The tea parties that were conceived almost two years ago have exploded into the most widespread revolution of American citizens since the Boston Tea Party in 1773. This uprising of grassroots citizens has gained the respect and fear of our government leaders in such a way that they cannot understand why it had to disrupt their own comfortable crony-filled world.
Most citizens, per the polls, strongly approve of tea parties but may not understand it. So let us look at what they are, but first, what they are not. The tea parties are not a political party and do not place candidates on the ballots. We try to recruit and elect the best qualified people who affirm our principles of smaller constitutional government, balanced budget, lower taxes and spending, secure borders, strong national defense and security, proper health-care reform, plus other conservative ideals. These individuals may come from any or no political party. The tea parties nationwide do not have a national organization or leader but are all autonomous, self governing groups of ordinary, concerned citizens.
Now that the balance of power in the US House of Representatives has been returned to hopefully committed conservatives, an awesome responsibility is now ours to provide good government, return it to the people who seek freedom, prosperity and jobs. So let us proceed with our task of holding our newly elected lawmakers to their promises. Support your local tea party for better government.
co-leader of Union County Patriots