In two previous articles Connie Sherwood, a Tea Party leader of an Ocean County chapter known as Ocean County Citizens for Freedom, participated in a Q & A interview in which she provided answers which can be viewed at the two separate links. In this third concluding article Connie answers a final question. Her response is indicated in bold type.
Q4: The Tea Party has been the object of very critical attacks by some who have described the Tea Party in most unflattering terms. What is your response to those who denigrate the movement and specifically those who have labeled the Tea Party as racist?
Those who don’t understand what we are about and what our true mission is, have not read the Constitution that our country was founded upon. There is no way that our country is working with the Constitution as first & foremost. Yes, the Administration and past Administrations have circumvented and skated over every aspect, to the point of manipulating the Justice system to lean to the left and away from our own founding principles. There has been a huge push away from our liberties and freedoms in favor of government control and dependence. This is not what we are based upon and we will not survive if we continue on this destructive path. Vulgar name calling is just a poor excuse for not knowing what the real issues are. Many celebrities, the mainstream media, and the outspoken “Progressives” like to make us sound like radical, hot headed extremists. But when you actually discuss the facts of the issues with these people they only want you to look like your wrong….and un-sensitive to the less fortunate in our society. They believe that no one should have more than any one person. But in reality they are usually the ones who have millions….if not billions of dollars….yet they want to tell others where their money should go and tell others how much money they should have. What they don’t understand is that once we have given over all that we have worked hard for….they will be next! In a socialist, communist society NO ONE has money! Only the Dictators have the money. And the color of your skin or your status in life does not matter. But they are so brainwashed into believing and pushing a socialist agenda…they believe they will be spared. They need to read history…and find out they are wrong….dead wrong. No one is spared. When our money is gone….or can’t handle the overload….the rogue government is going after them. We only ask for fairness and justice in accordance with the Constitution. We have rights, we have laws. If the government would just follow those rights and enforce the laws everyone could live freely…as the Constitution calls for. For the needy and the downtrodden…there is always a solution in a free society. In a government “run a muck” society…there is only one answer…and that answer is more control, more taxation. The movement indicates that the people have finally awakened. They understand we are on the wrong path and the government is out of control. It is our obligation, OUR DUTY to put a stop to it. And we have shown that we are quite capable of taking back control in the 2010 election cycle.