Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tea Party

Sadly we were not able to attend the Tax Day Tea Party held in Chattanooga yesterday, but we watched the Tea Parties around the country on Fox News, and for the first time in many months we felt optimistic, hopeful for the future of this country. To see throngs of people, people like us, who share our views and are willing to stand up and speak out is so reassuring.

We saw parents and grandparents who are concerned, as we are, for their children and their grandchildren’s future. We saw people who just want government to be less oppressive, less greedy, and to turn away from ever-increasing government taxation and intrusion in our lives. We saw people who want their government to act with integrity and follow the same rules that apply to us. We saw people who are sick of a government that seems to serve its own appetite for power and control instead of serving the people. We saw strong opinions and strong messages directed at our government, which seems to have stopped listening to the people. We saw people who don’t want the a government nanny state to take care of them, but instead, want the government to give them liberty and breathing room to take care of themselves.

And the posters on display! We saw hand-written signs and posters with topics ranging from taxes, bailouts, stimulus spending, the debt being imposed on us all by this tidal wave of spending, to gun control and individual liberty. We saw signs demanding government responsibility – “NEXT TIME, READ THE BILL!”, and “WE PAY OUR TAXES, WHY DON’T YOU?” and “STOP SPENDING MY CHILDREN’S FUTURE!”

And in my house, we cheered, and high-fived! Yes! Yes, there is hope!

I pray this message is being heard by those who need to hear. There is a growing swell of people in this country who are sick of a government that does not appear to listen to WE THE PEOPLE!

Oh that we would continue to join together, STAND UP, AND MAKE OUR VOICE HEARD!

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience” – Albert Camus




3 comments:

Cindy said...

Great post. I too, like you actually felt optimistic for the first time since the election. Maybe we will be able to get through to the politicians.

His grace is sufficient. said...

I so wanted to go to a tea party yesterday but had other plans. I am so with you on this one. I pray that our goverment was listening and dismissing what they saw.

Moose Mama said...

Oh Adrienne, you know that the liberal media will just make it out to be some "ultra-conservative, right-wing, religious minority" fringe groups whining. You know they will. This adminstration is the darling of the press.