Monday, February 23, 2009

Send A Tea Bag To Obama- And Your Legislators Too

King George's Parliament passed a series of laws, called the "Intolerable Acts" by the colonists, to punish them for their involvement in the Boston Tea Party. 90,000 pounds of tea was dumped into Boston Harbor from three British ships. The colonists were understandably upset by the fact that the Crown was passing a series of laws that oppressed the people.

Similarly, many modern day Americans are upset by this nation's current turn to a socialist state with taxpayer bailouts to failing corporations, lip service to tax relief, and the possible nationalization of banks. Taking a cue from Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, some Congressmen have even suggested nationalizing the nation's oil companies. Do we really want Nancy Polosi, Barney Frank, and Harry Reid making our country's business decisions and running our nation's private businesses? Government has never been able to run anything efficiently, let alone, profitably. They are incapable of starting now.

There was a real "Chicago Tea Party" on the Board of Trade on February 19th" that was a focal point of the feelings of many. In a live report on the normally staid CNBC, Rick Santelli said, "The government is promoting bad behavior... do we really want to subsidize the losers' mortgages... This is America! How many of you people want to pay for your neighbor's mortgage? Obama are you listening? How about we all stop paying our mortgage! It's a moral hazard..." This was a grassroots warning shot across the bow of a ship of state, running without a rudder.

Americans are getting get fed up with the rapid move to socialism in our country. Our leaders have turned this country in a direction that was unimaginable even a year ago. Socialism is not in our DNA. It never has been, and it never will be.

No, "Spreading the wealth around," is not a good thing. It is not in our fiber to forcefully take from the successful to give to the unsuccessful. Charity is in the heart, and not forced by law. Those who are forced to bear the burden by oppressive tax rates will decide that it is not worth the effort to produce, only to have the majority of the fruits of their labor confiscated by their government, only to be redistributed. The productive ones will simply fold their economic cards, and drop out.

It is time to show those of both parties that we, the people who elected them, are extremely displeased, and mad with the socialist, nanny state direction they are steering our country into. It is time for a new "Tea Party." It is time to stand our ground. It is time for the American people to make a bold statement.

The colonists acted by dumping 45 tons of tea into Boston Harbor. That got the Crown's attention. There is no tea on ships to dump, but there are teabags. Why not send a tea bag to Obama and your representatives, each and every one, from the DC House and Senate to your state legislators?

There's no 45 tons of tea waiting to be dumped into the sea today, but there are tea bags that can be sent out as a potent symbol. 45 tons of tea is just under two million bags of tea in today's modern teabags. Two million teabags, or more, sent to government leaders will be a loud, modern message of our displeasure and much louder than the spark lit by the CNBC Santelli report.


Anonymous said...

Obamas a moron

Anonymous said...

You are a moron; dump your brains in Boston Harbor: it will do more good to the country