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How May I Introduce an Idea to a Tea Party Representatives?
7/14/2014 | MosesKnows

Posted on 07/14/2014 4:16:36 PM PDT by MosesKnows

How May I Introduce An Idea to the Tea Party Representatives?


Free Republic is an amazing national resource that I think should be able to help direct me.

How do I seek the opinion of a Tea Party Republican member of Congress?

I have an idea for a legislative proposal that I believe would benefit the Tea Party Movement, the Republican Party, and the nation.

I emailed Ted Cruz some time back and received a nice form letter suggesting a later response that never arrived. I have given my idea considerable thought and I of course realize that it may be flawed. That is why I seek a like-minded opinion if it exist.

I believe the idea would be considerably less useful if discussed openly.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: introduce; party; representative; tea
I would appreciate anyone’s thoughts about how I might go about this. It does not have to be Ted Cruz but I think it would make more sense to a congressman who favored his oath to the Constitution.
1 posted on 07/14/2014 4:16:36 PM PDT by MosesKnows
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To: MosesKnows
I believe the idea would be considerably less useful if discussed openly.

Why not? This is an open forum. Good ideas are generally advanced and you might get tips on your ideas here.

2 posted on 07/14/2014 4:21:28 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: MosesKnows

I have some pretty powerful contacts within The Tea Party. Run the idea by me. If I think it is worthwhile, I’ll steal it....I mean....I’ll pass it along giving you partial...I mea full credit.


3 posted on 07/14/2014 4:23:24 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: MosesKnows
Run it by Syncro.

He knows some of the TPE folks.

4 posted on 07/14/2014 4:35:15 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Texas Eagle

No, no. The best way for Moses to get his ideas to the Tea Party is to PAY me to pass them along.

I’m cheap, too. Only $1,000 per idea.


5 posted on 07/14/2014 4:36:17 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: MosesKnows

How delightfully silly. We are the Tea Party.If your thoughts are so precious they cannot be shared openly they are almost certainly worthless. The fact, of course, that you are not sharing your ideas makes them worthless in this forum.


6 posted on 07/14/2014 4:37:05 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: MosesKnows

Your profile page says you live in VA. If so, Sen Cruz’s response was proper as he does not represent you in the Senate.

If your congressman or one of your state senators are considered “tea party,” contact them. Since you are their constituent, they will likely reply with useful information.


7 posted on 07/14/2014 4:39:54 PM PDT by upchuck (The country is being billed for its own execution. ~ h/t: SpaceBar)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Why the flame? Perhaps these ARE good ideas. So good that if we did discuss, the demon rats would steal them and use them.


8 posted on 07/14/2014 4:42:56 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Hmmmm....I question your motives.


9 posted on 07/14/2014 4:45:32 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle
If I think it is worthwhile

Thank you. If I can't introduce it the way I think best I will certainly seek and appreciate your opinion.

10 posted on 07/14/2014 6:42:45 PM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: Louis Foxwell
they cannot be shared openly

You don't play poker or bridge do you.

11 posted on 07/14/2014 6:44:05 PM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: upchuck
he does not represent you in the Senate

As you noted I live in Virginia and unfortunately I have no Tea Party Senator to turn to. What I want to discuss has nothing to do with me or does it require the support of my senators.

12 posted on 07/14/2014 6:47:22 PM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: MosesKnows

Have it your way. Just know I’m here for you.


13 posted on 07/14/2014 6:48:55 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle
I question your motives

As you should but my motive is not really the issue except for the congressman I would like to contact.

14 posted on 07/14/2014 6:49:35 PM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: MosesKnows

Just post it to SP’s facebook page...


15 posted on 07/14/2014 6:52:33 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: sr4402
This is an open forum

That is why not.

16 posted on 07/14/2014 6:53:11 PM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: MosesKnows

I wasn’t questioning your motives. I was just joshing around with FReeper Responsibility2nd.


17 posted on 07/14/2014 6:55:28 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: MosesKnows

First of all, Congressmen of Rino or TEA don’t have time to make an evaluation and give you an assessment of your idea. Seek advice privately or here if you want feedback.

If you think your idea advances the Nation, and the Republican Party or Tea Party advancement is secondary, and you are willing to not get any particular credit for it then here is what you do.

Find your most conservative legislator in your state and preferably your district. Find out the name of that legislator’s Chief of Staff. Write a typed letter citing yourself as a voting member of the legislator’s represented area and spell out the legislative proposal in simple but detailed terms as you only get one shot with this guy. Sign it in ink. Mail it First Class.

If the Chief of Staff likes it, he can then lay the typed letter right in front of the representative with his scribbled comment.

E-mails are worthless until you get in the thousands from many people on the same subject. Ideas have to be concrete, well presented and come from a voter. Do not send a contribution in the same letter — the whole thing will get channeled to the committee to re-elect What’sName.

Ideas are a dime a dozen — presentation makes the deal.


18 posted on 07/14/2014 7:00:11 PM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: MosesKnows

You certainly are no Ronald Reagan.

To paraphrase a quote of his “It doesn’t matter who gets the credit”


19 posted on 07/14/2014 7:12:54 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: MosesKnows

The problem with ideas is they always lead to more goverment.
I will throw some good ideas out.(my 2 cts)
Is it to abolish the IRS?
A massive tax revolt?
Grassroots pitchforks and ax handles?
Problem is even people who believe in less government are dependant on it.
People here at Freerepublic are too. Veterans, Retirees etc.Medical etc. etc.
We have spent 70 plus year painting ourselves into corner.
I’m not be-littling you. I love simplistic thought...I dream of success in simple solutions. I prah daily for a revival of goodness and a return to od in the land. He AlmighyGod is our only hope. (I do like Ted Cruz but, he is just a man).


20 posted on 07/14/2014 7:19:35 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: MosesKnows

Both, well. This is not a card game.


21 posted on 07/14/2014 8:09:33 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ideas are just that, ideas, thoughts. Not flaming at all. Just making the obvious point that if an idea cannot be shared it is worthless.


22 posted on 07/14/2014 8:11:47 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: MosesKnows

Then your best bet is to talk directly to one of the Tea Party organizations. Google Tea Party.


23 posted on 07/14/2014 8:41:50 PM PDT by upchuck (The country is being billed for its own execution. ~ h/t: SpaceBar)
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To: KC Burke
presentation makes the deal

Precisely!

Thank you. Your suggestions are well thought out and appreciated.

24 posted on 07/15/2014 5:23:57 AM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: right way right
We have spent 70 plus year painting ourselves into corner

My idea is not as grandiose as your ideas.

However, if it has merit it will help discover which of our elected is willing to help the nation out of the corner we put ourselves in.

25 posted on 07/15/2014 5:32:51 AM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: Balding_Eagle
“It doesn’t matter who gets the credit”

Agreed. I am not a Ronald Reagan or a Thomas Sowell but I learn much from like minded people whose observations I have access to.

Results are the goal, not credit.

26 posted on 07/15/2014 5:40:59 AM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: MosesKnows

This is probably the best venue on the web or otherwise for getting points out to movers and shakers, especially of the conservative kind. Most of the conservative leadership in the country follow threads and topics on this site.
The means by which ideas become policy is with extensive discussion. It is in the marketplace of ideas that discussion fleshes out simple ideas and gives them weight and merit.
You sould as though you think you have a secret. There is no such thing. If you thoughts have merit they will be picked up and discussed. If they do not they will be abandoned.
If you want to discuss your ideas do so. This is the place to do it.


27 posted on 07/15/2014 8:50:48 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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