By: Todd Cefaratti
I serve as Executive Director of TheTeaParty.net, an organization dedicated to harnessing the energy of Americans dissatisfied with the status quo, bringing America back to sanity and fiscal responsibility. TheTeaParty.net serves primarily as a recruiting arm of the Tea Party movement, unifying a movement that is by its nature diverse and grassroots in composition. Donations go first-and-foremost towards bringing new recruits into the fold through print, radio, television, and new media platforms. Expanding the movements has been one of our most significant accomplishments. Each week we attract thousands of adherents to the principles of liberty, responsibility, and limited government that the Tea Party movement represents.
TheTeaParty.net website also presents a significant asset to Tea Party organizers and organizations. Our online resources include updates on noteworthy news and events, information on starting one’s own Tea Party group, an Internet forum, and resources to learn more about various political candidates.
One of the central tenets of the Tea Party movement is direct action on behalf of the people. TheTeaParty.net speaks directly with key members of the federal government on issues our constituents are passionate about: free trade, fiscal responsibility, individual responsibility, and limiting the power of the federal government. Indeed, the organization retains a Washington D.C. representative who approaches Capitol Hill decision-makers on our behalf.
TheTeaParty.net sponsors and hosts numerous rallies and events each year, keeping our message and focus alive. One very effective past event involved The Rusty Humphries/Tea Party cross-country tour. Together with the conservative radio talk show host Rusty Humphries, TheTeaParty.net crisscrossed the nation by bus, engaging crowds and gaining new adherents to our fundamental principles. TheTeaParty.net is currently working to develop a series of town hall events with Presidential contenders for the upcoming national election. We are also a major sponsor of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings political activists together in Washington D.C. each year, engaging our conservative legislators there.
A final mission of TheTeaParty.net is growing the base of Tea Party conservatives by 40,000 - 50,000 each month. Through our combined efforts, we aim to prevent the U.S. from turning into a socialist nation crippled by unsustainable debt. TheTeaParty.net supports a conservative movement with a vision of a new America that cherishes individualism, freedom, and the entrepreneurial effort that helped our nation achieve greatness.
If our first round of family games was not enough, Todd Cefaratti suggests you try one of these favorites to entertain your family, all of which require nothing more than imagination to play.
4. Memory Games To get your family thinking, memory games such as Grandma’s Trunk make for a perfect way to pass the time with thought and careful consideration. In Grandma’s Trunk, one player starts the game by saying, “I packed my grandma’s trunk, and put in it,” then a word that starts with the letter A. The next players says the same line, and the previous word, followed by a word that starts with B. The game continues with each new player being required to say all the previous words in the order they were given before adding a new item that starts with the next letter.
5. Rhyme Time In this game, family members work together to create a poem whose every line ends with a word that rhymes with the last word of the previous line. The catch: each final word must come from an item in your current location, or an item that could logically be found in your location. For example, if you and your family are strolling through a public park, you might start the game by saying, “I climbed up a tree,” and the next person might spot a beehive and say, “but was scared down by a bee.” Do not worry about making sense, just rhyming words.
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