The student government at the University of California-Irvine recently tried to ban the American flag from common areas on campus. No, it was not a joke.
The measure passed by a vote of 6-4 before being ultimately vetoed by the student body president. Still, it remained a blow to both common sense and freedom of speech everywhere.
Among the many reasons listed for banning the stars and stripes at UC-Irvine was that sometimes, “freedom of speech…can be interpreted as hate speech.”
It would take years and years to try and unpack that logic, but we’d start ...
The House is in recess this week, and will not return to work until Monday, March 16.
The Senate will return to work tomorrow, with the first vote taking place at 5:30 PM.
HOUSE FLOOR ACTION:
On Tuesday morning, Speaker Boehner told the House GOP Conference that they had three options before them regarding the DHS funding bill. They could move another short-term CR to allow more time to put pressure on Senate Democrats, or they could decide not to move any legislation at all, which would result in a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland ...
(Photo Credit: Emery McClendon)
On March 7, 2015, Tea Party Patriots’ Indiana State Coordinator Emery McClendon was invited to represent TPP at the Indiana Fair Tax Summit that was held in Muncie, Indiana. McClendon, who served America for four years in the United States Air Force and two additional years with the Indiana Air National Guard, is also a member of Project 21, the National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives. The event was sponsored by the Muncie 9-12 Tea Party and more than 75 patriots attended!
McClendon joined Former Indiana State ...
“Sadly, we’ve seen yet another reason why conservatives do not and should not trust Establishment Republicans. Rewarded by the American people with historic majorities for opposing executive amnesty, their capitulation began almost immediately.
“First, Speaker Boehner whipped votes with the President in December’s lame duck session, so eager was he to fund nearly the entire government through September. ‘Don’t worry,’ we were told. The House would not fund the Obama executive amnesty.
“And how many days ago did the Speaker reiterate his hard line and ...
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell. The stakes  couldn’t be higher. At issue is the legality of Obamacare subsidies. The Obama Administration must argue it has the legal authority to issue subsidies in all 50 states, even though the Affordable Care Act only allows for subsidies through an “exchange established by the state.”
That very point was driven home by none other than Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, who admitted in 2012 that , "[I]f you're a state and you don’t set up an Exchange, that means your ...
Listen to the legislative update here:
The House will return to work on Monday, with first scheduled no earlier than 6:30 PM. They’ll stay in session through Thursday, with the last vote no later than 3 PM.
The Senate will return to work on Monday, with the first order of business being the cloture vote on the motion to go to conference with the House on H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security funding bill. That will take place at 5:30 PM.
On Tuesday morning, the House will host a Joint Session of Congress to hear ...
For Immediate Release Contact: Kevin Broughton
March 3, 2015 (601) 720-2275
Atlanta – Tea Party Patriots (TPP) will be out in force Wednesday to make their voices heard as the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments King v. Burwell, the historic case that could decide the future of Obamacare.
Six years ago today, the modern Tea Party movement was born. Activists began to meet and put in place plans to take back our country from tax-and-spend politicians in Washington. We’ve come a long way since then, but none of it would have been possible without the hard work of our volunteers.
Click here to read a Q&A with National Coordinator Keli Carender!
We remain committed to our core principles of personal freedom, economic freedom, and a debt-free future. Tea Party Patriots believes in the Founding Fathers’ vision for this country, and will strive to ...
Senate Republicans have begun their cave on amnesty. Instead of standing strong and fighting Obama’s executive amnesty, and passing the House-approved DHS funding bill, Senator Mitch McConnell has floated a stand-alone bill. McConnell’s plan would gut any efforts to roll back the president’s lawlessness.
As reported in Conservative Review :
It would leave in place the previous executive amnesty from 2012, DACA. What Senate Leadership won’t tell you is that the standalone bill is designed to fail. Democrats will block the bill and then Senate Republicans ...