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Friday, November 27, 2015

Another Thanksgiving message

As the federal government gobbles down more budgets than turkey this Thanksgiving, it can be difficult for taxpayers to find solace in the face of large government spending.
That is why we would like to thank our members who have done all they can to keep the federal feast a modest one. Through your donations, actions, e-mails, phone calls, and support, we have been able to shine a light on proposal costs, stymie the advance of internet taxes, and reduce the enormous salaries of those working at Fannie and Freddie.
This Thanksgiving, we would like to extend our gratitude to you, the taxpayer advocate, who gives us the cause to fight for and the support to be an effective organization. As you meet with family and friends throughout the season, we ask that you continue to educate others on the perils we face and encourage them to take action on the issues that are important to us all.
Though we face an uphill climb to tackle government spending, we are encouraged  we have such great support from our membership. Thank you for your support.
Happy Thanksgiving!
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Being Thankful for the Left

Sultan Knish: Being Thankful for the Left

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Another Thanksgiving message...

I just wanted to say thank you. I know that this organization and this movement would not be possible without you. From the bottom of all our hearts, thank you so much! And here's a special Thanksgiving message from our FreedomWorks family to yours.

This Thanksgiving, we've got so much to be thankful for. With your help we've removed John Boehner from the Speaker's chair and from Congress. We've made New Mexico's governor stand up for its citizens' property rights. We've helped end Obama's crony Ex-Im Bank. And we've helped promote and defend the House Freedom Caucus from the DC insiders.


These are not small accomplishments. Your sacrifices made everything we did this year possible. And on this Thanksgiving, we're taking time to make sure each and every one of our 6.9 million activists knows how much we appreciate them. It's because of you that we're able to makefreedom work each and every day.

Bruce, thanks again. Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend!

Adam Brandon
President & CEO, FreedomWorks

A Thanksgiving message....

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Thanksgiving is upon us, coming with it a flood of articles from the Left about how to combat your crazy uncle's political talking points.

But at AFP, we believe family and community are sacred. We don't suggest starting a squabble over the green bean casserole...but, we DID put together a handy guide you can use over the rest of the year!
Sure, the typical big-government talking points may make your face scrunch up...but here's how to make them eat their words, long after the turkey and stuffing are gone!

We need to invest in alternative energy sources to shape the energy marketplace. 


If we want abundant, affordable energy, the government shouldn't use our tax dollars to give handouts to politically-connected corporations. In fact, we shouldn't be subsidizing any forms of energy.

ObamaCare will succeed if conservatives just let it.


Since being passed in 2009, ObamaCare has only gotten less popular, and for good reason: it has broken nearly every promise made, and led to rising costs, worse care and more bureaucracy.

States need to stop holding out on Medicaid expansion so people can get the care they need.


ObamaCare was supposed to make healthcare better and more affordable, but has only made things worse. Medicaid is a broken system that forces our poorest to the back of the line; why would we force more people onto that? Another failing government program isn't the answer.

Right-to-work supporters want to break unions because they support rich corporations over the average worker.


Right-to-work is about one thing only: more choice. The truth is, workers deserve the freedom to choose whether they want to join a union or not, and nobody should lose their job because they decide the union isn't serving their needs or representing them well.

We're out of money for roads and bridges. We need to raise taxes, but Americans for Prosperity won't let us!

Before politicians reach for our wallets, we need to make sure they're using our tax dollars wisely. We know politicians love funding goofy pet projects and handing over billions to political allies. Your gas tax doesn't just go to fixing roads...have you ever heard of squirrel sanctuaries? Turtle tunnels? Time to cut the waste.
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We hope this guide helps you win over your friends and neighbors any time of year...just don't let it ruin a wonderful holiday!


Monday, November 16, 2015

Impeach Koskinen

Do you still want to hold the Obama Administration accountable?Do you want to see those responsible for the IRS's targeting of conservatives brought to justice? Bruce, justice doesn't forget, and justice never stops. But do you? If you want to help bring the Obama Administration to justice then sign our petition to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
Bruce, are we a country of laws or of men? Obama and John Koskinen think that they're above the law. They think it's something to attack conservatives with. This is wrong, and I'm not going to stop until everyone responsible is brought to justice. I'm not going to stop until John Koskinen is impeached. Sign our petition to impeach John Koskinen right now.
Let's show Obama and John Koskinen how freedom works.
Adam Brandon
President & CEO, FreedomWorks

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Charles Koch Institute

Fall 2015

Criminal Justice & Policing Reform

Farming in Fear
The Charles Koch Institute joined Governor Mike Pence and a panel of experts in Indianapolis to discuss how Indiana can continue to move its criminal justice system toward the state’s constitutional mandate to “attempt to reform persons and not punish them vindictively.” Read the recap here.

