|1. Limited Government||As our Founding Fathers recognized, restraint of government is necessary to protect the liberties of the people.|
|2. Fiscal Responsibility||Government at all levels must learn to live within its means. To saddle future generations with the crushing burden of our excess spending is unconscionable.|
|3. Personal Responsibility||Liberty is unsustainable without responsibility. Each citizen must take responsibility for the consequences of his or her own actions while respecting the rights and dignity of others.|
|4. The Rule of Law||Consistent, independent and uniform application of the law is critical to a free and prosperous society|
|5. National Sovereignty||We must maintain a strong national defense, effective security for our borders, and sole control over our land and our laws.|
We are your McKinney, Fairview and surrounding area friends and neighbors united by a common concern: the direction our country is taking. Most of us have voted in the past, but have done little to influence the direction our representatives have taken once in office.
Our elected officials have blatantly drifted from our constitution. Our liberties and freedoms are quickly eroding. It's time "We the People" take action, defend our constitution, demand moral and ethical leadership, and preserve the American dream.
The McKinney Tea Party provides education on issues, the political processes and current events important to our community, schools, county, state and federal government. Instead of trying to obtain information individually, we work together on issues and options. We occasionally provide opportunities for candidates and elected officials to speak at our meetings giving us a clear understanding of important topics that affect us. Empowered by knowledge, we communicate with our elected officials on issues that affect us, our community and our liberty.
In spite of being ignored by the media, we are rapidly growing in numbers and strength.
If you are concerned about the direction your government is taking, it's time for you to speak out. In the words of Thomas Jefferson, "We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”