An Independence Day Message from a Founding Member of the TEA Party

Today, we celebrate the anniversary of America’s independence from the Crown of England. There were many factors which lead to the Declaration of Independence, but the straw that broke the camel’s back was over taxes. So, today, I think it only appropriate that we consider the words of a founding member of the TEA Party (Taxed Enough Already Party).

First, this founder warned against allowing political Parties in our system at all. He said that they will only lead to faction that, if not checked, will destroy us. Essentially, political Parties divide our loyalty. It takes it away from the principles and ideals of liberty and to this nation and places them in the Party and its leadership. Once that happens, this leader warns that our system can no longer function.

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10 thoughts on “An Independence Day Message from a Founding Member of the TEA Party

  1. “that your Union and brotherly affection may be perpetual; that the free constitution, which is the work of your hands, may be sacredly maintained”

    “With slight shades of difference, you have the same Religion, Manners, Habits, and political Principles.”

    Stark difference in ideology from then to now. Man does not have the wisdom capable of maintaining a system of Liberty for long periods of time. His human nature is too imperfect without the fear of God as his guiding principle.

    We have been blessed to have lived in this experiment but as Balkanized as we have become, due to the willful destruction of our moral compass, it appears the end is near unless drastic action is taken.

    • chhelo,

      True. We would do well to remember that, once lost, the generation that lost it will never again see liberty, nor will their children or grandchildren. It requires a generation that has never known liberty, nor those who did to restore it, and even then, ONLY when they seek to achieve it through and with God!

      Anything else always — ALWAYS — results in tyranny and oppression (not to mention mass murder).

  2. (Before there was Washington to warn us, before there was even a Declaration to guide us there was this…).

    ” Some writers have so confounded Society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas, they are not only different, but have different origins.”

    Thomas Paine 1775

    (We the People have to do the heavy lifting. We the people are NOT the government.)

    (After the Declaration and in the midst of the Conflagration there was this……)

    “THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”

    Th. Paine Dec 23, 1776

    (‘ We the People’ have before us again….hard times.)

    • Yes, but Paine missed the point that Washington was stressing, which is why Paine embraced the French Revolution. Paine thought man could do it all on his own, as we are trying to do today, and Paine was wrong. All who think freedom can be achieved and preserved without God are wrong. The evidence is scattered throughout man’s history, we need only but look and accept.

        • I realized that, but then I realized that it actually IS the point.

          Paine was saying it is the responsibility of the individual citizen, but Washington was reminding us that NO individual is capable of executing that responsibility unless and until they had been inwardly changed, and that inward change ONLY comes from having accepted Christ.

          So, while I understand what you were saying, I think my reply still holds: Paine missed the key ingredient — as do most Libertarians.

  3. “WARNING” the Church in the USA Is dead, the Government is an immoral mass looking for a newspaper to wrap itself in. The worst part, this is what 50% or more of Americans still support and will vote for in 2016.

    Now that we have identified the problem what’s the cure?

    1) Armed Rebellion
    2) Civil Disobedience
    3) Capitulation
    4) Prayer

    Any thought’s?

    • chhelo,

      I vote for the option our founders used. Before the Revolution, there was a change in the hearts of the people. We call it the Great Awakening. It is what Adams was talking about when he said:

      “The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations … This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.”

      –John Adams

      So I say God’s people should get back to doing what Christ told us to do and make disciples of the nations, and we do that by letting His light — which lives within us — shine before men.

    • Very Simply Option (2) Civil Disobedience.

      All other necessary actions, awakenings and conversions will flow from it. It will motivate, invigorate and stimulate. It will show individuals throughout the country that they are not alone.

      • Don,

        You are putting the cart before the horse. Liberty flows from an inward change in the individual. Unless and until that change takes place, any civil disobedience in this nation will be selfish and self-centered, not righteous and self-sacrificing — and that will produce our own version of the French Revolution. No, I have learned — through study — that the inward change MUST come first. Everything else rests upon it, and that change comes from accepting, turning to and trusting God.

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