9 results for tag: Patriot Spotlight


Patriot Spotlight: We the People…

In late 2008 and early 2009, Janice Reed was very concerned about the bank bailout and saw how hard it hit many Americans nationwide. Reed began to see and understand more of what was happening to the country and how it was unraveling before her eyes. This brought to mind her long-ago civics classes, a fierce love of country and a fear of losing it. At the time, Reed and many others began to see a level of government that was unresponsive to “We the People.” She joined a protest on Tax Day, April 15, 2009, in Palm Desert, California. When she got there with her handmade "No Socialism!" sign, there were at least 1000 people protesting, just ...

Patriot Spotlight: A Tea Party for Veterans

Gregg Cummings is a true patriot who bleeds red, white and blue. He's a veteran and a former police officer still dedicated to serving his country. He didn't get involved in the tea party movement until he heard Nancy Pelosi include veterans as she read the terror watch list aloud. Cummings also felt the same frustration that Rick Santelli expressed during his famous rant. Cummings' journey with the movement began when he attended the Des Moines Tea Party rally on Tax Day. When he got home, he started We The People Tea Party of Southern Iowa. He held his very own tea party rally on Memorial Day to honor all veterans, past and present. The tea ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Do Liberals Believe in Transparency? Not Really.

Should Democratic voters be outraged that liberal judicial activists are keeping a secret list of potential judicial nominees? Absolutely! For a group that demands transparency from President Trump – who has been transparent about his judicial choices since the beginning – they refuse to practice what they preach. Fox News has Jenny Beth’s commentary: Their refusal to reveal the list to public scrutiny should open them up to a rightful charge of hypocrisy. The American public should demand that they reveal the list, so voters can know up front what they can expect if a liberal Democrat defeats President Trump next year. That way, voters can ...

Patriot Spotlight: Tip of the Iceberg

The election of Barack Obama and the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) encouraged many people like Pat Shaler to get involved and do something to fight the encroaching socialism. Shaler has been a tea partier since the very beginning. As a retired lawyer who saw the beginning of Medicare, he knew that the ACA was bad news for our country now, and would be for years to come. He knew it was the tip of the iceberg. Pat began as an assistant to the leader of the Scottsdale Tea Party. As the tea party grew, so did his role within the organization. He became the vice president of his chapter, and for several years, he hosted their website ...

Patriot Spotlight: Making Time for the Tea Party

Joining the tea party movement seemed like a natural move for Regina Thomson. She was inspired and energized by the Rick Santelli rant. With her conservative beliefs,  and with the uncertain political climate, she decided to join the tea party movement. She watched the early formation of the tea party movement while enmeshed in a job that consumed too much of her time. Despite this, she attended, volunteered, and learned about the conservative political community in Colorado. By mid-2010, she had taken on leadership roles in the Republican Party and was volunteering extensively with her tea party group. Regina was so involved with the ...

Patriots Spotlight: Grannie on a Mission

Carol Davis was raised in a conservative home but veered politically left for a while. She was working her part-time job bartending at a local bowling alley in Chicago when she heard Rick Santelli make his rant in 2009. As a divorced mom who worked two jobs for over 40 years to make ends meet, his rant really struck a chord with her. When she heard about groups of regular citizens making plans to protest that February in Chicago, she signed up. Davis joined the Chicago Tax Day Tea Party that April and traveled to Washington, D.C. to protest that September. She eventually started her own group in 2010. She feels that leading a group of patriots in ...

Patriot Spotlight: Fighting Threats Within

Shelly Kennedy was a resident of the greater New York City metro area. After the 9/11 attacks and before the 2008 presidential campaigns started, she worked with a number of grassroots groups advocating for truth in media and against the various economic, political and social changes being pushed by UN Agenda 21. But she wanted to do more. The Santelli rant sent shockwaves through the non-political community. Shelly knew many people in the banking community who were silently thinking exactly what Santelli was thinking but did not want to "get political." As a banker herself at the time, she agreed with Santelli on the dangers of the Fed monetary ...

Patriot Spotlight: When There Was Only One

Robert Connors was a tea partier before there was a tea party. He became involved during the George W. Bush and Al Gore presidential election. When Robert was not out protesting for our liberties, he was working with several radio and television stations in California. He became much more involved when he saw politicians slowly ripping away at our constitution. When the Tea Party was established, he immediately began helping local tea party groups and got involved with the first march in D.C. Robert was hired by the State of California as an Information Officer to work with the media and the public on state issues. During that time he created a ...

Patriot Spotlight: Keli Carender

To kick off our anniversary celebrating ten years of the tea party, we are doing a weekly spotlight of our members and activists. Our first patriot has been with the tea party since the very beginning. Keli Carender was not your typical tea party activist or conservative. At the time, she was a 29-year-old woman with a B.S. in Biology and Math and had a teaching degree in secondary math from the University of Oxford. She was heavily involved in improv and theater. She never thought she would become an activist and organizer of the tea party. She began her activism after reading about the newly elected President Obama's $787 billion stimulus ...