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The Tea Party Patriots Mission Statement and Core Values

Mission Statement

The impetus for the Tea Party movement is excessive government spending and taxation. Our mission is to attract, educate, organize, and mobilize our fellow citizens to secure public policy consistent with our three core values of Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government and Free Markets.

Core Values
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Constitutionally Limited Government
  • Free Markets
Fiscal Responsibility: Fiscal Responsibility by government honors and respects the freedom of the individual to spend the money that is the fruit of their own labor. A constitutionally limited government, designed to protect the blessings of liberty, must be fiscally responsible or it must subject its citizenry to high levels of taxation that unjustly restrict the liberty our Constitution was designed to protect. Such runaway deficit spending as we now see in Washington D.C. compels us to take action as the increasing national debt is a grave threat to our national sovereignty and the personal and economic liberty of future generations.

Constitutionally Limited Government: We, the members of The Tea Party Patriots, are inspired by our founding documents and regard the Constitution of the United States to be the supreme law of the land. We believe that it is possible to know the original intent of the government our founders set forth, and stand in support of that intent. Like the founders, we support states' rights for those powers not expressly stated in the Constitution. As the government is of the people, by the people and for the people, in all other matters we support the personal liberty of the individual, within the rule of law.

Free Markets: A free market is the economic consequence of personal liberty. The founders believed that personal and economic freedom were indivisible, as do we. Our current government's interference distorts the free market and inhibits the pursuit of individual and economic liberty. Therefore, we support a return to the free market principles on which this nation was founded and oppose government intervention into the operations of private business.

Our Philosophy

Tea Party Patriots, Inc. as an organization believes in Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government, and Free Markets. Tea Party Patriots, Inc. is a non-partisan grassroots organization of individuals united by our core values derived from the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America, the Bill Of Rights as explained in the Federalist Papers. We recognize and support the strength of grassroots organization powered by activism and civic responsibility at a local level. We hold that the United States is a republic conceived by its architects as a nation whose people were granted "unalienable rights" by our Creator. Chiefly among these are the rights to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." The Tea Party Patriots stand with our founders, as heirs to the republic, to claim our rights and duties which preserve their legacy and our own. We hold, as did the founders, that there exists an inherent benefit to our country when private property and prosperity are secured by natural law and the rights of the individual.

1. The Tea Party movement is all about Fiscal Issues & Accountability.

2. Like many Americans, the Tea Party movement did not trust government spending money on TARP, Stimulus, the government bailout & takeover of GM, the Jobs Bills, now using our money in Greece.

3. The Tea Party is Not about Social Issues.

4. We are not a 3rd political party.

5. The Tea Party does NOT have a national leader.

6. Our members are merely concerned Americans from all political parties and our strength is at the state and local levels.

7. We are NOT anti-government… We love our country and believe the U.S. Constitution is a road-map of laws that made us the greatest nation on earth.

8. We are deeply concerned that the ideals that made us the shining light, for many years now, are being eroded and our national leaders are representing themselves more than the people they claim to serve.

9. The machine in Washington D.C. is transforming our country into a European-Socialistic-Government.

10. Whether Democrat, Independent, Libertarian or Republican, our members share the following mission statement:

The impetus, or the launch and force, for the Tea Party movement, is a response to excessive government spending, debt, and control. Added regulation and taxation will further destroy our economy. Our goal is to attract, educate, organize, and mobilize our fellow citizens to secure public policy consistent with our three CORE VALUES:

  1. Fiscal Responsibility
  2. Constitutionally Limited Government
  3. Free Markets
We Believe these principles will restore our economy, this will require some undoing of our government.

To take back our country, we must learn history and government philosophies. Understand the miracle of our founders, our Republic, our laws, our faith, our individualism that led to the greatest nation of all times. We now are required to grow our own leaders and politicians that are willing to fight the machine in both parties, refuse special favors, and honor the position they serve. We must vow to join this effort with our lives and fortunes.

There are three scenarios that face us today:

  1. Status-quo remains, slow economy, continued debt, we meagerly survive as the government continues to grow;
  2. Our economy and system quickly cascades into the hands of oppression;
  3. We The People rise up, vote, get involved with our leaders to cut the size of government and put the responsibility back into the hands of people, communities, charities…anything but the government.
Time is critical. We must act now.