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October 19, 2017

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letter to the editor:

Tea Party trying to save America

I used to get upset reading letters to the editor like the ones in Sunday’s edition of the Sun, in which the writers blame either the Republicans or the Tea Party for all the problems in Washington, but now I realize in reality they are just frustrated with how their choice for president has disappointed them.

Poll after poll shows all of Congress with very low approval ratings, meaning the majority of Americans have had it with both parties. Why? Because the Republicans have been behaving more and more like Democrats by not adhering to the Constitution and allowing our president to act more like a king than a representative of the people.

The Tea Party wants that to stop, and quickly, before they do any more damage. What is so wrong with that? We just want them to obey the laws of our country. Period.

The Tea Party was blamed for not negotiating. Well, isn’t that what President Barack Obama has been doing ever since taking office? First by ramrodding the stimulus package through Congress and more recently Obamacare, despite the majority of Americans not wanting it.

Also, people missed the whole point last fall when the government went into shutdown mode. We knew we couldn’t win, but because we were frustrated with Congress not adhering to the Constitution, we wanted to call attention to the people not to not allow them to keep kicking the can down the road and to face reality now.

Hopefully, in the end, the Tea Party might be remembered for trying to save our country, not destroy it, as some believe.

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