OBX Tea Party believes that the following candidates on the ballot for the July 17 Runoff best represent the Tea Party values of limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets:

NC House 6:  Mattie Lawson

Lieutenant Governor:  Dan Forest

Insurance Commissioner:  Mike Causey

Secretary of State:  Ed Goodwin

State Superintendent:  John Tedesco

Early voting is underway.  Dare County voters can vote at the Board of Elections, located at 954 Marshall C Collins Drive in Manteo,  from 8:30-5pm Monday through Friday through July 13th and on Saturday, July 14th from 8:30 until noon.  Vote in your home precinct on Tuesday, July 17th from 6:30am until 7pm

Click here here to download the flyer to share with your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers.

Cross-posted from obxteaparty.com


Next Thursday, June 28th,  come out for a special viewing of “Agenda:  Grinding America Down”. “Agenda” exposes the progressive agenda that has been at work for a century in the United States.  This movie will be real eye opener.  MovieGuide called it

The most powerful expose of the communist, socialist, progressive attempt to take over America produced so far.

The movie features Congressman Steve King, M. Stanton Evans, Ed Meese, Phyllis Schlafly and many more. You don’t want to miss this movie!  Click here for more details about the movie or watch the trailer below. (more…)


The Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina will start an official chapter on the Outer Banks tonight at 6:30pm at the library in KDH.  I encourage Tea Partiers across the Outer Banks and eastern North Carolina, and all those who care deeply about the future of our nation, to attend and join this caucus.  The cost to join, normally $45 in annual dues, has been reduced to $15 for this inaugural period.

Now some of you will say, wait, hold on.  Isn’t “Liberty Caucus” code for Ron Paul supporters?  Yes and no.  I concede that, yes, a faction of liberty-minded people have co-opted the term “Liberty” here on the Outer Banks and that they are the driving force behind this new chapter.  However, I cannot concede the term “Liberty” to anyone that would exclude people like me and the founders of Outer Banks Tea Party and others who consider themselves Tea Partiers, from participating in an organization who advocates for personal liberty through the vehicle known as the Republican Party.

The Tea Party movement was started here on the Outer Banks by two patriotic and liberty-loving individuals, Mattie Lawson and Bryan Oroson.  They worked tirelessly and selflessly over the years since its inception to promote the cause of liberty, through the Tea Party and through the Republican Party.  They recognized that the Republican Party was the best vehicle for promoting the cause of liberty.  They re-invogorated the local GOP and encouraged many others to join the cause, including this blogger.  Newcomers like me and Carole Warnecki encouraged still more others, like Jeremy Adams and Shawn Daniels and Tonya Byrum, and those newcomers encouraged still more others.  And so on and so on and so on.  Which brings us to where we are today.  The Outer Banks is a hotbed for liberty.  All this growth, though, has resulted in natural divisions; divisions driven by human nature, exuberance and love for our nation and the principles upon which it was founded.  (more…)


Outer Banks Tea party is pleased to announce that American Majority will be hosting an Activist Training on Saturday, April 2nd, at the Comfort Inn (1601 S. Virginia Dare Trail) in Kill Devil Hills from 9am – 3:00pm. The seminar costs $30 ($25 if you register early) and includes lunch. This training will empower you to be an effective activist. You don’t want to miss this opportunity!

Click here to register online

Download the flyer here

Sessions to be offered at this training include: Grassroots Action, The System, 10 Steps to Full Speed Ahead, Patriotism & Communication and Facebook and Blogging for Patriots. See more details at the end of the post for a description of the these sessions.

Our lunch speaker will be Becki Gray, Vice President for Outreach at the John Locke Foundation. Becki will give us a legislative update, tell us what we can expect from our lawmakers in Raleigh in this session of the General Assembly and speak to what we can do as activists to hold our legislators accountable.

American Majority is committed to empowering citizens, activists and candidates with the necessary tools to successfully engage in the political process to help further the cause of individual liberty and limited government. American Majority believes that by equipping today’s growing number of grassroots activists with effective political techniques everyday citizens become an effective political force within their communities.

Click here to register online

More details on the training sessions:

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OBTP members and concerned Dare County citizens rally for redistricting

Outer Banks Tea Party held a rally at the Dare Govt compound yesterday.  About 15 people gathered on the steps of the Dare Govt Center in Manteo to support redistricting Dare County.  We all filed in to the Commissioners’ meeting room afterward and took our turn at the podium.  Several people spoke during the public comment period, urging the commissioners to appoint a bi-partisan commission to study the issue and recommend a redistricting plan.  All of the commissioners were attentive and a couple seemed to be nodding in agreement.  Reporters from all the major newspapers (Outer Banks Voice, Coastland Times and Virginian Pilot) were on hand to snap pictures and interview us.

Below is video from inside the Commissioners’ meeting room where several citizens spoke in favor of redistricting.

To see and hear all of the public comments, click here and then click on Public Comments

Crossposted from OBX Tea Party Blog


Outer Banks Tea Party is hosting their Victory 2010 Tea Party Rally on October 9th at Aviation Park in Kill Devil Hills.  Aviation Park is located on Veterans Drive across the street from First Flight High School. The gates will open at 10:30 am. The Rally starts at (more…)


About thirty Tea Party members and concerned citizens showed up on the steps of the Dare County Admin Building this afternoon to protest proposed tax increases to help fund the $4.1 million budget shortfall.  This comes on top of the many emails that the Commissioners have been receiving on this topic over the past week.  More pictures of this event can found on the Outer Banks Tea Party’s website

Several Tea Party members questioned Chairman Warren Judge about the proposed increases as he entered the building.  We have the video. Our ace cameraman, (more…)