From press release
Northern IL Tea Party (NITP) had announced it would not meet after the election until 2011, but members have asked to meet once more before year end.
Normally, the first Thursday of the month is a movie night for NITP, but the group will meet at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 2 at 302 W. Main St., Rockton, to outline for members the activities it will prioritize for the new year, with the 2012 presidential election always in view. The Nov. 2 midterm election represented a historic success for limited government advocates of all stripes on the national scene. A victory not seen for 70 years gave Republicans solid control of the House of Representatives, a gain of six U.S. Senate seats, and took 11 governorships away from the Democrats. Democrats took four from the Republicans. With redistricting on tap in all 50 states, those gains will be pivotal for the next 10 years.
The National Conference of State Legislatures reported that Republicans now hold 53 percent of the total state legislative seats in America, the most seats in the GOP column since 1928. The GOP will now control at least 54 of the 99 state legislative chambers, its highest number since 1952.
Some have said that the Republican Party may feel like the dog who caught the car—what will he do with it? State governments and the federal government are “broke,” citizens are unemployed, and the economy is facing tests of its resilience. The most serious work of the Tea Party lies ahead.
The Tea Party was founded to educate and inspire Americans to safeguard the economic and personal freedoms we have inherited. Holding elected representatives’ “feet to the fire” will be the most difficult task before the Tea Party. The new Congress has, among its most serious tasks, the job of repealing ObamaCare and of ensuring that future elections will not be stolen from the people. The Tea Party will ask its members and friends to consider how they might be part of the solution going forward.
For more information, see the website teaparty-nil.com or call (815) 277-1144.
From the Dec. 1-7, 2010 issue