Today is April 15th, Tax Day, and also the day people around the country take part in "Tea Parties". What is a Tea Party? Well, it's a gathering of like-minded people from all walks of life and various political backgrounds...Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, and Independents were in attendance and involved in the San Antonio Tea Party. What could bring all of those people together? What brought them together is a certain knowledge that the U.S. Government is far too large and unwisely spends far too much of the taxpayers money.
And, before you allow yourself to be convinced otherwise let me tell you something...I was there...the Tea Party was non-violent. It was non-partisan. It was not "right wing" (like CNN said), nor was it "left wing". It was not started by Fox News or any talk show host - it's a true grassroots effort. It wasn't a protest against President Obama nor any one person in particular. It was a declaration that this is still our country and we are unhappy with how the over sized, overbearing government is over spending OUR MONEY. It's recognition that the U.S. Government is addicted to deficit spending and growing a debt so large it will take generations to pay.
Generally, the sentiments of people attending the San Antonio Tea Party lead me to believe that all in attendance would agree with a couple of my favorite quotes from Thomas Jefferson, "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." and "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Maybe you agree?
The Tea Party was a great start on the path to correcting the problems in our increasingly UnConstituitonal government. The Tea Party is a statement by the people that government is responsible to us, not the other way around.
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