by Emily Lewy
Tea Party goals of limited government, personal responsibility and balanced budgets are the same as my goals. I long ago declared myself an “Independent” because both major political parties continue to expand government, provide relief from personal responsibility for both individuals and business, and spend taxpayer money like drunken sailors.
Nancy Pelosi, God bless her soul, provided the very best evidence yet for limiting the power of the federal government. She cajoled members of Congress into passing a law that can control our lives without bothering to know what they were doing. Unknown lobbyists and bureaucrats will fill in the blanks and interpret the meaning of regulations. Elected officials have confessed that they are impotent when it comes to dealing with the complexities of health care, education, taxation and the myriad of issues included in the Health Care Bill. Clearly, such power should not be wielded by persons so far removed from the people.
Our Constitution strictly limits authority of the federal government. Yet, that federal authority has been expanded to control the states and the lives of individuals.
We, the people, have, over the last hundred years, placed trust in those who could not be trusted. Laws and regulations are so numerous and convoluted that only experts can interpret them. The trust has gone.
In this last election, some candidates who campaigned to eliminate earmarks now claim that eliminating earmarks is irresponsible. They lie and their lies must be exposed.
The mission of the Tea Party is to return to Constitutional limitations on government. We are a free people —not slaves working for the benefit of government, begging permission for our every act, and being grateful that we are cared for.
Our goals will not be attained overnight. In due time, we will be successful by shining the light on both political parties and those entities that control them.
If you prefer individual freedom and personal responsibility to being cared for (controlled) by government, you might want to join the Dahlonega Tea Party. We meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 PM in the meeting room of Magical Threads, 315 Church Street, Dahlonega. The “Fair Tax” will be discussed at the November 16 meeting.