- We are united in the belief that the Constitution of the United States was created by the founding fathers, not to enumerate the rights of its citizens but to define the limitations of the federal government's power.
- We further believe that the Bill of Rights was written not merely to declare those inalienable rights to which all of its citizens are entitled but also to emphasize those boundaries to which this government must confine its powers and under no circumstance ever exceed.
- We believe that the powers of Congress, as established by the Constitution of the United States is prohibited from intruding upon the private lives of its citizen as regards, but is not inclusive to, matters of free choice pertaining to health, education, housing, energy, private enterprise and all others concerns not specifically empowered to Congress by the Constitution of the United States.
- It is the goal of this freely formed citizen's group to have our voices heard by our elected representatives, whether they are Republican, Democrat, Liberal or Conservative. We want our liberties returned to us.
The Jersey Shore Tea Party Patriots operates under the United States of America's Constitution and the New Jersey Constitution. Specifically, we operate under the following provisions of the United States of America Constitution:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Amendment 14, Section 1, Paragraph 1, Sentence 2
No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
And we operate under the following provisions of the New Jersey Constitution.
Article 1, Paragraph 1
All persons are by nature free and independent, and have certain natural and unalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and of pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness.
Article 1, Paragraph 2
All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for the protection, security, and benefit of the people, and they have the right at all times to alter or reform the same, whenever the public good may require it.
Article 1, Paragraph 5
No person shall be denied the enjoyment of any civil or military right, nor be discriminated against in the exercise of any civil or military right, nor be segregated in the militia or in the public schools, because of religious principles, race, color, ancestry or national origin.
Article 1, Paragraph 6
Every person may freely speak, write and publish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right. No law shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or of the press. In all prosecutions or indictments for libel, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury; and if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libelous is true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted; and the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the fact.
Article 1, Paragraph 18
The people have the right freely to assemble together, to consult for the common good, to make known their opinions to their representatives, and to petition for redress of grievances.