Here’s a pet peeve of mine: the conventional wisdom in some circles that the right is actively working to suppress voter turnout. I have never, ever heard of anyone, anywhere that is actively trying to suppress voter turnout. Having traveled the country from upstate New York to the border in San Diego, from Texas to Washington State, and having met with many people of all political persuasions I have a broad perspective on this issue. Everyone I know—and I know folks from the grassroots all the way up to the top of this mess of a political system—wants to see maximum voter participation. For years, polling has shown that far more people in this country openly label themselves.  Read more here.

About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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