The following is a guest post by Cynthia Howerter, a new volunteer for Richmond Tea Party. This post originally ran May 7, 2012 on her blog, SOAR WITH EAGLES. She wrote it and e-mailed it around, knowing that if we don’t gather enough people to stand against an out-of-control government NOW, we will soon no longer have the ability to stand. If you’re interested in standing with the Richmond Tea Party this election cycle, volunteer for our elections committee today.


Many of you may recall my SOAR WITH EAGLES article on September 12th, “True Americans,” about Colonel John Kelly, my 4th great-grandfather who fought in the Revolutionary War alongside General George Washington and others.

In the article, I wondered when good people would step forward to stand up to our current Big Government of both Democrats and Republicans, who by increasing the size of our government are ignoring our Constitution and stripping every American of their rights.

Who are those good people who need to step forward? Friend, those good people are you and me.

What does it take to step forward and say no more outrageous government spending that will enslave us and our children for generations to come? What does it take to say that we will not have our Constitution ignored or rewritten? What does it take to say our country needs to remain a democratic republic and not a Socialist country?

What does it take? For starters, pray and ask God what He would have YOU do. Pray right now. Don’t put it off or you won’t do it.

Do you want some suggestions as to what you can do?

Register to vote.  Do it now.  Don’t wait until later.

Decide which candidates you want to support. Thoroughly research those candidates. Ask questions. Make sure those candidates stand for what you believe in. Do not choose a candidate simply based on party affiliation. Do not choose because someone else tells you who they want you to vote for. God gave you a mind. The Founding Fathers gave you a vote. Use them.

How do you do this research? Can you ask questions? Can you read? I thought so. Well then, call the candidate’s office and ask questions, ask what the candidate’s platform is. The candidate doesn’t have a platform? Run.

You don’t know who the candidates are? Dear Father, help us; we are in trouble.

Once you choose a candidate, volunteer for them. Stuff envelopes, man the phone bank, put a sign in your yard, talk with people. Lazy people will not do any of these things. But they will complain when gas prices increase. They will not like it when their once extra money is taxed to pay the deficit. Turn the boob tube off and get out of your chair.

Research the Tea Party. The Democrats have slandered the Tea Party all the way to hell itself. Congresswoman Maxine Waters publicly stated that “The Tea Party can go straight to hell.” Why? Because Maxine and her party know that publicly slandering someone or something drives most people away from it.

Because they know that the Tea Party members have taken a stand against out-of-control government spending that MUST BE PAID FOR AT SOME POINT.

The Tea Party realizes that those in power, both Republicans and Democrats, want to ignore the Constitution, make their own rules as they go along, and grow the government so big that it controls the people. Not the other way around like our Founding Fathers intended.

Do you even know what the Founding Fathers intended for our country? Well don’t feel bad; until four years ago, I didn’t either. But it’s not too late to learn. I’ll do future articles on this.

If you are spending your free time watching mindless shows on TV that will never improve your life or mind, stop it. Stop your foolishness. While you’ve focused on mindless folly, you weren’t able to see that you’ve been losing your American rights and freedoms. Start paying attention to what is happening in our government. Then get off your chair, pray, and take a stand. While you still can.

I don’t know about you, but I will not let my ancestor or our Founding Fathers – all who put their lives, their families’ lives, their finances and their properties on the line for you and me – have made all of these personal sacrifices in vain.

So, I ask: Are you one of those good people who will step forward and do what you can to take our Constitution and our once-great country back?

I’m taking that step forward. I’m making that stand. Will you?

“Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto the inhabitants thereof…” Leviticus 25:10. This is also inscribed on the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.