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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

**FILE** House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (left), Virginia Republican (Associated Press)

PHILLIPS: Eric Cantor and the Washington Kabuki theater of the absurd

The chances of Attorney General Eric Holder appointing a special prosecutor to look into the crimes committed by the Obama regime in the IRS targeting of the tea party are about the same chances that House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor will win the lottery this week. Published May 4, 2014

Milton Wolf speaks to a Tea Party rally in Kansas on April 28. Photo by Judson Phillips.

PHILLIPS: Milton Wolf's campaign and the problem of liberty

Freedom means not only the right to speak, but also the right to form your own opinion. One of the dark secrets of the tea party and liberty movement is there are a lot of people in that movement who believe in liberty, as long as your opinions coincide with theirs. Published April 30, 2014

Crews work on construction of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline near County Road 363 and County Road 357, east of Winona, Texas on Dec. 3, 2012.  (Associated Press)

PHILLIPS: Getting their money's worth

Why did the Obama regime delay the Keystone Pipeline and throw the Laborers Union under the bus? Cold, hard cash. Radical left wing environmentalist and billionaire Tom Steyer promised Democrats $100 million this year for re-election efforts. What he wanted in return was the killing of the Keystone Pipeline. Published April 27, 2014

Victor Choban (left) of Sacramento, Calif., and Richard Otterstad (right) of Oakland, Calif., hold up signs outside San Francisco City Hall as a few same-sex couples begin lining up on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, in hopes of being married. (Associated Press)

PHILLIPS: Caution: Liberal double standards ahead

The left has a lot of double standards. They want anonymity for those who promote leftist causes, but want to strip it away from those who support conservative causes so they can be harassed mercilessly. Published April 22, 2014

FILE -This April 13, 2014 file photo shows the headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Washington. Tuesday, April 15, is the federal tax filing deadline for most Americans. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

PHILLIPS: The tax day cometh

If it were not for the federal income tax filing deadline, April 15 might be remembered more as the day the Titanic sank. Published April 15, 2014

This undated photo provided by Mozilla shows co-founder and CEO Brendan Eich. Eich is stepping down as CEO and leaving the company following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California. At issue was Eich's $1,000 donation in 2008 to the campaign to pass California's Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that outlawed same-sex marriages. (AP Photo/Mozilla)

PHILLIPS: A fight worth fighting

With the far left, no dissent is allowed. Newly-minted Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich just found this out just found this out the hard way. Published April 4, 2014

PHILLIPS: How the Republican Party wins, or loses if they aren’t careful

Today, John Boehner and Eric Cantor are running the House like a football team runs a prevent defense. They don’t even think about winning, only not losing. Unfortunately in football, running a prevent defense prevents the team from winning. The Republicans need to go on the offensive with a Reagan banner of bold colors. Published March 27, 2014

President Barack Obama briefly glances up toward the sunset after arriving Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Obama is traveling on a three-day West Coast swing to Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles that will feature a bit of official business but mostly fundraising for the Democratic party. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

PHILLIPS: How to end Obamacare

If Republicans really want a conservative agenda, enacting a sunset provision for Obamacare and every other law is a good start. Published March 25, 2014

Illustration: Founding Fathers by John Camejo for The Washington Times

PHILLIPS: Liberals: Just more equal than everyone else

While 16-year-old Thrin Short was participating in an exercise of her First Amendment rights, Mireille Miller-Young and some of her students approached Ms. Short and challenged her. There would not have been a problem if the challenge had been limited to a discourse on the pros and cons of abortion. But that is never good enough for a liberal. Liberals cannot allow another opinion to be expressed. Published March 24, 2014