I'm both excited and anxious about tomorrow's national Tea Party event. The excitement springs from communities becoming more active concerning our political process. Apathy has draped the nation for many years now on the political front. Government 'of the people' only works when the object of the preposition decides to be involved...that being 'people.'
What I don't hope to see is just an anti-Obama rally. Republicans did as much to put us where we are today during their reign over the White House and Congress...actually more than President Obama. Both parties have become 'spend and tax' machines that show no signs of slowing down. Yes, the Obama budget is outrageous, and he should be called out on it. But please don't polarize the event by making it a 'we/they' with R's and D's pointing fingers at each other. The 'we/they' should by the people versus the elected official...regardless of political party affiliation.
Think back to the original Tea Party in Boston circa 1773 that practically gave birth to our nation. The colonist weren't mad about tea, they were mad about the British government overstepping taxation boundaries that were already established in law. Sound familiar?
I urge you to attend a Tea Party tomorrow near you. (click here for link)
Government spending is completely out of control. The very irresponsible, personal behavior that got us into the financial mess we're in today is being carried out at the government level. The madness has got to stop! Politicians in Washington must know they will be held accountable to the voters if the tax and spend craziness continues.
The absolute worst approach to take is to do nothing. Get involved. If not by going to Tea Party...write YOUR congressman and express your concerns...and I hope you have some. This event could be a turning point in our history, don't sit it out on the sidelines.
Hope to see you there tomorrow! I'll be the guy with the sign...