The South Carolina Tea Party Coalition is a group of like-minded Tea Party and Grassroots organizations whose mission is two-fold, both at the State and Federal levels, to restore our Constitution to its rightful place as the Law of this Land.
We shall accomplish this objective by educating, inspiring and empowering the people of South Carolina and this nation, with their Bill of Rights and the Founding Principles that made our country the greatest in the history of mankind.
On a State level, we shall constantly remind our elected officials that they work for us and have been given a sacred trust to represent the people’s interest and not their own. In a free market, right to work state, we cannot allow them to pick winners and losers, use layers of bureaucracy to squander our precious taxpayer dollars or fail in protecting the citizens of South Carolina from an ever encroaching Federal takeover.
We do not want them to accept Federal dollars with restrictive strings and mandates attached. It is far better that any necessary taxation never leave our borders and be guardedly controlled at the lowest possible level.
We must never forget that the States created the Federal Government and specifically stated: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
Today, it seems that our creation seeks to consume us, by ignoring and shredding our Constitution, unlawful redistribution of wealth, destruction of free market principles through onerous regulation and taxation and tyrannically limiting and denying our God given freedom. Yes; our freedom is inalienable and we will not sit idly by while it is usurped.
The dismantling of our Constitutional foundation could not take place with an informed citizenry. Therefore, we shall make it our mission to expose the deception and corruption that has masked the slide into socialism from too many of our fellow countrymen.
Our elected officials swear an oath to God to uphold and defend our Constitution. The time has come to hold each and every one of them accountable to their sworn oath.
Our message of individual responsibility, innovation, accountability and ingenuity sells itself. Let each one of us reach out for the ears to hear it.
These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. — The Crisis by Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)