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Uphold the Constitution:

The core values of the TEA Party are the same values upon which the United States of America was founded and are rooted in our belief in Natural Law. They derive from a belief in free will, the primacy of individual and personal responsibility. We will uphold and follow the original intent of the Constitution of the United States.

Free Markets:

A free market is the economic consequence of personal liberty. The founders believed that personal and economic freedom were indivisible, as do we. Our current government’s interference distorts the free market and inhibits the pursuit of individual and economic liberty, therefore we demand limited government.

Limited Government:

We, the members of the TEA Party Patriots, are inspired by our founding documents and regard the Constitution of the United States to be the supreme law of the land. We believe that is possible to know the original intent of the government our founders set forth and stand in support of that intent. Like the founders, we support state's rights for those powers not expressly stated in the Constitution. As stated by Abraham Lincoln, “the government is of the people, by the people and for the people,” in all other matters we support the personal liberty of the individual, within the rule of law.

Fiscal Responsibility:

A limited government, designed to protect the blessings of liberty, must be fiscally responsible. Our current government’s actions have resulted in onerous burdens of taxation. This increasing taxation unjustly restricts the very liberty limited government is designed to protect and abrogates the rights the Constitution is designed to secure. In addition, the increasing national debt is a grave threat to our national sovereignty. We therefore demand from our governments: fiscal responsibility, a plan of reduced spending and balanced budgets without creation of further debt.

Our Philosophy:

We believe that social issues are best decided at the state and local levels. We recognize the strength of grassroots organization powered by activism and civic responsibility at a local level.

We hold that the United States is a Republic conceived by its architects as a nation whose people were granted “unalienable rights” by our creator. Among these are the rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” The TEA Party Patriots stand with our Founding Fathers, as heirs to the republic, to claim our rights and duties which preserve their legacy and our own. We hold, as did the Founders, that there exists an inherent benefit to our country when private property and prosperity is secured by Natural Law and the rights of the individual.