The left is incapable of understanding the Tea Party Movement. As are many of the status quo Republicans.
But protests are so last year.
Still, most in the Mainstream Media insist the gatherings are protesting something. They advocate lower taxes, so that must be it. Others assume it is some racist protest against President Obama.
Democrats love to point out the hypocrisy of lowering taxes and complaining about the mounting national debt, while missing the point entirely.
Does the Tea Party advocate lower taxes? Well, T.E.A. stands for Taxed Enough Already. So, sure. The truth is, we are taxed too much already. Only a liberal would fail to see the message. While it is true that lowering taxes will increase the deficit, and the debt, if we reduce the size of government, we reduce the need for high taxes. It just makes sense.
Liberals believe problems can only be solved by more government.
If you consider that this country was established and grew to the richest and most powerful nation on earth without a large government, without welfare, without universal health care and without massive and intrusive over-regulation advocated by the left, it is clear that government is not the solution, but rather the problem.
As government grows, the burden on the citizens also grows. Normally, this massive tendency for governments to grow is held in check by the massive tax increases needed to feed the beast. For decades the growing government has learned a way around restraint and the ire of the voters caused by higher and higher taxes. They borrow the money and defer the wrath of voters.
At this point, the debt has grown so large that the interest alone is crushing us. While the anger is directed at the Obama Administration and Congress, the truth is, they didn’t start this. Granted, Obama and his Progressives have embraced debt to fund more government on a scale never before seen, but they only accelerated the path already set in motion.
The Tea Party understands that this debt is about to crush us as a nation. Indeed, it already has. The interest alone is staggering.
The Tea Party holds rallies now to shine a light on the atrocities being thrust on Americans in the form of more debt. Yet that has become almost a side event in the Tea Party Movement.
The rallies now are about motivating the troops, not for armed conflict, but for peaceful change at the ballot box. They are a way to disseminate information and motivate citizens to do their part to fix this country. A good old fashioned pep rally.
But the Tea Party is far more than a crowd of angry people crying about bad government, and doing nothing to help. The Richmond Tea Party intends to have 5,000 local volunteers and workers by November to register voters the legal way, as opposed to the sham that was ACORN. And to work to have people vote for the right candidates in November.
More than that, the Tea Party has a legislative committee that pushes legislation such as the Virginia Health Care Freedom Act and other bills to protect us from the Federal government and help reverse it’s size.
One of the more important tasks for the Tea Party Movement is to push for candidates that believe in the principals of the founding fathers. Limited government, and the resultant lower taxes.
The Tea Party has grown up and matured. So, you liberals continue to busy yourself making fun of the citizens that want to turn this country back to a time when the citizens controlled the government, not the other way around.
Liberals, you see the large crowds and they scare you. But they are the tip of the iceberg. The real work is going on in the trenches where grass roots politics begins.
You truly will not know what hit you in November. The silent majority is silent no more.