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It’s About Freedom, YAL!

On Saturday March 7, Tea Party Patriots was pleased to be a sponsor of two separate Young Americans for Liberty events: YAL’s Iowa State Convention and Alabama State Convention. We partnered with YAL as they do a tremendous job bringing young Americans into the liberty movement while showing them how to properly defend Constitutional principles on left-wing campuses. Both conventions were all day training sessions which educated, trained, and inspired these patriots to become more effective in grassroots activism! Tea Party Patriots’ Gregg Cummings addressed the 200+ crowd at the University of Iowa about tea party and our ongoing battle for ...

Celebrating Freedom this July 4th

This July 4th, Tea Party Patriots would first like to thank those who made, and continue to make our freedom and independence a reality. These days, it’s easy to take our freedom for granted. Three hundred years ago, independence wasn’t a sure thing. It took a lot of people with the courage to stand up and fight for liberty, to get us where we are today. Today, we don’t have to live under tyranny. Today, we aren’t ruled by a king an ocean away. Today, we have guaranteed rights that ensure equal opportunity for all under the law. We also have due process and the ability to speak freely without fear of retribution – though the Internal ...

The Championship: Obamacare Madness vs. Healthcare Freedom

Tonight in Dallas, two basketball teams will duke it out as they vie for the championship. As sports enthusiasts gather to see who wins, there is another battle taking place off the court. It’s the current healthcare debate between our newly government-mandated system and a free-market approach. Policy intentions have muddied the argument with catchphrases like compassion, choice and affordability. They all sound good, but government-controlled healthcare has nothing in common with those buzzwords. America has seen it’s easy to promise affordable care where you can keep your doctor and your plan, but that doesn’t mean it will actually happen. ...

Freedom of Speech Wins the Day

On April 2, the United States Supreme Court affirmed that the First Amendment right to free speech extends to political contributions. [1] In McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, five of the court’s nine judges agreed to overturn aggregate limits on campaign contributions. In other words, caps on the total amount of money one person can give to campaigns, PACs and parties, are now unconstitutional. The ruling marks the biggest victory for political free speech since 2010’s Citizens United decision. In his opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts argued that aggregate limits don’t prevent corruption. “This Court has identified only one ...

Jenny Beth Martin makes the case for religious freedom

On the day the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two landmark cases, Kathleen Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialty Store v. Sebelius, Tea Party Patriots was out in full force to rally around the Constitution and the right to religious freedom. Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin was in attendance precisely because of how important it is to defend the First Amendment when it comes under attack. According to the Christian Post: "We've seen firsthand the rippling effect that happens when the First Amendment is infringed upon with the IRS targeting us," said Martin. "So today, we decided to be out here standing for ...

Always in Style: Economic Freedom for All

New businesses, thriving communities and citizens who can pursue their American dream. These are the effects of economic freedom. President Ronald Reagan not only understood this timeless principle – he believed in it and embraced it.   "We who live in free market societies believe that growth, prosperity and ultimately human fulfillment, are created from the bottom up, not the government down. Only when the human spirit is allowed to invent and create, only when individuals are given a personal stake in deciding economic policies and benefiting from their success – only then can societies remain economically alive, dynamic, progressive, ...

House passes bill allowing more employer freedom – but for the wrong reasons

NPR has a decent summary of all the goings-on, but here is the short version: The House passed the Working Families Flexibilities Act of 2013, which allows employers to reimburse hourly employees who work overtime with up to 160 hours of compensation time instead of time-and-a-half pay. The latter is required under current law. The Senate is never going to pass this legislation, and the White House is all but set to veto it. The House passed the law as part of a new effort by the GOP to be family friendly. The White House cited, among concerns, the lack of “protections if the employer were to shut down or declare bankruptcy before employ...

Tax Freedom Day is on April 18

Every year, the Tax Foundation calculates when Tax Freedom Day arrives. This year, it’s April 18, five days later than in 2012: Tax Freedom Day is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year. A vivid, calendar based illustration of the cost of government, Tax Freedom Day divides all federal, state, and local taxes by the nation’s income. In 2013, Americans will pay $2.76 trillion in federal taxes and $1.45 trillion in state taxes, for a total tax bill of $4.22 trillion, or 29.4 percent of income. April 18 is 29.4 percent, or 108 days, into the year. The tax increases in the fiscal cliff deal ...

A million Patriots for freedom

“The Tea Party is dead/dying/going away.” Over the last four years, since our movement started, this has been the message from many in the media and the Beltway crowd. In 2010, we proved them wrong, but in 2013 we are considered dead and gone. Of course, we know this isn’t true. Tea Party Patriots raised $1 million last week from over 20,000 activists across the nation. The Tea Party has allies in Washington, state houses, and in family homes. Yet the Beltway continues to say we’re dying, dead, gone, etc. As the first part of the Tea Party Patriots’ efforts to push back on this narrative, we asked for your help in raising money. You ...

Filibustering for Freedom

Yesterday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) led a nearly 13-hour “talking filibuster.” Senator Paul’s objective was to block President Obama’s nominee to head the CIA – John Brennan, the man who formerly directed the President’s drone warfare program. According to the Senator, he was very concerned about a letter he received from Attorney General Eric Holder that appears to essentially ask Americans to trust whoever is President to make the right decisions on drone attacks on citizens inside the nation. Senator Paul’s stand was the first such filibuster since Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke for over eight hours in 2010. While it lasted ...