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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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Former Trump adviser and Breitbart Chairman (Associated Press photo by Alex Brandon)

2018: The year Steve Bannon, tea party drain the GOP swamp

At the Value Voters Summit last week, former Trump adviser and Breitbart Chairman Steve Bannon announced the obvious. "Right now, it's a season of war on the GOP establishment," he told the conservative base. Published October 17, 2017

From left, Veronica Hartfield, wife of Las Vegas police officer Charleston Hartfield, embraces son Ayzayah Hartfield beside daughter Savannah Hartfield during a candlelight memorial for the officer, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Las Vegas. Hartfield was killed when Stephen Craig Paddock broke windows on the Mandalay Bay resort and casino and began firing with a cache of weapons at a country music festival Sunday. Dozens of people were killed and hundred were injured. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Liberals attack victims of Las Vegas terror attack

As the news about the horrifying Las Vegas shootings came out, most Americans reacted as Americans do. Americans reached out with shock and sympathy for the victims of this terrorist act. Published October 5, 2017

A fan wears a T-shirt bearing the face of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell while tailgating in the parking lot of Gillette Stadium before a football game between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Losing America: How the NFL offended its base

A few years from now, business schools will offer case studies on how the NFL went from the most successful franchise in American sports to just another sport in the middle. Actually, they will be in the middle at best. Published October 2, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes a statement at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, on President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program.  President Donald Trump's administration will "wind down" a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared Tuesday, calling the Obama administration's program "an unconstitutional exercise of authority."   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Jeff Sessions must go

Most conservatives applauded when President Donald Trump nominated Jeff Sessions, then-senator from Alabama, to be the next Attorney General. After eight years of the lawless Obama Regime, it seemed to millions of real Americans the rule of law would be restored. Published September 11, 2017

Illustration on IRS harassment of Tea Party groups by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Will the IRS investigate the SPLC on taxes?

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) likes to bill itself as a leader in the fight against "hate and bigotry." It is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity and it makes a lot of money as a non-profit. Published September 5, 2017

FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about Russian meddling in the election at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

The swamp strikes back

If anyone has any doubt the swamp in Washington does not want to be drained, all someone has to do is look at the news that came out Thursday. Special prosecutor Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury to investigate, well anything he wants to about Donald Trump. Published August 4, 2017

Chris Gard and Connie Yates holding their son Charlie, who suffers from a rare genetic condition. A European court ruled they may not take him to the United States for experimental treatment in order to allow him to die with "dignity." Image via The Sun newspaper, supplied by the Gard family. (The Sun) [https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/nintchdbpict000306303695.jpg?strip=all&w=960&quality=100] ** FILE **

Charlie Gard and the death of humanity

The critically ill infant, who has been the center of an international fight to save his life, has now been condemned to death by the government of the United Kingdom. Published July 25, 2017

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

Liberty is slowly dying in this nation. The battles where liberty dies are mostly not the headline grabbing stories, but instead small cuts that help reduce this nation to despotism. Published June 26, 2017

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

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN - Resist March 2017 took place on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Carlos Delgado/AP Images for Human Rights Campaign)

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