With hearts fortified with these animating reflections, we most solemnly, before God and the world, declare, that, exerting the utmost energy of those powers, which our beneficent Creator hath graciously bestowed upon us, the arms we have compelled by our enemies to assume, we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverance employ for the preservation of our liberties; being with one mind resolved to die freemen rather than to live as slaves." --John Dickinson and Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of the Cause and Necessity of Taking up Arms, 1775
"The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy." --Benjamin Franklin, Emblematical Representations, 1774
""We must put an end to the arrogance of a federal establishment which accepts no blame for our condition, cannot be relied upon to give us a fair estimate of our situation and utterly refuses to live within its means. ... We must force the entire federal bureaucracy to live in the real world of reduced spending, streamlined function and accountability to the people it serves." --Ronald Reagan
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors?" --Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 17, 1781
"I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Ludlow, 1824
James Madison, often called the Father of the Constitution told us his intentions. ""We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves and to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God"
----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Patriot Update <[address removed]> To: [address removed] Sent: Saturday, September 29,[masked]:06 AM Subject: Tea Party on verge of defeat!
Tea party candidates are under attack across America.
Michele Bachmann is now virtually TIED in a poll against her left-wing, self-funding candidate (her opponent is worth $111 million).
Allen West is under attack by Super PAC's who are committed to ridding our country of Tea Party leadership in Congress.
Richard Mourdock -- a Tea Party Champion who ousted the 34 year defender of the status-quo, U.S. Senator Dick Lugar -- is now behind in published polls.
These are just a few examples of Tea Party candidates who face uphill battles against George Soros funded, Obama backed campaigns and Super PACs.
If our principles of limited government and individual liberty -- principles our founding fathers fought to the death for, are to survive -- your support is urgently needed today.
That's why we have formed the Tea Party Leadership Fund – to give direct support to Tea Party candidates who are under attack by the defenders of the status quo.
And that's why I'm asking you to make a special contribution today to help ensure our Tea Party candidates have the resources they need to fight back against an onslaught of negative campaign and liberal media bias.
As a supporter of the Tea Party, I'm sure you place a high premium on liberty. That's why I'm also just as sure that you're as horrified as I am watching the liberals push their big-government agenda that aims to control every aspect of our lives. It's not what the American people want, not what our founders intended, and it's just plain wrong.
But, the truth is that, unless
we do something right here and right now, it won't matter what's right and what's wrong. What the American people want and what our founders intended will be irrelevant. If we don't win this election, we can bet that the Obama liberals will spend their time in power fundamentally altering the role of government in America by expanding it in every possible direction. That's what makes this the most important election of our lifetime.
There are very few times when ordinary
Americans have such a clear opportunity to make a huge difference in their nation's future. I believe that being a member of the Tea Party is one of them, and hope that you will join us today in helping to ensure that Tea Party values shape the next chapter of the American story.
Todd Ceferati Citizen Patriot
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