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Judson Phillips

Judson Phillips

Judson Phillips is the founder of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest Tea Party Groups in the country and the number one national tea party site on the Internet.

A lawyer by profession, Judson has been involved in politics since his teens. “Ronald Reagan inspired me,” he says.

Judson became involved in the Tea Party movement in February 2009 after hearing Rick Santelli’s rant on CNBC.   “I heard there was going to be a Tea Party in Chicago inspired by Santelli, but didn’t know if anyone was doing a rally in Nashville where I was based.  Finally I emailed Michelle Malkin and asked her if there was a Tea Party in Nashville.  Malkin sent an email back saying, ‘No, why don’t you organize one?’  I did.”

The first Tea Party in Nashville was held late February 2009 which drew a crowd of about 600. Judson then organized the Tax Day Tea Party in Nashville, which drew over 10,000 people into downtown.   It was at this time that Tea Party Nation was formed.  Later that year, Judson decided to bring activists from across the country together, so he organized the first National Tea Party Convention in February 2010, which featured Alaska’s former Governor and Republican Vice Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin as it’s keynote speaker.

He currently manages the Tea Party Nation website, writes several daily columns and is working on more projects than any one person should.  He is a frequent guest on cable and broadcast news shows, including on Fox, MSNBC, CNN and others.

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President Donald Trump, flanked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., hosts a meeting with House and Senate leadership, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Congress should just go home

One of the rallying cries among the media class this summer is that Congress should abandon its traditional August recess and work through the month. Published July 19, 2017

This Sept. 6, 2012, photo shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon.com Inc. reports financial earnings Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Time to insource U.S. jobs

One of the main reasons Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States in January was because he recognized something fundamental in the 2016 presidential campaign. Published July 10, 2017

Supreme Court, Wisconsin hit property rights

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A rock has the words "terror and hate" written on it at an art installation that encourages the public to write out their fears and leave them behind, along Mt. Vernon Ave in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, June 15, 2017, the day after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. was shot during during a congressional baseball practice. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

New hate movement gunning for bloodshed

On Wednesday June 14, a supporter of failed socialist Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders opened fire on a group of Republican senators and congressmen. Published June 19, 2017

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Resist movement, violence are tearing America apart

The first skirmishes of a second American civil war have begun. No, this is not a metaphorical analogy to that bloody conflict that killed approximately 620,000 Americans. It is an objective statement of the reality in America. Published June 14, 2017

In this Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 photo, US President Barack Obama speaks about the Paris climate agreement from the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. About 160 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday, April 22, 2016, in a symbolic triumph for a landmark deal that once seemed unlikely but now appears on track to enter into force years ahead of schedule. The U.S. and China, which together account for nearly 40 percent of global emissions, have said they intend to formally join the agreement this year.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Mr. Trump, tear up the Paris climate treaty

Candidate Donald Trump had one simple thing to say about the Paris climate change treaty. In 2016, he said, "We're going to cancel the Paris climate agreement and stop all payments of United States tax dollars to U.N. global warming programs." Published May 23, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., flanked by, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, following a policy luncheon. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Post-Obamacare vote, Senate should nuke the filibuster

On Thursday, the House of Representatives, by the narrowest margin, passed the American Health Care Act. The AHCA, as it is known, is not the full repeal of Obamacare that President Trump and the Republicans promised. It isn't even that much of a repeal and replace. Published May 5, 2017

Illustration: Reagan tax reform by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times.

Will tax reform fail, too?

Tax reform is one of the big ticket items on the Republican Party's wish list for this year. President Trump supports overhauling America's tax code. House Speaker Paul Ryan outlined tax reform as a major step in his "A Better Way" blueprint. Published April 21, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks to reporters before the vote to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 7, 2017. The Republican majority changed Senate rules to lower the vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees from 60 votes to a simple majority to counter Democratic resistance. McConnell also supported Trump's airstrike on Syria. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Mitch McConnell: Republican Hero

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Ronald Reagan warned us

Ronald Reagan warned Americans that freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. America is one generation removed from the late President Reagan's term in office, and freedom now teeters on the brink of extinction. Published April 5, 2017

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The Republicans who saved the Republican Party

On March 7, House Speaker Paul Ryan introduced what he called the "American Healthcare Act." The AHCA might as well have been called the Republican Suicide Bill. Published March 28, 2017

President Donald Trump, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, for his address to a joint session of Congress. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Image via AP)

Trump tort reform threatens the 7th Amendment

On Feb. 28, President Donald Trump gave an amazing speech to the American people, during a joint session of Congress. While everyone gives the speech the good marks it deserves, there was one disturbing part of the speech. Published March 2, 2017

In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas listen as Donald Trump speaks during a Republican presidential primary debate at The University of Houston in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Confessions of a Never Trumper

May 3, 2016, was not one of the best days of my life. I was a media surrogate for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as he ran for president. The heady days of January and the Iowa caucus had been replaced by the grim struggle to simply stay in the race. I traveled from New Hampshire to South Carolina, to Florida, to Indiana and other places I've lost track of at this point. Published February 20, 2017

Protesters cheer at the Women's March on Washington during the first full day of Donald Trump's presidency, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Will conservatives ever get in the fight?

When President Trump won the election, the left went nuts, and it wasn't just the crazy far-left activists who lost it. Liberals en masse have used boycott pressure to push corporations to do their will. When will conservatives give these left-leaning companies a taste of their own medicine? Published February 11, 2017

Sally Yates should be disbarred

Sally Yates was an obscure, left-wing activist who spent her career at the U.S. Department of Justice. She had risen to become the No. 2 person in that department and was tapped to be acting Attorney General until the Senate can confirm Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as the Attorney General. Published January 31, 2017

President Donald Trump holds up an executive order for border security and immigration enforcement improvements after signing the order during a visit to the Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The shocking presidency of Donald Trump

As Donald Trump closes out his first week as the 45th president of the United States, he is doing something that is totally shocking. He is doing something revolutionary. He is doing something unheard of in Washington. Published January 26, 2017