A Statement From Tea Party Groups of New Jersey

Monmouth County Tea Party Coalition

Ocean County Citizens For Freedom

Bayshore Tea Party Group

Tea Party of Middlesex County

No longer will we be forced by both political parties and the media to choose between the lesser of two evils. We say, not on our watch will we ever give in to this sort of tyranny again. This game ends right here, right now! Endorsing Mitt Romney and his record of left-leaning policies would be a complete hypocrisy that collides with everything the Tea Party Movement stands for.

So, it is with great pleasure and honor that We of the above mentioned Tea Party Groups of New Jersey, announce our full endorsement of Dr. Ron Paul for President of The United States of America 2012. Dr. Paul’s 20+ year voting record as an ardent constitutional conservative speaks profoundly of his integrity both as a representative of the people and as a human being. Dr. Paul’s message of Limited Constitutional Government and Individual Liberty is what motivated the Tea Parties into action to begin with and this message will continue to resonate within our movement until America is restored to her former glory and is once again a beacon of freedom.

We choose to stand by our principles rather than to sell our souls to the game of politics because this is what Ron Paul has done consistently his entire political life and we expect nothing less of ourselves.


Posted: May 21st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Bayshore Tea Party Group, Press Release, Tea Party | Tags: , , , , , , , | 25 Comments »

25 Comments on “A Statement From Tea Party Groups of New Jersey”

  1. James Hogan said at 11:07 pm on May 21st, 2012:

    “No longer will we be forced …. to choose between the lesser of two evils”

    … so let me get this right… Over the past year or so, the various TPs endorsed every Republican candidate for POTUS, except for Mitt Romney and Ron Paul. Then, after all of the other candidates dropped out, leaving only two people in the Republican race, the TP groups chose NOT to chose the lesser of two evils … by choosing one of the TWO remaining guys? I mean, if the TPs didn’t want to get behind Paul early on before Santorum, Gingrich, Cain, Bachman, aren’t they just choosing the lesser of the two remaining “evils” now? I’m all for grassroots activism and all, and I think the local TP group did a great job in 2010, but things just seems to be getting a bit silly now, its like reading a liberal media parody of the TP of 2010.

    “We choose to stand by our principles” is a tough sell after the long list of endorsements of candidates who have made their living off of politics/public service and were less than ideal representatives of the TP “principles”. And I think the Ron Paul endorsement is a good one that DOES fit the TP well, I just find the timing, method, reasoning and message to be (sadly) funny.

    All just my $0.02… flame on my friends, because I’m the bad guy.

  2. Barbara said at 12:05 am on May 22nd, 2012:

    Well, you didn’t get it right. What long list of endorsements do you speak of? At the beginning of the primary race, some tea party groups did endorse Cain but after that, the 4 tea party groups in this announcement did not endorse anyone. Members may have supported other candidates, but no endorsements were made. Personally, I supported Santorum, as he was neck in neck with Romney and I thought it possible for him to knock Romney out of his anointed spot. Santorum dropped out and I didn’t support anyone. Many in the BTPG and other tea party groups supported Dr. Paul. The groups decided to vote on endorsing him and the votes were in favor of endosing Dr. Paul. As long as we all follow, we will continue to be led. I think that MANY conservatives have just about had it with that. So, in closing, I repeat….NO ONE WAS ENDORSED SINCE HERMAN CAIN, until this endorsement of Ron Paul.

  3. Liberty Boat Rocker said at 12:23 am on May 22nd, 2012:

    Great Message!!! About time!!! It’s only our Republic that hangs in the balance lol. Seriously though, thanks to all the great patriots in these 4 Tea Party Groups who have shown that they have the guts to stand up against the establishment and fight to restore the Constitution!!! Ron Paul 2012!!!
    Romney and Obama are one and the same just look at their record of policies for God’s sake!!! They both are for bigger government. Do we want bigger government??? Hell No!!! We want smaller government!!! We want Liberty and Prosperity!!! We want the government to get out of the way, get out of the business of meddling with our economy, and stop enslaving our children and grandchildren in debt!!!

