Letter: Tea Party is the only party for real change, he saysTO THE EDITOR: I am a Tea Party supporter or “Tea Bagger,” if you prefer a morally lower level of speech, void of character and substance, while employing diversion from the truth with derogatory terms.
By: Scott Thomson, Maiden Rock, Pierce County Herald
TO THE EDITOR: I am a Tea Party supporter or “Tea Bagger,” if you prefer a morally lower level of speech, void of character and substance, while employing diversion from the truth with derogatory terms.
At present, it is the only party for real change. The message of the Tea Party includes “fiscal responsibility,” “constitutionally limited government” and “free markets.” A majority of Americans support these principles of freedom.
The trouble I have with the Tea Party is that is has been co-opted by the Republicans. The Republicans and the Democrats are plainly opposite sides of the same coin. Both parties are guilty of theft on a grand scale, stealing the treasure of the people.
Most voters believe that we, the people, get to choose our governing officials by the election process. In reality, those choices were made long before your ballot was cast.
In 1787, at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, the states’ delegates met and were beginning the initial steps toward negating the states’ rights, and set up a central government, or monarchy, much like the one they declared independence from in 1776. Ben Franklin, old and weakened by sickness, rose to his feet to speak in opposition to a monarchy. His talk helped to turn the direction of the delegates, and shape our country’s future toward a form of government that recognizes individual liberty and states’ rights.
Mr. Franklin pointed out that both “ambition” (power) and “avarice” (money) are two strong motivational forces that affect mankind, even to violence. Those two forces choose who runs for office. You get to pick your choice like picking what to watch on TV. The forces of power and money chose what will appear on your screen before you turn the set on. The same forces provide your choice in the voting booth.