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Leadership Conference in the Keystone State

For the fifth year in a row, Tea Party Patriots proudly sponsored the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference. It took place on April 17 and 18 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), Pennsylvania. Hosted by the Pennsylvania Leadership Council, it is billed as the “largest state-based conservative conference in the nation.” With 15 sponsors, 26 co-sponsors, and plenty of exhibitors, it was an exciting event for more than 740 patriots from the Commonwealth to network and discuss conservative principles. Attendees heard from Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) of Patriot Voices, Rep. ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 04/20/15

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 04/20/15 Listen to the podcast here: CALENDAR:   The House will return Tuesday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM. It’s a short week – there are no votes scheduled after 3 PM on Thursday. The Senate will return tomorrow, with no votes scheduled before 5:30 PM. We anticipate they’ll be in all week. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: Last week’s “theme of the week” in the House was “Tax Freedom and Financial Independence.” The House voted on a number of bills regarding various aspects of taxation, IRS targeting, and tax reform. You’ll recall I said last week that ...

The Reagan Agenda is Back in Business

It may not be morning in America quite yet, but I think we can see rosy-fingered dawn peeking over the horizon. Last month, Ted Cruz stepped up. Last week, Rand Paul stepped up. Last Monday, Marco Rubio stepped up. Their arrival may not be the second coming of Ronald Reagan, but it’s the second coming of the Reagan coalition. Does anybody make the case for traditional values more cogently than Ted Cruz? Does anybody confront overweening government more consistently than Rand Paul? Does anybody summon the themes of American patriotism more evocatively than Marco Rubio? Family values. Limited government. American exceptionalism. Those are the ...

Liberty is on the Rise! YAL Activist Training in the Buckeye and Lone Star States

The Young Americans for Liberty state conventions continued, which Tea Party Patriots are proud to sponsor. This time, approximately 100 students, along with a few older activists, traveled across the Buckeye state and gathered at the University of Cincinnati on April 11 to learn how liberty activists can successfully promote their message of liberty government. After a morning of training from Chris Doss of the Leadership Institute, the attendees were excited to hear from Rep. Thomas Massie (R-WV). Massie, who of the few champions for freedom in Washington, D.C., gave an update on what Congress is up to. In addition, YAL Midwest Regional ...

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) & Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) Tax Day Tele Townhall With Tea Party Patriots – April 15, 2015

(Photo Credits: Public Domain, Wikipedia (1 and 2) On April 15, Tea Party Patriots was honored to have two tax-fighting conservatives on our Tax Day Tele Townhall: Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH). Except for President Obama, no one looks forward to Tax Day. Shamefully, the tax code has grown into a 70,000+ page monster, the IRS has been used as a weapon against Americans for their political and religious beliefs, and politicians use it to hide favoritism for special interest groups in the form of tax credits. On our tele townhall, both Senator Lee and Rep. Jordan described in detail why we must simplify our tax ...

New IRS emails: Lerner knew what she was doing, and so did John McCain, apparently

New emails obtained by Judicial Watch shine even more light on the depth of the IRS targeting scandal. As much as the left would like for America to be convinced the scandal is over, it is far from it. Among the new revelations is a February 2012 email in which Lois Lerner, then head of the IRS’ Exempt Organizations ranch, asked for a new program to be set up that would “put together some training to help [IRS staffers] understand the potential pitfalls” of giving away too much information to Congress. Another 2013 email reveals that Lerner said she is willing to take the blame for not providing adequate direction to staffers on their ...

The Speaker Strikes Back (Jenny Beth Martin Op-Ed In The Hill)

House Speaker John Boehner’s latest volley in his petty war against conservatives in the GOP conference – while saying much more about himself than the men he’s targeting – provides a great opportunity for a discussion about Congress’ stewardship of taxpayer dollars... Continue here.

Must Read from Sen. Mike Lee: Our Lost Constitution

From his first day in the Senate, Mike Lee has been one of the staunchest conservatives and defenders of the Constitution. Whether it’s personal liberty, economic freedom, taxes, or a debt-free future, Senator Lee has time and time again stood strong on conservative principles. Today, we are so pleased to be able to support him in his latest endeavor. Sen. Lee just published a new book titled, “Our Lost Constitution.” The book tells the untold stories of specific provisions of our nation’s founding document – how they came to be, who proposed them, who opposed them, and more. He’s truly provides a must-read narrative of the Constitution ...

Liberty is on the Rise in the Keystone & Wolverine States

Last Saturday, March 28, Tea Party Patriots continued sponsoring the most recent Young Americans for Liberty convention at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. This two part, all-day event was a conference with free-market speakers and a training session for young patriots eager to become more effective in spreading the message of liberty. They afternoon were Jeffrey Tucker from Liberty.me, Ty Hicks of YAL, and Azhar Majeed of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). In addition, on March 14, Tea Party Patriots sponsored the YAL state convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at Duquesne University. More than 75 liberty-m...

Rick Perry tells Tea Party Group He was Right to Back David Dewhurst Over Ted Cruz in 2012 Primary (The Washington Times – Seth McLaughlin)

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry told a tea party group Sunday that he supported his lieutenant governor against Ted Cruz in the 2012 Republican primary for the U.S. Senate out of loyalty — a characteristic, he said, that is sorely missing in American politics... Continue here.