Foreign Policy
This year at the State Policy Network annual meeting, the Charles Koch Institute joined the Texas Public Policy Foundation and Right on Crime to host a dinner featuring remarks from the Honorable Ken Cuccinelli. Drawing on examples from states such as Texas, Cuccinelli cast a vision for rightsizing the criminal justice system.


Indianapolis Recorder: "Solutions offered for Indiana's criminal justice ills."

Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy
Professor Michael Desch of the University of Notre Dame and Cato Institute senior fellow Trevor Thrall joined the Charles Koch Institute’s vice president of research and policy William Ruger in Washington, DC, for a panel discussion about “The Politics of American Foreign Policy.” The panel, moderated by Daniel McCarthy of The American Conservative, focused on the history of American foreign policy and looked ahead to viable political alternatives to the status quo that could better serve the national interest. 
William Ruger will join a panel discussion hosted by Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, Virginia. The panel will examine the issues of national defense and U.S. foreign policy. Ruger will be joined by Benjamin Friedman of the Cato Institute, Mackenzie Eaglen of the American Enterprise Institute, and Steven Bucci of the Heritage Foundation. There will be a question-and-answer period, followed by a reception with light refreshments. To register, please contact Malia Zaytoun at or (252) 229-9166.

Toleration & Free Speech
William Ruger was featured in The Federalist with his article “Why Tolerance Is Different Than Acceptance.” Ruger makes the case that recognizing this distinction is vital for the continuation of a free society in which ideas, debate, and freedom can flourish.
In honor of Free Speech Week, the Charles Koch Institute will launch its first-annual Prize for American Free Speech. Undergraduates attending colleges and universities within the United States are invited to submit an essay of no more than 500 words on “the importance of free speech to a flourishing society.” For official contest rules, prizes, and additional information, please visit later in the week.

Corporate Welfare
Export-Import BankThe Charles Koch Institute released a white paper analyzing the Export-Import Bank, noting: “The Export-Import Bank is unnecessary industrial policy at best and harmful corporate welfare at worst.” You can read or download the report here.
Farming in FearFarming in FearFarming in Fear, the latest documentary by Honest Enterprise, is now available for public viewing online, following its launch at the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Click here to watch this award-winning film chronicling one woman’s courageous pursuit of her dream to farm in the face of government opposition.

CKI expert weighs in...
Farming in FearAlison Acosta Fraser, managing director of research and policy at the Charles Koch Institute, gave the keynote address at the Network of Enlightened Women’s 11th anniversary celebration on September 29. Fraser spoke about four keys to success: Build strong skills and expertise, follow your own path, maintain confidence, and always act with integrity.

The Daily Wrap
To stay up-to-date on all the top news of the day, consider subscribing to the Daily Wrap, the Charles Koch Institute’s new daily email that delivers a thorough rundown of the nation’s top scholarship and news in each of the following issue areas: criminal justice and policing reform, U.S. foreign and defense policy, toleration, technology and innovation, and cronyism and corporate welfare.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Libertarians succeed in court against TSA

I am pleased to announce that Friday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled in favor of CEI in our case against the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to ensure the “expeditious issuance” of its final rule regarding airport body scanners. 

Today’s ruling brings an end to the lawlessness that has plagued the agency’s approach to body scanners for more than four years since the court ordered the TSA to conduct this rulemaking. Thank you once again for your support –your contributions to CEI help make victories like this possible.

Marc Scribner, a petitioner in the case and a research fellow at CEI, said, “Today’s victory will rein in TSA’s illegal body scanner policy. We are pleased the court agreed with our petition that TSA has taken far too long to comply with the basic rulemaking process that all agencies must follow. We look forward to examining the final rule to see how the TSA considered the thousands of public comments on how, why, and where the TSA can use body scanners.” 

