“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.”
Emperor Haile Selassie
The Tea Party is a group of people who believe that our great country is off on the wrong track. They are Blue Dog Democrats and non-RINO Republicans, classic Liberals, Libertarians and Conservatives, young and old, black and white and brown and yellow. They come from all walks of life and all income levels. What they have in common is that they are all Americans and they all passionately love their country.
The day after the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Trade Towers and the Pentagon, and the incredibly brave sacrifices made by the passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 over Pennsylvania, people all over our country came together in common purpose to protect each other, to help each other and to support each other. The same thing happened after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and after each of the numerous natural disasters this country has faced.
And the Tea Parties believe that this is another time when all Americans must set aside our petty differences and pull together. More than that, we believe that our political leaders have lost their way, and that control of our country must be taken away from those who want to leave Americans with less liberty, less freedom, less independence and a future that condemns today’s children and tomorrow’s grandchildren to even less than we have now.
So a primary goal of the Tea Parties is to create a way to help each other communicate with the politicians in Washington, those in state capitols and in our home towns, to tell them “enough is enough”.
The goal is to remind them that this is OUR country, not theirs.
The goal is to remind them that their job is NOT to protect those who have, through personal greed or political ambition, ruined our economy, our standing in the world, our independence from foreign nations.
The goal is to remind them that their jobs are NOT guaranteed for life, and they can be replaced, and if we deem in necessary, they will be replaced. Even General Charles DeGaulle recognized this when he said: “Cemeteries are full of indispensable men.”
The goal is to remind them that the American Constitution is the document that every other democracy in the world has used as a model. It is NOT irrelevant, even if the Liberal-Progressive-Democrat power elites view it as an impediment to their personal vision of the future. They must structure laws to comply with the ideals set forth in that document, or they will find themselves outside, looking in! (See General DeGaulle’s comment above.)
If you agree that there are real problems, then add your voice to theirs. They only ask one thing. They will readily admit that it’s kind of a big thing. You will have to do more than vote every once-in-while. If you join them, your voice will be heard. If you join them, your ideas will be listened to. If you join them, you will be asked only one thing – DON’T EVER GIVE UP!
Ordinary Americans can make a difference if we work together, and the Tea Parties need you to help them connect, to help them restore the feeling all Americans had on the day after 9/11, and to help us restore our future and put the nation back on the right track.