It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.-Samuel Adams
- CBS news poll: 53% disapprove of the government giving money to banks and financial institutions
- Gallup poll: 60% oppose the federal government taking steps to help prevent major Wall Street investment companies from failing
- Rasmussen poll: 54% say no to all, given the choice between federal bailouts for the auto companies, the finance industry and financially trouble homeowners or no bailouts
Given that the Washington crowd continues to pour money out by the trillion, ignoring the clear will of the people they are supposed to represent, I think this constitutes a clear case of taxation without representation.
According to the First Amendment, we have the right peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. And some people have already done it:
Is it time? Have you finally had enough of Washington power games? Are you ready to do something about it besides talk? Then join a Tea Party near you.
There are grass-roots movements all over the country at various times and places. Here in New York, Fresh Tea Daily is keeping track of events scheduled for April 15th – you know, tax day! As of this moment, there are events listed for Albany, Fishkill, Gardiner, New York City, Rochester, and Staten Island, each with their own facebook page where you can get details and sign up.
If you absolutely can’t do the 15th, then do a google search and find one in your area on a different day.
If you just can’t attend an actual protest, you can still get the T-shirt – or the bumper sticker.
And if you don’t have enough money to buy a T-shirt or a bumper sticker, you can still participate. Another group is mailing tea bags to Washington, DC, but they want them all mailed on April 1st, to make sure they get there by – you guessed it – the 15th.
So you are out of excuses. If you want the government to stop giving money away, pick one of the above and just do it.