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APRIL 16, 2009
To upset you! To anger you!
To show you enough of the abuses of liberalism that you will get involved.
To encourage you to contact your elected representatives and object.
NOTHING WILL CHANGE UNTIL YOU DO!!!
“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace”
-- Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
(A motto with many meanings)
The people must also be self-assertive. They must have the spirit of the old Revolutionary War flag: "Don't tread on me!" They must be vigilant against those, at home or abroad, in or out of government, who might wish to trample on their rights. They must be courageous and manly, with a sense of honor, so that in hard times they will stand up and fight, and not slink away slavishly so as to avoid trouble and danger.
Thomas G. West and Douglas A. Jeffrey, The Rise & Decline of Constitutional Government in America
DEAR CONGRESSMAN..... YOU'RE FIRED (nice idea, huh?)
First indicators of the total nationwide attendance of people who came and went at yesterday's Tea Partys was 6-10 million. Multiple events in the Ft Worth-Dallas Metroplex area had a total of about 65,000 people.
The liberals and the media had no idea of what was going on yesterday. Some examples of what the media had to say:
>>> "The tea party protest of 2009 was a comedy of aggravation" - Washington Post. Yep, for the liberals!
>>> "Rallies protest Obama policies" - US News & World Report. They weren't about Obama and they were attended and supported by both Republicans and Democrats.
>>> "Tea parties weren't grassroots" - Rick Fiala. Since they weren't organized by political parties or groups, or by media organizations, what were they? In most cases elected politicians who asked to be included as speakers were refused, noting that "this is for us to speak to you, not for you to speak to us."
>>> "Hey, robots, use your brain instead of blindly protesting: - Sun-Sentinal Presented in the news (not commentary) section. Where's the news? Where's the information?
>>> "Anti-Obama Taxpayer Tea Parties steeped in insanity" - Los Angeles Times Media still doesn't get it. It had nothing to do with Obama.
>>> "The Audacity of Hype: Tax Teabaggers Doth Protest Too Much" - LA Weekly Oh, I get it. Conservatives are supposed to keep their mouths shut and not protest.
>>> "Dick Armey And Sean Hannity Perpetuate The 'Grass Roots' Myth" - News Hounds Tea parties were organized by high school kids, college girls, housewives, carpenters, truck drivers, etc, etc, etc. They aren't "grassroots????
>>> "Isolated Loons" - PoliGazette The kind of expected and common liberal comment which requires no response.
It is this kind of thing about the liberal media that makes people furious (well, is was CNN): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G3fvNhdoc0
Can states secede from the union? Maybe Texas can. Texas, as a nation, entered the Union via a treaty between the Republic of Texas, and the United States. Treaties can be cancelled by either of the parties attendant thereto. Interesting thought, but probably unlikely.
Yes, Obama has cut a few taxes, but has raised so many others (and plans still more) that the net result is an increase in your cost of living. Have you noticed your grocery bill lately?: http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/obama-tea-bag-protesters-ive-already/story.aspx?guid=%7b30C2C4A6-E7AA-4833-A6E7-83C558FFA037%7d&dist=msr_6
During the day about 20-25,000 people attended the Atlanta Tea Party. See the pics: http://wsbradio.com/slideshow/thumbs/atlanta-tea-party-41509
20-25,000 people attended the Alamo Tea Party. The media is estimating total nation attendance at around 200,000, BUT, according to people actually at the events the media is circulating numbers that appear to be about 10% of what they actually were.
Tea parties large and small: http://frontpage.americandaughter.com/?p=2264
Napolitano stands by Homeland security report that calls conservatives terrorism risks: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/16/napolitano-stands-rightwing-extremism/
"So called pirates??????": http://hotair.com/archives/2009/04/15/sharpton-pirates-really-a-voluntary-coast-guard/
How to solve the pirate problem: http://townhall.com/columnists/JonahGoldberg/2009/04/15/how_to_solve_the_pirate_problem
Mexican federal soldiers and drug cartel in big shootout: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D97JONRG0&show_article=1
The Shadow World: http://www.aim.org/aim-report/how-obama-revolution-came-to-america/
Obama Administration threatening distinguished veteran: http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.2996/pub_detail.asp
You are gonna pay more for fuel, gas, and all other energy: http://www.zimbio.com/Energy+and+the+Environment/articles/583/A+Formula+for+Failure
You and I will have to tighten our belts..... while Congress passes almost 10,000 earmarks: http://www.aim.org/briefing/my-budget-runneth-over/
50% of new jobs are in Texas (while liberal cities and states continue to lose them): http://frontpage.americandaughter.com/?p=2266
Add a new layer of government bureaucracy: http://cbs3.com/topstories/new.border.czar.2.985598.html
Who ordered Gates to do this? Obama?: http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/15/us-failed-to-use-best-radar-for-n-korea-missile/print/
This isn't a good sign: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/04/15/north-korea-asks-nuclear-experts-leave/
Sarkozy says Obama is "nothing new": http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/world_agenda/article6098836.ece
Dems don't like Texas Governor Rick Perry talking about secession: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D97JOQ5O0&show_article=1
Well, duh!: http://www.philly.com/inquirer/home_region/20090415_No_takers_for_tax_break_to_hire_ex-cons.html
Campus liberals don't believe in freedom: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/immigration/story/1486087.html
Free speech not wanted at U Mass: http://www.thefire.org/index.php/article/10475.html
COMMENTARY: Yesterday's Tea Parties across the nation were a great success, but, if there is to be any change arising from them they must be considered as only the beginning. The excitement and enthusiasm must be carried forward. The commitment must be made even stronger. Future Tea Parties must be even larger and noisier. And as it pretty much was this time the movement must remain in the hands of the people at the grass roots level. Politicians must not be allowed to become a part of this or it will lose its credibility as a grass roots movement and not a political movement. Next party? Probably July 4 in D.C.
After the Obama inauguration:
And after the Tea Parties:
>>> and it was that way at nearly all of the tea parties.
There's more to the CNN story: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/04/16/what-cnn-didnt-show-roesgens-chicago-tea-party-interviews
Are you unhappy with the way many things are going in the USA? If you are then let your elected representatives hear from you. Our nation is a "representative republic." In other words a nation where our legislators are supposed to represent your wishes, but, if you don't let them hear from you how are they supposed to know what things concern you? Generally liberals are more group oriented than are conservatives, and tend to be more activist in nature. That's why things in our country have been becoming more and more liberal in nature, even though conservatives outnumber the liberals. Remember, our nation only works as our founders designed it to work if the citizens participate in its operation.
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