Thomas Jefferson said: "[W]hat more is necessary to make us a happy and prosperous people? . . . a wise and frugal government . . . which shall leave [men] free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. . . . We must make our choice between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. . . . If we can prevent government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of caring for them, the people will be happy."
I may sound like a broken record, but if I reach one new person today, it will be worth it.
If even ONE of the following statements makes you feel nauseous, you need to stand up and make your voice heard.
The Obama administration has spent trillions, with a capital T, on government bailouts and other federal programs. Guess where they get the money? YOUR paychecks!
President Obama and many democrats in Congress openly admire socialism, or call themselves "progressives." Progressives originated in the era of World War One, as an Americanized form of fascism; fascism evolved into Nazism, and was first championed by Mussolini, and later, Hitler. They believe that the "state" (read: government) should take care of the people, which in turn means that the state is in charge of the people.
Obama openly denied America's Christian heritage, and embraced the idea of America as a "Muslim country." Hello?!?!? Have you read the Declaration of Independence? The Constitution? George Washington's letters or speeches?
Obama has recently begun appointing czars, such as a Pay Czar, a Car Czar, Climate Czar, and others. Czars answer to the President only, not the people or the Congress. Guess who pays their salaries? YOU!
Many of our elected officials (from both parties) are trying to pass a nationalized health care plan, called a "one-payer plan." That means every single American would be on the same government insurance plan. That translates into a loss of choice (or as we like to call it: freedom). YOU will pay for that!
Capitalism, private businesses, free enterprise, and basically the American dream are all under attack. The rich are portrayed as evil, because they dare to earn a good living.
Gay rights are not only glorified, but gay "partners" are included in federal benefit plans. YOU are paying for that!
Abortions around the world are encouraged and paid for by the U.S. YOU are paying for that!
Gun rights, a protected Constitutional right, are constantly under attack.
"Climate Change" is touted as a crisis, while terrorists in multiple nations threaten to kill Americans daily. Obama has quit using the word "terrorist" while he releases former Guantanamo Bay prisoners to live on tropical islands.
If so many freedoms are threatened, you can be sure that the right to homeschool will be included. Homeschooling is one of the ultimate anti-government-institution movements.
These are just the highlights! In each of these examples, our freedom and security are at risk. Democracy is at risk.
A Tea Party is not mean to be an Obama-bashing party. It is a chance to speak to ALL of Washington and tell them that the norm is no longer acceptable. Many of our representatives in Congress (Republican and Democrat) ignore our wishes. Bills are passed without being read, and compromises are made in order to get what the politicians want.
A Tea Party is not a Republican event. It is not a Fox News event. It is a peaceful gathering of concerned citizens who wish to send a message to Washington.
If you plan to attend, contact your representatives and let them know what you will be marching for.
"It does not take a majority to prevail...but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams, Founding Father. (He argued that the original Tea Party was not the act of a lawless mob, but was instead a principled protest and the only remaining option the people had to defend their constitutional rights.)
I cannot stress this enough. We would not BE the America that we are if the patriots of 200 years ago had not gotten out of their comfort zones, protested, marched, raised their voices, and fought for liberty. Don't sit at home and let someone else speak for you. Preserve the freedom you love.