Greetings North Lake TEA Party Patriots!
Things have changed so rapidly in the NLTP, we felt we ought to restate where we have been and where we are going.
From the beginning, the focus of the NLTP has been to return America to the Constitution and the liberties guaranteed therein. Our dedication to this goal has been unwavering and it is probably the main reason you became a North Lake TEA Party Patriot. The TEA Party has on several occasions held sign protests and made a public stand for our values of limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets. We anticipate the the NLTP will continue with these activities and we will update you as urgent local, state and national issues arise.
With the NLTP values in mind, how do we find candidates who hold true to these conservative values? We believe this must be a grassroots effort starting in our local precincts.
If you were at the July 4th TEA Party, you heard from one of our speakers, Monte Bateman, from the Independence Caucus. Icaucus has a vetting process for determining if a candidate has conservative principles that would be required for a return to Constitutional values. In an effort to ensure the NLTP endorses conservative candidates, we will be employing this process. The NLTP will also be organizing future townhall forums that will allow our local community the opportunity to get to know these candidates.
Our North Lake TEA Party has been successful because of YOU! Without you, we remain the Silent Majority. We commend you for the stand you have already made by joining this movement. Now we ask you to go one step further. If you haven't already, please visit www.icaucus.ning.com and join the Independence Caucus. A VITAL component of this caucus are the educational videos that we would request you begin watching. It will be the missing link in the question you may be asking: "How did we get here?" You will be able to participate in webinars such as "Crucial Conversations" that will empower you to ask probing questions of family and friends. The benefits are many.
Our Nation can be returned to it's Founding Principles, but we must start locally and we must start now.
"It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." -- Samuel
Patricia Sullivan and Dave VonGunten