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Statement of Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, on Marco Rubio’s announced candidacy

"As we mark the Sixth Anniversary of our original Tax Day rallies, it’s gratifying to see yet another candidate who shares tea party values enter the 2016 presidential race.  We have come a long way, in six years, when three tea party senators are major players in the presidential race. "Sen. Rubio’s personal story inspires, as does his commitment to personal freedom, economic freedom and a debt-free future. "Marco Rubio’s candidacy and the 2016 election are about the future, not the past. He knows first-hand that prosperity comes not from a government program, but from free markets and the hard work done by the millions of individuals ...

Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on Rand Paul’s Announced Candidacy

It’s exciting to see another energetic, visionary conservative enter the contest for the 2016 nomination. Sen. Paul has been in the forefront of the liberty movement, and he will do a lot to shape the debate as the GOP field expands. Rand Paul knows that the paths to prosperity and individual liberty are one and the same; to get there we need a transformational reduction of the role of government in Americans’ lives. His popularity with younger Americans makes him an automatic factor in the grassroots movement, and Tea Party Patriots across the Republic look forward to seeing his plan for advancing personal freedom, economic freedom and a ...

Standing up to Government Attacks on the First Amendment

On Tuesday, Tea Party Patriots, along with other First Amendment supporters, were out in full force on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. We were there – in the cold, wet snow –because that is how important we believe our First Amendment rights are. When constitutional rights are under attack by our own government, you better believe Tea Party Patriots will be there to advocate for liberty. We were joined by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rep. Louis Gohmert from Texas, Live Action’s Lila Rose, Concerned Women of America’s Penny Nancy, and others. Once again, we proved we are a force to be reckoned with. While we view the government’s ...

Obamacare Handicaps Medicare

A limited income combined with the inability to work doesn’t leave Regina, who suffers from a medical condition, much room in her budget for additional costs. Understandably, she panicked when her premium doubled. “I am on disability, and I receive social security monthly. I was notified by Blue Cross, which is my Medicare supplement, that my premium has gone from $34.00 a month to a whopping $68.00 monthly. I can’t afford this. The doctor's visits have gone up and the prescriptions have also,” explained the Kentucky resident. Wondering how she was going to pay her bills and keep up her healthcare, Regina was on a mission to find a more ...

Obamacare’s “Legislator’s Loophole” Expanding

Earlier this year, rumors started that Congress was trying to get around increased health insurance costs created by Obamacare. Those rumors turned into official regulatory policy earlier this month. Now, Jonathan Strong reports Obamacare may not impact Congress or Hill staffers at all: If only all government regulations included a “decide whether you want to follow it” clause. Hard as it is to believe, one such provision is included in the Obamacare regulation governing how the law applies to congressional staffers. Under the proposed rule from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), all congressional offices may decide whether their ...

Standing on Principle: The GOP Boogeyman

The game is afoot, and the name of the game is 2014. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is still undecided as to whether he will demand the further funding of government be coupled with the defunding of the Affordable Care Act (Known as Obamacare).  As minority leader, most of the Republican caucus currently on the fence in regards to the defunding strategy will follow McConnell’s lead. What’s peculiar is that a senator who said “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” in a Nation Journal Interview less than 3 years ago, is now timid about playing political hardball. His ...

Tea Party Patriots: Opposing amnesty, standing with American victims

Today, the Senate is conducting its final votes on the amnesty bill. That bill is likely to be rammed through the Senate by this evening, where it will move to the House. So far, the House is standing strong – but that doesn’t mean we can afford to let up. Last week, National Coordinator Jenny Beth Martin participated in a press conference with Remembrance Project, Senators who stand with you the people, and others. The full press conference, which can be seen here, is embedded below.   While Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and others highlighted the press conference in the eyes of the media, a non-profit dedicated to the ...

The latest GOP rebranding – actual change, or a political facelift?

In 2009 and 2010, the Tea Party movement rocked the political establishment in both parties. 2011 saw Washington desperately scramble to adjust to the damage it took, though in 2012 the establishment garnered victories in various races across the nation, including the Presidential race.  The last few weeks have seen a rebranding of the Republican Party throughout the country. Karl Rove’s new organization, the unwillingness of the House to hold fast on the debt ceiling, and the willingness of Republicans in the Senate to revisit controversial gun and immigration policies have been part of the GOP’s rebranding.  On Friday, Ezra Klein of The ...

Tea Party Vows to Continue the Fight after the Establishment’s Hand-Picked Candidate Loses

Tea Party Principles, Not Republican Establishment, are the Clear Path to Victory Today, Tea Party Patriots, the nation’s largest tea party organization, criticized the Republican Party for hand-picking a weak, Beltway elite candidate who failed to campaign forcefully on America’s founding principles – and lost. “For those of us who believe that America, as founded, is the greatest country in the history of the world – a ‘Shining city upon a hill’ – we wanted someone who would fight for us,” Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots.  “We wanted a fighter like Ronald Reagan who boldly championed America’s ...

Standing on Principle, not Party

When it comes to elections, many Americans look to the respective political parties for guidance on how to vote. Many Democrats vote “straight ticket,” as do many Republicans. In this Tea Party Patriots video, however, one American shows how she is putting principles above party. From the video: I’m worried about what’s going to happen to America in the next four years….They just don’t understand the Constitution anymore, or what the country all stands for….It scares me that we can’t say God…pretty soon we’re not going to say the Pledge of Allegiance. It just scares me that, pretty soon, America is going to fade into the rest of ...