Monday, July 26, 2010

I AM THE TEA PARTY!

I'm not an organized group. No membership. No chapter. No club. Nothing to sign. Nothing to join. No dues to pay.
I am the TEA Party!
I will defend the constitution of our founders, from all enemies, foreign and domestic. Unlike those in political office, I will keep that oath, at all costs. So help me God!
I am the TEA Party!
I believe that our Bill of Rights were granted to me as an individual. They are natural rights from God. Equal rights and opportunities... not equal things. I will look out for my fellow man... God commands me. But do not take of my labor by forced redistribution to fulfill a collective welfare agenda. That is not what our republic stands for. I will fight.
I am the TEA Party!
I believe in limited government and that those we elect are our servants.  They are not royalty. I do not fear them! I believe that our country is great and has been blessed by God. And that is the God, I trust.
I am the TEA Party!
I will leave you alone, if you do not tread on me. But don't expect me to go away. I've been asleep too long and now look what has happened. I have a lot of work to do. It's the least I can do for the sacrifices others have already made. I am relearning the history that has been hidden from me. I know the truth and I know the lies.
I am the TEA Party! 
Call me names. Question my motives and character. You have that right which I will defend. It just empowers me more. Actually you have woken me up. So thank you.
I am the TEA Party!

6 comments:

  1. HEAR HEAR!

    I'm postin' this one!

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  2. I don't believe the "Bill of Rights" was granted to me as an individual. It does not dictate my rights, nor deny them. It is the first ten amendments to the Constitution, limiting the powers of the federal government, but not the powers of the states, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

    I believe I am endowd my rights by my Creator. No man may grant them, and the only way I can be stripped of them is through imprisonment, torture, and death. I am a free man at liberty.

    How do you come to believe that the first ten constitutional amendments "are granted to you as an individual," when they are so obviously restrictions of power placed on the government that is framed in the document?

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  3. 101, I never stated that they were granted to me from the government. They are principled after nature's/God's laws and thus are not able to be given by man. These rights are individual, not collective rights. Yes they are a negative directives aimed at government restriction. But I am unsure of your statement in so much as I believe these rights also trumps those that can be imposed by individual states. Because if they are God given, no man can take away... or limit.

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  4. Exactly, because they can be limited and taken away they must not be "rights". There is no point in constraining government from something it cannot do.

    The first ten amendments, sometimes called the "Bill of Rights", are not a list of rights, but priviledges of citizens (or people in general) that the federal government shall not infringe upon. The tenth amendment expresses this sentiment.

    What is often neglected in recent history books dealing with this subject is the sovereignty of the political states that joined by ratification of this document this union called the United States of America. Because each state is recognised as sovereign the idea that they must submit to the constitution of the United States of America in any aspect not explicitly stated is ludicrous. And the first ten amendments are silent as to these being made as prohibiting the armies, police forces, legislative bodies, or any branch of state government from taking part in these activities.

    The first amendment is abundantly clear in the words "Congress shall make no law" who or what is being prohibited from action in this amendment, and it is not state assemblies, but Congress.

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