  4. Politicalpony said at 12:33 am on May 22nd, 2012:

    Ron Paul supporter right here from the start 😉 and I associate with all four of the groups that endorse him. As was mentioned before, there were many with in the groups that privately or personally supported RP. It was just a question as to how to approach this situation. Not for a moment do I know anyone in these parties or groups that ever backed Romney. Everyone knows what he is. So the simple deduction was to see who would be left standing and take it from there.
    R3VOLution 2012

  5. JoeD. said at 7:11 am on May 22nd, 2012:

    Ghee, what a bold move. So brilliant. Not! Ron Paul has ZERO shot of being nominated. So lets get this right; after all their posturing, they endorse a guy that can’t even be nominated? Boy, bet ol’ Mitt is worried he lost this genius bunch.

  6. PeePartier said at 7:23 am on May 22nd, 2012:

    If a tree falls in the woods does it make a sound? Based on the endorsements from the Bayshore Pee Party for Senate and Congress it’s clear to see that they will endorse anyone who does not have the party nomination. If that’s how they are going to try to stay viable, good luck. The only candidate that has a chance in their stable of endorsements is Say Anything Anna.

  7. TR said at 7:46 am on May 22nd, 2012:

    Hear that sucking sound. No its not jobs going to Mexico it is the Tea Party joining Ross Perot’s Reform Party in oblivion. They have just made themselves irrelevent. By January 2013 people will be saying Tea party, whats that ? or no thank you I am a coffee drinker.
    I do however, want to thank them for their services. They did, at least temporarily, move the Republican Party rightward and will get a lot of credit when Obama Care gets killed.
    It is unfortunate that they let their initial success be compromised by egos , infighting, and the lunatic fringe.

    One last thing. When you get where you are going say hello to the Bull Moose Party for me.

  8. CJ said at 9:29 am on May 22nd, 2012:

    The Tea Party is a movement… a movement to push the country BACK to a constitutional government and not shooting from the hip over every issue that arises, based on personal preferences and political gain. In case some have not noticed….We the People who pay the taxes and suffers the consequences of bad government…are also completely left out the ability to pick a candidate we can believe in. It is the leadership of the 2 Parties that make the decision…and they have proven they do not draft candidates who seek to improve….but continuously seek to weaken us. We have a Congress who has done nothing to challenge the most unconstitutional “president” in the history of America. If we continue to walk in lock step with the Party who seeks to weaken us….we are done for. Everyone talks about “saving” our country….but they do not have the courage to take the necessary steps to make it happen. They listen to too much FAUX FOX NEWS….they are fed the poison…and they continue to believe the 2 major parties are in opposition. IF that were the truth….don’t you think that the Republican leadership should be ranting & raving over the past 3 1/2 yrs of communist actions by this president? They are not…and it’s not because they don’t hold a majority in congress…..because if you take a look at the votes on some of the worst bills in history…example NDAA, all of the so called “trusted” representatives voted in favor of it: Bachmann, West, Rubio. Doesn’t that tell you everything you need to know about the Republican Party? If American’s continue to take the same steps of the past…they will continue to feed into the downfall of our country. The Tea Party has the courage to break that trend…and stand up for the principles on which they were founded. LIMITED Government, FISCAL Responsibility, Fair Market & Sound Money principles & Adherence to the Constitution. There is only ONE candidate in this race who has displayed a complete and solid understanding of those core values through his actions over the past 20 years. This is an opportunity for We the People to truly have a voice in our next election. And an opportunity to actually see what American principles are when practiced as intended by our founding fathers. One Man…ONE Message. And if you still believe Ron Paul can not be nominated, than look at it as the man WILL carry his message to the floor of the Republican Convention and he will get some of his key issues adopted into the national Republican platform. VOTE for whomever you choose in the primary……but if you want any power, vote for Ron Paul…and absolutely vote for his delegates. Lets at least fight for what 99% of We the People believe in. Both man are headed to the convention…no matter what the outcome on the Primary is. They both qualify. And Romney will not reach the max on the number of delegates he needs prior to the convention. As of yesterday Mitt 312/Paul 150. Check out…the truth! at REAL 2012 Delegate Count.com. We have power…we do make a difference and we do have an effect. Don’t believe the hype!

