What are the values of the Tea Party? Here is a simple statement about them that you can send to your newspaper editor. Time to dispel the rumors of Tea Party AWOL, dead, etc. In short, "Rumors of our death are greatly exaggerated."THIS IS US:
The 2012 federal elections are the most important elections in a generation. Americans will be deciding whether to stay true to the principles of our Founders or take a turn towards the European socialist system we see collapsing across the Atlantic.
1. Fiscal Responsibility: balancing the budget will prevent us from being like Greece, Portugal, Ireland, and Spain.
2. Free markets will encourage competition which will spark innovation and economic growth to help get people back to work.
3. Constitutionally-limited government will stop overreaches by the federal government, in everything from economically harmful regulations to unconstitutional TSA screenings.
4. The President’s health care law increases federal spending, moves the decision making power from the doctor/patient relationship to the federal government, and violates the First Amendment rights of all Americans. It should be overturned by Congress.