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When Lincoln Announced the Emancipation Proclamation

On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect and millions of slaves in the Confederate states were freed by President Lincoln’s order. Lincoln actually announced his intentions in a preliminary order on September 22, 1862, saying he would issue the Proclamation on New Year’s Day and thus giving states at war with the United States a chance to rejoin the Union. Lincoln originally told his Cabinet about his intentions to free the slaves in Confederate states in the summer of 1862, but felt he needed to announce it in the wake of a great military victory for the Union. In September of 1862, Union forces routed the Confedera...

Social Issues

There are certain issues in the public discourse that are very polarizing and while it would be disingenuous for us to proclaim that, as individuals, our members do not have strong beliefs on these matters, we know that oftentimes these issues serve as distractions from the most pressing issues facing our country.  We stand for Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government and Free Markets. To allow an opportunity for these issues to get drowned out is to divert us from The Tea Party Patriots’ mission. As the Tea Party Patriots believes in fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets, we do not take a ...