Today I felt an anger that I did not know I was capable of feeling. Upon hearing that the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare, my heart sunk and I felt sick to my stomach. I was feeling beaten and hopeless when my phone started ringing and friends were asking me what they could do. I had a choice to make. I could sit and stew and be angry and give up (as I considered for a couple minutes), or I could step up and work harder to make positive changes.
This decision goes against the principle that the federal government has limited powers. Never before has our Congress had the power to force us to buy something they deem necessary. It has become clear to me that if changes are going to be made, it has to be from WE THE PEOPLE! It’s up to me and you to take back America. We cannot give up. Not now. Not ever. One of the first things we need to do is send most of our congressman and senators home. The Supreme Court justices sent us down this road because our congressman and senators enabled such an unconstitutional farce.
It’s no longer enough to look behind a name for an R or a D. We need to educate ourselves on who is the true conservative candidate. Primaries, which typically have a very low voter turn-out, are more important than ever. Our CHIPS platform is designed to do just that! A candidate saying they are conservative is not enough. The CHIPS program asks them to attest to conservative principles and we make sure they are in good standing with several organizations that focus on specific issues.
Rush Limbaugh said, “When you boil tea it gets stronger and that’s happening right now!” The tea party must take this anger and turn it into action. Americans overwhelmingly do not want this healthcare reform rammed down our throats. Our loss of freedoms will never be returned to us without a fight.
To be honest, I feel like I am still in the middle of a deep fog. I wish I could give you a one, two, three approach and and tell you how to fix this mess. I’m not sure that such a plan or a list even exists. I am an ordinary citizen, but grounded in what my constitution means, who cares about my country and I refuse to give up because the hill just became much steeper. The only things I know for sure is that in the coming days we must unite. Look for ways to become educated and engaged. Join me in finding ways to turn anger into action.