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BREAKING: Americans don’t trust big government

Pres. Ronald Regan once famously said that “the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Reagan may have uttered those words decades ago, but - according to a new poll – they still ring true today. An overwhelming majority of Americans don’t trust the federal government. A full 61 percent of American voters don’t have faith in the powers that run Washington. What’s equally startling is that trust among registered Independents has dropped 32 percentage points since 2002. For Republicans, trust has gone from 63 percent to 25 percent. When voters are asked about President ...

Time for the government to stop spying on Americans (Jenny Beth Martin and Hilary O’ Shelton op-ed in The News & Observer)

It’s not often that the NAACP and the tea party agree on much of anything, but we have come together over a common concern to fight for a common cause: We want our government to stop spying on innocent Americans... Continue here.

ACLU, Tea Party agree: Urge government to stop spying (The Des Moines Register – Jenny Beth Martin and Jeremy Rosen Op-Ed)

Believe it or not, the Tea Party Patriots and the American Civil Liberties Union have some priorities in common. For one thing, we agree on the need for significant reforms to curtail government surveillance authorities, like some of those included in the Patriot Act... Continue here.

Ernest Istook on free speech, and the government’s attempt to regulate the internet

Former Congressman and current Tea Party Patriots board member Ernest Istook published a new op-ed in the Washington Times this week about the Obama Administration’s attempt to regulate the internet, and by extension, free speech. Writes Istook: Government never admits that it wants to control you. Instead, it claims it wants to protect you. But if the bureaucrats control what you say, they control what you know. And if they control what you know, they control what you do. So you get sucked into The Blob. One example is the Federal Election Commission. It’s proposed that we allow the FEC to regulate political speech on the Internet. ...

Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government – Yaron Brook and Don Watkins

Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government – Yaron Brook and Don Watkins “Free Market Revolution will raise the ire of every statist, socialist and crony capitalist. Rand understood – as do the authors of this all-too-timely book – that free markets are, indeed, moral while Big Government is manifestly not.”—Steve Forbes “A powerful and unapologetic case in support of capitalism. For those who think more government will solve our nation’s problems, Free Market Revolution will open your eyes. For those who can already see the light, it will sharpen your vision.”–Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific ...

Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind – Mallory Factor

Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind – Mallory Factor “The Tea Party Patriots’ three core values are free markets, fiscal responsibility and constitutionally limited government. All three values are under assault by Shadow bosses who fight for closed markets, fiscally irresponsible contracts and greater government (and government union) control. In the striking new book SHADOW BOSSES, Mallory Factor lifts the veil on the Shadow bosses’ game. A wake-up call to all Americans – and especially to parents of school-aged children in Shadow boss-controlled schools.” – Jenny Beth Martin, Co-Founder and ...

Government waste abounds

There’s never a dull moment when chronicling or exposing excessive government waste. In today’s world, examples aren’t hard to find since our federal government continues to spend money faster each year. Enter the Department of Energy. A new Washington Examiner report[1] reveals how an update to the agency’s phone system cost taxpayers $56 million. It’s possible the antiquated regulatory behemoth is just struggling to keep up in this fast-paced, high-tech world. It’s more likely that inter-agency coordination was the problem. DOE was trying to install a new internet-based telephone system, but coordination across multiple departments ...

EPA regulations just another example of Obama’s lawless push for big government

Big Government is finally having its day at the Environmental Protection Agency. This week, the Obama Administration launched a new attack in its war against coal and American energy. The proposal from the EPA will mandate that power plants cut carbon emissions 30 percent by 2025. It’s an ambitious goal, to put it nicely.  To the rest of the country, it’s an all-out assault on American energy that will cost jobs and economic growth. This latest rule from the EPA is another example of big government trying to micromanage private enterprise, while threatening states with broad, regulatory overreach. Per the EPA proposal, states have one year to ...

Wasteful Government Spending, Post Office Edition

Just when you thought stories about wasteful and egregious government spending couldn’t get any worse, the U.S. Postal Service decided to give its employees government credit cards. According to a series of reports prepared by the Postal Service’s Inspector General and obtained by the Washington Examiner, postal workers have used taxpayer money to gamble and pay personal bills and other expenses. [1] Among the atrocities: One manager withdrew $32,000 to gamble, used a government card to rent cars and pay for gas and parking. All told this one manager spent $45,000 of taxpayer dollars on personal uses. Another employee also took out $2,400 ...

When Government Makes Your Business Theirs

For those who believe in personal freedom, Tuesday’s oral arguments at the nation’s highest court hold significant value. The outcome will have profound implications on the government’s say in private businesses. Through Obamacare, Washington has sought to tighten its grip on companies through higher taxes and more regulations. Never before has the government made such an effort to force owners to comply with laws contrary to their religious convictions.   The two high-profile cases – Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius – have stirred the Right and the Left to action, resulting in ...