San Angelo Tea Party, Inc.

West Texans for Constitutionally-Limited Government

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the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at the West Texas Training Center (Howard College),  

3501 N. US Highway 67, San Angelo 76905

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Next Meeting Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:30 PM

West Texas Training Center (Howard College)

3501 N. US Highway 67, San Angelo 76905

Speaker:  Jo Ann Fleming

Topic:  Texafornia:  It’s Closer than You Think

A leader in the constitutional conservative movement for twenty-two years, JoAnn is the two-term Chair of the Texas Legislature’s TEA Party Caucus Advisory Committee. In this unpaid role, she works directly with grassroots leaders from across the state and with legislators to develop and pass constitutionally conservative bills and to kill “big government” legislation.

She is the full-time volunteer Executive Director of Grassroots America.

The battle over Texas  

Now is the time to get Joe Straus out 

By Dr. Kyle Scott, Red State, 6/25/14

Texas Representative Scott Turner is making his way around Texas, taking his conservative message directly to the people, to explain why he, and not Joe Straus, should be Speaker in the Texas House of Representatives. The message is simple: without a conservative

Speaker there will be no conservative legislation. Conservative leadership in the House is required if Texas wants conservative solutions to the challenges that lie ahead. The Lt. Governor and the Governor are powerful positions in the Texas state government, but without a conservative Speaker in the House, Texans will have to brace themselves for continued excessive spending and a liberal social agenda.

With Dan Patrick as Lt. Governor and Greg Abbott in the Governor's seat, Scott Turner would complete the conservative triumvirate that Texas needs to properly navigate next session and beyond.

The Speaker is not elected by the people of Texas but by the members of the House. So the best way to get Straus out of the Speakership is to put pressure on those representatives. And, if they don't do it, elect someone who will. As the old adage goes: we will never change our leaders until we change the people who elect them. Texas needs Rep. Scott Turner as our next Speaker of the House.

(Excerpts:  Read more at Red State

The San Angelo Tea Party is a victim of the “obviously deliberate and targeted abuse, harassment and attempted suppression”1 by the IRS along with other conservative, pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment, pro-Israel and Christian groups that are opposed to the Obama agenda.

The IRS has violated Free Speech Rights (1st Amendment), Equal Protection Rights (14th Amendment) and Privacy Rights (4th Amendment) in response to applications by these groups for classification as non-profit tax exempt organizations under section 501(c)(4) of the IRS code.

Our application was submitted to the IRS in March of 2010 along with the $400 fee.   We received a letter in response from the IRS dated January 12, 2012 asking for more information before they could “complete consideration” of our application.  Click here  to read the burdensome, aggressive and invasive IRS letter.   Please note the following:

1.  We were only given about two weeks after receipt of the letter to provide a response or the IRS “will close your case.” And if the information is received after the due date, “we may ask you to send us a new application.”  This is after the IRS taking about 21 months to respond to our application.  

2.  Note that all the information provided will be made available for public inspection (including the personal information demanded.)

The San Angelo Tea Party was indirectly denied tax-exempt status, even though qualified, by the IRS requiring information so onerous, laborious and invasive that it was difficult to impossible to provide.  The tea party did not continue to pursue the application for these reasons.   

1Words of Peggy Noonan, This is No Ordinary Scandal, The Wall Street Journal, May 18-19, 2013

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State Rep. Scott Turner Wins Big in Straw Poll for Speaker of the Texas House - Straus the Big Loser!

At the June 5-7 Texas Republican Convention, Empower Texans and the Life, Liberty & Property Coalition hosted a straw poll asking the thousands of delegates, alternates and attendees who they would select as the next speaker of the Texas House.  Here are the results:

Joe Straus (Incumbent)  -   6.6%

Scott Turner (Challenger)  -  91.5%

Others -  1.9%

Source:  Michael Quinn Sullivan, Empower Texans, 6/9/14