Each of the following individuals should probably have an FBI dossier completed on them. They should be considered armed and under the right circumstances dangerous. Most if not all are guilty of rebellion and have known ties or associations with a militia.
America has asked, ‘Who are the leaders of the TEA Party?’. Some say there are none. Let me answer that question.
John Adams, Samuel Adams, Abraham Baldwin, Josiah Bartlett, Richard Bassett, Gunning Bedford Jr., John Blair, William Blount, Carter Braxton, David Brearly, Jacob Broom, Pierce Butler, Charles Carroll, Daniel Carroll, Samuel Chase, Abraham Clark, George Clymer, William R. Davie, Jonathan Dayton, John Dickinson, William Ellery, Oliver Ellsworth, William Few, Thomas Fitzsimons, William Floyd, Benjamin Franklin, Elbridge Gerry, Nicholas Gilman, Nathaniel Gorham, Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, Alexander Hamilton, John Hancock, Benjamin Harrison, John Hart, Joseph Hewes, Thomas Heyward Jr., William Hooper, Stephen Hopkins, Francis Hopkinson, William C. Houston, William Houston, Samuel Huntington, Jared Ingersoll, William Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, William Samuel Johnson, Rufus King, John Langdon, John Lansing Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lewis, Philip Livingston, William Livingston, Thomas Lynch Jr., James Madison Jr., Alexander Martin, Luther Martin, George Mason, James McClurg, James McHenry, Thomas McKean, John F. Mercer, Arthur Middleton, Thomas Mifflin, Gouverneur Morris, Lewis Morris, Robert Morris, John Morton, Thomas Nelson Jr., William Paca, Robert Treat Paine, William Paterson, John Penn, William L. Pierce, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Charles Pinckney, Edmund J. Randolph, George Read, Ceasar Rodney, George Ross, Benjamin Rush, Edward Rutledge, John Rutledge, Roger Sherman, James Smith, Richard Dobbs Spaight, Richard Stockton, Thomas Stone, Caleb Strong, George Taylor, Matthew Thornton, George Walton, William Whipple, William Williams, Hugh Williamson, James Wilson, John Witherspoon, Oliver Wolcott, George Wythe, Robert Yates and a fellow name of George Washington.
This list doesn’t include Patrick Henry, Francis Marion and scores of others who died previously, or could not attend the signing of the Declaration of Independence, or US Constitution, though they were leaders and TEA Party members as well. A who’s who of TEA Party activists, if you will.
The common threads between these leaders of the TEA Party and all of its members today are a steadfast belief in Liberty, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the responsibility to these beliefs that each man must govern himself, in order to preserve their integrity.
Without self-control these founding documents and liberty are meaningless and thus destined to failure. For it is when we offend the spirit of freedom that laws are added… laws that choke the life out of liberty… laws that steal our freedom.
There is much concern in the public eye that a strong TEA Party presence will threaten the Republican’s challenge to the Democrats in upcoming elections. This presumptuous question deserves no response because it is nothing more than a symptom of the sickness in Washington D.C. today.
There are but two relevant questions.
Are the Republicans so arrogant that they will commit political suicide by distancing themselves from those who stand up for liberty, the constitution and the limited government it defines?
Do ‘Blue Dog’ Democrats believe there will be some ‘protected status’ for them within the Progressive confines of Socialism, given what has become of their own party?
The TEA party movement in America does not exclude Republicans, Democrats, or Independents. It is the only group that does not.
If you read the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution with its amendments and believe in and defend them… you become by merit and default, a TEA Party member, because ‘you know the rules and care’.
Keep in mind that being a TEA Party member does not mean you’re crazy, but it doesn’t mean you’re not.
It’s a percentage thing… like thinking ‘Socialism is going to work on the hundredth try’… now that’s collective dementia. How about signing into law, legislation that controverts the Constitution… does that sound rational?
When government officials uphold their oath of office,’ they’ are TEA Party members. Some do, without question of duty or honor… others don’t.
For the record, a ‘thing you say’ is just a ‘thing you say’ and an ‘oath’ is an ‘oath’. Article 6 speaks to that along with Article 2, section 1.
The fundamental litmus test of all US law is the Constitution. The burden of law is to pass that test. Article 6 speaks to that as well. And if new law conflicts with old law… old law wins (out of respect for elders).