You continue to keep us spinning with the overwhelming responses and encouragement! Some emails have asked, "what group are you with?" We are with the American people! We aren't affiliated with any group. We are two organizers, one a retired grandfather and myself, a stay at home mother of four, who became friends through their common desire to hold a tea party. Very grassroots. However, we have been supported by so many! Striking Effects Promotions has offered to make t-shirts, Rolling Thunder Productions has offered stage and sound equipment, The Dam Smoker will be out with "Pull the Pork and Cut the Tax" sandwiches and tea, Strawberry's is helping with water stations, and many more volunteers. Now that I've answered the question of who we are, I'd like to present what we're about. This is the petition that the North Lake TEA Party will be making available for you to sign. We believe it is something everyone can be on board with, and short enough that anyone who signs it can read it beforehand. You may feel their are many more issues that could be addressed. Yet, if we made the petition much longer, many citizens would sign without reading it. Isn't that like voting on a bill without reading it first? We desire the citizens participating in the North Lake TEA Party to be an example of good conduct, not irresponsible behavior. Once the petition is signed, we will make copies and send them to each of the elected officials listed below. With that said, we present the "We the People" petition:
We the People, the undersigned citizens of the Great State of Florida, supporters of the Constitution of the United States of America, and participants in the North Lake Tea Party of Central Florida, respectfully call upon:
U.S. President Barack Obama
U. S. Senator Mel Martinez
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson
U.S. Congressman Alan Grayson
Florida State Governor Charlie Crist
Florida State Senator Carey Baker
Florida State Representative Alan Hays
Florida State Representative H. Marlene O’toole
To repeal the United States Stimulus Spending Bill that was approved by our legislators without so much as reading the bill prior to signing it into effect.
We further ask that you cease and desist from all deficit spending to keep from placing future generations of Americas under undo tax burden.
We further ask our State government to return Federal Stimulus funds that you agreed to accept before determining ALL conditions associated with receiving these funds.
ACTION: By copy of this signed document each of the above named representatives will be made aware of our desires.
April, 15, 2009