Leading & Courageous Women

As a male participant and witness of the phenomenal political change that materialized over the last two years in reaction to another “change,” and with the year coming to a close,  I wished to share what should be an undeniable observation.  The revolution against an elitist, out-of-control, big spending, big government establishment was spearheaded by courageous women. An often heard complaint in the tea party movement is that supposed conservatives in government seem afraid to stand for that they profess to believe in. We wish those in government would heed the example these ladies continue to exhibit.

While many sat on the sidelines and wrung their hands over what was occurring in DC, it was women who took the bold, fearless steps in opposition to it. They inspired us by the millions eventually, and ignited something never before seen in this country which came to be known as the Tea Party movement.

To be sure, there where also many deserving men to be credited as well– who were also out in front.  However, the top spots belong to these lady warriors in my book.

When this observer thinks of the tea party beginnings, and its amazing growth, these five women are at the very top of the list as major catalysts for propelling the movement.

Michelle Malkin– The conservative blogger and syndicated writer who pulls no punches to expose government corruption, or their hypocrisy and irresponsibility. She constantly proves that the pen is indeed mightier than the sword.

Keli Carender-An inspired Malkin reader and someone that decided to take action despite living in one of the most liberal places in the country. On February 16, 2009, Keli organized and conducted the nation’s very first “Porkulus Protest” days before the infamous Rick Santelli rant in Chicago. ( Malkin even sent trays of roasted pork for the event) Keli then went on to organize the Seattle Sons and Daughters of Liberty as a resource for other grass root participants.

Michele Bachmann-The Congresswoman targeted by Soros, and the worst elements on the left, for her outspoken and strong stance for constitutional, limited, and fiscally responsible government, who became one of the earliest elected officials in support of the tea party movement, and went on to found the Tea Party Caucus in the House.

Sarah Palin-The former Alaskan Governor and Republican Vice President Candidate in the 2008 election became an even more hated target of the left when she appeared at the national Tea Party convention in February 2010 as the keynote speaker, and encouraged the grassroots movement to continue in that vein, and resist any attempts of top down direction– and in the process pushed the “upstart” tea party movement into the mainstream political discussion for good.

Amy Kremer– An early organizer for Atlanta Tea Party, one of the nation’s largest tea party groups, and later as a spokesperson on the Tea Party Express bus tours that traversed the country, Amy often was the face of the tea party for the media in its early stages, and at other major national events.

These warrior women were not alone, but they were fearlessly out front– many, many times.  You have to respect their guts, and wonder if the tea party movement would have ignited the way it did without any of them.

We are indebted to these fearless and relentless fighters, and this is just a very small blog’s recognition for what they have accomplished. These women battle for what this country stands for, and deserve to be  recognized and thanked for it.

Beyond this, is the hope that their example might inspire many of our elected representatives to take the same fearless and bold steps toward restoring a principled, and respectful style of government that knows the limits of its contract with the people.

These women have shown us all how much can really be accomplished by their examples of guts and determination to do what is right, and getting it done.

First National Tea Party Convention

A lot of people are spreading a lot of false information about Tea Party Nation so let me clear the air!

This convention represents a serious step to get people together to meet face to face to develop strong working relationships so that when necessary they will be able to coordinate their efforts of their various groups.

Participation is independent of any affiliation with any of the hosting/sponsoring groups.

The convention is designed to strengthen any and all groups who participate and leave us all with stronger networking capabilities.

Tea Party Nation is a non-partisan organization that supports conservatism, not parties.

Tea Party Nation is organized as a free enterprise business, not as a non-profit.  They do not ask people for donations. They do not charge for membership.

Tea Party Nation does not have any ties to any political party,  nor has it endorsed any political candidate.

Tea Party Nation allows for the posting of other organizations tea party movement events, links,  and initiatives on its website by its members.

Latest TPN newsletter

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Special Keynote Speaker for the event will be Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska (2006-2009) and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential Nominee.

Tea Party Nation is pleased to announce the First National Tea Party Convention. The convention is aimed at bringing the Tea Party Movement together from around the nation for the purpose of networking and supporting the movements’ multiple organizations principle goals. This event will be co-sponsored by other national groups that believe in a responsible and limited federal government that is responsive to all the people. National Taxpayers Union, American Majority, Smart Girl Politics, and SurgeUSA are just a few of the organizations contributing their talents and time to this convention.

Special Keynote Speaker for the event will be Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska (2006-2009) and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential Nominee.

Rep. Michele Bachmann has just confirmed that she will be one of the Breakfast speakers at the convention. Other topics and workshops to be covered: Conservative Activism; Using Social Media to advance our cause, How to Coordinate efforts with other groups in your state, How to get Youth involved in Conservative Activism. There will be two discussion panels taking place on Saturday. The first will be entitled, “How to Defeat Liberalism” and the second will be a panel of Tea Party Organizers discussing “Where the Tea Party Movement Goes From Here.” More workshops, speakers and seminars will be announced as they are finalized.

About Your Convention

This event is planned for our tea party movement people to have the most representation from across the nation by design. We want local tea party groups to select their best to meet with their peers from across the nation. The local tea party’s themselves know who will best represent them, bring the best ideas, and have the most desire to move this process of organizing to the next level.

Though this event is geared toward representatives of tea party groups, anyone who supports the tea party movement is welcome to attend.

What we have to share with one another face to face is the true value of holding this convention though the program agenda will be dynamic and action packed in its own right.

We would hope that most groups could do some minor fund raising to help defray the travel, accommodations and ticket price. This is an investment in the true future of our movement and the people who are going to move us forward are going to be attending this event as they understand this.

Fifty people in a small tea party group for example each investing $10-20 dollars would take care of most of the costs to a delegate. This is not a huge investment money but information wise it will yield huge returns.

We suggest that your tea party meet soon to discuss who will be sent. There is a limited availability on the tickets.

The Opryland Hotel code to reserve your room at their special convention rate is; TEA10.

www.nationalteapartyconvention.com