Victor Luebker, National Coordinator Armed Forces Tea Party
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3 Sep, 2011
Armed Forces Tea Party Calls on Sarah Palin to declare her status as a candidate for President today
Indialantic, FL 3 Sep, 2011:
There is growing mission creep with candidates and politicians in the Tea party movement and it’s very important for us as a movement to maintain our integrity in vetting candidates. To do this, all persons considering a run for president of the United States and offices below must declare their intentions before becoming closely associated with the Tea Party. The Tea Party is not a movement to sell books or make news for the sake of attention; we have serious issues facing our country. We are asking that all potential candidates must declare before using our movement as a place for stump speeches.
In order for us to ensure we are an issues based movement that can be trusted and respected for our principles over candidates and personal politics we feel it’s vital that Gov. Sarah Palin declare her status as a candidate now. If not we are at risk of having major Tea party speeches and events used as political rallies for a selected candidate vs. a citizen based movement that forces the legislative agenda and serves as a fundamental check to the current corrupt culture in Washington DC.
We can’t have a few selected national candidates at major events that may give the impression they are representative of all in the Tea Party as possible candidates. The Governors values have always aligned well with the larger Tea Party positions of limited and responsible government as many candidates do. She can be an instrumental voice going forward helping guide the discussion should she decide not to run. Until then we must keep the playing field level and ensure all candidates declared and hinting are responsible to us in the Tea Party so we can maintain our independence and validity as the largest national movement of citizen patriots working to make our country better and more constitutionally centered.
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