Letters to the Editor

Join tea party and take back America

The tea party movement has developed into a ground swell of discontent from millions of citizens concerned with the path our current administration is taking with our beloved country. They are we the people, the opening words of the Constitution of the United States of America.

From all indications, the tea party members support our Constitution and the wisdom of our Founding Fathers in creating that document. And they are united in their effort to “take back America” and restore it to its original greatness. They want our Constitution upheld as our official legislative guide, and followed to the letter by all who enact our laws (legislators) and by those who interpret its meaning (judges). Our Constitution is a living document, meaning it applies to us forever, it is not a living document that changes with time and at the whim of those in positions of power.

In my opinion, the Republican Party has always been the party of conservative thinking, while the Democratic Party comprises most of the radicals and liberals among us. In short, Republican thinking runs along the lines of what the tea party represents, while the Democratic thinking runs counter to the movement with its ideas of bigger government, bigger taxes, over spending, and control over everyone and everything.

As I mentioned above, the tea party movement is a force to be reckoned with. And they will be heard come November 2012 and beyond. But rather than allowing them to stand alone, why doesn’t the Republican Party embrace these millions of active/reactive Americans and bring them under one banner of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as our forefathers envisioned? It was a vision that has prevailed in the United States for over 200 years, but which is now being eroded by greedy, and often criminal politicians, many of whom have spent a lifetime in the House and Senate because there are no term limits for these people. How is it that we limit a president to two, four-year terms, while the elected representatives can have a lifetime of job security because they are repeatedly re-elected by the people they represent who keep voting them back in only because of the pork barrel programs they provide for their local constituents? We need term limits for all elected officials.

We are now in the midst of another revolution, a revolution to take back America. A war, if you will, to recapture our liberty and put America back on track as the leader of the world. Hopefully, this war will not be fought with guns and violence in the streets, although this could happen if government doesn’t listen. To fight this war we will need soldiers, generals, and a supreme commander in chief. But who will organize this army and direct its actions to assure its success in taking back America? Will it be the Republican Party? And if it is, has anyone thought of a battle plan? Do you have people lined up to fulfill this gigantic effort? It will take the efforts of all Americans to get it done, and they will need enlightened guidance along the way.

Our system is in need of a complete overhaul to undo the things that have crept up on us over time. Too much emphasis on ourselves as individuals instead of seeing ourselves as part of the big picture of American greatness. How was it possible to elect as president a man who has never proved he is an American citizen? How could he then get away with the appointment of many “czars” to fill cabinet positions through cronyism without the advice and consent of Congress? What he has done with the auto industry, the banking system, health care, and outlandish spending surely exceeds the power of his office. And every day we are pushed farther and farther into becoming a socialist country. And nowhere has socialism ever been helpful to the people, but only to those who govern them.

We were founded as a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. We need to get back to that principle

Please, please, recognize the tea party folks for what they stand for. Don’t fight them as someone hostile; embrace them, unite with them and take back America in November, and seal that alliance with a Republican Party/tea party presidential victory in 2012. But you must act now!

The writer lives in Longs.