We are in the process of refining our platform to focus on 3 issues. At a time when we could easily be divided over the multitude of problems, we need to narrow our focus in order to make our voices louder.
There is a great discussion thread that took place yesterday at http://wcollier.blogspot.com/2009/04/what-is-tea-party-manifesto.html regarding just this. I encourage everyone to give thought to the specific point in time YOU said, "I've had enough." For me, a mother of four who takes care of our home and children, it was the stimulus bill full of pork. I didn't like the idea of a big spending bill to start, and passing it without reading it was irresponsible. Those two things really bothered me. Then I began to learn what was in the bill. Here I am, watching my thermostat and lights to lower our electric bill. Printing out coupons for the first time since my early days of marriage, watching what I buy at the grocery store and trying to save a dollar at every turn. I'm getting preached at by our President that we need to cut back and save at home, and yet our Congress passes the most irresponsible bill full of wasteful spending. Our government hasn't cut back, they have been no example to follow. That was my turning point. From that day, it has only gotten worse and my passion and anger has only gotten stronger.
We are in this together. This isn't my crusade or the crusade of a few. THIS is for the local town's people of North Lake County, FL to stand together and be heard. I may not be heard alone. You may not be heard alone, but together, we are not alone and great things can be accomplished .
What would you like to see as one of our three platform issues? What was it that drove you to the edge? I want the non-stimulas pork repealed from the Stimulus Bill. What do you want?