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I Support My Local TEA  Party

The Tea Party movement has become the "Conscience of America", patriotic Americans, the once silent majority, stepping up to voice their discontent of the erosion of their rights & freedoms and the all out assault on liberty by the current. Congress!

Location: Everytown, USA
Members: 50
Latest Activity: Jun 30, 2011

What the Tea Party Means to Me

The Tea Party means many things to me, it is at once a celebration of our freedom and liberty, the conscience of America, an army of noble patriots bound by the flame of liberty burning in their hearts, a reawakening of America’s sense of values and principles, it is a throwing off of the dark and suffocating cloak of liberal political correctness, it is “We the People” saying enough is enough from sea to shining sea and from border to border.

America is the people, not the government institutions. The government institutions that were supposed to protect and aid the people in limited fashion have become the prisons of freedom, free thought, free markets and free conscience. The people had been silent for too long and dubbed the great “Silent Majority”, they were hard working, affable, forgiving, tolerant, worshipful and principled patriots who went about their daily lives expecting the government to protect and aid them within the bounds of the Constitution and the Law. They had a sense of what was supposed to be, how government ought to work, you heard phrases every day such as “that’s unconstitutional” and “it’s the law”, proof that there was a sensibility and if not pushed too far, probably would remain “silent”.

Then it came, the great disenchantment the realization that their institutions had become too large and oppressive, their representatives had lost touch with the people they were supposed to serve and the new President who had promised “hope and change” delivered more of the same with second and third helpings. A “Great Discomfort” settled over the land, fear gripped the hearts of many and their sensibility was awakened, they had finally had enough and it was time to express that and take action.

And so it began on a cold day in February 2009 when moms and dads, grandpas and grandmas, students, working folks, retired folks and more, were compelled to break the “silence”, and thus a floodgate was opened, the Tea Party was born. The flame of liberty and justice that burned in all their hearts flared brightly. They grew in numbers and they quickly spread the word across the Country, and in others, the flame burned brightly with a renewed hope.

The Tea Party has been called many things, “angry white mob”, “terrorists”, “radical right organization”, “racist” and many other equally derogative names. What the Tea Party has become, is the enemy of the progressive left, the self serving politician, the free spending and taxing politician, the left wing media, and all of those others who have broken the public trust through actions and words that undermine our great Republic and what it stands for. The Tea Party is “We The People”, America!

The Tea Party knows that America got to be the greatest country on earth, the torch of freedom worldwide, the land of opportunity, the “land of the free” and the “home of the brave” because of the peoples lust for freedom, liberty and justice, their shared principles and values, their entrepreneurial spirit, their adventurous and explorative spirit and their belief in “America’s” greatness, not the desire to embrace failed policies and ideologies of others.

The Tea Party is comprised of proud Americans, many of them Veteran’s, defenders of our freedom, and those who support them and believe that America is worth fighting for. They believe in America’s exceptionality, in personal responsibility, in the right of the individual to achieve greatness and inspire others to do so. They believe that freedom is not free, with it comes the duty to protect and preserve it. They believe that limited government is the best government. They believe in helping others help themselves through education or training and exercising personal initiative leading to success, not through enslavement by entitlements. “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day…teach a man how to fish, feed him for a lifetime”. The Tea Party believes you have a duty to fish!

The Tea Party is a party of one, it is born of the flame of liberty and justice that burns in each of us. We are each a leader, it is that leadership that caused each of us to rise up, it is that leadership that compels us to spend time, to travel long distances oft times at great expense to join others in voicing our concern for America. Although there is no central leader or organization, we all march to the same tune, liberty. As leaders each and every one of us provide the conscience for America, the America of our founding fathers, the America of our fathers and grandfathers. That conscience is rooted deep in our communities across the country and in each of us. It is a conscience that we express and pass along to all, not the conscience of one or a few passed on to us. It is this collective conscience, the flame of liberty and justice burning in each of us, the leader in each of us, that provides the common thread that binds us into a collective and powerful force.

