About Us

63stampWhatcom County Citizens for Freedom d/b/a The Whatcom Tea Party is a non-partisan, non-profit organization, dedicated to better government by educating ordinary citizens about the founding principles as they relate to the candidates and current issues of the day.

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Our Mission

Reverse deficit spending and the concentration of power in central government, in order to preserve states’ rights and individual liberty for future generations.

The Whatcom Tea Party is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to better government through education e.g., The 5000 Year Leap and other activities. The goal of this website is to help — and to encourage — our readers to learn about the founding principles, and become informed about the issues and the candidates, and get involved!

Voting the party line every other November just isn’t enough these days. We need to find and elect principled statesmen who will follow the Constitution. We’ll remember in November!

We the People

WeThePeopleThe first three words of the U.S. Constitution were chosen as the rallying statement of the Whatcom Tea Party — not lightly, but for a special reason. These words represent unity — unity under the flag of liberty.

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.

~ Abraham Lincoln

“Literally millions of Americans have had enough. They’re organizing, they’re studying the Constitution and the Federalist Papers, they’re reading history and case law, they’re showing up at rallies and meetings, and a slew of conservative candidates are throwing their hats into the ring. Is there a revolution brewing? Yes, in the sense that there is a keen awareness that our priorities and sensibilities must be radically re-structured. Will it be a violent revolution? No. It will be done through the interpretation of the original document that has guided us for 220 years — the Constitution. Just as the pendulum swung to embrace political correctness and liberalism, there will be a backlash, a complete repudiation of a hundred years of nonsense. A hundred years from now, history will perceive the year 2010 as the time when America got back on the right track.” (Continue reading…)

Non-Partisan Does Not Mean Un-Principled

Some people seem to be confused about our commitment to being non-partisan. The Whatcom Tea Party steadfastly refuses to endorse any candidate, ballot initiative, or party. We remain critical of both of the major parties on various issues. Advocating a reasoned approach to public business should not be confused with partisanship. We support constitutional government, and we encourage political parties to do the same. Nobody should be surprised if we take a “preservative” position on any issue: preserving the truths that our nation’s founders believed were “self evident” (like inalienable rights) is not anti-progress. We hold that progress and opportunity fare best when individual freedom is secure.

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Whatcom County Citizens for Freedom (WCCF)
4004 Cedarbrook Ct.
Bellingham, WA. 98229-5006 

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10 Responses to About Us

  1. David Ganzini says:

    Just curious to know if you need volunteers for any activities.



    • admin says:

      Hi David,

      Check our events calendar for the “next big thing”. We usually have the organizer’s email listed to contact. They can tell you what they need help with, and are usually very happy to have more volunteers. Otherwise, “just show up” at the event and say you’re there to volunteer. They’ll give you a “We the People…” button and something to do! Thanks for asking!

  2. Bill says:

    May 16. There will be a demostration to remove current administration will the tea party participate and will there be something local?

    • admin says:

      We are a non-partisan, non-profit organization (the kind the IRS likes to target). As such, we will probably not participate in a demonstration to remove the current administration. Our mission is to educate people about the principles of good government, and then let them draw their own conclusions about our government. We did have a rally against the weaponizing of the IRS, and we have other rallies, in which people are welcome to wave signs on any subject that interests them.

  3. Ken Chovil says:

    I’d like to believe you are non-partisan, but please stop trying to sell that nonsense. You back only “conservative” Republican or Libertarian candidates. The Tea Party should be aligned with liberals on many points, such as complete separation of religion from our political process and public policies, the freedom of workers to organize unions and a constitutional amendment to ensure corporations do not enjoy the same rights as people. Your positions always seem to favor corporations at the expense of individuals, and you promote ridiculous, repudiated economic theories as fact. Our national debt and deficit spending are NOT our biggest challenges as a nation, in spite of your preoccupation with it. Unemployment and underemployment are our biggest threats to economic security, and peddling Koch brothers and Heritage Foundation nonsense about “free markets” as facts simply repeats lies and empower the wealthy at huge cost to 99% of us. Tea Party/Conservative/Libertarian/Republican dogma serves corporate interests and nobody else. Most of us realize those politics are contrary to our interest. Too bad you don’t see the common ground we should share. Why don’t you encourage your minions to become active to overturn Citizen’s United via constitutional amendment? Do you not see the harm it has done and will continue to do? I have tried to have these conversations with Tea Party followers, with no success. The Tea Party people I have met have “rock brain” syndrome, making it impossible for them to see alternative viewpoints and challenge their ideas with facts. They do not tend to be critical thinkers. I know, you would say the same about liberals, but I think you’re wrong. The problem with liberals is, they sometimes consider too much nuance when they should take stronger positions. So, here’s my position: Having meaningful conversations with people who’ve swallowed a hook…any hook, whether it is fundamentalist religion or fundamentalist politics…is merely an exercise in infuriating frustration.

    • admin says:

      Funny Ken, a lot of conservatives say the same things about the left. Totally. If we agreed with the left, we wouldn’t be the tea party, would we? We are the new anti-establishment. The hippies had their turn in the ’60s; now its our turn. And maybe in another couple of generations, we’ll throw the hippies out!

  4. Jonica Behnke says:

    Again today I watched your group march in a parade and was disappointed with the punctuation on your signs. The use of an apostrophe shows possession NOT plural. I posted about this last year, but I guess no one can read. How can you have signs about education and yet show you don’t know the proper use of an apostrophe??

    • admin says:

      Of course we can read. It’s just that we don’t say, “how high?” every time someone says, “Jump!” Everything we do is by volunteers. We don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. Feel free to volunteer to re-draw and re-letter the signs.

      There are a lot of things to attend to in order to get an entry in a parade. If you are on our mailing list, then you know when we’ll be preparing for the parades. There’s another one coming up in Ferndale. Just show up! Bring your art supplies.

  5. Rebecca Bruce says:

    Dear Tea Party Bellingham,

    If at all possible, please email me a suggested list of conservative candidates for the ballot.

    Can a person holding a Canadian green card vote in this current local election? My mum lives in Whatcom County.

    Thank you very much for your time!

    • admin says:

      Rebecca, Whatcom Tea Party is non-partisan, and policy does not allow us to endorse or disparage candidates or ballot initiatives. We do attempt to keep voters informed by holding public forums, and publishing the results of the straw poll. We have listed biographical information on the Charter Review candidates. The Democrats and the Republicans have their preferences listed on their websites. Other organizations, such as Save Whatcom and CAPR (select juristiction Whatcom) also have endorsed candidates. I hope this helps.

      A person must be a U.S. citizen to vote in elections in the United States.

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