On November 4th, 2008, the United States was drastically changed - the most liberal leftist President in the history of the US had been elected - running on a platform of wealth redistribution and a slew of other socialist ideals. Since November 5th the left has been joining in chorus, relishing in song that "capitalism is dead." If Capitalism is dead, then the fundamentals of liberty have died with it - including personal property and personal responsibility.
The common theme of the Tea Parties is "Silent Majority No Longer" - indicating that the ideal of liberty, personal property protection, etc, is not a minority ideology, it is one shared by a majority of Americans - and that we are not going to sit idly by and allow the erosion of such liberties.
Participation in these events is nothing less than a show of force by usually calm and collected conservatives, indicating the extreme polarity being caused by the Obama administration and his extremely left leaning congress. Where we have been quietly disgruntled, breaking our backs at work instead of protesting every government event, the left have put into place an infrastructure to legally steal our hard earned personal property, our paychecks, the value we have placed on our lives and the work we have chosen to accomplish. The fruits of our labor are being harvested by the left in order to "spread the wealth" to those who choose not to work, or have chosen such an alternative lifestyle that they are unable to provide for their family in the way that you have done - though they expect that with their lesser amount of work that they deserve what you have worked so hard for.
These Tea Parties are protests against the reaping of our personal property. They are protests against entitlement mentality being supported by the government. They are protests in support of fundamental freedoms.
I ask that you give up half of a day of work - half a days paycheck - a few hours of your time in order to secure your rights as a free citizen of these United States... help like-minded individuals stand up and shout at the top of your lungs that Liberty is not Dead, so long as there is breath in these free lungs!