Who We Are:

We advocate for more freedom, smaller government, lower taxes and defending our Constitutional rights, including religious liberty and our 2nd Amendment Right to Bear Arms.  Monthly meetings are usually the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 pm.  Get involved and make a difference in your county, state, and country!

Next Laurens County Tea Party Meeting

Sen. Danny Verdin and Rep. Mike Pitts will be meeting with Laurens County Tea Party’s Legislative Committee and anyone else who would like to attend. Rep. Mike Anthony is invited. Rep. Mark Willis is unable to attend. They will each be speaking and discussing their legislative agenda for the year plus the Legislative Committee will discuss the bills that are important to us.  Thursday Feb. 16, 2017 at 7pm at the Laurens County Higher Ed Learning Center, 663 Medical Ridge Rd., Clinton, Room 411. All are welcome to attend!

Stop Fed Ed!

Fast fact about the US Dept. of Education, which was created in 1979: In 1980 their budget was 11.5 billion. In 2015, their budget is 67 billion, which is a staggering 600% increase. And, despite this massive amount of money, the result is stagnant test scores, huge bureaucracies, and a massive increase in the cost of education. So what can we do? State leaders need to take a stand. We need to give up the federal funds, which come with so many strings attached. And get our kids out of government schools. In addition: 1. join USPIE at http://www.uspie.org/contact-us.html… 2. Like their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SC-Parents-Involved-in-Education…/… 3. Twitter: @stopfeded 4. Donate (money always helps! ) 5. Volunteer 6. Get candidates to sign the pledge (found on their website) that they support abolishing the Dept. of Education. 7. Change your profile image to the StopFedEd logo (also found on their website) (Based on a presentation by Sheri Few, Founder and Director of SCPIE.)

Refugee Resettlement Forum

Laurens County Tea Party recently hosted a luncheon for all elected officials and community leaders in Laurens County.  The well-attended luncheon featured four speakers: Senator Danny Verdin; James Simpson, an author and expert on Refugee Resettlement; Lauren Martel, an attorney who has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Haley, DSS, and two private groups, in order to stop Refugee Resettlement in SC; and the plaintiff in the case, Brian Bilbro.  Here is the link to watch the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hcr_zlFyWAE    

Refugee Resettlement Issue

With Refugees currently being placed into Spartanburg County, SC, I am creating a database of pertinent links dealing with this issue. https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/03/11/ten-things-your-town-needs-to-know-when-if-welcoming-refugees-for-the-first-time/ https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/refugee-resettlement-fact-sheets/ http://westof.net/are-refugees-coming-to-charleston/ http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/260297/concealing-facts-refugee-resettlement-michael-cutler http://michaelcutler.net/ http://www.spartanburgteaparty.com/2015/10/02/haleys-office-contradicts-senator-jeff-sessions/ https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/10/08/faqs-finding-stuff/ https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/connecticut-senator-blumenthal-wants-more-syrians-here-faster-proposes-to-eliminate-some-screening/ http://www.wnd.com/2015/10/refugee-pushback-growing-in-multiple-states/#9fDPezJK3e6yBYfz.01 https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2015/11/7-shocking-facts-about-islamic-immigration http://thepatriotspress.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1731:refugee-resettlements-are-a-risky-billion-dollar-boondoggle&catid=32&Itemid=183 Bill to prohibit state funds for refugees in SC: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess121_2015-2016/bills/4488.htm Facebook groups: https://www.facebook.com/RefugeeInfoResource/?fref=ts https://www.facebook.com/resettlementresisters