Wednesday, April 15, 2009

updated Tea Party info

Today is the BIG Tea Party Day!! If you are in Helena it will be held in front of the Capitol; Bozeman~Bozeman Public Library located at 626 E. Main St. and marching West to the Downtown County Court house at 411 E. Main St. Both locations are from noon until 2 p.m. for further info. Want to make your own signs here is a link with slogan ideas.

Hello Neighbors and friends,

I would recommend we keep ourselves on task with this movement and ensure that we focus on the true issues. In Billings, the Gazette indicated that the tea party is a tax protest. We must emphasize that we are not against taxes, unless they are without representation, and we are not against government, unless the leaders are either tyrants or believe in and promote anarchy. These were the issues our founding fathers designed the constitution to counter. The founders could not have seen the future of technological development, but they did have a thorough understanding of human greed, avarice, jealousy, and selfish ambition. The constitution was designed to counter these, as was Jefferson’s plan for education. We must emphasize what we are for, not what we are against. We are for government that is wise, virtuous, honorable, and trustworthy. We are for responsible spending. We are for the virtues of honor, integrity, hard work, personal responsibility, reverence, life-long learning, thrift, and civility. We must emphasize this group is made up of responsible citizens that belong to all financial walks of life, all political parties, and all religious backgrounds. This movement is made of we the people of the United States that want responsible government and not the corruption we have seen with all political parties. We must emphasize that we are a republic, not a democracy or socialist nation. We are here to protect our republic from irresponsible leaders who believe the ruling class is better than the governed. In other words, we believe in each other and the potential each of us possess and do not believe we need someone to tell us how to live because we are and have the ability to be and pass on a wise and virtuous populace.

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