An anonymous person emailed me several days ago, after my editorial appeared in the Gazette. They wrote: “I will be attending the Tea Party Rally on Sept. 12. I will be looking to see if the Tea Party representatives and speakers will be speaking to solutions to our nations problems and not be apart of the problem. I will not be looking for gripes, complaints, anti-Obama or racial placards.”
My response to QUEBILL@aol.com was: “You are most welcome to join us, however we will not restrict FREE speech. It is not the responsibility of those who are part of the Tea Party movement to create "solutions". It is our responsibility to make our voices heard to elected officials and candidates so they may form solutions. It is our responsibility to seek out individuals who can lead us out of the quagmire both parties lead us into and support them in their efforts.
We do not tolerate racism and will continue to battle it as we did throughout the civil rights movement, which without us would have been even longer in occurring.
It it odd you did not sign your name!
Beaufort Tea Party co-founder”
In other words, the type of people who populate the Tea Party movement are the same foot soldiers who fought the Revolutionary War, who supported the Abolitionist movement of the Civil War And who stood shoulder to shoulder throughout the Civil Rights era fighting for equality. Ordinary American Patriots fighting extra-ordinary battles, while being publicly derided and mis-represented.
We seek out capable and honest people who support the foundation of this nation, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. It is our duty and responsibility to find leaders with wisdom, courage and common sense to formulate solutions and implement them. We seek out organizations that espouse the Tea Party principles to help form solutions and support these leaders, such as the CATO Institute and the Heritage Foundation.
Look around you and what do you see? The average Joe. The everyday American. A sleeping giant that was poked into action by irresponsible actions of our government.
“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, Gov’ts are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,”
Our fore fathers knew the extent and limits of our tolerance & when pushed to a certain point, “We The People” would be moved to action. They knew that those of us that have the ability to take action, have the absolute responsibility to act.”
It was President Andrew Jackson who said, “One man with courage makes a majority” Well, We are the Majority and Silent No Longer!
Now, QUEBILL@aol.com, before I introduce our guest speakers, I’ll leave you with one final thought. It was the Renaissance Author Dante who said, “the hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who, in a time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”
You cannot silence us with your disinformation and veiled threats. We will be Silent No Longer!
Freedom Of Speech
- Come'ya Conservative
- People can wrap themselves inside the Constitution, spew anything they choose to say, stick their tongue out in your face and declare you can't do anything about what they said. They have Freedom of Speech. Right? Yes! However, Freedom of Speech, comes married to the responsibility for ones own actions. If you say it, write it or draw it, be ready to defend it. Cower in silence, you abdicate your freedom and allow the bullies and censurers to win.