"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating
contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms.
Crouch down and lick the hands, which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you,
and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."
Samuel Adams, speech at the Philadelphia
State House, August 1, 1776
The Tea Party Protests that literally erupted in February of 2009, culminating in a Nation Wide Action on April 15th, 2009 arose in a political vacuum. This political vacuum represents the American electorates’ awakening to the systemic fraud that permeates the two National Political Parties that control the State and Federal Legislatures.
The spontaneous grassroots revolt known as the “Tea Parties” is the largest non-controlled political response in America since the days of the Granger protests that challenged the political class in the late 1870’s.
The Granger Protests were eventually co-opted by the political class under the “populist” banner, which led to the collectivist movement championed by Theodore Roosevelt in the 1890’s known as the Progressive movement.
Today the Progressive Political class that sits within the shadows of the State and the Federal Capitol Domes care for nothing except how they may maintain their legislative and Political Party control at the State and Federal level.
The Grassroots and Teaparty Activists moved the largest political upset in a generation on the First Tuesday of November in 2010 throughout the United States of America. The Progressives responded to this political loss by hitting the ground running with a choreographed media blitz wrapped around the Big Lie.
The Progressives are an entrenched political ideology of yesteryear that has shown these past three years that they will continue to swing widely whilst failing to grasp that are they are the wounded animal backed into a corner with nowhere to go.
The last bastion of the Progressives is their political influence within State and National Political Committees.
The Grassroots and Teaparty Activists here in Michigan have proven this last bastion of the Progressive is surmountable, the State and National political Party. The Grassroots and Teaparty Activists started at the local Precinct level, and managed in just three years to change the fact of the Michigan GOP by putting it back on the road to Conservative Principles.
There will always be the Progressive holdout, such as what is occurring in Oakland County in the 11th Congressional District in response to the complete collapse of the old guard Progressive favorite Republican In Name Only, Thaddeus McCotter this past May 2012.
The Grassroots and Teaparty activists are in the midst of a political war, wherein the Progressives will do whatever it takes to maintain their dominating influence within the Party Committees and Governmental structures.
The political upheaval in the 11th Congressional District here in Michigan will become a learning experience, where the Grassroots and Teaparty activists will discover why the wounded Progressive political apparatchiks will never just fade away.
We need to remind ourselves, and our neighbors that OUR rights come from God, not some sanctimonious Federal or State Progressive apparatchik granting a statutory privilege couched as civil rights, entitlements or political offices.
Liberty is easily lost, and hard to regain. Yet here in Michigan, the Grassroots and Teaparty Activists are coming together as a Beacon of Liberty for others to see, what shall be accomplished when God fearing Citizens stand together to overcome the Progressive albatross.
"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge; I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers."
-- John Adams (Dissertation on Canon and Feudal Law, 1765)
Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett, 253.