About JonWakefield

As a political independent, Jonathan Wakefield serves on the Board of Directors of the Richmond Tea Party. He is the author of SAVING AMERICA: A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE OF THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT and the non-political novel FATAL REALITY (an inspirational thriller). Jonathan is also a computer programmer and the owner of a copywriting and editing business. Visit his websites at www.teapartyforchristians.com and www.jonathanwakefield.com.

Why Young Americans Under 30 Should Look to the Tea Party as Their Answer for a Bright Future

This is a post I wrote that ran today on Broadside Books. Please share it with all the young people you know, especially those who don't understand the massive challenges they are about to inherit. ---- You have the most incentive of anyone to not only join the Tea Party movement, but become its most [...]

By |2012-04-25T22:43:01-04:00April 25th, 2012|Featured Categories, Tea Party|0 Comments

Tea Party Rebels

An excerpt from my op-ed "Tea Party Rebels" that ran in Tea Party Brief over the weekend: With Big-Government progressives taking over virtually every facet of American influence, including both major political parties, they have dramatically expanded the power of government at all levels. As a result, the Left now embodies everything they once despised [...]

By |2012-04-23T12:29:54-04:00April 23rd, 2012|Featured Categories, Tea Party|0 Comments

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Tea Party, Chrisitan principles can align

From my recent column in the Richmond Times-Dispatch: Last August, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Cal., said, "As far as I'm concerned, the Tea Party can go straight to Hell … and I intend to help them get there." As a leader in the Tea Party movement, and someone who happens to be a Christian with an [...]

By |2012-04-11T09:10:06-04:00April 11th, 2012|Government|0 Comments

Want an easy way to impact the 2012 elections?

Check out www.rightmove.us. Richmond Tea Party activist Dave Moss -- an ordinary citizen passionate about making a difference in this critical year -- created this site to raise money to run billboards in targeted cities across America that will highlight President Obama’s atrocious record in the run-up to the 2012 election. This is a simple way [...]

By |2012-03-20T11:17:46-04:00March 20th, 2012|Action Alerts|0 Comments

Christianity Today Profiles RTP Activist Emmett Bailey

Christianity Today spent a few days with Richmond Tea Party's own Emmett Bailey (Minority Outreach Committee volunteer) to find out why his faith drives him to serve the Tea Party movement. They created a short documentary featuring Emmett and Pam Hogeweide of the Occupy movement to contrast the two approaches. Emmett did an excellent job [...]

By |2012-03-19T16:43:08-04:00March 19th, 2012|Tea Party|0 Comments

RTP Stands with Radtke in Calling for an Investigation into the IRS

Richmond Tea Party’s former president and current U.S. Senate candidate, Jamie Radtke, issued a press release yesterday, calling on Rep. Darrell Issa to launch an investigation into whether or not the IRS is intentionally stalling the process of granting tax-exempt status to Tea Parties and other liberty groups across America. From her letter: There is a [...]

By |2012-02-23T16:20:25-05:00February 22nd, 2012|Action Alerts|1 Comment

PRESS RELEASE: Outrageous IRS Demands

For Immediate Release February 16, 2012 Contact: Andreanna Anastasiou 800-394-5885 media@richmondteaparty.com As with Other Liberty Groups, the IRS Is Bogging Down Richmond Tea Party’s Application for Tax-Exempt Status with Unreasonable Documentation Requests   The Internal Revenue Service has served Richmond Tea Party (RTP) with unreasonable requests to obtain a tax-exempt status, fitting the pattern of [...]

By |2012-02-16T13:25:21-05:00February 16th, 2012|Press Releases|13 Comments

City of Richmond Responds to Our Refund Request

  A few weeks ago, I reported on how the Richmond Tea Party invoiced the City of Richmond for a refund of the expenses incurred from our three Tax Day Rallies in Kanawha Plaza, the same place where Occupy Richmond illegally camped for two weeks without paying a single fee to the City. We figured [...]

By |2011-11-23T01:07:37-05:00November 23rd, 2011|Government|30 Comments

Time for All Tea Parties to Force Equality Under the Law

For two weeks, the Occupy Richmond group camped out in Kanawha Plaza in downtown Richmond. They acquired no permits, followed no regulations, paid no fees, and broke the law for their continued presence. In contrast, the Richmond Tea Party held three separate Tax Day Rallies in the same location, for which we acquired every permit, [...]

By |2011-11-06T16:53:55-05:00November 6th, 2011|Tea Party|5 Comments

What is the Cost of Free Speech?

The following post was submitted by Richmond Tea Party board member Corky Mann. ---- Let me start with a little about where Tea Parties in general, and Richmond Tea Party specifically, stand in regard to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly. For starters, EVERYONE is entitled to free speech. EVERYONE is entitled to peacefully assemble. [...]

By |2011-10-29T18:41:59-04:00October 29th, 2011|Government|0 Comments

Press Release (10/26/2011): Refund for Tax Day Rallies

On Wednesday, 10/26/2011, Richmond Tea Party issued the following press release. It quickly became a national (story. See here, here, and here for starters.) ---- The Richmond Tea Party along with the rest of the tea party movement is very much about getting back to the basics of our founding documents, particularly the Declaration of [...]

By |2011-10-29T18:40:55-04:00October 29th, 2011|Press Releases|0 Comments

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