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Major First Amendment Victory in Georgia!

You did it! Thanks to your efforts, the freedom of speech has been successfully defended in Georgia! In the dark of night, Georgia’s big-spending Republican establishment brazenly schemed to trample on the First Amendment and silence conservative organizations. In the Peach State, “bipartisanship” apparently means both parties team up to intimate grassroots activists, just like Lois Lerner and President Obama’s IRS. Senate Bill 217, was supposed to deal with ethics fines for politicians was arrogantly amended by the George House of Representative’s Rules Committee to silence pro-liberty organizations from communicating with voters ...

Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on Georgia SB 127

Politicians of both parties in the Georgia Legislature are conspiring to trample on the First Amendment, and it will be a sad day for liberty if this measure passes. It’s rare when politicians reach across the aisle; they’ve done so in Georgia, though, in hopes of treating grassroots activists the same way Lois Lerner and the Obama IRS have. They seek to intimidate concerned citizens and insulate themselves from accountability, and they’re doing it in a cowardly way, on the last day of the legislative session. They should know that we are watching. This bill is a travesty, and an arrogant, brazen assault on the First Amendment. All ...

Georgia Becomes First State to Pass Convention of States Application

Tea Party Patriots' home state of Georgia became the first state in the history of the United States to pass the Convention of States application, aimed at limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. The Georgia House voted last week to pass the Senate's version of the legislation by a vote of 107-58. Under Article V of the Constitution, the founding document can be amended in two ways: either a vote of two-thirds of both houses of the U.S. Congress or a Convention of States can propose amendments, if two-thirds of the states submit applications for a convention that all address the same issue. The Convention of States project ...

Georgia Speaker’s Bureau

The following individuals are available to travel within the state to champion the core values of Tea Party Patriots in speeches and media appearances. Diane Cox Local Coordinator, Valdosta Tea Party Valdosta Diane Cox lives with her husband Nolen in Valdosta, GA. They organized the first Tax Day Tea Party in Valdosta on April 15, 2009. Diane produced an 8-page, monthly newsletter, distributed statewide, on pro-family issues when Nolen was the GA State Director for the American Family Association. She has been an avid Ayn Rand fan since reading Atlas Shrugged in college in the 1960s. Her passion is to restore our constitutional republic to the ...

Senator says bad IRS customer service result of ‘monopoly,’ lack of ‘competitive environment’

Having trouble contacting the IRS this tax season? That’s no surprise, according to a recent Government Accountability Report that says the agency’s customer service is abysmal – a record some in Congress attribute to the IRS’ rehiring of employees fired for disciplinary reasons. West Virginia’s Bluefield Daily Telegraph has the details: The report prompted denunciations from members of Congress including Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, a member of the Senate Finance Committee. “This is what happens when you have a monopoly instead of a competitive environment,” he said in an interview. Isakson has already been critical of the ...

Members of House Freedom Caucus threaten budget showdown over president’s unilateral gun-control move

Several Members of the House Freedom Caucus are threatening to slash funding in an effort to derail President Obama's unilateral executive actions on gun control. Via The Washington Post: Leading Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee and from the party’s conservative wing vowed to use the appropriations process to block Obama’s executive actions and deny the president the necessary funding to implement some of his proposals. “What the president has done is unconstitutional and any action Congress can take, we should, including appropriations,” said Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) a member of the House’s Freedom Caucus ...  ...

President Obama leaving legacy of executive overreach with latest gun grab

President Obama this week went behind Congress’ back and announced a slew of executive actions aimed at erasing Americans' Second-Amendment right to keep and bear arms, including requiring small-scale gun sellers to become licensed dealers and perform background checks. "[I]t doesn’t matter where you conduct your business—from a store, at gun shows, or over the Internet: If you’re in the business of selling firearms, you must get a license and conduct background checks," reads a White House statement.  New York Daily News has the details: Those new restrictions, outlined for the first time Monday night by the White House, include backgr...

704 Reasons Tea Party Patriots is stronger than ever

  Tea Party Patriots this year has exploded its membership with 704 active groups nationwide, many of whom banded together in their local communities to host rallies and support local tea partyers running for office. "Our local groups are at the heart of Tea Party Patriots as they endeavor to reform government in neighborhoods across the country and at the federal level," says Tea Party Patriots Communications Director Matt Frate. Highlights include members of the We The People Tea Party of Southern Iowa hosting community-wide town halls with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas); former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.); and Dr. Ben Carson. The ...

Lone Star state may have options when it comes to cracking down on illegal immigration

Texas Deputy Attorney General Brantley Starr told state legislators last week that their hands aren't completely tied and that they do have options in the fight against illegal immigration and human trafficking. The Texas Tribune has the scoop: Although the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that “foreign policy and related matters, such as immigration, are one of the few enumerated powers the federal government has,” Starr said states do have some room to work. “You do have the ability to create state-level offenses that have an immigration element to them as long as they are sufficiently unique,” he said, citing House Bill 11, the Legisl...

The new Common Core is the same old thing: Government gone awry

President Obama's No Child Left Behind successor — dubbed the Every Students Succeeds Act — glided through the House and Senate recently and is said to be the solution to the one-size-fits-all Common Core standards but is actually the latest liberal permutation of big-brother government education. The Federalist has the details: ESSA does nothing to protect students and parents from further federal mining of personal data. Through its regulatory powers, the Obama administration already has gutted federal student and family privacy protections, notes the APP analysis. Coupled with the ramping-up of psychosocial assessment, the prospects ...