San Angelo Tea Party, Inc.

West Texans for Constitutionally-Limited Government

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3501 N. US Highway 67, San Angelo 76905

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Next Meeting Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 6:30 PM

West Texas Training Center (Howard College)

3501 N. US Highway 67, San Angelo 76905

Castro                       Cornyn

Cruz Votes Against Castro, Cornyn Votes for Him

by Bob Price,, July 10, 2014

HOUSTON, Texas—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) joined 17 other Republicans in voting for the confirmation of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Cornyn did not just vote yes for Castro--he helped guide the nomination through the Senate.  He made an introductory speech for Castro before the nomination hearing last month. “Many Texans are reassured by Mayor Castro’s example that the American dream is still very much alive,” Cornyn said according to a post in the Dallas Morning News.  

 Excerpts: 


 Mayor Julian Castro is being groomed by the Far Left to replace

Obama as "messiah" in the future.

Let’s Get Back to the Constitution

by Ken Casper, Past President of the San Angelo Tea Party, 9/9/14

At a recent gathering of Republicans, Rep. Mike Conaway interrupted a candidate for a state office who was criticizing Congress for not doing anything about illegal immigration. Conaway insisted it was the presidents job.

Apparently our congressman is unfamiliar with the U.S. Constitution. Article I, Section 8 states the legislative branch has the power:­ To establish an uniform Role of Naturalization ...and To provide for calling forth the Militia to  

Execute the Laws of Union, Suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions. Note: It does not say military, armed or even hostile invasions. Just invasions. The Founding Fathers were very precise in their use of language. Repel Invasions. Period.

The flow of illegal aliens through our southern border is an invasion, an organized, calculated violation of national sovereignty by people who have no legal right to be here. So Conaway is wrong when he says its the presidents job.

Buck-passing at the federal level seems to be the order of the day. The president takes no responsibility for anything, while the members of both houses of Congress cavalierly fail to do their duties.

Conaway, an accountant by trade and someone who should therefore know better, consistently votes to raise the debt ceiling (We have to pay our bills!) even though doing so is bankrupting us.

The growing anger in this country is not likely to abate anytime soon. Where precisely it will lead is a matter of constant wonder. The problems facing us, domestically and internationally, seem insurmountable. Yet the solution is staring us in the face. Return to the Constitution.

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



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

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