Congresswoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., stated to her constituents that the tea party can go to hell and that she would help them get there. Also Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., stated that the tea party is the enemy. What are they really saying?

The tea party is not an organized party as the Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Constitutional, Socialist or Green parties are.

The tea party is a national grassroots movement based on a mindset rooted in a reverence for our Constitution and a belief in our founding principles.

That our Constitution is the foundation of our nation and it has meaning and that our politicians routinely ignore its enumerated powers to usurp the rights of the states and the people. The tea party believes we must as a nation return to fiscal sanity and that government is not the solution but is the source of most of the problems this nation faces because it tries to be everything to everyone.

Knowing what the tea party stands for, what then are Maxine Waters, Frederica Wilson and others really saying when they attack the tea party by saying the tea party is the enemy and that the tea party can go to hell?

They are saying that the Constitution is the enemy and that the Constitution can go to hell. This illustrates for all that care to see that they view our Constitution and its meaning with disdain and that our rights which are guaranteed by that document are not secure in their hands. Those that attack and besmirch the tea party are using them as a straw man to attack and besmirch our Constitution and what it means to be American.

Stephen Cambre

field manager