Support of Ford is the first concerted effort to oppose the creeping command economy pushed by the Obama administration
St. Louis, MO: On September 1, 2009 in reaction to the boycott by left of center groups of Whole Foods, the St. Louis Tea Party launched the first BUYcott, calling for consumers to deliberately shop at the niche grocer in an effort to support CEO and founder John Mackey. Mackey was assailed by the hard left groups because he wrote a column in the Wall Street Journal suggesting that the solution to the health care problem lied not with more government but with more freedom in the marketplace. While the BUYcott was conceptualized just five days prior, over 1000 people showed up in one two hour period and turned in receipts totaling over $50,000.
The BUYcott was launched by the St. Louis Tea Party at the request of Gina Loudon. According to Loudon, “We launched the BUYcott to defend our free market economy against the forces for more government and special interest control. We showed that the Country is full of patriots who are willing to fight by modifying their spending habits”.
Tea Party leaders were looking for the next big project and believe they found a perfect candidate in Ford. Ford is the only American car maker who weathered this terrible economy without taking bailout funds or caving to what many see as an unprecedented and even wholesale takeover by the Obama administration and the unions of American car makers General Motors and Chrysler. “While it is tragic to see these once proud companies go, since Ford is the only American maker that remains in control of shareholders and not government agents and labor unions, the purchase of a Ford is a strike against big government,” said Loudon.
Tea Partiers are encouraging every patriot to consider a Ford as their first car choice. “We are calling this the “Ford for Freedom BUYcott” said Loudon. It is critical that we take a strong stand against creeping socialism. Buying any other American car make is supporting the parasites that have infected the host, so we are calling on Liberty loving Patriots who are looking for a car to buy a Ford, and then send us a copy of their receipt so that we can tally our effect.”
Confirmation of purchases should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The St. Louis Tea Party is one of hundreds of center-right organizations that have sprung up to oppose the hard left policies of the Obama government and this Congress. These organizations work as a loose confederation usually acting independently but often coalescing behind specific projects. It is to that end, that the St. Louis Tea Party is calling on the other groups to join this effort.