May 12, 2014: Our readers write

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Hans Marsen

Clarifying position of state Tea Party
As Kentucky state coordinator for the National Tea Party Patriots organization, I want the public to be aware of where the Tea Party Patriots stand with regards to the upcoming American Spring.

The bedrock principles of Tea Party Patriots are enshrined in the Constitution of the United States. It is a document which, by design, fosters thoughtful government action and transition of power. Today and in times past, the nation has faced real and perceived usurpations of the Constitution and Tea Party Patriots is dedicated to fighting for constitutional integrity. In doing so, we also recognize that this fight must necessarily be conducted within the framework of the Constitution itself.

It is for these reasons that we reject any use of violence by any parties in pursuit of the goals of personal freedom, economic freedom and a debt-free future. We welcome spirited debate and discussion of the critical issues facing our nation and recognize that incendiary language does a disservice to this debate.

Tea Party Patriots is not affiliated with the May 16, 2014, Operation American Spring, nor are we participating in this event. As with any demonstration, we ask our members to exercise due diligence in evaluating their own participation in this event.

Contrary to the accusations by Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, Tea Party Patriots are not terrorists. Unlike the current administration, Tea Party Patriots adhere to the Constitution.

Hans Marsen
State Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots