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August 15, 2022

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Letter to the editor:

Tea Party leaders actually listen to their constituents

The Standard & Poor’s downgrade finally exposed the interminable government gridlock in Washington, and should bring forth an array of new political replacements to Washington in 2012. National political failure has come home to roost. The downgrade is a harbinger of changes that must result in the retaking of America by the people in 2012.

Calling it the “Tea Party downgrade,” the pathetic liberal political machine blamed the Tea Party for this downgrade, which actually was caused by congressional gridlock and the lack of courage by both parties to achieve a final debt and expenditure deal that is meaningful.

The Tea Party, on the other hand, harks to the voices of constituents back home — a behavior trait misplaced by the traditional detached and hidebound representatives who have come to characterize the main core of elected representatives from both parties in Washington.

The Founding Fathers anticipated and planned, speaking through the Federalist Papers, that a strong federal government was needed to oversee the republic, but that when circumstances dictated that the people have the political force to control their own government.

The Tea Party represents the will of the people, and for that reason evokes the strong antipathy of the liberals who have for too long defied the will of the American people and the calling of a true democracy. The pendulum is swinging in the direction of representatives who are prepared to listen only to the will of their constituents and act exclusively on their behalf.

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