It’s Tea Party Time!
It’s party time on the prairies! Summer has finally made it to the Heartland and we have something to celebrate as Independence Day 2011 approaches. It is not something that can be seen, heard, tasted, smelled or touched in a tangible sense, but rather something in another dimension—something which deeply affects how we experience the world we live in.
That “something” is Freedom….
The American Ideal
And the number one thing it offers the people who live it is HOPE—a vision for the future that breathes life into the heart and soul of man. No matter what the extenuating circumstances of life—and there are many right now—this one thing is still something which gives due cause for celebration.
So with that introduction, I want to extend my personal invitation to you for several celebrations across North Dakota this summer! The North Dakota Tea Party Caucus (NDTPC) is hosting a kick-off for their efforts with events planned to include communities across the state. The goal is to make it feasible for as many folks as possible to attend. (See schedule below)
Check out this link to register: http://ndtpc.com/
Although social in nature with a cook-out planned for each gathering, these events have a unique purpose. Each is a call to action from the grass roots of North Dakota—the neighborhoods and communities which are home to the most precious natural resource of all—the people who live, grow and give to this state and country.
As a charter member of the NDTPC, I wholeheartedly support this effort to encourage active participation by the average citizen in the political process—it is the very bedrock of what made America great and the very essence of what is required to restore her to a position of greatness again. As folks connect and find concrete ways to act as they volunteer time and talent to the process, the very fiber of this nation will be restored. As one writer in the tea party movement states,
“This movement is not a revolution, but a restoration to our founding principles and foundations.”
Often it is a crisis which brings forth the best of what the individuals in a society have to offer. In modern history this rang true in Germany in the face of National Socialism and the impending threat to the people of Germany and the free world. One philosopher and member of a religious order who was martyred at Auschwitz by the Nazis wrote these words in a letter discovered posthumously:
“A nation doesn’t need what we have, it needs what we are” Edith Stein
I believe this to be true. This country needs what you are—her citizens, her electorate, and the guardians of freedom for the future.
The most important thing you can do for your country is to bring what you are to events like these and get involved in a way that works for you and furthers the cause. Once you have decided to attend one of these events, please RSVP on our website www.ndtpc.com. This will help up us plan accordingly. On the website you will find the NDTPC Charter with our mission statement and objectives. You can sign up with your e-mail address to receive information and updates on upcoming events and activities of interest.
These informal gatherings are in no way intended to declare the NDTPC as the official organization of the Tea Party in North Dakota.
The NDTPC was conceived as and hopes to emerge as an organization which exists to network with individuals, groups and coalitions of like mind and values. In numbers and by working together, our voices will be heard in the political process which determines the policies so essential to the maintenance of individual rights and personal freedom.
Please feel free to offer your ideas, suggestions, critique, questions or comments on the website or to me personally. My e-mail address is email@example.com.
Below please find the scheduled events, a few excerpts from the NDTPC brochure, and a brief summary of the agenda for the parties with purpose!
The time has come for us to act!
All times are 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
- July 7 - Grand Forks (Guest House International)
- July 14 – Wahpeton (Frying Pan Restaurant 8:00 pm)
- TBA- Minot (TBA)
- July 21 - Williston (International Inn)
- July 28 - Dickinson (exact location tba)
- August 4 - Bismarck (Expressway Suites)
- August 11 - Jamestown (VFW)
- August 18 - Fargo (Expressway Suites)
- October - Bismarck (Annual NDTPC Statewide Event)