INFLUENCING THE NEXT GENERATION: I spoke to a huge group of middle and high schoolers earlier this week — I ABSOLUTELY LOVED it/them & their teacher (Micki King).
Thurs, May 25, 2023
To: Our thousands of supporters throughout the state(cc’d to the media, house & senate members, and Governor, and other candidates for office)
From: Tim EymanFighting for Taxpayers for 26 years
I can’t think of anything more important than influencing the next generation.
It’s critical that the “utes” hear from people from all across the political spectrum (for those of you unfamiliar with the movie “My Cousin Vinny,” watch this iconic scene where the word “utes” originated):
I am so grateful to one of the great teachers at this school that meets at Taylor Creek Church near Maple Valley (it’s a Christian homeschool co-op called IMPACT) for inviting me.
Teacher Micki King sent me a text in April that said “You fit our subject matter in both government and economics!”
She even brought in a bunch of middle schoolers who are taking a Pacific Northwest History class.
So it was a big crowd of kids.
The theme of my talk centered on a familiar topic:
I started out with this: “My name is Tim Eyman. Can I have a show of hands: who among you has a clue who I am? I don’t expect a lot of hands to go up. “
I was right – hardly anyone knew who I was.
So I launched into my main theme: “The key ingredient to success in life is PERSISTENCE. Whether it’s your relationship with God, your relationship with your family, success in school, business, or politics, PERSISTENCE is what makes the difference. Without it, when times get tough (and they will), it’s easy just to throw up your hands and give up. DON’T DO THAT — DON’T EVER GIVE UP!”
“Winston Churchill famously said ‘the definition of success is moving from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.'”
“You won’t be successful right away at anything — you’ll need to withstand a lot of failures before you ever reach success. And the only way you’ll withstand those failures is with PERSISTENCE.”
I then talked about the many political battles we’ve had together over the past 26 years (each student was given this handout):
And I ended it with this: “You should strive to find something to do with your life that you really LOVE.
“Because that LOVE will help you get through the tough times.”
“‘Find what you love to do and you’ll never work a day in your life.'”
“I found that LOVE in the political arena — it’s a dirty, disgusting, eye-gouging process — but I love it. I absolutely love it. I love it because of the heroic people who rally to your side when you engage in a worthy cause. I love it because it is so difficult, because it is so challenging. If it was easy, I wouldn’t want to do it.”
After my talk was over, Micki asked all the kids to join me on stage for a picture. We got this one:
But as it was taken, it occurred to me that it was way too boring.
So I told the kids: “I hate staged photos — they’re way too boring. Let’s do one more picture but this time I want everyone to put their hands in the air. OK? Go.”
Micki later text’d me that pic and wrote below it: “That’s adorable”.
Yes it was.
And hopefully it’ll be memorable to some of them.
I know I’ll remember it forever. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Influencing the next generation is very important.
Because we’re living in a different America than the one we grew up in.
But I’m optimistic we can still save the America we remember.
As you know, I’m in a political death match with Attorney General Bob Ferguson who’s now running for Governor:
Despite his best efforts — and hitting me and my family with 11 years of investigation and litigation, I’m still here and I’m still fighting.
And that’s only because all of you stuck with me and continued to help me and family overcome this life-altering challenge.
Thanks to your prayers and support, we will make sure to get the AG’s ridiculously unconstitutional ruling overturned so he’ll never be able to do this to anyone else ever again.
Last August, when the AG took my home and drained all my bank accounts (I was allowed to keep $1500), things shifted from REALLY WANTING help to DESPERATELY NEEDING help.
I urge you to help me survive this political persecution by donating to my legal defense fund.
Please support this effort so I can continue to do what I was born to do.
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With your help, I will keep fighting for the people across our nation with initiatives, lawsuits, lobbying, and helping elect more freedom-loving elected officials.
I love you all.
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