Dick Armey's FreedomWorks organisation has become front and centre in the Tea Party movement "New York Times" - one of the fastest-growing and most talked-about political phenomena in recent memory. With its strong Anti-Washington bent, Tea Party followers are outraged by the false conservatism of the Bush administration, which did nothing to shrink government spending or the deficit, and are further alarmed by President Obama's massive bank bailouts, wasteful stimulus spending, and health-care legislation, according to Armey. In "Give Us Liberty", the former House Majority Leader defines what the tea partiers are fighting for - including lower taxes, smaller government, and more deregulation - and how citizens can join the cause. This activist manifesto contains a battle-tested, step-by-step guide to organising and effecting change in any community. Based on the successful experiences of Tea Party movement leaders, it includes tips on building a local network, composing letters-to-the-editor, signage, organising effective and well-timed protests, and more.
Dick Armey served in the House of Representatives for 18 years, becoming Majority Leader in 1994. That year he was the main author of the Contract with America, which helped Republicans take control of the House for the first time in 40 years. Today, he serves as Chairman of FreedomWorks and leads the same political revolution at the grassroots level. Matt Kibbe is President and CEO of FreedomWorks. Prior to joining FreedomWorks, he served as Chief of Staff and House Budget Committee Associate for Rep. Dan Miller (R, FL). From 1990 to 1993 Kibbe was Director of Federal Budget Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Prior to that, he served as Senior Economist for the Republican National Committee.