yesterday, cub reporter priscilla scooped the msm and brought z and her readers information about a political rally (a tea party of sorts) that took place yesterday in fullerton, california. the estimate is that there were about 8,000 participants there to object to california proposition 1a which is on the ballot for 19 may 2009.
if it passes successfully it will extend the tax increase that our fearless leaders in sacramento passed as part of the 2009/2010 budget for another two years. yippee!!
one commenter (pat jenkins) wondered who should take on this issue nationally and pris thought perhaps laura ingraham or david horowitz; z thought perhaps we needed someone non-partisan. however, i have to agree with pris that no one is really non-partisan. the comments attached to the post are myriad and insightful and got me to thinking.
for this to be truly successful it has to be a bigger-than-big movement. but where to start?
a few weeks ago, rick santelli called for a new tea party, from the trading floor, in response to obama's "pay your neighbor's mortgage whether you want to or not" scheme. you can see his "rant" here:
after a real quick brouhaha (i mean if you skipped the news one night you missed it), the msm decides to just ignore it. even as others started calling for regional tea parties, the msm pretended that everyone in the country (well except for a very few of us radical conservatives) was loving the obama bailouts. and that false representation of sentiments continues to this day.
anyhow, across the country in february there were several of these tea parties held, but none garnered any media exposure to speak of. this one, yesterday, in fullerton didn't even make the evening news here in l.a. my guess is the same is true of [at least] most of the tea parties that have been held thusfar.
When the colonists threw boxes of tea into Boston Harbor, their message was clear: no taxation without representation. The frustration had built to the boiling point and action needed to be taken.
A similar movement is building across America. President Obama is moving his socialist agenda through Congress and into American life, and it needs to be stopped. Faster than any president in American history, Obama has just spent over a trillion dollars that America does not have, and now he wants to pay for it by raising taxes. Enough is enough!
Obama has only been in office less than two months and has already signed on for over a trillion dollars in spending. There is the "stimulus" bill, the mortgage bill, and on and on. Every time there is a problem in this country, the Obama administration calls for more spending. Do he and his fellow liberals have so little faith in the American people? Given more of our own money in our pockets, I'm sure the American people could figure out how to get the economy going. We don't need government telling us how our money will be spent, what charities are "worthy," and what projects are more important.
To call attention to all this spending (and the taxes that will follow), the nationwide Tax Day Tea Party is being organized by a collaboration of grassroots organizations, and GOPUSA is doing its job to help spread the word.
check out the link here and sign up for the fun. from their recent press release:
Building on the success of the Nationwide Chicago Tea Parties held [in February] in multiple cities around the nation, conservative grassroots organizations and free market activists will once again come together on April 15th to protest out-of-control government spending. Timed to coincide with the date by which Americans must pay their federal income taxes, the Tax Day Tea Party effort will be coordinated by Smart Girl Politics, Top Conservatives on Twitter and the DontGo Movement (www.dontgomovement.com), in addition to other center-right activist groups.
Plans are under way for rallies to take place in nine American cities, with more sites to be added in the coming weeks. The goal of these protests is to call attention to the unprecedented wasteful spending by Democrats in Congress and the Obama Administration.
When asked about the need for nationwide rallies based on the Boston Tea Party of 1773, Eric Odom, Chairman of the DontGo Movement, remarked, "Building on the free market ideas of our founding fathers, and embracing the passion they shared to bring them to light, the Nationwide Tea Party Movement is giving voice to tens of thousands of Americans." Added Stacy Mott, President of Smart Girl Politics, "Average Americans do not support mortgaging away our children's futures, and the time to speak out against it is now."
Information on The Tax Day Tea Party can be found at http://taxdayteaparty.com.
what better day than tax day to hold a rally protesting taxation without equal representation? i certainly don't feel that i have any real representation for my tax dollars, do you?
please help to spread the word. please join us on tax day to make this something the msm can no longer ignore. please help us to make history again.
one more thing - great reminder from my good friend "z":
And make sure you watch Glenn Beck on Friday, March 13....5 pm EST. That should give us some hope. Remember, the pen might be mightier than the sword sometimes, but our swords need to get sharp; our 'swords' are those tea parties, writing our politicians, demanding that our leaders pay attention to both sides of every issue, writing to the media venues and demanding honesty. And our blogs are our pens. Don't give up! We have a heck of a fight on our hands..............sharpen your pens............and your swords.