Tea party trying to recapture American Dream

The Tea Party is the political choice of many American’s because it does not have all the baggage of a party. The major down side of “belonging” to any “party,” is that most demand a strict adherence to the party line. If you don’t agree with the stubborn party line you are not allowed to participate. For years now, many Americans have been embarrassed to declare that we are affiliated with any party but are now proud to be labeled Tea Party.

The blessing and the curse of the Tea Party is that it is not a recognized political “party,” but represents an inclusive highly diversified yet tightly related group of conservatives.

For the past five years we’ve been fighting to make goals of the Tea Party understood and have worked to support any individual or group willingly accepting what we call an America first agenda. Other groups have vaguely similar conservative agendas but we choose to support our agenda first and foremost because it is essential Tea Party. The agenda is not long and is straight to the point:

Individual liberty

Limited government

Economic Freedom

In support of this agenda Tea Party arguments are simple:

Our individual liberties and constitution are under constant attack. The Tea Party stands for a constitutional restoration of our ever eroding God given rights of Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness.

Limited Government is very simply a political system in which legalized force is restricted through delegated and enumerated powers as specified in the constitution.

The foundations of economic freedom are personal choice, voluntary exchanges, with open markets and not excessively controlled by an overreaching government.

The Tea Party’s primary interest is for America’s future.

Tea Party conservatives will meet on Wednesday, June 25, at the Alpena Library at 6 p.m.

Bob Lamb

Alpena