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i was perusing the 10 core beliefs of the tea party platform in amazement. i thought i would share number 9 today. as a practicing (not recently really) i am reminded that there is so much smoke and mirrors involved here. having endured last year’s government shutdown, i am now inclined to believe that there is a force among us that is bankrupting the morals of our society.
reposted from tea party-platform.com
9. Avoid the Pitfalls of Politics – American politics is burdened by big money from lobbyists and special interests with an undue influence on the peoples’ representatives. The Tea Party movement is seen as a threat to the entrenched political parties and thus is the continual target of smear campaigns and misrepresentation of its ideals. We choose not to respond to these attacks except to strongly and explicitly disavow any and all hate speech, any and all violence as well as insinuations of violence, and any and all extreme and fringe elements that bring discredit to the Tea Party Movement. We are a peaceful movement and respect other’s opinions and views even though they do not agree with our own. We stand by the Tea Party beliefs and goals and choose to focus our energies on ensuring that our government representatives do the same.
“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.” –Abraham Lincoln
“Honesty is the best policy.” –Benjamin Franklin
“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” –George Washington