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Major Victory for the 1st Amendment and Internet Freedom

(Photo Credit - AP/Michael Caulfield) Tea Party Patriots is pleased by the recent decision by the Federal Election Commission not to impose government control over political speech on the Internet. The Democrats at the FEC heard from our grassroots supporters, and they listened! As Paul Bedard in Washington Examiner reports: The Federal Election Commission, facing punishing criticism for suggesting that political activity on the Internet should be regulated, rejected talk of new rules Thursday, a victory for GOP commissioners who feared Democrats were targeting conservative sites, even the Drudge Report. During a public meeting, ...

Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on recent FEC ruling

The decision by the Federal Election Commission not to impose government control over political speech on the Internet is a victory for individual liberty and the Bill of Rights, and you can credit grassroots conservatives all across the Republic for it. Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on recent FEC ruling When the Democrats on the Commission made public their plan, Tea Party Patriots sprang into action. We created a dedicated page on our website, and urged our activists across the nation to flood the FEC with negative comments. Our message was clear: Keep the government’s hands OFF the Internet. And our voices were heard. Even the ...

Time for the government to stop spying on Americans (Jenny Beth Martin and Hilary O’ Shelton op-ed in The News & Observer)

It’s not often that the NAACP and the tea party agree on much of anything, but we have come together over a common concern to fight for a common cause: We want our government to stop spying on innocent Americans... Continue here.

ACLU, Tea Party agree: Urge government to stop spying (The Des Moines Register – Jenny Beth Martin and Jeremy Rosen Op-Ed)

Believe it or not, the Tea Party Patriots and the American Civil Liberties Union have some priorities in common. For one thing, we agree on the need for significant reforms to curtail government surveillance authorities, like some of those included in the Patriot Act... Continue here.

ACLU and Tea Party Patriots Try to Mobilize Majority Support for Surveillance Reform (Reason – Jacob Sullum)

According to a new survey commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 60 percent of voters think "Congress should modify the Patriot Act to limit government surveillance and protect Americans' privacy."... Continue here.

ACLU, Tea Party take on federal spying: ‘They’ve gone too far’ (The Hill – Julian Hattem)

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a top Tea Party organization are teaming up to pressure lawmakers to oppose renewing controversial parts of the Patriot Act that undergird National Security Agency (NSA) operations... Continue here.

Obama Admin: We ignored a federal judge because of a tech glitch

Remember when the Obama Administration ignored a federal judge and implemented executive amnesty, approving new amnesty applications even after they were told to stop? Yeah, we do too. It wasn’t that long ago. Yet in the ultimate my-dog-ate-my-homework style of excuse, administration officials are blaming their disobedience on a technology glitch. But it gets worse: according to the Washington Times, the Obama Administration is “now begging about 2,000 illegal immigrants to tear up their three-year work authorizations.” Yeah, like that’s going to happen. Apparently, when administration officials began processing older amnesty applic...

GOP Senators’ Pro-Congressional Excemption from Obamacare Crusade Draws Scorn – From America (Jenny Beth Martin op-ed in Breitbart.com)

Entitled, “Vitter’s Anti-Obamacare Crusade Draws Scorn – from GOP,” and reported by Manu Raju, the piece contains quote after quote from GOP Senators, each in turn explaining how Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) ’s “crusade” to end Congress’ special treatment is misdirected, or misguided, or political, or (my favorite!) “disingenuous.”... Continue here.

TPP joins Citizens United to host SC Freedom Summit

Jenny Beth addresses the crowd as Citizens United founder David Bossie looks on Tea Party Patriots was proud to join Freedom Works in co-sponsoring the Freedom Summit in Greenville, South Carolina May 9. Activists from all over the Palmetto State convened at the Peace Center, where they heard from a Who’s Who of declared and potential GOP presidential candidates. TPP was pleased to treat everyone – more than 2,000 attendees – to a delicious lunch from Chick-Fil-A. With South Carolina’s hosting the first-in-the-South primary next year, the state will see intense campaigning as candidates seek to stake out the most conservative ground...

Obama Administration kinda-sorta apologizes to the federal judge it lied to

It’s a little too late for sorry. Nonetheless, the Obama Administration says it “deeply regrets” lying to a federal judge about the president’s executive amnesty. “The Government deeply regrets not only the confusion that these statements created, but that it did not recognize the prospect of confusion earlier,” said Department of Justice, according to Breitbart News [1]. “But the miscommunications were not the product of bad faith, and they do not warrant sanctions or further discovery.” The half-hearted apology comes after DOJ attorneys misled U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen about the implementation of the amnesty programs – ...