Attempts by any to co-opt the Tea Party, to organize it under one banner or organization, to proclaim a leader will undermine the power of the Tea Party. Tea Party runs through our veins, it is a feeling of freedom, duty, pride, love of Country and fellow men, liberty and justice, it is not something to be harnessed but rather something to be unleashed like a wildfire, it is, what America is built of. The Tea Party is America, it is what America is made of and stands for, it is representative of Ronald Reagan’s “Shining City On A Hill” and it’s light shall pierce through the dark veil of progressivism that has cloaked America in recent years.

The Tea Party is not a political party nor does it owe loyalty to any political party, it is the “Conscience of America” and as such is duty bound to hold our public servants accountable. Accountable to honor and defend the Constitution, to abide by the rule of law, to guard the Republic, to represent the people and to exhibit the honor and integrity required of office.

The Tea Party embodies that which has made this land great, a belief in God given unalienable rights for all men, liberty and justice for all, limited government, thriving free markets, the principles and values of a moral society, the rights of the many outweighing the wishes of the few, the “Rule of Law” which our great Republic is founded on and an un-abiding belief in, and the promotion of, personal responsibility and achievement.

On this coming Independence Day or 4th of July, take some time to reflect on the true meaning of the day, what it is that we are really celebrating, what liberty means to you, what sacrifices have been made for your liberty and independence, the wisdom of the founding fathers in providing us with a Republic governing under the rule of law through democratically elected Representatives in lieu of some other form of government operating under a monarchy, an oligarchy, socialism, communism or a Democracy under the whim of the people. Ask yourself “What about my debt, what am I ready and willing to sacrifice for my liberty’s sake?”

Remember the Tea Party is America and America is “We The People”. We have a long history and strong heritage of greatness and sacrifice. We are America and the world looks to us for strength, guidance, liberty and justice. We are the shining light, “the best and last hope for mankind”. We are Tea Party!!

Tom Whitmore


Surrounding the U.S. Capitol on 9-12-2009


Some Handy Links
http://washingtondcteaparty.ning.com/ Join Washington DC Tea Party and stay up to date with all events planned for the DC, the "Belly of the Beast"!
http://teapartypatriots.org More information about the Tea Party Movement, including how to set up your own group.
http://virginiateapartypatriots.com/ A Federation of Virginia Tea Party Patriot organizations. Find one near you.
http://taxdayteaparty.com Learn more about the Tax Day Tea Party and other efforts.
Visit Washington DC Tea Party

Discussion Forum

TEA PARTIES: HI-JACKED BY POLITICAL HACKS? 3 Replies

By Marilyn M. Barnewall March 1, 2010 NewsWithViews.comBoth the Republican and Democrat Parties are trying to hi-jack the Tea Party movement. And, unfortunately, some people who sponsored the initial…Continue

Started by Donna Holt (dljholt). Last reply by Colleen Owens Mar 5, 2010.

RNC Gets Wake Up Call from Tea Parties 2 Replies

I was at the meeting with Chairman Steele and the other Tea Party Leaders on February 16, 2010, who to nearly the last one were there to represent their group and to find answers and hopefully some…Continue

Tags: up, Wake, Party, Tea, RNC

Started by Tom Whitmore. Last reply by Constitutional Reset AKA Russell Mar 2, 2010.

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Comment by Constitutional Reset AKA Russell on December 23, 2010 at 10:32am

"NOW Time to haul in the fish.  "

re: " Notice of Constitutional Reset: To all member of the Va. Bar Associ..."


Some very old truths still work very well, and with broad utility, when worked.

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

 

It seems that God spoke to me through a dream this morning. 

The dream went on and on with great detail and display of natural beauty. 

The gist of it is this: 

 lightly-corded large-mesh fishing net was laid out on the shallow bottom a sandy shingle bordering a deep channel. 

The net’s size was about 150’  by 200’.

Then from about 1000’ to the north two fishermen herded bait fish down the shallows until the bait fish were concentrated above the large mesh net. 

No attempt was made to catch the bait fish so they were not overly alarmed. 

The fishermen walked away. 

The bait fish stayed for some reason. 

I was watching this from the top of large nearby pine. 
Many large fish came up from the nearby deeps to feed on the baitfish.  

Some I had never seen before, as long as six feet, with sharp cobia like noses, weighing as much as a man but stronger. 

Normally such a weak net could have no hope of making such a rich catch of strong fish. 

Yet, by lifting the net from the deeper sides the catch could be rolled up to the beach. 
It was not a job that could be handled by just a couple fishermen. 

