Posted by: Scott Lee | February 27, 2010

Just a Tea Party between Brothers

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!)


Responses

  1. Very well said Mr lee .

    SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS
    GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!-Patrick Henry
    DON’T TREAD ON ME

    The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants.” – Albert Camus

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    Milton Friedman
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    -Mark Twain
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    -P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian
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  2. Scott,
    What we need is the Republican party to reach out to the TEA party people WITHOUT trying to co opt us. Believe me, there are those in that party that think that they elected McDonnell et al and that the TEA party had nothing to do with it. That in itself would be enough to to make even me think of turning the TEA party into a political machine. But that is not what made us successful. Though we need people to help coordinate our meetings and our marches, we don’t need selfserving egos who are being seduced by TV face time and “15 minutes of fame”. Those people that have taken the leadership mantle upon themselves(nobody voted them in) should be trying to work with the Republicans where they agree. Yes there is true people power in the TEA party and that should be used when meeting with the Republican party. It must be handled with kid gloves.There will be things we agree with and those are the areas we need to concentrate on.It must not be our way or the highway!

  3. One more point……..if the TEA party becomes a political party and splits the vote between the Repubs and the Tea party, it will bode ill for conservatives at the ballot box and in the White House, Congress and the Senate. That is the reality. The Progressives are hoping for this. they know it tis the only way that they can win!


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