Friday, April 10, 2009

I AM GOING!!!


Friends! Brethren! Countrymen! The worst of plagues, the detested TEA ... is now arrived in this harbor. The hour of destruction, or manly opposition to the machinations of tyranny, stares you in the face. Every friend to his country, to himself and posterity ... is now called upon ... to make a united and successful resistance to this last, worst, and most destructive measure of administration. Samuel Adams - Dec. 1773

41 years ago (February 1968) I had the privilege of standing on the spot (or as close to it as you could get with the modern buildings in the way) of the original BOSTON TEA PARTY which took place on Dec. 16, 1773. As an 11 year old I didn't really understand the intricacies of the argument the colonists had with England, but one thing I did understand was that there was tyranny in the actions of the King and Parliament in trying to control a FREE people. And that a handful of men and women had had enough and were intent on showing the crown how they felt! It seemed to be the only way to get their undivided attention. It came to the point where they were willing to die to secure a free people and society!


In recent years we have see hundreds of protests about various causes, but almost without exception these have been protests by a very loud minority over instituting a liberal agenda, ie: abortion rights, no more nukes, save the whales and the seals but kill the unborn babies, save the trees and owls and the rat but put the farmer and logger and developer in jail, "I hate the war and all conservative political candidates (The President killed my son!)", immigration reform, etc., etc.


Most of the time when these protests were taking place, the majority of the people in the U.S.A. looked at the spectacle, rolled their eyes and maybe wondered where these people find the time to just run off during the middle of the week and do this. Then we do what we do best. Get back to work so we can support our family and this government and pretend the protests really don't make a difference.


WE WERE WRONG!!!! Congress, Judges, State and local Government officials did listen to the minority and to appease them gave in to them. It is time that we, the Majority follow the example set for us by the first Patriots of this country and actually get out and do something. Everyone who really feels that the Government has gone to far with the Bailouts, Stimulus plans, Tarp etc. Needs to get out and protest on April 15th, TAX DAY!!!! Click on the link at the top or bottom of this post to find a Tea Party in your area! Be a little "radical" for once in your life and let your voice be heard! Make posters and sacrifice a couple hours of your day! At least be seen showing that you truly care about what happens to this nation!! Take your children with you and let them be involved in some "Civil Obedience" (it won't be "civil disobedience" since these functions all have the proper permits etc.)

With the Stimulus plans (bailouts) and Tarp and the new Stimulus they want to pass we are being taxed to death and most of us are just rolling our eyes and complaining to friends and family and not doing anything about it. In the end $12 Trillion dollars will be what the government has committed to spending in the name of getting the economy going. And the scariest part isn't the spending of the money, it's the absolute control the administration wants to have over any company or state that accepts the money. (Like not letting them give the money back or firing their CEO's or setting salary and bonus caps for executives. Too bad we can't set the Salaries for the Congress. After all, they do work FOR us, right?)

2 comments:

Tater said...

I dident realy read all that

Tater said...

but great anyway love you