One of the fundamental changes that has been forced upon Americans is the inappropriately named Affordable Health Care Act. This has been, and continues to be, the gift that keeps on giving, however the majority of the GOP has chosen to ignore this gift of political opportunity and the result is they have done nothing more than wail and gnash their teeth at the very people who gave them the House in 2010, asking only that this destructive law would be repealed, and here we are in 2014 still under the yoke of the Affordable Health Care Act.
It is a mystery and perhaps even something other worldly that this political gift which was tied in a beautiful bow, woven out of the fabric of their constituents, has been cast aside under their tree of special interest privilege. The Tea Party citizens of this country were like the pearls before the swine to this old guard GOP who have proven to be completely undeserving of our loyalty and trust.
Early response to the inaction of these representatives brought many Tea Party members to fully engage in the political system. Many ran for office and continue to do so. What began from the grassroots is now an integral part of the political machine. This is good for the most part but, make no mistake, those who have entered politics are no longer fully rooted to the grassroots movement of 2009. A large portion of the Tea Party functions as a genuine Party within the Republican Party complete with their own funding mechanisms. Again, this can be good – they can function as the conscience of a waffley Republican Party.
After more than five years of constant disappointment and witnessing hundreds of destructive policies forced upon us the patriot’s reactions to these self-indulgent politicians is a call from Col. Riley to Operation American Spring (OAS). Like the response to the beginnings of the Tea Party movement OAS is being ignored by the media, the Beltway and also the uprooted Tea Party groups. A strange and unexplainable reaction has come from Glenn Beck who had originally been a whistle blower and go-to individual during the birth of the Tea Party movement. He was fearless. He was bold. “Was” is the operative word. He has become the very thing he warned us against. He is not alone in this.
Unlike the Tea Party, OAS is demanding this president and his administration be removed. This is a reasonable demand in consideration of the many laws this administration has ignored and continues to ignore. It is reasonable because the representatives to whom we gave our trust in 2010 have broken that trust and broken their oath’s of office to protect this sovereign nation and her people. They have allowed and joined in with this administration to continually and strategically ignore the Constitution and behave in a completely lawless manner.
The Patriots on the ground in Washington DC, since May 16, 2014, are woven of the same patriotic fabric however, one day rallies is not the chosen path of OAS. Their plan is to remain until their demands are met. This purpose driven, grassroots movement has taken the only Constitutional option left for the people to take back our Republic. Without taking this next step we risk, once again, being seen but not heard.
The large Tea Party organizations have become an extension of the Republican Party along with many of the smaller local groups who participate at the local levels. The true Tea Party autonomy of the 2010 election season is nowhere to be found these days. It is still alive in the OAS. In the beginning of the Tea Party movement politicians were not allowed to speak at rallies so our autonomy and “Don’t Tread On Me” convictions would not be diluted, now politicians are invited in.
Clearly the next step in securing our Republic will come from the people involved in OAS. Tea Parties were contacted to participate, however those Tea Party organizations refused to be a part of this. Meanwhile the concerns we had in 2009 have yet to be addressed and the deceit continues unanswered and growing at an alarming rate. We are on the edge of losing our Republic. Politics is fine and necessary but citizen involvement to keep politicians honest is even finer and more necessary. Time is running short.
Both groups are needed. Both groups are necessary. If the OAS manages to pull our Republic back from the rubble it will be because of these citizens and those who support them and their cause because, in truth, it’s America’s cause. Keeping the politicians and the Tea Party activists honest can only be accomplished by the everyday, God fearing, citizens whose respect for their individual freedoms inoculates them from the allure of political power. There is nothing so distasteful and threatening as are dishonest politicians to freedom-loving American citizens. These are the heart & soul of our Republic. Shame on those who turn their backs on their fellow Americans and mock these OAS participants. Memories appear to be conveniently short.
The best place I have found to keep up with the OAS Patriots is right HERE.
Krista Branch sings I AM AMERICA