The Boston Tea Party National committee has voted (4-0 with 3 not voting) to endorse William “Bill” Barker in his campaign for Phoenix (AZ) City Council. Mr. Barker writes, “Government, at all levels, needs to start living within their means. If revenues decrease, then expenditures need to be cut, instead of raising taxes. Taking more money away from people who are already living on the edge is immoral. Using scare tactics by threatening to reduce essential services, like police and fire protection, instead of cutting nonessential “nice to have programs” is not the way things should be done.”
Bill is running on a platform to reduce the size, scope & power of the city government. In 2010 the BTP endorsed his write-in campaign for Arizona State Representative (District 6).
The Boston Tea Party was founded in 2006 with a one sentence platform,
“The Boston Tea Party supports reducing the size, scope and power of government at all levels and on all issues, and opposes increasing the size, scope and power of government at any level, for any purpose.”
In October 2008, the party’s National Convention adopted the four point program of the Campaign for Liberty. Their program calls for an end to overseas occupation, a restoration of privacy and other liberties, no increase in the national debt, and a thorough review of the Federal Reserve.
During the 2010 convention the Party adopted a new program to End the Wars of Aggression, End the Fed, End the War on Drugs, End the Abuses of Liberty, End the Immigration Fiasco.