Contact: Denise Cattoni
... Illinois Tea Party
For Immediate Release
Principled Legislators - The TEA Party Perspective
March 26, 2013 - Sadly, the recent attack on State Rep. Jeanne Ives is a classic example of the progressive narrative in the state and the country. First amendment rights are under attack if you disagree with their agenda, especially if you're a conservative woman. Rep. Ives was attacked for stating her opinion on gay marriage, which is representative of the constituency in her district. She was threatened on a phone call comparing her to 'Tea Party brethren Sarah Palin' for standing on her principles.
What will happen to our nation when 'Principled Legislators' are attacked and physically threatened for honestly stating their positions, ones they've campaigned on? Too many times, legislators hold one position during their campaign only to change their stance when elected. If legislators continue lying to their constituency, then surely our nation is doomed. With Congressional approval levels at 11%, are "We the People" honestly being represented in our communities, in our state, and in D.C.? No matter what your party affiliation is, citizens want their representatives to represent them. That's what democracy is.
The tea party movement is based on three core principles: fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and the free market system. We elect officials who believe in our principles, and we expect them to go to our state capitals and Washington and speak 'for the people' who elected them.
Conservatives are constantly defending their beliefs against the media and liberal ruling class. Our current political environment, driven by mostly progressive elected officials and media, demonize anyone they disagree with, especially principled legislators who stand by their convictions.
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