One year ago, on a blusterous April day, we met as strangers who shared a common bond; we were angry, we were dismayed, we were disillusioned with what our government had become. We saw the failure of government policy, both foreign and domestic, the failure of elected officials to defend our constitution, the failure of those so entrusted to protect our liberty. What we witnessed was the socialistic take over of our country by a rapacious government.
It was one year ago today we joined the ranks of this national populist movement known as the tea party. We were forced together by an era of political ineptitude; we were forced together by an era of unsustainable entitlement spending, unsustainable taxes and national debt. The tea party patriots were spawned by the antipathy toward the political corruption and grift in Washington D.C. We are the causality of the political failure of the two party system in America.
Last year when we started the tea party movement we came under immediate attack by the lame steam media, the politicians, and their lap dogs of public opinion. It seems we are the working class the left loves to subjugate, and tax, yet morally despises. The Bob Beckels and Allan Combs of the world shouted: “They are not a grass roots movement.” They swore up and down we were a political fad, funded by the Republican Party, and would amount to nothing more than an flash in the pan. (Pause)
(I’m here to tell you, there is nothing more gratifying than watching a bunch of liberals eat crow!) By now there should be no question in anyone’s mind who and what this tea party movement stands for. Only a moron, or the politically connected, or the politically afraid, can deny the power of this grass roots movement. Only a slick talking lawyer, a pathological-lying-pragmatist politician would attempt to deny the power of this tea party movement. (Pause) Well they can deny all they want, right up to the point come this November when they feel the toe of our boots kicking their incumbent asses out of office, which is exactly what we are going to do!
Over this last year while the left clings to their trite slogans, hate speech, and gutter politics, we have educated ourselves. We have studied the constitution, we have studied economics, we have studied foreign policy and political philosophy and now we are ready to lead this country by electing officials who once again represent the people of the United States. Representatives, who we will hold accountable for shrink the size and scope of government, representatives, who will decrease taxes, and lead us back to economic prosperity, representatives, who will restore constitutional law, restore our sovereignty so we may once again lead the world as a beacon of freedom!
Over the past year we have successfully changed the course of politics in America. This is the first time in fifty years the Democrats have owned the house, owned the senate, and the white house. And thanks to the tea party movement they have been successfully marginalized. To the casual observer, what’s obvious is our unprecedented letter writing and advertizing campaign. We have turned out in record numbers demonstrating in force at the town hall meetings from coast to coast. We have continued to hold these politicians to the political flame and it is working.
Over the past year we have turned the election process upside down by crossing state lines to upset historic democratic seats and elect a number of conservative politicians, the most notable being Scott Brown of Massachusetts. Scott, I hope you’re listening. We the people who gave you the election will hold your feet to the political flame same as the rest, should you falter on your conservative pledge, should you become complacent, with a business as usual attitude, and pander to special interest, we will cast you out along with the rest of the incumbents. Consider this a tea party pledge.
Over this last year we have fought ferociously against the government take over of health care. All while the political pundits on the left claimed once again, that we were not a grass roots movement. They claimed we were funded by the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries, and once again we proved them wrong. (Do you think they are developing a taste for crow by now?)
Over the past year we have witnessed the conspicuous victories of the tea party movement. But what’s more important are those things the tea party movement has accomplished that aren’t obvious to the casual observer. For example, we have the democratic politicians running scared, many of whom have chosen not to seek reelection, the most recent being Bart Stupak of Michigan. Like rats jumping off a sinking ship they flee, and rather than subject themselves to the political blood bath come November, they have chosen to resign in an effort to save face. They are political cowards who threw themselves on the ideological spear when they voted for this abominable health care bill. They have committed political suicide, and now they shall pay the price for supporting ideology over the will of the people. Another inconspicuous fact is a recent Rasmussen pole which states 62% of mainstream Americans say the tea party movement represents their views. This ladies and gentlemen represents a voting majority.
Another tea party victory is the causality of investigative journalism; we have turned over every rock in Washington, there is no political sanctuary left for the malfeasance of government to hide. We have exposed the magnitude of political corruption in Washington, and in so doing, have thrown it in the face of the American people, many of whom now show buyers remorse having voted for Obama.
As of lately, the left with it’s media allies have claimed, the tea party movement doesn’t know which direction to head, they say we lack leadership, They claim our mission is not clearly defined. They embarked on this diatribe of misinformation and disinformation to once again marginalize our impact. And once again they have failed. Since our inception as a grass roots political movement we have stated our mission quite clearly. We stand for fiscally responsible government; we stand to uphold our constitution. We stand for freedom! Our course is steadfast. We will not falter. We will not cave to special interest. We will not be subjected by socialism or totalitarianism of any form. We will not be subjugated by despotic rule. Like our fathers, and their fathers before them, we are free men. We are Americans!
And now after a year of partisan attacks against us, attacks that have failed at every juncture. The progressive left is running scared. There are no rocks left unturned for them to hide under. So now in an act of desperation they attack us with pure vitriol, calling us vindictive names, claiming we are racists and dangerous radicals. They have attempted in vein to draw us into racial conflict so their media lackeys can portray us to the world in an unfavorable light. But we are far too old and far too wise to engage in a power struggle with the irrational progressive left. We have taken the moral high ground in every debate; we have politely listened to all dissent from the opposition and conducted ourselves courteously with moral restraint and professionalism. We will continue to invoke reason and logic to defeat the irrational pragmatism that has seized our nation, and we will continue to do so until these egregious government policies are defeated!
So today we stand united. Empowered against a common foe; we march towards our destiny in November. Between now and then our most pressing issue is: do we recast the Republican Party in our conservative image, or do we elect an independent third party candidate to halt the corruption that has characteristically defined the two party system a system that has lead our nation down this path of ruin? The republicans fear a third party candidate could cost them future elections, and insure democratic victory. This threat is real. However, we have demonstrated our ability to marginalize the most powerful liberal machine in fifty years. And the timing for tea party candidates to emerge my never be better. Having said that, if the republicans want our support they need to offer conservative candidates that demonstrate a solid resolve to return to their traditional conservative roots. We will no longer support any republican masquerading as a moderate. Remember it was the moderate neocons that delivered us George Bush and his form of crony capitalism. We will no longer tread that same path. Whichever way this tea party movement chooses to proceed, one thing is certain, any candidate that appeals to our values, and captures our votes will be held to a higher standard, we will hold his, or her feet to the political fire same as the rest. It will no longer be business as usual in Washington. This is our tea party mandate.
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