Laconia Daily Sun
December 6, 2011
To the editor,
Many believe the modern day Tea Party movement started Dec 16, 2007 when Ron Paul supporters thought of having a tea party in Boston to raise money for the Paul campaign. Through the Tea Party, and the tea party “Money Bomb” on the Internet the people raised over $6-million in a 24 hour period. Most of the donations were small amounts made by thousands of supporters. This was a historical record breaker, one that has not been matched since to my knowledge.
As president, Ron Paul will actually do something, not just talk about it. Less taxes, less government, stop the foreign wars, bring the troops home, get back to real money (not fiat). These are some of the things he stands for, and this is what the Tea Party stood for back then.
After the 2008 campaign wound down, the Tea Party made an abrupt turn away from many of Ron Paul’s constitutional principals.
Ron was booed at the Tea Party debate held in Florida , September 12, 2011 for saying the Middle East hates us because we’ve been bombing them for 10 years.
The Tea Party got behind Michelle Bachman, then dropped her. They got behind Rick Perry, then dropped him. They got behind Herman Cain, then dropped him. The move now is towards Newt Gingrich, but with his baggage I’ll be surprised if he last.
On Friday, Nov. 17 Ron Paul was endorsed by Tim Pugh, the founder of the Cedar Rapids Tea Party.
Could we be watching the prodigal son returning to the father?
This article was posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 8:08 am