Another tax day come & gone.
Another Tax Day Tea Party that my family attended (despite it being at the worse possible time for me to not be working on the upcoming JECHS auction fundraiser…sometimes ya just gotta do what ya gotta do)
So this morning I read a CBS article describing those who affiliate themselves with the Tea Party Movement…
They are white. They are old. They are angry.
Since a picture paints a thousand words and I have no time for a thousand words this morning. Here you go!
cutest and sweetest All American Tea Party Patriot ever!
These “old” Tea Party Patriots will be voting for the first time this fall in 2010 and in 2012 respectively. (can I tell you how happy that makes this Mom)
This was the angriest Tea Party Patriot at the event
Just in case you do not know what the Tea Party Patriots believe. Here it is in a “nutshell”
- Fiscal Responsibility
- Constitutionally Limited Government
- Free Markets
Fiscal Responsibility: Fiscal Responsibility by government honors and respects the freedom of the individual to spend the money that is the fruit of their own labor. A constitutionally limited government, designed to protect the blessings of liberty, must be fiscally responsible or it must subject its citizenry to high levels of taxation that unjustly restrict the liberty our Constitution was designed to protect. Such runaway deficit spending as we now see in Washington D.C. compels us to take action as the increasing national debt is a grave threat to our national sovereignty and the personal and economic liberty of future generations.
Constitutionally Limited Government: We, the members of The Tea Party Patriots, are inspired by our founding documents and regard the Constitution of the United States to be the supreme law of the land. We believe that it is possible to know the original intent of the government our founders set forth, and stand in support of that intent. Like the founders, we support states’ rights for those powers not expressly stated in the Constitution. As the government is of the people, by the people and for the people, in all other matters we support the personal liberty of the individual, within the rule of law.
Free Markets: A free market is the economic consequence of personal liberty. The founders believed that personal and economic freedom were indivisible, as do we. Our current government’s interference distorts the free market and inhibits the pursuit of individual and economic liberty. Therefore, we support a return to the free market principles on which this nation was founded and oppose government intervention into the operations of private business.
I agree with these principles and I believe in being active in my community, state and national government. As a Mom I want to pass these beliefs, principles and passions on to my children. Therefore I attend every tea party I possibly can. It is that simple.
Ok I am off to:
- A well baby doctor appointment for the cutest baby on the planet…my sweet 1 year old daughter
- To get immunizations for my amazing 14 year old daughter who is going to Uganda in two weeks to serve the orphans (and am I ever so proud)
- To work tirelessly the rest of the day on the Jim Elliot Christian High School Auction fundraiser that is happening two weeks from tonight and where I must, with the Lord’s help raise $50,000.
- And then just the “normal” life of a mother of eight….running the home front, picking up & dropping off kids for various activities all over the city and on & on & on
All in the day of the life of one Tea Party Patriot…me!