Despite what you see and hear from the main stream media, the Tea Party is not an actual political party, and is not a top-down, national organization. Every Tea Party is a localized, independent "Laboratory of Liberty" consisting of citizens, many of whom have never before been politically active. The four main rallying points of virtually every Tea Party group across America are limited government, lower taxes, responsible economic policy and individual liberty.
The Lehigh Valley Project 9-12/Tea Party Group's mission is to educate the public about the issues affecting them at all levels of government. We believe, as our Founders did, that a free nation must have an engaged citizenry who are are aware and educated on the issues. Our main goal is to restore a fervent awareness of the precious, unalienable rights outlined in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. The real solutions to our country's problems will come from We the People, not the government, or the "right" elected official(s). Our Founding Fathers understood these ideas when they wrote the Second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —
Over the past century, while the majority of us went about our daily lives trusting that government was "securing these rights," progressive groups and organizations, who believe the answer to society's challenges lie with a bigger, more powerful government, have been working to fundamentally transform America from the inside-out by systematically destroying our freedoms and liberties. While those who claim the founding principles of America invalid are in the minority, by forming tight coalitions, progressives have successfully affected in a very negative way the very essence of what we know as America. Unfortunately, the majority of Americans who are decent, hard-working, and self-reliant have been unaware of this internal threat and have, until recently, not been actively engaged in the preservation of what we have always taken for granted - our liberties Those involved in the Tea Party are watchdogs, focused on reigning in our bloated, out-of-control government at all levels--federal, state and local(school board, township and county). The irresponsible fiscal policies of our government and its ever-growing intrusion into the everyday lives of citizens imperil all of our liberties. Regardless of which political party hold the majority, a class of ruling elites has taken it upon themselves to decide what is best for the rest of us because they feel we are incapable of doing so. They believe, unlike our Founders, that it is the duty of government to take care of every aspect its citizens' lives, and provide economic rights such as a job, a house, and a free education at the expense of others.
What happens if I join the Tea Party?
You will become more aware of what’s going on in your community and region. You will also learn how you can help or become involved with the decisions affecting your local community. You will also be able to make more informed decisions at the ballot box.
Join the grassroots movement that's sweeping across America. Every generation is challenged to preserve the freedoms for which our Founding Fathers’ fought and died. Let’s leave an America for our children in which they can thrive and rise to levels in life as high as their talents and aspirations can take them.
As Ronald Reagan said:
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."
Though not perfect, our country still is the shining light of freedom and liberty throughout the world. But, that light is growing dimmer every day.
It’s time for you to step up and take the torch of liberty.