I still love the Tea Party, but I have quit it. Northern IL Tea Party has been part of the movement to restore limits on government envisioned by our Founding Fathers since February 2010. We serve the communities of Rockton, Roscoe and South Beloit in the stateline area and meet at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday at the Greater Rockton Community Center, 302 W. Main St. Our First Thursday Movie Night, a fixture for two years, will be discontinued. We need to get “lean and mean” for the task ahead, educating the public and fighting for term limits in the Illinois legislature.
Leaders in the Tea Party learn that the effort is all-consuming. Your family suffers. Still, we do the job, knowing that the lives of our children and grandchildren will be forever altered if we fail to restrain gargantuan government. Obamacare is only the most “in your face” example of that reality. Common Core is another. People at all ends of the political spectrum who love literature and learning oppose it. See the Ohanian article, “The Truth about Common Core” in Socialist Worker online.
This Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Michael Kalthoff, author of Saving Private Healthcare: Before the Collapse, will address us. I will attend that meeting as a member, no longer a leader. Fight on, Tea Party!
Jane Ryan Carrell
Posted Nov. 20, 2013