Texans for Accountable Government (TAG) is a trans-partisan Political Action Committee headquartered in Central Texas. TAG was formed with the ambition of reigning in the intrusive and expanding reach of government which threatens to invade every facet of our lives. Our ambition is to put the reins of government back into the hands of individual American citizens; allowing us to once again run our own lives.
TAG focuses on issues at the local, county, and state level. We believe in the principle of subsidiary; that power should be vested in the nearest locality. Our local representatives are much more accountable to us than are those over a thousand miles away in the District of Columbia.
We are dedicated to safe guarding individual liberty, protecting personal privacy and property rights, election integrity, safe water, and electing representatives, not bureaucrats, to office!
Justin Arman became Executive Director of TAG in 2014. His passions are education and entrepreneurship; he cofounded Parents For Liberty, and has taken a family business to national distribution. His mission is to help TAG organize and mobilize its membership to effectively influence elections and change Texas policy.
Nathan is an IT professional and a student of Austrian economics. He resides in Austin, Texas and blogs at nathankleffman.com.
Chuck Young founded TAG out of his frustration with reactionary party politics; he felt that field work in the Ron Paul 2008 Presidential Campaign had shown that there was a hidden constituency, fed up with the status quo, that was eager for real “Hope and Change”. TAG’s founding vision was of an enabling, bottom-up meritocracy, not a stifling top-down bureaucracy — one that thought locally and thus acted globally. TAG was to be (and is!) a tribe of whup-ass activists — the keyword being ACTIVE — operating within a network of tribes of all political suasions.
Chuck put his money and his time where his head was; he was TAG’s Treasurer, Tech Dude, lead Organizer, point Lobbyist, and Communications Director in its infancy. He’s proudest of getting a veto on SB 1440. Nowadays he trades forex and futures, works on software for people sometimes, and keeps telling himself he’s gonna finish writing that book someday…