Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What This Protest Is NOT About

Equally important as knowing what common cause brings us together is knowing what issues are not part of the Tea Party movement. Because this is primarily an economic responsibility movement, the Tea Party movement does not emphasize social issues. We're not demonstrating one way or the other on abortion rights, gay marriage, legalization of drugs, gun rights, etc.

These issues are important, and many of us feel passionately about them.

However, they have no place at the Tea Party. Building a coalition big enough to effect a real change means making common cause where we can with people who may have opposing views on other issues. We don't care if you're a card-carrying member of the ACLU or a Libertarian or an Evangelical. The Pro-Choicers and Pro-Lifers can, after all, agree that adding $10 Trillion to the debt over the next ten years is a very bad idea.

People of all political persuasions can and should make common cause on the total abdication of fiscal responsibility in Washington. The Tea Party movement invites all comers and we ask that you leave these other issues 'at the door' so we can effectively focus on the fiscal emergency at hand.

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