The Tea Party rose up in 2009 as a response to government authority run amuck. Americans realized then, as now, their most basic rights to liberty and the pursuit of happiness were being jeopardized by the reckless actions of the federal government. When Barack Obama and the Democratic majority set about to “fundamentally transform America,” they did so in one clearly measurable way: tripling the previous record deficit to $1.5 trillion. The National Debt will rise over $6 trillion dollars during Obama’s four years in office. During the entire history of the nation, the accumulated Debt prior his Presidency was only $9.98 trillion. Then came Obamacare with the takeover of one-sixth of the nation’s economy with vast new government agencies and bureaus, and yet another multi-trillion dollar entitlement program, which the United States can in no way afford.
While the above lack common sense (and threaten the economic stability of America), other actions under this Administration have been truly lawless. Some include the Justice Department’s Fast and Furious Mexican drug cartel gun running scheme and cover-up and the President’s refusal to enforce immigration laws, as well as actively preventing Arizona from addressing border security. This meant that citizens’ lives and property are being put at risk for the sake of the President’s political agenda. The Obama administration also completely disregarded the First Amendment rights of millions of Americans by mandating that faith-based institutions provide medical services that end pregnancies. Further, in one of the more brazen violations of the separation of powers established by our Founders, President Obama took it upon himself to declare the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and refused to enforce it.
Abraham Lincoln observed over a century and a half ago, and it could be said in our day as well, “Our republican robe is soiled, and trailed in the dust. Let us repurify it. Let us turn and wash it white, in the spirit, if not the blood, of the Revolution….Let us re-adopt the Declaration of Independence, and with it, the practices, and policy, which harmonize with it…let all lovers of liberty everywhere join in the great and good work. If we do this, we shall not only have saved the [country]; but we shall have so saved it, as to make, and to keep it, forever worthy of the saving. We shall have so saved it, that the succeeding millions of free happy people, the world over, shall rise up, and call us blessed, to the latest generations.”