  9. Freespeaker1976 said at 9:33 am on May 22nd, 2012:

    If the Tea Party would focus on REALISTIC goals and candidates, starting lower on the totem pole for now; then maybe they would have some credibility.

    YES, the 2010 elections were a Tea Party high point, but they have withered away on the vine, promoting impossible goals.

    Maybe if they got Tea Party approved Municipal, Freeholder & Statewide Candidates on the ballot and elected, those eventually would move up the line.

    But, to waste endorsements “in the name of principles” is silly. Don’t want to work for Mitt? Fine, I can be down with that.

    But just stay silent so that you don’t look silly and work in the trenches until you have a great TP candidate for Senate or President.

    Bader who?

    Instead, you’ve let the “Mother Ship’s Tractor Beam” get hold of your thoughts.

    This is what happens when there is no leadership, which is the biggest failing of the Tea Party. Yes, you have Presidents the various TP’s, but a title does not a leader make.

    And people with bold visions are great, but if you have too many Indians and no chiefs (am I allowed to say that in today’s PC world?) with street cred in knowing how to get things done and how to strategically plan for the future; you are bound to flail around.

    Dang it, now I’m starting to sound like Jim Hogan. Then maybe that’s a good thing 🙂

  10. Freespeaker1976 said at 9:40 am on May 22nd, 2012:


    Step back and take a breath will ya?

    That said, you just made my point. Wasting tons of keystrokes on an impossible situation. Hint, Ron Paul is NOT going to be President.

    Sure, vote you conscience in the primary. I will, but I bet Ron Paul doesn’t get more than 10% of NJ’s primary vote.

    Concentrate on the small stuff & local candidates first and in the long term the “movement/philosophy” whatever” will prosper because THEN AND ONLY THEN will the Tea Party be seen as successful.

    After all, without a FIRM foundation of small government people locally; how can you build on top off a weak one?

    Until then, you are only trying to take down Goliath with a pea shooter.

  11. Bob said at 9:46 am on May 22nd, 2012:

    I will always respect everyones right to endorse or support whomever they want…..the only thing that is hard to understand here is why wait until the game is over to endorse Ron Paul?

  12. observer said at 10:06 am on May 22nd, 2012:

    http://www.Real2012DelegateCount.com does not exist as a web site.

    Anyway get off your tin foil hat because the RNC which governs the convention had Romney at close to 600 in April. That did not include at large and other caucus states to be decided. If you think the at large delegates are not going for Romney you would be very foolish. Another thing Republican Party rules are that a candidate cannot even speak at the convention unless he wins 5 states.

  13. Politicalpony said at 10:12 am on May 22nd, 2012:

    @ Free Speaker. In case you hadn’t noticed, there is a Presidential election at foot. Would you have preferred that these groups continue in lock step with the establishment?

    Let me ask all the naysayers a question.

    If your sinking in deep water with a stone tied around you, do you think to your self whats the use in fighting, I’m going to drown anyways. Or do you do everything you can to fight for the surface in hopes of the breath of air.

    Its evident that the mindset in this country is still “whats the use”. Well with that attitude nothing will ever change.

    Plant the seed and water it this year and you just might grow a larger plant for next year.

    You want to lay down and give in? Be my guest. But some refuse to except scraps. Reach for the whole damned plate. Maybe just maybe you’ll make a meal of it.

  14. WTPGrandmom said at 10:34 am on May 22nd, 2012:

    Three of the four groups have not endorsed any presidential candidate til now.

