Our Mission Statement

Our Mission: Promote the core values of lower taxation, Constitutionally limited government, fiscal responsibility and regulatory freedom, thereby securing the ideals of individual liberty, personal responsibility, and private property rights for all Americans, and creating an environment for a prosperous economy where free markets and entrepreneurship may flourish.


Our Evolution

Just after President Obama and the new congress were sworn in, it became very apparent that our government was doing things that we had never seen before.  On February 13, 2009 an $820 billion Stimulus Bill suddenly appeared.   It featured thousands of pages, written in secrecy, not allowed to be read and/or discussed in committee, and forced through both houses by this new majority.  What happened to transparency?

This format would be repeated.  A budget bill was passed and the President promised it would have no earmarks.  It was loaded with earmarks.  Cap and Trade passed the house. Obamacare has been rammed down our throats when 60%-70% of the voters were strongly against it.  No matter what state, the elected congressman and senators openly rejected the wishes of their constituents.  The more we called our representatives the more we were ignored.  We became more and more troubled.

It became very clear.  The Democrats were in the majority and they only followed orders from Obama, Pelosi and Reid.   This was a huge power grab.  Our elected officials were supposed to listen to their constituents.  They not only weren’t hearing us; they were treating us with contempt.  The government was now closed.  Can you say “TYRANNY”?

Many of us saw what was happening.  This new “super” majority aren’t liberal Democrats.  They are the radical revolutionaries of the sixties.  We could see they were figuratively holding a huge pillow over the face of our Constitution and Declaration of  Independence in an attempt to snuff out our republic.  Something had to be done to save our country before America was lost.

So, good, law abiding people who had never taken an interest in politics, never demonstrated publicly for anything,  became involved.  We are TEA Party Patriots and we’ve come to take this country back from those doing the damage.  We stand for the Declaration of Independence,  the Constitution, freedom, lower and fewer taxes, paying our national debts, a strong military, protecting our borders, and a fair and balanced press.  God willing, our ranks will grow, and we will reverse this radical revolution.

Marion County TEA Party

Our Core Values

Fiscal Responsibility: Fiscal Responsibility by government honors and respects the freedom of the individual to spend the money that is the fruit of their own labor. A constitutionally limited government, designed to protect the blessings of liberty, must be fiscally responsible or it must subject its citizenry to high levels of taxation that unjustly restrict the liberty our Constitution was designed to protect. Such runaway deficit spending as we now see in Washington D.C. compels us to take action as the increasing national debt is a grave threat to our national sovereignty and the personal and economic liberty of future generations.

Constitutionally Limited Government: We, the members of The Marion County Tea Party, 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 it 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 states’ rights for those powers not expressly stated in the Constitution. As 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.

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 support a return to the free market principles on which this nation was founded and oppose government intervention into the operations of private business.

Frequently Asked Questions About The TEA Party Movement

What kind of people go to Tea Parties? We are people, for the most part, who have never demonstrated publicly before.  We are not racists or bigots. We didn’t protest in the sixties.  We range from Republicans to Democrats to Independents. We decided that  we’ve been politically silent long enough.  We have finally had it with the government ignoring our U.S. Constitution, the government grabbing more and more liberty and control from us citizens, the abusive governmental spending bills that ignored the peoples’ wishes, and being treated with contempt by the politicians we elected, like our Illinois senators.  We don’t want to become a European Socialist state.  We want our economic freedom back.   The “change” that was promised in the last election is not what we want.  And if we had been told by the mainstream media that this was the kind of  “change” they had in mind, we wouldn’t have voted them in.  We want to restore our Constitution and our Republic.

 What do we stand for? We stand for protecting our Constitution, restoring fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government in Washington, permanent repeal of all the recent tax hikes, a strong national defense, border security, and a balanced budget.

 What do we reject? We reject Cap and Trade, Obamacare, run away government spending and earmarks, politicians who put their re-election above the country’s welfare, bailouts, dependence on foreign energy, increased government control, and exorbitant taxes.

 Marion County TEA Party



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