Whether it's govt spending of earmarks, gun rights, mandates in education, trade deficits - any issue today comes back to Taxation Without Representation. Americans are waking up to the fact that their elected officials no longer listen to them. With a little research the reason is clear. Congressmen are elected 90% by lobbyist funds. They pay back those lobbyists with our tax dollars in the form of earmarks. We cannot fight off every assault on our individual liberties - they can pass more laws than we collectively have time to learn about and then to fight. We need to change the equation so they only pass laws we want.
The only legislation in congress to start to change that equation is the FairTax. It sends 50% of the lobbyists home because there are no deductions for congressmen to give them. The other group with the clear goal of clearing out lobby-funded politicians is the Independence Caucus at ourcaucus.com Using a proven strategy, they have programs to let politicians know if they use lobby money, they will lose their seat. Their next program is called Big Stick Tea Party. They are collecting tea bags with names attached to send simultaneously to congressmen when they reach at least 1000 per congressmen. This program is well organized. The teabags come with a clear message to every congressmen that at least 1000 of their constituents understand the lobby game and will work to vote them out if they receive lobby funding.
I hope this group will work with FairTax.org and Ourcaucus.com to organize for the change we need to prevent this federal mess from ever happening again.
This is the message I am taking to all tea parties, we surround them groups, gun rights groups, political party groups. This is the heart of our message