I shouted from the tree top for the people to come take in the fish. 

I woke up from the dream shouting.

 

I am shouting for you.

NOW is the time for us to take in the rich harvest of “Constitutional Reset”.

Come, please, lift the net on its deeper edge, now -

contact Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell at  http://www.reform.virginia.gov/Comments/ .

This should be sufficient:"I hereby give you, Gov. McDonnell, my Va18.2-482 & 18USC4 notice of the Va18.2-481(5) statutory treason evidenced at http://teapartypatriots.ning.com/forum/topics/notice-of-constitutional-reset"

Comment by Lester Gabriel on December 22, 2010 at 6:06pm
Tea Party/Patriot Leaders,
 
I'm really excited to see a new forum for ideas, strategies and events regarding our on-going efforts to restore our Nation being put together largely by an old friend Steve Allen and a new one-William Owens.  The first issue of the Tea Party Review magazine will be published in Feb 2011 and then monthly thereafter.  You can take a look at teapartyreview.com.  You can subscribe for just one issue for $5.95 in order to see if it provides worthwhile information, or you can do as I did and sign up for a full year at less than $3 a month.
 If you decide to subscribe, please do so by clicking on the link below.
 
Merry Christmas,
 
Les Gabriel
703-919-4725  
 

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Comment by Donna Holt (dljholt) on July 31, 2010 at 2:15pm

Comment by BowlMeOverVa on June 21, 2010 at 6:16pm
Manassas Tea Party
Virginia Tea Party Patriots
Prince William County Tea Party Patriots
Northern Virginia Tea Party

Join us for our inaugural event at the Harris Pavillion in Old Town Manassas on Friday, June 25th from 7:00-8:00 PM and hear our great speakers while enjoying a wonderful night in Old Town Manassas!

Confirmed speakers include:
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli
Delegate Bob Marshall
Jaime Radke, President of Richmond Tea Party, and Chairman of the Virginia Tea Party Patriots
More coming!

http://manassasteaparty.org/
Comment by Daryl Washington on June 21, 2010 at 5:11pm
I am so sorry that the Tea Party has a stigma of being a bunch of racist rednecks. I understand what it feels like to lose your liberties, and positive way of life for other people's desires of wealth. It is very hard here in the Chester area of Richmond to find a job. I sincerely believe America is becoming a third world country. We are taking too much time giving to other countries that we have good people here starving. I also understand about those who CHOOSE not to work and get handouts. There is a difference from them and a person who worked for a living and because of economic depression now needs help. I hope you guys understand that, you might be one of them one day. I believe America should stop all trading, allowing immigrants in for about 6 months. We need to concentrate on making America the greatest country again. Because of global trading, global democracy we have forgotten about domestic situations. I am not happy where the president is sending us, however this was happening way before him. We all as American's have to say that is enough. We should determine where our taxes goes, who should come into this country. If this is the land of the free, then lets freely say, "I will not stand for this any longer."
Comment by Bruce on May 22, 2010 at 10:35am
http://tennesseeteapartycoalition.com/

Tennessee Tea Party Coalition (TNTPC)
Inaugural Tea Party Convention!
When: May 22 & 23 (Saturday & Sunday)
Where: Gatlinburg Convention Center
234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Cost: $30 per ticket in advance; $35 at the door
21 & under get in for free!
ARE you concerned about the future of our country? Are you worried that our CONSTITUTION, the highest law of the land, is being ignored by our own government?
Comment by BowlMeOverVa on March 24, 2010 at 11:59am
Join Virginia. Attny. Gen. Ken Cuccinelli in the Fight for our Freedom - Stop the ObamaCare Mandate, Support Liberty Now Petition:
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stopthemandate/
Comment by Marta on March 18, 2010 at 9:01pm
I'll be there!!!!
Comment by BowlMeOverVa on March 18, 2010 at 8:14pm
Call to Arms: Join Jon Voight in DC Saturday to Stop ObamaCare
http://biggovernment.com/jvoight/2010/03/18/call-to-arms-join-me-in...
Comment by O. P. Ditch on March 8, 2010 at 4:39pm
Don't forget the Prince William Tea Party at: http://www.teapartyprincewilliamcountyva.com/
 

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