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Democrats rarely miss an opportunity to denounce the tea party and are quick to announce that the tea party is over. Still in shock about the effectiveness of the tea party in its effort to take control of the House of Representatives from Nancy Pelosi, Democrats are trying to convince themselves that the 2010 mid-term election was a fluke. They just can’t believe that the tea party could do it again in 2012.

Where is the tea party? It is not “occupying” public parks and leaving mountains of trash that must be cleaned up at public expense. The tea party is not “occupying” California ports, disrupting the flow of commerce by forcing working people to lose days of work. The tea party is not shutting down restaurants and blocking streets to congregate in tent-cities where drugs, sex and filth identify the “occupiers.” The tea party is going about its business, organizing and learning to be even more effective in achieving its goals.

The tea party exists because ordinary people realized that government was out of control and Congress was unable or unwilling to fix the problem. The tea party exists to return the federal government to the limitations of the U.S. Constitution, to end the out-of-control deficit and to force the government to work within a balanced budget.

Democrats consider these goals to be extreme. Democrats go ballistic when tea party-supported representatives refuse to rubber-stamp Barack Hussein Obama’s demand to spend money the nation doesn’t have – in order to reward his supporters in the green-energy industry, or to expand largesse to the Democrat-voting, dependent segment of society that believes government owes them a living.

The tea party is maturing, evolving, coalescing with 9/12 groups and existing property-rights and tax-reform groups. The tea party is growing into a genuine freedom movement. Instead of “occupying” public space, tea parties and the organizations with which they are coalescing are holding weekly and monthly meetings to study issues at the local, state and national levels.

They are learning about sustainable development, and Agenda 21. They are learning how the 17th Amendment removed the states from participation in the national government. They are learning why and how to repeal this amendment. They are learning how domestic policy is influenced by global governance. They are working with other organizations to learn how to influence state legislation. And they are holding conferences and seminars everywhere.

Like an ostrich with its head in the sand, the Democratic Party can refuse to see the tea party at work. They claim that the tea party is fading or that it has fallen out of favor with the public. Democrats can make whatever claims about the tea party they wish. When Democrats pretend that the tea party is no longer a force to be dealt with, they do so at their own peril.

Across the country, people are waking to the reality that if freedom is to be preserved for future generations, this generation must go to work. When Woodrow Wilson was elected in 1912, the nation turned left, philosophically. For nearly a century, Progressives who embrace a Marxist philosophy have been gaining political power. They deliberately focused on public education and on labor. Most importantly, they focused on government. Woodrow Wilson created the League of Nations, but the U.S. Senate would not let a world government steal America’s national sovereignty.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, a Democrat, created the United Nations; the U.S. Senate – under Democratic control – swallowed the philosophy hook, line and sinker. Immediately, the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was created to begin the transformation of public education. It has taken a half century, but now, programs such as the International Baccalaureate partner with more than 3,000 schools in 141 countries. Programs such as this denigrate the principles of freedom set forth in the U.S. Constitution and promote an “Administrative” form of global governance and world community.

In the past, the people who now populate the tea party and the freedom movement assumed the media were correct when warnings were dismissed as conspiracy theories and the ranting of kooks. Now, however, these same people are learning the truth – for themselves – and they are engaged in the process to save the U.S. Constitution, preserve freedom and pass it intact to the next generation.

The election of 2012 will determine whether the freedom movement is successful. If Barack Hussein Obama is re-elected, along with a congressional majority of Democrats, it is too late. The United States of America will no longer be the land of the free. Instead, it will continue to become an administrative unit of the United Nations. It will continue to bypass elected officials at every level of government, while transforming states into administrative units of the national government, which, through regional consolidation and forced comprehensive land-use planning, transform local governments into administrative units of the states.

If Barack Hussein Obama, and his Marxist Democratic admirers are kicked out of Washington, and both the executive branch and the Congress are populated with tea party people who believe in limited government, balanced budgets, private property rights and individual freedom – then the next generation will be OK and free to continue the fight against Marxism.

Where is the tea party? Expect to see them on Election Day, 2012.

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