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We doubled our attendance and our membership from the 1st meeting, and our goal is to grow to 500 members. When we reach 500, we’ll go for 1000, and we’ll never be without the next goal. All of us have come together because we are dissatisfied with many of the things going on in our government. I think I can safely say that the majority of us are patriots (using the definition “ one who loves, supports, and defends one’s country”) who believe in our constitutional form of government and that the laws set forth by our Forefathers should be either honored or changed BY LAW, not by a group of people who wish to subvert legal process and appear to be doing just that. We intend to stop it.We also are aware of the extraordinary debt and continued spending by government, and we intend to stop that as well.
The 9.12 Project was
originated by Glenn Beck who is a political commentator on Fox News at
5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can go to the 912project.com
website for more information, but the 9 principles and 12 values on
which the group is based are attached, and many who ascribe to most, not
necessarily all, of these, are joining together nationwide to remove
corrupt legislators and elect those who will honor the Constitution and
the fundamental laws the Founders set down in it.
We have also adopted the Tea
Party name. As you undoubtedly know, the Tea Party movement is
similar in concept and in purpose to the 9.12 Project, and it is gaining
attention and power as a grass roots movement to restore our system of
government and stop the voracious spending of both Democrats and
Republicans. Tea Party groups have sprung up all over the country,
virtually spontaneously, and are beginning to coalesce into a national
organization with a national convention coming up soon.
We ask each member to bring a new member to the next meeting and to contact their like-minded friends and encourage them to participate. There will be active members - those who regularly attend and have direct input - and there will be members who attend occasionally but respond when there is cause for action. That action could be attending a political or government meeting; writing, calling, or emailing politicians; campaigning for candidates who espouse our views; or participating in rallies to draw attention to a particular cause. We will uphold the NON-PARTISAN Tea Party tradition of doing these things in a respectful, orderly, and lawful manner.
Please let your feelings be known regarding what you want from the group and what actions we should take. We will be forming committees to develop action items based on the list distributed at the last meeting, so if you have a passion about something in particular, be sure to make it known.