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Where does GOP Leadership stand on real immigration reform?

Last week, Illinois State Co-coordinators Art Havenhill and Denise Cattoni came up with a brilliant way to put pressure on the House regarding immigration reform: have Tea Party Patriots’ State Coordinators and Local Coordinators work together to get their Representatives on the record regarding six key parts of real immigration reform. Today is the first of a series Tea Party Patriots is writing on the effort by Denise, Art, and State & Local Coordinators across the nation. Our goal is to get Representatives to offer straightforward answers on important aspects of immigration reform. Today’s post focuses on the top three Republicans in ...

True the Vote: De-weaponize the IRS

Since the IRS scandal broke, many Tea Party and Patriot organizations have reported on the harassment and unethical investigations they have faced from the IRS. One of those organizations, True the Vote, has filed a lawsuit against the IRS. True the Vote has also been investigating voter fraud across the nation – including the 2012 election in which Colonel Allen West lost to Rep. Patrick Murrey (D-FL). True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht sat down with Tea Party Patriots’ Dustin Siggins to discuss the IRS, Colonel West’s election, and other important issues related to voter fraud.   Dustin Siggins: What is True the Vote? ...

Tea Party group makes a splash

As most Tea Party activists know, town hall meetings are often boring affairs. This was not the case when Marilyn Snyder of the Redlands, California, Tea Party Patriots attended the last City Council meeting. Snyder, along with six other members of her organization, spoke against the way the City Council does its business with regards to special interests and spending in general. Tea Party Patriots’ Dustin Siggins chatted with Snyder about her organization and the Council meeting itself. Snyder, who says all of the people in her group are equal, is in charge of the administration, the website, and organizing a weekly table at a local “market ...

Fighting big government at home and in Washington: An activist talks to Tea Party Patriots

Earlier this month, Gregory Brittain of the Redlands, CA Tea Party Patriots was at a City Council meeting, where he encouraged Council members to think about the taxpayers, not just those looking for taxpayer-funded handouts. More recently, he participated in the IRS protests around the country. Greg, who has been part of the Tea Party movement since 2011, sat down with Tea Party Patriots’ Dustin Siggins to discuss how he got into the Tea Party movement, as well as his experience dealing with the Redlands City Council and his time at the IRS protests.   Dustin Siggins: How did you get involved in the Tea Party? Gregory Brittain: ...

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 ...

Heritage Resource Bank: An Activist’s Experience

Two weeks ago, The Heritage Foundation held its annual Resource Bank. One attendee, Dan Ray of The Villages, Florida, sat down with me earlier this week to chat about his experience. Dan is a founding member of The Villages Tea Party, and has been a political activist for decades. Dustin Siggins: Why were you at the Heritage Resource Bank? Dan Ray: Regional Support Team member Rachael Proctor asked me to attend on behalf of Tea Party Patriots.   DS: How did you get involved with Tea Party Patriots? DR: I met Rachael Proctor while running a phone bank for Americans for Prosperity during the 2012 elections. I have been involved in ...

How Senoia Tea Party Patriots stole the parade

All across the nation, Tea Party activists are finding new ways to reach our fellow countrymen. In Sharpsburg, Georgia, a Tea Party Patriots group built a boat to show their patriotism. It was so good, they developed a slide show of how they put it together, and the boat float received two awards at two parades last year. I spoke with Senoia Tea Party coordinator Joe Cannin earlier this week about the float’s success: Dustin Siggins: What is your group? Joe Cannin: We’re in Georgia. My group is over 60 members. I’m in a city, so my draw is basically the residential areas of Senoia and Sharpsburg. We work regularly with the Fayette ...

The Heritage Resource Bank: Perspective from a Tea Party Local Coordinator

Two weeks ago, The Heritage Foundation held its annual Resource Bank for hundreds of think tanks and activists across the country. Tea Party Patriot Barbara Haselden was in attendance. Below is her experience, and specific knowledge she gained on how to sell good policy to the everyday American. Dustin Siggins: How did you end up at the Bank? Barbara Haselden: Tea Party Patriots Regional Support Team member Rachael Proctor asked me to attend as a representative of Tea Party Patriots. I am the Organizer for the S. Pinellas 9/12 in St. Petersburg, Florida. DS: What was the Resource Bank like? BH: It was a great turnout; I was told there were ...

President Obama’s regulatory burden crowding out growth

On Wednesday, The Heritage Foundation published a report on the President’s 2012 regulatory burdens, as well as an analysis of how much of a regulatory burden this Administration has put on the private sector. The results are not pretty. A few highlights: •    The total annual burden on the economy just from major regulations issued by President Obama in his first term is $70 billion – meaning, starting in 2013, the base burden this President has added to the already-oversized regulatory burden on the private sector of America is $70 billion. •    This will grow significantly as regulations for Obamacare and Dodd-Frank continue to be ...

Interview with Senator Ron Johnson

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) is a businessman who ran against then-Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) in the 2010 elections. Since his victory at that time, he has led on the issues most important to the Tea Party – repeal of Obamacare, the national debt, the federal budget, and taxes. Senator Johnson was kind enough to sit down with Tea Party Patriots blogger Dustin Siggins last week for a short time to give his thoughts on spending, the three-year anniversary of the passage of Obamacare, and other issues facing the nation.   Dustin Siggins: How is the district work period going for you? Senator Ron Johnson: We’re traveling all over the ...