Sunday, March 01, 2009

It's All About the Tea



If the American People allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the People of all their Property until their Children will wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered.” –Thomas Jefferson.

“What we’re doing to our country now is making our founding fathers roll over in their graves.” --Rick Santelli

Nobody’s Opinion: It’s finally started, the “Second American Revolution.” And I can honestly say: God bless Rick Santelli, who, standing among the gloomy thralls of the traders of Wall Street, smacked the American people in the face one afternoon, and suggested he was going to throw a Tea-Party downtown Chicago in July.

All capitalists are welcome, said Rick.

Oh no! A very un-politically correct move! Quick, someone send the Rolaids!
The “hope and change” crowd is waking up to the real meaning of Obama’s “hope and change” and like their forefathers before them, they are getting madder by the minutemen minute.

Well, America couldn’t wait till July, and so last week, in many cities all over the United States, they did just that…protested the endless future tax burdens being imposed on us by Obama and his band of comrades. The silent majority came out and gathered in various cities, and threw tea in the nearest water. From San Diego to the Potomac, the fish were swimming sweetly on caffeine, courtesy Café Liberty.

And I was at the biggest one held here on the banks of the Mississippi in St. Louis, around noon, on a very cold global-warming Friday. There on the steps of the Arch, leading down to the river, was a small, feisty, rebel-of-a-talk-show-host, named Dana Loesch, pacing up and down the steps and ranting and raving about our rights and liberties being pushed on hard-working people. (That’s her in the picture, and if you look over to her right--that's nobody me standing there with the long blond hair and black hat.)

We love you Dana!” shouted the crowd, as she walked back and forth…back and forth, and spitted out exactly what we all (over a thousand of us) wanted to hear. And she wasn’t alone. We heard from a spirited guy named Ed Martin, who ramped it up making fun of Nancy Pelosi and her vast concern for “mice.” (Nancy has gotten millions of pork to feed the rats evidently around her house.)

Then we heard from a couple of well-dressed politicians, who got up and encouraged everyone to not vote party, but for American rights, putting in their two-cents. Well said.

One was a senator, and I just HAD to shake the hand of this man who has introduced a bill to get rid of our red-light cameras here in Missouri. I don’t know about you, but this electronic surveillance of all our moves by our government makes me feel like I’m living in Russia. And to think, they were put up during Bush’s administration!

I’m still creeping out about it.

Then we heard a very patriotic blogger, Bill Hennessy, who talked about Ben Franklin’s famous reminder that we had “A republic, if you can keep it.” He spoke of men from “Boston to Baghdad” who gave their lives for our freedom---great stuff.

All this patriotic talk…I was in Sam Adams's heaven!

But it was the people that were simply amazing, proudly carrying their signs. Expressing their anger, with great American class…God bless them all.
There is nothing as grand as a patriotic American. Nothing.

Okay, the crowd was all white. But there was a marvelous black speaker, and I’m sorry, I didn’t catch his name--- but the Post Dispatch didn’t list his name either…which goes to show you, that they do fear that the blacks are going to start waking up too.

It’s only a matter of time--he also got the crowd going.

“How many of you have done this before?” shouted our little rebel, Dana. All the hands went up. Most everyone there admitted this was their first protest.

When I got home, I heard Neil Cavuto dismiss the tea parties as pretty much of nothing. He was not impressed with the meager turnouts--- but he forgets that taxpayers have to work…he should know that.

And there’s the problem---I talked to a girl there who said she was having trouble finding a job in St. Louis. She just got out of the Air Force, and she was going to have to move to Washington D.C. just to work. She wanted to protest NOW because, once she found a job, she wouldn’t be able to “protest” because…she would be working for the government.

Think about that.

In 1773, most Americans did not work for the British government. Now over half our population works in some kind of government job. Protesting their “boss” is not exactly what many of them would do, or risk doing in this precarious time.

But that shouldn’t stop the rest of us. In fact…according to Jefferson, we are long overdue for a revolution. Let the leaders pop up.
So...Obama says he's ready for a fight? Well, so are we.
After all, it's not just his supporters that pay his salary, and he has no right to condemn our country to some Cuban-banana-Obama domain.

The silent majority is ready…as Nike says--let’s do it.


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