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Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution – Jenny Beth Martin and Mark Meckler

Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution – Jenny Beth Martin and Mark Meckler In 2009, an unemployed mother of two and a politically inexperienced northern California attorney met on a conference call that would end up starting one of the largest grassroots political organizations in American history, the Tea Party Patriots. Fueled by the fires of passion and patriotism, Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin have become the faces of the most powerful political movement in the country, empowering their more than twenty million members by using both high-tech advances and the time-tested American tradition of rallying in public. Promoting ...

Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans – Ben Shapiro

Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans – Ben Shapiro From the editor-at-large of Breitbart.com comes a galvanizing and alarming look at the strategy and tactics of leftist thuggery. While President Obama and the left like to pretend that they oppose bullying with all their hearts and souls, the truth is far darker: the left is the greatest purveyor of bullying in modern American history. Bullying has morphed into the left’s go-to tactic, as they attempt to quash their opponents through fear, threat of force, violence, and rhetorical intimidation on every major issue facing America today. Ben Shapiro ...

Democrats’ troubled history with the First Amendment

In a new op-ed at The Hill, Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin writes about the long and patterned history of Democrats and the left attacking free speech for the sake of their agenda. The latest attempt by Democrat members on the Federal Election Commissions, she points out, is nothing new: At issue is an obscure anti-Obama ad from Ohio that wound up on YouTube. Because the spot was placed for free, it fell within the “Internet exception” the FEC has recognized – across party lines – since 2006. Internet ads of a political nature would seem the very embodiment of “free speech” contemplated by the Founders in the Bill of ...

Chris Matthews’ Revisionist History Falls Flat Live

When Ronald Reagan was President, he was hounded by media and Democrat claims of extremism, too conservative, etc. When George W. Bush was President, he was given similar treatment. It’s amazing how things change. Now, liberals occasionally praise Bush for his willingness to work across the aisle, and Reagan is viewed as having been too moderate for today’s GOP. Enter Chris Matthews and the articulate body-slamming he took from Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) on government shutdowns. Matthews, who tried to declare that things got done under Reagan and then-Speaker Tip O’Neill, somehow forgot that twelve shutdowns took place during that era in ...

Amnesty is not immigration reform – a naturalized American’s perspective

As the Gang of Eight’s bill continues its rush through the Senate, opposition is growing across the nation. One opponent of the bill is Dr. Juan Torres, a legal immigrant from Ecuador in the 1980s who became an American citizen. Dr. Torres has long supported the principles and positions of the Tea Party, and founded the Latino American Tea Party. He currently lives in Orlando, Florida, where he runs a private practice that focuses on infectious diseases. He is also the director for Central Florida's Bear Witness Central and Libertad USA. Dr. Torres and I sat down last Thursday, the evening of the Senate’s mark-up of the immigration bill, to ...

Three more reasons to wipe Obamacare from the history books

When it comes to regulating the American economy and the American people into oblivion, only the federal government can be this thorough. Consider what The Hill reported last week: The Obama administration took new steps Wednesday toward implementing the individual mandate in its signature healthcare law, downplaying the scope of the unpopular provision by stressing rules that allow exemptions from the requirement to purchase insurance. The exceptions to the mandate are, of course, numerous: The Affordable Care Act includes exceptions for people with religious objections to traditional healthcare services, as well as a slew of income-related ...

Obama’s Promises vs. Recent History

In a recent campaign ad, President Obama talks about four promises that will come to fruition in a second Presidential term. However, given what has happened in his first term, one could have suspicions the second term may not be quite as rosy as the President claims. Katrina Trinko spells it all out: In a new ad, President Obama makes four promises: First, we create a million new manufacturing jobs, and help businesses double their exports, give tax breaks to the companies that invest in America, not ones that ship our jobs overseas. Well since Obama’s been in office, the nation has actually lost nearly 600,000 manufacturing jobs. Second, we ...

Will history repeat?

In the early 1600’s, the societies of Europe were the earth’s intellectual leaders. Their idea of improving societal growth was taxes and religious restrictions. Rewarding self achievement was non-existent. People wanting to climb a ladder of success, that didn’t exist, finally packed up and fled to the new world. They knew they might die but the desire for freedom and a chance to establish their own destiny was more important than living under a system where every aspect of their life was dependent on rulers or educators promoting government philosophy. The desire for freedom of religion and self reliance founded today’s America and ...

Pearl Harbor and the American Century

By Michael Prell Seventy years ago today, America was brutally attacked at Pearl Harbor by an enemy that used planes as suicide bombs. A lesser nation would have been devastated. But America was no lesser nation. America was an exceptional nation. And so President Roosevelt vowed on December 8, 1941 that “the American people in their righteous might” would rise up and “win through to absolute victory.” America’s “Greatest Generation,” in their “righteous might,” turned that day of devastation into the first day of the American Century. A century in which the “righteous power” of America would become the greatest power in ...

Congress at Lowest Approval Rating in History

Suffering Americans are Fed Up with Congressional Inaction on Spending WASHINGTON, DC – A new poll from Rasmussen Reports found that just nine percent (9%) of Likely Voters think Congress is doing a good or excellent job, tying the lowest rating ever for the second month in a row.  The poll also found that fifty percent (50%) rate congressional performance as poor.  The results come at a time when the majority of Americans say that they have had to make major lifestyle changes in the face of rising gas prices, according to Gallup, but Congress refuses to make meaningful spending cuts. “Americans believe bickering Members of Congress care ...