Tea party rips ‘ever-growing gov’t’ that lies and spies
‘We need to do what Americans have always done – come together and press for change’
Jan. 28, 2014
In the tea party response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said Americans who “work hard and play by the rules” are frustrated with a lawless Washington, and the tea party’s goal is to lower the level of influence it has over citizen’s lives.
“You are probably as frustrated as I am about an ever-growing government that somehow thinks it is OK to lie to, spy on and even target its own citizens. Many hard-working Americans are discouraged and wondering what, if anything, can be done,” Lee said.
Lee’s answer is for Americans to work together to get the government they really want.
“I believe we need to do what Americans have always done – come together and press for positive change. Protesting against dysfunctional government is a great American tradition, going back to the original tea party in Boston, about 240 years ago. Americans have a natural instinct to stand up and speak out when they know something is wrong,” he said.
“In 1773, Americans had simply had it with a London-based national government that had become too big, too expensive and far too intrusive,” Lee said.