The mission of the Laurens County TEA Party is to restore our Constitutional Republic and to fight to preserve the freedoms granted by God as laid out in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We are a group of patriotic Americans who support personal and economic freedom and free markets. Our government debt currently stands at over 19 trillion dollars, and we support reducing spending, cutting taxes, and working towards a debt-free future, so that all Americans can live the American dream and keep more of our own money in our pockets. We are concerned about our country's slide into socialism, the increasing loss of our freedoms, and the increasing governmental interference and control, including the government take-over of the best health care system the world has ever seen, and the federal take-over of our schools through the insidious Common Core program. Our goal is for "We the People" to be an educated and informed electorate, involved in our government, and working with and holding our elected representatives accountable to their oath of office to uphold the Constitution. If you are an American Patriot we invite you to join the movement today!