Thoughts about regaining our power

Today I launched a brand new blog website called EastsideTeaparty blog. Please bookmark it for your local resources.
I built it for us to use as a quick place to go and find information.

It links to most of our local groups, as well as many other places that would interest us regarding elected officials, and pending legislation.

Most of us have jobs and are very busy people. We need handy resources to be more efficient and effective.

The left has disastrous plans for this country and are throwing them our way very quickly.

It is incumbent on us now to become as organized and coordinated in our efforts as soon as we can now that we have been forced into this real life game of “survivor”.

Most of us have little if any experience in grass root activism and just wanted to be left alone- with our friends, family, and freedom!

Unfortunately we are not able to enjoy that luxury any longer!

What is slowing us now is a key issue

We need strong local leaders to be promoted,appointed, and followed to be our commanders!

This is a dilemma, in that; we have sent leaders to represent us, only to see them meld into somebody completely different once they were elected.

We need to identify people within our groups who can lead, will lead, and have the courage of conviction to do the right things regardless of the danger in doing so. We also need those leaders to strongly communicate the message we share, and that they themselves will not compromise!

If we do not get that process started, we will not develop those leaders in time.

These are not necessarily the same people in the political process now, following the same path as those before them that have failed us.

So I propose that we start our searches and meet to discuss our roles as groups.

I myself am not asking for this leader role. I know I do not possess the skills or life circumstances to do a responsible job, but I help in anyway I can. This letter is part of the effort, as is the blog I launched today!

We need to be organized enough to put some real pressure on these elected officials so that we are not steamrolled by socialism shortly.

There are many issues that people are strongly against yet these issues are being forced on us. Enough is enough.

We can be silent no more. We must make our stand, and make our groups too strong for anyone to ignore!

Thanks for your time,

Your friend

Dave
Eastsideteaparty blog

Tea Party Background

This is taken directly from surgeusa.org website as an excerpt, I think we all do well knowing where we came from, and remembering our roots, when trying to determine where to go next!

The Tax Day Tea Party protests on April 15 were remarkable because they became an independent celebration by hundreds of thousands of Americans about basic principles and values, rather than political partisanship.  They were venting their frustration – not anger or hatred.  They were standing up for what they firmly believe.  They weren’t simply blaming others or asking for special favors. They were basically pushing back against the rapid, sweeping, and costly changes in our federal government, as well as abuses of power and spending by politicians and bureaucrats at every level of government.  It was more of a “let’s get back to our basic American values” movement.

They were not led by any single national organization to push a political party or a specific agenda. Instead, they were organized by hundreds of volunteers at the local level, each taking the initiative and reaching out to the people in their communities to work together to make it happen.

The news media were largely confused by the diversity of home-made signs at these rallies, on a wide variety of topics, according to the individual concerns of the person who had chosen freely to be there.
These weren’t the mass produced marketing images of a political campaign’s brand strategy to focus on a simple message.  These signs ranged from complex and thoughtful messages to the venting of political frustrations.  Some of them were extraordinarily clever and entertaining.  Individuals shared thousands of photos online to feature their favorites.  They were talking to each other.  They weren’t there to listen to politicians.  They were there to meet each other, and to share their own concerns.
For the most part, although many signs were very pointed and critical, they were not ad hominem or hateful attacks.  They weren’t simply anti-Obama, or anti anybody else.  These were individuals freely expressing their own views.  Rather than just being against higher taxes, spending, and debt, many were clearly expressing concern about defending the fundamental principled and values on which this country was founded, including the limited role delegated to the federal government in the Constitution.