    To say that RP is somehow a fall back position now that two candidates remain is inaccurate, those three have always been in favor of RP, they have just not been in favor of openly endorsing anyone, til now.

    All of the four has a history of recruiting and running consitutionally committed candidates, for towns, county, state and federal.

    Ruled by Principle, not Party, these group, Monmouth has supported GOP, Independent and Constitutional Party candidates.

    Last I looked, Ron Paul is still on the ballot for the NJ Primary, part of the timing of this statement is to counteract the media and machine message that RobamNey is the heir apparent.

    He is not.

    We also stand in direct opposition to the GOP election fraud, rampant in both primary and caucus states that has as its goal, silencing all who do not genuflect for the Party and the one they seek to shove down our throats.

    The various state GOP committees have literaly REFUSED to count votes for RP, recorded phony vote totals, tallied behind closed doors.

    They have omitted votes from towns and whole counties.

    They have blocked Ron Paul voters and delegates at the door and refused them entry.

    And all protected by the media they now own, who refuse to report the facts.

    The statement is made in no small part, due to the lies of ommission by machine and media that insists RP is unpopular.

    We make the stand that RP certainly does have the support of many. Because we operate within and without GOP circles, we KNOW that the RP Revolution, is not what the GOP mischaracterizes it as, a Perrot repeat but a repeat of the Reagan Revolution, when he got the GOP nod despite all the GOP itself did to blockhim out.

    If your mission is “ABO,” then the numbers don’t lie. RobamNey simply CAN NOT get the crossover vote that RP commands.

    He is popular with true conservatives, (as opposed to closet socialist claiment conservatives), popular with the military, the young, the Democrats and the Independents.

    The GOP’s problem is not that RP can’t beat BHO, it’s that they can’t tolerate an RP who stands firmly for sovereign USA, in their globalist regime.

    And the bottom line is the GOP would rather lose to BHO than lose to RP.

    For them, the globalist BHO is at least, a man they can do business with. Want the proof? Consider any anti-constitutional, anti-sovereign Executive Order. The GOP Majority House has the mandate, the authority and the power to reverse them all.

    They do not. They remain silent. Their silence proves compliance.

    RP 2012

  15. Name (required) said at 10:34 am on May 22nd, 2012:

    I get it.. The best of the worst. Ron Paul guarantees Obama another. Is the Tea Party really on the right? Could have fooled me, seems you are always against the right, spending your time and money knocking the Republican candidates never focused on beating the Democrats…. Hmmm

  16. Jae said at 10:36 am on May 22nd, 2012:

    I would like to invite all of the members of the organizations listed here to our festival in honor of Dr. Paul to be held in Tampa, FL the weekend before the GOP convention. Come join us for the biggest celebration of Liberty in history. Details are on our website at http://www.paulfestival.com

  17. speedkillsu said at 11:05 am on May 22nd, 2012:

    conventioneers can invoke Rule 38 ….”……Rather, we explain that the RNC rules’ provision on the unit rule make it clear that delegates aren’t bound to vote according to how most delegates from their state are voting. In fact, delegates can vote according to their own judgment and conscience, and that this is most likely to take place in a state where a state party’s winner-take-all rule has allowed a candidate to win all delegates primarily due to a split in the majority vote, or due to votes cast by non-Republican voters participating in the contest…http://www.dailypaul.com/211757/republican-national-committee-rule-38-can-a-bound-candidate-vote-for-someone-other-than-the-winner-of-their-state-primary

  18. Justified Right said at 11:21 am on May 22nd, 2012:

    I admire the loyalty to one’s cause by not going with the front runner Romney (I’m not certain I can bring myself to vote for him).

    While I like Ron Paul on domestic policies, he worries me on foreign policy.

    Can the Tea Party groups who endorsed him in this post explain their thinking of Ron Paul’s foreign policies?

