NH Tea Party Coalition Statement on 7th Birthday of the Tea Party

CONCORD, NH — The NH Tea Party Coalition recognizes December 16, 2014 as the 7th anniversary of the original tea party.

On December 16, 2007, groups of young libertarians gathered at harbors across the nation. There, they tossed boxes of "tea" into the water. Those boxes were emblazoned with the many issues they hoped would garner more attention by the public in the 2008 election.

Those issues were about much more than just taxation. They included Auditing and Ending the Federal Reserve and its collection agency the IRS, ending all foreign aid, especially  aid that funds unconstitutional foreign intervention, bringing the troops home to be preserved for our own border protection instead, and repealing the Patriot Act.

These youthful revolutionaries also held a rally at the famed Faneuil Hall in Boston with many NH state Representatives and NH activists in attendance.

Today, those issues remain as goals, with the addition of  concerns over the NDAA's indefinite detention provision, the NSA's spying, the loss of second amendment rights, lack of clean elections, militarization of the police. We remain committed to the promotion of all things Constitutional with an eye toward less government and more freedom.

Today, the NH Tea Party Coalition remains an independent and local force for good as it works on issues important to the New Hampshire grassroots. These include maintaining local control to towns in the face of encroaching regionalism, restoring local control to education, restoring clean elections, strengthening the right-to-know laws, preserving second amendment rights, and working toward less state regulation, taxes, and fees while recommending charity and volunteerism to help those less fortunate.

Those who wish to learn more about these issues or be connected to others who are working with us, or who wish to receive our newsletter can do so by submitting email and town only to: nhtpc@nhteapartycoalition.org or by signing up using the link on the website at www.nhteapartycoalition.org