These Tax Day Tea Parties are part of a nationwide initiative to protest Big Government Spending. The rallies began with bloggers in Seattle, WA, who organized a demonstration on February 16. Word spread quickly with protests in Denver and Mesa, AZ spontaneously organized for the next day.
Then on CNBC (February 19), Rick Santelli called for a “Chicago Tea Party” on July Fourth. Many folks, however, didn’t want to wait that long to express their anger toward trillion dollar budgets, 10 trillion dollar deficits, ever-expanding government, and the inevitable, massive tax increases to pay for it all. Several more protests took place in March. More than 4,000 each attended the Cincinnati, Kansas City, and Orlando Tea Parties.
Despite this growing grassroots message to our federal government, the MSM refused to cover the scores of events. Then, without any involvement from any political party or any central authority, Tea Parties began to organize for Tax Day through word-of-mouth and Internet communication.
Two primary web sites have helped organizers and protesters to connect with other concerned citizens locally. These are: TaxDayTeaParty.com and TeaPartyDay.com. By the first of April, individual sites for cities and states were registered throughout the country. At the same time, Fox News began to cover the upcoming events.
My own blog post here 101 Tea Party Sign Slogans has had more than 50,000 unique visitors in just over a week. If this is any indication of the expected attendance across our country today, we should see nearly a million protesters attending the 1000+ rallies.
Still the MSM and some others ludicrously paint these protests with partisan brushes while erroneously claiming the participants are angry over a lost election. Frankly, there are some people in our country who are drinking Kool-Aid. But, today … WE … are drinking the TEA.
Moreover, the news has been covering the pirates in Somalia lately. What we’re concerned about today are the pirates in our nation’s capital.
Unlike the Kool-Aid guzzlers, we fully realize that we will be oppressed by inevitable tax increases to cover these wild and crazy spending sprees. Are YOU tired of trillion dollar budgets and 10 trillion dollar deficits that our children and our grand-children will have to pay?
The closing remarks of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address are “a government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from this earth.”
Today, though, what we have is a government of the government … by the government … and for the government. This endless expansion of government control of our lives WILL perish. Do You Agree?
TODAY … we are taking some of the first steps to ensure that the ‘politicians’ start listening to … WE … THE PEOPLE.
We’ve had enough !!!
Today … all across our great land … in cities small and large … coast to coast … the Tea Party Revolution is igniting a PASSION in the hearts and minds of our fellow Americans.
The voices of the Silent Majority ARE being heard … WE are silent no more! We WILL be heard.
Have you had enough of DC’s ongoing bailouts?
Do you want the wild spending to stop?
Are you tired of DC’s ongoing lack of transparency?
Are you fed up with DC refusing to abide by OUR constitution?
Are you ready for REAL change?
To our politicians, I say “If YOU voted Yes to the Bailouts and Yes to the Earmarks, consider THIS your going away party.”
Are you ready for DC to hear from … WE, the People?
Some are stating that TEA stands for Taxed Enough Already. That IS creatively appropriate. But, I think TEA can ALSO stand for … Tyranny Elimination Army. Soldiers, DO you agree?
Today … these events … these representative gatherings of the No Longer Silent Majority … are JUST the beginning !!!
T … E … A: To Each American … this day … we stand united.
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