By Dr. John Cooper
Almost all of the TEA Party / TEA Party Patriots embrace Limited Government, Inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, Strong National Defense, Defence of our Borders, Captialism that is a free market economy, Life that begins at conception, Fiscal Constitutional Government, Balanced National Budget, and the elimination of earmarks.
TEA Party Patriots (taken from the National TEA Party) Published the following explanation of what they believe, yet there seems to enough wiggle room for a Purity Test which means that one does not have to believe 100% of all of the Conservative FiscalConstitutional doctrine to be supported by the TEA PARTY etc…..
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.
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.
TEA Party Patriots Philosophy: Tea Party Patriots, Inc. as an organization believes in the 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.
Tea Party, Christian Conservatives Have Strong Ties
By Paul Strand
CBN News Washington Sr. Correspondent
Saturday, October 09, 2010
The rise of the Tea Party movement has been one of the biggest political stories of the year. Now a new study shows the strong relationships between Tea Party members and Christian conservatives.
The Tea Party movement is often heard to be about all protesting taxes and big government.
“There’s a lot of us who have a dream now, and the dream is that government get off our backs,” said Dallas Woodhouse, the North Carolina state director for Americans For Prosperity.
“The government has gotten far too big for far too long,” said Dave Smith, a spokesman for Americans For Prosperity
“Faith, hope and love are not dead in America,” said Dr. Alveda King, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s niece. “Hallelujah! We still trust in God.”
However, new research shows there’s a strong overlap between Tea Party members and Christian conservatives. Dr. Robert Jones, chief executive officer of the Public Religion Research Institute, led this study.
“We found that nearly half, 47 percent, of those who say they consider themselves a part of the Tea Party movement also say they consider themselves part of the conservative Christian movement,” Jones said.
And some fiscal issues are issues of conscience as well. For instance, Penny Nance, chief executive officer of the pro-family group Concerned Women for America, pointed out the huge federal debt is as much a moral offense as a fiscal problem.
“The fact that we have $13 trillion of debt hanging over our children and grandchildren is absolutely fiscally irresponsible and immoral,” she told CBN News.
Because of their dislike of intrusive government, the Tea Party is thought to be mostly made up of Libertarians, who usually share a “live and let live” philosophy on many social issues, but Jones disagrees.
“Among those who identify with the Tea Party, they’re actually social conservatives and not social Libertarians,” Jones said.
Yet, 63 percent of Tea Party members said abortion should be illegal in all or most cases, which is hardly a Libertarian viewpoint.
“Those people are well-rounded conservatives and they want to do something on the life issue as well,” said Tom McClusky of the Family Research Council
Eight in 10 Tea Party members call themselves Christians and 57 percent of those label themselves conservative Christians. But for all the publicity the Tea Party gets as being a major dominating factor in today’s politics, there is something important to remember:
- Just 11 percent of Americans see themselves as a part of the Tea Party movement.
- Twenty-two percent call themselves conservative Christians.
“It’s likely that the Christian conservative movement may in fact influence the Tea Party movement more than the Tea Party movement influences the Christian conservative movement, because of their relative size differences,” Jones said.
That fact suggests that the social issues so vital to so many Christians will not fade as crucial political issues.
*Originally aired on October 6, 2010.
CHRISTIAN TEA PARTY
The Christian TEA Party is Biblically oriented as 94% of Constitution was based on the Bible. The name really speaks for itself. The Core beliefs is based on the Bible and this party expects it’s members to be active Christians. They expect to address all Candidates etc. but they will support Christian Candidates. The Reno Christian TEA Party have the following articles as their principles:
Principles of The Christian Tea Party
“We recognize no sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus!” — John Adams & John Hancock, April 18, 1775
Article I: Freedom of Religion
Whereas our First Amendment restricts Government’s interference in people’s religious liberties; no person, church, or group shall be limited in their free expression of faith. Christian men and Christian principles founded America and no one in government, schools, or any other entity will have the power to restrict it. The only “wall of separation” is the restriction of government interfering with religion.
Article II: Gun Rights
The Second Amendment guarantees private citizens the right to keep and bear arms. The federal government has no authority to restrict this right in any way.
Article III: Limited Government
The federal government has too much power over our lives-from healthcare to the cars we drive. The founding fathers designed separation of powers with checks and balances into the Constitution to decentralize power and preserve our liberty. A constitutional amendment requiring term limits for all publically elected officials is necessary. The Executive Branch must stop all “Executive Orders.” Government employee salaries shall not be set by the Government, but by an independent group having no conflict of interest. Presidents, Congressmen, Senators, and Judges must not violate the Constitution’s limit on the powers of their offices.
