2013 Election and Texas Constitution Proposition Thoughts

The BCS Tea Party mission is to Teach, Empower, and Act and with this charge to promote the principles of liberty and prosperity as enumerated in the United States Constitution.  This mission is centered on issues and ideas not on personalities or candidates seeking positions of leadership.  We believe that a truthful examination of issues […]

Constitution At a Glance

Publius Huldah has put together a one-page Constitution At A Glance (note: worth memorizing!): [gview file=”2013/09/chart-showing-federal-structure-3-1-part-a2.pdf”]

The Constitution In 10 Lessons – New Class Forming September 15, 2013

Summer will soon be over – the Fall Equinox will happen September 22, 2013 – for those still aware of basic science facts or, are participating in agriculture. The point is that our lives are governed by change that is itself governed by fixed laws and principles. Absolute reason and order exist all around us, […]

Restore the Fourth [Amendment] Rally

The Restore the Fourth [Amendment] Rally 10:00 am to Noon July 4, 2013 Austin Colony Park, Bryan, Texas   The 4th Amendment: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, […]

Editorial: What We Don’t Know Is Hurting Us

This editorial first appeared at The American Thinker Blog and was later reposted at Ramparts360.com. One reason the conservative movement is faltering is because we are more like the dominant anti-fact culture than we would like to admit. To think that we are not tainted by the culture in which we live is not only dangerous, but irrational.

Statement: HR 325 No Budget, No Pay Act

The B/CS Tea Party rejects the HR 325 No Budget, No Pay Act as being unconstitutional (27th Amendment), and yet another example of trying to use human nature to fight human nature, rather than doing so with right constitutional principles.

It’s all about having a game plan

Please join us in 2013 and beyond to work toward these principles and plans! If we are all get on board with this, IT WILL WORK We can and must discuss the best way to get there, but to agree on where we are going is the only way to get there. Words mean something […]

Nullification Headquarters

Thomas Woods is the author of Nullification and the Politically Incorrect Guide to American History. While nullification is a topic the mainstream media doesn’t want to talk about, for those of us that have tried the “contact your Congressman” route and been sadly disappointed we have gone back to our Thomas Jefferson/James Madison Tool Kit […]

The best way to celebrate Constitution Day? Learn it, teach it, and do your part to apply it!

Today is the 225th Anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. It’s one of the most important political documents in history, but we don’t know it, and therefore we’ve stopped following it. Learn with us! The best thing to do about that? Come to our Constitution classes. Seriously, attend! It’s easy and fun. (But we […]

Tonight’s meeting’s in a new location!

Just a quick reminder, because of the problems with the College Station Conference Center, that tonight’s meeting – Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, 6:30 – 8:00 pm will be at a new location. NEW LOCATION: Southwood Community Center 1520 Rock Prairie Road College Station, Texas

The Constitution in Ten Lessons — classes starting again!

We are so excited to report that we will be beginning our second Constitution in 10 Lessons class. The class will begin this coming Sunday evening, July 22, 2012, at 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the Brazos County Republican Headquarters, 4020 Stillmeadow Drive, Bryan,TX. You can contact me a ncoppock@gmail.com to sign up in advance. The Federalist Papers are key to […]

The Declaration of Independence – A Workshop of Liberty

In thinking about government before 1776, nations were established according to shared ethnicity, religion, or history as well as man’s quest of power and wealth. The United States of America was founded upon the recognition of self-evident truths of nature and nature’s law. Principles, not power created this nation. President Truman – 1952 – Dedication […]

Celebrating The Declaration of Independence

If we subordinate the Declaration of Independence to history alone, we lose sight of the profundity of that accomplishment. If we are to be successful in our revitalization of the American Experiment, the inefficiency of history to determine what happened is a subject that requires scrutiny and review…

Independence Forever

With these words, Patriot, Founding Father, Continental Congress member, and President, John Adams toasted the 50th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 1836. The simplicity of Independence Forever is both a celebration and a warning. “But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” […]

The Danger of Radical Equality and Its Cure

[This op-ed was first posted at Ramparts360.com which is the premier political/cultural blog for Texas.]   We are a nation that prides itself for acknowledging the principle of equality, but as wisdom instructs: Pride is the first step to self-created destruction. The frailty of human willpower ensures that the ability to practice a virtue eventually devolves […]

Precedent Is Not Necessarily Principle

In Dred Scott v Sandford (1857), Chief Justice Roger B. Taney pointed to the commerce clause, along with the so-called Fugitive Slave Clause (Article IV, Section 2, Clasue 3), as evidence that slaves were not citizens but were to be considered property according to the Constitution. The Heritage Guide to the Constitution, p. 151. In […]

Election 2012 – Building Momentum

It’s Election Year 2012 and this is an election with something important to decide. The Bryan/College Station Tea Party is pleased to pronounce the month of February as Building Constitutional Momentum Month. Purpose:  To solidify all citizens interested in preserving their community, state, and nation according to constitutional principles in a thriving movement. Goal:  To […]

Understanding American Exceptionalism

Why is the United States of America different from other nations? That we are even contemplating such a difference that is noted by observers from all over the world means that Culture itself is not an innate attribute. This one startling revelation brings to mind former President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel’s conclusion: The […]

A Funeral For Two Leaders

While the media focused on the death of North Korean despot Kim Jong Il, the coincident death of former Czech Republic President, Vaclav Havel went by largely unmentioned. This Election Year is Important Because There is Something Fundamental To Decide A comparison of the two leaders graphically explains this fundamental choice. Marc Theissen of The […]

Vetting Candidates by the Constitution, Criterion One: Faction

The primary purpose of any elected official is to protect the liberty—the ability to choose—of the constituents. The greatest threat to liberty is man’s own base nature operating in faction.  According to James Madison, the source of faction is man’s own nature, “The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man…” […]