“From politicians trying to resurrect their careers to media activists trying to establish careers, there is a temptation to think of the tea-party movement as cattle or sheep that can be herded in any direction with skillful manipulation.
I don’t believe that’s true.
I hope it’s not true.
The tea-party movement is so important to the future of the country precisely because it is an amorphous, grass-roots uprising – called not by leadership but by national crisis and necessity.
…I’m honored that the Tea Party Nation chose me to be a keynote speaker at its first national convention in Nashville earlier this year. And I am honored that it chose me to be a keynote speaker at its second national convention in Las Vegas next month.
I hope you will join us there as we prepare for the most important midterm election in our nation’s history – a pivotal vote that will determine whether the United States of America will continue to be the shining city on a hill, a beacon of freedom and justice throughout the world.
Pray that God smiles on America this year.
Pray that God smiles on the tea-party movement and uses it mightily.
Pray that God confuses the minds of all those who would use this movement for their own self-aggrandizement.
Pray that the tea-party movement does not get hijacked by those who would turn it into a strictly materialistic endeavor devoid of God’s real concerns for the nation.
Pray for unity and success for the tea-party movement.”