It is really quite simple:
Government has no inherent right to control you.
The ONLY power the government has any moral claim to is that power which
each of us individually has delegated to the government.
The U.S. Constitution is an enumeration (a list) of specifically what
powers the people have delegated to the federal government. The 9th &
10th Amendments to the Constitution clarify that the individual
retains all rights that have not been delegated. That is what is
meant by a CONSTITUTIONALLY LIMITED GOVERNMENT. For years, and
especially under Obama, our government has been creating laws that
are beyond the power that was delegated to them and are in direct
violation of the Constitution. The Tea Party wants to restore our
Constitutionally Limited Government that was created by the founding
fathers of this nation.
The government collects, borrows, spends and prints money in ways which
are not Constitutionally authorized. That leads to FISCAL
The borrowing has resulted in a debt so large that our children and
grandchildren will be paying taxes for generations in order to pay on
this debt. Since they are not yet of voting age, or haven't even been
born yet, we are imposing taxes on them for which they have no say. That
is TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION. That was one of the main causes of
the American Revolution and a violation of the most basic principles of
We are a nation of free men that have every right to engage in trade
with any other free man. As long as such trade is done without
theft, threats, blackmail or other means of force, people should be
able to engage in trade without interference by government. That is
the FREE MARKET.
That is all the Tea Party is seeking: (1) Fiscal Responsibility, (2)
Constitutionally Limited Government, and (3) Free Markets.
This massive borrowing and spending beyond all historic proportions by
Obama and the Democratically Controlled Government is the most Fiscal
Irresponsibility ever seen by our nation. Obama and the Democrats are
ignoring the Constitution and creating laws and exercising powers they
do not possess that dictate and meddle in aspects of the lives of
individuals that has never been seen to such an extent in the history of
our nation. And last, Obama and the Democrats have interfered with our
free markets to the point of crippling them, and then turn around and
blame the free markets for not functioning right.
These problems were present and growing under prior government
administrations, both Democrat and Republican. But they have gotten so
bad since Obama and the Democrats took control of government that it has
come to the boiling point and hence creation of the Tea Party Movement
to Take Back Our Nation!
"That government is best which governs least" is sometimes attributed to either Thomas Jefferson
or Thomas Paine, but was actually first found in a Thoreau essay where he was paraphrasing
the motto of The United States Magazine and Democratic Review:
"The best government is that which governs least." Look up "That government is best which governs
least" in Wikipedia.com.
That Government Is Best Which Governs Least.