He Missed the Point
In Jonathon Scott’s letter “Tea Partier’s Day” (April 16), he either missed the message or is unable to grasp it.
The tea partiers never implied that the government has no role to play in our lives, i.e., the government and its responsibilities are clearly defined in our Constitution. We believe, however, that it is not the government’s job to promote a radical domestic agenda that increases the size of government and creates massive deficit and debt that our children and grandchildren will be saddled with.
Scott implies that tea partiers, many who faced bullets and bombs to protect Americans’ and the world’s freedoms, are anarchists. This is profoundly offensive to those who value our First Amendment “right of the people to assemble peaceably, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
Apparently, Scott is ignorant with this constitutional provision. Perhaps he should familiarize himself with our Constitution before he denigrates or lectures tea partiers.
It’s not the government’s job to own 96 percent of all home loans, to take control of the automobile companies, to control the banks, to ram health care down our throats, redistribute wealth and tell the Americans “I think at a certain point you’ve made enough money,” etc. Obviously Scott disagrees, which, thanks to our Constitution, he has every right to do, at least for now.
Tea partiers believe it is every citizen’s duty to guard jealously our God-given rights and privileges, guaranteed by our Constitution, and for which our forebears fought so hard to secure. We have an obligation to preserve them for future generations. We have found our voice and we will use it.
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