I have just become a tea party member. I want to clarify a few things here as a new member.
I am a tea party member
Not because I am white -- I am an Asian Indian
Not because I am Christian -- I am a Hindu
Not because my ancestors travelled on Mayflower -- I am an Immigrant
Not even because I am a registered republican -- Yes, I am, but that is not the point.
I am here because
I believe in most of the ideas Tea Party enlists as their beliefs.
I am patriot of United States of America
I truly believe USA is by far the fairest nation ever manifested on this planet
I want USA to remain the best democracy by keeping its constitution intact
I want Government to be as small as possible
I want FREE enterprise to be guiding principal of the society
I want individual rights for guns for self protection
I want USA to do anything and everything to protect its citizens physically and economically.
Why am I stating seemingly obvious statements? Because, the moment you say they are so obvious, you are missing the point. As we all agree most of these ideas are typically Republican Party ideas. However, I just cannot escape the fact that no matter howmuchever I try I never get a feel that Republican Party is "inclusive" to people who look different. The irony here is that lot of people like me truly believe in these IDEAS which work far better than the failed ideas of the left. I know lots of immigrants like me who truly never even try to go to all white all Christian gatherings of the Republican Party!
I really want TEA PARTY should SOMETHING to fix this problem. Or else eventually right ideas of the RIGHT are going to lose out to the failing ideas of the LEFT. This post may sound blatantly stereotypical or racist, but I am only trying to state genuine problem in Republican Party which can only be fixed by bold new initiatives like TEA party movement.
I think we should make "inclusiveness" as part of the list of principles of Tea party by bold declaration that Tea party believes in common ground in ideas not common physical appearance!