CEI filed suit on July 15, 2015, against the TSA for violating the law by deploying ineffective and intrusive body scanners before completing the required rulemaking process that incorporates public and expert advice. With a more complete and transparent process, the TSA could improve passenger safety while better protecting personal privacy. CEI was joined as co-petitioners by the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the Rutherford Institute, as well as CEI employees Marc Scribner and Lawson Bader in their capacity as private individuals.  

Read more about CEI’s case here:

Thank you again for your support. If you have any questions or comments about the case, please feel free to email me.  



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Thursday, October 22, 2015

FreedomWorks in Iowa

 Dr. Ben Carson.
Carly Fiorina.
Governor Bobby Jindal.
Former Senator Rick Santorum.
These presidential candidates have already confirmed for the Rising Tide Summit in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. And Bruce, this is your chance to see them live, in person, and completely unfiltered. This is your chance to hear their vision for America.
Bruce, we need a president who is a true conservative. One who cares about the passions and concerns of conservatives from across the country. And this is your chance to see them up close and personal.

Bruce, while they are the first confirmed, I can guarantee that they won’t be the last. We’ve invited every presidential candidate to the Summit including Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, and businessman Donald Trump.  And now you’re invited too. Please sign up today to get your ticket for this great event.
We’ve teamed up with Congressman Rod Blum to put on this event because we know it’s important for you to hear from each of these candidates. It’s our duty as citizens to vet each and every candidate. We can’t count on talking heads or the mainstream media do it. And we certainly can’t trust the liberal media’s debates. We need to do it ourselves. And, that’s why it’s crucial that you come to the Rising Tide Summit to hear them yourself.
Bruce, when the history of this election is written, what will it read? Will it say that the conservative grassroots stayed at home and allowed the media to pick our next president? Or will it say that conservatives did their homework on each of these presidential hopefuls, and picked the one who truly represents the values that they share? That’s why it’s crucial that you get your ticket today to be part of this historic event.
On December 5th, you will see which candidate knows how to get freedom working in this country again.
Adam Brandon
President & CEO, FreedomWorks


Today’s Sanctuary Cities Vote

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Rand Paul Owned John Oliver With That One

Rand Paul Owned John Oliver With That One

What FreedomWorks says about the next Speaker

Thursday, in a closed door meeting, the House Republicans will pick their nominee for Speaker of the House. We all know that John Boehner is pushing hard for Kevin McCarthy. He wants another big government speaker. He wants someone who will continue to attack conservatives. Basically he wants to give Obama another lapdog. He’s big on McCarthy because McCarthy will pick up where he left off. A vote for McCarthy is a vote for another Boehner speakership. Bruce, we can’t let Boehner have the last laugh. We can't let Boehner win! That's why you've got to contact your representative today, and tell them don’t vote for Kevin McCarthy.
Bruce, a McCarthy speakership means more blundered budgets, more blundered bills, and another blundered speakership. We can’t trade one Boehner for another. We can’t afford it. America cannot afford a McCarthy speakership. And if you agree, contact your congressman today, and tell them don’t vote for Kevin McCarthy.
Let’s show Kevin McCarthy how freedom works.
Adam Brandon
President & CEO, FreedomWorks


Sen. Paul Appears on CNN's Wolf with Wolf Blitzer - October 6, 2015

Jay Leno returns to late night

On CNBC tonight

Churchill in Peacetime - Larry P. Arnn

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Bye Bye Boehner

 We did it!
We’ve forced Boehner to resign as Speaker of the House!
This is absolutely incredible! And I want to thank each and every single member of the FreedomWorksgrassroots community. We couldn’t have done it without your help, and I want to make sure YOU know what you did to oust Boehner.
  • 137,995 signatures on our petitions to fire John Boehner as Speaker.
  • 24,066 messages were sent to Congress demanding the removal of Boehner as Speaker.
  • 18,367 calls to Members of Congress urging them to boot Boehner out of the Speaker’s Chair.
Bruce, while we should celebrate, we cannot take time to rest on our laurels. Now that Boehner’s gone there’s going to be a fight for control of the House. And we cannot allow one of Boehner’s cronies to take control. We need conservative leadership in Congress. And if you agree, contact your representative today. Demand that they elect conservative leadership in Congress!
Now let’s get freedom working in the House again.
Adam Brandon
President & CEO, FreedomWorks

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

EPA is ruining Volkswagen

The Reference Frame: EPA is ruining Volkswagen: The stock price of Volkswagen AG is seeing a decrease by 20% or so today; the DAX index reacts by a drop by 0.6% which is visibly worse than...

