Tuesday, August 20, 2013

If you were on trial for being in the Tea Party would they be able to convict you?

It is an old question, but it is one that it is worth asking.  Many men and women have publicly declared their loyalty to the Tea Party movement, but where do they stand now?  We have suffered some recent set backs and even some acrimony among ourselves.  Such things are natural in the life of any movement.  Grass roots movements such as ours have been subject to the ebb and flow of people’s passions.  History gives us examples of how this has always been true.

In December of 1777 General Washington encamped the Continental Army at Valley Forge, and he wrote letters to the state legislatures pleading for more support.  The commander in chief proceeded to detail the urgent need for additional troops and supplies.  Washington asked the state legislatures to take “early and vigorous measures” to raise more men.  He saw the outcome of the war depending on it.  General Washington wrote:
…The necessity and expediency of this procedure are too obvious to need Arguments. Should we have a respectable force to commence an early Campaign with, before the Enemy are reinforced, I trust we shall have an Opportunity of striking a favourable and an happy stroke; But if we should be obliged to defer it, It will not be easy to describe with any degree of precision, what disagreeable consequences may result from It. We may rest assured, that Britain will strain every nerve to send from Home and abroad, as early as possible, All the Troops it shall be in her power to raise or procure. Her views and schemes for subjugating these States, and bringing them under her despotic rule will be unceasing and unremitted. ...

 It is probable that the American Revolution could have ended at Valley Forge. Fortunately for us, General Washington did not give up. During this time General Washington made many important changes. He assigned a Prussian General, Baron Friedrich von Steuben to train the scrappy Continental Army, and he made Nathanael Greene Quartermaster General, relieving himself of the duty of procuring supplies. General Washington supported by a loyal officer corps and at the head of a well trained and disciplined army was now free to focus on strategies to beat the British. What could have been a disaster was turned into a triumph by hard work a dedication.

We face very serious challenges today.  Backed by “Progressive” political hacks, funded by modern day “robber baron” cronies, and shielded from the public by a lap dog media, President Obama’s scandal plagued administration shows no hesitation in pushing through his big government agenda.  He is the vanguard of those that wish to strip us of the rights which we hold dear.  They “will strain every nerve” and their “schemes for subjugating these States, and bringing them under her despotic rule will be unceasing and unremitted.”  This administration knows that if we are successful then the corrupt system on which they depend will be washed away like road dirt from a luxury car.  Those who seek to subjugate us must be defeated.  Their schemes must be revealed and they must be held accountable for the crimes they have committed and the failures of their schemes.

Stopping these people from committing these atrocities requires hard work and dedication.  There are many means through which we are working to reverse this dangerous trend.  The Worcester Tea Party is supporting many initiatives that taken together will restore liberty and prosperity in our nation, in our Commonwealth, and in our towns and cities.
Through these initiatives and in many more ways we live up to the values and principles that our nation was founded on.  If you still believe in the core Tea Party principles of adherence to the Constitution, personal liberty, and fiscal responsibility; if you believe that overspending, waste, corruption and lawlessness must end, then we need you to join with us.  There is so much more work that needs doing.  There are great things that will only get done because of the hard work and dedication of people like you. 
In your heart ask yourself “What do I believe in?”  Remember the words of our Constitution, are you willing to stand up and do the hard work necessary to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity?  Then ask yourself “What am I doing to further those beliefs?”  Remember the words of President Reagan, "You and I have a rendezvous with destiny.  We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness.  If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here.  We did all that could be done."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this concise and articulate statement of purpose. It has saddened me that I have hesitated to put a simple LIBERTY bumper sticker on my car living in the Cradle of Liberty. It goes on today, and if this labels me a right wing terrorist, so be it. I suspect greater courage will be needed before this is won.