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Major Victory for the 1st Amendment and Internet Freedom

(Photo Credit - AP/Michael Caulfield) Tea Party Patriots is pleased by the recent decision by the Federal Election Commission not to impose government control over political speech on the Internet. The Democrats at the FEC heard from our grassroots supporters, and they listened! As Paul Bedard in Washington Examiner reports: The Federal Election Commission, facing punishing criticism for suggesting that political activity on the Internet should be regulated, rejected talk of new rules Thursday, a victory for GOP commissioners who feared Democrats were targeting conservative sites, even the Drudge Report. During a public meeting, ...

Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on recent FEC ruling

The decision by the Federal Election Commission not to impose government control over political speech on the Internet is a victory for individual liberty and the Bill of Rights, and you can credit grassroots conservatives all across the Republic for it. Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on recent FEC ruling When the Democrats on the Commission made public their plan, Tea Party Patriots sprang into action. We created a dedicated page on our website, and urged our activists across the nation to flood the FEC with negative comments. Our message was clear: Keep the government’s hands OFF the Internet. And our voices were heard. Even the ...

TPP and the ACLU: It’s time to reform the Patriot Act

It’s not every day that Tea Party Patriots decides to join forces with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). But sometimes, there are issues that are too important to let partisan politics get in the way. Today, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin has a joint op-ed in the Des Moines Register with Jeremy Rosen, Executive Director of the ACLU of Iowa about NSA spying and the Patriot Act. Write Martin and Rosen: 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, ...

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.

No, America won’t miss federal Obamacare subsidies

By the end of June, the Supreme Court will decide whether federal Obamacare subsidies are unconstitutional. Until then, the left will continue to run in circles trying to convince Americans that should the court side with Obamacare opponents, disaster and ruin are imminent. Here’s why you shouldn’t believe the hyperbole. New research from the American Action Forum (AAF) shows just how much the majority of states will be better off if federal subsidies are struck down. According to Forbes.com: AAF estimates that more than 11 million people would be liberated from having to purchase expensive ObamaCare insurance and freed from the onerous ...

ACLU, tea party group aim ad at Grassley (Quad-City Times – Ed Tibbetts)

The American Civil Liberties Union and a tea party group have teamed up to air a new television ad in Iowa pushing U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley to "protect our privacy."... 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.

GOP Senators’ Pro-Congressional Excemption from Obamacare Crusade Draws Scorn – From America (Jenny Beth Martin op-ed in Breitbart.com)

Entitled, “Vitter’s Anti-Obamacare Crusade Draws Scorn – from GOP,” and reported by Manu Raju, the piece contains quote after quote from GOP Senators, each in turn explaining how Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) ’s “crusade” to end Congress’ special treatment is misdirected, or misguided, or political, or (my favorite!) “disingenuous.”... Continue here.

Statement on Keli Carender’s Resignation

Reluctantly, we have accepted the resignation of Keli Carender from her position with Tea Party Patriots. She’s moving on to become a full time mother to her daughter. She has been a vital member to our team for the last six years and we hate to see her go, but we wish her all the best as she pivots to focus more of her time to her family. Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin shared this message with fellow patriots: Keli Carender has been a trailblazer in our modern day tea party movement. She hosted the first Porkulus Protest in Seattle, WA to protest the stimulus bill before Rick Santelli had his infamous rant in Chicago, ...

Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on 2nd Circuit’s NSA ruling

We’re greatly encouraged by the ruling, as it affirms what so many Americans already know: The Obama Administration has run roughshod over civil liberties in this country. The Second Circuit pointed out that the President’s NSA has far exceeded the scope of what was authorized by Congress. If this sounds familiar, it should. President Obama used his Department of Homeland Security to override immigration law when he enacted amnesty, and was similarly chastised for ignoring Congress and the Constitution. The Court’s ruling should be the first step to restoring Americans’ privacy and personal liberty, and serve notice on a statist Admini...