Snowflakes

The old man you see walking in snow is Mitchell Purlin – a senior citizen living in the not-so-distant future whose memory of the early 21st century global warming hoax burns as hot and fiery as the bonfire that now heats his Louisiana home. One of the survivors of seventy years of tumult, chaos and civil war, Purlin wonders if somehow and in some way he is not one of its oldest victims. Continue reading

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ATPC Ratifies Charter and By-Laws

In a session convened in Red Bank, New Jersey on March 2, 2013 the attending delegations of the American Tea Party Congress unanimously adopted a Charter and a set of operational By-Laws. On March 10 the Charter was formally and officially ratified; it acquired the force of law at 12:01 today while the By-Laws will take effect at 12:01 AM on March 12.

Click on the images below to open PDFs of the Charter and the By-Laws:

The ATPC Charter embodies a concept for Tea Party unity superior to anything  attempted thus far because it puts the constituent groups in complete control of an organization that, for all practical purposes, is their agent. The President, Chairman and other officers of the ATPC serve entirely at the pleasure of a Board comprised of Representatives from each of the member Tea Party and conservative groups. The officers of the ATPC do what the Board tells them to do – not the other way around.

This bottom-up, grassroots-control arrangement can be seen clearly in the schematic diagram of the ATPC organization below:Although most Tea Party organizations share the same basic ideology of limited government, lower taxes, less spending and greater liberty, they exist as localized entities whose effective reach does not go very far beyond the municipality or county in which they are headquartered. In this divided state of existence, each can be isolated and marginalized by an Establishment that is determined to see them become extinct. I don’t think I need to remind the reader that Establishment leaders such as Karl Rove and John Boehner have declared war on the Tea Party movement.

The time has come for Tea Party organizations in the Garden State and throughout our imperiled nation that have no intention of bending their knee to the Statist Ruling Class to take the next step in the evolution of the Tea Party movement: UNITE.

On behalf of the American Tea Party Congress, I implore all Tea Party and conservative organizations to consider how much more powerful the effort to restore liberty would become if they joined the ATPC and lent their voices to an ever-growing chorus that has drawn a line in the sand and declared to those who would eviscerate the Constitution, trample our liberty and destroy our prosperity: THIS FAR…AND NO FARTHER!

If your group is interested in becoming a member of the American Tea Party Congress or if you have any questions, please leave a comment below and I will contact you as soon as possible.

“We must all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”               — Benjamin Franklin, 1776

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Yes, Wee One…Conservatism IS a Lifestyle

After David Larsen posted some thoughts he shared at a recent panel discussion hosted by the goon squad over at CNJ I wondered how long it would take them to pull out the long knives and go for Larsen’s throat. Surprisingly, it took all of a week – during which time not one of the CNJ zoo crew offered a detailed account of what actually transpired at that January 19 gathering or the lessons learned from the discussions. Instead, the reader’s intelligence is insulted with a hit piece titled “Is Conservatism a Lifestyle?” purportedly authored by “Molly Liebowitz” that clearly has Bill Winkler’s slimy fingerprints all over it. Continue reading

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In Defense of Semi-Automatic Weapons

It seems that everyone in this post-Newtown Massacre debate is either consciously or unconsciously ignoring the 800 lb. gorilla sitting in the middle of the room, namely:  the reason WHY we have a Second Amendment.  That particular gorilla grunts pretty loudly whenever I hear gun-controllers whine about semi-automatic assault weapons or super-sized ammo clips.

It’s always the same lament: “Why, oh why do we need these things? What’s the point of being able to fire so many bullets in so short a period of time?” Continue reading

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The Sweet Taste of Vindication

Once more, the Zoo Crew at Conservative New Jersey can thank your humble scrivener for the spike in their web traffic due entirely to yesterday’s response to yet another of Rockin Robbo Eichmann’s less-than-sober fulminations against the Bayshore Tea Party Group. In this case, the comment section of Eichmann’s latest masterpiece was a beehive of contention – and while that may be a good thing for CNJ web traffic, it bodes ill for the overall health of the conservative movement in New Jersey if the content of the comments is any indicator. Continue reading

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CNJ’s “Muhammed Video” Legacy Continues

It was, admittedly, with some ironic pleasure that I happened across a recent discharge from the Know-Nothing Jacobin cloaca that passes for the portal to true conservatism in the Garden State. I’m referring, of course, to a recent rant posted at Conservative New Jersey by Rob Eichmann – the ever-entertaining answer to the question “Does the NJGOP actually retain its own court jester?”

This installment has Rockin’ Robbo lamenting the fact that avowed socialist Pat Noble somehow managed to get himself elected to a local school board: Continue reading

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In the Robes of Nostradamus

In June I sounded the clarion call for the Tea Party movement to unite, lest it be relegated to oblivion by the GOP. Apparently…I saw the future.

The build-up to the GOP convention certainly seemed to be a dream come true for those who may have fretted that party unity, badly frazzled by a bloody primary, would have all the strength of wet toilet paper by the time November 6 rolled around. With the exception of the remarkably persistent and dependably obstreperous followers of the one-and-only Dr. Ron Paul, the vast majority of the GOP conservative base – including the Tea Party movement – gulped hard, held their noses and closed ranks behind the presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney. Continue reading

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The ATPC Express Gains Momentum!

In many respects, the Tea Party unification movement is akin to a heavily laden freight train: at first, the wheels of the locomotive barely make the first revolution as they groan and squeal in their effort to move the cargo cars forward along the tracks. But as the train increases its speed, it overcomes inertia – its mass acquires momentum and, ultimately, enormous power. Hence the admonition to never stand in the way of a speeding freight train.

With that image in mind, I’m pleased to relate that the second session of the American Tea Party Congress – which convened yesterday at the Bayshore Tea Party headquarters in Red Bank, NJ – was a resounding success. Continue reading

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Answering Objections to the ATPC

Without question, these days capture the essence of the old Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times,” for these are likely the most interesting times Americans have lived in since 1776.

In that year, in the city of Brotherly Love, an intrepid group of the most extraordinary men who ever lived formalized the most extraordinary document of its kind ever created in human history – a document that both declared the independence of the United States of America and elegantly summarized the rights of all mankind. Continue reading

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Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

We are informed by the hoary cliche that one cannot teach an old dog new tricks. To a certain extent, there is some hoary truth in the adage, but it was coined long before the advent of tasers and cattle prods. These days, it’s amazing what a dog of advancing years can pick up with an electrode sparking into his backside.

And that was precisely the effect Bill Haney’s words had on me when read his e-mail yesterday morning. In it, he castigated me for doing what I have been doing on a regular and semi-regular basis for the past three and a half years: telling it like it is in a style all my own. Continue reading

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