Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Who wants tea?

I don’t intend to turn this into a political blog, but to quote the Declaration of Independence, “When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary…” . You probably haven’t heard because the main stream media, including the NY Times and Boston Globe won’t tell you, but over the last month or so, Tea Party protest rallies have been held all over the country. Orlando - 3,000 people. Cincinnati – 5,000 people. Click here for pictures and stories. People are protesting the grotesque swelling of government and momentum is gathering. The spark was lit when the taxpayer bailouts were handed out, but the flame was fanned by Rick Santelli’s rant on the floor of the Chicago stock exchange. If you haven’t seen it, click here. April 15, tax day, is a day of nationwide protest. Click here for the web site to find an event near you. Events are planned all over the country. I can’t be a person who complains and never does anything, so for the first time, I’m going to do something. My friend and I are each taking our 2 youngest kiddos to the Providence Tea Party. The picture shows what the girls will wear. Both are Thomas Jefferson quotes. Tori’s says, “ The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not" and Devin’s says, “A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have". Do I have a t shirt too? Of course! Mine has a picture of Jefferson and a quote that reads, “ When the people fear their government there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty" . I’ll post pictures after the rally.


The Widower Dad said...

I think it's great that you have your girls involved. Not to stir the pot too much more, but have you looked at the give act?

Section 1302 is pretty interesting in what it outlines for our children.

Selena said...

The Hubby & I plan to take the day off work to go to the Cincinnati Tea Party. We're bringing Evan too!