Ms. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Chairwoman, Democratic National Committee
430 South Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Dear Ms. Wasserman Schultz,

We heard on a news program that you said that “all the Republican presidential candidates worship at the altar of the Tea Party.” What’s wrong with that?

The Tea Party is a collection of citizens from all backgrounds that don’t like elected or appointed government officials who over tax, over spend, and over regulate to the point of strangulating our economy, our freedoms, and our lives. WE ARE TEA PARTY DEMOCRATS.

Each of us was an elected delegate to the Democratic Party state convention in Indiana in 2010. Gordon Bloyer has been a Democratic candidate for city council and a Democratic polling official. Woodrow Wilcox is an elected Democratic Party Precinct Committeeman and was a labor union organizer over twenty years ago.

Here are a few reasons why we like the Tea Party and are Tea Party Democrats.

We don’t like the Obamacare health reform law for several reasons. First, no time was allowed to read and comment on it. It never got refined. The public was ignored. That’s not good. Second, it robbed senior citizens of half a trillion dollars of scheduled Medicare benefits to pay for other things. When Obamacare was passed, the Democratic Party stopped being a party that cares for senior citizens and became a party that mugs and robs senior citizens.

President Obama started a war with Libya without respecting the requirements of the War Powers Act. And Democrats in the Senate and the House were too wimpy to chastise him and threaten an impeachment of Obama for such imperialistic arrogance.

The founders of the Democratic Party were Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Thomas Jefferson said that we should not spend money before we have it and that government should allow working people to keep the fruit of their labor. But, today’s leaders of the Democratic Party want to tax too much and spend too much to the point that both we and our descendants for several generations will be taxed heavily to pay for the interest and principal on the debts. Our people are being burdened with future taxes to the point of becoming slaves to the federal government and its creditors.

We want Democratic Party officials and elected Democrats to respect both the letter and spirit of our Constitution, our Declaration of Independence, and the wise teachings of the party founders Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. The current direction of the Democratic Party ignores these things. The Tea Party embraces much of our call to respect these things and that is why we like the Tea Party.


Gordon Bloyer of Portage, Indiana

Woodrow Wilcox of Griffith, Indiana

© 2011 Woodrow Wilcox