SATP meets at the Village Inn
The Saint Augustine Tea Party expands the number of meetings to three per month
Ken Wood featured speaker
The Saint Augustine Tea Party (SATP) held its first open speaker meeting of this month on September 10, 2013.The SATP unanimously voted to increase the number of monthly meetings from two, to three. Currently the Tea Party meets at the Village Inn, in St. Augustine Florida, on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The additional meeting will be on the first Tuesday of each month. This meeting will be a general business meeting and unlike the other meetings will not feature a speaker. Attendance for the business meeting will be limited to members and those who have made formal application for membership. The Tea Party membership was concerned that speaker meetings did not provide ample time to conduct its business affairs. It was announced that speaker meetings will continue to be open to the general public.
Ken Wood was the featured speaker. Mr. Wood, who speaks extemporaneously, has an extensive grasp of the details surrounding the creation of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights. His deep understanding of the Constitution and related documents, clearly, is a result of extensive study. “One can only wonder if Ken’s love and passion for the Constitution and the liberty it creates, would be present it if the only source of scholarly activity had been in the confines of a university. Given the left’s presence and bias on college campuses today, it seems highly unlikely,” an attending member said. Peter Royal an active member of the group said, “The Constitution is a radical and dangerous document. It provides a mechanism for individual liberty.” The SATP members were amused by this tongue-in-cheek comment.
Mr. Wood recently retired from a career in the United States Navy. His patriotic service continues as a member of Oath Keepers. He serves as military and veterans liaison for Florida Oath Keepers. He continues to share his knowledge of the Constitution with his speaking engagements. It was reported that the members of the SATP have already requested a return visit by Mr. Wood.