To the Editor,
You know that a movement is generally on the right track when the federal government has to use the Internal Revenue Service in order to suppress its growth and undermine the civil rights of its members.
You know that a movement is generally on the right track when anti-constitutionalist media darlings have to sift through thousands upon thousands of you tube videos to find a possible racist and blame that nutcase with a First Amendment on the Tea Party.
You know that a movement is generally on the right track when it is accused of being “mean-spirited” and, essentially not playing nice, by those well-known to be addicted to all things inside the beltway.
I support the Tea Party because the main theme has been an earnest effort to make the Constitution front and center in our efforts to reform government to a better standard.
Constitutional life and liberty is a precious heritage that is always in jeopardy when too many people are willing to sell their American birthright for the pottage of socialism. (No, that is NOT to suggest that all persons receiving some kind of government check are unfriendly to the Constitution! Quite to the contrary, there are a great many senior citizens signing up to work with organizations that DISAGREE with the government always knows best thinking of the AARP!).
We had better learn to support good people who are willing to engage in principled debate and who do not accept that government can grow indiscriminantly and erode the wealth of a nation without consequence.
The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, still offers us wisdom to reform government in accordance with commonsense. May we listen and see our culture blossom again!
Paul Richard Strange Sr.,