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TEA leaf? Hoffman bucks up the conservative troops

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Read into this what you will.
Doug Hoffman, twice a Conservative Party congressional candidate in the north country, send an email to likeminded tea partiers on Thursday telling them not to give up. He links to an article by Bob Lonsberry, and adds some thoughts of his own.
Mr. Hoffman seriously considered getting into the race in 2012, but decided against it and supported Republican Matt Doheny. Mr. Doheny lost narrowly to Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh.
Here's Mr. Hoffman's missive:



I am not ready to give up, are you? However, this article does have a lot of truth in it and shows just how hard our battles will be going forward. I have been feeling the underlying points in this article increasingly during my four years of involvement in our political war to save our constitution and our founding principles. In the treatment of alcoholics, admitting the facts is the first step to the cure.



Yes, we are now the minority, not the silent majority. And it is my fault and everyone else that let this go on far too long. (I realize that many of you have been involved for much longer and I congratulate and thank you!) Shame on all of us who were complacent, complicit, apathetic and/or not involved in our local, state and federal political agenda and those of us who allowed the progressive, liberal cancer infestation grow and grow over the last 100 years.



We must persist if we are going to save America from this cancer ,save the America that we all know and love, the America that was once the greatest nation on earth and the America that once more can be. But only if we preserve the America that is the land of opportunity because of its constitutional protection of personal freedoms.



Remember that a citizen who is dependent on its government becomes a slave to that government. Also recall Benjamin Franklin when he said something to the effect that we don't have a democracy, we have a republic, but only if we can keep it. Once people realize that they can raid our treasury with their votes, a republic is self destructive by democracy (majority rules because the courts are weighted and we no longer have a balance of power). We are now there along with official wealth redistribution, which is the biggest sin against our personal freedoms, constitution and founding principles. They said it will only take one generation to destroy our Republic. Do we want to go down in history as that generation?



We need to continue the battles (I mean this in a political sense, not violence sense), not for us, but for our grandchildren and many more generations to come. If not us, then who will? If not now, then when? As in any war, it gets very lonely, discouraging and bleak in the mist of losing battles with no end or victory in sight. It is really the darkest just before the dawn. Certainly today is the darkest we have seen.



Pessimists give up and lose, optimists find a way and win. Let's all be optimistic and keep fighting and looking for the way to the ultimate victory. Are you optimistic, are you with me? If so, let's fight on!



Please pass this on.



Best regards,





Doug Hoffman

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