Hi Erin ---- As I mentioned today [ 3/21/12]at the GOP PD meeting, my first urge is to know, and not jus have to believe. That comes from being a scientist I guess. My assumption tends to bvelieve that people want to know so they can decide for themselves what they want to be and do. However, I keep running into the situation where people don't want to know, they just want to continue believing what they have been believing in and voting for. I need to know the critical information so I can then make a rational decision in the voting booth and elsewhere. Because of my training, I guess I do not [and would not] make a successful politician which I do not regret. That is why I spend a lot of time hunting for data I can trust and then can make a decision about voting, etc. It is not true that nothing on the Internet can be trusted to be giving trustworthy data. All this is why I admire Ron Paul so much because he knows what is happening and then tries to give citizens the information. I suspect that the reason why Ron Paul does not connect very well with the voters is that he is trying to give information, data, teaching [ as I do ] but people somehow do not want to hear it. I have a very large extended family and there is only me and one other [a former Marine] who decides from data instead of from history [i.e. FDR, etc.] and family voting habits. All of the above is why I try to pass out the D. Horowitz booklets. Horowitz knows what he is saying is true. He has been there and has experienced it. It is very frustrating for me to deal with people who do not want to know or even try to find the data. However, I intend to keep going. I must do what I can so that I am not damned and cursed by by my posterity for not doing what I can to make an America for them to inherit. Reards Dennis Weber
First, I’d like to personally thank you for your interest in the SW Michigan Tea Party Patriots. I believe you will find comfort in knowing there are many folks just like you who are sick and tired of the direction our country is heading.
“We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” Thomas Jefferson
I urge you to participate! Join the groups you would like to communicate with, check out the blogs, videos and events. Start a group in your area. Just get off the couch and join us!!
We the people can make a difference,
Sherry Williams SW Michigan Tea Party Patriots / Twin Cities Chairman
The following is a condensed version of our mission statement.
SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN TEA PARTY PATRIOTS
The Mission of the SWMI Tea Party Patriots is to communicate to our elected officials the message that they must return to the principles upon which our nation was founded: Individual liberty, limited government, and a respect for the Constitution. The SWMI Tea Party Patriots is a true grassroots organization. We are not united under a single political party or leader; however, we are united under the following Core Principles: • Respect for the Constitution • Limited Government • Separation of Powers • Protection of Individual and Property Rights • Fiscal Responsibility • Free Trade and Commerce • Fairer, Flatter, More Equitable Tax System
“In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.”
You can also find us on Facebook just search for SW Michigan Tea Party
Welcome to the web site Erin. I was snowed in (15" out west here) until this afternoon when the plows came through so took a day off: no facebook, email, talk radio..... shoveled snow, cleared it off the roof, filled bird feeders, walked in the snow, took some pictures and just recharged the batteries. Hope you enjoyed the peace of the day.