First and foremost, tea parties are local constituent groups that have expressed frustration with our overzealous, big-government programs that can only be funded by private business and individual tax revenues. The government cannot give away welfare-type benefits unless our citizenry funds them by developing private industry, private jobs and paying their fair share of the government's budget.
If you don't believe the aforementioned, then you want a monarchy to take over all private interests. That is exactly what our revolution against Great Britain freed us from. With every new government takeover, we evolve back toward that state.
The current level of spending in Washington is outrageous and irresponsible. The media pined over Bush's deficits, and we haven't heard one word from them about Obama's. They are all Bush's fault, according to the party in power. No country has ever spent its way into prosperity.
The best things in life are not free. They require hard work and sacrifice. Petitions to government to give you the things you should work for are inherently sacrificing your personal liberties and responsibilities. If the government is powerful enough to give you everything you want, it is powerful enough to take away everything you earned.
Vote Tuesday. Realign Congress to perform its function as a check against overzealous executive power. It is step one in restoring our economy and our country to the policies that made America great.
Timothy S. Wyld Bluftton