Saturday, September 19, 2015

FreedomWorks top picks

With the 2016 election cycle upon us, and with everyone focused on the presidential election, it’s absolutely imperative that we protect congressional conservatives, and elect the next generation of principled conservatives like Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Ben Sasse. That’s why I wanted to take some time every week and start telling you about some of the most important candidates running in 2016.
Tim Huelskamp
Tim Huelskamp is a principled conservative first elected to Congress in 2010. Tim Huelskamp has a lifetime score of 97% with FreedomWorks and a score of 91% with Heritage Action. He’s spent the last four years standing up for what you and I believe in. He’s spent his time in Congress fighting the good fight. Huelskamp has voted to repeal ObamaCare, and fought tooth and nail to end wasteful spending in DC (like the pork filled highway bill). He’s such a principled conservative that earlier this year he stood with conservatives and voted against Boehner.
And he’s already being attacked for it, Boehner’s cronies have recruited a primary challenger in attempt to silence conservatives that stand up for the values you and I believe in. See how you can help Rep. Huelskamp here.
Support Tim Huelskamp
Ron DeSantis
Bruce, Florida doesn’t only matter in the Presidential Election. It will be one of the key Senate battlegrounds of 2016. With Marco Rubio running for president this is an open seat, and the Democrats are going to try and take it from Republicans. Fortunately, Rep. Ron DeSantis is running for the Senate. He’s a true conservative. A veteran who served his country in Iraq, Rep. DeSantis is a true patriot. He’s fought to defend the Constitution abroad and at home.
Over the course of his 3 years in the House, he has earned a 93% lifetime score with FreedomWorks and an 88% with Heritage Action. Rep. DeSantis has fought Obama’s unconstitutional spy program, he’s fought ObamaCare, and he’s done everything in his power to stop Obama’s wasteful spending! If you want to see how you can support Rep. DeSantis, please click here!
Support Ron DeSantis
Jim Banks
Last but not least, I want to tell you about a potential new addition to the House Freedom Caucus. State Senator Jim Banks. Banks is a proven freedom fighter. Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District is an open seat. And it’s absolutely imperative that we elect a principled conservative here. Rep. Banks’ career in the state legislature is epic. In the State legislature, Banks distinguished himself by leading the charge on the issues you and I care about. He fought to repeal the Death Tax, start a school voucher program, and repeal Common Core. And, Bruce, that’s only some of it.
Banks is a Conservative hero in Indiana, and once we get him to Washington, he’ll be a conservative hero there! If you want to help out Jim Banks, you can make an impact right here.
Support Jim Banks
I hope you liked FreedomWorks PAC’s inaugural newsletter. I look forward to sending you updates on these elections and letting you know about candidates that will help us Move America Forward!
Adam Brandon
Chairman, FreedomWorks PAC

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sen. Paul debate plans

Charles Murray at Boston Tea Party

Boston and Worcester Tea Parties Present an Evening with Charles Murray

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

FreedomWorks Live from Tampa

Obamacare Update on Real Clear Radio

Tune in Saturday, September 5th to RealClear Radio Hour with Bill Frezza and guests Paul Ketchel and Heather Higgins:

You can listen live Saturdays at 1p or 7p ET on Bloomberg’s Boston iHeartRadio or at 10a or 4p PT on Bloomberg’s San Francisco iHeartRadio.

“Expedia” of Health Care
Paul Ketchel, Founder and CEO of MDSave, a health care marketplace that negotiates discounted rates for cash patients with doctors nationwide, discusses the problems that have made our health care system so dysfunctional.  

ObamaCare Repeal Pledge
Heather Higgins, political strategist and President and CEO of Independent Women’s Voice, advocates thoughtful repeal and replacement of ObamaCare. Higgins discusses IWV’s public opinion polling findings, her organization’s ObamaCare Repeal Pledge, and why many are still more comfortable with the “devil they know.”

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