President Obama said in an interview with the Rolling Stones “There’s no doubt that the infrastructure and the financing of the Tea Party come from some very traditional, very powerful, special-interest lobbies. I don’t think this is a secret. Dick Armey and FreedomWorks, which was one of the first organizational mechanisms to bring Tea Party folks together, are financed by very conservative industries and forces that are opposed to enforcement of environmental laws, that are opposed to an energy policy that would be different than the fossil-fuel-based approach we’ve been taking, that don’t believe in regulations that protect workers from safety violations in the workplace, that want to make sure that we are not regulating the financial industries in ways that we have. There’s no doubt that there is genuine anger, frustration and anxiety in the public at large about the worst financial crisis we’ve experienced since the Great Depression. Part of what we have to keep in mind here is this recession is worse than the Ronald Reagan recession of the Eighties, the 1990-91 recession, and the 2001 recession combined. The depths of it have been profound. This body politic took a big hit in the gut, and that always roils up our politics, and can make people angry. But because of the ability of a lot of very well-funded groups to point that anger — I think misdirect that anger — it is translating into a relevant political force in this election.” Barack Obama 2010
Contempt, arrogance and willful ignorance area all symptoms of the disease that currently infects the sacred halls of the American Republic. Elitism is the most dangerous cancer that can infect a republic founded on the principle of representative government. The men and women who we send to those marble halls are entrusted by their friends, family, and neighbors, with a sacred task. We send these people to the shrine of democracy to represent out views to the national convention. They are sent to be a bridge for the voices of their friends and family to travel to the gathering of the states. They are supposed to represent our opinions and our wishes. The system is not working. Not because it is somehow flawed, but because it has been infested with a dangerous virus. Corruption and villainy now spread from the once pure temple of liberty. The messengers have assumed upon themselves the mantle of master. They ignore our will like a stray hound. They act in their interest or the interest of some misguided philosophy. They operate outside of the law that we the true masters of the country laid down to pen up the monster a Federal government can become. The beast of federal power has been unleashed. Government as the American people laid it out was a servant created by the people to serve the people. We built a pen for the federal monster, a pen you might know better as the United States Constitution. Inscribed on this parchment are the bounds, limits, and conditions that we agreed to be governed by. We had a contract of freedom with the government, a contract they have violated. In this current Era of Elitism the government has broken the contract and violated the terms of their charter. They have begun taking freedoms and liberty from the pockets of America fathers and mothers. The neighbor we sent to represent us have transformed from John Smith to representative smith they have locked themselves in our marble fortress and turned a deaf ear to the cries from home. Our pleas and wishes fall upon the remorseless stone walls of the capitol. The small cries of individual men cannot begin to put a dent into the armor of the elitist pigs who dare call themselves our representative.
The country stands upon the brink. We are desperately searching for a return to honor and virtue. Decades of lies and deceit have left us strained and frustrated. With the collapse in 2008 desperate stressed people are now being squeezed and that is causing tensions to rise. In our free fall into oblivion we caught sight of a group of people who claimed to be up on top of the lip of the valley. They promised to through us the rope of change, and to save us from poverty and despair. They promised to fix the economy, to end the horrendous spending and growth of the federal government. They claimed to be a new generation, a generation of trust, honor, virtue. They made themselves out to be outsiders, as being free of the taint of Washington Corruption, making them capable of cleaning up the infection in our government. Desperate to restore our country, desperate to restore a sense of decency we thought to be long gone America turned to a group of people we did not fully understand. In our haste we elected a greater evil then we ever could have imagined. The walls between Washington and the rest of the country did not come down as so many of us thought. Instead those we sent to clean up the city and restore the balance of power made the walls higher, and brought in a the elitist plague.
The reason the tea party exists is not to simply reinstate the elites and thugs of the previous generation. They do no seek to install yet another corrupt thug from the dark depth of the political vault. The tea party exists because President Barack Obama and his progressive allies have lied and stole from us. The progressives have nudged us down a dead end road. Now it is time for their newest lap dog, President Barack Obama to earn his keep and nudge us off the edge of the cliff into the tyrannical abyss of communism. They seek a world where everyone is equal, where everyone shares an equal amount of the pain and suffering at the bottom of the food chain. We have seen what’s at the end of this road and we know that we do not want to go any further. We the American people have been pushed one too many times. Average Americans are tired of government telling us how to live our lives. This isn’t about the rich, this isn’t about the poor. This is not about some rich cooperation, or talking points of worthless Republicans, or oblivious Democrats. It is not even about communism or capitalism. This is Tyranny or Liberty. You must choose a side. On one side sits the coiled snake of the Tea Party, on the other sits the strong headed mule of President Obama on the other. One believes in letting you live your life as you so choose. The other plans on letting you live your life as they see fit. All the way from the type of car your drive, the way you spend your money, all the way down to the kind of light bulb in your Childs night light. The Tea Party does no t gather to protect something as insignificant as the company they work for. They gather to protect the blessings of liberty they have been bestowed upon us, for our posterity. I will admit I am a proud member of the tea party, and I cannot speak for us all, no one man can. But I know when My Father and myself depart for a gathering we do not do so because we are told to. We gather because we believe in the cause of freedom and liberty. Each generation has had to fight for the right to be free. This is our fight.
The Tea Party represents a large portion of Americans who had all but given up on the principles of our founding, people who had been asleep, blind to the usurpation of our freedoms. They are not some rabid hoard of soulless golem conjured up by the devils in corporate America. They are not brain dead hill billys who spend their days pickin their nose and chasing after their sisters. They are your friends, your neighbors, your brothers and your sisters, and they are legitimately concerned with the road President Obama has taken this country down. They drive from all parts of the country to Washington D.C. and voice their opinions and pray that their cries will be heard. President Obama responds by turning a deaf ear to them. He openly admits that he all but ignored the largest gathering on the mall in history. He fled the city to campaign for a corrupt agent of the progressive disease when they march to speak against his health care bill. He dares to tell the Tea Party that they aren’t really mad about taxes and growing government, they just want health care (). Then this most recent assault in which the President tries to say that we are legitimately angry, but we are just confused about who we are angry at, all are example of why we march on DC. It is this attitude of superiority, and the contempt in which he views the concerns of the American People, the audacity to tell us what we really think, the audacity to attack and smear people who oppose his views rather then debate the merits of each, and let’s not forget the charades and gimmicks he pulled to make his health care bill look like it was bipartisan. We are not children; magic tricks like those will not work on us anymore. These acts of arrogance are what sound the call for the Tea Party to gather, not some mustache twirling villain sitting in a smoke filled parlor. The plain and simple fact is that the Tea Party exists because of President Obama. Because President Obama continues to slap us in the face and insult our pride and honor. The tea party exists because President Obama continues to piss on us without even the courtesy of calling it rain.
President Obama came to power because we were asleep and in the dark. I am guilty as much as anyone else. I did not take him seriously and backed down from far too many debates that might have changed the minds of voters. For President Obama to achieve his goal and push through his agenda he needs us the American People to remain asleep and in the dark. The Tea Party is a threat to him and his agenda. It is a vaccine to his virus, an aware populous will not allow a criminal to steal their rights under the disguise of politics and compassion. That is why the Gadsden flag flies once again.