The group's chief organizer, Cheryl Brooks, advocates making being Chistian a requirement for governmental service, and a return to the laws of 1788, which would eliminate women's, minorities,' Jewish and others' civil rights. Apparently, she wants all amendments to the constitution eliminated (which would, I assume eliminate the Bill of Rights):
Our constitution would never be amended; the founding structure would be forever the same.
Cheryl Brooks has asked me to amend and correct Progressive Alaska's post that was the result of my attendance of Saturday's event. The following is from Ms. Brooks' email to me:
I do say your description of the rally was somewhat different than the 275 people (which signed in) that were there...
Senator Huggins was scheduled to be a guest speaker but the communication between his office and mine I was not able to confirm.
As far as Senator Menard was concerned she also was invited to speak, but her office never confirmed. My understanding was that she had other commitments.
You may have not seen other nationalities [sic] in the crowd but since you stayed off to the side you didn't see the children, and adults of the same other nationalities [sic].
Then we have your description of Governor Palin and what occurred when she arrived. The governor got out of her vehicle walked into the park area, spoke with many of us, we took pictures of her talking to us, smiling and I am sure she was cold since her sweater could of been heavier. We gave her a tee-shirt. I, another organizer spoke to Bristol who with the two little boys were in the SUV . Then she got into her vehicle and left. She was there about 20 minutes. We appreciated and enjoyed her taking the time to come and speak with us.
Our group American Patriot tea party, were born and raised in this country.
[At Wasilla Wonderland Park last Saturday - Cheryl Brooks, center, to the left of Gov. Palin, who is far more chastely dressed than she was for events honoring our Veterans during the preceding week]
I've requested that Ms. Brooks grant me an e-mail exchange interview regarding her proposed platform that would, it appears, re-institute slavery, revoke universal suffrage, and bring us back to the time when only Christians could serve in office.
Update - 3:20 p.m: From the comments, people sent over here from one of the Sarah shrines or from the Teabag Party are claiming that either I've made up Cheryl Brooks' quotes from above, or have made up the 20-point manifesto that I had pulled from the Alaska Tea Party web site last Wednesday.
The quotes above in indented italics are from an email Cheryl sent me overnight.
Although the 20-point program appears to have now disappeared from their web site or is extremely difficult to find, here is a Google cache screen shot that indicates that it once did appear there, as my post from last Wednesday stated:
One of the problems I've encountered in corresponding with, or in answering blog comments from some of the folks so ardent over Palin, and the Tea Bag set, is that they are often imprecise, or worse.
images - Alaska Tea Party