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Easter greetings from GardinersRight

April 24, 2011

Gardiner Tax Day Tea Party was once again a success, and thanks to the 40 or so patriots who turned out, and especially to Terence Mahoney from Pine Bush who was a guest speaker.

I’ve attached a copy of the “We the People” petition that was signed by patriots.  Copies were sent to congressional leaders:  Boehner, Bachmann, Cantor, McCarthy, McConnell.  Please feel free to use the template, have your friends and neighbors sign, and send it to Congress.

You can catch the video’s here. http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?feature=mhum


Thanks to Rich Koenig as well for a great presentation he gave at the last town board meeting in Gardiner showing the history of the town Revenue and Expenses.  Unfortunately, what it showed is that in most years, the town has spent more money than it has taken in….and consequently over the last 10 years has spent almost $750K of town reserve funds in order to cover the gap between spending and revenue.

This “spending” disease is serious at every level of government and has been the main cause of concern of the Tea Party movement.  Thomas Jefferson strongly opposed a perennial national debt and said “Never (buy) anything which you have not money in your pocket to pay for.  Be assured that it gives much more pain to the mind to be in debt that to do without any article whatever which we may seem to want” and “no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of it’s own existence”.   He continued “I am not among those who fear the people.  They, and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom.  And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.  We must make our election between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude.”

The question of whether to raise the national debt ceiling, again, is one that should not even be coming up.  Instead, Congress needs to address the SPENDING problem, and live within their means. During the upcoming debates, congress needs to only go back to the words and intentions of our Founders in the Constitution to guide them to do the right thing.


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