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The Greater Springfield Tea Party is a group serving Greater Springfield Massachusetts. We welcome all who wish to participate actively to advance the following values:
We stand for:
Support of businesses
Upholding of our constitution
Principles, not political parties
Greater Springfield MA Tea Party Mission Statement and Core Values
The Tea Party movement is strongly opposed to excessive government spending and taxation. Our mission is to educate, organize, and mobilize our fellow citizens to secure public policy consistent with our three core values of God given rights, Constitutionally Limited Government of laws and Free Markets.
Our rights come from our Creator
Constitutionally Limited Government
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 generations.
Constitutionally Limited Government: We, the members of The Greater Springfield MA Tea Party, 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 business.
Greater Springfield MA Tea Party as an organization believes in the Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government, and Free Markets. Greater Springfield MA Tea Party 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 civic responsibility at the community 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 Greater Springfield MA Tea Party 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 in our country when private property and prosperity are secured by the natural laws and natural rights of the individual.