posted on Jul, 30 2011 @ 09:38 AM
A lot of people don't realize that America is a "Republic" and not a democracy. In a republic, each state has a say through elected representatives to
support or deny any cause, bill, etc. In fact, the electoral college was based on that ideal. The people vote for electors who then cast their vote
for or against. So in actuality presidents are elected by a mere few hundred people.
The Tea Party has gone back, way back to the earlier years of congressional representation. They know the will of their constituents and will vote
accordingly. I consider myself to be a Tea Party person rather than a democrat or republican. I want limited government, low taxes, and no debt
ceiling of any kind (except in time of war). And I don't mean proxy wars like Libya, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
What is a Tea Party person ?
Do you believe in the Constitution and amendments as written ?
Do you believe in limited government ?
Do you believe in low taxation ?
Do you believe in honest, open, representation in congress ?
Do you despise government controlled healthcare ?
Do you believe in real secure borders ?
Do you believe illegal aliens are in fact illegal and are therefore committing a crime against the US ?
These are only a few, but not all, of the ideals Tea Party people hold to. You decide if you are a Tea Party person too, or not.
edit on 30-7-2011 by Fromabove because: (no reason given)