1


State requirements for occupancy of Right of Way -
http://www.nevadadot.com/Doing_Business/Permits/Temporary_Occupancy_Permits.asp

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) grants permits for temporary use of State roadway. These temporary occupancy permits must be secured before using State roadway or adjoining State right-of-way for all organized activities and events, including:

  • Hazardous Clean-up
  • Parades
  • Vehicle rallies/races
  • Special Events
  • Photography/filming
  • Temporary construction access/traffic control
  • All other special, temporary uses


Nevada Revised Statues defining and regulating "temporary" and "events" -
NRS 484A.800  Sponsor of special event to provide for control of vehicular traffic.
      1.  Any person or governmental agency sponsoring a special event shall ensure that adequate provision is made for the control of vehicular traffic related to or affected by the event.
      2.  As used in this section, “special event” means any scheduled activity or event:
      (a) That is attended or observed by more than 500 persons; or
      (b) That substantially increases or disrupts the normal flow of traffic on any street or highway.
      (Added to NRS by 1989, 667)—(Substituted in revision for NRS 484.900)


Local, State, and Federal laws regulating the use of signs on Federal, State, and local streets and highways -
NRS 410.220 Declaration of legislative intent.

NRS 410.230
Definitions
NRS 410.250
“Information centers”
NRS 410.270
“Outdoor advertising,”
NRS 410.320
Outdoor advertising adjacent to highway prohibited;
NRS 405.030 Unlawful placement of certain outdoor advertisements

NAC CHAPTER 410 - BEAUTIFICATION OF HIGHWAYS, OUTDOOR ADVERTISING
NAC 410.220
  Off-premise advertising signs
NAC 410.200
  On-premise advertising signs. (NRS 410.400)

City of Las Vegas Municipal Code
17.12.010 Permit required

Clark County Code of Ordinances

Non-commercial speech is permitted in conjunction with any type of sign allowed under Title 30
30.72.010 Purpose
30.72.040 Requirements of General Applicability



The above information is abbreviated.  For a more comprehensive look at these codes, click here.

Las Vegas Tea Party is now combing banner/sign waving events with the local Overpasses.org chapter. Overpasses.org is an organization dedicated to encouraging public involvement in the removal of Barrack Hussein Obama from the office of the Presidency of the United States of America. They do this by using our Constitutional right to peaceably assemble, and take to the streets and overpasses to display signs bearing this message.

All events will be announced on this website,
the Las Vegas Tea Party Face book page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/139839716224322/#!/pages/Las-Vegas-Tea-Party/151093974970457) ,
the Overpasses Las Vegas Facebook page
(https://www.facebook.com/groups
/139839716224322/
),
and the Las Vegas Tea Party mailing list (to join the mailing list http://lasvegasteaparty.org/contact-us.php) .

To find out more about Overpasses.org, find a chapter, or volunteer, please visit their website at:


http://overpasses.org

The blog below has been discontinued as use for tracking events, but has been left in place to record LVTP past events. 

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March 2012 Events

Posted by Karen Steelmon on Monday, March 5, 2012, In : Conference 
Events Around Vegas


Tues March 6 6pm Business Mixer at SunCoast

Sat Mar 10 10am Health & Wellness expo at Texas Station

Sat Mar 10 10am VIP City Council Interview at Vets Leisure center 101 Pavilion Dr

Tues Mar 13 5:30pm Meet & Greet for Seamon at 11152 Crosetto Dr

Wed March 14 noon Seniors United Meet at CC Lib. On Flamingo

Thurs Mar 15 6pm Fundraiser for Starvos Anthony at Mr. B’s 3824 Paradise Rd

Sat Mar 25 1pm Hawaiian Event at Paseo Verde Lib in on GC Pkwy in Hend.

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March 10, 2012

Posted by Karen Steelmon on Monday, March 5, 2012, In : Conference 
VIP CIty Council Ward 2 Candidate Interviews

Las Vegas Nevada; Veterans In Politics International (VIPI) represents military veterans and family of military veterans whose voices would otherwise go ignored or unheard.
The Las Vegas City Council holds an extremely important position. Their votes effect the ward that they represent and the entire city at large. They are the governing body of our city, and exercise legislative powers by enacting ordinances, resolutions, orders, and other ne...

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Feb. 25, 2012

Posted by Karen Steelmon on Monday, February 20, 2012, In : Conference 
VIP Judicial Candidate Interviews

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Las-Vegas-Tea-Party/151093974970457#!/LasVegasTParty


The Veterans In Politics International cordially invites you to our Judicial Endorsement Interview 2012 Saturday February 25, 2012 at Greater Las Vegas Marine Corps Leatherneck Club: Located at 4360 West Spring Mountain Road Las Vegas, NV 89102-8947: Across from China Town/ North East of Spring Mountain Road and Arville in the same shopping center as the American Shooters for dir...
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Oct. 8

Posted by Karen Steelmon on Monday, September 26, 2011, In : Conference 
CCRP Open House
http://clarkgop.org/index.php/welcome/ccrp-open-house/

Clark County Republican Party

Would like the Honor of your presence at

Our Open House, Meet and Mingle.

Meet and visit with our newly

elected County officers.

Meet our State Officials, and local City Officials, and Judges.

Meet local Artist Miguel Rodriguez, who has installed the inspiring sculpture give’emhellaphant.

Plus, meet new and up and coming Candidates

Who will be elected in 2012.

Jo...


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Sept. 20

Posted by Karen Steelmon on Sunday, September 18, 2011, In : Conference 
Jason Mattera Reception

Join us in welcoming conservative activist and New York Times best-selling author of “Obama Zombies,” JASON MATTERA, to UNLV!

WHEN: Tuesday, 9/20, 4pm

WHERE: UNLV Student Union, Room 218 (4505 S. Maryland Parkway)

Students are FREE. Non-students will be asked for a suggested donation of $10 to help cover Jason’s speaking fee.

Then…..

Join us for a special VIP Reception with Jason at MUNDO – a Latin Chic restaurant at World Market Center!

6:30pm...


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Oct. 18-21

Posted by Karen Steelmon on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, In : Conference 

Western Republican Leadership Conference

http://westernrepublican.com/faq

WRLC FAQ

When is the debate?
The Republican Presidential Debate is Tuesday, October 18th. The WRLC Convention will immediately follow the CNN Hosted debate. The event is scheduled October 18th – 21st, 2011

Where is the conference?
The WRLC will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Venetian® | The Palazzo® Resort Hotel:

3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109


How can I get tickets?
Tickets are available for pur...


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