All American Picnic – 3rd Annual

To purchase tickets online, send a text to 440-201-2306 with 1) your name, 2) email address and 3) quantity of tickets needed. You will receive a message back about how to make your payment.

Date: Sunday, July 28, 2024

Time: 2 to 6 pm

Place: VFW, 500 S. Abbe Rd., Elyria


  • Full Picnic Menu
  • Cash Bar

Special guest speaker: TBD

Other speakers: Local Candidates

Tickets NOW on sale.

  • Adult – $20
  • Child, Under 10 – $10

To purchase tickets online, send a text to 440-201-2306 with 1) your name, 2) email address and 3) quantity of tickets needed. You will receive a message back about how to make your payment.

This event is sponsored by Lorain / Greater Sheffield Republican Club, Elyria Area Republicans, Totally Engaged Americans and Columbia Area Republicans.

(Last updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2024)

TEA Voter Guide for 2024 Primary Election

Choose the Republican Ballot when you go to vote in Lorain County and use this guide.

Lorain County, Ohio – Totally Engaged Americans (TEA) is proud to announce their voter guide for the 2024 Primary Election. TEA recommendations for the offices of County Central Committee to President of the United States can be seen on the TEA voter guide.

There are also several tax, zoning and local city charter issues on the ballot. CLICK HERE to check for issues in your city, township or school district of Lorain County.

Go here to find your complete personal Sample Ballot.

Registration, Early Voting, Polling Location

Go here to register to vote or to update your current registration. The deadline to register in order to vote in the current election is Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

Early and absentee voting begins on Wednesday, February 21st. The final day of voting is Election Day on Tuesday, March 19, 2024.

Go here to find the early voting dates (from Feb. 21 through March 17), times and location.

Go here to get an absentee ballot request form.

Go here to find your polling location for March 19th.

The ‘TEA Voter Guide 2024 Primary’ recommendations were determined by a straw poll of TEA members conducted on February 10, 2024. To see the list of all candidates in Lorain County, Ohio, click here.

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(Post updated February 13, 2024.)

‘Net Zero’ Fails the Cost-Benefit Test

As COP28 opens, two new studies show that extravagant climate promises are far more wasteful than useful.

By Bjorn Lomborg

Nov. 29, 2023 at 12:52 pm ET

World leaders are gathering in Dubai for another climate conference, which will no doubt yield heady promises along the lines of the 2015 Paris climate agreement to keep the global temperature’s rise “well below” 2 degrees Celsius and pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees. But they’d be wiser not to. New research shows how extravagant climate promises are far more wasteful than useful.

A new special issue of the journal Climate Change Economics contains two ground- breaking economic analyses of policies to hold global temperatures to 1.5 degrees and its practical political interpretation, mandates to reach net zero, usually by 2050. Though more than 130 countries, including most of the globe’s big emitters, have passed or are considering laws mandating net-zero carbon emissions, there’s been no comprehensive cost-benefit evaluation of that policy—until now.

One of the Climate Change Economics papers is authored by Richard Tol, one of the world’s most-cited climate economists. He calculates the benefits of climate policy using a meta- analysis of 39 papers with 61 published estimates of total climate change damage in economic terms. Across all this, Mr. Tol finds that if the world meets its 1.5 degree promise, it would prevent a less than 0.5% loss in annual global domestic product by 2050 and a 3.1% loss by 2100.

If that sounds underwhelming, blame one-sided reporting on climate issues. While headlines tend to focus on stories of violent climate catastrophes and modeled worst case scenarios, the data reveal a far less frightening picture. Despite a drumbeat of stories this summer about rising heat deaths, higher temperatures also prevent cold deaths, and so far in much greater number. Globally, the result has been fewer overall temperature-related fatalities. Writ large, the damage the world experiences each year from climate-related disasters is shrinking, both as expressed in fraction of GDP and lives lost.

While media coverage tends to hype the benefits of climate policy, it plays down the costs, which Mr. Tol’s analysis shows are substantial. Based on the latest cost estimates of emission reductions from the United Nations climate panel, he finds that fully delivering on the 1.5-degree Paris promise will cost 4.5% of global GDP each year by midcentury and 5.5% by 2100. This means that likely climate policy costs will be much higher than the likely benefits for every year throughout this century and into the next. Under any realistic assumptions, the Paris agreement fails a basic cost-benefit test.

