Tea Party Patriots Stand Strong for America
By: James D. Kellogg
The Declaration of Independence is the cornerstone of liberty for American citizens. It is a profound statement of human liberty in which the founders of our nation asserted that all people are created equal and endowed by God with â€œunalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happinessâ€. It took seven years of war against a world power to win the chance to fulfill this pledge.
Delegates from the newly-free alliance of states established a government to â€œsecure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity.â€ They drafted the Constitution of the United States, the extraordinary framework for a government with the power to guarantee the God-given rights of Americans. That government is subject to the limitations of a republic that reflects the will of the people. Our Constitution provides for adequate but limited government authority, implemented through a system of separated powers and the principle of federalism.
For decades, many of our elected representatives and appointed bureaucrats chipped away at the foundation and framework of America. Under President Barack Obama and the 111th Congress, the mallet and chisel were replaced by a jackhammer and wrecking ball. Unconstitutional legislation, such as Obamacare, grants government control over our lives and personal choices. Anti-capitalist laws like â€œcap and tradeâ€ punish industry and weaken our economy. The refusal to enforce border security and immigration law jeopardizes citizen safety and national sovereignty. And endless spending has pushed the national debt above $14 trillion, effectively condemning future generations to indentured servitude.
Tea Party Patriots are banding together to halt the destructive agenda of expansionist government and socialist ideology. Honest, hardworking citizens are speaking out in defense of individual liberty, limited government, and economic freedom. Armed with knowledge of our history and passion for our heritage, we are enlightening our neighbors and educating our children. Many of us write letters to newspapers and post on blogs. We organize periodic gatherings to motivate and support our conservative brethren. And we always cast our votes.
Tea Party Patriots support conservative political candidates willing to fight for smaller government, lower taxes, federal and state spending cuts, and enforcement of immigration law. We are dedicated to repealing government-run health care, blocking punitive cap and trade legislation, and utilizing our domestic energy reserves. In essence, the Tea Party movement is ending the practice of governance without the consent of the governed.
Anti-socialist anger and grassroots reform initiatives will certainly experience ebbs and flows. To some degree, human resolve is like a pot of boiling water. If the heat is turned up too high, the water boils off quickly. Long-term motivation requires simmering at a lower temperature. Tea Party Patriots are the steady flame that will keep the yearning for liberty bubbling in the hearts and minds of Americans.
James D. Kellogg is a professional engineer in Colorado, the author of the thriller novel E-Force, and the founder of LiberTEAWatch.com. Please visit JamesDKellogg.com or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.