Article IV: Federal Spending
Unconstitutional legislation and fiscal irresponsibility have produced out-of-control deficit spending that is destroying our children’s future. A balanced budget amendment is essential to protect our country’s fiscal health. The IRS must be eliminated, and the current tax system replaced with a consumption or “fair tax.”
Article V: Energy
We must pursue energy options which use our own resources, without taxing the people to subsidize politically-favored groups, or enslaving us to foreign countries. We need sensible, constitutional environmental rules-not environmentalist extremism- and the removal of impediments to the development of nuclear and other forms of energy. We must have the freedom to drill in Anwar, off-shore, and anywhere there’s energy.
Article VI: Personal Responsibility
Government handouts in any form take from some to give to others creating dependence. Government does not exist to provide for its citizens and the Constitution does not authorize such legalized theft. Current federal compensation programs, including “corporate welfare,” should be phased out immediately.
Article VII: National Defense
A strong national defense is a constitutional as well as a practical necessity in this hostile world. Our citizens and our national interests must be protected. Terrorists should be “Harvested” for information and immediately tried in military tribunals, with no American citizen rights. All foreign subsidies must be reviewed, justified, and reduced according to our national defense interest and budget restraints.
Article VIII: Borders
Secure borders are essential to the defense of our lives, liberty, and property. Those who come to this country legally are welcome. Those who do not are breaking the law and should be treated as criminals. Amnesty is not an option for those who came here illegally. English shall be the official language.
Article IX: Right to Life
Human life unquestionably begins at conception. Ending the life of an unborn child via abortion is murder, is truly unconstitutional, and must be outlawed with the only exception of the life of the mother being in jeopardy.
Article X: States Rights
The Tenth Amendment states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” The federal government must return these powers and all mandates to the respective states.
Article XI: Bureaucracy Eliminated
Whereas centralized bureaucracy in Washington DC is inefficient, whole departments must be eliminated, returning the power to each State, County, and City, starting with Departments of Education, Energy, and Agriculture. All cabinet departments and staff must be reviewed and prove justification, or be sun-setted. Obamacare must be overturned, and all “Czars” positions and their staffs eliminated.
Article XII: Courts
Judges should interpret the law by studying the intentions of the framers of the Constitution and its amendments, and by adhering to legal precedents which are based squarely on those intentions. No court will have authority to overturn any States’ legal referendum by the people.
CONCLUSION: We the people of these United States declare that we will support candidates who commit to these principles and work against those who violate them.
THE COUNTY PATRIOTS
The County Patriots is best explained by Jeff Akin. Jeff is a former Radio Talk Show host in the New Boston Radio Station KLIGHT 1530 and he said, “I can only speak to the difference between the TEA Parties and Patriots in the three counties we have Patriot groups. The Miller County Patriots, Cass County Patriots, and Bowie County Patriots have this mission: to recruit, train, and help elect Christian Conservatives to all levels of government. The three groups accomplish the mission by informing, inspiring, and getting people involved. We have had some success in all three counties. In Miller County, Arkansas, we were able to help elect a new County Judge. In Cass County we were able to help State Rep. George Lavender to carry that county, the home of the incumbent. In Bowie County we have help elect a new County Judge, County Clerk, and County Treasurer as well as a Texarkana, Texas City Councilman. We like to say that our Patriot groups are where the TEA Party comes to get things done. It has been my experience that the TEA Parties in our area are great for giving people an avenue for protesting what has been taking place in our government. The TEA Parties have also provided an avenue for networking. Most if not all of our Patriots came from TEA Party connections. I can see the two working very closely together in the days and years to come.” Jeff Akin
The Christian Fiscal Conservative County Patriots provide training opportunities for Christian candidates to be a vital candidate. The success record of the County Patriots is phenomenal, and it obvious that the Christian Conservative movement is empowered by God.
NOTE: On January 25, 2011 at 6:00 pm at Bodacious Bar-B-Q, 3610 North Main, Paris, Texas, I am going to be working with Jeff Akin of the Bowie County Patriots to establish Hopkins and Lamar County Patriots. We will work with Lamar County first and then Hopkins County. If God is leading you, please call me at 903-439-1218 and leave me your name, e-mail address and Phone Number. We will work with you from the day you submit to the Lord to be a Candidate until election day. We are dedicated to electing Christian Fiscal Conservatives to every office on the Federal, State and County Level.
(May an almighty God look on us with favor as we take back our country and God once again is honored in our Government)
In a continued attempt to get Church members to vote and be actively involved in the Political Process and to VOTE for Christian Fiscal Conservative Candidates,
Could I have 5 to 10 minutes at some church service to distribute important Election literature to inform the people what the Churches can and can’t do legally, and then be available to answer questions afterwards?
Yours in Christ
Dr. John Cooper
For United States House of Representatives, 4th District of Texas