Five times in is letter Richard tried to connect the tea party to evangelical Christians. The tea party is not part nor is it connected to evangelical Christians. Evangelical churches and denominations do not place any restrictions or requirements on the tea party. The tea party is a common sense, grassroots effort by United States citizens to urge our government officials and representatives to stop spending more money than the government takes in through tax revenues. Conservative
Democrats and Republicans support this movement. It has nothing to do with religion or evangelical Christians.
Richard also mistakenly wrote, saying: “Thus our founders designed a government where the majority rules.” In a democracy government is the rule of a majority of the populous. America is a republic, not a democracy. When we pledge allegiance to the flag we say, “and to the republic for which it stands.” A republic does not have a monarch and its political power is exercised by elected officers and representatives in accordance to constitutional laws.
Three more of Richard’s statements are incorrect. The tea party does not, as Richard Says, “find virtue in cutting social programs for the poor, reducing regulations on polluters....(and) by lowering health care benefits to the old and sick.” Don’t forget that the Democrats voted for a bill they did not read so they could find out what was in it which cut more than $500 billion from Medicare for the old and sick to pay for Obama-care beginning in 2013, not the tea party.
Richard, we need a little more love, respect, integrity and tolerance not misinformation and hate speech.
— Dale TerHaar, Spring Lake