The NH Tea Party Coalition Principles
The principles set forth in this document echo the First Principles that were drafted by our Founding Fathers. We believe that tinkering with this wisdom by successive generations has brought about our present calamity. It is our firm intent to restore those principles.
In seeking this goal, we call upon your assistance to join us in our demand that our Constitutional republic be rightfully restored to us.
1] That all powers not expressly delegated to the Federal government are the sole domain of the states, as set forth by the Founding Fathers in Article 10 of the U. S. Constitution.
2] In fiscal responsibility and the prudent use of public funds.
3] In limited government as envisioned by the Founding Fathers and for the reasons that they stated.
4] In the rule of law and its uniform application at all levels of government and society.
5] In the national sovereignty of the United States, its proper defense and security, to include her borders.
6] In the personal rights and responsibilities of every U.S. citizen, as expressed by the Founding Fathers.
7] In the free market as the basis of all business conducted within our borders.
It is the duty of every U.S. citizen to hold every candidate of every political party to these standards and to vote accordingly.
The groups who support the tea party movement have agreed to join this Coalition and to these ideas:
1) The Coalition was formed to demonstrate the wide support for the tea party ‘movement’ from a number of NH groups of all types. There are no anointed leaders or job titles. Every group has its own rules and functions on its own as it would. Their membership in this Coalition merely shows support for the general movement.
2) The Coalition does not endorse candidates but focuses on issues and activism. The eBlast that is sent to people who sign on never promotes candidates. When people sign up, it is always suggested that they join one of the groups in their area as well. We also do NOT share their email addresses with campaigns or any other organization.
3) The Coalition does not accept funds as a Coalition. (Koch conspiracy theorists won’t be happy to hear that fact but it’s a fact)
4) The Coalition will remain cordial but SEPARATE from the GOP while working on issues of common interest. We have no desire to take over, be overtaken by or merge with the GOP despite the fact that many of our individual members may be part of the GOP or any other political party. We also do not want to form a third party.
5) The Coalition plans and shares events of all the groups and sometimes plans events together. One person from each group represents that group at the Coalition. If that representative gets elected to office, or goes to work for pay for a candidate, they are required to send a different person to represent their groups to our planning sessions/mailing list.
6) Our internal Coalition list messages for the above mentioned organizers are never to be forwarded to anyone outside of the organizers as they are not to be construed as official statements to our members but respected as private email conversations. Only the eBlast is sent to the subscribers.