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Contract from America - The Tea Party Moving Forward

The tea party movement has been an interesting one to behold. I have been in the thick of it from the beginning and it has now grown to 39,000,000+ strong and our numbers are only increasing. While splinter groups formed across the nation, Tea Party Patriots has moved forward with action instead of just words. Borrowing from Newt Gingrich's wildly successful 1980's "Contract with America," the Tea Party Patriots have created the Contract from America.

"The Contract from America is a grassroots-generated, crowd-sourced, bottom-up call for real economic conservative and good governance reform in Congress. The Contract from America initiative was developed within the decentralized tea party and 912 movements. Ryan Hecker, a Houston Tea Party Society activist, developed the concept of creating a grassroots-generated call for reform prior to the April 15, 2009 Tax Day Tea Party rallies."

Go here and choose the issues you feel are the top 10 priorities for America. Choose wisely, but please go choose.

And a note I wish to strongly emphasize. The Tea Party movement, as it has coalesced into a force to be reckoned with, has largely ignored God, focusing instead on America's wildly out of control federal government. In focusing on the U.S. Constitution, which includes the inviolate Bill of Rights, they do stand for "freedom of religion." But as a point I feel needs to be strongly stressed, we here in Utah will NEVER remove God from the equation. Along with Governor Palin, we pray for divine intervention in this oncoming train wreck we now identify as America vs. the 111th Congress.

For this tea partier, I believe in God and the divine purposes of America, as well as the sanctity of marriage. And, I am staunchly pro-life.

None of these principles will ever leave me or take a back seat in my fight for America. The words of "God Bless America" are ringing in my head right now:

While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free.
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer:

God bless America, land that I love,
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans white with foam,
God bless America,
My home sweet home.

-- Irving Berlin

And I echo these words, God bless America, my home sweet home. For without God and the U.S. Constitution, we're just another nation playing at being a country. America is the last bastion of freedom in the world, we cannot give up this fight. If we will stand with those legislators who have chosen to fight back with 10th Amendment rights and lawsuits, we will effect a sweeping change in November.

Choose candidates who:

... love and support the U.S. Constitution.
... who believe in God and adhere to the principles of Christianity.
... believe in limited government.
... who believe in fiscal responsibility.
... believe in, and would fight to the death for, America.
... respect, support and care for our U.S. military.
... believe in a free market system.
... have common sense.
... have a spine of steel and fear not the battle with the traitors in Washington, D.C.
... not only have a value system, but live up to it.

And so you may be asking, where are these stellar candidates you speak of Candace? Who have you chosen to publicly endorse for the upcoming political races?

Mike Lee (U.S. Senate)
Morgan Philpot (Utah 2nd Congressional District)
Brad Daw (Utah House Seat 60)
Carl Wimmer (Utah House Seat 52)

I'm torn between Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney for the presidential race. I like Sarah Palin and all that she stands for, she is a strong, principled woman. Mitt Romney is a little too liberal for my taste, but I know him to have a deep love for the U.S. Constitution, a brilliant mind when when it comes to the economy, a deep love for America and the Founding Fathers, and I know him to be a man of integrity and courage. So what's my problem with him? He endorsed Bob Bennett. And what's my issue with Sarah Palin? She endorsed John McCain.

Anyone know if Michele Bachmann is planning on running?

Copyright 2009. All rights reserved by Candace E. Salima.

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Contract from America - The Tea Party Moving Forward Contract from America - The Tea Party Moving Forward Reviewed by Candace Salima on Thursday, March 25, 2010 Rating: 5