The reality would likely be worse than Mr. Tol’s estimate. He unrealistically assumes governments will implement policies that meet these temperature targets at the lowest possible cost, such as a globally uniform, increasing carbon tax. In real life, climate policy has been needlessly expensive, with a plethora of inefficient, disconnected measures such as electric-vehicle subsidies. Studies show that the policies actually being enacted to curb carbon emissions will cost more than twice the theoretical expense Mr. Tol outlines.

This is borne out in the second Climate Change Economics study. The peer-reviewed paper from MIT economists identifies the cost of holding the temperature’s rise below 1.5 degrees as well as that of achieving net zero globally by 2050. The researchers find that these Paris policies would cost 8% to 18% of annual GDP by 2050 and 11% to 13% annually by 2100.

Climate economic models all show that moderate policies make sense—initial carbon cuts are cheap and prevent the most damaging temperature rise—but net zero doesn’t. Averaged across the century, delivering the Paris climate promises would create benefits worth $4.5 trillion (in 2023 dollars) annually. That’s dramatically smaller than the $27 trillion annual cost that Paris promises would incur, as derived from averaging the three cost estimates from the two Climate Change Economics papers through 2100.

In other words, each dollar spent will avoid less than 17 cents of climate damage. The total, undiscounted loss over the century is beyond $1,800 trillion. For comparison, global GDP last year was a little over $100 trillion. Although well-intentioned, current climate policy would end up destroying a sizable fraction of future prosperity.

For the world leaders assembling in Dubai who actually wish to help the world, a sensible alternative is ramping up research and development in low-carbon technologies to innovate green energy that will be cheap enough to outcompete fossil fuels. That would protect the economy and ensure clean energy’s adoption not only in rich, climate- concerned countries but in places like China, India and Africa. The MIT study highlights that breakthrough technologies could dramatically lower climate policy costs. A study by a researcher for the Copenhagen Consensus shows that competitive government investment in green R&D would be 66 times as effective as Paris policies, while costing between 1% and 10% as much.

Unfortunately for the world, a serious cost-benefit discussion isn’t likely to make the Dubai agenda.

Mr. Lomborg is president of the Copenhagen Consensus, a visiting fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and author of “Best Things First: The 12 Most Efficient Solutions for the World’s Poorest and our Global SDG Promises.”

Appeared in the November 30, 2023, print edition of WSJ as ‘‘Net Zero’ Fails the Cost-Benefit Test’.

Another version of this article can be found here:

January 6th Patriots held as Political Prisoners

Did you know that 50 people who were at the Capital in Washington DC on January 6, 2021, are being held in a federal prison? Yes, they have been there for several months, some even held in solitary confinement.

T.E.A. has been following this story for several weeks now, mostly through reports from Tom Z. of We The People Convention. We have even written and sent postcards and letters to the prisoners. We encourage you to write cards and letters of encouragement to the prisoners. Addresses and detailed information about how to do is supplied here.

Here is another report that explains more about the situation these prisoners are in. It is a report from the Epoch Times.

A rally for the political prisoners was held in front of the U.S. Capital on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Watch video of event here. Rallies are also being held in at least 13 state capitals. See list here.

What can be done?

The next TEA meeting will be on Saturday, April 10. Here is information on one of the topics which will be presented.

 “Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates”

With the advancement of overreaching bureaucrats and elected executives at every level of government, the common question is “What can be done about it?”

Join us as we learn about the Doctrine whereby the locally elected have the right, authority and responsibility to stand against arbitrary and pernicious actions by a higher authority. Find out how we can work with and support our local elected officials to hold the line against tyrannical state and federal initiatives. 

Tom Niewulis will present that which our Founders understood in their stand against despotism and tyranny at all levels of government. Discover the truth about the duties presented in The Doctrine of The Lesser Magistrates.
Book of same title: The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates:  A Proper Resistance to Tyranny and a Repudiation of Unlimited Obedience to Civil Government by Matthew J. Trewhella  (2013)

Excerpt from back cover:  America has entered troubling times.  The rule of law is crumbling.  The massive expansion of Federal government power with its destructive laws and policies is of grave concern to many.  But what can be done to quell the abuse of power by civil authority?  Are unjust or immoral actions by the government simply to be accepted and their lawless commands obeyed?  How do we know when the government has acted tyrannically?  Which actions constitute proper and legitimate resistance? 

