I'll be speaking at several events as part of The Covenant of Liberty book tour of the western states next week:
Monday, April 30 -- Santa Monica Tea Party, Santa Monica, CA
Tuesday, May 1 -- East Valley Tea Party , Mesa AZ
Wednesday, May 2 -- Albuquerque, New Mexico
Thursday, May 3 -- Dallas, Texas
Friday, May 4 -- Frisco, Texas (just north of Dallas)
Also, I may be speaking in Santa Barbara CA Sunday April 29 or Monday April 30
If you live in any of these areas and would like to attend, please contact me for specific times and locations.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Last Monday, I introduced Mitt Romney at a meeting of the Independence Hall Tea Party's Tax Day Tea Party Summit, held at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
In my introduction, I said that "the Tea Party reserves the right to encourage the Republican Party nominee to more closely align with the tea party's core values."
After the event, I gave Governor Romney a copy of my new book, Covenant of Liberty: The Ideological Origins of the Tea Party Movement.
Wishful liberals and Chicken Little conservatives who watch the weekly fluctuations in the presidential polls have concluded that President Obama is a shoo-in for re-election. They point out that Mitt Romney, the likely Republican nominee, can’t connect with women, has a large likability gap and is slightly behind Obama in most national polls as well as in the key swing states of Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Ohio.
The despair of faint-hearted conservatives deepens when they contemplate President Obama’s disastrous performance in office. His record of fiscally reckless extremism is unparalleled in American history. In three short years, federal spending as a percentage of GDP has climbed from 20% to 24% while the national debt has exploded from $10 trillion to $15.5 trillion. By the end of his term, Obama will have increased the national debt by a staggering 67%.
Add to this record President Obama’s continual disrespect for the Constitution, his unceasing regulatory attacks on free enterprise and small businesses, his rhetoric of class warfare, his deceptive demagoguery and his spendthrift economic policies that have fattened the wallets of his political cronies but created so few jobs that millions of Americans have simply dropped out of the labor force, and many conservatives can offer only one explanation for Obama’s current lead in the polls.
America, they conclude, must have lost its can-do spirit of rugged individualism and replaced it with what Governor Chris Christie recently called an attitude of “paternalistic entitlement” championed by a coalition of political elites, acolytes in the mainstream media, crony capitalists and an ever-growing dependency class.
Conservatives across the nation should be of good cheer, however. The United States remains a center-right nation. This November, voters will choose common sense over fiscally reckless extremism in what will be a landslide conservative victory. Republicans will retain the House, gain the Senate and win back the presidency with a 2-to-1 Electoral College margin.
You can read the rest of the story at The Daily Caller.