Who We Are
For up-to-date information and specifics on TEA Party Maui meetings and events, check out the --> Pono Press Blog or click on The Pono Press Blog button on the top left side of this page.
Questions? Contact Us:
or call - 808-214-2859
TEA Party Maui is an active grassroots organization based on the island of Maui, Hawaii. The impetus for TEA Party Movement is excessive government spending and over-taxation. Our mission is to attract, educate, organize, and mobilize our fellow citizens to secure public policy consistent with our three core values: Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government, and Free Markets.
We are a non-profit, non-partisan, public policy and educational group organized under section 501(c)4 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Please note that your contributions to TEA Party Maui are not deductible for income tax purposes.
The impetus for the TEA Party movement is excessive government spending and over-taxation. Our mission is to attract, educate, organize, and mobilize our fellow citizens to secure public policy consistent with our three core values: Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government and Free Markets.
Our Core Values
- Fiscal Responsibility
- Constitutionally Limited Government
- Free Markets/Individual Liberty
Fiscal Responsibility: Fiscal Responsibility by government honors and respects the freedom of the individual to spend the money that is the fruit of their own labor. A constitutionally limited government, designed to protect the blessings of liberty, must be fiscally responsible or it must subject its citizenry to high levels of taxation that unjustly restrict the liberty our Constitution was designed to protect. Such runaway deficit spending as we now see in Washington D.C. compels us to take action as the increasing national debt is a grave threat to our national sovereignty and the personal and economic liberty of future generations.
Constitutionally Limited Government:We, the members of TEA Party Maui, are inspired by our founding documents and regard the Constitution of the United States to be the supreme law of the land. We believe that it is possible to know the original intent of the government our founders set forth, and stand in support of that intent. Like the founders, we support states' rights for those powers not expressly stated in the Constitution. As the government is of the people, by the people and for the people, in all other matters we support the personal liberty of the individual, within the rule of law.
Free Markets: A free market is the economic consequence of individual liberty. The founders believed that personal and economic freedom were indivisible, as do we. Our current government's interference distorts the free market and inhibits the pursuit of individual and economic liberty. Therefore, we support a return to the free market principles on which this nation was founded and oppose government intervention into the operations of private business.
TEA Party Maui as an organization believes in Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government, and Free Markets. TEA Party Maui is a non-partisan grassroots organization of individuals united by our core values derived from the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America, and the Bill Of Rights as explained in the Federalist Papers. We recognize and support the strength of grassroots organization powered by activism and civic responsibility at the local level. We hold that the United States is a republic conceived by its architects as a nation whose people were granted "unalienable rights" by our Creator. Chiefly among these are the rights to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." TEA Party Maui stands with our founders, as heirs to the republic, to claim our rights and duties which preserve their legacy and our own. We hold, as did the founders, that there exists an inherent benefit to our country when private property and prosperity are secured by natural law and the rights of the individual.
Our Statements of Action
1. Teach the principles of individual liberty and limited government as described in our founding documents, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
2. Inform the public about current issues from a perspective of individual liberty and limited, constitutional government.
3. Train and organize individuals to involve themselves in the political process and to address public policy issues with their elected officials.
Our Operating Guidelines
1. TPM is proud to be a part of the larger TEA Party Movement and is focused on fiscal responsibility, limited government and free markets. Taxation and spending issues will remain at the forefront of our activities.
2. TPM is equally focused on the importance of education and seeks to expand public understanding of the importance of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and free enterprise economics.
3. TPM will seek to conduct educational programs and make volunteers aware of various educational programs available elsewhere that are consistent with our mission and purposes.
4. TPM will work with other organizations on advocacy projects when such projects are consistent with our mission and purposes.
5. TPM welcomes all who support our mission and purposes regardless of partisan affiliation. We do not support or oppose political parties. We simply seek to hold elected officials accountable to their oaths of office.
6. The focus of TPM is policy not politics. When a public official supports the Constitution and the principles of liberty and limited government, they are worthy of our praise. If they do not, we will seek to hold them accountable. To this end we will disseminate information about the voting records of elected officials and other public actions about which the public has a right to know.
7.TPM will not support or oppose candidates for public office on the basis of party affiliation but rather on the candidates’ pledge to support the TPM Core Values.
8. TPM rejects the idea that we should throw all existing officeholders out of office. There are those who hold office who serve the public well, and we should exchange information and ideas with them to shape legislation.
9. TPM seeks to involve all those who wish to work constructively with us to advance our mission and purposes. We encourage volunteers to choose an area of interest on one or more of our committees and work with us in the fight to restore our Constitution and bring fiscal discipline to our government.
If our mission appeals to you and you would like to help us promote individual liberty and limited government, please register on our web site and attend our monthly meetings.