By Candace E. Salima
The tea party movement has been an interesting one to behold. I have been in the thick of it from the beginning and it has now grown to 39,000,000+ strong and our numbers are only increasing. While splinter groups formed across the nation, Tea Party Patriots has moved forward with action instead of just words. Borrowing from Newt Gingrich’s wildly successful 1980’s “Contract with America,” the Tea Party Patriots have created the Contract from America.
“The Contract from America is a grassroots-generated, crowd-sourced, bottom-up call for real economic conservative and good governance reform in Congress. The Contract from America initiative was developed within the decentralized tea party and 912 movements. Ryan Hecker, a Houston Tea Party Society activist, developed the concept of creating a grassroots-generated call for reform prior to the April 15, 2009 Tax Day Tea Party rallies.”
Go here and choose the issues you feel are the top 10 priorities for America. Choose wisely, but please go choose.
And a note I wish to strongly emphasize. The Tea Party movement, as it has coalesced into a force to be reckoned with, has largely ignored God, focusing instead on America’s wildly out of control federal government. In focusing on the U.S. Constitution, which includes the inviolate Bill of Rights, they do stand for “freedom of religion.” But as a point I feel needs to be strongly stressed, we here in Utah will NEVER remove God from the equation. Along with Governor Palin, we pray for divine intervention in this oncoming train wreck we now identify as America vs. the 111th Congress.