One of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the founders of the officially registered Tea party in Florida, South Florida Tea Party Patriots Chairman Everett Wilkinson, has rolled out a "Declaration of Tea Party Independence'' inspired by the events of 1776. Wilkinson wants to keep the movement pure and away from the political party system.
As the course of human events winds its way through History, it has found some paths lead to Tyranny and some to Liberty. In seeking a path to Liberty, a great and powerful movement is now rising from every corner of our land. Created by the Will of the American People, it rejects unconstitutional domination by the Government that is supposed to be its servant. This movement has arisen, in large part, because our elected officials have failed us.
For much of its history the United States has been a land of prosperity and liberty, sound policies such as fiscal responsibility,constitutionally limited government and a belief in the free market have safeguarded this condition.In recent years however,Congress, the President, the Federal Reserve Board and the Courts have replaced those practices with profligate government spending and expansion of the government power
beyond what is constitutionally permissible.This course, if not reversed, can only lead to economic collapse and tyranny.Therefore, Individuals acting through the Tea Party Movement, seek to restore the policies, which are proven to safeguard liberty and prosperity for all. We will organize, demonstrate and vote until this restoration has been achieved. We will stay focused on this goal and remain INDEPENDENT from any persons or political parties who seek to distract us from this end.Many seek to define this Movement, to use it, to lead it, to co-opt it, to channel it, to control it, to defeat it. WE WILL NOT LET THIS HAPPEN.
The Tea Party Movement is in agreement with our Founders that the government that governs least governs best. We believe that Capitalism NOT GOVERNMENT is essential to the creation of wealth and a vastly reduced government provides the foundation for a thriving Capitalist system.The Tea Party Movement of America embraces and serves people of all races, creeds, religions, and political affiliations, and we declare ourselves to be independent of all those forces that seek to manipulate our actions or
control our destiny.