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December 16: Operation Tea Party Take Back!

With the election circus now behind us it’s high time we dust ourselves off, remain focused and get back to work. As a first order of business I propose the R3VOLUTION launch Operation Tea Party Take Back.

This December 16th marks our fifth year anniversary of the event that started it all. Let’s celebrate! Start organizing your local events now; pull out those cardboard tea crates, dust off your Ron Paul signs and r3volution gear and be prepared to make our presence known on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2012.

Let us send a message to...

* The mainstream media: The Ron Paul R3VOLUTION is celebrating our FIFTH (Count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5!) anniversary of the modern Tea Party that WE STARTED!

* The establishment: We are still here and we’re not going away!

* Ron Paul: As a retirement gift; a token of appreciation for his many years of dedicated public service.

* The Neocon Tea Party crowd: You’ve been fooled. Come join the liberty movement if you want real change.

* The Romney crowd: You’ve been fooled. Stop your cheating and come join the liberty movement if you actually want to win an election.

* Occupy Wall Street: Want to fix the economy? Come join a group with some teeth and staying power.

Let's do this if for no other reason than screw 'em, that's why! Let's end the year on a high note. Please up-vote and spread this far.


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I believe we need

a new tag. Tea Party has been used up, and corrupted. The majority of people have a negative view of the Tea Party...because it has been co-opted by the cons.

Give people something to get behind.

It's what they need right now. Great idea!

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."

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I agree we should do something to celebrate.....

What to call it? Tea Party has sadly been co-opted, I still like the Ron Paul R3VO7UTION idea, in conjunction with Restoration. American R3VO7UTION and RESTORATION, anyone..?

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15



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a lot of people have a VERY negative view of the Tea Party since it was co-opted & immediately associate it with the often whacky, Sarah Palin. New name, for sure. Liberty Movement sums it up well for me.

Count me in!

Count me in!

Southern Agrarian

Carry on w/the work, commemorate 12/16, Drop the name!

Continue the work we started, continue to commemorate December 16 and the spirit of the the original Tea Party, but forget about trying to unite under the term "Tea Party". It's been soiled by the GOP/media establishment, and is beyond redemption.


I agree and I believe the name with clout is now Ron Paul.

Now that Romney has been defeated and people can see him for what he was without the rose tinted spectacles of Party loyalty the principles that Ron Paul stands for can be better elucidated to those who are now shell shocked by the comprehensive defeat they have suffered.

Over the next couple of years the predictions that Ron Paul has made on the economy will come to pass and even more so now that Obama has been reelected. The media love Ron Paul as long as he isn't running for anything so he is the ideal standard bearer for the movement he started. He has written many books that can be read to spell out the foundations of his way of thinking and he is identified with this genuinely American philosophy more than any living American.

To remove him from his message as a few are suggesting is I believe unwise. He himself has said that it is the message that matters not him but that is simply his modest character. He IS the message and always will be. He gives the message enormous credibility because he lived it out in the public arena for forty years. It amazes me that so many fail to see this.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

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I am all for taking things back

but not OCCUPYING them.

Losing proposition - no deal

First, let me start by sayting I agree we need to do something. I don't think using an existing moniker that has a negative perception to 90% of the people is exactly the right move. The Teocons have forever tarnished the name - we need to let it die like the Edsel line. Point by point:

*We did not start what is called the Tea Party! Please stop playing along with mythology. That was a planned mass media event funded and guided by the Neocons to keep the sheeple focused on the GOP. Just being associated with the term "Tea Party" is a negative at this point. Also, since 2007, we have not celebrated the anniversaries - so this would be our 2nd! 2nd! Big wow. The media will be so intrigued......

*The establishment knows we are here, and they don't care. They still got 95% of the vote. They still have control and can spin anything we do.

*With ya on showing Ron Paul some appreciation.

*This one is just silly. The "Neocon Tea Pary crowd" IS the Tea Party. We need to recruit and we should use the disaster that was Romney for it. But, using a worn out cliche' is not the answer.

*The Occupy groups? I think we might need some help there - but they are definitely not going to join a "Tea Party", they see themselves as the opposite of that farce.

I think we need to show the sheeple how awful a candidate Romney was and we need to continue to warn them about the coming collapse, etc.... But, we need something new. I loved the "Live Free" tag line from the GJ campaign. Maybe we can come up with something else. Maybe....something still related to the original Revolution.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

Tea Party is no longer a liberty organization.

It's an organizing arm for the GOP. We must have a clear grassroots liberty dedicated organization, because selling the Tea Party is selling people Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich... and if you all don't remember, Mitt Romney.


The tea party is so fractured it's pathetic.

Why do they keep leaving it up to us to fix everything?

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Forget "Ron Paul"

Yes, that's right. Remember him for his great impact, but let's move forward by not making this about Ron Paul.

The best thing at this point is to blend in and join with the Tea Party and start educating them. The only difference between a Tea Partier and a Ron Pauler is that the RPers are better educated.

Start going to Tea Party meetups. Show them how patriotic, anti-UN you are. Impress them with your knowledge of the constitution. And while establishing your credibility (without the use of the words "Ron Paul") educate them.

That is how you take back the Tea Party.

Ron Paul Republican is a better name than Tea Partier.

It is not about Ron Paul per se but the message he embodied just like Jefferson or Lincoln or FDR who stood for something in the mind of the People.

Ron Paul stands for a very specific platform of ideas and actions. He worked it our over the forty years he has spent so far in public life. This platform is the one that unites all true Constitutional conservatives and would be the rallying point for those who call themselves Tea Partiers. It is to be found in all his books.

By studying this platform and understanding its foundations in all aspects and the rationale for it anyone in this revolution would be able to convert many if not all members of any Tea Party offshoot even those who embrace the empire. This I believe is the key to the success of the revolution.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

I got a head start, but I am with you.

I got a head start. Last night I reached out to some who believed romney was the answer, and invited them to learn what our Republic, and our r3VOLution, is really about.

Here here December 16!

1 month prior, on November 16, here is a reminder:

Dennis Kucinich will host a briefing November 16 to discuss targeted killing, and the implication of drone policy at home and abroad. SPREAD THIS this like the dickens:


"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul