Ohio Tea Party PAC Responds to Strickland’s Deranged Rant
From Chris Littleton, President of Ohio Liberty Council and the Cincinnati Tea Party:
Dear Fellow Citizens and Taxpayers,
There really aren’t any words that describe this video. It’s simply what Governor Strickland thinks of you and me.
He asks the crowd a very simple question – “Are you ready to fight the tea party radicals?”
And just for Governor Strickland’s pleasure, let me outline those “radical” beliefs of the tea party.
1. Limited Government: we think the bigger the government the smaller the citizen. We advocate for less government in our lives and therefore more personal liberty.
We believe the current direction at all levels of government is expanding government’s scope and influence not lessening it.
We also believe both parties are to blame for expanding government in Ohio and elsewhere.
2. Fiscal Responsibility: we think the government should spend less than it takes in. We believe that working Americans and small business owners in every inch of the United States understand this because we live it every day in our personal lives.
We believe the only people that don’t get this are government officials and bureaucrats.
Example (just for governor Strickland): when faced with a budget crisis (AKA more bills than money – had to explain it for Strickland), you can’t expand programs or take money from the federal government just to patch the hole. You must cut spending.
We believe that citizens do this in our personal lives – why can’t government?
3. Free Markets – we believe the government should not be driving the economy – the entrepreneur should. The less tax and regulatory burden placed on business owners, the more wealth and jobs that will be created.
Since Ohio ranks at the bottom of the list in practically every ranking for a business-friendly state, I’m pretty sure neither party for the last 20 years gets this either.
But, our people get it. They say – “Government I don’t need anything from you. I just need to be left alone for my business to succeed. Get out of my hair.”
So Governor Strickland – how are these key principles so radical?
I would consider these American values, but if you want to declare war on the American value system. Who am I to stand in your way.
I wish you the best of luck in declaring war on people who believe in personal responsibility, hard work and strength of character. But, if that’s your belief system…well…I guess we weren’t raised the same way, and thank God for that.
Best of luck to you in the upcoming election. I guess only time will tell how many of us embrace these “radical” ideas and are happy to denounce you.
OPEN INVITATION: If you’d like to sit down with me and discuss my radical value system – open invitation. Happy to chat anytime.