Thursday, April 15, 2010

TEA Party

The American Tea Party is important, Tea stands for Taxed Enough Already.

This is not a group of racist, homophobic, or whatever other slander the mainstream media and left wing nutcases have decided to use as a label. These are American citizens, your neighbors, who are fed up with an overreaching federal government. They hold a belief that our country should adhere to its fundamentals as expressed by our founding fathers in the U.S. Constitution and the Federalist Papers. There is nothing radical nor subversive in this belief. Quite the opposite, those who hold that the federal government knows best and should tax and spend in order to create a perfect government are the radicals.

Our country was not founded in order to create a perfect government, but rather, in order to assure individual rights and liberties. The Bill of Rights is not a bill of government empowerment, but a bill of individual rights that limit the power of government. The U.S. Constitution is a prescription for individual empowerment.

The history of the past 100 years is a flagrant disregard for the Constitution. Taking individual liberties and giving the federal government power to limit those very rights. This is an abomination.

Mark me down as a supporter of the movement to limit the central government. Additionally, I loathe the race baiters and demagogues, who seek to besmirch honest citizens who are merely exercising their freedom to congregate, and communally express their displeasure with the direction that our country is taking.

To hell with Democrats and Republicans alike, who think that the federal government has the RIGHT to circumvent the United States Constitution because it is to the benefit of the community. We are not a community, we are a nation of individuals who commune with those who we find agreeable.


Cousin Mark said...

I got a refund this year! What's all the hub-bub about?!

J.R. said...

The tax burden in 2009 was certainly lighter than many prior years. But, it cannot remain so in the future, if we are to pay down the deficit, and fund a new entitlement program. And, who are we to burden our children with paying for our expenses? That is just wrong.

Cousin Mark said...

I will have to pay for the Iraq War out of my future taxes (I'm only 46), so you can pay for expanded health care out of your future taxes. Only seems fair. You gave me Dubya and now I give you Nobama. Maybe you can give me that ditz Sarah in 2012 and then we'll really pay.