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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, ...

TPP joins Citizens United to host SC Freedom Summit

Jenny Beth addresses the crowd as Citizens United founder David Bossie looks on Tea Party Patriots was proud to join Freedom Works in co-sponsoring the Freedom Summit in Greenville, South Carolina May 9. Activists from all over the Palmetto State convened at the Peace Center, where they heard from a Who’s Who of declared and potential GOP presidential candidates. TPP was pleased to treat everyone – more than 2,000 attendees – to a delicious lunch from Chick-Fil-A. With South Carolina’s hosting the first-in-the-South primary next year, the state will see intense campaigning as candidates seek to stake out the most conservative ground...

Freedom Day 2015 at the Indiana Statehouse

Radio Host Tony Katz Addresses The Crowd Just before Tax Day in Indiana, more than 100 patriots rallied for liberty in the Hoosier State House for Freedom Day 2015. Tea Party leaders, local legislators, education activists, and even local clergy gathered to discuss strategies to promote liberty and shrink the size of government. The host was the Coalition of Central Indiana Tea Parties. In addition to a networking opportunity for activists, attendees were encouraged to be more active in speaking directly to their elected legislators. Well-funded special interests lobby those same legislators everyday and ask for more government spending, which ...

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...