Arkansas Vets Coalition

Veterans, Reserves and Active Duty from all parts of Arkansas and across the nation, coming together to support those persons who best exemplify the principles on which our nation was founded - Fiscal Responsibility, Independent & self-sustaining, Freedoms GUARANTEED by our Constitution and Bill of Rights, serving our country not for personal gain but for the common good!!
WE are dedicated to making a difference once more.
We have served in all branches of military beginning with the Revolutionary WAR and continuing in every conflict to include more recently from beaches of Normandy, in jungles of SE Asia, to conflicts in Bosnia, Somalia, The Gulf War, Iraqi Freedom, all through the Cold War Period of 1945 - 1991, dedicating our lives to fighting terrorism in both Afghanistan and Iraq,
we now arise to serve again, fighting to reclaim our country and the principals upon which is was founded!!.


10 February 2010

Letter to David Brooks of NY Times


On many statements you made on the Charlie Rose show concerning the Tea Party Movement, pertaining to the reelection of Obama, and other ideas you were forwarding of similar nature to which I and many Tea Party persons wholeheartedly disagree.

1.  You are only understand a minimal portion of what is driving the minds and hearts of the average, blue collar working citizen.  Not all of us are high school or with 'some'  college education but there are those of us have college or University degrees.  WE come from many walks of life. What the Elitist do not understand is that common sense better known as life experiences is a driver of our judgments and sensibilities not education. Christian values that are taught from the Bible,  moral ethics, and principals still reign as guidelines for our lives.  These are values we all believe the politicians and educators have written out of their books.  Conservative values upon which this country was founded on and should still be the guiding beacon for ALL our leaders today.  We do not want government telling us how or when to work, what doctor we can see, what school we can send our children to or even if we can participate in a religious activity.  We ARE NOT SHEEP!; you can not tell us what you want us to hear and have us believe it as you told us!!

2.  We STRONGLY believe in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights as the documents our governmental leaders shall abide by not who gave them the most money.  It is our belief these documents are the standard EVERY LAW, REGULATION, SUPREME COURT DECISION shall be compared to.

3.  We believe Government is not the do all end all entity.  Government has it's place!! as military protection of the population, legal enforcement, providing infrastructure where the local community controls the way programs are implemented..

The items above are only a few of our beliefs!!  You need to come to understand there are people in the Tea Party movement who are very well educated by your standard but we are principally opposed to the "cramming down our throats" of government control.  We are the ones who have the knowledge of who to express our dissatisfaction with the events, methodology, or any other means the 'silent majority' is being led to slaughter.  We also lend our knowledge and skills to give a hand up to our lesser educated brethren who feel the same way we do, we willingly give them a voice,..

I would suggest you leave your cocoon of the East Coast, come to the vast expanse of the heartland of America where the pioneer spirit still reigns supreme to learn why the "common man" is upset, angry and on the move which could very well be the birth of the 2nd American Revolution

A Government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take everything you have - Thomas Jefferson

Jean McClellan-Chambers

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