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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 ...

Just in time for Halloween, this man’s Obamacare premium reaches frightening figure

It’s become an all-too-familiar story and it’s getting worse: The next-door neighbors forced onto an Obamacare exchange will be paying more for their health insurance than Americans’ average monthly mortgage payment – this after President Obama said his signature health-insurance plan would “lower” premiums… Fox News’ Todd Starnes has the scoop: Mr. Wells, of Colquitt, Georgia, is facing a massive (and I do mean massive) increase in his monthly health insurance premiums, according to a letter he received from BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia. “Your current monthly premium is $711.83,” read the letter. “Starting in January, ...

Sen. Perdue: The ‘merry-go-round’ of artificially low interest rates ‘is going [to] stop’

When interest rates on our debt suddenly balloon, our nation will be facing even greater economic difficulties unless Congress enacts a solution. Fortunately, there are members of Congress like freshman Senator David Perdue of Georgia who know the value of a dollar and how frivolously we as a nation are managing our books. The Daily Signal has the scoop: Still, the debt doesn’t worry Perdue as much as the interest liability does. Should those rates rise—and Perdue is confident they will—he predicts the country won’t be able to make the minimum interest payments. For the past seven years, the Federal Reserve has targeted rates at an ...

Tea Party Patriots joins nearly 100 others in signing support letter for IRS free-speech legislation

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin this week is among nearly 100 conservative leaders who have signed their names to a letter in support of legislation introduced by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) that would eliminate the IRS requirement that nonprofit charities in their annual tax filings – specifically, "Schedule B" – disclose their donors' identities, a flagrant assault on Americans' free-speech rights and a requirement the IRS has used to target Americans for their political beliefs. "Free speech has been under assault in recent years and the IRS has been at the center of the controversy. In several well-documented cases, the ...

Coalition asking lawmakers to implement special budget that would cap, track costly federal regulations

Numerous free-market groups together are leading the charge to urge Congress to include in its 2017 budget a special regulatory budget that would cap, track and disclose pricey federal regulatory laws. The Washington Times has the details: Big government is getting big criticism. A coalition of 15 free market groups say that stifling and potentially costly federal regulations can have an effect similar to tax increases, proposing that these regulations be capped, tracked and disclosed annually – just like federal spending. The group is now urging Congress to include a regulatory budget in its final budget for 2017, and they’ve got an example ...

Congressman: ‘This could be the bill of the century’

A first-term congressman from Georgia is endeavoring to walk back the years of profligate spending in Washington, D.C. with a constitutional amendment that would require Congress to balance the budget within 10 years of ratification. The Daily Signal has the details: “The only way we can control spending in Congress in today’s free-spending era is with a balanced budget constitutional amendment,” said Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., in an interview with The Daily Signal. “This could be the bill of the century.” Although there is little reason to expect this effort to end differently due to the high bar required to pass a constitutional ...

In case you didn’t distrust the government enough…

In a moment of irony, the Internal Revenue Service apparently made itself more susceptible to identity theft—with its own tool designed to fight identity theft. A service on the IRS website intended to assist victims of tax-refund identity theft was suspended on Monday. The agency suspended a service that gave people personalized identification numbers so the IRS could know the actual taxpayer was filing a tax return instead of someone using their stolen name and Social Security number. The Wall Street Journal reports: Most taxpayers with identity-theft-protection numbers received their ID via mail. According to the IRS, about 130,000 of the ...