Being a card-carrying member of the Tea Party Patriots...
...I'd like to share a communication from one of the TPP founders, that pretty much sums up the Tea Party philosophy, and our endeavor to fight for what we have determined is the American way of life we want to have returned to the USA. For those good conservative members of RTF, we welcome you to join in our campaign...both now and after the election.
We recognize the failures of the party we primarily support, and we have no intention of continuing that support 'carte blanche'! There will be guard rails in place we will demand be followed, or as the 2010 and this upcoming election is about to show the nation's Congressional office holders, there are consequences for ones actions.
Most of us think a 3rd party is not the answer at this time, but we MUST get the RINOs out of the 'conservative' party. Liberalism has no more place in our society than socialism, marxism or whatever the Democrats want to label their various factions of leftists. BUT, we first must remove the current regime from power. Without that victory, we won't have any chance of implementing what America needs to survive and get back to the founder's fundamentals. By Obama's own words, you can't help but realize after 4 more years of his oligarchy, conservatism will be almost totally crippled. And the Libertarians will continue to be just a voice in the fog.
Over the last several weeks, I have received emails from some of our supporters who say they think the system is so broken it cannot be fixed and our efforts are futile. They are angry at the Republican nominee who does not fight hard enough for our core values. They are angry at the Republican “leadership” in the House who are spineless and unable to make any real spending cuts.
At the same time, I have also had emails and conversations with Patriots who say they simply cannot sleep at night because they fret as they lay down that they may not have done everything within their power each day to make the most difference and impact they possibly can leading to Election Day. One Local Coordinator in the Orlando, Florida area mentally checks off all he has done each day to spread the word on our core values and if he fell short one day he knows what he must do different the next day. Another Local Coordinator in Virginia wakes up at 2 am each night and starts thinking about what he needs to do the next day to insure he is teaching everyone he meets what is at stake in November. These men are angry with Republicans as much as the emails from the people who are discouraged. They see our choice in 50 days as a stark contrast and are motivated to fight.
This week as I watched breaking news as our embassies were stormed in the Middle East and then around the world, bomb threats, university evacuations, Congress passing a Continuing Resolution to continue spending and to fund Obamacare for 6 months, the announcement of another quantitative easing that will be indefinite rather than fixed. The problems we face as a country seem overwhelming and often times impossible.
Two weeks ago on our webinar with Local Coordinators, one coordinator said that since the Supreme Court ruling on the President’s health care law she feels “grim determination.”Determination.
Dictionary.com defines determination as the act of coming to a decision or of fixing or settling a purpose; the quality of being resolute; firmness of purpose. Synonyms for determination are bravery, backbone, dedication, drive, persistence, and resolution.
As I read the breaking news this week, I am once again reminded of Winston Churchill’s quote, which I have quoted countless times to our Tea Party Patriots supporters, “Never, ever, ever, ever, ever give up.” I am also reminded of our Support Team member Keli Carender’s favorite quote, again by Sir Winston Churchill,
“If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”
The election this November is going to determine 2 different futures for our country. President Obama had it right at the DNC Convention when he said this election is, “a choice between 2 different paths for America, a choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future.” President Obama has all but declared he will be a dictator if re-elected and Congress stands in his way. Those of us in Tea Party Patriots will have seen that and said he is doing it already throughout his first term in presidency. Now he is being so bold that he says it outright in the Time magazine interview:
"So my expectation is that there will be some popping of the blister after this election, because it will have been such a stark choice. Where Republicans refuse to cooperate on things that I know are good for the American people, I will continue to look for ways to do it administratively and work around Congress. And a good example of that is, for example, making sure that homeowners around the country can take advantage of these historically low rates and refinance.If we as citizens allow a man who is very clearly saying there are two different choices for America and his way is to implement his agenda with or without Congressional approval, we are giving permission to this behavior.
There’s no reason Congress can’t move forward and at almost no cost to the federal government really boost the housing market and our economy. But if Congress won’t do it, we’ll keep on looking for ways to get that done without legislation."
Ours is a “choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future:” one where we adhere to the Constitution, the checks and balances, and maintain the rights of the citizens as ordained by our Creator not by our government or one where we allow a statist government, allow breaches in the rule of law to occur without checks or balances, where freedom will slip away at the cost of security and whatever the government decides we are entitled to have. Simply put the choice is freedom or serfdom.