Skip to comments.How May I Introduce an Idea to a Tea Party Representatives?
Posted on 07/14/2014 4:16:36 PM PDT by MosesKnows
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.
Why not? This is an open forum. Good ideas are generally advanced and you might get tips on your ideas here.
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.
He knows some of the TPE folks.
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.
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.
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.
Why the flame? Perhaps these ARE good ideas. So good that if we did discuss, the demon rats would steal them and use them.
Hmmmm....I question your motives.
Thank you. If I can't introduce it the way I think best I will certainly seek and appreciate your opinion.
You don't play poker or bridge do you.
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.
Have it your way. Just know I’m here for you.
As you should but my motive is not really the issue except for the congressman I would like to contact.
Just post it to SP’s facebook page...
That is why not.
I wasn’t questioning your motives. I was just joshing around with FReeper Responsibility2nd.
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.
You certainly are no Ronald Reagan.
To paraphrase a quote of his “It doesn’t matter who gets the credit”
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).
Both, well. This is not a card game.
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.
Then your best bet is to talk directly to one of the Tea Party organizations. Google Tea Party.
Thank you. Your suggestions are well thought out and appreciated.
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.
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.
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.
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