Frequently Asked Questions

We will add to this list as we receive new questions. Please submit your questions on our Contact Us page.

General Information

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How can I become a member of the B/CS Tea Party?

As an educational and advocacy organization, the B/CS Tea Party doesn’t have official “members” per se. But we invite you to consider any or all of the following:

Volunteer!

If you’re able to/interested in/curious about volunteering fill out a quick form to let us know or just contact our volunteer coordinator.

We know you’re too busy. It’s because you’re a good person and already active in family/volunteering/church. But since that’s so:

Please know that the pressure to volunteer isn’t coming from us; we’re grateful for any part you choose even if it’s just reading an occasional email. But our country’s being dismantled before our eyes. So come on, we welcome you!

When does the B/CS Tea Party meet? Where are its meetings held?

We hold our regular meetings:

  • on the second Thursday of each month, 6:30-8:00 (though it typically runs long);
  • at various locations since the closing of the College Station Conference Center. See the Upcoming Events page for where the city has us this month.

And we’ll try to keep our Upcoming Events page updated on what we’re planning for the next meeting.

If you have suggestions about what to discuss or do, or if you’d like to speak on a particular subject, please let us know on the Contact Us page.

How did the B/CS Tea Party get started?

The B/CS Tea Party started with the effort and support of many hundreds of individuals who are and have been part of this growing movement.

The B/CS Tea Party, as well as the Tea Party nationally, started as a protest against accelerating overstepping by the federal government of its constitutional authority.

Here in Bryan/College Station, Bryan resident Nancy Coppock saw the need for a local group, focused on this country’s founding principles. In March of 2009 she started this website and began planning, with the help of many people also motivated to do the same, the original April 15 Tea Party event.

Browse the archives of this website to get a more full idea of our growth and individual events.

We are so grateful to each person who has, is, and will be part of getting this country back to its founding principles.

Who we are and what we do

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What are the B/CS Tea Party’s priorities and purpose?

Our motto:

Teach. Empower. Act.

While the beginning of the Tea Party in general was a national tax protest (“Taxed Enough Already”), as time passed it became clear that government overspending was a symptom of a greater problem—a country abandoning its founding principles.

Why this country has been strong and prosperous in the past:

The principles and wisdom contained in the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, and the U.S. Constitution, and its citizens accepting their responsibility to learn and live by them, are the reasons for the success of this country.

As its citizens forget our founding principles and responsibilities, and dishonorable elected officials circumvent and deny them, our nation and its future are put in drastic danger.

Therefore, the B/CS Tea Party’s priorities and purpose are:

  • to provide a venue for citizens to learn constitutional solutions to current political issues,
  • to cause citizens to become influential members of society, regarded as learned defenders of liberty and freedom, and
  • to create a fully engaged citizenry, well-schooled in the United States Founding Documents, empowered to act in the governing of the nation and state by exercising our power and responsibility as its citizens.

Who we are not. What we don’t do.

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Does the B/CS Tea Party support creating a third political party?

No.

When a third party makes any kind of significant showing in a national election, they split the vote with the party from whom they’ve split and the party they’re both against wins. This is bad strategy too often based in passion and emotion over reason and a calculated approach based solely on right principles.

The conservative colonies: join, or die. Again.

See this article urging all conservatives to join together for the 2010 election, which we did. This same need, to join together in principle with others will continue in the 2012 election and beyond.

Our country was founded as a representative republic under the rule of law. Individuals of differing backgrounds, preferences and personalities must join together to keep it that way.

Does the B/CS Tea Party financially support any national Tea Party group?

No.

The B/CS Tea Party is an independent organization, neither affiliated with nor subordinate to any other individual or organization. We do not financially support any group, other than trying to do so for ourselves.

Is the Tea Party, or the B/CS Tea Party, racist?

No.

At the Tax Day Tea Party event here in College Station April 15, 2010, one of the first announcements made was:

“If you are a racist you are not welcome here!”

The B/CS Tea Party teaches, discuss and encourages everyone involved with our group the Founding Principles of the United States of America. Including:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
The United States Declaration of Independence

See some others’ perspectives in these past articles:

Comments

  1. Jack Dabney says:

    Where can I find a ballot for the May 2014 Republican primary? Thank you

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