I love the Tea Party Movement. The entire principle that it was founded on is based on the original Boston Tea Party protesting a government that doesn’t represent us and oppressive in taxation and regulation. It is this history and ideal that I support this 21st century tea party.
I spoke in front of 5000 of them in Richmond for the first Tea Party event, and at the Cigar Fundraiser, and even helped them pick the biggest turkey in Congress. I find thee people ablaze with passion for freedom, free markets, and limited constitutional government. Let’s call them the conscience of our founding principles.
Of course, I support the Tea Party! This is a group that has brought Americans together and gave them a voice against the Republicans and Democrats. It is a real force for good and is a powerful voice for freedom! The Tea Party groups are effective and powerful as a grassroots movement.
A grassroots movement! Once it becomes a political party it, by definition, loses the very thing it despises – part of the political system. It should remain a voice of freedom-loving, non-partisan Americans! Yet, the threat of a third party is powerful in keeping the parties in line-but this should not be the role of the Tea Parties. The TP should expose liberals and support real constitutional candidates. It is here their impact is huge (as recent elections prove.) The Richmond Tea Party is doing a great job in this regard.
I, Scott Lee, am a pround member of the Tea Party movement! Call me a supporter!
(And I think Richard is too, but don’t tell him I said that!)