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Mark Meckler
Mark Meckler
President, Citizens for Self-Governance
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      Mark Meckler

      Mark is one of the nation’s most effective grassroots activists. After he co-founded and was the national coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots, he founded Citizens for Self-Governance to revolutionize American government. Founded in February 2012, this grassroots initiative expands and directs the ever- growing, bipartisan self-governance movement. Mark appears regularly on wide variety of television outlets, including MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He is the co-author of “Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution,” and writes regularly on Breitbart, the American Spectator, and He also is an attorney who specializes in internet privacy law.

      Mark and his wife live in Northern California with their two teenage children where they share their love of the outdoors, mountain-biking, soccer and horses.

It’s Time For Parkland’s Sheriff Israel To Go

4:19 PM 02/27/2018

On the afternoon of Valentine’s Day, a 19-year-old man walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and murdered seventeen people and injured fourteen more. This was one of the deadliest school massacres, and it went down on the watch of an incompetent, cowardly, arrogant sheriff named Scott Israel.  The number of mistakes his department made are mind-blowing.

Dear Tea Party Activists: We Were Too Naïve About Congress

11:43 PM 02/14/2018

Friday morning, the House of Representatives passed a major budget deal into law, one that they’d been working on for months. The final vote tally was 240 to 186, but no matter the numbers, this steaming pile of legislation sent a message to disappointed Tea Party activists: stop being so naïve.

BYE-BYE BANNON: Steve Bannon’s Only Significance Is His Utter Insignificance

1:50 AM 01/15/2018

If you’ve been on Twitter, you’d be excused for erroneously thinking a gigantic political shift has rocked the nation: President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon leaked gossip to author Michael Wolff, whose new book is full of rumors, innuendo, and behind-the-scenes scoops. In response, Trump issued a blistering statement. “Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency,” he wrote. “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”

A Roving Band Of Baptists Didn’t Kill Anyone In London Over The Weekend

3:01 PM 06/05/2017

Like many of you, I was enjoying my weekend when the news of the London stabbings came across my phone and consciousness. Again? I thought.  So soon after the Manchester attacks? But the timing isn’t what makes the deaths horrific.  Many of you remember the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993, which killed six people and injured over a thousand.  And you’ll never forget watching the attacks on the World Trade Center occur on live television on September 11th.  Spacing them out doesn’t make them more acceptable.

May 2017: The Quintessential Moment Of Media Malfeasance

3:13 PM 05/18/2017

Imagine you’re in elementary school, and there’s a kid in your class who’s always trying to get you in trouble.  In first grade, he put tacks in the seat of the teacher and blamed you.  In second grade, he pulled a girl’s hair and – when she turned around angry – pointed in your direction.  In third grade, he actually ate your favorite teacher’s apple and put the core on your desk.   This is a well-documented, contentious relationship.  The teachers know, the principal knows, and your parents know.

‘First Hundred Days’ Is A Gimmick: I Talked To Real People Who Make America Great Already

5:41 PM 05/01/2017

I’m glad Saturday came and went.  “The First Hundred Days” is a nice gimmick for talking heads on television, but it means nothing in the real world.  Pundits say that the first three months set the tone for what’s to come in a Presidential administration, but politics have been so volatile and unpredictable, it hardly seems like a good indicator of, well, anything.  With President Trump, it’s safe to say that there’s no guarantee that the first hundred days will bear any resemblance to the next, or the next after that.

“Draining The Swamp” Isn’t Enough To Rid America Of Criminal Democratic Bureaucrats

12:52 PM 11/04/2016

It was 2002, and I’d finally given up.  It felt like a big step, but I had to do it.  Even though I didn’t follow politics closely, I knew enough to know that I was sick of all of it.  No matter how good politicians seemed on the campaign trail, both Democrats and Republicans transformed once they got to Washington, D.C. by letting power go to their head… power that was supposed to exist for citizens.

The ‘Establishment’ Has Only One Honorable Path If It Wants To Stop Trump

9:57 AM 03/21/2016

Leading “establishment” conservatives are meeting behind closed doors to plot a scheme to steal the election from the probable nominee, Donald Trump. Politico reports that a possible third party candidate – Mitt Romney? – might appear in the fall to upset the apple cart. But the “establishment” of the GOP has one – and only one – honorable option to “dump Trump.”

Will Speaker McCarthy Be Any Different From Majority Leader McCarthy?

11:14 AM 10/05/2015

Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has now officially announced his intention to run for Speaker of the House.  While there may be a challenge from within, he is, by all odds, likely to lead the Republican conference. He faces a critical choice. Will he lead, or will he follow? And I don’t mean at the end of October, when John Boehner officially retires. I mean, right now. Will Kevin McCarthy step up and lead?