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South Florida Tea Party and Florida Tea Party Patriots Respond to Giffords Shooting

January 9, 2011

Immediate Release  (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) South Florida Tea Party (SFTP) and Florida Tea Party Patriots (FLTPP) are shocked and horrified at the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 17 other people that were shot today at an event near Tucson.

SFTP & FLTPP consider the shooting today as the actions of a mad man. We,as Americans, must not tolerate these irrational and heinous acts of mad men. Single acts of violence of crazy people should not be considered the general rule of how citizens communicate with their elected officials. We must remember this is an exception to the how Americans interact with their elected officials.

SFTP & FLTPP call on all community leaders to condemn violence and assist people in seeking help who they come into contact with that may be having violent thoughts toward themselves or others.

SFTP & FLTPP condemn all violent rhetoric and has a zero tolerance toward violence. The tea party has consistently condemned statements and acts of violence both on the right and left. It was just last year that SFTP and tea party groups condemned the violent threats and actions of the fake political TEA Party headed by Doug Guetzloe, Fred O’Neil, and Peg Dunmire. Tea party leaders all over the Florida stand united against the bulling attempts of the fake political TEA Party.

“I just spent this past week meeting with members on both sides of Congress on this week,” Everett Wilkinson, State Coordinator for Tea Party Patriots and Chairman of South Florida Tea Party. “I am sick to my stomach that someone would shoot a Member of Congress and fellow citizens. Violence is intolerable, be it from the Left or Right.”

Our hope is that this heinous act will affect a positive change between the interaction between elected officials and their constituents.

We are asking members and the public to pray for the shooting victims and their families. In addition we are also praying for the safety of Congressmen, Senators, President Obama and other elected officials in the aftermath of this shooting.

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Press Contacts:
Everett Wilkinson
Florida State Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots
Chairman, South Florida Tea Party
Everett@southfloridateaparty.org
561-880-5790
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©2011 South Florida Tea Party | 4521 PGA Blvd., #115 – Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

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