Tim Thomas, Conn Smythe Trophy-winning goalkeeper for the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins, declined to join his teammates in visiting the White House today.
In a post on his Facebook page, Thomas–a proud supporter of the Tea Party–explained his decision:
I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People.
This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government.
Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL.
This is the only public statement I will be making on this topic. TT
Here’s how Big Government celebrated Thomas’s success last year:
Congratulations to the Boston Bruins, winners of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup – and especially to goalie Tim Thomas, a true Tea Party patriot!
Thomas, who recorded a shutout in the Bruins’ 4-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks, wears the motto “In God We Trust” on the front of his face mask. On the back, Thomas sports a tribute to the Gadsden flag:
(Hat tip: S. T. Karnick)
In addition to displaying his support for the Tea Party on the ice, Thomas is a FreedomWorks donor, giving generously right before the historic November 2010 elections, according to the FEC.
Thomas, a native of Flint, Michigan, has also won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the NHL playoffs.
A victory for Boston and the U.S.A.-appropriately recorded in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Let there be a true Boston Tea Party tonight!