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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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Articles by Judson Phillips

A video released July 21, 2015, by the pro-life Center for Medical Progress as part of a three-year investigation, shows Planned Parenthood's Dr. Mary Gatter haggling over the price of aborted fetal tissue and contemplating the use of an alternative abortion method to obtain an intact fetus. (Screen grab from undercover video released by the Center for Medical Progress)

Tackle federal government waste with BRAC-like panel

One media outlet is reporting the story of a group called Enterprise Community Partners, a non-profit group that received more than $33 million in tax dollars in 2014. This group utterly failed in projects to help eradicate poverty, which is its mission. Published September 30, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio wipes his face during a news conference on Capitol Hill  in Washington, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. In a stunning move, Boehner informed fellow Republicans on Friday that he would resign from Congress at the end of October, stepping aside in the face of hardline conservative opposition that threatened an institutional crisis. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

John Boehner departs - finally

On March 1, 2011, I became the first Tea Party leader to call for John Boehner to step down. On Friday, September 25, 2015, he announced he was resigning from Congress. Published September 26, 2015

9/11 scars have not faded, but the reality has

Fourteen years after Sept. 11, 2001, the scars have not faded but the reality of 9/11 has faded. America elected a president in 2008 who advocated retreat, who cheered America's Islamic enemies, who pandered to them and did everything possible to enable Islamic terrorism. Published September 11, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at FreedomFest in Las Vegas on July 11, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Numbers don't lie. Politicians do.

At the end of the day, politics is a numbers game and it is a very simple equation. Who has enough votes to win? Politicians, news agencies and pundits spend a lot of money and time analyzing data to tell everyone before the election who is going to win. Published September 1, 2015

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Will Republicans or the Grand Old Party win?

In early 2009, the Republican Party was on the political endangered-species list. It had lost the White House, the House of Representatives and the Senate. Things were so bad that the Democrats were on their way to a super-majority in the Senate. Published August 23, 2015

A mushroom cloud rises moments after the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, Aug. 9, 1945.

Be grateful Truman nuked Japan

Every August, the left comes together to condemn the U.S. use of atomic bombs against Japan in 1945. This year is the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Published August 6, 2015

The great Republican train wreck

The highway train began to go off the rails when Texas senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor and in a highly unusual move, called Majority Leader McConnell a liar on the floor. Published July 29, 2015

Malaysian police forensic team members inspect a freshly exhumed human body from an unmarked grave in Wang Burma at the Malaysia-Thailand border outside Wang Kelian, Malaysia Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Malaysian authorities have found one corpse as they started digging for bodies at an abandoned jungle camp used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand. The discovery came as forensics teams began the grim task of exhuming nearly 140 suspected graves in the mountainous area where trafficking syndicates were known to hold migrants for ransom. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

Obama wants to trade human rights for trade authority

A lot of things happen in Washington that are never reported. Sometimes some stories don't make the news because the news cycle is being dominated by major stories, such as President Obama's terrorist stimulus program with Iran. Published July 17, 2015

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The 2016 not Willie Horton moment

In the autumn of 1988, "Willie Horton" became a household name. He was a convicted felon in Massachusetts, serving a life sentence for murder. Published July 9, 2015

The White House is lit up in rainbow colors in commemoration of the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, June 26, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Libertarians got it right marriage

On Friday June 26th, in a stunning display of judicial insanity, the Supreme Court suddenly figured out there was a constitutional right to homosexual marriage. Published June 27, 2015

Worshippers embrace following a group prayer across the street from the scene of a shooting at Emanuel AME Church, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. A white man opened fire during a prayer meeting inside the historic black church, killing multiple people, including the pastor, in an assault that authorities described as a hate crime. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ** FILE **

Defy Obama by supporting Charleston, S.C.

On June 17th, a 21-year-old man named Dylann Roof murdered nine people at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, , and he has reportedly confessed. Published June 19, 2015