THE TEA PARTY'S OVER
By Mary Starrett
April 16, 2009
April 15th protests throughout the country showed us that furious Americans can and did mobilize against government tyranny.
For many at Tea Parties throughout the U.S. that marked the end of their activism. They have returned to their apolitical lives and will not make another political peep until 2012.
Others however, are reenergized. The fire in their bellies is now stoked and ready to be fanned into a political wildfire the likes of which we’ve not seen in our lifetime.
There will be those who say “what good did it do, what difference will it make to stand up to big government?”
Another group will be more committed than ever before to their belief that living under government oppression is for other people, in other countries, and not for us, here in America.
The lily-livered and easily discouraged have already proven they will not fight to live free.
They’ve compromised by voting for what they abhorred and excused those who tightened their chains and flogged them while saying to their masters, “Sir, may I please have another?”
activism doesn’t have to take a lot of money. It can cost as little
as a postage stamp or as much as a sizeable donation to a political
organization that fights your battles for you every day.
It doesn’t have to take a lot of time. It’s something that can be done from home, on a computer, in holey sweats and bathrobes.
The challenge each of us faces is this: Will I do something today, this week, this month that will stymie the forces hell-bent on enslaving me?
Will I look at what’s happening in my state house and support those legislators who try to hold back the tide that threatens my freedom? Will I dog those who challenge my liberty with yet another destructive bill or usurious tax?
Will I call a talk show and give the host an earful if he doesn’t offer a forum that includes my position?
Will I read a news story and write a letter to the editor instead of cursing the darkness on the page before me?
Will I refuse to vote, yet again for someone who doesn’t conform to my positions no matter what the “don’t waste your vote on a lesser known candidate” crowd says?
The next four years will likely mark the end of our republic unless we breathe some of that fire that’s in our bellies into action.
Daily indications show that the duopoly in D.C. will still be pushing the exact same agenda despite the illusion that there are differences between the 2 parties in power.
Former GOP presidential candidate and Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney this week encouraged his party to pass “immigration reform” (read amnesty) in order to attract more minorities to the all but dead party.
Romney, who talked tough on the illegal immigration issue during his campaign for president while employing illegal Guatemalans to mow his lawn, just said “we have a natural affinity for Hispanic-American and Asian-American voters.
He encouraged his party to become more inclusive in order to gain political victory in 2012.
Memo to Mitt: Americans want illegals to get out and stay out.
The Boston Globe reports that “hot button” issues like illegal immigration and abortion “are growing cold.”
While RNC Chairman Michael Steele pushes the pro-abort agenda and the party faithful get more discouraged, it’s apparent that “ hot button” issues like immigration and abortion have not grown cold so much as they’ve been left on a back burner and ignored by those who pretend to be the “conservative” party.
The GOP doesn’t get it, even after the flogging the party endured in the last election. Constitutionally-minded Americans don’t want a further shift to the middle lane or the left lane. They want a hard turn to the right.
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Those with belly fire have not left tea parties to go home and sip tea.
They’ve just begun cooking up a strong brew the power elite will have a hard time swallowing.