Join us on April 10th to find out the answers to these critical questions.  Also, take advantage of the material on Tom’s website linked below.  This is a superb opportunity to learn what we can do in response to the tyranny we have all experienced for over a year now.
Preview the Doctrine at Samuel Adams Returns (Tom’s) website:
Part I – slides 
Part II – videorecording, audiorecording, Article and more references
L to R:  General Washington, Sam Adams (Tom Niewulis, our guest speaker),
Benjamin Franklin

Title:  Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates
Speaker:  Tom Niewulis
Date:  Saturday, April 10
Time: 8:30 am Coffee and refreshments;  9 to 10:30 am Program
Location:  Banquet Hall, 5300 Baumhart Road, Lorain, Ohio  MAP
Cost:  FREE for first time guests and students up through college, $3 all others.  This meeting is open to the public.
Other:  Books and materials will be available at the meeting.

About Tom Niewulis
Citizen * History of the Constitution * Sam Adams expert

Tom Niewulis is first and foremost a simple citizen circa 1804. He is also the President and CEO of NCDCS, Inc. Tom has over 30 years in business and organizational analysis, strategic planning, financial and organizational management. Tom has delivered business studies, technical studies and made presentations at industry conferences in the United States and Europe.  He has been a member of the technical advisory boards for emerging companies as well as the Fortune 500.  He is published internationally. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and The World Intellectual Property Organization.

Tom has been active in the political arena after serving in the military.  While in the military he studied communism, surreptitious and indigenous actions and intervention. He has studied the founding of America since the mid 70’s with an emphasis on its cultural challenges as well as why and how the Constitution was developed.  He has studied independently the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers, Joseph Stories Commentaries, Blackstone, Locke, De Tocqueville, Madison’s Notes and the various states Ratifying Conventions; as well as original source writings of Samuel Adams and Sam’s contemporaries.  In conjunction, these studies include the Reformation with an emphasis on the Scottish Reformation, Lex Rex, the Puritans and Covenant, the First Great Awakening and the Sermons the Founders heard preached.

Tom was the Chair of Constitutional Economics at the Thomas Jefferson Center for Constitutional Studies founded by Cleon Skousen and Glenn Kimber. He was in leadership and on the board of directors for We The People Washington (state). He is a political blogger and writer.  He has also spoken across the country on various Constitutional topics and as his alter-ego Samuel Adams. He is the Author of  “Not ALL Conservatives Are Constitutionalists,” “From Covenant to the Present Constitution.” 

Tom encourages the re-education of the citizenry through seminars on the Constitution and other presentations. Tom is now affiliated with The Institute On The Constitution by promoting this great organization’s training. He is a Constitutional thinker from the Anti-Federalist perspective desiring to return to the Founders / Framers Constitutional Original Intent.  Tom has additionally studied the life of Samuel Adams to the extent that he appears in character as this alter-ego. Tom is heard every Saturday on at 1 a.m., 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern. Program archives and much more are at

Tom’s educational background is in physics, radiological chemistry, behavioral science and Masters work in organization development as well as telecommunication management.

Audio of Dr. Tenpenny at TEA meeting

Lorain, Ohio – Dr. Sherri Tenpenny made a very informative presentation about the virus and the shot on March 13, 2021, to a large crowd at the last meeting of Totally Engaged Americans. There are three sections to the recording of her presentation. Audio is the only format available.

Click to listen to Dr. Tenpenny’s presentation. (1 of 3)
Click to listen to Dr. Tenpenny’s presentation. (2 of 3)
Click to listen to Dr. Tenpenny’s presentation. (3 of 3)

In-depth discussion on COVID “vaccine” and irreversible consequences

We are pleased to announce that world-renowned physician, speaker, author and vaccine expert Dr. Sherri Tenpenny will be the guest speaker. She’ll be speaking at the Totally Engaged Americans meeting in Lorain on the 2nd Saturday in March.

Here is a recent interview of Dr. Tenpenny with Reinette Senum.  Title:  Dr. Sherri Tenpenny – Explains how the depopulation mRNA Vaccines will start to work in 3-6 months.

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Jack Windsor to speak at TEA

Jack Windsor

Investigative Journalist Jack Windsor will be speaking for Totally Engaged Americans this Saturday, August 8, 2020. Click here for details.

He is one of the few if not the only reporter in the press conferences with Governor DeWine asking the questions we all would like to know the answers to.

To give you a glimpse into some of his work, see this article titled, “Governor DeWine suppresses data disproving COVID-19 policies” or read his testimony before the Ohio House State and Local Government Committee.

Want to see Jack in action asking a question of Governor DeWine? Here is a sampling from recent press conference.

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