The economy is in ruins, the factories empty, the smokestacks smoke no longer, the furnaces burn no more. The streets of large cities are filled with the army of the unemployed. Misery and poverty are guests in the farmhouses. The middle class is flat on the ground. New and heavy clouds loom over the nation. The people are divided, torn in two. The national crisis is reflected in an ever worsening world crisis. Political life is more confused than ever before, and nowhere except with us is there a program, a thought, a will, a clarity of purpose.
The liberals in Washington defend themselves with desperate energy. Activism, however, is with us, the opposition, which must at least for now use its strength to criticize.
The people have every reason to despair of the future. Were there no Tea Party movement as the last hope of those of good will, millions of people in America would long since have plunged into the abyss of chaos and anarchy. We have raised the banner of a new faith. We hold it unshakably and firmly in our hand, and we give working people confidence that sooner or later America will change in fundamental ways that will allow for the rebuilding of a national state and therefore the beginning of the rebirth of the American people.
That is not only a promise for the future, but much more an obligation for the present. Today we carry in our hands the last hope of millions . The American people looks to us. In us it sees the guarantee of the coming victory. If we fail, America’s fate is forever sealed, and our once proud, rich and powerful cultural people will be stricken from the list of nations that make history.
A movement that includes and embodies the last hope of an entire people accepts a grave responsibility to this people and to the future. We are every hour conscious of this responsibility. In the face of mass misery that cries to the heavens, of the hopelessness of economic chaos, of the desperation of working people and the growing mood of panic in the country, we affirm before the world public that we have no responsibility for this situation and accuse before the court of history those who have led our great nation into this catastrophe .
They more than anyone else had at least the responsibility of extending a helping hand to the people, to do at least that which was possible to alleviate the great social misery, to help heal on the wounds that desperation has caused. Instead they have tried to conceal their traitorous deeds, to accuse us of the crimes they have committed against America, to take from the people the last shreds of a decent existence by their unbearable and inflammatory attempt to throttle the social life of the nation. For years we have opposed this immoral effort to reduce America’s standard to an intolerable level while attempting to meet the impossible demands for tribute. We opposed the fathers of this policy. The people have joined us in growing numbers. The masses have deserted the Democrats for the opposition .
The Tea Party has given sufficient proof that it has the strength and intelligence to dissect contemporary policies, driving them more and more into a corner. Now we must convince the people of something more: We want to help. We want to alleviate the misery. We want to reach out our rescuing hand to the hard-pressed and those battling desperation . The time has come to forge the people, under our leadership, into a great community of those suffering misery and the blows of fate.