I'm a registered Republican but vote independent, I consider myself the person who planted the seed that grew in to the today's "Tea Party".

Back in 2005 I posted on the AARP political board under a pseudonym Void-Them, Vote, Out, Incumbent, Deadbeats.

I posted;
Our Republic as envisioned by Lincoln as a "Government of the People" has morphed into a "Government of the Party", "By the Party" and "For the Special Interests", "We the People" don't count any more we're only one vote.

But the tea party has changed all that, we now have a voice Washington, keep up the good fight and don't get enticed by the narcotic that entrenched politician's get addicted to, namely spending the people’s money for themselves and their special interests.

I developed a set of ten principles that I believe represent what the tea party stand for, they are;

Tea party believer do not hold the belief that most politicians adhere too, which is, “they know what’s best for their constituents.”
Tea Party believer, believe in a collection of principles which are;
1. We believe politicians are there to do the will of the people.
2. We believe in less government control in the lives of the people.
3. We believe in more accountability in the politicians and the government agencies that are run by political hacks and paid bureaucrats.
4. We believe in more control and accountability in the oversight of the taxpayer’s money.
5. We believe campaign contributions of more than a set upon amount is nothing more than a legal bribe.
6. We believe both parties support’s the special interests not their constituents.
7. We do not believe in the pork barrel philosophy of the entrenched political society.
8. We do not believe in earmarks, member’s items or any of the terms the politicians can dream up to legitimize legally stealing the taxpayers money.
9. We do not believe our government should be a government of the Party, By the Party and for the Special Interest but a government of the people and for the people.
10. We do not believe in quasi government corporations that are run by political hacks and have no public oversight or control.

Just one voter who supports you and wishes you the best.

Robert E McFeeley
Retired NYPD Detective