Lloyd Marcus
Family feud: Tea Party movement
By Lloyd Marcus
October 9, 2009

A reporter tried to pull me into it, "What do you think about this tea party organization not liking that tea party organization?" I said disagreements are inevitable because human beings are involved. Everyone has their opinion regarding the best direction of the movement.

Back in the beginning after the April 15th round of tea parties, a patriot emailed me frustrated over the direction of his local group. They wanted to focus on national issues. He believed they should start with local politics. While I agree "all politics are local," this grassroots movement was founded and is fueled by passion. Things work best when each patriot simply follows their own passion. If fighting to restore America on the national level hits your hot button, go for it! If local floats your boat, you are a perfect candidate for School Board. Our movement needs patriots on both fronts.

God gives us "grace" individually to achieve His purpose for our lives. Thus, someone may ask your help and support for a worthy cause. You write them a check, but have no real passion to join their cause. When God gives you grace for a cause, you commit to it wholeheartedly.

The beauty of the Tea Party movement is that it has no one personality or group leading the charge. The movement is concerned American patriots driven by their instincts, awareness and love for their country; all following their passion and using their skills to help out in whatever way they can to restore America. It is republicans, democrats, independents and Obama voters all saying, "Wait a minute, this is not the change we wanted or voted for. Enough!"

So yes, there is going to be in-fighting and differences of opinions on the best direction of the Tea Party Movement. The movement itself will decide which way it will go. The bottom line is millions of Americans agree that the Obama administration is aggressively pushing Americans and taking our country down the wrong road. Despite our differences, we patriots are united in our commitment to restore our Freedoms, Liberty and Culture.

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