  19. Patriot1776 said at 12:00 pm on May 22nd, 2012:

    Ron Paul’s foriegn policy is quite simple to explain really. Follow the Constitution!!! If America is going to go to war, then congress (The People) need to declare the wars constitutionally. His foriegn policy is no different than the foriegn policy of some of America’s greatest founding fathers. George Washington and John Adams both believed as Ron Paul does, that the Federal Government should declare wars constitutionally, instead of having that power lay solely in the hands of a single person, the president. This ultimately leads to dictatorship. Also, these same founders also believed as Ron Paul does that America should not be engaging in “entangling alliances” with other nations, America should not look to nation build, or enforce it’s ideals on other nations. The solution to restoring America to her former glory is simply to return to following the constitution. America got into this mess by abandoning the constitution. Makes sense that to get out of this mess all we have to do is return to following that wonderfully crafted divine document. Also, Ron Paul has been mislabled by the establishment media as an isolationist. This is untrue. If he truly were an isolationist, he would not be such a staunch supporter of free trade. So to sum up, Ron Paul believes in Declaring The Wars Constitutionally, Reducing our military empire around the world because it would piss us off if another country were to have a military base here in America, and stop nation building. He is for a strong national defense, protecting our borders and not cutting any funding from defending the homeland. If his constitutional argument doesn’t hold merit with enough Americans though, his financial argument will. America is broke and if we do not reduce spending dramatically in the near future, we are going to find ourselves in serious trouble when foriegn countries stop loaning us money.

  20. brian said at 12:21 pm on May 22nd, 2012:

    On Nov 6th—everyone posting on this thread will be tied with Ron Paul in Electoral College Votes………….

  21. So, The Question REALLY Is... said at 3:00 pm on May 22nd, 2012:

    Will the Ron Paul people and supporters of other presidential candidates support Romney when he gets the nomination.

    Hint, Tin Foil Hat people, Paul is NOT going to get the nomination.

    I too have struggled with the idea of supporting Romney; but then the thought of Obama pops into my head. I get violently sick and start to quiver.

    Then the question becomes “will my efforts be meaningful” in N.J. That’s where I am struggling now.

    Can I sell out my conservative ideals for the Fall Campaign? I did so in 2008 for McCain. I said I would not do so ever again after that debacle. but then the thought of Obama pops into my head. I get violently sick and start to quiver.

    If it were ANY other Democrat candidate than Obama, I quite possibly would hang up my spurs and sit on the side lines.

    But, we are facing Obama folks.

    The point of all of this is that the Tea Party needs to be about reality. Their number one mission I believe was to end Obama care. Ron Paul won’t get that job done because he will NOT be elected president.

    So, back to my original point. Get in the trenches Tea Partiers and work to elect conservative candidates at the lower levels so that some time in the future they rise to higher level candidates, and you can have your Utopia.

  22. Bob English said at 3:13 pm on May 22nd, 2012:

    I disagree with Ron Paul a lot more than I agree with him but I hope there is someone like Ron Paul around no matter who is President asking the tough questions that need to be asked before the United States goes off and gets involved in another long costly war with a country that has not attacked the U.S.

  23. Justified Right said at 3:21 pm on May 22nd, 2012:

    Patriot 1776,

    Thank you for the response.

    It is Paul’s refusal to make alliances that worries me. The world is small these days, economies are catching our and the armies of others are becoming stronger. Alliances are more important now than ever. This hampers my vote for Paul.

    Regarding declarations of war: War is not the only manner of fighting. Fighting does not always mean war.

    War is a legal concept. When declared, certain rules and obligations kick in. That, however, does not prevent any nation from fighting without a war declaration.

    Once declared those rules must be followed, but that does not mean a declaration is first necessary before all fights.

  24. Dang It said at 3:53 pm on May 22nd, 2012:

    I ALMOST agreed with Bob again until the bit about a country that has not attacked us.

    Don’t worry though, I’m not coming over to the dark side.


  25. MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » Correction from Tea Party Groups of New Jersey said at 11:46 am on May 23rd, 2012:

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