What is the purpose of the Tea party? Their slogan says, “We the people, we’re back, and we vote.” Where were they before? Is this some exclusive club that you have to apply to for membership in order to gain entry?
This is a time when we should be coming together. However instead, once again there’s division. As citizens we have the power to choose who we want in control and make them listen. Nevertheless, we look to our politicians as leaders and defer to their judgment. It reminds me of the nursery rhyme, Three Blind Mice.
The Tea party has done one thing, and that’s let government officials know they have a voice. However, it’s what they’re stating with this voice that has me baffled, namely, the accusation of Washington trampling over the constitution.
While exploring their website, I discovered they offer video training courses. Tea party training courses include activism, campaigning and fund raising. I did listen to the video course on finance planning & budgeting and found it enlightening. Now I know the correct way to ask for money to help fund a political campaign.
I can understand the need to curb government spending, however, you of the Tea party want them to stop both spending and taxation. What do you offer in return? How do you suggest the government continue to operate effectively? Let me in on the secret, please.
The Tea party refers to the Constitution, “The government is of the people, for the people and by the people,” and this is what they represent. When in actuality it’s just another point of division. All sides seem to be out for their own best interests. Hopefully, there will come a time when they’ll have to work together, instead of one side controlling more than the other, with no room for negotiations.
My advice to citizens and voters everywhere is to do your research. You should vote on issues and not for a person or at the advice of certain parties. Who do you, as an individual, feel will best represent your interests?
We the people should step up and raise our voices together.