Our mission is fully aligned with the national non-partisan Tea
Party movement focused on reducing our excessive government. We
will work locally in Western Oakland County of Michigan to attract,
educate, organize and mobilize fellow citizens to help secure
public policy consistent with our three core values.
* Fiscal Responsibility
* Constitutionally Limited Government
* Free Markets
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
Constitutionally Limited Government: We, the members of The
Tea Party Patriots, 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
Our Philosophy Tea Party Patriots, Inc. as an organization
believes in the Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited
Government, and Free Markets. Tea Party Patriots, Inc. is a
non-partisan grassroots organization of individuals united by our
core values derived from the Declaration of Independence, the
Constitution of the United States of America, the Bill Of Rights as
explained in the Federalist Papers. We recognize and support the
strength of grassroots organization powered by activism and civic
responsibility at a local level. We hold that the United States is
a republic conceived by its architects as a nation whose people
were granted "unalienable rights" by our Creator. Chiefly among
these are the rights to "life, liberty and the pursuit of
happiness." The Tea Party Patriots stand with our founders, as
heirs to the republic, to claim our rights and duties which
preserve their legacy and our own. We hold, as did the founders,
that there exists an inherent benefit to our country when private
property and prosperity are secured by natural law and the rights
of the individual.
Long Term Vision: A prosperous thriving America with small
limited governments (Federal, State, & Local) that have little
debt, balanced budgets, and few controls over free Americans and
Short Term Goals (2011 – 2012):
1. Strengthen the Tea Party Patriots of West Oakland County
group with more participants, donations, activities, and
2. Help increase the number of Tea Party members
to become precinct delegates.
3. Help to keep elected representatives accountable to
support changes to reduce government taxation, spending, and
4. Help elect a person that understands fiscal
responsibility in the 2012 Presidential election.
5. Help identify, promote, and elect Federal, State, and
local representatives in November 2012 that support the Tea Party
Patriot core values.
6. Help defeat candidates who support big government
7. Influence Independent or swing voters to choose “limited
8. Learn how to participate in the legislative
process and the electoral process.
Long Term Goals (2013 & beyond):
1. Maintain a strong and fresh leadership group to assure
the Tea Party Patriots of West Oakland County survives, thrives,
and has continual impact to achieve the mission.
2. Educate Americans how excessive government hurts society
and influence them to join or support the cause and vote for
candidates that support smaller government policies.
3. Continually keep elected representatives accountable to
support changes to reduce government taxation, spending, and
4. Identify, promote, and elect Federal, State, and local
representatives that support the Tea Party Patriot core values.
5. Help defeat candidates who support big government
We Believe in the Five Principles of Nonviolence:
1. Non-violent resistance is not a method for cowards. It
does resist. The nonviolent resister is just as strongly opposed to
the evil against which he protests, as is the person who uses
violence. His method is passive or nonaggressive in the sense that
he is not physically aggressive toward his opponent, but his mind
and emotions are always active, constantly seeking to persuade the
opponent that he is mistaken. This method is passive physically but
strongly active spiritually; it is nonaggressive physically but
dynamically aggressive spiritually.
2. Nonviolent resistance does not seek to defeat or
humiliate the opponent, but to win his friendship and
understanding. The nonviolent resister must often express his
protest through noncooperation but he realizes that noncooperation
is not the ends itself; it is merely means to awaken a sense of
moral shame in the opponent.
3. The attack is directed against forces of evil rather than
against persons who are caught in those forces. It is a struggle
between justice and injustice, between the forces of light and the
forces of darkness.
4. Nonviolent resistance avoids not only external physical
violence, but also internal violence of spirit. At the center of
non-violence stands the principle of love.
5. Nonviolence is based on the conviction that the universe
is on the side of justice. It is the deep faith in the future that
allows a nonviolent resister to accept suffering without
retaliation. The nonviolent resister knows that in his struggle for
justice, he has a cosmic companionship.