Western Conservative Summit prepared remarks of Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots

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Western Conservative Summit prepared remarks of Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots

Picture this: college students in our country who are free to live their lives, are optimistic, and look forward living the American Dream. After graduation, they pursue careers and begin make a life for themselves. They become parents, provide food and basic necessities for their children, save for the future, and have enough money for leisure activities and vacations.

As they become senior citizens they know their retirement is backed by a sound, strong dollar. Their health care needs are met with the best quality health care on the planet. They are at peace knowing their life’s accomplishments will be passed on to their children and grandchildren.

Imagine our country as the most charitable country on earth and those who are unable to take care of themselves, are uninsured, or have hit hard times due to unemployment, benefit from America’s charitable giving spirit.

Visualize a future where the economy is growing at a steady pace because entrepreneurs are investing, taking risks, innovating, building businesses, and employing millions of Americans propelling them up the economic ladder. This growth has led to balancing our government’s budget and we have a surplus that is being used to pay down the nation’s debt. Citizens know that growth and opportunity abound. They are confident and proud of their country.

This is the future that Tea Party Patriots envisions for America: a constitutionally limited, fiscally responsible government where free markets thrive.

And for this vision, we have been marginalized, mocked, and maligned by President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the Republican elite establishment by Senators like John McCain and Lindsey Graham and byt the IRS. They are contemptuous of our vision, which is distinctly different from reality today.

Elected representatives and public servants misguidedly think they can rule over us as if they are our lords and masters. Reckless disregard to the rights our Constitution protects led to abuse of power and lack of accountability. The IRS, the agency who now admits to target political enemies, will enforce Obamacare.

The government is amassing untold volumes of data on phone calls, what we do online, financial transactions, who sends whom snail mail and more. Now they want to create an even larger datahub to track Obamacare.

When Obamacare is fully enacted 8 million people will lose their current health insurance, 30 million people will still be uninsured and the cheapest plan for a family will be $20,000 per year.

Instead of addressing our most pressing problems, many of our so called elected representatives are moving full steam ahead in ways that will contribute to bigger problems and will lead to full implementation of Obamacare.

Senators include Marco Rubio and Jeff Flake recently passed yet another 1,187 page bill. This bill grants amnesty to people who have been caught with 2 forged passports but not three, convicted of drunk driving 2 times not three. This massive bill doles out $47 billion of pork and incentivizes business to hire the newly granted provisional status immigrants because the Obamacare mandates won’t apply to them. Combine that with the other changes employers are making because of Obamacare fees and we have real reason to be concerned that the college student starting out today will ever be able to achieve the vision Tea Party Patriots has for America.

The contrast is clear.

Is this the America you want? Do you want representatives who abuse power while Americans suffer? Who will expand government bureaucracy at the cost of decreased freedom and opportunity for Americans?

Or do you foresee a better future?

Do you want fighters who stand on principle defending freedom?

Our constitution is worth fighting for because freedom is worth fighting for!

Our principles are worth fighting for because our principles will create a better future for all Americans.

We have patriots who will stand up for our principles.

Look at Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz who are leading the charge to halt the amnesty bill and to defund Obamacare and to prevent this disastrous trainwreck from destroying our health care system and our very way of life.

Across the country there are unselfish patriots like you here today who are willing to spend your weekend here at the Western Conservative Summit standing for our principles.

Tea Party Patriots will help you further your journey, enable and empower you to preserve liberty. We have toolkits with weekly talking points, action items you can take on the issues of the day like defunding Obamacare and for the coming August Congressional recess. We can help you start a new group and better communicate the vision our principles will create.

Is freedom lost in America?

Each time we stand and speak up for our principles, showing Americans our vision, freedom survives and strengthens. Liberty will endure and our country will flourish as a result.

Freedom’s new day is now and the future we envision will become a reality!

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